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Sunday, October 22
 

8:00am

continental breakfast and dot-voting on sessions
Welcome, all, to #dlfLAC-HBCU 2017! Pick up conference badges and registration packets for the LAC-HBCU Pre-Conference and whole week's events in the lobby, grab some breakfast, and dot-vote on unconference sessions!

Sunday October 22, 2017 8:00am - 9:30am
Westmoreland

8:00am

9:30am

#dlfLAC-HBCU plenary: Loretta Parham keynote
We’re very pleased to announce Loretta Parham as the distinguished keynoter of this year’s DLF Forum liberal arts pre-conference, which is being organized in partnership with the HBCU Library Alliance, representing White House-designated Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Please join us for her talk, which will examine the theme of “Staffing for Our Digital Library: The Promise, the Plan and Our Response.”

Moderators
avatar for Bethany Nowviskie

Bethany Nowviskie

Director, Digital Library Federation, CLIR+DLF
Tell me what you most want and need from #ourDLF.
SP

Sandra Phoenix

Executive Director, HBCU Library Alliance
Sandra Phoenix has more than 30 years’ experience at nonprofit organizations and extensive project management experience. Responsible for the overall operations of the HBCU Library Alliance, her duties include providing leadership in developing strategic and financial planning... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Loretta Parham

Loretta Parham

CEO and Director, Atlanta University Center (AUC) Robert W. Woodruff Library
Parham helped to establish the HBCU Library Alliance in 2002, serving as its co-founding director and founding Board Chair. She is presently the CEO and Director of the Atlanta University Center (AUC) Robert W. Woodruff Library— an independent academic library that serves four HBCUs: Morehouse College, Spelman College, the Interdenominational Theological Center, and Clark Atlanta University. Prior to joining AUC, Parham directed the Hampton University Harvey Library, served as deputy director of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, and served as District Chief of 20 urban branch libraries for the Chicago Public Library. She has also served in influential leadership roles on a variety of committees and boards, including at the Georgia Humanities Council, ACRL, ALA, OCLC, SOLINET, ARCHE (the Atlanta Regional Council of Higher Education-Library Council), and the Oberlin Group Consortium. Among her publications is a 2006 guide book, co-edited with Barbara Dewey, on Achieving Diversity: A How-To-Do-It Manual for Librarians.Loretta Parham received her MLS from the University of Michigan School of Information, which honored her with its Distinguished Alumni Award in 2016. Earlier this year, she was... Read More →


Sunday October 22, 2017 9:30am - 10:30am
Westmoreland

10:30am

scheduling discussion
Based on outcome from a pre-Pre-Conference survey and the morning's dot-voting session, the organizing committee will present and collaboratively refine the day's schedule. 

Sunday October 22, 2017 10:30am - 11:00am
Westmoreland

11:00am

morning break
Sunday October 22, 2017 11:00am - 11:15am
Rotunda

11:15am

11:15am

#s1b: unconference session
Sunday October 22, 2017 11:15am - 12:10pm
Butler

11:15am

#s1c: unconference session
Sunday October 22, 2017 11:15am - 12:10pm
Somerset

12:10pm

lightning lunch: buffet lunch and fast-paced mini-talks
Presentations
Still accepting proposals on a rolling basis! 

 
 
Back to the Future: Historically Black Liberal Arts Colleges as Potential Training Ground for Future Digital Library Leaders
Shaundra Walker
Georgia College, United States of America
 
Historically black liberal art colleges have played a significant role in developing African American leaders. Therefore, it should not be a surprise that libraries at these institutions have similarly developed library leaders. This talk will discuss the potential historically black liberal art colleges have to produce future digital library leaders.
 
 
Care Ethics and Student Life Documentation
Charlotte Kostelic
Library of Congress, United States of America
 
Using the principle of informed consent and an ethics of care, the Barnard Archives and Special Collections has developed protocols for acquiring permission from students before crawling their websites, aligning our interest in student life documentation with our desire to build trust with our students.
 
 
Creating Community Resources for Digital Project Success: A Call to Action
Amy Bocko
Emerson College, United States of America
 
Amy Bocko has taken the first steps to create community digitization resources to be shared in the LAC community, in particular, for under-resourced colleges. By pooling expertise, we can provide our colleagues with a programmatic approach to building digital collections, thus elevating our digital library community as a whole.
 
 
"There's sheets in them there closets": Revealing the second Klan's mass appeal
Erin White
Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries, United States of America
 
The KKK re-emerged between the World Wars, gaining widespread membership with its distinctly "American" values of racism, anti-Semitism, and anti-Catholicism. In this talk I'll describe VCU's "Mapping the Second Ku Klux Klan, 1915-1940" digital project and our efforts to connect the dots between the past and the present.
 
 
Deep Engagement with First-Gen First-Year Students
Alexis Logsdon
Macalester College, United States of America
 
Instruction librarian at a small liberal arts college reports on collaboration with faculty and academic affairs to ensure a smooth transition for first-generation college students embarking on their first year of college.
 
 
Surveying at Scale: Developing a Framework to Survey LAC and HBCU Collections for Digital Projects
Sarah Carlson(1), Cecily Marcus(1), Trevor Muñoz(2), Catherine Knight Steele(2)
1: University of Minnesota; 2: University of Maryland
 
American collections at LACs and HBCUs? Umbra Search and University of Maryland’s AADHum initiative will convene partners to develop a collections survey framework that helps connect LAC and HBCU collections to other digital library projects.
 
 
Collaboration and Digital Archives in Guatemala
Alex Galarza
Haverford College, United States of America
 
This lightning talk describes collaboration to create a digital archive between a Guatemalan human rights organization and the Digital Scholarship team at Haverford College. The project follows a post-custodial model and is in its earliest phase of identifying materials on which to focus digitization and data curation efforts.
 
 
The Indigenous Digital Archive: Making Digital Access More Effective and More Social
Anna Naruta-Moya
Indigenous Digital Archive, United States of America
 
Our opensource software allows people to work with digitized documents more naturally and more socially. Tagging and computer processing allow keyword searching of archival material. Our user interface shows what’s there to explore and recent tagging and commenting activity to aid in joining conversations, writing counter-narratives, or conducting collaborative research.
 
 
No server, no developers, no problem! Using Scalar for out of the box undergraduate DH projects
Brendan O'Connell
Smith College Libraries, United States of America
 
Liberal arts colleges wishing to provide digital scholarship resources to students are often hampered by lack of campus resources for customized development of DH tools. Scalar offers users unparalleled out of the box functionality in a free externally-hosted environment, such as image annotation, network visualization, and open peer review.
 
 
The Transatlantic Slave Trade Database: Research and Teaching Applications
Martin Halbert
UNCG, United States of America
 
The Transatlantic Slave Trade Database (http://www.slavevoyages.org/) is the primary resource for the historical study of the slave trade across the Atlantic, and was developed through a series of NEH-funded grants. This brief presentation by one of the Co-PIs who created the site will discuss Research and Teaching Applications.
 
 
Digitizing Hidden Collections
Nicole Ferraiolo
CLIR (Council on Library and Information Resources)
 
Digitizing Hidden Collections is a $4 million annual grant program administered by CLIR and funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Learn about the program and the forthcoming applicant resources that are in the works for the 2018 cycle!*
https://www.clir.org/hiddencollections
*pending program renewal
 
 
Funding Opportunities at the Institute of Museum and Library Services
Ashley E. Sands
Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), United States of America
 
Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Program Officer, Ashley E. Sands, will provide a brief overview of IMLS funding opportunity deadlines, processes, and point to where attendees can find more information.

Speakers
avatar for Nicole Ferraiolo

Nicole Ferraiolo

Program Officer for Scholarly Resources, Council on Library and Information Resources
avatar for Charlotte Kostelic

Charlotte Kostelic

National Digital Stewardship Resident, Library of Congress
Charlotte is the National Digital Stewardship Resident for the Library of Congress, where her project focuses on researching opportunities for metadata and systems interoperability for collections related to early American and Georgian England.
avatar for Alexis Logsdon

Alexis Logsdon

Research and Instruction Librarian, Macalester College
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 Minnesot... Read More →
avatar for Trevor Muñoz

Trevor Muñoz

Interim Director, MITH/ Assistant Dean for Digital Humanities Research, University Libraries, University of Maryland
avatar for Brendan O'Connell

Brendan O'Connell

Instructional Technology Librarian, Smith College Libraries
I am Instructional Technology Librarian at Smith College Libraries, where I contribute to a variety of emerging projects. I am acutely interested in what academic libraries mean in the liberal arts context. | | Before this, I was a Library Fellow at North Carolina State Univ... Read More →
avatar for Ashley E. Sands

Ashley E. Sands

Senior Library Program Officer, Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)
avatar for Shaundra Walker

Shaundra Walker

Interim Library Director, Georgia College, United States of America
I serve as Interim Library Director of the Ina Dillard Russell Library at Georgia College.  In my role, I provide strategic leadership, guiding a team of library professional and support staff in enhancing and communicating the value and role of the library.  I am a graduate of Spelman College (B.A., History), Clark-Atlanta University (M.S.LS.), and Mercer University (PhD... Read More →
avatar for Erin White

Erin White

Head, Digital Engagement, Virginia Commonwealth University
Talk to me about library technology, the web, user experience, digital collections and digital humanities.


Sunday October 22, 2017 12:10pm - 1:30pm
Westmoreland

1:30pm

1:30pm

#s2b: unconference session
Sunday October 22, 2017 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Butler

1:30pm

#s2c: unconference session
Sunday October 22, 2017 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Somerset

2:25pm

2:25pm

#s3b: unconference session
Sunday October 22, 2017 2:25pm - 3:15pm
Butler

2:25pm

#s3c: unconference session
Sunday October 22, 2017 2:25pm - 3:15pm
Somerset

3:15pm

afternoon break
Sunday October 22, 2017 3:15pm - 3:35pm
Rotunda

3:35pm

3:35pm

#s4b: unconference session
Sunday October 22, 2017 3:35pm - 4:25pm
Butler

3:35pm

#s4c: unconference session
Sunday October 22, 2017 3:35pm - 4:25pm
Somerset

4:30pm

closing plenary: #dlfLAC-HBCU reflections and next steps
Join us for panelists' reflections on the day and a discussion of next steps between the DLF liberal arts and HBCU Library Alliance communities at our #dlfLAC-HBCU closing plenary! More information soon. 

Moderators
avatar for Bethany Nowviskie

Bethany Nowviskie

Director, Digital Library Federation, CLIR+DLF
Tell me what you most want and need from #ourDLF.
SP

Sandra Phoenix

Executive Director, HBCU Library Alliance
Sandra Phoenix has more than 30 years’ experience at nonprofit organizations and extensive project management experience. Responsible for the overall operations of the HBCU Library Alliance, her duties include providing leadership in developing strategic and financial planning... Read More →

Sunday October 22, 2017 4:30pm - 5:20pm
Westmoreland
 
Monday, October 23
 

7:30am

continental breakfast
Grab a plate and join a working session or dine in Allegheny!

Monday October 23, 2017 7:30am - 9:00am
Allegheny

7:30am

registration: 2017 DLF FORUM
Welcome to the 2017 DLF Forum! Pick up conference badges and registration packets for the #DLFforum and affiliated events in the lobby.

Monday October 23, 2017 7:30am - 9:00am
Foyer

9:00am

#DLFforum opening plenary: Rasheedah Phillips keynote
Join us for the opening of the 2017 DLF Forum! We'll be introducing Forum fellows, thanking our sponsors and organizers, and hearing an important keynote talk by Rasheedah Phillips.

Rasheedah Phillips, Esq. will open this year’s DLF Forum with an exciting keynote talk (title TBD) on community-driven documentation, cultural memory and conceptions of time, and the potential of digital libraries to support and be shaped by marginalized people’s work to imagine alternate futures. Phillips will draw on her practical perspectives and experiences as a public interest attorney and activist, working against forces of gentrification and eminent domain in North Philadelphia — and on her conceptual ones, as an artist, science fiction writer, and co-founder of a community center designed around principles of Afrofuturism and Black Quantum Futurism.


Speakers
avatar for Rasheedah Phillips

Rasheedah Phillips

Creator, The Afrofuturist Affair
Phillips is a 2008 graduate of Temple University’s Beasley School of Law. She serves as managing attorney for the housing unit at Community Legal Services of Philadelphia and Creative Director of an arts-based grassroots organization called The Afrofuturist Affair, which she founded in 2011. As part of the Black Quantum Futurism collective, she collaborated with Camae Ayewa (who tours and performs as... Read More →


Monday October 23, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am
Allegheny
  • Sponsored by: Carnegie Mellon University Libraries

10:30am

morning break
Monday October 23, 2017 10:30am - 11:00am
Rotunda
  • Sponsored by: Data Curation Experts

11:00am

#m1a: Labor+
Presentations
 
Dudes Code, Ladies Coordinate: Gendered Labor in Digital Scholarship
Rafia Mirza(1), Maura Seale(2)
1: UT Arlington Library, United States of America; 2: Georgetown University, United States of America
 
This presentation will consider the often invisible, frequently ignored labor that is behind digital scholarship. The work of digital scholarship librarians is emotional or affective, and consequently gendered. This work is always undergirded by the maintenance and creation of both relationships, and the technical infrastructure required for scholarly work.
 
 
Project Incubation and Student Staffing within the Shapiro Design Lab Residency
Justin Schell, Brandon Patterson
University of Michigan Library, United States of America
 
Our presentation will detail the inaugural year of the Shapiro Design Lab Residency at the University of Michigan Library. In discussing the Residency as a new form of student staffing within the Library, we will highlight the successes and opportunities for improvement after its first year.
 
 
Examining Digital Humanities Projects and Libraries: Labor, Community, and Networks
Robin Kear, Kate Joranson
University of Pittsburgh, United States of America
 
Themes from a forthcoming edited book, Digital Humanities, Libraries, and Partnerships, will be discussed. Libraries find themselves at the intersection of a number of larger issues in higher education, such as labor equity, digital pedagogy, and community involvement, which we explore by articulating the complexities of DH partnerships.
 

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Robin Kear

Robin Kear

Liaison Librarian, University of Pittsburgh
avatar for Justin Schell

Justin Schell

University of Michigan Library - Shapiro Design Lab
Justin Schell is the Director of the Shapiro Design Lab, a peer learning and project design community at the University of Michigan Library. Passionate about all things community and citizen science, he has helped organize Data Rescue events across the country. He is also the fou... Read More →


Monday October 23, 2017 11:00am - 11:55am
Westmoreland

11:00am

#m1b: Open Source Software Archival Workflows (OSSArcFlow) with BitCurator, Archivematica, and ArchivesSpace
Open Source Software Archival Workflows (OSSArcFlow) with BitCurator, Archivematica, and ArchivesSpace
Katherine Skinner(1), Christopher {Cal} Lee(2), Kelly Stewart(3), Laney McGlohon(4), Sam Meister(1), Dan Gillean(3)
1: Educopia Institute, United States of America; 2: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill School of Library and Information Science; 3: Artefactual, Inc; 4: LYRASIS
 
Educopia, with UNC-CH SILS, LYRASIS, and Artefactual, Inc., will share initial findings from our OSSArcFlow project, including:
1. specific socio-technical factors that act as drivers in archival workflow creation
2. exemplar archives/library workflow diagrams we've produced
3. examples of eccentricities and similarities across 12 distinct archives and library environments

Speakers
avatar for Dan Gillean

Dan Gillean

AtoM Program Manager, Artefactual Systems
Dan Gillean serves as the AtoM Progam Manager with Artefactual Systems and provides quality assurance testing, requirements analysis, documentation, technical support, and community dialogue for Artefactual's AtoM and Archivematica projects.
avatar for Christopher {Cal} Lee

Christopher {Cal} Lee

Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Christopher (Cal) Lee is Professor at SILS at UNC-CH. Cal is Principal Investigator of BitCurator NLP, and was Principal Investigator of BitCurator and BitCurator Access; all have developed and disseminated open-source tools for use by LAMs.
avatar for Sam Meister

Sam Meister

Preservation Communities Manager, Educopia Institute
MetaArchive Cooperative, BitCurator Consortium, digital preservation, digital forensics, workflow modeling
avatar for Katherine Skinner

Katherine Skinner

Executive Director, MetaArchive Cooperative, Educopia Institute
Katherine is the Executive Director of the Educopia Institute, a not-for-profit educational organization that builds networks and collaborative communities to help cultural, scientific, and scholarly institutions achieve greater impact. Skinner received her Ph.D. from Emory Unive... Read More →


Monday October 23, 2017 11:00am - 11:55am
Butler

11:00am

#m1c: Access+
Presentations
 
Archival Diasporas: Dispersed Ethnographic Photographs in the Age of Digitization
Ricardo Punzalan
University of Maryland College of Information Studies, United States of America
 
This presentation will discuss a framework for understanding the contexts of archival dispersion that simultaneously act as barriers to representing dispersed ethnographic photographs online. As cultural heritage institutions facilitate digital access to archival images, the ethics of online display and digital return of ethnographic images pose serious concern.
 
 
A case study - Building an untraditional oral history digital collection
Victoria Pilato
Stony Brook University, United States of America
 
A personal account of a faculty led oral history digital project consisting of student work. It will touch upon the trials, errors, and successful outcomes by discussing copyright, intellectual property, access, as well as file formats, such as best practices for born digital materials, specifically Word docs and PowerPoint files.
 
 
The Future of Finding at the University of Oxford: Visualizing Hidden Collections
Megan Hurst
Athenaeum21, United States of America
 
Update: September 2017. This presentation has been withdrawn. Oxford University has collaborated with Athenaeum21 to prototype a browse-based collections explorer, helping researchers to visualize the entire corpus of research materials available to them, and to find collections and items that are not currently discoverable through “traditional” digital search and discovery tools.

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Megan Hurst

Megan Hurst

Chief Experience Officer, Athenaeum21
I co-founded Athenaeum21 with Christine Madsen to help libraries, museums, publishers and knowledge organizations evolve, innovate, and lead our information age. My areas of expertise and passion are user experience, user research, digital strategy, assessment, digital humanities, digital preservation, digital publishing, search... Read More →
VP

Victoria Pilato

Digital Projects Librarian, Stony Brook University
avatar for Ricardo Punzalan

Ricardo Punzalan

Assistant Professor, University of Maryland College of Information Studies.
Ricardo L. Punzalan is an Assistant Professor of Archival Studies at the University of Maryland College of Information Studies. His research contributes to the growing area of research on the impact of digitization and online access to both archival institutions and the users the... Read More →


Monday October 23, 2017 11:00am - 11:55am
Cambria

11:00am

#m1d: Collaboration+
Presentations
 
Taking it Outside: Building Digital Collections with External Collaborators
Suzanne Chase, Salwa Ismail
Georgetown University, United States of America
 
Using examples that reflect Georgetown University’s scholarly and community-wide interests, Georgetown library staff will discuss how they have successfully collaborated with external stakeholders to create original, openly accessible digital special collections. Special considerations that are unique to these types of collections will be addressed and best practices will be shared.
 
 
Texas Digital Library Collaboration: Pooling Resources To Avoid Drowning
Courtney Mumma, Ryan Steans, Kristi Park
Texas Digital Library, United States of America
 
The Texas Digital Library consortium's members are facing diminishing resources under increased pressure to face new challenges. TDL is making changes to its membership model and expanding some of its service strategies to better leverage shared resources so members can focus on their unique, local projects.
 
 
Current Trends in Digital Scholarship Centers, InfoCommons, Makerspaces, and other High Tech Library Facilities
Martin Halbert
UNCG, United States of America
 
This presentation will summarize findings from a forthcoming 2017 monograph collecting essays from several dozen contributors on the topic of Digital Scholarship Centers,Information Commons, Makerspaces, and other varieties of high technology enabled library service centers. The presentation will include statistics and trends about facilities and programs around the country.
 
 
Art in the Library: Using Outreach, Collaboration, and Metadata to Enhance Access to a Local Art Collection
Bryan Ricupero
University of Wyoming, United States of America
 
A project was recently undertaken to digitize and describe a local art collection held by the Coe Library at the University of Wyoming. This is a multi-departmental effort that includes outreach to local and state artists for interviews about their work. These interviews are used to enhance object description.

Moderators
avatar for Roberto Vargas

Roberto Vargas

Research Librarian for Humanities & Interdisciplinary Studies, Swarthmore College

Speakers
avatar for Salwa Ismail

Salwa Ismail

Library Technologies, Georgetown University Library
avatar for Bryan Ricupero

Bryan Ricupero

Metadata Librarian, University of Wyoming
RS

Ryan Steans

Assistant Director, Texas Digital Library


Monday October 23, 2017 11:00am - 11:55am
Pennsylvania West

11:00am

#m1e: Data Management+
Presentations
 
Investigating Roles for Academic Libraries in Supporting Electronic Lab Notebooks
Ashley Sowa, Eleanor Mattern
University of Pittsburgh, United States of America
 
This presentation reports on a project that explores the role of academic libraries in supporting electronic lab notebook (ELN) usage. The presenters will share information gathered about user needs related to ELNs and data management, current ways libraries are supporting ELNs, and opportunities for further engagement in this service area.
 
 
Naming is Power: Omeka-S and Genealogical Data Models
Scout Calvert
Michigan State University, United States of America
 
Can Omeka-S provide a platform for developing, implementing, and experimenting with a vocabulary designed specifically to surface the tensions in kinship relations, diagnose historical discontinuities, resist dominant narratives, and encode fuller and messier histories than allowed by the time-worn pedigree chart and its digital heirs?
 
 
Tracking Digital Projects, Managing Digital Assets: Twin Challenges at Lafayette College Digital Scholarship Services
Charlotte Nunes
Skillman Library, Lafayette College, United States of America
 
Lafayette College Digital Scholarship Services is maturing from its “start-up” phase. In the name of scalability, our department is transitioning from ad hoc project ingestion to a more systematized process. This discussion is an opportunity for audience members to share strategies to manage and track collaborative projects in digital libraries.
 

Moderators
avatar for Shilpa Rele

Shilpa Rele

Scholarly Communication & Data Curation Librarian, Rowan University

Speakers
avatar for Scout Calvert

Scout Calvert

Data Librarian, Michigan State University
Cows, ARTs, feminist epistemology, knowledge infrastructures.
avatar for Eleanor Mattern

Eleanor Mattern

University of Pittsburgh


Monday October 23, 2017 11:00am - 11:55am
Somerset

12:00pm

#m2a: working lunch: DLF Born-Digital Access Group Introduction and Discussion
DLF Born-Digital Access Group Introduction and Discussion
Jessica Farrell(1), Ashley Taylor(2)
1: Harvard Law School; 2: University of Pittsburgh
 
The DLF Born-Digital Access Group invites community members to an open discussion on knowing our users, how we do or will provide access to born-digital special collections, how we can improve access methods, and wherever else participants take us in this new and exploratory group.
 

