Low Morale: Transmuted Into Sound

Mimi Stockton, a student at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill School of Library and Information Science (UNC-CH SLIS), has created a digital scholarship project Titled, “Sounds of Low Morale: An Analysis of the Demoralizing Experiences of Librarians and Their Triggers Through Sound.”

Using quantitative and qualitative data reported in my published Public Librarian Low Morale study, Stockton recorded “book sounds,” connecting them to trigger events, and she also included automated recordings of participant quotes. Through this work, Stockton aims to “create an auditory experience that can evoke a connection with the data, and will hopefully drive listeners to learn more about the subject and bring awareness to the severity of this issue.”

Read more the process Stockton used for this unique data physicalization project, which is housed at UNC-CH SLIS’ Equity in the Making Lab, and view the video featuring the project’s audio file below. 

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