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Saturday, August 8 • TBA
S46 - The Evolution of SNAC: Technological Advances, Policy Development, & Workflow Models

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SNAC (Social Networks in Archival Context) is an international cooperative working to build a corpus of reliable descriptions of People, Families, and Organizations that link to and provide a contextual understanding of historical records. The speakers will discuss the challenges of building a shared archival authorities database and moving SNAC from a project to a program. Their talks will focus on three different aspects in the development of SNAC: technology, policy, workflow implementation.

Pyzynski: Demographics: Challenges and Opportunities in Policy Development
Dunning: Where SNAC Fits: SNAC's Place in the Workflow
Duryee: SNAC Machines: Working with OpenRefine and the API
Hu: SNAC: An Introduction

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Susan Pyzynski

Associate Librarian of Houghton Library for Technical Services, Harvard University
Susan Pyzynski is the Associate Librarian of Houghton Library for Technical Services, Harvard University. She has been actively involved in the SNAC Cooperative since 2015 and serves as the chair of the Editorial and Standards Working Group.


Rachael Hu

User Experience Manager, University of California, Office of the President
Rachael Hu serves as the User Experience Design Manager at the California Digital Library. She manages a team of UX designers and content strategist that facilitates the discovery and design process for online services and tools produced by CDL.

Alexander Duryee

Metadata Archivist, New York Public Library
Alexander Duryee is the Metadata Archivist at New York Public Library. He manages the Library?s archival metadata systems, such as ArchivesSpace and archives.nypl.org, and develops integrations between local systems and international cooperatives.
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John Dunning

Special Collections Cataloger, Joyner Library, East Carolina University
John Dunning is a Special Collections Cataloger for Joyner Library at East Carolina University. He creates and manages metadata for the library's Rare Books, Manuscripts, North Carolina, and Digital Collections. He also creates archival authority records via SNAC (Social Networks... Read More →

Saturday August 8, 2020 TBA