Born-Digital Records in Museum Archives Symposium 2016

The Museum Archives Section’s Standards and Best Practices Working Group is holding a half-day symposium on born-digital records in a museum setting at this year’s Annual Meeting. We will discuss acquiring, preserving, and providing access to born-digital archival materials and consider strategies for successful collaborations with our colleagues in other departments. While focused on museums, this symposium will be valuable for any archivist dealing with born-digital records and communicating with those who create them.


Please join us! No registration separate from SAA conference registration is required.


SAA Conference Hotel: Hilton Atlanta (room TBA)

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

8:00 am – 12:00 pm


8:00am - 8:15am: Introduction

Rachel Chatalbash, Yale Center for British Art


8:15am-9:45am: In-depth Presentations followed by a Panel Discussion

Andrew Berger, Computer History Museum

Seth Anderson, The Museum of Modern Art

Samantha Norling, Indianapolis Museum of Art

Chair: Susan Hernandez, Cleveland Museum of Art


9:45am-10:00am: Break


10:00am-11:00am: Lightning Round

Katherine Martinez, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Jennifer Neal & J.E. Molly Seegers, Brooklyn Museum

Lorraine Stuart, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Laurie Sather, Hagley Museum and Library

Tim Walsh, Canadian Centre for Architecture

Chair: Ryan Evans, CCS Bard/Hessel Museum


11:00am-12:00pm: Workshop led by Electronic Records Section Steering Committee Members

Ann Cooper, College of William & Mary

Wendy Hagenmaier, Georgia Institute of Technology

Bring a laptop to participate!




Questions? Please email Working Group Co-Chairs Rachel Chatalbash ( or Susan Hernandez (