Representatives from CNI member organizations gather twice annually to explore new technologies, content, and applications; to further collaboration; to analyze technology policy issues; and to catalyze the development and deployment of new projects. Each member organization may send two representatives. Visit https://www.cni.org/mm/spring-2017 for more information.
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Tuesday, April 4 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Social Networks and Archival Context: In Transition from Project to Program

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Social Networks and Archival Context (SNAC) began as a research and development project in 2010, and in 2015 began to transition to an ongoing cooperative program. This project update will focus on the technological and social changes required to make the transition successful. The transition has required that the underlying technology platform be completely transformed, transitioning from the aggregation of data from multiple sources using a multi-step batch process to a platform supporting both batch ingest of new data and ongoing human curation of the data. Given that the data will be cooperatively maintained to benefit the members and end-users, a major focus of the social transition has been on governance: editorial policy and standards; technology requirements; communication; and training. The project update will focus on the current status of the transition and future plans for continuing and completing the transition. SNAC has received funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.


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Daniel Pitti

Director, Social Networks and Archival Context (SNAC), Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities, University of Virginia
Daniel Pitti is the Associate Director of the Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities. He is Director of Social Networks and Archival Context, a project initiated in 2010. He is the chair of the International Council on Archives (ICA) Expert Group on Archival Description... Read More →

Jerry Simmons

External Agency Liaison to SNAC, National Archives and Records Administration
I'm working as NARA's link to SNAC (Social Networks and Archival Context), working with other SNAC partners to stand up this new data cooperative. I'm all about linking creators of archival materials together in context, and linking them all to their original archival collections... Read More →

Tuesday April 4, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm MDT
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