Guest class on archives and special collections for UAlbany's IST 601 The Information Environment.
This presentation, co-authoed with Amanda Greenwood, overviewed the expansion and later retrenchment of UAlbany’s web archives program due to a lack of permanently funded staff. We found that web archives can be really wasteful and...
This workshop will walked participants though installing and running the Mailbagit tool to package email into a mailbag while automatically generating derivatives formats that are compatible with existing tools and workflows. Participants were encouraged to...
The Technical Strategy for Archives Working Group (TS4A) is a new community supporting archives and technology workers, management and leadership originating in the Lighting the Way Project. In this meeting, invited interested DLF attendees to...
CNI project update on the Mailbag project and how specifications and filesystems can bridge artificial divides in digital preservation labor
Mailbag project update at the 17th International Conference on Digital Preservation (iPres), Beijing, China
Talk at the 2021 BitCurator Users Forum on the Mailbag project and how functional specifications can bridge artificial divides in digital preservation labor
Talk I gave with Amanda Greenwood at the Archive-It Partner Meeting on maintaining web archives.
Hour-long webinar for Council of State Archivists (CoSA) State Electronic Records Initiative (SERI) webinar series
Mailbag project update at Society of American Archivists (SAA) 2021 Annual Meeting.
Overview of systems for digital archvies I gave at Milli Sessions 2021 International Archives Week, Milli Consortium (India)
I talk I gave at the Society American Archivists (SAA) Technical Subcommittee on Encoded Archival Standards (TS-EAS) event, “Quo vadis, EAD?”
Overview of how TS-DACS uses Github for the Technical Subcommittee on Describing Archives: A Content Standard (TS-DACS) Annual Business Meeting at the Society of American Archivists (SAA) 2021 Annual Meeting.
Mailbag project update at Best Practices Exchange Annual Unconference
Overview of of the Mailbag Project which aims to draft a specification and create an open source tool for preserving email archives using multiple formats, such as MBOX, PDF, and WARC.
This was my talk on archival description aggregation for NYAC 2020 which became virtual due to the COVID-19 crisis. I briefly overview some current archival aggregation efforts and show how archivists have been attempting to...
For ArchivesSpace’s intergrations webinar series I talk about UAlbany’s integration of ArchivesSpace and ArcLight. UAlbany implemented ArcLight in March 2019 to provide access to archival description. This instance relies on integrations with ArchivesSpace for creating...
(With Mark Wolfe) Over the past few years, UAlbany has implemented ArchivesSpace, ArcLight, Hyrax, and a number of other smaller systems. We do a quick demo of how these systems work and overview the choices...
Guest class for UAlbany’s graduate Archives and Manuscript course, which is part of the MSIS curriculum.
Introduction to Python and ArchivesSnake for Archivists Workshop METRO Library Council, 2019 May 30 ArchivesSpace User Forum, 2019 August 2 Setup instructions for Python 3 and ArchivesSnake Part 1: Introduction [Slides] Part 2: Syntax [Slides]...
Overview of archives for a UAlbany community building event.
Team Project for Archives Unleashed Datathon at George Washington University. We looked at how the national webs of former Soviet Union and other Eastern European countries linked to each other and to other national domains....
Code4Lib 2019 talk on the challenges of providing computational access to the Espy Papers, including presenting the material in context and the metadata empathetically.
Guest class for UAlbany’s MSIS Archives and Manuscript course
Talk that askes if publishing Linked Data conflicts with the mission of archives. Part of SAA 2018 Session 303: Progress (and Pitfalls) of Linked Data Projects.
Talk at the Archive-It Partner Meeting on using DACS and archvial practices to describe web archives using the Partner Data API.
Remote talk for the NDSA Content Interest Group looking back on processing born-digital images at scale, maintenance issues, and building infrastructure.
CNI project report on providing API access to data from a digitization project and using that technology to rework our university records collecting system.
Talk I gave on the Espy Project and how its helping us build technology for collecting university records for our library’s Professional Activities Committee.
Short workshop on Git and Github that Mark Wolfe and I gave at the New York Library Association (NYLA) Annual Conference
My part of our 2017 MARAC panel on the National Death Penalty Archives, “Documenting the Macabre.”
A talk I gave to a Capital Area Archives (CAA) event on UAlbany’s Downtown Campus about born-digital archives
Talk on potential research uses of web archives for UAlbany’s Data Analytics Lightning Talks series
Guest class for UAlbany’s MSIS Archives and Manuscript course
Our SAA 2017 panel on rethinking finding aids for presenting archival description on the web
Talk about using DACS to describe web archives, and authomating the process with APIs
Our group’s winning project for Archives Unleashed 4.0 datathon at the British Library
Lightning Talk at Archives Unleashed 4.0 at the British Library
Into to a panel I chaired on pragmatic/extensible processing for the 2017 New York Archives Conference in Utica, NY
Guest class for Electronic Records Management graduate course.
Talk at MARAC Newark on the differences between “Digital Archivists” and IT Professionals
Short talk at National Symposium on Web Archiving Interoperability (WASAPI) Symposium at the Internet Archive
Presentation at New England Code4Lib in Amherst, MA that argues the finding aid as a concept is no longer useful.
Presentation at Researching New York/Conference on New York State History in Albany, NY
Talk and hands-on workshop at Beyond the Basics ArchivesSpace Skill Share, Philadelphia, PA
Part of a panel on processing born-digital photographs for the SAA Annual Meeting 2016 in Atlanta.
Talk for the Archive-It Partner’s meeting on automating access to Web Archives in finding aids using Archive-It’s CDX API
Talk I gave on the college experience of Marcia Brown. A renowned author and illustrator of children’s books, Marcia Brown attended UAlbany’s predecessor–the State College for Teachers–in the late 1930s. Here she earned a teaching...
Guest lecture for graduate Digital Libraries class on metadata in practice. I focus on serialized metadata outside of systems and stress the importance of metadata standards–and particularly–metadata controls. Students got hands-on experience with some basic...
Lightning talk that presents ANTS: Archives Network Transfer System, discusses the need for transfer tools, and problems that will be needed to overcome.
Discusses AutoUpload, a python script that employs semantic identifiers in EAD files and strict rule-based validation to enable archives to sustainably upload digital objects for scanning requests.
I talked about standardizing descriptive metadata before the move to ArchivesSpace, using custom tools for consistant creation, strict rule-based validation, and on-demand digitization.
At NYAC I talked about some ideas that were floating around in my head about Archives metadata and how I started cleaning up our inconsistant finding aids.
Guest lesson I've given twice in Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 for a graduate XML class in the UAlbany Information Science program. Here I tried to get the class to understand how to make use...
This was a talk I gave while writing my MA thesis. There's a lot of good observations and details here, as well as things that make me cringe. The description of this knowledge-structure-building as merely...