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Thursday, August 16 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
302 - Too Big to Fail: Processing Large-Scale Collections

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Have you been charged with processing a collection so large that it seems an impossible task? Faced a loading dock of pallets stacked high with boxes? Join us for a lightning round of panelists discussing their experiences processing collections ranging from 200 to 11,000 linear feet! We examine the nuances of processing large archival collections, reaching beyond MPLP applications to critically examine the unique challenges, psychological effects, and structural frameworks surrounding such collections.

Natalie Bond: Too Big to Fail: Processing Large-Scale Collections
Rachel M. Grove Rohrbaugh: Training and Mentoring Student Assistants for Large Processing Projects as a Lone Arranger
Natalie Johnson: Archival Triage: Developing a Quasi-MPLP Processing Plan
Kelly Kress: Team Effort: How We Processed Nearly 2500 Linear Feet of 19th Century Railroad Records at the Newberry
Robert Lay: Enough Planning to Do the Job: Processing the Bell Helicopter Records
Marc Levitt: Archiving More Than 50 Years of Public Service: The Robert C. Byrd Papers
Jonathan Lill: Index, Sort, Report: Homegrown Database Solutions for Museum Exhibition Records
Brian Wilson: Weaving Our Way to Success: Processing Textile History at The Henry Ford

Moderator: Natalie Bond

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Natalie Johnson

Manuscript Processing Archivist, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Natalie is an archivist at the LDS Church History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, where she manages the manuscript processing backlog. She is also the processing archivist for the Richard E. Turley Jr. family collection of about 300 linear feet. She received her MSLIS from Simmons... Read More →
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Kelly Kress

Assistant Archivist, Los Angeles Philharmonic

Robert Lay

Head of Arrangement and Description, Richard B. Russell Library, University of Georgia Libraries
Robert Lay has over ten years of experience in processing large collections, including both congressional papers and corporate records. His latest work includes processing the Black Academy of Arts and Letters Records and the Bell Helicopter Records at the University of North Tex... Read More →
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Marc Levitt

Archivist, National Naval Aviation Museum
Marc is heavily involved in outreach initiatives at the National Naval Aviation Museum. A long-time fan of popular culture, Marc has sought ways to bring new audiences into the museum to discover surprising connections with their fandom. (Marc is officially the museum's Archivist... Read More →
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Jonathan Lill

Head of Metadata and Systems, The Museum of Modern Art
Jonathan Lill is the Head of Metadata and Systems for the the MoMA Archives, Library, and Research Collections (ALRC)
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Rachel M. Grove Rohrbaugh

Archivist, Elizabethtown College
Rachel Grove Rohrbaugh is the Archivist at Elizabethtown College. She holds an MLIS in Archival Studies from the University of Pittsburgh and is a Certified Archivist. Rachel is an active member of MARAC and SAA and has previously presented on instruction, outreach, and lone arranger... Read More →
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Brian Wilson

Security Officer / Visual and Performance Artist, MoMA
Brian Wilson is a Security Officer at the Museum of Modern Art. He also calls himself Soigne Deluxe. Brian attended The Columbus College of Art and Design and The Art Academy of Cincinnati . Brian does Acrylic on canvas paintings and Ink and Pastel drawings on paper. Brian paints... Read More →

Thursday August 16, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Marriott Salon 1, [Lobby Level]