Research Question: What constraints are digital preservation practitioners facing when making born-digital material accessible?
Digital data is having a growing impact on the archival sector. Traditional practices used for analogue documents do not work for born-digital data, also there are added complexities to the already known issues regarding archival practices.
My PhD is exploring why digital preservation practitioners are struggling to make born-digital data accessible. Data will be collected through semi-structured interviews with digital preservation practitioners, not only from within the archival sector, but also other institutions and organisations that preserve born-digital material, such as museums, galleries and libraries.
Primary supervisor: Jenny Bunn
Secondary supervisor: Antonis Bikakis
External supervisor (The National Archives): Alec Mulinder
'Delivering Digital Humanities', AERI, 8-12 July 2019.
'Access to born-digital material in archives', invited speaker at Catalogue Day at The National Archives, UK, 22 November 2019
'Raiders of the lost archives: archaeological material in a digital environment', invited speaker at the Digital Archaeology Group, Leiden, The Netherlands, 19 December 2019
'Making born-digital archival data accessible', Archives, Access and AI, London, UK, 15-17 January 2020.
Storrar, Tom and Leontien Talboom, Network analysis of the UK Government Web Archive, The National Archives Blog.
Talboom, Leontien and David Underdown, 'Access is What we are Preserving': But for Whom?, Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) Blog.
Talboom, Leontien: Two blog posts on my experience at iPres 2019, this was part of the bursary that I received from DPC to attend this conference.
Workshops and Events
Contributor, Workshop on Human-centred Explainable Artificial Intelligence, 5 June 2019, UCL, London
Contributor, Exploring data, investigating methodologies, Computational Archival Science Workshop, 20-21 June 2019, The National Archives, London
Participant, Alan Turing Data Study Group: Exploring trends and topics in the UK Government Web Archives, 9-13 December 2019, Alan Turing Institute, London
Teaching Assistant, 2019-2020, INST0001: Database Systems
Teaching Assistant, 2019-2020, INST0003: Information Systems
Teaching Assistant, 2019-2020, INST0007, Web Technologies
Teaching Assistant, 2019-2020, INST0012: Database Systems Analysis and Design
Teaching Assistant, 2019-2020, INST0069: Graph Databases and Semantic Technologies
E-mail address: leontien.talboom.18[at]ucl.ac.uk