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Patrice-Andre 'Max' Prud'homme, Ph.D.: Profile

Professional Information

I provide leadership and management in the areas of digital preservation, curation, and discovery of digital resources with a focus on building collaborative relationships to further support digital curation initiatives. I led and supervised the digitization unit (2018-2020). I manage the processing of digital materials and their associated metadata to be ingested in CONTENTdm, ShareOK, DPLA and Rosetta, and documented in ArchivesSpace. I investigate ways to develop archival models and workflows, such as experimenting with the use of machine learning to automate metadata creation, to increase the visibility of archives and inform decision making for preservation and access. I work with development staff to secure additional support for digital curation-related work. Lastly, I am involved in leadership roles, serving in professional associations at the national, regional and state levels.

Professional Service (shortened)

  • Member-at-Large, ACRL Digital Scholarship Section, 2020-2022
  • Mentor, Digital Library Federation (DLF), Project Management Group, 2020-
  • Vice-Chair, Edmon Low Library Staff Association (ELLSA) Executive Committee, 2020-
  • Chair, ACRL Digital Scholarship Section (DSS), Professional Development Committee, 2019-2021
  • Member, ACRL Conference Innovation Committee, 2019-2021
  • Member, ALCTS Program Committee | CORE Conference Program Coordination Committee, 2019-2021
  • Mentor, ALCTS, 2019-
  • Volunteer and contributor, National Digital Stewardship Alliance (NDSA), Content Interest Group; Standards and Practices, 2019-
  • Ad Hoc Member, International Conference on Digital Preservation (iPres) Working Group, 2019-
  • Instructor, Data and Software Carpentry, 2018-
  • Mentor, First Generation Program, OSU Library, 2018-
  • Chair, ELLSA Ways & Means Committee, 2018-2020
  • Member-at-Large, Society of Southwest Archivists (SSA), Finance Committee, 2018-2020
  • Member, Oklahoma Archivists Association (OAA), 2018-
  • Member, Coalition for Advancing Digital Research and Education (CADRE) Council, 2018-
  • Mentor, LLAMA, 2019-
  • Co-Chair, Member, LLAMA | CORE Competencies Committee, 2018-2021
  • Member, LLAMA Leadership Theory Committee, 2018-2019
  • Editorial and Advisory Board member, Studies in Radicalism Online (SiRO), 2017-
  • Co-Chair, ALCTS Preservation and Reformatting Section (PARS), Digital Preservation Interest Group, 2017-2019
  • Co-Chair, PARS, Program, Planning & Publications Committee, 2017-2019
  • Coordinator, PARS Preservation in Action, ALA 2018-2019
  • ACRL Digital Scholarship Centers Interest Group, 2016-2017
  • ACRL Digital Curation Interest Group, 2016-2017
  • Peer Reviewer, The Reading Room: A Journal of Special Collections, 2014-

Selected Publications, Presentations and Workshops

PUBLICATIONS (selected)

Book Chapter
Prud’homme, P.-A. (2020). (Forthcoming). "Taking a Leap Forward: Machine Learning for New Limits." In Machine Learning, Libraries, and Cross-Disciplinary Research: Possibilities and Provocations, edited by Daniel Johnson et al., ##-##. Notre Dame, IN: Hesburgh Libraries, University of Notre Dame. 

Peer-Reviewed
Invited. Prud’homme, P.-A., Bjornen, K., & Doehle, P. (2020). (Forthcoming). Machine Learning in the Library: Developing an Inter-Departmental Core Solution to Manage Data. Journal of Digital Media Management.

Prud'homme, P-A, & Compton, JJ. (2020, May). A Research Study of Inventory Practices in Archives in the United States: Scalability and Process. Paper presented at Society of American Archivists Research Forum (SAA), Austin, TX. August 2, 2019. Retrieved from  https://www2.archivists.org/am2019/research-forum-2019/agenda#peer

Rinehart, A., Prud’homme, P.-A., & Huot, A. (2014). Overwhelmed to action: Digital preservation challenges at the under-resourced institution. OCLC Systems & Services, 30(1), 1-20. doi: 10.1108/OCLC-06-2013-0019

United States Institute of Museum and Library Services. (2014). From Theory to Action: Good Enough Digital Preservation for Under-Resourced Cultural Heritage Institutions [White paper]. Retrieved from http://commons.lib.niu.edu/handle/10843/13610

Prud’homme, P.-A., & Hensley, B. (2013). It takes more than public speaking: A leadership analysis of The King’s Speech. Journal of Organizational Learning and Leadership, 11(1), 11-28.

