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Sunday, August 12
 

9:00am

Command Line Interface #1902 [DAS]
Speakers
avatar for Bertram Lyons

Bertram Lyons

Senior Consultant, AVP
Bertram Lyons provides digital preservation consulting and training for the Society of American Archivists, the International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives, the Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts, the FBI, the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian Institution... Read More →


9:00am

Command Line Interface #1931 [DAS]
Learn the basics of digital files, data manipulation, and computer coding for efficient digital collection management.

For archivists working in contemporary collecting institutions, basic digital skills are essential. As technology makes it easier to create text, image, audio, and video files, and as archivists continue digitizing analog collections, the impact of electronic records on our work only increases. For archives, there is a heightened risk of loss or inability to access these records if basic computing skills for ingest, management, and preservation are not acquired as part of the archivist’s toolkit.

In this course you’ll learn hands-on skills for working with digital archival objects at the most basic levels: files, data, and the computer operating systems in which they live. These basics establish manual and automated capacities for protecting the bits, automating/extracting metadata, and preparing for the next steps of building and managing digital archives.

Fees: Advance / Regular 

SAA Members: $219 / $269
Employees of SAA Member Institutions: $239 / $289
Nonmembers: $299 / $369

Credits: .75 CEUs, 5 ARCs, 1 DAS Tools & Services

Class size is limited to ensure interaction between the instructor(s) and participants. Pre-conference Course fees are in addition to conference fees.

Speakers
avatar for Julie Swierczek

Julie Swierczek

Librarian for Primary Resources and Metadata Services, Friends Historical Library and Swarthmore College Peace Collection
I'm a Metadata Librarian in Special Collections and I have also been an archivist and a digital asset manager. I like to find more efficient ways of doing things with whatever tools are available: command line, spreadsheets, etc. We don't always need fancy tools to get things don... Read More →


2:00pm

 
Monday, August 13
 

8:00am

9:00am

Archives Connect: Developing a K-12 Outreach Initiative #1903
Archives are poised to play a more significant and instrumental role in student achievement since the implementation of the Common Core standards. With a particular emphasis on 21st century learning skills, including the ability to think critically, communicate clearly, and collaborate with peers to create high-quality, scholarly work, these standards present an opportunity for archivists to share their expertise with all educators and learners.

This course uses Brooklyn Connections, the education division of the Brooklyn Public Librarys local history archive, the Brooklyn Collection, as a case study to model for participants how to implement school outreach initiatives at their institutions. Specifically, this includes how to utilize archival collections to meet Common Core Standards, create lesson plans, and engage students and teachers in local history.

Fees: Advance / Regular

SAA Members: $219 / $269
Employees of SAA Member Institutions: $239 / $289
Nonmembers: $299 / $369

Credits: .75 CEUs, 5 ARCs

Class size is limited to ensure interaction between the instructor(s) and participants. Pre-conference Course fees are in addition to conference fees.

Speakers
avatar for Jen Hoyer

Jen Hoyer

Brooklyn Connections, Brooklyn Public Library


9:00am

Managing Physical & Digital Architecture, Design, & Construction Records #1904 [A&D] Day 1 of 2
Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Planning, Urban Design, Graphic Design and many other professions produce design and construction records that provide a unique perspective for understanding the design process and the built environment. These records, created through complicated work processes, often are produced with fragile materials, fugitive media, and complex digital files, making the implementation of basic archival functions of appraisal, arrangement, description, preservation, and reference a formidable task.

In this two-day workshop, participants learn how to preserve and provide access to physical and digital design and construction records. The first day covers the process of design, legal issues, appraisal, types of records, arrangement, and description; the second day focuses on media and support identification, preservation, reformatting, reference, and patron use.

Fees: Advance / Regular

SAA Members: $329 / $389
Employees of SAA Member Institutions: $349 / $409
Nonmembers: $439 / $549

Credits: 1.5 CEUs, 10 ARCs, 1 A&D Tactical and Strategic

Class size is limited to ensure interaction between the instructor(s) and participants. Pre-conference Course fees are in addition to conference fees.

Speakers
avatar for Aliza Leventhal

Aliza Leventhal

Corporate Librarian/Archivist, Sasaki Associates
With a BA from Smith College and a MLIS/MA from Simmons College's dual degree archival management and history program, Aliza Leventhal has spent her archival career focused on addressing the difficulties CAD and BIM files pose for long term preservation and access. She is the co-chair... Read More →
avatar for Tim Walsh

Tim Walsh

Fellow, Library Innovation Lab at Harvard University
Tim is currently a Summer Fellow at the Library Innovation Lab at Harvard University, where he is working on software tools to help librarians and archivists manage sensitive information in digital archives. | Previously, Tim was the Digital Archivist at the Canadian Centre for Architecture... Read More →


9:00am

1:00pm

Second Workshop on Scientific Archives [Day 1 of 2]
The First Workshop on Scientific Archives was hosted by the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg, Germany, November 1-2, 2016. This first workshop brought together 40 archivists from eight countries to discuss how to best capture, preserve and share contemporary scientific material. Sessions examined practical issues linked to cataloguing and making accessible collections whose content and origins are complex, the place of archivists in institutions and their relationship with scientists, and how archivists or their institutions can use archives for advocacy and outreach.

Organized by the Committee on the Contemporary Archives of Science and Technology (C-CAST) of the International Council on Archives/Section on University and Research Institution Archives (ICA/SUV).

The purpose of the workshop is to explore topics related to the contemporary archives of science and technology. The organizing committee welcomes attendance and participation from archivists, historians, scientists, engineers, data specialists and curators.

Themes for workshop presentations and discussion include:
  • Collaboration between scientists and archivists to best capture contemporary material
  • Appraisal of science and technology archives
  • Curating and making accessible science and technology archives to support both humanities research and scientific reuse
  • Describing specialist collections from a non-scientific perspective
  • Archives and scientific data management and usage
  • Public outreach and communication: who are scientific archives for?

Form more information and to register online, visit https://www.aip.org/second-workshop-scientific-archives



 
Tuesday, August 14
 

7:30am

NAGARA/ICRM Exam Prep Course
Register via NAGARA's Online Registration Portal.

Join NAGARA's Corporate Partner ICRM for a FULL DAY exam preparation course covering Parts 1-6.

Workshop Overview: The Institute of Certified Records Managers (ICRM) is one of NAGARA's Corporate Partners and an international certification body that provides credentials to those working in the RIM profession. After 43 years of service to the RIM profession, ICRM certification continues to be the gold standard for records managers to advance their skills and competencies and ultimately their RIM careers.

The ICRM/NAGARA Pre-Conference Exam Prep Workshop (FULL DAY OPTION) contains preparation on all parts of the ICRM ExamPLUSa complimentary session for those CRMs interested in pursuing the new CRM/Federal Specialist Post-Certification Specialty Designation.

The CRM/Federal Specialist is based on the collective body of knowledge represented by the United States (US) government laws and regulations as well as the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) guidelines and policies for record keeping program in Federal agencies. The CRM/Federal Specialist was developed by a team of recognized CRMs whose careers have included Records and Information Management (RIM) programs of US government departments and agencies, US military and supporting contractors. Knowledge areas were defined in consultation with ICRM strategic partners and NARA resources.

The pre-conference workshop will include an overview of the ICRM Exams associated with the Certified Records Analyst (CRA) and Certified Records Manager (CRM) credentials including qualifications, application process and a review of the material covered in Parts 1-6, with sample questions.

Attaining ICRM Certification is based on educational background, professional work experience and successful completion of Parts 1-6 for the Certified Records Manager (CRM) or Parts 2-4 for the Certified Records Analyst (CRA):

  • Part 1 Management Principles and the Records and Information (RIM) Program
  • Part 2 Records and Information: Creation and Use
  • Part 3 Records Storage, Retrieval, Conversion and Facilities
  • Part 4 Records Appraisal, Retention, Protection and Disposition
  • Part 5 Technology
  • Part 6 Business Case
Parts 1 through 5 each consist of 100 multiple-choice questions and are based on fundamental records and information management practices, and represent the best practices in the industry. These questions are chosen as equally as possible from all parts of the Annotated Outlines.

There is no better way to prepare for the ICRM certification process than to attend these sessions designed to prepare you with the knowledge, tools and strategies for passing this rigorous examination. The information shared by ICRM professionals will be invaluable to you as you achieve your certification.

KEY TAKEAWAYS FROM THIS PRESENTATION:

  • Professionals attending the CRM/Federal Specialist Post-Certification Specialty Designation session will be provided with an overview of the new credential, the qualification and application process, and receive an overview of the exam outline and related resources.
  • Professionals attending the remainder of the workshop will receive information on the qualification and application process for the CRA and CRM credentials:
  • A detailed overview of the material covered in Parts 1-5 (including 20 sample questions for each part).
  • An overview of Part 6, the case study portion of the exam, with strategic tips for passing as well as the Pearson VUE electronic testing environment.
Workshop registrants will be given time for a lunch break; however meals will not be included in the registration fee.

Price: $200.00

Workshop Presenters:
Patricia Franks, Ph.D., CRM, CA, IGP;
Deb Armentrout, CRM/Federal Specialist;
Cheryl Smith, CRM/Federal Specialist;
Caroline Walters, CRM

Register via NAGARA's Online Registration Portal.

8:00am

Open Houses
A variety of repository tours and open houses will be offered on Tuesday, August 14, and Wednesday, August 15.  For a complete list of events, please visit the Host Committee Blog at https://archives2018dc.wordpress.com/.

 Smithsonian American Art Museum 
Tuesday, August 14 | 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Contact: Christine Hennessey | HennesseyC@si.edu

Located one block north of the museum, in the Victor Building (750 Ninth Street, NW, Third Floor)

At this year’s open house, explore the treasure trove of materials found in our archives and special collections. Items from the Joseph Cornell Study Center and the Nam June Paik Archive will be on view, as will materials from the museum’s Photograph Archives, comprised of over half a million images documenting American art from colonial to contemporary times, and the Inventories of American Painting and Sculpture, documenting over 400,000 American artworks in public and private collections worldwide.

With its specialized art databases of a half-million records, extensive photograph archives, and two artists’ archives, the museum’s Research and Scholars Center is a leader in supporting research and scholarship in American art.  Join us for an informal open house, where you can learn more about our programs, meet our staff, and see key selections from our archives and special collections.

Tuesday August 14, 2018 8:00am - 5:00pm
Offsite

8:00am

Repository Tours
A variety of repository tours and open houses will be offered on Tuesday, August 14, and Wednesday, August 15.  For a complete list of events, please visit the Host Committee Blog at https://archives2018dc.wordpress.com/.

Smithsonian Institution Archives | 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Contact: Ellen Alers | alerse@si.edu | 202-633-5902
Capacity: 20. Please make reservations in advance.

Join archivists for a tour of the collections area, conservation lab, and digitization spaces at the Smithsonian Institution Archives. We’ll set out some examples of favorite items from our collections.
At the Smithsonian Institution Archives, we capture, preserve, and make available to the public the history of this extraordinary Institution. The history of the Smithsonian is a vital part of American history, scientific exploration, and international cultural understanding.
 
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution | 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Contact: Erin Kinhart | kinharte@si.edu
Capacity 15. Please make reservations in advance.
A photo ID is required to enter the building.

The Archives of American Art offers a “behind-the-scenes” tour of the reading room, storage, digitization and processing spaces. Staff members will offer an introduction to AAA’s reference services, collections processing, and digitization workflows, and share a selection of documents from recent acquisitions.
As a research center within the Smithsonian Institution, AAA is the world’s preeminent and most widely used repository dedicated to collecting, preserving, and providing access to primary sources that document the history of the visual arts in America.
 
Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Image Collections and Fieldworks Archives | 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Contact: Bettina Smith | smithb2(at)doaks.org | 202-339-6972
Capacity: 12. Please make reservations in advance. 

Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection supports research and learning internationally in Byzantine, Garden and Landscape, and Pre-Columbian studies. Staff from the Library and Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives (ICFA) will provide attendees with a brief tour of the Research Library and highlights from ICFA collections.

The Research Library is a non-circulating collection of 225,000 volumes that support scholarship in Byzantine studies, Pre-Columbian studies, and Garden and Landscape studies. ICFA’s photograph collections comprise more than 500,000 images of art, architecture, and archaeology in a variety of media. The archival collections contain fieldwork records and scholarly papers, including administrative records, correspondence, fieldwork notebooks, research notes, manuscripts, drawings, tracings, photographs, negatives, and motion picture films.

Folger Shakespeare Library | 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Contact: Rachel Dankert | rdankert@folger.edu
Capacity: 25. Please make reservations in advance. 

The Folger is excited to provide SAA conference participants with a behind-the-scenes tour of the building, including the Reading Rooms. Participants will also get to view a curated show of items from the Folger vaults, focused on historic archival practices!

The Folger Shakespeare Library is the premier institution for the study of Shakespeare and his world. The Folger has been providing access to its unparalleled collection to researchers from around the world since opening in 1932. Alongside the library, the Folger comprises award-winning productions by Folger Theatre, nationally recognized K-12 curriculum development and children's programs, standard-bearing editions of Shakespeare's works, and competitive scholarly development programs and fellowships.

Special Collections as a Site of Reconciliation: The Slavery, Memory, and Reconciliation Project at Georgetown University (Presentation) | 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Location: Murray Room, Lauinger Library, Georgetown University

In October 2017, the Georgetown University Library issued its report on how it can respond to the University mandate to develop its library resources, special collections, and databases to support the study of slavery, racial justice, and African-American studies. This report examined ways that the Booth Family Center for Special Collections could respond to the questions raised not only by traditional stakeholders, faculty and students, but also by members of the descendant community and general public. The demand of these additional stakeholders will transform the use of Booth Center collections, one of the pre-eminent repositories for the study of Catholicism in the western hemisphere. Panelists will discuss their engagement with these researchers, the Georgetown Slavery Archive and its documentation of the University’s dependence upon slavery, and the envisioned response to the Slavery, Memory, and Reconciliation initiative.

National Library of Medicine | 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Contact: John Rees | reesj@mail.nlm.nih.gov | 301-827-4510
Capacity: min 5, max 15. Pre-registration is required.

Join us for a half-hour general tour of NLM followed by a show-and-tell of our incunable, rare book, and archival collections. NLM is the largest medical library in the world, with one of the richest collections of material related to health and disease. Holdings include pre-1914 books; pre-1871 journals, archives, and modern manuscripts; medieval and Islamic manuscripts; a collection of printed books, manuscripts, and visual material in Japanese, Chinese, and Korean; historical prints, photographs, films, videos, and more.
 
American Folklife Center | 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Location: Room G-53, Jefferson Building, Library of Congress – Carriage entrance (ground floor) on 1st St. S.E.
Contact: Judith Gray | folklife@loc.gov | 202-707-5510
Capacity: 15. Please make reservations in advance.

On this tour, staff will give an overview of the collections, of the reading room and listening stations, and of our acquisitions, processing, and reference activities. The American Folklife Center Archive, established in the Library of Congress Music Division in 1928, is now one of the largest archives of ethnographic materials from the United States and around the world, encompassing millions of items of ethnographic and historical documentation recorded from the nineteenth century to the present. These collections, which include extensive audiovisual documentation of traditional arts, cultural expressions, and oral histories, offer researchers access to the songs, stories, and other creative expressions of people from diverse communities and over 160 countries.

Tuesday August 14, 2018 8:00am - 5:00pm
Offsite

8:30am

Registration Open
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A name badge is required for admission to all meetings, sessions, and events. To replace a lost badge, go to the Onsite Registration Desk during registration hours.

Tuesday, Aug. 14                     8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Wednesday, Aug. 15                8:00 am – 5:30 pm
Thursday, Aug. 16                   7:30 am – 5:30 pm
Friday, Aug. 17                         7:30 am – 4:30 pm
Saturday, Aug. 18                    8:00 am – 10:00 am

Nursing Mothers’ Room
Conference organizers have arranged for attendee use of Park Tower 8205 as a lactation room during the conference. The room is equipped with a table, chairs, and mini-fridge. See map.

Special Needs
If you have any special needs in order to participate fully in the conference, please contact the SAA office via email at conference@archivists.org.  Should you require assistance onsite, speak with an SAA staff member at the Onsite Registration Desk.

The Host Committee: At Your Service!
Your DC-area colleagues have joined forces to staff the Advance Registration Desk – and provide you with the information you need to enhance your conference experience with repository tours and open houses, restaurant advice, ideas for on-your-own adventures, and tips on navigating the city and surrounding areas. Tap into the Host Committee’s great ideas and updates at https://archives2018dc.wordpress.com/.  Please bookmark the blog, stop by often, and feel free to tell us what you need to know.

8:30am

SAA Bookstore Open
Swing by the SAA Bookstore to browse and buy SAA’s latest titles or to chat about an idea you have for a book, module, article, or case study with Publications Editor Chris Prom, The American Archivist Editor Cal Lee, Director of Publishing Teresa Brinati, and Archival Outlook Coordinator Abigail Christian.

Tuesday, August 14                                8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Wednesday, August 15                        8:00 am – 5:30 pm
Thursday, August 16                              7:30 am – 5:30 pm
Friday, August 17                                      7:30 am – 4:30 pm

8:30am

8:30am

Carpe Media! Communications and Media Training for Archivists
LIMITED ENROLLMENT: 20 participants
REGISTRATION FEE: Free!
APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 23, 2018
APPLY HERE
Archivists and records managers face a communications environment today that is far different from previous generations. Social media, YouTube, mobile phones, blogs, podcasts, Tumblr, Pinterest, Instagram, Snapchat, TV, radio. . . . In every minute of every day, Internet users watch 6.9 million videos, Instagram users like more than 2.4 million posts, and Americans use 18 million megabytes of wireless data. The sheer amount of communication is overwhelming. 
Where do we fit in? How can these channels be used to advocate for our profession and our scholarship? Do we have a role to play in combatting false information and the distortion of the historical record, particularly on the Internet? 
This limited-enrollment, full-day workshop during ARCHIVES*RECORDS 2018 is tailored to archivists and record managers with a goal of instilling in participants the confidence to be better communicators. Workshop leader Jason Steinhauer, who is well-grounded in the unique elements of the archival profession, provides attendees with tips and tools to bolster public outreach; stimulate public interest in archives, history, and the humanities; and implement strategies to reach STEM-driven media and audiences by applying the principles of the emerging field of history communication to your own work.
The workshop will include four sessions:
  • Session 1: Experimenting with communicating historical and archival content in new forms.
  • Session 2: Today’s communications environment and the implications for professionals and organizations.
  • Session 3: Specific media formats, such as podcasting, blogging, and social media, and techniques for being effective in each.
  • Session 4: Role-playing scenarios that practice communicating with various audiences.
The workshop will conclude with action steps for each participant.
Effective, honest, and historically grounded communication via various media forms is critical. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to learn how to seize the media!
The deadline for applications is May 23. Click here to apply. The SAA Committee on Public Awareness will evaluate applications and notify participants in early June. The registration fee for the workshop to be covered by SAA. Selected participants are responsible for their own travel and accommodations.

Speakers
JS

Jason Steinhauer

Jason Steinhauer is the inaugural director of the Albert Lepage Center for History in the Public Interest at Villanova University; a Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute; a frequent media contributor (CNN, Time, C-SPAN, Inside Higher Ed); and the creator of the field... Read More →


9:00am

9:00am

SAA Reference, Access, and Outreach Section Unconference: Teaching with Primary Sources
The 4th Annual Teaching with Primary Sources Unconference is free and open to everyone interested in using primary source material for teaching. Whether you consider yourself a teacher, museum educator, librarian, student, archives educator, or administrator – or if you don’t have experience but want real-life exposure — this free, day-long, drop-in/drop-out event is a great way to share ideas and learn with like-minded people.
Please Note: You must register for this separately at http://bitly.com/TPS18DC
 

9:00am

ArchivesSpace Annual Member Forum
ArchivesSpace will be holding its fourth annual Member Forum on August 14, 2018 at the Josephine Butler Parks Center in Washington, DC. The member forum is an annual opportunity for our diverse ArchivesSpace members to meet up to share and learn from each other through workshops, focused discussion sessions, and presentations.

Join fellow ArchivesSpace members for this free event to share and learn about experiences implementing, using, and developing for ArchivesSpace. For more information, please visit:
https://archivesspace.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/ADC/pages/634650626/ArchivesSpace+Member+Forum+2018

9:00am

2018 SAA Research Forum: Foundations and Innovations
Join your colleagues on Tuesday, August 14, for the 12th Annual SAA Research Forum, where you’ll learn about what’s happening in research and innovation—and maybe find some research-based solutions for your institution.

View the full agenda here:
https://www2.archivists.org/am2018/research-forum-2018/agenda

Free to conference registrants; $50 / $25 (students) for those not registered for ARCHIVES * RECORDS 2018 (badge required for admission).

9:00am

9:00am

Preservica North American User Group Meeting (Presented by conference sponsor Preservica)
The Preservica annual user group meeting is free to attend for all Preservica users and provides a unique forum to meet and collaborate with peers, share ideas and learn about digital preservation projects from different communities. The Preservica Product team will share the product vision and roadmap, including discussion around the innovation taking place at Preservica.  This meeting is restricted to Preservica users only, however if you like what you’ve read and want to be a part of this vibrant and collaborative community then contact david.portman@preservica.com to discover how Preservica could support your organizations digital preservation goals.

  • Sponsored by: Preservica

9:00am

Second Workshop on Scientific Archives [Day 2 of 2]
The First Workshop on Scientific Archives was hosted by the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg, Germany, November 1-2, 2016. This first workshop brought together 40 archivists from eight countries to discuss how to best capture, preserve and share contemporary scientific material. Sessions examined practical issues linked to cataloguing and making accessible collections whose content and origins are complex, the place of archivists in institutions and their relationship with scientists, and how archivists or their institutions can use archives for advocacy and outreach.

Organized by the Committee on the Contemporary Archives of Science and Technology (C-CAST) of the International Council on Archives/Section on University and Research Institution Archives (ICA/SUV).

The purpose of the workshop is to explore topics related to the contemporary archives of science and technology. The organizing committee welcomes attendance and participation from archivists, historians, scientists, engineers, data specialists and curators.

Themes for workshop presentations and discussion include:
  • Collaboration between scientists and archivists to best capture contemporary material
  • Appraisal of science and technology archives
  • Curating and making accessible science and technology archives to support both humanities research and scientific reuse
  • Describing specialist collections from a non-scientific perspective
  • Archives and scientific data management and usage
  • Public outreach and communication: who are scientific archives for?

Form more information and to register online, visit https://www.aip.org/second-workshop-scientific-archives



9:00am

Advanced Project Management for Archivists #1907
Building on the basic skills learned in the Fundamentals of Project Management for Archivists class, this course delves more deeply into skills you need to manage more complex projects or multiple projects at the same time. Some of the topics discussed include working with partners, risk management, change management, and quality management. You’ll also learn how to develop business case documentation that helps you get buy in from sponsors and stakeholders, kick off your project, and keep it on track. Finally, you’ll learn how to evaluate the project management process and the project outcomes to develop a project management methodology that works for you and your institution. Those who have taken Fundamentals, as well as archivists who have prior on-the-job project management experience, are encouraged to take this advanced course.

Fees: Advance / Regular

SAA Members: $219 / $269
Employees of SAA Member Institutions: $239 / $289
Nonmembers: $299 / $369

Credits: .75 CEUs, 5 ARCs

Class size is limited to ensure interaction between the instructor(s) and participants. Pre-conference Course fees are in addition to conference fees.

Speakers
avatar for Rosemary Pleva Flynn

Rosemary Pleva Flynn

Principal Librarian, University of North Dakota
-- Principal Librarian and Team Lead, Library & Information Services, Energy & Environmental Research Center, University of North Dakota (includes the archives and records management program and overseeing associated staff) -- Certified Archivist -- SAA Workshop Instructor -- Chair... Read More →


9:00am

Building Advocacy and Support for Digital Archives #1908 [DAS]
Are you ready to build a digital archives program? This course will provide the core components necessary to gather support, engage stakeholders, and enact the change necessary to be able to handle digital archives in your institution. Participants will learn techniques for engaging collection donors and technology staff in order to collect and manage born-digital materials effectively.

Fees: Advance / Regular

SAA Members: $219 / $269
Employees of SAA Member Institutions: $239 / $289
Nonmembers: $299 / $369

Credits: .75 CEUs, 5 ARCs, 1 DAS Tactical & Strategic

Class size is limited to ensure interaction between the instructor(s) and participants. Pre-conference Course fees are in addition to conference fees.

Speakers
avatar for Fynnette Eaton

Fynnette Eaton

Eaton Consulting


9:00am

Crosswalking Metadata #1906 [A&D, DAS]
This course explores the principles and techniques of repurposing metadata. Roke reviews a number of use cases from migrating legacy metadata to reusing metadata in new projects and consortial systems. You'll learn the nuts and bolts of crosswalking through interactive discussion and hands-on activities. Youll also discuss challenges and opportunities for metadata reuse in local use cases from course participants as well as consider implications for the shared landscape of consortiums and linked open data. Please bring local examples from your institution; there will be time to work through these.

Fees: Advance / Regular

SAA Members: $219 / $269
Employees of SAA Member Institutions: $239 / $289
Nonmembers: $299 / $369

Credits: .75 CEUs, 5 ARCs, 1 A&D Foundational , 1 DAS Foundational

Class size is limited to ensure interaction between the instructor(s) and participants. Pre-conference Course fees are in addition to conference fees.

Speakers
ER

Elizabeth Russey Roke

Digital Archivist, Emory University
Elizabeth Russey Roke is the Digital Archivist and Metadata Specialist in the Rose Library at Emory University. Primarily focused on preservation, discovery, and access to digitized and born digital assets from special collections, Elizabeth works on a variety of technology projects... Read More →


9:00am

Cultural Diversity Competency #1905
Cultural Diversity Competency (CDC) is the ability to function with awareness, knowledge, and interpersonal skill when engaging people of different backgrounds, assumptions, beliefs, values, and behaviors. In this course youll be challenged to examine personal perceptions that might surprise you, and youll be introduced to strategies that will increase your ability to practice inclusion. This course provides the four skills to employ CDC and the five stages that individuals and organizations can implement to improve relations with internal and external communities.

Fee:  $49

Credits: .75 CEUs, 5 ARCs

Class size is limited to ensure interaction between the instructor(s) and participants. Pre-conference Course fees are in addition to conference fees.

Speakers
avatar for Helen Wong Smith

Helen Wong Smith

Librarian/Archivist, State of Hawaii
Helen has established partnerships throughout her 30 years in academic, government, and non-profit archives increasing awareness and inspiring students to enter our profession. Applying the precepts of cultural competency has fostered equity with diverse patrons and colleagues.


9:00am

Managing Physical & Digital Architecture, Design, & Construction Records #1904 [A&D] Day 2 of 2
Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Planning, Urban Design, Graphic Design and many other professions produce design and construction records that provide a unique perspective for understanding the design process and the built environment. These records, created through complicated work processes, often are produced with fragile materials, fugitive media, and complex digital files, making the implementation of basic archival functions of appraisal, arrangement, description, preservation, and reference a formidable task.

In this two-day workshop, participants learn how to preserve and provide access to physical and digital design and construction records. The first day covers the process of design, legal issues, appraisal, types of records, arrangement, and description; the second day focuses on media and support identification, preservation, reformatting, reference, and patron use.

Fees: Advance / Regular

SAA Members: $329 / $389
Employees of SAA Member Institutions: $349 / $409
Nonmembers: $439 / $549

Credits: 1.5 CEUs, 10 ARCs, 1 A&D Tactical and Strategic

Class size is limited to ensure interaction between the instructor(s) and participants. Pre-conference Course fees are in addition to conference fees.

Speakers
avatar for Aliza Leventhal

Aliza Leventhal

Corporate Librarian/Archivist, Sasaki Associates
With a BA from Smith College and a MLIS/MA from Simmons College's dual degree archival management and history program, Aliza Leventhal has spent her archival career focused on addressing the difficulties CAD and BIM files pose for long term preservation and access. She is the co-chair... Read More →
avatar for Tim Walsh

Tim Walsh

Fellow, Library Innovation Lab at Harvard University
Tim is currently a Summer Fellow at the Library Innovation Lab at Harvard University, where he is working on software tools to help librarians and archivists manage sensitive information in digital archives. | Previously, Tim was the Digital Archivist at the Canadian Centre for Architecture... Read More →


9:00am

Archives on the Hill Event
Archivists take on Capitol Hill in this advocacy event that begins with orientation and training in the morning and culminates in Hill visits that pair experienced advocates with those who want to learn. Speak up in support of federal funding for archives! Watch the conference website  for more information.

10:00am

Military Archives Section Tour: Women In Military Service For America Memorial Foundation (WIMSA)
The SAA Military Archives Section is sponsoring a tour by the curator of the Women In Military Service For America Memorial Foundation (WIMSA) at Arlington Cemetery on Tuesday, August 14th at 10:00 am.

There will be a group leaving from the conference hotel at 9:00 am and we will take the Metro. If you would like to meet at the site,  see directions here: https://goo.gl/maps/FGEi79uYZ8x.

WIMSA is a repository for the memorabilia of women who have served in or with the US Armed Forces from the American Revolution to the present time. Our historians and curators conduct seminal research on the history of servicewomen, placing their experience within its historical context.
More information about WIMSA: https://www.womensmemorial.org/

Please RSVP  with Laura Jowdy at moharchive @ cmohs . org.

