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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)

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Sofia Becerra-Licha

Associate Director, Archives, Berklee College of Music
Sofia Becerra is Associate Director of the Archives at Berklee College of Music. She holds master's degrees in music (ethnomusicology) and library science (archives & records management), as well as SAA's Digital Archives Specialist certificate.
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Jarrett M. Drake

Digital Archivist, Princeton University
Jarrett M. Drake is the Digital Archivist at Princeton University.
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Nadia Ghasedi

Associate University Librarian, Washington University
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Bergis Jules

University Archivist, University of California, Riverside
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Stacie Williams

Digital Learning and Scholarship, Case Western Reserve University
Stacie Williams is the Digital Learning and Scholarship Team Leader at Case Western Reserve University. Williams holds an M.S. from Simmons College, and a B.A. in journalism from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. She is a 2010 ALA Spectrum Scholar, part of the ALI 2015 cohort... Read More →

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

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