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Sunday, July 31
 

9:00am

Command Line Interface #1713
Limited Capacity seats available

*** Date Changed from Monday, August 1, to Sunday, July 31. ***


Fees: Advance / Regular
SAA Members: $205 / $265
Employees of SAA Member Institutions: $235 / $295
Nonmembers: $265 / $325


Course Description
(1 day, .75 CEUs; 1 DAS, 5 ARCs)

For archivists working in contemporary collecting institutions, basic digital skills are essential. As technology makes it easier to create text, image, audio, and video files and archivists continue digitizing analog collections, the impact of electronic records on our work only increases. For archives, there is a heightened risk of loss or inability to access these records if basic computing skills for ingest, management, and preservation are not acquired as part of the archivist’s toolkit.

In this course you will learn hands-on skills for working with digital archival objects at the most basic levels: files, data, and the computer operating systems in which they live. These basics establish manual and automated capacities for protecting the bits, automating/extracting metadata, and preparing for the next steps of building and managing digital archives. You will get an overview of the landscape of digital collections in archives, including digitized materials, born-digital acquisitions, and the various approaches employed in the field to acquire, stabilize, describe, store, and preserve collection content. And you will learn simple methods to deconstruct file formats in order to understand the difference between file metadata and file system metadata. More specifically, you will receive an introduction to and hands-on training in the use of command line programs for working with files and metadata that come included with many operating systems, as well as additional GUI and command line tools such as MediaConch (previously MediaInfo), ExifTool, MDQC, NARA FileAnalyzer, DataAccessioner, Bulk Extractor, Bagger/BagIt/Exactly, and Fixityall tools that support identification, transfer, storage, metadata generation, and monitoring of digital collections. You will come away with a clear knowledge of how to use computers' natural languages, how to combine multiple tools and skills, what role these play in collection management workflows, and a sense of how to implement their use. Participants will be required to use a laptop with all applications downloaded and installed in order to participate in hands-on exercises. All applications are available free of charge on the Internet. A list of applications and file sets will be distributed to participants.

Upon completion of this course, you'll be able to:



  • Articulate the basic functions and components of computers, computer applications, and their salient features.

  • Describe the basic composition of an individual digital file and how computers and software create and work with them. 

  • Identify applicable data and metadata that enable a digital file to be understood, preserved, and used. 



This course is less about a specific processing approach and more about providing archivists with basic computing skills that will help them make use of any tools that come their way and will help them speak the native language of the computing environments in which files (archival objects) reside.

Who Should Attend?: Archivists, Managers, Practitioners, Museum Professionals, and Records Managers

Attendance is limited to 35.

Speakers
avatar for Bertram Lyons

Bertram Lyons

Archivist, Senior Consultant, AVPreserve
Bertram Lyons, Senior Consultant at AVPreserve, is an archivist with expertise in digital acquisition and digitization. Most recently, Bert has worked with colleagues at the Library of Congress' American Folklife Center (AFC) to develop tools, policies, and partnerships around the development and management of digital collections. During his tenure, AFC has become a leader in digital preservation at the Library of Congress, having built their collection to over 500,000 digital objects and integrated... Read More →



Sunday July 31, 2016 9:00am - 5:00pm
Undergraduate Learning Center, Clough Room 423 Georgia Tech Library, 266 4th St. NW, Atlanta, GA

9:00am

Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS) #1705
Limited Capacity seats available

Fees: Advance / Regular
SAA Members: $189 / $249
Employees of SAA Member Institutions: $219 / $279
Nonmembers: $249 / $299


Course Description
(1 day, .75 CEUs, 1 A&D, 5 ARCs)

This new version of Describing Archives: A Content Standard, the provides those familiar with the processes of archival arrangement and description and are comfortable with the basics of DACS (U.S. standard for describing archival materials and their creators) with an opportunity to work through a set of new, creative exercises and discussions designed to create effective, insightful archival description. This course is active and hands-on, and participants are encouraged to engage with one another and the instructor learning to use sound judgment in interpreting the principles and guidance that DACS provides.

Participants will receive an email in mid-July 2016 with a link to online video modules that provide an introduction to the key principles, concepts, and elements of DACS. It is imperative that participants know and understand the content of these videos prior to attending the course as instruction builds on the videos and concentrates on the application of DACS.

*This course is a requirement of the Arrangement & Description Certificate Program.

Upon completion of this workshop you’ll be able to:


  • Articulate what DACS is (and isn’t) and how its basic principles relate to archival theory and practice

  • Distinguish between minimal and value-added descriptions for archival materials and creators

  • Apply DACS rules to identify and formulate required elements of archival description

  • Learn how DACS can be applied to the various activities of the archival enterprise



Who should attend? Anyone whose work includes accessioning, arranging, and describing, or who supervises employees who do that work

Attendees must bring a print copy of the DACS publication to the workshop OR a laptop and/or tablet to access the publication in the Standards Portal since your instructor will ask you to follow along or look at parts of this text. A print version is also available for purchase in the SAA Bookstore, and you’ll have the option to purchase the print version during the online registration process.

What should you know? You should have a basic understanding of the theory and principles of archival arrangement and description. 

Attendance is limited to 35.

Speakers
avatar for Jackie Dean

Jackie Dean

Head of the Archival Processing Section, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Jackie Dean is the Head of the Archival Processing Section in the Special Collections Technical Services Department at The Louis Round Wilson Special Collections Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She received a B. A. in English and M.S.LS from UNC-Chapel... Read More →



Sunday July 31, 2016 9:00am - 5:00pm
Room 208/209 Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

9:00am

Digital Forensics for Archivists: Fundamentals #1711
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Fees: Advance / Regular*
SAA Member $215 / $275
Employee of Member Institution $245 / $305
Nonmember $275 / $335 

Course Description
(1 day, .75 CEUs, 1 DAS, 5 ARCs)

The field of digital forensics often evokes imagery of prime-time television crime dramas. But what is it, and how can archivists put digital forensics tools and processes to use in their home institutions? Archivists are more likely than ever to be confronted with collections containing removable storage media (e.g., floppy disks, hard drives, thumb drives, memory sticks, and CDs). These media provide limited accessibility and may endanger the electronic records housed within, due to obsolescence and loss over time. Caring for these records requires archivists to extract whatever useful information resides on the medium while avoiding the accidental alteration of data or metadata.

You’ll explore the layers of hardware and software that allow bitstreams on digital media to be read as files, the roles and relationships of these layers, and tools and techniques for ensuring the completeness and evidential value of data. 

This course is specifically designed as a precursor and prerequisite to the two-day DAS course “Digital Forensics for Archivists: Advanced.”

Upon completion of this course you’ll be able to:








  • Demonstrate an understanding of the principles, tools, and technologies behind the practical field of digital forensics





  • Explore how digital forensics tools and techniques can apply to an archival setting





  • Consider a range of digital forensics tools, and use some of them to create disk images and analyze their content for different types of information.









Who should attend?
Archivists, manuscript curators, librarians, and others who are responsible for acquiring or transferring collections of digital materials—particularly those that are received on removable media

What you should already know: Basic computer literacy; participants should understand how to install and use software tools listed in the syllabus and be able to read and comprehend basic (though detailed) technical concepts

If you intend to pursue the DAS Certificate, you will need to pass the examination for this course.

Attendance is limited to 35.

* Register for both Digital Forensics for Archivists: Fundamentals and Digital Forensics for Archivists: Advanced and save!

SAA Member $514 / $634
Employee of Member Institutions $584 / $704
Nonmember $700 / $764


Sunday July 31, 2016 9:00am - 5:00pm
Homer Rice Classroom Georgia Tech Library, 266 4th St. NW, Atlanta, GA

5:00pm

 
Monday, August 1
 

8:00am

SAA Council
Monday August 1, 2016 8:00am - 5:00pm
Room 203 Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

9:00am

Software Preservation Network Forum
www.softwarepreservationnetwork.org

Monday August 1, 2016 9:00am - 5:00pm
Georgia State University, Student Center, Atlanta, Georgia

9:00am

Arrangement and Description: Fundamentals #1706 (Day 1 of 2)
Limited Capacity seats available

Fees: Advance / Regular
SAA Member: $289 / $349
Employees of Member Institutions: $329 / $389
Nonmember: $379 / $429


Course Description
(2 days, 1.5 CEUs, 1 A&D, 10 ARCs)

This workshop introduces the basic principles, concepts, and tools that archivists use to establish both physical and intellectual control over archival records. These include developing accession records and processing work plans; identifying common arrangement schemes for certain types of collections, as well as various formats; and how to physically organize materials during processing. You will also learn the essential elements of a finding aid and the major descriptive standards that support these elements. Particular emphasis will be placed on the day-to-day decisions made in arranging and describing archival materials. You'll also participate in a set of exercises designed to emphasis the principles and concepts of arrangement and description.

Upon completion of this course you'll be able to:






  • Describe the principals and concepts of arrangement;



  • Apply the common arrangement of various types of collections and material formats;



  • Identify the essential elements of a finding aid; 



  • Describe the major standards supporting these elements;



  • Identify basic tools that can be employed to facilitate management of arrangement and description; and 



  • Demonstrate an understanding of best practice






Who should attend? This is an introductory (required if you work towards the A&D Certificate) course that can be taken as a refresher course on arrangement and description by repository managers, archivists, practitioners, and/or anyone responsible for the arrangement and description of archival records.

Knowledge Assumed for this Class: Participants are expected to have basic archival training and education. This course is one of the foundational courses in the Arrangement and Description Curriculum and Certificate Program. If you intend to pursue the Certificate, you'll need to pass the examination (forthcoming) for this course.

The Arrangement & Description Competencies Addressed in this Course: 






  • Arrangement: Understand the process of organizing materials with respect to their provenance and original order to protect their context.



  • Description: Analyze, organize, and describe details about the attributes of a record or collection of records to facilitate the work's identification, management, and understanding.



  • Descriptive Standards: Apply rules and practices that codify the content of information used to represent archival materials in discovery tools according to published structural guidelines.



  • Management: Demonstrate ability to manage physical and intellectual control over archival materials. 



  • Discovery: Create tools to facilitate access and disseminate descriptive records of archival materials.



  • Ethics: Convey transparency of actions taken during arrangement and description and respect privacy, confidentiality and cultural sensitivity of archival materials. 






Attendance is limited to 35.

Speakers
SP

Susan Potts McDonald

Emory University
Susan Potts McDonald is Coordinator of Arrangement and Description Services in the Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. She manages all aspects of accessioning, arrangement, and description including the creation of MARC bibliographic... Read More →
avatar for Sarah Quigley

Sarah Quigley

Manuscript Archivist, The Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University



Monday August 1, 2016 9:00am - 5:00pm
Room 208/209 Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

9:00am

Copyright Law for Archivists: A Risk Assessment Approach #1710 (Day 1 of 2)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Fees: Advance / Regular
SAA Members: $295 / $335
Employees of SAA Member Institutions: $335 / $365
Nonmembers: $375 / $425

Course Description
(2 days, 1.5 CEUs, 10 ARCs)

When is it safe to take a risk? When it comes to copyright, that is a hard question to answer. There is no doubt that copyright rules can sometimes be onerous for archivists. What does one do when even a moderate adherence to the provisions of copyright law seems to inhibit such basic archival work as preservation, reference service, and digitization for external access? Is it worth taking the risk that your decision might land your repository in court? Will your institution back you up if that happens? 

This two-day workshop combines a detailed look at copyright basics with a risk-management approach for archivists to use in assessing their own collections and institutional circumstances. He will show where there can be room to maneuver by explaining the law’s sometimes complex facets, and he will help archivists learn how to determine whether there are existing exceptions and limitations they can use. The ultimate goal is to enable archivists to fulfill their fundamental purpose—achieving as wide a use as possible of their collections.

Upon completion of this course, you'll be able to:





  • Recognize the complex issues relating to authors’, owners’, and users’ rights in intellectual property 



  • Obtain grounding in the historical rationale for copyright law, including major legislative and judicial developments 



  • Discover the relevance of U.S. federal law to archives and manuscript collections 



  • Examine the current law 



  • Determine the sequence of decision-making steps needed to manage copyright issues 






Who Should Attend?: Archivists and other professionals who have copyright concerns; participants are invited to submit specific questions related to copyright up to two weeks prior to the workshop start date

Attendance is limited to 35.

Speakers
WM

William Maher

Professor and University Archivist, University Archives, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
William Maher is the University Archivist at the UofI. In his position he oversees the University Archives, Student Life and Culture Archives, ALA Archives, Ad Council Archives, and the Sousa Archives and Center for American Music. He is a fellow of SAA and expert in copyright ma... Read More →


Monday August 1, 2016 9:00am - 5:00pm
Room 206/207 Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

9:00am

Digital Forensics for Archivists: Advanced #1712 (Day 1 of 2)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Fees: Advance / Regular*
SAA Members: $339 / $399
Employees of SAA Member Institutions: $379 / $439
Nonmembers: $465 / $489


Course Description
(2 days, 1.5 CEUs, 10 ARCs, 1 DAS)

Are you starting to receive disks as parts of collections or have you discovered disks in boxes of paper records? Caring for the records stored on removable storage media (e.g., floppy disks, hard drives, thumb drives, memory sticks, and CDs) requires archivists to extract whatever useful information resides on the medium while avoiding the accidental alteration of data or metadata. In this course, you’ll learn how to apply existing digital forensics methods and tools in order to recover, preserve, and ultimately provide access to born-digital records. We’ll explore the layers of hardware and software that allow bitstreams on digital media to be read as files, the roles and relationships of these layers, and tools and techniques for ensuring the completeness and evidential value of data. We’ll apply digital forensics tools and methods to test data in order to illustrate how and why they are used.

Note: This course includes exercises with open-source tools in the BitCurator environment. BitCurator is distributed both as a virtual machine and as an installable ISO image.

Students must bring a laptop to the course with the following software already installed. (All software programs are free.) iPads and other tablet devices will NOT be able to perform the hands-on tasks, as these devices do not have adequate resources or allow the level of user control required to run the associated software. 

Upon completion of this course, you'll be able to:






  • Explain the roles and relationships between the main layers of technology required to read a string of bits off of a physical storage medium and treat it as a file 



  • Identify various forms of data that may be "hidden" on the physical storage medium 



  • Use write blockers and create disk images in order to prevent accidental manipulation of volatile data 



  • Identify and extract the data that a file system uses to manage files 



  • Apply digital forensics tools and methods to collections of records 



  • Identify and compare alternative strategies for providing public access to data from disk images 






Who Should Attend?: Archivists, manuscript curators, librarians, and others who are responsible for acquiring or transferring collections of digital materials, particularly those that are received on removable media

What You Should Already Know: Participants are expected to know basic archival practice and have intermediate knowledge of computers and digital records management.

This course builds on others in the Digital Archives Specialist (DAS) curriculum, including Basic Electronic Records, Thinking Digital, Accessioning and Ingest of Electronic Records, and Metadata Overview for Archivists.

Attendance is limited to 35.


* Register for both Digital Forensics for Archivists: Fundamentals and Digital Forensics for Archivists: Advanced and save!

SAA Member $514 / $634
Employees of Member Institutions $584 / $704
Nonmember $700 / $764


Monday August 1, 2016 9:00am - 5:00pm
Homer Rice Classroom Georgia Tech Library, 266 4th St. NW, Atlanta, GA

9:00am

9:00am

9:00am

4:00pm

Black Archives Now: Collaboration, Access, and Use

Black Archives Now: Collaboration, Access, and Use brings together librarians, archivists, and scholars from the Atlanta area to discuss the opportunities for connecting Black collections locally and nationally. Representatives from Atlanta University Center, Auburn Avenue Research Library, Emory University, Spelman College, Umbra: Search African American History, and others will present lightning talks, followed by an open conversation with the audience moderated by Dr. Meredith Evans, Director of the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum. 

We invite you to also please stay for a reception. 

This event is free and open to the public.

Please register for this event at: 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/black-archives-now-tickets-26542620693



Monday August 1, 2016 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Rose Library - Robert W. Woodruff Library Emory University 540 Asbury Circle, Atlanta, GA 30322
 
Tuesday, August 2
 

8:00am

Tour: Atlanta Housing Authority
To attend this tour, you must register directly with the contact person:
Meredith Torre | meredith.torre@atlantahousing.org | 404.817.7267
http://www.atlantahousing.org/

The Atlanta Housing Authority is a quasi-governmental institution. AHA managed Techwood Homes and University Homes, which was one of the first federally funded public housing project developments in the United States. The AHA Archives has a variety of records, artifacts, and more than 14,000 photographs dating from the early 1930s documenting our unique history. AHA’s collections strengths include records concerning the history of public housing, especially rich collections documenting our work with communities, and AHA’s involvement with important public figures that helped shape the story of public housing in Atlanta such as President Roosevelt, President Jimmy Carter, and Martin Luther King, Jr.

Directions:
Follow I-20 E/W to Interstate 75/85 North. Take I-75 North/I-85 North. Take the JW Dobbs Avenue/Edgewood Avenue/Auburn Avenue (Exit 248 B). Turn LEFT onto John Wesley Dobbs Avenue, 230 JWD is one block away on the RIGHT

Tuesday August 2, 2016 8:00am - 10:00am
Off-Site

8:00am

Military Archives Roundtable Staff Ride: Battle of Atlanta
Join MART for its 5th Annual Staff Ride, this year studying the impact of the Civil War on our host city during the Atlanta Campaign of 1864. This free bus tour is open to all SAA members and limited to 50 participants. Contact MART Chair Jim Ginther (james.ginther@usmcu.edu) to add your name to the list of participants. See http://www2.archivists.org/groups/military-archives-roundtable for details. Offsite event.

Tuesday August 2, 2016 8:00am - 5:30pm
TBA

8:30am

Registration Open
Tuesday August 2, 2016 8:30am - 4:00pm
Level 1 Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

8:30am

CoSA Board of Directors
Tuesday August 2, 2016 8:30am - 5:30pm
Room 212 Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

9:00am

Tour: National Archives at Atlanta and the Georgia Archives
To attend this tour, you must register directly with the contact person:
Jill Sweetapple | jill.sweetapple@usg.edu | 678-364-3731


A two-fer tour special: NARA is the archival repository for records created by or for federal agencies in the southeastern U.S.; As the repository for official state government records, the Georgia Archives collects, provides access and preserves the permanently-valuable public records of the State of Georgia. The Georgia Archives also collects and maintains papers of private citizens and organizations which complement the government records collection and are relevant to Georgia’s history.

Directions:
I-75 south to exit 233 (Jonesboro Rd or Hwy 54); turn left to go north on Jonesboro Rd for 1.5 miles; NARA and GA Archives are on the right

Tuesday August 2, 2016 9:00am - 12:00pm
Off-Site

9:00am

10th Annual SAA Research Forum: Foundations and Innovations
Participants’ enthusiastic response to the past nine Research Forums confirms that the full spectrum of research activities—from “pure” research to applied research to innovative practice—is of interest and value to the archives community. If you’re engaged in research… seeking to identify research-based solutions for your institution… willing to participate in the research cycle by serving as a beta site for research trials… or simply interested in research and innovation… then join us for the 10th Anniversary of the SAA Research Forum! Free to conference registrants; $50 / $25 (students) for those not registered for the conference. Badge required for admission.

Tuesday August 2, 2016 9:00am - 5:00pm
Salon E Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

9:00am

Repository Tours

Below you will find a list of repository tours that will be offered during the annual meeting on Tuesday, August 2.  A PDF document with additional information and directions for each repository can be downloaded here.

 

Margaret Mitchell House – Tuesday August 2, 10:30a-12:30p

Contact info: Jessica Gordy | 404.814.4031 | JGordy@AtlantaHistoryCenter.com

Enjoy a guided tour of the apartment where Margaret Mitchell wrote the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, Gone with the Wind. Self-guide through exhibitions about the life and times of the author, learn how Atlanta prepared for the premiere of the film, and even see original props from the film.

Atlanta Housing Authority – Tuesday August 2, 8:00a-10:00a

Contact info: Meredith Torre | 404.817.7267 | Meredith.Torre@atlantahousing.org

The Atlanta Housing Authority is a quasi-governmental institution. AHA managed Techwood Homes and University Homes, which was the first federally funded public housing project developments in the United States. The AHA Archives has a variety of records, artifacts, and more than 14,000 photographs dating from the early 1930s documenting our unique history.

Coca-Cola Company Archives – Tuesday August 2, 10:00a

Contact info: Justine Fletcher | 404.676.6915 | jufletcher@coca-cola.com

The Coca-Cola Company archives holds millions of items, exists to support all the world-wide associates within The Company and is closed to outside researchers.  The team members work to collect, catalog and house Coca-Cola branded objects, as well as, develop and implement exhibits that highlight the specialness and history of The Coca-Cola Company.  In 1939, the Coca-Cola Archives was established from a collection of advertising and PR materials that were brought together for trademark litigation where The Company needed to prove constant use of trademark over time.  Wilbur Kurtz from the Advertising Department was the first head of Archives, followed by Phil Mooney in 1977 who was the first professionally trained Archivist hired by The Company.  Currently, the archives has four team members who all are trained to work with and handle archival materials. The Archives storage space has shelving that if laid end to end would be approximately 2.5 miles long. If the flat files were laid out end to end, it would equal 2 football fields.   All the items at the World of Coca-Cola came from our archives and only represent approximately 1% of our holdings.

Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History – Research Center – Tuesday August 2, 11:00a

Contact info: Dustin Klein | 770.427.2117| dklein@kennesaw-ga.gov

The Southern Museum Research Center consists of the David W. Salter Room, Special Collections Room, Reading Room, and our new Repository structure. Collections held in these locations include documents and photography related to southeastern railroads, the manufacture of steam locomotives in the early 20th century at the Glover Machine Works, and Civil War era materials related to the Great Locomotive Chase among others.

Delta Flight Museum – Tuesday August 2, 10:00a-12:00p

Contact info: Marie Force | 404.714.2371| marie.force@delta.com

The Delta Flight Museum allows visitors from around the world to explore aviation history, celebrate the story and people of Delta Air Lines, and discover the future of flight. Located in Delta’s original 1940s-era aircraft hangars at its headquarters in Atlanta, within a mile of the world’s busiest airport. Take a behind-the-scenes tour of the Delta corporate archives and museum collections.

Archdiocese of Atlanta Office of Archives and Records – Tuesday August 2, 10:00a

Contact info: Claire Jenkins | 404.920.7692| cjenkins@archatl.com

The Office of Archives and Records, founded in 1992, has been collecting records and unique materials that document the management, organization, and history of the Archdiocese since it was formed out of the Diocese of Savannah in 1956. Its responsibilities encompass not only the supervision of permanent archival records, but also the management of the active and semi-active records of the Archdiocesan offices and agencies.

The mission of the Office of Archives and Records is to collect, preserve, and make available the permanent and official records of the Archdiocese of Atlanta, its people, institutions, and associations. It documents the historical richness, development, and the spiritual, temporal and business affairs of the Catholic Church in North Georgia.

A new initiative began in 2008 to reorganize the Office of Archives and Records in order to offer better access to its resources and to expand its responsibilities. In 2010, the Association of Catholic Diocesan Archivists honored the Archives with the Joseph Cardinal Bernardin Award in recognition for its work in building an exemplary archives and records program.

While primarily serving the administrative needs of the Chancery and assisting parishes with research, preservation, and records management issues, the Office of Archives and Records is also open to the public for scholarly research by appointment.

The Portman Archives, LLC – Tuesday August 2, 6:00p-7:15p

Contact info: Alex McGee | 404.614.5012| amcgee@portmanholdings.com

The Portman Archives, LLC is the repository for materials relating to our founder, John C. Portman, Jr., who pioneered the concept of “Architect as Developer”, successfully building both an architectural firm of international repute: John Portman & Associates, as well as a host of affiliated real estate development, property management, and wholesale mart companies.

Architectural collection materials include historic items, images, renderings, sketches, drawings, correspondence, and publications that document the life and architectural career of John C. Portman, Jr.; moreover collection materials include Mr. Portman’s personal and collected artworks, furniture designs, lighting designs and two private residences.

Join us for a tour of the archives plus a walking tour of his many downtown buildings. Visitors will be able to see Portman’s designs and learn the history of the architect who shaped downtown Atlanta. Our tour will conclude with the recently completed, adaptive re-use project of one of his earliest office buildings, 230 Peachtree, which re-opened in January 2016 as a Hotel Indigo and restaurant, JP Atlanta. This tour will take approximately an hour and fifteen minutes. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.  More info can be found here.  
 

Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History – Tuesday August 2, 1:30p AND 3:30p

Contact info: Derek Mosley | phone TBD | derek.mosley@fultoncountyga.gov

A special library of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System (A-FPLS), it is the first public library in the Southeast to offer specialized reference and archival collections dedicated to the study and research of African American culture and history and of other peoples of African descent.

National Archives at Atlanta and the Georgia Archives – Tuesday August 2, 9:00a-12:00p for both repositories

Contact info: Jill Sweetapple | 678.364.3731| jill.sweetapple@usg.edu

NARA: Archival repository for records created by or for federal agencies in the southeastern U.S.

Georgia Archives: As the repository for official state government records, the Georgia Archives collects, provides access and preserves the permanently-valuable public records of the State of Georgia.  The Georgia Archives also collects and maintains papers of private citizens and organizations which complement the government records collection and are relevant to Georgia’s history.

Atlanta History Center – Wednesday August 3, 10:30a-2:30p

Contact info: Jessica Gordy | 404.814.4031 | JGordy@AtlantaHistoryCenter.com

Explore our museum displaying six exhibitions, including Turning Point: The American Civil War one of the largest collections of Civil War artifacts. Discover over 20 acres of historic gardens as well as tour our historic houses on-site, 1860s Smith Family Farm and 1930s Swan House.


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Tuesday August 2, 2016 9:00am - 5:00pm
TBA

9:00am

Archive-It Partner Meeting
The annual Archive-It Partner Meeting is a resource for colleagues and organizations to connect with each other and learn about best practices, use cases, ongoing programs, and initiatives in the web archiving community. This year Archive-It celebrates its 10-year anniversary. Participation is not exclusive to Archive-It partners. Anyone with an interest in web archives is welcome to attend. Registration opened on May 2; attendance is limited. For more information: https://archive-it.org/blog/conferences/.

Tuesday August 2, 2016 9:00am - 5:00pm
Room 301/302 Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

9:00am

ArchivesSpace Member Forum
Open to staff members from all ArchivesSpace member institutions, the ArchivesSpace Member Forum is an opportunity to learn and share with each other and the program team about all things ArchivesSpace.

More information on this free event is available at https://archivesspace.atlassian.net/wiki/display/ADC/ArchivesSpace+Member+Forum+2016. Online registration will be available later in the spring.

Tuesday August 2, 2016 9:00am - 5:00pm
Robert W. Woodruff Library at Atlanta University Center

9:00am

Regional Archival Associations Consortium (RAAC) and Society of Georgia Archivists
Please join the Regional Archival Associations Consortium and the Society of Georgia Archivists for a symposium focusing on the interests of our nation’s regional archival organizations. Sessions will focus on advocacy, public awareness, education, disaster planning and recovery, and grant development. This symposium will take place on Tuesday, August 2, in Atlanta, Georgia, at the Coca-Cola Headquarters in conjunction with the CoSA/SAA Joint Annual Meeting.

Registration is now open. To view the schedule and register, go to the registration site. Registration is open to anyone interested in attending.  The symposium is free. Lunch can be purchased at the Coke café. Credit cards only.

If you have questions, please contact Jennifer Brannock at Jennifer.Brannock@usm.edu or 601.266.4347.

Tuesday August 2, 2016 9:00am - 5:00pm
Coca-Cola Headquarters

9:00am

Arrangement and Description of Audiovisual Materials #1714
Limited Capacity seats available

Fees: Advance / Regular
SAA Members: $189 / $249
Employees of SAA Member Institutions: $219 / $279
Nonmembers: $249 / $299


Course Description
(1 day, .75 CEUs, 1 A&D, 5 ARCs)

Learn how to arrange and describe archival sound, video, and film materials found in mixed-media archival collections. In the morning you'll focus on understanding archival audiovisual media with sections on format identification, evaluating content, and assessing institutional capacity for providing access for researchers. In the afternoon, you'll examine processing procedures in depth, including pre-processing assessment of archival audiovisual materials, intellectual and physical arrangement, describing audiovisual materials in EAD according to DACS, and strategies for processing audiovisual materials at minimal, intermediate, and full levels of processing.

Note: This course does NOT cover born-digital sound and video, audiovisual preservation, or digitization.

Upon completion of this course, you'll be able to:


  • Plan and implement processing of archival collections with audiovisual media

  • Identify archival audiovisual formats and assess content and generation

  • Arrange audiovisual media physically and intellectually

  • Describe audiovisual media effectively according to DACS and EAD

  • Apply strategies for arrangement and description of media when processing at minimal, intermediate, and full levels

  • Complete processing assessment and planning, arrange items physically and intellectually, and describe at collection/series/folder level using EAD and DACS using an example/case study


Who Should Attend?: Archivists with processing experience who are new to audiovisual media, as well as media archivists who are new to traditional processing

What You Should Already Know: Participants should have working knowledge of the fundamentals of arrangement and description, as well as prior experience with Encoded Archival Description and Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS).

A&D Core Competency:

1. Arrangement: Understand the process of organizing materials with respect to their provenance and original order to protect their context and facilitate access.

2. Description: Analyze and describe details about the attributes of a record or collection of records to facilitate identification, management, and understanding of the work.

3. Descriptive Standards: Apply rules and practices that codify the content of information used to represent archival materials in discovery tools according to published structural guidelines.

4. Management: Demonstrate ability to manage physical and intellectual control over archival materials.

5. Discovery: Create tools to facilitate access and disseminate descriptive records of archival materials.

If you intend to pursue the A&D Certificate, you will need to pass the examination for this course.


Attendance is limited to 35.

Speakers
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Megan A. McShea

Audiovisual Archivist, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
Megan McShea is the Audiovisual Archivist at the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, where she has been developing and implementing a sustainable program for managing, preserving, and making available films, videos, and sound recordings from the Archives’ mixed-media... Read More →



Tuesday August 2, 2016 9:00am - 5:00pm
Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum

9:00am

Arrangement and Description: Fundamentals #1706 (Day 2 of 2)
Limited Capacity seats available

Fees: Advance / Regular
SAA Member: $289 / $349
Employees of Member Institutions: $329 / $389
Nonmember: $379 / $429


Course Description
(2 days, 1.5 CEUs, 1 A&D, 10 ARCs)

This workshop introduces the basic principles, concepts, and tools that archivists use to establish both physical and intellectual control over archival records. These include developing accession records and processing work plans; identifying common arrangement schemes for certain types of collections, as well as various formats; and how to physically organize materials during processing. You will also learn the essential elements of a finding aid and the major descriptive standards that support these elements. Particular emphasis will be placed on the day-to-day decisions made in arranging and describing archival materials. You'll also participate in a set of exercises designed to emphasis the principles and concepts of arrangement and description.

Upon completion of this course you'll be able to:






  • Describe the principals and concepts of arrangement;



  • Apply the common arrangement of various types of collections and material formats;



  • Identify the essential elements of a finding aid; 



  • Describe the major standards supporting these elements;



  • Identify basic tools that can be employed to facilitate management of arrangement and description; and 



  • Demonstrate an understanding of best practice






Who should attend? This is an introductory (required if you work towards the A&D Certificate) course that can be taken as a refresher course on arrangement and description by repository managers, archivists, practitioners, and/or anyone responsible for the arrangement and description of archival records.

Knowledge Assumed for this Class: Participants are expected to have basic archival training and education. This course is one of the foundational courses in the Arrangement and Description Curriculum and Certificate Program. If you intend to pursue the Certificate, you'll need to pass the examination (forthcoming) for this course.

The Arrangement & Description Competencies Addressed in this Course: 






  • Arrangement: Understand the process of organizing materials with respect to their provenance and original order to protect their context.



  • Description: Analyze, organize, and describe details about the attributes of a record or collection of records to facilitate the work's identification, management, and understanding.



  • Descriptive Standards: Apply rules and practices that codify the content of information used to represent archival materials in discovery tools according to published structural guidelines.



  • Management: Demonstrate ability to manage physical and intellectual control over archival materials. 



  • Discovery: Create tools to facilitate access and disseminate descriptive records of archival materials.



  • Ethics: Convey transparency of actions taken during arrangement and description and respect privacy, confidentiality and cultural sensitivity of archival materials. 






Attendance is limited to 35.

