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Friday, August 5 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
405 - Dispatches from the Front: Preserving the Born-Digital News Report

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Archivists are collaborating with journalists to preserve the news in digital form. At risk is the last 30 years of reporting, created on obsolete or obsolescent platforms. The prospect of losing text, audio, graphics and video has increased as news enterprises struggle economically. Panelists feature updates from the University of Missouri's "Dodging the Memory Hole" initiative and from The Associated Press, which seeks to preserve its Text Archive.

Komor: The Preservation of the Born-Digital News Report
McCain: Born-Digital News Preservation
McCargar: Panel Moderator

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Valerie Komor

Director, Corporate Archives, The Associated Press
Valerie Komor has long experience in libraries, archives and museums. In 2003, she established the first corporate archives for the Associated Press. Valerie holds a B.A. in English and Classics from the University of California, Davis, an M.A. in Medieval Studies from Yale and an M.L.I.S. from the University of Texas at Austin. During 1987-88, she held a Fulbright Grant in Naples, Italy in the field of Italian journalism.

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Edward McCain

Digital Curator of Journalism, Reynolds Journalism Institute
As founder of the Journalism Digital News Archive agenda, Edward McCain's prime directive is saving the "first rough draft" of history created on a computer or digital sensor. He also leads JDNA's "Dodging the Memory Hole" outreach initiative. McCain holds a Bachelor of Journalism degree from the University of Missouri, Columbia and a Masters degree in Information Science and graduate certificate in Digital Information Management from the... Read More →
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Victoria A. McCargar

Archivist and Special Collections Librarian, Mount Saint Mary's University
Victoria McCargar is an archivist, educator and consultant based in Los Angeles. Clients include the Associated Press, Center for Research Libraries, Library of Congress, Reynolds Journalism Institute, the Annenberg Foundation and NPR. She has participated in several digital preservation initiatives including InterPARES 2, PREMIS, and the Trustworthy Repositories Audit and Certification project. Her 25 years as an editor at the Los Angeles... Read More →
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Katherine Skinner

Executive Director, MetaArchive Cooperative, Educopia Institute
Katherine is the Executive Director of the Educopia Institute, a not-for-profit educational organization that builds networks and collaborative communities to help cultural, scientific, and scholarly institutions achieve greater impact. Skinner received her Ph.D. from Emory University. She has co-edited three books and has authored and co-authored numerous reports and articles on topics ranging from digital archiving and preservation to scholarly... Read More →

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

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