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Sunday, November 6

9:00am CST

LAC Preconference Welcome and Keynote Talk
Join us for the opening of the DLF Liberal Arts Colleges Pre-Conference, featuring welcoming remarks by Franny Gaede, Chelcie Rowell, and Bethany Nowviskie as well as a keynote talk on “the role of college and university archives in documenting and dialoguing dissent student activism on campus,” by Jarrett Drake.

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.


Session Chairs
avatar for Chelcie Juliet Rowell

Chelcie Juliet Rowell

Digital Scholarship Librarian & History Liaison, Boston College

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Bethany Nowviskie

Dean of Libraries and Professor of English, James Madison University

Sunday November 6, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am CST
Grand Ballroom

3:30pm CST

'How (And Why) Did They Make That?'
Presentation 1
Without a Ten-Foot-Pole: Archiving Campus Controversies and Student Criticism on the Web and Social Media
Discussion of attempts to archive critical student conversations about sensitive topics, including treatments of race, class, gender, and sexuality on campus, carried out over social media, blogs, mobile apps, and other digital platforms — even when those conversations show the institution in a less than ideal light.
Presenter: Patrick Wallace

Presentation 2
Digital Humanities as Community Engagement in the Digital Watts Project
The Digital Watts Project was a digital humanities course in which students used digital tools to examine literature and rhetoric related to the 1965 “Watts Uprising.” For their final project students worked with rare Watts materials to launch a digital library for the Southern California Library (SCL), a community archive in South Los Angeles.
Presenter: Melanie Hubbard

Presentation 3
Voices of Industrial America: Digitization and Archives in the Liberal Arts Classroom
Moving the digital liberal arts into the undergraduate curriculum, two archivists co-taught, a multi-campus, distance digital liberal arts seminar through the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC). This session will explore the pedagogy of distance digital liberal arts and undergraduate experiences with digital collection tools and best practices.
Presenters: Deborah Tritt, Carey Heatherly

Presentation 4
The Journal of Tolkien Research: An Open-Access Peer-Reviewed Journal on Digital Commons
This paper will present how the author launched the Journal of Tolkien Research as an open-access, peer-reviewed journal using Digital Commons/ValpoScholar at Valparaiso University.
Brad Eden

Session Chairs
avatar for Chelcie Juliet Rowell

Chelcie Juliet Rowell

Digital Scholarship Librarian & History Liaison, Boston College


Brad Eden

Valparaiso University

Carey Heatherly

University of Montevallo

Melanie Hubbard

Loyola Marymount University

Deborah Tritt

University of South Carolina Aiken
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Patrick Wallace

Digital Projects & Archives Librarian, Middlebury College
Middlebury College

Sunday November 6, 2016 3:30pm - 4:45pm CST
Grand Ballroom

4:45pm CST

#dlfLAC Pre-Conference Closing Remarks

Final remarks and thanks from the LAC Pre-Conference organizers.


Session Chairs
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Chelcie Juliet Rowell

Digital Scholarship Librarian & History Liaison, Boston College

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Angie Beiriger

Humanities and Digital Scholarship Librarian, Reed College

Kevin Butterfield

University of Richmond
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Ryan Clement

Data Services Librarian, Middlebury College
Middlebury College
avatar for Angela Galvan

Angela Galvan

Systems Librarian, SUNY Geneseo

Andrew Prellwitz

Ripon College
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Shilpa Rele

Digital Program Librarian, Loyola Marymount University

Sunday November 6, 2016 4:45pm - 5:00pm CST
Grand Ballroom
Monday, November 7

9:00am CST

#DLFforum Plenary: Welcome, Awards, and Keynote Talk

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.


"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


Session Chairs
avatar for Bethany Nowviskie

Bethany Nowviskie

Dean of Libraries and Professor of English, James Madison University

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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 →
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Janice Welburn

Dean of Libraries, Marquette University
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Stacie Williams

Digital Learning and Scholarship, Case Western Reserve University
Stacie Williams is the Digital Learning and Scholarship Team Leader at Case Western Reserve University. Williams holds an M.S. from Simmons College, and a B.A. in journalism from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. She is a 2010 ALA Spectrum Scholar, part of the ALI 2015 cohort... Read More →

Monday November 7, 2016 9:00am - 10:30am CST
Grand Ballroom

5:00pm CST

#m6: Lightning Talks
A lightning-fast plenary session. In addition to the talks listed here, we will be inviting as many of your super-brief, last-minute presentations and pitches as time permits! Look for a sign-up sheet in Milwaukee.

