Digital Media Ph.D. Candidate and Professor Release Paper at 2021 EPIC Conference
Sandjar Kozubaev, Ph.D. candidate in digital media, and Associate Professor Carl DiSalvo, who has a courtesy appointment in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication, released a co-authored paper at the 2021 Ethnographic Praxis in Industry Conference (EPIC). The 2021 EPIC conference was held virtually from Oct. 11-21, 2021.
The paper, titled “Futures in Things: Locating the Promise of Infrastructures in Public Libraries," reports on a qualitative study of librarians in a U.S. urban public library system. It analyzes “the future of the library” using three main examples— the circulation desk, the bookshelf, and the self-check machine—to show how they illustrate narratives and expectations about the future of libraries.
The article is available to read for free on the EPIC website.