NDSR DC 2016 Symposium

We held a symposium called “Digital Frenemies: Closing the Gap in Born-Digital and Made-Digital Curation” on May 5th, 2016. For full audio recordings, you can visit our website. For the storify, visit https://storify.com/ncontaxis/ndsr-symposium-2016

8:30 – 9:30 Registration

9:30 – 10:00 Welcome & Opening Remarks, George Coulbourne, Library of Congress and Betsy L. Humphreys, National Library of Medicine

George Coulbourne is Chief, Internships and Fellowships, in the office of National and International Outreach, at the Library of Congress, in Washington, D.C.  Mr. Coulbourne was a co-founder of the pilot NDSR program in Washington, DC and currently leads the third iteration of the Library of Congress/IMLS National Digital Stewardship Residency Program and serves as a NDSR advisory board member for the American Association of Public Broadcasting and the newly awarded NDSR Philadelphia Museum of Art and ARLIS North America NDSR programs. He was co-founder of the Library’s nationwide Digital Preservation Education and Outreach initiative and serves as the agency lead for the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities Internship Program.

As deputy director of NLM, Betsy L. Humphreys shares responsibility with the director for overall program development, program evaluation, policy formulation, direction, and coordination of all Library activities. Ms. Humphreys also coordinates the Unified Medical Language System (UMLS) project, which produces knowledge sources to support advanced retrieval and integration of information from disparate electronic information sources, and NLM’s activities related to health data standards. She contributes to the development of NIH and HHS policy on a range of matters, including health information technology, public access to research results, clinical trial registration and results reporting.

10:00-10:50 “The Walking Dead,” Jason Scott, Internet Archive/Archive Team

Click to download and open slides from Jason Scott’s “The Walking Dead”

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Currently, Jason Scott is the curator of the Software collection at the Internet Archive. In 2009, Jason Scott formed the Archive Team, now coined as a “loose collective of rogue archivists, programmers, writers and loudmouths dedicated to saving our digital heritage.”  Leading the Archive Team, Scott provides technical expertise as the creator of emulation software JSMESS. Scott is also a filmmaker, historian, and a celebrated force of unyielding digital archiving outreach and advocacy

10:50-11:15 Break

11:15-12:00  National Digital Stewardship Resident Lightning Rounds: Jessica Tieman (GPO), Nicole Contaxis (NLM), John Caldwell (U.S. Senate Historical Office) Valerie Collins (American Institute of Architects), Jaime Mears (DC Public Library)

Click to download and open slides from the NDSR Resident Cohort Presentations

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Jessica Tieman, U.S. Government Publishing Office

Jessica conducted an internal audit to prepare GPO for external ISO 16363 certification of GPO’s Federal Digital System as a Trustworthy Digital Repository.

Nicole Contaxis, National Library of Medicine

Nicole created a pilot workflow for the curation, preservation, and presentation of a historically valuable software product, developed by the National Library of Medicine (NLM), which is deemed to be historically noteworthy due to its usage by a user community and/or its distinctive technical properties that are at risk of being lost due to obsolescence.

John Caldwell, U.S. Senate Historical Office

John studied and assessed current Senate workflows in appraisal, management, ingest, description and transfer of Senate committee digital assets into the Congressional Records Instance of the National Archives’ Electronic Records Archive, and Senators’ digital assets into academic and institutional repositories, benchmarking current policies against best practices.

Valerie Collins, American Institute of Architects

Valerie co-led testing and implementation of an institutional digital repository system at the American Institute of Architects to preserve the AIA’s born-digital records that represent its intellectual capital and/or have permanent value for the history of the architectural profession.

Jaime Mears, District of Columbia Public Library

Jamie created a sustainable, public-focused lab, tools, and instruction for building public knowledge and skills around the complex and paralyzing problems of personal digital recordkeeping.

12:00-1:15 Lunch on Own

1:15-2:05 “The Rise of Data Publishing in the Digital World  (and how Dataverse and DataTags help)”, Mercè Crosas, Chief Data Science and Technology Officer, IQSS at Harvard University

Click to download and open slides from Dr. Mercè Crosas’ “The Rise of Data Publishing in the Digital World  (and how Dataverse and DataTags help)”

Dr. Mercè Crosas is the Chief Data Science and Technology Officer at the Institute for Quantitative Social Science (IQSS) at Harvard University. She has more than 10 years of experience leading the Dataverse project, an open-source repository framework for sharing and archiving research data, and more than 15 years of experience building data management and analysis systems in industry and academia. She is part of numerous committees and collaborations focus on research data management, as well as on data standards and research best practices. More recently, together with Dr. Sweeney, she leads the DataTags project for sharing sensitive data. Crosas holds a Ph.D. in Astrophysics and a B.S. in Physics. More at http://mercecrosas.com.

2:10-3:00 “Breaking Down Barriers: Creating a Mobile Digitization Service,” Caroline Catchpole, Culture in Transit

Click to download and open slides from Caroline Catchpole’s “Breaking Down Barriers: Creating a Mobile Digitization Service”

Caroline Catchpole is the METRO Mobile Digitization Specialist for Culture in Transit, a project funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The project aims to bring mobile scanning equipment to smaller libraries, archives, museums, and the communities they serve. The outreach-centered digitization model aims to democratize and diversify NYC’s historical record. Before joining METRO, she served as Archivist in a major project at the Natural History Museum in London, to digitize the correspondence and assorted manuscripts of nineteenth century naturalist, Alfred Russel Wallace and place the digitized content online. Caroline has worked in the archives and library sector for 10 years with a special focus on the digitization of cultural heritage material and increasing access to archives since 2009.

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3:00-3:20 Break

3:20-4:00 Panel: All Presenters, Moderator: Julia Kim, ’15 NY NDSR & Folklife Specialist (Digital Assets Management) at Library of Congress

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4:15 Adjourn

 

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