Tuesday August 14, 2018 10:00am - 11:30am
Arlington Cemetery Arlington Cemetery, Arlington, VA, USA

12:00pm

Archive-It Partner Meeting
The annual Archive-It Partner Meeting is a resource for colleagues and organizations to connect with each other and learn about best practices, use cases, ongoing programs, and initiatives in the web archiving community. Participation is not exclusive to Archive-It partners. Anyone with an interest in web archives is welcome to attend. Registration opens on May 2; attendance is limited. For more information: https://archive-it.org/blog/conferences/.

Following the meeting, Archive-It and ArchvesSpace will co-host a reception that will bring our partner communities together. Join us at the National Zoo Conservation Pavilion from 5:00 – 7:00 PM for drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and good times! (Attendance is limited, must be registered for the Archive-It Partner Meeting to attend.)

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Wednesday, August 15
 

8:00am

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8:00am

Thinking Social: Ensuring Your Government Agency Has an Appropriate Policy for the Use and Capture of Government Records
Register via NAGARA's Online Registration Portal


This workshop will walk attendees through the steps needed to develop a Social Media policy for their own agency.


Workshop Overview: Most local, state, and federal government agencies have some sort of Social Media footprint. This means that public records are being created in a very visible, rapidly changing environment that is constantly under scrutiny. Ensuring that you have an appropriate way to identify, capture, and maintain social media posts is becoming more critical to agencies, as these posts are becoming more requested by the public in FOIA and discovery requests.


This NAGARA pre-conference workshop will make you aware of what's needed to develop your own agency's Social Media policy to allow for communication with the public, while at the same time providing required records capture and management.


The presenters of this workshop will go over how to create policy for the creation and management of social media accounts, how to develop requirements to ensure the capture and maintenance of records, and provide examples of how to procure software to capture postings. Workshop attendees will walk away from this workshop with enough information for them to develop a plan for how to handle records policy, capture, and maintenance for their own agency's social media accounts.


No meals are included in the registration fee.


Price: $75.00


Workshop Presenters:

Patty Davis
Assistant Director for Senior Leadership Offices Records Program
Office of Records Management Policy
U.S. Department of Justice


Bethany Cron
Records Management Policy and Outreach
Office of the Chief Records Officer
National Archives and Records Administration


Pari Swift
University Records Manager
The Ohio State University


Robin Heise
Records Manager/Archivist
Greene County Records Center and Archives

8:00am

Open Houses
A variety of repository tours and open houses will be offered on Tuesday, August 14, and Wednesday, August 15.  For a complete list of events, please visit the Host Committee Blog at https://archives2018dc.wordpress.com/.

Albert H. Small Center for National Capital Area Studies
Wednesday, August 15 | 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Contact: Jackie Streker | astreker@gwmail.gwu.edu

During this open house, the reading room will display a sample books relating to D.C. history, including rare books and bound congressional acts tracing the city’s development as well as an extensive flat-file collection of maps, illustrative prints, newspapers, and tourist ephemera items.
With the museum’s Washingtonian Collection as a centerpiece, the Albert H. Small Center for National Capital Area Studies engages students, scholars, and the public in research and educational programs pertaining to our nation’s capital.

Arthur D. Jenkins Library of Textile Arts 
Wednesday, August 15 | 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Contact: Lynora Williams | lynorawilliams@gwu.edu

Highlights that will be on display include rare out-of-print books, beautifully illustrated monographs, and the personal documents of important textile scholars such as Irene Emery and Charles Grant Ellis. The library incorporates into its catalog citations from textile-related journals and periodicals, a service unique to The Textile Museum.

As a leading resource for the study of textiles, the library's multilingual collection offers researchers access to artistic, cultural, historical, and technical information related to the textile arts. The library's collection also includes monographs, serials, ephemera, auction catalogs, slides, and videotapes.

Wednesday August 15, 2018 8:00am - 5:00pm
Offsite

8:00am

Repository Tours
A variety of repository tours and open houses will be offered on Tuesday, August 14, and Wednesday, August 15.  For a complete list of events, please visit the Host Committee Blog at https://archives2018dc.wordpress.com/.

National Society Daughters of the American Revolution | 10:00 am
Contact: Tracy Robinson | trobinson@dar.org
 Capacity: 15. Please make reservations in advance.

Come get up close and personal with documents written by America's founding parents, see an exhibit featuring an account of the extraordinary war relief work performed by DAR members during WWI, and find out how DAR plans to commemorate the upcoming 100th anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment.
NSDAR Archives houses the records that document the rich and compelling history of the DAR, founded in Washington in 1890. Our early-American manuscript collection includes a rare full set of the signatures of the signers of the Declaration of Independence.
 
Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington | 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Contact: Rebecca Baird, Archivist | rbaird@mountvernon.org | 703-667-3641
Capacity: 30. Please make reservations in advance. 

Join us for a behind-the-scenes tour of the Washington Library’s special collections and archives. The tour will include a visit to the library’s main reading room as well as access to the closed stacks and the rare books and manuscripts suite. Several highlights from our collections will be on display, along with an up-close look at some of Washington’s books. The library is located at George Washington’s historic home at Mount Vernon, so you may also want to visit the Mansion, Education Center, and museum.  
 
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division | 11:00 am and 1:00 pm
Contact: Barbara Natanson | bnat@loc.gov
Capacity: 15. Please register in advance by emailing Jen King at Jenking@gwu.edu.

The Prints and Photographs Division offers an open house highlighting visual collections. The Division holds more than 15 million images, including photographs, historical prints, posters, cartoons, documentary drawings, fine prints, and architectural and engineering designs. While international in scope, the collections are particularly strong in materials documenting the history of the United States and the lives, interests and achievements of the American people.

Newseum | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Contact: Katie Dishman | Katie.Dishman@marriott.com
Capacity: 25. Please register in advance by emailing Katie Dishman. 
Discount admission: $20

The mission of the Newseum is to increase understanding of the importance of the free press. Through exhibits, visitors experience the story of news, particularly through the lens of major events in history. It is an interactive museum with seven levels and several galleries and theaters. We’ll start by meeting with the Registrar and Senior Manager of Collections, and after touring exhibits on your own, the Print News Archivist will join the group for a Q&A.

Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution | 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Contact: Erin Kinhart | kinharte@si.edu
Capacity: 15. Please register in advance. A photo ID is required to enter the building.

The Archives of American Art offers a “behind-the-scenes” tour of the reading room, storage, digitization, and processing spaces. Staff members will offer an introduction to AAA’s reference services, collections processing, and digitization workflows, and share a selection of documents from recent acquisitions.
AAA is the world’s preeminent and most widely used repository dedicated to collecting, preserving, and providing access to primary sources that document the history of the visual arts in America.

American Folklife Center | 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Room G-53, Jefferson Building, Library of Congress – Carriage entrance (ground floor) on 1st St. S.E.
Contact: Judith Gray | folklife@loc.gov | 202-707-5510
Capacity: 15. Please make reservations in advance.

On this tour, staff will give an overview of the collections, of the reading room and listening stations, and of our acquisitions, processing, and reference activities. The American Folklife Center Archive, established in the Library of Congress Music Division in 1928, is now one of the largest archives of ethnographic materials from the United States and around the world, encompassing millions of items of ethnographic and historical documentation recorded from the nineteenth century to the present. These collections, which include extensive audiovisual documentation of traditional arts, cultural expressions, and oral histories, offer researchers access to the songs, stories, and other creative expressions of people from diverse communities and over 160 countries.

Peabody Room | 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Contact: Jerry A. McCoy | jerry.mccoy@dc.gov | 202-727-0233
Capacity: 15. Please make reservations in advance.

The Peabody Room is a special collection of Georgetown neighborhood history, including subject vertical files, photographs, maps, neighborhood microfilmed newspapers, paintings, engravings, and artifacts that document various aspects of Georgetown life. It also features a house history file for nearly every home in Georgetown.  Visitors will tour the reading room, archival storage rooms, and see the best bird's-eye view of Georgetown!
 
George Meany Labor History Archives (University of Maryland) | 6:30 pm
Contact: Ben Blake | 301-405-9096
Capacity: 35. Please register in advance by emailing Doug McElrath at dmcelrat@umd.edu

Directions: Meet in the Marriott Wardman Park lobby  to take the DC Metro Green line to the UMD campus. 

The tour will explore the exhibit “For Liberty, Justice and Equality: Unions Making History in America,” which investigates the intersections between the history of many social justice movements and organized labor. With hundreds of unique artifacts, the exhibit focuses on the labor movement’s involvement with issues of economic equality, including the struggle for the eight-hour day and a living wage; reveals its deep roots with the civil rights’ and women’s movements; and documents lesser-known connections with the movements for LGBTQ equality, immigrant rights, religious freedom, environmental justice and international workers’ solidarity. The tour will end with a behind-the-scenes look at the collections from which the exhibit items were drawn.

Wednesday August 15, 2018 8:00am - 5:00pm
Offsite

8:00am

8:00am

Registration Open
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A name badge is required for admission to all meetings, sessions, and events. To replace a lost badge, go to the Onsite Registration Desk during registration hours.

Tuesday, Aug. 14                     8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Wednesday, Aug. 15                8:00 am – 5:30 pm
Thursday, Aug. 16                   7:30 am – 5:30 pm
Friday, Aug. 17                         7:30 am – 4:30 pm
Saturday, Aug. 18                    8:00 am – 10:00 am

Nursing Mothers’ Room
Conference organizers have arranged for attendee use of Park Tower 8205 as a lactation room during the conference. The room is equipped with a table, chairs, and mini-fridge. See map.

Special Needs
If you have any special needs in order to participate fully in the conference, please contact the SAA office via email at conference@archivists.org.  Should you require assistance onsite, speak with an SAA staff member at the Onsite Registration Desk.

The Host Committee: At Your Service!
Your DC-area colleagues have joined forces to staff the Advance Registration Desk – and provide you with the information you need to enhance your conference experience with repository tours and open houses, restaurant advice, ideas for on-your-own adventures, and tips on navigating the city and surrounding areas. Tap into the Host Committee’s great ideas and updates at https://archives2018dc.wordpress.com/.  Please bookmark the blog, stop by often, and feel free to tell us what you need to know. 

8:00am

SAA Bookstore Open
Swing by the SAA Bookstore to browse and buy SAA’s latest titles or to chat about an idea you have for a book, module, article, or case study with Publications Editor Chris Prom, The American Archivist Editor Cal Lee, Director of Publishing Teresa Brinati, and Archival Outlook Coordinator Abigail Christian.

Tuesday, August 14                                8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Wednesday, August 15                        8:00 am – 5:30 pm
Thursday, August 16                              7:30 am – 5:30 pm
Friday, August 17                                      7:30 am – 4:30 pm

8:00am

SAA Career Center Open
SAA Career Center
Hosted by SAA’s Membership Committee, the Career Center provides services and opportunities for job seekers and employers.

Wednesday, Aug. 15   8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Thursday, Aug. 16   8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Friday, Aug. 17   8:00 am – 4:30 pm
     
For Job Seekers:
  • Bring extra copies and post your résumé for prospective employers to see at the conference. 
  • Review job announcements and meet with employers. 
  • Get help polishing your résumé and/or consult with volunteer career advisors. (Attendees are invited to schedule an appointment in advance for consultation with an advisor. Please see the Career Development Subcommittee website for more information: http://www2.archivists.org/groups/career-development-subcommittee.
     
For Employers:
  • Post your position announcement(s) via the SAA Online Career Center or bring announcements to post onsite. 
  • Place your announcement(s) on file in the Career Center and expand your applicant pool. 
  • Meet job seekers and potential employees. Employers who participate in the Career Center will have the chance to meet and speak with job seekers in an informal and relaxed setting. Please see the Career Development Subcommittee website for more information: http://www2.archivists.org/groups/career-development-subcommittee.

8:30am

Community Engagement Workshop: Integrating Archival Education with Technology and Research
To explore the possibility of collaboration among archival educators to share techniques, strategies, and tools to develop and enhance the skills of students in academic and professional education programs. The DCIC wishes to share some of its capabilities, learn from colleagues in the field, and foster a discussion on opportunities for collaboration in digital curation and computational treatments of archival collections in particular. We believe that meeting off-site at a digital curation lab, and allowing time to present and discuss, would be a beneficial way to add value to AES interests.
Limited to 15 Attendees.
Register Here

8:30am

9:00am

9:00am

9:00am

SAA Museum Archives Section Standards/Best Practices Working Group Symposium
In most museums, the archives isn’t the only department stewarding records of archival or permanent value. Other departments, such as curatorial, conservation, and registration, also manage such records and are in charge of all aspects of their care, from preservation to access. Though they exist beyond their holdings, museum archivists are uniquely positioned to collaborate with colleagues on the management of these important records. How they may undertake this, if at all, varies widely from institution to institution. The Museum Archives Section’s Standards and Best Practices Working Group Annual Symposium will explore the museum archivist’s role in the care and stewardship of records held outside of the archives to begin to reach a consensus on best practices.

9:00 – 9:15: Welcome: Rachel Chatalbash, Yale Center for British Art

9:15 – 9:45: James Moske and Angela Salisbury, The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Collaboration with Curatorial Staff to Manage Archives at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

9:45 – 10:15: Rebecca Morgan, American Museum of Natural History: Field Books and Other Important Boundary Materials: Archival Collections in Science Museums

10:15 – 10:30: Break

10:30 – 11:00: Cate Peebles, Yale Center for British Art: Stepping Out of the Archives: Proactive Practice for Born-digital Art Collection Documentation

11:00 – 11:30: Tali Han, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum: Dissemination and Access of Complex Records: Panza Collection Initiative, Phase III

11:30 – 12:00: Roundtable discussion with speakers, moderated by Tara Z. Laver, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, and Katherine Meyers Satriano, Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology

Questions? Please email Working Group co-chairs rachel.chatalbash@yale.edu and megan_schwenke@harvard.edu.

Speakers
RC

Rachel Chatalbash

Senior Archivist, Yale Center for British Art
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Tali Han

Archivist and Manager, Library and Archives, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Tali Han is the Archivist and Manager of Library and Archives at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York. Her responsibilities include reference services, staff training, database management, born-digital archives, project management, records management, and archival process... Read More →
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Tara Laver

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
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Rebecca Morgan

Special Collections Archivist, American Museum of Natural History
Rebecca Morgan is the Special Collections Archivist in the American Museum of Natural History. Her responsibilities include managing an ongoing efforts to identify, describe and advise on the stewardship of archival collections across the museum.
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Jim Moske

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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Cate Peebles

NDSR Art Postgrad Researcher, Yale University
I am a NDSR Art resident at the YCBA working on a project that addresses born-digital permanent collection documentation, database preservation, and archival advocacy. I'm interested in museum archives, artists' archives, digital preservation, and the use of archives/ archival materials... Read More →
avatar for Angela Salisbury

Angela Salisbury

Assistant Archivist, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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Katherine Meyers Satriano

Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology


9:00am

Service Project: District of Columbia Office of Public Records
RSVP to: dcarchivesserviceproject@gmail.com

Attendance:
Maximum of 30 people for reboxing project. If additional people sign up, an additional box list project will be added.

Project details: 
The DC Archives has many boxes that are damaged or otherwise in poor condition and need to be replaced. Volunteers will work in the stacks in teams of 2 to identify boxes that need replacing, assemble the replacement boxes, move the contents to the new boxes, and label the new boxes accurately.

Travel:
Participants meet at the front desk of the Wardman Park Marriott at 8:30am and will take the metro together from Woodley Park to Mt. Vernon Square, with a one-block walk to Naylor Court where the Archives is located. This will involve changing from the Red to the Green line at Gallery Place.

Accessibility: 
The DC Office of Public Records building can be accessed using a wheelchair, but the bathrooms are not ADA compliant. Participants should be aware that there is the risk of mold exposure. Masks can be provided if necessary.

Food: 
Naylor Court is near several food options, including Sundevich, a sandwich shop, CherCher, an Ethiopian restaurant, and a Subway sandwich shop.

9:00am

9:00am

10:00am

SAA Instructor Collaboration Session
Current and prospective instructors for SAA courses are invited to this interactive session. You will hear about SAA Education’s plans for the A&D and DAS programs, see a demo of the possibilities in our PATH LMS learning platform, and participate in a discussion about best practices techniques for engaging students online. Participants will also have the opportunity for informal networking and collaboration in a lunchtime meetup following the session.

12:15pm, Wednesday, August 15: Informal Instructor Lunch and Networking
Immediately following the SAA Instructor Collaboration Session

Lebanese Taverna
2641 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20008
(202) 265-8681
https://lebanesetaverna.com

Please RSVP to mcsheam@si.edu for a head count.

10:00am

10:00am

10:15am

SAA Leadership Orientation and Forum
Each year, all SAA component group leaders are invited to attend an interactive forum that connects experienced leaders with new ones in an effort to help you gain an understanding of your roles and responsibilities as the leader of a board, committee, working group, task force, section, or roundtable - and to enhance your effectiveness! To view the information presented at previous forms: http://www2.archivists.org/governance/leadershipresources/leadershiporientationandforum. Attendance by all SAA component group chairs and vice chairs is strongly encouraged. Consider continuing your conversation over coffee or lunch with one or more colleagues!

Speakers
avatar for Steven D. Booth

Steven D. Booth

Archivist, Barack Obama Presidential Library
avatar for Brenda Gunn, CA FSAA

Brenda Gunn, CA FSAA

Associate University Librarian for Special Collections and Preservation, University of Virginia Library
Brenda is a 2nd-year SAA Council member, a Distinguished Fellow of SAA, and a past president of the Academy of Certified Archivists and the Society of Southwest Archivists. She recently completed a six year term as a steering committee member for the Archives Leadership Institute.ASK... Read More →
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Audra Eagle Yun

Head of Special Collections & Archives, University of California Irvine
Audra Eagle Yun is the Head of Special Collections & Archives at the University, of California, Irvine. She is the principal investigator for "Transforming Knowledge/Transforming Libraries," a three-year IMLS Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program research grant project to explore... Read More →



11:00am

12:00pm

Archivists and Archives of Color Section Tour of the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center at Howard University
The MSRC is recognized as one of the world's largest and most comprehensive repositories for the documentation of the history and culture of people of African descent in Africa, the Americas, and other parts of the world. As one of Howard University's major research facilities, the MSRC collects, preserves, and makes available for research a wide range of resources chronicling the Black experience.

RSVP: https://goo.gl/forms/LZYnaDawTFR3IcDr2

Please contact Angel Diaz (madiaz@library.ucla.edu) if you have any questions.

12:00pm

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12:00pm

Information Tables
Stop by these information tables to learn about your colleagues’ initiatives and related organizations, contribute to our community service project, and bid on silent auction items:
  • Academy of Certified Archivists (ACA)
  • CoSA Silent Auction
  • Education @ SAA
  • The Funders (CLIR, IMLS, NEH, NHPRC)
  • Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC)
  • Midwest Archives Conference (MAC)
  • NAGARA
  • New England Archivists (NEA)
  • SAA Committee on Public Awareness
  • SAA Foundation
  • SAA Preservation Section Silent Auction
  • Social Networks and Archival Context (SNAC)
  • Society of Southwest Archivists

Service Projects:
  • Warm Up America! 
    We are collecting knitted or crocheted 7” x 9” squares, made of washable/dryable yarn, to create blankets we can distribute to those in need in the DC area. Extra supplies will be available at the donation table!
  • Knine Rescue, Inc. 
    This small non-profit dedicated to animal care and protection,
    made up of a “virtual facility” of foster homes and volunteers is seeking items from their wish list.
 
Learn more about this year’s service projects on the 2018 Host Committee Blog 

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1:00pm

1:00pm

Bringing History Home: Educational Outreach Using Local Government Records
Register via NAGARA's Online Registration Portal.

NAGARA & The Greene County Records Center & Archives is bringing its outreach initiative to you & giving you the tools to develop such a program in your own archives & records center.
 
Workshop Overview: In 2015, the Greene County Records Center and Archives in Xenia, Ohio, implemented an educational outreach program consisting of classroom visits as well as online resources that are available to both educators and students. The program aligns local primary source records with state social studies standards while providing local context to national events, movements and trends.

**This program received the 2016 NAGARA Program Excellence Award, the 2016 Ohio Historical Records Advisory Board Archives Achievement Award, and the 2017 Society of Ohio Archivists Merit Award.**

Teachers have raved that this program is an excellent form of outreach to local Greene County schools because it:

  • Students learn about history using records that are “close to home;”
  • Educates students about what a local government archives is and and how they can be used;
  • Showcasing the local records that they preserve.
NAGARA and The Greene County Records Center & Archives is bringing its outreach initiative to you and giving you the tools to develop such a program in your archives and records center. While the program is based on local government records, any repository, public or private, can benefit from the tools and techniques offered in this workshop.

This workshop will include presentations and hands-on learning. Participants of this workshop will:

  • Actually participate in the 4th, 6th, and 8th grade programs developed by the Greene County Records Center & Archives;
  • Gain an understanding of how to develop an educational outreach program;
  • Gain an understanding of the benefits of creating an educational outreach program;
  • Be provided with some tips on how to market an educational outreach program;
  • Take away an educational outreach packet of materials developed by the Greene County Records Center & Archives.
No meals are included in the registration fee.

Price:$75.00

Workshop Presenter:

Robin Heise
Records Manager/Archivist
Greene County Records Center and Archives

Melissa Dalton
Public Outreach Coordinator
Greene County Records Center and Archives


1:00pm

SAA Business Archives Section Colloquium
Bringing Transparency to Closed Collections

There are many benefits when businesses strike the right balance of transparency for their institutions. Able to shape a public image as well as harm a corporate culture, business archivists need to understand how and when to be appropriately transparent. This year’s BAS Colloquium will explore this topic in greater detail through in-depth presentations and discussions from BAS members and invited guest speakers.  You need not be a business archivist to attend!

Speakers
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Eric D. Chin

Senior Archivist, NBCUniversal
With over 15 years experience working in the entertainment industry as an archivist, Eric D. Chin currently serves as the Senior Archivist at NBCUniversal and manages the company's institutional history and production archives. He received his B.A. in History at UC San Diego and M.A... Read More →



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2:00pm

2:30pm

Archival Educators Section
This meeting will focus on the role of adjuncts in archival education. We will report on the findings of a survey that targeted adjunct instructors and supplement the findings with a panel of instructors to discuss their teaching experiences in archival programs.

2:30pm

Archivists and Archives of Color Section
We will hold our annual business meeting and recognize the Pinkett Minority Student Award, Brenda S. Banks Travel Awards, and Mosaic Scholarship recipients. The meeting will also feature Jasmyn Castro, Media Archivist at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. Castro will present on her work with NMAAHC's African American home movie digitization project.

Speakers
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Jasmyn Castro

Film Conservation & Digitization Associate, Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Jasmyn R. Castro is a Film Conservation and Digitization Associate at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of African American History and Culture. She earned her M.A. in Moving Image Archiving and Preservation from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, and her... Read More →
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Blake McDowell

National Museum of African American History and Culture


2:30pm

Design Records Section
Join the Design Records Section (formerly the Architectural Records Section) as we discuss complications, concerns, and potential solutions for accessioning, processing, preserving, and accessing analog and digital design records.

2:30pm

Electronic Records Section
The Electronic Records Section will conduct its annual business meeting, along with reports from various cross-institutional electronic records and digital archives projects. The business meeting will be followed by an interactive session that will focus on emerging challenges faced by archivists: acquisition of cloud-based records and providing access to increasingly large collections.

2:30pm

Metadata and Digital Object Section
The Metadata and Digital Object Section promotes discussion about access, management, and preservation of digital archival objects and their metadata. Join us for a lively conversation about current standards, practices, and tools. We'll take a close look at both challenges and opportunities in our work. Hope to see you there!

2:30pm

Museum Archives Section
The section will hold a short business meeting followed by a presentation from our Best Practices Working Group regarding their past and future work. There will be a little time for questions and networking at the end.

Speakers
RC

Rachel Chatalbash

Senior Archivist, Yale Center for British Art
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Megan Schwenke

Senior Archivist/Records Manager, Harvard Art Museums


2:30pm

Oral History Section
This year's Oral History Section program topic will look at the intersection of Oral History and Art. Our panel will discuss ways that oral histories have been used to interpret, support, and represent works of art, artistic movements and genres, and artists and their subjects. Guests panelists include Jennifer Snyder, Oral History Archivist at the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art, Ann Hoog, Folklife Specialist at the American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, and Kevin Chu, Collections Manager at the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA). The meeting will begin with a brief business meeting to review the work done by the section officers and introduce incoming officials.

Speakers
KC

Kevin Chu

Collections Manager, Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA)
AH

Ann Hoog

Folklife Specialist, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
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Jennifer Snyder

Oral History Archivist, Smithsonian's Archives of American Art
Jennifer Snyder is the Oral History Archivist at the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art where she oversees more than 2,300 interviews. Started in 1958, the Archives’ Oral History Program continues to be an active, successful initiative; it is the largest collection of recordings... Read More →


2:30pm

Performing Arts Section
The Performing Arts Section welcomes all conference attendees to its annual section meeting. With section member updates, a special presentation, and discussion about the current administration's impact on performing arts archives, this year's meeting will cover many important topics. Please join us for a lively conversation and informative updates.

2:30pm

Research Libraries Section
We will discuss and share information on topics relating to archives in research libraries including current initiatives from ARL, OCLC, BTAA, and others.

2:30pm

Women Archivists Section
Artists Engaging with Memory and Material, featuring the following three D.C.-area artists:

Jamila Zahra Felton, a mixed-media visual artist and printmaker who works as a school librarian at St. Patrick's Episcopal Day School in D.C.

Adriana Corral, an installation and performance artist who explores human rights and borderlands through her work.

Carrie Callaghan, historical fiction author who is a senior editor at the Washington Independent Review of Books.

Join WArS for a conversation about artist, archives, and user engagement with these three dynamic artists. There will be time for a brief Q&A from the audience after the discussion.

4:00pm

Description Section
The Description Section business meeting will include election results and reports from our liaisons and related groups. After the business portion, we will have presentations highlighting enhanced access using agents and subjects in ArchivesSpace and how a pretty uniques archive is dealing with a massive legacy container list.

Enhanced Data for Enhanced Access (Alicia Detelich)

Records of a School at Sea (Annie Tummino)

When Archives Have Artifacts: 250+ Objects/100+ Years of AP History – Describe THAT! (Francesca Pitaro and Sarit Hand)

Speakers
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Alicia Detelich

Archivist, Yale University
Alicia Detelich is an archivist in the Manuscripts and Archives department, where she leads metadata cleanup, enhancement, and automation efforts. She completed her MSLIS at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and holds undergraduate degrees in History and Philosophy from... Read More →
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Sarit Hand

Digital Archivist, Associated Press
Sarit Hand, digital archivist for the corporate archives at the Associated Press. She joined the AP in 2005 managing multimedia assets and the oral history program for the corporate archives. She is tasked with establishing a digital archive and preservation protocols including metadata... Read More →
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Francesca Pitaro

Archivist, The Associated Press
Francesca has been an archivist at The Associated Press since 2008. Her work there includes acquisitions, reference, processing and cataloging. Francesca serves as the archives point person for ArchivesSpace, including the recent implementation of the public interface. She received... Read More →
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Annie Tummino

Archivist, Queens College CUNY
Annie Tummino recently (August 1) joined Queens College - CUNY as Head of Special Collections and Archives, where she oversees the acquisition, preservation, and use of archival materials. Prior to Queens College, she was the archivist at SUNY Maritime College for 2 1/2 years. She... Read More →


4:00pm

Encoded Archival Standards Section
This meeting will present the section’s work on creating a survey regarding our community’s adoption and use of standards and provide an update from the Technical Subcommittee on Encoded Archival Standards. We will also be joined by a member of the Archives and Linked Data interest group to talk about the work they’ve been doing over the past year to work with linked data and archival standards.

4:00pm

Human Rights / Privacy & Confidentiality Sections
The Human Rights Archives Section and the Privacy & Confidentiality Section will be holding a joint Section Meeting. Because we believe that privacy is a key human right and a key archival value, invited speakers will speak on the importance of privacy and confidentiality in our complex world.

4:00pm

Lone Arrangers Section
Come join the Lone Arrangers business meeting for an update on the Archivists to the Rescue training and outreach project. We'll also be hosting a discussion on the double-edged sword of having archival autonomy in your organization.

4:00pm

Manuscript Repositories / Students and New Archives Professionals Sections
Join us for a panel discussion focusing on the current state of hiring practices in the profession, followed by breakout conversations. Topics will include the value of generalists vs. project positions, labor ethics, temporary vs. permanent, and career transitions. Ideas will be compiled to share with the broader archival community.

Speakers
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Dorothy Berry

Digital Collections Program Manager, Houghton Library
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Melissa Gonzales

Director, Records Management, Houston Community College
MSLIS, Simmons College; BA, University of Texas at Austin. Certified Archivist; Digital Archives Specialist; 2014 ALI Cohort. Currently, Melissa is Director of Records Management at Houston Community College and has a background managing institutional archives and records at museums... Read More →
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Elizabeth Myers

Director, Smith College Libraries, Special Collections
Elizabeth Myers is Director of Special Collections at Smith College. She was Director of the Reuther Library and Director of the Women and Leadership Archives at Loyola University Chicago. An alumna and current steering committee member for ALI, Myers holds an MA and PhD from Loyola... Read More →


4:00pm

Native American Archives Section
Section leadership will report on ongoing projects and concerns, current efforts to promote the Protocols for Native American Archival Materials (PNAAM), and hear a guest speaker discuss the adoption, implementation, and impact of the Protocols in their home institution.

