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Friday, August 5 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
401 - The Challenges of Collecting and Providing Access to Social Media Content

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Social media is an important and increasingly valuable tool for contemporary scholars in various disciplines, but the medium presents unique technical and legal challenges for archivists. The speakers describe how their institutions have worked through the muddy waters of access, copyright, platform-specific terms of use, public records law, and policy development.

Eubank: The Challenges of Collecting and Providing Access to Social Media Content

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Vakil Smallen

National Education Association Project Archivist, George Washington University
Vakil Smallen is the National Education Association Project Archivist at George Washington University. He graduated from the University of Maryland iSchool. Before coming to GWU, he worked in the Archives of the International Monetary Fund.

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Peter Broadwell

Academic Projects Developer, UCLA Digital Library
Peter coordinates experimental archiving projects with faculty members at UCLA and his colleagues in the Digital Library Program. He manages the preservation of the UCLA NewsScape collection of digitized television news and is presently researching new methods for automatically linking social media collections to digitized television news archives.
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Brian Dietz

Digital Program Librarian for Special Collections, North Carolina State University Libraries
Brian Dietz is the Digital Program Librarian for Special Collections at NCSU Libraries. Brian manages the Libraries' initiatives in web archiving, born-digital processing, and the digitization of rare and unique materials. He recently co-led an LSTA-funded project to explore social media archiving, which resulted in a open, web-based documentary toolkit and an open-source project that includes a pre-configured collection of tools for easily... Read More →

Kelly A. Eubank

Director of Digital Services, State Archives of North Carolina
The State Archives of North Carolina in partnership with the State Library of NC has an active web archiving program. Since 2005, we served as one of the inaugural partners for Archive-It and began archiving social media in 2008 using both Archive-It and ArchiveSocial. The team actively monitors the tools and constantly looks for changes in the results.
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Rachel Trent

Digital Services Manager, George Washington University
Rachel Trent is Digital Services Manager at George Washington University Libraries’ Special Collections Research Center. She has worked in the area of social media archiving previously at the State Library of North Carolina and at the State Archives of North Carolina. | MSIS, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; MA, Public History, North Carolina State University, BA Sociology and History, University of Pennsylvania

Friday August 5, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Grand Ballroom East Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

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