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Saturday, August 6 • 9:00am - 10:15am
603 - The Post-Specialist Era: Collaborative Workflows for Born-Digital Processing

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How do digital and non-digital archives staff collaborate to process born-digital materials? A diverse group of archivists representing academic, religious, and medical repositories explore this question in the context of their own institutional workflows. This session posits the theory that we are approaching a post-specialist landscape in which the digital archivist is no longer the sole custodian of born-digital collections and all members of the repository team have a role to play.

Chair
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Caitlin Birch

Digital Collections and Oral History Archivist, Dartmouth College
Caitlin Birch manages the acquisition, processing, and dissemination of born-digital materials of enduring historical value at Dartmouth College's Rauner Special Collections Library. She also leads the Dartmouth Oral History Program, a major creator of born-digital media. Caitlin earned her MA in History and MSLIS in Archives Management from Simmons College. Before arriving at Dartmouth in 2014, she worked in electronic records management for the... Read More →

Speakers
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Dara Flinn

Archivist/Special Collections Librarian, Rice University
Dara Flinn received her MLS from the University of North Texas in 2010, and is an Archivist and Special Collections Librarian in the Woodson Research Center at Rice University. She is a Certified Archivist and a Digital Archives Specialist. Dara serves as Vice Chair and co-editor of the Society of Southwest Archivists Publications Committee.
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Melanie Nef

Digital Archivist, LDS Church History Library
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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.
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Nicholas Webb

Digital Archivist, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai



Saturday August 6, 2016 9:00am - 10:15am
Salon D Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

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