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Wednesday, October 16 • 9:15am - 10:10am
#w1d: The Story Disrupted: Memory Institutions and Born Digital Collecting

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Session Chair: Sarah Walden McGowan (Amherst College)
The Story Disrupted: Memory Institutions and Born Digital Collecting
Carol Mandel(1), Dan Cohen(2), Siobhan Hagan(3), Trevor Owens(4), Chela Weber(5)
1: Council on Library and Information Resources, United States of America; 2: Northeastern University; 3: DC Public Library; 4: Library of Congress; 5: OCLC
Our memory institutions have been shaped by a pre-digital world. Given the disruptive challenges of the digital-only environment, we are at a critical juncture to re-examine the societal and institutional framework that serves to collect and preserve documentary evidence and consider a framework that can better match 21st century challenges.

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Sarah Walden McGowan

Digital Collections and Preservation Librarian, Amherst College
Sarah has been attending DLF since 2014.

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Chela Scott Weber

Sr. Program Officer, RLP, OCLC
Chela Scott Weber is a Sr Program Officer for the OCLC Research Library Partnership. She previously helped to create and lead the Archival Collections Management department at NYU Libraries, where she also served as the Associate Head of the Tamiment Library & Wagner Labor Archive... Read More →
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Trevor Owens

Head, Digital Content Management, Library of Congress
Dr. Trevor Owens is a librarian, researcher, policy maker, and educator working on digital infrastructure for libraries. Owens serves as the first Head of Digital Content Management for Library Services at the Library of Congress.
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Dan Cohen

Vice Provost/Dean/Professor, Northeastern University
Dan Cohen is the Vice Provost for Information Collaboration, Dean of the Library, and Professor of History at Northeastern University. Prior to Northeastern, he was the founding Executive Director of the Digital Public Library of America, and Professor of History and Director of the... Read More →
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Siobhan C. Hagan

AVMPI Coordinator, Smithsonian Institution
Siobhan holds her M.A. in Moving Image Archiving and Preservation (MIAP) from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and has worked in a variety of collecting organizations throughout her career, including the UCLA Library, the National Aquarium, and the DC Public Library. She is now the... Read More →
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Carol Mandel

University Librarian Emerita, New York University; CLIR
Carol A. Mandel is Dean Emerita, New York University Libraries. In her role as a CLIR Presidential Fellow she is investigating issues and strategies related to expanded collecting and preservation of digital-only content. Her goal is to stimulate wide engagement and shared problem... Read More →

Wednesday October 16, 2019 9:15am - 10:10am EDT
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