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Farrell

Jessica Farrell

Curator of Digital Collections, Harvard Law School
Jessica is curator of digital collections at Harvard Law school 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. Along w... Read More →
avatar for Ashley Taylor

Ashley Taylor

Archivist, University of Pittsburgh
Ashley Taylor has been an Archivist at the University of Pittsburgh since 2011. She primarily oversees large processing projects, specifically with medical and congressional collections. She also is responsible for exploring digital archive options for her repository. Her primar... Read More →


Monday October 23, 2017 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Westmoreland

12:00pm

#m2b: working lunch: Metadata Assessment Tools Hackathon
Metadata Assessment Tools Hackathon
Kate Flynn(1), Amelia Mowry(2), Christina Harlow(3)
1: University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago Collections; 2: Wayne State University; 3: Stanford University
 
This session builds on the work of the DLF Assessment Interest Group Metadata Working Group to capture and review tools used to evaluate or analyze metadata. The Hackathon focuses on testing a list of metadata assessment tools with a testing framework. This work will expand our metadata assessment tools repository.

Speakers
AM

Amelia Mowry

Wayne State University Library System
Wayne State University Library System


Monday October 23, 2017 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Butler

12:00pm

#m2c: working lunch: Surveyance or Surveillance?: Data ethics in library technologies
Surveyance or Surveillance?: Data ethics in library technologies
Yasmeen Shorish(1), Shea Swauger(2), David Riordan(3)
1: James Madison University; 2: University of Colorado at Denver; 3: Brown Institute for Media Innovation at Columbia School of Journalism
 
Libraries are increasingly investing in systems that can track and correlate user behavior. This proposal seeks to interrogate the methods and ethical implications of these technologies, questions how well positioned libraries are to advocate changes to those technologies, and seeks to establish guidelines for how to operationalize interrogation of technology.
 

Speakers
avatar for Yasmeen Shorish

Yasmeen Shorish

Data Services Coordinator, James Madison University
Getting Started with Open Science Framework (OSF)
avatar for Shea Swauger

Shea Swauger

Head of Researcher Support Services, Auraria Library


Monday October 23, 2017 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Cambria

12:00pm

#m2d: lunch workshop: Resisting Impostor Syndrome
Resisting Impostor Syndrome
Bess Sadler
Data Curation Experts, United States of America
 
Impostor syndrome, which is particularly common among under-represented groups in technology work and academia, is the feeling that you aren't qualified for the work you are doing and will be exposed as a fraud. This workshop will lead participants through writing and discussion exercises designed to combat it.
 

Speakers
avatar for Bess Sadler

Bess Sadler

Senior Developer, Data Curation Experts
GIS repository building, GeoBlacklight, getting started with Hydra development


Monday October 23, 2017 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Pennsylvania West

12:00pm

lunch buffet
Grab a plate and join a working session or dine in Allegheny!

Monday October 23, 2017 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Allegheny

1:30pm

#m3a: Scholarship+
Presentations
 
Disrupting the (Digital) Library: CLIR Fellows as Change Agents for Digital Scholarship Services in Academic Libraries
Zack Lischer-Katz, Tara Carlisle
University of Oklahoma Libraries, United States of America
 
This presentation will offer a case study of one moment of library innovation in which a new social actor was introduced into an academic library, reflecting on related shifts in roles and responsibilities, the development of new collaborations between library units, and reallocations of library resources.
 
 
Library Support of Digital Scholarship at Two-Year Institutions
Sarah Kirkley
Georgia State University
 
Teaching is often the focus at two-year institutions and presents a key opportunity for librarians to support digital pedagogy and digital literacy initiatives that have the potential to impact students in the classroom and beyond.
 
 
Community Meet Capacity: Growing Digital Scholarship Center
Rikk Mulligan, Jessica Otis, Lisa Zilinski
Carnegie Mellon University Libraries, United States of America
 
Carnegie Mellon University is creating a digital scholarship center through the join-support of the university libraries and Dietrich College (H/SS). Its core team is charged to grow an interdisciplinary digital community of practice through outreach, consultation, and collaboration in digital research from the seed of a grant-funded DH program.
 
 
Digitizing NOW - an experiment in embedded digital librarianship
Jody Perkins
Miami University, United States of America
 
As part of a Women and Gender Studies capstone seminar, students worked with their instructor and an embedded digital librarian to digitize, catalog, and blog about materials from an archive of scrapbooks documenting the work of two local activists in the 1970s to mobilize local chapters of N.OW.
 
 
Electronic Literature and Technographic Metadata
Erik Radio(1), Elika Ortega(2)
1: University of Arizona, United States of America; 2: Northeastern University, United States of America
 
Electronic literature poses new challenges for metadata practices. This presentation explores a complex shift from bibliographic to technographic metadata, a hybridity denoting a work’s expressive capacity to be technical in origins. Comparisons of e-lit taxonomies and ontologies will be addressed, and whether this phenomenon is indicative of emerging trends.
 

Moderators
avatar for Nathan Hall

Nathan Hall

Librarian, Virginia Tech
Virginia Tech

Speakers
TC

Tara Carlisle

Digital Scholarship Specialist, University of Oklahoma Libraries
Tara Carlisle is Digital Scholarship Specialist at the University of Oklahoma Libraries where she facilitates collaborative research projects in the Digital Scholarship Lab at the Helmerich Collaborative Learning Center. The Digital Scholarship Lab serves as a nucleus for faculty... Read More →
avatar for Sarah Kirkley

Sarah Kirkley

Instruction Coordinator & Liaison to English, Arts, & Humanities, Georgia State University Library, Clarkston Campus
ZL

Zack Lischer-Katz

CLIR Research Fellow in Data Curation, University of Oklahoma
RM

Rikk Mulligan

Digital Scholarship Strategist, Carnegie Mellon University
avatar for Jessica Otis

Jessica Otis

Digital Humanities Specialist, Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh DH, Digital Humanities, Pedagogy, CLIR-DLF Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
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Jody Perkins

Miami University


Monday October 23, 2017 1:30pm - 2:25pm
Westmoreland

1:30pm

#m3b: Digital Scholarship, with Undergraduates, in the Library
Digital Scholarship, with Undergraduates, in the Library
Sarah Morris(1), R.C. Miessler(2), Courtney Paddick(3), Carrie Pirmann(4)
1: Lafayette College, United States of America; 2: Gettysburg College, United States of America; 3: Bucknell University, United States of America; 4: Bucknell University, United States of America
 
Three different Pennsylvania liberal arts colleges, Lafayette, Gettysburg, and Bucknell, have adopted library-led summer internship models as part of the effort to teach students about research using digital methods. Panelists from these colleges will discuss perspectives on designing, leading, and adapting such programs, and on collaborating within and between institutions.
 

Speakers
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R.C. Miessler

Systems Librarian, Gettysburg College
R.C. Miessler is the Systems Librarian at Gettysburg College’s Musselman Library and serves on the library's digital scholarship committee. A lifelong geek in all things religion and technology, he’s interested in how students and faculty can use technology to present and int... Read More →
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Courtney Paddick

Librarian for the Arts and Humanities, Bucknell University
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Carrie Pirmann

Social Sciences Librarian, Bucknell University
Carrie Pirmann is the Social Sciences Librarian at Bertrand Library, and co-facilitator of Bucknell's Digital Scholarship Summer Research Fellows program. She is not-so-secretly a data geek and enjoys working on digital projects that incorporate mapping and other forms of visuali... Read More →


Monday October 23, 2017 1:30pm - 2:25pm
Butler

1:30pm

#m3c: Civic Action & Government Information+
Presentations
 
Mobilizing Preservation of Electronic Government Information in Fraught Times
Martin Halbert(1), Roberta Sittel(2), Katherine Skinner(3), Shari Laster(4)
1: UNCG, USA; 2: UNT, USA; 3: Educopia Institute, USA; 4: UC Santa Barbara, USA
 
What are the best strategies for mobilizing efforts to preserve electronic government information today? This panel will discuss outreach activities of several collaborating projects, including PEGI (Preservation of Electronic Government Information), Data Refuge, and the Libraries+Network. Panel members will engage the audience in a brainstorming discussion on these topics.
 
 
Endangered Data Week: Taking Civic Action Through Library Instruction
Brandon Locke(1), Purdom Lindblad(2), Sarah Melton(3), Rachel Mattson(4)
1: Michigan State University, United States of America; 2: University of Maryland, United States of America; 3: Boston College, United States of America; 4: La MaMa Archive, United States of America
 
Endangered Data Week (http://endangereddataweek.org) emerged in the early months of 2017 as an effort to raise awareness of the role of open data and threats that may reduce access. This panel will provide an overview of Endangered Data Week and reports from participants on their use of library-led pedagogy.
 

Moderators
Speakers
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Shari Laster

Government Information Librarian & Data Services Librarian, UCSB Library
Shari Laster is the Government Information Librarian and Data Services Librarian at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
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Purdom Lindblad

Purdom Lindblad is the Assistant Director of Innovation & Learning at the Maryland Insitute for Technology in the Humanities, MITH. Purdom is broadly interested in the implicit and explicit effort that digital humanities can do for social, cultural, and environmental justice. Applying principles from Feminist Interface Design, Purdom and her... Read More →
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Rachel Mattson

Manager of Digital + Special Projects, La MaMa Archives/XFR Collective
I'm a historian, archivist, artist, and educator. I manage Digital + Special Projects at the Archives of La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club, am a core member of the XFR Collective (https://xfrcollective.wordpress.com/) and chair a DLF working group on Government Records Transparen... Read More →
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Sarah Melton

Head of Digital Scholarship, Boston College
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Katherine Skinner

Executive Director, MetaArchive Cooperative, Educopia Institute
Katherine is the Executive Director of the Educopia Institute, a not-for-profit educational organization that builds networks and collaborative communities to help cultural, scientific, and scholarly institutions achieve greater impact. Skinner received her Ph.D. from Emory Unive... Read More →


Monday October 23, 2017 1:30pm - 2:25pm
Cambria

1:30pm

#m3d: Open Source+
Presentations
 
Reframing Open Source Repository Upgrades
Erin Tripp
DuraSpace, Canada
 
The Fedora/Islandora/Samvera and DSpace communities are preparing for major software upgrades. This presentation aims to reframe upgrades as more than a painful and necessary process. The presentation will focus on upgrades as an opportunity to invest in skill, knowledge, and confidence building as well as stakeholder re-engagement.
 
 
Fedora Project Update
David Wilcox
DuraSpace, Canada
 
Fedora is a flexible, extensible, open source repository platform for the management and dissemination of digital content. This project update will review new developments, including the API specification effort, the import/export utility, and other community-driven efforts. Attendees will also learn how to engage with the Fedora community.
 
 
Hydra-in-a-Box Project Final Report
Hannah Frost(1), Debra Hanken Kurtz(2), Kelcy Shepherd(3)
1: Stanford Libraries, United States of America; 2: DuraSpace; 3: Digital Public Library of America
 
After 30 months of dedicated work funded by IMLS to extend and augment technologies to enable a national digital platform for cultural heritage collections, DPLA, DuraSpace and Stanford Libraries provide a final report on all aspects of the Hydra-in-a-Box project, including a demo of the Hyku repository.
 

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Hannah Frost

Hannah Frost

Product and Service Manager, Stanford
Stanford University Libraries
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Debra Hanken Kurtz

CEO, DuraSpace, DuraSpace
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Kelcy Shepherd

DPLA Network Manager, Digital Public Library of America
Network Manager at the Digital Public Library of America, working to grow and build community with DPLA's network of Hubs; over 15 years of experience in digital libraries and archives; active in SAA as a committee member and instructor.
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Erin Tripp

Business Development Manager, DuraSpace
Erin joined the DuraSpace team as the new Business Development Manager after more than five years planning, implementing, and managing open source software (OSS) projects in the Islandora Community. Erin’s new role at DuraSpace will coordinate efforts across all DuraSpace proje... Read More →
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David Wilcox

Product Manager, DuraSpace
DuraSpace


Monday October 23, 2017 1:30pm - 2:25pm
Pennsylvania West

1:30pm

#m3e: Constructing Digital Praxis: Pedagogy for Digital Collections
Constructing Digital Praxis: Pedagogy for Digital Collections
Eleanor Dickson(1), Kate Dohe(2), Elizabeth Andrejasich Gibes(3), Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe(1), Elizabeth Joan Kelly(4), Thea Lindquist(5), Chelcie Juliet Rowell(6), Angie White(7)
1: University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign; 2: University of Maryland; 3: Marquette University; 4: Loyola University New Orleans; 5: University of Colorado, Boulder; 6: Boston College; 7: University of Mary Washington
 
In this workshop, participants will practice digital library pedagogy by collaboratively creating assignments for finding, evaluating, and reusing digital sources. An updated iteration of last year’s #DLFteach workshop, it bridges the gap between instruction and digital scholarship librarians by modeling modes for applying existing skillsets to digital library pedagogy.
 

Speakers
avatar for Eleanor Dickson

Eleanor Dickson

HTRC Digital Humanities Specialist, University of Illinois
HathiTrust Research Center, text analysis, #dlfteach, digital library pedagogy
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Kate Dohe

Manager, Digital Programs & Initiatives, University of Maryland Libraries
People can talk to me about digital libraries, open access, library publishing, digital preservation, and approaches to collaboration. | | You can also talk to me about bikes, if you're so inclined.
avatar for Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe

Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe

Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Information Literacy, Library Assessment, Value of Academic Libraries, Inclusion, Mentoring
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Elizabeth Joan Kelly

Digital Initiatives Librarian, Loyola University New Orleans
Loyola University New Orleans
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Thea Lindquist

University of Colorado Boulder
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Chelcie Juliet Rowell

Digital Scholarship Librarian & History Liaison, Boston College


Monday October 23, 2017 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Somerset

2:35pm

#m4a: Curation+
Presentations
 
Expanding the Institutional Repository Mission: Innovating with Linked Data for NASA Digital Curation
Adrienne Hieb(1,2), Matthew Pearson(1,3), Mitchell Shelton(1,3)
1: NASA Goddard Library, United States of America; 2: Cadence Group, Inc., United States of America; 3: ZAI, Inc., United States of America
 
This presentation will focus on how the NASA Goddard Library established the need for a NASA-focused linked data missions thesaurus, the careful process of domain analysis and vocabulary development, and its role in aiding future digital curation efforts as their institutional repository grows with new collections.
 
 
Curation is Not a Place: Post-Custodial Stewardship for a Do-It-Yourself World
Stephen Abrams
California Digital Library
 
Within the digital curation arena, libraries face strong competition from often-free commercial and commodity alternatives. Acceptance of a post-custodial model of stewardship, centered on *knowing* about, rather than necessarily *holding* content, provides a way for libraries to take best advantage of the reality of today’s highly dispersed information environment.
 
 
Practical tools and techniques for verifying public domain serial literature
John Mark Ockerbloom
University of Pennsylvania, United States of America
 
We are developing new data sources and procedures to make it easier for libraries to find and verify public domain serial content from most of the 20th century. Hear what's available and what's coming, and discuss how to use these resources to share your historic serial content with the public.
 
 
Engagement, Innovation and Outcomes: Queensland University of Technology (QUT) Library
Jill Rogers
Queensland University of Technology, Australia
 
“Off the Grid” is an employee program that provides Queensland University of Technology (QUT) Library staff with an opportunity to generate and develop innovative ideas related to QUT Library business. This presentation will overview “Off the Grid”, highlight outcomes and discuss my role as Service Manager for QUT Digital Collections.
 
 
Archiving #BLM at UTSA
Kristin Law, Julianna Barrera-Gomez
University of Texas at San Antonio, United States of America
 
What does it mean to archive a course? Join archivists from the University of Texas at San Antonio as we discuss balancing creator expectations with archival practice in order to preserve and curate the rich multimedia content created for UTSA’s #BlackLivesMatter: Critical Perspectives inaugural class.
 
 
Migrating to a brave new world: Reimplementing and redesigning a geospatial repository with GeoBlacklight
Huda Khan, Darcy Branchini, John Fereira, Keith Jenkins, Alan McCarty
Cornell University, United States of America
 
Cornell University is migrating CUGIR (Cornell University Geospatial Information Repository) to a new architecture that uses GeoBlacklight and GeoServer. We used usability testing to inform the design of the front-end. We present our approach to this redesign, lessons learned, and future plans.
 

Moderators
avatar for Sarah Melton

Sarah Melton

Head of Digital Scholarship, Boston College

Speakers
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Stephen Abrams

Associate Director, UC Curation Center, California Digital Library
avatar for Huda Khan

Huda Khan

Research Associate, Cornell University
Cornell University
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Jill Rogers

Repository Resource Librarian, Queensland University of Technology
I am the Service Manager for Queensland University of Technology (QUT) Digital Collections which is managed by the QUT Library. QUT Digital Collections brings together digitised and born digital collections for dissemination to and reuse by the global community. | I am also the... Read More →


Monday October 23, 2017 2:35pm - 3:30pm
Westmoreland

2:35pm

#m4b: Research+
Presentations
 
Research Data Preservation Beyond Data Sharing and Open Science
Brett Currier(1), Bommae Kim(2), Cynthia Edwards(1), Courtney Butler(1)
1: Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City; 2: University of Virginia Health System
 
Research data preservation has often been discussed as part of data sharing and open science. However, research often involves data with restrictions, and regardless of sharing, preservation is a crucial process for research integrity. We will discuss challenges in technical configurations and service workflows for restricted data.
 
 
What's Humanities Data?: Translating RDM for Humanities Librarians & Archivists
Anna Sackmann, Stacy Reardon
University of California, Berkeley, United States of America
 
How can librarians address the data management needs of humanities research? UC Berkeley’s Research Data Management and the Library collaborated on a data curriculum for Arts and Humanities librarians and archivists to bridge the disciplinary and ontological “data” gap that often divides the arts and humanities from the sciences.
 
 
Beyond Citation: Critical Thinking About Digital Research
Eileen Clancy
Graduate Center, City University of New York, United States of America
 
With the Graduate Center Library at the City University of New York, we are building Beyond Citation, a prototype platform to enable researchers to collaboratively construct our understanding of the way subscription databases work. Ultimately, we would like to be the Missing Manual for digital research in the humanities.
 
 
Unclassified: Research Data Management at Los Alamos National Laboratory
Joshua Finnell, Brian Cain
Los Alamos National Laboratory, United States of America
 
This snapshot will provide a glimpse into research data management initiatives at Los Alamos National Laboratory. In particular, this talk will highlight the challenges in promoting data sharing and data infrastructure within the unique confines of the National Nuclear Security Administration.
 
 
Building an RDM Guide for Researchers
John Borghi
California Digital Library, United States of America
 
Researchers are faced with an evolving array of expectations related to how they manage and share their data. We have developed a guide intended to help researchers understand research data management (RDM) on their own terms and self assess their data-related practices.
 

Moderators
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Gail Steinhart

Head of Research and Learning Services, Mann Library, Cornell University

Speakers
JB

John Borghi

Postdoctoral Fellow in Data Curation for the Sciences and Social Sciences, California Digital Library, UC Curation Center (UC3)
John Borghi earned his Ph.D. in Integrative Neuroscience from Stony Brook University. As Postdoctoral Fellow in Data Curation for the Sciences and Social Sciences, he will explore issues around preservation and publication of non-traditional scholarly outputs, notably software an... Read More →
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Joshua Finnell

Head of Research + Instruction, Colgate University
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Stacy Reardon

Literatures and Digital Humanities Librarian, UC Berkeley
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Anna Sackmann

Science Data & Engineering Librariang, UC-Berkeley
University of California, Berkeley


Monday October 23, 2017 2:35pm - 3:30pm
Butler

2:35pm

#m4c: Funding Possibilities: Programs, Priorities, and Trends
Funding Possibilities: Programs, Priorities, and Trends
Emily Reynolds(1), Nicole Ferraiolo(2), Patricia Hswe(3), Lucy Barber(4), Joel Wurl(5), Chris Barr(6)
1: Institute of Museum and Library Services; 2: Council on Library and Information Resources; 3: Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; 4: National Historical Publications and Records Commission; 5: National Endowment for the Humanities; 6: Knight Foundation
 
Program officers from public and private funders will engage in a moderated discussion about funding for digital library projects. The discussion will focus on the kinds of projects that are the best fit for each funder, themes and trends from funded projects, and tips for proposing competitive projects.
 

Speakers
avatar for Lucy Barber

Lucy Barber

Deputy Executive Director, National Historical Publications & Records Commission
Lucy Barber, Deputy Executive Director, National Historical Publications and Records Commission (lucy.barber@nara.gov; 202-357-5306, http://www.archives.gov/nhprc) At the Commission, which she joined in 2006, Lucy oversees the grant making process in connection with other progra... Read More →
avatar for Chris Barr

Chris Barr

Director/ Media Innovation, Knight Foundation
avatar for Nicole Ferraiolo

Nicole Ferraiolo

Program Officer for Scholarly Resources, Council on Library and Information Resources
avatar for Patricia Hswe

Patricia Hswe

Program Officer, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
avatar for Emily Reynolds

Emily Reynolds

Institute of Museum and Library Services
avatar for Joel Wurl

Joel Wurl

Senior Program Officer, Office of Preservation & Access, National Endowment for the Humanities
Always looking to find out what's next. Talk to me about funding opportunities and ideas in the humanities, cultural heritage, digital curation, archives, public/community history sphere.


Monday October 23, 2017 2:35pm - 3:30pm
Cambria

2:35pm

#m4d: Metadata+
Presentations
 
Metadata en masse: Conducting Data Cleanup Across “Snowflake” Image Collections
Jasmine Burns
Cornell University, United States of America
 
This presentation outlines the author’s work plan for designing and implementing a large-scale metadata cleanup project across Cornell Library’s digital image collections. This includes a demonstration of the tools used for field identification and analysis, as well as an explanation of the methods used for constructing a metadata application profile.
 
 
Wikidata for Digital Preservation: Technical Metadata for file formats, software, and configured environments
Kat Thornton, Kenneth Seals-Nutt, Euan Cochrane
Yale University Library, United States of America
 
We introduce WikiDP, a portal built on top of Wikidata, that allows users to curate structured data in the domain of digital preservation. Yale University Library is syndicating technical metadata related to software and file formats from Wikidata as machine-actionable data to power preservation workflows.
 
 
Improving metadata quality: working towards an ethically automated workflow
Mahria Lebow
Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research, United States of America
 
Metadata quality is paramount to the success of digital collections. This presentation will look at the process of updating and augmenting an established manual data entry workflow for an institutional repository, leveraging python and regular expressions to improve metadata quality.

