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Thursday, November 9 • 2:30pm - 3:10pm
Transforming Research—and Your Library-- with Digital Archives

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Primary sources continue to be selected and digitized from leading societies, libraries, archives, and special collections around the world. How does your library get involved?

Scholarly societies, libraries, and archives are the custodians of a wealth of unique or rare primary sources. With proper planning and execution, these invaluable resources are made accessible in ways which tie directly to research goals and education outcomes of academic users, while raising the profile of the libraries and archives involved. Curators, archivists, librarians, scholars, students, and publishers have been working together to catalog, asses, and digitize content from these massive collections, for inclusion in databases of primary source content.

In this session, Wiley will facilitate a behind-the-scenes discussion around the creation of digital archives, including:
• content selection, conservation, handling, scanning, processing, and cataloging;
• user needs-driven design;
• benefits of digitization-- global access, preservation, and the implications for scholarship;
• planning the future of your archives;
• paths to digitization--DIY or partnerships; and
• overcoming obstacles to success

This session will include representatives from scholarly societies, a collection development librarian, and a researcher/faculty end-user. The goal of the discussion will be to foster a deeper understanding of the development process behind digital archives, in order for librarians to consider how to approach the digitization of their own special collections.

Speakers
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Ray Abruzzi

Program Director, Wiley Digital Archives, Wiley
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Doug Braaten

Chief Scientific Officer, Scientific Publications & Editor-in-Chief, Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, New York Academy of Sciences
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Tim Bucknall

Assistant Dean for Electronic Resources and Information Technology, UNC Greensboro
Tim is founder and convener of the Carolina Consortium, and an inventor of Journal Finder, the first Open URL link resolver. He was recently named the 2014 ACRL Academic/Research Librarian of the Year.
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Pamela Forde

Archive Manager, Royal College of Physicians
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Jacob Steere-Williams

Assistant Professor, Department of History, College of Charleston


Thursday November 9, 2017 2:30pm - 3:10pm
Colonial Ballroom, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29401

Attendees (46)