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Friday, August 5 • 4:00pm - 4:30pm
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P01 - Connecting Access from Metadata to MARC (Amy Leigh Allen, Mary A. Gilbertson, Deborah E. Kulczak)
This poster explores various workflows in reusing metadata to create catalog records using MarcEdit and XML Notepad at the University of Arkansas Libraries. To have one interface for searching older physical items and newer digital items, the archives and technical services department worked together to create two separate processes, one for honors theses in DSpace using Dublin Core metadata, the other for music concert recordings in Islandora using MODS metadata.

P02 - Preservation in Process: Behind the Scenes at the Georgia Archives (Ephranette Brown, Tracey Johnson)
The presenters highlight key preservation projects, existing services, and professional collaborations at the Georgia Archives since 2014.

P03 - Twentieth Century American Literary Collection Acquisition Patterns (Amy Chen)
Viewers will visualize American literary collection placement patterns and important variables to consider when soliciting writers' papers for your repository. The presenter solicits your feedback on her research for a forthcoming book.

P04 - Alumni Outreach for Special Collections: Partnerships and Approaches (Virginia Ferris)
The NCSU Libraries' Special Collections Research Center is actively building outreach to the alumni community through partnerships with alumni groups. Utilizing pop-up exhibits, makerspace technologies, visualization spaces, and the recently launched "Wolf Tales" traveling oral history stations, SCRC has created a vibrant visible presence within this community. This poster highlights examples and illustrates the power of these efforts to support advocacy, development, and more inclusive documentation of university history.

P05 - Cataloging Posteritati: Improving Access for Motion Picture Publicity Materials (Pat Frade, Rebecca A. Wiederhold, Cory Nimer)
In June 2015, the L. Tom Perry Special Collections established a new policy on cataloging published materials in manuscript collections to enable better discovery for researchers and reduce duplication of specific material acquisition. Motion picture publicity materials within manuscript collections would be the first to receive item-level description in the catalog. This poster describes the benefits, workflow, and decision-making processes that resulted from a successful collaboration between Special Collections and Cataloging.

P06 - Data Visualization: Accessible Entrepots (Hilary Gordon)
Digital humanities tools for data visualization are growing in prevalence and availability. Although the range of functions enabled by these tools can be daunting, this poster navigates basic options among some popular freely distributed programs, illustrates the kinds of visualizations that are accessible to those with no experience in digital humanities, and explores factors that are important in deciding which tool could be right for you.

P07 - Intrinsic, Added, and Enduring Value: Records Emergency Planning as Advocacy at the Georgia Archives (James Irby, Christine Garrett, Kim Norman)
This poster illustrates how disaster preparedness tasks inform a range of outreach initiatives that highlight the mission and holdings of the Georgia Archives. The Archives regularly schedules compliance meetings with government officials, promotes the professional development of archival practitioners, and delivers services and cultural enrichment to its patrons. You'll see how records emergency planning serves as an advocacy tool both within and beyond the Georgia Archives facility.

P08 - if (you are a digital archivist) then { you = "might need to learn to code"; } (Mary Kidd, Dinah Handel, Morgan McKeehan)
To support sustainable digital preservation plans, do I need to learn to code? Three National Digital Stewardship Residents endorse the benefits and practicality of understanding code and present case studies of programming coming into play throughout the preservation stages at three dynamic archives.

P09 - Enriching Collaboration: Processing the Records of The Wellesley Centers for Women (Sara Ludovissy)
How do two institutions that share a unique institutional and historical connection collaborate in a mutually beneficial processing project? The presenter explains the history of the Wellesley Centers for Women and Wellesley College, creation of a robust finding aid using ArchivesSpace, and how the project led to consultations on WCW's 50th anniversary celebration, planning of oral histories, and enhancements to related WCW collections.

P10 - Hacking Hemingway - Community Partnerships and Digital Collaborations (Leigh A. Tarullo, Emily Reiher)
"Hacking Hemingway: Cracking the Code to the Vault" is a digital history project funded by the Illinois Secretary of State and Illinois State Library that gives access to rare items from The Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park and the Oak Park Public Library. Illustrated is the unique partnership between the Foundation and Library that allows for shared resources, access, outreach, and participation in community initiatives in a meaningful way.

