ACM SIG Heritage/History Workshop Schedule  

Monday, 20 May 2019

  • 9:00-9:10 Welcome/Opening talk (Kris Kiesling)
  • 9:10-9:20 CBI Overview (Jeffrey Yost)
  • 9:20-9:40 Attendee Introductions (name, SIG, position/affiliation, what you hope to learn from the workshop)
  • 9:40-10:55 Introduction to Archival Principles I – Theory and Practice / Physical Formats (Amanda Wick)
  • 10:55 to 11:15 Morning Break
  • 11:15 to 12:30 Introduction to Archival Principles II – Digital Formats (Carol Kussmann and Valerie Collins)
  • 12:30 to 1:30 Lunch
  • 1.30-2:30 Institutional Matchmaking (Kate Dietrick) 
  • 2:30-2:45 SIGCSE project of ACM HC, (Vicki Almstrum, Computer Science Faculty, Texas State Univ.)
  • 2:45 to 3:00 Break
  • 3:00 to 3:40 Oral History, Short Presentations, discussion (Jeffrey Yost and Thomas Haigh)
  • 3:40 to 3:55 Short Presentation, discussion, computer scientists publishing computing history—opportunities and resources (Jeffrey Yost)
  • 3:55 to 4:25 Participant SIG Presentations
  • 4.25 to 4:40 – Reflections
  • 4:40 to 5:10 Andersen Library Archives Cavern Tour
  • 6:30 to 6:50 Convene at Campus Club (4th Floor, Coffman Union, bar area, cocktail half hour)
  • 7:00 Dinner (Dale Shepherd Room of Campus Club (4th Floor, Coffman Union)

Tuesday, 21 May 2019

  • 8:30 to 10:30  Participant SIG Presentations
  • 10:15 to 10:30 Morning Break
  • 10:30 to 11:15 Participant SIG Presentations
  • 11:15 to 11:45 Reflections and Discussion

Unless otherwise noted, all events will be held in Room 120 of Elmer L. Andersen Library on the West Bank campus of the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.

Presenter Bios

Valerie Collins

Valerie Collins is the Digital Repositories & Records Archivist for the University of Minnesota Archives. She collects and provides access to the digital institutional records of the University, and manages programs such as the Digital Conservancy, the University’s institutional repository for scholarly works and research.

Kate Dietrick

Kate Dietrick has been the Archivist for the Upper Midwest Jewish Archives at the University of Minnesota Libraries since March 2013. Prior to her time at the University of Minnesota she lived in New York and worked as an archivist at the Whitney Museum of American Art and with the Kress Foundation. She has her Masters of Information and Library Science from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, with certificates in both Archives and Museum Libraries, and her Bachelor of Arts in History and Women’s Studies from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota.

Thomas Haigh

Thomas Haigh is Associate Professor of History, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He is a past SIGCIS Chair, and has most recently authored ENIAC in Action: Remaking the Modern Computer (MIT Press, 2016), and Exploring the Early Digital (Springer 2019).

Kris Kiesling

Kris Kiesling became Director of Archives and Special Collections at the University of Minnesota in 2006.  Prior to that appointment, she was Associate Director for Technical and Digital Services at the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, at the University of Texas at Austin, and Head of the Department of Manuscripts and Archives. Kiesling has been involved in descriptive standards initiatives since 1990, serving on the Standards Committee and the Committee on Archival Information Exchange of the Society of American Archivists, and as chair of the SAA Encoded Archival Description (EAD) Working Group since 1995. She is a Fellow in the Society of American Archivists.

Carol Kussmann

Carol Kussmann is the Digital Preservation Analyst at the University of Minnesota Libraries. In this role, she works across many departments within the Libraries, as well as outside the Libraries including through the statewide Minnesota Digital Library Program. She addresses current and future requirements for the long-term preservation of electronic records in the areas of archives and special collections, information and data repositories, and journal publishing. As co-chair of the Libraries Electronic Records Management Group her efforts focus on developing and implementing workflows for ingesting, processing, and providing access to incoming electronic materials that are part of the Archives and Special Collections units.

Amanda Wick

Amanda Wick is the interim Archivist at the Charles Babbage Institute Archives (CBIA) at the University of Minnesota Libraries. Prior to working at CBIA, Amanda led several major archival processing initiatives within the University of Minnesota Libraries’ Archives and Special Collection Department and directed the archives of the Theatre Historical Society.

Jeffrey Yost

Jeffrey R. Yost is the Director of the Charles Babbage Institute and Research Professor of the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine at the University of Minnesota. He has authored many books, including most recently, Making IT Work: A History of the Computer Services industry (MIT Press, 2017).