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Monday, April 23 • 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Posters & Demonstrations Reception

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Please join us after the first day of conference for refreshments while you discuss posters and demonstrations from more presenters.

Poster sessions & demonstrations will include:

Delis Negrón Digital Biography: From a Personal Archive to a Digital Project - Sylvia Fernandez & Annette Zapata

Permanent Digital Preservation for All - Permanent Legacy Foundation’s Permanent.org - Robert Friedman
Permanent.org is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is focused on permanent, enduring cloud based data storage for all people. Permanent.org aims to fulfill the goal of permanent and secure digital archiving.

Texas Institute for the Preservation of History and Culture,  Prairie View A&M University - Michael Hurd

Descendants of Olivewood Cemetery - Kyle Cooper

Texas Genealogy Challenges  - Linda Reynolds
Genealogists are the gathers and keepers of family information and historical documents. Each genealogist organizes their materials in various ways, it could be by surname, a program number or even by geographical area. In some cases, there is no separation of original material, photocopied material, and notes. With the proliferation of digitization more genealogists want to share their family treasure troves. All issues that institutions have for digitizing material, genealogists have but on a smaller scale.
As the archivist for the Texas State Genealogical Society I help genealogists navigate the digitization realm by simplifying the process to something that is doable for them. What genealogists typically do is put material on a scanner and then upload to their social media or personal web sites without thought of preservation or care. I help them think about and plan for long term access, preservation, and organization. I also provide connections to local institutions that have digital community collections such as the Portal to Texas History and our own East Texas Digital Archives, Community Collection.

The Sig Byrd Digital Archive Project - Robert Kimberly

William J. Hill Texas Artisans & Artists Archive Demonstration - Margaret Culbertson & Michelle Verret Johnson
Initiated by Bayou Bend’s Powell Library and launched in 2012, the William J. Hill Texas Artisans and Artists Archive, a free online archive, is intended to facilitate research and appreciation of Texas decorative arts, painting, photography, architecture, and other media.  It has been funded by a generous donation from William J. Hill and a grant from IMLS.   Now containing over 95,000 records, the continually evolving archive provides primary source materials of the 19th century as well as later research and publications about Texas artisans and artists and images of the objects they created.  Records are contributed by partner institutions, volunteers, fellows, and staff members.  By including thousands of census and city directory records for individual artisans, in addition to newspaper advertisements and photographs of actual objects, the Archive provides exceptional widespread coverage of 19th century artisans and artists across the state.  The inclusion of account books, journals, receipts, and other detailed documentation of individual artisans enables the archive to provide in-depth material on the actual process of creating and marketing art and decorative arts.  


Kyle Cooper

Descendants of Olivewood

Margaret Culbertson

William J. Hill Texas Artisans & Artists Archive
Margaret Culbertson is the Librarian at Bayou Bend’s Kitty King Powell Library, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, where she is also Project Director of the William J. Hill Texas Artisans and Artists Archive.  After receiving a BA in Art History from Rice University and an MS in Library... Read More →
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Sylvia A. Fernández

Ph.D. Candidate, University of Houston, TX
Ph.D. Candidate with the Hispanic Studies Department at the University of Houston. Her interest lies in U.S. Latinx and border literature and cultures, archives and print culture, postcolonial digital humanities and feminist theory.

Michael Hurd

Director, Texas Institute for the Preservation of History and Culture, Prairie View A&M University

Michelle Verret Johnson

Michelle Verret Johnson joined the William J. Hill Texas Artisans and Artists Archive as Project Manager in April, 2014.  She holds a Master of Library and Information Science from Louisiana State University and a Master of Arts in History from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette... Read More →

Robert Kimberly

Sig Byrd Digital Archive Project
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Linda Reynolds

Director, East Texas Research Center, Stephen F Austin State University
Linda Reynolds has been the Director of the East Texas Research Center at Stephen F. Austin State University since 2007. Her involvement with digitization began in 2003 with a Texas Telecommunication Infrastructure Fund (TIF) grant with the creation of Texas Tides. She currently serves... Read More →

Monday April 23, 2018 5:00pm - 6:30pm CDT
Elizabeth D. Rockwell Pavillion University of Houston M.D. Anderson Library, 4333 University Drive, Houston, TX

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