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2012 SAA Research Forum

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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


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]