Name: Jennifer Vaughn
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!