Aliza Leventhal

Aliza Leventhal, Sasaki Associates

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With a BA from Smith College and a MLIS/MA from Simmons College's dual degree archival management and history program, Aliza Leventhal has spent her archival career focused on addressing the difficulties CAD and BIM files pose for long term preservation and access. She is the co-chair of the SAA Architectural Records Roundtable, as well as the co-founder and active member of the CAD/BIM Taskforce.

Aliza Leventhal is a corporate librarian/archivist with Sasaki Associates. Among her duties are developing architecture for digital resource library to serve a multi-disciplinary office, maintaining historically significant project list and develop a processing plan for the backlog of analog archival materials, and work to incorporate records management into overall project management procedures, including creating a records retention policy.

Aliza Leventhal is also a taskforce co-chair with the Society of American Archivists. She conduct literature reviews and research current efforts in the archival world to preserve Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Building Information Modeling (BIM) software files, and compile gathered information into a bibliographic resource. Aliza is developing action plans for taskforce members to be involved in addressing areas of interest identified at the 2015 annual conference: researching trends/future technology/software; preserving older technology/software; documenting findings, best practices, etc.; and reaching out to related design professions (Urban Designers, Planners, Landscape Architects etc.).

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