Saturday, August 18 • 10:30am - 11:30am
707 - Dinosaur Footprints: Archiving and Preservation in the Anthropocene

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Archivists come together to engage in a frank discussion to make more transparent our imperfect knowledge about the impact of climate change on our ability to preserve archives. We don't know the full scale of the problem, but we do know that it could be so large that our ability to be custodians not only of cultural heritage, but even of basic survival methods, may be threatened.

Sarah R. Demb: When the Lights Go Out: Digital Information and Existential Risk
Jennifer Gunter King: A Changing Library for Rising Tides
Rob D. Montoya: Documenting Biodiversity: Information, Libraries, and Professional Ethics
Jan Zastrow: Back to the Future: Everything Old Is New Again

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Sarah R. Demb

Senior Records Manager/Archivist, Harvard University Archives
Sarah R. Demb has been a records professional for 22 years. She is Senior Records Manager/Archivist at Harvard University Archives and continues to be engaged with risk management. Sarah received her MLIS from the University of Texas at Austin.


Jennifer Gunter King

Director, Hampshire College
King's background in archives is perfect preparation for her current role directing the library at Hampshire College. Her interests include 21st century library design, advancing accessibility of archives, and the intersections between Galleries, Libraries, Archives & Museum coll... Read More →
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Robert D. Montoya

Assistant Professor of Information and Library Science, Indiana University Bloomington
Robert D. Montoya is an Assistant Professor of Information and Library Science in the School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering. His research broadly examines how communities represent, organize, and share information with a focus on biodiversity informatics and data stud... Read More →
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Jan Zastrow

Archivist, U.S. Senate (Retired)

Saturday August 18, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
Washington 5, [Exhibition Level]