Archives and Open Access

About This Session

In this session, the presenters will speak about ways that archives can engage with the open movement and capture more of the content that is publicly available on the internet while being mindful of the ethical considerations that this raises.


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Kevin S. Hawkins

  • Assistant Dean for Scholarly Communication, University of North Texas Libraries
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Alexandra Dolan-Mescal

  • User Experience and Web Designer, Shift Design, Inc.

Alexandra  Dolan-Mescal is an artist, archivist, and user experience designer whose work aims to increase social capacity for individual empathy and cultural understanding. As the user experience designer for Documenting the Now, she employs human-centered and participatory design models to develop tools that work for and with their communities.

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Maureen Callahan

  • Sophia Smith Collection Archivist, Smith College

Maureen Callahan is the steward of the Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History at Smith College, a repository that documents the ways that people have changed the world on behalf of women and other gender minorities. In her role, she manages long-term donor relationships and collects records of current work in women's movements.

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Samantha Fritz

  • Project Manager, Archives Unleashed
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