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Tuesday, August 6 • 10:30am - 11:30am
901 - BloggERS Presents: Script It! Developing Technical Literacy in the Archives

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Building on BloggERS' Script It! Series, this beginner-friendly session focuses on applied methods and resources for expanding technical literacy across the archives profession. Panelists share their stories about how they developed skills related to scripting languages and computational thinking, identified accessible resources, and created opportunities for learning at their institutions and beyond. Attendees will be encouraged to participate in discussion of what additional resources are needed to increase technical literacy among archivists.

Alexis Antracoli: Building Technical Capacity on the Processing Team: A Manager’s Perspective
Ashley Blewer: Git-keeping: The Many Technical Skills Beyond ‘Learning to Code’
Dianne Dietrich: Slow Coding
Bonnie Gordon: Go Slow to Go Fast: Creating Opportunities for Technical Training
Sandy Lynn Ortiz: Sandbox Your Learning: Create a Virtual Machine for Testing and Development


Dorothy Waugh

Digital Preservation Archivist, University of York
Dorothy Waugh is Digital Archivist at the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library at Emory University. She received her MLS from Indiana University and her MA in English Literature from the Ohio State University.


Dianne Dietrich

Cornell University
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Bonnie Gordon

Digital Archivist, Rockefeller Archive Center
Bonnie Gordon is a Digital Archivist at the Rockefeller Archive Center, where she focuses on digital preservation, born-digital records, and training around technology.
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Alexis Antracoli

Assistant University Archivist for Technical Services, Princeton University
Alexis Antracoli is Assistant University Archivist for Technical Services at Princeton University where she leads the Archival Description and Processing Team. Alexis serves as Chair of SAA's Web Archiving Section and on the Finance Committee.
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Sandy Lynn Ortiz

Born Digital Forensics Lab Assistant, Stanford University
Sandy is a newly minted SJSU MLIS professional 2017. In her free time, she loves learning to cook Indian food, hiking and exploring the inner recesses of GNU/Linux.

Ashley Blewer

AV Preservation Specialist, Artefactual Systems, Inc.
Ashley works as at Artefactual Systems as their AV Preservation Specialist, primarily on the Archivematica project.

Tuesday August 6, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am CDT
Grand Salon 5/6, [Level 4]