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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

Archivist, Alabama Department of Archives and History
Keri Hallford is the oversize media archivist for the State of Alabama. 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... Read More →
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William Jordan Patty

Records and Information Management Specialist, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Jordan Patty is a Records and Information Management Specialist in the SEC Office of Records Management Services. Previous positions include Archivist in Textual Processing at the National Archives and Records Administration in College Park, Media Collections Cataloger at the National... Read More →
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Eric Willey

Special Collections and Formats Cataloger, Milner Library, Illinois State University
Eric Willey is the Special Collections and Formats Cataloger at Illinois State University.

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