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The UCLA Digital Archiving Collective invites faculty, students, staff, and members of the general public to join us for Session Three of our 2017-18 UCLA Visiting Speaker Series, which will be held on Friday, February 9, 2018 from 1:00-4:00 PM in Moore Hall Reading Room (Room 3340).

Featured speakers are Karen Cariani (American Archive of Public Broadcasting and WGBH), Robert Browning (Purdue University and C-SPAN Archives), Alan Rubel (University of Wisconsin iSchool), and Sam Gustman (Shoah Foundation, University of Southern California). Speaker presentations will be followed by a roundtable session with members of the Digital Archiving Collective and a closing Q&A session. Light refreshments will be served.

The theme, “Data Management,” will center around strategies for:

  • Creation and migration of collection-level and item-level metadata
  • Training and employment of metadata workers
  • Metadata mining
  • Information privacy vs. access imperatives
  • Security of digital collections and associated metadata

Presenter Information

Karen Cariani – American Archive of Public Broadcasting and WGBH

Karen Cariani is the David O. Ives Executive Director of the WGBH Media Library and Archives (MLA) and WGBH Project Director for the American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB), a collaboration with the Library of Congress.  Karen has 30 plus years of television production, project and archival management experience.

Robert Browning – Purdue University and C-SPAN Archives

Robert X Browning is the Executive Director of the C-SPAN Archives and professor of political science and communication at Purdue University where is is also director of the C-SPAN Center for Scholarship & Engagement.  He created the C-SPAN Archives in 1987 that now has 240,000 hours of online, indexed digital content for which he won a George Foster Peabody award in 2010.

Alan Rubel – University of Wisconsin iSchool

Alan Rubel (JD, PhD) is an associate professor in the Information School and director of the Center for Law, Society & Justice at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research focuses on issues of privacy and surveillance in the contexts of law enforcement and security, public health, information agencies, and higher education.

Sam Gustman – Shoah Foundation, University of Southern California

Sam Gustman has been chief technology officer (CTO) of the Shoah Foundation since 1994 and was responsible for overseeing the 2006 move of the foundation’s archives from Universal Studios to USC. He has been with USC since 2006. Gustman is also associate dean at the USC Libraries, where he oversees all technology for 23 USC Libraries.

Featured Roundtable Participants

  • Tim Dennis, Social Science Data Archive at UCLA Library
  • Francis Steen, NewsScape Library (UCLA Department of Communication)
  • Matthew Vest, UCLA Music Library

This event is organized by the UCLA Digital Archiving Collective, a cross-campus organization with members from UCLA’s Department of Information Studies; Department of Communication Studies; Department of Film, Television, and Digital Media; Center for Digital Humanities; UCLA Film and Television Archive; UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive; UCLA Library and Digital Library Program; UCLA Music Library; Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies; UCLA Asian American Studies Center; UCLA American Indian Studies Center; and UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center. Funding is provided by UCLA’s Interdisciplinary and Cross-Campus Affairs Office.