Sarah Burke Cahalan

Outreach, Special Collections, Digital Projects

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Daisie Miller Helyar Digital Scrapbook

In fall 2009 I was a member of Candy Schwartz’s Digital Libraries class, a project-based class that involved hands-on creation of digital images, metadata, and a website.  The source of … Continue reading

May 28, 2012

DO Conversations Blog

I created this blog to supplement an ongoing series of events for Fellows & Staff at Dumbarton Oaks.  Librarians use it to post images to pique interest in upcoming events … Continue reading

May 27, 2012

Library Exhibits at Dumbarton Oaks

Take a look at our online exhibits, some built in Omeka, others in Plone, available here.

May 27, 2012

History of Library Preservation at Harvard

In 2009 and 2010 I conducted research for the Weissman Preservation Center on the history of library preservation at Harvard, a project which covered the earliest days of the university … Continue reading

May 27, 2012

Digital Medieval Manuscripts at Houghton Library

In 2008-2009 I assisted on this digitization initiative at Houghton Library.  Thanks to my background in medieval art history, I was able to create descriptive metadata for books of hours … Continue reading

May 27, 2012

Bound in Intrigue: Bindings and Book Covers from the Botany Libraries

While working as a Library & Archives Assistant for the Harvard University Botany Libraries I was fortunate to conduct some research on that collection’s extraordinary rare books.  Because the “libraries” … Continue reading

May 27, 2012

“Variety is the very principle,” Thomas Gambier Parry’s Decorative Arts

In 2006-2007, while working for the Research Forum of the Courtauld Institute of Art, I processed the archival records of Thomas Gambier Parry, a Victorian collector and artist.  I read … Continue reading

May 27, 2012