SAA Research Forum

SAA launched the Research Forum in 2007 to provide an opportunity to discuss and share information about research initiatives with relevance for archives and records management. Researchers, practitioners, educators, students, and the curious across all sectors of archives and records management are welcome to participate.

Relevant research has implications for good archival practice and occurs across a spectrum of activities—from “pure” research to applied research to innovative practice. If you’re engaged in research, seeking to identify research-based solutions for your institution, willing to participate in the research cycle by serving as a beta site for research trials, or simply interested in what’s happening in research and innovation—then the SAA Research Forum is for you!

So far, the Research Forum has consisted of:

If you have suggestions for future SAA Research Forum events, please contact us at ResearchForum@archivists.org.

Thank you for your encouragement and we look forward to seeing you at the next SAA Research Forum.

Dr. Nancy Y. McGovern and Dr. Helen R. Tibbo
SAA Research Forum Co-chairs

 

See Julie McLeod’s interview with the Research Forum organizers and participants, part of the Records Management Today Podcast Series.

2007 SAA Research Forum

 “Building Bridges between Research and Practice”

The first annual SAA Research Forum was held Tuesday, August 28, 2007, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Fairmont Hotel, Chicago.

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Poster set-up
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Planning Session – Discovering the Future: SAA Research Forum Development
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Lunch/Posters
12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Part 1, Chair: Nancy Y. McGovern, ICPSR

FOSTERING RESEARCH

1. Teaching (and Learning) in the Research Seminar
John Fleckner, Smithsonian Institution

Skills and experience in conducting research on archival topics are among the expectations for the graduate education of professional archivists. This presentation draws on two years of experience leading a seminar on archival research in the Archives, Records, and Information Management Program at the University of Maryland’s College of Information Studies. The presenter hopes to spark discussion about how educators can stimulate interest in research (and skill in conducting it) within the archival education curriculum. The presentation will place the seminar in the context of the academic program and its students, and discuss the goals and purposes for the course, teaching style and methods, and course structure and assignments.

2. Documenting Institutional History through Teamwork: Student-Faculty Collaborative Research at Rollins Archives
Wenxian Zhang and Rachel Todd, Rollins College

Archivists can be more than simply a bridge between users and historical collections. In an academic setting, archivists should also promote the use of the unique collections in support of the teaching and research missions of the institution. With rich resources under our domain, academic archivists need to team with teaching faculty in joint efforts to help students learn to approach history actively, creatively, and critically. Through a student-faculty collaborative research program over the recent years, the college archivist has worked with several teams of students engaging original research on the history of liberal arts education at Rollins.

ENGAGING IN RESEARCH

3. Understanding On-line Use through Web Analytics
Christopher J. Prom, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

For years, archivists have conducted user surveys, gathered reference statistics, and consulted informally with the users of archival records and manuscript collections. However, online archival databases, image repositories, and other electronic sources have opened our collections to new audiences and have provided traditional users a way to access materials without an archivist’s mediation. Furthermore, Web analytics tools provide a means to study user behaviors in an unobtrusive fashion, by allowing archivists to gather anonymous statistical information about users and the actions they take while using our web sites. Used in conjunction with other, more traditional information points, web analytics can serve as a jumping off point for a new understanding of users and user behaviors. This paper will present results of web analytics trials and the application of those results.

4.Critical Race Information Theory: Applying a CRITical Race Lens to Information Studies
Anthony W. Dunbar, University of California-Los Angeles Information Studies Program

The proposed new theoretical concept, critical race information theory (CRIT) is grounded in the notion that every aspect of information, the form, use, management, storage, structure, and infrastructure reflect and represent the beliefs, values, practices, and politics of our society. If we then accept the notion that information as content and records/documents are carriers, then the applicability of CRIT to the archival discourse is less subtle. The discussions, however, of issues and dynamics related to archives and records management affecting individuals and groups that are traditionally positioned and, in turn, commonly understood as marginalized or disenfranchised in society are underdeveloped. This presentation will not only layout the assumptions of a “CRITical” framework but it will also discuss the significant terminology, objectives, and research agenda involved in this endeavor.

5. Beyond Image Retrieval: Bridging Digitization Processes and End-User Judgments in a Large-Scale Image Digital Library
Paul Conway, School of Information, University of Michigan

Rich collections of digitized content are increasingly common features of the environment of scholarship across all disciplines on an international level. Scholars create and share image collections for their own specific uses; librarians, archivists, social science data curators and other interested parties create general purpose digital image collections and promote their use within and beyond the academy. The research issues associated with the creation and use of image digital libraries (IDL)—as archival collections—are profound and as yet largely unexplored. The project will explore the relationship between building and using digital libraries by utilizing the resources of the Library of Congress’s premier digital library program: American Memory. The point of departure for the proposed experimental research is a model developed to reflect the relationship between the process of digitizing (selection, scanning, metadata) analog image collections and decision-making by end users about the quality, integrity, and value (QIV) of image collections. The research will assemble a unified data set that could permit a statistically valid assessment of subtle relationships between digitization processes and user judgments.

2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Break with Posters
2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Part 2, Chair, Helen R. Tibbo, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

6. Collection Completeness and Appraisal
Pat Galloway, University of Texas-Austin

This paper will present results from research projects on email messages using network analysis to consider implications for managing a completely born-digital corpora of records.

NHPRC RESEARCH FELLOWS:

7. Global XML Data Model - New Mexico Public Records
Daphne Arnaiz-DeLeon, Nevada State Library and Archives

The Global XML Data Model – New Mexico Public Records will test the extensibility of the Global Judicial XML Data Model. Through an examination of the common New Mexico state government records as described in the general retention and disposition schedules for administrative (1.15.2 NMAC), personnel (1.15.6 NMAC) and financial (1.15.4 NMAC) records, information needs for the appropriate management of these electronic records will be distilled. A comparison between the identified information needs of the general records and the data structure and elements defined in the Global Judicial XML Data Model will be conducted. The project goal is to create a XML data model for common government records based on the Global Judicial XML Data Model.

8. Developing Processing Practices and Workflows for Electronic Archival Records
Don Chalfant and Kathy Jordan, Library of Virginia

The Library of Virginia is focused on developing workflows that will facilitate the processing and management of archival electronic records collected by our state, local, and private papers departments. This project will involve Archives processing staff in the workflow design, development, and testing stages to ascertain important procedural improvements and to evaluate any tools useful to the processes. In addition, the project will afford us an opportunity to explore the necessary technical, administrative, preservation, and descriptive metadata required to manage our digital content. A relational database will be created to serve as a processing tool for the 107 gigabytes of electronic records recently accessioned from the prior Governor’s administration. The database design should provide us a simplified and controlled means to open, view, and make decisions about individual electronic records and to assist staff in the preparation of digital objects for ingest into DigiTool, the Library’s Digital Asset Management system. The database should also provide a means to generate reports to help us better understand the nature of processing digital records.

9. A Recordkeeping Framework for Social Scientists Conducting Data-Intensive Research
Erin O’Meara, University of Oregon

The volume of data being created at research institutions is increasing at rapid rates. Social scientists are not always allocating resources for recordkeeping throughout their projects. A framework is needed for effectively managing researchers’ work as an interconnected body of knowledge, not just stand alone segments of information. Archivists and records managers need to be involved as specialized consultants in research projects before the records creation stage in order assist in the design of systems that address issues of authenticity, long-term preservation, description and access. In order to effectively create a framework that addresses the needs of faculty at a mid-size university, I will be working with several faculty members in developing a scalable set of guidelines and processes. The primary product of this project will be an intellectual framework and technical prototype that provides core guidelines for faculty, relating to the management of their research papers.

10. Implications of the Bioterrorism Act of 2002 on Electronic Record Keeping in the Wine and Grape Industries
Kari Smith, History of Art Department, University of Michigan

Recordkeeping in the wine and grape industries is increasingly electronic. Using both commercial and homegrown systems, wineries and vineyards need to keep track of a substantial amount of production and sales data. The Bioterrorism Act of 2002 stipulated new record keeping requirements and retention periods for these records for wineries and vineyards. Compliance of the Act is necessary as of the summer of 2006 and will require wineries to document the lifecycle of their winemaking process from the growing of grapes through two years after their wine is shipped. Using a case study methodology, this researcher will investigate the record keeping requirements of the Bioterrorism Act of 2002 pertaining to the wine and grape industry, conduct a survey of current practice among winemakers of their use of electronic record keeping systems and records management procedures, investigate how software developers are incorporating the requirements of the Act into their systems, and complete a case study on the use of specific winemaking electronic systems to track the required data for the Act. The outcomes of the project will include recommendations to wineries and vineyards about electronic record keeping as well as recommendations to archives and records managers about retention and access to this information. The case study will have implications for record keeping in other industries that have been impacted by recent Homeland Security and related legislation.

11. Transforming Preservation Research into Production Persistent Archives
Reagan Moore, San Diego Supercomputing Center

The preservation research conducted at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) is driven by two perspectives:

The transition of research ideas into production systems is facilitated by testbeds that allow each concept to be evaluated on collections that comprise hundreds of millions of files and petabytes of data, to ensure the technology will be relevant for future preservation environments.

4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Posters

POSTERS:

A. Getting a Seat at the Table to Leverage Other People’s Money
Mark Conrad, National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)

The challenges of long-term preservation of digital objects belong to society as a whole - not just archivists and records managers. Raising societal consciousness and leveraging other relevant research is an efficient approach to addressing archival and records management issues in this area. NARA is building the Electronic Records Archives (ERA) system. ERA's Chief Technologist now serves on a number of White House committees. This opens new avenues for electronic records research funding. This presentation will focus on how the ERA Research program has leveraged other folks research and raised the consciousness of the Federal government about the critical need to address electronic records issues. It will include a discussion of the use of key partnerships and how other archivists and records managers might be able to leverage this work to get a seat at the table with their resource providers.

B. Research Using Primary Sources
Joanne Archer, Ann Hanlon and Jennie Levine, University of Maryland

The use of primary source materials poses a unique challenge to researchers, requiring the acquisition of specialized skills. This poster session will report initial results from a user study of 23 undergraduate and graduate students that took place at the University of Maryland in the spring of 2007, using an online research guide entitled "Research Using Primary Sources" (http://www.lib.umd.edu/special/research/). The study goes beyond questions of navigability towards a deeper understanding of research behaviors. Initial results indicate that researchers often overcomplicate their search strategies based on behaviors learned for traditional library research. These preliminary results indicate that a more concerted effort at user education within the archival profession - both in person and online - could significantly improve research strategies for our patrons.

