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Preserving Personal Digital Files

Tuesday, 10/30, 1:00 pm-3:00 pm

 

Get ideas, learn strategies, and become informed about tools to better organize and preserve your personal image, text, and other digital files.  The workshop covers commonly used computer file types but will exclude management of large datasets.

 Sarah Wingo is a master’s student at the School of Information. An IMLS grant provided support for her summer internship in the Department of Preservation and Conservation and the development of this workshop.

Location: 
Faculty Exploratory, 206 Hatcher Graduate Library 
913 South University, Central Campus (view map) pop up map 

Session level: Beginner
Sponsor(s): Knowledge Navigation Center, University Library
Presenter(s): Sarah Wingo
Register on-line: http://ttc.iss.lsa.umich.edu/ttc/sessions/preserving-personal-digital-files/

The following is part of our series on SI student internships . . . 

Name:  Jennifer Vaughn
Internship:  MediaPreserve

I am specializing in Music Librarianship at UMSI, and I was pretty darn excited to be the first-ever UMSI intern at the MediaPreserve outside of Pittsburgh PA this past summer.  The MediaPreserve is an audio-visual preservation lab that specializes in reformatting obsolete and/or antique cultural heritage materials for libraries, archives, universities, museums, and the like.  I spent time working with each of the amazing film, video, and audio engineers as well as the encoding and metadata specialists on staff.  I gained a lot of hands-on practical experience working with audio tape, and I also became familiar with the entire in-house digitization workflow.  It was a lot of fun, and the people who work there are all phenomenal!

The following is part of our series on SI student internships . . . 

Name:  Miriely Guerrero
Internship:  Bentley Historical Library

Electronic records are beginning to slowly trickle into archives. What was once a slow and occasional floppy that would flop onto the processing room, has increased into a steady flow of mixed removable media ranging from zip disks to entire computers. As the hardware necessary to read these mediums dwindle, we are in serious danger of losing the records contained within.

 

 


The following is part of our series on SI student internships . . . 

Jess SchaengoldName:  Jess Schaengold
Internship:  Smithsonian Institution Archives

Hello!  I am an archives and preservation student, and I spent my summer at the Smithsonian Institution Archives as the Electronic Records Processing Intern. Overall, I would describe my internship as a box of chocolates: when it comes to digital records, you never know what you’re going to get.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The following is part of our series on SI student internships . . . 

MATRIXName:  Brendan Coates
Internship:  MATRIX: Center for the Humane Arts, Letters, and Social Sciences Online      

So, I was lucky enough to get an IMLS preservation internship at MATRIX: Center for the Humane Arts, Letters, and Social Sciences Online at Michigan State University. This was lucky not only because these internships are paid, but the process for obtaining PEP credit was highly structured and it saved me the time cost and headache of hustling up something else. It also happened to be right in my area of expertise: creating a preservation plan for a podcast produced in-house, Africa Past and Present.

The following is part of our series on SI student internships . . . 

Jin Moon at the CNN Media Library

Name:  Jin Moon
Internship:  CNN Media Library at the CNN DC Bureau     

Hello! My name is Jin Moon and I’m specializing in Preservation of Information and Archives and Record Management. I am currently interning at the at the CNN DC Bureau as the Library Intern. I do a lot of different things but my primary tasks are ingesting daily footage and logging them as well as performing research for the producers and editors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The following is part of our series on SI student internships . . . 

Underbelly of Randolph StreetName:  Nick Krabbenhoeft
Internship:   Ryerson and Burnham Archive    

Every day I walk to work along the gritty sidewalk of Randolph Street. Over my head runs Randolph Street. On top of that runs Randolph Street. Because Chicago sits in a plain on the shores of Lake Michigan, the engineering solutions devised by the city's builders characterize its downtown more than any other city. It help that the pride of the Second City’s citizens spurred innovations even further. Skyscrapers are one obvious result. Multi-level streets are another.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


The following is part of our series on SI student internships . . . 

William L. Clements Library at UM

Name:  Stephanie DeFouw 
Internship:  William L. Clements Library   

My name is Stephanie DeFouw and this summer I had the opportunity to do an internship in the William L. Clements LIbrary at UM. When I found out that I had gotten the internship and was telling people about my summer plans someone said to me, “The greatest thing about that place is that everything is really old!”  I laughed at the time, thinking that it was, of course, old.  Now I understand just what that person meant. 

 

 

 

 

 

Due to the generosity of the Emerging Archival Scholars Program, last month I had the fortune to attend the 2012 Archival Education and Research Institute (AERI). In its fourth year of existence, the Institute of Museum and Library Services funds AERI as a project that annually convenes archival professors and Ph.D. students from around the world to share ideas, foster research, and encourage critical dialogue around building the future of archives as a viable discipline in the academy. Switching to one of eight universities each summer, this year’s institute took place at UCLA.

SPARC operates out of a former police station and jail for the Venice Division of the LAPD Based in the Venice neighborhood of Los Angeles, SPARC operates out of a former police station and jail. Photograph by Jarrett M. Drake.

The following is part of our series on SI student internships . . . 

Patrick Galligan

Name: Patrick Galligan
Internship: Bentley Historical Library  

Come on up to the wild environs of the University of Michigan’s North Campus and the Bentley Historical Library. I am working this summer in the reference department assisting remote and local researchers as well as creating subject guides that will live on the Bentley’s reference website.