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Wednesday, April 14 • 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Discovering The HistoryMakers: Creating Partnerships, Ensuring Discoverability, and Enduring Preservation

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Celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2020, The HistoryMakers, “The Nation’s Largest African American Video Oral History Collection”, is comprised of over 3,000 oral history interviews with additional interviews occurring annually. The Library of Congress partnered with The HistoryMakers to ensure long-term preservation of this important collection and to prepare descriptive records that will facilitate discovery and use. Speakers in this session will describe inclusive descriptive efforts, the potential of linked data compliant unique identifiers for each interview, and bulk ingest using a combination of manual, semi-automated, and automated techniques. This session illustrates the need for practitioners across library and archive disciplines to work cooperatively as the profession navigates between the analog and digital, incorporates linked data principles, and ensures the long-term sustainability of significant large-scale moving image collections.

Speakers
avatar for David Gibson

David Gibson

Library Technician, Library of Congress
Dave Gibson is a Library Technician in the Moving Image Section of the Library of Congress' National Audio Visual Conservation Center. A graduate of the inaugural class of UCLA's Moving Image Archive Studies program in 2002, Dave joined the staff of the LOC in 2006 and, since then... Read More →
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Andrea Leigh

Moving Image Processing Unit Head, Library of Congress
Andrea Leigh is Moving Image Processing Unit Head at the Library of Congress National Audio Visual Conservation Center. Previously, she was a cataloger at the UCLA Film & Television Archive from 2000-2008, and held technical service positions at the UCLA Library, Cal State University... Read More →
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Laura Drake Davis

Digital Project Specialist, Library of Congress
Laura Drake Davis is a Digital Project Specialist at the Library of Congress in the Moving Image Section. In this role, Laura processes born-digital moving image content, develops new workflows for born-digital content and develops strategies for metadata capture and transformation... Read More →


Wednesday April 14, 2021 2:15pm - 3:15pm PDT
Stage B