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Information Access and Literacy

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BENEFITING: UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN

ORGANIZER: Team Information Access &

EVENT: UMSI Alternative Spring Break 2013

EVENT DATE: Mar 08, 2013

Amy Blau

THE STORY:

Let me tell you about this collage representing my upcoming Alternative Spring Break experience. As my ID card and the iSchool T-shirt logo indicate, I am in my second semester of a two year Master of Science in Information program at the University of Michigan. Among its many cutting-edge offerings, UMSI runs an amazing Alternative Spring Break program. Students have the opportunity to spend a week doing information-related volunteer service at a range of non-profit organizations. We support worthwhile projects and gain valuable skills and experience. 

This spring, from March 4-8, I will be volunteering at the METRO New York Library Council, contributing to a collaborative project with the New York Public Library on using linked open data for access to collections of New York City based cultural heritage organizations. I have represented NYPL with artifacts from research projects I did there years ago: my NYPL copy card and user ID, which features my worst ID photo of all time! 

I am very excited about this project. Linked open data is an important emerging implementation of sharing information in an integrated, interoperable way over the Internet. We will be discussing it in my Digital Libraries and Archives class, and I am really looking forward to working with it in the real world, especially in the context of New York libraries, archives, and museums.

I am asking for your support for the UMSI ASB program as a whole. The program is expensive to run, and it is a wonderful component of the MSI experience -- a way for us to contribute to improving information access and literacy in society. We appreciate your support in helping us to live up to our motto: "i will change the world." Thanks so much for a tax-deductible donation of any amount.

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Amy Blau

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Donor Comments

Colleen

Colleen

4 years ago

Paul Conway

Paul Conway

DONATION: $32

4 years ago

EBB, ARB, EBB and IMB

EBB, ARB, EBB and IMB

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $18

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Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $150

5 years ago

Harvey and Liz

Harvey and Liz

5 years ago