Please save the date for our fourth and and final Re-Envisioning the MLS Engagement Session. Rescheduled from February (good riddance winter!) we will hold Digital Curation: The Future of Archives? on Tuesday, April 28 from 4:30-5:30pm. You can join us:
- In person: Room 2119 Hornbake Library, South Wing. University of Maryland, College Park.
- Online via Adobe Connect: http://ter.ps/hackmlsfeb25
If you have not RSVP’d please do at: http://ter.ps/rsvpfeb26
Abstract: Networked and digital technologies are challenging information professionals to reimagine and reassess traditional ways of providing persistent access to information. Among these changes are the expanding notions of records and archives as well as the necessary skills and responsibilities in managing cultural heritage collections. Part of the recent efforts to re-envision the LIS curriculum, the iSchool’s newly combined specialization in archives and digital curation is an intervention to bring the field of information preservation and access towards a more responsive and relevant future. In this presentation, Ricky Punzalan and Richard Marciano will trace the evolution of archival education and will analyze this trajectory to question the relationships between archives and digital curation. They will also provide an overview of some of the significant, related changes in the iSchool’s curriculum and other recent efforts that contributes to the newly formed archival and digital curation pathways.