“The DC Punk Archive: Dig DC” Colloquium

Posted: November 2, 2015 by saacua in News
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The second LIS fall colloquium, coordinated by the Colloquium Committee and the SAA Student Chapter, is scheduled on November 12th at 6:30 p.m. in room 204, Columbus School of Law. Please find below the details of the event from the flier.

“The DC Punk Archive: Dig DC”


Michele Casto

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 15:  Lauren Algee, digital projects librarian in special collections at the DC Public Library, in Washington, DC on October 15, 2014. She heads up an initiative called Dig DC, where items including photos, drawings and maps are put up online for users to access on the web.    (Photo by John Kelly/The Washington Post)

Lauren Algee

A Colloquium with Michele Casto and Lauren Algee

Thursday, November 12, 6:30 pm

The Catholic University of America

Columbus School of Law, Room 204


The D.C. Public Library launched the DC Punk Archive (http://dclibrary.org/punk) in 2014 “to document the vibrant and influential punk music scene of Washington D.C.” The project recently celebrated its first anniversary. Michele Casto and Lauren Algee will share with us their first-hand stories about this community-based initiative, its public programming and community engagement, and the preservation and access of its growing collections via digitization (http://digdc.dclibrary.org/cdm/landingpage/collection/myfirst) and online music portal to display what was involved in the creation of the DC Punk Archive and their success in making valuable information available to interested users.

About the speakers:

Michele Casto

As a librarian in Washingtoniana, DC Public Library’s local history department, Michele Casto manages photo reference, teaches house history workshops and plans the ongoing Know Your Neighborhood program series. Most recently she co-founded the DC Punk Archive at DCPL.

Lauren Algee

A digital curation librarian, Lauren is involved with DCPL as a digital projects librarian, archivist, and a history and arts lover.  She works closely with Michele Casto and the digitization of the DC Punk Archive.


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