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Wednesday, May 16 • 10:30am - 11:30am
Session 1 A | Cultural Heritage Collections

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Foster the Light: Orphan Works and Underrepresented Communities
Kiowa Hammons
Historically disadvantaged groups such as women, the LGBT community, and minority groups have often been underrepresented and overlooked creative communities. This can be seen in the large swath of orphan works housed in cultural institutions by these groups. This presentation will look at the reasons behind the phenomenon of orphan works by these communities within cultural institutions, and explore ways in which institutions such as libraries and museums can find a balance between intellectual property protections for creatives while allowing their patrons access to these important works.

Making History (Y)Our Own: Augmentation of the Smithsonian Exhibition "Hometown Teams" Through Digital Means
Kristen Weischedel
This summer, UTRGV will display the Smithsonian exhibition “Hometown Teams,” which explores the role of sports in the United States and how they shaped American culture. To maximize the exhibition’s impact, we have created a companion digital resource, which focuses on sharing the unique culture of the Rio Grande Valley while simultaneously supplementing the materials from the Smithsonian’s original exhibition. This presentation discusses the different processes, priorities, considerations, and decisions behind our digital supplementary materials, as well as the assessment of these current digital initiatives and how we could better serve our community in the future.

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Marcia McIntosh

Digital Production Librarian, University of North Texas
Marcia McIntosh received her master’s in Information Studies from the University of Texas at Austin’s School of Information.  She is the Digital Production Librarian at the University of North Texas where she assists in the coordinating, management, and training necessary to... Read More →

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Kiowa Hammons

Rights Clearance Coordinator, The New York Public Library
Kiowa Hammons has over 10 years of experience in intellectual property rights. He is currently the Rights Clearance Coordinator at The New York Public Library--focusing on copyright research, metadata implementation, and library policy. Previously Kiowa worked in rights clearance... Read More →
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Kristen Weischedel

Digital Archivist, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Kristen Weischedel works as a digital archivist at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. She received her MLS from Simmons College in Boston, Massachusetts. During this time, she worked at a variety of local institute archives, including Harvard University’s Schlesinger Library... Read More →

Wednesday May 16, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am CDT
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