2022 Research Forum Agenda

2022 Research Forum Agenda

Wednesday, August 3rd AND Wednesday, August 10th

1:00 to 4:30 PM Central time, hosted virtually

Session recordings are now available


Day One: August 3rd, 1:00 to 4:30 PM Central time


1:00-1:30 Welcome and Session 1.1: Discovery


Welcome and Opening Remarks [Slides]


Exploring Pathways to RiC Implementation

Elizabeth Roke (Emory University), Kelli Babcock (University of Toronto), Regine Heberlein (Princeton University), Anna Björnsson McCormick (New York University), Greta Kuriger Suiter (Ohio University), Ruth Kitchin Tillman (Penn State) [Abstract/Bios] [Slides]


Level Down to Level Up: The Impact of Item Level Description on Finding Aid Discoverability

Liz Woolcott, Paul Daybell, Andrea Payant, and Becky Skeen (all Utah State University) [Abstract/Bios] [Slides]


1:30-2:00 Session 1.2: Lightning Talks


Bringing Archives to the Classroom: The Hacking into History Civic Educators Project

Alexis Bracey and Alexandra Chassanoff (both North Carolina Central University) [Abstract/Bios] [Slides]


Risk Management: How Will Archivists Function Once Reading Cursive Disappears?

Paul C. Thistle [Abstract/Bio] [Slides]


Talk TARO 2 Me

Samantha Dodd (Southern Methodist University) [Abstract/Bio] [Slides]


Appraising the Accessibility of Provenance Research Workshops

Sarah Buchanan, Jane Bartley (both University of Missouri), and Victoria Reed (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston) [Abstract/Bios] [Slides]


Building an Archival Vault

Junia Papas (Capuchin Province of St. Joseph) [Abstract/Bio] [Slides]


Silver Voices: Making Audiovisual Archives Accessible to Everyone

Ken Fox (George Eastman Museum) [Abstract/Bio] [Slides]


2:00-2:30 Session 1.3: Posters (see below) 


2:30-2:45 Break


2:45-3:30 Session 1.4: Archival Landscape


Reappraising "Appraising the Records of Modern Science and Technology"

Bethany Anderson (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Jordon Steele (Johns Hopkins), Polina Ilieva (University of California, San Francisco) [Abstract/Bios] [Slides]


Dualities of the Digital: Theorizing the Practical Realities of Digital Curation

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


Struggling with the History of Slavery at Your Institution? Learn more about On These Grounds, an LOD model to Describe Enslaved Lives

Brenda Gunn (University of Virginia) and Sharon Leon (Michigan State University) [Abstract/Bios] [Slides]


Are Archivists Essential Workers? Documenting the Effects of COVID-19 on Funded Archival Institutions 

Vanessa Reyes (University of South Florida) and Anastasia Weigle (University of Maine, Augusta) [Abstract/Bios] [Slides]


Heritage Science Archives – Exposing the Hidden

Fenella France (Library of Congress) [Abstract/Bio] [Slides]


3:30-4:00 Session 1.5: Archivist Discovered


How the Data Rescue and Archives Weather (DRAW) Crowdsourcing Project Became an Online Participatory Archive

Gordon Burr (McGill University) [Abstract/Bio] [Slides]


The 21st Century Archival Practitioner

Patricia C. Franks (San Jose State University) [Abstract/Bio] [Slides]


Archivists’ Information Practices and Archivists' Personal and Professional Identity: A Theoretical Framework

Deborah Garwood (Drexel University) [Abstract/Bio] [Slides]


4:00-4:30 Closing and Session 1.6: NAFAN  [Combined NAFAN slides]


Closing Remarks [Slides]

Creating, Maintaining, and Sharing Archival Descriptions: The Experiences and Values of US Archivists

Merrilee Proffitt (OCLC Research) [Abstract/Bio]


Why Are Users Searching Archives Online? Results of a User Survey from 12 State and Regional Archival Finding Aid Aggregators (NAFAN)

Lesley A. Langa (OCLC Research) [Abstract/Bio]

The Broadest Possible Range of Users: Learning About Users of Archival Aggregations

Chela Scott Weber (OCLC Research) [Abstract/Bio]



Day Two: August 10th, 1:00 to 4:30 PM Central time


1:00-1:30 Welcome and Session 2.1: Archival Impact



Welcome and Opening Remarks [Slides]

