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Digital Preservation Interest Group

Sunday, January 22, 2012
8:00 am to 10:00 am, US/Central

Are you ready to handle born-digital materials? We've talked about the future onslaught of these materials, and that future is now! Our speakers will present on-the-ground case studies of how two Texas institutions are dealing with the management of born-digital materials in special collections and archives. Dr. Patricia Galloway will discuss the work of graduate students in her Problems in the Permanent Retention of Electronic Records course, and talk about what skills are necessary for future digital archivists . Michele Reilly will talk about the process underway at the University of Houston to review existing workflows and develop new ones for born-digital material management. There will be time for discussion at the end of the presentations.

Patricia Galloway teaches courses on appraisal, digital archives, and museum studies at the School of Information, University of Texas-Austin. She holds PhDs in Comparative Literature and in Anthropology from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. From 1979 to 2000 she worked at the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, where among other tasks she was the first manager of information systems and directed an NHPRC project to establish an electronic records program.

Michele Reilly earned her Masters Degree in Library Science degree from Indiana University in Bloomington (2005) with a concentration in collection development and library management. Throughout her library career she has concentrated on the preservation of digital materials, the future of digital technologies and how users are affected and interact with emerging technologies. She is the Head of Digital Services at the University of Houston Libraries.

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