Friday, 2 September 2011

AIMS@SAA Part One: CREW Workshop

CREW: Collecting Repositories and E-Records Workshop
SAA 2011
Chicago, IL 8/23/2011

The AIMS partners hosted a workshop in the run-up to the 2011 SAA Annual Meeting in August. 45 participants from the US and Canada joined us in exploring the challenges, opportunities and strategies for managing born-digital records in collecting repositories.

The workshop was organized around the 4 main functions of stewardship that the AIMS project has focused on: Collection Development, Accessioning, Arrangement and Description, and Discovery and Access. In addition to the AIMS crew (no pun intended) presenting on the research done through the AIMS project, several guest presenters showcased case studies from their own hands-on approaches to managing born-digital materials. Seth Shaw, from Duke University discussed the evolution of electronic record accessioning at Duke University and his development of the Duke Data Accessioner. Gabriela Redwine discussed work done in arrangement and description at the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin. Finally, Erin O’Meara showcased work done at the University of the North Carolina at Chapel Hill to facilitate access to born-digital records through finding aid interfaces.

In between presentations the participants engaged in lively discussions around provocative questions and hypothetical scenarios. At the end of the event, the AIMS partners felt they had gained just as much from the day’s activities as they hoped the participants had. Ideas that were discussed and case study examples will help strengthen the findings of the white paper due out this fall.

See the workshop presentations after the jump! 

All of the workshop participants have graciously allowed their presentations to be available here through slideshare. We hope these provide some of highlights of the afternoon for those who couldn’t join us.

Workshop Presentations:
Intro by Bradley Daigle, University of Virginia

Collection Development by Glynn Edwards, Stanford University

Accessioning by Kevin Glick, Yale University

Accessioning Case Study by Mark Matienzo, Yale University

Accessioning Case Study by Seth Shaw, Duke University

Arrangement and Description by Simon Wilson, University of Hull

Arrangement and Description Case Study by Peter Chan, Stanford

Arrangement and Description Case Study by Gabriela Redwine, Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin

Discovery and Access by Gretchen Gueguen, University of Virginia

Discovery and Access Case Study by Erin O'Meara, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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