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Thursday, July 27 • 9:00am - 10:15am
107 - Document, protect, and mitigate: New perspectives on the role of archives and the natural environment

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Man-made threats to the environment are pushing the earth into an uncertain future. What role do archives play in shaping, documenting, and even degrading nature? Panelists explore how archival practices shaped colonial land claims; how archives inform research to mitigate climate change; the effects of climate change on Hawaiʻi and other coastal environs; and the carbon impact of digital preservation activities. Discussion is welcome on ways in which we can better promote documenting and protecting the earth.

Goldman: It's Not Easy Being Green: Digital Archives and Environmental Sustainability
Moore: I Speak for the Trees: Environmental History, Ecological Science, and Archival Records
Tansey: This Land Is Your Land (*Some Terms and Conditions May Apply): Records and the American Landscape
Wong Smith: The Ice Caps Are Melting : Efforts of Island and Coastal Communities to Preserve Cultural Resources


Chair
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Mark Wolfe

Curator of Digital Collections, University at Albany, SUNY
Mark Wolfe was the Project Coordinator on the U.S. InterPARES Project from 2003 to 2006. Since 2007, he has worked as a Curator of Digital Collections at the University at Albany. He has presented and published on sustainability issues and the archival profession.

Speakers
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Ben Goldman

Digital Records Archivist, Pennsylvania State University Libraries
Ben Goldman is the Kalin Librarian for Technological Innovations and Digital Records Archivist in the University Libraries at Penn State University.
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Erik Moore

University Archivist, University of Minnesota
Erik Moore is the University Archivist for the University of Minnesota. He is also Co-Director of the University Digital Conservancy, Minnesota's institutional repository. He has degrees in Library & Information Sciences and Historical Studies.
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Helen Wong Smith

Executive Director, Kaua'i Historical Society
Helen Wong Smith, MLIS, CA, FSAA has served diverse populations in private, academic, and government collections serving diverse populations for 35+ years. While on Council she introduced Cultural Diversity Competency training to SAA and was made a Fellow in 2016.
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Eira Tansey

Digital Archivist/Records Manager, University of Cincinnati
Eira Tansey is the Digital Archivist/Records Manager at the University of Cincinnati. Her research area is on archives and the environment. Her most recent work is on archival adaptation to climate change.


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