2009 SAA Research Forum

“Foundations and Innovations”

The third annual SAA Research Forum was held Tuesday, August 11, 2009, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Hilton Austin. The forum explored the full spectrum of research activities – from “pure” research to applied research to innovative practice. The keynote address, “Digital Preservation Research Initiatives at NLNZ,” was delivered by Steve Knight. (SAA is grateful to Ex Libris Group for its sponsorship of the Research Forum.)

For more on the Research Forum, see Julie McLeod’s interview with Forum organizers and participants, part of the Records Management Today Podcast Series.


Keynote Address

Digital Preservation Research Initiatives at NLNZ [Slides]
STEVE KNIGHT (National Library of New Zealand)

Session 1: Content Management Perspectives

Key Aspects in 3D File Format Conversions [Slides]
Abstract & Bio [PDF]
KENTON MCHENRY and PETER BAJCSY (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Data Accessioner: An Extensible Interface for Mediating Migration of File-based Electronic Records to Stable File Storage [Slides]
Abstract & Bios [PDF]
SETH SHAW (Duke University Archives)

Computational Analysis and Visualization of Electronic Records Collections [Slides]
Abstract & Bio [PDF]

How Do Expert Users Judge Archival Qualities in Digitized Photographs? [Slides]
Abstract & Bio [PDF]
PAUL CONWAY (University of Michigan)



Session 2: Collection Management Tools and Practice

Using the Archon Open Source Collection Management Software to Implement More Product Less Process (MPLP) at the University of Miami [Slides]
Abstract & Bio [PDF]
KYLE RIMKUS and BÉATRICE SKOKAN (University of Miami)

Searching for “Spitzer” in the Archives: Using Search Strategies in Conjunction with Social Network Analysis of Troopergate Records[Slides]
Abstract & Bio [PDF]

Recordkeeping in a small nonprofit organization [Slides]
Abstract & Bio [PDF]
SAM MEISTER (San Jose State University)

Standardizing Non-Alphabetical Archival Description: A Survey of Descriptive Practices on Japanese Public Records [Slides]
Abstract & Bio [PDF]
TAKAHIRO SAKAGUCHI (National Institute of Japanese Literature)

Industrial Business Collections: A Retrospective on Acquisitions Practice [Slides]
Abstract & Bio [PDF]
Erik Nordberg (Michigan Technological University)

Historic Maps Come Alive: Research in Geospatial Visualization and Access, Using Google Earth and Yahoo! Map [Slides][Bibliography]
Abstract & Bio [PDF]
KATHERINE H. WEIMER (Texas A&M University)



Session 3

AC+erm - Accelerating Positive Change in e-Records Management [Slides]
Abstract & Bio [PDF]
JULIE MCLEOD (Northumbria University)



Session 4: Formulating Community Practice

Bringing Values to the Bitstream: A Framework for Digitally-Aware Professional Ethics of Curation [Slides]
Abstract & Bio [PDF]
CHRISTOPHER A. LEE (University of North Carolina)

From storage to archive: lessons in infrastructure for digital science data [Slides]
Abstract & Bio [PDF]
CHRIS JORDAN (University of Texas)

Sharing for the Greater Good: Outreach and Collaboration from the Perspective of Community-Based Archives [Slides]
Abstract & Bio [PDF]
AUDRA EAGLE (Forsyth County Public Library)

Moving From Theory to Praxis: Designing Participatory Archival Indigenous Information Ethics Education [Slides]
Abstract & Bio [PDF]
ALLISON B. KREBS (University of Arizona)

EAD (Entire Archives Digitized): Development of a Working Model for Large Scale Digitization [Slides]
Abstract & Bio [PDF]
KAREN WEISS (Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution)

Business process management and archival content management systems [Slides]
Abstract & Bio [PDF]
GORDON DAINES and CORY NIMER (Brigham Young University)

Analyze Archival Descriptive Practice Project [Slides]
Abstract & Bio [PDF]


Session 5

Automation of Preservation Functions [Slides]
Abstract & Bio [PDF]
REAGAN W. MOORE, RICHARD MARCIANO, ANTOINE DE TORCY (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), and PAUL WATRY (University of Liverpool)