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Thursday, August 16 • 10:30am - 11:45am
105 - Opening the Black Box: Transparency and Complexity in Digital Preservation

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Panelists discusses challenges and opportunities for transparency in digital preservation across diverse archival contexts. We'll explore gaps and divergences between standards and realities in uses of preservation metadata, documentation, disk images, retention and access policies, and other factors establishing the provenance, authenticity, and integrity of records. How are these gaps communicated? Can the integrity of files hang on the integrity of the repository?

Amy Wickner: Writing the Docs Honestly
Erin Elizabeth Baucom: Disk Images and Informed Consent: Do Donors Really Know What They Are Getting Into?
Elizabeth England: If a Checksum Falls in a Forest...
Kyna Herzinger: Toward a Theory of Trustworthy Digital Preservation: Considering File Integrity at the Institutional Level
Jessica Tieman: Documenting Provenance and Establishing Authenticity of Born-digital Content in a Federal Digital Repository


Amy Wickner

Electronic Records Archivist, UMD
Archivist and PhD student at the University of Maryland, working with born-digital materials and studying non-institutional digital archival practices.

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Erin Baucom

Digital Archivist, University of Montana
Erin Baucom is the Digital Archivist in the Archives and Special Collections department in the University of Montana's Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library.
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Elizabeth England

Digital Preservation Specialist, US National Archives

Kyna Herzinger

Archivist for Records Management, University of Louisville
Kyna Herzinger is the Archivist for Records Management at the University of Louisville's Archives and Special Collections. She has spent over a decade working with analog and digital collections in a variety of institutional settings--most recently serving the North Carolina State... Read More →
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Jessica Tieman

Digital Preservation Librarian, Government Publishing Office
Jessica Tieman holds a M.S. in Library and Information Science with a Specialization in Data Curation. Jessica began working at GPO as part of the National Digital Stewardship Residency program. She is currently leading GPO's progress toward formal certification under the ISO 16363... Read More →

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