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Monday, November 7


#m1d: Digital Library Assessment: Collaborative Development of Guidelines and Tools
The DLF Assessment Interest Group has been engaging the community since 2014 in developing best practices and guidelines for various kinds of digital library assessment. This past year we have made progress in the areas of costs, analytics, metadata, cultural assessment, reuse, and user studies. Come see the latest!
Panelists: Santi Thompson, Chrissy Rissmeyer, Jody DeRidder, Molly Bragg, Christina Harlow, Hannah Scates Kettler

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Molly Bragg

Head, Digital Collections and Curation Services, Duke University Libraries
Digital Collections : Digitization : Project Management : Poodles

Jody DeRidder

University of Alabama Libraries
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Christina Harlow

Data Operations Engineer, Stanford University

Hannah Scates Kettler

The University of Iowa Libraries
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Chrissy Rissmeyer

Interim Director, Digital Library Development, University of California, Santa Barbara
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Santi Thompson

Head, Digital Research Services, University of Houston
Santi Thompson is the Head of Digital Research Services at the University of Houston (UH) Libraries. In this role, he develops policies and workflows for the digital components of scholarly communications, including digital research support and digital repositories. Santi publishes... Read More →

Monday November 7, 2016 11:00am - 11:55am


#m1e: Forensics for Digital Humanities: New Objects of Inquiry, New Methodological Approaches

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.



Tanya Clement

University of Texas

Christopher Lee

School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Bertram Lyons

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Sam Meister

Educopia Institute

Monday November 7, 2016 11:00am - 11:55am


#m3d: Ethics and the Digital Library: Building, Framing, Interacting

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?


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Purdom Lindblad

Assistant Director, Innovation and Learning, Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanties, University of Maryland
University of Maryland
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Thomas Padilla

Practitioner Researcher in Residence, OCLC Research
Collections as Data, Digital Scholarship, Digital Humanities, Humanities data, data curation, and data information literacy. Tacos.

Theresa Polk

University of Texas at Austin
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T-Kay Sangwand

Librarian for Digital Collection Development, University of California, Los Angeles
T-Kay Sangwand is a Certified Archivist who has worked extensively on preservation partnerships with organizations in US, Latin America, Asia and Africa. She currently coordinates UCLA Library's digital initiatives in Cuba and was previously Archivist for UT Austin's Human Rights... Read More →
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Guha Shankar

Folklife Speciaist, Library of Congress, American Folklife Ctr
Folklife Specialist; multi-media preservation and curation - digital and analog materials Native American cultural heritage; ethnographic documentary methods; civil rights and social justice initiatives; oral history creation and curation

Monday November 7, 2016 1:30pm - 2:25pm


#m4d: Funding for Digital Library Projects: Opportunities, Issues & Themes
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.


Chris Barr

Knight Foundation

Nicole Ferraiolo

Council on Library and Information Resources
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Trevor Owens

Head, Digital Content Management, Library of Congress
Dr. Trevor Owens is a librarian, researcher, policy maker, and educator working on digital infrastructure for libraries. Owens serves as the first Head of Digital Content Management for Library Services at the Library of Congress.
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Joel Wurl

Senior Program Officer, National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
Always looking to find out what's next. Talk to me about funding opportunities and ideas in the humanities, cultural heritage, digital curation, archives, public/community history sphere.

Monday November 7, 2016 2:35pm - 3:30pm


#m5e: Power to the people: a discussion of personal digital archiving labs
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.

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Samantha Abrams

Web Resources Collection Librarian, Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation
Samantha Abrams is the Ivy Plus Libraries Web Resources Collection Librarian, stationed at Columbia University.
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Lauren Algee

Senior Innovation Specialist, Library of Congress
Lauren is outgoing Chair of the SAA Public Libraries Archives and Special Collections Section. As a member of the Library of Congress Labs team she is a Community Manager for By the People, a crowdsourcing project which invites the public to explore and make LC digital collections... Read More →

Rachel Mattson

XFR Collective

Dorothea Salo

University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Information Studies

Monday November 7, 2016 4:00pm - 4:55pm
Tuesday, November 8


#t1d: Finding the Balance: A Discussion of 6 Digital Library Workflows
Aligning resources with an endless supply of worthy digitization and digital projects makes a system for selecting, evaluating, funding, and implementing projects essential. In this session, 6 project managers will share the details of systems they use and the successes and challenges they share through models, practical examples, and tools. Slides available at https://osf.io/huaq2/.

