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A podcast that explores the ins and outs of preserving one's legacy in an ever-changing digital landscape.

Our Digital Futures with Permanent Amanda Meeks

    • Education

A podcast that explores the ins and outs of preserving one's legacy in an ever-changing digital landscape.

    Data After Death

    Data After Death

    Join host Amanda Meeks in conversation with Katie Gach, a death doula and researcher at Meta, in exploring concepts such as continuing bonds theory and digital legacy planning. They also share thoughts on the interconnectedness of our online data as well as the implications when that data is deleted or inaccessible to those we love after death.

    Guest: Katie Gach
    Email: katiezgach@gmail.com
    Pronouns: she/her
    Bio: Katie Gach earned her Ph.D in Technology, Media, and Society at CU Boulder's College of Engineering and Applied Science. Her dissertation is entitled “How to Delete the Dead: Honoring Affective Connections to Post-mortem Data.” She currently works for Meta, which is the parent company of Facebook and Instagram and offers personal digital legacy advance planning and post-mortem data management as a death doula.
    Links:  https://katiezgach.wixsite.com/website/work

    • 42 min
    Preservation to the People

    Preservation to the People

    Join host Amanda Meeks in conversation with Robert LaRose and Biljana Milenkovic, librarians at the DC Public Library's Memory Lab, to learn how they make digitization and digital archiving accessible to the general public. They also share insight and tips on getting started with your own digital archives or digitization projects. Bonus: Explore the Memory Lab Network map to find a lab near you!

    Guest: Robert LaRose
    Email: robert.larose@dc.gov
    Pronouns: he/him
    Bio: Robert LaRose is a digital curation librarian in The People's Archive at DC Public Library. From 2018-2022, he was responsible for overseeing the operation of DCPL's Memory Lab. This included training users, troubleshooting, maintaining and repairing equipment, creating instructional documentation, spreading awareness of the lab among the general public, and serving as an "on-the-ground" liaison to the Memory Lab Network's project manager, Siobhan Hagan. He was also the host of Memories on Tap, the library's podcast series devoted to amplifying the stories of Memory Lab users and their experiences with digitizing and preserving their personal collections.
    Guest: Biljana Milenkovic
    Email: biljana.milenkovic@gmail.com
    Pronouns: she/her
    Bio: Biljana Milenkovic (known as B) is a librarian at the Labs at DC Public Library. A Jill-of-all-trades, she is versed in multi-media production and all things Memory Lab.

    Links: 
    Memory Lab LibguideDC Public Library Podcast and DCPL Radio, which both contain episodes of "Memories on Tap" highlighting Memory Lab users and their stories.Memory Lab Network site

    • 39 min

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