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Thursday, July 27 • 9:00am - 10:15am
102 - The Future of Appraisal and Processing of Digital Materials: Software, Strategies and Scalability

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Although many of our peers face issues of appraising and processing digital materials at scale, we have yet to come together as a community to discuss the future of appraisal and processing and to share our struggles and successes. Each speaker has either developed or utilized software to assist (or replace) archival tasks that are becoming less feasible as digital collections increase in scale.

England: When Appraisal Isn't Enough: Selecting Born-Digital Photographs at Scale
Belovari: Expedited Digital Processing for "Regular" Archivists: A German Experiment
Lee: Using Natural Language Processing Tools for Appraisal and Processing
Venlet: Visualizing for Strategy: Reviewing Born-Digital Archives
Walsh: Software-Driven Workflows for Efficient Processing of Large-Scale Digital Archives

Moderator: Lora J. Davis

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Elizabeth England

Digital Preservation Specialist, US National Archives and Records Administration


Susanne Belovari

Archivist for Faculty Papers, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Susanne Belovari is the Archivist for Faculty Papers, University Archives, UIUC, previously worked at DCA, Tufts University, and as Holocaust restitution historian/archivist in Austria. She is active in ICA-SUV and SAA and presented and published about international and national... Read More →
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Cal Lee

Professor, University of North Carolina
Christopher (Cal) Lee is Professor at the School of Information and Library Science at UNC, Chapel Hill. He teaches courses and workshops in archives and records management. He is a Fellow of SAA, and he serves as editor of American Archivist.
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Jessica Venlet

Assistant University Archivist for Digital Records, UNC at Chapel Hill Libraries
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Tim Walsh

Digital Preservation Librarian, Concordia University Library
Tim Walsh is a digital preservationist and software developer based in Montreal. He works as the Digital Preservation Librarian at Concordia University Library. Prior to joining Concordia, Tim established a digital archives and digital preservation program at the Canadian Centre for... Read More →

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Lora J. Woodford

Junior Developer, ArchivesSpace
As DevOps Specialist, Lora is based in LYRASIS' Digital Technology Services department and participates in a range of technical support and development activities for ArchivesSpace, including responding to support tickets and writing code to fix bugs in the application. In addition... Read More →

Thursday July 27, 2017 9:00am - 10:15am PDT
Oregon BR 201 Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE MLK, Jr. Blvd, Portland, OR 97232