Moderators
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Joseph Koivisto

University of Maryland

Speakers
avatar for Jasmine Burns

Jasmine Burns

Visual Resources Metadata Librarian, Cornell University
avatar for Mahria Lebow

Mahria Lebow

Digital Projects Librarian, Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research
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Kenneth Seals-Nutt

Software Developer, Yale University
Senior Computer Science Major at Yale University with industry and academic experience in tech as well as business, sales, and marketing.
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Katherine Thornton

CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow, Yale University


Monday October 23, 2017 2:35pm - 3:30pm
Pennsylvania West

3:30pm

afternoon break
Monday October 23, 2017 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Rotunda
  • Sponsored by: Penn State University Libraries

4:00pm

#m5a: Project Management+
Presentations
 
Sunsetting: Strategies for Portfolio Management and Decommissioning Projects
Jason Ronallo, Bret Davidson
NCSU Libraries
 
Highly successful projects and services result in maintenance needs that can take a significant amount of ongoing time and effort. How do you continue to have the time to do new projects and start new initiatives? We will present strategies for decommissioning projects and greatly reducing this maintenance burden.
 
 
Extending Omeka for Special Collections and Archival Content
Virginia Dressler, Cara Gilgenbach, Haley Antell
Kent State University, United States of America
 
After being awarded a grant to digitize a large number of documents from its archival collections, the Kent State University Libraries used a “folder-based” approach to describe these materials within its digital repository. This approach required some key changes to the institution’s Omeka instance. Find out about these Omeka enhancements.
 
 
Library & laboratory: institutionalizing a dynamic digital projects infrastructure across workgroups.
Patrick Wallace, Ryan Clement
Middlebury College, United States of America
 
As part of a broad, ongoing effort to coordinate digital scholarship efforts across multiple campuses and disparate administrative units, Middlebury College has launched MiddLab - a "library DevOps" team charged with institutionalizing the iterative development and rapid integration of new digital scholarship tools and services.
 
 
Want your project to succeed? Communicate effectively with project stakeholders! A Brief History of Mistakes Made and Lessons learned.
Frederick Zarndt(1), Clifford Wulfman(2)
1: Digital Divide Data, United States of America; 2: Princeton University Library
 
Princeton and Digital Divide have a long history of collaboration, from digitizing back issues of its student newspaper to avant-garde journals and magazines. Here’s a brief history of their collaboration: what worked, what didn’t, and especially the history of discoveries about communications and project management for the Blue Mountain project.
 
 
Plan Like An Architect: Adapting Architectural Programming for the Digital Project
Elizabeth Andrejasich Gibes
Marquette University, United States of America
 
Architects know that if design is a problem-solving effort, an essential first step is thorough problem-seeking. This presentation relates the five steps of architectural programming to librarians working as digital project managers. It uses library digital projects as cases and offers example architectural tools adapted for digital work.
 

Moderators
Speakers
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Haley Antell

Digital Project Archivist, Kent State University Libraries
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Ryan Clement

Data Services Librarian, Middlebury College
Middlebury College
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Bret Davidson

Associate Head, Digital Library Initiatives, North Carolina State University
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Jason Ronallo

Head, Digital Library Initiatives, NCSU Libraries
avatar for Patrick Wallace

Patrick Wallace

Digital Projects & Archives Librarian, Middlebury College
Middlebury College
CW

Clifford Wulfman

Princeton University
Digital Humanities; periodical studies; magazine digitization
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Frederick Zarndt

Consultant, Digital Divide Data
Digital Divide Data


Monday October 23, 2017 4:00pm - 4:55pm
Westmoreland

4:00pm

#m5b: Repository+
Presentations
 
BA Multimedia Repository
Ahmed Omar, Ahmed Samir Habib
Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Egypt
 
Bibliotheca Alexandrina Multimedia Repository (BAMM) is an OAIS compliant repository responsible for storing, indexing, archiving, listing and publishing media objects at the Library. The repository has an extensible design capable of accepting and viewing all media types while complying to the copyright regulations of varying media types and different collections.
 
 
Get involved with IIIF: Community, APIs, Software, and Interoperable Digital image Content
Mark Matienzo[1], Sheila Rabun [2]
1 Stanford University, 2 International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) Consortium, United States of America
 
The International Image Interoperability Framework, or IIIF (pronounced triple-EYE-eff), is a community that develops shared application programming interfaces (APIs), implements them in software, and exposes interoperable digital image content on the web. This session will cover the basics and benefits of IIIF, including how to get involved.
 
 
3D Two Ways: Researcher requirements and repository design for three-dimensional objects
Jamie Wittenberg, Julie Hardesty
Indiana University Libraries
 
This presentation explores workflows for publishing and preserving three-dimensional objects in digital content management systems and repositories for researcher use and publication. Preliminary results from interviews with 3D data creators will be shared along with implications for digital library systems around metadata for 3D collections.

Moderators
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Nick Homenda

Digital Initiatives Librarian, Indiana University Libraries

Speakers
avatar for Mark Matienzo

Mark Matienzo

Collaboration & Interoperability Architect, Stanford University Libraries
Mark A. Matienzo is Collaboration & Interoperability Architect at Stanford University Libraries. Mark's role serves as a cross-pollinator of technical and domain knowledge for libraries, archives and museums (LAMs) as a technologist and facilitator.
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Jamie Wittenberg

Head of Scholarly Communication & Research Data Management Librarian, Indiana University


Monday October 23, 2017 4:00pm - 4:55pm
Butler

4:00pm

#m5c: Navigating the Past: Interactive mapping platforms to explore the factors that have shaped our cities
Navigating the Past: Interactive mapping platforms to explore the factors that have shaped our cities
Robert Nelson(1), Kevin Ehrman-Solberg(2), Megan Slemons(3), Joseph Hurley(4), Jay Varner(3)
1: University of Richmond; 2: University of Minnesota; 3: Emory University; 4: Georgia State University
 
This panel will explore the creation of data-rich map collections and applications in university libraries. The three projects that will be featured are all aimed at broad public audiences and all of them offer insight into the policies and histories that shaped twentieth- and twenty-first-century American cities.
 

Speakers
avatar for Joseph Hurley

Joseph Hurley

Data Services and GIS Librarian, Georgia State University
Joe Hurley is a Data Services and GIS Librarian at Georgia State University Library. His research interests include historical GIS, urban renewal, demographic and built environment change and writes on urban change in Atlanta. He is the PI on the NEH funded Planning Atlanta: A Ne... Read More →
avatar for Megan Slemons

Megan Slemons

GIS Librarian, Emory University
I am a GIS Librarian in the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship, where I work with scholars to incorporate geospatial technologies into their research and teaching.
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Jay Varner

Software Engineer, Emory University Library


Monday October 23, 2017 4:00pm - 4:55pm
Cambria

4:00pm

#m5d: Community+
Presentations
 
Employees, Algorithms, or Contributors: Fine-Tuning the Labor Distribution of Crowdwork
Melissa Gill, Nathaniel Deines
Getty Research Institute, United States of America
 
A critical examination of processes for crowdsourced transcription projects in the GLAM sector with a focus on the boundaries between institutional, community-driven, and algorithmic labor. This presentation will look at examples of projects across the field, including at the Getty Research Institute, and consider the ethical significance of the approaches.
 
 
Creating Welcoming and Ethical Digital Project Communities
Margaret Heller
Loyola University Chicago, United States of America
 
Communities exist thanks to interested people who perceive that they have the capacity to contribute. Shaping that perception is crucial to creating an inclusive and sustainable community. Ensure that you are appropriately supporting your digital project communities with the correct methods for engagement, outreach, communication, and assessment.
 
 
Expanding & Enhancing Our Diverse Communities with Internships
Laurie Taylor, Brian Keith
University of Florida, United States of America
 
Many library position postings have expanded from the MLIS to a relevant advanced degree with experience, expanding applicant pool diversity. Further expansion requires opportunities for library experience. This presentation covers UF’s Graduate Student Internship Program, designed to complement graduate students’ academic careers for multiple job outcomes, including positions in libraries.
 
 
The Tech Diversity Reading Club: Starting the diversity & inclusion conversation
Meghan Musolff
University of Michigan Library, United States of America
 
Encouraged by the University of Michigan Library’s Diversity Strategic Plan, we started the Library IT Tech Diversity Reading Club as a place for colleagues to discuss diversity, inclusion, and accessibility issues, to identify diversity champions, and to gather ideas for addressing our department’s challenges in these areas.
 

Moderators
Speakers
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Nathaniel Deines

Getty Research Institute
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Melissa Gill

Digital Projects Manager, Getty Research Institute
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Margaret Heller

Digital Services Librarian, Loyola University Chicago
Loyola University Chicago
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Brian Keith

Associate Dean for Administrative Services & Faculty Affairs George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida
Brian is the senior administrator for the areas of Human Resources, Staff Development, Grants Management, Facilities and Security, and Finance and Accounting for the Smathers Libraries. This system includes 405 employees and annual funding in excess of 34 million dollars. Functio... Read More →
avatar for Meghan Musolff

Meghan Musolff

Program Manager for Library IT Services, Training, & Assessment, University of Michigan Library
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Laurie Taylor

Digital Scholarship Librarian, UF
University of Florida


Monday October 23, 2017 4:00pm - 4:55pm
Pennsylvania West

4:00pm

#m5e: Bringing a Wider Audience to Collections that Document Underrepresented Communities through DPLA Partnerships
Bringing a Wider Audience to Collections that Document Underrepresented Communities through DPLA Partnerships
Kelcy Shepherd(1), Lisa Gregory(2), Jason Roy(3), Christine Wiseman(4), Kerri Willette(5)
1: Digital Public Library of America; 2: North Carolina Digital Heritage Center; 3: University of Minnesota Libraries; 4: Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library; 5: Metropolitan New York Library Council
 
DPLA’s network of service hubs and contributing institutions is improving access to materials documenting traditionally underrepresented groups through a range of highly collaborative, community-based partnerships. Panelists will explore challenges, technological approaches, outreach and relationship-building, and the potential for DPLA’s network to help increase the diversity of voices in digital libraries.
 

Speakers
avatar for Kelcy Shepherd

Kelcy Shepherd

DPLA Network Manager, Digital Public Library of America
Network Manager at the Digital Public Library of America, working to grow and build community with DPLA's network of Hubs; over 15 years of experience in digital libraries and archives; active in SAA as a committee member and instructor.


Monday October 23, 2017 4:00pm - 4:55pm
Somerset

5:00pm

#m6: Lightning Talks
Presentations
 
Strategies for Audiovisual Digitization Projects
Pedro Gonzalez-Fernandez(1), Jan Jones(2), Bryce Roe(3), Diana Little(4), Rachel Mattson(5), Lauren Algee(6), Pamela Jean Vadakan(7), Kathy O'Regan(8), Dorothea Salo(9), Brooke Sansosti(10)
1: Council on Library and Information Resources; 2: Memnon Archiving Services; 3: Northeast Document Conservation Center; 4: The MediaPreserve; 5: XFR Collective; 6: DC Public Library; 7: California Audiovisual Preservation Project; 8: Bay Area Video Coalition; 9: University of Wisconsin-Madison; 10: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
 
Unsure of what audiovisual digitization services are out there? Lacking confidence when it comes to performing in-house digitization? Strategies for Audiovisual Digitization Projects, a two-part webinar series hosted by the Digital Library Federation, discusses multiple approaches that cultural memory institutions can take to digitally reformat audiovisual materials and collections.
 
 
Cultivating a Culture of Sharing the ACRL Framework
Nancy Frazier, Kathleen McQuiston
Bucknell University, United States of America
 
We will provide a status update about Bucknell University’s OER posters related to the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. Bucknell’s collaborative poster project generates new ideas for building students’ information literacy, and sparks new conversations with faculty about more holistic, flexible approaches to information literacy instruction.
 
 
Institutional Repository Use of UnPaywall and OA Button
Jessea Young
Loyola Marymount University, United States of America
 
This snapshot will explore experiment and findings of Loyola Marymount University's institutional repository, Digital Commons @ LMU, use of these two free Google Chrome apps, OA Button and UnPaywall, to expand our collection.
 
 
Content Frenemies
Elisa Landaverde
MSU Libraries, United States of America
 
When an item’s content has the potential to be deemed as “problematic,” can we move past a flat description to a robust narrative that objectively captures its context? In the struggle to balance neutrality and social responsibility, perhaps the word compromise is not so dirty after all.
 
 
MIT Libraries Digital Collections and Reformatting Team's Digitization Workflow Tool Project
Beverly Turner
MIT Libraries, United States of America
 
The goal of the project was to implement a digitization workflow application that will enable stakeholders in digitization track items (both programmatic and on demand) as they travel through the Digital Content Workflow efficiently.
 
 
Photographing books at an intentional keystone using fiducial markers
Jacob Levernier
University of Pennsylvania, United States of America
 
This presentation will discuss ongoing work developing new, inexpensive, collapsible hardware and open-source software designed to photograph books at an intentional keystone in order to keep books open at acute angles. Using fiducial markers, images can be digitally de-keystoned as if they had been photographed straight-on.
 
 
Digital Collections + Finding Aids = WIN
Russell Schelby
The Ohio State University, United States of America
 
OSU Libraries have undertaken several large systems projects in the past few years. Great effort has been put into our Digital Collections system. Equal effort has been put into our Archival Description Management System. These accomplishments stood fine on their own, however if only patrons could see them together...
 
 
Grassroots Advocacy for Access: Digital Equity and Inclusion
Michelle Gibeault, Stephanie Pierce
University of Arkansas, United States of America
 
How are librarians participating in grassroots efforts to expand broadband infrastructure and access? This (15-25 minute) presentation provides an overview of:
• Advocacy groups—who are they, who funds them, what are they up to?
• Municipal broadband utilities—barriers to deployment, strategies for advocacy
• Evaluation strategies—measuring impact, outcomes-based evaluation
 
 
Combining Systems of Record For Search & Re-Use
Russell Schelby
The Ohio State University, United States of America
 
The Ohio State University Libraries has set its sights on bringing all of its materials into a single Discovery interface. We started to look at where our information was and determined that what our System of Record was for any particular datum was a very complex answer.
 
 
Push it along: Getting Locally-Scanned Books into HathiTrust
Emily Shaw
The Ohio State University Libraries, United States of America
 
The Ohio State University Libraries is developing a workflow for depositing locally-scanned books to HathiTrust, vis-à-vis the Internet Archive. By bypassing our local IT infrastructure, we can focus more on metadata enhancement and scanning, and build our local preservation repository around non-book content.
 
 
Keeping the Promise: Preserving Oral Histories of the Vietnam War
Rachel Mandell
University of Southern California, United States of America
 
This presentation introduces a collection of 120 oral histories, which were gathered as part of a class assignment to document experiences of the Vietnam War. By incorporating these oral histories into USC’s digital library, we are upholding the promise of preservation and also providing additional avenues of discovery and access.
 
 
SwamPy: Integrative Web Application for Fedora Commons Collections
Devin Higgins, Aaron Collie, Sruthin Gaddam
Michigan State University, United States of America
 
Forged in the likeness of our library’s mythical fountain-dwelling swamp monster, we present SwamPy: a Python- and Django-based web application for working with digital objects in a Fedora Commons repository. We’ll discuss SwamPy’s features, how it was built, and offer our code in hopes of contributing to the Fedora community.

Speakers
avatar for Nancy Frazier

Nancy Frazier

Instructional Services librarian, Bucknell University
avatar for Michelle Gibeault

Michelle Gibeault

English and Communication Librarian, University of Arkansas
avatar for Devin Higgins

Devin Higgins

Digital Library Programmer, Michigan State University Libraries
Michigan State University
avatar for Jacob Levernier

Jacob Levernier

CLIR Bollinger Postdoctoral Fellow in Library Innovation, University of Pennsylvania
avatar for Rachel Mandell

Rachel Mandell

Metadata Librarian, USC Digital Library
avatar for Kathleen McQuiston

Kathleen McQuiston

Bucknell University
SP

Stephanie Pierce

Head of Physics Library, University of Arkansas
University of Arkansas
RS

Russell Schelby

Scrum Master, The Ohio State University
avatar for Emily Shaw

Emily Shaw

Head of Preservation & Reformatting, The Ohio State University Libraries
avatar for Beverly Turner

Beverly Turner

Digital Operations Coordinator, MIT Libraries
avatar for Jessea Young

Jessea Young

Librarian, Loyola Marymount University
Jessea Young earned a B.A in Art History at Cal Poly Pomona University specializing in Polynesian art. She received a M.S.L.I.S at Simmons College focusing in digital libraries and oral history. Presently, she is the Digital Colletions Librarian at William H. Hannon Library in Lo... Read More →


Monday October 23, 2017 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Allegheny

5:30pm

reception
Please join us for light refreshments and good cheer at the conference reception!

Monday October 23, 2017 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Foyer
  • Sponsored by: University of Pittsburgh University Library System
 
Tuesday, October 24
 

7:30am

continental breakfast
Grab a plate and join a working session or dine in Allegheny!

Tuesday October 24, 2017 7:30am - 8:30am
Allegheny

8:00am

#t0a: working breakfast: Digital Libraries at Home and Abroad
Digital Libraries at Home and Abroad: Considering Non-Anglophone and International Collections
Erin Pappas(2), Anna Arays(1)
1: Yale University; 2: University of Virginia
 
International collections, scholarship, and collaboration are growing concerns for the DLF community. This discussion will include: collaboration with foreign countries and institutions; digitization best practices; copyright concerns; foreign language expertise; funding; identifying priorities; rescue, salvage, and the politics of intervention. Connect with internationally-minded cultural heritage professionals, librarians, researchers, and scholars.

Speakers
avatar for Erin Pappas

Erin Pappas

University of Virginia, University of Virginia
Area studies, non-Roman scripts, pedagogy, out-of-the box tools for undergrads, outreach, cheese curds and the general awesomeness of the Midwest.


Tuesday October 24, 2017 8:00am - 8:55am
Westmoreland

8:00am

#t0b: working breakfast: Digital Library Pedagogy
Digital Library Pedagogy Working Breakfast
Eleanor Dickson(1), Kate Dohe(2), Elizabeth Andrejasich Gibes(3), Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe(1), Elizabeth Joan Kelly(4), Thea Lindquist(5), Jessia Otis(8), Chelcie Juliet Rowell(6), Angie White(7), Elizabeth Rodrigues(9)
1: University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign; 2: University of Maryland; 3: Marquette University; 4: Loyola University New Orleans; 5: University of Colorado, Boulder; 6: Boston College; 7: University of Mary Washington; 8: Carnegie Mellon University; 9: Grinnell College
 
Come hear brief updates about the #DLFteach group’s work and join the discussion around digital library pedagogy! We’ll mirror our Slack office hours format, with time to ask for feedback, discuss best practice, and more. Participants may wish to bring their existing lesson plans or assignments for peer-review and feedback.
 

Speakers
avatar for Eleanor Dickson

Eleanor Dickson

HTRC Digital Humanities Specialist, University of Illinois
HathiTrust Research Center, text analysis, #dlfteach, digital library pedagogy
avatar for Kate Dohe

Kate Dohe

Manager, Digital Programs & Initiatives, University of Maryland Libraries
People can talk to me about digital libraries, open access, library publishing, digital preservation, and approaches to collaboration. | | You can also talk to me about bikes, if you're so inclined.
avatar for Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe

Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe

Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Information Literacy, Library Assessment, Value of Academic Libraries, Inclusion, Mentoring
avatar for Elizabeth Joan Kelly

Elizabeth Joan Kelly

Digital Initiatives Librarian, Loyola University New Orleans
Loyola University New Orleans
avatar for Thea Lindquist

Thea Lindquist

University of Colorado Boulder
avatar for Jessica Otis

Jessica Otis

Digital Humanities Specialist, Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh DH, Digital Humanities, Pedagogy, CLIR-DLF Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
avatar for Chelcie Juliet Rowell

Chelcie Juliet Rowell

Digital Scholarship Librarian & History Liaison, Boston College


Tuesday October 24, 2017 8:00am - 8:55am
Butler

8:00am

#t0c: working breakfast: Metadata Support Group
Metadata Support Group breakfast session
Julie Hardesty(1), Anna Neatrour(2), Bria Parker(3), Liz Woolcott(4)
1: University of Indiana; 2: University of Utah; 3: University of Maryland; 4: Utah State University
 
The Metadata Support Group will convene a breakfast session! Join with your fellow members of the Metadata Support Group for breakfast, networking, and general metadata discussion. We’ll set aside time for you to share your current projects and get feedback from the community with a metadata open mic session!
 

Speakers
avatar for Anna Neatrour

Anna Neatrour

Digital Initiatives Librarian, University of Utah
Marriott Library, University of Utah
avatar for Bria Parker

Bria Parker

Head, Discovery and Metadata Services, University of Maryland Libraries
University of Maryland
avatar for Liz Woolcott

Liz Woolcott

Head, Cataloging and Metadata Services, Utah State University
Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library


Tuesday October 24, 2017 8:00am - 8:55am
Cambria

9:00am

#t1a: Digital Library Assessment: Leveraging Infrastructure to Support Community Practice
Digital Library Assessment: Leveraging Infrastructure to Support Community Practice
Christina Harlow(1), Rita Johnston(2), Chrissy Rissmeyer(3), Sara Rubinow(4), Hannah Scates Kettler(5), Genya O'Gara(6), Kate Thornhill(7), Jennifer Matthews(8), Santi Thompson(9), Joyce Chapman(10)
1: Stanford University; 2: University of North Carolina, Charlotte; 3: University of California, Santa Barbara; 4: New York Public Library; 5: University of Iowa; 6: Virtual Library of Virginia; 7: Oregon Health and Sciences University; 8: Rowan University; 9: University of Houston; 10: Duke University
 
Since 2014, the DLF Assessment Interest Group (AIG) has been developing best practices, guidelines, and tools for different aspects of digital library assessment. This session will provide project updates and discuss how foundational work is facilitating emerging collaborations that advance assessment initiatives both within and outside of the DLF AIG.
 

Speakers
RJ

Rita Johnston

Digital Production Librarian, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
avatar for Jennifer Matthews

Jennifer Matthews

Collection Strategy Librarian, Rowan University
avatar for Genya O'Gara

Genya O'Gara

VIVA Associate Director, VIVA - The Virtual Library of Virginia
Genya O’Gara is the Associate Director of the Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA), a consortium of 72 nonprofit academic libraries within the Commonwealth of Virginia. Genya received her Master’s in Library Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has... Read More →
avatar for Chrissy Rissmeyer

Chrissy Rissmeyer

Coordinator for Digital Content / Metadata Librarian, UC Santa Barbara
SR

Sara Rubinow

New York Public Library
avatar for Kate Thornhill

Kate Thornhill

Repository Community Librarian, Oregon Health & Science University


Tuesday October 24, 2017 9:00am - 9:55am
Westmoreland

9:00am

#t1b: Collections 1+
Presentations
 
IDEP: UCLA Library is Reframing How We Engage with International Collecting
Rosalie Lack
UCLA Library, United States of America
 
This presentation provides an overview of how UCLA Library’s IDEP project uses a post-custodial collecting model to meet today’s international collecting demands. In addition to sharing challenges and opportunities, the session will provide a forum for discussing how others are addressing the evolving nature of international collecting. 
 