Speakers
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Susan Potts McDonald

Emory University
Susan Potts McDonald is Coordinator of Arrangement and Description Services in the Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. She manages all aspects of accessioning, arrangement, and description including the creation of MARC bibliographic... Read More →
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Sarah Quigley

Manuscript Archivist, The Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University



Tuesday August 2, 2016 9:00am - 5:00pm
Room 208/209 Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

9:00am

Copyright Law for Archivists: A Risk Assessment Approach #1710 (Day 2 of 2)
Limited Capacity seats available

Fees: Advance / Regular
SAA Members: $295 / $335
Employees of SAA Member Institutions: $335 / $365
Nonmembers: $375 / $425

Course Description
(2 days, 1.5 CEUs, 10 ARCs)

When is it safe to take a risk? When it comes to copyright, that is a hard question to answer. There is no doubt that copyright rules can sometimes be onerous for archivists. What does one do when even a moderate adherence to the provisions of copyright law seems to inhibit such basic archival work as preservation, reference service, and digitization for external access? Is it worth taking the risk that your decision might land your repository in court? Will your institution back you up if that happens? 

This two-day workshop combines a detailed look at copyright basics with a risk-management approach for archivists to use in assessing their own collections and institutional circumstances. He will show where there can be room to maneuver by explaining the law’s sometimes complex facets, and he will help archivists learn how to determine whether there are existing exceptions and limitations they can use. The ultimate goal is to enable archivists to fulfill their fundamental purpose—achieving as wide a use as possible of their collections.

Upon completion of this course, you'll be able to:


  • Recognize the complex issues relating to authors’, owners’, and users’ rights in intellectual property 

  • Obtain grounding in the historical rationale for copyright law, including major legislative and judicial developments 

  • Discover the relevance of U.S. federal law to archives and manuscript collections 

  • Examine the current law 

  • Determine the sequence of decision-making steps needed to manage copyright issues 



Who Should Attend?: Archivists and other professionals who have copyright concerns; participants are invited to submit specific questions related to copyright up to two weeks prior to the workshop start date

Attendance is limited to 35.

Speakers
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William Maher

Professor and University Archivist, University Archives, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
William Maher is the University Archivist at the UofI. In his position he oversees the University Archives, Student Life and Culture Archives, ALA Archives, Ad Council Archives, and the Sousa Archives and Center for American Music. He is a fellow of SAA and expert in copyright ma... Read More →


Tuesday August 2, 2016 9:00am - 5:00pm
Room 206/207 Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

9:00am

Digital Forensics for Archivists: Advanced #1712 (Day 2 of 2)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Fees: Advance / Regular*
SAA Members: $339 / $399
Employees of SAA Member Institutions: $379 / $439
Nonmembers: $465 / $489


Course Description
(2 days, 1.5 CEUs, 10 ARCs, 1 DAS)

Are you starting to receive disks as parts of collections or have you discovered disks in boxes of paper records? Caring for the records stored on removable storage media (e.g., floppy disks, hard drives, thumb drives, memory sticks, and CDs) requires archivists to extract whatever useful information resides on the medium while avoiding the accidental alteration of data or metadata. In this course, you’ll learn how to apply existing digital forensics methods and tools in order to recover, preserve, and ultimately provide access to born-digital records. We’ll explore the layers of hardware and software that allow bitstreams on digital media to be read as files, the roles and relationships of these layers, and tools and techniques for ensuring the completeness and evidential value of data. We’ll apply digital forensics tools and methods to test data in order to illustrate how and why they are used.

Note: This course includes exercises with open-source tools in the BitCurator environment. BitCurator is distributed both as a virtual machine and as an installable ISO image.

Students must bring a laptop to the course with the following software already installed. (All software programs are free.) iPads and other tablet devices will NOT be able to perform the hands-on tasks, as these devices do not have adequate resources or allow the level of user control required to run the associated software. 

Upon completion of this course, you'll be able to:






  • Explain the roles and relationships between the main layers of technology required to read a string of bits off of a physical storage medium and treat it as a file 



  • Identify various forms of data that may be "hidden" on the physical storage medium 



  • Use write blockers and create disk images in order to prevent accidental manipulation of volatile data 



  • Identify and extract the data that a file system uses to manage files 



  • Apply digital forensics tools and methods to collections of records 



  • Identify and compare alternative strategies for providing public access to data from disk images 






Who Should Attend?: Archivists, manuscript curators, librarians, and others who are responsible for acquiring or transferring collections of digital materials, particularly those that are received on removable media

What You Should Already Know: Participants are expected to know basic archival practice and have intermediate knowledge of computers and digital records management.

This course builds on others in the Digital Archives Specialist (DAS) curriculum, including Basic Electronic Records, Thinking Digital, Accessioning and Ingest of Electronic Records, and Metadata Overview for Archivists.

Attendance is limited to 35.


* Register for both Digital Forensics for Archivists: Fundamentals and Digital Forensics for Archivists: Advanced and save!

SAA Member $514 / $634
Employees of Member Institutions $584 / $704
Nonmember $700 / $764


Tuesday August 2, 2016 9:00am - 5:00pm
Homer Rice Classroom Georgia Tech Library, 266 4th St. NW, Atlanta, GA

9:00am

ARL/SAA Mosaic Fellows Leadership Forum
Members of the 2015-2017 class of ARL/SAA Mosaic Program Fellows participate in a full day of leadership development and conversation. The Mosaic Program is a joint project of the Association of Research Libraries and SAA that is funded by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Tuesday August 2, 2016 9:00am - 5:00pm
Room 213 Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

9:00am

9:15am

Research Forum Session 1: Digital Archives in Action
From Survey Design to Hackfest: Reflections on Research-in-Practice for Born-Digital Access
Rachel Appel (Bryn Mawr College), Alison Clemens (Yale University), Wendy Hagenmaier (Georgia Tech University), Jessica Meyerson (University of Texas at Austin)

A hard drive! Box it and put it on the shelf, Elizabeth": First Steps in Digital Forensics in a Very Small Archives
Elizabeth Charlton (Society of Mary-Marist Archives)

Content-level Intellectual Control for Digital Archives
Jinfang Niu (University of South Florida)

Speakers
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Rachel Appel

Digital Projects and Services Librarian, Temple University
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Elizabeth Charlton

Province Archivist, Society of Mary
Elizabeth Charlton is the Province Archivist for the Society of Mary in New Zealand, a congregation of Roman Catholic priests and brothers. As a lone arranger, all archival management functions are incumbent upon her and it is in this position that her interest in digital archives... Read More →
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Alison Clemens

Assistant Head of Arrangement and Description, Yale University
Alison Clemens is Assistant Head of Arrangement and Description at Manuscripts and Archives, Yale University, where she oversees arrangement and description of archival material; teaches instruction sessions on accessing and interpreting collection material; and provides patron support... Read More →
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Wendy Hagenmaier

Digital Collections Archivist, Georgia Institute of Technology
Wendy Hagenmaier is the Digital Collections Archivist at Georgia Tech, where she develops policies and workflows for digital preservation and access. She is President of the Society of Georgia Archivists and a member of SAA's Committee on Public Policy.
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Jessica Meyerson

Digital Archivist, University of Texas at Austin
Jessica Meyerson is Digital Archivist at the Briscoe Center for American History at the University of Texas in Austin, where she is responsible for building infrastructure to support digital preservation and access. Jessica earned her M.S.I.S. from the University of Texas at Austin... Read More →
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Jinfang Niu

Assistant Professor, University of South Florida
infang Niu is an assistant professor at the School of Information, University of South Florida. She received her Ph.D degree from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Prior to that, she worked for the Tsinghua University Library in China for three years. Dr. Niu’s current research... Read More →



Tuesday August 2, 2016 9:15am - 10:00am
Salon E Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

10:00am

Tour: Archdiocese of Atlanta Office of Archives and Records
To attend this tour, you must register directly with the contact person:
Claire Jenkins | cjenkins@archatl.com | 404-920-7692
http://archatl.com/offices/archives/

The Office of Archives and Records, founded in 1992, has been collecting records and unique materials that document the management, organization, and history of the Archdiocese since it was formed out of the Diocese of Savannah in 1956. Its responsibilities encompass not only the supervision of permanent archival records, but also the management of the active and semi-active records of the Archdiocesan offices and agencies.

The mission of the Office of Archives and Records is to collect, preserve, and make available the permanent and official records of the Archdiocese of Atlanta, its people, institutions, and associations. It documents the historical richness, development, and the spiritual, temporal and business affairs of the Catholic Church in North Georgia.

A new initiative began in 2008 to reorganize the Office of Archives and Records in order to offer better access to its resources and to expand its responsibilities. In 2010, the Association of Catholic Diocesan Archivists honored the Archives with the Joseph Cardinal Bernardin Award in recognition for its work in building an exemplary archives and records program.

While primarily serving the administrative needs of the Chancery and assisting parishes with research, preservation, and records management issues, the Office of Archives and Records is also open to the public for scholarly research by appointment.

Directions:
See directions at this link: http://archatl.com/places/directions/

Tuesday August 2, 2016 10:00am - 12:00pm
Off-Site

10:00am

Tour: Coca-Cola Company Archives
To attend this tour, you must register directly with the contact person:
Justine Fletcher | jufletcher@coca-cola.com | 404.676.6915

The Coca-Cola Company archives holds millions of items, exists to support all the world-wide associates within The Company and is closed to outside researchers. The team members work to collect, catalog and house Coca-Cola branded objects, as well as develop and implement exhibits that highlight the specialness and history of The Coca-Cola Company. In 1939, the Coca-Cola Archives was established from a collection of advertising and PR materials that were brought together for trademark litigation where The Company needed to prove constant use of trademark over time. Wilbur Kurtz from the Advertising Department was the first head of Archives, followed by Phil Mooney in 1977 who was the first professionally trained Archivist hired by The Company. Currently, the archives has four team members who all are trained to work with and handle archival materials. The Archives storage space has shelving that if laid end to end would be approximately 2.5 miles long. If the flat files were laid out end to end, it would equal 2 football fields. All the items at the World of Coca-Cola came from our archives and only represent approximately 1% of our holdings.

Directions:
NORTHBOUND from South of Atlanta: Take I-75/I-85 North to Atlanta, Exit 249D –Spring Street/W. Peachtree Street, 2nd light turn left onto West Peachtree Street, 1st light turn left onto North Avenue, After 4th light turn left into Main Gate.
SOUTHBOUND from North of Atlanta: Take I-75/I-85 South to Atlanta, Exit 249D – North Avenue/Ga. Tech, At light turn right onto North Avenue, After 2nd light turn left onto main gate.

Tuesday August 2, 2016 10:00am - 12:00pm
Off-Site

10:00am

Tour: Delta Flight Museum
To attend this tour, you must register directly with the contact person:
Marie Force | marie.force@delta.com | 404.714.2371


The Delta Flight Museum allows visitors from around the world to explore aviation history, celebrate the story and people of Delta Air Lines, and discover the future of flight. Located in Delta's original 1940s-era aircraft hangars at its headquarters in Atlanta, within a mile of the world’s busiest airport. Take a behind-the-scenes tour of the Delta corporate archives and museum collections. Explore airmail, crop dusting, cargo and passenger airline services since the 1920s, through artifacts and records from the over 40 airlines of Delta’s family tree.

Directions:
From downtown, drive South on I-85 - http://www.deltamuseum.org/visit/directions


Traveling south on I-85, take the Loop Road exit (74). Continue straight off the exit onto Woolman Place. The Delta Air Lines East Gate will be the third Delta entrance on your left, near the Boeing 757. Once at the security gate: Please be prepared to show photo identification to the guard at the security gate. The guard will then check you in and provide parking instructions.

Tuesday August 2, 2016 10:00am - 12:00pm
Off-Site

10:30am

Research Forum Session 2: Critical Practice and Advocacy
Third Time's the Charm?: The Journey of I&A's Advocacy Toolkit
Mary Rubin, Wendy Hagenmaier, and Rachel Mandell (University of Central Florida)

Archival Education, Present and Future: Evaluating Curriculum for Critical Archival Practice
Desiree Alaniz (Simmons College)

Critical Work: Conceptualizing Archivists as Maintainers
Hillel Arnold (Rockefeller Archive Center)

Speakers
DA

Desiree Alaniz

Student, Simmons College
Desiree Alanizis a queer, biracial Latinx pursuing a dual-degree in History and Library Science at Simmons College in Boston, Massachusetts. Her research interests include archival curriculum, outreach, zine librarianship, and social movement history. She is passionate about student... Read More →
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Hillel Arnold

Head of Digital Programs, Rockefeller Archive Center
Arnold is Assistant Director, Head of Digital Programs at the Rockefeller Archive Center, where he leads the implementation of systems and processes facilitating broad and equitable access to and responsible preservation of archival records. He has been active in SAA throughout his... Read More →
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Wendy Hagenmaier

Digital Collections Archivist, Georgia Institute of Technology
Wendy Hagenmaier is the Digital Collections Archivist at Georgia Tech, where she develops policies and workflows for digital preservation and access. She is President of the Society of Georgia Archivists and a member of SAA's Committee on Public Policy.
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Mary Rubin

Senior Archivist, University of Central Florida
Mary Rubin is the Senior Archivist at the University of Central Florida and is a co-chair of the Regional Archival Association Consortium.


Tuesday August 2, 2016 10:30am - 11:00am
Salon E Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

10:30am

Tour: Margaret Mitchell House
To attend this tour, you must register directly with the contact person:
Jessica Gordy | JGordy@AtlantaHistoryCenter.com | 404.814.4031

Cost: $7.50 per person.

Enjoy a guided tour of the apartment where Margaret Mitchell wrote the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, Gone With the Wind. Self-guide through exhibitions about the life and times of the author, learn how Atlanta prepared for the premiere of the film, and even see original props from the film.

Directions:
FROM DOWNTOWN Take I-75/I-85 North to the 10th Street exit (#250). At the end of the exit ramp, turn right onto Tenth Street. Continue on Tenth to Crescent Avenue on the right. Turn right onto Crescent Avenue and parking is immediately on the right in the shared lot with Delta Community Credit Union.

Tuesday August 2, 2016 10:30am - 12:30pm
Off-Site

11:00am

Research Forum Session 3: Investigating Access Issues
Identification and Redaction of Sensitive Information in Born-Digital Archival Materials: Research and Development Directions
Christopher (Cal) Lee (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

Discord in Archival Description? Evaluating DACS Compliance and Best Practices through Document Analysis of Finding Aids for Music Materials
Elizabeth Surles (Rutgers University)

Speakers
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Cal Lee

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science
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Elizabeth Surles

Archivist, Rutgers University Institute of Jazz Studies
Currently serving as co-chair of SAA's Performing Arts Section, Elizabeth is archivist at the Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers University. She has master's degrees in musicology and library and information science and a certificate in special collections from the University of... Read More →


Tuesday August 2, 2016 11:00am - 11:30am
Salon E Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

11:00am

Tour: The Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History – Research Center
To attend this tour, you must register directly with the contact person:
Dustin Klein | dklein@kennesaw-ga.gov | 770.427.2117 ext 3060
http://www.southernmuseum.org/

The Southern Museum Research Center consists of the David W. Salter Room, Special Collections Room, Reading Room, and our new Repository structure. Collections held in these locations include documents and photography related to southeastern railroads, the manufacture of steam locomotives in the early 20th century at the Glover Machine Works, and Civil War era materials related to the Great Locomotive Chase among others. For more information please visit www.southernmuseum.org. The tour will last approximately one hour, and it will include the Research Center and a few highlights in our three permanent exhibits. Participants will be welcome to tour our public exhibits afterwards at their own pace for the remainder of the day.

Directions:
Directions to the repository from downtown – Take I-75 North of Atlanta to exit 273 Wade Green Rd. Take a left after exiting the highway and follow Wade Green Rd., which becomes Cherokee Street, for approximately three miles. The Southern Museum will be on the right. Parking can be found behind the museum on Shirely Drive or directly across from the museum.

Tuesday August 2, 2016 11:00am - 1:00pm
Off-Site

11:30am

Research Forum Session 4: Framing Our Work
Creating a Systemized Web Archiving Structure
Nahali Croft, Hannah Wang, Matthew Cresson, Sangeeta Desai (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

Locating Inactive Records on Large Network Drives: Testing Archives Finder
Anthony Cocciolo (Pratt Institute School of Information)

How We Can Use What We Already Know to Learn More: An Ontology for Linking Curriculum to Cultural Heritage
Sonia Yaco, Arkalgud Ramaprasad, Saleha Rizvi (University of Illinois at Chicago)

Speakers
avatar for Anthony Cocciolo

Anthony Cocciolo

Dean, Pratt Institute School of Information
MC

Matthew Cresson

Archivist Intern, International Executive Service Corps
Matthew Cresson is an Archivist Intern at the International Executive Service Corps in Washington D.C. where he processes the holdings of the company. He earned his MSLS from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in May 2016.
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Sangeeta Desai

Student, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Sangeeta Desai is a second year MSIS student pursuing the Archives and Records Management track at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is also a Research and Design Graduate Assistant at House Undergraduate Library, an academic coach at the UNC’s Learning Center... Read More →
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Arkalgud Ramaprasad

Professor Emeritus, University of Illinois at Chicago
Dr. Arkalgud Ramaprasad is Professor Emeritus of Information and Decision Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). His current research focus is on the application of ontological analysis and design for envisioning and realizing large, complex systems –especially... Read More →
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Saleha Rizvi

Information Technology Coordinator, University of Illinois at Chicago
Saleha Rizvi works as an Information Technology Coordinator at the University of Illinois at Chicago. As an IT coordinator, she coordinates the technical implementation of campus-wide software used for Academic Assessment, Degree Programs, and Course Processing. She is passionate... Read More →
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Hannah Wang

Student, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Hannah Wang is a second year MSIS student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is the Carolina Academic Library Associate in the Carolina Digital Repository at UNC-CH Libraries and the president of the UNC Student Chapter of the Society for American Archivists... Read More →
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Sonia Yaco

Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago
Sonia Yaco is an assistant professor at University Library at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the head of Special Collections and University Archives. She has a courtesy appointment in the Department of History. From 2007 to 2013, she was the Special Collections librarian... Read More →



Tuesday August 2, 2016 11:30am - 12:00pm
Salon E Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

1:00pm

Research Forum Session 5: Funding, Research, and the Forum (10th Anniversary)
Kathleen Williams (NHPRC)

Joel Wurl, (NEH)

Speakers
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Kathleen Williams

Executive Director, National Historical Publications & Records Commission
Got an idea for a archives project and you would like the NHPRC to support it? Chat me up at the Funders' Table, Thursday-Friday (7/27-7/28), located in the Convention Center!


Tuesday August 2, 2016 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Salon E Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

1:00pm

SAA Committee on Ethics and Professional Conduct
Tuesday August 2, 2016 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 303 Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

1:00pm

SAA Standards Committee
Tuesday August 2, 2016 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 203 Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

1:30pm

Research Forum Posters and Demonstrations Session
To Choose or Not to Choose: Appraisal and Selection in the Guggenheim Museum Archives Video and Sound Recordings Project
Joey Cabrera (Guggenheim Museum Archives), Tali Han (Guggenheim Museum Archives), and Rossy Mendez (NYC Municipal Archives)

From Project to Strategy: Scalable Digital Curation at Ohio University Libraries
Janet Carleton, Sara Harrington, and Miriam Nelson (Ohio University Libraries)

Natural Language Processing for Archival Description of Electronic Records: Potential and Priorities
Alexandra Chassanoff, Christopher (Cal) Lee, Sunitha Misra, and Kam Woods, (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

National Memories Never Gone: Enhance Our Archival Quality and Quantity Macroscopically and in Sequence
Yi-Pei Chen and Mei-Jung Chen (National Archives Administration of Taiwan)

Bridges Not Walls: Connecting Community Archives with Cultural Institutions
Andrea Copeland and Ayoung Yoon (Indiana University School)

Steps on the Path to Enriching and Enhancing Archival Moving Images with Linked Data: A Comparison of Potential Description Models for Moving Image Production and Archiving
Karen F. Gracy (Kent State University)

Provenance of a Tweet
Dan Kerchner, Justin Littman, Christie Peterson, Vakil Smallen, Rachel Trent, and Laura Wrubel (George Washington University)

Archives in the News! An Examination of Mainstream Media Coverage of Archives
Lori Lindberg (San Jose State University) and Erin Fleak (Kent State University)

Safeguarding the Charters of Freedom from Nuclear Attack in 1975: Agency Convergence and Idea Divergence
Mei Johnson and Valerie Marlowe (University of Delaware)

Teaching the Masses about Research Data Management
Dr. Helen R. Tibbo (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

Infrastructure and the Archive: Supporting Information Management Practices in the Humanities
Ciaran B. Trace (University of Texas at Austin)

Issues on Ernst Papers in NARA, from the Viewpoint of a Japanese Archivist
Yayoi Tsutsui (Hitotsubashi University)

A & D @ the Research Forum: Trends in Arrangement and Description Topics over the Last 10 Years
Katherine M. Wisser (Simmons College)



Speakers
JC

Joey Cabrera

Project Archivist, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
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janet carleton

Digital Initiatives Coordinator, Ohio University
Janet Carleton is Digital Initiatives coordinator for Ohio University Libraries where she is responsible for digitization and digital preservation of the Libraries unique resources, as well as promoting their use through social media. She is active in SAA, regional, and state archives... Read More →
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Alexandra Chassanoff

CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow
Alexandra Chassanoff is a newly minted CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow working in Software Curation at MIT Libraries beginning in September. She is currently the Project Manager at BitCurator Access. She will receive her doctorate this fall from the School of Information and Library Science... Read More →
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Yi-Pei Chen

National Archives Administration n(NAA) of Taiwan
MC

Mei-Jung Chen

National Archives Administration n(NAA) of Taiwan
AC

Andrea Copeland

Associate Professor, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
Andrea Copeland is an Associate Professor in the Department of Library and Information Science in the School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University in Indianapolis. For the past decade, she has researched public libraries and their relationship with communities. Her current... Read More →
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Erin Fleak

Prospect Research Analyst and Consultant, Ohio State University
Erin Fleak is currently a Prospect Research Analyst and Consultant for The Ohio State University. She earned her MLIS from Kent State University in May of 2015 with a focus in Archives, Special Libraries and Special Collections. Erin completed an internship with the Special Collections... Read More →
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Tali Han

Archivist and Manager, Library and Archives, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Tali Han is the Archivist and Manager of Library and Archives at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York. Her responsibilities include reference services, staff training, database management, born-digital archives, project management, records management, and archival process... Read More →
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Sara Harrington

Ohio University
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Mei Johnson

University of Delaware
Mei Johnson is a PhD Candidate in Disaster Science and Management in the School of Public Policy and Administration at the University of Delaware, and a Graduate Research Assistantat the Disaster Research Center (DRC). Johnson works with Pat Young, DRC Resource Collection Coordinator... Read More →
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Dan Kerchner

Software Developer and Librarian, George Washington University
Dan Kerchner is a software developer and librarian with George Washington University Libraries.
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Cal Lee

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science
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Lori Lindberg

Lecturer, San Jose State University
Lori Lindberg is Lecturer in the Master of Archives and Records Administration (MARA) degree and the archives specialization in the MLIS degree at San Jose State University's School of Information. She is the Faculty advisor for SJSU's Society of American Archivists Student Chapter... Read More →
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Justin Littman

Software Developer and Librarian, George Washington University
Justin Littman is a software developer / librarian with George Washington University Libraries.
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Valerie Marlowe

Doctoral Candidate, University of Delaware
Valerie Marlowe is a PhD Candidate in Disaster Science and Management in the School of Public Policy and Administration at the University of Delaware, and a Graduate Research Assistantat the DRC. Marlowe works with Dr. James Kendra, DRC Director, studying organizations and the production... Read More →
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Rossy Mendez

NYC Municipal Archives
Rossy Mendez was the Project Archivist and now works at the NYC Municipal Archives. Prior to the Guggenheim, Rossy worked as a Public Services Project Archivist at the Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library of Princeton University where her work included processing collections related... Read More →
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Miriam Nelson

Head of Preservation, Ohio University
Miriam Nelson is head of Preservation for Ohio University Libraries where she oversees the conservation of the general and special collections and the administration of the Libraries’ preservation program. In addition, she manages the SEO Library Depository, a high density storage... Read More →
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Christie Peterson

Head of Technical Services for Special Collections, Smith College
Christie Peterson is the head of technical services for special collections at Smith College. She graduated from the University of Michigan’s School of Information, and has previously worked in archives at The George Washington University, The Johns Hopkins University, Princeton... Read More →
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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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Ciaran B. Trace

Associate Professor, University of Texas at Austin
Ciaran B. Trace is an associate professor at the School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin and the editor ofInformation & Culture: A Journal of History. Ciaran has a PhD in Library and Information Science from the University of California, Los Angeles and a postgraduate... Read More →
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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... Read More →
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Yayoi Tsutsui

part-time Lecturer, Hitotsubashi University
Yayoi Tsutsui is a certified archivist by Academy of Certified Archivists and a registered archivist of the Japan Society for Archival Science. She is a part-time lecturer of Hitotsubashi University and a part time staff of National Institute of Japanese Literature. She is also a... Read More →
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Katherine M. Wisser

Associate Professor, Simmons College
Katherine M. Wisser is Associate Professor and co-Director of the Dual Degree program in Archives and History at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at Simmons College. Previously, she served as the Director of Instructional Services at the School of Information... Read More →
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Kam Woods

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science
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Laura Wrubel

Software Development Librarian, George Washington University
Laura Wrubel is a software development librarian at George Washington University and current PI for the grant “Building and Sustaining Social Media Collections: Tools and Policy Recommendations for Collection Development and Management,” from the NHPRC. She has been helping faculty... Read More →
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Ayoung Yoon

Assistant Professor, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
Ayoung Yoon is an Assistant Professor at Indiana University School of Informatics and | Computing (IUPUI), Department of Library and Information Science. Her research interests include data curation, open data, data sharing and reuse, and community engagement for data reuse.



Tuesday August 2, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Salon E Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

1:30pm

Tour: Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History
To attend this tour, you must register directly with the contact person:
Derek Mosley | derek.Mosley@fultoncountyga.gov |


A special library of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System (A-FPLS), it is the first public library in the Southeast to offer specialized reference and archival collections dedicated to the study and research of African American culture and history and of other peoples of African descent. The Archives Division collects, preserves and provides access to rare, unique and primary materials concerning people across the African Diaspora, with a concentration on local Atlanta history. Our diverse holdings include personal papers, records of organizations and institutions, photographs, prints, rare books, audio and visual resources, ephemera and subject or thematic materials. http://www.afpls.org/aarl

Directions:
If walking from the host hotel, Auburn Avenue Research Library is 0.4 miles south.

Tuesday August 2, 2016 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Off-Site

3:00pm

Research Forum Session 6: Archives and Archivists
Why Archival Certification?: Professional Development, Continuing Education, and Credibility
Susan Hamburger (Pennsylvania State University)

Archives in the News! An Examination of Mainstream Media Coverage of Archives
Lori Lindberg, Erin Fleak (Kent State University)

Speakers
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Erin Fleak

Prospect Research Analyst and Consultant, Ohio State University
Erin Fleak is currently a Prospect Research Analyst and Consultant for The Ohio State University. She earned her MLIS from Kent State University in May of 2015 with a focus in Archives, Special Libraries and Special Collections. Erin completed an internship with the Special Collections... Read More →
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Susan Hamburger

Retired Manuscripts Cataloging Librarian
Susan Hamburger was the Manuscripts Cataloging Librarian at The Pennsylvania State University, University Park until she retired in August 2016. She received her M.A. and Ph.D. in American History from Florida State University, and B.A. in English and M.L.S. from Rutgers University... Read More →
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Lori Lindberg

Lecturer, San Jose State University
Lori Lindberg is Lecturer in the Master of Archives and Records Administration (MARA) degree and the archives specialization in the MLIS degree at San Jose State University's School of Information. She is the Faculty advisor for SJSU's Society of American Archivists Student Chapter... Read More →



Tuesday August 2, 2016 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Salon E Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

3:00pm

SAA Membership Committee
Tuesday August 2, 2016 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 214 Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

3:30pm

Research Forum Session 7: Measure for Measure
Altmetrics and Archives
Elizabeth Joan Kelly (Loyola University New Orleans)

Our Archives, but Not Ourselves: Filling the Gap of Research About Women Archivists
Alexandra A.A. Orchard (Wayne State University), Kristen Chinery (Indiana University South Bend), Leslie Van Veen McRoberts (Salisbury University)

Fonds Farewell: Mapping American Archival Vulnerabilities Due to Climate Change
Eira Tansey (University of Cincinnati) and Ben Goldman (Penn State University)


Speakers
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Kristen Chinery

Reference Archivist, Walter P. Reuther Library, Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs
Kristen Chinery is the Reference Archivist at the Walter P. Reuther Library. She currently serves as co-chair of the Regional Archival Associations Consortium (RAAC). Her research activity includes women's labor history and industrial organizational psychology as it relates to ar... Read More →
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Ben Goldman

Digital Records Archivist, Pennsylvania State University Libraries
Ben Goldman is the Kalin Librarian for Technological Innovations and Digital Records Archivist in the University Libraries at Penn State University.
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Elizabeth Joan Kelly

Digital Initiatives Librarian, Loyola University New Orleans
Elizabeth Joan Kelly is Digital Initiatives Librarian at Loyola University New Orleans. She holds a Master’s degree in Music Composition from the Cleveland Institute of Music as well as a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from Florida State University. She coordinates... Read More →
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Leslie Van Veen McRoberts

Local History Archivist, Salisbury University
Leslie Van Veen McRobertsis the Local History Archivist at the Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture at Salisbury University. In addition to maintaining the history of Maryland’s Eastern Shore, she also is the archivist for Perdue Farms, Inc. She holds... Read More →
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Alexandra A.A. Orchard

Technical and Metadata Archivist, Wayne State University
Alexandra Orchard, CA, DAS, is the Technical + Metadata Archivist at the Reuther Library and Chair of Archival Issues' Editorial Board. Orchard's research interests include labor, women, pop culture, archival theory, description, and technologies.
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Eira Tansey

Digital Archivist/Records Manager, University of Cincinnati
Eira Tansey is the digital archivist and records manager at the University of Cincinnati's Archives and Rare Books Library. She has previously written about Cincinnati's public libraries, the visibility and compensation of archivist's labor, and the effects of climate change on archival... Read More →



Tuesday August 2, 2016 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Salon E Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

3:30pm

SAA Diversity Committee
Tuesday August 2, 2016 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 205 Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

3:30pm

Tour: Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History
To attend this tour, you must register directly with the contact person:
Derek Mosley | derek.Mosley@fultoncountyga.gov |


A special library of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System (A-FPLS), it is the first public library in the Southeast to offer specialized reference and archival collections dedicated to the study and research of African American culture and history and of other peoples of African descent. The Archives Division collects, preserves and provides access to rare, unique and primary materials concerning people across the African Diaspora, with a concentration on local Atlanta history. Our diverse holdings include personal papers, records of organizations and institutions, photographs, prints, rare books, audio and visual resources, ephemera and subject or thematic materials. http://www.afpls.org/aarl

Directions:
If walking from the host hotel, Auburn Avenue Research Library is 0.4 miles south.

Tuesday August 2, 2016 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Off-Site

4:00pm

Research Forum Session 8: Building on the Forum (10th Anniversary)
A & D @ the Research Forum: Trends in Arrangement and Description Topics over the Last 10 years
Katherine M. Wisser (Simmons College)


Observations, Trends, and Gaps:

Daniel Noonan (Ohio State University)

Micah Altman (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)


Speakers
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Katherine M. Wisser

Associate Professor, Simmons College
Katherine M. Wisser is Associate Professor and co-Director of the Dual Degree program in Archives and History at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at Simmons College. Previously, she served as the Director of Instructional Services at the School of Information... Read More →


Tuesday August 2, 2016 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Salon E Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

4:00pm

SAA Reference, Access, and Outreach Section Standing Committee on Teaching with Primary Sources
Tuesday August 2, 2016 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 204 Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

6:00pm

Tour: Portman
To attend this tour, you must register directly with the contact person:
Alex McGee | amcgee@portmanholdings.com | 404.614.5012
http://portmanholdings.com/

The Portman Archives, LLC is the repository for materials relating to our founder, John C. Portman, Jr., who pioneered the concept of “Architect as Developer”, successfully building both an architectural firm of international repute: John Portman & Associates, as well as a host of affiliated real estate development, property management, and wholesale mart companies.

Architectural collection materials include historic items, images, renderings, sketches, drawings, correspondence, and publications that document the life and architectural career of John C. Portman, Jr.; moreover collection materials include Mr. Portman’s personal and collected artworks, furniture designs, lighting designs and two private residences.

Join us for a tour of the archives plus a walking tour of his many downtown buildings. Visitors will be able to see Portman’s designs and learn the history of the architect who shaped downtown Atlanta. Our tour will conclude with the recently completed, adaptive re-use project of one of his earliest office buildings, 230 Peachtree, which re-opened in January 2016 as a Hotel Indigo and restaurant, JP Atlanta. This tour will take approximately an hour and fifteen minutes. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. The walking tour brochure can be downloaded here for those unable to attend the tour.