4:00pm

Preservation Section
Transparency in Disaster Recovery panel discussion.  Join us for a panel discussion of case-studies in disaster preparedness, disaster recovery, and disaster response post-mortem. Discussion will include how to identify vulnerability in your archives, funding resources, and tools to take back to your repositories.

Agenda
Welcome & Announcements
Panel Discussion: Transparency in Disaster Recovery

Panelists for Transparency in Disaster Recovery

Nicole Davis, Supervisory Archivist at the Museum of Flight, Seattle
Diane Wells, Archivist & Records Manager at the Diocese of Olympia
Presentation Title: With a Little Help from My Friends: Creating SHERN, an Emergency Response Network
Presentation Abstract: Archivists, librarians, and museum professionals in Seattle have banded together to form SHERN, the Seattle Heritage Emergency Response Network. SHERN helps archives, historical societies, libraries, museums, and other heritage organizations in Seattle respond to disasters affecting cultural resources and collections. The group is an active and dynamic professional network: members help each other by providing advice, support and/or actual recovery assistance, sharing supplies and collaborating on training opportunities. This presentation will emphasize the value of forming such a network and explain the steps that were taken to form SHERN.

Fletcher Durant, Preservation Librarian, University of Florida
Presentation Title: Communities and Contacts: Outreach to Heritage Sites Following a Disaster
Presentation Abstract: During the 2017 hurricane season, the Heritage Emergency National Task Force (HENTF), the National Heritage Responders (NHR), the University of Florida (UF), and the University of Texas (UT) piloted a program to proactively reach out to libraries, archives, museums, and other heritage organizations potentially impacted by Hurricane Harvey in Houston and Irma across Florida to connect those organizations with needed FEMA resources and conservation guidance. Data was also collected to understand the impact of hurricanes Harvey and Irma on the regions. This paper will introduce the roles of the HENTF and NHR in the aftermath of disasters; discuss the use of freely available digital tools to facilitate a volunteer-led phone-banking project; share initial findings from the data collected; and reflect on some lessons to take into consideration for future projects and hurricane seasons. The session will provide the audience with a range of practical information on enacting their own phone-banking after local disasters, as well as an improved understanding of the statewide impact of Irma on cultural organizations.

Emilie Gagnet Leumas, PhD, CA, CRM, Director of Archives and Records, Archdiocese of New Orleans, chair of ICA Expert Group on Emergency Management and Disaster Preparedness
Presentation Title: Recovery: A Decade of Lessons Learned Rebuilding an Archives Program
Presentation Abstract: Archival institutions plan for disasters through risk assessments, mitigation plans, emergency management, and disaster preparedness exercises. Initial responses to the catastrophe take place in the first 72 hours focusing on human safety, food, water and basic needs. Buildings are secured and salvage efforts begin. Volunteers are eager to help. The media shines a spotlight on the catastrophic event and photographs appear across social media. The world empathizes with the loss of life, culture and heritage. But, what happens in the years that follow? This presentation will focus on the decade following a disaster and the long road to full recovery. It will examine lessons learned, as well as the continued effort to protect cultural property in the aftermath of disasters.

Elizabeth Shepard, Associate Archivist, Medical Center Archives of NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell
Presentation Title: Managing Ongoing Water Disasters
Presentation Abstract: Many archives deal with ongoing water issues that can result in damage to collections. This presentation will discuss working with the facilities department to resolve water issues; including prevention strategies in disaster plans, and salvaging steps for water disasters.

Speakers
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Nicole Davis

Supervisory Archivist, Museum of Flight, Seattle
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Fletcher Durant

University of Florida
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Emilie Gagnet Leumas

Director of Archives and Records, Archdiocese of New Orleans
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Elizabeth Shepard

Associate Archivist, Medical Center Archives of NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell
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Diane Wells

Archivist & Records Manager, Diocese of Olympia


4:00pm

Public Library Archives/Special Collections Section
Looking for inspiration on how to involve your community in archival collecting and programs? This section meeting will feature lightning talks highlighting community-focused projects by public library archives and special collections. Section leadership will also present the results of a spring 2018 membership survey on section needs and future directions.

  • Tricia Gilson, Columbus Indiana Architectural Archives at Bartholomew County Public Library
    A Public Library, Visitors Center, and Corporate Giant Walk into a Bar...
  • Monica Galassi, State Library of NSW (Australia)
    Indigenous Spaces in Library Places: A Strategy to Embed Indigenous Priorities in Australian Public Library Services
  • Stephen Robertson, Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, George Mason University
    Creating Local Linkages: Training Public Librarians to Facilitate Doing Digital Local History
  • Suzanne Im, Los Angeles Public Library
    The Memory Lab Network
  • Heather Lanctot, Yolo County Archives - Yolo County Library
    Building Community Through Primary Source Literacy Activities in K-12 Classrooms
  • Dylan Gaffney, Forbes Library
    Make It Weird: Building a Public Library Web Archive in an Arts and Counterculture Community
  • Monique Leahey Sugimoto, Palos Verdes Library Distrct
    The Archives Lab: A Window (Literally) into the Archives World

Speakers
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Lauren Algee

Senior Innovation Specialist, LC Labs, Library of Congress
Lauren is current and incoming Chair of the SAA Public Libraries Archives and Special Collections Section. | At the Library of Congress she is a Community Manager for Citizen Historian, a crowdsourced tagging and transcription program using an in development open source tool... Read More →
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Dylan Gaffney

Local History, Film and Music Specialist, Forbes Library
Cohort member of the Community Webs Grant for web archiving. Audio-Visual Archiving. Bay State Hotel Music Oral History Project. Co-founder and curator of the Northampton Film Festival and Cinema Northampton. Massachusetts Paralibrarian of the Year 2018.
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Monica Galassi

State Library of New South Wales
Monica Galassi is an Italian researcher who has been studying, researching and working in Australia since 2010. Her research background concentrates in the field of Indigenous physical and digital archives.
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Tricia Gilson

Columbus Indiana Architectural Archives at Bartholomew County Public Library
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Suzanne Im

Los Angeles Public Library
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Heather Lanctot

Archives and Records Center Coordinator, Yolo County Archives - Yolo County Library
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Stephen Robertson

Director, Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, George Mason University
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Monique Leahey Sugimoto

Archivist & Local History Librarian, Palos Verdes Library Distrct


4:00pm

RAO Section: Public Service Assessment Committee
All attendees are welcome to meet with members of the Public Services Assessment Committee (PSAC) of the Reference, Access, and Outreach Section to discuss the next steps in implementing the Standardized Statistical Measures and Metrics for Public Services in Archival Repositories and Special Collections Libraries. Information about the committee's work tasks will be provided and feedback solicited.

Speakers
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Jaime Marie Burton

Director of Research Services and Education, University of Kentucky
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Amanda Pellerin

Access Archivist, Georgia Institute of Technology Library


4:00pm

Web Archiving Section
Please join SAA’s Web Archiving Section at 4PM on Wednesday, August 15, for our annual meeting, where we will discuss the resources available to you when web archiving needs arise rapidly in communities, government repositories, on campus, and elsewhere.

After section business, we will hear from some very special guests: Rachel Bergman (Director of Programs, Web Integrity Project), will introduce us to the Sunlight Foundation’s new “Web Integrity Project” and their first year of monitoring and reporting on tumultuous change to government information made available via the web; Tammi Kim (Special Collections & Archives Technical Services Librarian, UNLV University Libraries) will share lessons learned from integrating web archiving into the collaborative Remembering 1 October response effort in and around Las Vegas; and Lae’l Hughes-Watkins (University Archivist & Assistant Professor, Kent State University) will introduce the methodology that she and “Project STAND” collaborators have devised towards making appraisal decisions and plans for all manner of born-digital media and collaboratively with campus communities. With these insights and recommendations we will workshop our own rapid response web archiving plans and policies for scenarios that we may face in the coming year.

We look forward to seeing you there, digging into the rich details of your needs with Section members and speakers, and providing more resources in the year to come!

Speakers
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Rachel Bergman

Director of Programs, Web Integrity Project
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Lae’l Hughes-Watkins

University Archivist & Assistant Professor, Kent State University
Lae'l Hughes-Watkins is the University Archivist for the Department of Special Collections and Archives at Kent State University. She is the Founder of Project STAND, and her research areas focus on outreach to marginalized communities, documenting student activism within disenfranchised... Read More →
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Tammi Kim

University of Nevada, Las Vegas


4:00pm

Women's Collections Section
Join WCS for a panel on women's political collections at Mid-Atlantic area repositories. Our panelists will cover topics such as documenting women's political engagement, from suffrage to 21st century activism, collecting the papers of women state legislators, and securing grants to preserve and digitize women's political collections.

Speakers
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Jessica Lacher-Feldman

Assistant Dean and Joseph N. Lambert & Harold B. Schleifer Director Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, University of Rochester
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Rebecca Johnson Melvin

Librarian and Head, Manuscripts and Archives Department, University of Delaware
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Elizabeth A. Novara

Curator, Historical Manuscripts, University of Maryland
Elizabeth A. Novara is the Curator, Historical Manuscripts at the University of Maryland Libraries, where she manages special collections related to state of Maryland history, historic preservation, and women's studies.
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Margery Sly

Director, Special Collections Research Center, Temple University
Margery N. Sly is Director of Special Collections, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, PA. Before going to Temple, she was Deputy Director of the national archives of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), College Archivist at Smith College, a member of the library faculty at Clemson... Read More →


6:00pm

Archives Leadership Institute Alumni Reception
Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Archives Leadership Institute at the Annual Alumni Reception!

Meet the 2018 cohort and reconnect with fellow ALI alumni. The cost is $35 per person and includes a delicious buffet of antipasti, heavy hor d'oeuvres and dessert. A cash bar will be available. This event is open to all ALI alumni, plus a guest.

Location: Buca di Beppo, 1825 Connecticut Avenue, Washington, DC


6:30pm

On Record: Documenting—and Sharing—Regional Music in Akron OH, Louisville KY, and Washington DC
There is no fee to attend. Panel Presentation 6:30-8 PM / DJ and music showcase 8:30-10 PM

Songbyrd Record Café and Music House, a music venue and record boutique located in historic Adams Morgan, will host a program panel of archivists and music historians whose love of regional music inspires them to research, preserve, and make accessible records that often went unheard upon initial release, appreciated only by local listeners. Panel presenters discuss how their initial fascination with local music and history, developed into a lifelong obsession for some, from personal interest, by playing in a band, to professional pursuits. Presenters will share the cultural, social, and economic conditions that lead individuals to create and perform, and will describe the scene at the time, re-creating the historical context in which this music first came into being.

The panel begins with an examination of post-World War II Washington DC’s rhythm and blues, bluegrass, and country music scenes, which transition into the soul and funk sounds dominating the city’s airwaves, studio booths, and live venues. Akron’s “Rubber City” sound—parts Punk, Pop, and New Wave, with an unassuming, distinctly Midwest attitude, and much more than just Devo—are discussed. Select music listeners likely know Louisville influential bands Slint, Rodan, and Rachel’s, but Underground artists such as Babylon Dance Band and The Endtables are featured. Following the panel, each presenter will share music from their respective region. Listen closely to discern the details unique to that place and time.

Wander and discover where “old DC’ is still present in the late 19th- and early 20th-century storefronts along the main commercial district of 18th Street before and after the events.

Songbyrd Record Café and Music House is located at 2475 18th Street NW DC, accessible via the Metro Red Line, Woodley Park-Zoo/Adams Morgan stop.

Speakers include Calvin Rydbom, Heather Fox, Kevin Coombe, Jay Bruder, and will be moderated by Ray Barker, from the DC Public Library Special Collections, and John Davis, from the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library University of Maryland, College Park. For information contact Ray Barker.

Chair
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Ray Barker

Archivist, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
Ray Barker is an Archivist at the Martin Luther King Jr. Library, Washington, DC, where he processes collections, conducts donor relations, public programming, and oversees the processing of the Punk Archive. Ray is a regular contributor to the Library's podcast, DCPL Radio, and is... Read More →
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John Davis

Performing Arts Metadata Archivist, Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library University of Maryland, College Park

Speakers
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Heather Fox

Archivist for Manuscript Collections/Director, Oral History Center, University of Louisville
Heather Fox serves as Archivist for Manuscript Collections and Co-director of the Oral History Center in the Archives and Special Collection Library at the University of Louisville. She is one of three faculty members spearheading the Louisville Underground Music Archive Project... Read More →
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Calvin Rydbom

Archivist, Akron Sound Museum/Pursue Posterity
Calvin Rydbom is the Vice President of Pursue Posterity, a freelance archival consulting firm in Northeast Ohio. He is also the Vice President and Chief Archivist at the Akron Sound Museum in Akron Ohio.


7:00pm

CoSA Business Meeting and Awards Dinner
Wednesday August 15, 2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Offsite

7:00pm

BitCurator Consortium Mixer
Please join us for a BitCurator Consortium Social Mixer taking place on August 15th, 2018 at The Big Hunt bar located at 1345 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036. The mixer is a fabulous opportunity to talk with colleagues, BitCurator users, and digital forensics practitioners about forensics workflow strategies, preservation metadata, etc.

We will be providing appetizers to enjoy, and attendees can purchase their beverages of choice at the bar. BCC members and non-members all are welcome to attend! Plus we will have stickers! And buttons!

Oh and did I mention that there is a Skee-Ball machine???!!!

If interested, please RSVP so we can get a headcount of possible interest.

Please contact sam@educopia.org with any questions.

Wednesday August 15, 2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm
The Big Hunt 1345 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036

7:00pm

SAA Foundation Board Meeting
Wednesday August 15, 2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Harding Room, [Mezzanine Level] Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW, Washington, DC 20008

7:30pm

Fifth Annual AV Archives Night
The Archives of PLACE | People Language Arts Community Experience

AV Archives Night has become an evening of entertainment and awareness for archival audiovisual content each year at the Society of American Archivists’ Annual Meeting. Last year’s event featured DJs, live music from the all-archivist band Glass Plate Zero, dancing, and of course, the centerpiece of the evening, a viewing of audio and video from archival collections across the US. This year will be the fifth that AVP has hosted the free event, and it promises more and better!

Submissions and questions can be directed to Amy Rudersdorf at amy@weareavp.com or tweet to @weareavp.

See more information and the agenda at https://www.weareavp.com/place-av-archives-night/ 

Wednesday August 15, 2018 7:30pm - 11:00pm
Black Cat 1811 14th St. NW, Washington, DC 20009
 
Thursday, August 16
 

7:30am

Federal Government Employees Networking Group
In response to attendee's request for more networking time, and back by popular demand, these networking groups provide an additional venue in which government archivist and records managers at each level of government can meet to enhance relationships, exchange information, and share their concerns, questions, and insights with fellow colleagues.

7:30am

7:30am

Local Government Employees Networking Group
In response to attendee's request for more networking time, and back by popular demand, these networking groups provide an additional venue in which government archivist and records managers at each level of government can meet to enhance relationships, exchange information, and share their concerns, questions, and insights with fellow colleagues.

7:30am

State Government Employees Networking Group
In response to attendee's request for more networking time, and back by popular demand, these networking groups provide an additional venue in which government archivist and records managers at each level of government can meet to enhance relationships, exchange information, and share their concerns, questions, and insights with fellow colleagues.

7:30am

Open Forum: What Does That Mean? Building SAA’s New Dictionary
Shared language helps to define a community. There is no better way to promote transparency than an understanding of that common language. But language is fluid. Archivists and other information professionals come from different perspectives, institutions, training, and cultural backgrounds all of which contributes to our understanding of our profession's lexicography (words).

The forthcoming Dictionary of Archives Terminology builds on the Glossary of Archival and Records Terminology (SAA, 2005) with hundreds of new and revised entries. SAA’s Dictionary Working Group has been building the dictionary behind-the-scenes using the same software as used by the OED. Through a discussion of the latest Word of the Week—transparency—learn how the group harvests, documents, and defines our lexicography. Maybe even try it out for yourself. Bring all of your questions.

Cannot attend or want to get a head start? See the fruits of our labors each week by subscribing to the Word of the Week at archivists.org/word-of-the-week. Your feedback is welcome. And, as always, tweet new terms at #SAAwords. We want to hear from you.

7:30am

SAA New Member/First-Timer Coffee Break
All attendees are welcome to join representatives of SAA’s Membership Committee, Key Contact, Program, Council, and staff for a casual conversation about how to make the most of your time at the conference.

7:30am

Registration Open
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A name badge is required for admission to all meetings, sessions, and events. To replace a lost badge, go to the Onsite Registration Desk during registration hours.

Tuesday, Aug. 14                     8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Wednesday, Aug. 15                8:00 am – 5:30 pm
Thursday, Aug. 16                   7:30 am – 5:30 pm
Friday, Aug. 17                         7:30 am – 4:30 pm
Saturday, Aug. 18                    8:00 am – 10:00 am

Nursing Mothers’ Room
Conference organizers have arranged for attendee use of Park Tower 8205 as a lactation room during the conference. The room is equipped with a table, chairs, and mini-fridge. See map.

Special Needs
If you have any special needs in order to participate fully in the conference, please contact the SAA office via email at conference@archivists.org.  Should you require assistance onsite, speak with an SAA staff member at the Onsite Registration Desk.

The Host Committee: At Your Service!
Your DC-area colleagues have joined forces to staff the Advance Registration Desk – and provide you with the information you need to enhance your conference experience with repository tours and open houses, restaurant advice, ideas for on-your-own adventures, and tips on navigating the city and surrounding areas. Tap into the Host Committee’s great ideas and updates at https://archives2018dc.wordpress.com/.  Please bookmark the blog, stop by often, and feel free to tell us what you need to know. 

7:30am

SAA Bookstore Open
Swing by the SAA Bookstore to browse and buy SAA’s latest titles or to chat about an idea you have for a book, module, article, or case study with Publications Editor Chris Prom, The American Archivist Editor Cal Lee, Director of Publishing Teresa Brinati, and Archival Outlook Coordinator Abigail Christian.

Tuesday, August 14                                8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Wednesday, August 15                        8:00 am – 5:30 pm
Thursday, August 16                              7:30 am – 5:30 pm
Friday, August 17                                      7:30 am – 4:30 pm

7:30am

SAA Career Center Open
SAA Career Center
Hosted by SAA’s Membership Committee, the Career Center provides services and opportunities for job seekers and employers.

Wednesday, Aug. 15   8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Thursday, Aug. 16   8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Friday, Aug. 17   8:00 am – 4:30 pm
     
For Job Seekers:
  • Bring extra copies and post your résumé for prospective employers to see at the conference. 
  • Review job announcements and meet with employers. 
  • Get help polishing your résumé and/or consult with volunteer career advisors. (Attendees are invited to schedule an appointment in advance for consultation with an advisor. Please see the Career Development Subcommittee website for more information: http://www2.archivists.org/groups/career-development-subcommittee.
   
 For Employers:
  • Post your position announcement(s) via the SAA Online Career Center or bring announcements to post onsite. 
  • Place your announcement(s) on file in the Career Center and expand your applicant pool. 
  • Meet job seekers and potential employees. Employers who participate in the Career Center will have the chance to meet and speak with job seekers in an informal and relaxed setting. Please see the Career Development Subcommittee website for more information: http://www2.archivists.org/groups/career-development-subcommittee.

8:00am

Information Tables
Stop by these information tables to learn about your colleagues’ initiatives and related organizations, contribute to our community service project, and bid on silent auction items:
  • Academy of Certified Archivists (ACA)
  • CoSA Silent Auction
  • Education @ SAA
  • The Funders (CLIR, IMLS, NEH, NHPRC)
  • Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC)
  • Midwest Archives Conference (MAC)
  • NAGARA
  • New England Archivists (NEA)
  • SAA Committee on Public Awareness
  • SAA Foundation
  • SAA Preservation Section Silent Auction
  • Social Networks and Archival Context (SNAC)
  • Society of Southwest Archivists

Service Projects:
  • Warm Up America! 
    We are collecting knitted or crocheted 7” x 9” squares, made of washable/dryable yarn, to create blankets we can distribute to those in need in the DC area. Extra supplies will be available at the donation table!
  • Knine Rescue, Inc. 
    This small non-profit dedicated to animal care and protection,
    made up of a “virtual facility” of foster homes and volunteers is seeking items from their wish list.
 
Learn more about this year’s service projects on the 2018 Host Committee Blog 

8:30am

Plenary 1 / Awards
The CoSA, NAGARA, and SAA Presidents welcome all attendees to the Opening Plenary, which features keynote speaker Zeynep Tufekci, PhD, University of North Carolina associate professor and author of Twitter and Tear Gas: The Power and Fragility of Networked Protest; Archivist of the United States David Ferriero; and a host of new award winners and SAA Fellows!

Speakers
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David Ferriero

Archivist of the United States, National Archives and Records Administration
David S. Ferriero was confirmed as 10th Archivist of the United States on November 6, 2009.Previously, Mr. Ferriero served as the Andrew W. Mellon Director of the New York Public Libraries (NYPL). He was part of the leadership team responsible for integrating the four research libraries... Read More →
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Zeynep Tufekci

Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Techno-sociologist Zeynep Tufekci is an internationally recognized authority on the interactions between technology and social, cultural, and political dynamics. She has special expertise in how social change movements are using social media and on the social and moral implications... Read More →


9:00am

SAA Preservation Section's Silent Auction benefiting the National Disaster Recovery Fund for Archives
  • Auction open Thursday, August 16th 9am - 5:30 pm
  • Auction open Friday, August 17th 9 am - 3:30 pm
    • FINAL BIDS due before 3:30 pm.
    • Contact winners starting at 3:30 pm.
    • Must respond to text messages by 4:30 pm after which will move on to next highest bidder.
    • Pick-up and pay: 3:30 - 5:00 pm

10:00am

SAA Mentoring Program Meet-and-Greet
Are you seeking guidance on your professional development? Do you want to share your knowledge and experience with a fresh young talent? Stop by to learn about how SAA’s dynamic Mentoring Program can help you make the right connections. And if you’re already part of the Program, this is a great opportunity to meet your mentor or protege in person!

Lear more about the SAA Mentoring Program at https://www2.archivists.org/membership/mentoring

10:00am

10:30am

101 - Toward Culturally Competent Archival (Re)Description of Marginalized Histories
Influenced by the radical archives movement, panelists discuss their (re)processing projects for which they wrote or rewrote descriptions in culturally competent approaches. Their case studies include materials regarding underrepresented peoples and historically oppressed groups who are marginalized from or maligned in the archival record. Targeted to processors, this session aims to teach participants to apply their cultural competencies in writing finding aids through an introduction to cultural competency framework, the case study examples, and a short audience-participation exercise.

Annie Tang: Dealing with Dealer Descriptions: Navigating Black and Asian Identities as Creators and Subjects in Purchased Manuscript Collections
Dorothy Judith Berry: Negro/Colored/Afro-American; Describing Blackness on a Mass Scale
Kelly Bolding: You Can't Ask the Dead: A Case Study on LGBTQIA+ Identities and Outness in Archival Description for Historical Collections
Rachel E. Winston: (Re)Discovery: Navigating Collections and Dusty Descriptions

Chair
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Annie Tang

Processing Archivist, Johns Hopkins University
Originally from the LA area, Annie Tang is the incoming Coordinator of Special Collections at Chapman University in Orange County, California. She was previously the Processing Archivist at Johns Hopkins University. Annie loves a good bowl of Vietnamese pho (pronounced ‘fuh... Read More →

Speakers
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Dorothy Berry

Digital Collections Program Manager, Houghton Library
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Kelly Bolding

Project Archivist, Americana Manuscript Collections, Princeton University
Kelly Bolding is the Project Archivist for Americana Manuscript Collections at Princeton University Library, where she works with 18th and 19th century American history collections, as well as on developing workflows for processing born-digital and audiovisual materials. She is a... Read More →
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Rachel E. Winston

Black Diaspora Archivist, The University of Texas at Austin



10:30am

102 - True Confessions: Paying Off the Technical Debt of Early Digital Projects
Archivists and librarians may incur "technical debt" to expedite backlogs, meet grant deadlines, or navigate limited resources. This debt can manifest as incomplete metadata, lack of documentation, and/or workflow inconsistencies, while the "interest" on the debt may grow over time. This session explores the metaphor of "technical debt" in digital projects and examines how understanding it can inform plans to remediate our legacy projects (while working to pay off that debt) and create new ones.

Deirdre Joyce: Technical Debt as a Framework for Understanding Legacy Projects
Julia Corrin: Passive Neglect = Technical Debt
Rebecca Hirsch: When to Let Go?
Rita Johnston: Benign Neglect No More: Evaluating Early Digitization Projects
Erin Kinhart: Why Did We Do That?: Living With Early Rapid Capture Practices
Laurel McPhee: Is Something (Online) Really Better Than Nothing?

Moderator: Deirdre Joyce

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Deirdre Joyce

Metadata Services Librarian, Syracuse University
Deirdre is an archivist and librarian who currently works as Metadata Services Librarian and Leader of the Digital Library Core Team at Syracuse University. Previously she worked as project manager for New York Heritage Digital Collections and the Empire Archival Discovery Cooper... Read More →

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Julia Corrin

University Archivist, Carnegie Mellon University
Julia Corrin is the University Archivist at Carnegie Mellon University, where she oversees the archive's physical and digital collections and sits on the Dean's Advisory Council. She previously served as the Political Collections and Access Archivist at Arkansas State University... Read More →
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Rebecca Hirsch

Head of Digital Services, Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Yale University
Rebecca Hirsch is the Head of the Digital Services Unit at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University. Previously, she was an archivist in Manuscripts & Archives at Yale and at USC's Special Collections. She has a MSLIS from Long Island University and a MA in... Read More →
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Rita Johnston

Digital Production Librarian, UNC Charlotte
Rita is the Digital Production Librarian at the Special Collections and University Archives, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where she leads efforts to make analog materials digitally available and discoverable.
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Erin Kinhart

Head of Collections Processing, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
Erin Kinhart oversees all processing activities and jointly oversees rapid-capture digitization of manuscript collections at the Archives of American Art (AAA). From 2005-2010 she served as a project archivist for AAA's first large-scale collection digitization project.
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Laurel McPhee

Supervisory Archivist, UC San Diego Library
Laurel manages a team of Special Collections archivists and processors at the UC San Diego Library, where she oversees all aspects of manuscript accessioning, processing, digitization and description. Harvard (A.B., 1998); UCLA (MLIS, 2002).


10:30am

103 - Archival Engagements and Recordkeeping Intersections with Wicked Problems [RIM]
Transparent recordkeeping that communities understand and trust is an essential component of addressing what policy experts call "wicked problems"--complex, ill-defined, and contentious societal challenges. This session examines three examples: recordkeeping tensions in police body-cams, the role of formal and informal records in refugee lives, and the need for longitudinal trusted climate data. We highlight how our field can help to address these problems, how they challenge archival thought and practice, and the importance of recordkeeping transparency in building trust.

Eliot Wilczek: Archival Engagements and Recordkeeping Intersections with Wicked Problems
Snowden Becker: To Protect and (Pre)Serve: Making, Keeping, and Considering Police Records
Anne J. Gilliland: Refugees, Records and ICT at the Borders of the State
Eira Tansey: Appraising the Archival Anthropocene

Moderator: Eliot Wilczek

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Eliot Wilczek

Corporate Records and Archives Manager, The MITRE Corporation
Eliot Wilczek is the Corporate Records and Archives Manager at the MITRE Corporation. He has previously served as an archivist and records manager at Bowdoin College, Brandeis University, and Tufts University. He has a PhD in Library and Information Science from Simmons College.

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Snowden Becker

Program Manager, Moving Image Archive Studies, University of California, Los Angeles
Snowden Becker manages UCLA's MLIS program. She researches, teaches, and writes about how audiovisual materials are integrated into our larger cultural heritage.
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Anne J. Gilliland

Professor, University of California, Los Angeles
Professor Gilliland is director of the Archival Studies specialization in the UCLA Department of Information Studies and of the Archival Education and Research Initiative (AERI). Her research examines the role of records and recordkeeping in post-conflict recovery and the lives of... Read More →
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Eira Tansey

Digital Archivist/Records Manager, University of Cincinnati
Eira Tansey is the Digital Archivist/Records Manager at the University of Cincinnati, where she is responsible for institutional records management, developing digital preservation policies, and working with born-digital archives.


10:30am

104 - Making the Invisible Accessible: The Complex Labor of Archival Accessioning
Accessioning is a vital archival practice, but it is complex, out of the public eye, and undefined. By establishing control over new holdings with an eye toward access and preservation, accessioning archivists set the stage for future archival work, collection stewardship, and interaction with materials. This session offers personal perspectives and practical workflows as we explore how accessioning procedures vary across the spectrum of archival work. Following the presentations, attendees are encouraged to share their experiences and workflows.

