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Tuesday, October 15 • 11:45am - 12:40pm
#t3b: web archives + digital collections

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Session Chair: Matthew Sisk (University of Notre Dame)
Fixer-Uppers: Restructuring an Inefficient Digital Collection
Xiaoli Ma, Stephanie Birch
University of Florida, United States of America
Leverage expertise in metadata curation and African American Studies research, two librarians lead a team of technical staff, student workers, and oral historians to overhaul the structure of a digital collection. The project focuses on improving collection access and content discovery to enhance African American studies research.
Curating a Digital Archaeology Toolkit
Rachel Starry(1), Smiti Nathan(2), Zenobie Garrett(3)
1: University at Buffalo, USA; 2: Johns Hopkins University, USA; 3: University of Oklahoma, USA
The Digital Archaeology Toolkit project (osf.io/v54zd/) curates a crowd-sourced list of digital tools and resources, along with a series of “deployable” toolkits addressing specific research problems. This presentation shares project results to-date and prompts a conversation on strategies for curating open and accessible resources for digital scholarship.
Many Meetings: Building a Web Archive Collection Development Policy
Tori Maches
UC San Diego, United States of America
Questions of selection, capture, transparency, and competing needs make creating a web archive collection development policy an intimidating prospect. This session explores these issues, addressing considerations, challenges, and lessons learned through the lens of UC San Diego’s efforts to build a collection development policy to expand its web archiving program.

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Stephanie Birch

African American Studies Librarian, University of Florida

Tori Maches

Digital Archivist, UC San Diego

Tuesday October 15, 2019 11:45am - 12:40pm EDT
Grand Salons C-D