Moving Beyond the Allegory of the Lone Digital Archivist (& my day of Windows scripting at KBOO)

The “lone arranger” was a term I learned in my library sciences degree program and I accepted it. I visualized hard-working, problem-solving solo archivists in small staff-situations challenged with organizing, preserving, and providing access to the growing volumes of historically and culturally relevant materials that could be used by researchers. As much as the archives … Continue reading Moving Beyond the Allegory of the Lone Digital Archivist (& my day of Windows scripting at KBOO)

Is there something that does it all?: Choosing a metadata management system

Early in our NDSR cohort chats, each resident agreed that our host site’s current metadata collecting and organizing practices could be improved. Many of us sought to find a database tool that could help our staff manage their data effectively. KBOO is like many other organizations that keeps its archives information in multiple spreadsheets. Tapes … Continue reading Is there something that does it all?: Choosing a metadata management system

NDSA, data wrangling, and KBOO treasures

My first month at KBOO was about learning about the environment: the people, institutional knowledge, working styles and interaction, informational resources, and technology support. KBOO's specific environment is being taken into consideration so that a digital preservation project may thrive. KBOO’s current digital storage and archiving practices were evaluated in accordance to the National Digital … Continue reading NDSA, data wrangling, and KBOO treasures

Digital Stewardship at KBOO Community Radio

Two weeks have passed since the start of the 2016 American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) NDSR fellowship program, and I am so glad that I applied and received a spot as one of the seven fortunate residents! Kate McManus, Tressa Graves, Adam Lott, Eddy Colloton, Andrew Weaver, Selena Chau, Lorena Ramirez-Lopez. Stay updated via … Continue reading Digital Stewardship at KBOO Community Radio