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Tuesday, October 24 • 3:00pm - 3:55pm
#t6b: Community History and Public Work: New Voices in Digital Libraries

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Community History and Public Work: New Voices in Digital Libraries
Brooke Sansosti(1), Lauren Algee(2), Kelly Riddle(3), Natasha Hollenbach(4), Jefferson Bailey(5)
1: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh; 2: District of Columbia Public Library; 3: County of Los Angeles Public Library; 4: Montana Historical Society Research Center; 5: Internet Archive
Until now, the history of digital libraries has been written by academic institutions. Public libraries and nonprofit institutions are emerging as new voices in the field. These organizations support a diverse population and focus on community history and public work. This panel will discuss projects that value patrons and communities.

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Lauren Algee

Senior Innovation Specialist, Library of Congress
Lauren is outgoing Chair of the SAA Public Libraries Archives and Special Collections Section. As a member of the Library of Congress Labs team she is a Community Manager for By the People, a crowdsourcing project which invites the public to explore and make LC digital collections... Read More →
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Jefferson Bailey

Director, Archiving & Data Services, Internet Archive
Jefferson Bailey is Director of Web Archiving & Data Services at Internet Archive. Jefferson joined Internet Archive in Summer 2014 and manages Internet Archive’s web archiving services including Archive-It, used by over 900 institutions to preserve the web. He also oversees web... Read More →
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Kelly Riddle

Digital Projects Coordinator, LA County Library

Brooke Sansosti

Digitization and Special Projects Lead, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

Tuesday October 24, 2017 3:00pm - 3:55pm EDT