Resisting Imperialist Tradition: Towards Equitable Archival Publication Practices

Sarah R. Demb (Records Management Journal), Bethany Anderson (Comma), and Amy Cooper Cary (American Archivist) [Abstract/Bios] [Slides]


Assessing the Emotional Impact of Creating Records

Michelle Caswell and Anna Robinson-Sweet (both UCLA) [Abstract/Bios] [Slides]


Centering Users: Developing a Community of Practice for User Experience & Archival Description

Faith Charlton (Princeton University), Alison Clemens (Yale University), Betts Coup (Harvard University), and Zoë Hill (Harvard University) [Abstract/Bios] [Slides]

There will be a breakout discussion of this presentation during the break at 2:30


1:30-2:00 Session 2.2: Lightning Talks


Cultural Sensitivity, Discoverability, and Social Justice in Archival Representations: A Case Study of Chinese Students in the University of Illinois Archives

Ruohua Han and Yingying Han (both University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign) [Abstract/Bios] [Slides]


LABDRIVE: A Research Data Management and Preservation Platform

Teo Redondo and Juan Carlos Romero (both LIBNOVA) [Abstract/Bio] [Slides]


Experiments in Natural Language Processing (NLP): User-Validated Approaches to Combining Computer Aided Techniques in the Service of Increasing Accessibility to Mass Digitized Records in the Indigenous Digital Archive

Anna Naruta-Moya (Museum of Indian Arts and Culture) [Abstract/Bio] [Slides]


How Do We Preserve Robots? Preserving Complex STEM Collections Through Outreach, Advocacy, and Interdisciplinary Methods at Carnegie Mellon University

Katherine Barbera (Carnegie Mellon University) [Abstract/Bio] [Slides]


Innovative Archival Outreach: Rethinking Engagement in the Wake of COVID-19

Stephanie M. Luke (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign) and Michael Barera (Milwaukee County Historical Society) [Abstract/Bios] [Slides]


Utilizing Focus Group Research Data to Create Preservation Curricula for Veterans

Edward Benoit and Allan Martell (both Louisiana State University) [Abstract/Bios] [Slides]


2:00-2:30 Session 2.3 Posters (see below) 


2:30-2:45 Break: stay for an optional breakout discussion of “Centering Users: Developing a Community of Practice for User Experience & Archival Description” from Session 2.1 


2:45-3:30 Session 2.4: Experiencing Archives


Documenting Environmental and Natural History: The Role of Archivists in Stewarding Archives, Specimens, and Data in Settler Institutions

Erik A. Moore (University of Minnesota) and Bethany G. Anderson (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign) [Abstract/Bios] [Slides]


A Qualitative Study Examining the Challenging Emotional Responses of Archival Donors

Amanda Greenwood (Union College) [Abstract/Bio] [Slides]


“Old stuff, old stuff, really old stuff”: University Students’ Perceptions of Academic Archives and Their Relevance to Student Experience

Ashley Todd-Diaz (Towson University) and Peyton Cleary (University of Delaware) [Abstract/Bios] [Slides]


Adam in the Archive: Discovering Named Entities in the Cold War Papers

Alexis Antracoli, Will Clements, Cliff Wulfman (Princeton University) [Abstract/Bios] [Slides]


Tracing the Evolution of Imaging in Libraries and Archives: A Look at Professional Preservation Discourse via Preservation, Digital Technology & Culture

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


3:30-4:00 Session 2.5: Archival Issues


Fixating on Fixity: Is Your Choice of Checksum in Conflict with Your Climate Goals?

George Blood (George Blood LP) [Abstract/Bio] [Slides]


Archival Emissions: Calculating the Environmental Impact of Collections Storage

Ben Goldman (Penn State University) [Abstract/Bio] [Slides]


Community Archives as an Alternative Approach to Palestinian Records

Laura Daly (University of Alabama) [Abstract/Bio] [Slides]


4:00-4:30 Session 2.6: Archival Evolution and Closing

Sustaining Digital Forensics Education through Participatory Action Research

Jessica Farrell (Educopia Institute) [Abstract/Bio] [Slides]


Researching the Current North American Graduate Archival Curriculum

Alex H. Poole (Drexel University) and Ashley Todd-Diaz (Towson University) [Abstract/Bios] [Slides]


