Unpacking the Digital Shoebox Symposium – 17 February 2012 – UBC, Vancouver

Location: Frederick Wood Theatre, University of British Columbia, 8:15am – 4 pm, Friday, 17 February 2012.

The Association of Canadian Archivists Student Chapters’ 4th annual International Student Symposium “Unpacking the Digital Shoebox: The Future of Personal Archives”.

Speakers and their topics:

  • Elizabeth Yakel – “Other People’s Data: Disciplinary Traditions and Data Reuse”
  • Babak Hamidzadeh – “An Iterative & Evolutionary Framework for Digital Repository Development”
  • Philip Bantin – “An Evolving Partnership: Managing the Digital Output of Academic Faculty”
  • Catherine Hobbs – “Centring Ideas of Personal Digital Context on Behaviour and Mindset”
  • Patricia Franks – “Virtual Time Capsule: Sharing Our Lives and Times with Future Generations”
  • Jeannette Bastian – “Putting the Archivist in Community Archives”
  • Randall Jimerson – “To Transcend Myself: Narcissism and the Digital Attic”
  • Erik Borglund – “Personal Record Repositories, within the Police, a Hidden Knowledge Reservoir: A Talk about How Police Officers Keep Personal Records for Future Use”

Attendance is open to all information enthusiasts, students, and faculty.

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About DRogers

M. Diane Rogers is a Director and Editor and Co-webmistress of the British Columbia Genealogical Society, teaches genealogy and family history year round, and blogs at CanadaGenealogy, or, Jane's Your Aunt. She's been doing her own family research since the 1980s in Canada, the UK and the United States, Sweden and further afield. She has a lifelong interest in Canadian and women's history and is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, the Genealogical Speakers Guild and the International Society of Family History Writers and Editors

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