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Friday, August 5 • 9:30am - 10:45am
310 - Religious Materials Toolbox for Archivists: Solutions to Problems Facing the Pro

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Selecting terms that succinctly represent materials in religious archives and enable users to locate pertinent information is a critical mission, but establishing a standard vocabulary for religious archives is challenging. Panelists discuss the development of a subject thesaurus, creating tools to improve the information retrieval process, and (from the small archive perspective) a tool to standardize practices through a web-based manual. Audience input is encouraged!

Chair
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Malachy McCarthy

Province Archivist, Claretian Missionaries Archives USA-Canada
Dr. Malachy McCarthy is the Province Archivist for the Claretian Missionaries Archives since 2003. The archives is part of the Chicago Archive Collaborative which houses two other archive repositories. His primary focus has been to make the Claretian collection accessible. Interested in education, Malachy taught archive courses on the undergraduate and professional level. The Workshop for Religious Communities has been offered biennially since... Read More →

Speakers
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Andy Carter

Digital Projects Manager, American Theological Library Association
Mr. Andy Carter, Digital Projects Manager at ATLA (American Theological Library Association), is responsible for developing collaborative digital projects to support expanded access to digital collections at religious and theological libraries. His previous positions include Digital Projects Archivist for the Digital Library of Georgia at the University of Georgia Libraries and Digital Projects Librarian at Memphis Public Library. Carter became a... Read More →
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Ingrid Hsieh-Yee

Professor, Library and Information Science, The Catholic University of America
Dr. Ingrid Hsieh-Yee is a full professor in the Department of Library and Information Science of the Catholic University of America. She specializes in information organization and access and has taught digital content creation and management, cataloging and classification, metadata, information architecture, and other courses. Her research interests include user interaction with information systems, scholarly communications, web search... Read More →

Moderator
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Mark Duffy

Canonical Archivist and Director, The Archives of the Episcopal Church
Mr. Mark J. Duffy is the Canonical Archivist and Director of The Archives of the Episcopal Church, which is the Church's national archives and research center. Duffy's interest has been in applying sustainability measures to program management and specifically creating a supportive institutional culture funding archives even during a time of diminishing denominational numbers. His previous archival experience includes leadership as Boston City... Read More →


Friday August 5, 2016 9:30am - 10:45am
Room 208/209 Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

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