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Tuesday, August 12 • 9:00am - 5:00pm
2014 Research Forum: 'Foundations and Innovations'

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View the 2014 agenda at http://www2.archivists.org/proceedings/research-forum/2014/agenda

Participants’ enthusiastic response to the past seven Research Forums confirms that the full spectrum of research activities— from “pure” research to applied research to innovative practice—is of interest and value to the archives community. If you’re engaged in research…seeking to identify research-based solutions for your institution… willing to participate in the research cycle by serving as a beta site for research trials… or simply interested in what’s happening in research and innovation…then join us for the 8th Annual SAA Research Forum!

Free to conference registrants; $50 / $25 (students) for those not registered for ARCHIVESRECORDS: Ensuring Access (badge required for admission).

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Nancy McGovern

SAA President; Digital Preservation Program lead, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Since 2012, Nancy Y. McGovern has been responsible for digital preservation at MIT Libraries. She directs the Digital Preservation Management (DPM) workshop series, offered fifty times since 2003. She has thirty years of experience with preserving digital content, including senior... Read More →


Susie Allard

University of Tennessee at Knoxville
Suzie Allard is Associate Dean for Research, Director of Center for Information & Communication Studies, and Professor at the School of Information Sciences, University of Tennessee at Knoxville.  Her research interests focus how scientists and engineers use and communicate information... Read More →
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Erin Antognoli

Graduate Fellow - Digital Curation, University of Maryland College Park
Erin Antognoli is pursuing her Masters in Library Science at University of Maryland's College of Information Studies with a specialization in Curation and Management of Digital Assets. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Photojournalism from Kent State University in Ohio, and her... Read More →

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... Read More →

Jordan Bass

Coordinator for Research Services and Digital Strategies, University of Manitoba Libraries
Jordan Bass is the Coordinator for Research Services and Digital Strategies at the University of Manitoba Libraries. His research to date has focused on personal digital archives, digital curation workflows as well as research data management.

Tom Belton

Archivist, Western University
Tom Belton is an archivist in Western Libraries. Since 2005, Tom has worked at Western’s Archives and Research Collections Centre, where he currently coordinates archival instruction sessions. Tom is interested in the standards and practices relating to the use of primary resources... Read More →
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Kris Bronstad

Modern Political Archivist and Assistant Professor, University of Tennessee
I am interested in archives, hidden collections, humanities, media, language, history, who tells the stories, how they do it, and what fer.

Kirsten Strigel Carter

Supervisory Archivist, Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library & Museum
Kirsten Strigel Carter is Supervisory Archivist at the FDR Presidential Library & Museum in Hyde Park, NY. She joined the National Archives in 2008 as the Library's Digital Archivist, and her professional interests include digitization, interface design, and inclusive access init... Read More →

Alex Chassanoff

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Alex Chassanoff is a Ph.D. candidate in the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her research interests include the information behavior of digital archive users, digital materiality, and curation and preservation environments... Read More →
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Marika Cifor

Indiana University Bloomington
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Anthony Cocciolo

Dean, Pratt Institute School of Information

Patricia (Patti) Condon

Simmons College
Patricia Condon is a doctoral candidate in the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at Simmons College in Boston, Massachusetts. Patti holds an MLIS and MA in Anthropology from The University of Southern Mississippi, and a BA in Anthropology/International Affairs from... Read More →

Jeff Cowick

CUNY Queens College
Jeff Cowick graduated in May of 2014 with a Master in Library Science from CUNY Queens College. He is currently curating and managing the Secret Supper Club Digital Archive, a digital archive documenting the social phenomenon of secret dinner parties in New York City.

Gordon Daines

Director and Editor of the Journal of Western Archives; Curator, L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Brigham Young University; Journal of Western Archives
J. Gordon Daines III is the curator of Research and Instruction Services and the Yellowstone collection in the L. Tom Perry Special Collections at Brigham Young University. He also serves as the director and editor of the Journal of Western Archives.

Sammy Davidson

Kent State University
Sammy Davidson has his B.A. in Sociology from Baldwin-Wallace College. He graduated with his MLIS in August of 2013 and also expecting to graduate with his MS in Information Architecture and Knowledge Management from Kent State University at the end of this summer.
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Alexandra Dolan-Mescal

Graduate Student and Institutional Archivist, CUNY Queens College
Alexandra Dolan-Mescal serves as the Special Collections Librarian at Queens College, where she received her MLS in 2013. Previously, she was the Digital Archivist for Civil Rights Collections at the school. She is also the Lab Manager for the independent Experiential Learning Lab... Read More →

