SLIS student Barbara Morgan lives in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains in California, a 30 minute drive from the nearest gas station. But that didn’t stop her from lining up a prestigious summer internship with the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).
SLIS alum Peter Chan recently started work as Stanford University Libraries’ first-ever Digital Archivist for the Manuscript Division, where he’s focusing on developing best practices for acquiring, capturing, processing, and describing born-digital materials.
SLIS alum Mattie Taormina helped Stanford University build its Virtual Archives in Second Life as part of the university’s effort to increase patron access and discovery of the library’s primary sources.
For her LIBR 292 Professional Experience class, SLIS student Mia Jaeggli created a digital archive to preserve exhibits from the reading room at the University of California at Berkeley’s Environmental Design Library.
Susan Gehr has long worked to help document and revitalize the Karuk language, collecting more than a decade’s worth of notes and recordings of the northern California tribal language. “When I realized that we have all of this unique and irreplaceable material that we’re going to have to lean on in 50 years, it became clear to me that this was an archival issue,” she said. So Gehr enrolled in our School’s MLIS program in Fall 2009 to find out how to build an archive of the Karuk’s culture and language from scratch.