C. Ephemeral Music: A Survey of Electronic Music Collections in the U.S.
Adriana P. Cuervo, Sousa Archives and Center for American Music

Libraries and archives are preserving the creations of 20th and 21st century composers as a significant part of their collections. Electroacoustic music, created in a digital environment without using traditional notation on paper, relies on the use of technology for its interpretation and performance. The widespread use of this compositional technique challenges archivists to guarantee the long-term preservation and access to the original sonic experience of these works. Composers often rely on commercial software and home-grown hardware to create electroacoustic compositions, and performance becomes the only avenue of experiencing the work as a whole. This music will disappear into oblivion if standards for its long-term access are not developed.

D. ‘We Actually Could Not Believe Ourselves to Be in Chicago’: Digitizing an Early 20th-Century Iowa Girl’s Travelogue Scrapbook
Jen Wolfe, University of Iowa Libraries

Mass digitization efforts such as the Google Books Library Project have many institutions rethinking their approach to digitizing primary source materials. Instead of web exhibits featuring artifact highlights, more libraries are aspiring to create comprehensive digital collections that can serve as tools for scholarly research. Iowa schoolgirl Helen Grundman's documentation of her 1930 4-H trip to Chicago illustrates some of the challenges and opportunities in presenting a scrapbook in its entirety on the web.

E. Easier EAD Data Entry
Chatham Ewing, University of Mississippi

Explores another method of easing data entry into EAD instances. This poster looks at Infopath forms ease and speed creation, maintenance, and standardization of information in finding-aids. Paired with our old friends the XSLT scripts, InfoPath can be used to create and revise EAD finding aids.

F. EAD Stylesheets
Chatham Ewing, University of Mississippi

Reviews a method to modify the stylesheets from the EAD cookbook to address presentation and printing needs using XSLT to automatically generate XHTML files that used .CSS classes and CSS stylesheets rather than tables. This approach offers the flexibility of using the .CSS display property to have finding-aids print and display on multiple platforms.

G. Transferring Research Skills to the Grassroots
Gwen Patton, Trenholm State Technical College Archives

This poster presents examplars and a model for engaging users in research using archival sources.

NHPRC ELECTRONIC RECORDS RESEARCH FELLOWS:
Note: See paper abstracts above for NHPRC Fellows.

H. Global XML Data Model – New Mexico Public Records Daphne O. DeLeon, Nevada State Library and Archives [NHPRC Research Fellow]
I. Processing Practices and Workflows for Electronic Archival Records Don Chalfant and Kathy Jordan, Library of Virginia [NHPRC Research Fellow]
J. A Recordkeeping Framework for Social Scientists Conducting Data-Intensive Research
Erin O’Meara, University of Oregon [NHPRC Research Fellow]
K. Implications of the Bioterrorism Act of 2002 on Electronic Record Keeping in the Wine and Grape Industries Kari Smith, University of Michigan [NHPRC Research Fellow]

L. Do We Know How We Differ?: University/Science Archives Across Nations
Susanne Belovari, Tufts University

A member of the ICA-SUV steering committee, Susanne Belovari developed this research project to answer the above question and its two assumptions: in so far as we differ and differ across nations, how is that reflected in our national, institutional, legal, and professional contexts, practices, and challenges. The multi-phase project includes: 1) a panel discussion of four archivists from the far South to the far North, ICA-SUV, Dundee, August 2007; 2) a presentation at the 3rd Meeting of Scientific Archives, Brazilian Archivists, September 2007; 3) a possible panel at the ICA Congress on Archives, Kuala Lumpus, 2008; 4) the development of a cross-national survey, subsequently implemented by ICA-SUV; 5) and an edited volume by the author of descriptive/historical articles on traditions, practices, and situations across the globe.

4:30 p.m. Close

2007 Program Committee and Proceedings Editorial Board

Nancy Bartlett

Steve Dalton

Elizabeth Kaplan

Joanne Kaczmarek

Nancy McGovern (co-chair)

Helen Tibbo (co-chair)

Brad Westbrook

2008 SAA Research Forum

The second annual SAA Research Forum was held Tuesday, August 26, 2008, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Hilton San Francisco in San Francisco, California. The forum explored the full spectrum of research activities – from “pure” research to applied research to innovative practice.

 

Session 1: Digital Content Planning

Moderator: NANCY Y. MCGOVERN
Bio [PDF]

Ephemeral Music: Electroacoustic Music Collections in the United States [PDF]
Abstract & Bio [PDF]
ADRIANA P. CUERVO

Incentives for Data Producers to Create “Archive/Ready” Data: Implications for Archives and Records Management [PDF]
Abstract & Bios [PDF]
MARGARET HEDSTROM and JINFANG NIU

Digitizing Photographs: Exploring the Relationship Between Building and Using Image Digital Archives [PDF]
Abstract & Bio [PDF]
PAUL CONWAY

 


 

Session 2: Format Foundations

Moderator: JOANNE KACZMAREK
Bio [PDF]

Computer Assisted Appraisal of Contemporary PDF Documents [PDF]
Abstract & Bios [PDF]
PETER BAJCSY and SANG-CHUL LEE

Digital Dilemmas: Archiving E-Mail [PDF]
Abstract & Bios [PDF]
NANCY ADGENT and LYNDA SCHMITZ FUHRIG

Preserving Electronic Mailing Lists as Scholarly Resources: The H-Net Archives [PDF]
Abstract & Bio [PDF]
LISA M.SCHMIDT

 


 

Session 3: User Studies

Moderator: PAUL CONWAY
Bio [PDF]

Developing the Archival Metrics Toolkits: Conceptual Development and Testing [PDF]
Abstract & Bio [PDF]
MORGAN DANIELS

Generating Higher Response Rates for User-based Evaluation Instruments in Archives and Special Collections [PDF]
Abstract & Bio [PDF]
HELEN R. TIBBO

Survey of 4,002 Historians on How Faculty Use Primary Sources to Teach Undergraduates
Abstract & Bio [PDF]
DORIS J. MALKMUS

 


 

Session 4: Archivists and Content

Moderator: NANCY BARTLETT
Bio [PDF]

Archival History: A Case in Point
Abstract & Bio [PDF]
SUSANNE BELOVARI

The Permanence of Provenance: The “Two Traditions” and the American Archival Profession [PDF]
Abstract & Bio [PDF]
REBECCA HIRSCH

Remembered History, Archival Discourse, and the September 11 Digital Archive [PDF]
Abstract & Bio [PDF]
JANE ZHANG

Using Oral Histories to Repair the Archival Wounds of Watergate [PDF]
Abstract & Bio [PDF]
MEGHAN LEE

 


 

Session 5: Format Frontiers

Moderator: ARDYS KOZBIAL
Bio [PDF]

Automatic Metadata Extraction for Archival Description and Access [PDF]
Abstract & Bio [PDF]
WILLIAM UNDERWOOD

FACADE: Future-proofing Architectural Computer-Aided Design [PDF]
Abstract & Bio [PDF]
MACKENZIE SMITH

I Know it's Important, But What Am I Looking at? Strategies for using Blog Content to Contextualize YouTube Videos [PDF]
Abstract & Bio [PDF]
CAL LEE

 


 

Session 6: Digital Repositories

Moderator: HELEN R. TIBBO
Bio [PDF]

Building a Reference Implementation of a Preservation Environment [PDF]
Abstract & Bio [PDF]
REAGAN W. MOORE and RICHARD MARCIANO

The Chronopolis Preservation DataGrid [PDF]
Abstract & Bio [PDF]
ARDYS KOZBIAL

Opening aDORe [PDF]
Abstract & Bio [PDF]
RYAN CHUTE

What do Job Postings Indicate about Digital Curation Competencies? [PDF]
Abstract & Bio [PDF]
CAL LEE

2008 Program Committee and Proceedings Editorial Board

Nancy Bartlett (program only)

Elizabeth Kaplan

Joanne Kaczmarek

Ardys Kozbial (proceedings only)

Nancy McGovern (co-chair; editor of proceedings)

Kari Smith (proceedings only)

Helen Tibbo (co-chair)

Brad Westbrook

2008 Research Forum Peer-Reviewed Research Papers

Archives under Siege: A Concept and a Case in Point [PDF]
SUSANNE BELOVARI

Automatic Metadata Extraction for Archival Description and Access  [PDF]
WILLIAM UNDERWOOD

Ephemeral Music: Electroacoustic Music Collections in the United States  [PDF]
ADRIANA P. CUERVO

I Know It's Important, But What Am I Looking At?
Strategies for Using Blog Content to Contextualize YouTube Videos
 [PDF]
CHRISTOPHER A. LEE, ROBERT CAPRA, RACHAEL CLEMENS, and LAURA SHEBLE

Incentives for Data Producers to Create “Archive-Ready” Data:
Implications for Archives and Records Management 
[PDF]
MARGARET HEDSTOM and JINFANG NIU

Remembered History, Archival Discourse, and the September 11 Digital Archive  [PDF]
JANE ZHANG

Teaching Undergraduates with Primary Sources: Highlights of Survey  [PDF]
DORIS K. MALKMUS

2008 Research Forum Posters

Archival Description using EAD and Microsoft Access [PDF]
Abstract & Bio [PDF]
WILLIAM JORDAN PATTY

Archives and Community Identity in Transition [PDF]
Abstract & Bio [PDF]
Poster Paper [PDF]
Shannon Hodge

ArchiveWell: Supporting and Encouraging Cataloging of Archival Collections [PDF]
Abstract & Bios [PDF]
JANET CEJA AND IAN LI

Automatic Metadata Extraction for Archival Description and Access [PDF]
Abstract & Bio [PDF]
WILLIAM UNDERWOOD

AX-SNet Research Agenda [PDF]
Abstract & Bios [PDF]
HELEN R. TIBBO, ELIZABETH YAKEL, AND WENDY DUFF

Career Satisfaction of Young Archivists [PDF]
Abstract & Bios [PDF]
AMBER CUSHING AND ALLISON FOX

Collecting User Input on a Shared Finding Aid Site: Initial Reactions and Outcomes [PDF]
Abstract & Bio [PDF]
JACQUELYN FERRY

Digital Dilemmas: Archiving E-Mail [PDF]
Abstract & Bios [PDF]
NANCY ADGENT AND LYNDA SCHMITZ FUHRIG

Faculty Self-Archiving Behavior: Implications for Preserving Faculty’s Research Content [PDF]
Abstract & Bio [PDF]
JIHYUN KIM