Rosemary K. J. Davis: Memories Can't Wait: The Confluence of Emotional, Physical, and Intellectual Labors in Accessioning Work
Julie I. May: Responsible Acquisitions: Translating a Legal Framework into Trust, Transparency, and Accessible Collections
Meaghan O'Riordan: Chain, Chain, Chain: Why Provenance and Chain of Custody are More Critical Than Ever
Rachel Searcy: She's Gained Control: The (Previously) Unknown Pleasures of Accessioning
Katrina Windon: Estimation, Extrapolation, and Other Related Techniques: The Imprecise Art of Collection-Level Description in Accessioning

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Rosemary K. J. Davis

Accessioning Archivist, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University
Rosemary K. J. Davis is Accessioning Archivist for the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Yale University. Prior to her work at Yale, she processed the Samuel French Collection at Amherst College, riot grrrl collections at Fales Library/NYU, and Jazz Loft oral histories at... Read More →

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Julie I. May

Managing Director of Library & Archives, Brooklyn Historical Society
Julie I. May is the Managing Director of Library & Archives at Brooklyn Historical Society. She holds an MLIS from Pratt Institute, a BA in English from Indiana University, and an AAS in Applied Photography from Rochester Institute of Technology.
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Meaghan O'Riordan

Accessioning and Collections Manager, Rose Library, Emory University
Meaghan O'Riordan is Accessioning and Collections Manager at the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives & Rare Book Library at Emory University. She holds an MLS degree from UNC-Chapel Hill and BA degrees in Creative Writing and Religious Studies from North Carolina State University... Read More →
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Rachel Searcy

Accessioning Archivist, New York University
Rachel Searcy is Accessioning Archivist and ArchivesSpace administrator at NYU. She holds an MA in History and an MS in Library and Information Science from Simmons College, as well as a BA in English and History and a Certificate in Celtic Studies from the University of Wisconsi... Read More →
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Katrina Windon

Accessioning and Processing Archivist, University of Arkansas Libraries
Katrina Windon is the Accessioning and Processing Archivist for the University of Arkansas Special Collections. Windon holds an MSIS in Information Studies from the University of Texas at Austin, and is a Certified Archivist.


10:30am

105 - Opening the Black Box: Transparency and Complexity in Digital Preservation
Panelists discusses challenges and opportunities for transparency in digital preservation across diverse archival contexts. We'll explore gaps and divergences between standards and realities in uses of preservation metadata, documentation, disk images, retention and access policies, and other factors establishing the provenance, authenticity, and integrity of records. How are these gaps communicated? Can the integrity of files hang on the integrity of the repository?

Amy Wickner: Writing the Docs Honestly
Erin Elizabeth Baucom: Disk Images and Informed Consent: Do Donors Really Know What They Are Getting Into?
Elizabeth England: If a Checksum Falls in a Forest...
Kyna Herzinger: Toward a Theory of Trustworthy Digital Preservation: Considering File Integrity at the Institutional Level
Jessica Tieman: Documenting Provenance and Establishing Authenticity of Born-digital Content in a Federal Digital Repository

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Amy Wickner

Electronic Records Archivist, University of Maryland, College Park
Archivist and PhD student at the University of Maryland, working with born-digital materials and studying non-institutional digital archival practices.

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Erin Elizabeth Baucom

Digital Archivist/Assistant Professor, The University of Montana
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Elizabeth England

Digital Archivist, Johns Hopkins University
Elizabeth England is the Digital Archivist at the Johns Hopkins University Sheridan Libraries. Her responsibilities include creating, documenting, and managing workflows for acquiring, processing, describing, and preserving born-digital materials.
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Kyna Herzinger

Archivist for Records Management, University of Louisville
Kyna Herzinger is the Archivist for Records Management at the University of Louisville's Archives and Special Collections. She has spent over a decade working with analog and digital collections in a variety of institutional settings--most recently serving the North Carolina State... Read More →
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Jessica Tieman

Digital Preservation Librarian, Government Publishing Office
Jessica Tieman holds a M.S. in Library and Information Science with a Specialization in Data Curation. Jessica began working at GPO as part of the National Digital Stewardship Residency program. She is currently leading GPO's progress toward formal certification under the ISO 16363... Read More →



10:30am

106 - Leading the Way: Transparency in Archives Management
As archivists advance in their careers, many often assume management roles. Although prepared for the role of archivist through formal education and day-to-day work, most archivists have minimal management training and experience. Panelists from a variety of institutions and with varying levels of experience talk about their positions, issues with transparency in management, making decisions, managing change, navigating conflict, and setting strategic priorities. A significant amount of time is devoted to questions and discussion. Commentator: Chrystal Carpenter

Have a management/leadership question you'd like discussed in the session? Post them to the session speakers at:  https://elon.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_7Wdqax04Zf6afgF 

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Chrystal Carpenter

University Archivist and Coordinator of Special Collections, Elon University
University Archivist & Coordinator of Special Collections at Elon University, where she provides leadership and vision for the Department. Member of the Archives Leadership Institute, 2015 cohort and a Certified Archivist. Previously, Director of Archives at the J. Craig Venter I... Read More →

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Bob Clark

Director of Archives, Rockefeller Archive Center
Bob Clark is the Director of Archives at the Rockefeller Archive Center where he leads a talented team that manages and makes accessible the RAC's extensive archival collections documenting the history of philanthropy and civil society. He began his archives career in 1987 at Texas... Read More →
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María R. Estorino

Associate University Librarian for Special Collections and Director, Wilson Library, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Associate University Librarian for Special Collections and Director of Wilson Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Libraries.
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Verónica Reyes-Escudero

Borderlands Curator, University of Arizona
Verónica Reyes-Escudero is Borderlands Curator at the University of Arizona Libraries. She served as Interim Director of the Special Collections. In 2016 she co-authored Latinos in Libraries, Museums, and Archives: Cultural Competence in Action! An Asset-Based Approach.

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David Benjamin

Head of Special Collections & University Archives, University of Central Florida
Currently Head of Special Collections & University Archives at the University of Central Florida, David was previously the Assistant Director of the Volkerding Study Center at the Center for Creative Photography and the Visual Materials Archivist at the Wisconsin Historical Socie... Read More →


10:30am

107 - Trying to Put It Out There: Confronting Challenges in Processing and Providing Access to Legal Collections
Many institutions hold manuscript collections that contain or are composed entirely of legal documents. Providing long-term access to legal collections benefits the public by helping to improve accountability, enhancing transparency of the legal process, and contributing to the cultural record. But stewardship of legal collections can bring special challenges. In this session, we share lessons learned in processing and providing access to the personal papers of a local NAACP president, the records of the national ACLU office, and the 19th-century legal documents "hidden" in manuscript collections.

Katherine Palm: Navigating Challenges in Processing and Providing Access to the American Civil Liberties Union Records (with Rachel Van Unen)
Jennifer McGillan: That's Not A "Letter": Adventures in Identifying 19th-Century Legal Documents in Manuscript Collections
Linda Reynolds: Archivist vs. Legal Counsel: Local NAACP President's Papers
Rachel Van Unen: Navigating Challenges in Processing and Providing Access to the American Civil Liberties Union Papers (with Kate Palm)

Moderator: Katherine Palm

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Katherine Palm

Associate Archivist & Records Center Coordinator, American Civil Liberties Union
Katherine Palm is the Associate Archivist & Records Center Coordinator of the American Civil Liberties Union. She holds an MSLIS from Pratt Institute's School of Information and a JD from the University of Illinois College of Law.

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Jennifer McGillan

Coordinator of Manuscripts, Mississippi State University
Jennifer McGillan is the Coordinator of Manuscripts at Mississippi State University. She received her JD from New York Law School and her MLIS from the University of Pittsburgh. Before coming to MSU she worked at the Columbia University Medical Center Library.
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Linda Reynolds

Director, Stephen F. Austin State University
Linda Reynolds has been the Director of the East Texas Research Center at Stephen F. Austin State University since 2007. Her involvement with digitization began in 2003 with a Texas Telecommunication Infrastructure Fund (TIF) grant with the creation of Texas Tides. She currently serves... Read More →
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Rachel Van Unen

Archivist for Collections, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Rachel Van Unen is the Archivist for Collections at MIT's Institute Archives and Special Collections. She received her MA in Archives and Public History from New York University and previously worked at Princeton University's Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library and NYU's Tamiment Library... Read More →



10:30am

108 - Middle Eastern and North African Archives at Home and Abroad: Access, Preservation and Politics
This session focuses on physical and intellectual access challenges at archives in or from Egypt, Morocco, Iraq, and the greater Middle East Region. Archivists discuss how they navigate the terrain of preservation and politics to provide access to records on WWI refugees, architecture, and political revolution. Also discussed is a specific national archive in the region that focuses on its colonial past in lieu of providing access to modern-day records.

Sumayya Ahmed: Is This the National Archive? Colonial Records and Present-Day Silence in the Archives of Morocco
Ryder Kouba: After the Square: Archival Challenges at the American University in Cairo
Renee Pappous: Lessons from the Near East Relief Records: Fragile, Valuable, Sensitve
Sharon C. Smith: Iraqi Architects Archives at MIT: Providing Access to the Country of Origin

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Sumayya Ahmed

Lecturer in Library and Information Studies, University College London-Qatar
Sumayya Ahmed is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) at University College London's campus in Qatar. Her research interests include documentary heritage in North Africa and the Middle East as well as the tension between the oral and written in recordkeeping. She received a PhD in Information... Read More →

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Ryder Kouba

Digital Collections Archivist, American University of Cairo
Ryder Kouba is the Digital Collections Archivist in the Rare Books and Special Collections Library at the American University in Cairo, a position he has held since 2014. His responsibilities include managing digitization, preservation of born digital materials, and access to content... Read More →
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Renee Pappous

Assistant Archivist, Rockefeller Archive Center
Renee is an assistant archivist at the Rockefeller Archive Center, where she strives to provide empathetic, open, and equitable access through her reference and processing projects. She earned her master's in Modern European Studies from Columbia University and her bachelor's from... Read More →
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Sharon C. Smith

Program Head, Aga Khan Documentation Center at MIT
Sharon C. Smith holds a Ph.D. in the History and Theory of Art and Architecture from Binghamton University. She specializes in the history of art and architecture of the Middle East and Renaissance Italy. She is the Program Head of AKDC@MIT, co-director of Archnet.org, and an editor... Read More →


10:30am

109 - Memory Work and the Virtues of Opacity
Panelists explore diverse conceptions and understandings of transparency in different cultural traditions and the implications these hold for archival work. By looking at clothing, dance, and physical movement as archives, the panelists discuss the ways in which memory, history, and identity may be best served by listening to, understanding, and respecting the needs, values, and beliefs of non-dominant communities and historically marginalized people.

David Staniunas: Memory Work and the Virtues of Opacity
Rosemary Carroll: Framing Somatic Experience: How Do Artists and Audience Perceive the Transmission of Cultural Memory?
Christiana Dobrzynski: Our Life Is Our Record: Memory Work as Resistance within the Remains of Contemporary Mixed Nomadic Communities
Aaisha Haykal: Documenting the Code
Darra Hofman: Me, Thee, We: Competing Models of Transparency and Privacy and the Dominance of Notice-Choice
Cheylon Woods: Whispers from Cherie Quarters: The Oral Tradition and Rememory Dr. Ernest J. Gaines and the Mount. Zion Road Cemetery Clean-UP

Moderator: David Staniunas

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David Staniunas

Records Archivist, Presbyterian Historical Society
David Staniunas has been Records Archivist at the Presbyterian Historical Society since 2011. He is a 2010 MLIS from Kent State University, and a 2003 MFA from Indiana University.

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Christiana Dobrzynski

College Archivist, Bryn Mawr College
Christiana Dobrzynski is the College Archivist at Bryn Mawr, as well as a consultant for artists, activists, and community archives, with a focus on cultural objects as records and storytelling as medicine for healing bloodline trauma.
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Aaisha Haykal

Manager of Archival Services, College of Charleston
Aaisha Haykal (B.A., B.A. Syracuse University '09, MSLIS, UIUC '11) is the Manager of Archival Services at the College of Charleston's Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture. She works with donors, assists with outreach activities, and fostering collaborat... Read More →
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Darra Hofman

Ph.D. Candidate, University of British Columbia
Darra Hofman, J.D., M.S.L.S., is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of British Columbia School of Library, Archival, and Information Studies. Her research focuses on the intersection between records, technology, and human rights, with particular emphasis on blockchain.
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Cheylon Woods

Head and Archivist/ Assistant Professor of Library and Information Sciences., Ernest J. Gaines Center/Edith Garland Dupré Library, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Cheylon Woods, MA, Northwestern State University (2011), MLIS, Louisiana State University (2015), has actively worked with communities and prominent figures in Alabama to fill in information gaps related to African American history.


10:30am

110 - It's Not You, It's Me: Managing Donor Relations in Special Collections and Archives
Go behind the scenes to learn how archives professionals develop donor relationships.Two public library archivists discuss unique approaches in acquiring collections, often calling upon the public--including underrepresented communities--to assist; a university archivist shares ethical issues as her past donor relations are cast in a new light; a labor archivist details his partnership with union members; and an independent archivist describes complications when living donors request a specific, perhaps exaggerated, legacy. All panelists share their "donor pitch."









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Ray Barker

Archivist, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
Ray Barker is an Archivist at the Martin Luther King Jr. Library, Washington, DC, where he processes collections, conducts donor relations, public programming, and oversees the processing of the Punk Archive. Ray is a regular contributor to the Library's podcast, DCPL Radio, and is... Read More →

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Derek Mitchell Gray

Archivist, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
Derek has been an Archivist in Special Collections,DC Public Library since 2008, managing the DC Community Archives, reference, and donors.His research interests include under-documented ethnic and sexually diverse DC communities.His current research focuses on the DC branch of the... Read More →
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Heather Halpin Perez

Special Collections Librarian and University Archivist, Richard E. Bjork Library, Stockton University
Heather Perez is Special Collections Librarian and University Archivist at Stockton University in Galloway, NJ, where she has worked for one year. She is a Lone Arranger. Prior, she oversaw the Atlantic City Free Public Library's Atlantic City Heritage Collections, and she works with... Read More →
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Calvin Rydbom

Archivist, Akron Sound Museum/Pursue Posterity
Calvin Rydbom is the Vice President of Pursue Posterity, a freelance archival consulting firm in Northeast Ohio. He is also the Vice President and Chief Archivist at the Akron Sound Museum in Akron Ohio.
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Gavin Strassel

UAW Archivist, Walter P. Reuther Library, Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs, Wayne State University
Gavin Strassel is the United Auto Workers (UAW) Archivist at the Walter P. Reuther Library of Wayne State University, where he stewards the historical records of the influential labor union. Additionally, he is president of the Metro Detroit Archivists League.

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Aaron D. Purcell

Director of Special Collections, Virginia Tech
Aaron D. Purcell is director of special collections at Virginia Tech, with a PhD in history from the University of Tennessee, an MLS from the University of Maryland, College Park. Purcell has authored several books including Donors and Archives: Building Successful Donor Programs... Read More →



10:30am

111 - Transparency and the Impact of New Public Management on the Governance of Public Information [RIM]
Governments are becoming more transparent through open data initiatives and freedom of information legislation. They have embraced New Public Management (NPM) in the quest for efficient institutions and are hence outsourcing government functions to private organizations. Outsourcing has led to the privatization of government information. This is a grey area with conflicting interests between demands of efficiency, cost savings, and traditional government values of equal treatment, respect for privacy, transparency and accountability and the predictability of government processes. These new challenges might compromise the transparency and accountability of governments and other democratic values due to lack of robust record-keeping regimes. Sweden has a tradition of openness and promotes readily access to public records but this is being challenged. Likewise, African countries such as South Africa have also enacted freedom of information legislation. This session will constitute case studies from Sweden and South Africa that will problematize this development.

Proscovia Svärd: The Impact of New Public Management on the Management of Public Information: The Case of Sweden.
Nampombe Saurombe: Promoting Transparency: The State of and Challenges of Archives and Records Management Practise in South Africa

Moderator: Proscovia Svärd

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Proscovia Svärd

Senior Lecturer/Researcher, Södertörn University College
Proscovia Svärd is a Senior Lecturer at the Institute of History and Contemporary Studies, Södertörn University, Stockholm. She this year finished her Post-doctoral Research at the School of Interdisciplinary Research and Postgraduate Studies, University of South Africa. She is... Read More →

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Nampombe Saurombe

Senior Lecturer, University of South Africa
Dr. Nampombe Saurombe is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Information Science at the University of South Africa in Pretoria, South Africa. Her current research focuses on promoting access to archives and records in East and Southern Africa. She has published and presented... Read More →


12:00pm

12:00pm

Regional Archival Associations Consortium
The Regional Archival Associations Consortium (RAAC) meets to discuss the group’s progress on behalf of the regionals and its initiatives related to advocacy, disaster planning, public awareness, grant development, and education.

12:00pm

A Conversation with Archivist of the United States David Ferriero
Archivist of the United States David Ferriero has a conversation with Nicole Saylor, Head of the Archives at the American Folklife Center, Library of Congress. Who has the coolest collections? Perhaps we will find out! Moderated by SAA President Tanya Zanish-Belcher.

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David Ferriero

Archivist of the United States, National Archives and Records Administration
David S. Ferriero was confirmed as 10th Archivist of the United States on November 6, 2009.Previously, Mr. Ferriero served as the Andrew W. Mellon Director of the New York Public Libraries (NYPL). He was part of the leadership team responsible for integrating the four research libraries... Read More →
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Nicole Saylor

Head of the Archives, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
Nicole Saylor has been Head of the Archives at the American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, for 5½ years. She formerly was head of Digital Research and Publishing, University of Iowa Libraries... Read More →


12:00pm

Open Forums: Achieving more in Digital Preservation: Transparency through Automation (Presented by conference sponsor Preservica)
In this session, archivists from the City of Boston Archives and the University of Mary Washington will showcase how they are achieving more for their institutions using software to automate common digital preservation tasks such as ingesting content in bulk, harvesting websites, making content and metadata discoverable online, maintaining files in current formats, synchronizing metadata with catalogs and flexibly rearranging archive hierarchy overtime.

In particular, the session will explore how automation can lead to greater transparency by applying defined rules and policies.

Preservica CTO Jon Tilbury will also showcase some of the very latest innovations in digital preservation that are enabling archivists to put more focus on raising the profile of their archive and less on managing tools and technologies.

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Marta Crilly

Archivist for Reference and Outreach, Boston City Archives
Marta is the Archivist for Reference and Outreach at the Boston City Archives where she manages the Archives' outreach program, social media initiatives, research services, and digital records program.
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Jon Tilbury

Chief Technology Officer, Preservica
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Angie White

Digital Resources Librarian, University of Mary Washington


12:00pm

Open Forums: Achieving Records Management Transparency with SharePoint (Presented by conference sponsor Collabware)
73% of Government Organizations use SharePoint. Why not use a system you're already familiar with (and paying for) to cover your information management strategy.

In this session, we'll discuss the built-in records management capabilities of SharePoint, the gaps that exist and what extended features are required to ensure compliance and process transparency.

Topics covered include:

  • Why records management projects fail and how to avoid the common pitfalls
  • How your organization can customize SharePoint in-house or use DoD certified solutions to set up automation
  • Implementation methods including scenario-driven prototyping, change mitigation, ongoing solution refinement
  • How to configure SharePoint to adhere to legislative and industry regulations and mitigate risk

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Graham Sibley

Founder and CEO, Collabware
Graham Sibley is the founder and CEO of Collabware. He has successfully implemented dozens of enterprise content management solutions over almost 20 years of experience and created the first rules-based recordkeeping product for Microsoft SharePoint. Driven by a passion to ensure... Read More →


12:00pm

Open Forums: Archival Facilities Guidelines
Join us for an open forum to update colleagues on the rapidly developing joint US/Canadian archival facility standard. Members of the Technical Subcommittee on Archival Facility Guidelines (TS-AFG) will discuss the challenges in developing the revised standard for archival facilities and review the proposed changes to the 2009 standard, the open issues, and the new research.

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Jeremy Linden

Principal/Owner, Linden Preservation Services, Inc.
Jeremy Linden has been the Principal/Owner of Linden Preservation Services, Inc., since 2017. He is an active educator and consultant, and works closely with colleagues in libraries, archives, and museums on issues of material preservation, mechanical system performance, energy-savings... Read More →

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Michele Pacifico

Archival Facilities Consultant



12:00pm

Open Forums: Diversity Forum
While discussions on race, ethnicity, sexuality, gender, and gender identity are frequently included in discussions of diversity in archives and the archival profession, considerations of accessibility for archival workers and researchers, disability-centered collections, and disability culture, are often overlooked in these conversations. This year’s Diversity Forum will increase awareness of accessibility in archives and our profession. Panelists will share their experiences serving as care providers, working with Braille materials and with sighted and blind researchers, and provide an update from SAA’s Task Force to Revise Best Practices on Accessibility. (Sponsored by the SAA Diversity Committee)

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Harrison Inefuku

Scholarly Publishing Services Librarian, Iowa State University
Harrison W. Inefuku is the scholarly publishing services librarian at Iowa State University, where he is overseeing the devleopment of lowa State's library publishing program. He has been active with diversity and inclusion initiatives at the national level and has spoken and published... Read More →
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Anna Kresmer

Archivist, National Federation of the Blind
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David McCartney

University Archivist, University of Iowa
UI archivist since 2001; currently president of the Midwest Archives Conference, 2017-2019 term. I'm interested in learning from others of their efforts to document community in its many forms. I look forward to meeting you at SAA!
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Sara White

Co-Chair, SAA Task Force to Revise Best Practices on Accessibility



12:00pm

Open Forums: Preservation of Electronic Government Information (PEGI) Project
The PEGI project (Preservation of Electronic Government Information) is a two-year, grant-funded initiative to document challenges and discover new efforts for government information collection and preservation in this electronic age.  Archivists’ viewpoints are crucial to the work.  Through this forum, we hope to collect ideas, experiences and insights which will in turn contribute to an inter-disciplinary white paper articulating a national agenda for collaborative action.

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Deborah Caldwell

University of North Texas
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Marie Concannon

Head, Government Information & Data Archives, University of Missouri
Head of Government Information and Data Archives at an FDLP (Federal Depository Library Program) regional library, and formerly worked at the State Historical Society of Missouri for a total of 28 years of service. Chaired the U.S. GPO's Depository Library Council in 2014-2015... Read More →
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Martin Halbert

University of North Carolina at Greensboro
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James R. Jacobs

US Government Information Librarian, Stanford University
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Shari Laster

Head, Open Stack Collections, ASU Library
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Scott Matheson

Assoc. Librarian for Technical Services, Yale University
As Associate Law Librarian for Technical Services at the Yale law library, Scott supports acquisition, description, and access to digital and print resources in the Law Library and to legal resources across campus. He completed a three year term on the Depository Library Council last... Read More →
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Robbie Sittel

Government Information Librarian & Head, Eagle Commons Library, University of North Texas
Robbie Sittel is the Government Information Librarian at the University of North Texas. She oversees the Eagle Commons Library, a campus branch library that houses a number of specialized services including UNT’s Government Information Connection and the Funding Information Network... Read More →


12:00pm

Open Forums: Safe Search Among Sensitive Content: Investigating Archivist and Donor Conceptions of Privacy, Secrecy, and Access
This open forum will describe initial findings from the Safe Search Among Sensitive Content project, which is a collaborative investigation of contextual privacy and redaction in large email archives, as well as elicit discussion from archival practitioners on concerns surrounding privacy and access of email archives. By interviewing archivists, donors, and users of email collections, the project team has identified themes of what constitutes a “sensitive” record, and is building an ontology of categories of secrets and secret-keeping in email communications. The project will also use machine learning to further analyze the identified categories of secrets, and aims to deconstruct definitions of privacy, secrecy, transparency, and access from interdisciplinary research using an archival lens. The project team includes computer scientists, archivists, PhD students, and faculty from the University of Maryland and the University of Waterloo.

Speakers
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Caitlin Christian-Lamb

Ph.D. Student, University of Maryland
Caitlin is a PhD student at the University of Maryland's iSchool, where she focuses on collective memory, digital humanities, and the nature of secrecy in email archive collections. She previously worked as the Digital Archivist of Davidson College.
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Glynn Edwards

Assistant Director, Special Collections, Stanford University
As the Assistant Director I focus on the Born-Digital Program & Collection Services division for the Department of Special Collections. I also run the ePADD Project which continues to develop an email archiving and delivery tool.
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Douglas Oard

Professor, University of Maryland
Doug Oard is a Professor and Associate Dean for Faculty at the iSchool and a Professor in the Institute for Advanced Computer Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park. His work focuses on the use of emerging technologies to support information seeking and sense-making... Read More →
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Katie Shilton

Associate Professor & Doctoral Program Director, University of Maryland
Katie Shilton is an Associate Professor at College of Information Studies and leads the Ethics & Values in Design (EViD) Lab at the UMD iSchool. Her research and teaching explores ethics and policy for the design of information collections, systems and technologies, and digital c... Read More →


1:30pm

201 - Email Archiving Comes of Age [RIM]
Organized by the Mellon Foundation/Digital Preservation Coalition co-sponsored Task Force on Technical Approaches to Email Archives, NHPRC, and members of CoSA, this session features a range of perspectives on email archiving, including those of archivists, technologists, librarians, and others interested in preserving the cultural record who want to capture, preserve, and provide access to email. The speakers provide overviews of progressive research, dynamic technology, and practical experience with email archiving from LIS, cultural heritage, and government communities.

Kate Murray: Email Archiving Comes of Age
Roger Christman: I Really Can't Wait to Archive This Exchange": LVA's Tim Kaine Email Project
Kevin L. De Vorsey: Email Perspectives at the National Archives
Glynn Edwards: Updates on the ePADD Email Archiving and Delivery Tool
Jeremy Gibson: Three Years of Email: Wrapping Up the TOMES Project
Wendy Marcus Gogel: Electronic Archiving System (EAS): Open Source Enterprise System for Email Archiving
Katherine Martinez: Collecting Institutional Email: Results from Two Case Studies
Nancy Melley: Email Archiving Comes of Age
Kathleen O'Neill: Email Archiving at the Library of Congress
Chris Prom: Task Force on Technical Approaches to Email Archives Report
Joel Simpson: Industry and Emerging Trends in Email Archives
Camille Tyndall Watson: Three Years of Email: Wrapping Up the TOMES Project
Brent M. West: Email Automation: Predictive Coding Tools, Workflows, and More

Speakers
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Roger Christman

Governors' Records Archivist, Library of Virginia
Roger Christman is the governors' records archivist at the Library of Virginia in Richmond.
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Glynn Edwards

Assistant Director, Special Collections, Stanford University
As the Assistant Director I focus on the Born-Digital Program & Collection Services division for the Department of Special Collections. I also run the ePADD Project which continues to develop an email archiving and delivery tool.
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Jeremy Gibson

Systems Integration Librarian, State Archives of North Carolina
Jeremy Gibson is the Systems Integration Librarian for the State Archives of North Carolina and the Technical Lead on the TOMES (Transforming Online Mail with Embedded Semantics) project funded by NHPRC.
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Wendy Marcus Gogel

Manager of Digital Content and Projects, Harvard University
Wendy manages several Harvard Library efforts centered on long-term stewardship and use of digital collections. One project is the open source deployment of EAS - an enterprise email archiving system for processing messages and attachments for deposit to a preservation repository... Read More →
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Katherine Martinez

Assistant Director of Digital Archives, The New School
Katherine Martinez is the Assistant Director of Digital Archives at The New School. Previously, she was a Metropolitan New York Library Council Fellow (METRO) where she analyzed practices around archiving institutional email at the Brooklyn Academy of Music and the Solomon R. Guggenheim... Read More →
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Kate Murray

Digital Projects Coordinator, Library of Congress
Kate Murray, Digital Projects Coordinator at the Library of Congress, leads the FADGI Audio-Visual Working Group and the Sustainability of Digital Formats website. She is the co-chair of the Mellon/DPC Task Force on Technical Approaches to Email Archives and the 2015 Archiving Email... Read More →
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Kathleen O'Neill

Senior Archives Specialist, Library of Congress
Kathleen O'Neill is a Senior Archives Specialist in the Manuscript Division at the Library of Congress. She holds an MLS with a Certificate in Archives and Records Management from the Queens College Graduate School of Library and Information Studies.
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Chris Prom

Assistant University Archivist, Andrew S. G. Turyn Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Chris Prom is Assistant University Archivist and Andrew S. G. Turyn Professor at the Univeristy of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, as well as co-chair of the Task Force on Technical Approaches to Email Archives.
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Joel Simpson

Artefactual Systems
Joel Simpson is an analyst with Artefactual Systems. He has worked on several email archiving projects, authored "Email Archiving Systems Interoperability" for Harvard Library and currently serves on the Email Archiving Task Force.
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Kevin L. De Vorsey

Electronic Records Policy Analyst, National Archives and Records Administration
Kevin L. De Vorsey is an Electronic Records Policy Analyst at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). He is part of the team responsible for developing electronic records management guidance for Federal agencies. Kevin holds an MLIS Degree from the Pratt Institut... Read More →
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Camille Tyndall Watson

Digital Services Section Head, State Archives of North Carolina
Camille Tyndall Watson is the Digital Services Section Head at the State Archives of North Carolina in Raleigh, NC. Camille holds an MLS from UNC-Chapel Hill, and has worked with the NC Rail Road Company, the Southern Folklife Collection, and the NMAI Media Archives.
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Brent M. West

Assistant Director for Records and Information Management Services (RIMS), University of Illinois
Brent works closely with the University of Illinois and Illinois State Archives on a variety of projects, including a pilot of Preservica and email preservation using predictive coding. Brent has a BA in Economics and MS in Management Information Systems from the University of Il... Read More →

Moderator
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Nancy Melley

Director for Technology Initiatives, NHPRC/National Archives and Records Administration
Nancy is a Program Director for the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. Prior to joining NHPRC, she worked as an Archivist at NARA, where she processed, and provided reference on, the permanently valuable electronic records of the Federal Government.



