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The Power of the Crowd: Collecting and Describing Images of Public Art

As part of the "Public Art, Identity, and Space" event series celebrating the CCDL's "Murals of Northern Ireland" collection, the Claremont Colleges Library is hosting an interactive workshop led by CCL librarians and special guests. The workshop will be held on Thursday, October 6, from 2-4pm in the library's new Collaborative Commons. Participants will have the opportunity to work directly with images from the collection or capture images from around the Colleges using equipment from the Digital Tool Shed.

There will be an introduction by our guest speaker Tony Crowley, Professor of English Language at the University of Leeds, and Allegra Swift, CCL Scholarly Communication & Publishing Coordinator, for an understanding of digital collecting, the power of metadata, and the value-add of open access.

Participants can select a group for a hands-on Digital Humanities experience:

Northern Ireland Murals: Tony, Allegra, and Digital Scholarship Coordinator Ashley Sanders will guide the group to work directly with describing these images and sharing them in a project that will kick off at the workshop for ongoing crowdsourced metadata.

Pomona Walker Wall: Digital Scholarship Fellow Ramya Mukund will lead a group to the Walker Wall to work with new images and metadata capture.

Pitzer murals: GIS Specialist Warren Roberts will bring a group to the Pitzer murals and then back to the library so the group will gain hands-on experience with image capture, GIS data considerations, and other metadata issues.

Please RSVP on the library's website here or to

With John Pitney (Government Department, Claremont McKenna College), Claudia Strauss (Anthropology Field Group, Pitzer College), Victor Silverman (History Department, Pomona College), Michael Uhlmann (Department of Politics and Policy/SPE, Claremont Graduate University), and Amanda Hollis-Brusky (Politics Department, Pomona College). Moderated by John Seery (Politics Department, Pomona College).

Wednesday, September 14, 2016, 4:15 p.m.
Founders Room, Honnold/Mudd Library

Nearly 230 years after it was written and ratified, the meaning of the language in the United States Constitution continues to be hotly debated. In our courtrooms and our living rooms, we interpret the declarations made for us by our Founding Fathers and seek within them the intentions of those same men. The efforts of the American people to understand and interpret the Constitution are vividly on display or vividly hidden during our national elections. In light of the current electoral cycle and the national celebration of Constitution Day, the Claremont Colleges Library has invited a panel of Claremont faculty members to discuss how the Constitution is invoked, used, or conspicuously ignored in the service of political ends during our national elections. Our panelists will consider what effect political rhetoric that quotes, misquotes, merely mentions, or detours around the Constitution has on the behaviors and sentiments of citizens called to vote.

For more information, contact Adam Rosenkranz at (909) 607-3986 or

Many previous Claremont Discourse Lectures are available for viewing in the Claremont Colleges Digital Library.

Public Art, Identity, and Space: Celebrating the CCDL's Murals of Northern Ireland Collection

Save the Dates 3-6 October

The Murals of Northern Ireland collection at the Claremont Colleges Digital Library (CCDL) forms an archive of images of murals in Northern Ireland painted from 1979 continuing through the present day. The images record the representation of history, the expression of political standpoints, the articulation of community concerns, the formations of memory, and modes of ideological address. The murals range from overtly political declarations, to graphic depictions of conflict, to comments on the peace process, to humor and irony. The Murals collection and project began as a collaboration with Dr. Tony Crowley, Professor of English Language at the University of Leeds, during his time at Scripps College. Dr. Crowley worked as a journalist in Northern Ireland earlier in his career and has written widely on both the murals and the politics of language in Ireland. Dr. Crowley will visit Claremont for a week of events examining the Murals and the topic of public art, co-sponsored by Pitzer College.

Please join us for the events of the week:

Monday, 3 October: Panel, "Public Art, Identity, and Space" with Tony Crowley, Jessica McCoy (Pitzer College), Frances Pohl (Pomona College), and documentarian Tadashi Nakamura. 11-12:15 in the CCL Founders Room. Co-sponsored by Pitzer College Art Galleries.

Wednesday, 5 October: Tony Crowley Lecture, "Understanding The Contemporary Murals of Northern Ireland." 12:15-1:15 in the Pitzer College Founders Room.

Thursday, 6 October: Interactive workshop led by CCL librarians and special guests, 2-4pm in the CCL's new Collaborative Commons. Participants will have the opportunity to work directly with images from the collection and capture images from the Colleges using equipment from the Digital Tool Shed. More details and RSVP link to follow soon.

Visit the collection at

New 5Cs Journal - Submit Your Work!

Are you a Claremont Colleges undergrad? If so, you are invited to submit academic writing that you have produced while a student at The Claremont Colleges for publication in a new online journal in scholarship@Claremont, which will feature outstanding undergraduate academic works from the 5Cs. The first issue of this journal will be published in Spring or Fall of 2012.

Submissions should be received by Friday, March 23, 2012.

This new journal seeks to publish outstanding academic writing from across the disciplines. What is academic writing? It's the kind of writing you generally do for classes--for example, research papers, project reports, historical analyses, psychological studies, political arguments, close readings or explications of another piece of writing.

All submissions will have identifying information removed and will then be reviewed by a Board of Reviewers and an Editorial Board, both comprised of students, faculty, and librarians from across The Claremont Colleges.

To submit your academic writing to this new journal:

Email two copies to Gale Burrow (
Copy 1: pdf format
Copy 2: MS Word format from which you have removed any information that would identify you (name, college, etc.). You can simply replace that information with a string of xxxxx. (This is the copy that will be reviewed, and reviewers should not know whose work they are reading.)

With your submission, please provide the following information as a separate document:
--Graduation Year:
--Preferred email address:

Optional but strongly encouraged
--If the work was done for a course, the name of the course, semester and year you took the course, and name of the professor.
--Statement from a professor commenting on the quality of the writing and on the contribution of the work to the discipline. (This may be submitted later and will be very strongly encouraged for all submissions that are selected for publication.)

Submissions should be received by Friday, March 23, 2012.

Note for seniors: Senior theses will not be published in this new journal. Instead seniors are encouraged to ask their faculty advisers to submit their theses to the Theses & Dissertations collection in scholarship@Claremont. If you are a student at CMC or in the 5Cs Environmental Analysis major, you may submit your thesis yourself. Otherwise you may ask your advisor/reader to submit your thesis for you. For more information, contact Allegra Gonzalez, Digital Initiatives Librarian (

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