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Saturday, August 8 • TBA
S01 - People Describing People: Using Social Media to Facilitate Archival Description

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The twenty-first century archivist, when using innovative approaches to description, will likely mine LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and other popular platforms. This panel suggests that social media is a useful tool for generating information about a younger generation of records creators and subjects, particularly when it may be the only information available. Speakers will share their experiences, including challenges and opportunities, with using different social media outlets to enhance description of their collections.

O'Riordan: Sorry to this Man: Using Facebook to Identify Lesser Known Creators
Carleton: Desperately Seeking Biographical Data through Selfies
Crilly: The Land Before Facial Recognition: Using Social Media to Identify Municipal Employees and Officials
Morse: "That's Aunt Roberta!": Crowd-Sourcing Descriptive Metadata at a Public Library Archive
O'Riordan: Internet stalking for the power of good: Using social media to identify copyright information and make digital collections accessible

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Meaghan O'Riordan

Accessioning Archivist, Rose Library, Emory University
Meaghan O'Riordan has served as the Accessioning Archivist for the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, & Rare Book Library at Emory University since 2016. She holds a masters in library science from UNC-Chapel Hill.

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Marta Crilly

Archivist for Reference and Outreach, Boston City Archives
Marta Crilly is the Archivist for Reference and Outreach for the Boston City Archives. She manages the Archives? research services, outreach program, and digital preservation and access program.
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Janet Carleton

Digital Initiatives Coordinator, Ohio University Libraries
Janet Carleton is Digital Initiatives coordinator for Ohio University Libraries where she works on digitization, access, and digital preservation of the Libraries unique resources, as well as promoting their use through social media.

Simon O'Riordan

Head of Metadata Services, Emory University
Simon O'Riordan is the Head of Metadata Services at Emory University where he has worked since 2014. Previously, he was a Metadata Analyst and Interim Head of Metadata Services. He holds a masters in library science from UNC-Chapel Hill.

Heidi Morse

Library Technician - Archives, Ann Arbor District Library
Heidi Morse is a former University of Michigan instructor who is transitioning into an archival career. She works at the Ann Arbor District Library archives, where she specializes in local history research and community-based digital exhibits.

Saturday August 8, 2020 TBA