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Friday, August 21 • 3:15pm - 4:15pm
SESSION 506 - The Archives as Data Set: Creating Opportunities for Big Data Through Archival Access and Description

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The trend toward big data has opened opportunities for archives to engage in new modes of access to collections, support digital scholarship, and automate descriptive practices. Panelists discuss how archival metadata, digital objects, and data sets can be used and reused, including their approaches to open metadata policies, the role of the university archives in supporting digital humanities and data curation, and computational techniques for generating collection-level descriptions. 

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avatar for Eleanor Dickson

Eleanor Dickson

HTRC Digital Humanities Specialist, University of Illinois
HathiTrust Research Center, text analysis, #dlfteach, digital library pedagogy
avatar for Gretchen Gueguen

Gretchen Gueguen

Data Services Coordinator, Digital Public Library of America
Gretchen Gueguen is a Data Services Coordinator for the Digital Public Library of America. Working alongside the Director and Assistant Director for Content to bring on new partners, conduct data mapping and ingest, perform quality assurance, and support several other critical projects. Prior to DPLA, Gretchen worked as Digital Archivist at the University of Virginia where she helped establish the first born-digital archives program. Gretchen has... Read More →
avatar for Unmil Karadkar

Unmil Karadkar

Assistant Professor, The University of Texas at Austin
avatar for Sammie Morris

Sammie Morris

Director, Archives and Special Collections & University Archivist, Purdue University Libraries
Sammie L. Morris is University Archivist/Associate Professor and Director of the Karnes Archives and Special Collections Research Center at Purdue University. Her Master's degree is in Library and Information Science, specializing in Archival Enterprise, from the University of Texas at Austin. Sammie has published and presented on a variety of archives topics, served on the Nominating Committee for SAA, Chaired the SAA Manuscript Repositories... Read More →


Friday August 21, 2015 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Room 21 Cleveland Convention Center, 300 Lakeside Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114

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