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Thursday, September 13 • 9:00am - 12:00pm
Session 1 - Nobody Puts Access in the Corner

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At the DLF Forum 2017, members of the DLF Born-Digital Access Group held a working lunch and discussed issues related to preparing and providing access to born digital archival materials. Following that meeting, a subset of the group formed to create, as one of its main activities, a document proposing “Levels of Access to Born-Digital Archival Material.” Structured similarly to the NDSA “Levels of Preservation,” the document includes various access-related areas of work (Description, Distribution, Tools, Researcher support, Policy and Documentation, Security, and Accessibility), and proposes a tiered set of recommendations for decision making and actionable progress in each of these areas.

This work is already well underway, and by the time BUF-LA takes place in September, the group will have a complete initial draft of its Levels document. In this proposed Let’s-Do-This-A-Thon session, members of the DLF B-D Access group will share the group’s output to date with BUF-LA attendees. Following a brief presentation on the project’s background, we will break into small groups, with each group focusing on one or two access-related areas. Community feedback will be incorporated into a future iteration of the draft. The session’s goal is to solicit feedback about the project while it’s still in a draft phase; hear feedback from BUF-LA attendees; include more voices from the archival community in the discussion; and clarify and improve the proposed Levels ahead of a wider release to the digital archives community at large. Facilitators will include Shira Peltzman, Brian Dietz, Elvia Arroyo-Ramirez, Kelly Bolding, and Jessica Venlet of the DLF B-D Access group.

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Elvia Arroyo-Ramírez

Assistant University Archivist, UC Irvine
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Kelly Bolding

Project Archivist, Princeton University Library
Kelly Bolding is the Project Archivist for Americana Manuscript Collections at Princeton University Library, where she works with 18th and 19th century American history collections, as well as on developing workflows for processing born-digital and audiovisual materials. She is a... Read More →
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Brian Dietz

NC State University
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Shira Peltzman

Digital Archivist, UCLA Library
Shira is the Digital Archivist for UCLA Library Special Collections where she leads the development of a preservation program for born-digital archival material.
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Jessica Venlet

Assistant University Archivist for Digital Records, UNC at Chapel Hill Libraries

Thursday September 13, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm PDT
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