Directions:
I-75/85 Southbound
Take I-75/85 South to the "Courtland Street" exit (#249A)
At the first light, take a right on Baker Street; SunTrust Plaza Parking Garage will be immediately on your right
Proceed one block to Peachtree Center Avenue and turn right
Turn right into the parking garage (past 2 restaurants); proceed straight ahead to the blue “Visitors Parking” spaces. You are on “C” level in the parking deck.
From the parking garage, you will take a total of 3 elevators to our office:
1) Take the parking deck elevator to the Bridge (BL) Level
2) Proceed out of the elevator towards Caribou Coffee; turn right; then right again towards fountain; we’ll meet by the fountain on the Bridge Level.

I-75/85 Northbound (from airport)
Take I-75/85 North to the "International Blvd" exit (# 249-A).
Go straight through 1st light (1-way street to your right)
Turn left on International Blvd (1-way street to your left)
Continue on International Blvd; you will drive underneath an archway of International flags. Cross over Courtland Street and turn right onto Peachtree Center Avenue
Cross over John Portman Blvd. (Historic Harris St.) and Baker Streets; SunTrust Plaza Parking Garage will be immediately on your right
Turn right into the parking garage (past 2 restaurants); proceed straight ahead to the blue “Visitors Parking” spaces. You are on “C” level in the parking deck.
From the parking garage, you will take a total of 3 elevators to our office:
1) Take the parking deck elevator to the Bridge (BL) Level
2) Proceed out of the elevator towards Caribou Coffee; turn right; then right again towards fountain; we’ll meet by the fountain on the Bridge Level.


MARTA (train from airport)
Take the North Line to Peachtree Center. Depart at Peachtree Center and go up escalator to John Portman Blvd. (Historic Harris St.) / Peachtree Center and a 2nd short escalator directly on your right. You will be facing Peachtree Street take a right and walk 1.5 blocks North on Peachtree Street. SunTrust Plaza is on the right (look for the "Dancing Ladies" sculpture). After you enter the building continue to walk straight past the security desk, up an escalator into the SunTrust Plaza Food Court. We will meet by the fountain in the Food Court on the Bridge Level

Hilton (walking)
(Using Skybridge) Walk across Courtland Street using the SkyBridge between the Hilton Atlanta and the Marriott Marquis. Walk through the Marriott Marquis, around the elevator banks and through lobby. Turn right down hallway between Marriott conference rooms and the lobby to walk through next portion of the SkyBridges. Walk down hallway, then turn right through glass doors into Marquis II, art gallery will be on your right. Continue straight across bridge into Suntrust Plaza Food Court. Fountain will be straight ahead. We’ll meet by the fountain on the Bridge Level.
(Street Level) Walk out of main entrance of Hilton, turn right onto Courtland St. Turn left and walk up Baker Street to Peachtree Center Avenue. Turn right on Peachtree Center Avenue and enter Suntrust Plaza Garden Offices (entrance is between Big Kahuna and Pacific Rim Bistro). Take Elevator up to Bridge Level (BL). Elevator will exist in front of the fountain, where we will meet.

Tuesday August 2, 2016 6:00pm - 7:15pm
Off-Site

6:00pm

SAA Dictionary Working Group
Tuesday August 2, 2016 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 203 Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303
 
Wednesday, August 3
 

8:00am

SAA Committee on Education
Wednesday August 3, 2016 8:00am - 10:00am
Room 205 Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

8:00am

CoSA Board of Directors
Wednesday August 3, 2016 8:00am - 12:00pm
Room 213 Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

8:00am

SAA Museum Archives Section Standards/Best Practices Working Group Symposium [ROOM CHANGE]
The Museum Archives Section’s Standards and Best Practices Working Group is holding a half-day symposium on born-digital records in a museum setting. We will discuss acquiring, preserving, and providing access to born-digital archival materials and consider strategies for successful collaborations with our colleagues in other departments. While focused on museums, this symposium will be valuable for any archivist dealing with born-digital records and communicating with those who create them.

8:00am - 8:15am: Introduction
Rachel Chatalbash, Yale Center for British Art

8:15am-9:45am: In-depth presentations followed by a panel discussion
Andrew Berger, Computer History Museum
Seth Anderson, The Museum of Modern Art
Samantha Norling, Indianapolis Museum of Art
Chair: Susan Hernandez, Cleveland Museum of Art

9:45am-10:00am: Break

10:00am-11:00am: Lightning Round
Katherine Martinez, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Jennifer Neal & J.E. Molly Seegers, Brooklyn Museum
Lorraine Stuart, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Laurie Sather, Hagley Museum and Library
Tim Walsh, Canadian Centre for Architecture
Chair: Ryan Evans, CCS Bard/Hessel Museum

11:00am-12:00pm: Workshop led by Electronic Records Section Steering Committee Members
Ann Cooper, College of William & Mary
Wendy Hagenmaier, Georgia Institute of Technology

Bring a laptop to participate!

Questions? Please email Working Group Co-Chairs Rachel Chatalbash (rachel.chatalbash@yale.edu) or Susan Hernandez (shernandez@clevelandart.org)

Wednesday August 3, 2016 8:00am - 12:00pm
Salon B Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

8:00am

SAA Technical Subcommittee on Encoded Archival Standards [ROOM CHANGE]
Wednesday August 3, 2016 8:00am - 12:00pm
Room 202 Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

8:00am

SAA Technical Subcommittee on Guidelines for Reappraisal and Deaccessioning
Wednesday August 3, 2016 8:00am - 12:00pm
Room 203 Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

8:00am

Service Projects
Wednesday August 3, 2016 8:00am - 5:00pm
TBA

8:00am

Registration Open
Wednesday August 3, 2016 8:00am - 5:30pm
Level 1 Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

8:00am

SAA Bookstore / Career Center / Networking Café Open

SAA Bookstore

Swing by the SAA Bookstore in Salon A to browse and buy SAA’s latest titles or to chat about an idea you have for a book, module, article, or case study with Publications Editor Chris Prom, The American Archivist Editor Greg Hunter, Director of Publishing Teresa Brinati, and Archival Outlook Coordinator Abigail Christian.

Wednesday, August 3                         8:00 am – 5:30 pm

Thursday, August 4                              7:30 am – 5:30 pm

Friday, August 5                                   7:00 am – 5:00 pm

Saturday, August 6                              8:00 am – 10:00 am

Networking Café

The Networking Café brings together activities to help attendees get connected and get ahead professionally. Wondering about your career options or opportunities for postgraduate study?  Want to learn more about SAA’s Mentoring Program?  The Networking Café is the place to go! (Salon A)

Wednesday, August 3                         8:00 am – 5:30 pm

Thursday, August 4                              7:30 am – 5:30 pm

Friday, August 5                                   7:00 am – 5:00 pm

 

Career Center:  

Hosted by SAA’s Membership Committee, the Career Center provides services and opportunities for job seekers and employers.

Wednesday, August 3                         8:00 am – 5:30 pm

Thursday, August 3                                 7:30 am – 5:30 pm

Friday, August 5                                     7:00 am – 5:30 pm

                 

For Job Seekers:

  • Post your résumé for prospective employers to see at the conference. 
  • Review job announcements and meet with employers. 
  • Get help polishing your résumé and/or consult with volunteer career advisors. (Attendees are invited to schedule an appointment in advance for consultation with an advisor. Please see the Career Development Subcommittee website for more information:  http://www2.archivists.org/groups/career-development-subcommittee. The deadline was July 11.) 

 

For Employers:

  • Post your position announcement(s).  Please your announcement(s) on file in the Career Center and expand your applicant pool. 
  • Meet job seekers and potential employees. Employers who participate in the Career Center will have the chance to meet and speak with job seekers in an informal and relaxed setting. 

 

Digital Preservation Drop-in Center:

Don’t know where to start? We didn’t either! The Digital Preservation Drop-in Center is a place where you can ask questions that you have about digital archives, preservation, best practices, tools, standards, training, and how to get started. Members of the Electronic Records Section, Metadata and Digital Objects Roundtable, SNAP, and Women Archivists Roundtable are on hand to answer your questions!

 

Archival Education and More: 

Information tables are available within the Networking Café for graduate archival education programs and allied organizations to distribute program literature and have representatives answer questions one on one.  Take this opportunity to make connections in a conversational setting.


Wednesday August 3, 2016 8:00am - 5:30pm
Salon A Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

8:30am

Academy of Certified Archivists Certification Examination
Wednesday August 3, 2016 8:30am - 12:30pm
Room 304/305 Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

8:30am

SAA Digital Archives Specialist Certificate Comprehensive Examination
Wednesday August 3, 2016 8:30am - 12:30pm
Room 303 Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

9:00am

SAA Cultural Heritage Working Group
Wednesday August 3, 2016 9:00am - 12:00pm
Room 206 Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

9:00am

SAA Intellectual Property Working Group
Wednesday August 3, 2016 9:00am - 12:00pm
Room 207 Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

9:00am

SAA Publications Board
Wednesday August 3, 2016 9:00am - 12:00pm
Room 211 Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

9:00am

SAA Visual Materials Section Collaborative Workshop
“More Than Meets the Eye: Negotiating the Landscape of Born-digital Visual Materials”


Presenters: Stephen J. Fletcher, North Carolina Collection Photographic Archivist, and Patrick C. Cullom, Visual Materials Processing Archivist, Wilson Special Collections Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The goal of this collaborative workshop is to raise attendees understanding of the inherent nature of born-digital visual records so they may confidently work with them.  Attendees should benefit from this gathering whether they work in smaller shops without technical support or within an environment that includes an information technology department.  The knowledge gained from this collaborative workshop will also help archivists work proactively with their donors, and be helpful in creating best practices and policies for managing born-digital visual collections.

The format will not follow a traditional workshop model.  Instead, the presenters will be leading a discussion about what they have done and learned during the past five years, tap into what participants have done and learned, and in the process all will be learning from our shared experiences.  The framework of the conversation will be the historical context and structure of born-digital photographs, followed by discussions about collection development issues, and the challenges of arrangement and description.  We will conclude with an open forum.

This program is free but limited to 100 people. Pre-registration will guarantee a seat.  Register here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LK7J3CC

Speakers
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Patrick Cullom

Visual Materials Processing Archivist, Wilson Special Collections Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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Stephen Fletcher

Photographic Archivist, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill


Wednesday August 3, 2016 9:00am - 3:30pm
Room 301/302 Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

9:00am

Congressional Papers Roundtable Program
The CPR day program offers expert presentations and participatory breakout sessions on web archiving, outreach, and coordinating with related institutions to manage congressional collections.

Wednesday August 3, 2016 9:00am - 5:00pm
Georgia State University Library

9:00am

SAA-ACRL/RBMS Joint Task Force on Holdings Metrics
Wednesday August 3, 2016 9:00am - 5:00pm
Room 209 Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

9:00am

Repository Tours
Find a list of repository tours that will be offered during the Joint Annual Meeting on the Host Committee Blog. 

https://saa2016atl.wordpress.com/2016/05/12/repository-tours-part-1/

Wednesday August 3, 2016 9:00am - 5:00pm
TBA

9:00am

Academy of Certified Archivists Board of Regents
Wednesday August 3, 2016 9:00am - 5:00pm
Room 208 Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

9:30am

SAA Reference, Access, and Outreach Section Unconference: Teaching with Primary Sources
An informative and fun day, featuring a variety of workshops in the morning and an afternoon full of attendee-driven conversations covering all aspects of teaching with primary sources. Join your colleagues from SAA, RBMS, and across allied professions. This event is hosted by SAA’s Reference, Access, and Outreach Section and the wonderful folks at Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History. For details, visit bitly.com/SAA16TPS.

Wednesday August 3, 2016 9:30am - 4:00pm
Auburn Avenue Research Library

10:00am

Tour: Crawford Media Services
To attend this tour, you must register directly with the contact person:
Jeremy Hill | jhill@crawford.com | 678.536.4878
http://crawford.com/

Attendees are invited to tour Crawford’s expansive media management and post-production facility. The media management portion of the visit will showcase Crawford’s migration capabilities, from the VTR hospital to Doc’s bakery, the tape vault, as well as the audio and video migration pods. Among the post-production components highlighted will be the screening room, tracking rooms, audio booths, and editing suites.

Directions:
Transportation to and from the facility will be provided. A minibus will pick up registered attendees in front of the Hilton Atlanta promptly at 9:30 am and 1:00 pm.

Wednesday August 3, 2016 10:00am - 12:30pm
Off-Site

10:00am

SAA Committee on Education / Faculty Training
Wednesday August 3, 2016 10:00am - 1:00pm
Room 205 Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

10:30am

Tour: The Cuba Family Archives for Southern Jewish History/Breman
To attend this tour, you must register directly with the contact person:
Jeremy Katz | jrkatz@thebreman.org | 404.870.1862


The Archives of the Breman Museum consists of personal papers and organizational records and other materials relating to Jewish life in the Southeast, with an emphasis on Georgia and Alabama, and papers of victims and survivors of the Holocaust or their descendants who have made their homes in either of the above mentioned regions. We also house artifact, textile, photograph, and oral history collections related to our mission as well.

Directions:
Travel north on I-75/I-85. Take the 17th Street exit (251A) and turn right at the end of the ramp. At the 2nd traffic light, turn left onto West Peachtree Street. Get into the far left-hand lane. Turn left onto 18th Street at the first traffic light. Cross Spring Street and our gated parking lot is on the right in the Selig Center.

Wednesday August 3, 2016 10:30am - 1:00pm
Off-Site

10:30am

Tour: Atlanta History Center
To attend this tour, you must register directly with the contact person:
Jessica Gordy | JGordy@AtlantaHistoryCenter.com | 404.814.4031
http://www.atlantahistorycenter.com/

Explore our museum displaying six exhibitions, including Turning Point: The American Civil War one of the largest collections of Civil War artifacts. Discover over 20 acres of historic gardens as well as tour our historic houses on-site, the 1860s Smith Family Farm and the 1930s Swan House. Beginning at 1:30, partake in a guided tour of the Kenan Research Center and the Atlanta History Center’s Archives.

Directions:
FROM DOWNTOWN Take I-75 North to the West Paces Ferry Road exit (#255.) At the end of the exit ramp, turn left onto Northside Parkway. At the very next light, turn right onto West Paces Ferry Road. Go approximately 2.7 miles. The Atlanta History Center will be on your right.

Wednesday August 3, 2016 10:30am - 2:30pm
Off-Site

11:00am

Tour: Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library, Archives Research Center
To attend this tour, you must register directly with the contact person:
Tiffany Atwater | archives@auctr.edu | 404.978.2052      
http://www.auctr.edu/archives/

The Archives Research Center’s collections primarily document the historically Black Atlanta University Center institutions (Clark Atlanta University, Interdenominational Theological Center, Morehouse College and Spelman College), and the African American experience through civil rights, race relations, education, literature, visual and performing arts, religion, politics, and social work.. Some of our notable collections include the Morehouse College Martin Luther King Jr. Collection, Tupac Amaru Shakur Collection, Atlanta Student Movement Collection, and Maynard Jackson Mayoral Administrative Records.


Directions:
Directions to 111 James P. Brawley Dr. SW (*Brawley Dr. is pedestrian access only*) from Hilton Downtown Atlanta
Start going south on Courtland St. NE toward John Portman Blvd NE
Turn right on Andrew Young International Blvd. NE
Turn Left onto Centennial Olympic Park Dr. NW
Turn right onto Marietta St. NW
Turn left onto Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd NW
Turn Left onto Northside Drive
Turn Right onto MLK Jr. DR. SW
Turn left onto Paschal Ave; at stop sign turn right onto Beckwith Str. SW
Turn immediate left to Milton Street
Parking Lot is located at corner of Parsons and Milton Streets. Transportation is also available via MARTA. The Ashby Street Station is the closest train station, and is approximately 1 mile away.

Wednesday August 3, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Off-Site

12:00pm

SAA Technical Subcommittee on DACS
Wednesday August 3, 2016 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 211 Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

12:00pm

Going Beyond the Theory: Build Your Own Digital Preservation Collection (Presented by Bronze Sponsor Preservica)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Join your colleagues and work together as a cohesive team for this practical hands-on challenge to design and create your digital collection with the objective of ensuring long-term preservation and access.

Each team will be supported by an expert facilitator who will guide you through this accelerated preservation program using the latest Preservica technology, stepping through the digital preservation process, including:

  • Collection of content from contributors

  • Ingest and appraisal (reviewing content & descriptive metadata)

  • Creation of preservation and access copies

  • Arrangement into collections and virtual collections

  • Customising your public access experience

  • Publishing your collection for your audience

Prizes will be awarded for the best digital collection as voted for by your peers!

Spaces are limited so don’t delay - Register Now for this interactive hands-on session.

Speakers


Wednesday August 3, 2016 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 404/405 Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

12:00pm

CoSA Work Session
The annual Work Session brings CoSA’s members together to discuss issues pertaining to the work of state archives and to the Council. Among the topics this year are NHPRC-State Historical Records Advisory Board updates, recognition of CoSA-Ancestry Leadership Award recipients, and plans for the long-term sustainability of CoSA. (Sponsored by Ancestry.)

Wednesday August 3, 2016 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 313/314 Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

12:00pm

Information Tables

Stop by these information tables on Level 2 to learn about your colleagues’ initiatives and related organizations, contribute to our community service project, and bid on silent auction items:

  • Academy of Certified Archivists
  • Archives Leadership Institute
  • Archivists for Congregations of Women Religious
  • Council of State Archivists Silent Auction
  • FurKids: Atlanta Animal Rescue and No-Kill Shelter
  • Michigan Archival Association
  • Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference
  • New England Archivists
  • Oral History Association
  • SAA Oral History Transcription Project
  • SAA Preservation Section Silent Auction
  • Social Networks and Archival Context (SNAC)
  • The Funders (CLIR, IMLS, NEH, NHPRC)


Wednesday August 3, 2016 12:00pm - 5:30pm
Level 2 Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

12:30pm

SAA Leadership Orientation and Forum
Each year, all SAA component group leaders are invited to attend an interactive forum that connects experienced leaders with new ones in an effort to help you gain an understanding of your roles and responsibilities as the leader of a board, committee, working group, task force, section, or roundtable - and to enhance your effectiveness! To view the information presented at previous forms: http://www2.archivists.org/governance/leadershipresources/leadershiporientationandforum. Attendance by all SAA component group chairs and vice chairs is strongly encouraged. Consider continuing your conversation over coffee or dinner with one or more colleagues!

Wednesday August 3, 2016 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Salon C Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

1:00pm

Tour: Salvation Army
To attend this tour, you must register directly with the contact person:
Michael Nagy | michael.nagy@uss.salvationarmy.org | 404.752.7578 


Free admission - Free parking - (Regular hours M-F, 9:00-11:30, 1:00-4:00)

Directions:
Approximately 4.5 miles, 10-15 minutes by car

Take Insterstate 75/85 South to Exit 244 University Avenue
Turn right on University Avenue
Turn right on Metropolitan Parkway (2nd traffic light)
Proceed 1 1/2 blocks and turn right onto campus of Evangeline Booth College
Bear left and proceed to security gate
Historical Center is in the first building on the right (Holz Education building)

MARTA
From Peachtree Center station
Take Red or Gold train South to West End Station (about 5 minutes)
Transfer to Bus #95 Metropolitan Pkwy/Hapeville
Exit at bus stop at corner of Metropolitan Pkwy and Brookline Street (about 5 minutes)

Wednesday August 3, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Off-Site

1:00pm

Hydra Archivists Group

The Hydra Archivists Interest Group is composed of archivists working at institutions affiliated with or exploring Project Hydra. Archivists at these institutions meet monthly via conference call to discuss ways in which they can advance archival technology needs through better communication and understanding of software development activities. Since last year's SAA Annual Conference, our group's dialogue has focused on issues of systems integration, with particular interest in exploring the intersections of Hydra, ArchivesSpace, and Archivematica. 

The meeting of Hydra Archivists at this year's Joint Annual Meeting is open to anyone interested in issues related to archival technology. We will give a brief overview of the interests and priorities of those who have been active in this community, attempt to define what the Hydra Archivists group is and could be, both within and without the Hydra community, and have a conversation about archival technology challenges and needs (including repository challenges and needs).

For more information on Hydra Archivists, see: 
https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/hydra/Hydra+Archivists+Interest+Group.
For any questions about the meeting at SAA, please contact Ben Goldman at bmg17@psu.edu.


Wednesday August 3, 2016 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Room 207 Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

1:00pm

SAA Committee on Public Awareness
Wednesday August 3, 2016 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 210 Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

1:00pm

SAA Committee on Public Policy
Wednesday August 3, 2016 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 209 Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

1:00pm

SAA Business Archives Section Colloquium
Wednesday August 3, 2016 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 212 Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

1:30pm

Tour: Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library
To attend this tour, you must register directly with the contact person:
Traci Drummond | traci.drummond@gmail.com, tdrummond@gsu.edu | 404.413.2886
http://library.gsu.edu/search-collections/special-collections-archives/

Georgia State University Library’s Special Collections and Archives documents the twentieth and twenty-first century American South. Collecting areas include the Southern Labor Archives, American popular music and culture, the Archives for Research on Women and Gender, and the Georgia State University Archives.

Directions:
We are approximately one mile south of the Atlanta Hilton. If walking, head south on Courtland Street until you cross Gilmer Street. Look for the entrance to the Library Plaza on the right side of the street (a blue gate), walk down the steps, and enter Library North, just to the right. If driving, use the directions found here: http://library.gsu.edu/home/about-the-library/about/travel-directions/

Anyone needing special accommodation should mention it when making a reservation.

Wednesday August 3, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Off-Site

1:30pm

SAA Finance Committee
Wednesday August 3, 2016 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 202 Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

1:30pm

Tour: Crawford Media Services
To attend this tour, you must register directly with the contact person:
Jeremy Hill | jhill@crawford.com | 678.536.4878
http://crawford.com/

Attendees are invited to tour Crawford’s expansive media management and post-production facility. The media management portion of the visit will showcase Crawford’s migration capabilities, from the VTR hospital to Doc’s bakery, the tape vault, as well as the audio and video migration pods. Among the post-production components highlighted will be the screening room, tracking rooms, audio booths, and editing suites.

Directions:
Transportation to and from the facility will be provided. A minibus will pick up registered attendees in front of the Hilton Atlanta promptly at 9:30 am and 1:00 pm.

Wednesday August 3, 2016 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Off-Site

2:00pm

SAA Awards Committee
Wednesday August 3, 2016 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Room 213 Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

2:00pm

Regional Archival Associations Consortium
The Regional Archival Associations Consortium (RAAC) meets to discuss the group’s progress on behalf of the regionals and its initiatives related to advocacy, disaster planning, public awareness, grant development, and education.

Wednesday August 3, 2016 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Salon B Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

2:00pm

Archivematica Users Group
Wednesday August 3, 2016 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 309/310 Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

2:00pm

SAA/ALA/AAM Joint Committee on Archives/Libraries/Museums
Wednesday August 3, 2016 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 203 Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

2:00pm

The American Archivist Editorial Board
Wednesday August 3, 2016 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 204 Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

2:30pm

CoSA/SAA 2016 Program Committee
Wednesday August 3, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 205 Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

2:30pm

SAA Membership: Career Development Subcommittee
Wednesday August 3, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 206 Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

2:30pm

SAA Membership: Key Contacts Subcommittee
Wednesday August 3, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 206 Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

2:30pm

SAA Membership: Mentoring Subcommittee
Wednesday August 3, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 206 Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

2:30pm

Tour: Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library
To attend this tour, you must register directly with the contact person:
Traci Drummond | traci.drummond@gmail.com, tdrummond@gsu.edu | 404.413.2886
http://library.gsu.edu/search-collections/special-collections-archives/

Georgia State University Library’s Special Collections and Archives documents the twentieth and twenty-first century American South. Collecting areas include the Southern Labor Archives, American popular music and culture, the Archives for Research on Women and Gender, and the Georgia State University Archives.

Directions:
We are approximately one mile south of the Atlanta Hilton. If walking, head south on Courtland Street until you cross Gilmer Street. Look for the entrance to the Library Plaza on the right side of the street (a blue gate), walk down the steps, and enter Library North, just to the right. If driving, use the directions found here: http://library.gsu.edu/home/about-the-library/about/travel-directions/

Anyone needing special accommodation should mention it when making a reservation.

Wednesday August 3, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Off-Site

3:45pm

SAA 2017 Program Committee
Wednesday August 3, 2016 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Room 205 Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

4:00pm

Architectural Records
The Architectural Records Roundtable provides a forum for discussing issues related to access to and care of architectural and design materials. The meeting is devoted to hearing member presentations and collaborations, updates from our CAD/BIM Task Force, and discussion of partnership developments to preserve born-digital records and bridge archival best practices from analog to digital materials.

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

4:00pm

Collection Management Tools
The roundtable provides a forum for those interested in archival collection management tools (ArchivesSpace, Archivists’ Toolkit, Archon, and other tools) to trade knowledge and expertise. Join us to discuss the roundtable’s latest initiatives and share with your colleagues issues, concerns, and solutions regarding collection management tools.

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

4:00pm

Human Rights Archives
No description available. See the Roundtable microsite for updates: http://www2.archivists.org/groups/human-rights-archives-roundtable.

Wednesday August 3, 2016 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Room 311/312 Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

4:00pm

Labor Archives
LAR discusses ongoing projects, including the Roundtable’s partnership with the Labor and Working Class History Association, a labor-themed History Pin project, and Electronic Labor Records Working Group. There will also be discussion and report backs from member archives on current institutional projects and issues.

Wednesday August 3, 2016 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Room 214 Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

4:00pm

Lone Arrangers
Are you an archivist who works alone or with limited resources? Join the Lone Arrangers for a chance to meet up with other archivists in similar circumstances. Following our annual business meeting, a panel of archivists discuss the challenges and solutions of digital preservation—changing access, increasing visibility, and keeping it all preserved for the future. This will lead into small group breakout sessions to discuss the issues further and brainstorm new ideas together.

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Torres

Melissa Torres

University Archivist, University of Houston-Downtown
I'm part of these things! You can ask me about them! | Vice-Chair, Lone Arrangers Roundtable | Member, Metadata and Digital Objects Rountable Steering Committee | Volunteer, Annual Meeting Career Center



Wednesday August 3, 2016 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Room 301/302 Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

4:00pm

Military Archives
The Military Archives Roundtable welcomes all archivists engaged in collecting, preserving, and providing access to materials related to the nation's rich military history or whose collections document the impact of the military and military activities on our society as a whole. Come join us!

Wednesday August 3, 2016 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Room 303 Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

4:00pm

Recorded Sound
The Recorded Sound Roundtable is open to anyone interested in the preservation, management, and use of audio collections in archives and other cultural heritage repositories. The meeting includes a program entitled “Audio Preservation Archivists and the Future of Collections” presented by Steve Weiss (who previews his session “Remain in Light: Archival Practice for Popular Music Collections”) and Sarah Cunningham (“Education for the Next Wave of Audio Preservation Archivists”).

Wednesday August 3, 2016 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Room 309/310 Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

4:00pm

Research Libraries
Following a brief business meeting, we present a program exploring how research libraries continue to produce at a high level and provide value to the institution in a time of limited resources. See http://www2.archivists.org/groups/research-libraries-roundtable for more details as they become available.

Wednesday August 3, 2016 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Room 304/305 Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

4:00pm

Web Archiving
The Web Archiving Roundtable provides information, education, and opportunities for discussion related to the capture and preservation of Internet content. Our meetings highlight developments in the field through presentations and encourage discussion about issues related to web archiving.

Agenda:

 

4-4:15                    Welcome and General Business Meeting (Kate Stratton and John Bence)

 

4:20-4:35              NDSA Survey update (Nicholas Taylor)

 

4:40-4:55              Internet Archive WASAPI project update (Jefferson Bailey)

 

5-5:30                    OCLC Research Web Archiving and Metadata Working group update and discussion (Jackie Dooley)

 

Wednesday August 3, 2016 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Salon D Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

4:00pm

Women Archivists
NOTE: Room capacity for this session is 90 people. Please arrive early to get a seat--first come, first served!

Join WAR for our business meeting followed by a Wikipedia edit-a-thon to create and improve articles related to women archivists! Michele Pacifico will commence the edit-a-thon and reflect on her article “Founding Mothers” (The American Archivist, 1987). Resources and instructions will be provided. More information is available on WAR's microsite http://ow.ly/PB3a3000Kox and meetup page http://ow.ly/zSew3000KBX. Also, we need your input! Is there a woman archivist not in Wikipedia, or about whom little is written? Please suggest names to add to the list of articles to create or enhance here: http://goo.gl/forms/LqrH0Bqo2z.

No Wikipedia editing experience necessary, but please bring a laptop and your ideas!

Wednesday August 3, 2016 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Salon E Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

5:30pm

SAA Business Archives Section Mixer
Join us at the BAS Mixer following the Colloquium at White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails! Mingle with other business archivists and enjoy some contemporary Southern cuisine, wine, whiskey or bourbon!

White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails is located at 270 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303, 2 blocks from the Hilton Atlanta (Conference Hotel).  It is directly across the street from the Hyatt Regency Atlanta.  The walk should take approximately 10 minutes.

When exiting the main lobby doors of the Hilton Atlanta, turn right onto Courtland Street NE.  Turn left onto Baker Street NE and walk 2 blocks to Peachtree Street NE.  White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails is directly on the corner of Baker Street NE and Peachtree Street NE.

Wednesday August 3, 2016 5:30pm - 9:00pm
White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails 270 Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30303

6:00pm

Archival History
The Archival History Roundtable meets in Atlanta for the first time since 1988. Recognizing the importance of Atlanta in regional and national history, the AHRT has invited several panelists who will discuss the social impact of archives and special collections within the South, including topics of social justice.

Wednesday August 3, 2016 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Room 303 Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

6:00pm

Archives and Archivists of Color
The AACR Meeting is hosted at the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History (101 Auburn Ave NE). We will tour the renovated repository, have our business meeting, meet the 2016-2017 leadership, and recognize the Harold T. Pinkett Minority Student Travel Award and Mosaic Award recipients.

Wednesday August 3, 2016 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Auburn Avenue Research Library

6:00pm

Archives Management
No description available. See the Roundtable microsite for updates: http://www2.archivists.org/groups/archives-management-roundtable.

Wednesday August 3, 2016 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Room 301/302 Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

6:00pm

Encoded Archival Description
As EAD3 approaches its first birthday, archivists continue learning about the standard and making implementation decisions. In this forum, you’ll review migration and implementation concerns with the EAD3 study groups, learn about the Roundtable’s EAD3 Toolkit and other resources, and consider the successes and setbacks of EAD3’s first year.

Wednesday August 3, 2016 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Room 304/305 Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

6:00pm

Latin American and Caribbean Cultural Heritage Archives
LACCHA had a very active 2015-2016 cycle! In our annual meeting we discuss our partnership with the International Archival Affairs Roundtable for the Itinerant Archivists project and the first iteration of the project: the trip of US archivists to Ecuador. We also discuss the webinar series Desmantelando Fronteras/Breaking Down Borders, its success, and future planning.

Wednesday August 3, 2016 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Salon E Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

6:00pm

Metadata and Digital Object
MDOR promotes discussion about access, management, and preservation of digital archival objects and their metadata. Join us for a lively conversation of current methods and tools. We’ll take a close look at both challenges and opportunities in our work. Hope to see you there!

Wednesday August 3, 2016 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Salon D Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

6:00pm

Performing Arts
The Performing Arts Roundtable encourages the exchange of information on historical and contemporary documentation of music, dance, theater, and other performance media.

Wednesday August 3, 2016 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Room 309/310 Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

6:00pm

Public Library Archives and Special Collections

The Basics of Disaster Preparedness: Incase “It Will Never Happen to Us” Happens Tomorrow

While we cannot cover the vast about of information related to disaster preparedness, it is our hope that we can give PLASC members enough information to get started. Basic information covered will include who to call for help, where to find resources, what supplies they should have on hand, how to handle wet items, and the importance of documenting your event. 

 

Presenters                                          Topic                                                     Institution

Mark Greek                                        Moderator/ PLASC Chair               DC Public Library

Laura Hortz Stanton                        Pocket Response Guide                                CCAHA

Tom Clareson                                    Who to Call for Help                        LYRASIS

Ann Frellsen                                       Handling Wet Items                        Emory University

Ashley Greek                                     Re-act Packs/ Supplies                   Library of Congress

Christine Wiseman                          Documenting Your Disaster         Atlanta University Center

Jessica Unger                                     Web Resources and Aps               AIC 



Wednesday August 3, 2016 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Room 311/312 Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

6:00pm

Security
The Security Roundtable meeting includes a forum for review of current security issues faced by cultural heritage institutions through open discussion, review of current events, and speakers from various institutions. Bring questions and ideas, and be ready to break into a facilitator-led discussion as we explore relevant case studies.

