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Thursday, August 4 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
103 - Deal With It: Working with Difficult Media and the Art of Making It Accessible

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Have you had trouble with materials or media that, due to size, legal, or format complications, present a challenge to accessibility? We have, too! Each speaker discusses how s/he creatively and systematically resolved issues pertaining to handling a set of items and the challenges of making these items available to researchers.

Willey: Creating Newspaper-Style Captions and Metadata to Describe Images That Cannot be Digitized Due to Copyright Concerns
Patty: Not Impossible: Creating a Finding Aid for the George Mason University Archives Audiovisual Collection
Hallford: Wall Maps and How to Roll with Them


Melanie Mueller

Associate Director, American Institute of Physics
Associate Director, Niels Bohr Library & Archives, American Institute of Physics

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Keri Hallford

Oversize Media Archivist, Alabama Department of Archives and History
Keri Hallford is the oversize media archivist for the State of Alabama. This means that maps, architectural records, posters, muster rolls, and any paper products measuring over 11"x17" finds it's way to her desk. She earned her B.A. in History from Auburn University and her M.S. in Library and Information Studies with an Information Architecture and Technology concentration from Florida State University. Prior to holding her current position... Read More →
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William Jordan Patty

Media Collections Cataloger, Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Jordan Patty is the Media Collections Cataloger at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. Previous positions include Manuscripts and Archives Librarian at the George Mason University Libraries, and Processing Archivist at the Catholic University of America Libraries. He holds a M.L.S. from the University of Maryland and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. from George Mason University.
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Eric Willey

Special Collections and Formats Cataloger, Illinois State University
Eric Willey has worked as an intern for the Illinois Regional Archives Depository at Western Illinois University, and as a project assistant with the McCormick-International Harvester Company Collection at the Wisconsin Historical Society. After completing his MLIS at UW-Madison, he worked at the Filson Historical Society in Louisville, Kentucky, and is currently employed at Illinois State University as a Special Collections and Formats... Read More →

Thursday August 4, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Salon D Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

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