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Thursday, November 10

8:30am CST

#r1b: Never Heard the Word Impossible: Accountability, Stewardship, and Community in Digital Preservation Practices

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.


Christian Dahlhausen

Academic Preservation Trust;
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Bradley Daigle

Strategic and Content Expert/Chair NDSA Leadership, University of Virginia
University of Virginia

Heidi Dowding

Indiana University
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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 →

Dina Sokolova

Columbia University

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

8:30am CST

#r1d: Seeking a national agenda to save born-digital news: Dodging the Memory Hole 20

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.

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Peter Broadwell

Academic Projects Developer, UCLA Digital Library
Peter coordinates experimental archiving projects with faculty members at UCLA and his colleagues in the Digital Library Program. He manages the preservation of the UCLA NewsScape collection of digitized television news and is presently researching new methods for automatically linking... Read More →
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Edward McCain

Digital Curator of Journalism, University of Missouri Libraries / Reynolds Journalism Institute
As founder of the Journalism Digital News Archive agenda, Edward McCain's prime directive is saving the "first rough draft" of history created on a computer or digital sensor. He also leads JDNA's "Dodging the Memory Hole" outreach initiative. McCain holds a Bachelor of Journalism... Read More →

Katherine Skinner

Educopia Institute

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

10:15am CST

#r2c: 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.

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

10:15am CST

#r2d: Enhancing Communities of Practice Online

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.


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Mary Alice Ball

Library of Congress
Ask me about the National Digital Stewardship Residency program.
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Karl-Rainer Blumenthal

Web Archivist, Internet Archive
I help people to build web archives through training, technical support, development, and documentation, as a web archivist for Archive-It at the Internet Archive. I served as Vice Chair and Chair of SAA's Web Archiving Section and founding co-chair of the Art Libraries Society of... Read More →
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Karen Cariani

Senior Director Media Library and Archives, WGBH Educational Foundation
I am passionate about making media archives accessible on-line. This goes hand in hand with digital preservation, metadata processes, and systems to manage both. I seek to use technology as much as possible to help archivists and librarians with their work.
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Jaime Mears

Sr. Innovation Specialist, Library of Congress
Library of Congress

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

1:00pm CST

#r3c: 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
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Dorothea Salo

Distinguished Faculty Associate, University of Wisconsin-Madison Information School
Librarian and educator. Metadata, linked data, A/V digitization, digital preservation, scholarly communication and publishing, information security and privacy.

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

1:00pm CST

#r3d: Community Not Competitors: developing and communicating digital preservation niches
This panel will discuss the challenges and opportunities that come with partners building a digital preservation ecosystem at scale. A discussion will seek to uncover barriers to participation and discuss solutions that would enable a wide range of libraries to preserve their digital assets and choose appropriate solutions.


Aaron Choate

Texas Preservation Node, University of Texas at Austin
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Chip German

Program Director, APTrust
APTrust, University of Virginia Library, digital preservation, scholarly communication
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Mary Molinaro

Executive Direcor, Digital Preservation Network
Digital preservation processes and workflows. Solutions for large and small institutions.
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Kristi Park

Executive Director, Texas Digital Library
Texas Digital Library, Texas

Dave Pcolar

Digital Preservation Network

Sibyl Schaefer


Carissa Smith


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