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Friday, August 5 • 9:30am - 10:45am
309 - DWG, RVT, BIM: A New Kind of Alphabet Soup, with a Lot More Heartburn

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The advent of computer-aided design (CAD) and Building Information Modeling (BIM) technology has radically changed the practice, pedagogy, and study of architecture. Given this shift, what can archivists do to continue collecting and providing access to architectural records? What steps should non-specialized archivists take when finding notoriously difficult CAD files in their collections? Archivists from collecting institutions, firms, and collaborative CAD/BIM and software preservation projects share experiences, perspectives, and practical advice.

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Tim Walsh

Digital Preservation Librarian, Concordia University Library
Tim Walsh is a digital preservationist and software developer based in Montreal. He works as the Digital Preservation Librarian at Concordia University Library. Prior to joining Concordia, Tim established a digital archives and digital preservation program at the Canadian Centre for... Read More →

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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 →
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Joshua Walter Myers

Archivist, Mithun, Inc.
Archivist at Mithun, Inc. Architectural firm based in Seattle, WA. M.M.P., Master of Management Practice- Computer Information Systems. Colorado State University. M.A., History (Archives and Museum Studies) Colorado State University.
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Tawny Ryan Nelb

President, Nelb Archival Consulting, Inc.
Tawny Ryan Nelb has a BA in American Studies and an MA in American History. After work for the Hoover Presidential Library and ten years with the Yale Manuscript and Archives Department, she became an independent archival consultant and historian in 1986. She has published over 30... Read More →
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Emily Vigor

Digital and Collections Archivist, Environmental Design Archives
Emily Vigor is the Collections Archivist at the Environmental Design Archives at the University of California, Berkeley. She holds an MLIS from San Jose State University, with an emphasis in Archival Studies, and an MA in Art History from Richmond University in London.
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Zach Vowell

Digital Archivist, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Zach has worked with born-digital collection material since 2007, in Digital Archivist positions at Cal Poly State University and the Briscoe Center for American History. At Cal Poly, he is co-primary investigator of the IMLS-funded Software Preservation Network project, and he works... Read More →

Friday August 5, 2016 9:30am - 10:45am EDT
Room 206/207 Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303