This meeting will take place at an off-site location. If interested in attending, please RSVP to rmseale@iastate.edu

Wednesday August 3, 2016 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Off-Site

6:00pm

Students and New Archives Professionals
Following a brief business meeting, the SNAP Roundtable celebrates its fifth anniversary with lightning presentations from roundtable members and guest speakers from across SAA. Join us for a discussion of contemporary issues that engage graduate students and new archives professionals.

Wednesday August 3, 2016 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Salon C Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

6:00pm

Women’s Collections
Join us for "Documenting Diverse Women." There are numerous collections in Georgia that highlight the experiences of women across race, class, sexual orientation, and neighborhood. A panel of four dynamic speakers discuss archival collections across different repositories as well as various outreach and advocacy efforts aimed at increasing awareness of these resources.

Wednesday August 3, 2016 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Salon B Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

6:30pm

BitCurator Social Mixer

Come gather with fellow BitCurator users and digital forensics practitioners in Atlanta during ARCHIVES*RECORDS 2016 to chat about forensics workflows, preservation metadata, deals on legacy media readers, etc. Plus, BitCurator Consortium members will be in attendance as well!

We will gather at The Sound Table bar in the Edgewood neighborhood of Atlanta at 6:30pm on Wednesday, August 3rd. This is the same location where AVPreserve is hosting their annual AV Archives Night (yes, we planned it this way!). So c’mon over early and have a drink and talk digital forensics beforehand. It's going to be super fun. There will be snacks and we will have stickers and buttons. 


Please RSVP here.

Wednesday August 3, 2016 6:30pm - 9:30pm
The Sound Table 483 Edgewood Ave SE Atlanta, GA 30312

7:00pm

SAA Foundation Board of Directors
Wednesday August 3, 2016 7:00pm - 9:00pm
TBA

7:00pm

AV Archives Night
Following on the success of AV Archives Nights in 2014 and 2015, AVPreserve announces the third annual AV Archives Night to take place at ARCHIVES*RECORDS 2016, on Wednesday, August 3rd in Atlanta, Georgia. The venue and lineup will be announced soon, but in the meantime, we hope institutions in Georgia, Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, and Tennessee will consider participating! For submission details, click here

Wednesday August 3, 2016 7:00pm - 11:00pm
The Sound Table 483 Edgewood Ave SE Atlanta, GA 30312

8:00pm

Archives Leadership Institute Alumni Reception
Join us to meet the 2016 cohort and to reconnect with fellow ALI alumni. The reception is at Park Bar (150 Walton Street, Atlanta), located within walking distance of the hotel. Cost is $25 per person with a cash bar. This event is open to all ALI alumni, plus a guest. For more information: http://www.archivesleadershipinstitute.org/.

Wednesday August 3, 2016 8:00pm - 10:30pm
Park Bar 150 Walton Street Atlanta, GA 30303
 
Thursday, August 4
 

7:30am

Registration Open
Thursday August 4, 2016 7:30am - 5:30pm
Level 1 Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

7:30am

SAA Bookstore / Career Center / Networking Café Open

SAA Bookstore

Swing by the SAA Bookstore in Salon A to browse and buy SAA’s latest titles or to chat about an idea you have for a book, module, article, or case study with Publications Editor Chris Prom, The American Archivist Editor Greg Hunter, Director of Publishing Teresa Brinati, and Archival Outlook Coordinator Abigail Christian.

Wednesday, August 3                         8:00 am – 5:30 pm

Thursday, August 4                              7:30 am – 5:30 pm

Friday, August 5                                   7:00 am – 5:00 pm

Saturday, August 6                              8:00 am – 10:00 am

Networking Café

The Networking Café brings together activities to help attendees get connected and get ahead professionally. Wondering about your career options or opportunities for postgraduate study?  Want to learn more about SAA’s Mentoring Program?  The Networking Café is the place to go! (Salon A)

Wednesday, August 3                         8:00 am – 5:30 pm

Thursday, August 4                              7:30 am – 5:30 pm

Friday, August 5                                   7:00 am – 5:00 pm

 

Career Center:  

Hosted by SAA’s Membership Committee, the Career Center provides services and opportunities for job seekers and employers.

Wednesday, August 3                         8:00 am – 5:30 pm

Thursday, August 3                                 7:30 am – 5:30 pm

Friday, August 5                                     7:00 am – 5:30 pm

                 

For Job Seekers:

  • Post your résumé for prospective employers to see at the conference. 
  • Review job announcements and meet with employers. 
  • Get help polishing your résumé and/or consult with volunteer career advisors. (Attendees are invited to schedule an appointment in advance for consultation with an advisor. Please see the Career Development Subcommittee website for more information:  http://www2.archivists.org/groups/career-development-subcommittee. The deadline was July 11.) 

 

For Employers:

  • Post your position announcement(s).  Please your announcement(s) on file in the Career Center and expand your applicant pool. 
  • Meet job seekers and potential employees. Employers who participate in the Career Center will have the chance to meet and speak with job seekers in an informal and relaxed setting. 

 

Digital Preservation Drop-in Center:

Don’t know where to start? We didn’t either! The Digital Preservation Drop-in Center is a place where you can ask questions that you have about digital archives, preservation, best practices, tools, standards, training, and how to get started. Members of the Electronic Records Section, Metadata and Digital Objects Roundtable, SNAP, and Women Archivists Roundtable are on hand to answer your questions!

 

Archival Education and More: 

Information tables are available within the Networking Café for graduate archival education programs and allied organizations to distribute program literature and have representatives answer questions one on one.  Take this opportunity to make connections in a conversational setting.



Thursday August 4, 2016 7:30am - 5:30pm
Salon A Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

8:00am

SAA Mentoring Program Meet-and-Greet
Are you seeking guidance on your professional development? Do you want to share your knowledge and experience with a fresh young talent? Stop by to learn about how SAA’s dynamic Mentoring Program can help you make the right connections. And if you’re already partof the Program, this is a great opportunity to meet your mentor or protege in person!

Thursday August 4, 2016 8:00am - 8:45am
Room 302/303 Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

8:00am

New Member/First Timer Coffee Break
All attendees are welcome to join representatives of SAA’s Membership Committee, Key Contact, Program, Council, and staff for a casual conversation about how to make the most of your time at the conference.

Thursday August 4, 2016 8:00am - 8:45am
Room 302/303 Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

8:00am

Information Tables

Stop by these information tables on Level 2 to learn about your colleagues’ initiatives and related organizations, contribute to our community service project, and bid on silent auction items:

  • Academy of Certified Archivists
  • Archives Leadership Institute
  • Archivists for Congregations of Women Religious
  • Council of State Archivists Silent Auction
  • FurKids: Atlanta Animal Rescue and No-Kill Shelter
  • Michigan Archival Association
  • Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference
  • New England Archivists
  • Oral History Association
  • SAA Oral History Transcription Project
  • SAA Preservation Section Silent Auction
  • Social Networks and Archival Context (SNAC)
  • The Funders (CLIR, IMLS, NEH, NHPRC)


Thursday August 4, 2016 8:00am - 5:30pm
Level 2 Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

9:00am

PLENARY 1: Getting Our House in Order: Moving from Diversity to Inclusion
CoSA President Matt Blessing and SAA President Dennis Meissner invite you to this lively opening session that includes presentation of key awards and installation of SAA’s newest Fellows.


SAA President Dennis Meissner has written "We remain too white, too traditional, perhaps too blind to the varieties of diversity that surround us." Archivist of the United States David Ferriero concurs and has been addressing this at the local and national level.  He will report on work that is being done at the National Archives and Records Administration to address diversity and inclusion.


Featured is the keynote address—Getting Our House in Order: Moving from Diversity to Inclusion—by Chris Taylor, Director of Inclusion and Community Engagement at the Minnesota Historical Society. Chris notes that, “Inclusion is leveraging the benefits of diversity to improve our work through creativity, innovation, and inclusive working environments. Inclusion starts with an internal focus to identify how the field can support and incorporate inclusion into the foundations of our work. By getting our ‘house in order,’ we can then focus our inclusion efforts outward to connect with communities that have been historically under-engaged by the profession.”

Speakers
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David Ferriero

Archivist of the United States, National Archives and Records Administration
David S. Ferriero was confirmed as 10th Archivist of the United States on November 6, 2009.Previously, Mr. Ferriero served as the Andrew W. Mellon Director of the New York Public Libraries (NYPL). He was part of the leadership team responsible for integrating the four research libraries... Read More →
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Chris Taylor

Director, Inclusion and Community Engagement, Minnesota Historical Society
Chris Taylor blends passion for History and Diversity and Inclusion work in his job as the Director of Inclusion and Community Engagement at the Minnesota Historical Society. His work in Diversity Outreach during the first 8 years of his career focused on building relationships with... Read More →


Thursday August 4, 2016 9:00am - 10:30am
Grand Ballroom East/West Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

10:30am

Blood Drive
Please eat well and drink water before donating!

All donors will receive a T-shirt.

All donors will receive a recognition item and a free cholesterol screening. Donors must be 16 or older, weigh at least 110 pounds, and show photo ID. 16-year-olds require written parental permissions.

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888-795-2707 

Thursday August 4, 2016 10:30am - 4:00pm
Room 214 Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

11:00am

101 - The Nitty Gritty of Open Copyright Licenses for Archives
Creative Commons licenses provide a streamlined, machine-readable method for releasing archival materials for reuse on the web. They can allow media to be used readily on Wikipedia, or finding aids from multiple archives to be combined into creative new linked data projects. Following an overview of the appropriate application of Creative Commons licenses for archivists, the presenters provide examples of innovative projects that use CC to make archival description and materials more widely available.

McKay: Creative Commons for Archivists
Proffitt: Open Finding Aids: A Missing Piece of Discovery and Reuse of Collections
Byrd-McDevitt: Opening Up Culture and History: How Your Institution Can Overcome Roadblocks and Contribute to Wikipedia

Chair
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Aprille McKay

Assistant Director for University Collections and Records Management, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan
Aprille McKay holds a JD from the University of Chicago, and an MSI in Archives and Records Management from the University of Michigan School of Information. She is currently the chair of SAA's Intellectual Property Working Group. She recently co-authored Rights in the Digital Era... Read More →

Speakers
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Dominic M. Byrd-McDevitt

Digital Content Specialist, National Archives and Records Administration
Dominic Byrd-McDevitt is a cultural professional specializing in Wikipedia, digital engagement, open access, and open government. He works at the National Archives and Records Administration, focusing on their Wikipedia initiative and other citizen archivist programs. He works to... Read More →
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Aprille McKay

Assistant Director for University Collections and Records Management, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan
Aprille McKay holds a JD from the University of Chicago, and an MSI in Archives and Records Management from the University of Michigan School of Information. She is currently the chair of SAA's Intellectual Property Working Group. She recently co-authored Rights in the Digital Era... Read More →
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Merrilee Proffitt

Senior Program Officer, OCLC
Merrilee Proffitt provides project management skills and expert support to institutions represented within the OCLC Research Library Partnership. Merrilee has authored or co-authored articles, guidelines, and reports for a variety organizations and professional journals. Current projects... Read More →



Thursday August 4, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Grand Ballroom East Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

11:00am

102 - Remain in Light: Archival Practice for Popular Music Collections
Repositories focused on popular music typically are relatively young departments found within research libraries or museums. The nature and wide public recognition of the subject matter provide archivists with unique opportunities and challenges for collecting, preserving, providing access to, and promoting archival materials to large audiences who often are unfamiliar with archives. The panelists address collecting strategies, media preservation, adapting traditional archival processing, and exhibit development, and then welcome Q&A with the audience.

Chair
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Steven Weiss

Curator, Southern Folklife Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Steven Weiss has been Curator of the Southern Folklife Collection at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill since 1999. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Audio Technology from American University and a Masters of Information and Library Studies from the University of Michigan... Read More →

Speakers
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Susannah Cleveland

Head, Music Library and Bill Schurk Sound Archives, Bowling Green State University
Susannah Cleveland received her M.M. in Musicology and M.S. in Library and Information Science from the University of North Texas in Denton and her B.M. in Music History from Baylor University. She has served as head of Bowling Green State University's Music Library and Sound Recordings... Read More →
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Nicholas Meriwether

Independent Consultant
Nicholas G. Meriwether earned his BA in history from Princeton and his MLIS at the University of South Carolina. He served as Oral Historian at the South Caroliniana Library at the University of South Carolina and was the founding Grateful Dead Archivist at UC Santa Cruz. He is the... Read More →
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Rachel Morris

Archivist, Center for Popular Music
Rachel Morris holds an M.A. in Public History (archival management) from Middle Tennessee State University. Rachel is responsible for donations, collections management and administration, all arrangement and description, preservation of print materials, reference assistance, exhibitions... Read More →
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Steven Weiss

Curator, Southern Folklife Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Steven Weiss has been Curator of the Southern Folklife Collection at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill since 1999. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Audio Technology from American University and a Masters of Information and Library Studies from the University of Michigan... Read More →

Moderator
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Andy Leach

Senior Director of Library & Archives, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Andy Leach is the Senior Director of Library and Archives at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, Ohio. He holds degrees in music history and library and information science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) and has worked in music libraries... Read More →


Thursday August 4, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Grand Ballroom West Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

11:00am

103 - Deal With It: Working with Difficult Media and the Art of Making It Accessible
Have you had trouble with materials or media that, due to size, legal, or format complications, present a challenge to accessibility? We have, too! Each speaker discusses how s/he creatively and systematically resolved issues pertaining to handling a set of items and the challenges of making these items available to researchers.

Willey: Creating Newspaper-Style Captions and Metadata to Describe Images That Cannot be Digitized Due to Copyright Concerns
Patty: Not Impossible: Creating a Finding Aid for the George Mason University Archives Audiovisual Collection
Hallford: Wall Maps and How to Roll with Them

Chair
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Melanie Mueller

Associate Director, American Institute of Physics
Associate Director, Niels Bohr Library & Archives, American Institute of Physics

Speakers
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Keri Hallford

Oversize Media Archivist, Alabama Department of Archives and History
Keri Hallford is the oversize media archivist for the State of Alabama. Maps, architectural records, posters, muster rolls, and any paper products measuring over 11"x17" finds it's way to her desk. She earned her B.A. in History from Auburn University and her M.S. in Library and Information... Read More →
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Melanie Mueller

Associate Director, American Institute of Physics
Associate Director, Niels Bohr Library & Archives, American Institute of Physics
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William Jordan Patty

Archivist, National Archives and Records Administration
Jordan Patty is an Archivist in Textual Processing at the National Archives and Records Administration in College Park. Previous positions include Media Collections Cataloger at the National Museum of African American History and Culture (contractor), Manuscripts and Archives Librarian... Read More →
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Eric Willey

Interim Head of Cataloging and Acquisitions, Milner Library, Illinois State University
Eric Willey is the Interim Head of Cataloging and Acquisitions at Illinois State University.



Thursday August 4, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Salon D Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

11:00am

104 - One Year into the NHPRC's State Government Electronic Records Grant Program
Representatives from four state archives (NC, KY, MO, WI) that are implementing NHPRC grant-funded State Electronic Records grants records projects discuss their accomplishments and lessons learned. Topics covered include their work with records creators, electronic records ingest, processing email accounts, reformatting digital video and audio files, and records management workflows and software.

Chair
avatar for Camille Tyndall Watson

Camille Tyndall Watson

Digital Services Section Head, State Archives of North Carolina
Camille Tyndall Watson is the Digital Services Section Head at the State Archives of North Carolina in Raleigh, NC. Camille holds an MLS from UNC-Chapel Hill, and has worked with the NC Rail Road Company, the Southern Folklife Collection, and the NMAI Media Archives.

Speakers
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Carey Clifton-Myers

Project Archivist, Wisconsin Historical Society
Carey Clifton-Myers is the Project Archivist for the NHPRC grant at the Wisconsin Historical Society in Madison, WI. She received a B.S. degree in Zoology from Arizona State University and a M.A. in Library and Information Science from the University of Arizona. Carey has worked in... Read More →
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John Dougan

State Archivist, Missouri State Archives
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Beth Shields

State Archivist, Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives
Beth Shields is the Kentucky State Archivist and Director of the Archives and Records Management Division at the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives. Shields previously served as the Manager of the Electronic Records Management Branch, and as the Electronic Records Archivist... Read More →
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Camille Tyndall Watson

Digital Services Section Head, State Archives of North Carolina
Camille Tyndall Watson is the Digital Services Section Head at the State Archives of North Carolina in Raleigh, NC. Camille holds an MLS from UNC-Chapel Hill, and has worked with the NC Rail Road Company, the Southern Folklife Collection, and the NMAI Media Archives.


Thursday August 4, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Salon E Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

11:00am

105 - Betting on Archival Futures: What's in Your Restructuring Wallet?
Often the toughest archival advocacy is internal, but sometimes remedies lie within restructuring and the conviction to advocate for organizational change. Through four cases studies from diverse archival institutions, the panelists explore unconventional approaches to, and outcomes of, the restructuring process and demonstrate how restructuring can provide positive opportunities for internal advocacy and change.

Whitaker: If You Want Parity, Get a Divorce
Livingston: Better Together? Alternative Reporting Structures for Archives: A Case Study
Browning: A Blessing in Disguise: Reorganization Opens New Doors for Special Collections
Kativa: If I Could Turn Back Time: Adventures in Internal Advocacy for Visual Materials

Chair
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Linda A. Whitaker

Director, AHS Library & Archives, Arizona Historical Society
She has a longtime interest in processing large, complex collections, appraising backlogs, providing access and reference and advocacy for advancing professional standards. She served on the national task force to develop standards for archival re-appraisal and de-accessioning. She... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Greta Reisel Browning

Greta Reisel Browning

Reference Archivist/Librarian and Curator of Rhinehart Collection, Appalachian State University
Greta Browning, C.A., is the Reference Archivist/Librarian and Curator of the Rhinehart Collection in Special Collections at Appalachian State University, where she has worked since 2006. Greta has held archival positions at Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies... Read More →
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Hillary S. Kativa

Chief Curator of Audiovisual and Digital Collections, Science History Institute
Hillary is the Chief Curator of Audiovisual and Digital Collections at the Science History Institute (formerly Chemical Heritage Foundation), where she has worked since 2013. A certified archivist, Hillary holds an MLIS from Rutgers University, as well as an MA in history from Villanova... Read More →
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Tamara Elena Livingston

Executive Director, KSU Department of Museums, Archives & Rare Books, Director o, Kennesaw State University
Dr. Tamara Livingston is the Executive Director of the Department of Museums, Archives & Rare Books at Kennesaw State University. She is the founder of the Archives and Records Management program at KSU and is an adjunct lecturer in Public History for whom she teaches an undergraduate... Read More →
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Linda A. Whitaker

Director, AHS Library & Archives, Arizona Historical Society
She has a longtime interest in processing large, complex collections, appraising backlogs, providing access and reference and advocacy for advancing professional standards. She served on the national task force to develop standards for archival re-appraisal and de-accessioning. She... Read More →



Thursday August 4, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Salon C Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

11:00am

106 - Collaborative Approaches to Collecting and Preserving LGBTQ Materials
The speakers address innovative, collaborative approaches to collecting and preserving LGBTQ-related collections by establishing community and organizational partnerships. They highlight different projects ranging in size and approach, from a new project seeking to connect the LGBTQ community with archival repositories in Louisiana, to two established institutions collaborating to better preserve an existing collection and a collective conducting video transfers at a queer experimental film festival.

Anderies: An Enduring Partnership for Collections Care: The William Way LGBT Community Center and the Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts
Feige: An Enduring Partnership for Collections Care: The William Way LGBT Community Center and the Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts
Bruner: Out of the Closet and Into the Archives: The LGBT+ Archives Project of Louisiana
Curtis: XFR Collective at MIX: The Importance of Queer Community Video Archiving

Chair
avatar for Annie Peterson

Annie Peterson

Preservation and Digitization, LYRASIS

Speakers
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John Anderies

Archivist, William Way LGBT Community Center
John Anderies is archivist at the William Way LGBT Community Center, and is also an archivist at the Kislak Center, University of Pennsylvania. He holds degrees from Baldwin-Wallace College (BM), Case Western Reserve University (MA), and Indiana University (MLS). He was Head of Special... Read More →
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Sam Bruner

Archivist for Technical Services and Digital Initiatives, Newcomb Archives
Sam Bruner is an archivist at the Newcomb Archives, part of Tulane University's Newcomb College Institute. Sam received a degree from the University of Texas at Austin, specializing in digital archives. In the past, Sam has worked for the Louisiana Research Collection, UT Libraries... Read More →
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Carmel Curtis

Audiovisual Archivist, United Nations
Carmel Curtis (she/her/hers) graduated from NYU's Moving Image Archiving and Preservation masters program in 2015. She is currently working as an audiovisual archivist at United Nations. As a member of XFR Collective (pronounced transfer collective), Carmel works to increase community... Read More →
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Annie Peterson

Preservation and Digitization, LYRASIS
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Laura Hortz Stanton

Executive Director, Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts
Laura Hortz Stanton is Executive Director of CCAHA. Laura assumed this role in 2014 after having served seven years as CCAHA’s Director of Preservation Services. In this position, she conducted vulnerability and needs assessments, formulated disaster plans for museums, libraries... Read More →



Thursday August 4, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Salon B Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

11:00am

107 - Movers and Shakers: Organizational Change in Established Archival Programs
The panelists describe their experiences with projects intended to create lasting change in the culture, processes, policies, and workflows of established archives and records management programs. These emerging professionals, who have engaged with preservation managers and stakeholders in public, nonprofit, and private institutions, reveal the challenges faced, techniques employed, and lessons learned through their National Digital Stewardship Residencies and how these lessons are being applied beyond the NDSR program.

Chair
avatar for John Caldwell

John Caldwell

Political Papers Archivist, University of Delaware Library
John Caldwell is Sr Assistant Librarian and Political Papers Archivist at the University of Delaware Library. He is formerly an archivist for Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) and former National Digital Stewardship Resident in the U.S. Senate Historical Office.

Speakers
avatar for John Caldwell

John Caldwell

Political Papers Archivist, University of Delaware Library
John Caldwell is Sr Assistant Librarian and Political Papers Archivist at the University of Delaware Library. He is formerly an archivist for Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) and former National Digital Stewardship Resident in the U.S. Senate Historical Office.
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Valerie Collins

Digital Repositories & Records Archivist, University of Minnesota
Valerie Collins holds a B.A. in English and German from the University of Alaska Fairbanks and a MLIS from Dalhousie University. She was a 2015-16 National Digital Stewardship Resident in DC. As part of her residency project at the American Institute of Architects, she helped the... Read More →
avatar for Genevieve Havemeyer-King

Genevieve Havemeyer-King

National Digital Stewardship Resident, NDSR-NY: Wildlife Conservation Society
Genevieve Havemeyer-King is a Media Archivist and recent graduate of NYU's Moving Image Archiving and Preservation program. Throughout her experiences in numerous archives, libraries, and production environments, Genevieve has drawn from her background in Interdisciplinary Studies... Read More →
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Alice Prael

Digital Accessioning Archivist, Beinecke Library, Yale University
Alice Sara Prael holds a BA in English from University of Missouri, Columbia and an MLS from the University of Maryland, College Park, specializing in the curation and management of digital assets. During that time she served as the Digital Programs and Initiatives Graduate Assistant... Read More →
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Stefanie Ramsay

Digital Collections Librarian, Swarthmore College
Stefanie graduated from the University of Washington’s iSchool with a focus on digital collections. She was a member of the NDSR Boston Cohort during which she performed a comprehensive assessment of Massachusetts State Government websites for web archiving and recommended policies... Read More →
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Jessica Tieman

Digital Preservation Librarian, Government Publishing Office
Jessica Tieman holds a M.S. in Library and Information Science with a Specialization in Data Curation. Jessica began working at GPO as part of the National Digital Stewardship Residency program. She is currently leading GPO's progress toward formal certification under the ISO 16363... Read More →


Thursday August 4, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 204/205 Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

11:00am

108 - Graduate Student Paper Presentations
This session features the diverse research interests of three exceptional emerging professionals, whose papers were chosen from a competitive pool of student submissions. Brewer presents "Describing Web Archives for User Discovery and Access"; Garwood presents "Digital Curation and Archives: An Annotated Bibiography"; and Graham presents "Defining Digital Preservation: A Literary Analysis."

Brewer: Describing Web Archives for User Discovery and Access
Graham: Defining Digital Preservation: A Literary Analysis
Garwood: Digital Curation and Archives: An Annotated Bibliography

Chair
avatar for Lily Cristina Troia

Lily Cristina Troia

Engagement Manager, Altmetric
As Engagement Manager at Altmetric, Lily's focus is on training and engagement with Altmetric customers, ensuring they are well supported in maximizing the potential of Altmetric digital tools, with an emphasis on aligning data analysis with mission and strategy. | | Lily is... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Celeste Brewer

Celeste Brewer

Project Archivist, Columbia University
Celeste Brewer recently joined the staff of Columbia University's Rare Book and Manuscript Library as a Project Archivist. During her appointment, she will finish processing the paper components of the Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program Records and process the Lawrence... Read More →
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Deborah A. Garwood

Drexel University, College of Computing and Informatics
Deborah is currently an intern at The American Museum of Natural History in New York, where she works with Special Collections materials in the museum's Research Library. Upon completion of her MSLIS degree from Drexel University's College of Computing and Informatics in September... Read More →
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Blake Graham

Archivist, Douglas County Libraries
Blake Graham is an archivist at Douglas County Libraries, in Castle Rock, Colorado. | | Blake holds an MLIS with a concentration in Information Technology from the School of Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (2016), and an MA in History from the University... Read More →
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Lily Cristina Troia

Engagement Manager, Altmetric
As Engagement Manager at Altmetric, Lily's focus is on training and engagement with Altmetric customers, ensuring they are well supported in maximizing the potential of Altmetric digital tools, with an emphasis on aligning data analysis with mission and strategy. | | Lily is... Read More →



Thursday August 4, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 210/211 Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

11:00am

109 - I Second That Emotion: Working with Emotionally Challenging Collections
Our collections are not simply objective records. Archivists document contentious tragedy and emotional outpouring, which affect us as they do donors and researchers. The panelists draw on archivists' experiences with emotionally challenging collections, including processing, working with donors, and supporting research interactions. Drawing on their own experiences, they delve into how emotions affect the profession in terms of collections acquisition, the perception of memory and truth, ethics within and outside the field, and so-called "objectivity."

Ferrante: 9/11 and the Marathon Bombings: What Can Archivists Do?
Chandler: The John F. Kennedy Assassination and Other Tragedies: Whose Experiences Should We Remember?
Bayless: Reopening Old Wounds: Documenting Arkansas's Korean and Vietnam War Veterans
Carpenter: Community Healing and the Archiving of a Tragedy: Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords' Congress on Your Corner Shooting

Chair
avatar for Stephanie Bennett

Stephanie Bennett

Collections Archivist, Wake Forest University
Bennett is the Collections Archivist for Wake Forest University, which is also her alma mater. She holds an MSLIS with an Archives Management concentration from Simmons College and is a member of the Academy of Certified Archivists.

Speakers
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Stephanie Bayless

Archivist and Assistant Manager, Research Services Division, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Stephanie Bayless is the Archivist and Assistant Manager of the Research Services Division at Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, which is the Arkansas history and genealogy department of Central Arkansas Library System. Bayless has a MA in Public History and is a Certified Archivist... Read More →
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Stephanie Bennett

Collections Archivist, Wake Forest University
Bennett is the Collections Archivist for Wake Forest University, which is also her alma mater. She holds an MSLIS with an Archives Management concentration from Simmons College and is a member of the Academy of Certified Archivists.
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Chrystal Carpenter

University Archivist and Coordinator of Special Collections, Elon University
University Archivist & Coordinator of Special Collections at Elon University, where she provides leadership and vision for the Department. Member of the Archives Leadership Institute, 2015 cohort and a Certified Archivist. Previously, Director of Archives at the J. Craig Venter I... Read More →
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Stacey Flores Chandler

Reference Archivist, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library
Stacey is the Reference Archivist at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, specializing in access and outreach for paper-based collections. She has an MA in Public History from Northeastern University.
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Krista Ferrante

Corporate Archivist, The MITRE Corporation
Ferrante is the Corporate Archivist at The MITRE Corporation. She has previously worked as an archivist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard University, Tufts University and the American Antiquarian Society. She received her MS in Library and Information Science at... Read More →



Thursday August 4, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 206/207 Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

11:00am

110 - Growing the Next Generation of Archivists Through Residency and Fellowship Programs
Post-graduate residencies and fellowships are a new trend in archives and special collections. Not only do recent graduates get to apply knowledge learned in school, but host institutions benefit from the enthusiasm of new professionals. Representatives from three programs describe the highlights and challenges of their residency/fellowship programs. After this session perhaps you, too, will be inspired to host a residency or fellowship program!

Coulbourne: Growing the Next Generation of Archivists Through Residency and Fellowship Programs
Smigel: Fellowships at Dance Heritge Coalition: From Training to Autonomy to Serve Multiformat Collections

Chair
avatar for Ellen Jarosz

Ellen Jarosz

Head of Special Collections & Archives, California State University Northridge
Ellen Jarosz is Head of Special Collections and Archives at California State University Northridge in Los Angeles, and Immediate Past President of the Society of California Archivists. She is Associate Administrator of the Western Archives Institute, and serves as a mentor for the... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for George Coulbourne

George Coulbourne

Chief, Internships and Fellowships, Library of Congress
Library of Congress
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Ellen Jarosz

Head of Special Collections & Archives, California State University Northridge
Ellen Jarosz is Head of Special Collections and Archives at California State University Northridge in Los Angeles, and Immediate Past President of the Society of California Archivists. She is Associate Administrator of the Western Archives Institute, and serves as a mentor for the... Read More →
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Libby Smigel

Dance Archivist, Library of Congress
Libby Smigel MFA PhD served as Executive Director of Dance Heritage Coalition from 2009 to 2015, during which time she redesigned the DHC Fellows program for the IMLS-funded initiative that she will discuss in this session. She designed and secured funding from CLIR Hidden Collections... Read More →


Thursday August 4, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 208/209 Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

11:00am

111. Archives and Digital Inequality
Archival theorists have emphasized the power of archives to promote social justice and empower marginalized communities. Digital archives are sometimes presented as a tool to document diasporic communities and promote broader access to information. Yet scholars have challenged the ethical implications of models which may disfranchise communities from accessing their own heritage and knowledge. This pop-up session provides a forum to debate digital inequality and archives. How can institutions share authority over the creation of digital records with communities that don't have regular access to information and communication technologies? How can archivists work ethically with communities in developing areas with limited technology infrastructure and capacity? How can we raise awareness of these issues in the profession?

As a resource for the complex discussion, we have begun compiling an annotated collaborative bibliography on Archives and Digital Inequality, available at:https://docs.google.com/document/d/15Pg7Pb9EklNxp9ZCvkSCe5QyyYq78vKXdSI4of3TFo4/edit?usp=sharing 

We especially encourage reading the 2011 article by Peter Johan Lor and J.J. Britz in preparation for the session.

This pop-up session is for anyone who is interested in discussing archives, social justice, and digital inequalities. We especially hope that archivists working in public libraries will join the discussion.  One goal of the pop-up session will be to discuss ways in which we can continue to address these issues within or outside the professional infrastructure provided by the SAA.  

If you need access to a copy of the Lor/Britz article, please contact the session leader.

Speakers
avatar for Myles Crowley

Myles Crowley

Reference Associate, MIT Institute Archives & Special Collections
Reference, researcher service, outreach & instruction. Experience: MIT archives, 9+ yrs; MIT news office, admin. & info. mgmt, 20 years. Education: MA , history & archives, Univ. of Mass., Boston.
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Katharina Hering

Digital Project Librarian, German Historical Institute
International Archival Affairs Section (senior co-chair, 2018-2019).


Thursday August 4, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 202 Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

12:00pm

Lunch on Your Own
Thursday August 4, 2016 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Somewhere in Atlanta

12:15pm

Brown Bag Lunches: CoSA: SHRABs
Thursday August 4, 2016 12:15pm - 1:30pm
Room 301 Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

12:15pm

Brown Bag Lunches: One Book, One Profession Discussion
One Book, One Profession: Teaching with Primary Sources

Registration required for this Brown Bag lunch discussion. Send email to Abigail Christian and in subject line indicate “TWPS Brown Bag lunch.” The room location will then be sent to you.

What if archivists were all reading the same book at the same time? Join your colleagues in reading, talking about, and building on ideas from Teaching with Primary Sources, one of the latest books in the SAA series Trends in Archives Practice. Teaching with Primary Sources is edited by Christopher J. Prom and Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe and consists of three modules: “Module 9: Contextualizing Archival Literacy” by Elizabeth Yakel and Doris Malkmus; “Module 10: Teaching with Archives—A Guide for Archivists, Librarians, and Educators” by Sammie L. Morris, Tamar Chute, and Ellen Swain; and “Module 11: Connecting Students and Primary Sources—Cases and Examples” by Tamar Chute, Ellen Swain, and Sammie L. Morris. As libraries and archives increasingly provide services in addition to collecting and curating collections, the importance of instructional services also grows. With creativity, variety, and pragmatism, the authors guide readers in understanding what instructors want their students to learn and how to support students in that learning. By sharing their successes—and their struggles—the authors address gaps in the archival literature and the information literacy literature and strengthened these intersecting domains of practice.  You’ll also learn about how you can organize a One Book, One Profession discussion group at your institution or within your local or regional archival association.

