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Friday, August 5 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
506 - You Are Not Alone! Navigating the Implementation of New Archival Systems

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Considering transition to a new system of digital asset management, public access, or collections curation? Archivists representing a diverse group of institutions discuss project planning, methodology, and intellectual and technological considerations used during implementation of ArchivesSpace (from the Archivists' Toolkit and from scratch!), Archivematica, Hydra/Fedora, and Islandora, Zendesk, and Oral History Metadata Synchronizer. Presenters address legacy metadata migration, transition from homegrown tools, the challenge of big projects with small staffs, and successful workflows.

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Olga Virakhovskaya

Lead Archivist for Collections Management, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan
As Lead Archivist for Collections Management, Olga oversees processing and description of collections in all formats, develops archival description policies and workflows, and manages collections control. Olga's professional interests include archival description, linked data, and outreach. Olga holds MA in Russian and East European Studies from the University of Michigan and MLIS from the Southern Connecticut State University.

Speakers
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Alexis Antracoli

Assistant University Archivist for Technical Services, Princeton University
Alexis Antracoli is Assistant University Archivist for Technical Services at Princeton University's Mudd Manuscript Library where she leads technical services operations. Previously she worked as Records Management Archivist at Drexel University and Project Archivist at the Bentley Historical Library. She has published on web archiving and the archiving of born-digital audio visual content. Her professional interests include preservation and... Read More →
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Julia Corrin

University Archivist, Carnegie Mellon University
Julia Corrin is the University Archivist at Carnegie Mellon University, where she is a lone arranger. She holds a Masters in Archives and Records management from the University of Michigan and previously worked as the political collections archivist at Arkansas State University.
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Max Eckard

Assistant Archivist for Digital Curation, University of Michigan
Bentley Historical Society
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Patrick Galligan

Assistant Digital Archivist, Rockefeller Archive Center
Patrick Galligan graduated from the University of Michigan's School of Information in 2013 and is an Assistant Digital Archivist at the Rockefeller Archive Center. Patrick is the RAC's metadata wrangler, ArchivesSpace super user, and MetaArchive liaison. He loves using technology to try to find data-driven solutions to description and access problems.
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Matt Herbison

Archivist for Public Services, Drexel University College of Medicine
Matt Herbison is the Reference & Outreach Archivist at the Legacy Center of Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia (archives.drexelmed.edu). Previously, he was the Archives and Library Director at Independence Seaport Museum in Philly, and a Research Associate in the Library Science schools at University of Pittsburgh (where he got his MLIS in 2003). He is active in the SAA RAO Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) Committee. Matt... Read More →
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Robin M Katz

Outreach + Public Services Librarian, University of California Riverside
Before coming to UCR, I was Head of Reference & User Services at Brooklyn Historical Society. At BHS, I previously co-directed Students and Faculty in the Archives and co-created TeachArchives.org. Prior experience at University of Vermont, Cleveland Museum of Art, Kent State University, and Yale University. I am actively involved in the SAA RAO Teaching with Primary Sources committee.
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Bethany Scott

Coordinator of Digital Projects, University of Houston Libraries
Bethany serves as Coordinator of Digital Projects with the University of Houston Libraries' Special Collections, where she is responsible for planning and coordinating digitization of archival materials, creating online exhibits, facilitating cross-departmental workflows, and ensuring the preservation of born-digital archival materials. A cataloger in a past life, her professional interests include metadata schema, classification, and descriptive... Read More →



Friday August 5, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Salon B Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

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