Advisory Board Meeting


Link to full logistics and agenda 2-pager


9:00 – 3:00, March 27, 2017


Illini Room, Illini Center (200 S. Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL)

Check-in with government-issued photo ID at front desk.

Directions (from Club Quarters):

Walk 4 blocks West on W. Adams (Google map directions:


Contact Ryan Dubnicek, / <phone info is in logistics doc> (call, text, WhatsApp)

For Remote Attendees:

We’ll have a dedicated laptop and conference phone setup for remote attendees, and will share slides from presentations virtually. In order to see slides, please use the link below to join via web browser. You may need to install a plug-in, so please test connecting via this link ahead of the meeting.

Remote attendee info is in logistics doc

Attending from Advisory Board:

  • In-Person:
    • Tom Teper, Co-Chair (UIUC)
    • Jerry McDonough, Co-Chair (UIUC)
    • Antoine Isaac (Europeana)
    • Francoise Leriche (Univ. of Grenoble)
    • Cecily Marcus (Univ. of Minnesota)
    • Jeff Mixter (OCLC)
    • Chew Chiat Naun (Cornell Univ.)
    • Kevin Page (Oxford e-Research Centre)
    • Doug Reside (NY Public Library)
    • Robert Sanderson (Getty)
  • Remotely:
    • Mark Matienzo (Stanford Univ.)
    • Derek Miller (Harvard Univ.)

Attending from Project Team:

  • PIs:
    • Tim Cole
    • Myung-Ja Han
    • Caroline Szylowicz
  • Staff:
    • Ryan Dubnicek, Project Coordinator
    • Deren Kudeki, Research Programmer
    • Jacob Jett, PhD Research Asst.
    • Joo Ho Lee, PhD Research Asst.
    • Melina Zavala, Master’s Research Asst.




Club Quarters Central Loop (111 West Adams Street, Chicago, IL 60603)

Internet access: Club Quarters has free wifi throughout the hotel, and 24-hour accounts are provided by Illini Center. Instructions for creating accounts and getting connected while at the Illini Center will be in the conference room.

Meals during the meeting: we will be providing coffee, tea, fruit and pastries at 8:15 and boxed lunch at 12:30 on 3/27. Thought the day, we will have coffee and tea available, as well.

Optional Sunday Dinner (3/26): 7:30 pm at The Village (71 W. Monroe, Chicago, IL 60603). Meet in hotel lobby at 7:15 to walk over, Tim, MJ and Caroline will plan to meet attendees in the lobby, and walk over to the restaurant. If you’d like to walk with someone, look for them. Dinner will be dutch treat.


8:15 – Morning refreshments
9:00 – Welcome and introductions
9:15 – Board feedback on work to date (will include a break midway):
  • Demo of how LOD has been integrated into our Motley collection search and browse resource (CONTENTdm)
  • Mapping Motley and Portraits of Actors Collection metadata to
  • Strategies used to identify and add links to existing descriptions
  • Marking up Proust social & literary network of names and mapping Kolb’s notes to
  • Summary and preliminary observations from baseline Google analytics data and round of user testing, and plans for Motley testing on new interface this spring
12:00 – Lunch & discussion: other projects we should be familiar/in touch with
1:00 – Work in progress
  • Ideas for axes of interest for visualizing and annotating the social network of Marcel Proust
  • Ideas for replacing and migrating from CONTENTdm
2:15 – Wrap-up, action items & takeaways
3:00 – Adjourn

Supplemental materials (in .pdf):


This section will be populated after the meeting with outcomes and actions that were resultant.