Abby R. 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. Adams has more than thirteen years 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 in September 2018, and their article “Digital archaeology at the Ransom Center” was published online. In the fall of 2017, Adams also presented at the Lise Jaillant’s workshop After the Digital Revolution: Bringing together archivists and scholars to preserve born digital records and produce new knowledge in Manchester, England.  For more information about Adams’ work and interests, visit @digarchivist on Twitter.


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