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16th Annual Digital Commonwealth Conference

Users and Uses:

Centering Communities
in Digital Collections

June 14, 2022, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM


Conference Program

Keynote Address, live from Hawai'i
Tonia Sutherland, Professor, Department of Information and Computer Sciences at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa

Digital Commonwealth Repository Systems Update
Eben English, Digital Repository Services Manager, Boston Public Library

“Visualizing Change: Stories of Community Activism in Digital Commonwealth Collections”

  • Michelle LeBlanc, Director of Education, and Megan Nally, Public Engagement Coordinator, Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center

Panel A: "Local History at All Levels: Making Collections Relatable and Accessible"

  • Abby Battis, Associate Director of Collections, Historic Beverly
  • Kim DeWall, Technical Services Librarian, Falmouth Public Library
  • Megan MacGregor, Instruction and Outreach Library, University of Southern Maine
  • Mahala Nyberg, Public Programs Coordinator, Historic Saranac Lake

Panel B: "Harnessing the Power of Academic Institutions for Change"

  • Kate McNally, Records Assistant & Manuscript Processor, Brandeis University
  • Giordana Mecagni, Head of Archives and Special Collections, Northeastern University
  • Emily Pfotenhauer, Digital Strategist and Grants Manager, WiLS

    Panel C: "Responsible Metadata"

    • Sari Mauro, Digital Collections Project Manager, and Adrienne Pruitt, Collections Management Archivist, Tufts University
    • Erin Grant, Director, Cataloging and Metadata Services, University of Washington, Cate Kellett, Catalog and Government Documents Librarian, Yale Law School, and Karl Pettitt, Coordinator of Cataloging and Metadata Services, University of Denver

    Registration is $10 for individuals from Digital Commonwealth member organizations and $20 for non-members. 

    Not sure if your organization is a member? Check the Digital Commonwealth Membership Directory or email membership@digitalcommonwealth.org.

    Register to attend the conference >

    Conference Sponsors

    Are you interested in becoming a sponsor? See our conference sponsorship package and contact us at digitalcommonwealth@gmail.com.

    Questions? Contact Anne Callahan, Digital Commonwealth Operations Manager, at digitalcommonwealth@gmail.com or or 617-431-3933.

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