MARAC 2018 Spring - Hershey, PA 12-14 April

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    From the Trenches: Cross-campus Digital History Collaboration
    (2018-04-04) Lucadamo, Amy; Isherwood, Ian A.; Miessler, R.C.; Fleming, Jenna; O'Donnell, Meghan
    In September 2015, our team launched The First World War Letters of H.J.C. Peirs (, a digital history initiative built on collaboration between faculty, students, and library staff. The project is founded on amazing primary source material, but with limited financial support and little dedicated staff time. We leveraged the creativity and hard work of our team members to build a website that is maintained by students and enhanced whenever possible with features and commentary from faculty and staff. Members of #TeamPeirs will discuss the evolution of the project, the nature of our collaboration, and the intersection of audiences we have discovered.
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    If You Plan It, They Will Come: Archives Month Event Incubator
    (2018-04-14) Kativa, Hillary; Caust-Ellenbogen, Celia; Duinkerken, Kelsey; Miller, Bayard; Perella, Chrissie
    Archives Month Philly (AMP) is a month-long city-wide festival that focuses on educating the wider community about local archives through public programming and exhibitions. Since 2013, AMP has held over 100 events at more than 60 participating institutions in the Philadelphia area. Presented as part of an incubator session at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference Spring 2018 meeting, this presentation provides an overview of AMP programming and tips for planning your own Archives Month events.
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    Documenting Communities & Movements in Real Time
    (2018-04-13) Tummino, Annie; Milbrodt, Natalie; Dolan-Mescal, Alexandra; Schreiner, Maggie
    By now, there is consensus within the archival community that our collecting practices must change to keep up with the times. No longer can we wait for photographs, diaries, and films to emerge from the attics and closets of individuals and organizations; immediate interventions are necessary to preserve digital media before it disappears into the void. But how do we go about documentation in real time? What ethical and technical hurdles do we confront? How do we partner with communities to make sure our efforts align with their interests? In this panel, archivists with diverse experiences will explore topics such as developing tools to archive social media, documenting the ever-changing borough of Queens, NY, tenant organizing in New York City, and life aboard a maritime training vessel.