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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
Task Force on Technical Approaches to Email Archives: Update and Discussion

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The Task Force on Technical Approaches to Email, formed in September 2016 and sponsored by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Digital Preservation Coalition, is charged with (a) reexamining and assessing current efforts to preserve email; (b) articulating a conceptual and technical framework in which these efforts can operate not as competing solutions, but as elements of an interoperable toolkit to be applied as needed; and (c) constructing a working agenda for the community to refine this technical framework, adjust existing tools to work within this framework, and begin to fill in missing elements. The Task Force will prepare a report of its findings. The report will include recommendations concerning the specific actions that those interested in email archiving can take to demonstrate within 2-5 years that archives can safely accession and preserve records of human expression in the form of email. In this project briefing, Task Force co-chairs Chris Prom and Kate Murray will report on the Task Force's work to date and will solicit feedback and input. This input is critical in helping Task Force members shape the final report and recommendations, which will be issued in late 2017.



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Kate Murray

Information Technology Specialist, Digital Collections & Management Services, Library of Congress
Kate Murray is the IT Specialist (Audio-Visual Specialist) in the Technology Policy Directorate at the Library of Congress. At the Library of Congress, Kate leads the Federal Agencies Digital Guidelines Initiative (FADGI) Audio-Visual Working Group and coauthors the Sustainability of Digital Formats website. She is the co-chair of the Mellon Foundation’s Task Force on Technical Approaches to Email Archives and a coordinator of the 2015... Read More →
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Chris Prom

Archivist and Andrew S.G. Turyn Professor, University Archives, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Chris is Assistant Archivist at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and has served the Society in numerous capacities and is currently Publications Editor. Having recently received 400 GB of photographs from the College of Agriculture, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, Chris is collaborating with the photographer to leverage embedded metadata and provide access via open source digital image management software in a custom-built... Read More →

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