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Wednesday, July 29 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Description Section

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At the Description Section business meeting, leadership will share election results, and provide updates on the section’s ongoing projects including the newsletter and revisions to the Section’s Standing Rules. A presentation on the progress of the Section’s portal of descriptive resources will follow. In addition, representatives from the SAA Technical Subcommittee on the new DACS Principles, the SAA Technical Subcommittee on Encoded Archival Standards, and the Social Networks and Archival Context (SNAC) project will provide updates on their ongoing work.

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avatar for Katie Duvall

Katie Duvall

Archivist, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress
avatar for Cyndi Shein

Cyndi Shein

Head, Special Collections & Archives Technical Services Department, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Head of Special Collections Technical Services at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) Libraries. ~stewardship of born-digital materials ~project management ~metadata ~archival workflows ~ArchivesSpace ~decolonizing/updating vocabularies
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Jerry Simmons

External Agency Liaison to SNAC, National Archives and Records Administration
I'm working as NARA's link to SNAC (Social Networks and Archival Context), working with other SNAC partners to stand up this new data cooperative. I'm all about linking creators of archival materials together in context, and linking them all to their original archival collections... Read More →
avatar for Audra Eagle Yun

Audra Eagle Yun

Head of Special Collections & Archives, University of California Irvine
Audra Eagle Yun is the Head of Special Collections & Archives at the University, of California, Irvine. She was the principal investigator for "Transforming Knowledge/Transforming Libraries," a three-year IMLS Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program research project to explore the... Read More →
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Sarah Jones

Visiting Special Collections Technical Services Librarian, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Sarah Jones is Special Collections Technical Services Librarian at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She received a bachelor's degree in history from UCLA in 2012, and a master's degree in library and information science from UCLA in 2017.
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Scott Kirycki

Digital Archivist, University of Notre Dame
As the Digital Archivist at Notre Dame, I develop and implement policies, procedures, and workflows for records retention and the appraisal, ingest, and preservation of born-digital University records.



Wednesday July 29, 2020 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Live Only (Not Recorded)