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Saturday, August 17 • 9:45am - 11:15am
SESSION 701 - It's All About the Items: Digital Objects and Aggregations in Archival Description and Access

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Archival content standards provide clear guidance to archives for the arrangement and description of provenance-based aggregations of archival records. These standards, however, fail to provide the level of granularity and technical specificity required for the description, management, and use of individual digital items. The presenters consider theoretical challenges and practical solutions to implementing item-level description, management, and access under Describing Archives: A Content Standard, the Canadian Rules for Archival Description, and according to social media data management principles.

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Greg Bak

Assistant Professor, University of Manitoba
Greg is an Assistant Professor of History (Archival Studies) at the University of Manitoba, where he teaches in the Master's Program in Archival Studies. His research and teaching focuses on digital archives, archival decolonization and the history of digital culture.
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William Landis

Head of Public Services, Manuscripts and Archives, Yale University Library
Bill is head of Public Services in Manuscripts and Archives in the Yale University Library. Throughout his career, Bill has made numerous contributions to the archival profession in the roles of teacher, author, and Council and committee member. He is a distinguished fellow of SA... Read More →
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Kelcy Shepherd

Associate Deputy Director for Discretionary Programs, IMLS
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Kat Timms

Information Standards Specialist, Library and Archives Canada

Saturday August 17, 2013 9:45am - 11:15am CDT
Grand Ballroom C

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