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DPLAfest 2017—the fourth major gathering of the Digital Public Library of America’s broad community—will take place on April 20-21, 2017 in Chicago at Chicago Public Library’s Harold Washington Library Center. For more information, visit the DPLA website.
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Friday, April 21 • 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Bridging the Centuries with Digital Social Justice Collections

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Amistad Research Center has made many of its social justice themed collections, dating back to 1840s, available online. This session will describe the process through which these collections were digitized and made available. Speakers will discuss the steps taken, from selecting collections of material for digitization, to the creation of digitization and metadata workflows. The audience will learn a bit about the challenges of bringing centuries old material into the digital age as well as integrating contemporary, born digital material into an archival setting. The session will also touch on the importance of engaging with current social justice movements while providing access to historical movements.

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Brenda Flora

Archivist, Amistad Research Center
Brenda Flora focuses on audiovisual material and processing. She holds a Master’s degree in Film Archiving from the University of East Anglia and is a member of the Academy of Certified Archivists. Prior to joining the team at Amistad in 2010, she worked for the University of New... Read More →

Laura Thomson

Director of Processing, Amistad Research Center

Friday April 21, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm PDT
Multipurpose Room B Lower Level