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

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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).


Nancy McGovern

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 positions at ICPSR; Cornell University Library; the Open Society Archives; and the Center for Electronic Records of the U.S. National Archives. She chairs the Digital... 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. She is a co-investigator and member of the Leadership Team for DataONE, an NSF funded cyberinfrastructure for environmental science information. Allard is the... 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 Master of Fine Arts degree in Photography from Savannah College of Art & Design in Georgia. Erin has worked as a professional photographer and educator, and is an... 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, licensing and metrics.

Jordan Bass

Archivist, University of Manitoba Libraries

Tom Belton

Western University
Tom Belton has an MA in Public History from the University of Waterloo. He has been an archivist since 1988, and a Certified Archivist since 2005. Until 2001, he worked at the Archives of Ontario in a variety of roles culminating with responsibility for court records and assisting with archives descriptive software implementation. Between 2001 and 2004, after a brief stint as a records management officer, he travelled Ontario as a roving Archives... 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

Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library & Museum
Kirsten Strigel Carter is Digital Archivist at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library & Museum in Hyde Park, New York, where her work primarily involves digitization, web development, and research services. Kirsten is a primary creator of the FRANKLIN research database, a newly launched online resource providing public access to FDR Library digital collections. She also acts as co-webmaster for the Library’s overall website. Prior to... 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. Her current research looks at how historians use digitized photographs as evidence. Alex received her MSIS in 2009 and was a Digital Curation Fellow at SILS... Read More →

Marika Cifor

University of California, Los Angeles
Marika Cifor is a second year doctoral student in Department of Information Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles where she is also pursuing a Concentration Certificate in Gender Studies. Previously she has worked as a processing archivist for the History Associates and in a range of archival positions for community, government and academic institutions. Marika has been an active member of SAA since 2009, and is currently... Read More →
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Anthony Cocciolo

Associate Professor, Pratt Institute
Anthony Cocciolo is an Associate Professor and the MSLIS Program Coordinator at Pratt Institute School of Information, where his research and teaching are in the archives area. He completed his doctorate from the Communication, Media and Learning Technologies Design program at Teachers College Columbia University, and BS in Computer Science from the University of California, Riverside.

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 the University of New Hampshire. Patti has fifteen years experience researching, teaching, and working in the information disciplines, including professional positions... 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

Supervisor of Reference Services and Department Chair, Brigham Young University
J. Gordon Daines III is the Supervisor of Reference Services and Department Chair in the L. Tom Perry Special Collections at Brigham Young | University. He holds degrees in history from Brigham Young University (BA) | and the University of Chicago (MA) and a certificate in archives and records | management from Western Washington University. His research interests | include the history of Brigham Young University, the history of the... Read More →

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 for Digital Humanities in Archives, a loosely-organized group that works with students interested in using digital humanities tools and concepts to explore archival... Read More →

Ellen Doon

Head of the 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 Archivists.

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 Information.

Jane Gorjevsky

Columbia University
Jane Gorjevsky holds a newly created position of a Digital Assets Archivist at Columbia University Rare Books and Manuscript Library since January 2012. Her duties include working with record creators, the Columbia Libraries staff and other stakeholders to plan and manage new electronic acquisitions as well as preservation and reformatting of legacy digital media. Jane is also responsible for developing policies and workflows pertaining to 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 Film and Television from UCLA. Recent publications have appeared in JASIST, Archival Science, The American Archivist, Journal of Library Metadata, and Information and... 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. As part of her Master’s work, she studied the wide world of online video game criticism. Her interest in archives began early in life, but was kindled by... 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 Mason University. Christian is a Digital Curation Fellow at the National Agricultural Library and Student Assistant at the University of Maryland Special... 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, and Vietnam. In the early 1960s, her northern family moved to Birmingham, Alabama, where her father was one of the few white full-time paid civil rights workers in... Read More →

Elizabeth-Anne Johnson

University of Manitoba
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Christopher (Cal) Lee

Professor, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Christopher (Cal) Lee is Professor at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He teaches archival administration; records management; digital curation; understanding information technology for managing digital collections; and digital forensics. He is a lead organizer and instructor for the DigCCurr Professional Institute, and he teaches professional workshops on digital forensics methods... Read More →
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Ryan Lee

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

Kerry Macdonald

University of Manitoba
Kerry Macdonald graduated in 2005 with an MLIS from the University of Western Ontario. Kerry has worked for the University of Manitoba as a health librarian at various academic hospital libraries throughout Winnipeg. In her current role at the Carolyn Sifton – Helene Fuld Library, St. Boniface Hospital, she provides information services and programs to support hospital staff, patients, families, and staff and students of the University.

