Annual Conference 2017

SOA Annual Meeting 2017 – Keeping History Alive

The Society of Ohio Archivists’ Spring Conference was held on Friday, May 19, 2017 at the Quest Conference Center, 8405 Pulsar Pl, Columbus.

Program (PDF) | Schedule-at-a-Glance (PDF) | Social Media handout (PDF)  (Meeting hashtag: #soaam17)

Scroll down for the schedule and session slides.

Registration: Online registration was available here: . Early bird meeting registration (ended May 1, 5 PM): $45 SOA members, $65 nonmembers, $30 students. Regular meeting preregistration (May 2–May 12, 5 PM): $50 SOA members, $70 nonmembers, $35 students. Onsite meeting registration (May 19): $60 SOA members, $80 nonmembers, $40 students. Due to catering restrictions, lunch cannot be guaranteed for those who register onsite. Workshop preregistration (ended May 12, 5 PM): $20 SOA/OPC members, $25 nonmembers, $10 students. No onsite registration available for workshop. Limited to 20. The meeting registration fee includes a continental breakfast and lunch. To register by check, please use this pdf version of the form.

Directions: Quest Conference Center is located at 8405 Pulsar Place, Columbus, Ohio, 43240. Directions are available on the Quest Conference Center website.

Contact: Educational Programming Committee Cochairs Janet Carleton or Collette McDonough with any questions.

Schedule & Program

Thursday, May 18, 2017, 12:30-4pmOhio History Center, 3rd floor Archives/Library Classroom, 800 E. 17th St, Columbus

Preconference Workshop – Simple Supports for Dynamic Exhibits, with Miriam Nelson & Catarina Figueirinhas, in collaboration with the Ohio Preservation Council.

Workshop handout (PDF)

Workshop schedule:
12:30 PM            1:00 PM               Registration
1:00 PM               3:00 PM               Workshop
3:15 PM               4:00 PM               Tour

A hands-on workshop, in collaboration with the Ohio Preservation Council. Attendees will learn how preventative preservation can enhance the aesthetics of exhibiting flat archival material, and ways to create safe and inexpensive mounts and supports that create multiple viewing angles to accommodate a variety of cases. Simple archivally sound supports not only protect your collections during display, but also provide flexibility and visual interest in the most stubborn display cases. Registration capped at 20, so don’t wait!

Miriam Nelson is head of Preservation for the Ohio University Libraries where she oversees the conservation of the general and special collections, administrates the Libraries’ preservation program, and manages the Southeast Ohio Regional Library Depository. She also serves as Chair Elect of the Ohio Preservation Council. Catarina Figueirinhas is senior conservation technician for the University of Cincinnati Preservation Lab where she works mostly on medium rare and special collections books. She is a member of the Ohio Preservation Council, the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works, and the Cincinnati Book Arts Society.

Friday, May 19, 2017, 8:30-5pm – Quest Conference Center, Columbus (Polaris)

Annual Meeting Schedule

8:15 AM 8:45 AM Registration / Silent Auction
8:45 AM 9:35 AM Welcome and Plenary – Kathleen Williams. “A Passion for Public Service.” Williams, executive director of the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, will discuss how through the work, holdings, and audiences we serve, archivists can claim a powerful and legitimate place in fulfilling a great public interest, now more than ever.
9:35 AM 10:35 AM Session 1 – Panel: Collaboration in the Archives:
– How to Merge with Sustainability. William Modrow & Jacky Johnson, Miami University [SLIDES]
– Living Seeds of History: The John Stokes & Mary’s Gardens Exhibit. Stephanie Shreffler & Kayla Harris, University of Dayton [SLIDES]
9:35 AM 10:35 AM Session 2 – Mini-Workshop: Accessibility in the Archives: Are your Online Materials Compliant? Shelley Blundell, Youngstown State University & Tammy Stitz, University of Akron [SLIDES]
10:35 AM 10:50 AM Break
10:50 AM 11:50 AM Session 3 – Panel: Digitization and Outreach–Involving the Community in Celebrating Our Common Heritage. Jillian Carney, Ohio History Connection [SLIDES] & Jennie Thomas, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame & Museum [SLIDES]
10:50 AM 11:50 AM Session 4 – Mini-Workshop: Naming Rights or Sponsorships–Which Funding Option is Best for Your Archives or Project. Edmund Rossman, Shaker Library [SLIDES]
11:50 AM 1:00 PM Lunch / Awards Ceremony / Election
1:00 PM 2:00 PM Session 5A-5D – World Café:
A – Capitalizing Discovery on Social Media. Jennifer Baker & Jen Haney Conover, Warren County Records Center and Archives
B – Check-Up: A Preliminary Assessment of the Vitality of Regional Archival Associations. George Bain, Ohio University, retired. [HANDOUTS]
C – Keeping History Alive: A Sabbatical Case Study. Joan Plungis, University of Dayton [SLIDES]
D – Discover–Explore–Connect: Teaching with Primary Sources in the Natural Science. Kieth Peppers, Baldwin Wallace University & Wendy Wasman, Cleveland Museum of Natural History [SLIDES]
2:00 PM 2:10 PM Break / Silent Auction Ends
2:10 PM 2:55 PM Session 6 – Panel: Preservation and Migration: MOMMY: Master Objects Metadata and Migration—Yeah! Darnelle Melvin & Dan Noonan & The Ohio State University [SLIDES]
2:10 PM 2:55 PM Session 7 – Forum: Ask a Preservation Professional. Ohio Preservation Council members Holly Prochaska, University of Cincinnati; Carrie Phillips, Bluffton University; Miriam Nelson, Ohio University
2:55 PM 3:10 PM Break / Silent Auction Results
3:10 PM 3:55 PM Session 8 – Panel: “I Judge Him to be Insane:” Ethical and Practical Considerations in the Digitization of Historical Medical Records. Karmen Beecroft & Stacey Lavender, Ohio University [SLIDES]
3:10 PM 3:55 PM Session 9 – Forum: Linked Open Data and Special Collections. Libby Hertenstein & Lindy Smith, Bowling Green State University [SLIDES]
3:55 PM 4:05 PM Break
4:05 PM 4:50 PM SOA Business Meeting
Aqueous Inkjet Prints: Excess Water Removal Chart. Ivey Barker
But What Do We Put in the Cases? Identifying and Selecting Exhibit Materials at a Small Archives. Jolie Braun, The Ohio State University [PDF]
DPLA & the Ohio Digital Network: Opening New Doors for Cultural Heritage Collections. Jen Johnson, State Library of Ohio [PDF]
Helping Archives Students Connect the Dots: Exploring the Role of Internships and Active Learning Experiences in Achieving Program Learning Objectives at Kent State University. Karen Gracy, Kent State University [PDF]
The Story of Chief Leatherlips: Cultural Heritage Informatics as a Research and Fact-Finding Method. Madeleine Fix [SITE]