2016 SAA Research Forum Agenda

2016 SAA Research Forum Agenda

 Tuesday, August 2, 2016


9:00-9:15 AM  Opening
Nancy Y. McGovern, Research Forum Co-Chair

9:15-10:00 AM           Session 1: Digital Archives in Action [Schedule

From Survey Design to Hackfest: Reflections on Research-in-Practice for Born-Digital Access

Rachel Appel (Bryn Mawr College), Alison Clemens (Yale University), Wendy Hagenmaier (Georgia Tech University), Jessica Meyerson (University of Texas at Austin) [Abstract/Bio] [Slides]

A hard drive! Box it and put it on the shelf, Elizabeth": First Steps in Digital Forensics in a Very Small Archives

Elizabeth Charlton (Society of Mary-Marist Archives) [Abstract/Bio[Slides]

Content-level Intellectual Control for Digital Archives

Jinfang Niu (University of South Florida) [Abstract/Bio[Slides]


10:00-10:30 AM         Break


10:30-11:00 AM         Session 2: Critical Practice and Advocacy [Schedule]

Third Time's the Charm?: The Journey of I&A's Advocacy Toolkit

Mary Rubin (University of Central Florida), Wendy Hagenmaier(Georgia Tech University), and Rachel Mandell (University of Central Florida) [Abstract/Bio[Slides]

Archival Education, Present and Future: Evaluating Curriculum for Critical Archival Practice

Desiree Alaniz (Simmons College) [Abstract/Bio[Slides]

Critical Work: Conceptualizing Archivists as Maintainers

Hillel Arnold (Rockefeller Archive Center) [Abstract/Bio[Slides]


11:00- 11:30 AM        Session 3: Investigating Access Issues [Schedule]

Identification and Redaction of Sensitive Information in Born-Digital Archival Materials: Research and Development Directions

Christopher (Cal) Lee (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) [Abstract/Bio[Slides]

Discord in Archival Description? Evaluating DACS Compliance and Best Practices through Document Analysis of Finding Aids for Music Materials

Elizabeth Surles (Rutgers University) [Abstract/Bio[Slides]


11:30 AM-Noon         Session 4: Framing Our Work [Schedule]

Creating a Systemized Web Archiving Structure

Nahali Croft, Hannah Wang, Matthew Cresson, Sangeeta Desai (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) [Abstract/Bio[Slides]

Locating Inactive Records on Large Network Drives: Testing Archives Finder

Anthony Cocciolo (Pratt Institute School of Information) [Abstract/Bio[Slides]

How We Can Use What We Already Know to Learn More: An Ontology for Linking Curriculum to Cultural Heritage

Sonia Yaco, Arkalgud Ramaprasad, Saleha Rizvi (University of Illinois at Chicago) [Abstract/Bio] [Slides]      


Noon-1:00 PM            Lunch


1:00-1:30 PM              Session 5: Funding, Research, and the Forum (10th Anniversary)  [Schedule]

Informal comments provided by:
Kathleen Williams (NHPRC)
Joel Wurl, (NEH)


1:30-2:30 PM              Posters and Demonstrations Session (see list of posters below)


2:30-3:00 PM              Break (and extra time for posters and demonstrations)


3:00-3:30 PM              Session 6: Archives and Archivists [Schedule]

Why Archival Certification?: Professional Development, Continuing Education, and Credibility

Susan Hamberger (Pennsylvania State University) [Abstract/Bio[Slides]

Archives in the News! An Examination of Mainstream Media Coverage of Archives

Lori Lindberg, Erin Fleak (Kent State University) [Abstract/Bio[Slides]


3:30-4:00 PM              Session 7: Measure for Measure [Schedule]

Altmetrics and Archives

Elizabeth Joan Kelly (Loyola University New Orleans) [Abstract/Bio[Slides]

Our Archives, but Not Ourselves: Filling the Gap of Research About Women Archivists

Alexandra A.A. Orchard (Wayne State University), Kristen Chinery (Wayne State University), Leslie Van Veen McRoberts (Salisbury University), Alison Stankrauff (Indiana University South Bend) [Abstract/Bio[Slides]

Fonds Farewell: Mapping American Archival Vulnerabilities Due to Climate Change

Eira Tansey (University of Cincinnati) and Ben Goldman (Penn State University) [Abstract/Bio[Slides]


4:00-4:45 PM              Session 8: Building on the Forum (10th Anniversary) [Schedule]

A & D @ the Research Forum: Trends in Arrangement and Description Topics over the Last 10 years

Katherine M. Wisser (Simmons College) [Abstract/Bio[Slides]

Observations, Trends, and Gaps:

Daniel Noonan (Ohio State University) [Slides] [Notes]

Micah Altman (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) [Slides]


4:45-5:00 PM              Closing

Research Forum Co-Chairs Nancy Y. McGovern and Helen Tibbo

Forum Feedback (stop by during the Poster Session)

Share your Ideas about the Past, Present, Future of the Research Forum (10th Anniversary)

Kari Smith (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)



To Choose or Not to Choose: Appraisal and Selection in the Guggenheim Museum Archives Video and Sound Recordings Project

Joey Cabrera (Guggenheim Museum Archives), Tali Han (Guggenheim Museum Archives), and Rossy Mendez (NYC Municipal Archives) [Abstract/Bio] [Poster]


From Project to Strategy: Scalable Digital Curation at Ohio University Libraries

Janet Carleton, Sara Harrington, and Miriam Nelson (Ohio University Libraries) [Abstract/Bio[Poster] [Handout]


Natural Language Processing for Archival Description of Electronic Records: Potential and Priorities

Alexandra Chassanoff, Christopher (Cal) Lee, Sunitha Misra, and Kam Woods (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) [Abstract/Bio[Poster]


National Memories Never Gone: Enhance Our Archival Quality and Quantity Macroscopically and in Sequence

Mei-Jung Chen and Yi-Pei Chen (National Archives Administration of Taiwan) [Abstract/Bio[Poster]


Bridges Not Walls: Connecting Community Archives with Cultural Institutions

Andrea Copeland and Ayoung Yoon (Indiana University) [Abstract/Bio[Poster]


Steps on the Path to Enriching and Enhancing Archival Moving Images with Linked Data: A Comparison of Potential Description Models for Moving Image Production and Archiving

Karen F. Gracy (Kent State University) [Abstract/Bio[Poster]


Provenance of a Tweet

Dan Kerchner, Justin Littman, Christie Peterson, Vakil Smallen, Rachel Trent, and Laura Wrubel (George Washington University) [Abstract/Bio[Poster]


Archives in the News! An Examination of Mainstream Media Coverage of Archives

Lori Lindberg (San Jose State University) and Erin Fleak (Kent State University) [Abstract/Bio[Poster]


Safeguarding the Charters of Freedom from Nuclear Attack in 1975: Agency Convergence and Idea Divergence

Mei Johnson and Valerie Marlowe (University of Delaware) [Abstract/Bio[Poster]


Teaching the Masses about Research Data Management

Dr. Helen R. Tibbo (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) [Abstract/Bio[Poster]


Infrastructure and the Archive: Supporting Information Management Practices in the Humanities

Ciaran B. Trace (University of Texas at Austin) [Abstract/Bio[Poster]


Issues on Ernst Papers in NARA, from the Viewpoint of a Japanese Archivist

Yayoi Tsutsui (Hitotsubashi University) [Abstract/Bio[Poster]


A & D @ the Research Forum: Trends in Arrangement and Description Topics over the Last 10 Years

Katherine M. Wisser (Simmons College) [Abstract/Bio[Poster]


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