Join the ICA Section on Architectural Records (SAR) for its first virtual event on digital preservation. In this session, Aliza Leventhal and Jody Thompson will present a high-level summary of their Digital Preservation Coalition Technology Watch Report, which is titled Preserving Born-Digital Design and Construction Records. The speakers will highlight key findings and suggest future pathways towards addressing the multiple archival problems posed by the acquisition, management and preservation of born-digital architecture, design and construction records.
SAR Online Talks is a series of virtual sessions about architectural records and archives.
This virtual session will be delivered in English. Interpretation into other languages will not be provided.
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Date: Wednesday, 1 March
Time: 15:00 CET (Paris). To confirm the date/time of this session in your time zone please click here.
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- Aliza Leventhal
Aliza Leventhal is the head of the Prints and Photographs Division’s Technical Services Section at the Library of Congress and is the co-founder and co-chair of the Society of American Archivists’ (SAA) Design Records Section’s Digital Design Records Committee. Aliza is dedicated to expanding visual and technical literacy for archival professionals working with design and architectural records, and actively works to lower the barriers to engage with born-digital design records and raise awareness within the design industry of the significance of the records produced. She has written and presented extensively in a variety of forums including Society of American Archivists (SAA), the Visual Resources Association, International Confederation of Architectural Museums, and the Library of Congress. Notable recent publications she co-authored include the Digital Preservation Coalition's Preserving Born-Digital Design and Construction Records Technology Watch Report, the SAA three-Module series on Born-Digital Design Records, and the article "Of Grasshoppers and Rhinos: A Visual Literacy Approach to Born-Digital Design Records" for SAA's journal American Archivist. Prior to coming to the Library of Congress, Aliza was the corporate librarian and archivist for the Boston-based interdisciplinary design firm, Sasaki. She holds an MLIS and an MA in history from Simmons University’s Archives Management Program, and a BA in economics and American studies from Smith College.
- Jody Thompson
Jody Thompson is Head of the Archives, Special Collections, and Digital Curation department at Georgia Institute of Technology’s Library. She recently co-authored a publication in the Digital Preservation Coalition's Preserving Born-Digital Design and Construction Records Technology Watch Report, as well as "Emerging Best Practices in the Accession, Preservation, and Emulation of Born-Digital Design Records" in Society of American Archivists' (SAA) three-Module series on Born-Digital Design Records. She is also the Co-Chair of the Digital Design Records Committee, which is part of SAA’s Design Records Section. She holds a master's degree in history from Georgia Southern University.