MARAC 2021 Fall - Gettysburg, PA 7-9 October

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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.
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    Conflict of interests: Meeting the needs and expectations of diverse users and stakeholders
    (2021-10-08) Alger, Susan; Burns, Tesa Lark; Henderson, Jennifer
    S13. Meeting the needs and expectations of a wide array of users and stakeholders is a primary challenge we face as archivists. Panelists from Hershey Community Archives and Milton Hershey School Department of School History will discuss how they approach serving a wide-ranging group, all at once, and with limited staff. As both a corporate and community archives, HCA must balance the sometimes-conflicting missions of service to the Hershey Corporate Entities and educating the public, all while cultivating relationships with other community organizations. MHS School History endeavors to serve teachers, administrators, students, alumni, and more. Together, the two institutions collaborate to serve the Hershey community at large. Panelists will explore these challenges, possible solutions, and ongoing efforts to meet diverse user and stakeholder needs.