Presentation 1
Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives: Sharing Lessons Learned
CLIR's Hidden Collections program is developing a series of webinars highlighting challenges related to describing rare and unique collections in cultural institutions. The series will provide access to current information about best practices in cataloging and processing. This lightning talk will invite interested DLF participants to join in the conversation.
Presenter: Joy Banks

Presentation 2
Web Archiving Environmental Scan - A Harvard Library Report
An environmental scan of current issues and trends in web archiving, covering archiving programs from 23 institutions from around the world and reports on researcher use of – and impediments to working with – web archives. 22 opportunities for future research and development uncovered; Full report at http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:25658314
Presenters: Gail Truman, Abigail Bordeaux

Presentation 3
Digital Media Mentor Questionnaire
A Digital Media Commons employs student Digital Media Mentors (DMM) as the key feature of its peer-assisted learning program. This questionnaire asks students to reflect on the impact of their employment experience as a Digital Media Mentor on their own studies and future employment prospects.
Presenter: Renee Reaume

Presentation 4
#1LibRef: Engaging Librarians in a Global Microcontributions
For #1Lib1Ref we “Imagined a World where Every Librarian Added One More Reference to Wikipedia.” Over 879 people actively contributed to Wikipedia as part of the campaign, 30 thousand visited the campaign site, and 3.6 million people’s Twitter feeds filled with #1lib1reb content. How'd we do it?
Presenter: Jake Orlowitz

Presentation 5
Sustainability and data services
The hit-by-a-bus test is a useful metric to assess the sustainability of research data. But do our own library data services live up to the same standard? This talk highlights the importance of sustainability and strategies for creating more sustainable services.
Presenter: Kristin Briney

Presentation 6
Smelly maps of historic London
Data-mining and geo-coding the reports from the London Medical Officer of Health is part of creating visualisation tools for pubic engagement at the Wellcome Library. Interactive maps using a dataset containing smell related vocabulary has potential benefits of gaining new audience.
Presenter: Deborah Leem

Presentation 7
Subject repositories: Supporting open access
Subject repositories may play a role in supporting open access. Those disciplines where working papers, conference papers, or other grey literature are common, are probably the best situated to have successful subject repositories. Subject repositories may serve as a home for journals published by small scholarly societies.
Presenter: Julie Kelly

Presentation 8
Offset: On Digitizing Letterpress Poetry Broadsides for Digital Spaces
Through its online gallery of contemporary poetry broadsides, Offset: A Broadside Digitization Project investigates the relationship between the poetic page and digital spaces, considering poetry’s viability across publishing platforms and its legacy through digitalization. Project founder Emilia Phillips will present a narrative of the project and its supportive research.
Presenter: Emilia Phillips

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Joy Banks

Project Coordinator for CLIR's Strategies for Advancing Hidden Collections. Follow me on Twitter: @joy_m_banks
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Abigail Bordeaux

Project Manager, Harvard University
Harvard University Library

Kristin Briney

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
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Julie Kelly

Librarian, University of Minnesota, Magrath Library

Deborah Leem

Wellcome Trust, United Kingdom

Jake Orlowitz

The Wikipedia Library - Wikimedia Foundation
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Emilia Phillips

Assistant Professor of English, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Emilia Phillips is the author of two poetry collections from the University of Akron Press, Signaletics (2013) and Groundspeed (2016), and three chapbooks, most recently Beneath the Ice Fish Like Souls Look Alike (Bull City Press, 2015). Her poems and lyric essays appear widely in... Read More →
avatar for Renee Reaume

Renee Reaume

Training and Development Librarian, University of Calgary
In 2006, I came to the University as Head of the Health Information Network until a year-long parental leave in 2011. When I returned in 2012, I was seconded to the Taylor Family Digital Library as the Technology Officer. The scope of my responsibilities grew to include digitization... Read More →

Gail Truman

Truman Technologies

Monday November 7, 2016 5:00pm - 5:30pm CST
Imperial Ballroom
Wednesday, November 9

11:00am CST

Plenary: "Open Invitations:" closing DLF Forum community session
For 2016, we’ll continue our new tradition of closing the DLF Forum with a discussion-oriented, community-based panel rather than the single vision of a keynote talk. 

"Open Invitations"
You might think of the whole DLF Forum as an open invitation. Invitations to lend your expertise, learn in community, and get involved come from our various, year-round working groups; from teams that present their work at the Forum; from our member institutions and affilated organizations seeking partnerships; and from the grassroots community efforts that spring up within and around the Digital Library Federation. Our closing panelists will make some of those invitations explicit -- and then invite the audience to issue more! How can you join an effort to advance the field? What does your group need to move forward? Come ready to listen, make connections, and make your pitch.

