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Thursday, August 16 • 10:30am - 11:45am
103 - Archival Engagements and Recordkeeping Intersections with Wicked Problems [RIM]

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Transparent recordkeeping that communities understand and trust is an essential component of addressing what policy experts call "wicked problems"--complex, ill-defined, and contentious societal challenges. This session examines three examples: recordkeeping tensions in police body-cams, the role of formal and informal records in refugee lives, and the need for longitudinal trusted climate data. We highlight how our field can help to address these problems, how they challenge archival thought and practice, and the importance of recordkeeping transparency in building trust.

Eliot Wilczek: Archival Engagements and Recordkeeping Intersections with Wicked Problems
Snowden Becker: To Protect and (Pre)Serve: Making, Keeping, and Considering Police Records
Anne J. Gilliland: Refugees, Records and ICT at the Borders of the State
Eira Tansey: Appraising the Archival Anthropocene

Moderator: Eliot Wilczek

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Eliot Wilczek

Corporate Records and Archives Manager, The MITRE Corporation
Eliot Wilczek is the Corporate Records and Archives Manager at the MITRE Corporation. He has previously served as an archivist and records manager at Bowdoin College, Brandeis University, and Tufts University. He has a PhD in Library and Information Science from Simmons College.

Speakers
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Snowden Becker

Program Manager, Moving Image Archive Studies, University of California, Los Angeles
Snowden Becker manages UCLA's MLIS program. She researches, teaches, and writes about how audiovisual materials are integrated into our larger cultural heritage.
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Anne J. Gilliland

Professor, University of California, Los Angeles
Professor Gilliland is director of the Archival Studies specialization in the UCLA Department of Information Studies and of the Archival Education and Research Initiative (AERI). Her research examines the role of records and recordkeeping in post-conflict recovery and the lives of... Read More →
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Eira Tansey

Digital Archivist/Records Manager, University of Cincinnati
Eira Tansey is the Digital Archivist/Records Manager at the University of Cincinnati, where she is responsible for institutional records management, developing digital preservation policies, and working with born-digital archives.


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