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Thursday, August 20 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
SESSION 106 - Yes, I Google Better: How Technology Has Changed Archival Reference

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How often have you been asked, "Why do we need you when we have Google?" Although many archivists debate the best digital preservation practices, attention to the changes affecting access and reference has been lacking. The panelists spark a conversation about the technological and archival skills needed to meet digital-age users’ reference expectations. Come hear how colleagues take aim and tackle the age of search engines.

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Dara Baker

Digital Format Specialist, Office of Innovation/NARA
Dara Baker works as the Digital Format Specialist in the Office of Innovation at the National Archives. She is chair of the Technical Subgroup on the Guidelines for Reappraisal and Deaccessioning and the Regent for Outreach for the Academy of Certified Archivists. She holds degrees... Read More →
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Jan Blodgett

College Archivist, Davidson College
Much of my career has been as a lone-arranger and as an archivist who regularly crosses borders and play well with librarians. working on a college campus, I look for ways to get students, faculty and staff engaged with the archives. Talk to me about instruction, working with college... Read More →

Russell Gasero

Archivist, Reformed Church in America Archives
As a religious archivist I am most interested in the philosophy and theology of archives on the theoretical level. On a practical level, I have been doing MPLP for a very long time and am interested in how lone arrangers get all the tasks accomplished in an efficient and effective... Read More →
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Abigail Nye

Interim Head of Archives, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
I'm the Interim Head of Archives at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Previously UWM's Reference and Instruction Archivist, I hold an MLIS from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a BA from Wheaton College. Talk to me about: social media outreach, archival instruction... Read More →
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Dennis Riley

Archivist, NY State Archives
SAA Finance Committee

Thursday August 20, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Room 21 Cleveland Convention Center, 300 Lakeside Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114

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