They Don't Teach Project Management in Grad School: How Archives Can Combine Ethical Practices with Modern Agile Project Management Methods

Dan Michelson (Smith College) [Abstract/Bio] [Slides]


Closing Remarks [Slides]



Posters for August 3rd

Listed in order of presentation


Impact of Information and Communications Technology (ICTS) To Municipality Of Baliwag: Reinventing Government

Charmaine V. Meimban (University of the Philippines Diliman) [Abstract/Bio] [Poster]


Managing Online Legacy Exhibits

Pam Hackbart-Dean (University of Illinois Chicago), Leanna Barcelona (University of Illinois Chicago), and Anne Marie Hamilton-Brehm (Southern Illinois University Carbondale) [Abstract/Bios] [Poster]


Exploring the Present with the Past: Incorporating Archival Exploration in Teaching Disease Prevention

April K. Anderson-Zorn and Alicia Wodika (both Illinois State University) [Abstract/Bios] [Poster]


Archiving the NFT Community

Andrea Kutsenow (Vilcek Foundation) [Abstract/Bio] [Poster]


Mitigating Catastrophic Risk from Climate Change Through Policy and Technology: What You Can Do Now

Matthew Golebiewski (Union College) [Abstract/Bio] [Poster]


A Survey of Archival Revolutions: Transitional Moments and Paradigmatic Shifts in Archival Enterprise, 1980-2020

Steven D. Booth (The Blackivists/Getty Research Institute) and Brenda Gunn (University of Virginia) [Abstract/Bios] [Poster]


Best Practices for Theses and Dissertations in University Archives

Cory Nimer and Becca Wiederhold (Brigham Young University) [Abstract/Bios] [Poster]


War Clarifies Priorities and Possibilities: Fast Tracking Access to Digitized Ukrainian Collections through a New DAMS at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Julie Schweitzer (United States Holocaust Museum) [Abstract/Bio] [Poster]




Posters for August 10th

Listed in order of presentation


The Next Records Challenge: Quantum Information Science and Technology

Sharmila Bhatia, Katherene Kim, and Markus Most (all National Archives and Records Administration) [Abstract/Bios] [Poster]


Can Blockchain Technology Prevent Voter Fraud?

Matthew A. Hamilton and Ashley McMahon (both University of Alabama) [Abstract/Bios] [Poster]


Benefits of US Archival Institutions’ Reference and Access Policy for Studies on Japanese History

Yayoi Tsutsui (University of Tsukuba) [Abstract/Bio] [Poster]


Diversifying the Historical Record through Digitization: Insights and Recommendations from the Assessment of the Digitizing Hidden Collections Grant Program

Jesse Johnson (Archives Research and Consulting Group) and Ricardo Punzalan (University of Michigan) [Abstract/Bios] [Poster]


Women Paleoartists at the American Museum of Natural History

Maya Naunton, Sarah Barlow-Ochshorn, and Mandy Abokhair (all American Museum of Natural History) [Abstract/Bios] [Poster]


Archival Speed Processing (ASP): Using Digital Images and Video as the Initial Step in Collection Description

Ben Blake (University of Maryland) [Abstract/Bio] [Poster]




The 21st Century Archival Practitioner
Patricia C. Franks (San Jose State University) [PDF] 

Are Archivists Essential Workers? Documenting the Effects of COVID-19 on Funded Archival Institutions
Anastasia S. Weigle (University of Maine, Augusta) and Vanessa Reyes (University of South Florida) [PDF]

How Will Archives Function Once Reading Cursive Disappears?

Paul C. Thistle [PDF]

Notes for Benefits of US Archival Institutions’ Reference and Access Policy for Studies on Japanese History

Yayoi Tsutsui (University of Tsukuba Archives) [PDF]

Peer-Reviewed Papers

Accessing Continuing Education for Provenance Research
Jane E. Bartley (University of Missouri), Sarah A. Buchanan (University of Missouri), Victoria S. Reed (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston), Kelley M. Klor (University of Missouri), and Charissa F. Ercolin (University of Missouri)  [PDF]

Archives and the Management of Theses and Dissertations: An Exploratory Study
Rebecca A. Wiederhold and Cory L. Nimer (Brigham Young University) [PDF]





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