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Let\'s Do This a Thon [clear filter]
Thursday, September 13

9:00am PDT

Session 1 - Nobody Puts Access in the Corner
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
Presentation Room

9:00am PDT

1:00pm PDT

Session 0 - Scripts

Dianne Dietrich

Cornell University

Thursday September 13, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
Presentation Room

1:00pm PDT

Session 3 - Journalism and Digital Preservation
Several incidents in recent years have demonstrated the necessity of digital preservation in the media: the deletion of the Gothamist, DNAinfo, and LAist sites, and the battle for ownership of Gawker’s content have made it clear that, although journalists and information professionals are in agreement that such things should be preserved, we have not yet shared knowledge or collaborated on how to make this happen. The purpose of this let’s-do-this-a-thon is to bring together digital preservation practitioners and journalists to brainstorm, collaborate, and explore the intersection of journalism and digital forensics. Specifically, we’d like to know: how can we work together to prevent “mass deletions”? What knowledge or skills can we share to facilitate the preservation of digital journalism? How can digital archiving become a part of journalists’ process?

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Laura Alagna

Digital Preservation Librarian, Northwestern University
Laura Alagna is the digital preservation librarian at Northwestern University Libraries, where she develops and implements policies and workflows for preserving born-digital and digitized content. Her research interests include repository interoperability, sustainability in digital... Read More →

Thursday September 13, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Presentation Room

1:00pm PDT

Session 4 - PII and You
Thursday September 13, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
West Electronic Classroom
Friday, September 14

9:00am PDT