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Thursday, August 4 • 2:00pm - 3:15pm
201 - From 0 to 400 GB: Confronting the Challenges of Born-Digital Photographs

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It will happen to you, if it hasn't already: the campus photographer retires and leaves behind hundreds of photo CDs or a hard drive packed with JPEGs. What happens next? Digital photograph collections present serious challenges but offer opportunities to leverage automation (from deduplication to face recognition) and collaborative, cross-departmental workflows. Come hear this panel of experienced archivists discuss steps taken, lessons learned, and best practices developed for working (and teaching!) with born-digital photographs.

Busch: Experiences with University Photographs at MSU
Prom: Embedded Metadata: Friend or Foe?
Tighe: Collecting and Preserving Documentation of Campus-wide Green Building Initiatives for Teaching and Research
Wiedeman: SIP Your Pics: An Automated OAIS Workflow for Born-Digital Photographs

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Kristen Yarmey

Associate Professor and Digital Services Librarian, University of Scranton
MLS with a concentration in Archives and Records Management from the University of Maryland and an MA in History from the University of Scranton. Responsible for digital collections at the University of Scranton since 2008. Having accessioned a collection of over 86,000 born-digital photographs in 2014, Kristen is testing out automated approaches to processing and exploring options for collaborating with campus stakeholders on description... Read More →


Ed Busch

Electronic Records Archivist, Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
MLIS and certificate in Archives Administration from Wayne State University. Working at Michigan State University since 2008. Since 2011, Ed has served as electronic records archivist at MSU responsible for all aspects of digital records and collections as well as implementing a trusted digital repository and a web archiving program. With many TBs of digital photos held by campus units, Ed has been investigating various workflows and facial... Read More →
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Chris Prom

Assistant University Archivist and Professor, University of Illinois Archives
Chris is Assistant Archivist at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and has served the Society in numerous capacities and is currently Publications Editor. Having recently received 400 GB of photographs from the College of Agriculture, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, Chris is collaborating with the photographer to leverage embedded metadata and provide access via open source digital image management software in a custom-built... Read More →

Molly Tighe

Archivist & Public Services Librarian, Chatham University
MLIS with a concentration in Archives and Records Management from the University of Pittsburgh. Molly has managed digital collections ranging from installation art photography to orchestral audio/visual materials. Currently, she leads a Mellon- and CIC-funded initiative to preserve and provide access to documentation of a large-scale, green-building project at Chatham University. The project uses ARTstor's Shared Shelf to enhance teaching and... Read More →
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Gregory Wiedeman

University Archivist, University at Albany, SUNY
MA in History and a MSIS with a concentration in Archives and Records Management from the University at Albany, SUNY. Greg has experience managing large-scale digital projects at the University at Albany and Marist College by generating metadata from context and automating workflows with a variety of technical skills. He is currently developing a university-wide digital records program which includes a strong focus on automation and the... Read More →

Thursday August 4, 2016 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Grand Ballroom East Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

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