P11 - Digitizing Media(ted) Memories: The South Carolina Women's History Archive (Travis Le Wagner)
The presenter discusses an initiative to digitize video recordings chronicling the challenges and triumphs of women in local communities in South Carolina. Illustrated is what appeared to be a simple saving of deteriorating media through digitization but proved to be revelatory in reviving nearly forgotten moments of women's political and economic mobility in the state.

P12 - Box Labels and Bombshells: Assessing Archival Collections at New Mexico State U. (Caitlin R. Wells)
Wells reviews the planning and execution of an assessment of the historical collections at New Mexico State University, Las Cruces. Financial constraints required the department to be creative in scaling the assessment without additional staff, funding, or technology. The data collected have allowed the unit to begin implementation of an extensible processing program to reduce the unprocessed backlog and make the collections more accessible.

P13 - Everyone Has a Story: Using Digital Storytelling to Engage Undergraduate Students (Judith Ann Wiener, Kristin Rodgers, Brian Leaf)
This poster details how librarians and curators at The Ohio State University developed a for-credit course designed to introduce undergraduate students to special collections research and digital storytelling practices.

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Amy L. Allen

University Archivist, University of Arkansas
Amy Leigh Allen is the first University Archivist at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. She is responsible for establishing policies and procedures and collecting and processing university records, including born digital materials. Allen earned an MLIS from the University of... Read More →

Ephranette Brown

Preservation Technician, Georgia Archives
Ephranette Brown is a Preservation Technician at the Georgia Archives in Morrow, Ga. She has held various positions in archives and libraries since obtaining her MLIS from The University of Alabama in 2012.
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Amy Hildreth Chen

English and Communication Librarian, University of Iowa
I worked in Special Collections at Emory University, the University of Alabama, and the University of Iowa although I am currently serving in the Humanities and Social Sciences division as the English and Communications Librarian. I wrote Archival Bodies: The American Literary Collections... Read More →
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Virginia Ferris

Outreach and Engagement Program Librarian for Special Collections, North Carolina State University
Virginia Ferris is Outreach and Engagement Program Librarian for Special Collections at NC State University Libraries. She earned the MLS from UNC Chapel Hill (2014) and holds experience in outreach, oral history, and teaching with archives.

Pat Frade

Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University
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Christine Garrett

Electronic Records Manager, Georgia Archives
Christine joined the Georgia Archives as Electronic Records Manager in 2014, where she manages both the Electronic Records Program and the State Records Program. She started her government archives career in 2006 at the Alabama Department of Archives and History working with the appraisal... Read More →

Mary A. Gilbertson

Head of Monigraphs, University of Arkansas Libraries
Mary Gilbertson has worked at the University of Arkansas Libraries in Cataloging and Acquistions for 15 years and in academic libraries for 18 years. She has participated in several data migration projects in her technical services role over the years.

Hilary Gordon

Historian/Archivist, The Claremont Colleges
Hilary Gordon is a doctoral candidate in history and archives at the Claremont Graduate University (2016 anticipated completion). She works for the Claremont Colleges library system as a manuscript/university archivist. Just this year, She became a certified archivist through the... Read More →
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Dinah Handel

Digitization Services Manager, Stanford University
MLIS, Pratt Institute School of Information BA, Hampshire College Presently working as a National Digital Stewardship Resident at CUNY Television.

James Irby

Digital Preservation Technician, Georgia Archives
James Irby is a Digital Preservation Technician at the Georgia Archives, assisting the development and implementation of plans, policies and procedures for digitization of analog holdings. James previously worked as a Program Associate on the Intergovernmental Preparedness for Essential... Read More →
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Tracey Johnson

Preservation Technician, Georgia Archives
Tracey Johnson is a Preservation Technician at the Georgia Archives in Morrow, Georgia. She previously worked at Salem Public Library in Ohio, and Linebaugh Public Library in Tennessee, focusing on cataloging, local history, and digital preservation. She earned her MLIS from Kent... Read More →
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Mary Kidd