 
A Preservation Partnership for Hebraica Collections
Robin Pike
University of Maryland Libraries, United States of America
 
The University of Maryland Libraries hold approximately 100,000 Hebrew and Yiddish monographs, serials, and other resources. This presentation will discuss the four-year collaborative partnership between Libraries departments and the Jewish Studies Department to catalog, digitize, ingest, and preserve rare texts for future scholars, facilitating student access to this collection.
 
 
Introduction to Spotlight for showcasing digital collections
Cathy Aster(1), Chris Beer(1), Jenn Colt(2)
1: Stanford Libraries; 2: Cornell University Library
 
Spotlight is an open source application that allows librarians, curators, and content experts to showcase and contextualize digital collections using self-service workflows. This snapshot will provide a brief overview of Spotlight, followed by a roundup of community activity: who is using Spotlight, community calls, email lists and documentation venues.
 
 
Newman Numismatic Portal: Building the Currency Library
Nicole Fry
Washington University in St. Louis, United States of America
 
The Newman Numismatic Portal, dedicated to becoming the most comprehensive resource for numismatic material, has partnered with the Internet Archive to scan and deliver millions of pages of numismatic content accessible through a customized, searchable interface. Nicole Fry will describe the complexity of building a large-scale research portal.
 
 
Collections as Data: An Update
Thomas Padilla(1), Laurie Allen(2), Stewart Varner(3), Sarah Potvin(4), Elizabeth Russey Roke(5), Hannah Frost(6)
1: University of California Santa Barbara, United States of America; 2: University of Pennsylvania; 3: University of Pennsylvania; 4: Texas A&M University; 5: Emory University; 6: Stanford University
 
Collections as Data is an IMLS supported effort that aims to foster approaches to developing collections that are more readily amenable to computational use by researchers, students, and more. "Collections as Data: An Update" reports on current status, future directions, and concludes with a call for participation.
 

Moderators
avatar for T-Kay Sangwand

T-Kay Sangwand

Librarian for Digital Collection Development, University of California, Los Angeles
T-Kay Sangwand is a Certified Archivist who has worked extensively on preservation partnerships with organizations in US, Latin America, Asia and Africa. She is currently a Librarian at UCLA Digital Library and was previously Archivist for UT Austin's Human Rights Documentation I... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Cathy Aster

Cathy Aster

Product & Service Manager, Stanford University Libraries
I am a service manager in Digital Library Systems and Services, a department in Stanford Libraries. In my role, I manage both services and projects, and I also work as a product owner with software engineers, operations staff and designers for the digital library applications I h... Read More →
avatar for Thomas Padilla

Thomas Padilla

Humanities Data Curator, University of California Santa Barbara
Digital Humanities, Humanities data, data curation, and data information literacy. Tacos.
avatar for Robin Pike

Robin Pike

Manager, Digital Conversion and Media Reformatting, University of Maryland Libraries
University of Maryland


Tuesday October 24, 2017 9:00am - 9:55am
Butler

9:00am

#t1c: Software as a Well Formed Research Object
Software as a Well Formed Research Object
Yasmin AlNoamany(1), John Borghi(2), Alexandra Chassanoff(3), Katherine Thornton(4)
1: University of California, Berkeley; 2: California Digital Library; 3: Massachusetts Institute of Technology; 4: Yale University
 
This panel will discuss issues related to the curation of software and research-related computer code. We will discuss recommendations for software curation practices for a variety of purposes within the academic research library, including long-term preservation, research data management, and computational access and reuse.
 

Speakers
JB

John Borghi

Postdoctoral Fellow in Data Curation for the Sciences and Social Sciences, California Digital Library, UC Curation Center (UC3)
John Borghi earned his Ph.D. in Integrative Neuroscience from Stony Brook University. As Postdoctoral Fellow in Data Curation for the Sciences and Social Sciences, he will explore issues around preservation and publication of non-traditional scholarly outputs, notably software an... Read More →
avatar for Alexandra Chassanoff

Alexandra Chassanoff

CLIR/DLF Postdoctoral Fellow in Software Curation, MIT Libraries
Currently, I am a CLIR/DLF Postdoctoral Fellow in Software Curation at the MIT Libraries. In this role, I am leading an investigation to broadly inform the Libraries about immediate and long-term implications of collecting and curating software and of providing software curation... Read More →
avatar for Katherine Thornton

Katherine Thornton

CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow, Yale University


Tuesday October 24, 2017 9:00am - 9:55am
Cambria

9:00am

#t1d: Space+
Presentations
 
EPIC Architecture: Building technology into library space redesign to support student access, collaboration, and innovation
Kevin Kidd(2), Este Pope(1)
1: Amherst College, United States of America; 2: Wentworth Institute of Technology, United States of America
 
The Wentworth Institute of Technology library renovation focused on incorporating technology into every aspect of the library redesign, echoing the collaborative, technology-rich focus of the Institute. We'll consider the ways technology-enhanced learning and student collaboration influenced the design process and the partnership with architects in the library renovation project.
 
 
Rebuilding Digital Scholarship: Program and Portfolio
Barbara Rockenbach, Mark Newton
Columbia University, United States of America
 
In fall 2016, Columbia University Libraries initiated a reorganization of program and personnel across its digital service units -- a realignment of existing strengths with new organizational directions. The presenters detail thinking and approach in the remodeling of program development that broadens the organizational scope for library partnerships in digital scholarship.
 
 
Where's my library? Building a campus study spaces and wayfinding app during a library redesign
Brendan O'Connell
Smith College Libraries, United States of America
 
SmithScape is a study spaces and wayfinding app developed at Smith College to help students locate available alternate study spaces on campus during a multi-year main library redesign project. We will discuss software development, implementation, and campus space cataloging to describe attributes of spaces (e.g. natural light, outlets, etc.)
 

Moderators
avatar for Shilpa Rele

Shilpa Rele

Scholarly Communication & Data Curation Librarian, Rowan University

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Kidd

Kevin Kidd

Director of the Library, Wentworth Institute of Technology
I am the Director of the Douglas D. Schumann Library & Learning Commons at Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston. I started my career at the Boston College Law Library and moved on to the Systems Department of the Boston College University Libraries, where I was Head of Sys... Read More →
avatar for Mark Newton

Mark Newton

Director, Digital Scholarship, Columbia University Libraries
avatar for Brendan O'Connell

Brendan O'Connell

Instructional Technology Librarian, Smith College Libraries
I am Instructional Technology Librarian at Smith College Libraries, where I contribute to a variety of emerging projects. I am acutely interested in what academic libraries mean in the liberal arts context. | | Before this, I was a Library Fellow at North Carolina State Univ... Read More →
avatar for Este Pope

Este Pope

Head of Digital Programs, Amherst College
BR

Barbara Rockenbach

Director, Humanities & History Libraries, Columbia University


Tuesday October 24, 2017 9:00am - 9:55am
Pennsylvania West

9:00am

#t1e: Hydra: An Open Source Solution to Build Digital Repositories
Hydra: An Open Source Solution to Build Digital Repositories
Bess Sadler, Mark Bussey
Data Curation Experts, United States of America
 
Hydra is a community, a set of tools, and, increasingly, a collection of ready-to-run applications to help you build a digital repository for your institution. Come try using a cloud-hosted Hydra application and learn more about what it takes to build or host a Hydra repository.
 

Speakers
avatar for Mark Bussey

Mark Bussey

Chief Information Leafblower, Data Curation Experts LLC
Data Curation Experts
avatar for Bess Sadler

Bess Sadler

Senior Developer, Data Curation Experts
GIS repository building, GeoBlacklight, getting started with Hydra development


Tuesday October 24, 2017 9:00am - 10:55am
Somerset

10:00am

#t2a: Strategy+
Presentations
 
From the Ground up: Building a Digital Strategy for a New Library
Elisa Lanzi, Tristan Chambers
Smith College, United States of America
 
How do you meet the challenge to design a new library building and develop a digital library - all at the same time? Reimagining physical spaces provides a unique opportunity to infuse user-centered thinking into our daily brew. We learned to dispel magical thinking when developing systems with collaborators and vendors.
 
 
The Look and Feel of a Diverse Team
Carol Kassel
NYU Libraries, United States of America
 
My department is a diverse organization. Why is diversity important? Diversity literature lists benefits including a more productive workforce that serves the community better. In this presentation, I will discuss how the literature relates to our experience, and the benefits we see inside our team and in our work.
 
 
Data Science in Libraries: Reporting on a National Forum
Matt Burton(1), Liz Lyon(1), Chris Erdmann(2), Bonnie Tijerina(3)
1: University of Pittsburgh, United States of America; 2: North Carolina State University; 3: Data & Society
 
Data Science in Libraries is an IMLS funded National Forum that convened a workshop in May of 2017. Drawing on the expertise of participants, the project is authoring a report and laying out a roadmap to integrate data science in libraries. This presentation introduces preliminary recommendations from the project’s report.
 
 
Desiging a Studio for the METRO Community
Molly Schwartz
Metropolitan New York Library Council, United States of America
 
METRO has built a studio that includes an audio recording station, an AV media transfer rack, an imaging and digitization station, a digital forensics station, and a vinyl cutter. This presentation will give a brief summary of the design process and lessons learned.
 
 
First Things First: Conducting an Environmental Scan
Leigh Bonds
The Ohio State University, United States of America
 
This presentation will demonstrate the process for developing and conducting a DH environmental scan customized for an institution’s unique culture. It outlines the strategies used to identify the key constituents on campus and in the libraries; interview and survey key constituents; discover available resources; and determine gaps in support/resources.
 

Moderators
avatar for Ryan Clement

Ryan Clement

Data Services Librarian, Middlebury College
Middlebury College

Speakers
avatar for Leigh Bonds

Leigh Bonds

Digital Humanities Librarian, The Ohio State University
CK

Carol Kassel

Senior Manager, Digital Library Infrastructure, NYU Libraries
avatar for Elisa Lanzi

Elisa Lanzi

Director of Digital Strategies and Services, Smith College
Smith College
MS

Molly Schwartz

Metropolitan New York Library Council


Tuesday October 24, 2017 10:00am - 10:55am
Westmoreland

10:00am

#t2b: Agile4Lib: Adapting Scrum in the Library
Agile4Lib: Adapting Scrum in the Library
Robin Dean(1), Michael Della Bitta(2), Nabeela Jaffer(3), Christine Quirion(4)
1: Michigan State University Libraries; 2: Digital Public Library of America; 3: University of Michigan Library; 4: MIT Libraries
 
This highly interactive panel will feature four “scrum masters” from different library organizations, who will share real-life lessons learned, successes, and blockers when implementing agile methods such as scrum in libraries. We invite all continuous improvers, prioritizers, change agents, and anyone interested in agile or scrum to join the discussion.
 

Speakers
avatar for Michael Della Bitta

Michael Della Bitta

Director of Technology, DPLA
avatar for Nabeela Jaffer

Nabeela Jaffer

Program Manager, Digital Library Applications, University of Michigan
CQ

Christine Quirion

Head, Technology Planning, Integration + Experienc, MIT Libraries


Tuesday October 24, 2017 10:00am - 10:55am
Butler

10:00am

#t2c: Valuing Labor in Digital Libraries
Valuing Labor in Digital Libraries
Melissa Chalmers(1), Amy Wickner(7), Ruth Kitchin Tillman(2), Emily Drabinski(5), Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe(6), Graeme Slaght(4), Sandy Rodriguez(3)
1: University of Michigan; 2: University of Notre Dame; 3: University of Missouri-Kansas City; 4: University of Toronto Libraries; 5: Long Island University-Brooklyn; 6: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; 7: University of Maryland-College Park
 
The undervaluing of library labor is often framed as an individual concern or complaint, but concerted action is required at the organizational level to build and maintain long-term programs foregrounding labor in digital libraries. A panel discussion hosted by the DLF Labor in Digital Libraries, Archives, and Museums Working Group.
 

Speakers
avatar for Emily Drabinski

Emily Drabinski

Coordinator of Library Instruction, Long Island University Brooklyn
avatar for Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe

Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe

Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Information Literacy, Library Assessment, Value of Academic Libraries, Inclusion, Mentoring
avatar for Sandy Rodriguez

Sandy Rodriguez

Digital Special Collections Coordinator, University of Missouri--Kansas City
avatar for Graeme Slaght

Graeme Slaght

Copyright Outreach Librarian, University of Toronto Libraries
avatar for Ruth Kitchin Tillman

Ruth Kitchin Tillman

Digital Collections Librarian, University of Notre Dame Hesburgh Library
Member of Technical Subcommittee on Encoded Archival Standards. Co-facilitator of DLF Working Group on Labor in Digital Libraries, Archives, and Museums. Soon to be working on linked data, metadata reuse, and cataloging standards at Penn State University Libraries. Probably carry... Read More →


Tuesday October 24, 2017 10:00am - 10:55am
Cambria

10:00am

#t2d: Publishing+
Presentations
 
Ecologies of Mutuality: How Journals, Libraries, and Scholarly Societies Can Move Open Forward
Jon Dunn(1), Marcel LaFlamme(2)
1: Indiana University, United States of America; 2: Rice University, United States of America
 
This presentation reflects on the emerging relationship between the Avalon Media System, the Indiana University Libraries, and the open-access journal Cultural Anthropology, which we describe as an ecology of mutuality. Such ecologies, we argue, stand to drive innovations in open platforms and the very forms that scholarly communication can take.
 
 
Publishing Pedagogy with Students in a Library Publishing Unit
Cheryl Ball, Demi Fuentes Ramirez
West Virgnia University, United States of America
 
This multivocal presentation shares strategies for collaborating with faculty and teaching undergraduate and graduate students about digital publishing practices in the library through classes and internships they take. The presenters include a faculty member/library publishing director and a graduate student.
 
 
Using an ethnographic study to better understand the campus scholarly publishing environment
Shannon Kipphut-Smith
Fondren Library, Rice University, United States of America
 
Increasingly, academic libraries are pursuing “library as publisher” activities, and are seeking out opportunities to support scholarly publishing on their campuses. However, identifying campus publishing needs can be challenging. This snapshot will explore Fondren Library’s efforts to better understand the current scholarly publishing environment on campus using ethnographic interviews.
 
 
Project Update: Developing A Curriculum to Advance Library-Based Publishing
Melanie Schlosser, Katherine Skinner
Educopia Institute
 
We will give an update on an in-progress, IMLS-funded project to design and implement a competency-based curriculum for library publishing. The project will provide much-needed training for the growing community of librarians engaged in publishing, with an additional focus on creating a more diverse scholarly publishing landscape.
 
 
Introducing Humanities Commons: Open Access, Open Source, and Open to All
Anne Donlon
Modern Language Association, United States of America
 
Imagine a network with the sharing power of Academia.edu, the dedication to preservation of an institutional repository, and a commitment to using and contributing to open source software. Now imagine that this network is not-for-profit. It doesn’t want to sell user data or profit from intellectual property. That’s Humanities Commons.
 

Moderators
Speakers
CB

Cheryl Ball

Associate Professor, West Virginia University
West Virginia University
avatar for Anne Donlon

Anne Donlon

Community Manager, Humanities Commons / MLA
I am Community Manager at Humanities Commons (hcommons.org), an academic network & repository that is open access, open source, and open to all. I was a CLIR postdoc at Emory University, in the Stuart A Rose Manuscript, Archives & Rare Book Library and the Emory Center for Digita... Read More →
avatar for Jon Dunn

Jon Dunn

Assistant Dean for Library Technologies, Indiana University Bloomington
SK

Shannon Kipphut-Smith

Scholarly Communications Liaison, Fondren Library, Rice University
Rice University
ML

Marcel LaFlamme

Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Anthropology, Rice University
avatar for Melanie Schlosser

Melanie Schlosser

Scholarly Communications Program Leader, Educopia Institute
I am the Scholarly Communications Program Leader for the Educopia Institute, and the community facilitator for the Library Publishing Coalition.


Tuesday October 24, 2017 10:00am - 10:55am
Pennsylvania West

10:55am

morning break
Tuesday October 24, 2017 10:55am - 11:30am
Rotunda
  • Sponsored by: Born-Digital

11:30am

#t3a: Archives+
Presentations
 
Defining and Reconciling Archival Contexts
Erik Radio, Erin O'Meara
University of Arizona, United States of America
 
Documenting context is critical for the use of archival collections as access to the relations between archival entities is necessary for deeper understanding. However, definitions of context can vary widely between institutions. This presentation explores the structures underpinning interpretations of context, emphasizing the implications they have for record creation.
 
 
ArcLight: Illuminating Archives
Mark Matienzo(1), Nabeela Jaffer(2), John Rees(3)
1: Stanford University Libraries, United States of America; 2: University of Michigan, United States of America; 3: National Library of Medicine, United States of America
 
ArcLight is a community-based effort to build an open source Blacklight-based environment to support discovery and delivery of archival material, initiated by Stanford University. Co-presenters will discuss topics including the successes and challenges of distributed product and software development and discoveries about presenting archival description emerging from user-centered design processes.
 
 
The Indigenous Digital Archive: Effective Access to and Collaboration with Mass Digitized Historic Documents
Anna Naruta-Moya, Daniel Moya, Veronica E. Verlarde Tiller
Indigenous Digital Archive, United States of America
 
See how we use IIIF and Open Annotation standards, Natural Language Processing, community-sourced tags and annotations, and generous interfaces to render effectively accessible evidence, stories, and events in the mountains of government records telling of US governance of Native Americans in the 1800s and first half of the 20th century.
 

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Nabeela Jaffer

Nabeela Jaffer

Program Manager, Digital Library Applications, University of Michigan
avatar for Mark Matienzo

Mark Matienzo

Collaboration & Interoperability Architect, Stanford University Libraries
Mark A. Matienzo is Collaboration & Interoperability Architect at Stanford University Libraries. Mark's role serves as a cross-pollinator of technical and domain knowledge for libraries, archives and museums (LAMs) as a technologist and facilitator.
avatar for Erin O'Meara

Erin O'Meara

University of Arizona
Erin O’Meara manages a team of librarians and staff that oversee a diverse set of services, including Scholarly Communications, Digital Collections, Institutional Repository, Digital Scholarship, Digital Preservation, and Data Management. Before joining the University of Arizona, she was the Manager of Archive Solutions at the Gates Archive, where she oversaw IT, program management, and digital strategy. She helped build the Gates Archive, whose primary mission to preserve the Gates... Read More →


Tuesday October 24, 2017 11:30am - 12:25pm
Westmoreland

11:30am

#t3b: Critical Cartography across the Digital Library
Critical Cartography across the Digital Library
Christy Hyman(1), Andy Rutkowski(2), Ingrid Zabel(3), Jessica Parr(4), Nathan Humphal(5)
1: University of Nebraska-Lincoln, United States of America; 2: UCLA; 3: Cornell University; 4: University of New Hampshire-Manchester; 5: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
 
This session will focus on how digital libraries support and facilitate work in and around critical cartography. We will discuss the varying meanings of critical cartography as well as its implications within the humanities. We will also discuss how our work facilitates scholarship in critical cartography and how we use these resources.
 

Speakers
avatar for Christy Hyman

Christy Hyman

Spatial Humanist/Archivist, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Historian, spatial humanist, PhD candidate +MLiS student
avatar for Andy Rutkowski

Andy Rutkowski

Visualization Specialist, university of Southern California
Geospatial Resources Librarian, University of California Los Angeles - UCLA


Tuesday October 24, 2017 11:30am - 12:25pm
Butler

11:30am

#t3c: How to Build a 3D Imaging Program: An Overview of Technology, Skills, and Labor
How to Build a 3D Imaging Program: An Overview of Technology, Skills, and Labor
Hannah Scates Kettler(1), Jennifer Moore(2), Jennifer Johnson(3), Derek Rankins(4), Nathan Hall(4)
1: University of Iowa; 2: Washington University in St. Louis; 3: Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis i; 4: Virginia Tech, United States of America
 
This session presents methods of developing and implementing 3D imaging programs from four academic libraries. The panel will present various types of 3D technology as well as lessons learned in the absence of standardization. The session aims to assist colleagues developing similar projects approach administration for support.
 

Speakers
avatar for Nathan Hall

Nathan Hall

Librarian, Virginia Tech
Virginia Tech
avatar for Jennifer Johnson

Jennifer Johnson

Digital Scholarship Outreach Librarian, IUPUI University Library
avatar for Jennifer Moore

Jennifer Moore

GIS & Data Projects Manager, WUSTL Libraries
data curation, GIS, anthropology, social sciences, open access


Tuesday October 24, 2017 11:30am - 12:25pm
Cambria

11:30am

#t3d: Research Management+
Presentations
 
Building a Data "Deep State" @GVSU
Matt Schultz
Grand Valley State University Libraries, United States of America
 
GVSU Libraries is advancing an agenda to evolve its data management support from that of ad-hoc faculty consultations to enacting a suite of new collaborative and dependable library services. This presentation will share details and lessons-learned from experimentations that range from liaison training to repository software developments.
 
 
Giving Credit Where Credit is Due
Andrea Payant, Betty Rozum
Utah State University, United States of America
 
We are currently working through a process to include standardized funder and author identifiers into institutional repository and ILS records which are associated with funded research data. We seek to start a conversation about developing guidelines and best practices for incorporating these identifiers into records as they become more ubiquitous.
 
 
The Realities of Research Data Management
Brian Lavoie, Rebecca Bryant, Constance Malpas
OCLC, United States of America
 
The Realities of Research Data Management project explores the context and choices research universities face in building or acquiring RDM capacity. Findings are derived from case studies of four research universities in four national contexts, and address scoping decisions, the role of incentives, and sourcing and scaling choices.
 

Moderators
avatar for Liz Woolcott

Liz Woolcott

Head, Cataloging and Metadata Services, Utah State University
Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library

Speakers
avatar for Rebecca Bryant

Rebecca Bryant

Senior Program Officer, OCLC Research (US)
Rebecca Bryant, PhD, serves as Senior Program Officer at OCLC Research where she leads collaborative research in conjunction with OCLC Research Library Partner (ORLP) libraries, related specifically to research information management (RIM) and research data management support ser... Read More →
avatar for Brian Lavoie

Brian Lavoie

Research Scientist, OCLC
Brian joined OCLC Research in 1996. Since that time, he has worked on projects in many areas, including digital preservation, cooperative print management, and data-mining. He was a co-founder of the working group that developed the PREMIS Data Dictionary for preservation metadat... Read More →
avatar for Matt Schultz

Matt Schultz

Metadata & Digital Curation Librarian, Grand Valley State University
Grand Valley State University Libraries, United States of America


Tuesday October 24, 2017 11:30am - 12:25pm
Pennsylvania West

11:30am

#t3e: Outreach+
Presentations
 
Engaging Communities, Unlocking Archives, and Advancing Research through Crowdsourcing
Benjamin Wiggins, Kevin Erhman-Solberg
University of Minnesota, United States of America
 
Want to engage broad communities, transcribe archival manuscripts, or generate a massive original data set? In this workshop, we'll teach you how to harness the wisdom of the crowd with Zooniverse--the world’s largest platform for people-powered research. Workshop participants will be able to craft a functional crowdsourcing project in Zooniverse.
 
