December 10, 2016

Video: Presentations From LC/NARA Symposium on Archiving Email Made Available Online

Videos of six presentations/panels from the June 2015 “Archiving Email Symposium” held at the Library of Congress are now available online and embedded below.

From the Event’s Web Page/Agenda:

As memory institutions increasingly process born-digital collections, one thing is clear: processing digital collections increasingly involves working with large quantities of complex email messages and their attachments. Workflows, toolsets and policies for accessing and preserving email archives are emergent and changeable.

In the face of these challenges, the Library and NARA are convening a symposium of practitioners on Tuesday, June 2, who are directly working with email archives.  This day-long meeting will bring together representatives of various federal agencies, academic and research libraries, technologists, curators, archivists and records managers working on collecting and preserving email to discuss challenges and solutions on four topic tracks: technical challenges, archival processing, records management and policy/guidelines development.

Presentations

1. Presentation: Archiving Email: Welcome & Introduction

Introductory remarks to a day-long meeting on the challenges and solutions of collecting and preserving email. As memory institutions increasingly process born-digital collections, one thing is clear: processing digital collections increasingly involves working with large quantities of complex email messages and their attachments. Workflows, toolsets and policies for accessing and preserving email archives are emergent and changeable. Co-sponsored with the the National Archives and Records Administration

Speakers

Mark Sweeney is Associate Librarian for Library Services at the Library of Congress.

Paul Wester is Chief Records Officer of the US Government for the National Archives and Records Administration.

2. Presentation: Institutional Approaches to Archiving Email

As part of a symposium on archiving email, presenters discuss the technical perspective of email preservation.

Speakers

Ricc Ferrante is information technology archivist and director of digital services at the Smithsonian Institution Archives.

Lynda Schmitz Fuhrig is electronic records archivist at the Smithsonian Institution Archives.

Jaime Schumacher is director of scholarly communication for university libraries at Northern Illinois University and co-PI of the Digital POWRR Project.

3. Presentation: Challenges of Email as a Record

As part of a symposium on archiving email, presenters discuss the records management perspective and explore the current federal sector and Capstone approaches.

Speakers

Lisa Haralampus is director of federal records management policy in the Office of the Chief Records Officer for the U.S. Government.

Deborah Armentrout is agency records officer at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Jeanette Plante is director of the Office of Records Management Policy at the U.S. Department of Justice.

Edwin McCeney is departmental records officer at the U.S. Department of the Interior.

4. Presentation: Policy Development for Archiving Email

As part of a symposium on archiving email, presenters discuss the policy and guidelines development perspective and explore a cross-pollination of perspectives of how private, public and state government institutions are managing email to not only maximize long-term research value but also to comply with technical, legal, access and intellectual policy issues in processing email archives.

Speakers

David Kirsch is associate professor at the Robert H. Smith School of Business in the University of Maryland.’

Anthony Cocciolo is an associate professor at the Pratt Institute School of Information and Library Science.

Kenneth Hawkins is in the digital preservation division of the National Archives and Records Administration.

Kathleen O’Neill is a senior archives specialist in the manuscript division of the Library of Congress.

Margaret McAleer is a senior archives specialist in the manuscript division of the Library of Congress.

Christopher Hartten is an archivist in the music division of the Library of Congress.

5. Presentation: Practical Approaches to Processing Email

As part of a symposium on archiving email, presenters discuss the archival perspective of email preservation and archivists present lessons learned, including real-life challenges and successes stories, to help participants understand how policies and decision-making practices were applied to accessioning and processing email archives.

Speakers

Roger Christman is senior state records archivist at the Library of Virginia.

Aprille Cooke McKay is lead archivist for university collections development at the University of Michigan.

Dorothy Waugh is digital archives project archivist at Emory University.

6. Presentation: Archiving Email: Closing Summary

Chris Prom provides a closing summary to this symposium on archiving email and leads a wrap-up discussion with participants.

Speaker

Chris Prom is assistant university archivist and assistant professor of library administration at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

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