Sarah Dorpinghaus, Digital Projects Library Manager, served as session chair and panelist for the session, Choose Your Own Arrangement: Using Large-scale Digitization Efforts to Process Image and Audiovisual Collections. The session highlighted the mass digitization workflows and in-house standards developed by UK Libraries’ Digital Library Services (DLS). Other panelist represented the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum, Northwestern University, and the College of Charleston. Sarah also participated in SAA’s first CURATEcamp workshop, during which she led a discussion on DLS’s new preservation repository and use of DAITSS and Blacklight.
Deirdre Scaggs, Associate Dean for Special Collections participated on a panel, Kids These Days: K-12 Students and the Use of Primary Sources. K-12 students remain a largely underrepresented audience within archives, and, therefore, one of the greatest opportunities for archivists. Engaging with primary sources builds and improves critical thinking and communication skills among K-12 students. This session explored the use of primary sources in K-12 education from a variety of perspectives. The panelists discuss engaging primary sources with K-12 students in the classroom, research room, and an online environment. Deirdre’s presentation focused, in part, on a case study she conducted with a 6th grade class at SCAPA (School for the Creative and Performing Arts) in Fayette County Public Schools. Other panel members represented the University of Wyoming, the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire, Drexel University and the National Archives.
During the Oral History Roundtable session Dr. Doug Boyd, Director of UK Libraries Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History presented Oral History in the Digital Age. Doug discussed various tools and recommendations being provided by the IMLS initiative which brought together Michigan State University, the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian, the American Folklore Society, and the Oral History Association for this effort. UK Libraries OHMS initiative was specifically highlighted.