1:30pm

202 - Finding Transparency in Records of Refugee Displacement and Resettlement
Panelists explore examples of work with refugee records as it is performed at three archival repositories in the United States and Europe. Complex and often difficult issues of reconciling different cultural and language backgrounds, privacy protection, access, linking records related to individuals on the move located in multiple repositories while maintaining transparency of practices and records themselves, using archives to promote cultural understanding?all will be discussed by panelists and the audience.

Daniel Necas: Finding Transparency in Records of Refugee Displacement and Resettlement
Montserrat Canela Garayoa: Managing Refugee Records Globally: Perspectives from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Archives
Katharina Hering: Facing Challenges of Transparent Work with Refugee Records

Moderator: Daniel Necas

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Daniel Necas

Archivist, Immigration History Research Center Archives, University of Minnesota
Daniel has in the past 16 years worked at the Immigration History Research Center Archives with collections documenting immigrant and refugee experiences in the United States of the last 150 years. In recent years, he has been on the team developing the Digitizing Immigrant Letters... Read More →

Speakers
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Montserrat Canela Garayoa

Chief of Section, Records and Archives, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Archives
Montserrat Canela Garayoa, Chief of UNHCR Records and Archives Section in Geneva (Switzerland), 17 years of experience working in UNHCR as archivist and records manager, and 16 years of previous experience in Barcelona, Spain also in both capacities.
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Sarah Patton

Public Services Archivist, Hoover Institution Library & Archives
Public Services Archivist at the Hoover Institution Library & Archives at Stanford University. Prior to transitioning to this position, worked as a processing archivist, focusing on the Hoover Institution's records.

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Katharina Hering

Digital Project Librarian, German Historical Institute in Washington, DC
Co-chair, International Archival Affairs Section. MLIS from the University of Pittsburgh and PhD in history from George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. DC based freelance historian and archivist. Draws on research on ethics of access to refugee records and archives. Digital Project... Read More →


1:30pm

203 - From Best Practices to "Next Practices": Documenting Underrepresented Communities through Oral Histories
Panelists present information on a wide range of projects, from the Densho Project, a large community-based oral history project about Japanese American experience, to Oregon State University's collaborative efforts to document Latinx and LGBTQ+ communities, to the Inland Northwest Black History Collection. The discussion that follows covers methods used for collection development and access, factors promoting collaboration, and ethical challenges involved in approaching and curating projects documenting underrepresented communities.

Steven Bingo: That's So 20th Century: Introducing the Challenges of Legacy Oral History Projects through the Inland Northwest Black History Collection
Natalia Fernández: Community-Based Oral History Projects: Stories of Oregon's LGBTQ+ and Latinx Communities
Geoff Froh: Densho Oral History Collections: A Community-based Collection for the Japanese American Community
Qing Meade: That's So 20th Century: Introducing the Challenges of Legacy Oral History Projects through the Inland Northwest Black History Collection
Caitlin Oiye Coon: Densho Oral History Collections: A Community-based Collection for the Japanese American Community

Moderator: Steven Bingo

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Steven Bingo

Digital Projects Archivist, Eastern Washington University

Speakers
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Caitlin Oiye Coon

Digital Archivist, Densho
Caitlin Oiye Coon is the Digital Archivist at Densho where she manages their digitization program. She helped establish digitization best practices and implemented training for partner organizations. Caitlin has an MA in Archives and Records Management from Western Washington Uni... Read More →
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Natalia Fernández

Curator and Archivist of the Oregon Multicultural Archives & OSU Queer Archives, Oregon State University
Natalia Fernández is an associate professor and the Curator and Archivist of the Oregon Multicultural Archives (OMA) and the OSU Queer Archives (OSQA) at the Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center.
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Geoff Froh

Deputy Director, Densho
Geoff Froh is the Deputy Director and CIO of Densho, a Seattle-based non-profit. He has over 20 years of experience developing technologies and strategy for a wide variety organizations. Geoff holds a masters degree in Information Management from the University of Washington's iS... Read More →
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Qing Meade

Diversity and Inclusion Librarian, Eastern Washington University Libraries



1:30pm

204 - Scheduling the Ephemeral: Creating and Implementing Records Management Policy for Social Media [RIM]
Whether responding to information requests or ensuring transparency, organizations using social media have a need to capture content. Due to the speed at which new platforms and file types evolve, policy and processes must be flexible enough to accommodate dynamic adoption while still providing concrete direction. Speakers in this special focus session discuss NARA's policy and look at how the US Patent and Trademark Office and NARA's own social media program have implemented that policy.

Kristen Albrittain: Implementing Agency-wide Social Media Records Management Across 120+ Accounts
Bethany Cron: Creating Records Management Policy and Guidance for Federal Government Agencies
Laura Larrimore: Communications and Content Creator Perspective on Social Media Records Management (Produced by the United States Patent and Trademark Office; no copyright is claimed by the United States in this presentation or associated materials.)

Chair
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Kristen Albrittain

Digital Engagement Specialist, National Archives and Records Administration, Office of Innovation, Digital Engagement Division
Kristen is a member of the National Archives and Records Administration's Social Media Team, specializing in policy, terms of service agreement negotiations, and corporate records management for social media. She received her MLS from the University of Maryland in 2009.

Speakers
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Bethany Cron

Records Management Policy Analyst, National Archives and Records Administration, Office of the Chief Records Officer
I am a member of the Records Management Policy and Outreach Section within the Office of the Chief Records Officer at NARA. I've worked on the Managing Government Records Directive and NARA guidance on social media records, cloud computing, and Capstone for email. I am currently working... Read More →
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Laura Larrimore

Senior Digital Strategist, U.S. Patent and Trade Office, Office of the Chief Communications Officer
Laura Larrimore is the Senior Digital Strategist at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). She is responsible for the USPTO’s website and social media strategy, and is passionate about helping organizations create content that’s awesome, fun, and useful. | Before... Read More →



1:30pm

205 - Transparent Design: Renovating and Relocating Archives and Special Collections
Each of the five speakers focuses on a different aspect of moving and renovating archives and special collections, including facility design, collections preparation, temporary work space, and working with movers. After short presentations, the chair/moderator asks the speakers questions highlighting their different experiences and then opens up the floor for questions from the audience. The speakers represent a variety of archival repositories, including religious archives, public libraries, private universities, and the Smithsonian Institution.

Susan McElrath: Archivists, Architects and Planners: Designing an Archival Facility within an Existing Building
Marissa Hiller: Thinking Outside the Box: ARCS (Archival Record Cartons) and Inventories
Colleen Hoelscher: Collection Moves as an Opportunity for Improved Practices
Sharad J. Shah: Challenges of Planning the Relocation of Special Collections and Archival Material
Elizabeth Shulman: Tales from the Mallbrary: An Archive in Transition

Moderator: Susan McElrath

Chair
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Susan McElrath

Head of Bancroft Public Services, University of California, Berkeley
Susan McElrath is Head of Bancroft Public Services at UC Berkeley. In her former position as University Archivist at American University, she led the planning for Archives and Special Collections relocation including designing the new space and coordinating the collections move.

Speakers
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Marissa Hiller

Senior Archivist/Electronic Resources Librarian, Jewish Theological Seminary of America
Marissa Hiller is the Senior Archivist and Electronic Resources Librarian for the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, located in New York City.
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Colleen Hoelscher

Special Collections Librarian, Trinity University
Colleen Hoelscher is the Special Collections Librarian at Trinity University in San Antonio. Previously she was the Archivist in the Marian Library at the University of Dayton, where she served as project manager for their special collections move.
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Sharad J. Shah

Collections Librarian, Smithsonian Institution
Sharad Shah serves as the Collections Management Librarian for the History and Culture Department of the Smithsonian Libraries, and spends the bulk of his time working at the National Air & Space Museum (NASM) and the Museum Support Center (MSC).
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Elizabeth Shulman

Librarian, Durham County Library
Elizabeth Shulman is the North Carolina Collection Librarian at the Durham County Library in Durham, NC.


1:30pm

206 - 'What Were They Thinking?' How the Proposed New DACS Principles Take on the Need for Transparency
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.








Chair
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Sue Luftschein

Head of Special Collections, University of Southern California

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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, and an active jazz guitarist in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
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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!
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Daniel Michelson

Historical Records Project Archivist, Union College


1:30pm

207 - Baby Got (Council) Back-up? Online Transparency in the City of Austin City Clerk's Office
Austin's City Clerk has developed several tools to make Council agendas, minutes, and audio/video files available online. This archives/records management system contains a search portal from which records dating back to 1869 are available alongside today's Council agenda. The portal receives 500,000+ document downloads from the City's website every month, and has allowed the Clerk to repurpose three staff positions. The speakers provide an overview of the methods used to collect, quality-check, and publish records.





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Kathryn Darnall

IT Business Systems Analyst, Sr., Office of the City Clerk, City of Austin
Kathryn is a Senior Business Systems Analyst with the Austin City Clerk, where she guides the implementation of the City's electronic records management system and oversees information governance throughout the City.

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Debra Korty

Corporate Records Analyst, Office of the City Clerk, City of Austin
I have helped to build a RIM program from the ground up, so I can provide insights on Records and Information Management program structure, incorporating ARMA's Generally Accepted Recordkeeping Principles, training ideas, measuring performance, etc. I can also help with succession... Read More →



1:30pm

208 - Use Your Words! Methodologies for User-driven Metadata Description of Time-based Media
Archives face increasing expectations for online access to moving image collections. Meeting these expectations requires balancing user needs for discoverability and accessibility with our desire to create high-quality metadata. Representatives from the University of North Texas, NARA, and The Southside Home Movie Project share their experience creating and implementing user-focused description for digitized moving image collections, with a focus on developing and implementing assessment-driven programs for outreach, education, and employee training.

Laura Treat: Finding the Right Words: User-generated Description of Television News Collections
Courtney Jacobs: Finding the Right Words: User-generated Description of Television News Collections
Candace Ming: Hey, Who Shot This? Using Oral Histories and Collective Access to Provide User-Generated Metadata for Home Movie Collections

Speakers
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Courtney Jacobs

Head of Outreach and Community Engagement, UCLA Library Special Collections
Courtney Jacobs is the inaugural Head of Outreach and Community Engagement for UCLA Library Special Collections and was previously a Special Collections Librarian at the University of North Texas. She holds a BA in English from Ohio State University and an MSLIS from Syracuse University... Read More →
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Candace Ming

Project Manager and Archivist, The South Side Home Movie Project
Candace Ming is a graduate of the Moving Image Archiving and Preservation program at New York University. The South Side Home Movie Project is an initiative to collect, preserve, digitize and exhibit amateur films from Chicago's South Side neighborhoods.
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Laura Treat

Moving Image Preservation Librarian, University of North Texas
Laura Treat is the moving image preservation librarian at UNT where she oversees film preservation and digitization. She earned her MSIS from the University of Texas at Austin. Her research interests include histories of regional film production and distribution and user-driven d... Read More →



1:30pm

209 - More Cooks and a Renovated Kitchen: Developing a Centralized Collaborative Approach to Accessioning
In 2017, a task team at the Wilson Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill studied accessioning practices across the library and delivered recommendations for streamlining and standardizing accessioning work. After interviews and observations of staff and conversations with peer institutions, the team recommended a workflow that centralizes accessioning work?physically and systemically?without isolating or obscuring it. In this session, the staff involved in this project present a case study.







Chair
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Jennifer Coggins

Collections Management and Engagement Archivist, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Jennifer Coggins is Collections Management and Engagement Archivist in the University Archives of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has an MSLS from the UNC Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science, a Graduate Certificate in Digital Public Humanities... Read More →

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Jodi Berkowitz

Technical Services Archivist, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Jodi Berkowitz is a technical services archivist at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she facilitates access to archival collections. Prior to returning to UNC, Jodi worked in several time-limited positions at Duke University, North Carolina State University, and... Read More →
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Laura J. Hart

Technical Services Archivist, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Laura Hart has worked in archives for more than twenty years. In spite of her longevity in the profession, she embraces new approaches to old processes, and every day, she tries to bring new ways of thinking, especially when it comes to diversity, equity, and inclusion, to her descriptive... Read More →
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Nancy Kaiser

Technical Services Archivist, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
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Chaitra Powell

African American Collections and Outreach Archivist, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chaitra Powell has worked on the curatorial team of the Southern Historical Collection since 2014. Prior to that, she worked as an archival fellow and archives consultant in Los Angeles, CA and Chicago, IL.


1:30pm

210 - Pop Up: Can They Get Here from There? Bringing Online Researchers to the Reading Room
Is your website a tool capable of converting online browsers into reading room researchers?  How do you know?

Start by comparing your website to a set of guidelines.  This session presents the Archives Research Preparation Online (ARPO) Index, a framework for evaluating archival webpages in the context of how thoroughly a researcher may prepare online for an on-site research visit.
This session discusses the ARPO Index two sections:
  • The ARPO Index and its online assessment tool

    An in-depth discussion of the nine components that allows you to evaluate your website (if WiFi is available) with the online assessment tool in real time.  We'll step through real-world examples of each component.

  • Academic Archives and the ARPO Index

    Preliminary results of a study that reviews U.S. academic archives websites using the index. 
Audience participation will be encouraged through discussion and Q&A.  This session is perfect for anyone whose archives have public webpages and encourage researchers to use their collections.
Come join us for this interactive session.  You'll leave the session having completed a benchmark evaluation of your website that you can use to gather support for your next redesign or the implementation of useful tools.

Speakers
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Scott Pitol

Assistant Professor and University Archivist, University of Illinois at Chicago Archives


1:30pm

211 - Community Webs: Empowering Public Libraries to Create Community History Web Archives
Building web-based community or themed archives presents a new set of challenges to the profession. A cohort of public libraries engaged in this process invites your participation and ideas: How do we best approach the technical, curatorial, and outreach challenges related to building web-based special collections that are representative of the diverse populations we serve? And how transparent are we in working collaboratively and including diverse public stakeholders in the selection process of archiving community websites?

Susan Goldstein: Community Webs: Empowering Public Libraries and Archives to Create Community History Web Archives
Diana Bowers-Smith: Building Relationships with Community Partners
Chatham Ewing: What It Means to Curate Local Memory through Web Archiving
Paul Kelly: Cultural Hubs in Diverse Neighborhoods
Natalie Milbrodt: Working Across Divisions to Implement Web Archiving
Maria Praetzellis: Teaching Web Archiving to Public Institutions
Anke Voss: Documenting Diverse and Frequently Hidden Community Voices

Moderator: Susan Goldstein

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Susan Goldstein

City Archivist, San Francisco Public Library
Susan Goldstein has served as the City Archivist of San Francisco for over 20 years, documenting the city's official and community history. Previously, Goldstein worked as the Archivist to Senator Alan Cranston and at the Labor Archives and Research Center at San Francisco State... Read More →

Speakers
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Diana Bowers-Smith

Archivist, Brooklyn Collection, Brooklyn Public Library
Diana Bowers-Smith is an archivist at the Brooklyn Collection, Brooklyn Public Library's local history division and its only collection of archival and rare book material.
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Chatham Ewing

Digital Library Strategist, Cleveland Public Library
I supervise the Cleveland Digital Public Library, a group combining digitization, media production, preservation, and Inter-Library Loan. Our digitization lab, open to the public, digitizes library collections, offers digitization and archival services to local cultural heritage partners... Read More →
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Paul Kelly

Digital Curation Librarian, DC Public Library
Paul Kelly is Digital Curation Librarian at DC Public Library, where he has supported the DC Punk Archive and Memory Lab projects, and manages web archiving, digital curation, and all things metadata. He is interested in the intersection between public libraries and DIY data scie... Read More →
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Natalie Milbrodt

Director, Queens Memory Program; Coordinator, Metadata Services, Queens Public Library
Natalie Milbrodt leads Queens Library's Metadata Services division, responsible for cataloging and digitizing the library's collections. In 2010, Milbrodt developed the Queens Memory program to collect images and stories from residents for the library's digital archives.
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Anke Voss

Director of Archives & Special Collections, Champaign County Historical Archives
Anke Voss has served as Director of the Champaign County Historical Archives, at The Urbana Free Library since 2005. Since 2006 she has served as adjunct faculty in the iSchool, School Information Sciences, at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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Maria Praetzellis

Program Manager, Web Archiving, Internet Archive
Maria works with the library community building and managing programs that support web archiving and digital preservation. This includes Archive-It, web archiving and preservation services for national libraries, collaborative grant-funded initiatives, and technology development... Read More →

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2:30pm

Professional Poster Presentations
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P01 - Digital Migration and the Creation of ERDC Knowledge Core 
Jennefer Beyl, Joycelynn Brooks, Jered Lambiotte, and Natalie Meyers, US Army Corps of Engineers, Engineer Research and Development Center


P02 - Beyond the Embargo: Ingesting a Mind-Boggling Amount of Partner Data into the National Archives Catalog 
Erica Boudreau and Gary H. Stern, National Archives and Records Administration

P03 - Records Management at UVA: From Chaos to Control 
Jessica Burgess, University of Virginia

P04 - Using Data Visualization to Make Accessible Collections 
Thomas Cleary, LaGuardoa Community College, CUNY

P05 - Navigating CORA, the Colorado Open Records Act 
Kay M. Dirling, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

P06 - Using Extensible Processing to Establish a Small Institution's Archives Program as a Contract Archivist 
Irene Gates, Robert S. Peabody Institute of Archaeology

P07 - Mobile Archivists: Outreach on the Go 
Catherine Hannula, California State University, Stanislaus /  Jennifer Barth, Wisconsin Historical Society

P08 - Colorado State Archives First Born 
Scott Lawan, Colorado State Archives

P09 - The World Is Not Flat: How We Moved Beyond the Flatbed Scanner 

Alessandro Meregaglia, Boise State University / Jim Duran, Vanderbilt University Libraries

P10 - How Can Archives and Special Collections be a Part of Makerspace? 

Fatemeh Rezaei, University of Baltimore

P11 - Search Among Sensitive Content: Investigating Archivist and Donor Conceptions of Privacy, Sensitivity, and Access 
Katie Shilton and Douglas Oard, University of Maryland

P12 - Reduce, Rehouse, Reveal: Employing Extensible Processing at The Henry Ford 
Janice Unger, The Henry Ford

P13 - Escape the Archives: Public Programming to Promote Transparency 

Hillary S. Kativa, Science History Institute

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Jennifer Barth

Wisconsin Sound Archive Project Archivist, Wisconsin Historical Society
Jennifer Barth is a 2017 graduate of the Information School at UW-Madison. She serves as project archivist for the Wisconsin Sound Archive and senior reference assistant in the archives reading room at the Wisconsin Historical Society.
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Jennefer Beyl

Librarian, US Army Corps of Engineers, Engineer Research and Development Center
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Erica Boudreau

Archives Specialist for Data Standards, National Archives and Records Administration
Erica Boudreau serves as an Archives Specialist for Data Standards in the Digital Public Access Branch of NARA's Office of Innovation. Her work centers on the review and transformation of metadata for the National Archives Catalog.
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Joycelynn Brooks

Librarian, US Army Corps of Engineers, Engineer Research and Development Center
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Jessica Burgess

Records Management Analyst, University of Virginia
Jessica is a graduate of the University of Virginia (B.A.) and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (M.S.L.S). She worked for ten years as an archivist at the Library of Virginia before joining the UVA Records Management Office in April 2015. She is a Certified Records... Read More →
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Thomas Cleary

Archivist, LaGuardia Community College, CUNY
Archivist/Librarian at LaGuardia Community College, CUNY, focused on incorporating Digital Humanities techniques to help improve access to and understanding of archival collections. MLS from Queens College, CUNY, and current MA student in Digital Humanities at the CUNY Graduate C... Read More →
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Kay Dirling

Records Administrator, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Kay holds a BA in Anthropology from the University of Colorado and MLIS from the University of Denver. She has been the Records Manager of the Hazardous Materials Waste Management Division at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment since 2013.
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Jim Duran

Curator of Born Digital Collections, Vanderbilt University Libraries
Jim Duran leads the Television News Archive, where the mission is to preserve broadcast television news. Jim also assists in the development of born digital collections across Vanderbilt University's many distinctive collections.
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Irene Gates

Archivist, Robert S. Peabody Institute of Archaeology
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Catherine Hannula

User Engagement and Outreach Librarian, California State University, Stanislaus
Catherine Hannula is a former reporter turned librarian. She graduated from the UW-Madison iSchool in 2017, and is now the User Engagement and Outreach Librarian at California State University, Stanislaus. Her work concentrates on connecting the library and the campus community.
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Hillary S. Kativa

Chief Curator of Audiovisual and Digital Collections, Science History Institute
Hillary is the Chief Curator of Audiovisual and Digital Collections at the Science History Institute (formerly Chemical Heritage Foundation), where she has worked since 2013. A certified archivist, Hillary holds an MLIS from Rutgers University, as well as an MA in history from Villanova... Read More →
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Jered Lambiotte

Librarian, US Army Corps of Engineers, Engineer Research and Development Center
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Scott Lawan

Digital Media Archivist, Colorado State Archives
Digital Media Archivist at Colorado State Archives and amateur ventriloquist
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Alessandro Meregaglia

Archivist/Librarian, Boise State University
Alessandro Meregaglia is an Archivist/Librarian and Assistant Professor at Boise State University's Special Collections and Archives. A graduate of Indiana University, he received a Master of Library Science (with an Archives and Records Management specialization) and a Master of... Read More →
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Natalie Meyers

Librarian, US Army Corps of Engineers, Engineer Research and Development Center
Natalie Meyers graduated with an MLIS in archival studies in 2016. She focuses on preservation and digitization efforts in the library, and is largely responsible for still and moving picture materials.
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Douglas Oard

Professor, University of Maryland
Doug Oard is a Professor and Associate Dean for Faculty at the iSchool and a Professor in the Institute for Advanced Computer Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park. His work focuses on the use of emerging technologies to support information seeking and sense-making... Read More →
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Fatemeh Rezaei

Archivist, University of Baltimore
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Katie Shilton

Associate Professor & Doctoral Program Director, University of Maryland
Katie Shilton is an Associate Professor at College of Information Studies and leads the Ethics & Values in Design (EViD) Lab at the UMD iSchool. Her research and teaching explores ethics and policy for the design of information collections, systems and technologies, and digital c... Read More →
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Gary H. Stern

Archives Specialist, National Archives and Records Administration
Gary H. Stern serves as an Archives Specialist with the Digital Public Access Branch of the Office of Innovation at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). He has worked on standards and metadata for three major NARA catalog systems over 24 years.
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Janice Unger

Processing Archivist, The Henry Ford
Janice Unger is the Processing Archivist at The Henry Ford (Benson Ford Research Center) in Dearborn, Michigan. Prior to this, she worked as the Digital Processing Archivist for Racing at The Henry Ford, as well as a train conductor on the Weiser Railroad inside Greenfield Villag... Read More →


2:45pm

Toast to SAA Authors
Hoist a glass of lemonade to those who have written for SAA publications—journal, magazine, books, modules, case studies, literature and resource reviews—in the past year.

3:00pm

301 - Archiving "Dirty Laundry": Issues of Access, Transparency, and Respectability Among Archives of Underdocumented Communities
When archiving collections documenting communities of color, many institutions highlight materials showcasing achievement, upward mobility, and activism, while often suppressing "less respectable" histories of conflict or transgressions within Black, Latino, Asian, and Native American communities. University and public library archivists share examples of how they promote transparency and a diverse historical record while challenging notions of respectability and silence around intra-racial turmoil and queer communities within the archives.

Andrea R. Jackson: Archiving "Dirty Laundry": Perceived Issues of Access, Transparency, and Respectability Politics Among Archives of Underdocumented Communities
Kerrie Cotten Williams: Development of African American Lesbian and Gay Print Culture Collection
Raquel Flores-Clemons: Institutional Turmoil, Protest and Administrative Records at a Predominantly Minority-Serving University
Ida Jones: A Cloud of Suspicion at Two HBCUs: The Emmett Scott Papers, Morgan State and Howard Universities
Margarita Vargas-Betancourt: Confronting Historical Prejudice and Privilege: The Challenges of Representing the Underrepresented Inside and Out of the Academic Archive

Moderator: Andrea R. Jackson

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Andrea R. Jackson

Executive Director, Black Metropolis Research Consortium
Andrea Jackson is Executive Director of the Black Metropolis Research Consortium, a membership organization of Chicagoland repositories collecting, documenting & making accessible African American & Diasporic history & archives. She is an alumna of Spelman College & New York Univ... Read More →

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Raquel Flores-Clemons

University Archivist, Chicago State University
Raquel Flores-Clemons is the University Archivist and Director of Archives, Records Management, and Special Collections at Chicago State University. She is an advocate for equity and access, and is deeply committed to capturing the historical narratives of communities of color.
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Ida Jones

University Archivist, Morgan State University
Dr. Ida Jones is a historian and University Archivist at Morgan State University. She previously served as an assistant curator of manuscripts at Howard University's Moorland-Spingarn Research Center, and is the author of several books on African Americans, primarily in Washington... Read More →
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Margarita Vargas-Betancourt

Latin American and Caribbean Special Collections Librarian, University of Florida
Dr. Margarita Vargas-Betancourt is the Latin American & Caribbean Special Collections Librarian at University of Florida. She uses her background on colonialism, ethnohistory, and diversity to identify and highlight the hidden voices in archival collections and empower Latino stu... Read More →
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Kerrie Cotten Williams

Manager of Special Collections, DC Public Library
Kerrie Cotten Williams is the Manager of Special Collections at DC Public Library. As previous Archives Manager for the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American History, she initiated donor engagement and creation of the African American Lesbian and Gay Print Culture Co... Read More →


3:00pm

302 - Too Big to Fail: Processing Large-Scale Collections
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 Bond

Political Papers Archivist, University of Montana
Natalie Bond is the Political Papers Archivist at the University of Montana, where she currently works with the Max S. Baucus Papers. Her work has focused on archival praxis in post-colonial societies, social memory, and Congressional archival collections.

Speakers
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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
Kelly Kress has over 15 years of Archives and Special Collections experience processing collections of all sizes. She'll be speaking about an NEH - funded project to process the records of the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad Company at the Newberry.
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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 the first Archivist at the National Naval Aviation Museum, under the Navy History & Heritage Command. Marc draws upon his experience from his last position where he processed the papers of Senator Robert C. Byrd of West Virginia, who holds the record as the longest serving... Read More →
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Jonathan Lill

Leon Levy Foundation Project Manager, The Museum of Modern Art
Jonathan Lill is the Leon Levy Project Manager in the MoMA Archives where he currently leads their Exhibition Files Project to open all of MoMA's historical curatorial records to the public. He received his MLS from Simmons College, Boston.
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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

Senior Manager, Archives and Library, The Henry Ford
Formally Digital Access & Preservation Archivist at The Henry Ford’s Benson Ford Research Center, Brian Wilson was recently named Senior Manager of the Archives and Library at The Henry Ford, where he now oversees all of the department’s operations.


3:00pm

303 - Progress (and Pitfalls) of Linked Data Projects
Increasingly museums, libraries, and archives are engaging in Linked Data or Linked Open Data initiatives and working to transform collections' metadata, but how does our descriptive metadata fit into existing models and tools? What exactly is Linked Data, anyway? Archivists, librarians, developers, and other LAM professionals frankly share their experiences with Linked Data and Linked Open Data projects through lightning talks.

