Since 1989, the City Archives has worked to enable Bostonians to easily access the records that affect their daily lives and preserve the memories of their diverse communities. In this effort, through a variety of collaborations, they have scanned over two million pages of City records and over 13,000 City photographs to make them available to the public online. Marta will give us a sense of the vast variety of information available at the City Archives and how one accesses it. She will also pull out materials from a few specific and special collections to highlight how very fortunate we are to have this great resource.
Paul Messier, the keynote speaker at this year's annual meeting, is the Pritzker Director of the Lens Media Lab (LML) at Yale's Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage. Founded in 2015, the LML develops data-driven approaches for preserving and interpreting art and cultural material. Messier's research goals are focused on the creation, dissemination, and interpretation of large datasets derived from museum collections as well as from reference materials.