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Where and when I have presented with links to details and downloads whenever possible. As always – if you have questions, just contact me. Thanks!


September 17, 2019: iPRES 2019: The People and Processes of Digital Preservation: International organizations leveraging internal wisdom to build support for digital records

Most initiatives to build digital preservation programs focus on technical issues: hardware, software, and information architecture. Our panel will discuss the organizational, functional, and staff-related questions that must be answered for existing archival programs to evolve from the preservation of analog records to digital. The panel will also describe our digital preservation platform implementations in the unique environment of international multilateral organizations.

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October 26, 2017: NDSA Digital Preservation 2017: Evangelizing for Digital Preservation Across your Organization: Reaching out to IT

How do you bridge the divide that often exists between those focused on permanent preservation of inactive digital records and those charged with the day to day operation of active business systems? The focus of the panel discussion will be on success stories and lessons learned.


August 15, 2014: SAA Annual Meeting: SESSION 410 – Beyond the Floppy Disk: Rescuing Electronic Records from Complex Systems

Electronic records created and stored in relational databases, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and proprietary and homegrown systems present many unique challenges to ensuring long-term access. Often these complex systems come to the attention of archivists only as they are being decommissioned, sometimes long after system creators have left the organization. The panelists discuss these unique challenges, what tools and techniques are available to address them, and what tools the archival community needs to create.


April 14, 2012: MARAC Spring Meeting: Fundamentals of Electronic Records
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June 13, 2011: Special Library Association (SLA): Using Taxonomies to Make Search More Effective


August 14, 2010: SAA Annual Meeting: SESSION 502 – Not on Google? It Doesn’t Exist: Findability and Search Engine Optimization for Archives

Research often begins in search engines such as Google or Bing. In order to appear in these search results, collection-level, asset-level, and catalog data must be optimized in layout and made available for external indexing. Site design should focus equally on findability of content in search engines and discoverability for visitors to our website home page. Learn search engine optimization techniques for page design, information architecture, and exposure of otherwise hidden Web resources.

April 30, 2010: MARAC Spring Meeting:  Whirlwind Tour of Visualization-Land
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April 9, 2010: Springbrook Web Conference
Training Google to Love Your Website

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Society of American Archivists Annual Meeting: Building, Managing, and Participating in Online Communities: Avoiding Culture Shock Online. SAA has posted video of our presentation on facebook in 7 parts. See also our Online Communities Comparison Chart.2009 SAA Research Forum Poster: ArchivesZ Version 2: Progress in Visualizing Archival Collections


August 31, 2008 EAD@10: Proceedings from a Symposium Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Encoded Archival Description. Into the Future: Panel Discussion on the Future of Archival Description Thoughts on the Future [PDF] [MP3]

August 30, 2008: Society of American Archivists Annual Meeting 602 After the Revolution: Unleashing the Power of EAD Visualizing Archival Collections: Leveraging the Power of EAD

Archivists largely render EAD finding aids just as they appear on paper. The result? In user studies, subjects uniformly respond, “What IS this?” It need not be this way: EAD finding aids must evolve. Presenters discuss how finding aids can better deliver what is most important to users through rich graphics and accommodation of diverse perspectives, while faithfully presenting the context, structure, and content of the collection. Panelists also address roadblocks to these possibilities.


Society of American Archivists Annual Meeting: Communicating Context: The Power of Digital Interfaces (Session 804) Please note: This powerpoint includes movies on some slides. These should automatically begin when you navigate to the slide containing them, though the loading of these individual slides seems to take an extra moment.