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Friday, August 15 • 9:15am - 10:15am
SESSION 307 - Many Languages, One Archives: Creating Multilingual Finding Aids and Digital Collections

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When archives in the U.S. collect materials written in multiple languages of origin, particularly collections with an international scope, how can we describe the materials so that they can be discovered by speakers of non-English languages? The panelists explore the need and desire for multilingual finding aids by discussing the challenges of projects that express archival descriptions in multiple languages using EAD, as well as the impact that such projects have on curators, donors, and researchers. Each institution participating will have a dual discussion, with a curator describing how the projects have influenced outreach, reference, and collecting and an archivist discussing the technical process of describing materials in multiple languages and alphabets.

Nemmers: Implementing Multilingual Access to Archival and Digital Resources 
Vargas-Betancourt: Creating Multilingual Finding Aids: Cuban Collections at the University of Florida


John Nemmers

Descriptive & Technical Services Archivist, University of Florida
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Lisa Nguyen

Curator, Asia Collections, Hoover Institution Archives, Stanford University

Liz Phillips

Assoociate Archivist for Proecessing, Hoover Institution Archives, Stanford University
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Margarita Vargas-Betancourt

Curator of Latin American & Caribbean Special Collections, University of Florida
As the Curator of Latin American and Caribbean Collections at the George A. Smathers Libraries of the University of Florida, Margarita Vargas-Betancourt is in charge of processing Latin American manuscripts and of serving as liaison and reference to faculty and students. She is currently Co-PI in the Florida and Puerto Rico Digital Newspaper Project, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, National Digital Newspaper Program, and... Read More →

Friday August 15, 2014 9:15am - 10:15am
Virginia AB [Lobby Level] Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Road NW, Washington, DC 20008

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