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Thursday, July 27 • 10:45am - 11:45am
211 - Soft Skills for Hard Tech: Tech Support, Tech Knowledge, and Tech Literacy in the Archives

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How does an archivist talk tech successfully? The archives world is increasingly tech-focused, from digital curation and digitization to help desks and software implementation. Panelists explore the ways in which archivists can adapt, adopt, or contribute to tech conversations to make our work easier and improve our user experience. Knowing how to communicate your archives' needs to the broader information technology community is critical in identifying what skills the archivists of tomorrow need.

Baker: Tech Support, Tech Knowledge, and Tech Literacy in the Archives
Crilly: Tech Boot Camps for One: Tech Literacy for Small Archives
Myers: Try and Succeed: Implementing Tech Skills in the Archives
Peachy: Translating Tech Speak for Better Archives Service

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Dara Baker

Digital Format Specialist, Office of Innovation/NARA
Dara Baker works as the Digital Format Specialist in the Office of Innovation at the National Archives. She is chair of the Technical Subgroup on the Guidelines for Reappraisal and Deaccessioning and the Regent for Outreach for the Academy of Certified Archivists. She holds degrees... Read More →

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Marta Crilly

Archivist for Reference and Outreach, Boston City Archives
Marta Crilly is the Archivist for Reference and Outreach for the Boston City Archives. She manages the Archives? research services, outreach program, and digital preservation and access program.
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Mark J. Myers

Senior Electronic Records Specialist, Texas State Library and Archives Commission
Mark J. Myers is the senior electronic records specialist with the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) with over 18 years of experience in electronic records management and digital preservation. He is a member of the SAA-DAS faculty teaching about electronic records... Read More →
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Margaret Peachy

Digital Archivist, Tufts University, Digital Collections & Archives

Thursday July 27, 2017 10:45am - 11:45am PDT
A105 Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE MLK, Jr. Blvd, Portland, OR 97232