Keynote- Jarrett Drake: "Documenting Dissent in the Contemporary College Archive"
College and university archivists have a duty to document the whole of their campus communities, including and especially the activities of students combatting racism and other forms of oppression and discrimination within the institution. In these cases, college and university archivists must reject notions of neutrality and instead decide to document dissenting voices ethically, responsibly, and critically but do so with an explicitly anti-oppressive and radically inclusive approach to appraisal and description.
This talk will argue that documenting dissent amongst the student body offers college and university archivists an opportunity to revisit, revamp, and refine their missions within institutions of higher learning.
Presenters will share experiences using AWS for bioinformatics at a Liberal Arts College.
Digital Scholarship offers many opportunities for faculty and students wishing to utilize a more interdisciplinary approach to instruction and learning in a liberal arts environment. Creating Story Maps through Esri allows librarians to support students researching in the humanities field with a marketable skill in data visualization and GIS.
In January 2016, Amherst College Press, Michigan Publishing, and more than 40 pledging LAC libraries announced the launch of Lever Press, a new open access press. In this session, we will brainstorm how Lever Press can complement and amplify the innovative scholarly and pedagogical activity already happening within LACs.
This workshop introduces the concept of open educational resources (OER) as a means of making digital library and digital humanities pedagogy professionally legible and widely accessible. Participants will brainstorm ways in which their own work could be modularized and deployed using available OER publishing platforms.
Following the CLAMP model for a new type of hack-a-thon <http://www.clamp-it.org/get-involved/moodle-hackdoc-fest>, the Islandora Consortium Group has begun hosting hack/doc events. Learn how to bring together a wide variety of participants to make your coding events fun and useful!
Final remarks and thanks from the LAC Pre-Conference organizers.
Join us for the opening of the 2016 DLF Forum! We'll be introducing Forum fellows, thanking our sponsors and organizers, presenting our first annual DLF Community/Capacity Awards, and hearing an important keynote talk by Stacie Williams.Keynote:
"All Labor is Local"
Labor, to riff off a more well-known phrase, is an inherently "local" concept—viewed subjectively through the backgrounds of both those who perform it and those in positions of power who create and or influence policy around it. Both perspectives are deeply political. On the eve of Election Day, this keynote will explore the ways in which we, as employees and employers, apply our local experiences to how we perform the labor in libraries and archives, and what we can do to broaden those perspectives to be more inclusive of the communities we hope to serve.
Presenter: Stacie Williams
Forensics for Digital Humanities will showcase a suite of tool-based, forensic methodologies that have been implemented in digital cultural heritage communities. We will demonstrate how approaches developed by three applied research projects can be used by librarians, scholars, and practitioners to analyze digital content in new and meaningful ways.
By examining transnational preservation partnerships, human rights scholarship, critical engagement with humanities data, and indigenous agency in cultural heritage spaces, this panel engages ethical issues embedded in building digital libraries in diverse contexts. What drives our rationale to build? Whose knowledge is represented? Who benefits from their use?
Use it or Lose it: Why Increasing Audio Access is a Digital Preservation Issue
If we do not use sound archives, cultural heritage institutions will stop preserving them. This presentation will discuss the findings from over 30 semi-structured interviews conducted through the HiPSTAS project with scholars, librarians, and archivists about using audio collections in literary studies, history, and Native American and indigenous studies.
Presenter: Tanya Clement
Participants must register separately through ConfTool and pay an additional fee.
DLF’s Project Managers group is proud to sponsor an Ally Skills Workshop at this year’s Forum.
Ally Skills Workshops teach simple, everyday ways to support women in their workplaces and communities. Participants learn techniques that work at the office, at conferences, and online. The skills taught are relevant everywhere, including those particularly relevant to open technology and culture communities. At the end of the workshop, participants will feel more confident in speaking up to support women, be more aware of the challenges facing women in their workplaces and communities, and have closer relationships with the other participants.
Everyone is welcome to register for this event through ConfTool, although places are limited and an additional workshop fee is being charged.
Workshop facilitators: Bess Sadler (Stanford University Libraries) and Mark Bussey (Data Curation Experts)
Ally Skills Workshops were a program of the Ada Initiative, which offered official training to facilitators like ours, in order to continue and expand its tradition of supporting women in open technology and culture.
Join us for the opening of Digital Preservation 2016! We'll offer welcoming remarks, make reports on the activities of the National Digital Stewardship Alliance, and present 2016's NDSA Innovation Awards.
Bergis Jules will open Digital Preservation 2016 with a keynote that focuses on the power and promise of diversity and inclusivity in digital preservation work:
"Confronting Our Failure of Care Toward the Legacies of Marginalized People in the Archives"
The politics of what we've traditionally preserved means the archive is fraught with silences, absences, and distortions, mostly affecting the legacies of the less privileged, including black women, LGBTQ people, immigrants, poor people, and victims of police violence. The more selective and specialized space of digital collections preservation prioritizes professionalism, technical expertise, and standards over a critical review of the cultural character of our records. Thus it's an appropriate place to begin asking questions about the diversity of our digital historical records. Who gets represented in the digital historical record is closely tied to who writes the software, who builds the tools, who produces the technical standards, and who provides the funding or other resources for that work. This talk will address the lack of representation in the digital preservation space, the implications, and what we can gain from diversifying and making that space more inclusive.
Foundations to Actions: Extending Innovations to Digital Libraries in Partnership with NDSR Learners
A Digital Stewardship Residency project with 6 geographically distributed partners mentoring one new graduate each will plan a next-generation digital library using the Biodiversity-Heritage-Library as a test-bed. The collaborative effort will result in a community of leaders to design tools, curate content, and manage the overall stewardship of digital libraries.
