The past year has brought changes within Special Collections, as I moved from being University Archivist to being the Digital Archivist for the department. In my new role I’ll be working closely with the other archivists in the department to come up with policies and workflows to manage the creation, maintenance, and stewardship of digital collections. Our digital collections include born-digital (meaning created on a computer/electronically, see this post for more), digitized (including all of the scanning we’ve done to make collections available online), and hybrid collections (collections that contain both paper and electronic material). I’m really excited about working with my team—through our efforts we’ll be ensuring the long-term preservation of our wonderful digital collections.
And in exciting news, we’ve added a new member to our team! Kristin Law will be joining us as the new University Archivist. She has the following to say about her new job:
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