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 a co-director of XFR Collective, a volunteer-run organization based in New York City, where she has worked as a preservation and archival consultant for independent... 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. Her work at the Library largely focuses on metadata and description, social media, digitization and reference, and includes co-managing the content population of... Read More →

Toby Maloney

Seven Oaks General Hospital
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Megan A. 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 collections since 2007. Since 2012, she has been working on a grant project funded by the Council on Library and Information Resources’ “Hidden Collections... 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 of Library and Information Science degree from San Jose State University, where he completed a thesis on “Recordkeeping in Small Nonprofit Organizations”. He is... 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. Miner also works with campus offices on records management issues, has curatorial responsibilities for Special Collections, and serves as the liaison to the... 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 heritage community, and uses her extensive knowledge of digital preservation to assist institutions to use Archivematica and AtoM to preserve and provide access to... Read More →
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Cory Nimer

University Archivist, Brigham Young University
Cory Nimer is the University Archivist and Processing Supervisor 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 a member of the Academy of Certified Archivists. He currently serves as a member of the ArchivesSpace Technical Advisory Council.

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 Authority, Government of Japan. She is responsible for active documents management under the Public Records and Archives Management Act. She engaged in the... Read More →

Porter Olsen

University of Maryland College Park
Porter Olsen is a research faculty member at the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH) where he is the Community Lead on the BitCurator project, a Mellon funded project to bring digital forensics tools and techniques to collecting institutions working with born-digital material. Simultaneously, he is a Ph.D. candidate in the English Department at the University of Maryland studying digital humanities and postcolonial... Read More →
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Susan Pyzynski

Associate Librarian of Houghton Library forTechnical Services, Harvard University
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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 non-traditional and production-based archives, including broadcasting collections, performance documentation, and corporate archives. Joshua’s work centers 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, university, and public libraries, she became interested in exploring the PIM field when she noticed that researchers' interest were sparked when they used appropriately... 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, the development of reference practices that incorporate cultural awareness along with the development of access policies to sensitive materials and how that influences... 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 at Hosei University, Tokyo and an outside instructor of Tokyo Art Research Lab from 2012. Her job title is both records management consultant and registered archivist... Read More →
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Seth Shaw

Assistant Professor of Archival Studies, Clayton State University
Seth Shaw is an Assistant Professor of Archival Studies at Clayton State University. His teaching and research focus is on the impact of electronic records archival principles and practice. | He received his Bachelors of Science in Information Systems from Brigham Young University - Idaho in 2005 and then his Masters of Science in Information, Archives & Records Management from the University of Michigan's School of Information in 2007. From... Read More →

Dina Sokolova

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, as well as development of digital preservation workflows, policies and procedures. Dina has been employed with Columbia University Libraries since 2001 in... Read More →

Heather Soyka

University of Pittsburgh
Heather Soyka is a doctoral candidate and teaching fellow in the Archival Studies program at the University of Pittsburgh School of Information Sciences. Previously she held the post of assistant university archivist and then head of preservation for Texas Tech University. Heather has been an active member of SAA since 2005, and recently completed three years on the Distinguished Service Award Committee. She has served on several SAA roundtables... Read More →
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Jordon Steele

Hodson Curator of the University Archives, Johns Hopkins University
Jordon Steele is Hodson Curator of the University Archives at Johns Hopkins University, where he oversees the management of institutional records and manuscript collections in the Special Collections department.
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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 interests are invested in the field of archival studies. Specifically, digital archives, new and social media, and user studies and archival software development... Read More →

Yayoi Tsutsui

Lecturer, Hitotsubashi University
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 part-time student of Gakushuin University. She earned a Master of Arts in Archival Science degree from Gakushuin University, the first graduate school of Archival... 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. 

Kam Woods

BitCurator, UNC Chapel Hill
Kam Woods is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is currently Technical Lead on the BitCurator project, and works with Dr. Cal Lee developing techniques and tools to assist in long-term archiving of born-digital data. Kam’s research focuses on long-term preservation of born-digital materials. He is interested in interdisciplinary approaches... Read More →
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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 and | university archivist at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. She is the co-founder and Senior Advisor to the Desegregation of Virginia Education... 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 and Information Studies from the University of British Columbia, Canada. Her teaching and research areas cover records and recordkeeping, archival theory and... Read More →

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

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