 
Imperfect attendance: Using data to plan digital scholarship outreach at Indiana University
Nicholas Homenda, Erika Jenns
Indiana University Libraries, United States of America
 
Workshops and presentations offered by the Indiana University Libraries enhance digital scholarship outreach to broad audiences. This paper will build upon analyses of digital scholarship activities at IU and beyond, investigating attendance patterns, attendees’ disciplinary profiles, and promotional effectiveness in order to inform programming development for upcoming semesters.
 
 
Exploring our special collections: Outreach workshops to promote community engagement and digital literacy
Jenn Riley, Sarah Severson, Deena Yanofsky, Nathalie Cooke, Jennifer Garland
McGill University, Canada
 
The McGill University Library and Archives has piloted workshops for local secondary school students using digitized special collections and HistoryPin maps. This presentation will describe the workshop design, lessons learned, and next steps at McGill to build a systematic community outreach program focusing on crowdsourcing and digital literacy.

Moderators
avatar for Kathryn Michaelis

Kathryn Michaelis

Digital Projects Coordinator, Georgia State University

Speakers
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Nick Homenda

Digital Initiatives Librarian, Indiana University Libraries
avatar for Erika Jenns

Erika Jenns

Scholarly Engagement Librarian, Indiana University Libraries
I am the Scholarly Engagement Librarian at Herman B Wells Library at Indiana University. As part of my position, I plan and promote a series of workshops geared toward the graduate students and faculty at Indiana University. I strive to ensure that our students and faculty feel t... Read More →
avatar for Sarah Severson

Sarah Severson

Coordinator Digital Library Services, McGill University Library
McGill University Library
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Benjamin Wiggins

University of Minnesota


Tuesday October 24, 2017 11:30am - 12:25pm
Somerset

12:30pm

#t4a: working lunch: Government Records Transparency and Accountability Interest Group
Government Records Transparency and Accountability Interest Group
Rachel Mattson(1,2)
1: XFR Collective, United States of America; 2: DLF, Governent Records Transparency and Accountability Interest Group
 
This session will mark the group’s first opportunity for an in-person meeting – but it is open to everyone with an interest in the topic. Featuring open discussion and conversation about how information professionals can support a broader culture of records transparency and accountability .
 

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Mattson

Rachel Mattson

Manager of Digital + Special Projects, La MaMa Archives/XFR Collective
I'm a historian, archivist, artist, and educator. I manage Digital + Special Projects at the Archives of La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club, am a core member of the XFR Collective (https://xfrcollective.wordpress.com/) and chair a DLF working group on Government Records Transparen... Read More →


Tuesday October 24, 2017 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Westmoreland

12:30pm

#t4b: working lunch: Digital Library Assessment: Brainstorming the Year Ahead
Digital Library Assessment: Brainstorming the Year Ahead
Christina Harlow(1), Rita Johnston(2), Chrissy Rissmeyer(3), Sara Rubinow(4), Hannah Scates Kettler(5), Santi Thompson(6), Kate Thornhill(7)
1: Stanford University; 2: University of North Carolina, Charlotte; 3: University of California, Santa Barbara; 4: New York Public Library; 5: University of Iowa; 6: University of Houston; 7: Oregon Health and Sciences University
 
Join participants in the DLF Assessment Interest Group for this lunchtime session. Be part of the conversation to generate ideas for future collaborations and discuss next steps across all active groups (web analytics, cost assessment, cultural assessment, metadata assessment, user studies). All are welcome.

Speakers
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Rita Johnston

Digital Production Librarian, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
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Chrissy Rissmeyer

Coordinator for Digital Content / Metadata Librarian, UC Santa Barbara
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Sara Rubinow

New York Public Library
avatar for Santi Thompson

Santi Thompson

Head of Digital Repository Services, University of Houston Libraries
University of Houston
avatar for Kate Thornhill

Kate Thornhill

Repository Community Librarian, Oregon Health & Science University


Tuesday October 24, 2017 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Butler

12:30pm

#t4c: working lunch: Hack/doc partnerships for library technology projects
Hack/doc partnerships for library technology projects
Joanna DiPasquale(1), David Keiser-Clark(2), Francesca Livermore(3)
1: Vassar College, United States of America; 2: Williams College, United States of America; 3: Wesleyan University, United States of America
 
With hack/docs, we believe that many voices make great code. Learn how to host events that allow groups to build tools together by making all facets of a project hold equal weight, have participants learn from one another, and collaborate more effectively across project and organization.
 

Speakers
avatar for Joanna DiPasquale

Joanna DiPasquale

Head of Digital Scholarship & Technology Services, Vassar College Libraries
avatar for David Keiser-Clark

David Keiser-Clark

Academic Application Developer, Williams College
Williams College
FL

Francesca Livermore

digital projects librarian, wesleyan university
Wesleyan University


Tuesday October 24, 2017 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Cambria

12:30pm

#t4d: lunch workshop: Introduction to Omeka S
Introduction to Omeka S
Patrick Murray-John
Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, United States of America
 
Omeka S represents a complete rewrite of Omeka Classic, adhering to our fundamantal principles of encouraging use of metadata standards, easy web publishing for cultural heritage organization, and sharing cultural history. This workshop will introduce Omeka S’s features that bring those principles into practical application.
 

Speakers
avatar for Patrick Murray-John

Patrick Murray-John

Research Assistant Professor and Director of Omeka Dev Outreach, Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media
Talk to me about Omeka, especially code and development. LODLAM, Drupal, and tasty beers are also good convos. I'm a developer and research assistant professor at Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University.


Tuesday October 24, 2017 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Pennsylvania West

12:30pm

lunch buffet
Grab a plate and join a working session or dine in Allegheny!

Tuesday October 24, 2017 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Allegheny

2:00pm

#t5a: Government Records and Data Transparency in the Digital Age: Describing the Problem, Imagining Solutions
Government Records and Data Transparency in the Digital Age: Describing the Problem, Imagining Solutions
Rachel Mattson1,2, Emily Knox4,8, Britt Paris3,5, Shari Laster6,7
Organization(s): 1: XFR Collective; 2: DLF, Governent Records Transparency and Accountability Interest Group; 3: UCLA; 4: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign; 5: Police-Involved Homicide Data Project; 6: University of California, Santa Barbara; 7: Preservation of Electronic Government Information (PEGI) project; 8: Mapping Information Access
 
How can information professionals support a broader culture of records transparency in a digital age? This session seeks to contribute to ongoing conversations by bringing together practitioners and scholars who have identified a specific threat to the public availability of government records/data, and devised a solution to address it.

Speakers
avatar for Shari Laster

Shari Laster

Government Information Librarian & Data Services Librarian, UCSB Library
Shari Laster is the Government Information Librarian and Data Services Librarian at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
avatar for Rachel Mattson

Rachel Mattson

Manager of Digital + Special Projects, La MaMa Archives/XFR Collective
I'm a historian, archivist, artist, and educator. I manage Digital + Special Projects at the Archives of La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club, am a core member of the XFR Collective (https://xfrcollective.wordpress.com/) and chair a DLF working group on Government Records Transparen... Read More →


Tuesday October 24, 2017 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Westmoreland

2:00pm

#t5b: Islandora: Community and Collections
Islandora: Community and Collections
Martha Tenney(1), Robin Naughton. PhD(2), Audrey Sage Lorberfeld(2), Joanna DiPasquale(3), David Keiser-Clark(4), Adam Traub(5), Margaret Graham(6), Diego Pino Navarro(7)
1: Barnard College, United States of America; 2: New York Academy of Medicine, United States of America; 3: Vassar College, United States of America; 4: Williams College, United States of America; 5: University of Rochester, United States of America; 6: Drexel University College of Medicine; 7: Metropolitan New York Library Council
 
This panel will invite discussion of Islandora as a tool for creating projects that broaden access to and bolster preservation of important collections as well as an open-source community that lowers barriers to entry for small institutions developing digital library programs.

Islandora is an open-source software framework designed to help organizations and their communities of users collaboratively manage and discover digital assets. Islandora was originally developed by the University of Prince Edward Island's Robertson Library, but is now implemented and contributed to by an ever-growing international community. This panel will invite discussion of Islandora as a tool for creating projects that broaden access to important digital collections as well as an open-source community that lowers barriers to entry for small institutions developing digital library programs.

Panelists will discuss difficulties associated with developing robust, standards-based digital collections on small budgets with few developers as well as recent efforts  to make Islandora adoption more attainable. Panelists will specifically touch on Islandora projects that engage critically and creatively with hegemonic narratives in order to surface lesser-heard voices from their collections. This panel will bring together multiple threads often separated in digital library discussions: development, design, accessibility, curation, metadata, linked open data, labor, and outreach. In addition to the focus on Islandora, this panel will also highlight the work of small institutions with one or fewer full-time developers on staff. Lightning-style presentations (a few minutes each) will allow for an extended panel discussion, audience questions, and conversation (with participants at DLF and with the broader community beyond DLF).

Lightning talks topics will include:

The Metropolitan New York Library Council has recently embarked on extensive Islandora development, looking toward Fedora 4 implementation. Using real-world library use cases, this discussion will place Islandora in a wider repository context and explore a how it fits into the landscape of linked open data and national projects such as DPLA as an open, out of the box, multidisciplinary, multi-content driven platform for collaborative data sharing and publishing. 

The New York Academy of Medicine Library is in the process of transitioning from a ContentDM digital collection website to an Islandora solution. Like many of our colleagues, the Library has limited resources (a team of two) but a strong drive to make our collections available to the public. Working with a vendor for implementation and maintenance has made it possible to begin the process of installing and designing a site that can be managed by a small team. 

Islandora Enterprise (ISLE) is a new project in development that addresses significant pain-points in Islandora: installation and maintenance. ISLE separates an institution’s customizations from core code, and moves that core code into containers that are easily updated, simplifying and largely automating the process of installation and updates/maintenance of Islandora. ISLE lowers the barrier to entry for new organizations while allowing existing institutions  to reallocate funds towards development or ingestion instead of maintenance. 
  
The University of Rochester River Campus Libraries assembled a collaborative team of Digital Humanities practitioners, a manuscript librarian, web developers, and graduate students to create the May Bragdon Diaries Project. Unlike most diaries, May had pasted inclusions (photographs, correspondence, ephemera, etc.) right on top of her manuscript, requiring a unique data model and viewer to retain their physical context. Built on Islandora, the team built a platform that immerses the user into the world of May’s diaries.

The Drexel University College of Medicine Legacy Center’s Doctor or Doctress project uses Islandora to make history more accessible to a high school audience through guided exploration of primary source documents. Using extended description as metadata, the site encourages users to closely examine document evidence and draw their own conclusions about women in American history. 

The Barnard Digital Collections, an Islandora site, have been live since October 2014; in 2017 we are undertaking a redesign of the site with an emphasis on accessibility, broadly defined. We will discuss usability and accessibility assessments, focusing on the population of students who are not only primary creators of much of the material in the collections but also collaborators in digital projects and an important audience for the digital collections.

Speakers
avatar for Joanna DiPasquale

Joanna DiPasquale

Head of Digital Scholarship & Technology Services, Vassar College Libraries
avatar for David Keiser-Clark

David Keiser-Clark

Academic Application Developer, Williams College
Williams College
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Diego Pino Navarro

Repository Developer - Semantic hacker, Metropolitan New York Library Council


Tuesday October 24, 2017 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Butler

2:00pm

#t5c: Text+
Presentations
 
They Live!: Fanzines and Digital Access
Tom Keegan, Matt Butler, Mark Anderson
The University of Iowa, United States of America
 
Staff from the University of Iowa Libraries’ Digital Scholarship & Publishing Studio will describe their role in helping to bring fanzines from the James L. Rusty Hevelin Collection to the public. The talk will examine issues of copyright, digital access, crowdsourced transcription, fan history, and early-to-mid twentieth century science fiction.
 
 
Bridging the Gap: Building a Newspaper Archive for Now and the Future
Nabeela Jaffer, Chris Powell
University of Michigan Library Information Technology, United States of America
 
To launch our student newspaper archive, we combined existing DLXS infrastructure and HathiTrust METS with a standards-based newspaper schema and tools widely used in the community -- Blacklight, Solr, and IIIF -- into an application called fishrappr. We will touch on user-centered design, usability testing, experience using Agile methodology, and lessons learned.
 
 
Tech and Texts: Integrating Theory and Practice
Justin Joque, Alix Keener
University of Michigan, United States of America
 
This presentation will outline our approach to combining hands-on workshops with theoretical readings. We will share our lessons learned and plans for the next iteration (on text analysis). This session will also include time for conversation and for attendees to share their approaches to teaching both theory and praxis.
 

Moderators
avatar for Ryan Clement

Ryan Clement

Data Services Librarian, Middlebury College
Middlebury College

Speakers
avatar for Mark Anderson

Mark Anderson

Digital Collections Librarian, University of Iowa Libraries
Mark Anderson is Digital Collections Librarian in the University of Iowa Libraries’ Digital Scholarship & Publishing Studio. He is chiefly responsible for the planning and development for the Iowa Digital Library, nearly 100 collections drawn from the University of Iowa Archive... Read More →
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Matthew Butler

Research Associate, University of Iowa Libraries
avatar for Nabeela Jaffer

Nabeela Jaffer

Program Manager, Digital Library Applications, University of Michigan
avatar for Tom Keegan

Tom Keegan

Head, Digital Scholarship & Publishing Studio, University of Iowa Libraries
avatar for Alix Keener

Alix Keener

Digital Scholarship Librarian, University of Michigan
University of Michigan


Tuesday October 24, 2017 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Cambria

2:00pm

#t5d: Managing Assets as Linked Data with Fedora and the Portland Common Data Model
Managing Assets as Linked Data with Fedora and the Portland Common Data Model
David Wilcox
DuraSpace, Canada
 
Fedora is a flexible, extensible, open source repository platform for managing, preserving, and providing access to digital content. Participants will explore core and extended Fedora features and learn how to create and manage content in Fedora in accordance with linked data best practices and the Portland Common Data Model.
 

Speakers
avatar for David Wilcox

David Wilcox

Product Manager, DuraSpace
DuraSpace


Tuesday October 24, 2017 2:00pm - 3:55pm
Pennsylvania West

2:00pm

#t5e: Migratory Paths: Metadata Migration Planning and Strategies Workshop
Migratory Paths: Metadata Migration Planning and Strategies Workshop
Anna Neatrour(1), Bria Parker(2), Elizabeth Roke(3), Emily Porter(3), Jen Young(4), Julie Hardesty(5), Maggie Dickson(6)
1: University of Utah; 2: University of Maryland; 3: Emory University; 4: Northwestern University; 5: Indiana University; 6: Duke University
 
Everyone working with metadata faces periodic migrations, this workshop will help! The focus of the workshop will be on metadata migration methodology as opposed to learning a specific technology and will combine presentations, use case development, group discussions, and an overview of helpful resources to use for metadata migrations.
 

Speakers
avatar for Anna Neatrour

Anna Neatrour

Digital Initiatives Librarian, University of Utah
Marriott Library, University of Utah
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Emily Porter

Digital Library Program Coordinator, Emory University
Emory University
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Elizabeth Roke

Digital Archivist, Emory University
Elizabeth Russey Roke is the Digital Archivist and Metadata Specialist in the Rose Library at Emory University. Primarily focused on preservation, discovery, and access to digitized and born digital assets from special collections, Elizabeth works on a variety of technology proje... Read More →
avatar for Jen Young

Jen Young

Metadata Coordinator, Northwestern University Libraries


Tuesday October 24, 2017 2:00pm - 3:55pm
Somerset

3:00pm

#t6a: Discovery+
Presentations
 
Efficient and Reliable Access to Authorities with Contextual Lookup
E. Lynette Rayle(1), David A. Eichmann(2), Huda Khan(1), Simeon Warner(1), Dean B. Krafft(1)
1: Cornell University, United States of America; 2: University of Iowa, United States of America
 
Working with external authorities directly opens us up to challenges of network overload and down time that is outside of our control. We will explore end-to-end solutions including local server caching of authority linked data, middleware normalization, and contextual lookup UIs for cataloging and institutional repositories.
 
 
Building a customized bento-box search experience with QuickSearch
Nushrat Khan, Kevin Beswick
North Carolina State University, United States of America
 
QuickSearch is an open source, Ruby on Rails based toolkit released by the NCSU Libraries for easily creating bento-box style search applications. We will talk about new improved features, projects using the core code, including recently migrated Special Collections search interface and how to use and contribute to the project.
 
 
Microdata in the IR: Enhancing Discovery of Institutional Repository Materials in Google
Shayna Pekala
Georgetown University, United States of America
 
Learn how Georgetown University Library implemented microdata in its DSpace institutional repository, DigitalGeorgetown, to enhance the discovery of materials in Google search results. The presenter will discuss Google’s requirements for structured data, how to implement microdata in an institutional repository, and methods for assessing impact.
 
 
PAL: Toward An Automated Recommendation Tool for Archives and Special Collections
Scott Ziegler
American Philosophical Society, United States of America
 
The APS Library is using circulation data to automate recommendations. Recommendations are offered in two ways: based on interests (“You’re interested in X, researchers interested in X looked at these other collections”) and on specific requests (“You’ve looked at Y, researchers who looked at Y also looked that these collections”).
 
 
"Open the digital library doors, HAL.": Voice User Interface (VUI) & Conversational Onboarding Patterns for Digital Collections
Jason A. Clark
Montana State University, United States of America
 
What if we could only talk to our digital library interfaces? We’ll consider how voice user interface (VUI) models impact design, software architectures, and metadata for digital collections using an MSU Library digital collection fitted with a simple VUI prototype (https://github.com/jasonclark/voice-user-interface).
 

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Jason A. Clark

Jason A. Clark

Head, Library Informatics & Computing, Montana State University
Head, Library Informatics & Computing | Montana State University (MSU) Library
avatar for E. Lynette Rayle

E. Lynette Rayle

Application Developer, Cornell University
I am a ruby/rails developer at Mann Library at Cornell. I work on Hydra applications and on linked data technologies. I am interested in talking with folks about collecting resources (Admin Sets, Display Sets, User Collections) and linked data projects (access to authorities, a... Read More →
avatar for Scott Ziegler

Scott Ziegler

Head of Technology, American Philosophical Society
Scott Ziegler is the Head of Technology at the American Philosophical Society Library in Philadelphia, Pa. He manages the digital scholarship initiatives as well as well as the digital humanities fellowship program. He served on the Technical Working Group for the NEH-funded proj... Read More →


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

3:00pm

#t6b: Community History and Public Work: New Voices in Digital Libraries
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.

Speakers
avatar for Lauren Algee

Lauren Algee

Digital Curation Librarian, Special Collections
DC Public Library
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Jefferson Bailey

Director, Web Archiving, Internet Archive
Jefferson Bailey is Director, Web Archiving at Internet Archive. Jefferson joined Internet Archive in Summer 2014 and manages Internet Archive's web archiving services including Archive-It, used by over 450 institutions to preserve the web. He also oversees contract domain-scale... Read More →
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Brooke Sansosti

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh


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

3:00pm

#t6c: Digital Collections and Representation: Harmonizing Descriptive Practices
Digital Collections and Representation: Harmonizing Descriptive Practices
Ann Hanlon(1), Gretchen Gueguen(2), Jennifer Roper(3), Elizabeth Gushee(4), Marin Lewis(5)
1: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, United States of America; 2: Digital Public Library of America; 3: University of Virgnia; 4: University of Texas at Austin; 5: Princeton University
 
This panel will discuss three different models of representing and describing digital collections – the archival, the museum, and bibliographic – and explore how effectively we are representing those models online, how that impacts users, and how we can work together to design better platforms, tools, and descriptive practices.
 

Speakers
avatar for Gretchen Gueguen

Gretchen Gueguen

Data Services Coordinator, DPLA
avatar for Elizabeth Gushee

Elizabeth Gushee

Head, Digital Collections, Harry Ransom Center, The University of Texas at Austin
avatar for Ann Hanlon

Ann Hanlon

Head, Digital Collections and Initiatives, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
avatar for Marin Lewis

Marin Lewis

Collections Information Specialist, Princeton University Art Museum
Marin Lewis has been with the Princeton University Art Museum since 2010. She earned her B.A. in Anthropology, with a minor in Museum Studies from Beloit College in 2005 and her M.A. in Museum Anthropology from the School of Human Evolution and Social Change at Arizona State Univ... Read More →


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

3:55pm

afternoon break
Tuesday October 24, 2017 3:55pm - 4:30pm
Rotunda

4:30pm

#t7a: Pedagogy+
Presentations
 
Assessing Failure: Specifications Grading for Digital Pedagogy
Mackenzie Brooks
Washington and Lee University, United States of America
 
The DH community values the concept of “productive failure." But how do we model and reward this concept for students in the confines of a course? This presentation will describe an alternative grading system known as “Specifications Grading” and its use in two iterations of an undergraduate DH course.
 
 
Exploring How and Why Digital Humanities is Taught in Libraries
Brian Croxall(1), Jessica Otis(2), Hannah Standing Rasmussen(3)
1: Brown University, United States of America; 2: Carnegie Mellon University, United States of America; 3: Projection North
 
In 2016-17 we conducted a preliminary study on how digital humanities is taught in libraries. We present the results of this study, focusing on the unique and shared experiences we uncovered. We also seek feedback on our methods and survey instruments prior to launching our next round of research.
 
 
Take a Hammer to your Hard Drive: Facilitating Metacognition among Humanities Graduate Students
Kate Joranson, Nicole Scalissi, Alison Langmead, Kiana Jones, Aaron Brenner
University of Pittsburgh, United States of America
 
Reflecting on the role of digital tools and methods is key to a humanities graduate student’s education, yet such metacognition is not embedded in the pedagogies shaping their experience. Join this discussion with librarians, faculty, and graduate students on developing shared metacognitive practices, exploring collective and individual relationships to technology.

Moderators
avatar for Sarah Melton

Sarah Melton

Head of Digital Scholarship, Boston College

Speakers
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Aaron Brenner

Coordinator of Digital Scholarship, University Library System, University of Pittsburgh
avatar for Mackenzie Brooks

Mackenzie Brooks

Digital Humanities Librarian, Washington and Lee University
Washington and Lee University
avatar for Brian Croxall

Brian Croxall

Assistant Research Professor, Brigham Young University
After working in libraries for 7 years, focusing on digital humanities / scholarship, I recently made the jump to a faculty position in digital humanities. Talk to me about how libraries and departments can work better together!
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Kiana Jones

Visiting Fine Arts Librarian, University of Pittsburgh
avatar for Alison Langmead

Alison Langmead

Director, Visual Media Workshop, University of Pittsburgh
avatar for Jessica Otis

Jessica Otis

Digital Humanities Specialist, Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh DH, Digital Humanities, Pedagogy, CLIR-DLF Postdoctoral Fellowship Program


Tuesday October 24, 2017 4:30pm - 5:25pm
Westmoreland

4:30pm

#t7b: Surveying the landscape of data governance and ethics
Surveying the landscape of data governance and ethics
Jacob Levernier(1), John Borghi(2), Jacqueline Quinless(3), M. Scott Thompson(4)
1: University of Pennsylvania, United States of America; 2: California Digital Library, United States of America; 3: University of Victoria, Canada; 4: CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow, United States of America
 
The purpose of this panel is to describe the current data governance landscape, identify tools useful for shaping features of that landscape, and consider how individuals in these areas may collaborate with each other and others, including in industry, as data sharing and re-use become more systematized, commonplace, and incentivized.
 