“Houston, we have a problem . . .”: Designing a Digital Preservation System for a NASA Center for Advanced Life Support [PDF]
Abstract & Bios [PDF]
JAKE CARLSON AND ALEXIS RAMSEY

The Magic Box: A Case Study in the Collection Management of Objects in Archives and Manuscript Collections [PDF]
Abstract & Bio [PDF]
LISA DARMS

Maximizing Efficiency: The Use of Inkjet Copiers to Transcribe Historical Inscriptions [PDF]
Abstract & Bios [PDF]
ANDREA YOUNGFERT AND BRENDA BERNIER

MOCA Exhibition Archive Finding Aids [JPG]
Abstract & Bios [PDF]
JULIE YAMASHITA AND SKYE LACERTE

NWDA: Selection of Materials for Digitization Based On Researcher Needs [PDF]
Abstract & Bio [PDF]
Janet Hauck

OAI-ORE and Description of Electronic Records [PDF]
Abstract & Bio [PDF]
Anne Sauer

Using Socialbookmarking Sites for Outreach and Publicity [PDF]
Abstract & Bios [PDF]
Polina Ilieva and Rachel Taketa

2009 SAA Research Forum

“Foundations and Innovations”

The third annual SAA Research Forum was held Tuesday, August 11, 2009, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Hilton Austin. The forum explored the full spectrum of research activities – from “pure” research to applied research to innovative practice. The keynote address, “Digital Preservation Research Initiatives at NLNZ,” was delivered by Steve Knight. (SAA is grateful to Ex Libris Group for its sponsorship of the Research Forum.)

For more on the Research Forum, see Julie McLeod’s interview with Forum organizers and participants, part of the Records Management Today Podcast Series.

 

Keynote Address

Digital Preservation Research Initiatives at NLNZ [Slides]
STEVE KNIGHT (National Library of New Zealand)


Session 1: Content Management Perspectives

Key Aspects in 3D File Format Conversions [Slides]
Abstract & Bio [PDF]
KENTON MCHENRY and PETER BAJCSY (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Data Accessioner: An Extensible Interface for Mediating Migration of File-based Electronic Records to Stable File Storage [Slides]
Abstract & Bios [PDF]
SETH SHAW (Duke University Archives)

Computational Analysis and Visualization of Electronic Records Collections [Slides]
Abstract & Bio [PDF]
MARIA ESTEVA, JAYA SREEVALSAN-NAIR, WEIJIA XU, ASHWINI ATHALYE, MERWAN HADE (University of Texas)

How Do Expert Users Judge Archival Qualities in Digitized Photographs? [Slides]
Abstract & Bio [PDF]
PAUL CONWAY (University of Michigan)

 


 

Session 2: Collection Management Tools and Practice

Using the Archon Open Source Collection Management Software to Implement More Product Less Process (MPLP) at the University of Miami [Slides]
Abstract & Bio [PDF]
KYLE RIMKUS and BÉATRICE SKOKAN (University of Miami)

Searching for “Spitzer” in the Archives: Using Search Strategies in Conjunction with Social Network Analysis of Troopergate Records[Slides]
Abstract & Bio [PDF]
CATHERINE STOLLAR PETERS (New York State Archives)

Recordkeeping in a small nonprofit organization [Slides]
Abstract & Bio [PDF]
SAM MEISTER (San Jose State University)

Standardizing Non-Alphabetical Archival Description: A Survey of Descriptive Practices on Japanese Public Records [Slides]
Abstract & Bio [PDF]
TAKAHIRO SAKAGUCHI (National Institute of Japanese Literature)

Industrial Business Collections: A Retrospective on Acquisitions Practice [Slides]
Abstract & Bio [PDF]
Erik Nordberg (Michigan Technological University)

Historic Maps Come Alive: Research in Geospatial Visualization and Access, Using Google Earth and Yahoo! Map [Slides][Bibliography]
Abstract & Bio [PDF]
KATHERINE H. WEIMER (Texas A&M University)

 


 

Session 3

AC+erm - Accelerating Positive Change in e-Records Management [Slides]
Abstract & Bio [PDF]
JULIE MCLEOD (Northumbria University)

 


 

Session 4: Formulating Community Practice

Bringing Values to the Bitstream: A Framework for Digitally-Aware Professional Ethics of Curation [Slides]
Abstract & Bio [PDF]
CHRISTOPHER A. LEE (University of North Carolina)

From storage to archive: lessons in infrastructure for digital science data [Slides]
Abstract & Bio [PDF]
CHRIS JORDAN (University of Texas)

Sharing for the Greater Good: Outreach and Collaboration from the Perspective of Community-Based Archives [Slides]
Abstract & Bio [PDF]
AUDRA EAGLE (Forsyth County Public Library)

Moving From Theory to Praxis: Designing Participatory Archival Indigenous Information Ethics Education [Slides]
Abstract & Bio [PDF]
ALLISON B. KREBS (University of Arizona)

EAD (Entire Archives Digitized): Development of a Working Model for Large Scale Digitization [Slides]
Abstract & Bio [PDF]
KAREN WEISS (Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution)

Business process management and archival content management systems [Slides]
Abstract & Bio [PDF]
GORDON DAINES and CORY NIMER (Brigham Young University)

Analyze Archival Descriptive Practice Project [Slides]
Abstract & Bio [PDF]
JACKIE DOOLEY (OCLC)

 


Session 5

Automation of Preservation Functions [Slides]
Abstract & Bio [PDF]
REAGAN W. MOORE, RICHARD MARCIANO, ANTOINE DE TORCY (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), and PAUL WATRY (University of Liverpool)

 


2009 Research Forum Peer-Reviewed Research Papers

“Everything about this Person”: Name-Based Access to Multiple Resources Using EAC [PDF]
NANCY HADLEY

Searching for “Spitzer” in the Archives: Drawing New Conclusions from “Troopergate” Using Archival Records and Social Networking Analysis [PDF]
CATHERINE STOLLAR PETERS

Tapping Our Potential: Business Process Management and Archival Content Management Systems [PDF]
J. GORDON DAINES III and CORY L. NIMER

2009 Research Forum Posters

Archival Awareness in Japanese Local Government
Abstract & Bio [Abstract, Poster]
YASUE SHIMIZU (Samukawa Town Archives)

ArchivesZ Version 2: Progress in Visualizing Archival Collections
Abstract & Bio [Abstract, Poster]
JEANNE KRAMER-SMYTH (University of Maryland)

Assessing Need for an Automated File Format Obsolescence Notification System for Medium-sized Digital Archives
Abstract & Bio [Abstract, Poster]
HEATHER BOWDEN (University of North Carolina)

Continued communication...: maximising the information potential of computer mediated communications for business benefit, through records management models, and taking into account the impact of the individual
Abstract & Bio [Abstract, Poster]
SARAH DEMB and ELIZABETH LOMAS (Northumbria University)

Creating Communities: Digitizing Denver’s Historic Neighborhoods Project at the Denver Public Library Western History Genealogy Department
Abstract & Bio [Abstract, Poster]
JAMES W. ROGERS (Denver Public Library)

The DP3 Project: Digital Print Preservation Portal
Abstract & Bio [Abstract, Poster]
DANIEL BURGE (Image Permanence Institute)

The DigCCurr II Professional Institute: The Process of Developing a New Approach for Contextually-Relevant Continuing Education
Abstract & Bio [Abstract, Poster]
HELEN TIBBO, HEATHER BOWDEN, and CHRISTOPHER LEE (University of North Carolina)

Digital Authenticity in Response to User Needs
Abstract & Bio [Abstract, Poster]
SHAUN HAYES (University of Wyoming)

Entirely Not Gone With the Wind: A Textile Survey at the Harry Ransom Center
Abstract & Bio [Abstract, Poster, Handout]
MARTHA HORAN (University of Texas)
 
“Everything about this person”: Name-based access to multiple resources using EAC
Abstract & Bio [Abstract, Poster]
NANCY HADLEY (American Institute of Architects)

Finding a Sustainable Place for Archivists within the American Library Association: A Historical Investigation
Abstract & Bio [Abstract, Poster]
NOAH LENSTRA (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

The First Year of the First Archival Science Course in Japan
Abstract & Bio [Abstract, Poster, Handout]
YAYOI TSUTSUI (Gakushuin University)

The Graphics Atlas
Abstract & Bio [Abstract, Poster]
RYAN BOATRIGHT (Rochester Institute of Technology)

How Do Expert Users Judge Archival Qualities in Digitized Photographs?
Abstract & Bio [Abstract, Poster]
PAUL CONWAY (University of Michigan)

How Do We Keep the Archives Viable and Digital Surrogates Sustainable?
Abstract & Bio [Abstract, Poster]
HEATHER BALL (Queens College)

Industrial Business Collections: A Retrospective on Acquisitions Practice
Abstract & Bio [Abstract, Poster]
ERIK NORDBERG (Michigan Technological University)

Key Aspects in 3D File Format Conversions
Abstract & Bio [Abstract, Poster]
KENTON MCHENRY AND PETER BAJCSY (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Making Pictures Identifiable in the Long Now: Is Embedding an Answer?
Abstract & Bio [Abstract, Poster]
KARI SMITH AND GREG RESER (University of Michigan)

Measuring Kelsey Museum Digital Image Collection in Communities
Abstract & Bio [Abstract]
XIAOLI MA (University of Michigan)

Newspaper as Archive: Contextualizing Andrew Carnegie and Public Library Munificence, The New York Times, 1880-1899
Abstract & Bio [Abstract, Poster]
ANN BOURNE (University of Alabama)

On the Margin: Personal Archives of an OutcastA Case Study 
Abstract & Bio [Abstract, Poster]
IZUMI HIRANO (Gakushuin University)

Partners in Preservation: The Walter P. Reuther Library, Gale Group Inc., and the United Farm Workers Collection
Abstract & Bio [Abstract]
JEANETTE OLSON (Wayne State University)

Paul N. Banks' Electronic Records
Abstract & Bio [Abstract, Poster]
LORRIE DONG, ELSPETH HEALEY, SAMANTHA MUELLER, SARAH TICER (University of Texas)

Pixels to Purpose: Transforming a Rights & Reproductions Department to Support a Sustainable Digital Collection
Abstract & Bio [Abstract, Poster]
DANA M. LAMPARELLO (Historical Society of Pennsylvania)

Supporting Statewide Best Practices Through Outreach and Education: Three Years of Opening Archives in Florida (2005-2008)
Abstract & Bio [Abstract, Poster]
JOHN NEMMERS (University of Florida) AND KYLE RIMKUS (University of Miami)

Technical Services and Special Collections Partners in Processing
Abstract & Bio [Abstract, Poster]
MICHELE SAUNDERS (University of Arizona)

The WebERA Project: Environmental Risk Assessment with a Web-based Preservation Management System
Abstract & Bio [Abstract, Poster]
KRISTIN M. SMITH (Image Permanence Institute)

Who Are All These People? A New Window into Use of Archival Content in Institutional Digital Repositories
Abstract & Bio [Abstract, Poster]
ELIZABETH KAPLAN AND JASON ROY (University of Minnesota)

 


 

2009 Research Forum Program Committee and Proceedings Editorial Board

Fynnette Eaton

Elizabeth Kaplan

Joanne Kaczmarek

Ardys Kozbial

Nancy McGovern (co-chair; editor of proceedings)

Kari Smith Helen Tibbo (co-chair)

Brad Westbrook

2010 SAA Research Forum

"Foundations and Innovations"

The fourth annual SAA Research Forum was held Tuesday, August 12, 2010, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Marriott Wardman Park. The forum explored the full spectrum of research activities – from "pure" research to applied research to innovative practice. Researchers, practitioners, educators, and students used the forum to discuss, debate, plan, organize, evaluate, or motivate research projects and initiatives.