Other Publications
Prud’homme, P.-A., & Peters, D. (August, 2020). WPA-Built Structures in Oklahoma. The Southwestern Archivist (newsletter). ISSN 1056-1021.

Prud’homme, P-A. & Baumgartner, J. (2020). Impact of Digital Preservation on Other Fields of Expertise. A Report of the ALCTS PARS Digital Preservation Interest Group Meeting. Technical Services Quarterly, 37(2). doi: 10.1080/07317131.2020.1728134

Prud’homme, P.-A., & Peters, D. (November, 2019). Robert E. Cunningham Collection. Southwest Society of Archivists Newsletter.

Veve, M. & Prud’homme, P.-A. (2019). Collaborative Partnerships in Digital Preservation. A Report of the ALCTS PARS Digital Preservation Interest Group Meeting. American Library Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, June 2018, Technical Services Quarterly, 36:2, 210-212. doi: 10.1080/07317131.2019.1584981

Centeno, M., & Prud’homme, P.-A. (2019). “ANMIG Interviews PARS Program, Planning, & Publications Committee.” ALCTS News (blog), January 10, 2019. https://alcts.ala.org/news/2019/anmig-interviews-pars-program-planning-publications-committee-chairs/

Dissertation
Prud'homme, P.-A. (2016). Too little STEM workforce in the United States: Framing the discourse in a global setting (Doctoral Dissertation). Retrieved from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global. (UMI No. 10164277)

PRESENTATIONS AND WORKSHOPS (selected)

Presentations

Prud’homme, P.-A., “WPA-Built Structures in Oklahoma.” Oklahoma Archivists Association Annual Meeting, Tulsa, November 2, 2020

Prud’homme, P.-A., “From Digitization to Digital Preservation: Realigning Workflows in Support of Digital Curation Work.” Best Practices Exchange. [Online presentation], May 18-20, 2020

Garrett, C., Prud’homme, P.-A., & Lueck, J, “If You Don't Ask, How Can You Know?: How User Experience Methods Add Human Insight to Archival Vision.” Society of Southwest Archivists Conference, Denton, TX, May 21-23, 2020 (SSA 2020 was cancelled due COVID-19)

Lampert, D. J., Prud’homme, P.-A., Doehle, P., & Iakovakis, C. “Did it Work? Strategies for Assessing a Digital Education Program.” Coalition for Advancing Digital Research and Education Conference. [Online presentation], April 17, 2020.

Prud’homme, P.-A., “Automate it: Deep Learning Solution in Library Archives. ” Digital Library Federation (DLF), October 16, 2019

Prud’homme, P.-A., & Compton, JJ. “Scalability and Process: A National Survey of Inventory Practices within Archives.” Society of American Archivists, Austin, TX, August 2, 2019

Prud’homme, P.-A., “Automate it: Machine learning solution for libraries. ” National Digital Stewardship Alliance (NDSA), Content Interest Group. [Online presentation], June 5, 2019 

Prud’homme, P.-A., “Shedding a Light on a Gem: Robert E. Cunningham, Photographer and Collector.” American Library Association Annual Conference, Digital Conversion Interest Group. [Panel presentation], Washington DC, June 22, 2019

Prud’homme, P.-A., “Discovering Land Transfer in Payne County, OK, 1885-1907.” American Library Association Annual Conference, Digital Humanities Discussion Group. [Panel presentation], Washington DC, June 22, 2019

Prud’homme, P.-A., & Soliday, H. “Automate it: Deep learning solution for libraries. ” Texas Conference on Digital Libraries, Austin, TX, May 22, 2019

Prud’homme, P.-A., & Compton, JJ., “Archives and the worth of conducting an inventory.” Oklahoma Archivists Association, Tulsa, October 26, 2018

