Processing 2012 Schedule

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Thursday, July 25th

We will fill this in the morning of the conference.

Time South Ballroom North 1 North 2 North 3
9am-9:50 Intros and scheduling
10am-10:50 Options for Repository Software: Despite the ubiquity of Fedora and DSpace, Some have found these tools insufficient for their current needs. In this session we will discuss options for building repositories including, eXist, solr & CouchDB, and if possible, even more cutting edge options for secure storage and retrieval of digital library collections (Doug Reside) At Risk Records in 3rd Party Systems: How do you find, chase, harness, describe & Preserve records created by members of your Org in "External" systems? Thinking Social Media, Cloud based/3rd Party platforms including GIS, infoviz, CoP group sites...etc. What to capture/when? (Jeanne Kramer-Smyth, Brandon Hirsch) Bare Minimum Processing or More Product/Less Process for Born Digital or What is efficient & Sufficient: What is the bare minimum that should be done to process incoming born-digital records to maximize the number of records we can provide in usable form the researcher? When your producers can supply very miscellaneous collections of formats & types & these start coming in at massive scale, intesive processing of all records to guarantee each one is easily usable (The Other Meg Mcaller) Digital Divide for Practitioners: How can traditional archivists who got their MLS before there were classes/programs on electronic records/ digital curration get their foot in the door (Kathleen Brown)
11am-11:50 Automating Review for Restrictions?: One of the most dramatic current bottlenecks in the flow of archival electronic records from producers to consumers (researchers) is the need to ensure that restricted content is not released. What are the tools & processes that can identify privacy info & more complicated restricted content (confidential business info, law enforcement sensitive etc) so humans don't have to look at every file? Who has tried this? Who is exploring it? (Meg Phillips) Entity Extractions for Descriptive Metadata + MetadatPreservation of Digitzation Projects : (Trevor Owens, Milland Schisler) Historical Geographic Name Search Expansion: Is there a practical way to return search results based on alternate place names, eg todz/Litzmannstadt based on an authority eg LCSH geonet geo names? (Michael Levy) Preservation of Digitization Projects: People often confuse the concept of digitization with the broader concepts of digital preservation. That said how are the two tied? How do we execute digital preservation techniques on the kinds of digital projets being implemented in archives today? (Mitch Brodsky)
12pm (lunch) Lunch and Lightning Talks
1pm-1:50 Disrespect des Fonds: Rethinking digital order, arrangement & authenticity in digital archives (Jefferson Bailey) Alternatives to message digests (MD5 etc) for checking file integrity: What are the alternatives to using MD5, SHAx etc for checking file integrity, and what are their advantages and disadvangates (Andrea Goethals) Virtualization as a means for Preservation: In light of yesterday's intriguing discussions of preserving systems in their original state, how can we leverage virtualization for large-scale, robust preservation (Brandon Hirsch) How do you catch a cloud and pin it down: People want to know "how much stuff" we have. How do we translate files and records into books and letters and albums (Kate Zwaard/Liz Madden)
2pm-3:00 Batch OCR & Search: Discuss how to bootstrap full-text search for large, mixed collections (Chris Adams) Accessible Visualization (Rabia Gibbs) Defining & Extracting Essential Characteristics to support Preservation (Mark Evans) Backup, Recovery & Preservation of CMS based websites (Nicole Scalessa)