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Molly Bragg

Head, Digital Collections and Curation Services, Duke University Libraries
Digital Collections : Digitization : Project Management : Poodles
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Cristela Garcia-Spitz

Digital Library Development Project Manager, ClimateQUAL Implementation Team Co-Chair, University of California San Diego Library, United States of America
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Kat Hagedorn

Head, Digital Content & Collections, University of Michigan Library
University of Michigan
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Emily Porter

Digital Repository Program Manager, Emory University
Emory University

Emily Shaw

Ohio State University
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Kari R. Smith

Institute Archivist and Program Head for Digital Archives, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Libraries
Smith has worked with digital records in corporate, governmental, educational, and heritage organizations for over 20 years. She believes in the power of information and records as evidence and as important components that document our human experience.

Tuesday November 8, 2016 8:30am - 9:25am


#t2d: Managing Scope and Scale: Applying the Incubator Model to Digital Scholarship
Our session will be a team-led, audience-driven discussion of incubators for developing digital projects, knowledge, and institutional culture. Participants will take away a possible model for building a community of scholars around a program that produces cool new research products/projects.

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Zoe Borovsky

Librarian for Digital Research and Scholarship, UCLA
University of California - Los Angeles

Dawn Childress

Librarian, Digital Collections and Scholarship, UCLA

Christy Hyman

University of Nebraska-Lincoln
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Alix Keener

Digital Scholarship Librarian, University of Michigan
University of Michigan

Elizabeth Lorang

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Sarah Stanley

Florida State University
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Micah Vandegrift

Director of Digital Scholarship, Florida State University
Aside from work, I'm interested in hiking, camping, futbol (EPL and MLS), movies, music, and food (BBQ and tacos, mostly.) Basically, a well-rounded human being. My current research interests are infrastructure for digital scholarship in research libraries, open scholarship polices... Read More →

Tuesday November 8, 2016 9:35am - 10:30am


#t3d: Bridging Gaps: Creating (Safe) Passage for Data Curation Training, Platforms, and Services for Humanities Scholars
As institutional support for digital humanities projects becomes more common, so, too, do issues related to data curation. This multi-institutional panel will identify gaps and opportunities for researchers developing data-centric projects with a focus on understanding data management and sustainability workflows for data-driven humanities research in the context of libraries.


Kalani Craig

Indiana University Libraries
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Michelle Dalmau

Co-Director of the Institute for Digital Arts & Humanities / Head of Digital Collections Services, Indiana University
Michelle Dalmau is an Associate Librarian and Head of Digital Collections Services (DCS) at the Indiana University Libraries and Co-Director for the Institute for Digital Arts & Humanities (IDAH), a research center of the Office of the Vice Provost for Research, Indiana University... Read More →
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Harriett Green

Associate University Librarian, Washington University in St. Louis
I am the Associate University Librarian for Digital Scholarship and Technology Services at Washington University in St. Louis.

Jennifer Guiliano

Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
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Brandon Locke

Michigan State University

Caitlin Pollock

Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis

Mara Wade

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Force11 is a co-sponsor of our Cross-Pollinator Fellowship program.

Tuesday November 8, 2016 11:00am - 11:55am


#t3e: Navigating the Waters of a Caribbean Digital Library
The Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) began in 2004. Since then, dLOC has grown and changed tremendously: 9 to over 40 partners; project to program with sustainable funding; and with a new leadership team. This presentation will cover change management with international collaborations, relationships, and partnerships for digital libraries.


Miguel Asencio

Florida International University

Chelsea Dinsmore

University of Florida
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Laurie Taylor

Senior Director for Library Technology & Digital, University of Florida
As the Senior Director for Library Technology & Digital Strategies, I provide leadership for technology and partnerships with the UF Libraries across the university, regionally, nationally, and internationally. I work closely with colleagues to create and sustain supports for collaborations... Read More →

Tuesday November 8, 2016 11:00am - 11:55am


#t5d: Freeing Cultural Heritage Through Rights Statements and the Public Domain
The digitization of collection items is no longer the end goal for cultural heritage institutions. Instead, many institutions actively encourage users to remake, reinterpret, and build upon digital collections. Adding accurate rights statements and making public domain items available in high resolution will enable institutions to meet these goals.

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Greg Cram

Associate Director of Copyright and Information Policy, New York Public Library
Greg Cram is the Associate Director of Copyright and Information Policy at The New York Public Library. Greg endeavors to make the Library’s collections broadly available to researchers and the public. He is responsible for developing and implementing policies and practices around... Read More →

Josh Hadro

The New York Public Library

Dave Hansen

Duke University

Shana Kimball

The New York Public Library
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Kelcy Shepherd

Associate Deputy Director for Discretionary Programs, IMLS

Tuesday November 8, 2016 1:30pm - 2:25pm


#t6d: Cultivating and Sustaining Cross-Sector Collaborative Networks
In this session, facilitators of successful cross-sector communities and initiatives (e.g., the Library Publishing Coalition, the BitCurator Consortium, the MetaArchive Cooperative, and the Nexus LAM Leadership Training Network) will discuss "lessons learned" in building and sustaining these cross-sector collaborative networks.

