Student Silke Higgins is pursuing a career in digital services, thanks, in part, to the inspiration she received from an MLIS course she completed during Fall 2010, regarding iPad applications and other new media. Her experiences in the course included designing webpages and creating an e-book, which persuaded Higgins that the mobile web is “the ideal medium” for increasing access to information.
Alum Stephanie Roach’s internship at the Graduate Theological Union sparked her interest in copyright laws affecting preservation of sound recordings and inspired her to submit a formal statement to the U.S. Copyright Office in January 2011. Her comments were based on a research and digitization project she conducted during her Summer 2010 internship at the Graduate Theological Union (GTU) in Berkeley, California.
Student Eira Tansey presented a paper at the 2010 Southern Archivists Conference, describing her experiences transferring an academic library’s hard copy finding aids into a more accessible online format.
While working as an advertising agency producer and project manager, student Tracy Guza was a customer of Getty Images, using their stock photo library to license images for ads and websites. Now that she’s an MLIS student interested in digital asset management, Guza’s interning at Getty and gaining first-hand experience with taxonomy.
The California Digital Library has digitized millions of books for the University of California (UC) libraries, but very few people in the UC community understand the process of how books make it from the shelf to the screen and the implications of those digitization efforts. SLIS Student Amy Rogers spent her summer internship working to change that.