Director of Media Digitization + Preservation
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INDUSTRY LEADERSHIP

Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA)

A non-profit professional association established to advance the field of moving image archiving by fostering cooperation among individuals and organizations.

Preservation Committee (Chair) 2018 

Education Committee (Chair) 2012 - Present
I led the Education Committee during a period of radical change in employment trends and education demands in the industry. I spearheaded the design and implementation of the committee's first website. The site was the first of its kind to provide centralized access to educational resources and industry jobs for students and professionals with search functionality. The Education Committee website has been praised for its impact by leading figures in the field for its tracking and forecasting of employment trends. My 2015 blog post "So You want to be an Audiovisual Archivist" was the first online guide to the audiovisual archiving profession. 

As the Chair of the Education Committee, I established two initiates; the Scholarship Expansion Task Force and the Conference Online Task Force. The Scholarship Expansion Task Force was a response to the declining number of scholarships and fellowships available to students. The Scholarship Task Force to date has successfully recruited the sponsorship of a new academic scholarship for women studying audiovisual archiving on a full or part-time basis. 

The Conference Online Task Force's goal was to help share important ideas and research from our industry as widely as possible. We enabled the first live streaming of the conference as well as shared note-taking to make information as accessible as possible. 

As Chair, I've also focused on fostering student membership and student chapters. In 2015, I secured sponsorship by industry vendors to establish the annual Student Mixer at the AMIA Conference. This has served as both a source of inspiration and knowledge and the creation of the Student List-Serv and Student Chapter Guide has helped secure the future of our initiative. 

Finally, the committee was instrumental in establishing the AMIA Calendar, which consolidates audiovisual archiving events and professional development opportunities onto one site lending further focus on outreach and access to knowledge.  

Scholarship Sub-Committee (Reviewer) 2016
PBCore Advisory Sub-Committee (Schema and Vocabulary Team Member) 2014 - Present


National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)

• Grant Reviewer (2014)

Indiana University  

  • IU Center for Women in Technology - Mentor
  • Born-Digital Audiovisual Preservation Task ForcePHYDO (HydraDAM2) Usability Testing

  • Mold Abatement Working Group

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

Interactive Victrola Book of the Opera - National Jukebox, Library of Congress

Interactive Victrola Book of the Opera - National Jukebox, Library of Congress

National Jukebox Working Group (Chair)           
The National Jukebox is the largest collection of historical audio recordings ever made publicly available online. Under my leadership we revisited workflows, created procedural documentation, resolved physical and technical issues and liaised between the processing and IT departments. I was involved throughout the lifecycle of the project, including the initial selection and preparation of materials, assigning and checking metadata and testing the site for usability before its launch.                                     

Packard Campus Institute (PCI) 
I was an active planning member of PCI, which held inter-departmental presentations and workshops in order to develop and strengthen relationships and share knowledge and expertise with campus colleagues. I founded and led a professional reading group within the PCI which, in collaboration with content and technology experts on staff, identifies, reviews and discusses current and emerging research and scholarship related to audiovisual archiving, copyright and digital humanities. It was been praised by supervisors as a valuable resource for professional development and engagement.

Int. Assoc. Sound and Audiovisual Archives (IASA), National Archives Section Representative
Nitrate Film Vault (Volunteer)
Packard Campus Theater (Curator)