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Friday, August 17 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
508 - Computing Against the Grain: Capturing and Appraising Underrepresented Histories of Computing

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Panelists discuss collecting, appraising, and enhancing access to the history of computing, emphasizing preserving archival material that documents "non-mainstream computing"?the politics of computing, computing counter/subcultures, underrepresented groups, and computing labor. Representing three institutional perspectives?a museum, a history of information technology research institute, and a university archives?they highlight the importance of employing appraisal strategies to capture and make accessible marginalized voices and subcultures in computing and information technology.

Bethany Anderson: Pivotal Actors in Computing: Documenting Women in Computing and Information Technology
Paula Jabloner: Collecting in Real Time: Expectations vs. Reality
Amanda Wick: From Hippies to Workers: Finding and Appraising Collections from Computing's Fringe

Chair
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Bethany Anderson

Archival Operations and Reference Specialist, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Bethany Anderson works at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she manages the records of the U of I College of Engineering and science departments and laboratories. She is the Lead PI for an NEH grant-funded project to provide access to archival material about c... Read More →

Speakers
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Paula Jabloner

Director of Digital Collections & Center for Cisco Heritage, Computer History Museum
Paula Jabloner is the Director of Digital Collections at the Computer History Museum, where she leads the archival team and the digital repository. She also directs the Center for Cisco Heritage, an innovative partnership between the Museum and Cisco.
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Amanda Wick

Archivist, Charles Babbage Institute, University of Minnesota
Amanda Wick is the interim archivist at the Charles Babbage Institute (CBI) at the University of Minnesota. Prior to working at CBI, Amanda led major processing projects at the University of Minnesota and managed the archives of the Theatre Historical Society.


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