Click here to purchase Teaching with Primary Sources

Thursday August 4, 2016 12:15pm - 1:30pm
Room 208/209 Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

12:15pm

Brown Bag Lunches: Progressive Archivists Caucus
Thursday August 4, 2016 12:15pm - 1:30pm
Room 210/211 Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

12:15pm

Brown Bag Lunches: The American Archivist Article Discussion
" Filling the Gaps’: Oral Histories and Underdocumented Populations in The American Archivist, 1938–2011”

Registration required for this Brown Bag lunch discussion. Send email to Editor Greg Hunter and in subject line indicate “American Archivist Brown Bag lunch.” The PDF of the article along with the room location will then be sent to you.

Be among the first to read this forthcoming article in the Fall/Winter 2016 issue of The American Archivist: "‘Filling the Gaps’: Oral Histories and Underdocumented Populations in The American Archivist, 1938–2011” by Jessica Wagner Webster. During the 1970s and 1980s, archivists and historians discussed, in their literature, the ways that oral histories could be used to fill in the documentary record with stories from all parts of society, not just stories from white men of means, whose stories often were retained as part of business, government, and university records. This article analyzes pieces from The American Archivist to determine how frequently archivists actually published about using oral history techniques to document people of color, women, the working class, and other consistently underdocumented populations. 

Thursday August 4, 2016 12:15pm - 1:30pm
Room 204/205 Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

12:15pm

Open Forums: Advocacy: The Georgia Archives Experience
Four years ago, news of the impending closure of the Georgia Archives galvanized the profession and local, state, and national organizations mobilized their resources to mitigate this worst-case scenario. Join us for an interactive discussion with activists in the “counter-closure movement” who will share their perspectives on how the profession was able to roll back this decision. We’ll explore what worked well, what tactics were less successful, and how SAA and CoSA – as member-driven organizations – can best respond to future public policy challenges.

Speakers
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Kaye Lanning Minchew

Kaye served as Executive Director of the Troup County Archives in LaGrange, GA from 1985 until 2015. She received the Georgia Historical Records Advisory Board Lifetime Achievement Award, 2007. She was named a Fellow by the Society of American Archivists and the Society of Georgia... Read More →
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Sarah Quigley

Manuscript Archivist, The Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University
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Kathleen D. Roe

Director of Operations (Retired), New York State Archives (Retired)
SAA past-president, 2014-2015. Director of Archives and Records Management Operations at the NY State Archives (retired). Holds advanced degrees in History from Michigan State University and in library/archival administration from Wayne State University. Fellow and immediate past-president... Read More →

Moderator
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Dennis Riley

Appraisal Archivist & Records Management Specialist, New York State Archives
Chair, SAA Committee on Public Policy

Thursday August 4, 2016 12:15pm - 1:30pm
Room 202 Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

12:15pm

Open Forums: SAA Diversity Committee
The Right to Dis-Remember: Contested Spaces of Memory through Public History and Archives

The removal of the Confederate flag from the South Carolina State House and public statutes and the recent renaming of college dormitories on campuses highlight the complex ways in which monuments and memorials frame public history. Panelists discuss the various ways in which different stakeholders (e.g., public and city officials, public and private institutions, and archives) craft public memorials for very different purposes and how diverse (and often marginalized) communities often craft counter narratives to the ways historical events and places are publicly celebrated. (Sponsored by the SAA Diversity Committee; panelists to be announced.) 

Speakers
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Christiana Dobrzynski

College Archivist, Bryn Mawr College
Christiana Dobrzynski is the College Archivist at Bryn Mawr, as well as a consultant for artists, activists, and community archives, with a focus on cultural objects as records and storytelling as medicine for healing bloodline trauma.
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Maurice J. Hobson

Assistant Professor, African-American Studies, Georgia State University
Assistant Professor | African-American Studies | Georgia State University
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Enrique Chmelnik Lubinsky

Director, Center of Documentation and Research of the Jewish Communities in Mexico
Director | Center of Documentation and Research of the Jewish Communities in Mexico 
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Kara Tucina Olidge

Executive Director, Amistad Research Center, Tulane University
Dr. Olidge is the Executive Director of the Amistad Research Center. She is the former Deputy Director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture (NYPL). Her scholarly work focuses on the intersection of art, critical cosmopolitanism, and community activism. She received... Read More →


Thursday August 4, 2016 12:15pm - 1:30pm
Salon E Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

12:15pm

Open Forums: SAA Technical Subcommittee on Archival Facilities Guidelines
Thursday August 4, 2016 12:15pm - 1:30pm
Room 203 Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

12:15pm

Open Forums: SAA-ACRL/RBMS Joint Task Force on Primary Source Literacy
Thursday August 4, 2016 12:15pm - 1:30pm
Room 213 Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

12:15pm

Open Forums: SAA-ACRL/RBMS Joint Task Forces on Holdings Metrics and Public Services Metrics
Thursday August 4, 2016 12:15pm - 1:30pm
Salon C Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

12:15pm

Open Forums: Town Hall with SAA President
Thursday August 4, 2016 12:15pm - 1:30pm
Salon B Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

12:15pm

Academy of Certified Archivists Lunch and Business Meeting
Thursday August 4, 2016 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Room 302/303 Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

1:30pm

Professional Poster Presentations
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.

Speakers
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Amy 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 →
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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 Chen

Special Collections Instruction Librarian, University of Iowa
2015- | Special Collections Instruction Librarian | University of Iowa | | 2013-2015 | Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) Postdoctoral Fellow | University of Alabama | | 2013 | Ph.D., English | Emory University
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Virginia Ferris

Outreach and Engagement Program Librarian for Special Collections, North Carolina State University Libraries
Virginia Ferris is Outreach and Engagement Program Librarian for Special Collections at NC State University Libraries. She holds the MSLS from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and previously worked at UNC Chapel Hill, New York University, and the Lower East Side Tenement... Read More →
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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 →
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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.
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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.
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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 currently works at New York Public Library’s Special Collections Division as their Systems and Operations Coordinator. Prior to this, she was a National Digital Stewardship Resident at New York Public Radio. She is a member of the XFR Collective, a non-profit organization... Read More →
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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 →
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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 →
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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 Preservation Analyst, Yale University Library
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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 →
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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 L. Wagner

Doctoral Student, University of South Carolina School of Library and Information Sciences
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 he continues... Read More →
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Caitlin R. Wells

Collection Services Librarian, University of Michigan Special Collections Library
As the Collection Services Librarian for the Special Collections Library 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 investigating... Read More →
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Rebecca A. Wiederhold

Archives & Manuscripts Catalog Librarian, 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 →



Thursday August 4, 2016 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Level 2 Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

1:30pm

Archivists for Congregations of Women Religious
Thursday August 4, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Room 212 Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

2:00pm

201 - From 0 to 400 GB: Confronting the Challenges of Born-Digital Photographs
It will happen to you, if it hasn't already: the campus photographer retires and leaves behind hundreds of photo CDs or a hard drive packed with JPEGs. What happens next? Digital photograph collections present serious challenges but offer opportunities to leverage automation (from deduplication to face recognition) and collaborative, cross-departmental workflows. Come hear this panel of experienced archivists discuss steps taken, lessons learned, and best practices developed for working (and teaching!) with born-digital photographs.

Busch: Experiences with University Photographs at MSU
Prom: Embedded Metadata: Friend or Foe?
Tighe: Collecting and Preserving Documentation of Campus-wide Green Building Initiatives for Teaching and Research
Wiedeman: SIP Your Pics: An Automated OAIS Workflow for Born-Digital Photographs

Chair
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Kristen Yarmey

Associate Professor and Digital Services Librarian, University of Scranton
MLS with a concentration in Archives and Records Management from the University of Maryland and an MA in History from the University of Scranton. Responsible for digital collections at the University of Scranton since 2008. Having accessioned a collection of over 86,000 born-digital... Read More →

Speakers
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Ed Busch

Electronic Records Archivist, Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
MLIS and certificate in Archives Administration from Wayne State University. Working at Michigan State University since 2008. Since 2011, Ed has served as electronic records archivist at MSU responsible for all aspects of digital records and collections as well as implementing a trusted... Read More →
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Chris Prom

Assistant University Archivist, Andrew S. G. Turyn Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Chris Prom is Assistant University Archivist and Andrew S. G. Turyn Professor at the Univeristy of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, as well as co-chair of the Task Force on Technical Approaches to Email Archives.
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Molly Tighe

Archivist & Public Services Librarian, Chatham University
MLIS with a concentration in Archives and Records Management from the University of Pittsburgh. Molly has managed digital collections ranging from installation art photography to orchestral audio/visual materials. Currently, she leads a Mellon- and CIC-funded initiative to preserve... Read More →
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Gregory Wiedeman

University Archivist, University at Albany, SUNY
I am the University Archivist for UAlbany where I manage our permanent institutional records. I have created finding aids for a small historical society, a small academic manuscript repository, and now a large institutional archives. I also have experience with creating public access... Read More →
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Kristen Yarmey

Associate Professor and Digital Services Librarian, University of Scranton
MLS with a concentration in Archives and Records Management from the University of Maryland and an MA in History from the University of Scranton. Responsible for digital collections at the University of Scranton since 2008. Having accessioned a collection of over 86,000 born-digital... Read More →



Thursday August 4, 2016 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Grand Ballroom East Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

2:00pm

202 - More Than Just Metadata: Bringing Context to Digital Collections Through Digital Exhibits
In an effort to bring context to their digital collections, many institutions are using these materials to create digital exhibits and similar features. Panelists representing a variety of institution types discuss their motivations for creating digital exhibits and other means of contextualization; the tools, processes, and collaborations involved; and the results of this work.

Chair
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Heather Gilbert

Associate Dean, Collection and Content Services, College of Charleston Libraries
Heather Gilbert is the Associate Dean of Collection and Content Services for the College of Charleston Libraries. She serves as Associate Director for the Coastal Region of the South Carolina Digital Library. She holds an MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and an MLIS... Read More →

Speakers
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Sherri Berger

Product Manager for Special Collections, California Digital Library
Sherri Berger is Product Manager for Special Collections at the California Digital Library. She leads and participates in collaborative projects that provide greater access to digital collections throughout California.
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Sally Brazil

Chief, Archives and Records Management, The Frick Collection and Frick Art Reference Library
Sally Brazil has been the Chief of Archives and Records Management at The Frick Collection since 1997. She oversees the institutional archives, manuscript holdings and Frick family papers. She holds a MLS from Columbia University and a MA in Latin American and Caribbean Studies from... Read More →
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Pamela Campbell

Digital Projects Librarian, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Pamela Campbell is a digital projects librarian at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis where she works on FRASER, a mixed subject and institutional repository that preserves and provides access to economic and banking data and policy documents. Pamela has a Master of Arts in Information... Read More →
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Lisa Cruces

Hispanic Collections Archivist, University of Houston Libraries
Lisa Cruces is an organizer and founding member of the Houston Archives Collective. When not working as the Hispanic Collections Archivist at University of Houston, Cruces volunteers and organizes in Houston and the greater region.
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Heather Gilbert

Associate Dean, Collection and Content Services, College of Charleston Libraries
Heather Gilbert is the Associate Dean of Collection and Content Services for the College of Charleston Libraries. She serves as Associate Director for the Coastal Region of the South Carolina Digital Library. She holds an MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and an MLIS... Read More →
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Bethany Scott

Digital Projects Coordinator, 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... Read More →



Thursday August 4, 2016 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Grand Ballroom West Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

2:00pm

203 - We Can Work It Out: Building and Maintaining Donor Relations
Working with donors requires creativity, resourcefulness, emotional involvement, and a certain amount of tact that can differ substantially from one collection to the next. These skills are seldom covered in archival training programs; more often they're learned and earned through experience. Panelists representing a range of institutional perspectives provide a dedicated space to discuss--candidly--drafting difficult deeds of gift, working with emotionally charged collections, targeting and cultivating challenging donor groups, and managing legacy issues.

Hujda: Oh, the Places You'll Go! With the Children's Theatre Company
Schneider: How to Win Over Alumni and Influence Student Life Collecting: The Stanford Alumni Legacy Project
Stoudt: Acquisitions Across Three Centuries: From Early Donations to Negotiations in the Information Age
Purcell: Donors: The Stuff of Archives
Woods: We Can Work It Out: Building and Maintaining Donor Relations

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Speakers
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Aaron D. Purcell

Director of Special Collections, Virginia Tech
Aaron D. Purcell is director of special collections at Virginia Tech, with a PhD in history from the University of Tennessee, an MLS from the University of Maryland, College Park. Purcell has authored several books including Donors and Archives: Building Successful Donor Programs... Read More →
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Josh Schneider

Assistant University Archivist, Stanford University
Josh Schneider is Assistant University Archivist at Stanford University, where he acquires and provides access to Stanford University records, faculty papers, and collections documenting campus and student life. He is also Community Manager for ePADD, an open-source software package... Read More →
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Lynette Stoudt

Director, Research Center, Georgia Historical Society
Lynette Stoudt is Director of the Research Center at the Georgia Historical Society and is responsible for leading library and archives staff, administering reference and information services, overseeing donor relations and acquisitions, and managing facilities. Founded in 1839, the... Read More →
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Cheylon Woods

Head and Archivist/ Assistant Professor of Library and Information Sciences., Ernest J. Gaines Center/Edith Garland Dupré Library, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Cheylon Woods, MA, Northwestern State University (2011), MLIS, Louisiana State University (2015), has actively worked with communities and prominent figures in Alabama to fill in information gaps related to African American history.



Thursday August 4, 2016 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Salon D Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

2:00pm

204 - Why You're Already a Records Manager, and Why You Should Be Happy About That
Records management is central to both proper management of today's information-focused organizations and development of dynamic historical records programs. The speakers examine the intimate and essential relationship between archives and records management--even in manuscript repositories collecting only records from outside their institutions. The speakers, all of whom have worked as archivists and records managers, present a single, integrated program that demonstrates the essential interdependencies between archives and records management.

Chair
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Geof Huth

Chief Records Officer and Chief Law Librarian, New York State Unified Court System
Geof Huth serves as the Chief Records Officer of the New York State Unified Court System, where he oversees the management of the records of the court system. He is also the system's Chief Law Librarian, responsible for ensuring courts have the legal information they need to conduct... Read More →

Speakers
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Juliet Dimond

Records Officer, Bechtel-Marine Propulsion Corporation
Juliet obtained a B.A. in History and a Masters in Library and Information Science, with a concentration in Archives and Records Management, from the University of Pittsburgh. She started her career in archives and switched to records management. Juliet's been working in the field... Read More →
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Brad Houston

Document Services Manager, City of Milwaukee
Brad Houston is the Document Services Manager and City Records Officer at the City of Milwaukee, in which capacity he sets records management policies for City Departments and oversees the City Record Center. Previously, he was university records archivist at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee... Read More →
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Geof Huth

Chief Records Officer and Chief Law Librarian, New York State Unified Court System
Geof Huth serves as the Chief Records Officer of the New York State Unified Court System, where he oversees the management of the records of the court system. He is also the system's Chief Law Librarian, responsible for ensuring courts have the legal information they need to conduct... Read More →



Thursday August 4, 2016 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Salon E Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

2:00pm

205 - Coming Soon to a Local Government Near You: Adapting the Massachusetts Municipal Clerks Archives Education Program
A new public website presents Archival Education for Municipal Clerks, a modular, self-paced education program modeled on the successful implementation of the Massachusetts Municipal Clerks Archives Education Program, developed with support from NHPRC. The two-year course introduces clerks to archival concepts and electronic records strategies. In their discussion of how states can adapt this program, the presenters share assessments from several states that reviewed the program for adaptability.

Chair
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Gregor Trinkaus-Randall

Principal, Stony Creek Consulting, LLC
Gregor Trinkaus-Randall is the principal consultant at Stony Creek Consulting, LLC focusing on archives and library preservation and facilities design. He was formerly the Preservation Specialist at the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners where he was responsible for implementing... Read More →

Speakers
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Michael Comeau

Executive Director, Massachusetts Archives
Mr. Comeau has been at the Massachusetts Archives since 1987 and Executive Director since 2012. He served as Deputy State Archivist (2002-2012) and Acting State Archivist (2003-04). He is responsible for all aspects of the Archives. He has worked closely with municipal clerks and... Read More →
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Kaari Mai Tari

Town Clerk, Town of Westford, MA
Ms. Tari has been the Town Clerk of Westford, MA since 2001. She is responsible for the fulfillment of statutory requirements on federal, state and local levels, including but not limited to elections, town meetings, annual census, recording births, deaths and marriages, land management... Read More →
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Gregor Trinkaus-Randall

Principal, Stony Creek Consulting, LLC
Gregor Trinkaus-Randall is the principal consultant at Stony Creek Consulting, LLC focusing on archives and library preservation and facilities design. He was formerly the Preservation Specialist at the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners where he was responsible for implementing... Read More →
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Katherine M. Wisser

Associate Professor, Simmons College
Katherine M. Wisser is Associate Professor and co-Director of the Dual Degree program in Archives and History at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at Simmons College. Previously, she served as the Director of Instructional Services at the School of Information... Read More →


Thursday August 4, 2016 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Salon C Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

2:00pm

206 - Next Generation Leadership and the Future of Archives
What does the future hold for the profession's next generation of archives leaders? As we reflect on the massive socio-techno-economic changes taking place in society today, coupled with the demands of archives users on access and content relevance, how will archives come to terms with embracing meaningful change and community engagement? Join a panel of diverse young leaders in considering where the profession is headed and help identify challenges and ways to overcome them.

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Anne W. Ackerson

Executive Director, Council of State Archivists
-- CoSA Executive Director since 2013. -- Member, NYS Archives SHRAB -- Co-author, Leadership Matters (published 2013 by AltaMira Press in AASLH Series) -- Co-author, Women+Museums: Lessons from the Workplace (2016, Left Coast Press) -- Former Director of the Museum Association of... Read More →

Speakers
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Anne W. Ackerson

Executive Director, Council of State Archivists
-- CoSA Executive Director since 2013. -- Member, NYS Archives SHRAB -- Co-author, Leadership Matters (published 2013 by AltaMira Press in AASLH Series) -- Co-author, Women+Museums: Lessons from the Workplace (2016, Left Coast Press) -- Former Director of the Museum Association of... Read More →
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Joyce Gabiola

Doctoral Student, University of California, Los Angeles
Joyce is a queer kid of Philippine immigrants. They believe in the power and voices of students of color, community-driven archives, and vulnerability. They are pursuing a PhD in information studies at UCLA and earned a MSLIS in archives management at Simmons. They dig orange popsicles... Read More →
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Daniel Johnson

Senior Library Specialist, Graduate Student, University of Houston
Dan Johnson received his B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin, double-majoring in Latin and English. He has worked as an assistant editor at Hoovers.com. He presently works with the Digital Library of the University of Houston, where he creates the descriptive metadata for... Read More →
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Helen Wong Smith

Executive Director, Kaua'i Historical Society
Helen Wong Smith, MLIS, CA, FSAA has served diverse populations in private, academic, and government collections serving diverse populations for 35+ years. While on Council she introduced Cultural Diversity Competency training to SAA and was made a Fellow in 2016.
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Kristopher Stenson

Administrator, Oregon Records Management Solution, Oregon State Archives
Kristopher Stenson is Administrator of the Oregon Records Management Solution at the Oregon State Archives, where he facilitates proactive electronic records management for dozens of state and local government agencies. He holds a MLS from Indiana University and a BA and MA in History... Read More →


Thursday August 4, 2016 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Salon B Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

2:00pm

207 - Why Do We Have That? Successes in Documenting the Distasteful
Panelists share their strategies for exhibiting, articulating, and rationalizing collection development decisions for materials that some might find shocking or distasteful. Case studies include collections of anti-Semitic literature and materials from civil rights conflicts; papers documenting violent behavior and the prison system; and death- and mourning-related materials in a university setting. They also discuss strategies for incorporating collections into an elevator speech or classroom environment in a way that won't offend alumni or administrators.

Chair
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Benn Joseph

Head of University Archives & Special Collections, Illinois Institute of Technology
MSLS (2006), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Professional Experience: Head, University Archives & Special Collections, Paul V. Galvin Library, Illinois Institute of Technology, June 2015 - present. Manuscript Librarian, Northwestern University, June 2009 - June 2015. Project... Read More →

Speakers
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Joanna Black

Managing Archivist, The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society
Joanna Black is the Managing Archivist at the GLBT Historical Society in San Francisco, where she previously served as the Project Archivist. While receiving a B.A. in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University, Joanna's internship with SFSU's Poetry Center and American... Read More →
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Benn Joseph

Head of University Archives & Special Collections, Illinois Institute of Technology
MSLS (2006), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Professional Experience: Head, University Archives & Special Collections, Paul V. Galvin Library, Illinois Institute of Technology, June 2015 - present. Manuscript Librarian, Northwestern University, June 2009 - June 2015. Project... Read More →
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Amanda Lanthorne

University Archivist, San Diego State University
Amanda Lanthorne holds a BA in History, an MA in Middle Eastern Studies, and an MLIS. She works as the University Archivist at San Diego State University where she team curates exhibits, manages archival processing, and provides instruction and reference services.
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Susanna Leberman

Archivist, Hunstville-Madison County Public Library
Susanna Leberman is the Archivist at the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library, where she is responsible for maintaining the archival collection, creating digital collections, writing grants, assisting patrons with research projects, and giving public history presentations and... Read More →


Thursday August 4, 2016 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Room 204/205 Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

2:00pm

208 - Accessible Archives and Special Collections
What measures are we, as a profession, taking to enable access to archives and special collections for people with disabilities--and where do we need to go next? Panelists from diverse professional backgrounds and experiences working with people with disabilities discuss and illustrate best practices for designing digital and physical exhibits, public programming, considerations for physical space, existing resources for staff training, and examples of interdisciplinary/interdepartmental collaboration to improve universal accessibility of their collections and services.

Tang: Survey Results and Accessibility at Michigan State University 
Perrone: Real-World Solutions for Making Archival Exhibitions Accessible
Wolfe: Enhancing Web Exhibits for Improved Accessibility
Relle: Accessibility at the Louisiana State Archives and National World War II Museum

Snider: Document Accessibility and Archives: Practical Tips to Make Access for All


Chair
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Lydia Tang

Special Collections Archivist-Librarian, Michigan State University
Dr. Lydia Tang has been the Special Collections Archivist-Librarian at Michigan State University since 2015. She earned her MLIS and doctorate in music at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Passionate about accessibility, she serves on the MSU Libraries Accessibility... Read More →

Speakers
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Fernanda H. Perrone

Head, Exhibitions Program, Rutgers University Libraries
I have twenty years experience as an Exhibitions Coordinator/Curator at Rutgers Special Collections and University Archives. I am the author of "Exhibitions in Archives and Manuscript Repositories: A Review of the Literature," in Jessica Lacher-Feldman, Exhibits in Archives and Special... Read More →
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Blake Edward Relle

Archives Specialist A, Louisiana State Archives Baton Rouge
Blake Relle received his Master's Degree in Library and Information Science from LSU. Currently,he serves as an Archives Specialist A at the Louisiana State Archives where he fulfills request for materials made by the public as well as other state agencies. From 2013 to 2015, he served... Read More →
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Lisa Snider

Senior Consultant, Access Changes Everything
Lisa Snider is currently the Senior Accessibility Consultant and Owner of Access Changes Everything. She has been an accessibility advocate since 1999, and specializes in the accessibility of websites, audio, video, social media, computers, documents and born digital materials... Read More →
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Lydia Tang

Special Collections Archivist-Librarian, Michigan State University
Dr. Lydia Tang has been the Special Collections Archivist-Librarian at Michigan State University since 2015. She earned her MLIS and doctorate in music at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Passionate about accessibility, she serves on the MSU Libraries Accessibility... Read More →
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Erin Wolfe

Metadata Librarian, University of Kansas Libraries



Thursday August 4, 2016 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Room 210/211 Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

2:00pm

209 - Balancing Quality of Life and Quality Assurance: Best Practices and Tools for Web Archiving QA
Web archiving efforts at all levels of maturity struggle with quality assurance (QA). Panelists explore new tools and best practices for making web archiving QA more effective, efficient, and sustainable. Practitioners representing diverse web archiving initiatives share evolved practices from their own institutions, make a case for more targeted and contextually-appropriate QA approaches, and highlight technical innovations to make web archiving QA easier.

Chair
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Nicholas Taylor

Program Manager, LOCKSS and Web Archiving, Stanford University
Nicholas Taylor is Program Manager for LOCKSS and Web Archiving at Stanford University Libraries. In this role, he manages the provision of distributed digital preservation software and services used by hundreds of institutions across multiple networks, including the Global LOCKSS... Read More →

Speakers
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Dory Bower

Archives Specialist, U.S. Government Publishing Office
Dory has worked as an Archives Specialist at the U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) since 2010, where she has worked on a number of projects to increase access to electronic U.S. government resources. Dory began working with web archiving in 2011, when the GPO became an Archive-It... Read More →
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Lori Donovan

Senior Program Manager, Archive-It, Internet Archive
Lori has been with the Internet Archive's Archive-It service since 2009, helping organizations plan, implement and expand their web archiving efforts. Lori also works closely with IA engineers on new tools and technology to improve all aspects of the web archiving lifecycle, from... Read More →
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Dallas Pillen

Archivist for Metadata and Digital Projects, University of Michigan Bentley Historical Library
Dallas Pillen is the Archivist for Metadata and Digital Projects at the University of Michigan's Bentley Historical Library, where he is involved with the Bentley's implementation and use of ArchivesSpace and Archivematica and oversees its web archiving program.
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Nicholas Taylor

Program Manager, LOCKSS and Web Archiving, Stanford University
Nicholas Taylor is Program Manager for LOCKSS and Web Archiving at Stanford University Libraries. In this role, he manages the provision of distributed digital preservation software and services used by hundreds of institutions across multiple networks, including the Global LOCKSS... Read More →
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Alex Thurman

Web Resources Collection Coordinator, Columbia University Libraries
Alex has been building thematic web archives at Columbia since 2008, helping to define collection topics, identify candidate websites, secure permissions from website owners, scope and run crawls, provide descriptive metadata of archived websites, and oversee quality assurance. He... Read More →


Thursday August 4, 2016 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Room 206/207 Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

2:00pm

210 - Sports Archives: Taking One (or Many) for the Team
Archivists working with university athletic departments, professional sports archives, and athletic apparel corporations discuss the challenges of processing, organizing, preserving, and providing access to athletic records and memorabilia. Topics include dealing with the media, determining donation "value," managing expectations of users and resource allocators, and leveraging popular interest in athletics to bring visibility to the work of the archives as a whole. Audience participation through discussion and Q&A is encouraged.

Chair
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Amanda K. Hawk

Athletics Archivist, University of Maryland
Amanda Hawk is the first Athletics Archivist at the University of Maryland, responsible for managing, preserving, and publicizing the University Archives' athletic-related holdings.

Speakers
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Jackie R. Esposito

University Archivist, Penn State University
Jackie has been actively engaged in the management of University archival collections for over thirty years. She began serving Penn State in 1986 and has been promoted over the years to her current position as University Archivist. In addition to working with historical University... Read More →
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Danielle Hammer Geffel

Under Armour
Working as an archivist for Under Armour, Danielle has assisted in the creation of the corporate archives department at UA. In her current role, she helps collect, preserve and make accessible the history and milestones of the brand. In showcasing Under Armour's physical and digital... Read More →
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Amanda K. Hawk

Athletics Archivist, University of Maryland
Amanda Hawk is the first Athletics Archivist at the University of Maryland, responsible for managing, preserving, and publicizing the University Archives' athletic-related holdings.
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Kevin Leonard

University Archivist, Northwestern University
Kevin Leonard is University Archivist at Northwestern University and has worked in the profession since 1980. He holds degrees in history from Northwestern University.

Moderator
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Tara Genske

University of Wisconsin
Currently working for the University of Wisconsin Athletic Department, Tara Genske has previously worked with film and theatre archives, manuscript collections, textile collections, and government records. She earned her Master of Arts in Library and Information Studies from the University... Read More →


Thursday August 4, 2016 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Room 208/209 Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

2:00pm

211. Deconstructing Whiteness in Archives: Opportunities for Self-Reflection
This workshop session aims to facilitate a dialogue among conference attendees about the consequences and legacies of whiteness/white supremacy in archives. The session is geared towards white professionals who want to critically examine how dynamics of whiteness affect their work. Anyone interested in contributing constructively may participate. Organizers hope to provide a collaborative and engaging conversation that complements SAA’s ongoing efforts towards cultural competency, diversity, and inclusion. Attendees should be familiar with SAA’s Initiative for Cultural Diversity Competence.

This session is designed to equip participants to critically examine their own experiences around whiteness in archives, engage in meaningful dialogue with colleagues and patrons at their institution, and begin developing strategies to disrupt oppressive and exclusionary practices in their sphere of work. Using the “Story Circle” methodology (https://roadside.org/asset/story-circle-guidelines) developed by Roadside Theater, trained facilitators will lead small groups in a participatory conversation. Following a brief introduction, all attendees will be expected to participate in a Story Circle. It will not be possible to accommodate late arrivals. Participants will be asked to respect strict confidentiality. The session will not be recorded or live-tweeted.

This proposal was inspired in part by dialogue around #ArchivesSoWhite (http://issuesandadvocacy.wordpress.com/2016/04/18/archivessowhite-intro-bibliography) and M. Ramirez’s 2015 article “Being Assumed Not to Be: A Critique of Whiteness as an Archival Imperative” (http://dx.doi.org/10.17723.0360-9081.78.2.339). Reflecting a working definition developed by LIS scholars Bourg, Espinal, Galvan, Hall, Hathcock, and Honma, participants will be asked to engage the concept of “whiteness” as both “the socio-cultural differential of power and privilege that results from categories of race and ethnicity…[and] as a marker for the privilege and power that acts to reinforce itself through hegemonic cultural practice that excludes all who are different.” (Hathcock, 2015

Speakers
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Samantha Winn

Collections Archivist, International Archives of Women in Architecture, Virginia Tech
As Collections Archivist for Virginia Tech, Sam works with traditionally marginalized communities throughout the New River Valley. Her research explores issues related to displaced archives, born-digital design records, whiteness in archives, and comparative archival practice.


Thursday August 4, 2016 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Room 202 Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

2:00pm

Academy of Certified Archivists Item-Writing Workshop
Thursday August 4, 2016 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 203 Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

3:15pm

Toast to SAA Authors
Hoist a glass of lemonade to those who have written for SAA publications—journal, magazine, books, modules, case studies, literature and resource reviews—in the past year

Thursday August 4, 2016 3:15pm - 3:45pm
Salon A Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

3:30pm

Acquisitions and Appraisal
Please join us for our annual business meeting, after which we host a discussion with several panelists who respond to an appraisal- and acquisitions-related scenario and discuss which appraisal frameworks would inform their approach to acquiring and appraising specific types of material in their unique contexts.

Thursday August 4, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Salon C Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

3:30pm

Description
Join us for the business meeting to hear about election results and announcements, after which we’ll enjoy two presentations: one from the RBMS Task Force to Explore Data Elements for Rare Materials and the second a collaborative project of four institutions designing a prototype for a graph visualization of archival metadata from different institutions.

Thursday August 4, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Salon D Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

3:30pm

Electronic Records
The Electronic Records Section will conduct its annual business meeting, along with reports from various on-going projects including an update on Council of State Archivists' State Electronic Records Initiative (SERI) and the PERTTS (Program for Electronic Records, Training, Tools and Standards) Portal. The business meeting will be followed by an unconference-style interactive session. Session ideas are being brainstormed at http://bit.ly/SAA16-ERS-Unconf-Ideas and will be considered up to the meeting and from the floor.



Thursday August 4, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Grand Ballroom East Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

3:30pm

Government Records
The Government Records Section is open to all SAA members interested in records issues arising from every level of government activity. Join us for our annual business meeting and a lively discussion of the challenges faced by government records professionals.

Thursday August 4, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Grand Ballroom West Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

3:30pm

Oral History
The Section's annual business meeting is followed by a presentation on the SAA Oral History Project Digital Collection by University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee project intern Treshani Perera. She discusses processing the audiovisual records and developing the digital collection, with special emphasis on the workflows used to create metadata, index recordings, and present the records online with the Oral History Metadata Synchronizer (OHMS). (A montage of highlights from the collection is on display on Level 2 throughout the conference.) The “floor” is then open to attendees’ questions and an opportunity to share your experiences working with oral history collections.

