Inside Baseball Labs Showcase @ The Library of Congress, Washington [13 July]

Inside Baseball Labs Showcase

09:30 - 15:00

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The Library of Congress
101 Independence Ave SE, Washington, District of Columbia 20540
Join the Library of Congress, JSTOR Labs and the National Museum of African American History and Culture for the final inning of “Inside Baseball,” a week of design-thinking and flash-building tools for exploring online baseball collections. On Friday, July 13 in the Library's Coolidge Auditorium, we’ll showcase what we made and host a data-driven panel discussion featuring ESPN’s Clinton Yates, mathematician Jordan Ellenberg and baseball historian Rob Ruck.

CLINTON YATES is a radio host, commentator, columnist for ESPN's «The Undefeated» and a Washington Post alumnus. A D.C. native, Yates’ work examines the intersections between pop culture, politics, race and athletics in contemporary American life.

ROB RUCK is a sports historian and professor at the University of Pittsburgh, whose research traces the dynamics of race in Major League Baseball. Recognized as an authority on the history of the Negro Leagues and Latinos in baseball, Ruck’s recent publications include the 2011 book “Raceball: How the Major Leagues Colonized the Black and Latin Game.”

Mathematician and author JORDAN ELLENBERG uses math to uncover the hidden patterns that guide our daily lives. A professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Ellenberg’s book “How Not to Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking” is a New York Times Best-Seller and one of Bill Gate’s ten favorite books.

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Tentative Agenda:
9:45 a.m. – Doors Open
10:15 a.m.– Welcome Address
10:20 a.m.– Inside Look at “Inside Baseball”: Background on the LC Baseball Collections
10:35 a.m.– America’s Pastime: Cataloging Baseball at NMAAHC
10:50 a.m.– JSTOR Labs on JSTOR Content
11:20 a.m.– JSTOR Labs Team Demonstration
11: 40 a.m.– Labs Week Play-by-Play: Data, Crosswalks, and Building “Inside Baseball”
noon to 1:15 p.m. – Lunch on Your Own
1:30 p.m. – Panel Discussion on Baseball and American Cultural Memory, featuring Clinton Yates, Rob Ruck and Jordan Ellenberg
2:30 p.m. – Closing Remarks

Tickets are available for this free event on a first-come, first-served basis. Entry is not guaranteed. For more information on the program, please email Meghan Ferriter, senior innovation specialist, [email protected]

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