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Thursday, August 20


NEW! Pop-Up Sessions
For the first time, the Program Committee sets aside sessions in the 400, 500, and 700 tracks, plus this hour on Thursday afternoon, for impromptu, interactive meetings.  Pop-Up sessions might occur as a result of a lively blog discussion, an idea that came up in an earlier session, or an inspiration at lunch. Pop-Ups can also be used by sections or roundtables for open discussions on hot topics. Pop-Up proposals were invited by the Program Committee in advance of the conference (deadline: July 17), but more slots are available! The use of Pop-Up rooms will be coordinated by the Program Committee at the conference site, and sessions will be advertised on the fly via appropriate social media during the meeting. Watch www.archivists.org/am2015 and the Pop-up table in the Registration Area for details!

Thursday August 20, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
TBA Cleveland Convention Center, 300 Lakeside Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114


Pop-Up 1: Records Management, Access, and Born-Digital MPLP: A Conversation about Empowering Archivists and Preventing Crises
In December 2014, University of Oregon archivists provided thousands of unprocessed digital records to a professor, who published one on his blog. The ensuing controversy raised numerous questions for archivists, catalyzing an important conversation about preventing similar situations. During this Pop-Up, section and roundtable leaders will discuss how archivists could collaborate on policies and protections regarding records management, institutional outreach, and due diligence for digital records. Attendees will then be invited to join the conversation.

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Amy Fitch

Archivist, Rockefeller Archive Center
Amy Fitch has worked with the Rockefeller family archive for more than a decade, focusing on personal papers and philanthropic records. Her responsibilities include compliance with donor privacy restrictions and oversight of classified materials. She has participated in the National... Read More →

Lawrence Giffin

University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Libraries
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Wendy Hagenmaier

Digital Collections Archivist, Georgia Institute of Technology
Wendy Hagenmaier is the Digital Collections Archivist at Georgia Tech, where she develops policies and workflows for digital preservation and access. She is President of the Society of Georgia Archivists and a member of SAA's Committee on Public Policy.
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Sarah Quigley

Interim Head of Manuscript Processing, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University
Sarah Quigley, CA, is a Manuscript Archivist and Interim Head of Manuscript Processing at Emory University's Rose Library, Chair of SAA's Committee on Public Policy, and an instructor for SAA's Arrangement and Description: Fundamentals workshop.
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Eira Tansey

Digital Archivist/Records Manager, University of Cincinnati
Eira Tansey is the digital archivist and records manager at the University of Cincinnati's Archives and Rare Books Library. She has previously written about Cincinnati's public libraries, the visibility and compensation of archivists' labor, and the effects of climate change on archival... Read More →
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Christina Zamon

Head of Archives and Special Collections, Emerson College
Christina Zamon has been the Head of Archives and Special Collections for Emerson College for over 8 years. During her tenure at Emerson College Christina has worked extensively with the Office of General Counsel to develop a records management program, draft legal agreements for... Read More →

Thursday August 20, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Grand Ballroom A Cleveland Convention Center, 300 Lakeside Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114


Pop-Up 2: ePADD Demonstration and Discussion [MOVED TO ROOM 24]
ePADD, a new software platform supporting the appraisal, processing, and provision of public access to email archives, was publicly released on July 1.   ePADD project staff will provide a quick overview and demonstration of ePADD from accessioning to delivery. The demo will be followed by 1-2 brief talks by users/testers of the platform, who will address their experience implementing the software at their institutions.   The session will end with Q&A with attendees.

