Tech in Community, Community in Tech: Digital Collections in the Real World
Speakers: Lauren Sorensen, UCLA; Rachel Mattson , La MaMa Archives; Nicole Martin, Human Rights Watch; Dinah Handel, New York Public Library; Kristin Lipska, California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP)
From receiving digitized video files back from vendors, to bash shell scripting, archivists are frequently finding themselves as the technology leads of their underfunded departments, or newly managing contractors for technology projects. This session will introduce some software programs that archivists have used to make their lives easier, and discuss strategies for taking the fear out of technology in the archives. Panelists will introduce a handful of tools and scripts that help facilitate different areas of a digital collections’ lifecycle, as well as discussing workplace matters and experiences in the field.
November 19, 2017