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Thursday, August 20 • 12:15pm - 1:30pm
Forum: The Secret Life of Records (Sponsored by the SAA Diversity Committee)

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What are the unknown or unexplored aspects of an archival record? This forum explores notable applications and implications of collection management in a contemporary, digital context as it relates to underrepresented groups. Panelists discuss the challenges related to acquisition, preservation, and accessibility of non-traditional records, such as born-digital materials and media-based materials that can easily be altered or lost. Using recent examples, such as unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, following the police shooting of an unarmed teenager, panelists use social media and digital initiatives as a prism through which to view archival records and documented history versus lived experiences. The speakers represent diverse archival backgrounds, including familiarity with media and film records, human rights and government records, community-created records, and social media records. (Sofa Becerra-Licha [Moderator], Berklee College of Music; Jarrett Drake, Princeton University, Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library; Nadia Ghasedi, Washington University in St. Louis, Visual Media Research Lab; Bergis Jules, University of California at Riverside Libraries; Stacie Williams [Chair], University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center)

Speakers
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Sofia Becerra-Licha

Archivist, Berklee College of Music
Interests include music librarianship and archives, audiovisual preservation, metadata, participatory archives, ethnomusicology, Latin American studies, and diversity in the library and archives profession.
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Jarrett M. Drake

Digital Archivist, Princeton University
Jarrett M. Drake is the Digital Archivist at Princeton University where his primary responsibilities entail acquiring and describing University Archives collections in both digital and analog formats. He currently serves on the Start-Up Committee of the BitCurator Consortium and also co-chairs the bibliography subgroup of the Access to Electronic Records Working Group of SAA's Reference, Outreach, and Access Section. Prior to coming to Princeton... Read More →
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Nadia Ghasedi

Washington University in Saint Louis
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Bergis Jules

University and Political Papers Archivist, University of California, Riverside
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Stacie Williams

Learning Lab Manager, University of Kentucky
Stacie Mari Williams is a 2011 graduate of the GSLIS program at Simmons College, where she received her master's of science in library science with a concentration in Archives Management. She has worked or interned at the historic Chicago Defender, Jim Henson Company, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, Tufts University's Digital Collections and Archives, Harvard Medical School's Center for the History of Medicine and the Lexington Public... Read More →


Thursday August 20, 2015 12:15pm - 1:30pm
Room 20 Cleveland Convention Center, 300 Lakeside Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114

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