CurateGear 2015: Enabling the Curation of Digital Collections

January 7, 2015
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education

About the Symposium
CurateGear 2015 was an interactive day-long event focused on digital curation tools and methods. Participants saw demonstrations, heard about the latest developments, and discussed application in professional contexts. The event was sponsored by the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (through the BitCurator Access project).

Program

The links below are to slides from the presentations. You can also watch videos of most of the presentations.

Break
8:00-8:10 Welcome, Introduction and Overview of the Day's Topics [Redbud AB] Cal Lee and Helen Tibbo
8:10-9:00 Professional Needs and Strategies [Redbud AB]
9:00-9:15 Data and Repository Management [Redbud AB]
9:15-10:00 Demo and Discussion Session - Data and Repository Management Presenters from the previous session provide demonstrations and discuss with CurateGear participants.
  • Jon Crabtree An Introduction to the DataVerse Network [Redbud AB]
  • Nancy McGovern - Management Tools for Digital Curation and Preservation [Bellflower AB]
  • Elizabeth Hull - A Day in the Life of a Dryad Curator [Wintergreen]
10:00-10:15 Break
10:15-10:30 New Processes and Workflows [Redbud AB]
10:30-11:15 Demo and Discussion Session New Processes and Workflows Presenters from the previous session provide demonstrations and discuss with CurateGear participants.
  • Don Mennerich and Julia Kim - Jeremy Blake's Digital Art and Archives [Redbud AB]
  • Susan Malsubry - The GMHC Hotline Database: Capturing a snapshot of AIDS service providers in New York City [Bellflower AB]
11:20-11:40 Collection Management and Description [Redbud AB]
11:40-12:25 Demo and Discussion Session Collection Management and Description Presenters from the previous session will provide demonstrations and discuss with CurateGear participants.
  • Peter Murray and Angela Spinazze- CollectionSpace [Bellflower AB]
  • Carl Wilson - Automated QA Tools for Audio and Images [Wintergreen]
  • Brad Westbrook Charting a Course for ArchivesSpace for 2015 [Redbud AB]
12:25-1:30 Lunch
1:30-1:55 Hosted and Distributed Services [Redbud AB]
1:55-2:40 Demo and Discussion Session - Hosted and Distributed Services Presenters from the previous session provide demonstrations and discuss with CurateGear participants.
  • Katherine Skinner – MetaArchive [Bellflower AB]
  • Lori Donovan – Archive-It 5.0 [Wintergreen]
  • Klaus Rechert - Emulation as a Tool - What Can Emulation Do for You? [Redbud AB]
2:40-3:00 Break
3:00-3:20 Media and Disk Images [Redbud AB]
3:20-4:05 Demo and Discussion Session – Media and Disk Images Presenters from the previous session provide demonstrations and discuss with CurateGear participants.
  • Doug White - Back in Time: reading media older than our staff, or 'Get Off My <strikeout>Lawn</strikeout> Tapes' [Bellflower AB]
  • Michael Olson - Disk Imaging Hardware and Software Configurations @ Stanford: A Brief Overview [Wintergreen]
  • Kam Woods – BitCurator Access [Redbud AB]
4:25-5:00 Observations and Implications[Redbud AB] Mark Evans, Leslie Johnston, Cal Lee (moderator), Helen Tibbo

Symposium speakers included:

  • Jon Crabtree, Odum Institute
  • Lori Donovan, Internet Archive
  • Mark Evans, History Associates
  • Erika Farr, Emory University
  • Matthew Farrell, Duke University
  • Carolyn Hank, University of Tennessee
  • Elizabeth Hull, Dryad Digital Repository
  • Leslie Johnston, US National Archives and Records Administration
  • Julia Kim, New York University
  • Cal Lee, University of North Carolina
  • Nancy McGovern, MIT Libraries
  • Susan Malsbury, New York Public Library
  • Don Mennerich, New York University
  • Peter Murray, LYRASIS
  • Alex Nelson, Prometheus Computing
  • Michael Olson, Stanford University
  • Klaus Rechert, University of Freiburg
  • Katherine Skinner, Educopia Institute
  • Kari Smith, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Angela Spinazzè, CollectionSpace
  • Helen Tibbo, University of North Carolina
  • Bradley Westbrook, ArchivesSpace
  • Doug White, National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • Carl Wilson, Open Preservation Foundation
  • Kam Woods, University of North Carolina
Accommodations
Please see the list of nearby hotels below.

Courtyard by Marriott Chapel Hill 100 Marriott Way (off NC Highway 54 East), Chapel Hill 0.3 mile walk to the Friday Center Tel 919.883.0700 Toll-free 800.321.2211

The Carolina Inn 211 Pittsboro Street (on the UNC Campus), Chapel Hill, NC 27516 3 miles to the Friday Center (free shuttle to Friday Center) Tel 800.962.8519

Hampton Inn & Suites Chapel Hill/Durham 6137 Farrington Road (at I-40 and Hwy 54), Chapel Hill, NC 27514 2.2 miles to the Friday Center (free shuttle to Friday Center) Tel 919.403.8700

Holiday Inn Chapel Hill 1301 N Fordham Blvd., Chapel Hill, NC 27514 4.3 miles to the Friday Center (free shuttle to Friday Center) Tel 919.929.2171

Holiday Inn Express Chapel Hill 6119 Farrington Rd., Chapel Hill, NC 27517 1.7 miles to the Friday Center (free shuttle to Friday Center) Tel 919.489.7555

Previous Symposia

2010 Public Symposium: Engaging Communities for the Curation of Digital Products of Scholarly Endeavors
2011 Public Symposium: Curate Me: Stewardship of Personal Digital Archives
2012 Public Symposium: CurateGear: Enabling the Curation of Digital Collections
2013 Public Symposium: CurateGear: Enabling the Curation of Digital Collections
2014 Public Symposium: CurateGear: Enabling the Curation of Digital Collections