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Thursday, March 30 • 4:00pm - 4:30pm
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  • From Scrapbooks to Apps: Lifelogging Data and its Place in Personal Archiving (Leanna Barcelona).

    Lifelogging, the practice of tracking personal data generated by our behaviors and movements, has become increasingly popular with the development of technology. Devices, websites, and apps allow individuals to track their daily lives in an innovative way. While scrapbooking is not a lost art, people are progressively using technology to create an archive of their personal memories. This poster looks at the use of two different types of lifelogging technologies, FitBit and Exist, and analyzes the benefits and drawbacks they exhibit. It will also explore the future lifelogging data has within the personal archiving world. Future generations may look to this data to better understand today’s populations. Rather than opening your great-grandmother’s scrapbook, you may be opening an excel file of data explaining every step she ever took. With the growth in lifelogging and the Quantified Self Movement, it is important for professionals and researchers to understand how this will affect a historically paper-dominant field. Through this poster, I hope to establish a better understanding of how technology is changing current practices in personal archiving and its usage by others.
     
  • Making Data Management Manageable: A Risk Analysis Activity for Managing Research Data (Elise Dunham, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign).

    Funders, libraries, and journals are emphasizing the importance of research data management to sound academic research. Many hear about the challenges associated with haphazard data management, which are, at their core, personal information management challenges, and some already face these challenges themselves. Even though many researchers fundamentally understand that practices like naming files consistently, backing up hard drives, and writing documentation about research processes are crucial to the success of their work, they tend to consider the task of data management to be daunting and all-too time-consuming. Seeing a need from local researchers for implementable solutions to managing research data, the Research Data Service at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is developing practical data management exercises that are of use to all campus researchers. One outcome of these efforts is a risk analysis activity that encourages researchers to think about the risks associated with unmanaged data. The goal of this activity is for researchers to feel empowered to prioritize their data management activities and motivated to tackle data management in focused phases. In this poster, I introduce the risk analysis activity, demonstrating risk management concepts and highlighting its applicability to other managing other types of information management. The goal of this poster is to inspire those working across a variety of domains to put risk analysis concepts to work in other types of personal information management efforts. As the amount of personal information increases at seemingly insurmountable rates, the need for practical, easy-to-digest methods to prioritize time, money, and energy when managing personal information will remain.

  • Prozhito: Private Diaries Database as a Key to the Family History Through Generations (Nataliya Tyshkevich, Higher School of Economics, National Research University, Moscow). [CANCELED]

    The purpose of the publisher in a digital era is to follow the principles of correct transmission of all the features of the historical source. At the same time work with texts from family collections needs to strike a balance between personal and public to avoid publishing the information that could possibly compromise third parties. This is one of the most difficult tasks of private archives publishing, the key to which can only be found in close cooperation with the heirs and administrators of family archives. We offer some solutions to these problems within the « Prozhito» (prozhito.org) – the first global database of 400 diverse non-authorized private diaries (150,000 entries), tied to a chronological line, representing personal narratives from the XIX-XX centuries in Russian and Ukrainian. “Prozhito“ blends the structural experience of blog platforms and archival tradition of curating personal writings. User can work not only with particular texts but with the whole collection of diary entries, building complex search queries by author’s gender and age, journal types (f.e, war, tourist, dream etc.) and filtering results by exact dates and places of records. In Prozhito the manuscript owners (person or family) continue to participate in its preparation for publication and control the text on all the steps of its transformation from the manuscript to the machine-readable database unit. They have the right to exclude fragments, considered unappropriate due to ethical reasons. Working with a family history often activates intrafamily communication, but the information, stored in the family archives, is of interest not only for the family members. The Prozhito project allows any user to explore the diaries data and gives huge research material for researchers of everyday life. 

  • Name that File! An Active Learning Approach to Promoting Thoughtful Filenaming Practices in Personal Digital Archives (Mary Wahl, California State University, Northridge).