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

Keynote

"Blue Ribbon Task Force Report" [Slides]
Anne Van Camp, BRTF Member
Moderator: Helen Tibbo


Session 1

Moderator: Joanne Kaczmarek

Archival Quality in Digital Preservation Repositories [Slides]
Abstract & Bio [PDF]
Paul Conway (University of Michigan)


Session 2: Distributed Digital Preservation

Moderator: Joanne Kaczmarek

Persistent Digital Archives and Library System (PeDALS) [Slides]
Abstract & Bio [PDF]
Richard Pearce-Moses (Clayton State University)

Distributed Custodial Archival Preservation Environments [Slides]
Abstract & Bio [PDF]
Chien-Yi Hou (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill), Richard Marciano (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill), Caryn Wojcik (State of Michigan)


Session 3: Adapting Archival Practice

Moderator: Ardys Kozbial

Access, Communication, and Learning: Physical and Digital Potentials for Knowledge-Making in Archives [Slides]
Abstract & Bio [PDF]
Ann Holt (Pennsylvania State University)

How to Preserve a Million Digital Records When Everyone Has a Million Other Things to Worry About [Slides] [Handout]
Abstract & Bio [PDF]
Corinne Rogers and Elizabeth Shaffer (University of British Columbia)

Sherwood Archive Project: Preserving "At Risk" Private Digital Business Records that are of Public Interest [Slides]
Abstract & Bio [PDF]
Sam Meister (Digital Archive of the Birth of the Dot Com Era Project ) and David Kirsch (University of Maryland)

The Hybrid Archivist: Archivists with Library Responsibilities [Slides]
Abstract & Bio [PDF]
Mary M. Manning (Texas A&M University) and Judy Silva (Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania)

Re-Engineering Archives: Business Process Management (BPM) and the Archival Quest for Efficiency [Slides]
Abstract & Bio [PDF]
Gordon Daines (Brigham Young University)

Original Order: Lost In Cyberspace? [Slides]
Abstract & Bio [PDF]
Ken Thibodeau (National Archives and Records Administration)


Session 4

Moderator: Kari R. Smith

Digital Curation Planning Project at Michigan State University
Abstract & Bio [PDF] [Slides] [Handout 1] [Handout 2]
Cynthia Ghering and Lisa Schmidt (Michigan State University)

Poster Session (see list below)


Session 5: Collection Management Tools and Practice

Moderator: Ardys Kozbial

New Tools for the Preservation of Modern Digitally Printed Materials [Slides]
Abstract & Bio [PDF]
Daniel Burge (Rochester Institute of Technology)

Embedded Metadata: For the Long Now [Slides]
Abstract & Bio [PDF]
Kari Smith (University of Michigan)

Developing Malleable Finding Aids with Wikis [Slides]
Abstract & Bio [PDF]
Scott R. Anderson (Millersville University)

Policy-Based Preservation Environments [Slides]
Abstract & Bio [PDF]
Reagan Moore (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

Digital Preservation Interoperability Initiative [Slides]
Abstract & Bio [PDF]
Wo Chang (National Institute of Standards and Technology)

Digital Curation Governance: The Concept and Implications for Professional Capabilities [Slides]
Abstract & Bio [PDF]
Cal Lee and Helen Tibbo (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)


Session 6: Formulating Community Practice

Moderator: Nancy Y. McGovern

The “M”ord: What Works and What Doesn’t in File Format Migration [Slides]
Abstract & Bio [PDF]
Jennifer Ricker (State Library of North Carolina)

Copyright Practices of Archival Repositories and Their Impact on Users [Slides]
Abstract & Bio [PDF]
Jean Dryden (University of Maryland)

Electronic Records Management at Penn State [Slides]
Abstract & Bio [PDF]
Jacqueline Esposito (Penn State University)

Electronic Records Scalability: Moving From Theory to Practice with Actual Test Results [Slides]
Abstract & Bio [PDF]
Mike Thuman (Ex Libris)


Wrap up

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


Posters

University Institutional Repositories: An Investigation into Long-Term Preservation and Copyright Compliance
Abstract & Bio [PDF] [Poster]
Elizabeth Shaffer (University of British Columbia)

A Sponsor of Literacy: The 4-H Club and Everyday Writing, 1900-1930
Abstract & Bio [PDF] [Poster]
Claran B. Trace (University of Texas at Austin)

A Survey of Archivists of the U.S. Senate
Abstract & Bio [PDF] [Poster] [Handout]
Jan Zastrow and Nan Mosher (United States Senate)

An Archival Advocate: Public Policy Research in PolicyArchive
Abstract & Bio [PDF] [Poster]
Sarah Buchanan (Center for Governmental Studies)

Applying Inheritance: Single-level Displays and Repurposeable Metadata
Abstract & Bio [PDF] [Poster]
Cory Nimer (Brigham Young University)

Archiving on the Hill: Preparing the Archival Papers of Senator Jim Bunning (RKY)
Abstract & Bio [PDF] [Poster]
Dina Mazina (University of Maryland) and Victoria Triplett (University of Kentucky)

Building Communities: Creating a Documentation Model for the Austin Historic Architecture Web-Based Resource
Abstract & Bio [PDF] [Poster]
Kathryn Pierce, Carol Brock and April Norris (University of Texas at Austin)

Chinese Archival Practices: The Impact of Culture and Government Policies on the Research of American-Based Historians in Chinese Archives
Abstract & Bio [PDF] [Poster]
Eugenia Kim (University at Albany – SUNY)

Classical Athenian Archival System: Anagrapheus and Demosion
Abstract & Bio [PDF] [Poster]
Yayoi Tsutsui (Gakushuin University)

Combining Forces: Using Multiple out of the Box Programs When Programmers are Out of the Question!
Abstract & Bio [PDF] [Poster]
Lindsey Loeper and Susan Graham (University of Maryland)

Designing, Implementing and Evaluating a Service-Based Learning Curriculum for a Masters of Archival Studies Program
Abstract & Bio [PDF] [Poster]
Cherie Long (Clayton State University)

Developing a Descriptive Metadata Standard for Performing Arts Archives
Abstract & Bio [PDF] [Poster]
Sharon Lehner (Brooklyn Academy of Music), Tiffany Nixon (Roundabout Theatre Company), June Reich (Brooklyn Academy of Music) and Amber Billey (Whirl-igig.com)

Digital Records Forensics
Abstract & Bio [PDF] [Poster]
Corinne Rogers (University of British Columbia)

Examining the "Small World" of Literary Archival Collections: A Pilot Project
Abstract & Bio [PDF] [Poster]
Katherine M. Wisser (Simmons College)

Gigabytes, Terabytes, Petabytes…Now What?
Abstract & Bio [PDF] [Poster]
Mike Thuman (Ex Libris)

How Accurate is Item-Level Search for Digital Records?
Abstract & Bio [PDF] [Poster]
Douglas W. Oard (University of Maryland) and Jason Baron (National Archives and Records Administration)

How Historians Use Historical Newspapers
Abstract & Bio [PDF] [Poster]
Rob Sieczkiewicz and Robert B. Allen (Drexel University)

No Website? No Knowledge? No Problem!
Abstract & Bio [PDF] [Poster]
Robin Pike (Catholic University of America Archives)

Oral History in the Digital Age
Abstract & Bio [PDF] [Poster] [Related Materials]
Steven Cherry (University of Michigan)

Practice Innovation: Moving a Large, Well-known Web Exhibit into a Librarymanaged Content Environment
Abstract & Bio [PDF] [Poster]
Matthew Stephens (University of Virginia)

Preserving a Community’s Past: Cross-Institutional Collaboration for Archival Outreach and Training
Abstract & Bio [PDF] [Poster]
Audra Eagle (Wake Forest University)

So Brief I Don’t Want to Decide What to Keep: Archiving Scholarly Tweets
Abstract & Bio [PDF] [Poster]
Kaitlin Costello and Jason Priem (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

Spartan Archive: Building a Permanent Home for Electronic Institutional Records
Abstract & Bio [PDF] [Poster]
Cynthia Ghering and Lisa Schmidt (Michigan State University)

Tending a Neglected Garden: Archiving Administrative Records at the Harry S. Truman Library & Museum
Abstract & Bio [PDF] [Poster]
Samuel Rushay (Harry S. Truman Library & Museum)

The American Influenza Epidemic of 1918-1919: A Digital Encyclopedia, the Next Generation of Digital Repository
Abstract & Bio [PDF] [Poster] [Handout]
Julie Judkins (University of Michigan)

Future of African American Archives
Abstract & Bio [PDF] [Poster]
Rabia Gibbs (University of Tennessee)

Transfer, Accessioning and Ingest Workflows for Born-Digital Records in Collecting Repositories
Abstract & Bio [PDF] [Poster] [Handout]
Mark Matienzo (Yale University)

2010 Research Forum Peer-Reviewed Research Papers

Applying Inheritance: Single-level Displays and Repurposeable Metadata [PDF]
CORY L. NIMER

Access, Communication, and Learning: Physical and Digital Potentials for Knowledge-Making in Archives [PDF]
ANN HOLT

Archiving Scholars’ Tweets [PDF]
KAITLIN L. COSTELLO and JASON PRIEM

The “M” Word: Exploring File Format Migrationwith Open Source Tools [PDF]
LISA GREGORY

Policy-based Preservation Environments: Policy Composition and Enforcement in iRODS [PDF]
MIKE C. CONWAY, JEWEL H. WARD, ANTOINE DE TORCY, HAO XU, ARCOT RAJASEKAR, and REAGAN W. MOORE

 

 

2010 Program Committee and Proceedings Editorial Board

Elizabeth Kaplan
Joanne Kaczmarek
Ardys Kozbial
Nancy McGovern (co-chair; editor of proceedings)
Kari Smith
Helen Tibbo (co-chair)
Brad Westbrook
Coordinator: Anne Cox

2011 SAA Research Forum

"Foundations and Innovations"

The fifth annual SAA Research Forum was held Tuesday, August 23, 2010, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. The forum explored the full spectrum of research activities – from "pure" research to applied research to innovative practice. Researchers, practitioners, educators, and students used the forum to discuss, debate, plan, organize, evaluate, or motivate research projects and initiatives.