* AIG - Santi Thompson
* AIG Cultural Assessment - Hannah Scates Kettler
* Pedagogy - Elizabeth Kelly & Eleanor Dickson 
* Project Managers - Cynthia York
* LACs - Kevin Butterfield 
* NDSA - Robin Ruggaber
* eRN - Jason Clark & Sara Mannheimer
* IIIF - Sheila Rabun
* Forum planning committees - Becca Quon & Katherine Kim

Session Chairs
avatar for Bethany Nowviskie

Bethany Nowviskie

Dean of Libraries and Professor of English, James Madison University


Kevin Butterfield

University of Richmond

Jason A. Clark

Montana State University
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Elizabeth Kelly

Digital Programs Coordinator, Loyola University New Orleans
Elizabeth Kelly, Digital Programs Coordinator at Loyola University New Orleans, manages digitization activities for Special Collections & Archives and is also responsible for collecting, maintaining, and assessing usage data for the library’s digitized collections. Kelly publishes... Read More →

Hannah Scates Kettler

The University of Iowa Libraries
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Katherine Kim

Assistant Director, DLF, CLIR+DLF
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Eleanor Dickson Koehl

University of Illinois; HTRC
HathiTrust Research Center, text analysis, #dlfteach, digital library pedagogy
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Sara Mannheimer

Data Librarian, Montana State University
As Associate Professor and Data Librarian at Montana State University, I help shape practices and theories for curation, publication, and preservation of data. My research is rooted in the examination of the social, ethical, and technical issues that arise as we—as a profession... Read More →
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Becca Quon

Program Officer, Council on Library and Information Resources
Becca Quon is a Program Officer for CLIR's Recordings at Risk and Digitizing Hidden Collections—and oversees the DLF+HBCU Library Alliance Authenticity Project.
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Sheila Rabun

IIIF Community and Communications Officer, International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) Consortium
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Robin Ruggaber

Director of Strategic Technology, Partnerships & Initiatives, University of Virginia Library
I am drawn to the complex challenges facing our community and am committed to our mission to preserve and make available open intellectual and cultural knowledge. Talk to me about community driven open source, community building, sustainable technology, and strategic, operational... Read More →
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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 →
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Cynthia York

Project Manager, Johns Hopkins University Libraries, United States of America
Project ManagementDigital Humanities projects

Wednesday November 9, 2016 11:00am - 11:40am CST
Grand Ballroom

3:15pm CST

#digipres16 Plenary: Welcome, NDSA reports, and awards

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.



Wednesday November 9, 2016 3:15pm - 4:00pm CST
Grand Ballroom

4:00pm CST

#digipres16 Keynote Talk by Bergis Jules

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.

Session Chairs

Helen Tibbo

UNC-Chapel Hill


Bergis Jules

University of California, Riverside

Wednesday November 9, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm CST
Grand Ballroom

5:00pm CST

#digipres16 Poster 'Minute Madness' session
A fast-paced tour of all the posters you'll see in the Imperial Ballroom during our opening
Presentation 1
Next Steps... Processing of and Access to Electronic Records
The UMN's Electronic Records Task Force is working on processing electronic records previously ingested to the digital processing workstation and determining how to make them publicly available. This poster highlights the work done around the areas of defining processing levels, minimal requirements for AIPs, processing workflows, and documenting access mechanisms.
Presenters: Carol Kussmann, Valerie Collins 

Presentation 2
Web Archiving Environmental Scan - A Harvard Library Report
Web archiving across 23 institutions explored in 5 month study conducted 2015. Poster illustrates the results of the Environmental Scan survey using graphs and charts. Topics include staffing levels, where preservation of content occurs, tools used in web archiving workflows. Opportunities for future collaboration and R&D are identified.
Presenters: Gail Truman, Abigail Borgeaux 

Presentation 3
Constructing collections, designing digital preservation programs in Mexico: a case study
During the 2015-2016 academic year, I designed and carried out a research project on digital preservation programs in Mexico as a García-Robles Fulbright Fellow. This poster presents the results of my interviews with more than 40 institutions leading digital preservation projects throughout Mexico.
Presenter: Natalie Baur

Presentation 4
Preservation and Curation of ETD Research Data and Complex Digital Objects
Our IMLS-funded ETDplus project team will share new tools (ETD packaging environment built in Hydra-Sufia) and a set of Guidance Briefs that we have developed to help librarians and curators involved with ETD programs to promote research data and complex digital objects in their own institutional environments.
Presenters: Katherine Skinner, Sam Meister, Michael Boock 

Presentation 5
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

Presentation 6
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

Presentation 7
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

Presentation 8
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 

Presentation 9
Preserving Their Experience: Students as Donors
This poster will share the recent efforts and reflections on acquiring student life documentation at Emerson College Archives and Special Collections. Through sharing this experience, the presenter hopes to engage colleagues in conversations and brainstorms in reaching out to their respective student populations.
Presenter: Micha Broadnax

Presentation 10
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 

Session Chairs
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Margaret Maes

Executive Director, LIPA
Margaret Maes is the executive director of the Legal Information Preservation Alliance. She graduated with a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay in 1973 and an M.A. from the University of Denver Graduate School of Librarianship in 1975. She has worked as a librarian at... Read More →

Wednesday November 9, 2016 5:00pm - 5:15pm CST
Grand Ballroom
Thursday, November 10

4:30pm CST

Closing Plenary Talk: Building Communities of Practice for a Culture of Innovation

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.

Session Chairs
avatar for Bethany Nowviskie

Bethany Nowviskie

Dean of Libraries and Professor of English, James Madison University


Allison Druin

National Park Service

Thursday November 10, 2016 4:30pm - 5:30pm CST
Grand Ballroom