ICHORA 2020, DAY 2: Hannah Turner, “Cataloging Culture…in an Ethnographic Museum”

Note: This presentation was part of a three-person panel entitled "Histories of Ordering, Classifying, and Connecting." Hannah Turner (University of British Columbia) starts a presentation on “Cataloguing Culture: Histories of Documentation in an Ethnographic Museum,” based on Turner's recently-published book, Cataloguing Culture: Legacies of Colonialism in Museum Documentation (UBC Press, August 2020), by arguing that... Continue Reading →

ICHORA 2020, DAY 2: Ciaran Trace, “Archives, Classification, and the Digital World”

Note: This presentation was part of a three-person panel entitled "Histories of Ordering, Classifying, and Connecting." Ciaran Trace (University of Texas-Austin) in a paper on “Archives, Classification, and the Digital World,” based on a forthcoming article in the American Archivist, examines the development of classification and arrangement in the United States from the 1960s to... Continue Reading →

ICHORA 2020, DAY 2: Patrick Egan, “Enriching Metadata for Irish Traditional Music”

Note: This presentation was part of a three-person panel entitled "Histories of Ordering, Classifying, and Connecting." Patrick Egan (Pádraig Mac Aodhgáin), PhD, focuses on “Enriching Metadata for Irish Traditional Music at the American Folklife Center.” How does the digital revolution impact traditional Irish music, which is now very popular, shared and accessed worldwide? Egan suggests... Continue Reading →

ICHORA 2020, DAY 2: Nick Pavlik, “Evolution of Archivists’ Roles”

Note: This presentation was part of a three-person panel entitled "Deciding What to Keep: Archivists as Co-creators of Historical Meanings." Nick Pavlik’s (Bowling Green State University) presentation on “The Evolution of Archivists’ Roles from Keepers to Selectors to Collaborators” traces the conceptualization of the archivist’s role in an ever-changing set of societal and technological contexts.... Continue Reading →

ICHORA 2020, DAY 2: Jane Zhang, “Analog to Digital: The Special Olympics’ World Games”

Note: This presentation was part of a three-person panel entitled "Deciding What to Keep: Archivists as Co-creators of Historical Meanings." In a presentation entitled “Transition from Analog to Digital – A Case Study of Special Olympics’ World Games Documentation,” Jane Zhang (Catholic University of America) turns the archiving project of the Special Olympics Headquarters, located... Continue Reading →

ICHORA 2020, DAY 2: Evanthia Samaras, “Digital Visual Effects’ Records and Archiving”

Note: This presentation was part of a three-person panel entitled "Deciding What to Keep: Archivists as Co-creators of Historical Meanings." In the presentation “Preserving the Immaterial: Digital Visual Effects Records and Archiving,” Evanthia Samaras (University of Technology Sydney, Australia) presented some of the findings of a PhD thesis currently underway at the University of Technology... Continue Reading →

ICHORA 2020, DAY 3: Adam Kriesberg and Jacob Kowall, “Fisheries Research and the Data Legacy of the Cold War”

Note: This presentation was part of a three-person panel entitled "Histories of Data Archiving: From Fisheries Research to Cybernetics." In an era in which climate change is a prevalent topic for overlapping groups of government scientists and historians [1], the fact that the presentation of Dr. Adam Kriesberg and Jacob Kowall (both of Simmons University),... Continue Reading →

ICHORA 2020, DAY 3: Bethany Anderson, “Machine Learning and Archival Practice”

Note: This presentation was part of a three-person panel entitled "Histories of Data Archiving: From Fisheries Research to Cybernetics." Dr. Bethany Anderson’s (University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana) fascinating presentation “Machine Learning and Archival Practice: A Cybernetics Case Study on Computational Approaches to Digital Materials” reports on the results of a two-year long NEH-funded project at the... Continue Reading →

ICHORA 2020, DAY 3: Ed Summers, “Appraisal in Web Archives”

Note: This presentation was part of a four-person panel entitled "Digital Transformations, Changing Institutions." Ed Summers (University of Maryland, College Park) shares a chapter in his successfully defended dissertation entitled “Seeing Software: Appraisal in Web Archives.” Based on a year-long field study which Summers conducted at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in... Continue Reading →

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