The Limits of Efficiency: Daily Digital Archival Practice at LLILAS Benson

I gave the following presentation on May 27th, 2021, at the Latin American Studies Association’s 2021 virtual congress, “Crisis Global: Desigualdades y Centralidad de la Vida”. This presentation was part of a panel entitled “Historia digital: trabajando con archivos nacidos digitales”, alongside Nicolás F. Quiroga (CONICET/Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata), Elvia Arroyo-Ramirez (UC Irvine), and Denise Frigo (Universidade Federal de Santa Maria). The panel was organized by Nicolás F. Quiroga, and Eden Medina (MIT) was the discussant.

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My annotated slides from SAA 2019

I presented at Archives*Records 2019 in Austin, on the panel “Means of Production and Selection: Capitalist Frameworks in Archival Contexts“, organized by Elizabeth Lisa Cruces of the University of Houston. My co-panelists were Sarah Carlson of the Harry Ransom Center, Dr. Jamie A. Lee of the University of Arizona, and Margarita Vargas-Betancourt of the University of Florida.

My annotated slides are below. You can also download my slides and those of my co-panelists from the Sched page for our panel.

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Come see me at TCDL 2018

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Along with my colleague Itza Carbajal, I will be co-moderating a panel at this year’s Texas Conference on Digital Libraries. Our panel, “Post-Custodial Praxis at LLILAS Benson: Lessons in Digitization, Access, and Community Partnerships,” brings together practitioners from LLILAS Benson and see of our partners on post-custodial projects of various kinds. The panel will provide helpful information on designing and managing post-custodial projects, as well as shed light on some important collections themselves.

My presentation, “Institutionalizing post-custodial digitization at LLILAS Benson”, will cover some of the digitization workflows we have implemented in Mexico, and some lessons I have learned from several years of working on post-custodial projects.

Our panel will be held Thursday, May 17th at 1:00pm in the Big Tex auditorium, 1.102. See the TCDL 2018 program page to see our panel and add it to your calendar using Sched.

My published thoughts on the 2017 DLF Forum

This October I was fortunate enough to attend the 2017 Digital Library Federation Forum in Pittsburgh, with the support of a DLF Student and New Professional Fellowship. DLF is a very progressive, critically minded organization, and the Forum was a wholly worthwhile experience. I wrote a post for the DLF blog about a few panels which I found particularly stimulating and relevant to my work.