Thursday August 4, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Room 204/205 Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

3:30pm

Preservation
Following some section updates, we hear presentations from Joel Wurl, Senior Program Officer, Division of Preservation and Access, National Endowment for the Humanities, and Christine Wiseman, Unit Head – Digital Services, Woodruff Library, Atlanta University Center. We then enjoy lightning presentations from a variety of institutions on selection criteria and tools used to select collections or items for preservation and conservation treatment.

Thursday August 4, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Salon B Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

3:30pm

SAA Student Chapter Leaders
Thursday August 4, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Room 208/209 Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

3:30pm

SAA-ACRL/RBMS Joint Task Force on Primary Source Literacy
Thursday August 4, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Room 202 Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

3:30pm

SAA-ACRL/RBMS Joint Task Forces on Holdings Metrics and Public Services Metrics
Thursday August 4, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Room 210/211 Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

3:30pm

Visual Materials
The VM Section brings together those with an interest in photographs, films, video, maps, posters, and other visual collections. In addition to a brief VM business session, the meeting features a program relevant to visual materials. For information on the topic and the Section, visit our website at www.saavms.org.

Speakers
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Allen Tullos

Professor of History, Emory University
A graduate of programs in English, Folklore, and American Studies at the University of Alabama, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Yale University, Allen Tullos is currently a professor in the History Department at Emory University, and serves as co-director of the Emory... Read More →


Thursday August 4, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Salon E Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

3:30pm

Flexible Digital Preservation for a Changing World: including virtual collections and automatically synchronizing changes to ArchivesSpace (Presented by Bronze Sponsor Preservica)
Ensuring your Archive or Collection remains relevant and current requires a flexible approach to Digital Preservation that allows you to adapt to changing organization and public access needs. This means going beyond simply ingesting, normalizing and storing as a one-time activity to being able to easily re-arrange, re-cycle, refresh and safely remove content on an on-going basis after ingest.

In this session we will share examples of how Preservica is being used today to help institutions adapt to changing needs and bring their Archives and Collections to life.

What you will learn and see:
  • How to automate the on-going synchronization of Catalog metadata with your Digital Preservation system, using ArchivesSpace as an example
  • How to use drag & drop collection re-arrangement and Virtual Collections to meet temporary and changing needs
  • How to automate the ingest of new content from systems like SharePoint, Outlook and Gmail
  • How to ensure your digital content is always in the most accessible format, using Active Preservation
  • How to safely and simply share your digital archive and collection with the public (or other communities) through an easy to customize portal

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Thursday August 4, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Room 206/207 Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

5:00pm

Mini-Theater: Digitizing the Origins of the Cold War: Creating Digital Access to Princeton University's Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library (Presented by The Crowley Company)
From 2012 to 2015, nearly 380,000 pages of professional correspondence, reports, lectures and administrative papers from United States diplomats detailing the origins of the Cold War were digitized for Princeton University’s Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library. Using a combination of Crowley Imaging and in-house conversion services, the collection was digitized promptly and efficiently for online use. Join Crowley Imaging conversion specialist, Meghan Wyatt, and Princeton archivist, Rachel Van Unen, as they discuss the process of planning and executing this high-profile digitization project. 

Exhibitors
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Crowley Company, The

Crowley Company
Archivists and records managers trust Crowley for multi-faceted imaging solutions. From a wide variety of respected front-end digital and analog capture systems to diverse and expert archival and high-volume conversion services, The Crowley Company is a true partner in preservati... Read More →


Thursday August 4, 2016 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Galleria, Lower Level Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

5:00pm

5:00pm

Graduate Student Poster Presentations

1.    Activist Social Media Archiving
Ashlyn Velte, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

2.    Adapting Omeka for the Built Environment Resource Directory (BERD) of the Metropolitan DC Area
Brin Winterbottom, University of Maryland, College Park

3.    The Archive as Art: The Document in Contemporary Art
Cate Peebles, University of Pittsburgh

4. [CANCELLED] Between Information Need and Archival Collection: Some Reflections on Use of Archives
Xiangnyu Wang, Renmin University of China; University of Pittsburgh

5.    Capturing the Student Experience: Permissions-Only Web-Archiving in Colle and University Archives
Charlotte Kostelic, Queens College, City University of New York

6.    Creating Finding Aids for Farmer Worker Collections: the first application of DACS in China
Guanyan Fan, Siyi Li, and Xueya Li, Renmin University of China

7.    Creativity Around the Corner: Finding a Place for Artists' Archives in the Durham County Library
Colin Post, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

8.    The Cultural Bias of Archival Merit
Kelsey Sorenson, University of Wisconsin-Madison

9.    Curation Issues with Qualitative Data Reuse: Digital Video in Education
Mariama Weaver, University of Michigan School of Information

10. Digitizing Divinity: Duke University Chapel Recordings Digital Collection
Jessica Serrao, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

11. Explorations of Archives in NY Area
Megan De Armond, SAA Student Chapter, Pratt Institute School of Information

12. An Exploratory Study on Undergraduate Archival Searching Behaviors
Elizabeth Shulman, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

13. Fashion Archives: Educational and Corporate Bodies
Samantha Houck, New York University

14. From Analog to Digital: A VHS Digitization Workflow
Treshani Perera, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

15. Microappraisal and the Vel Phillips Papers
Jacob Riehl, University of Wisconsin-Madison

16. Middle Mississippi River Oral History Collection: Conservation, Community, Education, and Preservation
Hannah Jellen, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

17. Paul Robeson and the Black Lives Matter Movement: Anti-Black Surveillance in the United States, ca. 1940--present
Erin Glasco and Melanie Zeck, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

18. Planning Exhibitions Utilizing Academic Subject Knowledge and Archival Experience
Kristin Morgan, San José State University

19. Preparing Legacy Finding Aids for Ingest into ArchivesSpace
Devon Proudfoot, University of Michigan School of Information

20. Recent Acquisitions in the St. Catherines Island Archive
Diana Rosenthal, Anna Semon, and Hannah Sistrunk, Pratt Institute School of Information

22. The Role of Archivists in Cultural Heritage Preservation
Alison Bovaird, SAA Student Chapter, Dominican University

23. San José State University SAA Student Chapter
Catherine Folnovic, Rebecca Leung, and Tiana Trutna,
SAA Student Chapter, San José State University

24. Seeing and Saving the Seventies: The Creation of VHS Digitization Workflows at Barnard Archives and Special Collections
Amy Lau, Pratt Institute School of Information

25. Signs of the Time: Using Images of Protest Signs from a Chicano Archive to Give Voice to a Historically Marginalized Community
Evan Tucker, University of California, Los Angeles

26. Society of American Archivists - MTSU Student Chapter
Sarah Calise, SAA Student Chapter, Middle Tennessee State University

27. Words of Wisdom with UM-SAA
Eve Bourbeau-Allard, Elena Colon-Marrero, and Sarah Lebovitz,
SAA Student Chapter, University of Michigan School of Information





Speakers
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Megan De Armond

Web Archiving Technician, NYARC - New York Art Resources Consoritum
I recently finished my course work for my MSLIS at Pratt Institute with an Archives Certificate and a User Experience Certificate. I currently work as a NYARC Web Archiving Technician and am located at The Frick Art Reference Library. This is my first time attending the SAA Annual... Read More →
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Ève Bourbeau-Allard

MSI Candidate 2017, University of Michigan
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Elena Colon-Marrero

Recent graduate from the University of Michigan's School of Information.
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Catherine Folnovic

BA (Hons), MARA
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Erin Glasco

Graduate Student, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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Samantha Houck

Graduate Student, New York University
Come check out my poster at the Graduate Student Poster Presentation Sessions! | | I will be at my poster to discuss my topic on Friday, August 5th from 8:30am-9:30am and from 12:00pm-1:30pm. I look forward to meeting you!
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Hannah Jellen

Manuscripts Curator, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
Currently working as the Interim Manuscripts Curator at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. Musicology student at UIUC. Drinking lots of coffee. Petting lots of cats.
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Charlotte Kostelic

Digital Collections Specialist, Library of Congress
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Amy Lau

Pratt Institute, United States of America
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Sarah Lebovitz

Processor, University of Michigan
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Siyi Li

MA student, Renmin University of China
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Kristin Morgan

Project Archivist, Emory University Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library
I am also a graduate student in San Jose State's online MLIS program. | | My work at the Rose Library is project-based: I process a collection and then create deliverables from that experience. My first project was the Sidney L. Matthew Bobby Jones collection and research files... Read More →
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Cate Peebles

Postgraduate Research Associate, Archives, Yale Center for British Art
I'm a NDSR Art fellow at the Yale Center for British Art where my work focuses on establishing new procedures to preserve born-digital museum records. I'm interested in intersections of art and archives, including the use of archival materials in popular entertainment, contemporary... Read More →
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Treshani Perera

Music and Fine Arts Cataloging Librarian, University of Kentucky
Professional interests in Music and Art Cataloging, Arts in Digital Humanities, Archival Digital Collections, Metadata Management, Audio-visual Archiving, and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in LIS.
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Colin Post

Doctoral Student, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Colin Post is a doctoral student in the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, where he is also pursuing a Masters degree in Art History. His research focuses on artists' personal archiving, and in particular how artists approach... Read More →
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Devon Proudfoot

Project Archivist, Bentley Historical Library
Project Archivist for Accessioning, Curation Team
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Jacob Riehl

Graduate Student, University of Wisconsin-Madison
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Jessica Serrao

Metadata Librarian for Digital Collections, Clemson University
Jessica is the Metadata Librarian for Digital Collections at Clemson University. She holds an MSLS from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Concentration in Archives and Records Management and a Certificate in Digital Curation and an MA in Public History from North... Read More →
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Hannah Sistrunk

Assistant Digital Archivist, Rockefeller Archive Center
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Kelsey Sorenson

Graduate Student, University of Wisconsin-Madison
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Evan Tucker

Graduate Student Researcher, UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
I am a MLIS student focusing on archival studies at UCLA. I also work at the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center archive, doing metadata for the La Raza Newspaper and Magazine Records collection. This collection consists of over 20,000 largely unseen photographic images from from... Read More →
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Mariama Weaver

UMSI Alum, University of Michigan
Currently interested in learning more about born digital content and ensuring data quality within contexts that hadn't pursued such an issue before..one of those contexts being the healthcare field and how the relative lack of standards affects progress. Presenting on the questions... Read More →



Thursday August 4, 2016 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Galleria, Lower Level Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

5:00pm

Exhibit Hall Grand Opening / Happy Hour
In the ARCHIVES*RECORDS 2016 Expo Hall you’ll have your best chance all year to talk with our industry partners, share your ideas and perspectives, and learn about what’s new in the field. What products and services do you need to ensure access and sustainability? Tell our exhibitors! And be sure to stop by the Graduate Student Poster Session, where you’ll learn about what the next generation is studying and planning….

Thursday August 4, 2016 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Galleria, Lower Level Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

6:00pm

Mini-Theater: Planning Storage Renovations with Preservation Consultants (Presented by the Northeast Document Conservation Center)
When you renovate a collections storage space, you work with architects, building specialists, and administrators to finalize the design. A preservation consultant can add a valuable perspective to the design process by advocating for your collections. Frances will discuss two recent renovation projects she participated in as a consultant, review the design choices a preservation specialist can help inform, and give guidance on when a consultant is most useful in the process.

Speakers
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Frances Harrell

Senior Preservation Specialist, NEDCC

Exhibitors
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NEDCC | Northeast Document Conservation Center

NEDCC | Northeast Document Conservation Center
Founded in 1973, the Northeast Document Conservation Center is the firstnonprofit conservation center in the U.S. to specialize in the preservationof paper-based materials for cultural institutions and private collections.NEDCC serves clients nationwide, providing conservation treatment... Read More →


Thursday August 4, 2016 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Galleria, Lower Level Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

6:00pm

7:00pm

Mixers and Alumni Parties
Drexel University Student & Alumni Mixer, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Trader Vic's, Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE

NYU Alumni Mixer & Peter Wosh Retirement Party, 
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm 
Max Lager's Wood-Fired Grill & Brewery, 320 Peachtree St NE

Pratt Institute School of Information Student & Alumni Mixer,
 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mai Tai Bar at Trader Vic's, Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE

Simmons College Mixer,
 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Room 404-405, Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Mixer, 
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Max Lager's, 320 Peachtree Street NE
(RSVPs to westerman@gmail.com are appreciated but not required.)

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Mixer, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails, 270 Peachtree Street

University of Pittsburgh School of Information Sciences Mixer, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Room 401-402, Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE

University of Texas iSchool Alumni Reception, 7:30pm to 9pm at Meehan's Public House, 200 Peachtree Street

Information for other mixers and parties will be made available as soon as possible. 

Thursday August 4, 2016 7:00pm - 10:00pm
TBA

7:10pm

August 4 Braves/Pirates Baseball Game
JAL Tours and SAA are joining forces to get you out to the ballgame at ARCHIVES*RECORDS 2016! The Atlanta Braves will face off against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Turner Field on Thursday, August 4, at 7:10 pm. We've reserved a block of tickets at just $56 each (a $10 concession voucher and transportation included.)

Purchase your ticket(s) before July 8 to reserve your seat(s)! You may purchase your ticket(s) via the SAA Bookstore or while registering online for the conference.

If you have questions or want more information, contact John LeGloahec (JAL) at legloaj@gmail.com.

Thursday August 4, 2016 7:10pm - 10:00pm
Turner Field 755 Hank Aaron Dr SE, Atlanta, GA 30315

8:30pm

Archives in the Movies [ROOM CHANGE]
The irrepressible Leith Johnson returns in his typical elegant style with “Archives in the Movies 14,” an updated program of two dozen wide-ranging film clips that show how archivists, curators, and institutions that preserve the historical record are portrayed—for better or worse—in movies. Come sit in the dark with strangers to watch your “image” on the silver screen!

Thursday August 4, 2016 8:30pm - 9:45pm
Grand Ballroom West Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

8:30pm

Return of Raiders of the Lost Archives - CANCELLED
Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled.

Join us for a laugh as we resurrect a concept originated by the Midwest Archives Conference in the '80s. Fellow archivists perform songs and sketch comedy for your amusement! Please email raidersofthelostarchives@gmail.com  if you'd like to get involved on stage or behind the scenes.

Thursday August 4, 2016 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Salon C Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303
 
Friday, August 5
 

7:00am

Registration Open
Friday August 5, 2016 7:00am - 5:00pm
Level 1 Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

7:00am

SAA Bookstore / Career Center / Networking Café Open

SAA Bookstore

Swing by the SAA Bookstore in Salon A to browse and buy SAA’s latest titles or to chat about an idea you have for a book, module, article, or case study with Publications Editor Chris Prom, The American Archivist Editor Greg Hunter, Director of Publishing Teresa Brinati, and Archival Outlook Coordinator Abigail Christian.

Wednesday, August 3                         8:00 am – 5:30 pm

Thursday, August 4                              7:30 am – 5:30 pm

Friday, August 5                                   7:00 am – 5:00 pm

Saturday, August 6                              8:00 am – 10:00 am

Networking Café

The Networking Café brings together activities to help attendees get connected and get ahead professionally. Wondering about your career options or opportunities for postgraduate study?  Want to learn more about SAA’s Mentoring Program?  The Networking Café is the place to go! (Salon A)

Wednesday, August 3                         8:00 am – 5:30 pm

Thursday, August 4                              7:30 am – 5:30 pm

Friday, August 5                                   7:00 am – 5:00 pm

 

Career Center:  

Hosted by SAA’s Membership Committee, the Career Center provides services and opportunities for job seekers and employers.

Wednesday, August 3                         8:00 am – 5:30 pm

Thursday, August 3                                 7:30 am – 5:30 pm

Friday, August 5                                     7:00 am – 5:30 pm

                 

For Job Seekers:

  • Post your résumé for prospective employers to see at the conference. 
  • Review job announcements and meet with employers. 
  • Get help polishing your résumé and/or consult with volunteer career advisors. (Attendees are invited to schedule an appointment in advance for consultation with an advisor. Please see the Career Development Subcommittee website for more information:  http://www2.archivists.org/groups/career-development-subcommittee. The deadline was July 11.) 

 

For Employers:

  • Post your position announcement(s).  Please your announcement(s) on file in the Career Center and expand your applicant pool. 
  • Meet job seekers and potential employees. Employers who participate in the Career Center will have the chance to meet and speak with job seekers in an informal and relaxed setting. 

 

Digital Preservation Drop-in Center:

Don’t know where to start? We didn’t either! The Digital Preservation Drop-in Center is a place where you can ask questions that you have about digital archives, preservation, best practices, tools, standards, training, and how to get started. Members of the Electronic Records Section, Metadata and Digital Objects Roundtable, SNAP, and Women Archivists Roundtable are on hand to answer your questions!

 

Archival Education and More: 

Information tables are available within the Networking Café for graduate archival education programs and allied organizations to distribute program literature and have representatives answer questions one on one.  Take this opportunity to make connections in a conversational setting.



Friday August 5, 2016 7:00am - 5:00pm
Salon A Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

7:30am

Archival Educators
The Roundtable discusses the results of a member survey concerning our future direction and priorities as a roundtable. We then hold an election for the incoming chair and members of the steering committee to replace those rotating off their assignments.

Friday August 5, 2016 7:30am - 9:00am
Salon B Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

7:30am

Congressional Papers
Hear reports from CPR leaders, roundtable task forces, and affiliated liaisons and groups. Learn about election results and participate in our governance.

Friday August 5, 2016 7:30am - 9:00am
Room 210/211 Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

7:30am

International Archival Affairs
This meeting is open to anyone interested in learning about international issues that have an impact on our profession. Join us for a panel discussion on the challenges and benefits of working as an archivist abroad, followed by an open forum to discuss projects and initiatives from around the world.

Friday August 5, 2016 7:30am - 9:00am
Room 202 Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

7:30am

Issues and Advocacy
Join I&A for an engaging Q&A with “Great Advocates”--leaders of advocacy efforts from SAA’s recent history--reflecting on their work and the future of advocacy within SAA. I&A Research Teams also report on their achievements, discuss opportunities to get involved, and brainstorm priorities for the coming year.

Friday August 5, 2016 7:30am - 9:00am
Room 208/209 Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

7:30am

Lesbian and Gay Archives
The annual Lesbian and Gay Archives Roundtable meeting includes the election of a new male self-identified co-chair, followed by a panel of speakers discussing various issues and projects related to LGBTQIA+-themed archival and curatorial material and initiatives.

Friday August 5, 2016 7:30am - 9:00am
Room 204/205 Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

7:30am

Local Government Records
The Roundtable will be meeting jointly with the Records Management Roundtable.

Friday August 5, 2016 7:30am - 9:00am
Salon D Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

7:30am

Native American Archives
Join us to discuss indigenous archives, including recent initiatives, activities, and issues that concern repositories holding Native American and indigenous archival materials, as well as Native American archives professionals. The meeting includes presentations and discussion regarding best practices, case studies, training, and curriculum development. For further details see http://www2.archivists.org/groups/native-american-archives-roundtable.

Friday August 5, 2016 7:30am - 9:00am
Room 206/207 Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

7:30am

Privacy and Confidentiality
The Roundtable’s annual meeting includes announcements, election results, and a special program featuring archivists who work with sensitive electronic records. How are they handling compliance with governmental mandates, the public’s right to access, and protecting individuals’ privacy?

Friday August 5, 2016 7:30am - 9:00am
Salon E Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

7:30am

Records Management
Join the Records Management Roundtable for a presentation from Michelle Bradley, Records Management Training Supervisor at NARA. Michelle has been a records manager, an archives director, and a user of archives. She shares her perspective on the lifecycle of the record from these different points of view.

The Roundtable will be meeting jointly with the Local Government Records Roundtable. 

Friday August 5, 2016 7:30am - 9:00am
Salon D Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

7:30am

Science, Technology, and Health Care
The Roundtable’s annual meeting is the opportunity for members to share information about collections and practices. See http://www2.archivists.org/groups/science-technology-and-healthcare-roundtable for more details about the program as they become available.

Friday August 5, 2016 7:30am - 9:00am
Grand Ballroom West Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

7:30am

Visual Materials Cataloging and Access
The Roundtable meeting includes a discussion and vote on future leadership as well as presentations on topics related to visual materials. Also planned is a mini-workshop to complement the presentations.

Friday August 5, 2016 7:30am - 9:00am
Grand Ballroom East Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

8:00am

Write Away! Breakfast
Friday August 5, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am
Room 302/303 Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

8:00am

Information Tables

Stop by these information tables on Level 2 to learn about your colleagues’ initiatives and related organizations, contribute to our community service project, and bid on silent auction items:

  • Academy of Certified Archivists
  • Archives Leadership Institute
  • Archivists for Congregations of Women Religious
  • Council of State Archivists Silent Auction
  • FurKids: Atlanta Animal Rescue and No-Kill Shelter
  • Michigan Archival Association
  • Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference
  • New England Archivists
  • Oral History Association
  • SAA Oral History Transcription Project
  • SAA Preservation Section Silent Auction
  • Social Networks and Archival Context (SNAC)
  • The Funders (CLIR, IMLS, NEH, NHPRC)


Friday August 5, 2016 8:00am - 5:30pm
Level 2 Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

8:30am

Exhibit Hall Coffee and Pancakes Break
Friday August 5, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
Galleria, Lower Level Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

8:30am

8:30am

Exhibit Hall Open
Friday August 5, 2016 8:30am - 4:45pm
Galleria, Lower Level Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

9:00am

Mini-Theater: Tools & Resources to Accelerate Your Digital Preservation Project (Presented by Bronze Sponsor Preservica)
Join this session to understand how other organizations have achieved buy-in for a digital preservation project and gain access to a set of tools and resources designed to support you in accelerating your organizations move to preserving your valuable digital content.

Speakers
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Lori Ashley

Principal Consultant, Tournesol Consulting
Independent records management and digital preservation consultant with a passion for developing cross-functional approaches to jumpstart and sustain collaboration among stakeholders who share accountability for effective and efficient life cycle controls over valued records and information... Read More →



Friday August 5, 2016 9:00am - 9:30am
Galleria, Lower Level Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

9:30am

301 - 'Capstone Officials' and Public Records: Risk, Buy-in, and Archival Selection
Use of records schedules as appraisal tools works well for routine records held by low-level employees in public institutions. Records created by top-level public officials, however, can be more challenging to schedule. Using NARA's recent definition of "capstone officials" as a starting concept, panelists representing public universities and state and federal governments present case studies from their own institutions dealing with policy creation for capstone officials' records, records schedules and public records laws, and archival selection.

Chair
avatar for Ruth Bryan

Ruth Bryan

University Archivist, University of Kentucky Libraries Special Collections Research Center
Ruth Bryan, CA, has been the University Archivist in the Special Collections Research Center of the University of Kentucky Libraries since Fall 2011. Previously, Ruth worked at the Ruth Mott Foundation/Applewood and Duke University's Rare Book, Manuscripts, and Special Collections... Read More →

Speakers
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Ruth Bryan

University Archivist, University of Kentucky Libraries Special Collections Research Center
Ruth Bryan, CA, has been the University Archivist in the Special Collections Research Center of the University of Kentucky Libraries since Fall 2011. Previously, Ruth worked at the Ruth Mott Foundation/Applewood and Duke University's Rare Book, Manuscripts, and Special Collections... Read More →
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Tamar Chute

University Archivist and Head of Archives, The Ohio State University
Tamar Chute is University Archivist and Head of Archives at Ohio State University. She manages the University Archives, Byrd Polar Research Center Archival Program, and Ohio Congressional Archives. Tamar's research has focused on teaching with primary sources, outreach, and archival... Read More →
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Jim Cundy

State Records Branch Manager, Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives
Jim Cundy has been with the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives for fifteen years and is the Manager of the State Records Branch in the Archives and Records Management Division. His branch oversees the development of records retention schedules and archives and records... Read More →
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Arian D. Ravanbakhsh

Supervisory Records Management Policy Analyst, National Archives and Records Administration
Arian D. Ravanbakhsh is a Supervisory Records Management Policy Analyst in the Office of the Chief Records Officer at the NARA. Since 2006, he has worked on the Electronic Records Management/e-Gov Policy Team. This team is responsible for overseeing the implementation of the Managing... Read More →
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Mike Strom

State Archivist, Wyoming State Archives
Mike Strom has been the Wyoming State Archivist since 2011. Before arriving in Cheyenne, Mike was the Senior Archivist at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth. He began his career at Yale University as a processing archivist.



Friday August 5, 2016 9:30am - 10:45am
Grand Ballroom East Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

9:30am

302 - Hide and Seek: Curating the Controversial
Controversial material--which includes the "bad" as well as the "good"-- is crucial to the understanding of history. Archivists preserve such material so that we may better comprehend the past, understand the present, and prepare for the future. This session offers attendees the opportunity to discuss the challenges of dealing with collections containing controversial materials. 

Snipes: The Murder of Virginia Kirsch: Challenges in Access to the Controversial
Schmitz: Highs and Lows: Collecting the History of Psychoactive Substances Research
Schulte: Curating the Controversial: Life with an Extremist Political Collection

Chair
avatar for Jean Green

Jean Green

Head of Special Collections, Preservation and University Archives, Binghamton University - SUNY
Ms. Green has been Head of Special Collections, Preservation and University Archives at Binghamton University-SUNY since 2006. Before that, she was College Archivist at the College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY. Ms. Green holds an MLS from University at Albany, SUNY, and an MA in History... Read More →

Speakers
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Jean Green

Head of Special Collections, Preservation and University Archives, Binghamton University - SUNY
Ms. Green has been Head of Special Collections, Preservation and University Archives at Binghamton University-SUNY since 2006. Before that, she was College Archivist at the College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY. Ms. Green holds an MLS from University at Albany, SUNY, and an MA in History... Read More →
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Stephanie Schmitz

France A. Cordova Archivist, Purdue University Libraries
Stephanie has worked at the Purdue Archives since 2008, where she has managed the Psychoactive Substances Research Collection, which strives to document the history of the therapeutic use and application of psychedelic drugs, as well as the Susan Bulkeley Butler Women's Archives... Read More →
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Becky Schulte

Curator of the Wilcox Collection of Contemporary Political Movements, University of Kansas
Ms. Schulte received her MA in Library Science at UW-Madison and currently serves as the Univ Archivist at the Univ of Kansas and Curator of the Wilcox Collection of Contemporary Political Movements. Her work began with the Wilcox Collection in 1985 as Project Leader on a grant to... Read More →


Friday August 5, 2016 9:30am - 10:45am
Grand Ballroom West Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

9:30am

303 - Beyond Measure: Telling the Story of Archival Value
In responding to the call to measure and demonstrate value, archivists must confront the shifting value propositions of archives and grapple with the practical and conceptual limits of evaluative practices in telling the story of archival value. The presenters explore the "value story" of archives, examining: What are the different values at play in the archives? What values can and cannot be measured? What is the role of storytelling in communicating meaning and impact?

Cline: "No Other Purpose Is Required": Listening to Our Values and Moral Intuition
Meehan: Archival Engagement: Exploring Modes of Storytelling About the Value of Archives
Ferensowicz: "The Things They Carried, The Stories They Tell': Augmenting Appraisal and Description of the Archives of Refugees (Anne Gilliland, co-author)

Chair
avatar for John Fleckner

John Fleckner

Senior Archivist, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
John Fleckner is an SAA Fellow and Past President. He retired from full-time work as Chair of the Archives Center, National Museum of American History, in 2007. He teaches an introduction to archives in the George Washington University--Smithsonian Institution collaboration in Museum... Read More →

Speakers
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Scott Cline

Director and City Archivist, Seattle Archives and Records Management Program
Scott Cline has been Seattle's City Archivist for 31 years. He is a Fellow of the Society of American Archivists, a former member of SAA Council, and a past president of the Academy of Certified Archivists. His writings explore personal values in the archivist's encounter with his/her... Read More →
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Rachel Ferensowicz

Recent Graduate, UCLA Graduate School of Information Studies
Rachel Ferensowicz received her M.L.I.S. from University of California, Los Angeles in June 2016, with an emphasis in narrative, myth, and storytelling in archives. She holds her B.A. in Theater and Performance Studies from University of California, Berkeley.
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John Fleckner

Senior Archivist, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
John Fleckner is an SAA Fellow and Past President. He retired from full-time work as Chair of the Archives Center, National Museum of American History, in 2007. He teaches an introduction to archives in the George Washington University--Smithsonian Institution collaboration in Museum... Read More →
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Jennifer Meehan

Associate Director, Emory University
Jennifer Meehan serves as Associate Director of the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, & Rare Book Library at Emory University. She has written extensively on archival concepts of evidence and value and the theory and practice of archival arrangement and description.



Friday August 5, 2016 9:30am - 10:45am
Salon D Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

9:30am

304 - Out of the Shadows: Bringing Black Collections Together through Radical Partners
The urgency of representing African American history and culture as fully as possible is the driver of three efforts seeking to maximize the impact of Black collections and enable scholarship that sheds light onto parts of our history that haven't been broadly accessible. Through radical institutional partnerships and the use of technology, African American collections are working against centuries of loss and erasure to expand the historical record for students, scholars, and the general public.

Dougherty: Exposing Black Collections through Collaboration
Murrain: Out of the Shadows: Bringing Black Collections Together through Radical Partnerships
Olidge: Bringing Black Collections Together through Radical Partnerships

Chair
avatar for Cecily Marcus

Cecily Marcus

Givens Collection/Umbra Search, University of Minnesota
Cecily Marcus is Principal Investigator/Director of Umbra Search African American History (umbrasearch.org). She is curator of the Givens Collection of African American Literature, the Performing Arts Archives, and the Upper Midwest Literary Archives at the University of Minnesota... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Tamar Dougherty

Tamar Dougherty

Independent Archival Consultant, Independent Archival Consultant
Tamar Dougherty is an independent curatorial consultant and has worked on numerous research initiatives. Most recently, she was the Director of Collections and Services at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture (NYPL). Previously, she was the Executive Director of The... Read More →
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Cecily Marcus

Givens Collection/Umbra Search, University of Minnesota
Cecily Marcus is Principal Investigator/Director of Umbra Search African American History (umbrasearch.org). She is curator of the Givens Collection of African American Literature, the Performing Arts Archives, and the Upper Midwest Literary Archives at the University of Minnesota... Read More →
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Shanee Murrain

Director of Library Services and Archivist, Payne Theological Seminary
Shanee' Yvette Murrain, Director of Library Services and Archivist at Payne Theological Seminary, received her MLIS from Carolina Central University. She holds a BA from Bethune-Cookman University, and a Master of Divinity from Drew Theological School. Murrain has also served as the... Read More →
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Kara Tucina Olidge

Executive Director, Amistad Research Center, Tulane University
Dr. Olidge is the Executive Director of the Amistad Research Center. She is the former Deputy Director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture (NYPL). Her scholarly work focuses on the intersection of art, critical cosmopolitanism, and community activism. She received... Read More →


Friday August 5, 2016 9:30am - 10:45am
Salon E Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

9:30am

305 - The Art of Collection Development for Web Archives
Approaches to collection development and appraisal for web archives vary greatly among memory institutions. Archivists with differing collecting strategies and varied web archiving goals share the approaches to collection development and appraisal implemented at their institutions. Join the panelists to gain insight into the processes involved in building collections of web content for a variety of use cases.

Rollason-Cass: The Who, What, Why and How of Building Event Based Collections at the Internet Archive
Ryan: Capturing Digital in the Era of Social Media
Alvord: A Blessing or a Curse: Getting Your Collection Development Policy to Work for You

Chair
avatar for Maria Praetzellis

Maria Praetzellis

Program Manager, Web Archiving, Internet Archive
Maria works with the library community building and managing programs that support web archiving and digital preservation. This includes Archive-It, web archiving and preservation services for national libraries, collaborative grant-funded initiatives, and technology development... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Trevor Alvord

Trevor Alvord

Curator of 21st-century Mormonism and Western Americana, Brigham Young University
I am responsible for the growth and development of BYU's web archive and for collecting 21st-century Mormon imprints. Before coming to BYU I served as a Processing Archivist at Utah State University and as Head of Special Collections at James Madison University. I received undergraduate... Read More →
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Maria Praetzellis

Program Manager, Web Archiving, Internet Archive
Maria works with the library community building and managing programs that support web archiving and digital preservation. This includes Archive-It, web archiving and preservation services for national libraries, collaborative grant-funded initiatives, and technology development... Read More →
avatar for Sylvie Rollason-Cass

Sylvie Rollason-Cass

Web Archivist, Internet Archive
MS in Library and Information Science with a certificate in Special Collections from the University of Illinois. Sylvie been working at the Internet Archive since 2012. As a Web Archivist with Archive-It, she collaborated with Archive-It partners and the public to help build Spontaneous... Read More →
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Ted Ryan

Director, The Coca-Cola Company
Director of the archives of The Coca-Cola Company where we have had an active program to capture our Company and branded Websites around the world. While we were an early adopter using a third party vendor (Hanzo) to capture selected sites as early as 2009 and even getting our data... Read More →
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Kate Stratton

Collection Development Archivist, Gates Archive
Kate Stratton is the Collection Development Archivist for the Gates Archive and the chair of the Web Archiving Roundtable. Her responsibilities at the Gates Archive include donor relations and acquisitions for largely born-digital collections, as well as management of the web archiving... Read More →


Friday August 5, 2016 9:30am - 10:45am
Salon C Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

9:30am

306 - The CoSA Digital Preservation Improvement Project and How It Worked for Four State Archives
The panelists review the accomplishments and challenges of four state archives that participated in the recently completed CoSA three-year electronic records program self-assessment initiative based on the Digital Preservation Capability Maturity Model (DPCMM). Discussed are strategies and tactics used to improve digital preservation capability and lessons learned that can be instructive to other archives and repositories seeking improved digital preservation capability.