Prud’homme, P.-A., “The renewed interest in the Ethnology Teaching Collection.” Texas Conference on Digital Libraries, 24x7 presentation, Austin, TX, May 16, 2018

Prud’homme, P.-A., “How can digital humanities and digital curation generate sustainable solutions?” Coalition for Advancing Digital Research and Education (CADRE) Conference, Stillwater, OK, April 18, 2018

Shelley, A., & Prud’homme, P.-A., “Open Access Workshop.” Milner Library, Illinois State University, Normal, IL, October 23, 2017

Prud’homme, P.-A., :”Report on the Digital Preservation Interest Group survey results.” American Library Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, June 25, 2017

Workshops – Teaching and Education 

Data Carpentry, Automating tasks with the Unix shell and OpenRefine, University of Maryland, Baltimore, November 3-6, 2020

Data Carpentry, Automating tasks with the Unix shell, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, February 6, 2020

Data Carpentry, SQL for Ecologists, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, December 16, 2019  

Data Carpentry, Automating tasks with the Unix shell, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, March 18, 2019

Data Carpentry, Automating tasks with the Unix shell, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, November 2, 2018 

POWRR. From theory to action: A pragmatic approach to digital preservation tools and strategies. University of Missouri, St. Louis, MO, September 1-2, 2016

MARAC Conference and ENY/ACRL Chapter. From Theory to Action: A Pragmatic Approach to Digital Preservation Tools & Strategies. University of Albany, Albany, NY, October 22-23, 2015

POWRR. From theory to action: A pragmatic approach to digital preservation tools and strategies. Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, November 12, 2014

Grants

GRANTS (selected)

Fundamentals of Basketball, 1946: Remembering Henry Iba at OAMC
Funded by the National Film Preservation Foundation (NFPF). 2020 – 2021, 1 year, $19,780 
Principal Investigator with David Peters, Archivist, Co-Principal Investigator.
Basic preservation grant to digitize and preserve the Fundamentals of Basketball, a demonstration of styles and plays by the Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical College (OAMC), 1946.

WPA-Built Structures in Oklahoma
Improving Access to Collections grant project supported by an award from the Oklahoma Historical Records Advisory Board and the Oklahoma Department of Libraries, through funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission of the National Archives and Records Administration. Jan. 2020 – June 2020, 6 months, $2, 990.60
Principal Investigator. Digitization supervision, metadata, ingest for access and preservation.

Flying Farmers and Farm and Home Week at Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical College, 1947, 1949
Funded by the National Film Preservation Foundation (NFPF). 2019 – 2020, 1 year, $19,880 
Principal Investigator with David Peters, Archivist, Co-Principal Investigator.
Basic preservation grant to digitize and preserve 1940s footage of the National Flying Farmers conventions on Oklahoma Agricultural & Mechanical College’s campus.
This work has had a direct implication in reducing the hazardous nitrate materials on OSU campus. The Environmental Health and Safety recognized this collaborative effort with a certificate during Safe + Sound Week 2019.

Shedding a light on a gem: Robert E. Cunningham, Photographer and Collector
Improving Access to Collections grant project supported by an award from the Oklahoma Historical Records Advisory Board and the Oklahoma Department of Libraries, through funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission of the National Archives and Records Administration. Dec. 2018 – June 2019, 6 months, $3,000
Principal Investigator. Digitization supervision, metadata, ingest for access and preservation.  

Step Right Up: Digitizing Over 100 Years of Circus Route Books
Digitizing Hidden Special Collections and Archives awards program administered by the Council on Library and Information Resources and funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. 2017 – 2019, 3 years, $268,139
Managed and supervised digital workflow activities: including planning, implementation, coordination with three principal investigators; metadata and editing. Wrote technical plan, digital preservation and discoverability plan, digitization and cost sharing.

Digital POWRR, Institute of Museum and Library Services, National Leadership Grants for Libraries.
2011 – 2014, 3 years, $575,000
Project lead for Illinois State University. Multi-institutional project in Illinois to investigate and evaluate scalable and sustainable digital preservation solutions for small- and medium-sized college and university libraries.