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Lightning Talks Day 2 - Preservation, Description, and Access - 2023 Virtual Mini-Conference

  • 25 Oct 2023
  • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Zoom


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Please join us for the second session of lightning talks and final day of the ARLIS/NA New York virtual mini-conference on Wednesday, October 25, from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The theme for the day will be Preservation, Description, and Access. Please RSVP to receive the Zoom link for the event. This is a free event for ARLIS/NA New York chapter members.


Looking at Libguides: Expanding MoMA's Research Resources, Meagan Connolly

The Museum of Modern Art has recently adopted the Libguide platform to continue to facilitate easier, more approachable research to our patrons. This presentation will describe MoMA's approach to creating libguides to support both our library and archival researchers by uniting the two. Our collaborative and inaugural libguide explores the Political Art Documentation/Distribution (PAD/D) art group in 1980's New York City through the unified lens of the MoMA Archives, Library, and Research Collections, and beyond.

Preserving Born Digital Artwork Made in Procreate, Sara Sarmiento

How should cultural heritage institutions be approaching the preservation of born digital artwork made in Procreate? A popular drawing app among artists, Procreate uses a native file format which includes unique metadata, such as time-lapse recording, that documents the artistic process. This presentation proposes a preservation process that begins with ensuring that artists themselves have reliably saved their work, and discusses long term storage strategies for cultural heritage institutions and the advantages and disadvantages of migrating files to more known formats versus preserving the original Procreate files.

Everything you wanted to know about ARK persistent identifiers in ten minutes or less, Jack O'Malley

Do you frequently encounter "link rot," where so-called permalinks for your old systems and projects no longer work? Access to library resources, or at least a record of their existence, has to significantly outlast the typical lifecycle of a database, website, or single URL. ARK IDs are linkable persistent identifiers that offer a low-cost, decentralized solution to this problem. This presentation will provide an overview of what ARK IDs are and demo the Frick Collection's recent implementation of an ARK web server.

Part I: Identifying and Managing Traditional Knowledge (TK) in the Karen Jamieson Dance Archives, Emma Metcalfe Hurst

Canadian contemporary dancer and choreographer Karen Jamieson, based in Vancouver, BC, is nationally recognized for her work in community-engaged dance and cross-cultural collaborations with Indigenous communities since the early 1990s. The works that came out of these close collaborative relationships, captured in the Karen Jamieson Dance (KJD) archives, pose pressing questions for the company's archivists. Contextualized in Canada/BC in the wake of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Report and UNDRIP, this lightning talk will discuss the preliminary process of identifying Traditional Knowledge (TK) in the KJD Archives and managing it through the use of Local Context's Cultural Institution (CI) notices. This presentation will conclude with an outline of next steps and recommendations to ensure artistic works in the KJD archives are respectfully and properly managed, protected, and accessed according to community protocols and artists' wishes.

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