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


Session 1

9:00 – 10:30 am
Moderator: Kari Smith

Records in Archaeological Research: A Historical Case Study Examining the Mandates of Change in Archaeological Recordkeeping in the United States [Slides]
Brian Cumer (School of Information Sciences, University of Pittsburgh) [Abstract & Bio]

Building Data Categories and Taxonomy to Organize Topic-Specific Collection: Text Mining for No Gun Ri Archives [Slides]
Donghee Sinn (University at Albany) [Abstract & Bio]

Collecting, Describing and Exhibiting: Provenance, Context, and Original Title at the Field Museum of Natural History, 1893-1996 [Slides]
Susanne Belovari (Tufts University) [Abstract & Bio]

Social Activism, Professional Lives and Institutional Missions [Slides]
Sonia Yaco (Old Dominion University) and Bea Hardy (College of William and Mary) [Abstract & Bio]

Focus Groups in Archival Institutions: A Pilot Study [Slides]
Adam Kriesberg (University of Michigan School of Information) [Abstract & Bio]

The Return of Lost Content: Born-digital Processing of 5.25-inch Floppy Disks [Slides]
Karen Ballinger (University of Texas at Austin) [Abstract & Bio]


Session 2

10:50 am – Noon
Moderator: Joanne Kaczmarek

Levels of Representation in Digital Collections: A Framework and Implications for Archival Research [Slides]
Christopher Lee (School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) [Abstract & Bio]

Managing Shared Digital Research Data in Federated Storage Clouds for Higher Education [Slides] [Screencast.mov]
Richard Marciano (University of North Carolina) [Abstract & Bio]

Everyone a Curator: Evaluating the Impact of “Social Metadata” on Libraries, Archives and Museums [Slides]
Helice Koffler (Manuscripts & Special Collections, University of Washington Libraries) [Abstract & Bio]

Grammars and Parsers for Validating Binary File Formats [Slides]
William Underwood (Georgia Tech Research Institute) [Abstract & Bio]

ChoreoSave: Determining Metadata for Digital Dance Preservation [Slides]
Eugenia Kim (Purdue University Libraries) [Abstract & Bio]


Noon – 1:00 pm          Lunch (on your own)


Session 3

1:00 – 1:30 pm
Moderator: Joanne Kaczmarek

How Archivists View Copyright [Slides]
Jean Dryden (College of Information Studies, University of Maryland) [Abstract & Bio]

Documenting Conflicts in the 21st Century [Slides]
Heather Soyka (University of Pittsburgh) and Eliot Wilczek (Simmons College & Tufts University) [Abstract & Bio]


1:30 – 2:30 pm           Poster Session (see list below)


Session 4

2:50 – 4:00 pm
Moderator: Kari Smith

Spartan Archive: A Program in Transition [Slides]
Cynthia Ghering (University Archives and Historical Collections, Michigan State University) [Abstract & Bio]

Does Trust Matter? [Slides]
Ixchel Faniel (OCLC, Online Computer Library Center, Inc. and University of Michigan), Elizabeth Yakel, Nancy McGovern, Kathleen Fear, Morgan Daniels, Adam Kriesberg (DIPIR, University of Michigan) [Abstract & Bio]

Beyond Preservation to Trust: Toward An Application Profile for Identity and Integrity Metadata in UIRs [Slides]
Corinne Rogers (School of Library, Archival and Information Studies, University of British Columbia) [Abstract & Bio]

CDs in a Paper Bag: Developing Digital Preservation Policies at an Arts College [Slides]
Annemarie Haar (Meyer Library, California College of the Arts) [Abstract & Bio]

Providing Access to Digitized Content via the Finding Aid:  A Usability Study [Slides]
Jody DeRidder (University of Alabama Libraries) [Abstract & Bio]


Session 5

4:00 – 5:00 pm
Moderator: Ardys Kozbial

Connecting Content: A Collaboration to Link Field Notes to Specimens and Published Literature [Slides]
Richard Fischer (California Academy of Sciences Field Book Project) [Abstract & Bio]

Collaborative Creativity: The Radcliffe Workshop on Technology and Archival Processing [Slides]
Mary O. Murphy (Radcliffe Institute) and Anne Sauer (Digital Collections and Archives, Tufts University)  [Abstract & Bio]


Wrap up

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


Posters 

Turning the Gaze Inward: Collections, Identity, and Archival Autoethnography [Poster]
C. Marshall Stroscio (School of Information and Library Science, UNC Chapel Hill)  [Abstract & Bio]

Archival Collections in an Object World [Poster]
Lance Stuchall (Benson Ford Research Center, The Henry Ford)  [Abstract & Bio]

Demistifying the Data Interview [Poster]
Jake Carlson and Eugenia Kim (Purdue University Libraries)  [Abstract & Bio]

The Creation and Management of Research Data Sets and Laboratory Notebooks in
University Laboratories of South Korea [Poster]
Jihyun Kim (Department of Library and Information Science, Ewha Womans University)  [Abstract & Bio]

Partnership Building in the Social Science Data Community [Poster]
Peter Granda and Jared Lyle (ICPSR)  [Abstract & Bio]

Towards a Galacian Data Commons [Poster]
Lourdes Pérez González (Biblioteca Universitaria, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela)  [Abstract & Bio]

Grammars and Parsers for Validating Binary File Formats [Poster]
William Underwood (Georgia Tech Research Institute)  [Abstract & Bio]

Governing the Social Network: How U.S. Federal Department and Agency Records Management Policies Are Addressing Social Media Content [Poster]
Chad Doran (John Hopkins University)  [Abstract & Bio]

Archiving Michigan State University’s Website: Appraisal, Inventory, and Selection of University Web Properties [Poster]
Ed Busch, Cynthia Ghering (University Archives and Historical Collections, Michigan State University), and Julia Corrin (University of Michigan School of Information)  [Abstract & Bio]

Librarian's Helper Stoned: Legacy Records, Legacy Viruses [Poster]
Jane Gruning (School of Information, University of Texas at Austin)  [Abstract & Bio]

Digital Objects – Digital Domains [Poster]
Corinne Rogers (School of Library, Archival and Information Studies, University of British Columbia)  [Abstract & Bio]

Application of Rapid Imaging Methods in a Library-Archive-Museum Environment [Poster]
Brian Wilson (Benson Ford Research Center, The Henry Ford)  [Abstract & Bio]

A Survey of Records & Information Management (RIM) Professionals: Reporting on Selected Career-Related Variables [Poster]
Nancy Dupre Barnes (ARMA International)  [Abstract & Bio]

The Archives Conference as a Venue for Professional Communication: Trends and Opportunities in Session Topics [Poster]
Melissa Gottwald (Aviation Safety and Security Archives, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University)  [Abstract & Bio]

Archival Education and Hands-on Practices from Archival Institutions: Can Be Win-Win for Both Parties [Poster]
Donghee Sinn (University at Albany)  [Abstract & Bio]

Archivists Respond to the Eastern Japan Great Earthquake [Poster]
Yayoi Tsutsui (Gakushuin University)  [Abstract & Bio]

School Archives as Institutional Identity and Temporal Memory [Poster]
Sarah Buchanan (The Meadows School)  [Abstract & Bio]

The Importance of Corporate Archives to Economic and Business History: A Case Study [Poster] [Handots]
Caio Graco Valle Coberio (Sao Paulo University)  [Abstract & Bio]

“Picture Perfect: West Virginia History OnView.”  Conducting a Large Digital Archives Project on a Shoestring through Collaboration in an Academic Library Setting.  [Poster]
John Cuthbert (West Virginia and Regional History Collection, West Virginia University Libraries)  [Abstract & Bio]

You Want Me to Do What Now?: Tackling the Digital Backlog through Reorganization, Collaboration, and Redefining Traditional Roles [Poster]
Kristy Dixon and Katie McCormick (University of North Carolina-Charlotte)  [Abstract & Bio]

Collecting Campus Culture: Collaborations and Collisions [Poster]
Stephanie Davis-Kahl and Meg Miner (Illinois Wesleyan University)  [Abstract & Bio]

Marketing as an Access Tool for Public Archives: A Case Study [Poster]
Sofia Santos (Arquivo Regional da Madeira)  [Abstract & Bio]

[As] Long [as possible] Term Access: Archiving and Accessibility for Personal Image Collections [Poster]
Kari Smith (University of Michigan, Visual Resources Collections)  [Abstract & Bio]

Discovering the Story of Missionaries in China through Scrapbooks and Letters [Poster]
Patricia Buckler (Indiana University Northwest)  [Abstract & Bio]

Guidelines for Managing Records Collected and Created in the Investigative and Litigation Process [Poster]
Donald Force (University of British Columbia)  [Abstract & Bio]

An Open-Source System for Automatic Policy-Driven Collaborative Archival Replication [Poster]
Thu-Mai Christian and Jonathan Crabtree (School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)  [Abstract & Bio]

Records Management and Archivists’ Toolkit [Poster]
Ed Busch (Michigan State University)  [Abstract & Bio]

The Data Curation Profile as a Tool for Archivists [Poster]
Jake Carlson and Eugenia Kim (Purdue University Libraries)  [Abstract & Bio]

2011 Research Forum: Call for Participants/Call for Presentations

Participants’ enthusiastic response to the past four Research Forums confirms that the full spectrum of research activities—from “pure” research to applied research to innovative practice—is of interest and value to the archives community. The 2011 Research Forum will build on previous success by continuing with a full day of presentations.