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Glynn Edwards

Assistant Director, Special Collections, Stanford University
As the Assistant Director I focus on the Born-Digital Program & Collection Services division for the Department of Special Collections. I also run the ePADD Project which continues to develop an email archiving and delivery tool.
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Josh Schneider

Assistant University Archivist, Stanford University
Josh Schneider is Assistant University Archivist at Stanford University, where he acquires and provides access to Stanford University records, faculty papers, and collections documenting campus and student life. He is also Community Manager for ePADD, an open-source software package... Read More →
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Kate Tasker

Digital Archivist, The Bancroft Library, UC Berkeley
Kate Tasker works with born-digital collections and information management systems to enable and enhance research access at The Bancroft Library, UC Berkeley. She holds an MLIS from San Jose State University and is a member of SAA, the Academy of Certified Archivists, & the Society... Read More →

Thursday August 20, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 24 Cleveland Convention Center, 300 Lakeside Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114


Pop-Up 3: Let’s Talk about FOIA: An Open Dialogue on Archives and Public Records [MOVED TO ROOM 20]

Has your institution ever faced a federal lawsuit in which a FOIA request was a catalyst? Northern Michigan University did – and the university’s response to these requests drew media coverage from all over the country. Join this discussion based panel to learn more about FOIA, the NMU Archives’ specific experience, and to discuss other vital issues surrounding public records. Attendees with varying levels of FOIA experience are encouraged to attend and share in the discussion.

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Sara Kiszka

Records Analyst, Northern Michigan University
As a records manager, I'm excited to speak with others who have faced controversial issues in the field. I also recently finished a re-appraisal of institutional records at my university, so I'd like to share my experience with other professionals.

Thursday August 20, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 20 Cleveland Convention Center, 300 Lakeside Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114


Pop-Up 4: Both Sides Now: Re-imagining Digitally-focused Special Collections Programs [MOVED to Room 13]

The 2013 OCLC “Past Forward” research symposium http://www.oclc.org/research/events/2013/06-03.html, included the talk "No One Cooks the Bacon Alone: Models for Success in Building out a Digitally-Integrated Special Collections Program”, which elicited lively discussion.  This session will continue the conversation, with participants discussing new approaches to staffing the roles needed, programmatic efforts to address this, as well as what we see in the future, and next steps to further this movement.

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Gloria Gonzalez

Library Strategist, Zepheira
Gloria uses Linked Data principles and tools to provide solutions for archives and libraries to make their collections visible on the Web. As Library Strategist for Zepheira and the Libhub Initiative, Gloria works with public and academic libraries, archives, special collections... Read More →
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Thomas Hyry

Florence Fearrington Librarian of Houghton Library, Houghton Library, Harvard University
Tom Hyry is the Florence Fearrington Librarian of Houghton Library. He has been active in SAA throughout his career and is an SAA Distinguished Fellow.
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Erin O'Meara

Digital Preservation Services Manager, Artefactual Systems

Tom Rosko

Institute Archivist and Head, MIT Institute Archives and Special Collections
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Chela Scott Weber

Sr Program Officer, Research Library Partnership, OCLC
Chela Scott Weber is a Sr Program Officer for the OCLC Research Library Partnership. She previously helped to create and lead the Archival Collections Management department at NYU Libraries, where she also served as the Associate Head of the Tamiment Library & Wagner Labor Archive... Read More →

Thursday August 20, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 13 Cleveland Convention Center, 300 Lakeside Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114


Pop-Up 5: Introduction to Metadata Power Tools for the Curious Beginner [MOVED to Room 16]
At some point in his or her career, EVERY archivist will have to clean up messy data, a task which can be difficult and tedious without the right set of tools. This session will present case studies of how archivists (none of whom are IT professionals) have learned and applied powerful metadata clean-up tools and strategies.  We hope that every archivist will leave with a new tool to make work easier at his or her institution.


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Maureen Callahan

Archivist & Metadata Specialist, Yale University
Maureen Callahan is an archivist and metadata specialist at Yale University, where she provides guidance on descriptive issues and was the primary technical lead for migration from Archivists' Toolkit to ArchivesSpace at Manuscripts & Archives. Maureen also participated in the creation... Read More →

Regine Heberlein

Processing Archivist, Princeton University
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Dallas Pillen

Archivist for Metadata and Digital Curation, University of Michigan Bentley Historical Library
Dallas Pillen is the Archivist for Metadata and Digital Curation at the University of Michigan's Bentley Historical Library.

