SESSION 207 - The Future Is Now: New Tools to Address Archival Challenges

Aug 25, 2011
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Event Location: Columbus E/F


Mark Conrad (Chair)
Archives Specialist
National Archives and Records Administration

Dr. Peter Bajcsy
Senior Research Programmer
National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA)
Computationally Scalable File Migration Services to Keep Your Files Current (Presented by Kenton McHenry.)

Dr. Maria Esteva
Research Associate/Data Archivist
Texas Advanced Computing Center
Mapping Archival Practices to Information Visualization for Electronic Records Representation and Analysis

Dr. William E. Underwood, Jr
Principal Research Scientist
Archival Services for File and Record Type Identification and Metadata Extraction


The panelists—an archivist and two computer scientists—discuss tools they have developed to assist archivists in appraisal, preservation, arrangement, description, and access for very large record collections. They describe tools for converting files from one format to another and evaluating the conversions; data mining and visualization tools; and file format and record type identification tools, including work with the National Archives (UK) to improve the technology underlying PRONOM.


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