If you’re:

  • Engaged in research. . .
  • Seeking to identify research-based solutions for your institution. . .
  • Willing to participate in the research cycle by serving as a beta site for research trials. . .
  • Simply interested in what’s happening in research and innovation. . .

Then join us for the 5th Annual SAA Research Forum: “Foundations and Innovations”

Researchers, practitioners, educators, students, and the curious across all sectors of archives and records management are invited to participate. Use the forum to discuss, debate, plan, organize, evaluate, or motivate research projects and initiatives. The event seeks to facilitate collaboration and help inform researchers about what questions and problems need to be tackled.

As archivists from around the country and the world convene at ARCHIVES 360°, the Research Forum will provide a platform to acknowledge current—and encourage future—research and innovation from across the broad archives community and for the benefit of the archives profession.

Research Forum Events at ARCHIVES 360°

  • Research Presentations and Posters (Tuesday, August 23, 9 A.M.–5 P.M.). Here’s your chance to present, discuss, listen to, or view research reports and results on a variety of topics. The final 30 minutes of this session will seek input for SAA’s 2012 Research Forum.
  • “Office Hours” in the THINK BIG! Exhibit Hall (Thursday, August 25, and Friday, August 26). Research Forum organizers will be on hand to hear your ideas about the Forum and for ad hoc discussions about specific research projects.
  • Poster Sessions. Make time to visit the poster sessions, which will include practice innovation and research topics.

Call for Platform and Poster Presentations

SAA invites submission of abstracts (of 250 words or less) for either 10-minute platform presentations or poster presentations. Topics may address research on, or innovations in, any aspect of archives practice or records management in government, corporate, academic, scientific, or other setting. Presentations on research results that may have emerged since the ARCHIVES 360° Call for Proposals deadline in October 2010 are welcome, as are reports on research completed within the past three years. Please indicate whether you intend a platform or poster presentation.

Abstracts will be evaluated by a review committee co-chaired by Nancy McGovern (Inter-university Consortium for political and social Research, university of michigan) and Helen Tibbo (university of North Carolina, Chapel Hill).

Deadline for submission of abstracts: May 2, 2011 May 6, 2011 (deadline extended) via e-mail to researchforum@archivists.org. You will be notified of the review committee’s decision by July 11.

2011 Program Committee and Proceedings Editorial Board

Carolyn Hank
Joanne Kaczmarek
Ardys Kozbial
Nancy McGovern (co-chair; editor of proceedings)
Kelcy Shepherd
Kari Smith
Helen Tibbo (co-chair)
Brad Westbrook
Coordinator: Anne Cox

2011 Research Forum Papers and Reports

PEER-REVIEWED RESEARCH PAPERS

Archivists, Social Activism, and Professional Ethics [PDF]
SONIA R. YACO and BEATRIZ B. HARDY

Discovering the Story of Missionaries in China through Scrapbooks and Letters [PDF]
PATRICIA BUCKLER
  

School Archives in Action: A Practice-Based Research Approach [PDF]
SARAH A. BUCHANAN

 

RESEARCH REPORTS

Collaborative Creativity: The Radcliffe Workshop on Technology and Archival Processing [PDF]
MARY O. MURPHY and ANNE SAUER

Connecting Content: A Collaboration to Link Field Notes to Specimens and Published Literature
RICHARD FISCHER [PDF]

The Importance of Corporate Archives to Economic and Business History: A Case Study [PDF]
CAIO GRACO VALLE COBERIO

Marketing as an Access Tool for Public Archives: A Case Study — Madeira Regional Archives’ Educational Service/Cultural Extension [PDF]
SOFIA SANTOS   

A Model for the Examination of Archaeological Recordkeeping Practices in North American Archaeology  [PDF]
BRIAN M. CUMER 

2012 SAA Research Forum

Download the 2012 Agenda.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012 | Aqua 308

9:00 – 9:30 am            Session 1

Welcome and Logistics
Nancy McGovern, Research Forum Co-Chair

Documenting the American Experience in the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars
Heather Soyka (University of Pittsburgh) and Eliot Wilczek (Simmons College and Tufts University) [Slides]

9:30 – 10:00 am          Session 2

Personal Documentation at a Social Networking Service [Slides]
Donghee Sinn (University at Albany) [Abstract & Bio]

Are Archivists Control Freaks?: Controlling Further Uses of Online Content [Slides]
Jean Dryden (University of Maryland) [Abstract & Bio]

Understanding Management and Use of Ethnographic Sound Archives [Slides]
Jesse Johnston (University of Michigan) [Abstract & Bio]

10:30 – 11:00 am        Session 3

Five Repositories, One Dataset: Using Exploratory Data Analysis Techniques to Track Patterns of Use [Slides]
Mark Custer (Smithsonian Institution), Noah Hufman (Duke University), Jennie Levine Knies (University of Maryland), Kyle Rimkus (University of Illinois), and Sara Snyder (Archives of American Art) [Abstract & Bio]

11:00 am – Noon        Session 4

Appraisal and Custody of Electronic Records: Findings from Four National Archives [Slides]
Jinfang Niu (University of South Florida) [Abstract & Bio]

Evaluating More Product Less Process: A Methodological Approach [Slides]
Christina Marino (UCLA) [Abstract & Bio]

The Other Side of the Computer: Spending a Summer with Digital Collections [Slides]
Daniel Davis (Utah State University) [Abstract & Bio]

Archives as Cultural Heritage, Folk Materials as Cultural Heritage, and the CNMI as a Case Study
Cecilia Salvatore (Dominican University) [Abstract & Bio]

Noon – 1:00 pm          Lunch (on your own)

1:00 – 1:30 pm           Session 5

Validating Quality in Large-Scale Digitization: Findings from Research on Image Error [Slides]
Paul Conway (University of Michigan) [Abstract & Bio]

1:30 – 2:30 pm           Poster Session (see list below)

3:00 – 3:30 pm           Session 6

Using and Developing with Open Source Forensics Software in Digital Archives Programs [Slides]
Mark Matienzo (Yale University) [Abstract & Bio]

3:30 – 4:30 pm           Session 7

Connecting the Dots: Using EAC-CPF to Reunite Samuel Johnson and His Circle [Slides]
Ellen Doon (Yale University) and Susan Pyzynski (Harvard University) [Abstract & Bio]

Increasing Access to Archives Through Linked Open Data [Slides]
Karen Gracy (Kent State University) [Abstract & Bio]

Improving Digital Record Annotation Capabilities with Open-sourced Ontologies and Crowd-sourced Workers [Slides]
Arpi Mardirossian (Tagasauris) and Lindsay Turley (Museum of the City of New York) [Abstract & Bio]

Connecting Presidential Collections [Slides]
Sheila Blackford (Miller Center, University of Virginia) [Abstract & Bio]

4:30 – 5:00 pm           Session 8

Handling a Digital Backlog and Analyzing Content in Archivematica [Slides]
Courtney Mumma (Artefactual Systems, Inc.) [Abstract & Bio]

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


Posters

Outsource vs. DIY: Straddling the Border between Using Vendors and In-House Data Extraction [Poster]
Tessa Beers (Harvard Business School) [Abstract & Bio]

New York Philharmonic Digital Archives [Poster]
Gabryel Smith (New York Philharmonic) [Abstract & Bio]

Use of Manuscripts and Archives by Historians: A Citation Analysis of Four History Journals for the period 2006-2010 [Poster]
Chris Burns (University of Vermont) [Abstract & Bio]

Validating Quality in Large-Scale Digitization: Findings from Research on Image Error [Poster]
Paul Conway (University of Michigan) [Abstract & Bio]

Beyond Bullet Points: Exploring Context and Connections in a Historical Exhibit [Poster]
Kate Dundon (Occidental College) [Abstract & Bio]

The Digital Repository Year [Poster]
Paula Jabloner (Computer History Museum) [Abstract & Bio]

Following the GoldenThread: Implementing New Digital Imaging Targets at the National Archives [Poster]
Nabil Kashyap (National Archives & University of Michigan) [Abstract & Bio]

Sharing Space between Neighbors: Toward Local Frameworks for Library/Faculty Collaboration on Digital Collections Projects [Poster]
Stephen Kutay (California State University Northridge) [Abstract & Bio]

An Old Boys Club?: The Society of American Archivists and the Culture of Professional Leadership [Poster]
Erin Lawrimore (University of North Carolina at Greensboro) and Courtney Chartier (Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library) [Abstract & Bio]

Developing Resources to Close the Digital Curation Gap [Poster]
Christopher Lee and Helen Tibbo (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) [Abstract & Bio]

Minimizing Compromises: Enhancing Access to Large-Scale Digitized Collections [Poster]
Kristen Merryman (North Carolina State University) [Abstract & Bio]

Breaking the Fourth Wall: Access to Archival Content in Institutional Repositories [Poster]
Erik Moore (University of Minnesota Libraries) [Abstract & Bio]

Applying Archival Science Principles to Digital Data Curation [Poster]
Sammie Morris (Purdue University Libraries) [Abstract & Bio]

Descriptive Metadata for Oral History: What is Important to Know? [Poster]
Cyns Nelson (Colorado Voice Preserve) [Abstract & Bio]

A Model for Transferring Legacy Datasets to Living Documents: A Case Study Using a GIS Geodatabase for Archiving [Poster]
David Plaza (Eastern New Mexico University) [Abstract & Bio]

Virtual Reunification: Bits and Pieces Put Together to Form a Semblance of a Whole [Poster]
Ricky Punzalan (University of Michigan) [Abstract & Bio]

VUMC Through Time: Implementing a Participatory Online Image Archive [Poster]
Christopher Ryland and Andrew Dombrowski (Vanderbilt University Medical Center) [Abstract & Bio]

Is It What It Is? And Who Cares?  Translating WHAT We Do Into WHY We Do [Poster]
Kari Smith (MIT Libraries, Institute Archives and Special Collections) [Abstract & Bio]

The Alice Roosevelt Longworth Collection of Photographs from the 1905 Taft Mission to Asia and the Archival Materials in Imperial Household Archives of Japan [Poster]
Yayoi Tsutsui  [Abstract & Bio]

Desegregation of Virginia Education (DOVE) on the Eastern Shore: What We Learned When We Got There [Poster, Postcard, and Pamphlet]
Sonia Yaco, Ann Jimerson, and Robert Sawyers (Desegregation of Virginia Education (DOVE) Project) [Abstract & Bio]

