Anna Naruta-Moya, archivist with the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs presents a free talk at noon in the Frank Waters Room 105 of Zimmerman Library on Thursday, Oct.1. Naruta-Moya is interested in how information in archives can be made easily accessible

She is working on a collaborative project to create access to digitized public records of the US Government boarding and day schools from the 1890s-1930. The records are a valuable resource for Native American families, communities, and other researchers. Naruta-Moya is the project director and will talk about the importance of this project to all native communities.

As an archivist for the U.S. National Archives and for the Hoover Institution Archives of Stanford University, she has experience in the paper version of “big data.” Now as archivist for the State of New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs, she manages archival collections that include documentation of the state’s hundreds of thousands of images of rock art and a diversity of architecture and landscapes both ancient and contemporary.

Concern for the ability to share and communicate about objects from different repositories and create projects with longevity led her to join the International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) community to help create shared applications for archival collections. She looks forward to implementing open annotation in the Indigenous Digital Archive Collaborative Project.

She earned her Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, and served as board member and chair of the Landmarks Board of Oakland, California.  Naruta-Moya is a Society of American Archivists (SAA) Certified Digital Archives Specialist, a Certified Archivist of the Academy of Certified Archivists, and serves on the SAA's Archival Standards Committee. 

She was a fellow of the 2015 Getty Summer Institute in Digital Humanities and is a Research Associate Professor of the University of New Mexico. She is married to the Tewa artist and historian Daniel Moya (P’o Suwae Ge Owingeh). The Indigenous Digital Archive collaborative project is led by the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture with the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center and the State Tribal Libraries

For more information contact Nancy Brown Martinez, CSWR (505) 277-6451 or Anna Naruta-Moya (505) 476-1277