Speaker: Evelyn McLellan and Sarah Romkey
Developments in open source software have made it easier for archival institutions to provide access to their holding and to preserve born-digital records. Evelyn McLellan, Systems Archivist for Vancouver-based software developer Artefactual Systems, will describe open-source software developed by Artefactual for use in libraries and archives. Sarah Romkey, Rare Books and Special Collections Archivist for UBC Library will provide a description of projects being undertaken at UBC Library to use this software to better preserve and provide access to archival holdings.
Evelyn McLellan is a graduate of the University of British Columbia’s Master of Archival Studies program (1997) and has over 10 years experience as an archivist and records information analyst at a number of organizations including the City of Vancouver Archives and the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia. As Systems analyst and consultant on Artefactual’s digital preservation projects, Evelyn provides end-user support, user documentation, quality assurance testing and system requirements management for Artefactual’s Archivematica project.
Sarah Romkey graduated from University of British Columbia’s joint Masters in Archival Studies and Masters in Library and Information Studies program in 2008. She has since that time worked in UBC Library’s Rare Books and Special Collections division initially as the Librarian and Archivist for the Chung Collection and since 2009 as the Rare Books and Special Collections Archivist. Sarah is responsible in this role for acquiring, providing access to and preserving the archives of individuals and organizations external to UBC.