Assisting Remote Researchers with Sourcery
At historical societies, libraries, archives, and museums, we all field inquiries from researchers about our collections—and we are often tasked with tracking down materials to assist members of the public both near and far with their research. Meeting the growing demand among remote patrons for reference images and scans of collection items—particularly as online research has accelerated in the wake of the pandemic—can be especially challenging and complex at organizations without library, archival, reference, or reading room staff to fulfill those research requests.
Sourcery is an open-source, community-driven mobile web app—designed right here in Connecticut at UConn's Greenhouse Studios—that makes it easier for organizations to field inquiries from researchers and deliver photos and scans of the documents they request. Join the project's lead/design technologist, Carly Wanner-Hyde, to learn more about Sourcery, see a demo of how it works, engage in a discussion regarding user challenges and needs, and find out how it might help you at your organization.
Project lead & lead UI/UX Designer, Sourcery
Carly unites her background in design and problem-solving with her passion for empathetic, human-centered making. She is keen on engaging in conversations with current and potential users to examine issues from multiple perspectives, then collaborate on solutions that are forward-thinking, dynamic, and responsive. Carly holds a Bachelor in Fine Arts in Digital Media and Design from the University of Connecticut. She loves playing outside, creating art, connecting with people, and hanging out with her dog, Momo.
Connecticut League of History OrganizationsCentral Connecticut State University, Department of History1615 Stanley StreetNew Britain, CT 06050(860) email@example.com
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