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Saturday, August 8 • TBA
S54 - Zooming In: Leveraging GIS and Linked Data to Protect Cultural Heritage at Home, Across the U.S., and Around the Globe

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An increase in the frequency and severity of natural and human-caused disasters is impacting cultural heritage organizations worldwide. This session features three innovative projects using GIS and linked open data technologies to map cultural organizations and share that information publicly with stakeholders. Partnerships among governmental and private organizations in these case studies can serve as a model, enabling effective preparedness before a disaster strikes and rapid response in the wake of a disaster.

Wiseman: Using Open Data for Georgia's Natural, Cultural and Historic Organizations' Disaster Response
Foley: Partnerships to Map the Universe of U.S. Cultural Institutions
Kaneko: Creating a Data Visualization of the World's Cultural Heritage Repositories
Landis: Using Open Data for Georgia's Natural, Cultural and Historic Organizations' Disaster Response

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Christine Wiseman

Assistant Director for Digital Service, Atlanta University Center Woodruff Library
Christine Wiseman is Assistant Director for Digital Services at the Atlanta University Center’s Robert W. Woodruff Library where she works collaboratively with library staff, the Archives Research Center and faculties to deliver digital services in support of teaching, learning... Read More →

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Cliff Landis

Digital Initiatives Librarian, Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library
Cliff Landis is Digital Initiatives Librarian at the Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library. His research interests include linked open data, archival technologies, digitization, metadata, and the coevolution of humanity and technology.

Lori Foley

Administrator, Heritage Emergency National Task Force, DHS | FEMA | FIMA
Lori Foley coordinates the Heritage Emergency National Task Force, a partnership between FEMA and the Smithsonian Institution. She works with cultural stewards and emergency managers before and after disasters to protect our cultural heritage.
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Nana Kaneko

Program Manager for Cultural Disaster Analysis, Smithsonian Cultural Rescue Initiative
Dr. Nana Kaneko is the Smithsonian Cultural Rescue Initiative's Mellon/ACLS Public Fellow and Program Manager for Cultural Disaster Analysis. She monitors, organizes, coordinates, and evaluates program implementation, operations, and administration to meet the needs of cultural heritage... Read More →

Saturday August 8, 2020 TBA