March 16th – Aggregating and Curating the Past

In Class:

  • Visit from Shaneé Yvette Murrain, Director of Community Engagement, Digital Public Library of America and Audrey Altman, Developer, Digital Public Library of America
  • Continue discussion of digital projects


About our visitors

Audrey Altman
Audrey is a software developer at DPLA. She works on many projects, including DPLA’s metadata ingestion system and machine learning R&D. Past projects include developing the Primary Source Sets and Hub Analytics Dashboard applications. She holds a Masters of Library and Information Science from the University of Iowa, and an M.A. in American Studies from the University of Alabama. In her free time, she enjoys studying mathematics and computer science, listening to classical music, going to the theater and playing games with her friends and very large extended family. Home base: Ann Arbor, Michigan

Shaneé Yvette Murrain
Director of Community Engagement
Shaneé is DPLA’s director of community engagement. She identifies and develops services, partnerships, and products to support our national network. Previously, Shaneé was the university archivist and an assistant professor at the University of West Georgia. Shaneé holds a B.A. in Religion and Philosophy from Bethune-Cookman University, a Master of Divinity from Drew Theological School and a Master of Library Science from North Carolina Central University. As former Director of Library Services and Archivist at Payne Theological Seminary, she curated the Payne Theological Seminary and African Methodist Episcopal Church Digital Collection. Shaneé is also the current president of the Society of Georgia Archivists, serves on the Board of Directors of Atla (formerly known as the American Theological Library Association) and is a member of the Society of American Archivists. Home base: Atlanta, Georgia