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Wednesday, April 6 • 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Thinking Globally, Acting Locally: Increasing Access to a Wider Range of Diverse Materials

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This session will discuss collection development strategies that aim to diversify and provide better access to library collections. Giana will share her experience using OpenRefine to assess the data associated with the circulating artists’ books at the NYU Libraries to facilitate targeted collection development and promotion of books by and about BIPOC. Viveca and Gwen will share how the donation of a collection of books on African architecture was acquired by the CCA, and subsequent programming offered by the institution to more closely examine the contents of the collection. In conversation the presenters will discuss the implications of their collection development strategies, positive takeaways, identified areas for improvement, and plans for the future.

Diversifying an Artists’ Book Collection Through Data Analysis: Creating a Sense of Belonging and Inclusion for Student Artists
Giana Ricci, New York University.

African Architecture Matters: Developing and Increasing the Visibility of African Architectural Collections in North America and Abroad
Viveca Pattison Robichaud, Canadian Centre for Architecture
Gwen Mayhew, Canadian Centre for Architecture

Sponsored by 
University of Michigan Library
Terra Foundation for American Art
University of California at Irvine Libraries (UCI Libraries)


Simone Fujita

Getty Research Institute


Gwen Mayhew

Canadian Centre for Architecture

Giana Ricci

New York University

Viveca Pattison Robichaud

Canadian Centre for Architecture

Wednesday April 6, 2022 3:45pm - 4:45pm CDT
Regency Ballroom A