2018 MDOS Annual Meeting

Meeting Date(s): 
August 15, 2018

2018 Metadata and Digital Object Section Annual Meeting

Society of American Archivists Annual Meeting, Washington, DC
Wednesday, August 15, 2:30-3:45 pm
Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Room Washington 1

The 2018 Metadata and Digital Objects Section annual meeting was held on August 15th, 2018, in Washington D.C. The meeting agenda included news and updates from MDOS Steering Committee, Lightning Talks, and Q&A. The Lightning Talks consisted of three 10-minute presentations offered to attendees. The slides for each presentation can be found below.


Steering Committee Members Present: Blake Graham, Elisa Landaverde, Rebecca Pattillo, Laurel McPhee

Announcement from Seth Shaw, Committee on Education

● Plug for new online workshops

● DAS certificate exam is now online

● Surveys: feedback sought for Education branch of SAA to make sure needs are met


Welcome from Blake


Newest members: Angela White, Elisa & Courtney, Aaron Speight (web liaison)


Review of upcoming positions

Survey results (general)

● Microsite updates

● Call for ideas

Three Presenters 

1.  "Born-Digital Diaries: Preserving the Peace Corps Korea Collection" by Rachel Mandell, Metadata Librarian at the University of Southern California.


2.  "Wrangling Digital Objects and Metadata at Denver Water" by Adam Speirs, Records Management Analyst at Denver Water.


3.  "Old MAID/New MAID: Migrating MoMA's Archives Image Database" with Jonathan Lill, Leon Levy Project Manager at the MoMA Archives.


Followed by good Q&A session


Meeting concluded at 3:30 pm.



Mandell_Born-Digital-Diaries.pdf1.91 MB
Lill_MAID-Metadata-For-Web.pdf1.62 MB
Speirs_Wrangling-Data-and-Digital-Objects.pdf5.31 MB