Speakers
JB

John Borghi

Postdoctoral Fellow in Data Curation for the Sciences and Social Sciences, California Digital Library, UC Curation Center (UC3)
John Borghi earned his Ph.D. in Integrative Neuroscience from Stony Brook University. As Postdoctoral Fellow in Data Curation for the Sciences and Social Sciences, he will explore issues around preservation and publication of non-traditional scholarly outputs, notably software an... Read More →
avatar for Jacob Levernier

Jacob Levernier

CLIR Bollinger Postdoctoral Fellow in Library Innovation, University of Pennsylvania


Tuesday October 24, 2017 4:30pm - 5:25pm
Butler

4:30pm

#t7c: Service Management - Sharing Experiences and Defining a Community of Practice
Service Management - Sharing Experiences and Defining a Community of Practice
Catherine Aster(1), Wendy Gogel(2), Nick Homenda(3), Sarah Severson(4), Helenmary Sheridan(5), Gail Steinhart(6)
1: Stanford Libraries; 2: Harvard University; 3: Indiana University Libraries; 4: McGill University Library; 5: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; 6: Cornell University Library
 
This panel will explore the developing community of practice for service management in the digital library, archive and museum settings. Alongside a proposed definition of service management, panelists will describe their roles at their respective institutions. Audience queries will drive the most substantial part of the hour with facilitated dialogue.

Speakers
avatar for Cathy Aster

Cathy Aster

Product & Service Manager, Stanford University Libraries
I am a service manager in Digital Library Systems and Services, a department in Stanford Libraries. In my role, I manage both services and projects, and I also work as a product owner with software engineers, operations staff and designers for the digital library applications I h... Read More →
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Wendy Gogel

Manager of Digital Content and Projects in Harvard Library, Harvard University
As part of Preservation Services, Wendy Marcus Gogel manages multiple projects that focus on long-term stewardship of library content and providing access to digital collections. In May 2015, Wendy led the release of Harvard Library's Electronic Archiving System (EAS) – an ente... Read More →
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Nick Homenda

Digital Initiatives Librarian, Indiana University Libraries
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Sarah Severson

Coordinator Digital Library Services, McGill University Library
McGill University Library
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Helenmary Sheridan

Repository Services Coordinator, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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Gail Steinhart

Head of Research and Learning Services, Mann Library, Cornell University


Tuesday October 24, 2017 4:30pm - 5:25pm
Cambria

4:30pm

#t7d: Digital Preservation+
Presentations
 
Digital Preservation Storage Criteria: Community Document for Discussion
Gail Truman(1), Sibyl Schaefer(2), Jane Mandelbaum(3), Kate Zwaard(3), Nancy McGovern(4), Andrea Goethals(5), Steve Knight(6)
1: Truman Technologies, United States of America; 2: University of California, San Diego; 3: Library of Congress; 4: Massachusetts Institute of Technology; 5: Harvard Library; 6: National Library of New Sealand
 
Libraries responsible for preserving digital content must use storage systems or services to perform their work. The Digital Preservation Storage Criteria document was developed to assist in this decision making process. This snapshot provides an overview of the development of the document, and a call to join the discussion.
 
 
Preparing a 20th-Century Dataset for 21st-Century Use
James Ng, Helen Hockx-Yu, Charles Lamb
University of Notre Dame, United States of America
 
The University of Notre Dame Archives and Libraries will release microdata from a 1967 survey of all U.S. women religious. We describe the digital preservation challenges faced in “resurrecting” obsolete numeric data and how we overcame them. We highlight the importance of cross-departmental collaboration in data preservation, documentation and dissemination.
 
 
Using contextual inquiry to understand digital preservation needs at the National Agricultural Library
Morgan Daniels
University of Maryland College Park, United States of America
 
Using the contextual inquiry method, this study explores the range of workflows employed by staff of the National Agricultural Library. Resulting in a comprehensive knowledge of work with digital objects at the organization, this study is designed to suggest requirements and workflows for a library-wide comprehensive digital preservation plan.
 
 
Creating a Post-Award Data Management Checklist for Researchers
Brian Dietz, Sonoe Nakasone, Bertha Chang
NCSU Libraries, United States of America
 
The NCSU Libraries is creating a “post-award checklist” to assist researchers in following through with their data management plans. This presentation will share the process of creating the checklist, including our work with members of the campus research community to create a tool that will have broad impact.
 

Moderators
avatar for Kathryn Michaelis

Kathryn Michaelis

Digital Projects Coordinator, Georgia State University

Speakers
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Morgan Daniels

Postdoctoral Fellow for Digital Preservation, University of Maryland
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Brian Dietz

Digital Program Librarian for Special Collections, North Carolina State University Libraries
Brian Dietz is the Digital Program Librarian for Special Collections at NCSU Libraries. Brian manages the Libraries' initiatives in web archiving, born-digital processing, and the digitization of rare and unique materials. He recently co-led an LSTA-funded project to explore soci... Read More →
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James Ng

Economics and Social Science Data Librarian, University of Notre Dame
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Gail Truman

Principal Consultant, Truman Technologies
My company provides consulting, analysis and development services relating to digital archives. Ask me about digital storage and preservation planning; hosted preservation services; open source repositories development and hosting; web archiving. Need help conducting a cost and... Read More →


Tuesday October 24, 2017 4:30pm - 5:25pm
Pennsylvania West

4:30pm

#t7e: Linked Data+
Presentations
 
Linked Data in Practice
Michelle Futornick(1), Amber Billey(2), Simeon Warner(3), Philip Schreur(1)
1: Stanford University, United States of America; 2: Columbia University; 3: Cornell University
 
The promise of linked data is beguiling, but won’t be achieved until we work out the practical aspects of ontology modeling, tool development, cataloging workflows, and community adoption. Learn about the work of the LD4P and LD4L-Labs programs, which focus on practical implementation of linked data in libraries.
 
 
Designing a linked data library cataloging editor
Huda Khan(1), Jim Blake(1), Dean Krafft(1), Lynette Rayle(1), Simeon Warner(1), Rebecca Younes(1), Michelle Futornick(2)
1: Cornell University, United States of America; 2: Stanford University, United States of America
 
We review the linked data library cataloging editor, VitroLib, we are implementing as part of the Linked Data For Libraries Labs (LD4L Labs) and Linked Data For Libraries Production (LD4P) projects. VitroLib design has focused on supporting ontology requirements and understanding cataloger needs using iterative prototyping and user feedback.
 
 
BIBFRAME Pilot
Sally McCallum(1), Kirk Hess(2)
1: Library of Congress, United States of America; 2: Library of Congress, United States of America
 
The Library of Congress has begun a second cataloging Pilot based on linked data, a triple store, and the BIBFRAME data model. The presentation will discuss tools used, converting a file to a very different data model, RDF and ontology issues, cataloger experience, and collaboration with Linked Data for Production project.
 

Moderators
avatar for Wayne Graham

Wayne Graham

Technical Director, CLIR
CLIR-DLF

Speakers
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Amber Billey

Metadata Librarian, Columbia University
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Huda Khan

Research Associate, Cornell University
Cornell University


Tuesday October 24, 2017 4:30pm - 5:25pm
Somerset
 
Wednesday, October 25
 

7:30am

continental breakfast
Grab a plate and join a working session or dine in Allegheny!

Wednesday October 25, 2017 7:30am - 8:30am
Allegheny

8:00am

#w0a: working breakfast: Labor in Digital Libraries, Archives, and Museums
Working Group Breakfast for Labor in Digital Libraries, Archives, and Museums
Ruth Tillman(1), Sandy Rodriguez(2), Amy Wickner(3), Melissa Chalmers(4)
1: University of Notre Dame, United States of America; 2: University of Missouri-Kansas City, United States of America; 3: University of Maryland, United States of America; 4: University of Michigan, United States of America
 
Join the Working Group on Labor in Digital Libraries, Archives, and Museums for a working breakfast. The two subgroups on Contingency/Precarity and on Valuing Labor will report on progress so far. Anyone with an interest in the subject is welcome to attend, ask questions, and share perspectives and experiences.

Speakers
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Sandy Rodriguez

Digital Special Collections Coordinator, University of Missouri--Kansas City
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Ruth Kitchin Tillman

Digital Collections Librarian, University of Notre Dame Hesburgh Library
Member of Technical Subcommittee on Encoded Archival Standards. Co-facilitator of DLF Working Group on Labor in Digital Libraries, Archives, and Museums. Soon to be working on linked data, metadata reuse, and cataloging standards at Penn State University Libraries. Probably carry... Read More →


Wednesday October 25, 2017 8:00am - 8:55am
Westmoreland

8:00am

#w0b: working breakfast: Project Managers
Project Managers Working Breakfast
Cynthia York
Johns Hopkins University, United States of America
 
The Project Managers Group proposes to hold a working breakfast session to engage with project managers on technologies and services that impact the practice of project management in libraries. The Steering Committee will facilitate discussion and present outcomes for ongoing collaboration among project managers throughout the year.
 

Speakers
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Cynthia York

Project Manager, Johns Hopkins University / Sheridan Libraries
Johns Hopkins University, UX and Project Management


Wednesday October 25, 2017 8:00am - 8:55am
Butler

9:00am

#w1a: Biking Trips, Rain Barrels, and Voter Data: Models for Library Participation in Local Civic Data Management
Biking Trips, Rain Barrels, and Voter Data: Models for Library Participation in Local Civic Data Management
Rachel Appel(1), Delphine Khanna(1), Aaron Brenner(2), Bob Gradeck(3), Howard Lim(4)
1: Temple University Libraries; 2: University Library System, University of Pittsburgh; 3: Western Pennsylvania Regional Data Center, University of Pittsburgh Center for Social and Urban Research; 4: Analyze Boston, City of Boston
 
Open civic data portals are a growing trend hoping to bridge the gap between citizens and government and stimulate civic engagement, by making datasets originating from city or state-level organizations easily accessible online. How are libraries participating in these projects? And how are long-term preservation and other challenges being addressed?

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Appel

Rachel Appel

Digital Projects & Services Librarian, Temple University
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Aaron Brenner

Coordinator of Digital Scholarship, University Library System, University of Pittsburgh
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Bob Gradeck

Project Director, Univ. of Pittsburgh - Western PA Regional Data Center
Bob Gradeck manages the Western Pennsylvania Regional Data Center at the University of Pittsburgh’s University Center for Urban and Social Research. Bob also takes the lead role in building relationships with data publishers and users, and also is responsible for Data Center community engagement efforts. Bob has worked at the University Center since 2009, where he managed the Pittsburgh Neighborhood and Community Information System, contributed to a number of Center research efforts and outreach projects, and helped to launch the Southwestern Pennsylvania Community Profiles. Prior to joining the University of Pittsburgh, Bob worked at the Carnegie Mellon University Center for Economic Development for ten years, where he helped to found the Pittsburgh Neighborhood and Community Information System, and worked on a number of projects and initiatives related to technology-based economic development in the Pittsburgh region. Bob also worked at City Source Associates in Pittsburgh, where he compiled information for people moving to the City of Pittsburgh. Bob started his career at the Atlanta Project, where he helped lay the foundation of one of the... Read More →
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Delphine Khanna

Head of Digital Library Initiatives, Temple University


Wednesday October 25, 2017 9:00am - 9:55am
Westmoreland

9:00am

#w1b: Tales from the Archive: Reports from the CLIR Digitizing Hidden Special Collections & Archives Class of 2015
Tales from the Archive: Reports from the CLIR Digitizing Hidden Special Collections & Archives Class of 2015
Elizabeth Gushee(1), Jullianne Ballou(1), Adriana Marroquin(2), Winston Atkins(3), Sarah Bost(4), Danielle Butler(4)
1: Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas at Austin, United States of America; 2: Smithsonian Institution; 3: Duke University; 4: University of Arkansas at Little Rock Center for Arkansas History and Culture
 
Using a compare and contrast model, representatives from four Digitizing Hidden Collections projects will share their strategies and experiences, offering guidance for accomplishing large-scale digitization and access projects. Topics will include benefits and challenges for single and multi-institution projects, in-house vs. outsourcing digitization services, digital preservation, rights management, and usability.
 

Speakers
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Jullianne Ballou

Digital Archive Project Librarian, University of Texas - Austin
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Danielle Butler

Archival Assistant, CALS Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
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Elizabeth Gushee

Head, Digital Collections, Harry Ransom Center, The University of Texas at Austin
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Adriana Marroquin

Project Manager, Biodiversity Heritage Library Field Notes Project, Smithsonian Libraries


Wednesday October 25, 2017 9:00am - 9:55am
Butler

9:00am

#w1c: Interface+
Presentations
 
Alternatives to obsolescence - reimagining the role(s) of yesterday's media, formats, and platforms.
Patrick Wallace
Middlebury College, United States of America
 
This presentation will overview some notable examples of "obsolete" technologies' remarkable survivability, and explore how they challenge our professional training, research data, and assumptions regarding library users and user experiences.
 
 
Trauma surfaces: toward survivor-centered interfaces for digital archives
Noah Geraci
University of California, Riverside
 
What could a survivor-centered interface for digital archives look like? How might an online system facilitating access to records of trauma and violence be structured to express empathy for its users? This presentation explores practical examples and imagines answers to these questions informed by critical archival studies and feminist HCI.
 
 
Examining the case for Direct Deposit: Testing the UX in an institutional repository after an academic library and a publisher collaborate
Chelsea Dinsmore, Laura Spears
University of Florida, George A. Smathers Libraries
 
The UF Libraries assessed user responses to new technical and visual features. to support the addition of publisher supplied metadata. The assessment raised known issues but also highlighted challenges faced when attempting to integrate access to materials which exist behind a paywall for some users into an open-access discovery interface.
 

Moderators
avatar for Wayne Graham

Wayne Graham

Technical Director, CLIR
CLIR-DLF

Speakers
avatar for Chelsea Dinsmore

Chelsea Dinsmore

Curator for Digital Collections, University of Florida
avatar for Laura Spears

Laura Spears

Assessment Librarian, University of Florida
Researcher, educator, librarian, dog lover and yoga enthusiast! Looking forward to meeting new colleagues and immersing myself in stimulating thought!
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Patrick Wallace

Digital Projects & Archives Librarian, Middlebury College
Middlebury College


Wednesday October 25, 2017 9:00am - 9:55am
Cambria

9:00am

#w1e: Training+
Presentations
 
Peer-to-peer Learning to Advance Digital Preservation
Barrie Howard(1), Gina Costello(2)
1: Library of Congress, United States of America; 2: Louisiana State University
 
There are many opportunities for digital preservation training, yet there is still a significant knowledge gap. As a profession, how can we address the growing need for digital preservation knowledge and skills? This 20-minute presentation will answer the question and offer recommendations for enabling peer-to-peer learning, and provide case studies.
 
 
Incubating digital scholarship in the library
Rebecca Dowson
Simon Fraser University, Canada
 
The Digital Humanities Innovation Lab is a research incubator within the SFU Library. The goal of the incubator is to support digital scholarship projects through ideation, prototype development, and sustainability planning. This presentation will explore the process of co-developing a digital scholarship research incubator, addressing issues of operationalization and assessment.
 
 
Digital Scholarship in the Classroom: Models for Collaboration
Sarah Clayton
University of Oklahoma Libraries, United States of America
 
The Digital Scholarship Lab at the University of Oklahoma Libraries routinely works with faculty to incorporate digital scholarship methods into their undergraduate courses. This presentation will highlight three of models for different levels of integration and the lessons learned.
 
 
Seeking out initiatives and partnerships for digital instruction and engagement as a systems librarian
Joseph Koivisto
University of Maryland, United States of America
 
Despite having a wide array of technical and critical skills, systems librarians may find they have few outlets for outreach and engagement. Finding partnerships and initiatives that include systems librarian voices can create richer discussions and foster innovative collaboration within and without the university library.
 
 
Privacy Training as a Critical Digital Literacy: Building the conversation among scholars, students, and librarians
Eliza Bettinger
Cornell University, United States of America
 
How can librarians prepare patrons to understand and combat threats to their digital privacy, and by extension, to their intellectual freedom? This session will examine lessons learned from my experience developing workshops for students, scholars, and librarians, and encourage conversation about we can go from here.
 

Moderators
avatar for Leigh Bonds

Leigh Bonds

Digital Humanities Librarian, The Ohio State University

Speakers
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Eliza Bettinger

Digital Humanities Librarian, Cornell University
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Sarah Clayton

Digital Scholarship Specialist, University of Oklahoma
Sarah Clayton joined OU Libraries in July 2015. She earned her M.S. in Information from the University of Michigan in 2015 and a B.A. in History from Emory University in 2013. At OU, Sarah supports faculty and students pursing digital projects by teaching workshops on digital to... Read More →
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Gina Costello

Associate Librarian, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
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Rebecca Dowson

Digital Scholarship Librarian, SFU Library
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Joseph Koivisto

University of Maryland


Wednesday October 25, 2017 9:00am - 9:55am
Somerset

9:00am

#w1d: Ally Skills Workshop
Ally Skills Workshop
Bess Sadler, Mark Bussey
Data Curation Experts, United States of America
 
This Ally Skills Workshop is based on curriculum developed by the Ada Initiative and Frame Shift Consulting. The workshop teaches simple, everyday ways to be an ally to marginalized people in our workplaces and communities.
 

Speakers
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Mark Bussey

Chief Information Leafblower, Data Curation Experts LLC
Data Curation Experts
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Bess Sadler

Senior Developer, Data Curation Experts
GIS repository building, GeoBlacklight, getting started with Hydra development


Wednesday October 25, 2017 9:00am - 10:55am
Pennsylvania West

10:00am

#w2a: Collections 2+
Presentations
 
Building a holistic service system: A UX approach to collaboration across service points
Jessica Keyes
Johns Hopkins University Sheridan Libraries, United States of America
 
Learn about user-centered outcomes resulting from collaborative projects based on user experience findings using ethnographic research methodology. This presentation will focus two major projects, one offline and one online, that brought together staff from across the library. We will discuss the challenges of finding alignment and strategies for building consensus.
 
 
The Right to be Forgotten in digital collections: A survey of practice and policy at ARL institutions
Virginia Dressler, Cindy Kristof
Kent State University, United States of America
 
Digital librarians and digital collection managers at ARL institutions were surveyed in the Spring of 2017 to investigate practices and policies surrounding takedown requests in openly accessible digital collections. The survey collected basic demographic information on the digital repositories and presented a series of hypothetical scenarios for respondents to consider.
 
 
These Revolutions Will Be Digitized! : A Conversation on the Unique Considerations of Preserving Feminist Archives
Marco Seiferle-Valencia(1,2), Elisa Landaverde(1)
1: Michigan State University Library, United States of America; 2: Chicana por mi Raza Digital Memory Collective
 
In this panel, Digital Archivist Marco Maria Seiferle-Valencia and Metadata Librarian Elisa Landaverde, will discuss the unique challenges and opportunities found in preserving, displaying, and facilitating access to two uniquely Feminist archival collections - the Michigan Womyn's Music Festival archive and Chicana por mi Raza Digital Memory Collective.
 

Moderators
Speakers
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Jessica Keyes

User Experience Analyst, Johns Hopkins University
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Cindy Kristof

Associate Professor, Kent State University Libraries
Cindy Kristof, Associate Professor, currently serves as Head of Copyright and Document Services at Kent State University Libraries, managing the Copyright Services, Interlibrary Loan, Reserve Services and Institutional Repository operations. She serves as Kent State’s OhioLINK... Read More →


Wednesday October 25, 2017 10:00am - 10:55am
Westmoreland

10:00am

#w2b: Life Cycle+
Presentations
 
Navigating a Midlife Crisis: The Past, Present and Future of a Digital Scholarship Program
Stacie Williams
Case Western Reserve University, United States of America
 
Case Western Reserve University's Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship is in its 12th year but now, more than ever, we ask the questions of "why" and "for whom." The panel is a living oral history of a digital scholarship program as a constantly-evolving work-in-progress.
 
 
Intentional Experimentation: Technology Change at the University of Michigan Library
Angelina Zaytsev(1), Meghan Musolff(2), Kat Hagedorn(2)
1: HathiTrust, United States of America; 2: University of Michigan
 
Technology change is, fundamentally, culture change. The University of Michigan Library IT division has embarked on an effort to improve cross-team collaboration, transparency and efficiency by adopting a shared suite of tools. We will share the story of this process, lessons learned, and our experience of intentional experimentation.
 
 
Bootstrapping Digital Services: Developing Self-Supporting Service Models for Library Programs
Kate Dohe, Ben Wallberg
University of Maryland, United States of America
 
In a shifting financial landscape, starting and sustaining digital initiatives is challenging. In response to campus-wide calls for entrepreneurial initiatives, our library developed a self-sustaining revenue generation model for a variety of digital services. This program has enabled the Libraries to reinvest and ultimately expand our capacity and expertise.

Speakers
avatar for Kate Dohe

Kate Dohe

Manager, Digital Programs & Initiatives, University of Maryland Libraries
People can talk to me about digital libraries, open access, library publishing, digital preservation, and approaches to collaboration. | | You can also talk to me about bikes, if you're so inclined.
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Kat Hagedorn

Head, Digital Content & Collections, University of Michigan Library
University of Michigan
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Meghan Musolff

Program Manager for Library IT Services, Training, & Assessment, University of Michigan Library
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Angelina Zaytsev

Collection Services Librarian, HathiTrust
HathiTrust Digital Library


Wednesday October 25, 2017 10:00am - 10:55am
Butler

10:00am

#w2c: User+
Presentations
 
An Evolving Portal: Planning for the future of the Biodiversity Heritage Library
Marissa Kings(1), Pamela McClanahan(2)
1: Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County; 2: Smithsonian Libraries
 
Two National Digital Stewardship Residents describe their projects with the Biodiversity Heritage Library, a consortium of natural history and botanical libraries committed to open access to biodiversity literature. Through conducting user studies and case studies, they are compiling best practices and recommendations for the next version of the BHL platform.
 
 
An Experiment in Design Methods for DH Projects
Katie Rawson(1), Trevor Trevor Muñoz(2)
1: Emory University, United States of America; 2: University of Maryland, United States of America
 
Humanities researchers are trained to develop a question and pursue it. Designers have a different process, committed to generative work. We decided to borrow from design methods for Curating Menus, developing a design brief, prototyping, and evaluating. We will present our process and results of our data-processing design experiment.
 
