Seminar 2011: The Curation of Social Media as a Public Asset
The School of Information and Library Science (SILS) and School of Government (SOG) at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) held a day-long seminar called “The Curation of Social Media as a Public Asset” on January 21, 2011 from 9:00-4:30 in the Pleasant’s Family Room of Wilson Library on the UNC-CH campus. The seminar included talks by esteemed professionals in public records management and numerous opportunities for professional networking.
The following speakers contributed insights based on their extensive experience in a variety of professional contexts:
- Martha Anderson, Director of Program Management, National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP), Library of Congress
- Ken Thibodeau, Director of the Center for Advanced Systems and Technologies, National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
- LeeAnn Potter, National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
- Arian D. Ravanbakhsh, Electronic Records Policy Analyst, Office of Modern Records Programs, National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
- Kelly Eubank, Electronic Records Archivist, Department of Cultural Resources, North Carolina State Archives
- Anne Klinefelter, Associate Professor and Director of the Law Library, School of Law, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
- Christopher (Cal) Lee, Assistant Professor, School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
- Javier Velasco-Martin, Doctoral Student and expert on Self Disclosure Over Social Media, School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Topics for the day included The Library of Congress’ Twitter Acquisition, NARA’s and the State of North Carolina’s social media policies, NARA's DocsTeach program, legal issues related to curating social media as a public asset, and topics surrounding self-disclosure and strategic policy for public records social media. A wrap-up session led by Dr. Cal Lee of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill summarized key points from the day and allowed seminar registrants to discuss their questions, concerns, and ideas regarding the curation of social media as a public asset.
Selected Presentations from the Event:
- Kenneth Thibodeau, What's the Use? Records in Social Media Applications
- Anne Klinefelter, How Should Curation of Social Media as a Public Asset Accommodate Privacy?
- Javier Velasco-Martin, Intimate Disclosures in Public
- Martha Anderson, 21st Century Broadsides**
- Lee Ann Potter, DocsTeach: Where Social Media, Public Assets, and Institutional Objectives Meet
- Arian Ravanbakhsh, NARA Guidance to Federal Agencies about Web 2.0 and Cloud Computing
- Kelly Eubank, A flickr of Hope: Harvesting Social Networking Sites**
- Cal Lee, Social Media Curation Myth Busters: Selected Reflections on Today's Talks
**Intellectual property considerations preclude posting this presentation on the public web.