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Friday, August 7 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
5B - Erasure and the Aesthetics of Digital Archival Representations: Never Again!

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Discussions about representation in archives primarily address who appears. However, how representations appear is critical to the way they are perceived. Technology used for capturing materials have erased already-marginalized populations from the historical record. _x000D_ _x000D_ Technologies shape how we view and remember history. It is urgent that we address the aesthetics of representations, especially as we move towards completely digital collections. Erasure is not inevitable.

Marciano: The Impacts of Computational Treatments of Archives
Conrad: Keeping the Message Alive through Time
Lim: Strategies to Counter Erasure at the Institutional Level
Reed: The Physicality of Archives: Re-presenting the Material Presence of Historic Documents
Westbrooks: How Erasure has been a Direct Result of Systemic Racism
Williams: Erasing the Historical Record

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Richard Marciano

Professor, University of Maryland
Recipient of the distinguished Emmett Leahy Award for pioneering work in the field of records and information management. Founder of the Advanced Information Collaboratory (AI-C).

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Elaine Westbrooks

Director of Information Technology, University of Minnesota
Keynote speaker Elaine L. Westbrooks has been the Vice Provost of University Libraries and University Librarian at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill since August 2017.  She is responsible for the leadership and general administration of the University Libraries which... Read More →

Marcia Reed

Chief Curator, Getty Research Institute
Chief Curator and Associate Director for Special Collections and Exhibitions at the Getty Research Institute. Her research-in-progress includes a 2020 publication and exhibition on the Jean Brown collection of avant-garde and Fluxus works.
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Adriene Lim

Dean, University Libraries Libraries, University of Maryland, College Park
The future of libraries, open scholarship, leadership issues, diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility.  

Lyneise Williams

Associate Professor of Art History, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Associate Prof. of Art History at UNC Chapel Hill, author of Latin Blackness in Parisian Visual Culture, former Getty Scholar Fellow, member of the team selected from an international competition to design the NC Freedom Monument Project in Raleigh.
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Mark Conrad

Research Consultant, Co-Founder of the Advanced Information Collaboratory (AI-C), Advanced Information Collaboratory
Conrad has 30 years of experience working on long term preservation of electronic records and digital surrogates. 28 of those years were spent at the National Archives and Records Administration. He is a member of the working group that wrote and maintains ISO 14721 - Reference Model... Read More →

Friday August 7, 2020 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Live (Will Be Recorded)