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Wednesday, August 19 • 11:30am - 12:00pm
Q&A Session for S26 - It's a Small World After All: Accommodating Languages in Archives

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Session Description
How do archivists capture the content of collections created in languages they don't speak, engage with communities for whom English is not their first language, and ensure collections are accessible in multiple languages? In this session, we will discuss the innovations we are using to make multilingual collections accessible and what the future holds for them. Participants will leave the session with information about tools and resources for accommodating languages in their archives.

Sayers: It's a Small World After All: Accommodating Language in Archives
Calco: With A Little Help From Our Faculty: Curating, Translating, and Digitizing Documents of the Yiddish Left
Huang: Bridging the East and the West: Processing and Accessing Chinese Archival Collections at Columbia
von Holtum: Access to Sculptures in the Air: Multilingual digitization for ASL poetry and literature performances
Wittwer: Valió la pena / It was worth it: Approaches to digital access and discovery in a multilingual cultural archive

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Michelle Sayers

Processing Team Supervisor, Church History Library of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Michelle supervises the Archives Processing Team at the Church History Library, where she has worked for 8 years. She has a BA from Hollins University and an MA from the University of Utah, both in history. She became a certified archivist in 2016.

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Steven Calco

Research Archivist, Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University
Steven Calco is Research Archivist at the Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation & Archives at Cornell University. He has an MA in Library Science from Queens College and an MA in Labor Studies from CUNY SPS.

Yingwen Huang

Processing Archivist, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, C.V. Starr East Asian Library, Columbia University
Yingwen is a Chinese materials processing archivist at Columbia University. She has a BA in Political Science & Philosophy from CUNY Hunter College and an MLS & Certificate in Archives & Preservation of Cultural Materials from CUNY Queens College.

Lindsay Wittwer

Digital Archivist, Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Hunter College, CUNY
Lindsay is the Digital Archivist at the Center for Puerto Rican Studies where she manages the Digital and Oral History Projects teams. She holds a BA in History from Providence College and a MA in Archives & Public History from New York University.

Ella von Holtum

Assistant Archivist, Rochester Institute of Technology
Ella is the Assistant Archivist at Rochester Institute of Technology where for three years she has worked across several repositories, including the RIT/NTID Deaf Studies Archive. She holds a BA from Bard College and an MLIS from University of Iowa.

Wednesday August 19, 2020 11:30am - 12:00pm CDT
Live Only (Not Recorded)