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Monday, August 5 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
707 - Cultivating a Post-Custodial Praxis: Insights from LLILAS Benson's Community of Colaboradores

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For more than a decade, LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections has supported post-custodial partnerships with community and cultural heritage organizations to protect vulnerable historical records in Latin America. This panel highlights diverse experiences and roles of post-custodial archivists, traditional archivists, and scholars in collaboratively developing and implementing post-custodial projects. The panelists offer insights and lessons learned from their engagement with each other and these projects to underscore the collaborative value of the model.

Itza A. Carbajal: Metadata Development and Decisions
Dylan Joy: Collaborating on a Post-custodial Project as an Archivist in Special Collections
Edward Shore: Collaborating as a Scholar and Researcher for a Post-custodial Project

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Theresa Polk

Head of Digital Initiatives, University of Texas Austin
Theresa Polk is Head of Digital Initiatives at LLILAS Benson. She has a BA in Latin American Studies, and Masters degrees in Library Science and International Peace Studies. Prior to UT, she worked on international human rights and development policy

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Itza A. Carbajal

Latin American Metadata Librarian, University of Texas Austin LLILAS Benson
Itza Carbajal is the Latin American Metadata Librarian at LLILAS Benson. Her research focuses on community centered archival practices, use of Post-Custodialism, and the role of Community Archives. More at: www.itzacarbajal.com

Dylan Joy

Latin American Archivist, University of Texas Austin
Dylan Joy is the Latin American Archivist at LLILAS Benson. He is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Information.

Edward Shore

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Texas Austin
Edward Shore is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Rapoport Center for Human Rights at the University of Texas Law School. His research focuses on the history of slavery, agro-ecology, and alternative development in Brazil.

Monday August 5, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm CDT
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