Ellen Doon

Head of Manuscript Unit, Yale University
Ellen Doon is Head of the Manuscript Unit in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University, where she has worked since 1999. She received her MLIS from Simmons College in 1997. She is active in the Manuscript Repositories Section of SAA and in New England Archi... Read More →

Christine George

University at Buffalo, State University of New York
Christine Anne George is the Archivist & Faculty Services Librarian at the Charles B. Sears Law Library at SUNY Buffalo. She received her B.A. from Bard College, her J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law, and her M.S.I.S. from the University of Texas at Austin School of... Read More →
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Jane Gorjevsky

Head of Collections Management, Columbia University
Jane Gorjevsky, currently the head of the RBML Collections Management unit, joined the RBML in 2001 and served as the Curator of the RBML Carnegie Collections in 2003-2011 and as the RBML Digital Assets Archivist In 2012-2017. Jane previously was an institutional archivist for the... Read More →
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Karen Gracy

Associate Professor, Kent State University
Karen F. Gracy, Ph.D., is an associate professor with tenure at the School of Library and Information Science of Kent State University. She possesses an MLIS and PhD in Library and Information Science from the University of California, Los Angeles and an MA in critical studies of... Read More →

Ayse Gursoy

University of Texas Austin
Ayse Gursoy is a current doctoral student in the School of Information at UT Austin. Her current research interests cover the preservation of video games as cultural artifacts. Prior to her doctoral study, she earned a Master of Science degree in Comparative Media Studies from MIT... Read More →
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Tibaut Houzanme

Electronic/Digital Records Specialist, Indiana Commission on Public Records (ICPR)

Christian James

University of Maryland College Park
Christian James is a M.L.S. Candidate at the University of Maryland, College Park, where he specializes in the Curation and Management of Digital Assets. He holds a B.A. in both History and American Studies from the University of Maryland, College Park and a M.A. in History from George... Read More →

Ann Jimerson

FHI 360
Ann Jimerson is a senior specialist in health communication and behavior change. She currently works for FHI 360 on Alive & Thrive, a project funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to promote improved feeding practices for children under 2 years old in Bangladesh, Ethiopia... Read More →

Elizabeth-Anne Johnson

University of Manitoba
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Ryan Lee

Curator, 19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts, Brigham Young University
Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University
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Cal Lee

Professor, University of North Carolina
Christopher (Cal) Lee is Professor at the School of Information and Library Science at UNC, Chapel Hill. He teaches courses and workshops in archives and records management. He is a Fellow of SAA, and he serves as editor of American Archivist.

Kerry MacDonald

University of Manitoba
Learning & Organizational Development Librarian, Elizabeth Dafoe LibraryUniversity of Manitoba

Kristin MacDonough

Coordinator for the AV Artifact Atlas, Bay Area Video Coalition
Kristin MacDonough is the Coordinator for the AV Artifact Atlas, a community-based online resource for the audiovisual archiving field used to identify and describe visual anomalies found in audio and video signals. The AVAA is hosted by the Bay Area Video Coalition. She serves as... Read More →

Sarah Malcolm

Archivist, Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library & Museum
Sarah Malcolm is an Archivist at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library & Museum. Sarah has worked at the Roosevelt Library since 2007, beginning as a student intern, then serving in the progressively responsible roles of Archives Technician, Archives Specialist, and Archivist... Read More →

Toby Maloney

Seven Oaks General Hospital
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Megan McShea

Audiovisual Archivist, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
Megan McShea is the Audiovisual Archivist at the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, where she has been developing and implementing a sustainable program for managing, preserving, and making available films, videos, and sound recordings from the Archives’ mixed-media... Read More →

Sam Meister

Digital Archivist, University of Montana
Sam Meister is a Digital Archivist and Assistant Professor in the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library at The University of Montana-Missoula. He is also currently an instructor in the Society of American Archivist’s Digital Archives Specialist Certificate Program. He holds a Master... Read More →
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Meg Miner

University Archivist & Special Collections Librarian, Illinois Wesleyan University
Meg Miner is the University Archivist & Special Collections Librarian at Illinois Wesleyan University. She helps cultivate interest in IWU's history among alumni, students, faculty and administrators by arranging and providing access to university records in physical and digital formats... Read More →
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Courtney C. Mumma

Archivematica and AtoM Community Development Consultant, Artefactual Systems, Inc.
Courtney works with US and international clients and community members, development partners and open-source project groups to promote the use and ongoing development of Artefactual Systems' products, Archivematica and AtoM. She is an active conference presenter and liaison with the... Read More →
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Cory Nimer

University Archivist, Brigham Young University
Cory Nimer is the University Archivist at the L. Tom Perry Special Collections at Brigham Young University. He received a Masters of Arts degree in History from Sonoma State University and a Masters of Library and Information Science degree from San Jose State University, and he is... Read More →