Trust What? Understanding Users' Trust in Data Repositories [Poster]
Ayoung Yoon (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) [Abstract & Bio]

2013 SAA Research Forum

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Tuesday, August 13, 2013 | Jefferson Ballroom | Agenda (PDF)

9:00-9:30 AM     Session 1

Welcome and Logistics
Nancy Y. McGovern, Research Forum Co-Chair

The Wicked Problem of Documenting Armed Conflict: An Analysis of US Advisor Province Reports in the Vietnam War [Slides]
Eliot Wilczek (Simmons College/Tufts University) [Abstract & Bio]

Documenting Detention: Records of Segregation in Two U.S. Prisons [Slides]
Jarrett M. Drake (U-M School of Information) [Abstract & Bio]

9:30-10:00 AM   Session 2

Pondering Privilege: What Would Archival Privilege Look Like and How Would We Get It? [Slides]
Christine Anne George (SUNY Buffalo) [Abstract & Bio]

Digital Archivists in Demand: Who Are They & What Do They Do? [Slides  
Jane Zhang (Catholic University of America) [Abstract & Bio]

“Not My Job”: A Manifesto for Macro-Preservation and Archival Ethics [Slides]
Rachel Searcy (New York University) [Abstract & Bio]

10:00-10:30     Break

10:30-11:00     Session 3

Closing the Digital Curation Gap’s “Getting Started Guides”: Tools for Research and Practice [Slides]
Helen R. Tibbo (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) [Abstract & Bio]

Technologies & Techniques for Cultural Heritage Digitization [Slides]
Peter Siegel (Digital Transitions) [Abstract & Bio]

Enhancing Evidentiary Work through the Lens of Human-Centered Computing [Slides  
Ciaran B. Trace and Sarah Buchanan (University of Texas at Austin) [Abstract & Bio]

11:00-12:00     Session 4

Archival Dispersion and Virtual Reunification: Toward a Framework for Representing the Complexities and Dimensions of Dispersion [Slides]   
Ricardo L. Punzalan (University of Maryland) [Abstract & Bio]

Satisfaction with Data Reuse: Survey Results from Users of a Social Science Data Archive [Slides]
Adam Kriesberg (University of Michigan) [Abstract & Bio]

Archival Certification – Necessity or Nicety? [Slides]
Susan Hamburger (The Pennsylvania State University) [Abstract & Bio]

Surveillance, Documentation and Privacy: Case Studies in Record Disposition [Slides]
Joel A. Blanco-Rivera and Katherine M.Wisser (Simmons College) [Abstract & Bio]

12:00-1:00       Lunch (on your own)

1:00-1:30         Session 5

Applying Linked Data Approaches to Archival Description [Slides  
Anne Sauer (Tufts University) [Abstract & Bio]

On Aesthetics, Zacatecas and Everything In-between: Utilizing Subject Headings from Special Collections Circulation Data to Assess and Inform [Slides]
Emilie Hardman and Susan Pyzynski (Harvard University) [Abstract & Bio]

1:30-2:30         Session 6

Interactive Poster Session (see list below)

2:30-3:00          Break

3:00-3:30         Session 7

Creating Primary Digital Archives Via Web Archiving Techniques [Slides]
Alexander Duryee (AudioVisual Preservation Solutions) [Abstract & Bio]

Participatory Forums and the Informal Transfer of Knowledge: US Army Officers and Complex Records within a Professional Community of Practice [Slides]
Heather Soyka (University of Pittsburgh) [Abstract & Bio]

The Venus Fly Trap: The Lure and Pitfalls of Digitizing Film Collections [Slides]
Sonia Yaco (Old Dominion University) [Abstract & Bio]

3:30-4:30         Session 8

The Tenacity of Orphaned Blogs [Slides]
Carolyn Hank (University of Tennessee) [Abstract & Bio]

Who’s Ready to Surf The Next Wave? A Study of Perceived Challenges to Implementing New and Revised Standards for Archival Description [Slides]
Frank Lambert and Karen F. Gracy (Kent State University)
[Abstract & Bio]

MPLP and the Audiovisual Archive: An Exploratory Study of Minimal Processing Practices for Sound Recordings [Slides]
Sofía Becerra-Licha (Berklee College of Music) [Abstract & Bio]

4:30-5:00         Session 9

Parametric Curation in Digital Archives: Concept and Potential Benefits [Slides]
Christopher A. Lee (University of North Carolina), Jeremy Leighton John (British Library), and Kam Woods (University of North Carolina) [Abstract & Bio]

“You Want to Copy my What?” PAIMAS in Action: Protocols for Digital File Transfers of Personal Papers [Slides]   
Kari R. Smith (MIT) [Abstract & Bio]

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


Posters

Digitization is in the Details: Using Data from Patron Research Patterns to Enhance Accessibility [Poster]
April Karlene Anderson (Illinois State University) [Abstract & Bio]

How Historians Search for, Access, and Use Primary Source Materials [Poster]
Alexandra Chassanoff (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) [Abstract & Bio]

Mapping Digital Forensics Metadata to Preservation Events Using BitCurator [Poster]
Alexandra Chassanoff, Kam Woods, Christopher A. Lee (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) [Abstract & Bio]

Understanding Genetic Mechanisms of Renewal in Regular Tissue and Cancer Cells: A Data Management Case from a Ph.D. Candidate Data Producer
Jan Coco Day (Simmons College) [Abstract & Bio]

Drowning in Binders, Lost in Bytes: Project Management in a Large Hybrid Collection [Poster]
Danielle Emerling and Tammi Kim (University of Delaware) [Abstract & Bio]

Cataloging BAM’s Performance History Using Open Source Archival Software [Poster]
Sarah Gentile and Ryan Evans (Brooklyn Academy of Music) [Abstract & Bio]

Archival Description and Linked Data: A Preliminary Study of Opportunities and Implementation Challenges [Poster]
Karen F. Gracy (Kent State University) [Abstract & Bio]

Voices of Film: Enriching Moving Image Collections through Oral History [Poster]
Genevieve Maxwell (Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences) [Abstract & Bio]

Speaking Up: Forming Alliances to Preserve Local Queer History [Poster; Handout]
Lucas McKeever (University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign) [Abstract & Bio]

Bridging Communities of Practice: Emerging Technologies for Content-Centered Linking [Poster]
Douglas W. Oard, Amalia S. Levi, and Ricardo L. Punzalan (University of Maryland, College Park) [Abstract & Bio]

The Current Status and Issues of Laws and Regulations on Parliamentary Archives in Every Country of the World [Poster]
Ayako Ohkura (University of Tsukuba, Japan) [Abstract & Bio]

“Where the Wild Things Are”: Social Media Content as Primary Sources for Historical Research [Poster]
Amalia S. Levi (University of Maryland, College Park) [Abstract & Bio]

Another Look: Reprocessing Photograph Collections [Poster]
William Jordan Patty (George Mason University) [Abstract & Bio]

The Case for Archiving Legacy Archaeological Collections into tDAR: Digitizing Approaches for Preservation, Dissemination, and Access [Poster]
David M. Plaza (Eastern New Mexico University) [Abstract & Bio]

Posters from Newfoundland and Labrador’s Performing Arts Community [Poster; Handout]
Colleen Quigley (Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada) [Abstract & Bio]

Examining Personal Digital Photo Management and Archiving Strategies [Poster]
Vanessa Reyes (Simmons College) [Abstract & Bio]

The User Experience: Creating a Culture of Self-Evaluation through Usability Testing [Poster]
Jameatris Y. Rimkus (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) [Abstract & Bio]

The Amazing Adventures of Joseph T. Barcode: A Story of High Density Storage and Access Solutions [Poster; Handout]
Kat Stein and Renna Tuten (University of Georgia) [Abstract & Bio]

The Use and Availability of Environmental Activism Collections in Academic Archives [Poster; Handout]
Amy F. Stempler (College of Staten Island, CUNY) [Abstract & Bio]

Using Social Media to Connect Users to Digital Archives [Poster]
Jennifer Stevenson (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee) [Abstract & Bio]

Closing the Digital Curation Gap’s “Getting Started Guides”: Tools for Research and Practice [Poster]
Helen R. Tibbo (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) [Abstract & Bio]

As We Ramble ACROSS Taiwan History . . . You're Invited to Join! [Poster]
Chiu-yen Lin and Hsiao-chuan Sun (National Archives Administration, Taiwan) [Abstract & Bio]

Introduction to Shiryo-kan Records’ Documents, which Shed Light on its Expansion Scheme of Functioning as the National Archives in Occupied Japan [Poster]
Yayoi Tsutsui (Gakushuin University, Japan) [Abstract & Bio]

The Politics of Archiving [Poster]
Erin Wimmer (University of Utah) [Abstract & Bio]


Peer-Reviewed Research Papers

Enhancing Evidentiary Work through the Lens of Human-Centered Computing
Luis Francisco-Revilla and Ciaran B. Trace (The University of Texas at Austin) [PDF]

Documenting Detention: Records of Segregation in Two U.S. Prisons
Jarrett M. Drake (Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library, Princeton University) [PDF]


Research Papers

 Pondering Privilege: What Would Archival Privilege Look Like and How Would We Get It?
Christine Anne George (Charles B. Sears Law Library, SUNY Buffalo) [PDF]

Archival Certification – Necessity or Nicety?
Susan Hamburger, Ph.D. (The Pennsylvania State University) [PDF]

The Current Status and Issues of Laws and Regulations on Parliamentary Archives in Every Country of the World
Ayako Ohkura (Graduate School of Library, Information and Media Studies, University of Tsukuba, Japan) [PDF]

The User Experience: Creating a Culture of Self-Evaluation through Usability Testing
Jameatris Y. Rimkus (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) [PDF]

The Use and Availability of Environmental Activism Collections in Academic Archives
Amy F. Stempler (College of Staten Island, CUNY) [PDF]

The Politics of Archiving
Erin Wimmer (University of Utah, Eccles Health Sciences Library) [PDF]


Research Reports

Another Look: Reprocessing Photograph Collections
William Jordan Patty (George Mason University) [PDF]

The Venus Fly Trap: The Lure and Pitfalls of Digitizing Moving Image Collections
Sonia Yaco (University of Illinois at Chicago) [PDF]

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2014 Research Forum: Call For Participants / Call for Presentations

Society of American Archivists
2014 Research Forum
“Foundations and Innovations”

Tuesday, August 12, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Marriott Wardman Park 
Washington, DC

Participants’ enthusiastic response to the past seven Research Forums confirms that the full spectrum of research activities – from “pure” research to applied research to innovative practice – is of interest and value to the archives community. The 2014 Research Forum will build on previous success by continuing with a full day of presentations.