 
Unlocking maps for discovery and other purposes
Deborah Holmes-Wong, Yao-Yi Chiang
University of Southern California, United States of America
 
The USC Libraries and Spatial Sciences Institute are using Strabo software to "transcribe" text from 25 digital maps. They are evaluating the effectiveness of the software by comparing it to human transcription and OCRing of text and adding the text to metadata records for each of the maps.
 
 
Audiovisual Metadata Platform (AMP) tool for large-scale metadata generation
Amy Rudersdorf(1), Juliet Hardesty(2)
1: AVPreserve, United States of America; 2: Indiana University, United States of America
 
Indiana University, UT Austin, and AVPreserve were recently awarded a planning grant—called “Audiovisual Metadata Platform” (AMP)—to investigate automated metadata generation of audiovisual materials. This snapshot will report the outcomes of the in-person meeting of archivists and technical experts who will provide input on AMP’s technical design.
 
 
UX for Service Design: Bridging digital and physical services.
Ekatarina {Eka} Grguric
McGill University Library, Canada
 
User centered service design employs UX methodologies to develop both digital and physical services and can provide a useful framework for libraries. This talk will introduce participants to user centered service design and focus on how it can support the design of digital tools within a larger library ecosystem.

Moderators
avatar for Leigh Bonds

Leigh Bonds

Digital Humanities Librarian, The Ohio State University

Speakers
avatar for Ekatarina (Eka) Grguric

Ekatarina (Eka) Grguric

User Experience and Digital Technologies Librarian, McGill University Library
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Juliet Hardesty

Metadata Analyst, Indiana University
Indiana University
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Marissa Kings

NDSR Resident, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
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Trevor Muñoz

Interim Director, MITH/ Assistant Dean for Digital Humanities Research, University Libraries, University of Maryland
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Amy Rudersdorf

Senior Consultant, AVPreserve
AVPreserve


Wednesday October 25, 2017 10:00am - 10:55am
Cambria

10:00am

#w2e: Collaborative Workflow+
Presentations
 
Moving mountains: Collaborative workflows for digitization of archival collections
Teresa Soleau
Getty Research Institute, United States of America
 
Processing, describing, and digitizing portions of a collection of archival records that are contained in 5,500 boxes in under 5 years is no small feat! Come hear about how we developed innovative workflows for providing online access to over 30,000 stock photographs from the M. Knoedler & Co. records.
 
 
Challenging the Status Quo: Breaking Away From The Traditional Modes of Creating Digital Collection
Salwa Ismail, Suzanne Chase
Georgetown University
 
Speakers will discuss emerging non-traditional trends in creating digital collections that challenge the status quo of how libraries create digital collections currently. Focus will also be on how libraries can get involved with faculty in ways that go beyond just the use and digitization of in-house library collections.
 
 
Dancers and Digital Preservation: Involving Dance Students in the Digitization of Archival Performance Videos
Brianna Gormly
Franklin and Marshall College
 
Franklin and Marshall College student performance videos on VHS and DVD are at risk for deterioration and obsolescence. Archives and Special Collections is partnering with the Dance Department to offer Dance students the opportunity to complete required technical work hours by migrating performance videos off analog media.
 
 
Mapping Digital Scholarship at Harvard
Carol Kentner
Harvard University, Graduate School of Education, United States of America
 
By scraping the harvard.edu domain, we can inventory information related to research centers and initiatives and convert that data into an interactive infographic, map, or dashboard. Library leaders can then use these tools to understand the digital scholarship hotspots, intersections and vectors to target support.
 

Moderators
avatar for Christa Williford

Christa Williford

Director of Research and Assessment, CLIR
I work on the Digitizing Hidden Special Collections and Archives Program in addition to conducting research projects related to other CLIR programs and related initiatives in the HE and cultural heritage sectors. I'm eager to hear about innovative digitization and outreach practi... Read More →

Speakers
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Brianna Gormly

Franklin and Marshall College
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Salwa Ismail

Library Technologies, Georgetown University Library
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Carol Kentner

Digital Scholarship Librarian, Harvard University
Open Access, IR, Copyright, Licensing, Curricular Content, Canvas, Scholarly Communications
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Teresa Soleau

Head, Library Systems & Digital Collections, Getty Research Institute
http://westernwilds.blogspot.com/


Wednesday October 25, 2017 10:00am - 10:55am
Somerset

10:55am

break
Wednesday October 25, 2017 10:55am - 11:30am
Rotunda

11:30am

plenary: #DLFforum closing plenary
For 2017, we’ll continue our new tradition of closing the DLF Forum with a discussion-oriented, community-based panel rather than the single vision of a keynote talk. More info on speakers and our theme soon!

Wednesday October 25, 2017 11:30am - 12:20pm
Allegheny

1:00pm

Collections as Data Workshop
In this two hour workshop, the Collections as Data project team will work with members of the DLF community to explore approaches that support collections as data implementation based on work completed to date and workshop attendee experiences.

Wednesday October 25, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Westmoreland

1:00pm

registration: DIGITAL PRESERVATION 2017
Welcome, NDSA community, to #digipres17! If you haven't already picked up your registration materials, you'll find us in the lobby.

Wednesday October 25, 2017 1:00pm - 3:15pm
Rotunda

3:15pm

#digipres17 welcome and opening plenary
Join us for the opening of Digital Preservation 2017! We'll offer welcoming remarks, make reports on the activities of the National Digital Stewardship Alliance, and present 2017's NDSA Innovation Awards.

Moderators
Wednesday October 25, 2017 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Allegheny

4:00pm

#digipres17 keynote: Eira Tansey
Eira Tansey will open Digital Preservation 2017 with a talk (title TBD) that will explore the relationship between environmental policy and the preservation of records, and what implications this has for the future of climate justice.

Speakers
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Eira Tansey

Digital Archivist/Records Manager, University of Cincinnati
Tansey is the Digital Archivist/Records Manager at the University of Cincinnati, where she is responsible for institutional records management, developing digital preservation policies, and working with born-digital archives. She previously worked at Tulane University Library’s Louisiana Research Collection, and has a B.A. in Geography from the University of Cincinnati, and an M.L.I.S. from San Jose State University’s School of Information.Tansey’s research and writing focuses on the intersection of archives, the environment, and climate change. Her 2015 article... Read More →


Wednesday October 25, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Allegheny

5:00pm

minute madness
Presentations
 
Fedora as a Digital Preservation Hub
Joshua Westgard
University of Maryland Libraries, United States of America
 
This presentation describes the University of Maryland Libraries' efforts to develop a digital preservation ecosystem with Fedora at its center. It will describe the goals of this ongoing development effort, the rationales for some key decisions taken, and finally some of the lessons that have been learned to date.
 
 
How Interoperable Must a Digital Preservation Solution Be?
Adi Alter, Josh Weisman
Ex Libris, Israel
 
Digital preservation systems do not operate in isolation. Such systems need to move from offering a point solution to offering an integrated solution, interwoven with user workflows and institutional goals. In this poster we will present some of these different integration needs and several use cases from institutions using Rosetta.
 
 
National Digital Stewardship Residency Handbook
Rebecca Fraimow(1), Margo Padilla(2)
1: WGBH; 2: METRO
 
The National Digital Stewardship Residency (NDSR) Symposium held in April 2017 gathered together members of the NDSR community to present achievements, share knowledge, and discuss the NDSR initiative’s sustainability and long-term goals. This presentation will share results from the Symposium, including an NDSR Handbook providing guidance for future NDSR programs.
 
 
The Evolution of the Electronic Records Task Force
Carol Kussmann, Valerie Collins, Lara Friedman-Shedlov
University of Minnesota Libraries, United States of America
 
Walk through two years of work from the University of Minnesota Libraries’ Electronic Records Task Force (ERTF). Learn about the past activities of the ERTF and how the Libraries is moving forward with addressing incoming electronic records with a new management group.
 
 
Texas Levels of Preservation
Courtney Mumma
Texas Digital Library, United States of America
 
Applying the NDSA levels of preservation as a collective at the state level to celebrate Texas institutions' digital preservation efforts and inspire them to work towards shared goals.
 
 
Systems to Stem Government Threats to Government Information
Nicholas Taylor
Stanford Libraries
 
The past year has seen conspicuous threats to government information, by the government. Our community and the public have mobilized to capture and cache at-risk information. How might LOCKSS, as a principle, as an increasingly modular technology, or as actual networks help protect government information both now and going forward?

Moderators
avatar for Sam Meister

Sam Meister

Preservation Communities Manager, Educopia Institute
MetaArchive Cooperative, BitCurator Consortium, digital preservation, digital forensics, workflow modeling

Speakers
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Rebecca Fraimow

Archivist and AAPB NDSR Program Coordinator, WGBH
Rebecca Fraimow received an MA from New York University's Moving Image Archiving and Preservation program in 2013 and was part of NDSR-Boston's first cohort. She has since continued working at WGBH as the Digital Archivist, PBCore Project Lead, and Program Coordinator for AAPB ND... Read More →
avatar for Nicholas Taylor

Nicholas Taylor

Program Manager, LOCKSS and Web Archiving, Stanford University Libraries
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 tens of networks, including the Global LOCKSS... Read More →
avatar for Josh Weisman

Josh Weisman

Ex Libris


Wednesday October 25, 2017 5:00pm - 5:15pm
Allegheny

5:15pm

NDSA reception
Please join us for light refreshments and good cheer at the conference reception!

Wednesday October 25, 2017 5:15pm - 7:00pm
Foyer
  • Sponsored by: DPN
 
Thursday, October 26
 

7:00am

NDSA Coordinating Committee
This is a private meeting for members of the National Digital Stewardship Alliance's Coordinating Committee and leadership group.

Thursday October 26, 2017 7:00am - 8:15am
Pennsylvania East

7:30am

continental breakfast
Grab a plate and dine in Allegheny!

Thursday October 26, 2017 7:30am - 8:30am
Allegheny

8:30am

#r1a: From the Hill to Home State: The Politics of Preserving the Digital Records of the U.S. Congress
From the Hill to Home State: The Politics of Preserving the Digital Records of the U.S. Congress
Danielle Emerling(1), John Caldwell(2), Katie Delacenserie(3), Adriane Hanson(4), Matt Stahl(5), Alison White(6)
1: West Virginia University, United States of America; 2: University of Delaware Library, Museums and Press; 3: U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs; 4: University of Georgia Libraries; 5: University of California, Santa Barbara; 6: U.S. Senate Historical Office
 
Records of the U.S. Congress document national history, the legislative process, and interactions between the people and representatives. They also are increasingly born digital. Archivists will share their experiences building relationships that support digital preservation, offer perspectives from different stages of the records life cycle, and share ideas for improvement.

Moderators
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.
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. Previously, she was a congressional papers archivist at the University of Delaware. She serves as Vice Chair of the Congressional Papers Roundtable.
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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 extens... Read More →
avatar for Alison White

Alison White

Deputy Senate Archivist, U.S. Senate
At the moment I am particularly interested in 'collections as data', web archiving and federal government issues related to archiving.


Thursday October 26, 2017 8:30am - 10:00am
Westmoreland

8:30am

#r1b: International & Political Borders
Presentations
 
Digital preservation is not value neutral: so why does it looks that way and what can we do about it?
Bradley Daigle(1), William Kilbride(2)
1: University of Virginia, United States of America; 2: Digital Preservation Coalition
 
Digital preservation needs to be part of a complex chain that mutually reinforces one's organizational values. How are the preservation challenges we face amplified when considering preserving content across political borders? Viewing this from the perspective of two consortia, the APTrust and DPC, we will discuss our experiences and plans.
 
 
Preservation and Regime Change: Do We Need Multinational Solutions?
Dale Askey
McMaster University, Canada
 
When the Ontario Council of University Libraries built the Ontario Library Research Cloud--a 300TB, five-site storage system--one of the explicit reasons was to have a Canadian-based solution, for numerous reasons. In light of recent political changes in the United States, the wisdom of this decision seems to have been enhanced.
 
 
Rescuing the Evidence: Challenges with Digitally Preserving the World’s Holocaust Documentation
Jessica Knight
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, United States of America
 
This presentation will be on the Museum’s work to duplicate and acquire Holocaust documentation from around the globe; create a digital preservation decision matrix to classify the preservation requirements for “copy collections;” assess long-term digital preservation risk; and ultimately preserve digital holdings in an ever-changing geopolitical environment.

Moderators
avatar for Charlotte Kostelic

Charlotte Kostelic

National Digital Stewardship Resident, Library of Congress
Charlotte is the National Digital Stewardship Resident for the Library of Congress, where her project focuses on researching opportunities for metadata and systems interoperability for collections related to early American and Georgian England.

Speakers
avatar for Dale Askey

Dale Askey

Associate University Librarian, McMaster University
Twitter is @daskey.
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Bradley Daigle

Director of Digital Curation Services, University of Virginia Library
University of Virginia


Thursday October 26, 2017 8:30am - 10:00am
Butler

8:30am

#r1c: I was born-digital in the USB
Presentations
 
“Out of Many, One”: Creating a UC-Wide Descriptive Standard for Born-Digital Archival Material
Shira Peltzman(1), Kate Tasker(2), Annalise Berdini(3), Charlie Macquarie(4)
1: UCLA Library, United States of America; 2: Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, United States of America; 3: University of California, San Diego, United States of America; 4: University of California, San Francisco, United States of America
 
Currently there's no widely accepted descriptive standard for born-digital material, and institutional practices for creating finding aids for this material differ substantially. This presentation will address an effort to standardize descriptive practices throughout the UCs in order to improve the consistency and quality of finding aids on a system-wide basis.
 
 
Footprints in the Sand: The Challenges Posed by Born-Digital Content
Heidi Winkler, Matthew McEniry, Camille Thomas
Texas Tech University, United States of America
 
This presentation will explore how federal institutions are preparing to handle preserving born-digital archival content when faced with embargoes, hardware obsolescence, and the massive amount of potential data. The presenters will also discuss how smaller universities are handling the same digital preservation and curation challenges endured by federal entities.
 
 
In Case of Rapture, Can I Have Your Data?
Micah Beck, Terry Moore, Elaine Wenderholm
University of Tennessee, United States of America
 
Every digital preservation strategy has some floor on environmental assumptions below which it becomes ineffective. Lowering this floor is has economic, political, psychological and metaphysical implications.. This paper argues that the floor on the assumptions made by current digital preservation efforts is too high, offering specific strategies for lowering it.

Moderators
Speakers
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Annalise Berdini

UC San Diego Library
avatar for Charlie Macquarie

Charlie Macquarie

Digital Archivist, UC San Francisco
avatar for Shira Peltzman

Shira Peltzman

Digital Archivist, UCLA Library
Shira is the Digital Archivist for UCLA Library where she leads the development of a sustainable preservation program for born-digital material. She holds an MA in Moving Image Archiving & Preservation from NYU and was a member of the '14-'15 National Digital Stewardship Residenc... Read More →
avatar for Kate Tasker

Kate Tasker

Digital Archivist, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley
Kate Tasker works with born-digital collections and information management systems to enable and enhance research access at The Bancroft Library, UC Berkeley. She holds an MLIS from San Jose State University and is a member of SAA, the Academy of Certified Archivists, & the Socie... Read More →
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Camille Thomas

Scholarly Communications Librarian


Thursday October 26, 2017 8:30am - 10:00am
Cambria

8:30am

#r1d: Perservering to Preserve
Presentations
 
A Socio-Technical Digital Preservation Roadmap
Alison Langmead, Aisling Quigley
University of Pittsburgh, United States of America
 
The NEH-funded Sustaining MedArt project revealed a labyrinth of socio-technical decisions that confront digital humanities project owners concerned about the sustainability of their work. To assist with the process of producing digital preservation plans, we have produced a “Socio-Technical Roadmap”--a structured workshop inspired by design thinking and collaborative learning approaches.
 
 
The Long and Winding Road
Helen Tibbo
UNC-Chapel Hill, United States of America
 
This presentation reviews digital curation education and explicates a model that will sustain the emerging digital curation workforce. Data will be collected and analyzed from practitioners and academics regarding required content and the best means to bring this content to existing professionals and a new generation of digital curators.
 
 
Is This Legal? A Brief, Very Brief, Look at Current Legal Issues in Digital Preservation
Sharon Bradley
University of Georgia School of Law, United States of America
 
Digital preservation presents complex legal questions, ownership, copyright, and conflicting laws. Digital materials may be subject to many levels of legal restrictions including copying, storage, access, and modification of content. The speaker will provide a brief overview of the legal issues and provide a resource guide for the participants.
 

Speakers
avatar for Sharon Bradley

Sharon Bradley

Special Collections Librarian, University of Georgia School of Law
Sharon Bradley is the Special Collections Librarian at the University of Georgia School of Law. She is responsible for the school’s archives, portrait collection, and rare book room. She also leads the school’s emergency preparedness and disaster planning efforts. In quiet mo... Read More →
avatar for Alison Langmead

Alison Langmead

Director, Visual Media Workshop, University of Pittsburgh


Thursday October 26, 2017 8:30am - 10:00am
Pennsylvania West

8:30am

#r1e: Trials And Tribulations Of Moving Forward With Digital Preservation Workflows And Strategies
Trials And Tribulations Of Moving Forward With Digital Preservation Workflows And Strategies
Salwa Ismail(1), Suzanne Chase(1), Joe Carrano(1), Linda Newman(2), Nathan Tallman(3)
1: Georgetown University; 2: University of Cincinnati; 3: Pennsylvania State University
 
Panelists will discuss implementation of digital preservation plans and strategies at two research libraries. Using open source tools and community solutions, panelists have created workflows and tools to ingest curated content into a shared digital preservation environment. Panelists will focus on next steps after digital preservation planning and system selection.
 

Speakers
avatar for Joe Carrano

Joe Carrano

National Digital Stewardship Resident, Georgetown University Library
Joe Carrano is the National Digital Stewardship Resident at Georgetown University Library. He has an MA in History and an MLS with a specialization in Archives, Records, and Information Management from the University of Maryland, College Park.
avatar for Salwa Ismail

Salwa Ismail

Library Technologies, Georgetown University Library
avatar for Linda Newman

Linda Newman

Head, Digital Collections & Repositories, University of Cincinnati
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Nathan Tallman

Digital Preservation Librarian, Penn State University Libraries


Thursday October 26, 2017 8:30am - 10:00am
Somerset

10:00am

morning break
Thursday October 26, 2017 10:00am - 10:15am
Rotunda

10:15am

#r2a: Getting money IN to preservation
Presentations
 
Funding for Digital Preservation Projects
Emily Reynolds(1), Joel Wurl(2), Pedro Gonzalez-Fernandez(3), Lucy Barber(4), Chris Barr(5)
1: Institute of Museum and Library Services; 2: National Endowment for the Humanities; 3: Council on Library and Information Resources; 4: National Historical Publications and Records Commission; 5: Knight Foundation
 
Program officers from public and private funders will discuss grant opportunities related to digital preservation. The discussion will focus on the kinds of projects that are the best fit for each funder, themes and trends from funded projects, and how to develop a competitive proposal.
 
 
Cost Modeling for Digital Preservation
Kate Dohe, David Durden, Josh Westgard
University of Maryland, United States of America
 
Cost modeling and project management tools for digitization make financial forecasting easier than ever before. However, estimating and articulating the considerable long term expenses of digital preservation lags behind. The presenters will demo a nascent tool for cost modeling digital stewardship activities, and lead discussion regarding potential community efforts.
 

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Lucy Barber

Lucy Barber

Deputy Executive Director, National Historical Publications & Records Commission
Lucy Barber, Deputy Executive Director, National Historical Publications and Records Commission (lucy.barber@nara.gov; 202-357-5306, http://www.archives.gov/nhprc) At the Commission, which she joined in 2006, Lucy oversees the grant making process in connection with other progra... Read More →
avatar for Chris Barr

Chris Barr

Director/ Media Innovation, Knight Foundation
avatar for Kate Dohe

Kate Dohe

Manager, Digital Programs & Initiatives, University of Maryland Libraries
People can talk to me about digital libraries, open access, library publishing, digital preservation, and approaches to collaboration. | | You can also talk to me about bikes, if you're so inclined.
avatar for David Durden

David Durden

Data Services Librarian, University of Maryland, College Park
avatar for Emily Reynolds

Emily Reynolds

Institute of Museum and Library Services
avatar for Joel Wurl

Joel Wurl

Senior Program Officer, Office of Preservation & Access, National Endowment for the Humanities
Always looking to find out what's next. Talk to me about funding opportunities and ideas in the humanities, cultural heritage, digital curation, archives, public/community history sphere.


Thursday October 26, 2017 10:15am - 11:45am
Westmoreland

10:15am

#r2b: Evangelizing for Digital Preservation Across your Organization: Reaching out to IT
Evangelizing for Digital Preservation Across your Organization: Reaching out to IT
Jeanne Kramer-Smyth(1), Seth Anderson(2), Jackie Dooley(3), Nancy McGovern(4), Kari Smith(4), Trevor Owens(5)
1: World Bank Group Archives, United States of America; 2: Museum of Modern Art, United States of America; 3: OCLC Research, United States; 4: MIT Libraries, United States; 5: Institute of Museum and Library Services, United States
 
How do you bridge the divide that often exists between those focused on permanent preservation of inactive digital records and those charged with the day to day operation of active business systems? The focus of the panel discussion will be on success stories and lessons learned.

Speakers
SA

Seth Anderson

MERA Project Manager, MoMA
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Jackie Dooley

OCLC Research, OCLC Research
Jackie Dooley is a Program Officer in OCLC Research, where she undertakes projects to address current challenges faced by archives and special collections in research libraries. She currently leads the OCLC Research Web Archiving Metadata Working Group. Jackie is an SAA Fellow an... Read More →
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Jeanne Kramer-Smyth

Electronic Records Archivist, World Bank
Jeanne currently holds a position as an Electronic Records Archivist within the World Bank Group Archives where focuses on digital preservation. She also has over 20 years of experience designing relational databases and creating custom software. Since 2006, she has authored Spel... Read More →
avatar for Trevor Owens

Trevor Owens

Senior Program Officer, IMLS
Institute of Museum and Library Services
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Kari Smith

Digital Archivist and Head, Program for Born-digital Archives, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Kari is Digital Archivist and Head, Program for Born-digital Archives at the MIT Institute Archives and Special Collections. She enjoys advocating for, instructing about, and working with digital content. She writes a blog, "Engineering the Future of the Past, Digital Archives at... Read More →


Thursday October 26, 2017 10:15am - 11:45am
Butler

10:15am

#r2c: Software & Hardware Preservation
Presentations
 
Exploring software on vintage computers at Living Computers: Museum + Labs
Cynde Moya
Living Computers: Museum + Labs, United States of America
 
Most published works in the museology field dismiss the notion of keeping vintage computing equipment running in such a way as to let visitors explore software. Living Computers: Museum + Labs has a different model. We run real software on restored equipment for people to use, onsite or online.
 
