Software management and large digital archives

Panelists:  Wei Fang, Sylvia Kwakye, Jack Cushman

Moderator:  Wilhelmina Randtke

This panel will discuss software management and particularly managing large digital systems over time.  Panelists work with long running digital collections in academic law schools.  Beyond interfaces, panelists work with code, and beyond code, they handle digital objects and records over time.

Come learn about the inner workings and back end of large digital archives from panelists:

Sylvia Kwakye, Text Systems Developer, Legal Information Institute, Cornell.  The Legal Information Institute provides online access to primary laws, including the U.S. Code and Code of Federal Regulations to 30 million people each year.

Jack Cushman, Fellow, Harvard Library Innovation Lab.  The Harvard Library Innovation Lab operates the web archiving service that helps create permanent links to online sources cited by authors and publishers.  An in progress initiative will digitize and make available all US case law in the Harvard Law School Library's collections.

Wei Fang, Assistant Dean for Information Technology and Head of Digital Services, Rutgers Law Library.  Rutgers operates a large digital library of Congressional documents and New Jersey primary law.  The law library also uses the open source Koha software as its catalog platform.

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06/17/2016 - 14:30-06/17/2016 - 15:30

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