If you’re engaged in research… seeking to identify research-based solutions for your institution… willing to participate in the research cycle by serving as a beta site for research trials… or simply interested in what’s happening in research and innovation…

. . . then join us for the 8th annual SAA Research Forum: “Foundations and Innovations”

Researchers, practitioners, educators, students, and the curious across all sectors of archives and records management are invited to participate. Use the Forum to discuss, debate, plan, organize, evaluate, or motivate research projects and initiatives. The event seeks to facilitate collaboration and help inform researchers about what questions and problems need to be tackled.

Archivists from around the country and the world will convene at ARCHIVES*RECORDS: Ensuring Access, the Joint Annual Meeting of CoSA, NAGARA, and SAA. The Research Forum will provide a platform to acknowledge current – and encourage future – research and innovation from across the broad archives community and for the benefit of the archives profession.

Research Forum Events at ARCHIVES*RECORDS: Ensuring Access

The following events are planned for 2014:

  • Research Presentations and Posters (Tuesday, August 12, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm): Here’s your chance to present, discuss, listen to, or view research reports and results on a variety of topics. The final 30 minutes of this session will seek input for SAA’s 2015 Research Forum.
  • “Office Hours” in the Exhibit Hall (Thursday, August 14, and Friday, August 15): Research Forum organizers will be on hand to hear your ideas about the Forum and for ad hoc discussions about specific research projects.
  • Poster Sessions: Be sure to make time to visit the poster sessions, which will include practice innovation and research topics.

Call for Platform and Poster Presentations

SAA invites submission of abstracts (of 250 words or fewer) for either 10-minute platform presentations or poster presentations. Topics may address research on, or innovations in, any aspect of archives practice or records management in government, corporate, academic, scientific, or other setting. Presentations on research results that may have emerged since the 2014 Annual Meeting Call for Proposals deadline in October 2013 are welcome, as are reports on research completed within the past three years that you think is relevant and valuable for discussion. Please indicate whether you intend a platform or poster presentation.

Abstracts will be evaluated by a review committee co-chaired by Nancy McGovern (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and Helen Tibbo (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill).

Deadline for submission of abstracts: May 1, 2014. You will be notified of the review committee’s decision by July 1 (in advance of the Early-Bird registration deadline).

Submit your 250-word abstract no later than May 1 via email to researchforum@archivists.org. Please be sure to include a title and your name, affiliation, email address, and whether your proposal is for a platform or poster presentation.

2014 SAA Research Forum: Agenda

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

 

9:00-9:30 AM             Session 1: Innovating with Metadata
Welcome and Logistics
Nancy Y. McGovern, Research Forum Co-Chair

Adding Metadata and Ingesting Large Digital-Born Archives with Archivematica
Jane Gorjevsky and Dina Sokolova (Columbia University) [Abstract and Bio]

Linked Data Approaches for Archival Description
Eliot Wilczek (Tufts University) [Abstract and Bio]

9:30-10:00 AM           Session 2: Culture and Society
You've got a Better Chance of Finding Waldo: Archivists in Pop Culture and Why Their Lack of Visibility Matters
Christine Anne George (SUNY Buffalo) [Abstract and Bio]

Activist Archivists Document the Living Wage Movement
Carmen Cowick and Jeff Cowick (CUNY Queens College) [Abstract and Bio]

Manner of Belonging: Interstitial Description of Samuel Johnson's Circle
Ellen Doon (Yale University) and Susan Pyzynski (Harvard University) [Abstract and Bio]

10:00-10:30 AM         Break

10:30-11:00 AM         Session 3: Modeling Practice
Cultural Appropriation and the University Archives: Providing Access to Culturally Sensitive Records
Jameatris Y. Rimkus (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) [Abstract and Bio]

PDA is a Good Thing: Embracing Collaboration to Address the Personal Digital Archive Needs of a Contemporary Artist
Sam Meister (University of Montana) [Abstract and Bio]

Visualizing Interactions between Standards/Requirements and the Making of Hoosier ERMS Requirements
Tibaut Houzanme (Indiana Commission on Public Records) [Abstract and Bio]

11:00-11:30 AM         Session 4: Core Functions and Concepts
Classification by Function for Institutional Records: A Modest Proposal
Jordon Steele (Johns Hopkins University) [Abstract and Bio]

Providing Remote-yet-Restricted Access to Born-Digital Electronic Records
Seth Shaw (Clayton State University) [Abstract and Bio]

11:30-Noon                 Session 5: Research and Education
Disciplining Digital Curation? What it means to be an emerging field
Patricia (Patti) Condon (Simmons College) [Condon-PlatformAbstractBio14.pdf]

A Research Agenda Regarding the use of Geographic Information System (GIS) Software in Archives
Tom Belton (Western University) [Abstract and Bio]

Electronic Records in the Archival Curriculum
Jane Zhang (Catholic University of America) [Abstract and Bio]

Noon-1:00 PM            Lunch

1:00-1:30 PM             Managing the Record of Science using SIDora – Thorny Staples

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: Memory Management
Digitally Augmented Remembrance: Public Memory, Mobile Technology and the 9/11 Memorial
Anthony Cocciolo (Pratt Institute School of Information and Library Science) [Abstract and Bio]

Not Just the Fire Hoses and the Marches: A Case Study of the Kids in Birmingham 1963 Project
Ann Jimerson (FHI 360) and Sonia Yaco (University of Illinois at Chicago) [Abstract and Bio]

3:30-4:00 PM             Session 7: Research in Practice
Embracing the D Word - Placing Archives Development in the R&D Landscape
Christopher (Cal) Lee (University of North Carolina) [Abstract and Bio]

Identifying Research Contributions of Archival Studies and Recordkeeping to Societal Grand Challenges: A Report from the AERI Grand Challenges Working Group
Marika Cifor (University of California, Los Angeles) and Heather Soyka (University of Pittsburgh) [Abstract and Bio]

4:00-4:30 PM             Session 8: Valuing Practice
A/V Artifact Atlas: Cultivating a Living Glossary for Audiovisual Errors
Kristin MacDonough (Bay Area Video Coalition) [Abstract and Bio]

Cost of Inaction Preservation Calculator
Josh Ranger (AVPreserve) [Abstract and Bio]

4:30-5:00 PM             Session 9: Policies in Practice
Putting Archival Audiovisual Media into Context: An Archival Approach to Processing Audiovisual Media in Mixed-media Manuscript Collections
Megan McShea (Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution) [Abstract and Bio]

The Format Policy Registry -- Making Sense of Format Migration Strategies as a Community
Courtney C. Mumma (Artefactual Systems, Inc.) [Abstract and Bio]

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


Posters

Updating and Implementing Geospatial Image Digitization and Workflow Standards
Erin Antognoli (University of Maryland College Park) [Abstract and Bio]

A Collaborative Academic and Hospital Library Preservation and Digitization Initiative
Jordan Bass, Kerry Macdonald, Elizabeth-Anne Johnson (University of Manitoba), and Toby Maloney (Seven Oaks General Hospital) [Abstract and Bio]

Digital Forensics: A Floppy Pilot Project at the University of Tennessee Libraries
Kris Bronstad and Alesha Shumar (University of Tennessee) [Abstract and Bio]

Above All, Try Something:" Invoking FDR's Innovative Spirit to Make Access Happen
Kirsten Strigel Carter and Sarah Malcolm (Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library & Museum) [Abstract and Bio]

Visualizing Archival Collections Online: A Study of Available Tools
Alexandra Dolan-Mescal (CUNY Queens College) [Abstract and Bio]

Data Storage and Sharing: A Needs Assessment Survey of Social Science Researchers and Information Professionals for Developing a Data Management Curriculum
Amanda Gooch (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) [Abstract and Bio]

Helping Users Finding the "Good Stuff": Using the Semantic Analysis Method (SAM) Tool to Identify and Extract Potential Access Points from Archival Finding Aids
Karen F. Gracy and Sammy Davidson (Kent State University) [Abstract and Bio]

Preserving Games, Constructing 'Games'
Ayse Gursoy (University of Texas Austin) [Abstract and Bio]

Digitally Uniting Historical Nutrition Guidance: A Model for Merging Dispersed Items
Christian James (University of Maryland College Park) [Abstract and Bio]

Data-driven Decision Making at L. Tom Perry Special Collections
Ryan K. Lee, Cory L. Nimer, and  J. Gordon Daines III (Brigham Young University) [Abstract and Bio]

"We Took Cotton and Made Silk:" African American Railroad Workers in Roanoke, Virginia
Jennifer Davis McDaid (Norfolk Southern Corporation) [Abstract and Bio]

Open Access to Government Data: Data Curation Needs, Gaps and Opportunities
Christopher (Cal) Lee (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), Nancy McGovern (MIT Libraries), Susie Allard (University of Tennessee at Knoxville) [Abstract and Bio]

From Theory to Action: A Pragmatic Approach to Digital Preservation Strategies and Tools
Meg Miner (Illinois Wesleyan University)  [Abstract and Bio]

The Format Policy Registry -- Making Sense of Format Migration Strategies as a Community
Courtney C. Mumma (Artefactual Systems, Inc.) [Abstract and Bio]

The Permanent Preservation of Video Records of Congressional Consideration at the National Diet of Japan
Ayako Ohkura (University of Tsukuba, Japan) [Abstract and Bio]

Integrating Digital Forensics Metadata into Archival Management Systems
Porter Olsen (University of Maryland College Park), Kam Woods, and Alex Chassanoff (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) [Abstract and Bio]

What Personal Information Management and Archiving Strategies Do Individuals use that Compare to the DCC Curation Model?
Vanessa Reyes (Simmons College) [Abstract and Bio]

Scientific Data Curation in Government Agencies: Teaching Agency Data Creators How to Develop an OAIS-Compliant Digital Curation System
Lorraine L. Richards and William C. Regli (Drexel University) [Abstract and Bio]

Records Management Greases the Wheels of Organizing Art Project
Ryuko Saito (Gakushuin University) [Abstract and Bio]

Exploratory Social Network Analysis of Midwest Archives and Social Media Use
Jenny Stevenson (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee) [Abstract and Bio]

Archeion and Bouleuterion, the Foundation of Democracy
Yayoi Tsutsui (Gakushuin University) [Abstract and Bio]