Thursday August 20, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 16 Cleveland Convention Center, 300 Lakeside Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114
Friday, August 21


SESSION 409 - (On-site Pop-Up) - Open Finding Aids

A discussion encouraging more clearly identified terms of use and re-use for archival collection metadata to allow scholars, consortia, etc. to consume and use finding aid metadata for research and discovery. 

Friday August 21, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 24 Cleveland Convention Center, 300 Lakeside Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114


SESSION 509 - (On-site Pop-Up) - Somewhere to run: Acting on climate change within the archival profession.

ProjectARCC, a group of archivists striving to act on climate, will facilitate a discussion about climate change impacts and the ways in which archivists can get involved in the climate movement. 

Friday August 21, 2015 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Room 24 Cleveland Convention Center, 300 Lakeside Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114


SESSION 510 - (On-site Pop-Up) - Linked Data 101: Weaving archives and libraries into the fabric of the web.

Join us for an interactive discussion that gives you an introduction to the world of linked data. You will learn how you are already participating in the "web of data" and what steps you can take today to weave your organization into the new fabric of the Web. 

Friday August 21, 2015 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Room 11 Cleveland Convention Center, 300 Lakeside Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114


Pop-Up! Pulling the Curtain Back on SAA Program Committee Work
Each year, the SAA Program Committee receives an average of 140 session proposals to fill the 60 to 70 education sessions that make up the backbone of SAA's Annual Meeting program. The Program Committee's challenge? Read, rank, and discuss the proposals. The goal? Build a program that appeals to the diverse range of members and meeting attendees. This session features a panel of past and current Program Committee members who provide an overview of — and insight into — the session selection process. What does the Committee look for? What makes a "good" session proposal? How much does a theme influence the choices? How does the process actually work? Panelists discuss the elements of a successful proposal as well as some of the common pitfalls to avoid. There will be ample time for questions from the audience. 

Friday August 21, 2015 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 11 Cleveland Convention Center, 300 Lakeside Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114
Saturday, August 22


SESSION 709 - On-site Pop-Up TBD. [CANCELLED]
Come to the Pop-Up Session table in the registration area to vote for the session that will fill this slot.

On-site Pop Up information
In addition to the selected Pop Up Sessions, the 2015 Program Committee will welcome submissions on-site for Pop-Ups during the following slots:

409 (Friday @11:30 am), 509 and 510 (Friday @3:15 pm), and 709, and 710 (Saturday @10am)

For on-site selection, proposers will present their ideas in one paragraph of 75 words or less to be posted at or near the registration area. That information will be placed on a poster easel or similar surface near the registration desk. Please submit your proposal once, for one of the three time slots available. Voting for Pop-Up Sessions will be available beginning Thursday. You are welcome to post your information beginning Wednesday.  

Proposers are strongly encouraged to use Twitter and other social media to get the word out about their session proposal. Members will vote for their favorite session by stopping by the posted information and placing a colored dot by that particular session.  

Voting ends for #409, #509, and #510 Friday morning at 8:00am.
Voting ends for #709 and #710 Friday afternoon at 5:30pm.

SAA will update the online schedule and tweet accepted proposals.  The accepted session leaders are also encouraged to use social media to alert folks about their successful proposal. 

Anyone who proposed an earlier Pop-Up that was not chosen, you are more than welcome to resubmit your proposal in this new format.  

This is a first try for this, so we will welcome feedback as to the process and interest in on-site proposals!

-2015 Program Committee

Saturday August 22, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 23 Cleveland Convention Center, 300 Lakeside Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114


SESSION 710 - (On-site Pop-Up) - Research data management & archives: convergences/divergences
Saturday August 22, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 24 Cleveland Convention Center, 300 Lakeside Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114