Meet Hillary Miller

hillary miller portraitToday’s the big day! The next Digital Pragmata panel is happening today at 12:00: “Framing the Digital.” At 2:00 we’re hosting a Publishing Makerspace, an informal working group led by VCU Libraries’ Hillary Miller. She is the Scholarly Communications Outreach Librarian at VCU, and works regularly with the VCU community to talk about issues and opportunities in the scholarly publishing ecosystem. Hillary earned her MLS from UNC Chapel Hill in 2015 and has experience with digitization and archives on top of her scholarly communication expertise.


Please join us on October 5, 2016 from 12:00 noon to 1:30 PM in the James Branch Cabell Library, Multipurpose Room (Room 250). The event is free and open to the public. Please feel free to register, but also fell free just to come see what it’s all about. If you attend the panel and find yourself eager for more, stay for our collaborative Publishing Makerspace.

Parking is available for a fee in the West Broad StreetWest Main Street and West Cary Street parking decks. If special accommodations are needed or to register by phone, please call Gregory Kimbrell, events and programs coordinator, at (804) 828-0593 prior to April 26.

Meet Jeremy Boggs

photo of jeremy boggsThe next Digital Pragmata panel is tomorrow, Wednesday, October 5, 2016: “Framing the Digital.” Jeremy Boggs, who will speak at this event, is Design Architect at the Scholars’ Lab, focusing on front-end development, user interface, user experience, and aesthetics. He is currently researching methods for doing distant reading of comic books using computer vision. He has been a practicing digital humanist for a little over a decade, holds a Master’s degree in History, and has taught courses in history, graphic design, new media, and American studies. He serves as the Communication Officer for the Association for Computers and the Humanities.


Please join us on October 5, 2016 from 12:00 noon to 1:30 PM in the James Branch Cabell Library, Multipurpose Room (Room 250). The event is free and open to the public, but please register. If you attend and find yourself eager for more, stay for an informal working session at 2:00 in the same location, and take part in a collaborative Publishing Makerspace.

Parking is available for a fee in the West Broad StreetWest Main Street and West Cary Street parking decks. If special accommodations are needed or to register by phone, please call Gregory Kimbrell, events and programs coordinator, at (804) 828-0593 prior to April 26.

Meet Greg Crawford

greg crawford headshotThe next Digital Pragmata panel is coming this Wednesday, October 5, 2016: “Framing the Digital.” Greg Crawford, who will speak at this event, is a native of Alabama. He is a graduate of Auburn University where he received a B.A. and M.A. in History. Greg was hired as a Local Records Archivist at the Library of Virginia in 1999 to process local court records, mainly chancery causes. He is currently the Local Records Services Program Manager responsible for managing the processing of local circuit court records and the Circuit Records Preservation grants program.


Please join us on October 5, 2016 from 12:00 noon to 1:30 PM in the James Branch Cabell Library, Multipurpose Room (Room 250). The event is free and open to the public, but please register. If you attend and find yourself eager for more, stay for an informal working session at 2:00 in the same location, and take part in a collaborative Publishing Makerspace.

Parking is available for a fee in the West Broad StreetWest Main Street and West Cary Street parking decks. If special accommodations are needed or to register by phone, please call Gregory Kimbrell, events and programs coordinator, at (804) 828-0593 prior to April 26.

Meet Kathy Jordan

kathy jordan, lvaThe next Digital Pragmata panel is coming October 5, 2016: “Framing the Digital.” Kathy Jordan, who will speak at this event, joined the Library of Virginia in 2000, after receiving her MA in history from Lehigh University and her MLS from Rutgers University. Hired as a Research Archivist, Kathy became the Library’s first Electronic Records Archivist in 2004. Currently, as a member of the Information Technology division, she serves as the agency’s Digital Initiatives & Web Services Manager, leading a team devoted to the Library’s web presence and digital collection management efforts.


Please join us on October 5, 2016 from 12:00 noon to 1:30 PM in the James Branch Cabell Library, Multipurpose Room (Room 250). The event is free and open to the public, but please register. If you attend and find yourself eager for more, stay for an informal working session at 2:00 in the same location, and take part in a collaborative Publishing Makerspace.

Parking is available for a fee in the West Broad StreetWest Main Street and West Cary Street parking decks. If special accommodations are needed or to register by phone, please call Gregory Kimbrell, events and programs coordinator, at (804) 828-0593 prior to April 26.

Upcoming panel discussion: Framing the digital

dp logoWelcome back to another year of Digital Pragmata! This year we are focusing on “seeing data,” and what it means to make content visible. How do we foreground the narrative of digital projects? How do we make data make sense? How do digital project interfaces embody the stories that they are designed to tell?

Our panelists will be Jeremy Boggs, Design Architect, Scholar’s Lab, University of Virginia; Greg Crawford, Local Records Services Program Manager, Library of Virginia; Kathy Jordan, Digital Initiatives & Web Services Manager, Library of Virginia.

Please join us on October 5, 2016 from 12:00 noon to 1:30 PM in the James Branch Cabell Library, Multipurpose Room (Room 250). The event is free and open to the public, but please register. If you attend and find yourself eager for more, stay for an informal working session at 2:00 in the same location, and take part in a collaborative Publishing Makerspace.

Parking is available for a fee in the West Broad StreetWest Main Street and West Cary Street parking decks. If special accommodations are needed or to register by phone, please call Gregory Kimbrell, events and programs coordinator, at (804) 828-0593 prior to April 26.