FEB 21

RLP Leadership Roundtable: Born-digital collections

In this 90-minute discussion, RLP affiliates will discuss the status of their programs supporting born-digital archival collections.

Description

Practice and programs supporting born-digital archives continue to evolve as we develop increased understanding of needs and available options to address them. This discussion will focus on where our programs are now, and how we hope they might shift and grow in the future.

Following a traditional roundtable format, representative(s) from each institution will offer brief comments about their interests and activities related to the topic. These are not formal presentations; the focus is on information sharing. We may need to limit each group’s comments in order to manage time.

Participants are asked particularly to consider:

  1. Who has responsibility for born-digital archival collections in your institution? How are you staffing and resourcing support for born-digital collections?  
  2. How are you supporting learning and experimentation for the people in these roles?
  3. What are your challenges and where do you need support?

Facilitator

Chela Scott Weber, Senior Program Officer, OCLC Research

Who should attend

  • This opportunity is offered exclusively to RLP member institutions.
  • Participants must be nominated by their RLP institutional partner representative, and most participants will be in leadership/strategy roles, such as directors, associate deans, associate university librarians, heads of specialized units or libraries, or similar. If you are at an RLP institution and interested in participating, please reach out to Chela using the contact information above.

Dates and times

Each leadership roundtable will be offered at three separate times, to accommodate affiliates across many time zones. We request that participants from each institution select one session to attend as a group.

Registration will be made available separately to nominated individuals.

  • Tuesday, 20 February, 10 am EST
  • Wednesday, 21 February, 7 pm EST
  • Thursday, 22 February, 1 pm EST

Outputs

A post-event summary will be published on Hanging Together, the OCLC Research blog.

Date

21 February 2024

Time

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Eastern Standard Time, North America [UTC -5]


Registration will be made available separately to nominated individuals.

This roundtable discussion will not be recorded, however, a post-event summary will be published on Hanging Together, the OCLC Research blog.