TITLE: Assessing Options for Large Collections II (afternoon)
SPEAKER: Mark Sweeney, John Price Wilkin, Steven Puglia, Lee Dirks, Maria Esteva, Ellen Cunningham-Kruppa
EVENT DATE: 2011/03/15
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 142 minutes
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(Afternoon Session) This symposium reviewed current best-practice preservation options of mass deacidification and environmental control for preserving large-scale legacy collections, and addressed current best-practice options for managing and preserving large-scale digital collections. Leaders knowledgeable about these options, including lifecycle costs, provided this overview.
Speaker Biography: Mark Sweeney is the chief of the Serial & Government Publications Division at the Library of Congress, where he is responsible for managing the newspaper, current periodical, and government document depository library collections. Physical access to the collections, including over twenty thousand newspaper titles in print, microform, and digital formats, is provided through the division's Newspaper and Current Periodical Reading Room. Sweeney served as the Library's technical liaison to the National Endowment for the Humanities' United States Newspaper Program and currently serves as program manager for the National Digital Newspaper Program.
Speaker Biography: John Price Wilkin is the associate university librarian for Library Information Technology (LIT) at the University of Michigan and the executive director of HathiTrust, the large scale collaborative repository of digital content from research libraries, including approximately 8 million total volumes. Wilkin has led large-scale digitization initiatives since the mid 1990s at the University of Michigan and in the past 20 years has published and presented dozens of papers, many while serving as the first head of the Digital Library Production Service at the University of Michigan.
Speaker Biography: Steven Puglia has worked as a preservation and imaging specialist at the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) for over 22 years. Currently, he manages efforts relating to research and development of imaging approaches, data management, development of supporting IT tools, and other technical support in the Digital Imaging Lab of the Special Media Preservation Division within Preservation Programs.
Speaker Biography: Lee Dirks is the director of Education & Scholarly Communication on the Microsoft Research "Connections" team in Redmond, Wash. He manages research programs related to open access to research data, interoperability of archives and repositories, preservation of digital information, and the application of new technologies to facilitate teaching and learning in higher education.
Speaker Biography: Maria Esteva is a research associate at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at the University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin), a position she has held since 2008. At TACC, she is part of a team that investigates analysis and visualization methods for archival processing and preservation assessment of large-scale and diverse electronic records collections, through the research support of the U.S. National Archives Center for Advanced Systems and Technologies (NCAST).
Speaker Biography: Ellen Cunningham-Kruppa is an adjunct assistant professor in the Art Conservation Department at the University of Delaware. She served as the founding director of the William and Margaret Kilgarlin Center for Preservation of the Cultural Record at the University of Texas at Austin, School of Information, from 2005 to 2009, during which period she was also the president of the Association of North American Graduate Programs in Conservation.