Rosenzweig Forum on Technology and the Humanities: Preserving and Interpreting Born-Digital Collections

On Monday, April 22, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., the Library of Congress National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP) will co-host the Rosenzweig Forum on Technology and the Humanities: Preserving and Interpreting Born-Digital Collections, as a special event in celebration of ALA’s Preservation Week 2013.

The forum will host four speakers. Presenters from the Smithsonian Institution Archives and the Library of Congress will talk about how their institutions are addressing the acquisition and preservation of born-digital collections. Kari Kraus from UMD will provide a perspective on scholarly and research use of these unique collections.

  • Riccardo Ferrante, Director of Digital Services & IT Archivist, and Lynda Schmitz Fuhrig, Electronic Records Archivist, Smithsonian Institution Archives on “More Than Just A Pretty Picture: Caring For and Sharing Of Born-Digital Collections at the Smithsonian”
  • Bertram Lyons, Folklife Specialist and Digital Assets Manager, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress on “Holistic Preservation for Living Archives: the StoryCorps collection at the American Folklife Center
  • Kari Kraus, Assistant Professor in the College of Information Studies and the Department of English at the University of Maryland on “‘We Leaned into the Platform': Talking to Game Designers at the Top of Their Game

When: Monday, April 22, 6:00-7:30 pm
Where: Library of Congress, James Madison Building
Mumford Room, on the sixth floor
101 Independence Ave. S.E.
Washington, D.C

No RSVP required. Just show up!

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This event is free and open to the public. ADA accommodations should be made at least five days in advance at (202) 707-6363 or

Preservation Week—an initiative supported by the Library of Congress, the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services of the ALA, the Institute of Library and Museum Services, the American Institute for Conservation, the Society of American Archivists and Heritage Preservation—encourages libraries and other collection institutions to connect to our local communities and inspire action to preserve our collective heritage.

The Rosenzweig Forum for the Digital Humanities is named in honor of Roy Rosenzweig and is a collaboration of the Center for History & New Media (CHNM) at George Mason University, the Center for New Designs in Learning & Scholarship (CNDLS) at Georgetown University, and the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH) at the University of Maryland.