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Thursday, August 4 • 2:00pm - 3:15pm
209 - Balancing Quality of Life and Quality Assurance: Best Practices and Tools for Web Archiving QA

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Web archiving efforts at all levels of maturity struggle with quality assurance (QA). Panelists explore new tools and best practices for making web archiving QA more effective, efficient, and sustainable. Practitioners representing diverse web archiving initiatives share evolved practices from their own institutions, make a case for more targeted and contextually-appropriate QA approaches, and highlight technical innovations to make web archiving QA easier.

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Nicholas Taylor

Program Manager for LOCKSS and Web Archiving, Stanford University
Nicholas Taylor is Program Manager for LOCKSS and Web Archiving at Stanford University Libraries. In this role, he manages the provision of distributed digital preservation software and services used by hundreds of institutions across tens of networks, including the Global LOCKSS Network and the CLOCKSS Archive. He also oversees efforts by Stanford University Libraries to establish web archiving as a core collection development activity and... Read More →


Dory Bower

Archives Specialist, U.S. Government Publishing Office
Dory has worked as an Archives Specialist at the U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) since 2010, where she has worked on a number of projects to increase access to electronic U.S. government resources. Dory began working with web archiving in 2011, when the GPO became an Archive-It partner, and has played a key role in all aspects of the development, implementation, evolution and oversight of the FDLP Web Archive.

Lori Donovan

Senior Program Manager, Archive-It, Internet Archive
Lori has been with the Internet Archive's Archive-It service since 2009, helping organizations plan, implement and expand their web archiving efforts. Lori also works closely with IA engineers on new tools and technology to improve all aspects of the web archiving lifecycle, from capture to description to quality assurance and more.
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Dallas Pillen

Assistant Archivist for Metadata and Digital Projects, Bentley Historical Library
Dallas is the Assistant Archivist for Metadata and Digital Projects at the Bentley Historical Library, currently overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Bentley's web archives program. He assisted in the Bentley's transition from the California Digital Library's Web Archiving Service to the Archive-It web archiving service and has been responsible for revising existing crawl scoping and scheduling, quality assurance, and training procedures.
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Alex Thurman

Web Resources Collection Coordinator, Columbia University Libraries
Alex has been building thematic web archives at Columbia since 2008, helping to define collection topics, identify candidate websites, secure permissions from website owners, scope and run crawls, provide descriptive metadata of archived websites, and oversee quality assurance. He has served on and chaired several ALA cataloging committees and currently co-chairs the IIPC's Content Development Group, working with far-flung colleagues to build... Read More →

Thursday August 4, 2016 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Room 206/207 Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

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