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Thursday, August 14 • 10:00am - 11:00am
SESSION 102 - Spreading the Word: Access to Oral History Collections in the Digital Age

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How do diverse institutions cope with access issues when it comes to oral histories in their collections? Lightning session presenters discuss how their organizations provide access to oral history collections and how they are connecting their collections with users. Institutions are large and small; federal and educational; public and private. The projects include providing online access to materials, managing oral history collections without adequate release forms, and outreach to increase use of digitized collections.

Nelson: In the Digital Age: New Features for Online Transcripts
Randell: 
SlackWater: A Variety of Sources for One Oral History Repository
Rosenfeld: Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI Oral History Heritage Project


 

Speakers
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Regina Akers

Naval History and Heritage Command - Operational Archives
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Trevor Alvord

Curator of 21st-century Mormonism and Western Americana, Brigham Young University
I am responsible for the growth and development of BYU's web archive and for collecting 21st-century Mormon imprints. Before coming to BYU I served as a Processing Archivist at Utah State University and as Head of Special Collections at James Madison University. I received undergraduate degrees from Utah State University in History and Religious Studies and a Masters of Library and Information Science from San Jose State University in 2009.
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David Caruso

Director, Center for Oral History, Chemical Heritage Foundation
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Rabia Gibbs

Manuscript Archivist, Assistant Professor, University of Tennessee
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Shannon Lausch

Archivist, University of Arkansas Little Rock
Archivist at the UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture
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Amanda Nelson

Associate Archivist, American Institute of Physics
I am the Associate Archivist at the Niels Bohr Library & Archives of the American Institute of Physics. I began here as a graduate student worker on an NEH oral history digitization grant and became a permanent member of the team in 2010. I've worked on all aspects of multiple NEH oral history digitization grants (2008-2013) from proofing OCR'd text, finding permissions, and supervising the project and grant-funded workers to place over 1,000... Read More →
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Blynne Olivieri

Head of Special Collections, University of West Georgia
In the lovely town of Carrollton, Blynne is Head of Special Collections at the University of West Georgia. Her major project this year is implementing EAD finding aids. From 2009 to 2012, Blynne served as the Pacific Northwest Curator at the University of Washington Special Collections. Blynne holds an M.A. in Art History, an M.L.I.S., and is a Certified Archivist.
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Caryn Radick

Digital Archivist, Rutgers University
Caryn Radick has worked as an archivist for more then ten years after a brief career as an editor. As digital archivist at Rutgers, her responsibilities include overseeing EAD mark-up, digitization projects, and public services and reference. She is interested in intersections between archives and fiction has written about and presented on this topic. She is currently investigating romance writers' use of archives for research for their stories.
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Kent Randell

Assistant Professor, Librarian/Archivist, St Mary's College of Maryland
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Susan Rosenfeld

Consultant, FSR Associates, Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI
I retired as an archivist and historian with the Federal government: National Archives, FBI, NASA, and the Air National Guard. I give workshops for volunteer oral historians as well as conduct oral histories and interviews of my own. Currently I am a Certified Archivist Emerita and a member of SAA, MARAC, OHA, AHA, OAH, Southern Historical Association, and the Society for History in the Federal Government
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Alesha Shumar

University Archivist, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
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Rachel Telford

Archivist, The Library of Congress
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Courtney Tollison

Assistant Professor of History, Furman University


Thursday August 14, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
Marriott Salon 1 [Lobby Level] Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Road NW, Washington, DC 20008

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