MEDIA DIGITIZATION AND PRESERVATION INITIATIVE (MDPI)
2017 - 2018
I directed the technical operations for film digitization as part of the Media Digitization and Preservation Initiative (MDPI), an ambitious $10 million 3-year initiative at Indiana University to make 12,500 hours (24 PB) of digital assets for film available for online access/research.
I directed all aspects of the technical operations, including quality control, post-production, vendor relations, resource and timeline management, and full-time personnel management. I ensured digital specifications based on international standards were maintained and defined parameters with the private partner's, Memnon Archiving Services (a Sony Company), operation on digital preservation expectations and deliverables. I established and documented policies and procedures to ensure efficient and successful operations, including risk assessment.
I collaborated closely with product developers, MDPI leadership, University IT, library administrative stakeholders, special collections, and vendors to ensure that timelines, goals, and standards were met. I offered organizational design thinking to streamline overall workflow structure, from physical item selection to online streaming services. I provided strategic support for executive leadership, to drive forward innovation & solve large scale production and budgetary challenges.