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Friday, August 15 • 2:45pm - 3:45pm
SESSION 510 - Frameworks for the Discussion of Architectural Digital Data

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Architectural digital data, especially in the Computer-Aided-Design (CAD) format, raises curatorial, technological, and archival issues in terms of access and long-term preservation. In expectation of repositories receiving petabytes of architectural records, some frameworks are beginning to emerge from the diversity of voices in each ofthese realms. The discussion of preserving the complex data embodied in CAD files must mirror the dynamic nature of the data, requiring a cross-disciplinary approach that will foster collaboration among colleagues where experience and knowledge is openly shared.

Ball: Lost in Translation: Technological Views on Preserving CAD
Smith: Open Archives Information System Reference Model (OAIS) and Preservation of CAD/BIM Material
Zalduendo: Paradigm Shift: Curatorial Views on Collecting and Archiving in a Born-Digital Landscape


Alex Ball

Research Officer, University of Bath
Alex Ball works for the UK Digital Curation Centre, providing support and guidance to the higher education community in the area of research data management. His areas of interest include metadata for research data. the curation of engineering-related data, and data discovery, citation, licensing and metrics.
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Aliza Leventhal

Corporate Librarian/Archivist, Sasaki Associates
With a BA from Smith College and a MLIS/MA from Simmons College's dual degree archival management and history program, Aliza Leventhal has spent her archival career focused on addressing the difficulties CAD and BIM files pose for long term preservation and access. She is the co-chair of the SAA Architectural Records Roundtable, as well as the co-founder and active member of the CAD/BIM Taskforce.
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Kari R. Smith

Digital Archivist, MIT Libraries
Digital Archivist, Institute Archives and Special Collections, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Libraries
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Ines Zalduendo

Special Collections Archivist and Reference Librarian, Harvard University Graduate School of Design
Inés Zalduendo is the Special Collections Archivist at the Frances Loeb Library of the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University. Her work covers appraisal and accessions of collections, processing, reference, collection development, planning and administration, and internal and external outreach. She earned her degree of Arquitecta from the Universidad de Buenos Aires (Argentina), her Master in Architecture from the Harvard Graduate... Read More →

Friday August 15, 2014 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Washington 6 [Exhibition Level] Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Road NW, Washington, DC 20008

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