2014 SAA Research Forum

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] [Slides]

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

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] [Slides]

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

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

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] [Slides]

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] [Slides]

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

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] [Slides]

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

11:30-Noon                 Session 5: Research and Education

Disciplining Digital Curation? What it means to be an emerging field
Patricia (Patti) Condon (Simmons College) [Abstract and Bio] [Slides]

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

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

Noon-1:00 PM            Lunch

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

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] [Slides]

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] [Slides]

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] [Slides]

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] [Slides]

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] [Slides]

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

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] [Slides]

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

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


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

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] [Poster]

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

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] [Handout] [Poster]

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] [Poster]

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

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

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] [Poster]

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

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] [Poster]

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] [Poster]

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] [Poster]

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] [Poster]

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

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]

Peer-reviewed Research Papers

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

Not Just the Fire Hoses and the Marches: Developing a Model for User Centered Community Archives [PDF]
Sonia Yaco (University of Illinois at Chicago)

Electronic Records Management: A Course Content Analysis [PDF
Jane Zhang (The Catholic University of America)


Research Papers 

Preservation and Use of Video Records of Congressional Proceedings in the National Diet of Japan [PDF]
Ayako Ohkura (大蔵 綾子) (University of Tsukuba)

Research Reports

Mapping Layers and Archives Discovery Systems [PDF]
Tom Belton (Western University)

A/V Artifact Atlas: Cultivating a Living Glossary for Audiovisual Errors [PDF]
Kristin MacDonough (Bay Area Video Coalition)

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.