    While developing filenaming schemes can be a mundane activity, sometimes the long-term usability and findability of personal digital assets depends solely on the mere naming of files. So how might personal digital archives (PDA) instructors teach the importance of filenaming strategies in an engaging manner? “Name That File” is a brief (approximately 15 minute) group activity that PDA instructors can use to teach filenaming concepts such as description and choosing data elements by which to organize by. Using everyday-use items like printed photos and manila folders to stand in for abstract notions like computer files and directories, the activity aims to promote a more engaged thoughtfulness to how one organizes and names their personal digital assets. This poster will describe the components and learning objectives for the "Name That File" activity that can be included in personal digital archiving workshops and other related programming. 

  •  Analyzing personal email with ePADD (Glynn Edwards, Peter Chan, Josh Schneider, Stanford University; Sudheendra Hangal, Ashoka University).

    ePADD is an open source and freely available software package, funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), that allows individuals and institutions to analyze and evaluate email of potential historical or cultural value. The software primarily accomplishes this goal by incorporating techniques from computer science, including natural language processing, named entity recognition, and other algorithmic processes. This poster will present the software in the context of personal digital archiving.

Speakers
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Leanna Barcelona

Graduate Assistant, University of Illinois
Leanna Barcelona is a current graduate student at the School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She is working towards certification in Special Collections and intends to graduate in May 2017. Leanna has worked at the University Archives for over two years, starting as a student assistant while completing her undergraduate work and then becoming a graduate assistant while completing her masters. In her role at... Read More →
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Lee Boulie

Director of Digital and Library Collections, Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Lee Boulie, Director of Digital and Library Collections at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum: Boulie received her MLIS in 2007, and in her tenth year serving as a degreed professional librarian focusing primarily on collection care, digitization and digital information access software systems, equipment and hardware infrastructure, she has been working in various capacities of information services for over 15 years. Having previously... Read More →
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Peter Chan

Digital Archivist, Stanford University Libraries
Peter Chan is Digital Archivist at Stanford University. He is also Program Manager for ePADD.
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Elise Dunham

Data Curation Specialist, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Elise Dunham is a Data Curation Specialist at the University of Illinois, integrally involved with the launch of the Illinois Data Bank. Dunham has a background in archives and a current focus on privacy, sensitive data, and appraisal in the context of research data.
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Glynn Edwards

Head of Technical Services, Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries
The Head of Technical Services division in the Department of Special Collections & University Archives oversees the acquisition of incoming collections - we take in an average of 1,800 linear feet - or 2.5 million documents - a year. This means that I direct the accessioning, cataloging and processing of incoming material in any format - from papyrus fragments to artifacts and computer media. I plan and direct special large... Read More →
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Sudheendra Hangal

Professor of Practice in Computer Science, Ashoka University
I am a researcher in the areas of social computing and human-computer interaction, and a Professor of Practice in Computer Science at Ashoka University, where I also co-direct the Trivedi Center for Political Data. Formerly, I was the Associate Director for the Stanford Mobisocial Lab. My research explores novel applications for the digital life-logs that millions of consumers are collecting. These applications are demonstrated... Read More →
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Josh Schneider

Assistant University Archivist, Stanford University
Josh Schneider is Assistant University Archivist at Stanford University, and Community Manager for ePADD, an open-source software package that supports archival processes around the appraisal, processing, discovery, and delivery of email archives.
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Mary Wahl

Digital Services Librarian, California State University, Northridge
Mary Wahl is Digital Services Librarian at California State University, Northridge (CSUN) where she works with metadata, cataloging and streaming media projects. Her interests lie in taking best practices of digital collections management and communicating them in ways that can be applied to everyday life via personal digital archiving workshops around her local community. When not nitpicking over filenaming schemes, Mary enjoys writing... Read More →


Thursday March 30, 2017 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Bishop Auditorium Lathrop Library, Stanford University 518 Memorial Way Stanford, CA 94305

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