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Digital Liaisons: Engaging with Digital Curation Theory and Practice

At the 2013 ASIS&T Annual Meeting, the SIG Digital Libraries hosted a panel exclusively featuring posters and presentations by master’s and undergraduate students on topics pertaining to interdisciplinary collaboration. This event was intended to acknowledge the presence of ASIS&T student members by providing a venue specifically for master’s and undergraduate students to present independent research on topics related to information and knowledge management. In recognition of limited student funding, participants were allowed to present in absentia through video presentations and mailing in posters. The event also served as a social meeting point to facilitate networking between students, faculty, and professionals.

SIG DL would like to share the excellent work by our presenters through this webpage. Below, you can learn more about the backgrounds of the presenters, view videos from the panel, and review supplementary material. For any questions, please feel free to contact SIG DL at

Poster Session

Cloud Computing in Public University Libraries in Brazil: Perspectives and Challenges
Honorable Mention Award
Érica Saito, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Managing Legacy Data: A Primer for Non-Data Management Librarians
Brianna Marshall, Indiana University

Unlocking GATE: Gaining Access to Analog Items in a Digital World
Jennifer Clark, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

A. Schwab Digital Archive: Preserving Cultural Heritage through Collaborative Partnerships
Krista Oldham, Brigitte Billeaudeaux & Zach Sandberg, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

In Thin Air: Can Small Organizations Like the American Alpine Club Library Afford Digital Preservation?
Julia Blasé, Library of Congress

The Laura Hershey Digital Collection: LIS Students and Denver Public Library Collaborate
Allison Bailey, Jen LaBarbera, Gina Schlesselman-Tarango (presenting) & Hana Zittel, University of Denver

Developing Preservation Policy for Dryad Digital Repository
Sara Mannheimer (presenting) & Ayoung Yoon, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Best Poster Award

Towards a Collaborative Solution for Born-Digital Preservation for Archives
Allana Mayer, McGill University

Technology & Antiquity: How Rutgers University Libraries is Building a Digital Collection of Roman Republican Coins for Today’s Scholars
Annamarie Klose (presenting), Rick Hale & Scott Goldstein, Rutgers University

Proselytizing Preservation: Generating Buy-In for Digital Preservation and Digital Assets Management
Elizabeth “Lisa” Cruces-Welty, University of Notre Dame

Keynote Speaker: Carolyn Hank

Carolyn Hank, Assistant Professor at the School of Information Sciences at the University of Tennessee, has been engaged in digital curation and digital preservation research, practice, and instruction since 2005. In addition to her post at UT, she serves as faculty for the Digital Curation Professional Institute. Currently, she is a co-applicant on InterPARES Trust, a five-year Canadian SSHRC-funded project examining trust in networked digital records.


Understanding Depositing and Accessing of Electronic Health Records in a Consortia Data Repository
Kate Thornhill, Simmons College
Honorable Mention Award

Selection and Appraisal of Born-Digital Media: A Literature Review
Brian Meagher, McGill University

Utilization and Refinement of Standard Curation Models
Max Eckard & Jonathan Leidig (presenting), Grand Valley State University
Best Lightning Talk Award

Digital Convergence and the Education Imperative
Diana Bowers, Pratt Institute

Creating a Marine Resources Center’s Digital Repository
Alyson Gamble, Louisiana State University

Plenary Speaker: Elaine Ménard

Elaine Ménard is Assistant Professor at the School of Information Studies, McGill University (Montreal, Canada). Her teaching expertises include cataloguing, indexing, classification and information retrieval. Her main research interests deal with cross-language information retrieval, image indexing and metadata. Professor Ménard has published in a number of scholarly journals, including the Journal of Information Ethics, Knowledge Organization, The Indexer, Library Hi Tech, and Documentation et bibliothèques. She has presented papers at conferences such as ACFAS, CAIS-ACSI, ISKO, NASKO, ISKO France, ISKO UK, LIDA, and ASIS&T.

Questions & Answers

Awards Presentation


Special thanks to the SIG DL Student Panel Committee (Chris Eaker, Lizzy Rolando, Carolyn Hank, Krystyna Matusiak, Tina Jayroe, and June Abbas) and the 2012-2013 / 2013-2014 officers of SIG Digital Libraries for all their help and support.