Mudd Technical Services Meeting Minutes – June 2012
Maureen has finished managing the Princeton Weekly Bulletin digitization project – this resource is now available online. In addition to her usual reference and accessioning work, she also created a number of orientation screencasts for the new finding aids site, and is finishing writing notes for the Bill Bradley Papers. She, Dan Linke, and (mostly) John Walako installed the new exhibit in the Millberg gallery, “The Election for Woodrow Wilson’s America,” which will be on display through the end of the year.
Lynn oversaw data collection and processing of 2012 senior theses (completed 15 of 33 departments); implemented a new system for applying dissertation embargoes in DataSpace and ProQuest; and created ten new University Archives accession records.
Adriane began work in earnest this month on her summer projects, preparing the next batch of Daily Princetonian newspapers (2003–2012) and the Western European Theater Political Pamphlets for digitization. She also worked with three patrons in to use the newly open ACLU Records and is preparing to speak on the project at the annual meeting of the Society of American Archivists in August.
Christie finalized all remaining work and reports from the P collection shelf read/reconciliation project. She created three new collections and added materials to seven additional collections in an ongoing project to assimilate all unprocessed University Archives materials. In continuing her work with born-digital materials, Christie and Dan Santamaria attended an SAA workshop on digital forensics for archivists, and Christie began work on an accessioning workflow that incorporates these materials. She also trained a new summer student on cataloging photographs in the Historical Photographs Collection database, and he restarted work on that project. Finally, Christie has announced that she will be leaving to start a new job September 1.
Dan also updated the group on the progress of various initiatives, in particular new developments with the redesigned EAD site, Primo, Aeon, and related issues. We also discussed Bethany Nowviskie’s keynote talk at the March 2012 code4lib conference on the concept of “Lazy Consensus.”
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