Megan Burdi: Introductory Remarks
Kate Barbera: What Is Linked (Open) Data and Why Should You Care?
Elizabeth Ehrnst: It's Complicated: Cross Collection Linked Data Relationships
Ethan Gruber: Linked Open Data for a Comprehensive Numismatic Research Platform
Margaret Huang: Linked Data Across Collections, Institutions, and an Ocean: Duchamp Research Portal
Mark A. Matienzo: Minimum Viable Strategies for Archives and Linked Data Using Schema.org
Matthew R. Miguez: Rhizomes in the Archives: Linked Data and Mitigating Bias
Samantha Norling: 5-Star Linked Data: Maximizing the Power of LOD through Reconciliation
Toby Reiter: Square Pegs in Round Holes: Creating Linked Open Data for Archives Using the CIDOC-CRM
Seth Shaw: Linked Data Without (Necessarily) a Triplestore
Gregory Wiedeman: The Espy Project: Demonstrating the Challenges and Conflicts of Linked Data and Archives

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Megan Burdi

Digital Initiatives Archivist, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
Megan Burdi is the Digital Initiatives Archivist at the Archives of American Art, where she has worked with digitization, metadata, and reference services since 2016. Megan holds an MS in Library and Information Science from Simmons College and a BA in Art History from West Virginia... Read More →

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Kate Barbera

Assistant Archivist, Carnegie Mellon University
Kate Barbera is an archivist and public historian. Her work focuses on blending these two fields to enhance archival access and outreach, always aiming to help researchers find the stories that mean the most to them. She is currently Assistant Archivist at Carnegie Mellon Univers... Read More →
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Elizabeth Ehrnst

Head of Research Collections and Services, Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
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Ethan Gruber

Director of Data Science, American Numismatic Society
Ethan is the Director of Data Science at the ANS. With more than ten years of experience in digital humanities and cultural heritage semantic web projects, Ethan is responsible for developing all of the Society's digital collections, library, archives, and research information sy... Read More →
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Margaret Huang

Digital Archivist, Philadelphia Museum of Art
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Mark Matienzo

Collaboration and Interoperability Architect, Stanford University Libraries
Mark A. Matienzo is the Collaboration & Interoperability Architect in Digital Library Systems and Services at the Stanford University Libraries. Before Stanford, Mark worked as an archivist, technologist, and strategist at institutions including the Digital Public Library of America... Read More →
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Matthew R. Miguez

Metadata Librarian, Florida State University
Matthew Miguez is the Metadata Librarian at Florida State University Libraries. In this position he manages the production and quality of metadata created for the FSU Digital Library and provides metadata expertise to the university community. His professional interests include digital... Read More →
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Samantha Norling

Digital Collections Manager, Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
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Toby Reiter

Web Developer, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
Toby is a web developer whose passion is coding workflows for archival and library/cataloging needs. He is very grateful to be working with super talented librarians and archivists to solve really interesting problems. Toby lives in Downtown DC with his wonderful wife and two amazing... Read More →
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Seth Shaw

Application Developer, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Seth Shaw is an Application Developer in the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Libraries supporting Special Collections & Archives. Previously, he was the Electronic Records Archivist for Duke University Archives and an Assistant Professor of Archival Studies for Clayton State Univ... Read More →



3:00pm

304 - Laws of the Land: Navigating the Public Records and Freedom of Information Landscape [RIM]
Archivists of every kind can benefit from an understanding of public records and freedom of information laws, as well as available resources to assist in learning and navigating these processes. Panelists explain the difference between information and records laws, provide guidance on state-specific training and programs, discuss innovative mediation programs, and address questions. They offer insight into researcher expectations on the availability of records and mediation options when disagreements arise about the release of records.

Pari Swift: The Sun Shines on Ohio's Public Records Law and New Mediation Process
Jim Corridan: Indiana's Successes and Challenges with Access to Public Records
Mary Beth Herkert: Archivists vs. the Media and the Public
Pari Swift: The Sun Shines on Ohio's Public Records Law and New Mediation Process

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Jim Corridan

Director and State Archivist, Indiana Archives and Records Administration
Appointed State Archivist in Indiana in 2005 and concurrently from 2006 to 2012 served as Deputy State Librarian. Has served as former President of CoSA and chairs multiple Advocacy Committee's for the archives community.
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Mary Beth Herkert

State Archivist, Oregon State Archives
Has worked at the Oregon State Archives since 1985, & appointed State Archivist in December 2005. Received a BS in Anthropology & History at Ball State Univ. & received a MA in History at the Univ. of Albany. She is a CRM, a CA & has served on a number of Archives & Records Management... Read More →
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Pari Swift

University Records Manager, The Ohio State University
University Records Manager - Ohio State University. Certified Records Manager. Past President/Chair of NAGARA, Ohio Historical Records Advisory Board, and Ohio Electronic Records Committee, VP of Greater Columbus ARMA, Chair NAGARA Professional Development. BA, Wittenberg, MLIS, Univ... Read More →



3:00pm

305 - Making Policy Work: Creating and Implementing Information Guidance in the Age of Open Government [RIM]
Government records managers must create an information policy framework to fit a variety of agencies. Those agencies must then tailor the policy to work in their organizations and support their primary mission. If your institution creates or implements policy for a diverse stakeholder community, come hear a panel of information professionals discuss lessons learned when creating and implementing records and information management policy at the local, state, and federal government levels. Moderator: Christopher Magee

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Christopher Magee

Archives Specialist, National Archives and Records Administration
Christopher currently works on the Records Management Policy and Outreach Team at the National Archives and Records Administration. His work primarily focuses on drafting and publishing policy to improve federal records and information management. He is based out of NARA's Denver... Read More →

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Sheilah F. Brous

Director, Office of Policy and Regulations, Maryland Department of Transportation
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Wendy Couch

Departmental Records Officer, Department of Commerce
Wendy Couch has over 25 years of government experience, including program management. Wendy has been the Department of Commerce Chief Records Officer since 2013, and is a co-founder of the Federal Records Officer Network (FRON).
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Gail Snow

Records and Information Manager, King County Records and Archives, Seattle
Gail Snow has been serving as King County's Records and Information Manager since 2012. Her work includes developing policy and guidance to promote the implementation of records management best practices throughout the county.


3:00pm

306 - Defining "At Risk" and Rescuing Data in a Government Agency
When is data considered "at risk"? This special focus session highlights the U.S. Geological Survey Data at Risk (DaR) Project, which works with non-information professionals to overcome the cultural and organizational changes required to effectively manage and share data. The project developed an algorithm to rank data rescue projects by risk and prioritize preservation efforts. Through group activities and discussions, participants are encouraged to provide feedback and share how their organizations define risk.





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Tara Bell

Technical Information Specialist, U.S. Geological Survey Great Lakes Science Center
Tara is a Technical Information Specialist at the U.S. Geological Survey Great Lakes Science Center. She is interested in the overlap between archives, records, and data along with facilitating government transparency through increasing the accessibility of government data and re... Read More →

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John Faundeen

Archivist, U.S. Geological Survey Earth Resources Observation and Science Center
John Faundeen has a MS in Geography and has been the archivist at the Earth Resources Observation and Science Center since 2001. He is interested in archiving, records management, data preservation, appraisal practices, aerial photography, satellite imagery, trusted digital repository... Read More →


3:00pm

307 - Pop Up: White Institution: Black Archive
Why did Black Northwestern Alumni demand that NU Archives aggressively pursue the papers of its Black alumni, faculty, staff and current students? Why did Northwestern acquiesce and create a temporary position entitled the Archivist for the Black Experience to spearhead The NUBAA Archive? Why is the implementation and success of The NUBAA Archive important to track and document?

Northwestern Alumni, led by NARA trained archivist and SAA member Lauren Lowery, met with NU Archivist Kevin Leonard in Spring of 2012 to discuss the history of Black students at Northwestern and realized the information and artifacts compiled was disappointingly limited. Since its founding in 1851, Northwestern has had many prominent Black Alumni matriculate, however the majority of these outstanding graduates including former Chicago Mayor Harold Washington and Actor and Activist Harry Lennix do not have their papers housed at Northwestern. Is the Black History of a predominately white institution valuable? What happens to the public record and to future research when these stories and artifacts are not preserved and respected at the highest level?

This panel discussion includes the individuals outside of Northwestern who contributed to the encouragement and development of The NUBAA Archives. Professionals from Northwestern University Library, Shorefront Legacy Center and the Black Metropolis Research Consortium were all instrumental in encouraging and consulting with the cofounders of the archive Dr. Jeffrey Sterling and Lauren Lowery. The panel will explore the implications and future of this archive and how it might impact institutions and the archive profession globally.

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Lauren G. Lowery

Modern Dance Music Research and Archiving Foundation
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Morris (Dino) Robinson

Founder, Shorefront Legacy Center
Morris (Dino) Robinson is the founder of Shorefront, established in 1995, that documents the African American experience on the North Shore. Dino is a Board member of the Black Metropolis Research Consortium since 2010.
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Dr. Jeffrey Sterling

Northwestern University Black Alumni Association
Dr. Sterling was President of the Northwestern University Black Alumni Association (NUBAA) from 2014-2018 and is Co-Founder of the NUBAA Archives and Co-Author of Voices and Visions: The Evolution of the Black Experience at Northwestern University.


3:00pm

308 - Indigenous Cultural Competence and Cultural Safety in Australian Libraries and Archives
There is growing awareness and recognition in Australia of the importance of cross-cultural Competency and cultural safety in archives and libraries. The speakers present three papers on efforts to build transparency in the profession in relation to reconciliation, unconscious bias, and Indigenous rights in records. The session provides an International exchange of ideas, encouraging reflection on issues of social justice and reconciliation within the profession.

Kirsten Thorpe: Cultural Safety and Indigenous Cultural Competence in Australian Libraries and Archives
Shannon Faulkhead: Indigenous Perspectives on Cultural Safety and Effective Engagement in Archives
Monica Galassi: A Non-Indigenous Perspctive on Cultural Safety and Effective Engagement in Archives

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Kirsten Thorpe

Cultural and Critical Archivist, University of Technology Sydney (UTS)
Kirsten Thorpe (Worimi, Port Stephens NSW) is an archivist who has led the development of protocols, policies, and services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in libraries and archives. Her research interests relate to Indigenous self-determination in libraries and... Read More →

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Shannon Faulkhead

Finkel Fellow, Monash University
Faulkhead's research concentrates on Koorie peoples' knowledge; the location, its position within the broader Australian society and collective knowledge as reflected through narratives and records. Shannon's multi-disciplinary research has centred on community and archives.
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Monica Galassi

State Library of New South Wales
Monica Galassi is an Italian researcher who has been studying, researching and working in Australia since 2010. Her research background concentrates in the field of Indigenous physical and digital archives.


3:00pm

309 - Reaching Across Boundaries: Archives in Multiple Languages
Achieving diversity and promoting transparency create opportunities for archivists to embrace multilingual, non-English, and non-verbal collections that may already be in our archives and to find ways to welcome them if they have not previously been included. In this session, panelists moderate a cross-panel and open forum discussion on benefits and potential problems of engaging with multi-lingual and non-verbal collections, providing expanded access, and working with communities that are unfamiliar with archives and archivists.

The panelists are looking questions and comments from the audience in advance of our presentation, please click here to participate.

Dara Baker: Speaking Across Boundaries: Processing Collections with Multiple Languages
Natalie Baur: Multi-lingual and International Conversations About Archives
Melissa Gonzales: Strategies for Working with Non-verbal Collections
Brenda McClurkin: Disability Archives: Including People and Expanding Access
Leslie Van Veen McRoberts: Community Participation in Archival Processing

Facilitator: Dara Baker



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Dara Baker

Archivist, Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library
Dara Baker works as Archivist at the FDR Presidential Library. She is chair of the Technical Subgroup on the Guidelines for Reappraisal and Deaccessioning and incoming Regent for Outreach for the Academy of Certified Archivists. She holds degrees from Harvard University (MA, History... Read More →

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Natalie Baur

Digital Preservation Librarian, El Colegio de México
Natalie Baur is Digital Preservation Librarian at El Colegio de Mexico and co-founder of Itinerant Archivists. A Fulbright Scholar in 2015-2016, Baur received the SAA's Emerging Leader Award in 2017. She hold an M.A. from the University of Delaware and an M.L.S. from the University... Read More →
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Melissa Gonzales

Director, Records Management, Houston Community College
MSLIS, Simmons College; BA, University of Texas at Austin. Certified Archivist; Digital Archives Specialist; 2014 ALI Cohort. Currently, Melissa is Director of Records Management at Houston Community College and has a background managing institutional archives and records at museums... Read More →
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Leslie Van Veen McRoberts

Local History Archivist, Salisbury University
Leslie Van Veen McRoberts is the Local History Archivist at the Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture. She currently serves on the MARAC Education Committee and has previously served as co-chair and steering committee member of SAA's Women Archivists Sec... Read More →

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Brenda McClurkin

Department Head, Special Collections and Archives, University of Texas at Arlington
Brenda McClurkin is Head of Special Collections and the Disability History Collection at UT Arlington Libraries She holds degrees from Colorado Woman's College (BA), University of Arizona (MLS), UT Arlington (archival administration). She is a Certified Archivist and a past president... Read More →


3:00pm

310 - Confronting the AIDS Epidemic
The panelists explore a cross-section of approaches to achieving transparency about research efforts, government and community responses to AIDS, and the social impacts of the disease. UCSF, The Children's Museum of Indianapolis, Georgetown University Law Library, and Rockefeller Archive Center representatives discuss how transparency is balanced with legal requirements for medical privacy and third-party privacy while performing effective outreach through digitization projects, research summits, and public programming.

David Krah: The Bay Area's Response to the AIDS Epidemic: Balancing Transparency with Medical Privacy
Michele Beckerman: Rockefeller Archive Center Summit for HIV/AIDS Scholars, Grantmakers, and Activists
Christian G. Carron: Ryan White Letters Project
Leah Prescott: Legislative Papers of the Ryan White CARE Act of 1990

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David Krah

Project Archivist, University of California, San Francisco
David Krah has worked as a project archivist since 2010 at a variety of Bay Area institutions including the San Francisco Public Library, Stanford University and currently University of California San Francisco.

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Michele Beckerman

Assistant Director - Head of Reference, Rockefeller Archive Center
Michele Beckerman manages reference services and the digital duplication program at the Rockefeller Archive Center. She holds a Master's in Landscape Architecture from UMass-Amherst, and a MSIS from Long Island University.
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Christian G. Carron

Director of Collections, Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Carron directs collection activities at the largest children's museum in the world. Its Power of Children exhibit utilizes artifacts and archives of Ryan White, a teen with hemophilia who contracted HIV/AIDS from a blood transfusion and became a powerful advocate before his death... Read More →
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Leah Prescott

Associate Law Librarian for Digital Initiatives and Special Collections, Georgetown University Law Library
Leah Prescott is the Associate Law Librarian for Digital Initiatives and Special Collections at the Georgetown University Law Library. She received her BA in American History from the University of Connecticut and her MLS from Syracuse University. She has been a Certified Archivist... Read More →


3:00pm

311 - Notes on Notes: Introducing Archival Description of Notated Music, the Music Library Association's New DACS Supplement
Members of the Music Library Association's Working Group for Archival Description of Music Materials present their brand-new Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS) supplement, developed with input from SAA's Technical Subcommittee on DACS. You'll learn about the fundamentals of describing notated music, the need for a supplement, the group's approach to creating it, and how its recommendations can help bring hidden collections to light and facilitate efficient backlog processing to improve transparency in the archives.

Elizabeth Surles: Introduction/Increasing Transparency and Access through Description of Notated Music
Vincent J. Novara: Appraising the Enduring Value of Archival Music Materials
Matthew Snyder: Choosing an Approach to Processing Music/The Descriptive Implications
Karen Spicher: Applying DACS Descriptive Elements to Notated Music

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Elizabeth Surles

Archivist, Rutgers University Institute of Jazz Studies
Currently serving as co-chair of SAA's Performing Arts Section, Elizabeth is archivist at the Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers University. She has master's degrees in musicology and library and information science and a certificate in special collections from the University of... Read More →

Speakers
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Vincent J. Novara

Curator, Special Collections in Performing Arts, University of Maryland
Vincent J. Novara is Curator for Special Collections in Performing Arts at the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library, University of Maryland, where he earned his Master's of Music. A Certified Archivist, he has held archivist positions at UMD since 1994, and was appointed curator... Read More →
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Matthew Snyder

Archivist, The New York Public Library
Matt Snyder has been arranging and describing special collections for The New York Public Library since 2004, primarily for the Music Division, and also for the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and the Manuscripts and Archives Division. He was the founding chair of the... Read More →
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Karen Spicher

Archivist, Yale University
Karen Spicher is an archivist at the Beinecke Library, where she processes and catalogs both music and literary manuscript collections. She completed an M.L.S. with an archives concentration at the University of Maryland and has a B.F.A. in music from the State University of New York... Read More →


4:15pm

4:15pm

Archival History Section
Please join AHS as we award the inaugural Archival History Article Award for superior excellence in the field of archival history, followed by a roundtable on writing archival history featuring steering committee members, Alex Poole and Ciaran Trace.

Speakers
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Alex Poole

Assistant Professor, College of Computing and Informatics, Drexel University
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Ciaran Trace

Associate Professor, School of Information, The University of Texas at Austin


4:15pm

Archives Management Section
In addition to the business meeting, the Archives Management Section will have a discussion, "How Managers Can Be Mentors and Mentees" with a presentation from the SAA Mentoring Program Subcommittee.

4:15pm

Archivists of Religious Collections Section
Join us for a short business meeting followed by break out sessions and the chance to network with colleagues.

4:15pm

Audio & Moving Image / Visual Materials / VM Cataloging & Access Sections
A joint meeting of the Visual Materials Section (VMS), the Visual Materials Cataloging and Access Section (VMCAS), and the Audio and Moving Image Section (AMIS) to discuss Section missions, where they overlap and where they diverge, and collectively look at where we might join forces for greater efficiency and effectiveness and at ways to foster a better understanding of our sections' roles and the needs of our memberships.  Discussion will likely be facilitated in some way but be informal and open panel discussion inviting feedback and commentary in real time from the floor.

Speakers
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Kim Andersen

Audiovisual Materials Archivist, State Archives of North Carolina
Kim Andersen is the Chair of the Visual Materials Section of SAA, has an MA in Public History, 1988, from North Carolina State University, and has worked as an archivist for 30 years, since 2005 as manager of Audiovisual Materials for the State Archives of North Carolina.
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Tre Berney

Director, Digitization and Conservation Services, Cornell University Library
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Ashley Levine

Archivist/Digital Resource Manager, Artifex Press
A Lone Archivist/Digital Asset Manager and grindcore musician.
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Sharon Mizota

Archives Data Specialist, Walt Disney Animation Research Library


4:15pm

Business Archives Section
The Business Archives Section meeting is open to anyone interested in archiving business records. Members will review section business, discuss new opportunities, and announce section election results. Join us for some great networking opportunities, as well as some inspired dialogue on the current business environment.

4:15pm

Collection Management Tools Section
Join us to discuss CMT's Documentation Portal and Repository Profiles; receive updates about tool-centric working groups and tool providers; and share tips, tools, and workarounds that have enriched collections work, assessment, understanding, outreach, or other aspects of our responsibilities.

4:15pm

Government Records Section
The GRS is excited to present our meeting concentrating on diverse holdings and actions of government records. Including panels focusing on unique and interesting ways government records can be used outside of their original use and digitization problems with solutions. And mini-talks on specialized access issues and records management.

Speakers
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Amber Delacruz

Archivist, U.S.N. Seabee Museum
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Michael Horsley

National Archives and Records Administration, Office of the Chief Records Officer
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Ingi House

Office of the Secretary of Defense, Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency
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Ana D. Rodriguez

South Florida Librarian, Florida International University (FIU)
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John Slate

Dallas Municipal Archives


4:15pm

Issues & Advocacy Section
Join us for a presentation from Archivists on the Issues blogger, Summer Espinoza, followed by a moderated panel discussion on archival labor. Speakers will address various community and coalition building efforts to disrupt exploitative labor practices, including leveraging unions and professional organizations.

Speakers
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Courtney Dean

Head, Center for Primary Research and Training, UCLA Library Special Collections
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Steve Duckworth

University Archivist, Oregon Health & Science University
Steve Duckworth is the University Archivist for OHSU’s Historical Collections & Archives. He holds an MLIS from Drexel University and a Digital Archives Specialist certificate from the Society of American Archivists. His efforts focus on accessibility and usability of archives... Read More →
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Summer Espinoza

Digital Archivist, California State University, Dominguez Hills
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Margaret Hughes

Collections Data Archivist, UCLA
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Rachel Mandell

Metadata Librarian, University of Southern California


4:15pm

Reference, Access, and Outreach Section
The RAO Section presents, “Ready for Your Closeup? How Archivists Can Handle--and Benefit From--Sudden Celebrity,” featuring archivists and media members discussing how to stay on message, ace interviews, and make sure the media gets it right. The meeting will also include regular business operations, including membership information and discussion.

Relatedly the RAO Section has the TPS Unconference which provides a free and public space for archivists, educators, and the public to exchange ideas and experiences related to teaching with primary sources.

Speakers
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Julia Griffin

Producer, PBS NewsHour Shares
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Geof Huth

Chief Records Officer and Chief Law Librarian, New York State Unified Court System
Geof Huth serves as the Chief Records Officer of the New York State Unified Court System, where he oversees the management of the records of the court system. He is also the system's Chief Law Librarian, responsible for ensuring courts have the legal information they need to conduct... Read More →
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Miriam Kleiman

Program Director for Public Affairs, National Archives and Records Administration
I fell in love with the National Archives in 1996, as a researcher, when I was asked to explore the issue of lost Jewish assets in Swiss banks during World War II. This initial 2-day assignment lasted four years – working for a law firm that sued the Swiss Banks and German companies... Read More →
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Daria Labinsky

Archivist, Jimmy Carter Presidential Library
Archivist, author, former journalist, former editor, experienced with interviewing for print and television as both an interviewer and a subject
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Michael Ruane

Reporter, Washington Post
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Lynn Smith

Audiovisual Archivist, Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum



4:15pm

Science, Technology, and Health Care Section
The Section's annual meeting will include discussion of ongoing projects and future plans. The program will also feature presentations about diverse topics related to STEM collecting, access, teaching, and research.

Presenter: Lindsay Anderberg, Interdisciplinary Science & Technology Librarian and Poly Archivist, Bern Dibner Library, New York University
Topic: Humanities for STEM: Getting a grant, creating a research collaborative, and organizing a symposium around STEM archives
Abstract: This presentation will be a review of my experiences as the co-PI for the research collaborative Humanities for STEM: Using archives to bridge the two cultures divide (https://wp.nyu.edu/archives_collaborative/) and the ensuing Humanities for STEM Symposium.  Since some STHC section members presented at this conference, part of the presentation will be a reporting out of this activity and an overview of other science archives projects.  But, I will also talk about my experience of securing the grant, how we designed the research collaborative as a way to investigate and advocate for STEM archives, and the process of organizing a multidisciplinary symposium.  Hopefully my experiences will inspire other archivists towards similar projects and collaborations.

Presenter: Dawne Lucas, UNC-Chapel Hill
Topic: International medical theses project
Abstract: In 2004, UNC-Chapel Hill’s Health Sciences Library acquired approximately 200,000 international medical theses from the New York Academy of Medicine, with the provision that UNC would make them accessible to researchers. The collection consists of post-1801 theses in multiple languages from leading medical schools throughout the world. Europe is well-represented, with many theses originating from universities in Germany, France, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland. Countries with lesser quantities in the collection include Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Algeria, Indonesia, and others. Useful for anyone interested in tracing the development of clinical and scientific inquiry in medical schools in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the collection is also notable for providing a record of the entry of women into the profession of medicine. Women denied entrance into American medical schools, for instance, sometimes turned to Europe for a chance to pursue their studies. One such pioneer is Dr. Susan J. Dimock, who was born in 1847 in Washington, North Carolina. Rejected at Harvard, she was subsequently admitted to the University of Zürich and completed her medical degree in 1871 with a defense of her dissertation on the various forms of puerperal (or "childbed") fever that she observed in Zürich maternity clinics. Scholars studying the humanities will also find the collection useful for analyzing the evolution of languages, customs, and social mores in a given country or region. Processing such a large collection was challenging, requiring much out-of-the-box thinking. This lightning talk will address how the library chose to process and promote this fascinating collection highlighting almost 200 years of medical education worldwide.

Presenter: Alison Oswald, Archivist, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution Archives Center
Topic: Documenting the History of Invention and Innovation and the work of inventors
Abstract: Alison Oswald, archivist and Joyce Bedi, senior historian, discuss their collaborative work to document contemporary invention and innovation through collecting primary documents and associated artifacts, conducting oral histories, and developing exhibitions and public programs at the National Museum of American History. Using collecting case studies and rotating exhibition themes for the Lemelson Center’s Inventive Minds Exhibition Gallery and the Inventive Minds playlist on YouTube, the speakers will address how they share the stories of invention with the public and the challenges in documenting women and immigrant inventors, and inventors from minority backgrounds.

Presenter: John Rees, Archives & Modern Manuscripts Program, Archivist and Digital Resources Manager, National Library of Medicine
Topic: National Library of Medicine Web Archiving
Abstract: NLM’s Archives and Modern Manuscripts Program recently began leveraging our Archive It web crawling infrastructure to preserve web content and augment our physical collections. I will discuss our motivations, lightweight selection paradigm, and technical implementation details.

(See: https://www2.archivists.org/groups/science-technology-and-health-care-section/2018-annual-meeting-and-speaker-program.) 

Speakers
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Lindsay Anderberg

Interdisciplinary Science & Technology Librarian and Poly Archivist, Bern Dibner Library, New York University
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Dawne Lucas

Special Collections Librarian, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Dawne has more than a decade of experience working in medical archives and the history of the health sciences. She is a former co-chair of the Science, Technology, and Health Care (STHC) section, and is currently a member of the steering committee for Archivists and Librarians in... Read More →
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Alison Oswald

Archivist, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution Archives Center
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John Rees

Archivist and Digital Resources Manager, National Library of Medicine


5:30pm

Graduate Student Poster Presentations
Student posters highlight the research activities of graduate students in archives and records management programs, as well as projects and activities of SAA Student Chapters. Posters will be on display in the Exhibit Hall on Thursday, August 16, from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm, and on Friday, August 17, from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. Students will be present to discuss their posters with attendees on Thursday from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm and on Friday from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm.

1. Preserving Video Games: An Unregulated Practice
Riley Cox, Clayton State Univeristy

2. A Digital Souvenir: The 1900 Automobile Club 1,000 Mile Trial
Victoria Cox, Russell Peterson, and Dana Reijerkerk, University of Michigan 

3. Warning! Prolonged Exposure in the Archives May Cause Learning: An Semi-Embedded Archives Project at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Claire Dinkelman, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 

4. Preparing for the Next 40 Years: Joan H. Gillings Center for Dramatic Art Archive Project
Brenna Edwards, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

5. In the Classroom, in the Community: Bringing Archives to the People
Laura Godden, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

6. Adapting Digital Metadata for Social Justice in Archival Contexts
Jackson Huang, University of Michigan

7. Paper Records, Digital Records and Big Data Records: The Chinese Way of Archival Participation in Precise Poverty Reduction
Chenyue Jiao, Renmin University of China

8. The History of Olean, New York and the Create of the Olean Historical and Preservation Society Digital Archive
David Johnson, Southern New Hampshire University

9. Reaching for Diversity: A Look into the Outreach Capabilities of a Library and Information Studies Master’s Program
Rebecca Kuske, University of Wisconsin-Madison

10. Wrangling the Lone Arranger: The Management Practices of Solo Archivists
Lauren Murphree, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

11. Laramie 150th: Anniversaries and Archival Outreach
Katey Parris, Drexel Univeristy

13. Management and Preservation of Animation Cels
Angela Schwarz, University of California, Los Angeles

14. Highlighting Hidden State Heritage Collections: Bringing Colorado’s History to Life
Summer Shetenhelm, University of Denver

15. Preserving Pico: Uncovering a Community’s Untold History Through Preservation Outreach
Jessica Tai, University of California, Los Angeles

16. SAA at UT Austin
Danielle Barraza and Jennifer Follen, University of Texas at Austin

17. WWU Student Chapter of SAA Presents the Canadian-American Archives Conference: On Archival Networking in the Digital Era
Derek Corder, Western Washington State University

18. Michigan Black History Bibliography Project
Mattie Dugan and Nathaniel Arndts, Wayne State University

19. Student Archivists at Maryland Chapter Activities and Events
Margaret McCready, Perri Pyle, and Eric Hung, University of Maryland


Speakers
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Nathaniel Arndts

Graduate Student, Wayne State University
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Derek Corder

Graduate Student, Western Washington University
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Victoria Cox

Graduate Student, University of Michigan
I'm a masters student at the University of Michigan's School of Information. I focus on digital curation and am getting a graduate certificate in Museum Studies. In my undergrad, I pursued a major in art history and found my passion for working with physical collections and objects... Read More →
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Claire Dinkelman

Graduate Student, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
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Mattie Dugan

Graduate Student, Wayne State University
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Brenna Edwards

Project Digital Archivist, Emory University
Brenna Edwards is the Project Digital Archivist at the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library at Emory University. She holds an MSLS from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a BS in Web Design from Tennessee Technological University.
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Jennifer Follen

Graduate Student, University of Texas at Austin
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Laura Godden

Special Collections and Area Research Center Historian, Archivist, and Academic Librarian, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Murphy Library
Laura Godden spends most of her time engaged in reference, community projects, classroom instruction, and directing student workers. She received her undergraduate degree in secondary education and political science with a minor in history from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse... Read More →
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Riley Griffin

Graduate Student, Clayton State Univeristy
AAPB Public Broadcasting Fellow. Graduate Student.
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Jackson Huang

Graduate Student, University of Michigan
I am doing thesis work on the intersection of digital metadata, access, and social justice. Talk to me if you also believe that the technical decisions and challenges of archiving are political!
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Eric Hung

Executive Director, Music of Asian America Research Center
Eric Hung is Executive Director of the Music of Asian America Research Center (MAARC). MAARC is an information and education center with a post-custodial digital archive. Eric's research focuses on Asian American music, music and trauma, and public musicology. He holds an MLIS... Read More →
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CHENYUE JIAO

STUDENT, RENMIN UNIVERSITY OF CHINA
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David Johnson

Graduate Student, Louisiana State University
In December 2017 I completed an online M.A. in American History with a concentration in Public History from Southern New Hampshire University. In August I will begin an online Masters Certificate program in Archival Studies with Louisiana State University
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Margaret McCready

Graduate Student, University of Maryland
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Lauren Murphree

Reference Archivist, State Archives of North Carolina
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Katey Parris

Graduate Student and Reference Department Assistant, Drexel Univeristy and American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming
I am currently a grad student pursuing my MLIS at Drexel University while working in the Reference Department at the American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming in Laramie, WY.
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Russel Peterson

Graduate Student, University of Michigan
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Perri Pyle

Graduate Student, University of Maryland
I am a current graduate student in my final year of a dual-masters program in History and Library Science at the University of Maryland. My interests include digital archives, Spanish-language collections, human rights, and the history of the Southern Cone in the 20th Century. If... Read More →
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Dana Reijerkerk

Graduate Student, University of Michigan
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Angela Schwarz

Graduate Student, University of California, Los Angeles
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Summer Shetenhelm

Graduate Student, University of Denver
I first became interested in archives while volunteering for historic Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, NY. One weekend a month, I joined a group of volunteers who sorted through burial permits and mausoleum drawings in preparation for digitization of these records. Each year, Green-Wood... Read More →
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Jessica Tai

Project Archivist, University of California, Los Angeles Library Special Collections


5:30pm

Expo Hall Grand Opening / Happy Hour
In the Capital Idea! Expo Hall you’ll have your best chance all year to talk with our industry partners, share your ideas and perspectives, and learn about what’s new in the field. What products and services do you need to ensure access and sustainability? Tell our exhibitors! And be sure to stop by the Graduate Student Poster Session, where you’ll learn about what the next generation is studying and planning. The Hall is sold out, so leave plenty of time to explore and eat before our desserts-only all-attendee reception! (Conference badge required for admission. Cash bar.) 