Corridan: Digital Preservation
Young: 25 and Counting: How MDAH Has Met TDR Requirements
Ashley: Case Studies: Continuous Digital Preservation Capability Improvement

Chair
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Charles Dollar

Principal, Dollar Consulting
Four decades experience in electronic records management and digital preservation as a historian, archivist, archival educator, and consultant. SAA and AIIM Fellow, and recipient of the Emmett J. Leahy Award

Speakers
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Lori Ashley

Principal Consultant, Tournesol Consulting
Independent records management and digital preservation consultant with a passion for developing cross-functional approaches to jumpstart and sustain collaboration among stakeholders who share accountability for effective and efficient life cycle controls over valued records and information... Read More →
avatar for Sara Casper

Sara Casper

Government Records Archivist, South Dakota State Archives
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Jim Corridan

Director and State Archivist, Indiana Archives and Records Administration
Appointed State Archivist in Indiana in 2005 and concurrently from 2006 to 2012 served as Deputy State Librarian. Has served as former President of CoSA and chairs multiple Advocacy Committee's for the archives community.
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Charles Dollar

Principal, Dollar Consulting
Four decades experience in electronic records management and digital preservation as a historian, archivist, archival educator, and consultant. SAA and AIIM Fellow, and recipient of the Emmett J. Leahy Award
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Adam Jansen

State Archivist, Hawaii State Archives
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Chelle Somsen

State Archivist, South Dakota State Archives
State Archivist and CoSA Board member.
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Julia Marks Young

Director, Archives & Records Services Division, Mississippi Department of Archives and History
State Archivist and digital preservation thought leader in CoSA



Friday August 5, 2016 9:30am - 10:45am
Salon B Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

9:30am

307 - Educating and Engaging Records Creators
For records creators tasked with managing and transferring their organization's records, tackling overflowing file cabinets and hard drives, navigating records policies, and following transfer procedures can be an overwhelming challenge. For archivists, encouraging effort and engagement on the part of records creators can result in better-described accessions requiring less appraisal. The speakers share their experiences developing records management training programs and supporting records creators at two large public universities, a small liberal arts college, and in state government.

Coggins: Connecting and Collaborating with University Records Creators
Walton: Is Everyone on the Same Page? Implementing a Campus-Wide Retention Schedule at a Small Liberal Arts College
Hills: Fact v. Fiction: Correcting Misconceptions about Electronic Records in a Government Setting
Short: Can Working Collaboratively Encourage Good Records Management Practices Across a Large, Diverse, and Geographically Dispersed Organization?

Chair
avatar for Jennifer Coggins

Jennifer Coggins

Collections Management and Engagement Archivist, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Jennifer Coggins is Collections Management and Engagement Archivist in the University Archives of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has an MSLS from the UNC Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science, a Graduate Certificate in Digital Public Humanities... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Coggins

Jennifer Coggins

Collections Management and Engagement Archivist, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Jennifer Coggins is Collections Management and Engagement Archivist in the University Archives of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has an MSLS from the UNC Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science, a Graduate Certificate in Digital Public Humanities... Read More →
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Jessica Hills

Electronic Records Analyst, South Carolina Department of Archives and History
Jessica Hills is the Electronic Records Analyst for the South Carolina Department of Archives and History. She received a BA in history from Presbyterian College and an MA in history with an Advanced Certificate in Archival Science from Auburn University. She has interned at the Thomason... Read More →
avatar for Rebecca Short

Rebecca Short

Assistant Records Manager, University of Westminster
Rebecca Short is the Assistant Records Manager at the University of Westminster in London, in the UK. She received her BA in History at the University of York, and her MA in Archives and Records Management at University College London. She has previously worked for the Royal Society... Read More →
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Rachel Walton

Digital Archivist and Records Management Coordinator, Assistant Professor, Rollins College
Rachel is the Digital Archivist and Records Management Coordinator at Rollins College. She received her Masters in Library Science at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, with a specialization in digital curation. Rachel also earned both a bachelor's and master's in History... Read More →



Friday August 5, 2016 9:30am - 10:45am
Room 204/205 Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

9:30am

308 - Rethinking Disasters: Our Possible Future and Recent Case Studies
This session examines the growing scale and complexity of disasters that affect archives. Unfortunately prior regional events are no longer an adequate gauge of potential risk, and waiting until a disaster occurs is not a viable option for archives to start addressing disaster response. The presenters discuss how climate change may shape future disasters that affect archives, case studies of recent disasters, and the impact of coordinating recovery efforts among various organizations.

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avatar for Eira Tansey

Eira Tansey

Digital Archivist/Records Manager, University of Cincinnati
Eira Tansey is the digital archivist and records manager at the University of Cincinnati's Archives and Rare Books Library. She has previously written about Cincinnati's public libraries, the visibility and compensation of archivist's labor, and the effects of climate change on archival... Read More →

Speakers
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Jeremy Brett

Processing Archivist and Curator, Science Fiction & Fantasy Research Collection, Texas A&M University Libraries
Jeremy Brett is the Processing Archivist as well as the Curator of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Research Collection at Texas A&M University. He received his M.L.S. and his M.A. in History from the University of Maryland-College Park, and a B.A. in History from George Washington University... Read More →
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Peter Brothers

CEO, Specs Bros
Peter Brothers is the CEO of SPECS BROS., LLC. He is one of the top experts on disaster recovery of magnetic media in the United States. He has presented talks, seminars and training workshops on disaster planning, response and recovery at numerous venues including museums, universities... Read More →
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Kate Crowe

Curator of Special Collections and Archives, University of Denver
Kate Crowe is the Curator for Special Collections and Archives in the University of Denver (DU) Libraries. Since 2012, the University of Denver Libraries has operated a shared off-site facility where the space is managed by the library but shared with other university cultural heritage... Read More →
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Rebecca Elder

Conservator, Rebecca Elder Cultural Heritage Preservation
Rebecca Elder is an experienced cultural heritage preservation consultant who specializes in finding practical and achievable solutions for challenging situations.In 2014, Rebecca founded Rebecca Elder Cultural Heritage Preservation to provide preservation advice to library, museum... Read More →
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Eira Tansey

Digital Archivist/Records Manager, University of Cincinnati
Eira Tansey is the digital archivist and records manager at the University of Cincinnati's Archives and Rare Books Library. She has previously written about Cincinnati's public libraries, the visibility and compensation of archivist's labor, and the effects of climate change on archival... Read More →



Friday August 5, 2016 9:30am - 10:45am
Room 210/211 Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

9:30am

309 - DWG, RVT, BIM: A New Kind of Alphabet Soup, with a Lot More Heartburn
The advent of computer-aided design (CAD) and Building Information Modeling (BIM) technology has radically changed the practice, pedagogy, and study of architecture. Given this shift, what can archivists do to continue collecting and providing access to architectural records? What steps should non-specialized archivists take when finding notoriously difficult CAD files in their collections? Archivists from collecting institutions, firms, and collaborative CAD/BIM and software preservation projects share experiences, perspectives, and practical advice.

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avatar for Tim Walsh

Tim Walsh

Fellow, Library Innovation Lab at Harvard University
Tim is currently a Summer Fellow at the Library Innovation Lab at Harvard University, where he is working on software tools to help librarians and archivists manage sensitive information in digital archives. | Previously, Tim was the Digital Archivist at the Canadian Centre for Architecture... Read More →

Speakers
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Aliza Leventhal

Corporate Librarian/Archivist, Sasaki Associates
With a BA from Smith College and a MLIS/MA from Simmons College's dual degree archival management and history program, Aliza Leventhal has spent her archival career focused on addressing the difficulties CAD and BIM files pose for long term preservation and access. She is the co-chair... Read More →
avatar for Joshua Walter Myers

Joshua Walter Myers

Archivist, Mithun, Inc.
Archivist at Mithun, Inc. Architectural firm based in Seattle, WA. | M.M.P., Master of Management Practice- Computer Information Systems. Colorado State University. | M.A., History (Archives and Museum Studies) Colorado State University.
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Tawny Ryan Nelb

President, Nelb Archival Consulting, Inc.
Tawny Ryan Nelb has a BA in American Studies and an MA in American History. After work for the Hoover Presidential Library and ten years with the Yale Manuscript and Archives Department, she became an independent archival consultant and historian in 1986. She has published over 30... Read More →
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Emily Vigor

Collections Archivist, Environmental Design Archives, UC Berkeley
Emily Vigor is the Collections Archivist at the Environmental Design Archives at the University of California, Berkeley. She holds an MLIS from San Jose State University, with an emphasis in Archival Studies, and an MA in Art History from Richmond University in London.
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Zach Vowell

Digital Archivist, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Zach has worked with born-digital collection material since 2007, in Digital Archivist positions at Cal Poly State University and the Briscoe Center for American History. At Cal Poly, he is co-primary investigator of the IMLS-funded Software Preservation Network project, and he works... Read More →
avatar for Tim Walsh

Tim Walsh

Fellow, Library Innovation Lab at Harvard University
Tim is currently a Summer Fellow at the Library Innovation Lab at Harvard University, where he is working on software tools to help librarians and archivists manage sensitive information in digital archives. | Previously, Tim was the Digital Archivist at the Canadian Centre for Architecture... Read More →



Friday August 5, 2016 9:30am - 10:45am
Room 206/207 Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

9:30am

310 - Religious Materials Toolbox for Archivists: Solutions to Problems Facing the Pro
Selecting terms that succinctly represent materials in religious archives and enable users to locate pertinent information is a critical mission, but establishing a standard vocabulary for religious archives is challenging. Panelists discuss the development of a subject thesaurus, creating tools to improve the information retrieval process, and (from the small archive perspective) a tool to standardize practices through a web-based manual. Audience input is encouraged!

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Malachy McCarthy

Province Archivist, Claretian Missionaries Archives USA-Canada
Dr. Malachy McCarthy is the Province Archivist for the Claretian Missionaries Archives since 2003. The archives is part of the Chicago Archive Collaborative which houses two other archive repositories. His primary focus has been to make the Claretian collection accessible. Interested... Read More →

Speakers
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Andy Carter

Digital Projects Manager, ATLA
Mr. Andy Carter, Digital Projects Manager at ATLA (American Theological Library Association), is responsible for developing collaborative digital projects to support expanded access to digital collections at religious and theological libraries. His previous positions include Digital... Read More →
avatar for Ingrid Hsieh-Yee

Ingrid Hsieh-Yee

Professor, Library and Information Science, The Catholic University of America
Dr. Ingrid Hsieh-Yee is a full professor in the Department of Library and Information Science of the Catholic University of America. She specializes in information organization and access and has taught digital content creation and management, cataloging and classification, metadata... Read More →

Moderator
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Mark Duffy

Canonical Archivist and Director, The Archives of the Episcopal Church
Mr. Mark J. Duffy is the Canonical Archivist and Director of The Archives of the Episcopal Church, which is the Church's national archives and research center. Duffy's interest has been in applying sustainability measures to program management and specifically creating a supportive... Read More →


Friday August 5, 2016 9:30am - 10:45am
Room 208/209 Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

9:30am

311. Archival Records in the Age of Big Data
The large-scale digitization of analog archives, the emerging diverse forms of born-digital archives, and the new ways in which researchers across disciplines (as well as the public) wish to engage with archival materials, are resulting in disruptions to traditional archival theories and practices. Increasing quantities of ‘big archival data’ present challenges for the practitioners and researchers who work with archival materials, but also offer enhanced possibilities for scholarship through the application of computational methods and tools to this archival problem space, and, more fundamentally, through the integration of ‘computational thinking’ with ‘archival thinking’.

To address these challenges, in October 2015, the University of Maryland iSchool launched a major Digital Curation and Innovation Center (DCIC) initiative that brings together archivists and technologists from the US, Canada, and the UK fostering interdisciplinary partnerships using Big Records and Archival Analytics through public / industry / government collaborations (http://dcic.umd.edu/).  This was followed in April 2016 with a Symposium on Archival Records in the Age of Big Data (http://dcicblog.umd.edu/cas/symposium-program/) and will culminate in December 2016 with a “Computational Archival Science” workshop in DC at the IEEE Big Data 2016 conference (http://dcicblog.umd.edu/cas/ieee_big_data_2016_cas-workshop/).

Our pop-up session seeks to harness these latest developments by:


  • Addressing the challenges of big archival data, with a focus on archival records, cultural materials, and humanities research.

  • Exploring the conjunction of emerging digital methods and technologies around big data and their consequences for generating new forms of analysis and historical research engagement with archival material.


This will primarily be illustrated with concrete examples of collaborations and archival challenges.  We wish to engage SAA members to help establish a community of practice to develop collaborative engagement and research.

Speakers
avatar for Richard Marciano

Richard Marciano

Professor and Director, Digital Curation Innovation Center, College of Information Studies, University of Maryland
Dr. Richard Marciano is a professor in the College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland and director of the Digital Curation Innovation Center (DCIC). | | Prior to that, he conducted research at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California... Read More →
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Bill Underwood

Principal Research Scientist, Georgia Tech Research Institute



Friday August 5, 2016 9:30am - 10:45am
Room 202 Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

11:00am

401 - The Challenges of Collecting and Providing Access to Social Media Content
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.

Speakers
avatar for Peter Broadwell

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... Read More →
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Brian Dietz

Digital Program Librarian for Special Collections, NCSU Libraries
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Kelly Eubank

Manager, 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... Read More →
avatar for Vakil Smallen

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.
avatar for Rachel Trent

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... Read More →



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

11:00am

402 - Recipes from Culinary Collections: Creative (and Tasty!) Approaches to Outreach
Food production, cooking, and eating are social activities that go beyond the kitchen, engaging a variety of disciplines and making culinary collections a natural tool for archival outreach. The speakers talk about developing food collection outreach and reference opportunities. Whether it's tasting events, historic recipes in the classroom, blogging the cooking process, or digitizing collections, panelists share what they've learned and how their advice can be adapted to other outreach endeavors.

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avatar for Deirdre A. Scaggs

Deirdre A. Scaggs

Associate Dean, University of Kentucky
Associate Dean, Special Collections Research Center and Director, Wendell H. Ford Public Policy Research Center, University of Kentucky Libraries. Photographer, "Row by Row: Talking with Kentucky Gardeners" 2015 and author, "The Historic Kentucky Kitchen: Traditional Recipes for Today's... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Kate Collins

Kate Collins

Research Services Librarian, Duke University
Kate Collins is a Research Services Librarian at Duke University's David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library. She holds a Masters of Science in Library Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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Kira A. Dietz

Acquisitions and Processing Archivist, Special Collections, Virginia Tech
Kira A. Dietz is the Acquisitions and Processing Archivist for Special Collections at Virginia Tech. In addition to an MLS from the University of Maryland, she also has an MA in English from the University of Tennessee. Her major responsibilities in Special Collections include working... Read More →
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Pam Hopkins

Public Services and Outreach Archivist, Tufts Digital Collections and Archives
I'm the Public Services and Outreach Archivist at Tufts University, where I oversee reading room and reference services, work with faculty to develop curriculum-specific instruction programs, and develop outreach programs. Previously, I worked at Harvard University Archives. I earned... Read More →
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Juliana Kuipers

Senior Collection Development Curator/Archivist, Harvard University
Juliana Kuipers is the Senior Collection Development Curator/Archivist at the Harvard University Archives, where her responsibilities include acquiring faculty and alumni personal archives and exhibition curation. She has worked at the Archives since 2002, most recently as Special... Read More →
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Joshua Rowley

Reference Archivist, Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Duke University
Joshua Rowley is the reference archivist for the Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising and Marketing History, part of the David M. Rubenstien Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Duke University where he's responsible for the Center's reference and instructional services.
avatar for Deirdre A. Scaggs

Deirdre A. Scaggs

Associate Dean, University of Kentucky
Associate Dean, Special Collections Research Center and Director, Wendell H. Ford Public Policy Research Center, University of Kentucky Libraries. Photographer, "Row by Row: Talking with Kentucky Gardeners" 2015 and author, "The Historic Kentucky Kitchen: Traditional Recipes for Today's... Read More →
avatar for Heather Stecklein

Heather Stecklein

Heather J. Stecklein is the Director of the UW-Stout Archives and Area Research Center in Menomonie, Wisconsin. Her most recent campus initiatives have focused heavily on preservation of born digital collections and expanding the university's primary source instruction program... Read More →



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

11:00am

403 - Before and After: Appraisal and Access in African American Communities
The speakers offer proactive approaches to making archival collections more meaningful and relevant to marginalized and underrepresented populations, with the goal of bringing diverse audiences into their donor, user, and supporter networks. Examples include the Library of Virginia's ambitious effort to make accessible the pre-Civil War experiences of African Americans through its "Virginia Untold" digital project and the Southern Historical Collection's outreach work with the Eastern Kentucky African American Migration Project and the Historic Black Towns and Settlements Alliance.

Crawford: Virginia Untold: The African American Narrative
Powell: Responsive Archival Outreach in African American Communities

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avatar for Biff Hollingsworth

Biff Hollingsworth

Collecting and Outreach Archivist, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Biff Hollingsworth is the Collecting and Outreach Archivist for the Southern Historical Collection at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Lately his work has focused on developing participatory archive projects, particularly with underrepresented communities in Appalachia... Read More →

Speakers
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Greg Crawford

Local Records Program Manager, Library of Virginia
Greg Crawford is a native of Alabama. He is a graduate of Auburn University where he received a B.A. and M.A. in History. Greg was hired as a Local Records Archivist at the Library of Virginia in 1999 to process local court records, mainly chancery causes. He is currently the Local... Read More →
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Chaitra Powell

African American Collections and Outreach Archivist Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chaitra Powell earned her MLS from the University of Arizona in 2010. In 2012, she was an IMLS fellow for the HistoryMakers, with a placement at the Mayme A. Clayton Library and Museum in Culver City, CA. She earned her ACA designation in 2013 and finished a certificate in digitization... Read More →
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Bill Underwood

Principal Research Scientist, Georgia Tech Research Institute


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

11:00am

404 - We've Figured Out Our SIPs and AIPs and Now It's Time to Deal with Our DIPs
Access to electronic records can be achieved through many tools and infrastructures.  This session looks at institutions using similar digital preservation systems that are creating customizable platforms for access to a broad range of formats. Participants describe how metadata establishes connections between digital objects and existing management systems and finding aids, and make connections between practical applications and the knowledge and skills that educators and students in archives programs need to provide access to electronic records.

Martzahl: Utilizing Digital Records to Provide Universal Access
Stuart: Universal Access in Preservica
Franks: We've Figured Out Our SIPs and AIPs and Now It's Time to Deal with Our DIPs

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Mike Thuman

Associate Vice President, Preservica
Mike Thuman is the Associate VP at Preservica Inc. Mike is dedicated to working with organizations of all sizes to collaborate on the education, definition, and deployment of digital preservation programs. In previous roles he has delivered educational symposia and assessed institutional... Read More →

Speakers
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Patricia C. Franks

MARA Program Coordinator, San Jose State University
Pat Franks, CA, CRM, IGP is author of the book Records and Information Management and co-editor of the Encyclopedia of Archival Science. She has written and presented widely on topics of social media, cloud computing, knowledge management, digital preservation and information gov... Read More →
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Veronica Martzahl

Digital Records Archivist, Massachusetts Archives
Veronica Martzahl is a contract employee at the Massachusetts Archives overseeing digital preservation. She is a member of the SAA, NEA, and the ACA, and is active in the Council of State Archivists' State Electronic Records Initiative.
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Lorraine Stuart

Chief of Archives, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Lorraine Stuart has directed the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Archives since 1995. She earned her MLIS with an archival specialization from LSU and B.A. in art history from UT at Austin. She holds an archival certification (2004) and Digital Archives Specialization (2014). She has... Read More →
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Brian Thomas

Electronic Records Specialist, Texas State Library and Archives Commission
I am one of two Electronic Records Specialists (Archivists) for the Texas State Archives. Prior to this position I was Electronic Records Archivist for South Carolina. My previous career was in automobile accident injury claims. If you want to say high, I love to talk about digital... Read More →
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Mike Thuman

Associate Vice President, Preservica
Mike Thuman is the Associate VP at Preservica Inc. Mike is dedicated to working with organizations of all sizes to collaborate on the education, definition, and deployment of digital preservation programs. In previous roles he has delivered educational symposia and assessed institutional... Read More →



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

11:00am

405 - Dispatches from the Front: Preserving the Born-Digital News Report
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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avatar for Valerie Komor

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... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Valerie Komor

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... Read More →
avatar for Edward McCain

Edward McCain

Digital Curator of Journalism, University of Missouri Libraries / 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... Read More →
avatar for Victoria A. McCargar

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... Read More →
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Katherine Skinner

Executive Director, Educopia Institute


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

11:00am

406 - Archival Bonds: Love and Friendship in the Archives
Have you ever developed an emotional connection with a person you met only through the historical record? Having forged unexpected kinships over processing and research tables, the presenters explore this phenomenon in depth. How does the emotional landscape of archival work enrich or thwart our sense of professionalism? Would greater emphasis on emotional connections made through records contribute to archival advocacy? Join us for a lively and poignant discussion.

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avatar for Colleen McFarland Rademaker

Colleen McFarland Rademaker

Associate Librarian, Special Collections and Archives, Corning Museum of Glass
Fifteen years of experience in academic religious, and museum archives. Published author in Archival Issues and the Wisconsin Magazine of History. Frequent presenter (SAA, MAC) and workshop leader (MAC). Record of professional service includes contributions to SAA Publications Board... Read More →

Speakers
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David McCartney

University Archivist, University of Iowa
UI archivist since 2001; currently president of the Midwest Archives Conference, 2017-2019 term. I'm interested in learning from others of their efforts to document community in its many forms. I look forward to meeting you at SAA!
avatar for Colleen McFarland Rademaker

Colleen McFarland Rademaker

Associate Librarian, Special Collections and Archives, Corning Museum of Glass
Fifteen years of experience in academic religious, and museum archives. Published author in Archival Issues and the Wisconsin Magazine of History. Frequent presenter (SAA, MAC) and workshop leader (MAC). Record of professional service includes contributions to SAA Publications Board... Read More →


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

11:00am

407 - Addressing Intellectual Property Needs for the Oldest Native American Recordings: A Case Study
The American Folklife Center (AFC), its academic partners, and members of the Passamaquoddy tribe are engaged in a collaboration to apply Traditional Knowledge (TK) labels for cultural attribution to digital preservation recordings of wax cylinders recorded by anthropologist Jesse Walter Fewkes in 1890. These cylinders represent the earliest known ethnographic field recordings in the world. AFC sees this kind of collaboration as central to a new paradigm of classification, curation, and methods of access for indigenous materials.

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avatar for Nicole Saylor

Nicole Saylor

Head of the Archive, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
Supervises acquisitions, donor relations, processing of special collections, preservation projects, collections on folklife, ethnomusicology, and documentary media in the American Folklife Center (AFC) at the Library of Congress. The archives contain the first field recordings of... Read More →

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Jane Anderson

New York University, Associate Professor
Jane Anderson is Associate Professor of Anthropology and Museum Studies at New York University. Jane has a Ph.D. in Law from the Law School at University of New South Wales in Australia. Her work is focused on the philosophical and practical problems for intellectual property law... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer O'Neal

Jennifer O'Neal

University Historian and Archivist, University of Oregon
Jennifer O'Neal is the University Historian and Archivist at the University of Oregon, and affiliated faculty with the Clark Honors College, History Department, and Native Studies program. She specializes in American West and Native American history, with a specific emphasis on decolonizing... Read More →
avatar for Nicole Saylor

Nicole Saylor

Head of the Archive, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
Supervises acquisitions, donor relations, processing of special collections, preservation projects, collections on folklife, ethnomusicology, and documentary media in the American Folklife Center (AFC) at the Library of Congress. The archives contain the first field recordings of... Read More →
avatar for Guha Shankar

Guha Shankar

Folklife Specialist, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
Guha Shankar is Folklife Specialist at the American Folklife Center, Library of Congress. At the Center, he works with colleagues to develop digital technology solutions to the challenges of sustaining, preserving, and providing access to audio-visual collections, in particular Native... Read More →


Friday August 5, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 204/205 Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

11:00am

408 - Archives Outreach in the 21st Century: Using Web Platforms to Engage the Public
The National Archives, partnering with National History Day and the White House Historical Association, hosted several online webinars and Google Hangouts during the last three years. The growing success of the webinars demonstrates that archives outreach can be national without endangering records from travel or display and can engage the public at all ages. The speakers explain the process of webinar development and provide tips for institutions to expand outreach into online platforms.

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avatar for Elizabeth Dinschel

Elizabeth Dinschel

Education Specialist and Archivist, National Archives and Records Administration, Herbert Hoover Presidential Library-Museum
ELIZABETH DINSCHEL is a historian working as an Archivist and Education Specialist for the National Archives. She is actively involved with engaging children with history through National History Day and archival research and leads professional development for teachers across the... Read More →

Speakers
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Elizabeth Dinschel

Education Specialist and Archivist, National Archives and Records Administration, Herbert Hoover Presidential Library-Museum
ELIZABETH DINSCHEL is a historian working as an Archivist and Education Specialist for the National Archives. She is actively involved with engaging children with history through National History Day and archival research and leads professional development for teachers across the... Read More →
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Christopher Magee

Archives Specialist, National Archives and Records Administration
Christopher currently works on the Records Management Policy and Outreach Team at the National Archives and Records Administration. His work primarily focuses on drafting and publishing policy to improve federal records and information management. He is based out of NARA's Denver... Read More →
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Joel Walker

Education Specialist, National Archives and Records Administration
State Coordinator, National History Day in Kansas 1997-2000. State Coordinator, National History Day in South Carolina 2000-2009. Executive Committee, National History Day State Coordinators 2001-2009. Board of Trustees, National History Day, Inc. 2005-2007. Education Coordinator... Read More →



Friday August 5, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 210/211 Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

11:00am

409 - Working Together To Manage Digital Records: A Congressional Archives Perspective
Archivists who work with congressional papers have been collaborating to improve management of the transfer and donation of digital congressional records. Using their experiences as a case study, they share lessons learned about working with each other, the donors and their staffs, and other stakeholders that are applicable to a wide range of archives. They offer perspectives from different stages of the records life cycle, explore how they intersect, and share goals for future improvements.

Stahl: Digital Preservation for Congressional Committees

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Mat Darby

Head of Arrangement and Description, Russell Library, University of Georgia
Mat Darby has served as Head of Arrangement and Description at the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies at the University of Georgia since 2013. He also serves as curator of the Russell Library's Georgia Disability History Archive.

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Elisabeth Butler

Deputy Archivist, U.S. Senate
Elisabeth started archiving electronic records from the Senate in 2004 as the archivist for the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. In the Senate Historical Office, she is responsible for archiving the electronic records of, and providing other archival services... Read More →
avatar for John Caldwell

John Caldwell

Political Papers Archivist, University of Delaware Library
John Caldwell is Sr Assistant Librarian and Political Papers Archivist at the University of Delaware Library. He is formerly an archivist for Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) and former National Digital Stewardship Resident in the U.S. Senate Historical Office.
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Mat Darby

Head of Arrangement and Description, Russell Library, University of Georgia
Mat Darby has served as Head of Arrangement and Description at the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies at the University of Georgia since 2013. He also serves as curator of the Russell Library's Georgia Disability History Archive.
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Katie Delacenserie

Archivist - U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Katie Delacenserie has served as archivist to the United States Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs since 2010. She holds a BA in History from the University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire and a MLS from the University of Maryland. She serves on the Electronic... Read More →
avatar for Danielle Emerling

Danielle Emerling

Assistant Curator, Congressional and Political Papers, West Virginia University
Danielle Emerling is Assistant Curator, Congressional and Political Papers Archivist at the West Virginia University Libraries. She serves as Immediate Past Chair of the Society of American Archivists Congressional Papers Section.
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Adriane Hanson

Head of Digital Stewardship, University of Georgia
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Matt Stahl

University Archivist, University of California, Santa Barbara
Since July 3, 2017, I have worked as the University Archivist at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Prior to this, I served as the inaugural Archivist for the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, from 2013-2017. | | I also have an extensive... Read More →


Friday August 5, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 206/207 Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

11:00am

410 - The New Approach to Government Records in the Canadian Federal Government
In the fall of 2014, the Auditor General of Canada issued a report identifying major gaps in Library and Archives Canada's government records program. LAC had to find a way to address a backlog consisting of 98,074 containers and provide disposition coverage to all federal government institutions. The speakers discuss the impact of the Auditor General report, implementation of solutions, and lessons learned.

Chair
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Michael M. Dufresne

Archivist, Library and Archives Canada
Have been an archivist, primarily in Government Records, for over 12 years. Have been helping to form and implement a new regime of government-records appraisal (the subject of the proposed talk). Former Managing Editor of the journal, Archivaria.

Speakers
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Michael M. Dufresne

Archivist, Library and Archives Canada
Have been an archivist, primarily in Government Records, for over 12 years. Have been helping to form and implement a new regime of government-records appraisal (the subject of the proposed talk). Former Managing Editor of the journal, Archivaria.
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Nathalie Villeneuve

Director, Exhibitions and Online Content, Library and Archives Canada
Nathalie Villeneuve holds a Master's degree, specializing in the history of New France. She was a government records archivist for a few years before she became the manager of archival teams responsible for issuing disposition authorizations to Government of Canada institutions; acquisition... Read More →


Friday August 5, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 208/209 Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

11:00am

411. Practical Options for Incoming Digital Content
Due to the new and complex challenges presented by born-digital materials, many special collections and archives are struggling to develop and institute practical policies and procedures for the intake, selection, processing, and access of digital content.  Key to sifting through the possible options is the need to find out from others what has worked for them, and what has not.  In order to guide our choices at the University of Alabama Libraries, we developed a survey to uncover the selection of practical tools, the development of productive workflows, and recommendations that more experienced digital archivists have to share.  In May we are distributing this survey widely, and in June and July we will sift the results to generate guidelines that are useful for a range of material types, media, and formats.

We will begin the session by sharing the results of our survey, and asking attendees if they have useful tools to demonstrate or practical workflows to share in the areas of intake, selection, processing and access of any form of digital content.  Based on their responses and the interest areas of the attendees, we will divide into small groups around either the stage of workflow or the types of content (or both).  Attendees will be invited to share their own positive and negative experiences, and each small group will be asked to add notes to our shared Google Document, and to then share highlights of their discussion with the larger group. The Google Document will serve as a basis for future reference, and will be organized post-conference for increased usability, and the link shared again on SAA listservs.

The intent of this presentation is to engage participants in sharing useful information and tools, and to expand the capabilities of all participants to better manage their own incoming digital content.

Speakers
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Jody L DeRidder

Head, Metadata & Digital Services, University of Alabama
My focus is on leveraging available resources, energy and interests to develop collaborative and often innovative solutions to problems we all face. My background is heavily technical, but my approach is very humanistic. I'm actively seeking opportunities in which I can best contribute... Read More →
avatar for Alissa Matheny Helms

Alissa Matheny Helms

Digital Access Coordinator, University of Alabama Libraries



Friday August 5, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 202 Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

12:00pm

Mini-Theater: Innovation and Breaking News from NARA
Come hear what NARA staff have been up to over the last year, and explore some new resources you may be able to use yourself.  Learn about the History Hub, NARA's new collaborative support platform for researchers and archivists, citizen archivist initiatives that work with the very social National Archives Catalog, plans for a new Presidential Library, efforts to ensure good record keeping during a change in administration, new success criteria for email management in Federal agencies, making use of YouTube for the Virtual Genealogy Fair, and much more!

Speakers
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Meg Phillips

External Affairs Liaison, National Archives
I support partnerships and external relationships for the National Archives and Records Administration. I am also interested in electronic records issues, records management, government transparency, and the future of the archival profession.


