2010 - 11

An online system for documenting and parsing a series of public hearings responsible with the possible closure of public libraries. An experiment in hyper-local media, the site received a surge of traffic while the hearings were happening, and now remains available as a public record. This was part of The Circulation of Knowledge Archive.

The Task Force Report offered four options for restructuring the public library system. Two of the four options involved closing several public libraries. Following the release of the report hundreds of citizens attended a series of public hearings where the future of the library was debated. My main collaborator Daniel Kagan and I attended all of the public hearings and documented all comments by the board member and public. After much discussion it was decided to keep all the library branches open.