Systems and Operations Coordinator, New York Public Library
Mary Kidd (@kiddarchivist) is an archivist and illustrator. By day, she works for New York Public Library's Preservation and Special Collections Processing Department. She is also Co-lead on Preserve This Podcast, an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation-funded grant project teaching preservation... Read More →

Deborah Kulczak

Database Maintenance Librarian/Music Cataloger, University of Arkansas Libraries
Deb Kulczak is Database Maintenance/Music Cataloging Librarian at the University of Arkansas and has recently served as the Interim Head of Technical Services. She has over twenty five years of experience with library cataloging and metadata, including batch editing, non-MARC metadata... Read More →

Brian Leaf

Assistant Professor and Instructional Design Librarian, The Ohio State University Library
Brian Leaf currently works at the Ohio State University, where he supports instructional projects, facilitates digital storytelling workshops, and works with other faculty to develop and assess information literacy assignments. Additionally, he also produces short videos and tutorials... Read More →

Sara Ludovissy

Assistant Archivist, Wellesley College
I am currently the assistant archivist at the Wellesley College Archives. I received my MA in History and my MLIS with a concentration in Archives Management from Simmons College in Boston in 2012.
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Morgan McKeehan

Digital Collections Specialist, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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Cory Nimer

University Archivist, Brigham Young University
Cory Nimer is the University Archivist at the L. Tom Perry Special Collections at Brigham Young University. He received a Masters of Arts degree in History from Sonoma State University and a Masters of Library and Information Science degree from San Jose State University, and he is... Read More →
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Kim Norman

Preservation Manager and Conservator, Georgia Archives
Kim Norman is the Preservation Manager and Conservator at the Georgia Archives. Kim has been co-chair of the AIC Emergency Committee, program co-chair of the Alliance for Response network in Atlanta (HERA), as well as vice-president and president of the Southeastern Regional Conservation... Read More →
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Emily Reiher

Archivist, Oak Park Public Library
Emily Reiher, MS, CA, first joined the Oak Park Public Library in spring 2015 under the Hacking Hemingway: Cracking the Code to the Vault digitization grant. As Archivist, Emily works with the collections of the Oak Park Public Library's Special Collections and its community part... Read More →

Kristin Rodgers

Collections Curator, The Ohio State University Health Sciences Library
Kristin Rodgers is the Collections Curator at The Ohio State University Health Sciences Library Medical Heritage Center. She has a BA in History of Art from Ohio State and a MLIS from the University of Pittsburgh.
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Leigh A. Tarullo

Curator of Special Collections, Oak Park Public Library
Leigh A. Tarullo, M.L.I.S., is the Curator of Special Collections at the Oak Park Public Library, where she curates the historic collections of the Library and the Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park Archives.
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Travis Le Wagner

Doctoral Candidate, University of South Carolina
Travis L. Wagner is currently a Doctoral Student in the University of South Carolina’s School of Library and Information Sciences. Travis has also received a Graduate Certificate in Women’s and Gender Studies from USC’s Department of Women’s and Gender Studies, where they... Read More →
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Caitlin R. Wells

Collection Services Librarian, University of Michigan Special Collections Research Center
As the Collection Services Librarian for the Special Collections Research Center at the University of Michigan, I oversee and coordinate the accessioning, arrangement, description, and management of Special Collections material in all formats and across all collecting areas. I enjoy... Read More →
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Rebecca Wiederhold

Technical Services Archivist, Brigham Young University, Harold B. Lee Library
Rebecca Wiederhold received her MLS degree from University of North Texas, and also has Graduate Academic Certificates in Digital Content Management and Advanced Management for Libraries. First introduced to the library industry through her work in the Bibliographic Services division... Read More →
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Judith Ann Wiener

Associate Professor and Assistant Director, The Ohio State University Health Sciences Library
Judith Wiener is an associate professor and an assistant director at The Ohio State University Health Sciences Library. She is the head curator of the organization's Medical Heritage Center. She has a BA in History, a MA in History with a concentration in public history, and a MLIS... Read More →

Friday August 5, 2016 4:00pm - 4:30pm EDT
Level 2 Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303