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Conference Session: The Future of Digital Archiving is Now

06/06/2018
By Meagan Baco

The future of digital archiving is now. Museums and historical societies  and individual organizations  have started to amass large collections of digital images, video files, and documents. There are many established and grassroots resources now available for organizations of all sizes to care for and share these assets. An expert panel will discuss digital archiving at this year’s Old Line State Summit at the University of Maryland.

Free Resource: If you missed this session at the Old Line State Summit, Preservation Maryland is pleased to provide a PDF of the presentation by Siobhan Hagan of the the DC Public Library and Mid-Atlantic Region Moving Image Archive, and Nathan Avant of the Rainbow History Project.

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SESSION SUMMARY

If your organization has not started collecting new media or you have an unprocessed collection, this panel will provide guiding resources and best practices from grassroots archives to the University of Maryland Archives. A focus of the panel will be available, often free, resources that make digital and new media archiving obtainable for collections of all sizes and budgets. What do you do once you have the collect? Use all of the digital media for rich multi-media content on your website and blog that tells the story of your organization and it’s important work.

MEET THE SPEAKERS

NATHAN AVANT
ARCHIVIST, BOARD MEMBER
RAINBOW HISTORY PROJECT

Nathan Avant is a Digital Archivist with a passion for rescuing our vulnerable video heritage. As the head of Digital Archives for the Rainbow History Project, Nathan puts that passion to work preserving Washington DC’s LGBTQ history. Nathan holds an MLIS from the University of Maryland.

SIOBHAN HAGAN
PROJECT MANAGER, MEMORY LAB NETWORK
DC PUBLIC LIBRARY

Siobhan Hagan is the founder, President, and CEO of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Moving Image Archive. Siobhan was born and raised in Maryland and holds her M.A. in Moving Image Archiving and Preservation from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She is currently also Project Manager for the DC Public Library’s IMLS-funded Memory Lab Network Project.

JASON SPECK
HEAD OF COLLECTION MANAGEMENT
UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND

Jason Speck is currently Head of Collection Management for Special Collections and University Archives. He also spent several years as the Assistant University Archivist at the University of Maryland.

ANNE TURKOS
UNIVERSITY ARCHIVIST EMERITA
UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND ARCHIVES

Anne Turkos is the University Archivist Emerita for the University of Maryland. Before retirement in July 2017, she worked with campus departments and units, student groups, and alumni to transfer, preserve, and make available permanent university records. Currently she supports the Archives through her work on special projects and fundraising.

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