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Tuesday, August 18 • 9:10am - 9:30am
Research Forum Session 1: Building Collections - Drips Gallery

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The research behind the basis of Drips Gallery explores the possibilities of using digital technologies in an archival setting. The hypothesis examined and investigated was: street art can be preserved and archived through archival websites and mobile applications. In order to explore this problem a community driven digital archive, Drips Gallery, was created. Drips Gallery is a new archive consisting of graffiti photograph collections and is available through a website and mobile app. The database, website, and mobile app was created, coded, and programmed specifically for the archival and community needs of Drips Gallery. Drips Gallery allows the community to drive the archive and changes the role of the archivist from record keeper to facilitator. By creating an archival mobile app and website, new and immediate ways of capturing and preserving culture as it is being created and consumed is now possible.

About the Authors:

Although a minimalist in most aspects of her life, Farah Jindani is interested in the collection, organization, and accessibility of all the interesting things in the world. Making sense of the future preservation of a born-digital culture is her primary goal. Currently, she provides ticketing access and database administration as Associate Box Office Manager at the Film Society of Lincoln Center in addition to being the co-founder and co-creator of Drips Gallery. She completed her Masters in Library and Information Science with a Certificate in Archives and Preservation Management from CUNY Queens College in December. Her hobbies include creative writing, stand-up comedy, and television. 

Alexandra Lederman is a digital humanitarian and believes in equal access to information. She is interested in capturing and preserving culture while it's being created and consumed. Graffiti, foodways and new technologies in the library and archive get her ticking! After 5 years in the hospitality industry, Alexandra finally listened to her true love for books and information. She is a MLIS graduate from Queens College and recently completed her Graduate Fellowship with theCiti Center for Culture x Queens Library. Alexandra currently works with EdLab, Teachers College, Columbia University as a Materials & Technical Services Librarian and with the AHL Foundation as a Digital Archivist. She is also the co-founder and co-creator of Drips Gallery. 

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Alexandra Lederman

Co-Founder, Co-Creator, Drips Gallery
Alexandra is a digital humanitarian and believes in equal access to information. She is interested in capturing and preserving culture while it's being created and consumed. Foodways and new technologies in the library and archive get her ticking! After 5 years in the hospitality industry, Alexandra finally listened to her true love for books and information. She is a MLS graduate from Queens College and recently completed her Graduate Fellowship... Read More →



Tuesday August 18, 2015 9:10am - 9:30am
Room 26A Cleveland Convention Center, 300 Lakeside Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114

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