  • Sponsored by: ancestry.com

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7:30pm

All-Attendee Dessert Reception: National Museum of Natural History
The All-Attendee Reception will be held at the National Museum of Natural History, where you'll have access to amazing exhibits and everyone's favorite course - dessert!

The reception is free for conference registrants, $40 for adult guests, $10 for children 12 and under.

Guest tickets will be sold by SAA staff at the Onsite Registration Desk (Mezzanine Level) starting Tuesday, August 14.

Buses will run on a continual loop between the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel and Natural History Museum from 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM. Buses will begin loading at 6:30pm at the Bus and Metro 24th Street Entrance (next to Woodley Market and Harry's Pub).

 
Friday, August 17
 

7:00am

7:30am

SAA Write Away! Breakfast
Learn how you can contribute to the professional literature during an informal discussion over a continental breakfast with Publications Editor Chris Prom, The American Archivist Editor Cal Lee, Reviews Editor Bethany Anderson, Archival Outlook Coordinator Abigail Christian, and Director of Publishing Teresa Brinati. 

7:30am

Registration Open
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Registration
Register by July 6 and save at least $50 off Advance registration rates and $110 off Onsite rates.  A name badge is required for admission to all meetings, sessions, and events. To replace a lost badge, go to the Onsite Registration Desk during registration hours.

Tuesday, Aug. 14                     8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Wednesday, Aug. 15                8:00 am – 5:30 pm
Thursday, Aug. 16                   7:30 am – 5:30 pm
Friday, Aug. 17                         7:30 am – 4:30 pm
Saturday, Aug. 18                    8:00 am – 10:00 am

Nursing Mothers’ Room
Conference organizers have arranged for attendee use of Park Tower 8205 as a lactation room during the conference. The room is equipped with a table, chairs, and mini-fridge. See map.

Special Needs
If you have any special needs in order to participate fully in the conference, please contact the SAA office via email at conference@archivists.org.  Should you require assistance onsite, speak with an SAA staff member at the Onsite Registration Desk.

The Host Committee: At Your Service!
Your DC-area colleagues have joined forces to staff the Advance Registration Desk – and provide you with the information you need to enhance your conference experience with repository tours and open houses, restaurant advice, ideas for on-your-own adventures, and tips on navigating the city and surrounding areas. Tap into the Host Committee’s great ideas and updates at https://archives2018dc.wordpress.com/.  Please bookmark the blog, stop by often, and feel free to tell us what you need to know.

We’re Wireless!
We’ve negotiated free Internet access for all conference attendees at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel Center. Login and Password will be available closer to the start of the conference.

7:30am

SAA Bookstore Open
Swing by the SAA Bookstore to browse and buy SAA’s latest titles or to chat about an idea you have for a book, module, article, or case study with Publications Editor Chris Prom, The American Archivist Editor Cal Lee, Director of Publishing Teresa Brinati, and Archival Outlook Coordinator Abigail Christian.

Tuesday, August 14                                8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Wednesday, August 15                        8:00 am – 5:30 pm
Thursday, August 16                              7:30 am – 5:30 pm
Friday, August 17                                      7:30 am – 4:30 pm

7:30am

SAA Career Center Open
SAA Career Center
Hosted by SAA’s Membership Committee, the Career Center provides services and opportunities for job seekers and employers.

Wednesday, Aug. 15   8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Thursday, Aug. 16   8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Friday, Aug. 17   8:00 am – 4:30 pm
   
For Job Seekers:
  • Bring extra copies and post your résumé for prospective employers to see at the conference. 
  • Review job announcements and meet with employers. 
  • Get help polishing your résumé and/or consult with volunteer career advisors. (Attendees are invited to schedule an appointment in advance for consultation with an advisor. Please see the Career Development Subcommittee website for more information: http://www2.archivists.org/groups/career-development-subcommittee.
     
For Employers:
  • Post your position announcement(s) via the SAA Online Career Center or bring announcements to post onsite. 
  • Place your announcement(s) on file in the Career Center and expand your applicant pool. 
  • Meet job seekers and potential employees. Employers who participate in the Career Center will have the chance to meet and speak with job seekers in an informal and relaxed setting. Please see the Career Development Subcommittee website for more information: http://www2.archivists.org/groups/career-development-subcommittee.

8:00am

Expo Hall Coffee Break
In the Capital Idea! Expo Hall, you’ll have an unparalleled opportunity to talk with our industry partners, share your ideas and opinions, and learn about what’s new in the field. Throughout Expo Hall hours, you’ll also have the chance to view graduate student posters and exhibitors’ mini-theater presentations and enjoy refreshments.

8:00am

Mini-Theater: Making Archives Accessible - Open Your Doors to the World (Presented by Lucidea)
Lucidea will demonstrate the ways in which the right archives collections management software can help you expand access to your collections—effectively opening your doors to people who may never otherwise know your archives exists.

8:00am

Information Tables
Stop by these information tables to learn about your colleagues’ initiatives and related organizations, contribute to our community service project, and bid on silent auction items:
  • Academy of Certified Archivists (ACA)
  • CoSA Silent Auction
  • Education @ SAA
  • The Funders (CLIR, IMLS, NEH, NHPRC)
  • Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC)
  • Midwest Archives Conference (MAC)
  • NAGARA
  • New England Archivists (NEA)
  • SAA Committee on Public Awareness
  • SAA Foundation
  • SAA Preservation Section Silent Auction
  • Social Networks and Archival Context (SNAC)
  • Society of Southwest Archivists

Service Projects:
  • Warm Up America! 
    We are collecting knitted or crocheted 7” x 9” squares, made of washable/dryable yarn, to create blankets we can distribute to those in need in the DC area. Extra supplies will be available at the donation table!
  • Knine Rescue, Inc. 
    This small non-profit dedicated to animal care and protection,
    made up of a “virtual facility” of foster homes and volunteers is seeking items from their wish list.
 
Learn more about this year’s service projects on the 2018 Host Committee Blog 

8:00am

Expo Hall Open
In the Capital Idea! Expo Hall, you’ll have an unparalleled opportunity to talk with our industry partners, share your ideas and opinions, and learn about what’s new in the field. Throughout Expo Hall hours, you’ll also have the chance to view graduate student posters and exhibitors’ mini-theater presentations and enjoy refreshments.

8:30am

Plenary 2 / Awards
CoSA presents its Victoria Irons Walch Emerging Leader and Rising Star awards, NAGARA acknowledges its LGARA Certificate recipients, and SAA presents a host of awards for emerging leaders, innovators, authors, and students. SAA President Tanya Zanish-Belcher then shares her perspectives in her presidential address, entitled “Keeping Evidence and Memory: Archives Storytelling in the 21st Century.”

Speakers
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Tanya Zanish-Belcher

President, Society of American Archivists, Wake Forest University
Tanya Zanish-Belcher is currently the Director of Special Collections & Archives, and University Archivist for Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Her most recent publication is Perspectives on Women's Archives (edited, with Anke Voss) for the Society of American... Read More →


9:00am

SAA Preservation Section's Silent Auction benefiting the National Disaster Recovery Fund for Archives
  • Auction open Thursday, August 16th 9am - 5:30 pm
  • Auction open Friday, August 17th 9 am - 3:30 pm
    • FINAL BIDS due before 3:30 pm.
    • Contact winners starting at 3:30 pm.
    • Must respond to text messages by 4:30 pm after which will move on to next highest bidder.
    • Pick-up and pay: 3:30 - 5:00 pm

9:30am

9:45am

401 - My Favorite Mistake: Confessions of an Imperfect Archivist
With radical transparency, the bravest archivists at ARCHIVES*RECORDS 2018 share their 5-minute stories of error and explain how dumb luck, desperate exertion, or helpful colleagues played a role in fixing their mistake or enduring its consequences. This session is for anyone who has ever made a mistake. Audience members are invited to share their own, anonymous confessions, which session organizers will read at the end of the session.

Kate Bowers: My Favorite Mistake
Tamar Chute: Neither a Borrower nor a Lender Be
Rebecca Katz: Confessions of an Imperfect Archivist

Facilitator: Kate Bowers

Chair
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Kate Bowers

Collections Services Archivist for Metadata, Systems, and Standards, Harvard University Archives
Kate Bowers' interests are metadata creation and management. She is Collections Services Archivist for Metadata, Systems, & Standards in the Harvard University Archives and an active SAA member, now serving on the Dictionary of Archival Terminology Working Group.

Speakers
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Tamar Chute

University Archivist and Head of Archives, The Ohio State University
Tamar Chute is University Archivist and Head of Archives at Ohio State University. She manages the University Archives, Byrd Polar Research Center Archival Program, and Ohio Congressional Archives. Tamar's research has focused on teaching with primary sources, outreach, and archival... Read More →
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Rebecca Katz

Public Records Administrator, District of Columbia Government
Rebecca Katz is currently serving as the Public Records Administrator for the District of Columbia. Prior to completing her MSLIS at Catholic University of America, she worked as an attorney for the Council of the District of Columbia.

Commentator
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Rebecca Katz

Public Records Administrator, District of Columbia Government
Rebecca Katz is currently serving as the Public Records Administrator for the District of Columbia. Prior to completing her MSLIS at Catholic University of America, she worked as an attorney for the Council of the District of Columbia.

9:45am

402 - Hello, Is It Me You're Looking For?: Usability Studies in Archives
How can your archives, and the tools you employ, work better for your patrons? Conducting a user study is surprisingly easy and doesn't require special tech skills. The speakers demonstrate UX testing workflows, methodologies, and tools, using our own multi-institutional study of the Archive-It user interface as an example. You'll leave equipped with the knowledge, skills, and confidence needed to create your own user study to make your systems more transparent and user-friendly.








Chair
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Alexis Antracoli

Assistant University Archivist for Technical Services, Princeton University
Alexis Antracoli is Assistant University Archivist for Technical Services at Princeton University's Mudd Manuscript Library where she leads technical services operations. She teaches in the archival studies graduate program at Rutgers University.

Speakers
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Rachel Appel

Digital Projects & Services Librarian, Temple University
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Celia Caust-Ellenbogen

Archivist, Swarthmore College
Celia Caust-Ellenbogen has worked at the Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College since 2015. She is also a graduate of Swarthmore. In the interim, she earned an MLIS from the Univ. of Pittsburgh and worked at the Free Library of Philadelphia and the Historical Society of... Read More →
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Sarah Denison

Deputy State Archivist, Delaware Public Archives
Sarah Denison is Delaware's Deputy State Archivist and manages the state's archive, records management, and historical markers programs at the Delaware Public Archives. She earned her MLIS from Drexel University with concentrations in digital curation and archival studies.
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Stefanie Ramsay

Digital Projects Librarian, Temple University
I am Digital Projects Librarian at Temple University where she manages digitization projects and contributes to PA Digital. I have an MLIS from the University of Washington and I am a former member of the National Digital Stewardship Residency program.


9:45am

403 - Shine a Light: Access Restrictions and Government Transparency
Open records laws and sun-setting of exemptions support the use of records to hold government agencies and officials accountable. Archivists and records managers must balance this against legitimate public interests such as health, safety, and privacy, potentially leaving archives stuck in the middle. This session focuses on the methods used by state archives to address transparency within their specific legal contexts.






Chair
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Megan F. Wheaton-Book

Records and Information Management Specialist III, Vermont State Archives and Records Administration
Megan Wheaton-Book is a Records and Information Management Specialist at the Vermont State Archives and Records Administration. She volunteers on NAGARA's LGARA Certificate. Megan earned an MLIS and an MA from Simmons College in MA.

Speakers
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James Cundy

Coordinator, Archives and Retrieval Systems - Library Media Services, Jefferson County Public Schools
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Beth Golding

Florida State Archivist and Bureau Chief of Archives and Records Management, State Archives of Florida, Bureau of Archives and Records Management, Division of Library and Information Services
Beth Golding, Florida's State Archivist, has over 30 years' experience in state archives and records management programs and teaches archives management with Florida State University. She has served as president and in other leadership roles for the Society of Florida Archivists... Read More →
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Andrew Hyslop

Legislative Records Archivist, California State Archives
Andrew Hyslop is the Legislative Records Archivist at the California State Archives. Andrew is also co-coordinator of the State Records Appraisal Program and the Local Government Records Program. He is a Certified Archivist and member of NAGARA and the Society of California Archi... Read More →


9:45am

404 - African American Archivists at Majority Institutions: The HistoryMakers Minority Fellowship Experience
In 2016, the HistoryMakers, the nation's largest African American video oral history archive, collaborated with three major universities to sponsor the HistoryMakers Minority Archival Fellowship Program. Fellows from Yale University and Harvard University discuss working with African American collections at majority institutions, project successes and challenges, and the importance of fellowship programs in encouraging more African Americans to enter the archives profession.

Jehan Sinclair: Processing the New, Improving the Old: African American Collections at Schlesinger Library
Afua Ferdnance: My Experiences Thus Far: Working with African American Collections at the Beinecke

Moderator: Jehan Sinclair

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Jehan Sinclair

Visiting Archivist for African American Collections, Schlesinger Library at Harvard University

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Afua Ferdnance

Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University


9:45am

405 - Procuring Electronic Records Management Services and Solutions: NARA's Electronic Records Modernization Initiative [RIM]
The goal of NARA's Federal Electronic Records Modernization Initiative (FERMI) is to develop a comprehensive records management procurement strategy for all federal agencies and to build requirements anyone could use to evaluate services and solutions. If your institution is seeking to procure services and solutions for managing records, come hear how NARA created the Universal ERM Requirements and Electronic Messages Use Cases and how you can use these tools in your own procurement process.




Chair
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Courtney Anderson

Electronic Records Policy Analyst, National Archives and Records Administration
Courtney Anderson is an Electronic Records Policy Analyst on the Records Management Policy and Program Support Team. She is the project lead for the Federal Electronic Records Modernization Initiative. She also worked in Records and Privacy at the U.S. Government Accountability O... Read More →

Speakers
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Robert Wuhrman

Enterprise Solutions Architect, Office of Government-wide Policy, General Services Administration (GSA)
Rob works in the Office of Shared Solutions and Performance Improvement at GSA. He's engaging agencies to explore the use of cloud services in reducing duplication, meeting common standards, and enabling continuous modernization off common functions.



9:45am

406 - Teachers and Students as Researchers: Building Programs, Serving Records, and Encouraging Literacy
Do you have teachers and students as researchers? Are you struggling with how to help them? Join us for a hands-on session to learn about building education programs, communicating with students and teachers, and how you can play a vital role in National History Day.

Elizabeth Dinschel: Teachers and Students as Researchers: Building Programs, Serving Records, and Encouraging Literacy
Joanna Capps: Helping Students and Teachers to Research Historic Places as Primary Sources
Missy McNatt: Facilitating Students and Teachers as Archival Researchers
Lynne O'Hara: Understand Requests from National History Day Students and Teachers

Speakers
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Joanna Capps

Director of Education, The White House Historical Association
Joanna Capps is the Director of Education for the White House Historical Association. She joined the Association after more than ten years teaching in middle and high school classrooms. She holds master's degrees in Public History and Education, as well as a BA in Humanities.
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Elizabeth Dinschel

Education Specialist and Archivist, National Archives and Records Administration, Herbert Hoover Presidential Library-Museum
ELIZABETH DINSCHEL is a historian working as an Archivist and Education Specialist for the National Archives. She is actively involved with engaging children with history through National History Day and archival research and leads professional development for teachers across the... Read More →
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Missy McNatt

Education Specialist, National Archives and Records Administration
Missy McNatt is an Education Specialist at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. She is the coordinator for the DC NHD program, manages the Boeing Learning Center, presents workshops, and develops education materials. Prior to working for the National Archives, she taught for... Read More →
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Lynne O'Hara

Director of Programs, National History Day
Lynne M. O'Hara is the Director of Programs for National History Day® (NHD). Ms. O'Hara joined NHD in 2013, after 12 years of classroom experience. She is a National Board Certified Teacher. with B.A. in history from the Pennsylvania State University and an M.A. from Villanova U... Read More →



9:45am

407 - Breath of Life: Collaborating with Native Researchers across the Smithsonian
Panelists discuss the various ways in which the Smithsonian Institution collaborates with Native American researchers to make archival materials more easily accessible and the processes involved more transparent. Representatives of the National Museum of the American Indian and the Recovering Voices Program talk about the most recent Breath of Life Archival Institute for Indigenous Languages as well as other collaborative projects with Native community groups. Moderator: Nathan Sowry

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Nathan Sowry

Reference Archivist, National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution

Speakers
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Judith Andrews

Program Assistant, Recovering Voices, Smithsonian Institution
Judith works with community groups from different tribes making the collections & archives of the Smithsonian accessible for language & knowledge revitalization. She has a BA in Anthropology from the College of William & Mary and an MA in Museum Anthropology from Arizona State Un... Read More →
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Rachel Menyuk

Processing Archivist, National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution


9:45am

408 - Pop Up: The Messy Work of Database Migrations
Moving from one database to another is anything but a smooth transition.  A panel of archivists will share their experience of cleaning data, organizing and “packing” finding aids, and migrating them from one database to another.  As with a household move, we encountered cluttered closets, broken items, and long lost treasures we forgot we owned.  In our commitment to transparency, we will discuss the real and arduous challenges we encountered in our database migrations and will share our programming fixes, plans for standardizing our data, and lessons we learned along the way.  No archives have completely perfect finding aids which can cause database migration to be a seemingly impossible task.  This panel's goal is to candidly share the hurdles we encountered and solutions we implemented in our own database migrations in order to make yours less challenging.

This panel format pop-up will present on a number of databases from which we migrated from including Archivists' Toolkit, Archon, ReDiscovery, and Homegrown Databases into Archives Space.  We will offer our solutions to commonly encountered challenges and pitfalls and show helpful tips and tools. We will share lessons learned and solicit a robust question and answer period in order to best address unique audience inquiries.  We encourage anyone who is thinking about a database migration, completed one and may have insight to share during our Q & A, or anywhere in between to attend our session.   In addition to our panel presentations, we will highlight a newly created Awesome Archives Space List that can serve as a wonderful resource tool for those in the database migration market.

Speakers
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Justin Dalton

College of William & Mary
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Margaret Kidd

Access and Electronic Records Archivist, Virginia Commonwealth University
Margaret Kidd is the Access and Electronic Records Archivist at VCU, Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences. She holds an MA in American history from the University of Richmond, and an MS in Information Science from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
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Jane LaBarbara

Assistant Curator, WVU Libraries
Jane is the Assistant Curator for Archives and Manuscripts at the West Virginia & Regional History Center, the special collections branch of WVU Libraries. She holds an MSLS from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and recently earned SAA's Digital Archives Specialist... Read More →
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Christina R. Luers

Archives Collections Specialist, College of William and Mary
Christina is the Archives Collections Specialist at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia.  She holds a BA in History from Lycoming College and an MA in History from the University of North Florida.  She obtained her certification from the Academy of Certified... Read More →
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Adam Strohm

Director, University Archives/Special Collections, Paul V. Galvin Library, Illinois Institute of Technology
Adam Strohm has served as the Director of University Archives and Special Collections at Paul V. Galvin Library since 2016. Adam previously held the position of Digital Initiatives Librarian at Illinois Tech and the Newberry Library in Chicago.



9:45am

409 - Graduate Student Paper Presentations
This session features the diverse research interests of three exceptional emerging professionals, whose papers were chosen from a competitive pool of student submissions.

Eaton: Web Archiving Online Literary Journals
Fellman: Life-now: James Tiptree, Joanna Russ, and the Queer Meaning of Archives
Roscoe: Privacy and Public Real Estate Records: Preserving Legacy System Reliability against Modern Threats

Speakers
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Lorraine Eaton

Graduate Student, Wayne State University
Embedded archivists | Creator communities | Manuscripts and Special Collections | Born-digital collections | Web archiving
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Rachel Fellman

Assistant Archivist, Charles M. Schulz Museum
I'm a museum archivist, MLS student, and writer, interested in comics, art, queer studies, and space travel. Best thing I've ever processed: the costume head from the first ice-skating Snoopy.
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Emily Roscoe, J.D., M.P.A.

Ph.D. Candidate, School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


9:45am

410 - Sharing Our Stories: Using Archival Collections to Develop Commemorative Events
Commemoration is one of the core components of public programming, but with a constantly rotating list of anniversaries, it's easy to experience "commemoration fatigue." In this session, local, state, and university archivists discuss how to breathe new life into commemorative events by reaching out to your community and highlighting your collections. We'll discuss the role that archival institutions play in shaping collective memory and offer suggestions for how to develop low-cost and high-impact commemorative events.

Haley Aaron: Dinner and a Show: Reader's Theatre at the Alabama Department of Archives and History
Rebekah Davis: No Ordinary Lard Bucket: Bringing Life to Judge Horton's Scottsboro Letters
Martin T. Olliff: The Archives and the Traces of a Small-Town Doughboy's Obscure Life

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Haley Aaron

Archivist, Alabama Department of Archives and History
Haley Aaron has worked as a Collections Archivist at the Alabama Department of Archives and History since 2014. She holds a BA in journalism and history from Samford University, an MA in history from Georgia State University, and an MLIS from the University of Alabama.

Speakers
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Rebekah Davis

Archivist, Limestone County Archives
Since 2010, Rebekah Davis has served as the archivist of the Limestone County Archives in Athens, Alabama. She is currently serving as the President-Elect of NAGARA and is a past President of the Society of Alabama Archivists.
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Martin T. Olliff

Director, Wiregrass Archives, Troy University Dothan
Marty Olliff (PhD 1998, Auburn) is the director of the Wiregrass Archives and professor of history at Troy University. He is the past president of the Society of Alabama Archivists, sits on the editorial board of Provenance, and is chair of the SAA Graduate Archives Education Sub... Read More →


9:45am

411 - Collaborative Partnerships in the Council of State Archivists' ACCESS Grant Project [RIM]
Speakers discuss the Council of State Archivists' (CoSA) Institute of Museum and Library Services grant project, Implementing ACCESS (Archives Cooperating with External Strategic Stakeholders). Representatives from CoSA, National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO), National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS), and Chief Officers of State Library Agencies (COSLA) discuss sharing best practices and guidance materials to improve creation, management, preservation, and use of government digital records to promote transparency and accountability.

Barbara Teague: CoSA's ACCESS Grant : Working with Collaborative Partners
Timothy Cherubini: State Librarians and State Archivists as Collaborative Partners
Jim Condos: Secretaries of State and State Archivists as Collaborative Partners
Michelle Gallinger: Sharing Knowledge with CoSA's Collaborative Partners
Doug Robinson: State CIOs and State Archivists as Collaborative Partners

Moderator: Barbara Teague

Chair
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Barbara Teague

Executive Director, Council of State Archivists
Barbara is the Executive Director of the Council of State Archivists and director of its Institute of Museum and Library Services National Leadership Grant, ACCESS. She was previously State Archivist and Records Administrator at the Kentucky State Archives and is an SAA Fellow.

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Timothy Cherubini

Executive Director, Chief Officers of State Library Agencies
Timothy is the first Executive Director of COSLA, leading that organization in strengthening libraries by leveraging state library agencies' national reach. Prior to joining COSLA, Tim held positions with SOLINET, LYRASIS, Duke University, Emory University, and the Ohio State Uni... Read More →
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Jim Condos

Secretary of State, Vermont Secretary of State
Jim is the 38th Vermont Secretary of State and has served in that office since 2010. He has extensive business and municipal and state government experience and is known for holding "Transparency Tours" that highlight VT open meetings and public records laws. Jim is VP/president-elect... Read More →
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Michelle Gallinger

Principal Investigator, Council of State Archivists
Michelle is the principal investigator for CoSA's ACCESS grant. With Gallinger Consulting, she provides technological insight for libraries, museums, archives, and businesses. Michelle's clients include Harvard Library and IMLS, and she previously worked at the Library of Congres... Read More →
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Doug Robinson

Executive Director, National Association of State Chief Information Officers
Doug Robinson serves as executive director of the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO), representing state CIOs and information technology executives. His career spans over 30 years in state government, higher education and public sector IT consulting... Read More →


10:00am

11:00am

Acquisitions & Appraisal / Records Management Sections
After brief section business meetings, two panelists from the public and private sectors - and from inside and outside the profession - will focus on what we as a profession can do to be more transparent in "behind-the-scenes" activities we do on a regular basis, particularly in regards to appraisal and retention-scheduling decision making activities.

Nate Jones is Director of the Freedom of Information Act Project for the National Security Archive in Washington, D.C. Lauren Gaines is the manager, corporate archivist, and historian for Thrivent Financial, a Fortune 500 financial services organization located in the Midwest. Jones and Gaines will discuss records openness and how appraisal/retention scheduling decisions of archivists and records managers can affect larger public interest transparency efforts. Jones will also touch upon the backlog of records at the National Records Centers not formally accessioned to NARA yet.

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Lauren Gaines

Corporate Archivist and Historian, Thrivent Financial
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Nate Jones

Director of the Freedom of Information Act Project, National Security Archive


11:00am

11:00am

Congressional Papers Section
The CPS program will feature exciting panels, discussions, and participatory sessions. Topics include advocacy and outreach related to legislative records and negotiating archival "silences."

11:00am

Diverse Sexuality & Gender Section
The Diverse Sexuality and Gender Section meeting will begin with the annual business meeting and introduction of the new co-chair. The remaining time will be devoted to a panel presentation focused on archival successes documenting queer people of color.

11:00am

Independent Archivists Section
Are you an Independent Archivist? Interested in how Independent Archivists work? Come join The Independent Archivists at our Inaugural meeting. We'll be holding an open Q&A session after the business meeting with the Section Steering Committee and Chairs to discuss some of the unique situations we find ourselves in.

11:00am

International Archival Affairs / LACCHA Sections
We will announce election results, report on our activities in the previous year, and hear from two visiting international speakers, one from each section: Hilda T. Ayala, Research Services Librarian from the University of Puerto Rico, and Montserrat Canela Garayoa from the UNHCR Archives. And LACCHA is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year! It promises to be a rewarding session!

Speakers
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Hilda Teresa Ayala-González

Research Services Librarian, University of Puerto Rico - Mayaguez
I have a Master in Archival Studies from the University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver Canada, and a Master in Information Science from the University of Puerto Rico. Currently, I am the Research Services Librarian at the Graduate Research and Innovation Center (GRIC) in the... Read More →
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Montserrat Canela Garayoa

Chief of Section, Records and Archives, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Archives
Montserrat Canela Garayoa, Chief of UNHCR Records and Archives Section in Geneva (Switzerland), 17 years of experience working in UNHCR as archivist and records manager, and 16 years of previous experience in Barcelona, Spain also in both capacities.



11:00am

Labor Archives Section
Are you an archivist responsible for labor and labor related collections? Join the Labor Archives Section at its annual business meeting to discuss current and future projects that relate to labor records. Ben Blake will presentat on the George Meany Memorial Archive and other labor collections at the University of Maryland as well as the Meany Archive's new labor history exhibit, "For Liberty, Justice, and Equality: Unions Making History in America."

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Ben Blake

Labor Collections Archivist, University of Maryland
Ben Blake has 17 years of experience as an archivist with an MA in labor history from Cleveland State and an MLIS specializing in labor archives from the University of Pittsburgh. Ben is the labor archivist at the University of Maryland, which includes responsibility for the AFL-CIO... Read More →
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Conor Casey

Labor Archivist/Director, Labor Archives of Washington
Conor Casey is the founding labor archivist and directing archivist of the Labor Archives of Washington, University of Washington Libraries Special Collections. Casey holds an MA in US History from SFSU, an MLIS from San Jose State, is a certified archivist, is co-chair of the Society... Read More →
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Robin Walker

Librarian, Archivist, and Director of Educational Services, Anne Rand Library, International Longhsor eand Warehouse Union
Robin Walker is the Librarian, Archivist, and Education Director for the International Longshore and Warehouse Union. Walker holds an MA in Museum Studies and a BA in History from San Francisco State University and is co-chair of the Society of American Archivists' Labor Archives... Read More →


11:00am

11:00am

Military Archives Section
Making Military History Visible: Evolving methods of Providing Transparency The speakers will address transparency from a number of perspective: renegotiating donor privacy and intellectual property rights, using transcriptions of wartime letters as an instructional method to introduce undergraduates to primary source documents, researcher-driven digital access, and community outreach.