Friday August 5, 2016 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Galleria, Lower Level Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

12:00pm

12:00pm

12:00pm

Graduate Student Poster Presentations

1.    Activist Social Media Archiving 
Ashlyn Velte, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

2.    Adapting Omeka for the Built Environment Resource Directory (BERD) of the Metropolitan DC Area 
Brin Winterbottom, University of Maryland, College Park

3.    The Archive as Art: The Document in Contemporary Art 
Cate Peebles, University of Pittsburgh

4. [CANCELLED] Between Information Need and Archival Collection: Some Reflections on Use of Archives 
Xiangnyu Wang, Renmin University of China; University of Pittsburgh

5.    Capturing the Student Experience: Permissions-Only Web-Archiving in Colle and University Archives 
Charlotte Kostelic, Queens College, City University of New York

6.    Creating Finding Aids for Farmer Worker Collections: the first application of DACS in China 
Guanyan Fan, Siyi Li, and Xueya Li, Renmin University of China

7.    Creativity Around the Corner: Finding a Place for Artists' Archives in the Durham County Library 
Colin Post, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

8.    The Cultural Bias of Archival Merit 
Kelsey Sorenson, University of Wisconsin-Madison

9.    Curation Issues with Qualitative Data Reuse: Digital Video in Education 
Mariama Weaver, University of Michigan School of Information

10. Digitizing Divinity: Duke University Chapel Recordings Digital Collection 
Jessica Serrao, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

11. Explorations of Archives in NY Area 
Megan De Armond, SAA Student Chapter, Pratt Institute School of Information

12. An Exploratory Study on Undergraduate Archival Searching Behaviors 
Elizabeth Shulman, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

13. Fashion Archives: Educational and Corporate Bodies 
Samantha Houck, New York University

14. From Analog to Digital: A VHS Digitization Workflow 
Treshani Perera, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

15. Microappraisal and the Vel Phillips Papers 
Jacob Riehl, University of Wisconsin-Madison

16. Middle Mississippi River Oral History Collection: Conservation, Community, Education, and Preservation 
Hannah Jellen, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

17. Paul Robeson and the Black Lives Matter Movement: Anti-Black Surveillance in the United States, ca. 1940--present 
Erin Glasco and Melanie Zeck, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

18. Planning Exhibitions Utilizing Academic Subject Knowledge and Archival Experience 
Kristin Morgan, San José State University

19. Preparing Legacy Finding Aids for Ingest into ArchivesSpace 
Devon Proudfoot, University of Michigan School of Information

20. Recent Acquisitions in the St. Catherines Island Archive 
Diana Rosenthal, Anna Semon, and Hannah Sistrunk, Pratt Institute School of Information

22. The Role of Archivists in Cultural Heritage Preservation 
Alison Bovaird, SAA Student Chapter, Dominican University

23. San José State University SAA Student Chapter 
Catherine Folnovic, Rebecca Leung, and Tiana Trutna, 
SAA Student Chapter, San José State University

24. Seeing and Saving the Seventies: The Creation of VHS Digitization Workflows at Barnard Archives and Special Collections 
Amy Lau, Pratt Institute School of Information

25. Signs of the Time: Using Images of Protest Signs from a Chicano Archive to Give Voice to a Historically Marginalized Community 
Evan Tucker, University of California, Los Angeles

26. Society of American Archivists - MTSU Student Chapter 
Sarah Calise, SAA Student Chapter, Middle Tennessee State University

27. Words of Wisdom with UM-SAA 
Eve Bourbeau-Allard, Elena Colon-Marrero, and Sarah Lebovitz, 
SAA Student Chapter, University of Michigan School of Information





Speakers
avatar for Megan De Armond

Megan De Armond

Web Archiving Technician, NYARC - New York Art Resources Consoritum
I recently finished my course work for my MSLIS at Pratt Institute with an Archives Certificate and a User Experience Certificate. I currently work as a NYARC Web Archiving Technician and am located at The Frick Art Reference Library. This is my first time attending the SAA Annual... Read More →
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Ève Bourbeau-Allard

MSI Candidate 2017, University of Michigan
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Elena Colon-Marrero

Recent graduate from the University of Michigan's School of Information.
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Catherine Folnovic

BA (Hons), MARA
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Erin Glasco

Graduate Student, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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Samantha Houck

Graduate Student, New York University
Come check out my poster at the Graduate Student Poster Presentation Sessions! | | I will be at my poster to discuss my topic on Friday, August 5th from 8:30am-9:30am and from 12:00pm-1:30pm. I look forward to meeting you!
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Hannah Jellen

Manuscripts Curator, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
Currently working as the Interim Manuscripts Curator at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. Musicology student at UIUC. Drinking lots of coffee. Petting lots of cats.
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Charlotte Kostelic

Digital Collections Specialist, Library of Congress
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Amy Lau

Pratt Institute, United States of America
avatar for Sarah Lebovitz

Sarah Lebovitz

Processor, University of Michigan
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Siyi Li

MA student, Renmin University of China
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Kristin Morgan

Project Archivist, Emory University Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library
I am also a graduate student in San Jose State's online MLIS program. | | My work at the Rose Library is project-based: I process a collection and then create deliverables from that experience. My first project was the Sidney L. Matthew Bobby Jones collection and research files... Read More →
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Cate Peebles

Postgraduate Research Associate, Archives, Yale Center for British Art
I'm a NDSR Art fellow at the Yale Center for British Art where my work focuses on establishing new procedures to preserve born-digital museum records. I'm interested in intersections of art and archives, including the use of archival materials in popular entertainment, contemporary... Read More →
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Treshani Perera

Music and Fine Arts Cataloging Librarian, University of Kentucky
Professional interests in Music and Art Cataloging, Arts in Digital Humanities, Archival Digital Collections, Metadata Management, Audio-visual Archiving, and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in LIS.
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Colin Post

Doctoral Student, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Colin Post is a doctoral student in the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, where he is also pursuing a Masters degree in Art History. His research focuses on artists' personal archiving, and in particular how artists approach... Read More →
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Devon Proudfoot

Project Archivist, Bentley Historical Library
Project Archivist for Accessioning, Curation Team
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Jacob Riehl

Graduate Student, University of Wisconsin-Madison
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Jessica Serrao

Metadata Librarian for Digital Collections, Clemson University
Jessica is the Metadata Librarian for Digital Collections at Clemson University. She holds an MSLS from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Concentration in Archives and Records Management and a Certificate in Digital Curation and an MA in Public History from North... Read More →
avatar for Hannah Sistrunk

Hannah Sistrunk

Assistant Digital Archivist, Rockefeller Archive Center
avatar for Kelsey Sorenson

Kelsey Sorenson

Graduate Student, University of Wisconsin-Madison
avatar for Evan Tucker

Evan Tucker

Graduate Student Researcher, UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
I am a MLIS student focusing on archival studies at UCLA. I also work at the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center archive, doing metadata for the La Raza Newspaper and Magazine Records collection. This collection consists of over 20,000 largely unseen photographic images from from... Read More →
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Mariama Weaver

UMSI Alum, University of Michigan
Currently interested in learning more about born digital content and ensuring data quality within contexts that hadn't pursued such an issue before..one of those contexts being the healthcare field and how the relative lack of standards affects progress. Presenting on the questions... Read More →



Friday August 5, 2016 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Galleria, Lower Level Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

12:00pm

Exhibit Hall Lunch
Friday August 5, 2016 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Galleria, Lower Level Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

12:30pm

Mini-Theater: Making Archives Accessible - Open Your Doors to the World (Presented by Lucidea)

Are your archival collections hidden? CuadraSTAR Knowledge Center for Archives (SKCA) helps you connect researchers and the public with the historic materials you work hard to preserve.

See how to open the doors to your collection with a catalog that is easy to search and browse, along with capabilities for generating EAD finding aids and MARC records easily and effortlessly.


Exhibitors
avatar for Lucidea CuadraSTAR

Lucidea CuadraSTAR

Lucidea CuadraSTAR
Lucidea's powerful, flexible, and web-based archives collections management applications, Cuadra SKCA and Eloquent Archives, are purpose-built for archivists, helping fully describe and administer collections while saving time and resources?resulting in broader access to historical... Read More →


Friday August 5, 2016 12:30pm - 1:00pm
Galleria, Lower Level Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

12:30pm

12:30pm

1:00pm

Mini-Theater: (Presented by Silver Sponsor Atlas Systems)
One small step for Brandeis University, one giant leap for archives and special collections: growing visibility on the Web with Linked Data.

Join Netanel Ganin (Meta Data Coordinator at Brandeis University), Gloria Gonzalez (Library Strategist at Zepheira), and Dustin Stokes (Development Team Leader at Atlas Systems) to get an overview of what we learned and accomplished in a transformation of a subset of archival collections to linked data.

Sponsors
avatar for Atlas System, Inc.

Atlas System, Inc.

Make your collections visible through Aeon, an online request and workflow management system, and Web Visibility Services to transform archival descriptions into Linked Data. We also support your ArchivesSpace implementation, migration, and hosting.


Friday August 5, 2016 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Galleria, Lower Level Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

1:00pm

Archivists of Religious Collections
2012 Terry Cook described a paradigm shift in which the archival raison d’être shifts from the preservation of evidence to the definition of community. ARCS presents a panel of community and religious archivists who consider possible intersections and invite audience discussion. The section’s business meeting follows.

Friday August 5, 2016 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Room 204/205 Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

1:00pm

Business Archives
The Business Archives Section meeting is open to anyone interested in archiving business records. Members review section business, discuss new opportunities, and announce section election results. Join us for some great networking opportunities, as well as some inspired dialogue on the current business environment.

Friday August 5, 2016 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Salon E Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

1:00pm

College and University Archives
No description available. See the Section microsite for updates: http://www2.archivists.org/groups/college-and-university-archives-section.

Friday August 5, 2016 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Salon C Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

1:00pm

Manuscript Repositories

Welcome and Introduction – Anke Voss, Chair

Reports

  • Nominating and Elections Committee – Elizabeth Wilkinson, Immediate Past Chair
  • By-Laws Referendum – Anke Voss, Chair
  • Virtual Attendance – Sean Benjamin, Steering Committee
  • Council Liaison Report – Amy Cooper Cary, SAA Council
  • Teaching with Primary Sources Unconference – Recap – Ashley Todd-Diaz, Steering Committee; Incoming Vice Chair/Chair-elect

 

Other Affiliated Groups

  • SAA-ACRL/RBMS Joint Task Force on the Development of Standardized Statistical Measures for Public Services in Archival Repositories & Special Collections Libraries – Amy Schindler, Co-Chair
  • SAA/ACRL-RBMS Joint Task Force on Primary Source Literacy – Bill Landis, Co-Chair
  • SAA's Acquisitions and Appraisal Section Best Practices Subcommittee – Anke Voss (on behalf of Subcommittee)
  • OCLC Research – Jackie Dooley, Program Officer

Program - Trends in Archives PracticeTeaching with Primary Sources

Tamar Chute and Ellen Swain will introduce and facilitate a discussion of the newest book in the SAA series, Trends in Archives PracticeTeaching with Primary Sources. Edited by Christopher J. Prom & Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe ; featuring modules by Tamar Chute, Doris Malkmus , Sammie Morris, Ellen D Swain , and Elizabeth Yakel.

“As Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe notes in the introduction, "These three modules present a wealth of resources for meeting the challenges of primary source literacy instruction. They can be read start-to-finish to build a foundation for practice. Or, they can be dipped into as needed by the busy educator who needs practical ideas or inspiration for that next instruction session."

Finally, what if archivists were all reading the same book at the same time? Join your colleagues in the SAA’s program,  One Book – One Profession, reading, talking about, and building on ideas from Teaching with Primary Sources.


Friday August 5, 2016 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Salon B Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

1:00pm

Museum Archives
Members report on recent developments /current issues relevant to archivists in museums and other institutions that use collections for research and/or exhibitions to educate the public. Thirty minutes are offered to members of the IMLS Collective Wisdom cohort to discuss ways to increase communication across libraries, archives, and museums.

Friday August 5, 2016 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Salon D Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

1:00pm

Reference, Access, and Outreach
The RAO Section hosts its fifth annual Marketplace of Ideas in Atlanta! Choose from a selection of market stalls! Enjoy short “infomercial” presentations from each vendor to enhance your shopping experience! Vendors focus on different issues, approaches, and strategies of particular relevance to RAO archivists. For more information, please visit the RAO website: http://www2.archivists.org/groups/reference-access-and-outreach-section.

Friday August 5, 2016 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Grand Ballroom East Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

1:00pm

LIBSAFE Digital Preservation Software: Start Preserving in Days, Not Weeks (Presented by Bronze Sponsor LIBNOVA)
Most of digital preservation tools available today are either expensive or difficult to use. In this workshop, you will discover how the integrated digital preservation repository LIBSAFE will help your organization to create a complete solution in an agile and cost-effective way, including:


  • Preprocessing: Configure the system to make changes to the objects, consolidate to unified data structures, generate new formats from existing ones.

  • Ingestion: Supporting unlimited Submission Agreements and preservation policies. Extract the metadata from objects; characterize and validate them. Integrate open source tools in your ingestion workflow.

  • Retrieval and discovery: Search using the integrated catalog, or integrate LIBSAFE with your own catalog. Use open source connectors to link LIBSAFE with discovery tools like VuFind or BlackLight.

  • Evolve: Discover the formats you are using and migrate from one format to another.

  • Certify: Use the ISO 16363 self-certification wizard to prepare your repository certification.



Friday August 5, 2016 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Room 202 Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

1:00pm

CoSA Business Meeting
Friday August 5, 2016 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 212 Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

3:00pm

501 - Making ArchivesSpace Work for You
ArchivesSpace has more than 250 member institutions that are somewhere along the implementation path. In this lightning session the speakers from seven institutions highlight specific, practical ways that archivists with minimal to moderate technical expertise have customized ArchivesSpace to meet local needs. Topics include how to write or install simple plugins, customize importers and exporters, generate reports and statistics, and develop custom scripts or applications to interact with the ArchivesSpace API. Audience discussion is encouraged!

Chair
avatar for Noah Huffman

Noah Huffman

Archivist for Metadata, Systems, and Digital Records, Duke University
Noah Huffman is the Archivist for Metadata, Systems, and Digital Records in the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Duke University. He coordinates metadata activities, oversees archival collection management systems, and manages other technical services operati... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Mark Custer

Mark Custer

Archivist / Metadata Coordinator, Yale University
Mark Custer is an archivist and metadata coordinator at the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library. He has been heavily involved with the implementation of ArchivesSpace at Yale University, and he is the former chair of the ArchivesSpace Public User Interface Enhancement Project... Read More →
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Alexander Duryee

Metadata Archivist, New York Public Library
Alexander Duryee is the Metadata Archivist for the New York Public Library. His work focuses on improving archival metadata quality and access across NYPL. Working with multiple teams, he provides technical expertise, architectural support, and data migration development for NYPL's... Read More →
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Nancy Enneking

Head of Institutional Records and Digital Stewardship, Getty Research Institute
Nancy Enneking is the Head of Institutional Records and Digital Stewardship at the Getty Research Institute in the J. Paul Getty Trust. She is leading the GRI's adoption of ArchiveSpace and is currently serving as a member of the ArchivesSpace User Advisory Council, the ArchivesSpace... Read More →
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Linda Hocking

Curator of Library & Archives, Litchfield Historical Society
Linda Hocking is the Curator of Library & Archives at the Litchfield Historical Society where she oversees all aspects of the research library. She is newsletter editor for the Academy of Certified Archivists, serves on the Connecticut State Historical Records Advisory Board, and... Read More →
avatar for Noah Huffman

Noah Huffman

Archivist for Metadata, Systems, and Digital Records, Duke University
Noah Huffman is the Archivist for Metadata, Systems, and Digital Records in the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Duke University. He coordinates metadata activities, oversees archival collection management systems, and manages other technical services operati... Read More →
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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 →
avatar for Rachel Searcy

Rachel Searcy

Accessioning Archivist, New York University
I am the Accessioning Archivist at New York University Libraries, and also act as the library's ArchivesSpace administrator. I hold an MA in History and an MS in Library and Information Science with a concentration in Archives Management from Simmons College, as well as a BA in English... Read More →
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Sally Vermaaten

Project Manager, Archival Systems, New York University
Sally Vermaaten is Project Manager for the Archival Systems Project at New York University, where she leads work to support discovery and management of archival collections by implementing a set of new systems - ArchivesSpace, Aeon, and a new discovery layer for special collections... Read More →



Friday August 5, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Grand Ballroom East Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

3:00pm

502 - A Call to Action: Archiving the Memorial Materials from Mother Emanuel AME Church
In this companion discussion to "I Second That Emotion" (session 109), members of the Charleston Archives, Libraries, and Museums Council (aka CALM) discuss in more detail the many aspects of the Emanuel AME memorial project and the difficulties the archivists involved faced as they worked across multiple institutions and tiers of hierarchy (religious, private, municipal, and non-profit) to coordinate efforts for the preservation and documentation of the enormous outpouring of materials stemming from this national tragedy.

Chair
avatar for Celeste Wiley

Celeste Wiley

Visual Materials Archivist, South Carolina Historical Society
Anything photography related, conservation, preservation

Speakers
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Melissa J. Bronheim

Associate Archivist, Roman Catholic Diocese of Charleston
Melissa Bronheim is the Associate Archivist for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Charleston in South Carolina. Prior to joining the diocese, Melissa worked as a project archivist for the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture, a digital archivist for the Lowcountry... Read More →
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Melissa Buchanan

Curator of Collections, Patriots Point
Melissa Buchanan is the collections curator at Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum in Mt. Pleasant, SC. She graduated from the College of Charleston in 2003 with a bachelor's in history and from the University of West Georgia in 2008 with a master's in history concentrating in... Read More →
avatar for Virginia Ellison

Virginia Ellison

Archivist, South Carolina Historical Society
Virginia Ellison is the Archivist at the South Carolina Historical Society where she oversees archival operations and works with patrons in the library. She attended the College of Charleston, where she earned a B.S. in anthropology, received her Master's in Library and Information... Read More →
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Brooke Fox

University Archivist, Medical University of South Carolina
Brooke Fox is University Archivist at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) and an Associate Professor in the Department of Library Science and Informatics. She joined the MUSC Waring Historical Library in August 2007 after five years as archivist for the Office of NIH History... Read More →
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Katie Gray

Archivist, Charleston County Public Library
Katie Gray serves as the Archivist for the Charleston County Public Library, where she has been employed since 1999. She holds a MLIS from the University of South Carolina and a BS in Biology from Winthrop University. Ms. Gray is a member of the Academy of Certified Archivists and... Read More →
avatar for Georgette Mayo

Georgette Mayo

Processing Archivist, Avery Center for African American History
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Meg Moughan

Records Manager, City of Charleston
Meg holds a Master of Arts and Master of Science degree with a concentration in American History and Archives and Records Management from Simmons College. She has over 15 years of experience working as an archivist, librarian, and records manager. Previously, she has held the archivist... Read More →
avatar for Celeste Wiley

Celeste Wiley

Visual Materials Archivist, South Carolina Historical Society
Anything photography related, conservation, preservation


Friday August 5, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Grand Ballroom West Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

3:00pm

503 - More Access, Less Process: Practical Born-Digital Access at Scale
Using minimal arrangement and description techniques, the University of Wyoming's American Heritage Center provides in-house access to the majority of its born-digital collections. The speakers describe how collaboration among reference, processing, and digital archivists facilitates this access. Additionally, they share how, through in-person discussions and surveys, they are gaining insight into researchers' experiences interacting with and deriving usefulness from minimally processed electronic records.

Chair
avatar for Tyler G. Cline

Tyler G. Cline

Digital Archivist, University of Wyoming
Tyler Cline is the digital archivist at the University of Wyoming American Heritage Center. He oversees the born-digital and mass digitization programs. As digital archivist, Tyler has worked to develop practical solutions for appraisal, ingest, and access across a variety of media... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Tyler G. Cline

Tyler G. Cline

Digital Archivist, University of Wyoming
Tyler Cline is the digital archivist at the University of Wyoming American Heritage Center. He oversees the born-digital and mass digitization programs. As digital archivist, Tyler has worked to develop practical solutions for appraisal, ingest, and access across a variety of media... Read More →
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Irlanda E. Jacinto

University Archivist, University of Wyoming
Irlanda Jacinto is the University Archivist at the American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming since April 2015. In this position she serves as liaison for acquisitions of traditional and born digital collections of faculty, staff, department, and students at the University of... Read More →
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Amanda Stow

Reference Archivist, University of Wyoming
Amanda Stow has been a reference archivist at the American Heritage Center (AHC), University of Wyoming since 2012. Ms. Stow facilitates access to collection material to onsite and distance patrons, provides instruction to University students and the general public, while also serving... Read More →


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

3:00pm

504 - Archives and Institutional Power: A Critical Perspective
Archivists have been comfortable challenging corporate archives' support of institutional power while government, academic, and religious archives have escaped that scrutiny. This interactive discussion challenges us to consider a new perspective: That archivists can make change through negotiating their relationship with and support of institutional power, and that no archives is free from this interplay. Participants should arrive equipped with an SMS text-messaging-capable device and be familiar with three pre-readings, available via Sched.org.

Chair
avatar for Deirdre A. Scaggs

Deirdre A. Scaggs

Associate Dean, University of Kentucky
Associate Dean, Special Collections Research Center and Director, Wendell H. Ford Public Policy Research Center, University of Kentucky Libraries. Photographer, "Row by Row: Talking with Kentucky Gardeners" 2015 and author, "The Historic Kentucky Kitchen: Traditional Recipes for Today's... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Terry Baxter

Terry Baxter

archivist, Multnomah County Archives
Terry has been an archvist since 1985, working at the Oregon State Archives, Pacificorp, and Multnomah County Archives. He has served in various appointed and elected positions in both SAA and Northwest Archivists and is currently a steering committee member of the Archives Leadership... Read More →
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Jessica Farrell

Curator of Digital Collections, Harvard Law School
Jessica is curator of digital collections at Harvard Law School Library and has held past positions at McDonald's Corporation, Armstrong-Johnston Archival Services, the College of Charleston/Avery Research Center, and in several volunteer capacities within the archival community... Read More →
avatar for Adam Daniel Paradis

Adam Daniel Paradis

Metadata Librarian, American Theological Library Association
Archivist and Metadata Librarian | | Metadata Librarian focusing on the fields of theology, religious studies, and social theory. Co-founder of the Fr. Michael L. Pfleger Archives, an independent grassroots archives in Chicago. Interested in: LIS education, political economy... Read More →
avatar for Deirdre A. Scaggs

Deirdre A. Scaggs

Associate Dean, University of Kentucky
Associate Dean, Special Collections Research Center and Director, Wendell H. Ford Public Policy Research Center, University of Kentucky Libraries. Photographer, "Row by Row: Talking with Kentucky Gardeners" 2015 and author, "The Historic Kentucky Kitchen: Traditional Recipes for Today's... Read More →



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

3:00pm

505 - Working for Tomorrow: Student Activism, Education, and Diversity in the Archives
Education, professional development, and diversity come together in a lightning round showcasing the archival outreach work of MLIS students and recent graduates. They describe how they use their skills and experience to raise awareness, collect stories, and preserve/promote voices of those underrepresented in the archives and the archival profession. Student panelists offer ideas and feedback for developing your own outreach efforts as a student or new graduate.

Chair
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Hannivett Nabahe

ARL/SAA Mosaic Fellow, University of Arizona
Hanni Nabahe is originally from Veracruz, Mexico. She holds an MLIS and Graduate Certificates in Archival Studies and Digital Information Management from the University of Arizona. She is a 2014-2016 Knowledge River Scholar, a 2015 ARL Career Enhancement Fellow, and a 2015-2016 ARL/SAA... Read More →

Speakers
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Allison Campbell

MLIS Candidate, University of Oaklahoma
Allison Campbell is from Tulsa, Oklahoma. She is a masters student at University of Oklahoma's Library and Information Studies department. She is a 2014-2015 Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition Curatorial Fellow. Allison works as a researcher and designer developing systems for retrieval... Read More →
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Joanna Chen Cham

Los Angeles as Subject, Resident Archivist, University of Southern California
Joanna Chen Cham is from Los Angeles, California. She is currently the 'Los Angeles as Subject' Resident Archivist at the University of Southern California. Joanna holds a Master of Library and Information Science and a Graduate Certificate in Digital Humanities from the University... Read More →
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Harvey Long

PhD Student, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Harvey is a second-year doctoral student in the University of Wisconsin-Madison Information School. Long holds an undergraduate degree in English with a minor in History from Winston-Salem State University. His research interests include archival studies, and African American his... Read More →
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Shavonn Matsuda

Librarian, University of Hawaiʻi Maui College
Shavonn is from Hāna, Maui. She is a Librarian at the University of Hawaiʻi Maui College. Prior to this, Shavonn was the Reference Archivist at ʻUluʻulu Archive. Shavonn holds an MLISc from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. Her thesis is titled "Toward a Hawaiian Knowledge... Read More →
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Hannivett Nabahe

ARL/SAA Mosaic Fellow, University of Arizona
Hanni Nabahe is originally from Veracruz, Mexico. She holds an MLIS and Graduate Certificates in Archival Studies and Digital Information Management from the University of Arizona. She is a 2014-2016 Knowledge River Scholar, a 2015 ARL Career Enhancement Fellow, and a 2015-2016 ARL/SAA... Read More →



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

3:00pm

506 - You Are Not Alone! Navigating the Implementation of New Archival Systems
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.

Chair
avatar for Olga Virakhovskaya

Olga Virakhovskaya

Lead Archivist for Collections Management, University of Michigan
Olga oversees processing of collections in all formats, and develops archival description policies and workflows. Her professional interests include archival description, archival ethics and privacy issues, and linked data. Olga holds MLIS from the Southern Connecticut State Univ... Read More →

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. She teaches in the archival studies graduate program at Rutgers University.
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Julia Corrin

University Archivist, Carnegie Mellon University
Julia Corrin is the University Archivist at Carnegie Mellon University, where she oversees the archive's physical and digital collections and sits on the Dean's Advisory Council. She previously served as the Political Collections and Access Archivist at Arkansas State University... Read More →
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Max Eckard

Assistant Archivist for Digital Curation, University of Michigan Bentley Historical Library
Max Eckard is the Assistant Archivist for Digital Curation at the University of Michigan Bentley Historical Library and serves on the ArchivesSpace Technical Advisory Committee, heading the Integrations sub-team. He is passionate about archives, digital curation and end users!
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Patrick Galligan

Digital Archivist, Rockefeller Archive Center
Patrick graduated from the University of Michigan's School of Information in 2013 and is a Digital Archivist at the Rockefeller Archive Center. Patrick is the RAC's metadata wrangler, ArchivesSpace super user and all-around data massager.
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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... 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... Read More →
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Erin Lawrimore

University Archivist, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
University Archivist, but probably best known for my corgis Franny and Jasper. I'm most interested in outreach/public awareness, oral history, and instruction.
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Bethany Scott

Digital Projects Coordinator, 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... Read More →
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Olga Virakhovskaya

Lead Archivist for Collections Management, University of Michigan
Olga oversees processing of collections in all formats, and develops archival description policies and workflows. Her professional interests include archival description, archival ethics and privacy issues, and linked data. Olga holds MLIS from the Southern Connecticut State Univ... Read More →



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

3:00pm

507 - A Year in the Clouds: Itinerant Archivists' Pilot Trip to Ecuador
Founded in 2014, the Itinerant Archivists' (IA) mission is to connect U.S. archivists with colleagues abroad to build international collaborations and share ideas and experiences. With the goal to further the archival enterprise and an eye on political and social justice, IA planned and facilitated a 2015 pilot program to Ecuador. Founders Baur, Kelleher, and Snyder discuss the pilot, including project overview, lessons learned, and strengths and weaknesses as well as strategies for sustainability and future projects, including their next trip to Rwanda. Audience ideas and discussion are encouraged.

Chair
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Francine Snyder

Director of Archives and Scholarship, Robert Rauschenberg Foundation
Francine Snyder is the Director of Archives and Scholarship at the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation. Prior to the Rauschenberg Foundation, Ms. Snyder spent nearly a decade as Director of the Library and Archives at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and, before that, she was a Project... Read More →

Speakers
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Natalie Baur

Digital Preservation Librarian, El Colegio de México
Natalie Baur is Digital Preservation Librarian at El Colegio de Mexico and co-founder of Itinerant Archivists. A Fulbright Scholar in 2015-2016, Baur received the SAA's Emerging Leader Award in 2017. She hold an M.A. from the University of Delaware and an M.L.S. from the University... Read More →
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Christian Kelleher

Head of Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Kelleher holds an MLIS with specialization in Archival Enterprise (2000) and an MA in Journalism (2014) from the University of Texas at Austin and is a Certified Archivist. Currently the Head of Special Collections at the University of Houston Libraries, he was previously the Archivist... Read More →
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Francine Snyder

Director of Archives and Scholarship, Robert Rauschenberg Foundation
Francine Snyder is the Director of Archives and Scholarship at the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation. Prior to the Rauschenberg Foundation, Ms. Snyder spent nearly a decade as Director of the Library and Archives at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and, before that, she was a Project... Read More →


Friday August 5, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 204/205 Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

3:00pm

508 - Strengthening Leadership Development Across Archives, Libraries, and Museums
Archives, library, and museum organizations continually invest in leadership skills development to prepare future leaders. Until now, common frameworks have not existed to help instructors and learners recognize translatable leadership competencies or resources across the fields. Utilizing the "Levels of Leadership" frameworks developed by the Nexus LAB projects, the panelists engage the audience in considering definitions for leadership development competencies across career stages while exploring how a common framework supports existing leadership development efforts.

Chair
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Rosemary Pleva Flynn

Principal Librarian, University of North Dakota
-- Principal Librarian and Team Lead, Library & Information Services, Energy & Environmental Research Center, University of North Dakota (includes the archives and records management program and overseeing associated staff) -- Certified Archivist -- SAA Workshop Instructor -- Chair... Read More →

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Anne W. Ackerson

Executive Director, Council of State Archivists
-- CoSA Executive Director since 2013. -- Member, NYS Archives SHRAB -- Co-author, Leadership Matters (published 2013 by AltaMira Press in AASLH Series) -- Co-author, Women+Museums: Lessons from the Workplace (2016, Left Coast Press) -- Former Director of the Museum Association of... Read More →
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Christina Drummond

Director of Strategic Initiatives, Educopia Institute
Educopia Institute
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Rosemary Pleva Flynn

Principal Librarian, University of North Dakota
-- Principal Librarian and Team Lead, Library & Information Services, Energy & Environmental Research Center, University of North Dakota (includes the archives and records management program and overseeing associated staff) -- Certified Archivist -- SAA Workshop Instructor -- Chair... Read More →
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Mark Puente

Director of Diversity and Leadership Programs, Association of Research Libraries
-- Program Director for the ARL/SAA Mosaic Program -- Director, ARL Leadership Symposium -- Faculty for ARL Leadership Fellows Program -- ARL representative to the Nexus LAB: Leading Across Boundaries project advisory board -- Alumnus of the Minnesota Institute for Early Career Librarians... Read More →



Friday August 5, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 210/211 Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

3:00pm

509 - Tales from the Crypt: A Story of Educational Collaboration Among Archives in Mississippi
The students at the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science in Columbus, Mississippi, utilize primary sources as an interpretative tool in the "Tales from the Crypt" course. Using historical resources, students research the individuals buried in Columbus' historic Friendship Cemetery and share the community's storied past in an annual performance. In this session you'll hear from several involved in the "Tales" project and how it has inspired similar endeavors in other states.

Chair
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Catherine Bell

Archivist, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
Catherine Bell is currently the Infrastructure Archivist at the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. She previously worked as a Historic Resources Specialist for Reference Services at the Mississippi Department of Archives and History. She obtained a Master of Science in Information... Read More →

Speakers
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Catherine Bell

Archivist, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
Catherine Bell is currently the Infrastructure Archivist at the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. She previously worked as a Historic Resources Specialist for Reference Services at the Mississippi Department of Archives and History. She obtained a Master of Science in Information... Read More →
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Mona K. Vance-Ali

Archivist, Columbus-Lowndes Public Library
Mona Vance-Ali is the Archivist for the Local History Department (LHD) at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library. She received her MA in History from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. In 2011, she published a book titled Images of America: Columbus. She also teaches a class... Read More →


Friday August 5, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 206/207 Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

3:00pm

510 - Out of the Box Finding Aids: Design and Development for Contemporary Research
EAD3 helps us create structured data, but how do we serve the data to users? The speakers discuss two projects that experiment with out-of-the-box finding aid design, development, and delivery. First, the Fancy Finding Aid: visual content, responsive design, mobile interactions, automated requests, and annotation features. Second, Finding Aid-LD: strategies for preparation, publication, and promotion of finding aid data as Linked Data and exposure of archives collections on the (Semantic) Web.

Chair
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Allison Jai O'Dell

Metadata Librarian, University of Florida
Allison works in technical services for special collections and archives. Her research and development projects focus on metadata, Linked Data, and front-end Web development. Details and CV: http://www.allisonjai.com

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