On February 18 the IUB SAA and ALA student chapters jointly hosted a “Technology in Archives” panel. We invited three professionals to sit in and discuss their experiences and opinions:
- Carol Choksy – Adjunct Professor, Records Manager, and CEO of IRAD Strategic Consulting, Inc.
- Julie Hardesty – Metadata Analyst/Librarian, Digital Library Program, Indiana University
- Phil Bantin – Direct of the Office of the University Archives at Indiana University, Bloomington
Phil decided to begin his introduction with a reflection on a recent study about technology requirements in archives jobs, including archives, archives and records management (ARM), and something Phil called “hybrids”, a combination of archives and information management.
Once the introduction section was over, Cara, our lovely moderator, proceeded to pick each panelist’s brain with questions taken from ILS students. Topics included:
- born digital strategies
- various metadata standards (EAD, METS, PREMIS)
- content management systems vs document management systems
- challenges of technology in small institutional archives
The panel ended up being very enlightening and interesting. If you weren’t there, you surely missed out!
A big thank you to all three of the panelists for taking time out of their schedules to share their experiences with us. Also, thank you to Cara for being a great moderator.