Speakers

Nicholas Adams is a Research Fellow of Social Science at The Berkeley Institute for Data Science (BIDS), University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Adams founded and leads the Computational Text Analysis Working Group at Berkeley’s D-Lab and BIDS' Text Across Domains (Text XD) initiative. His research focus is on governance, the use of force and legitimation processes, utilizing innovative new text analysis approaches. 

Clifford Anderson is the Associate University Librarian for Research and Learning at Vanderbilt University Libraries. Mr. Anderson is involved in academic librarianship, software engineering, and digital humanities projects. He is currently a principal investigator on a planning effort, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, to examine and address the technical, legal, and economic challenges of preserving broadcast television news in the twenty-first century.

Bryan Benilous is the Director of Newspaper Products Division for East View Information Services (EVIS). Mr. Benilous leads a division tasked with growing a portfolio of digitized newspapers from around the world at EVIS. 

Dorothy Carner is the Head of Journalism Libraries and Adjunct Professor at the Missouri School of Journalism, University of Missouri. Ms. Carner oversees both the Frank L. Martin Journalism Library and the Columbia Missourian Newspaper Library, and is part of a team working on digital news preservation issues which includes a recent survey of e-legal deposit at national libraries.

James Danowski is a Communication Professor (retired) in the Department of Communication, University of Illinois at Chicago. Professor Danowski taught quantitative research methods for doctoral students at UIC. His teaching and research centers on semantic network analyses of big data text from social media, email, and news. 

Mary Feeney is the Social Sciences Librarian in the Research and Learning Department at University of Arizona Libraries. Ms. Feeney provides instructional and research support for faculty and students and manages the library’s collection of newspapers and news databases. She has presented and written about the use of newspapers by researchers, managing collections, text mining and the digital humanities.

Robert Lee is the Director of Strategic Partnerships for East View Information Services. Mr. Lee joined East View Information Services in 2007, where he oversees development of alliances with academic, commercial, and government institutions. His work at East View focuses largely on Russia, East Asia, and the Middle East, and the creation of content solutions to support research in the social sciences, STM, and global news media. 

Ann Okerson is the Senior Adviser on Electronic Resources for the Center for Research Libraries. Ms. Okerson joined the Center for Research Libraries as Senior Advisor in fall 2011. She served as Associate University Librarian for Collections & International Programs at Yale University for 15 years, where she organized the Northeast Research Libraries Consortium (NERL). 

Patrick Reakes is the Associate Dean Scholarly Resources & Services at George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida. Mr. Reakes’ s current research focuses on the impact of the evolving digital environment on news archiving and the uses of news in research.

Evan Sandhaus is the Executive Director of Knowledge and Metadata Management at The New York Times.  Mr. Sandhaus leads teams responsible for populating and organizing The Times’ 165-year-old archive. He led creation of the TimesMachine retrospective database, directed The Times Linked Open Data initiative, and collaborated with major search companies on schema.org.

Philip Spiegel is currently Senior Director for Content Management Operations at the LAC Group, and has led development and implementation of digital asset management capabilities for several major U.S. broadcast networks.  Mr. Spiegel has over 20 years of experience as a media archive and asset management professional, preserving, managing and monetizing film, video and image content and providing transparency, access and opportunity in the enterprise libraries of major media organizations. 

Mark Sweeney is the Associate Librarian for Library Services at the Library of Congress. Since 2015 Mr. Sweeney has been responsible for carrying out activities in support of the library’s key mission, which is to acquire, organize, provide access to, maintain, secure, and preserve a universal collection. Previously, Sweeney served as preservation director and chief of the Serials and Government Publications Division. He coordinated the library’s role in the United States Newspaper Program (USNP) and also served as program manager for the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

The Impact of CRL

Stories illustrating CRL’s impact on research, teaching, collection building and preservation.

South Asia Specialist’s Research Enriched by CRL Collections

Wendy Singer, Kenyon College professor, explains how CRL collections supported her original research on South Asian women.

Documenting Ghanaian Social Change through the Music Scene

Alison K. Okuda, New York University postdoctoral teaching fellow and lecturer, attests to the importance of CRL’s African newspaper collection to her dissertation on, “Caribbean and African Exchanges: The Post-Colonial Transformation of Ghanaian Music, Identity, and Social Structure.”