Final Conference Schedule – March 2, 2013

9:00-9:30   Registration and Breakfast

Room E174

9:30-10:30   Session 1

Room E174

Surveying the Preservation Metadata Landscape
Bryan Brown, Indiana University-Bloomington

Preserving the Web: One Institution’s Foray into Digital Preservation through Web Archiving
Jeremy Floyd, Texas A&M University-Commerce

10:45-11:45   Session 2  (parallel sessions)

Room E174

“I Think We’d Get Shot!” A Participatory Approach to Community-Based Archives
Prairie Hady, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Viewing Subject(s) as Creator(s): The Need to Re-examine and Re-describe Civil Rights Collections for Pluralist Provenance
Nathan Sowry, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Room LI001

If There’s a Will, There’s a Way: Finding Ways to Integrate Your Love of Archives, Rare Books, and Special Collections into Your Professional Life
Sarah McAfoose, Indiana University-Bloomington

The Map is the Territory: Archives and the Promise of Historypin
Ben Murphy, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

11:45-12:00   Break/Meet Designated Tour Leader

12:00-12:45   Tour


  • Lilly Library – A behind-the-scenes tour of the Lilly Library, Indiana University’s rare books, manuscripts, and special collections repository. The library contains 400,000 rare books, 6.5 million manuscripts, and 100,000 pieces of sheet music. Highlights include a Gutenberg Bible, Shakespeare’s first folio, a copy of the first printing of the Declaration of Independence, George Washington’s letter accepting the presidency of the United States, and the Slocum Puzzle Collection.
  • Kinsey Institute for Sex, Gender, and Reproduction – Founded by world renowned sex scientist Dr. Kinsey in 1947, the Kinsey Institute collections document a persistent pursuit of sexual understanding and knowledge, from the erotic images on a Roman oil lamp, to the landmark studies of Dr. Kinsey, to the current research. The collections comprise more than 432,000 items, including books, periodicals, photographs, art, films, and other special and unique research materials. Thousands of students and scholars of human sexuality now use the collections that were originally assembled to assist the work of Dr. Kinsey and his colleagues. This presentation will highlight collection’s acquisitions, organizations, exhibitions and digitization activities that are inspired by and carry on the legacies of Dr. Kinsey.
  • IU Art Museum – A behind-the-scenes tour of the IU Art Museum, one of the foremost university museums in the country. Situated in an I.M. Pei-designed building, its internationally acclaimed collections range from ancient gold jewelry and African masks to paintings by Claude Monet and Pablo Picasso. The collection includes more than 40,000 objects representing nearly every art-producing culture throughout history.

1:00-2:00   Lunch

Room LI031

2:00-3:00   Session 3 (parallel sessions)

Room E174

Digitization for the Digital Humanities: Addressing Needs and Anticipating Uses
Sarah Hoover, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Understanding the Limits of Digital Costume Collections
Sara Beth Riddle, University of Alabama

Room LI001

Unnoticed Music Notation in the Lilly Library
Karen Stafford, Indiana University-Bloomington

Combining Techniques for Increased Efficiency in Archival Processing
Jillian Lohndorf, DePaul University

3:00-3:15   Break/Meet Designated Tour Leader

3:15-5:00   Workshop


  • Archives and the Public: What They Need to Know, Mathers Museum/Glenn Black Lab of Archaeology – Museums and archives are incredibly valuable places in a variety of ways, but how do we demonstrate our value to the general public? This session will cover the importance of gaining public support and how we can use public outreach and education to do so. Attendees in this interactive workshop will work through a hypothetical situation and discuss their plans to engage the public.
  • Working with Photographs in Archives, IU Archives – What’s a cyanotype? What’s the difference between a daguerreotype and an ambrotype? In this workshop we will show you how to identify many of the typical types of photographs that you are likely to find in most archival repositories. We will also take a look at some of the basic terms associated with photographs and vinegar syndrome; how photographs are processed here in the University Archives as well as the procedures for putting these images into our on-line collection. Finally, we will talk about dealing with donors of photograph collections, deeds-of-gift, and permission-to-publish forms.

8:00-1o:00   Social Gathering at Atlas Bar



The Society of American Archivists Indiana University Student Chapter seeks to: *provide a forum to address issues in the archival profession in an informal and relaxed atmosphere. *facilitate a meeting place for students with interests in Archives, Special Collections, Manuscripts, or Personal Papers. *raise awareness about archives and their importance in the university and surrounding community.
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