Ideal Project Management situation

My ideal digital project management situation would be made up of several components. First, I would hope to have a state-of-the-art metadata lab with high quality scanners, computers and functional digital content software. My team would consist of someone selecting the best conditioned materials, someone doing the actual scanning and two people to put n … Continue reading Ideal Project Management situation

The Post-Custodial Method and Community Archives

Anyone who has read my in-class contributions will have noticed my deep interest in community archives. Community archives by their nature are equitable and try to be accountable in terms of their archival power. As Lorena Gauthereau (2018) writes, “archives have historically functioned as mechanisms of colonialism. They have helped to structure our understanding of … Continue reading The Post-Custodial Method and Community Archives

Digital Preservation of Oral Histories

"Tibetan Buddhists posing in front of Lake Ximencuo on the Tibetan Plateau" by Tenance10 is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0 While researching blog posts on the up and coming trends in digital librarianship, I came across a blurb in Stanford’s blog about how they had made the Tibetan Oral History Project available to their students … Continue reading Digital Preservation of Oral Histories

Blog Post 3: Learning from Grant Writing ‘fails’.

When I worked as a Library Assistant II at Lake Elmo Public Library in Minnesota in 2015-2016, I was initially hired as a Circulation Supervisor and Cataloger. Because the library staff consisted of the Director, several volunteers, and one part-time library clerk, I was the second in command, and as a result my responsibilities consisted … Continue reading Blog Post 3: Learning from Grant Writing ‘fails’.

Digital Preservation in the Cloud

One thought on digital preservation is to archive to the “cloud”.  This would allow for greater access to digital archives.  Hurley (20116) discusses in his article about putting digital archives in the cloud.  He talks about the different types of “clouds” that are available. The two “clouds” that he says would be the best is … Continue reading Digital Preservation in the Cloud