Maintenance as self-care

– by Linda McIntyre Hello again! It’s hard to believe that my fellowship with The Maintainers is winding down already. What an unanticipated pleasure it has been to collaborate with this community and learn so much from them, and from … More →

Repair (Café) workshops in a Repair Country : Part 2

– by Himadri Das and Purna Sarkar Please refer to Part 1 for the first part of this blog post. Salvaging parts for the sake of frugality or urban mining but not necessarily for the sake of circular economy. Salvaging … More →

Call for Applications: The Maintainers Movement Fellowship 2022

Overview The Maintainers (themaintainers.org) is a global research network interested in the concepts of maintenance, infrastructure, repair, and the myriad forms of labor and expertise that sustain our human-built world. The Maintainers Movement Fellowship is a year-long fellowship that will … More →

Repair (Café) workshops in a Repair Country : Part 1

– by Himadri Das and Purna Sarkar India is a repair country. This phrase encapsulates many different layers of meanings. It suggests that repair is ubiquitous in Indian cities and wrapped up deeply in frugal culture. It seems very important … More →

Design, Care & Reparations

– by Sarah Sao Mai Habib Early in 2021, designers, architects, planners, educators, policymakers, and artists came together to reflect on the massive transitional time we live in: a year into the covid pandemic and a year after the most … More →

Maintaining Communities Built on Sand

– by Linda McIntyre Hello and thanks for reading! I’m really excited to be one of The Maintainers’ 2021 Summer Research Fellows. I’m looking at the tradeoffs between maintenance and ecological stewardship. I’m still refining my approach but I know … More →

Guru Madhavan

Guru Madhavan is the Norman R. Augustine Senior Scholar and senior director of programs of the National Academy of Engineering where he leads and oversees activities of broad scope and complexity focused on engineering practice, education, research, communication, and policies. … More →

Jordan Hale

Jordan Hale is the Digital Repositories Librarian at the University of Waterloo, where they manage open scholarship infrastructure on open-source software. Jordan enjoys highlighting and celebrating the people behind information systems, and they bring this spirit to the Information Maintainers community.

Devon Olson

Devon Olson a Research and Education Librarian at the University of North Dakota, and serves as the Co-Facilitator for the Information Maintainers community. Devon is interested in the role of disciplinary epistemologies in information-seeking, regional and situated ways of knowing, … More →

Bethany Nowviskie

Bethany Nowviskie is Dean of Libraries and Professor of English at James Madison University. From 2015-2019, she directed the Digital Library Federation at CLIR (where she has also been a Distinguished Presidential Fellow) and served as a Research Associate Professor … More →