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Friday, August 17 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
504 - Equal Opportunities: Physical and Digital Accessibility of Archival Collections

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As archivists, we talk about accessibility a lot: We provide access to information, we make hidden collections accessible. However, what does true accessibility really mean in our physical and digital spaces? How can we ensure that access includes the needs of every user? The speakers address provisions, strategies, and tools to enable greater accessibility to our collections. By the end, participants should feel more empowered to address accessibility initiatives within their repositories.

Courtney Yevich Tkacz: Beyond Alt Text: Accessibility in Digital Collections
Noah Huffman: Enhancing Accessibility for Digitized Audiovisual Collections in the Duke Digital Repository: Motivations, Challenges, and Lessons Learned
Lydia Tang: Physical Accessibility at Michigan State University Libraries

Moderator: Courtney Yevich Tkacz

Chair
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Courtney Yevich Tkacz

Archivist, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Courtney Yevich Tkacz has served as the VMFA Archivist since 2003. She manages all archival functions, including acquisitions, processing, and reference. She also directs the digitization program, including project management, metadata creation, and designing user interfaces for the... Read More →

Speakers
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Noah Huffman

Archivist for Metadata, Systems, and Digital Records, Duke University
Noah Huffman is the Archivist for Metadata, Systems, and Digital Records in the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Duke University. He coordinates metadata activities, oversees archival collection management systems, and manages other technical services operati... Read More →
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Lydia Tang

Special Collections Archivist-Librarian, Michigan State University
Dr. Lydia Tang has been the Special Collections Archivist-Librarian at Michigan State University since 2015. She earned her MLIS and doctorate in music at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Passionate about accessibility, she serves on the MSU Libraries Accessibility... Read More →



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