Bio

Chance Adams (they/them) is currently the Digital Archivist at the Harry Ransom Center at University of Texas at Austin, where their primary responsibility is leading ongoing digital preservation and access initiatives for digital collection materials, specifically born digital records. More recently, Adams was Digital Archivist and Metadata Consultant for the Electronic Literature Organization. Adams has more than a decade of experience as an information professional, previously in the roles of Digital Projects Coordinator at the Hagley Museum and Library and Access and Electronic Records Archivist in Special Collections at the University of Georgia. Adams is very active in the larger professional archives community, frequently presenting at events such as the Society of American Archivists annual conference, Texas Conference on Digital Libraries, and the University of Texas Digital Preservation Symposium. Most recently, they collaborated on a paper titled “Data Recovery and Investigation from 8-inch Floppy Disk Media: Three Use Cases” for the annual International Conference on Digital Preservation and their article “Digital archaeology at the Ransom Center” was published online. For more information about Adams’ work and interests, visit @digarchivist on Twitter.

Former names: Abby/Abigail Adams; Abby/Abigail Griner
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