DALN Updates (November 2019)

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The DALN recently underwent a development cycle to address issues of functionality and improve the overall user experience. Among the items addressed in this round: Upgrades to search algorithm: This includes improved pagination… Continue reading

An Informal Call for Interviewers: There’s an “Interviewer” Box For a Reason

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As the amount of narratives the Digital Archive of Literacy Narratives (DALN) possesses continues to grow, its influence and degree of accuracy in the representation of the history of literacy continues to increase.… Continue reading

The 2018 GSU Celebration of the National Day on Writing

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To celebrate the National Day on Writing (NDoW), the Digital Archive of Literacy Narratives (DALN) set up a table oustide of Georgia Stae University’s library to collect literacy narratives on Wednesday, October 17th,… Continue reading

Literacy and Publicity: A Forum on the DALN by Brittny M. Byrom

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by: Brittny M. Byrom Have you checked-out the latest issue of Composition Forum? The DALN was the subject of fantastic analysis in four published articles in Composition Forum’s 36 issue. Checkout the linked… Continue reading

Teaching Opportunities with the DALN by Michael Blancato

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by: Michael Blancato One advantage of the Digital Archive of Literacy Narrative (DALN) system is that users can submit literacy stories in a format of their choosing. For example, some folks are not… Continue reading

DALN in Theory and Practice

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Columbus Neighborhoods (an extension of the WOSU documentary television series that spotlights historic neighborhoods in the Columbus, Ohio area) provides a space for “storytelling sessions, public forums, lesson plans, [and] news reports” that are… Continue reading

“The Ocean”

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If you ever find yourself overwhelmed with self-doubt about any writing project you may be doing, then check out the literacy narrative titled “The Ocean.” Contributed by an unknown author, this text is… Continue reading

DALN in the Classroom: “Literacy Narratives of Black Columbus”

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Check out the guest blog from Michael Blancato below and make sure to check out his panel at CCCC’s if you’re attending this year! ************ As the fall 2016 semester at Ohio State begins… Continue reading

Reading as a Familiar Activity

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The following narrative highlights are from our newest collection of stories coming out of Manchester High School in Akron, Ohio by way of our contributing partner, Erin Spear. Click this link to access… Continue reading

DALN at CCCCs in Houston

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The DALN will be in Houston for CCCCs, with 22 volunteers taking narratives throughout the conference. If you’re attending this conference, come find us! The “Every CCCC Member has a Literacy Narrative” booth… Continue reading