Annual Meeting 2021

SNAC's 2021 Annual Meeting was held virtually September 29 (1 p.m. to 5 p.m. EST) and September 30 (1 p.m. to 4 p.m. EST).
Recordings of the presentations can be found on SNAC's YouTube channel.
Links to presentation slides are included in the agenda below.
DAY 1 SEPTEMBER 29, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. EST

1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Welcome - Jerry Simmons, NARA External Liaison to SNAC / SNAC Operations Coordinator

Special Welcome from John Unsworth, Dean of Libraries, University of Virginia

Special Welcome from David S. Ferriero, Archivist of the United States

State of the Cooperative Address: Daniel Pitti, SNAC Director


1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

SNAC Working Group Updates:

Communications - Faith Charlton, Princeton University partner

Editorial Standards - Susan Pyzynski, Harvard University, Houghton Library partner

Technical Infrastructure - Alex Duryee, New York Public Library partner

Research and Reference - Marisa Bourgoin, Archives of American Art partner

SNACSchool Team - Jerry Simmons, NARA External Liaison to SNAC

2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. - Break

2:45 - 3:15 p.m.:

Gender Anomalies in a Biographical Database

Alison Booth, Professor of English, Academic Director, Scholars' Lab University of Virginia

3:15-3:45 p.m.:

Always Already Provisional: Category Work and Gender

Susan Brown, Professor and Canada Research Chair in Collaborative Digital Scholarship,

University of Guelph

3:45 - 4:15 p.m.: 

Indigenous SNAC Edit-a-thon:

Lydia Curliss (Nipmuc Nation), PhD Student, iSchool, University of Maryland, College Park

Stephen Curley (Diné), Director of Digital Archives at the National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition

Diana Marsh, Assistant Professor of Archives and Digital Curation, iSchool, University of Maryland, College Park

Katherine Satriano, Senior Archivist, Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University

4:15 - 4:45 p.m.:

Enslaved Description Group: Year in Review

B. Bernetiae Reed, Consultant

4:45 - 5:00 p.m.

Plenary discussion: Ethical Description

Susan Pyzynski, Harvard Houghton Library

DAY 2 SEPTEMBER 30, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. EST

1:00 - 1:30 p.m.


Joseph Glass, SNAC Technical Lead, University of Virginia Library

Alexander Duryee, Metadata Archivist, New York Public Library / Chair, SNAC Technical Infrastructure Working Group


1:30 - 2:00 p.m.

SNAC ArchivesSpace Plugin

Jason Jordan, Software Engineer, University of Virginia Library


2:00 - 2:30 p.m.


Lorain Wang, Digital Archivist, Institutional Records and Archives, Getty Research Institute

Joseph Glass, SNAC Technical Lead, University of Virginia Library

2:30 - 2:45 p.m. Break


2:45 - 3:15 p.m.:

Integrating SNAC into Workflows at the Utah State Archives

Gina Strack, Digital Archives Manager, Utah State Archives and Records Service

3:15 - 4:00 p.m.:

Plenary discussion: Integration Technologies

Final remarks by SNAC Director Daniel Pitti