NEA Spring 2019 session proposal collaboration hub
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POSSIBLE COLLABORATORS (include your name, email, what you would bring to the session)
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Karolina LewandowskaArchivist, Dept of Navykarolina.lewandowska@navy.milMost of the archival profession has become obsessed with the issue of outreach, rightfully so, but simply educating our record creators, who submit reguarlary, about what archivists do is not enough. The archival landscape is changing. Modern archivists in the digital age will need to work with record creators becauses archives should not become a digital dumping ground. This evokes trepidation because this goes against the Archivist's Code of being neutral. However, many record creators don’t understand how their records are used once they reach the archive and in effort to be helpful they have the tendency to send everything and the kitchen sink. ‘Work’ on the front end, the start of the record creation, saves time on the back end, when the records reach the archives.
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Erik BauerArchivist, Peabody Institute Librarybauer@noblenet.orgRightsstatements.org, the standardized rights statements now adopted by the Digital Public Library of America, provides exciting opportunities and profound challenges for institutions who seek to apply rights statements to their digital collections. Have you used it for your digital collections? How is rightsstatment supporting user needs? What issues are you facing in tmers of rights and copyright? Most importanly why is Rightsstatement useful? Open to other ideas and takes.Matt Amory mamory@ocln.org, I had previously pitched a rightsstatement.org session as part of a larger presentation on the DPLA and Kyle Courtney (who was part of the drafting process of the various rights statements) expressed interest in joining me then. https://scholar.harvard.edu/kcourtney/home to contact
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Paul CarnahanLibrarian, Vermont Historical Society
paul.carnahan@vermonthistory.org
I would like to talk about Abby Hemenway and the creation of The Vermont Historical Gazeteer in the 1860s. This fits with the "Vermont history and culture" topic, but also "collaboration." Any ideas of what to pair this with to make a session?
Tom Belton tbelton@uwo.ca, I am going to submit a proposal that could be paired with this. It has to do with an extensive set of Vermont related papers found among the records of a University of Western Ontario retired history professor.
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Caroline White, Blake SpitzArchivists, UMass Amherstcjwhite@library.umass.edu, bspitz@library.umass.eduWe plan to propose a session on teaching, instruction, and outreach to students and class groups that are non-traditional for our environment (in our case, non-university students). For the past three years, we have partnered with the UMass Amherst history department to offer a "High School History Academy" to 9th grade history students from nearby Easthampton, a town where going to college is not necessarily a given for high school students. We'd like to briefly discuss the program's history and our collaboration with the history department, but mostly focus on what it is like to work with teenagers and our various successes, failures, and aspirations. We are looking for some additional panelists if there are folks out there who also work with non-traditional (for their repository) classes, whether that is difference due to demographics or geography. We would love to present and dialogue with anyone working with students from different age brackets than us (so perhaps junior high or primary school) but are open to other interpretations and pieces to partner with our own experience. (Also, sorry this is so late and close to the deadline, but we think we can pull together a great proposal! Please get in touch!)
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Kris Kobialka (Kobi)Archivist and Student, Boston Architectural Collegekris.kobialka@the-bac.eduPreservation Partners: Seeing More than Just One Piece of the Puzzle

As an experienced archivist at a design college, and also graduate student in historic preservation, I see many opportunities for collaboration between the two professions. ‘Preservation’ is a term employed in both fields, but in each case applied to different pieces of the puzzle. What if we could build a collaboration in which preservation applied to archives as well as the built environment and cultural heritage? What can we learn from other disciplines and how can we pool and leverage professional competency to preserve the evidence of humanity in a more comprehensive manner? We may have a natural opportunity for interdisciplinary collaboration where emerging community archives meet local historic districts grappling with how to save and document cultural heritage. How might we use this collaboration to better both fields?
1. Salem, MA Historical Commission and Salem Community Development Corp. (both working to document The Point - a new historic district in a traditionally immigrant inhabited neighborhood of Salem through traditional means, and also public art).... Community archives in the Merrimack Valley such as Lawrence History Center. Lynn Museum/Lynn Arts Collaboration. Maybe Vermont Folklife Center? I don't know, I have not secured anyone yet. I would expect to moderate and might say something very short by way of introduction. Probably would like to have three speakers total aside from me. 2. Historic New England - Cristina Prochilo, Archives Manager, Boston, MA (cprochilo@historicnewengland.org). Historic New England was originally founded as a historic preservation organization to document, save, and preserve New England's built environment. Over the last 100+ years, it's Libray and Archives has amassed a sizeable (1.5 million+) collection of historic photographs, architectural drawings, epehmera, and manuscripts detailing the regions built environment - from the colonial era to the present. We regularly work with the preservation and design communities to provide primary research that aid in making the case for historical significance in the eyes of govenement agencies. We consider ourselves partners in this respect and would be very happy to talk about examples and the ways in which our organization can help in this regard.
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