Ayako Ohkura

University of Tsukuba, Japan
Ayako Ohkura (大蔵 綾子) is a Doctoral Program student at the Graduate School of Library, Information and Media Studies, University of Tsukuba, Japan. In addition she is the Unit Chief at the Archives Section of the General Affairs Division of the Secretariat of National Personnel... Read More →
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Porter Olsen

Ph.D. candidate, University of Maryland
Porter Olsen is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Maryland studying born-digital and hybrid literary collections under the direction of Matthew Kirschenbaum. Porter was a member of the original BitCurator team serving first as a graduate assistant and then as the BitCurator community... Read More →
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Susan Pyzynski

Associate Librarian of Houghton Library for Technical Services, Harvard University
Susan Pyzynski is the Associate Librarian of Houghton Library for Technical Services, Harvard University. She has been actively involved in the SNAC Cooperative since 2015 and serves as the chair of the Editorial and Standards Working Group.
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Joshua Ranger

Senior Consultant, AVPS
Joshua (M.) Ranger is a Senior Consultant with AVPreserve where he leads Collection Assessment and Inventory projects, specializing in data analysis and communication in support of planning, advocacy, collection management, and resource development. Recent projects have focused on... Read More →

William C. Regli

Drexel University College of Computing and Informatics
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Vanessa Reyes

Doctoral Candidate, Simmons College, United States of America
Vanessa Reyes is a Doctoral Candidate at the School of Library and Information Science at Simmons College. She holds an M.S. in Library and Information Studies from Florida State University and a B.A. in English from Florida International University. Having worked in legislative... Read More →

Lorraine L. Richards

Ph.D. Candidate, Drexel University College of Computing and Informatics

Jameatris Y. Rimkus

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Jameatris Rimkus is the Archivist for Reference and User Engagement at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign since 2012. She is a member of the Society of American Archivists. Her research interests include the arrangement and description of culturally sensitive materials... Read More →

Ryuko Saito

Gakushuin University
Ryuko Saito is a third-year doctoral course student of Archival Science at Gakushuin University, Tokyo. She has also been a records management consultant for a company and local government for about 30 years. Ryuko is a research assistant of The Ohara Institute for Social Research... Read More →
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Seth Shaw

Application Developer, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Seth Shaw is an Application Developer in the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Libraries supporting Special Collections & Archives. Previously, he was the Electronic Records Archivist for Duke University Archives and an Assistant Professor of Archival Studies for Clayton State Univ... Read More →

Dina Sokolova

Digital Preservation Librarian, Columbia University
Dina Sokolova has been a Digital Preservation Librarian at Columbia University Libraries Digital Program Division since March 2012. Her role incorporates acquisition, assessment, and long-term management of born-digital and digitized materials from library's special and general collections... Read More →

Heather Soyka

Assistant Professor, Kent State University
Heather Soyka is an assistant professor and teaches in the area of archives and special collections in the iSchool at Kent State University. Her research includes: data reuse, knowledge transfer, continuum informatics, and sustainable practices for data-intensive communities.
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Jennifer Stevenson

Research Assistant, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Jenny Stevenson recently finished her second year of doctoral work at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Jenny graduated with a MLIS and concentration in Archival Studies in December 2010. She then went on to receive her Certificate of Advanced Study in Digital Libraries. Her research... Read More →

Yayoi Tsutsui

Researcher, University of Tsukuba Archives
Yayoi Tsutsui is a certified archivist by Academy of Certified Archivists and a registered archivist of the Japan Society for Archival Science. She is a part-time lecturer of Hitotsubashi University and a part time staff of National Institute of Japanese Literature. She is also a... Read More →

Eliot Wilczek

Tufts University
Eliot Wilczek is the University Records Manager at Tufts University. He is also a doctoral student at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at Simmons College. He has an MS in Library and Information Science and a MA in History, both from Simmons College. 
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Kam Woods

Research Scientist, University of North Carolina
Research Scientist @ UNC SILS. RATOM Technical Lead. @kamwoods. he/him/his
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Sonia Yaco

Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago
Sonia Yaco is an assistant professor at University Library at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the head of Special Collections and University Archives. She has a courtesy appointment in the Department of History. From 2007 to 2013, she was the Special Collections librarian... Read More →

Jane Zhang

Assistant Professor, Catholic University of America
Jane Zhang is an assistant professor at the Department of Library and Information Science, the Catholic University of America. She holds a PhD in Library and Information Studies with archival concentration from Simmons College, Boston, and a joint Master of Archival Studies and Library... Read More →

Tuesday August 12, 2014 9:00am - 5:00pm EDT
Washington 4 [Exhibition Level] Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Road NW, Washington, DC 20008

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