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Beth Ann Koelsch

Curator of the Women Veterans Historical Project, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Beth Ann Koelsch has been the curator of the Betty H. Carter Women Veterans Historical Project (WVHP) at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro since 2008. She earned her Masters in Library Science degree from UNC Chapel Hill in 2007 and a BS in Psychology from Duke University... Read More →

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Ran Boyd

Chapman University
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Marc Brodsky

Assistant Professor and Public Services and Reference Archivist, Virginia Tech
Marc Brodsky has worked at Virginia Tech Special Collections since 2008. He has a Master's of Science in Library Science from UNC Chapel Hill and a Bachelor of Arts from Hampshire College. His work incorporates the use of primary source material in the emerging field of Veterans... Read More →
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Mary Elizabeth Ruwell

Academy Archivist and Chief, Special Collections branch, US Air Force Academy
Dr. Mary Elizabeth Ruwell has been the chief of special collections for the in the Air Force Academy's McDermott Library since 2004. Ruwell received her Bachelor's degree from Georgetown University and her PhD (American Civilization) from the University of Pennsylvania.


11:00am

SAA Student Chapter Leaders
Come meet with other student chapter leaders and faculty advisors to share ideas and inspiration!

11:00am

Security Section
The Security Section invites those with an interest in deterring theft, mutilation, forgery, hacking, and other acts that compromise the integrity of the historical record to the 2018 section meeting. In addition to a brief business session, Intelligence Analyst Jon Cayer (WE) (FBI) will be our guest speaker, followed by an open discussion allowing for questions and the chance to share experiences.

12:00pm

Mini-Theater: Using Digital Preservation and Access to Build a Sustainable Future for your Archive (Presented by conference sponsor Preservica)
This session will explore how archivists at smaller institutions have achieved buy-in and built a sustainable future for their digital archive. A particular focus will be around how affordable digital preservation and access software has enabled these institutions to not only protect valuable digital assets but also attract new online audiences, showcase their digital collections and stay relevant by flexibly rearranging and enriching their digital archive overtime. The session will discuss and demonstrate how using an integrated preservation and access platform freed up time and energy to focus on curating and sharing digital content – creating lasting value at the institution.

Speakers
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Peter Anderton

Product Director, Preservica


12:00pm

12:00pm

12:00pm

Graduate Student Poster Presentations
Student posters highlight the research activities of graduate students in archives and records management programs, as well as projects and activities of SAA Student Chapters. Posters will be on display in the Exhibit Hall on Thursday, August 16, from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm, and on Friday, August 17, from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. Students will be present to discuss their posters with attendees on Thursday from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm and on Friday from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm.

1. Preserving Video Games: An Unregulated Practice
Riley Cox, Clayton State Univeristy

2. A Digital Souvenir: The 1900 Automobile Club 1,000 Mile Trial
Victoria Cox, Russell Peterson, and Dana Reijerkerk, University of Michigan 

3. Warning! Prolonged Exposure in the Archives May Cause Learning: An Semi-Embedded Archives Project at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Claire Dinkelman, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 

4. Preparing for the Next 40 Years: Joan H. Gillings Center for Dramatic Art Archive Project
Brenna Edwards, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

5. In the Classroom, in the Community: Bringing Archives to the People
Laura Godden, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

6. Adapting Digital Metadata for Social Justice in Archival Contexts
Jackson Huang, University of Michigan

7. Paper Records, Digital Records and Big Data Records: The Chinese Way of Archival Participation in Precise Poverty Reduction
Chenyue Jiao, Renmin University of China

8. The History of Olean, New York and the Create of the Olean Historical and Preservation Society Digital Archive
David Johnson, Southern New Hampshire University

9. Reaching for Diversity: A Look into the Outreach Capabilities of a Library and Information Studies Master’s Program
Rebecca Kuske, University of Wisconsin-Madison

10. Wrangling the Lone Arranger: The Management Practices of Solo Archivists
Lauren Murphree, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

11. Laramie 150th: Anniversaries and Archival Outreach
Katey Parris, Drexel Univeristy

13. Management and Preservation of Animation Cels
Angela Schwarz, University of California, Los Angeles

14. Highlighting Hidden State Heritage Collections: Bringing Colorado’s History to Life
Summer Shetenhelm, University of Denver

15. Preserving Pico: Uncovering a Community’s Untold History Through Preservation Outreach
Jessica Tai, University of California, Los Angeles

16. SAA at UT Austin
Danielle Barraza and Jennifer Follen, University of Texas at Austin

17. WWU Student Chapter of SAA Presents the Canadian-American Archives Conference: On Archival Networking in the Digital Era
Derek Corder, Western Washington State University

18. Michigan Black History Bibliography Project
Mattie Dugan and Nathaniel Arndts, Wayne State University

19. Student Archivists at Maryland Chapter Activities and Events
Margaret McCready, Perri Pyle, and Eric Hung, University of Maryland


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Nathaniel Arndts

Graduate Student, Wayne State University
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Derek Corder

Graduate Student, Western Washington University
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Victoria Cox

Graduate Student, University of Michigan
I'm a masters student at the University of Michigan's School of Information. I focus on digital curation and am getting a graduate certificate in Museum Studies. In my undergrad, I pursued a major in art history and found my passion for working with physical collections and objects... Read More →
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Claire Dinkelman

Graduate Student, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
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Mattie Dugan

Graduate Student, Wayne State University
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Brenna Edwards

Project Digital Archivist, Emory University
Brenna Edwards is the Project Digital Archivist at the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library at Emory University. She holds an MSLS from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a BS in Web Design from Tennessee Technological University.
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Jennifer Follen

Graduate Student, University of Texas at Austin
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Laura Godden

Special Collections and Area Research Center Historian, Archivist, and Academic Librarian, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Murphy Library
Laura Godden spends most of her time engaged in reference, community projects, classroom instruction, and directing student workers. She received her undergraduate degree in secondary education and political science with a minor in history from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse... Read More →
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Riley Griffin

Graduate Student, Clayton State Univeristy
AAPB Public Broadcasting Fellow. Graduate Student.
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Jackson Huang

Graduate Student, University of Michigan
I am doing thesis work on the intersection of digital metadata, access, and social justice. Talk to me if you also believe that the technical decisions and challenges of archiving are political!
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Eric Hung

Executive Director, Music of Asian America Research Center
Eric Hung is Executive Director of the Music of Asian America Research Center (MAARC). MAARC is an information and education center with a post-custodial digital archive. Eric's research focuses on Asian American music, music and trauma, and public musicology. He holds an MLIS... Read More →
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CHENYUE JIAO

STUDENT, RENMIN UNIVERSITY OF CHINA
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David Johnson

Graduate Student, Louisiana State University
In December 2017 I completed an online M.A. in American History with a concentration in Public History from Southern New Hampshire University. In August I will begin an online Masters Certificate program in Archival Studies with Louisiana State University
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Margaret McCready

Graduate Student, University of Maryland
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Lauren Murphree

Reference Archivist, State Archives of North Carolina
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Katey Parris

Graduate Student and Reference Department Assistant, Drexel Univeristy and American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming
I am currently a grad student pursuing my MLIS at Drexel University while working in the Reference Department at the American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming in Laramie, WY.
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Russel Peterson

Graduate Student, University of Michigan
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Perri Pyle

Graduate Student, University of Maryland
I am a current graduate student in my final year of a dual-masters program in History and Library Science at the University of Maryland. My interests include digital archives, Spanish-language collections, human rights, and the history of the Southern Cone in the 20th Century. If... Read More →
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Dana Reijerkerk

Graduate Student, University of Michigan
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Angela Schwarz

Graduate Student, University of California, Los Angeles
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Summer Shetenhelm

Graduate Student, University of Denver
I first became interested in archives while volunteering for historic Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, NY. One weekend a month, I joined a group of volunteers who sorted through burial permits and mausoleum drawings in preparation for digitization of these records. Each year, Green-Wood... Read More →
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Jessica Tai

Project Archivist, University of California, Los Angeles Library Special Collections


12:00pm

Expo Hall Lunch
In the Capital Idea! Expo Hall, you’ll have an unparalleled opportunity to talk with our industry partners, share your ideas and opinions, and learn about what’s new in the field. Throughout Expo Hall hours, you’ll also have the chance to view graduate student posters and exhibitors’ mini-theater presentations and enjoy refreshments.

12:30pm

Mini-Theater: Managing preservation workflows in the modern Archive (Presented by LIBNOVA)
LIBNOVA SAFEBOX: Digital Preservation, streamlined. Accessioning and preserving digital content and records has been a complex, expensive and demanding process. Until now. SAFEBOX allows your organization to create an advanced, agile and high-performance digital preservation repository, without the hassle.

12:30pm

Brown Bag Lunch: American Archivist
Be among the first to read and discuss the forthcoming article, "'Be Damned Pushy at Times': The Committee on the Status for Women and Feminism in the Archival Profession, 1972–1998" by Alex Poole, which will be published in the Fall/Winter 2018 issue of American Archivist. For more than a quarter century from 1972 to 1998, SAA’s Committee on the Status of Women (COSW) and its sister organization the Women's Caucus pursued an agenda that centered on encouraging the participation of women in the profession and in SAA; on redressing salary inequity; on sources for writing women's history; on networking through such initiatives as the women's roster and the Women's Caucus Newsletter; and on broader efforts to democratize the organization. The article traces the growth, opportunities, and challenges faced by the COSW and the Women's Caucus as well as the legacies of their efforts for current scholarly and professional conversations. The discussion will be led by American Archivist Editorial Board members Karen Trivette and Jennifer Meehan.

12:30pm

Brown Bag Lunch: One Book One Profession
Women’s archives hold a significant place in the historical record, illuminating stories of individuals who had an impact on our past in both powerful and quiet ways. The history of the archives themselves and the struggle to achieve equal representation within the historical record also tell a valuable story, one that deftly examines American culture and society over the past few centuries. The efforts to document women's experiences, make women’s collections accessible, and renew collaboration between archivists and historians are at the heart of the 2018 One Book, One Profession selection, Perspectives on Women’s Archives, edited by Tanya Zanish-Belcher with Anke Voss.

Join Margery Sly, director of Special Collections at Temple University Libraries in Pennsylvania, who will lead a Brown Bag lunch discussion on this important collection of essays on Friday, August 17, from 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm. RSVP by emailing Abigail Christian at achristian@archivists.org (subject line: “Perspectives on Women’s Archives Brown Bag Lunch”).

Get the book at https://saa.archivists.org/store/perspectives-on-womens-archives/6285/.

1:00pm

Mini-Theater: The Advantages of a Comprehensive, Fully Integrated Solution for Managing Archives and Records Centers (Presented by APPX Software, Inc.)
APPX Software will present the advantages of using a comprehensive, fully integrated solution for managing your archival and records center holdings. The session will also discuss and demonstrate the advantages and disadvantages of using a solution hosted in the cloud vs. a solution hosted on your local server.

1:00pm

1:00pm

1:30pm

Professional Poster Presentations
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P01 - Digital Migration and the Creation of ERDC Knowledge Core 
Jennefer Beyl, Joycelynn Brooks, Jered Lambiotte, and Natalie Meyers, US Army Corps of Engineers, Engineer Research and Development Center


P02 - Beyond the Embargo: Ingesting a Mind-Boggling Amount of Partner Data into the National Archives Catalog 
Erica Boudreau and Gary H. Stern, National Archives and Records Administration

P03 - Records Management at UVA: From Chaos to Control 
Jessica Burgess, University of Virginia

P04 - Using Data Visualization to Make Accessible Collections 
Thomas Cleary, LaGuardoa Community College, CUNY

P05 - Navigating CORA, the Colorado Open Records Act 
Kay M. Dirling, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

P06 - Using Extensible Processing to Establish a Small Institution's Archives Program as a Contract Archivist 
Irene Gates, Robert S. Peabody Institute of Archaeology

P07 - Mobile Archivists: Outreach on the Go 
Catherine Hannula, California State University, Stanislaus /  Jennifer Barth, Wisconsin Historical Society

P08 - Colorado State Archives First Born 
Scott Lawan, Colorado State Archives

P09 - The World Is Not Flat: How We Moved Beyond the Flatbed Scanner 

Alessandro Meregaglia, Boise State University / Jim Duran, Vanderbilt University Libraries

P10 - How Can Archives and Special Collections be a Part of Makerspace? 

Fatemeh Rezaei, University of Baltimore

P11 - Search Among Sensitive Content: Investigating Archivist and Donor Conceptions of Privacy, Sensitivity, and Access 
Katie Shilton and Douglas Oard, University of Maryland

P12 - Reduce, Rehouse, Reveal: Employing Extensible Processing at The Henry Ford 
Janice Unger, The Henry Ford

P13 - Escape the Archives: Public Programming to Promote Transparency 

Hillary S. Kativa, Science History Institute

Speakers
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Jennifer Barth

Wisconsin Sound Archive Project Archivist, Wisconsin Historical Society
Jennifer Barth is a 2017 graduate of the Information School at UW-Madison. She serves as project archivist for the Wisconsin Sound Archive and senior reference assistant in the archives reading room at the Wisconsin Historical Society.
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Jennefer Beyl

Librarian, US Army Corps of Engineers, Engineer Research and Development Center
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Erica Boudreau

Archives Specialist for Data Standards, National Archives and Records Administration
Erica Boudreau serves as an Archives Specialist for Data Standards in the Digital Public Access Branch of NARA's Office of Innovation. Her work centers on the review and transformation of metadata for the National Archives Catalog.
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Joycelynn Brooks

Librarian, US Army Corps of Engineers, Engineer Research and Development Center
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Jessica Burgess

Records Management Analyst, University of Virginia
Jessica is a graduate of the University of Virginia (B.A.) and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (M.S.L.S). She worked for ten years as an archivist at the Library of Virginia before joining the UVA Records Management Office in April 2015. She is a Certified Records... Read More →
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Thomas Cleary

Archivist, LaGuardia Community College, CUNY
Archivist/Librarian at LaGuardia Community College, CUNY, focused on incorporating Digital Humanities techniques to help improve access to and understanding of archival collections. MLS from Queens College, CUNY, and current MA student in Digital Humanities at the CUNY Graduate C... Read More →
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Kay Dirling

Records Administrator, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Kay holds a BA in Anthropology from the University of Colorado and MLIS from the University of Denver. She has been the Records Manager of the Hazardous Materials Waste Management Division at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment since 2013.
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Jim Duran

Curator of Born Digital Collections, Vanderbilt University Libraries
Jim Duran leads the Television News Archive, where the mission is to preserve broadcast television news. Jim also assists in the development of born digital collections across Vanderbilt University's many distinctive collections.
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Irene Gates

Archivist, Robert S. Peabody Institute of Archaeology
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Catherine Hannula

User Engagement and Outreach Librarian, California State University, Stanislaus
Catherine Hannula is a former reporter turned librarian. She graduated from the UW-Madison iSchool in 2017, and is now the User Engagement and Outreach Librarian at California State University, Stanislaus. Her work concentrates on connecting the library and the campus community.
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Hillary S. Kativa

Chief Curator of Audiovisual and Digital Collections, Science History Institute
Hillary is the Chief Curator of Audiovisual and Digital Collections at the Science History Institute (formerly Chemical Heritage Foundation), where she has worked since 2013. A certified archivist, Hillary holds an MLIS from Rutgers University, as well as an MA in history from Villanova... Read More →
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Jered Lambiotte

Librarian, US Army Corps of Engineers, Engineer Research and Development Center
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Scott Lawan

Digital Media Archivist, Colorado State Archives
Digital Media Archivist at Colorado State Archives and amateur ventriloquist
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Alessandro Meregaglia

Archivist/Librarian, Boise State University
Alessandro Meregaglia is an Archivist/Librarian and Assistant Professor at Boise State University's Special Collections and Archives. A graduate of Indiana University, he received a Master of Library Science (with an Archives and Records Management specialization) and a Master of... Read More →
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Natalie Meyers

Librarian, US Army Corps of Engineers, Engineer Research and Development Center
Natalie Meyers graduated with an MLIS in archival studies in 2016. She focuses on preservation and digitization efforts in the library, and is largely responsible for still and moving picture materials.
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Douglas Oard

Professor, University of Maryland
Doug Oard is a Professor and Associate Dean for Faculty at the iSchool and a Professor in the Institute for Advanced Computer Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park. His work focuses on the use of emerging technologies to support information seeking and sense-making... Read More →
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Fatemeh Rezaei

Archivist, University of Baltimore
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Katie Shilton

Associate Professor & Doctoral Program Director, University of Maryland
Katie Shilton is an Associate Professor at College of Information Studies and leads the Ethics & Values in Design (EViD) Lab at the UMD iSchool. Her research and teaching explores ethics and policy for the design of information collections, systems and technologies, and digital c... Read More →
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Gary H. Stern

Archives Specialist, National Archives and Records Administration
Gary H. Stern serves as an Archives Specialist with the Digital Public Access Branch of the Office of Innovation at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). He has worked on standards and metadata for three major NARA catalog systems over 24 years.
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Janice Unger

Processing Archivist, The Henry Ford
Janice Unger is the Processing Archivist at The Henry Ford (Benson Ford Research Center) in Dearborn, Michigan. Prior to this, she worked as the Digital Processing Archivist for Racing at The Henry Ford, as well as a train conductor on the Weiser Railroad inside Greenfield Villag... Read More →


2:00pm

501 - The National Archives Aims for Digital Future: Discuss NARA Strategic Plan and Future of Archives with NARA Leaders
Fifty years ago the National Archives created its Data Archives Staff; in 2017 we set a goal of only accepting transfers of electronic records after 2022. With additional goals of advancing electronic recordkeeping and digitizing 500 million pages of our collection, this strategic plan is a milestone. NARA leaders promote transparency by sharing how this plan grew out of longstanding work in electronic records and records management and discussing archives' digital future with attendees.

Debra Steidel Wall: The National Archives Aims for Digital Future: Discuss NARA Strategic Plan and Future of Archives with NARA's Management Team
William J. Bosanko: Transitioning to Digital Accession / Staff Development Goals in Plan
Laurence Brewer: Advancing Electronic Records Management throughout Government
Micah Cheatham: Framework of Planning Set by Administration / Working with OMB
Pamela S. Wright: Digitization / Citizen Enhancements / Big Data / the National Archives Catalog

Moderator: Debra Steidel Wall

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Debra Steidel Wall

Deputy Archivist of the United States, US National Archives
Debra Steidel Wall became Deputy Archivist of the United States in July 2011. She previously served as the agency's Chief of Staff (2008-2011), as Senior Special Assistant to the Archivist (2005-2007), and before that as Director of the Lifecycle Coordination Staff.

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William J. Bosanko

Chief Operating Officer, US National Archives and Records Administration
William J. Bosanko was appointed as the Chief Operating Officer of NARA effective January 1, 2013. Prior to this appointment, he served as NARA's Executive for Agency Services and the Director of the Information Security Oversight Office.
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Laurence Brewer

Chief Records Officer for the U.S. Government, US National Archives and Records Administration
As the Chief Records Officer, Mr. Brewer leads records management throughout the Federal Government with an emphasis on electronic records. He provides overall direction and guidance for Federal agencies on all aspects of records and information management.
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Micah Cheatham

Chief of Management and Administration, US National Archives
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Pamela S. Wright

Chief Innovation Officer, US National Archives
Pamela Wright became the National Archives' first Chief Innovation Officer in December 2012. She leads staff responsible for agency-wide projects and programs in the following areas: innovation, digitization, web, social media, online description, and online public engagement.


2:00pm

502 - This is not Skynet (yet): Why Archivists should care about Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
Machine learning(ML) and artificial intelligence(AI) are hot topics today across many sectors?public and private. But what do these terms mean and what impact could they have for archives and archivists? How can we help shape the ways in which this new technology is used? What role could ML and AI have on unprocessed born-digital collections? Archivists need to understand the implications of this new technology and its inevitable impact on the future of our profession.

Bradley Daigle: This Is Not Skynet (Yet): Why Archivists Should Care about Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
Jefferson Bailey: MPLP: Machine Product, Less Process
Meghan Ferriter: Data in Training: Practical Steps for Building a Machine Learning Pilot
Mark Phillips: Programmatic Extraction of Content-Rich Documents from Web Archives
Kari R. Smith: The Intersectionality of the Technologies that Can Be Used to Describe, Discover, and Reuse Records and the Technologies that Render, Create, and Are Evidential for Records

Moderator: Bradley Daigle

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Bradley Daigle

Strategic and Digital Content Expert, University of Virginia
Bradley Daigle is content and strategic expert for APTrust and the UVA Library. Active in archives, governance, and strategic partnerships, his main focus is the life cycle of the digital object. He received his MA in literature from the University of Montreal and an MLS from Catholic... Read More →

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Jefferson Bailey

Director of Web Archiving & Data Services, Internet Archive
Jefferson Bailey is Director of Web Archiving & Data Services at Internet Archive. Jefferson joined Internet Archive in Summer 2014 and manages Internet Archive’s web archiving services including Archive-It, used by over 600 institutions to preserve the web. He also oversees web... Read More →
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Meghan Ferriter

Senior Innovation Specialist, Library of Congress, National Digital Initiatives
Senior Innovation Specialist with Library of Congress Labs. | Anthropologist and historian by training; thoughty by nature. | Come find me to talk about supporting digital scholarship, crowdsourcing, access & use of digital collections, piloting & evaluating, collaboration and partnerships... Read More →
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Mark Phillips

Associate Dean for Digital Libraries, University of North Texas
Mark Phillips is the Associate Dean for Digital Libraries at the UNT Libraries. His areas of interest include: workflows for digitized and born-digital content, digital preservation systems, Web archives, and metadata quality.
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Kari R. Smith

Institute Archivist and Program Head for Digital Archives, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Libraries
Smith has worked with digital records in corporate, governmental, educational, and heritage organizations for over 20 years. She believes in the power of information and records as evidence and as important components that document our human experience.


2:00pm

503 - Representing Survivors of Violence in College and University Archives [ROOM CHANGE]
This panel session broadly asks how survivors of violence are represented in campus archives. We live in an age of growing awareness of sexual violence, the impact of white supremacy on students of color, and the effects of abuse on survivors. Can campus archives center the voices of survivors while protecting their privacy? We examine the theoretical and practical issues that must be considered in addressing these matters.

Caitlin Christian-Lamb: Remembrance and Representations of Hate: University Archives and Vernacular Memory of the Murder of Lt. Richard Collins III

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Ana K. Roeschley

Ph.D. Student, University of North Texas
Ana Roeschley is a PhD student at the University of North Texas. She has a BA in English from the University of Texas at Austin, an MS in LIS and an MA in History from Simmons College. Ana's research interests include collective memory, participatory archival culture, and digital... Read More →

Speakers
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Caitlin Christian-Lamb

Ph.D. Student, University of Maryland
Caitlin is a PhD student at the University of Maryland's iSchool, where she focuses on collective memory, digital humanities, and the nature of secrecy in email archive collections. She previously worked as the Digital Archivist of Davidson College.
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Jessica Holden

Reference Archivist, University of Massachusetts Boston
Jessica is the Reference Archivist at the University of Massachusetts Boston, where she manages the University Archives and Special Collections department's reference services and archival instruction program. She holds an MS in Library and Information Science from Simmons Colleg... Read More →
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Harvey Long

PhD Student, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Harvey is a second-year doctoral student in the University of Wisconsin-Madison Information School. Long holds an undergraduate degree in English with a minor in History from Winston-Salem State University. His research interests include archival studies, and African American his... Read More →


2:00pm

504 - Equal Opportunities: Physical and Digital Accessibility of Archival Collections
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 →

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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 →



2:00pm

505 - It's Mine and YOU Can't Have It
Panelists focus on how to approach those people in every organization who do not want to give up physical custody/ownership of records. We present conversations designed to convince reluctant record holders to follow organizational policy, methods to alleviate tension and diffuse the situation when tempers rise, and strategies to communicate the value of transparency in an organization's records management program. The goal is simple: Get records to the right location! Moderator: Tracy LS Jolivette

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Kristina Shaarda

Contact Representative/Records Manager, Bureau of Land Management - Winnemucca District Office
I retired from the Army after 20 years of mostly logistics work. I have a Bachelors Degree in Health Science with a depth in wellness and currently work at the BLM as the Contact Representative/Records Manager/Accounting Tech. I have a unique perspective on records from my time in... Read More →

Speakers
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Hillary Gatlin

Records Manager, Duke University
Oversees Duke University's records management program. She received a MLIS from the University of Pittsburgh. Previously worked as a records management specialist at George Mason University and as the University Records Manager at Michigan State University.
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Mandy Jennings

Archivist/Historian, Nationwide Insurance
I have a MA in Public History from Wright State University and a BA in Anthropology from Ohio University. For the last 11 years, I have been an archivist and historian at Nationwide Insurance in Columbus, Oh. I manage the new accessions, research, and exhibit design activities for... Read More →
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Ryan Leimkuehler

University Records Manager/Assistant Professor, Kansas State University Libraries
Has an MLIS with an emphasis in archival practice & an MA in History. Has expertise in managing government & university records, as well as training in records management. Worked with the Kansas Historical Society as a government records archivist & is now a records manager at Kansas... Read More →
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Joanna Rios

Records Manager, University Archives, Columbia University
Joanna Rios is the Records Manager at the Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University. She has a MLIS with a Certificate in Archives, Records Management & Preservation from Queens College and the SAA's Digital Archives Specialist (DAS) Certificate.

Moderator
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Tracy LS Jolivette

Records Administrator, Bureau of Land Management, Washington DC Office
After a career in science education, I worked as a graduate asst. in Texas Woman's University's library to earn a MLIS with coursework in digital preservation. Currently the Records Administrator in BLM's Washington Office, while continuing to explore digital curation and preserv... Read More →



2:00pm

506 - Race, Slavery and the Rise of the Academy
In recent years, many universities and colleges have examined how their growth and origin may be linked to the exploitation of enslaved and native peoples. Using a Fishbowl conversation­style format, the session leaders facilitate a discussion of how archivists and the archival record can inform and help facilitate these institutional examinations of our past.







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Tim Pyatt

Dean, Wake Forest University
Tim is Dean of the Z. Smith Reynolds Library at Wake Forest University. Tim has also held archives leadership positions at Penn State, Duke University and at UNC-CH. Tim served on SAA Council (2013-2015) and is a Fellow of the Society of American Archivists.

Speakers
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Jay Gaidmore

Director of Special Collections, College of William and Mary
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Holly A. Smith

College Archivist, Spelman College
Holly Smith is the College Archivist at Spelman College. She holds a B.A. in History and Black Studies from William and Mary, an M.A. in History from Yale University, and an M.S. in Library and Information Science with a concentration in Archival Management from Simmons College.

Moderator
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Jennifer Betts

University Archivist and Assistant Director of the John Hay Library, Brown University
Jennifer Betts is University Archivist and Assistant Director for the John Hay Library, Brown University. Since arriving at Brown in 2004 her collections management duties have increased, including grant-funded projects and collection surveys. She earned a MLS from the University... Read More →


2:00pm

507 - Pop Up: Digitization IS/NOT Preservation [ROOM CHANGE]
“Digitization is not preservation” is an oft repeated mantra on social media, a quick-fire response from heritage professionals to media stories declaring that at-risk materials have been digitally reformatted and thereby preserved. As recently as April of 2018, the cries went out on Twitter, when Google announced the release of high-resolution scans of 25 at-risk historical sites (which mimicked a similar outcry in 2016 when Google announced the release of high-resolution scans of art works). This session will allow practitioners to present their own approach to the issue, through case-studies and reasoned debate about the current state of best practice on whether digitization is, could be, or should be a means of preservation.

This session is intended for practitioners of all experience levels who have some responsibility for digitization, preservation, or providing access to collections.  The session will be a lighting talk format followed by questions and discussion.

Speakers
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Snowden Becker

Program Manager, Moving Image Archive Studies, University of California, Los Angeles
Snowden Becker manages UCLA's MLIS program. She researches, teaches, and writes about how audiovisual materials are integrated into our larger cultural heritage.
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Tre Berney

Director, Digitization and Conservation Services, Cornell University Library
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Maureen Callahan

Sophia Smith Collection Archivist, Smith College
Maureen Callahan is the archivist for the Sophia Smith Collection at Smith College, where she provides collection development, instruction, and stewardship for records of people changing the world on behalf of women and other gender minorities.
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Fletcher Durant

University of Florida
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Siobhan Hagan

Project Manager, Memory Lab Network, DCPL
Siobhan was born and raised in Maryland and holds her M.A. in Moving Image Archiving and Preservation (MIAP) from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She has worked in a variety of collecting organizations throughout her career, including the UCLA Library, the National Aquarium, and... Read More →
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Frances Harrell

Senior Preservation Specialist, NEDCC
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Julia Kim

American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
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Mark Matienzo

Collaboration and Interoperability Architect, Stanford University Libraries
Mark A. Matienzo is the Collaboration & Interoperability Architect in Digital Library Systems and Services at the Stanford University Libraries. Before Stanford, Mark worked as an archivist, technologist, and strategist at institutions including the Digital Public Library of America...