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SNAC Cooperative Annual Meeting Invitation

  • 1.  SNAC Cooperative Annual Meeting Invitation

    Posted 6 days ago

    The Social Networks and Archival Context Cooperative (SNAC) will hold its Annual Meeting on September 24 and 25, 2020, 1:00-4:15 PM Eastern Time/10:00-1:15 Pacific Time.


    In addition to all staff at SNAC member institutions being welcome to attend, anyone interested in knowing more about SNAC is also welcome.

    The meeting will be recorded and individual presentations made available as soon as possible after the meeting.

    The meeting will be hosted on Zoom, and registration in advance is necessary.

    To register in advance for the September 24 session:

    https://virginia.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwqduuopjMvGNDC2330Ru7eZEif1V7oA3Mp

    To register in advance for the September 25 session:

    https://virginia.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAkcu2tqTgjHdEc858FRIsbU1Vha0B3aR2B

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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    SNAC is welcoming new institutional members and volunteer editors.

    For information about membership:

    https://portal.snaccooperative.org/node/483

    For information about becoming a volunteer editor see:

    https://portal.snaccooperative.org/node/484

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    Agenda

    Thursday, September 24, 2020  1:00-4:15 PM Eastern Time/10:00-1:15 Pacific Time.

    • State of the Cooperative Address - Daniel Pitti (30 mins.)
      • Historical overview
      • Current and planned activities
      • SNAC Membership
      • Volunteer Editors
    • Comprehensive report on all updated policy and functionality impacting SNAC editing
      • Susan Pyzynski and Jerry Simmons (30 mins.)
    • Break
    • Announcements and reports from working groups (15 mins. each)
      • Faith Charlton - Communications
      • Susan Pyzynski - Editorial Standards and Policy
      • Iris Lee and Alex Duryee - Technical Infrastructure
      • Jerry Simmons and Dina Herbert - SNACSchool Team
    • Updates on developments to enhance member benefits (60 mins)
      • Extraction services + OpenRefine extension, ArchivesSpace integration, etc. 
        • Overview (Daniel Pitti)
        • Demonstration of EAD-CPF Extraction services (alpha) and OpenRefine extension (Joseph Glass)

    Friday, September 25, 2020  1:00-4:15 PM Eastern Time/10:00-1:15 Pacific Time.

    • Demonstrations (50 mins)
      • User Interface enhancements (Jerry Simmons)
      • Vocabulary and Relations (Joseph Glass)
    • xEAC Update and EAC-CPF to into Linked Art JSON-LD (Ethan Gruber) (10 mins)
    • Featured Presentations: 
      • The National Archives at St. Louis, Persons of Exceptional Prominence, and SNAC / (Sarah Rigdon and Alexa Kitchen) (30 mins)
      • SNACing at Houghton Library: Integrating SNAC records creation into processing workflows / Betts Coup, Susan Pyzynski, Melanie Wisner (30 mins)
      • Break
      • Bernetiae Reed / Using Rocky Mount Mill's African American Legacy to understand Enslaved/Free Person research (60 minutes)
    • Invitations to open Working Group meetings

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    Presenters

    Faith Charlton, Chair of Communications Working Group (Special Collections, Princeton University Library)

    Betts Coup (Harvard University Houghton Library)

    Alex Duryee, Co-chair of Technical Infrastructure Working Group (New York Public Library)

    Joseph Glass, Cooperative Technical Lead (University of Virginia Library)

    Ethan Gruber (American Numismatics Society)

    Dina Herbert, SNAC Liaison and SNACSchool Instructor (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration)

    Alexa Kitchen (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration: Saint Louis)

    Iris Lee, Co-chair of Technical Infrastructure Working Group (American Museum of Natural History)

    Daniel Pitti, Cooperative Director (University of Virginia Library)

    Susan Pyzynski, Chair of Editorial Standards and Policy Working Group (Harvard University Houghton Library)

    Bernetiae Reed (Archivist and Researcher of the Enslaved)

    Sarah Rigdon (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration: Saint Louis)

    Jerry Simmons, Cooperative Operations Manager, Director SNACSchool (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration)

    Melanie Wisner (Harvard University Houghton Library)



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    Faith Charlton
    SNAC Communications Working Group, Chair
    Lead Processing Archivist, Manuscripts Division Collections
    Princeton University Library
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