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Christina Drummond

Data Trust Program Officer, Educopia Institute
Building an eBook Usage Data Trust Community

Sarah Lippincott

Library Publishing Coalition
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Sam Meister

Educopia Institute

Katherine Skinner

Educopia Institute

Tuesday November 8, 2016 2:35pm - 3:30pm


#t7c: Minimal Computing in Libraries: Case Studies and the Case
What is minimal computing and why should libraries care? In this panel several practitioners from North America will try to answer these questions by presenting their experience with—and arguments for—minimal computing approaches for digital projects, design and hardware in the context of libraries and universities.


Dawn Childress

Librarian, Digital Collections and Scholarship, UCLA

Meredith Levin

Columbia University Libraries

Kimberley Martin

University of Guelph, Canada
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Stewart Varner

Managing Director, Price Lab for Digital Huamanities, University of Pennsylvania
UNC Chapell Hill Libraries

Tuesday November 8, 2016 4:00pm - 4:55pm


#t7d: Digital Literacy in the Classroom
This panel will explore several case studies using digital tools to help students better understand archival research using primary source materials. We will consider these scenarios in light of the ACRL information literacy framework, strategies for assessment, digital tool literacy, and the impact of infrastructure on effective use of tools.

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Harriett Green

Associate University Librarian, Washington University in St. Louis
I am the Associate University Librarian for Digital Scholarship and Technology Services at Washington University in St. Louis.
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Ann Hanlon

Head, Digital Collections and Initiatives, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Ann Hanlon is Head of Digital Collections and Initiatives at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She also co-founded and leads the Digital Humanities Lab at UWM. Ann has an MA in History from the University of Maryland and her MSLIS from the University of Illinois. She has worked... Read More →

Josh Honn

Northwestern University

Abigail Nye

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Tuesday November 8, 2016 4:00pm - 4:55pm
Wednesday, November 9


#w1d: Scaling Authority Control: Issues (and Solutions) for Authorities at the Local, Regional, and National Level
As more libraries migrate to Linked Data, authority control becomes paramount. Authority control, or establishing and maintaining consistent descriptions of concepts, ensures resources are described accurately, and descriptions are repurposed. This panel discusses authorities work at University of Utah, University of Denver, Cornell University, and Digital Public Library of America.

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Kevin Clair

Archives Processing and Metadata Librarian, University of Denver
University of Denver
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Gretchen Gueguen

Data Services Coordinator, DPLA
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Christina Harlow

Data Operations Engineer, Stanford University
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Jeremy Myntti

University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library
Marriott Library, University of Utah
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Anna Neatrour

Digital Initiatives Librarian, University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library
Marriott Library, University of Utah

Wednesday November 9, 2016 8:30am - 9:25am


#w2d: ILiADS: Building Communities for Digital Scholarship
ILiADS.org is a project-based and team-based week-long summer institute offering focused support for digital scholarship projects. We discuss needs for sustainability of digital scholarship projects ranging from the effectiveness of project processes, to building capacity among constituencies, through to technology infrastructures and collaborative professional development.


Mark Christel

Grinnell College
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Jacob Heil

Digital Scholarship Librarian, Dir. of CoRE, College of Wooster
Jacob Heil is the College of Wooster's Digital Scholarship Librarian and the Director of its Collaborative Research Environment (CoRE). Partnering with library colleagues, faculty, and students, he explores digital methods and modalities for teaching and research. He also collaborates... Read More →

Ben Lisle

Colby College
Colby College
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Catie Newton

Digital Curation Librarian, The College of Wooster
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Jason Parkhill

Director, Academic ITS, Colby College
Jason Parkhill is the Director of Academic Information Technology Services at Colby College, a national liberal arts college located on Mayflower Hill in Waterville, Maine. With the Academic ITS staff, Jason is responsible for managing the support and development infrastructure for... Read More →
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Erin Rhodes

Archives Education Librarian, Colby College Special Collections
Colby College
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Janet Oppedisano (formerly Simons)

Director Digital Humanities Initiative, Hamilton College
Hamilton College, digital scholarship, and gardening.

Wednesday November 9, 2016 9:35am - 10:30am