 
"Research-in-Practice: Distributed, Data-Driven and Iterative Approach Towards a National Software Preservation Strategy"
Jessica Meyerson
University of Texas at Austin, United States of America
 
During this talk members of the Software Preservation Network will engage the audience in discussion of distinct interpretations of the "politics of preservation" in the software preservation context.
 
 
Describing dynamic data journalism: a survey of news applications
Katherine Boss(1), Meredith Broussard(2)
1: New York University, United States of America; 2: New York University, United States of America
 
News applications, or interactive data journalism stories, are a type of dynamic digital objects in dire need of archiving and preservation solutions. This talk will share findings from a survey of news apps describing the code, data, software libraries, and server environments on which they are built.
 

Moderators
avatar for Charlotte Kostelic

Charlotte Kostelic

National Digital Stewardship Resident, Library of Congress
Charlotte is the National Digital Stewardship Resident for the Library of Congress, where her project focuses on researching opportunities for metadata and systems interoperability for collections related to early American and Georgian England.

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Meyerson

Jessica Meyerson

Research Program Officer, Educopia Institute
Jessica Meyerson is the Research Program Officer for Educopia Institute, where she identifies interdisciplinary research collaborations that help to further understanding of the cultural heritage landscape, and provides project management support for the IMLS-funded OSSArcFlow an... Read More →


Thursday October 26, 2017 10:15am - 11:45am
Cambria

10:15am

#r2d: Say it Loud, Say it Proud: Advocacy and Engagement
Presentations
 
“Never Give Up, Never Surrender!” Digital Preservation Advocacy for the Anxious Mind
Sandy Rodriguez
University of Missouri-Kansas City, United States of America
 
Informed by the presenter’s anxious nature, this presentation focuses on multiple efforts and approaches to create a groundswell around digital preservation at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
 
 
Digital Preservation Planning in the Metro Detroit Community
Margaret Waligora, Allie Penn, Lori Eaton, Laura Kennedy, Kim Schroeder
Wayne State University, United States of America
 
The preservation of digitized and born-digital objects is imperative to sustaining the historical narrative of any city. In this presentation, the Wayne State University NDSA student group will explore issues pertaining to digital preservation in the Detroit community through the creation of a digital preservation plan for three cultural institutions.
 
 
Envisioning A People's Database: Strategies For Facilitating Community Research of Police
Robin Margolis(1), Ina Kelleher(2), Stacy Wood(3)
1: MLIS Media Archival Studies, United States of America; 2: UC Berkeley Department of Ethnic Studies; 3: University of Pittsburgh School of Computing and Information
 
This panel engages “Preservation is Political” from the standpoint of how NDSA institutions can provide access to politically charged data. The panelists approach the intersection of police generated footage and citizen documentation of law enforcement as a question of supporting the unique needs of researchers working in this space.
 

Moderators
Speakers
IK

Ina Kelleher

Ina Kelleher is a doctoral student in the department of Comparative Ethnic Studies with a Designated Emphasis in Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies. Her dissertation project analyses how grief and mourning are experienced and performed, both publically and privately, by mothers... Read More →
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Robin Margolis

MLIS Media Archival Studies, UCLA Information Studies Department
Robin Margolis is a current MLIS student specializing in Media Archival Studies at the UCLA Department of Information Studies. He approaches archives from a foundation as a teaching artist, community organizer, and filmmaker, aiming to serve social movements both emergent and ong... Read More →
avatar for Sandy Rodriguez

Sandy Rodriguez

Digital Special Collections Coordinator, University of Missouri--Kansas City
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Margaret Waligora

SIS Digital Content & Information Management, Wayne State University School of Information Science
Margaret Waligora is a current SIS graduate student at Wayne State University's School of Information Science, as well as, a Product Manager at Gale, a Cengage Company.
SW

Stacy Wood

PhD Candidate in Information Studies, UCLA
Stacy Wood is a PhD candidate in Information Studies at UCLA. Her dissertation, Making Secret(s) examines the infrastructure supporting classified information in the United States. She is a critical scholar of archives and information policy focusing on the legal and cultural liv... Read More →


Thursday October 26, 2017 10:15am - 11:45am
Pennsylvania West

10:15am

#r2e: Power in Numbers: Digital Preservation Networks
Presentations
 
Why Share? Politics and Possibilities for Collaborative Digital Preservation
Michael Lesk(1), Janice Bially-Mattern(2)
1: Rutgers University, United States of America; 2: Villanova University, United States of America
 
Preservation and archiving, if done for the greater good, involve sharing of locally prized resources. How do international projects like LOCKSS, HathiTrust, or the Protein Data Bank entice individuals, institutions, or nations to relinquish exclusive control of their information? We discuss international models that encourage sharing and are politically sustainable.
 
 
Texas Digital Library and Digital Preservation Networks
Ryan Steans, Courtney Mumma, Kristi Park
Texas Digital Library, United States of America
 
The Texas Digital Library addresses the challenge of building a preservation suite of services in the heterogeneous landscape of institutional preservation practices and policies across a consortium. We will discuss appropriateness of digital preservation storage methodologies for diverse content, some of which require non-commercial, memory institution aligned distribution.
 
 
Local to Global: community digital preservation collaborations
Stephen Patton(1), William Knauth(2), Sam Meister(3)
1: Indiana State University, United States of America; 2: Indiana Digital Preservation (InDiPres); 3: MetaArchive - Educopia Institute
 
InDiPres is an endeavor amongst cultural heritage organizations to collaboratively advocate, educate, establish digital preservation practices, and provide enterprise class preservation platforms. Sustainable high quality preservation strategies should be accessible to all organizations regardless of size and funding but unfortunately a high barrier of entry creates an exclusive clique.
 

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Stephen Patton

Stephen Patton

Chair of Systems, Indiana State University
Stephen Patton is Chair of Systems at Indiana State University. The Systems department administers the LCVC consortial ILS, electronic resources, desktop support, multiple repository solutions and server administration. His research interests include the intersection of technolog... Read More →
RS

Ryan Steans

Assistant Director, Texas Digital Library


Thursday October 26, 2017 10:15am - 11:45am
Somerset

11:45am

lunch 1: Content Interest Group Lunch
Content Interest Group Lunch
Lauren Work
University of Virginia, United States of America
 
Come join the NDSA Content Interest Group for lunch! Learn about our ongoing work in the digital preservation and stewardship communities, meet and exchange ideas with colleagues, and help us plan future projects and initiatives. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.
 

Speakers
LW

Lauren Work

Digital Preservation Librarian, University of Virginia


Thursday October 26, 2017 11:45am - 1:00pm
Westmoreland

11:45am

lunch 2: Infrastructure Interest Group Lunch
Infrastructure Interest Group Lunch
Sibyl Schaefer
University of California, San Diego, United States of America
 
This is a lunchtime meeting for the Infrastructure Interest Group. Agenda items will include bringing on new leadership and a discussion of Interest Group goals for 2018.
 

Speakers
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Sibyl Schaefer

Program Manager, Chronopolis, University of California San Diego
Sibyl Schaefer is the Chronopolis Program Manager and Digital Preservation Analyst for the University of California, San Diego. She has spent much of her career working with archival systems for arrangement, description, and preservation. She has been recognized as an Emerging Le... Read More →


Thursday October 26, 2017 11:45am - 1:00pm
Butler

11:45am

lunch 3: Birds-of-a-Feather: Software Preservation
Lawyers and librarians are working together on two projects to help clarify the rights of cultural heritage institutions: a code of best practices in fair use, and a petition for a new exemption from the Digital Millennium Copyright Act’s bar on circumventing access protections (i.e., a new right to hack DRM). Join us to discuss how copyright and digital rights management affect your preservation activities.

Moderators
Thursday October 26, 2017 11:45am - 1:00pm
Cambria

11:45am

lunch 4: Birds-of-a-Feather: hold
Thursday October 26, 2017 11:45am - 1:00pm
Pennsylvania West

11:45am

lunch 5: Birds-of-a-Feather: hold
Thursday October 26, 2017 11:45am - 1:00pm
Somerset

11:45am

lunch buffet
Grab a plate and join a working session/birds-of-a-feather group or dine in Allegheny I & II!

Thursday October 26, 2017 11:45am - 1:00pm
Allegheny I and II

1:00pm

#r3a: Getting down in the bits
Presentations
 
Image This! A Voyage through Software Preservation
Elena Colon-Marrero
Computer History Museum, United States of America
 
The Computer History Museum recently launched the Center for Software History, which spurred the need to actively preserve and provide access to the historic software in the Museum's collection. This presentation will focus on the efforts of building digital forensics workstations, establishing workflows, and selecting a test collection.
 
 
Preserving Barter
Shane Coleman, Nathan Hall
Virginia Tech, United States of America
 
This is a data recovery case study based on work provided for Barter Theater, which will demonstrate the complexity of creating a forensic data recovery service for a regional cultural heritage organization.
 
 
Do Bitstreams Have Politics?
Christopher Lee
University of North Carolina, United States of America
 
Langdon Winner argued that “artifacts have politics,” and information professionals are significant actors in such politics related to information artifacts. I will elaborate several types of decisions that librarians and archivists face in relation to collections of born-digital materials, and the ways in which these decisions are manifestations of politics.
 

Moderators
avatar for Sam Meister

Sam Meister

Preservation Communities Manager, Educopia Institute
MetaArchive Cooperative, BitCurator Consortium, digital preservation, digital forensics, workflow modeling

Speakers

Thursday October 26, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Westmoreland

1:00pm

#r3b: This Data Isn't Going to Curate Itself
Presentations
 
Curating for Reproducibility
Limor Peer(1), Thu-Mai Christian(2), Florio Arguillas(3)
1: Yale University, United States of America; 2: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; 3: Cornell University
 
CURE (CUrating for REproducibility) is a consortium of academic institutions in support of research data curation and code review for the purpose of facilitating the digital preservation of the evidence base necessary for future understanding, evaluation, and replication of scientific claims.
 
 
Research Data Preservation
Brett Currier(1), Bommae Kim(2), Courtney Butler(1), Cynthia Edwards(1), Lu Dayrit(1)
1: Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City; 2: University of Virginia Health System
 
We are implementing a data preservation system, Preservica, to support transparent and reproducible research at our institution. The project scope includes policies and guidelines, workflows, metadata, collection structures within the platform, and technical setups. We will introduce our project with a focus on the workflows and guidelines.
 
 
Securing the Future of Federal Research: Mirroring Data.gov as a Vital Scholarly Resource
Stephen Abrams
California Digital Library
 
Federal research data are a valuable national resource and strategic asset vital to scholarship, governmental accountability, and informed public policy. In response to politically-instigated concerns about ongoing access to these data, CDL and CSS have created Datamirror.org as an independent mirror of the federal government’s Data.org portal.
 

Moderators
Speakers
SA

Stephen Abrams

Associate Director, UC Curation Center, California Digital Library


Thursday October 26, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Butler

1:00pm

#r3c: They're More Like Guidelines: Reflections on Best Practices from New Professionals
They're More Like Guidelines: Reflections on Best Practices from New Professionals
Elizabeth England(1), Charlotte Kostelic(2), Joe Carrano(3), Meredith Broadway(4), Megan Potterbusch(5), Amy Gay(6)
1: Johns Hopkins University, United States of America; 2: Library of Congress; 3: Georgetown University; 4: World Bank Group; 5: Association of Research Libraries; 6: U.S. Food & Drug Administration
 
This panel will focus on National Digital Stewardship Residency projects united by the common thread of ‘best versus good enough’ and the residents’ experiences navigating the political nature of best practices and compromise, covering topics such as scalability, institutional resources, competing priorities, and responding to new policy implementations.

Speakers
avatar for Joe Carrano

Joe Carrano

National Digital Stewardship Resident, Georgetown University Library
Joe Carrano is the National Digital Stewardship Resident at Georgetown University Library. He has an MA in History and an MLS with a specialization in Archives, Records, and Information Management from the University of Maryland, College Park.
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Elizabeth England

National Digital Stewardship Resident, Johns Hopkins University
Elizabeth England is the National Digital Stewardship Resident at Johns Hopkins University Sheridan Libraries, where her project focuses on the preservation of JHU's born-digital visual history. She holds an MLIS with a concentration in Archives from the University of Pittsburgh... Read More →
avatar for Charlotte Kostelic

Charlotte Kostelic

National Digital Stewardship Resident, Library of Congress
Charlotte is the National Digital Stewardship Resident for the Library of Congress, where her project focuses on researching opportunities for metadata and systems interoperability for collections related to early American and Georgian England.


Thursday October 26, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Cambria

1:00pm

#r3d: Reports from the Field
Presentations
 
Trends in Digital Preservation Capacity and Practice
Micah Altman, Michelle Gallinger, Jefferson Bailey, Trevor Owens
MIT, United States of America
 
We discuss highlights from a longitudinal study of storage practices across NDSA members.
 
 
Results and Findings of the 2017 NDSA Staffing Survey
Carol Kussmann(1), Winston Atkins(2), Meg Phillips(3)
1: University of Minnesota Libraries, United States of America; 2: Duke University Libraries; 3: National Archives and Records Administration
 
Come hear about the results of the 2017 NDSA Staffing Survey and how the staffing of digital preservation activities have changed (or not) over the past five years. Over 130 institutions from fourteen countries completed the most recent survey, an increase from the 85 institutions in 2012.
 
 
Fixity Practices: Who’s Doing What?
Sibyl Schaefer
University of California, San Diego, United States of America
 
As digital practitioners, we know what fixity is and that it should be checked. The 2014 NDSA fixity report lists best practices for fixity checking, but what is really happening in the field? The Fixity Working group will report out on recent survey findings and provide updates about related work.
 

Moderators
Speakers
MA

Micah Altman

Director of Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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Michelle Gallinger

President, Gallinger Consulting
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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.
SS

Sibyl Schaefer

Program Manager, Chronopolis, University of California San Diego
Sibyl Schaefer is the Chronopolis Program Manager and Digital Preservation Analyst for the University of California, San Diego. She has spent much of her career working with archival systems for arrangement, description, and preservation. She has been recognized as an Emerging Le... Read More →


Thursday October 26, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Pennsylvania West

1:00pm

#r3e: Feminism & Social Justice
Presentations
 
Equity, justice, and feminist ethics of care in digital archival practice
Martha Tenney
Barnard College, United States of America
 
Employing frameworks of equity, justice, and a feminist ethics of care, this talk proposes some interventions in digital archival practice at small, historically white institutions, from documentation strategies to reparatory relations with creators to critical descriptive practices.
 
 
Digitizing Feminist History from the Margins - The Learning and Teaching Archive Chicana por mi Raza
Marco Seiferle-Valencia(1,2)
1: Michigan State University Library, United States of America; 2: Chicana por mi Raza Digital Memory Collective
 
Chicana por mi Raza is a learning and teaching archive centered around recovering imperiled histories of Chicana activism in the long Civil Rights era. This session will discuss the archive and its work with students, including the radical potential of digital tools to challenge traditional custodial models of preservation.
 
 
Ethical Considerations
Carolyn Caizzi
Northwestern University Libraries, United States of America
 
This presentation will explore the tension between the mission of libraries to preserve and facilitate access to digital content, while respecting the communities represented. A review of ethics in library literature and examples of recent projects that required librarians to be arbiters of these ethical considerations will be presented.
 

Moderators
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Bethany Nowviskie

Director, Digital Library Federation, CLIR+DLF
Tell me what you most want and need from #ourDLF.

Speakers
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Carolyn Caizzi

Repository and Digital Curation, Northwestern University


Thursday October 26, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Somerset

2:30pm

afternoon break
Thursday October 26, 2017 2:30pm - 2:45pm
Rotunda

2:45pm

#r4a: Capturing the Federal Government Online
Presentations
 
Teaching Social Media Metadata and Digital Stewardship with the Obama White House Social Media Data Archive
Amelia Acker
University of Texas at Austin, United States of America
 
Dr. Acker was selected to receive early access to the Obama Administration’s social media data to teach a metadata course. This paper will report on teaching metadata for social media stewardship at UT Austin’s iSchool and identify some urgent preservation gaps in the nation’s fastest growing digital collections and platforms.
 
 
E pluribus crawl ’em: Archiving the U.S. Government Web
Jefferson Bailey
Internet Archive, United States of America
 
This talk will cover the 2016-2017 End of Term Web Archive, a large-scale, multi-institutional, born-digital archiving effort lead by the Internet Archive, Library of Congress, and University of North Texas to preserve the U.S Federal Government web that has currently archived over 300 terabytes of data.
 
 
Carefully Nonpartisan Preservation: The National Archives steps up during the change of administration
Meg Phillips
National Archives and Records Administration, United States of America
 
The National Archives spent the last year ensuring the most important records of government were managed, captured, and preserved. We advised Federal agencies and the White House on recordkeeping responsibilities, and archived the Obama presidential records (electronic and analog). This session illustrates how NARA ensures continuity of government - and history.
 

Moderators
MA

Micah Altman

Director of Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Speakers
JB

Jefferson Bailey

Director, Web Archiving, Internet Archive
Jefferson Bailey is Director, Web Archiving at Internet Archive. Jefferson joined Internet Archive in Summer 2014 and manages Internet Archive's web archiving services including Archive-It, used by over 450 institutions to preserve the web. He also oversees contract domain-scale... Read More →
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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.


Thursday October 26, 2017 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Westmoreland

2:45pm

#r4b: Continuing Education for Digital Preservation
Continuing Education for Digital Preservation
Emily Reynolds(1), Michelle Gallinger(2), Jaime Schumacher(3), Stacey Erdman(5), Maria Montenegro(4)
1: Institute of Museum and Library Services; 2: Gallinger Consulting; 3: Northern Illinois University; 4: Washington State University; 5: Beloit College
 
In this session, speakers from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and IMLS grantees will present their work to identify and address gaps in the digital preservation continuing education landscape. Attendees will learn about existing training resources and hear advice for developing their own digital stewardship training programs.
 

Speakers
MG

Michelle Gallinger

President, Gallinger Consulting
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Emily Reynolds

Institute of Museum and Library Services
JS

Jaime Schumacher

Director of Scholarly Communications, Northern Illinois University


Thursday October 26, 2017 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Butler

2:45pm

#r4c: The Personal (Digital Archiving) is Political
Presentations
 
Avoiding the Gambit for Our Personal Digital Archives
Matt Schultz
Grand Valley State University Libraries, United States of America
 
Personal content creation, collection, curation, and sharing are advancing into a new paradigm highly dependent on corporately controlled online platforms. Creators and cultural memory organizations are grappling with questions of ownership, control, and at-will sharing. This presentation explores curatorial strategies, advocacy efforts and grassroots initiatives that can serve as solutions.
 
 
Should We Remember What We Forget? Preserving societal memory while respecting individual privacy rights.
Nathan Tallman
Penn State University, United States of America
 
In recent years, media outlets have reported that the 21st Century may become a "digital dark age.“ Simultaneously, ‘the right to be forgotten’ is an important issue that the European courts, libraries, and archives are struggling with managing. This presentation reconciles these issues and discusses digital preservation’s role.
 

Moderators
Speakers
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Matt Schultz

Metadata & Digital Curation Librarian, Grand Valley State University
Grand Valley State University Libraries, United States of America
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Nathan Tallman

Digital Preservation Librarian, Penn State University Libraries


Thursday October 26, 2017 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Cambria

2:45pm

#r4d: Repositories & Storage
Presentations
 
Beyond the Repository: Exploring Integration Between Local and Distributed Digital Preservation Systems
Laura Alagna(1), Sibyl Schaefer(2), Brendan Quinn(1)
1: Northwestern University, United States of America; 2: University of California San Diego, United States of America
 
Northwestern and UCSD were awarded an IMLS Grant to explore integration between local repositories and distributed digital preservation systems. This talk will describe findings from a survey and in-depth interviews, highlighting results regarding criteria for curation decisions, versioning practices, common workflows and workarounds, and the use (or not) preservation policies.
 
 
Part of a Greater Whole: Fedora as a Key Component of a Digital Preservation Strategy
David Wilcox
DuraSpace, Canada
 
No single system can solve digital preservation for all, so a modular approach provides the greatest flexibility. This presentation will provide an overview of the challenges of architecting a preservation strategy, and describe how the Fedora community responded by focusing on importing and exporting data in standardized ways.
 
 
Digital Preservation Storage Criteria: Community Document for Discussion
Gail Truman(1), Sibyl Schaefer(2), Jane Mandelbaum(3), Kate Zwaard(3), Nancy McGovern(4), Andrea Goethals(5), Steve Knight(6)
1: Truman Technologies, United States of America; 2: University of California, San Diego; 3: Library of Congress; 4: Massachusetts Institute of Technology; 5: Harvard Library; 6: National Library of New Sealand
 
Institutions responsible for preserving digital content must use storage systems or services to perform their work. The Digital Preservation Storage Criteria document was developed to assist in this decision making process. This talk provides an overview of the development of the document, followed by a discussions session to gather feedback.
 

Moderators
Speakers
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Laura Alagna

Digital Preservation Librarian, Northwestern University
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Sibyl Schaefer

Program Manager, Chronopolis, University of California San Diego
Sibyl Schaefer is the Chronopolis Program Manager and Digital Preservation Analyst for the University of California, San Diego. She has spent much of her career working with archival systems for arrangement, description, and preservation. She has been recognized as an Emerging Le... Read More →
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Gail Truman

Principal Consultant, Truman Technologies
My company provides consulting, analysis and development services relating to digital archives. Ask me about digital storage and preservation planning; hosted preservation services; open source repositories development and hosting; web archiving. Need help conducting a cost and... Read More →
avatar for David Wilcox

David Wilcox

Product Manager, DuraSpace
DuraSpace


Thursday October 26, 2017 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Pennsylvania West

2:45pm

#r4e: PEGI (Preservation of Electronic Government Information): Project Series
PEGI (Preservation of Electronic Government Information): Project Series
Martin Halbert(1), Roberta Sittel(2), Katherine Skinner(3), Lynda Kellam(1)
1: UNCG, United States of America; 2: UNT, USA; 3: Educopia Institute, USA
 
Librarians and other information professionals from CRL, UNT, UC Santa Barbara, the University of Missouri, UNCG, and Stanford are undertaking a two year project to address national concerns regarding the preservation of electronic government information (PEGI) by cultural memory organizations for long term use by the citizens of the USA.
 

Speakers
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Katherine Skinner

Executive Director, MetaArchive Cooperative, Educopia Institute
Katherine is the Executive Director of the Educopia Institute, a not-for-profit educational organization that builds networks and collaborative communities to help cultural, scientific, and scholarly institutions achieve greater impact. Skinner received her Ph.D. from Emory Unive... Read More →


Thursday October 26, 2017 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Somerset

4:20pm

#digipres17 closing remarks
Join us in Allegheny I and II for closing remarks!

Moderators
MA

Micah Altman

Director of Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Thursday October 26, 2017 4:20pm - 5:00pm
Allegheny I and II