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Thursday, November 10

8:30am CST

#r1a: Initiatives
Presentation 1
The Library of Congress's National Digital Initiatives Program
The goal of the Library of Congress’s National Digital Initiatives program is to broaden awareness of LC’s innovations and expand the use of its digital resources through outreach, partnerships and new audiences. Our presentation is a progress report and an invitation to explore potential uses of our digital resources.
Presenter: Jamie Mears

Presentation 2
Designing Scalable Preservation Cyberinfrastructure for the Management of Billions of Archival Records
We present novel work for a national curation and preservation "computational archives" infrastructure that demonstrates digital curation services (legacy data conversion and metadata extraction) and customizable curation workflows, based on the Apache Cassandra NoSQL distributed database, and an industry-standard cloud storage API (Cloud Data Management Interface – CDMI).
Presenters: Richard Marciano, Gregory Jansen 

Presentation 3
From Producer to Repository: Creating the Cornerstone of a Successful State Digital Repository
The goal of this presentation is to share accomplishments and lessons learned in working collaboratively with Wisconsin State agency partners to implement a sustainable electronic records workflow and transfer management system from state agencies to the Wisconsin Historical Society.
Presenter: Sarah Grimm


Sarah Grimm

Wisconsin Historical Society

Gregory Jansen

University of Maryland

Richard Marciano

University of Maryland
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Jaime Mears

Sr. Innovation Specialist, Library of Congress
Library of Congress

Thursday November 10, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am CST
Grand West

8:30am CST

#r1c: Workflows
Presentation 1
Module Digital Preservation Workflow
All-encompassing digital asset management systems can offer limited workflow options as processes change over time. We've found that utilizing open source tools and off the shelf hardware that can be substituted as needed allow for more flexibility for our digital preservation process.

Presentation 2
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.

Presentation 3
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.

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Max Eckard

Lead Archivist for Digital Initiatives, University of Michigan Bentley Historical Library
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Sam Meister

Educopia Institute

Michael Muraszko

WGBH Educational Foundation

Thursday November 10, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am CST
Grand East

10:15am CST

#r2a: Repository Tools & Systems
Presentation 1
KEEPS – a system for UELMA preservation and security
The Minnesota Office of the Revisor of Statutes has constructed KEEPS; a custom software solution to satisfy the requirements for preservation and security detailed in the Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act (UELMA). The system is in the testing phase and is scheduled for deployment in 2016 Q4.
Presenter: Jason Duffing

Presentation 2
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

Presentation 3
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  


Jason Duffing

Minnesota Legislature
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Nathan Hall

Director, Digital Imaging and Preservation, Virginia Tech
I am an associate professor at Virginia Tech, where I direct digital imaging and digital preservation services for the University Libraries. I am PI on the IMLS funded project, Community Development Model For Digital Community Archives. I am interested in equitable partnerships... Read More →

Roxanne Wyns

LIBIS - KU Leuven, Belgium

Thursday November 10, 2016 10:15am - 11:45am CST
Grand West

10:15am CST

#r2b: Completeness & Quality
Presentation 1
Portico Completeness Tools
Portico has been preserving content for more than a decade and has long been able to accurately report on content held in the archive. However, until recently, understanding what we’re missing has been much more difficult. We will discuss the tools Portico has developed to address concerns of completeness.
Presenter: Amy Kirchhoff

Presentation 2
Accessible Preservation on a Budget: One cost-effective approach to producing and preserving quality digital content
This presentation is designed to demonstrate how smaller institutions with limited resources can still participate in digitization programs without sacrificing either access or preservation. Follow one institution’s story on how they have been able to create a digital collections program from the ground up while working within a limited budget.
Presenter: David Mindel

Presentation 3
Digital Collection Care: Working with Invalid TIFF Files
Fifteen years after a digitization project, the NYPL digital repository team discovered a set of invalid TIFFs. Ingesting the files meant directly editing the bitstream. Before we started changing bytes, we had to decide what an invalid format was, and what our policy was to manage "invalid" files?
Presenter: Nick Krabbenhoeft


Amy Kirchhoff


Nick Krabbenhoeft

New York Public Library

David Mindel

University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

Thursday November 10, 2016 10:15am - 11:45am CST
Grand Center

1:00pm CST

#r3a: Communities & Roles
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
Grand West

1:00pm CST

#r3b: Collection Development
Presentation 1
What Works and What Doesn’t? Developing Guidelines for Incoming Digital Content
The complex challenges presented by born-digital materials can be a difficult puzzle. To identify what works and what doesn’t in the areas of intake, selection, processing and access, we performed a survey in 2016. We will share our findings and ask participants to share their own experiences.
Presenters: Jody DeRidder, Alissa Helms

Presentation 2
Beyond Floppy Disks — Collecting Digital Content For Libraries and Archives Today
AVPreserve, working with the University of Kentucky Libraries’ Louie B. Nunn Center, built a tool for the acquisition of contemporary digital content. This demonstration will highlight the requirements, use, and output of a free, open-source tool institutions are beginning to use to acquire files from a variety of born-digital sources.
Presenter: Bertram Lyons

Presentation 3
An Environmental Scan of Software Repositories
We discuss the results of an environmental scan characterizing the current landscape of software repositories, hubs, and publication venues that are used in research and scholarships.
Presenter: Micah Altman



Jody DeRidder

University of Alabama Libraries

Alissa Helms

University of Alabama Libraries

Bertram Lyons


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

2:45pm CST

#r4a: Preservation Strategies
Presentation 1
Developing an enterprise-wide digital preservation strategy
In 2015, Northwestern's University Libraries (NUL) and central IT unit undertook the unique challenge of collaboratively developing a campus-wide digital preservation strategy.Representatives from NUL and AVPreserve, the consulting firm that produced the findings, will describe the entire process from proposal, research and discovery, and outcomes, to next steps for implementation.
Presenters: Carolyn Caizzi, Amy Rudersdorf

Presentation 2
Strategies in saving dynamic, born-digital news content
News applications, or interactive data journalism stories, are one category of dynamic digital objects in dire need of archiving and preservation solutions. This talk will share findings on the technical, procedural, logistical, and legal insights gathered from a case study in archiving the “Dollars for Docs” news app by ProPublica.
Presenter: Katherine Boss

Presentation 3
Assessing Risk to Drive Decision Making
Interested in how to approach an organizational strategy for digital preservation? In this talk, OhioLINK will share how we completed a risk assessment using existing digital preservation tools and how this process led to the subsequent development of our organizational strategy and the selection of a digital preservation system.
Presenters: Meghan Frazer, Judith Cobb, Liz Bishoff


Liz Bishoff

The Bishoff Group LLC

Katherine Boss

New York University

Carolyn Caizzi

Northwestern University Libraries

Judith Cobb

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Meghan Frazer

Manager, Technology Integration, OhioLINK
My professional interests include digital preservation, digital collection management, metadata, user experience design and library software development.

Amy Rudersdorf

Senior Consultant, AVPreserve
Data management, AV preservation, requirements development for technology procurement, data migration

Thursday November 10, 2016 2:45pm - 4:15pm CST
Grand West