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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

National Digital Stewardship Resident, Johns Hopkins University
Elizabeth England is the National Digital Stewardship Resident at Johns Hopkins University, where her project focuses on the preservation of JHU's born-digital visual history. She holds an MLIS with a concentration in Archives from the University of Pittsburgh.


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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Christopher (Cal) Lee

Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Christopher (Cal) Lee is Professor at SILS at UNC-CH. Cal is Principal Investigator of BitCurator NLP, and was Principal Investigator of BitCurator and BitCurator Access; all have developed and disseminated open-source tools for use by LAMs.

Jessica Venlet

Assistant University Archivist for Digital Records and Records Management, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Jessica Venlet (she/her/hers) is the Assistant University Archivist at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. Among other responsibilities, Jessica leads the acquisition and management of born-digital university records.
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Tim Walsh

Digital Archivist, Canadian Centre for Architecture
Tim is the Digital Archivist at the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) in Montreal, Quebec. Among his other tasks, Tim is responsible for developing and managing workflows and software for processing born-digital archives; overseeing arrangement and description of the digital... Read More →

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Lora J. Davis

Digital Archivist, Johns Hopkins University
Lora Davis is the Digital Archivist at Johns Hopkins University where she is tasked with creating, documenting, and managing workflows for acquiring, describing, processing, preserving, and providing access to born-digital materials.

Thursday July 27, 2017 9:00am - 10:15am

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