2009 Fall Symposium: The Appraisal of Electronic Records & Personal Papers

Madison Wisconsin, October 22 - 24, 2009


The Fall 2009 MAC Symposium, The Appraisal of Electronic Records and Personal Papers, builds on the discussion of last year's successful symposium on Digital Preservation, to discuss approaches to the appraisal of electronic records and digital objects. This year's symposium is designed to spark discussion about "metadata rich" records -- records born digital, highly structured and in large systems -- and "metadata poor" records -- records being created in commonly used formats, which may be donated in large quantities in hard drives or portable storage devices. The program will address archival function in the digital era, and set a foundation for understanding the differences between appraising materials in paper and digital format. Offering an exploration of strategy, collaborative environments, the evaluation of tools and resources, and discussions of practical case studies and real life scenarios, the program is designed to be highly interactive. Attendees will work in small groups to come away with an understanding of the issues, an understanding of the process, and ideas about how to bring theory into practice.

2009 Fall Symposium Program Coordinator

Amy Cooper Cary (Co-Chair)
Archival Studies Program Coordinator
Schol of Information Studies
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
5th Floor, Bolton Hall, Room 556
P.O. Box 413
Milwaukee, WI 53201
Phone: 414-229-6929
[email protected]

2009 Fall Symposium Local Arrangments Coordinator

Sally Jacobs (Co-Chair)
Wisconsin Historical Society
816 State Street
Madison, WI 53706-1482
Phone: 608-264-6420
Fax: 608-264-6486
[email protected]

2009 Fall Symposium Organizational Committee Members

Doug Bicknese, NARA - Great Lakes
Peter Gottlieb, Wisconsin Historical Society
Josh Ranger, University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh
Michelle Sweetser, Marquette University
Tanya Zanish-Belcher, Iowa State University