Digital Archivist, Library of Congress
Hi all! I’m looking forward to participating with all of you in this exciting project to improve and enrich our abilities to analyze, process, and provide access to the diverse range of documentation found in recorded sound collections.
Since 2002, I’ve acted as archivist for the Alan Lomax Archive at the Association for Cultural Equity in New York — working first as an audio engineer predominately, and ultimately as archivist and dissemination coordinator for the collection. Currently, I’m an archivist (digital assets manager / folklife specialist) at the American Folklife Center (AFC) of the Library of Congress in Washington, DC. Among many other responsibilities, I am tasked with the development of digital collections policies and practices for AFC in the context of LC’s emerging policies and its preservation environment. At AFC we currently manage over 30 TB of digital content at a range of around 600,000 digital collections objects and growing. Tools that assist in batch processing or analyzing digital objects are becoming essential for our day to day efforts.
As an archivist, I’m active in the Society of American Archivists (Membership Committee, Oral History Section Steering Committee) and in the International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives (Editor, Executive Board).
I look forward to sharing and learning together as we work with the HiPSTAS team to support the development of a new tool for our communities.