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Thursday, August 16 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
206 - 'What Were They Thinking?' How the Proposed New DACS Principles Take on the Need for Transparency

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How often have we encountered a collection and wished that there was documentation about the actions taken on it? The proposed new DACS principles actively address transparency by encouraging archivists to document and make discoverable their actions. Presenters use examples from their own work to demonstrate the challenges and benefits of putting the principles into practice. Attendees will be encouraged to engage with the presenters about implementing and supporting transparency in archival description.

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Susan Luftschein

Head, Special Collections, USC
Sue Luftschein is the Head of Special Collections in the USC Libraries, where she oversees a department that houses rare books, manuscripts, and archives. Since joining the USC Libraries in 2009, she has played a leading role in helping to improve the care of and public access to... Read More →

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Maristella Feustle

Music Special Collections Librarian, University of North Texas
Maristella Feustle is the Music Special Collections Librarian at the University of North Texas. She currently serves as chair of MLA's Archives and Special Collections Committee. She is also a member of the Society of American Archivists' Technical Subcommittee on Describing Archives... Read More →
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Matthew Gorham

Assistant Head of the Manuscript Unit, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University
Matthew Gorham is Assistant Head of the Manuscript Unit at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, where he manages and oversees archival processing. He previously held positions at Yale Manuscripts and Archives and the Brooklyn Historical Society. He holds an MLIS from Rutgers... Read More →
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Adrien Hilton

Head, Manuscript Section, Houghton Library, Harvard University
I'm the co-chair of TS-DACS. Ask me about the proposed revision to the principles!

Daniel Michelson

Historical Records Project Archivist, Union College

Thursday August 16, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm EDT
Washington 3, [Exhibition Level]