MARAC 2021 Fall - Gettysburg, PA 7-9 October

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    The Pandemic, The President, and the Press: Access to the White House Correspondents' Association Emails
    (2021) Wachtel, Jennifer LeeAnne; Westgard, Joshua
    In collaboration with the White House Correspondents’ Association, the University of Maryland School of Journalism, and College of Information Studies, the UMD Libraries established the White House Correspondents' Association Pool Reports Collection in order to preserve and make discoverable pool reports shared among members of the WHCA. Newly available in 2021, this searchable database offers timely insights into the challenges of reporting during the pandemic and the presidential election. These presentations will explore the tasks of collecting, processing, and making emails available. Topics include: establishing a born-digital archive across multiple departments; harvesting, transforming, and redacting messages; extracting metadata; and how archives must tread a fine line between access and privacy.
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    Capture and "Return": Iraqi Records in the United States
    (2021-10-08) Salive, Natalie
    As the Taliban gains traction in Afghanistan, the effects of which will certainly reach museums, archives, and libraries, the lessons of these Iraqi collections loom large. In the Iraqi case, many of the records document horrific human rights abuses, and we must consider those who experienced this abuse as stakeholders in any decisions about the removal of property from its home country.
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    Access to Born-Digital Performance Videos
    (2021-10-09) Testa, Matt
    The Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University is serving the needs of its campus community by preserving and providing online access to recently captured videos of student performances. This presentation offers an overview of the workflows, systems, policies, and challenges involved in managing institutional recordings.
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    Digital Preservation Planning: Choosing Systems
    (2021-10-09) Valigorsky, Marie
    Archivists from the Pennsylvania State Archives will share how they are managing and prioritizing digital preservation, highlighting the challenges faced in current projects. Although they do not have a preservation system currently in place, they are working towards the procurement of one. Similarly, archivists and librarians at the University of Pennsylvania worked collaboratively on common solutions for digital collections preservation among many silos. They will focus on a pilot project evaluating Preservica and hosted Archivematica, how these systems can be used in receiving, processing, storing born- digital records, and the next steps for a project done completely virtually. Presentations will be followed by a discussion with the panel and audience on digital preservation planning best practices.
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    Creating Digital Preservation Policies
    (2021-10-08) Downing, Maggie
    Digital preservation needs to be addressed programmatically, but it can be hard to know where to start. Maggie will discuss strategies for creating a digital preservation policy as a key component for the development of digitization, digital collecting, digital preservation procedures and strategic planning goals. Maggie will provide tips on who to involve in planning conversations, general best practices, and sample documents.