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Thursday, November 10 • 1:00pm - 2:30pm
#r3a: Communities & Roles

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Presentation 1
Digital Preservation Is Not a Solo Act: Creating and Sustaining Library, University, and Community Partnerships to Preserve Digital Objects
This presentation will outline the development of Appalachian State University Digital Scholarship and Initiatives (DSI) digital preservation program and the evolution and nature of our library, campus, and community partnerships. We will discuss the challenges and rewards of cultivating these important relationships as well as lessons learned in the process.
Presenters: Pamela Mitchem, Matt Ransom

Presentation 2
Pssst….we're over here: Challenges and Strategies for Archiving Communities of Color”
Acquiring and digitizing materials from Latino community activists and organizations provides opportunities to document an 100-year presence in the Great Lakes region.  MSU Libraries units collaborate to provide their access online.   Collection, organization and preservation efforts; complications inherent in digitizing them and establishing an online presence is discussed. 

Presentation 3
The Digital Archivist: Defining roles and responsibilities
This study shows the current state of Digital Archivist responsibilities through a content analysis of job advertisements from 2015 and 2016. While variation in roles and responsibilities continue to exist across digital archivist positions, some unity in within the field is beginning to emerge reflecting a growing community of practice.
Presenters: Diana Rivera, Grace Morris

Presentation 4
Teaching the Masses about Research Data Management, Curation, & Preservation
This presentation will discuss a Research Data Management MOOC (Massively Open Online Course), a product of the CRADLE project-- (cradle.web.unc.edu). This is the first international MOOC on data management, curation, and preservation. The first iteration of the MOOC started on March 1, 2016, and will remain persistently available on Coursera.org.
Presenter: Helen Tibbo


Jeremy Floyd

University of Nevada, Reno

Pamela Mitchem

Appalachian State University

Grace Morris

Michigan State University

Matt Ransom

Appalachian State University

Diana Rivera

Michigan State University

Helen Tibbo

UNC-Chapel Hill

Thursday November 10, 2016 1:00pm - 2:30pm CST
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