Presenter: Constance Rinaldo
Performing Quality Assurance (QA) as NYARC Web Archiving Fellows
This poster shows a typical setup for doing quality assurance (QA) work on web archiving files along with an explanation of the workflow. Our poster illustrates some of the issues we have run into while QAing archived web pages as well as our thoughts about how to approach their resolution.
Presenters: Megan DeArmond, Audrey Lorberfeld
Digital Asset Management at Michigan Tech's Van Pelt and Opie Library
Faced with the obsolescence of its digital archive platform, the Van Pelt and Opie Library searched for a solution with improved storage and access. The selected platform opens doors to exciting opportunities for digitization and staff have started on a path toward incorporating digital preservation into the library’s activities.
Presenter: Annelise Doll
Preserving Informal Astronomy: Arceli, the PressForward Plugin, and the Archiving of Scientific Communications
This poster previews a method for preserving informal astronomy communications, visualizing the process that a blog post or tutorial will go through using the PressForward plugin for aggregation and curation, the Zenodo repository for storage and DOI assignment, and the Astronomical Data Service for indexing for citation.
Presenter: Stephanie Westcott
Collective AV Preservation Problem-Solving via the AMIA/DLF Hack Day
The fourth incarnation of this event, which has fostered new avenues of collaboration between technologists and stewards of audiovisual materials, is currently underway! Come learn how it has helped articulate and solve digital preservation issues facing the audiovisual preservation community, or explore and contribute to this year's ongoing projects.
Presenter: Steven Villereal
The Academic Preservation Trust has undertaken the exploration of TDR status. How can this process enable each partner to articulate and implement sustainable preservation practices? We’ll share our progress and engage participants in a discussion of the broader future of preservation practice and accountability for both local and vended solutions.
Mapping how the work flows: Documenting and analyzing digital preservation workflows across multiple communities
This presentation will share the initial findings from the Workflow Mapping Project, which seeks to support workflow documentation efforts and increase understanding of current digital curation and preservation activities of BitCurator Consortium and MetaArchive Cooperative member institutions.
ArchivesSpace-Archivematica-DSpace Workflow Integration
In April 2014, the Bentley Historical Library received a $355,000 grant from the Mellon Foundation to integrate ArchivesSpace, Archivematica and DSpace into an end-to-end digital archives workflow. This presentation will identify key project goals and outcomes and demonstrate features and functionality of Archivematica’s new “Appraisal and Arrangement” tab.
This panel will present varied impressions from the third Dodging the Memory Hole event October 13-14th at UCLA Libraries, which focused on preserving journalistic content online. Topics include development of roles for each stakeholder community and preparing library science students to meet the demands for archiving news in the future.
The added value of offering high end visualisation tools in combination with long term preservation services to promote preservation and accessibility of research data and digital collections
The Mirador viewer (IIIF) has realised an increasing amount of interest and willingness to preserve research material in the digital archive of the University of Leuven (Belgium). This demonstrates that there is an added value for researchers when digital preservation services are offered in combination with high end visualisation tools.
Presenter: Roxanne Wyns
Building an Evaluation Tool out of NDSA Levels of Digital Preservation
This presentation discusses the National Digital Stewardship Alliance Levels of Digital Preservation as an assessment framework for identifying gaps in an institution’s preservation services, and also for analyzing potential tools to incorporate into preservation architecture.
Presenter: Nathan Hall
Program officers from public and private funders will discuss grant opportunities for digital library projects. The discussion will focus on the kinds of projects that are the best fit for each funder, themes and trends from funded projects, and how to develop a competitive proposal.
This panel will discuss the work of National Digital Stewardship Residents to create a cohesive cohort and CoP using freely available online tools. NDSR alumni and mentors will present on lessons learned, particularly those related to using social media and free web-based tools.
As a result of the The National Agenda for Digital Stewardship, NDSA members authored a guidance document of fixity practices titled "Checking Your Digital Content: What is Fixity and When Should I Be Checking It?". This document provides a foundation for a next-level conversation: optimization, parameters, routines, resources & algorithms.
Come join the NDSA Content Working Group for lunch. Be part of the discussion about current Working Group topics, our new structure, and planning for future projects. Both current Working Group members, as well as those interested in learning more about the NDSA are encouraged to attend.
All are welcome to join, as members of the NDSA's Innovation Working Group meet over lunch to talk about past and ongoing projects, needs and gaps, and possible next steps.
What will remain of our digital present if we don’t teach the public about digital preservation today? The panel members represent four different approaches to personal digital archiving labs and services and will speak to strategies and challenges in making digital preservation tools and education accessible to lay communities.
Allison Druin will close the conference with a talk focusing on her work as Special Advisor for National Digital Strategy at the National Park Service:
The speed of change in the digital world makes it difficult to point to just one tool, technology, or “digital infrastructure” that can support all the education, conservation, and historic preservation priorities of the National Park Service. It is that combination of data (content), software (interactivity), and device (context) that can address the priorities of NPS for the next century. It is important to remember that digital infrastructure can change more quickly than physical infrastructure. The power of digital is that it is so malleable for change, but this is also the challenge. The speed of change and the scale of impact, is unprecedented. Digital innovation makes use of a variety of new tools that can address future challenges with novel solutions. Yet, innovation can be disruptive, transformative, and can still be an achievement that leads to new shared infrastructure.
Given this landscape of change and opportunity, we have to ask, how do we create communities of practice that can become true communities of innovation? How can we support workforce development, and build leadership pipelines for the digital work we must undertake?
The opportunities are there, but the challenges are many when considering constrained resources, silo-ed structures of leadership, and federal regulations. I will talk about these opportunities and challenges for the next century of service.