Consulted with the American Folklife Center in the development of born digital collection development strategies.
The work resulted in the launch of a Digital Culture Web Archive and #FolklifeHalloween2014 which used Filckr as a platform for communities to document contemporary folklife practices and openly license their photos for the Library of Congress to acquire. In support of this work I planned an unconference focused on collecting and preserving digital culture and ran an interview series on the topic for The Signal.
- Experimental Born Digital Collecting Project: #FolklifeHalloween2014 October 31st, 2014.
- #GamerGate, The Great Cat Massacre, and the Future of Special Collections. November 5th, 2014.
- Owens, T. Understanding Folk Culture in the Digital Age: An interview with Folklorist Trevor J. Blank. June 30th, 2014.
- Owens, T. “Digital Culture is Mass Culture”: An interview with Digital Conservator Dragan Espenschied. March 24, 2014.
- Owens, T. Born Digital Folklore and the Vernacular Web: An Interview with Robert Glenn Howard. February 22nd, 2013.