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Saturday, August 3 • 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Description Section

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At the Description Section business meeting, leadership will share election and survey results, and there will be reports from our liaisons and announcements from related groups. After official business, we will have two talks highlighting strategies for working with archival descriptive metadata.
 
Talk Title: Archives for Black Lives in Philadelphia’s Anti-Racist Description Resources
Talk Abstract: Members of Archives for Black Lives in Philadelphia’s working group on anti-racist archival description will discuss their progress over the past two years on compiling and devising resources to support archivists’ efforts to create anti-oppressive description and audit legacy descriptions for racist language.
Speakers:
Kelly Bolding, Project Archivist, Americana Manuscript Collections, Princeton University Library
Faith Charlton, Lead Processing Archivist for Manuscripts, Princeton University Library

Talk Title: Implementing Named Entity Recognition in Description of Born-Digital Materials
Talk Abstract: In the NC State University Libraries Special Collections Research Center, staff have developed scripts to run Named Entity Recognition on born-digital text collections upon ingest. We will present the main points of these scripts and how we integrate the output into archival description in finding aids.
Speakers:
Linda Sellars, Head of Technical Services for Special Collections, NC State University Libraries
Emily Higgs, NCSU Libraries Fellow

Speakers
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Linda Sellars

Head of Technical Services for Special Collections, North Carolina State University Libraries
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Faith Charlton

Lead Processing Archivist for Manuscripts, Princeton University Library
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Kelly Bolding

Project Archivist, Americana Manuscript Collections, Princeton University Library
Kelly Bolding is the Project Archivist for Americana Manuscript Collections at Princeton University Library, where she works with 18th and 19th century American history collections, as well as on developing workflows for processing born-digital and audiovisual materials. She is a... Read More →
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Emily Higgs

NCSU Libraries Fellow, North Carolina State University
Emily Higgs is a librarian with interest and experience in special collections, archives, digital collections, exhibits, and technology. She is currently an NCSU Libraries Fellow at North Carolina State University. There, she works in the Special Collections Research Center on access... Read More →



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