Endings and Beginings

I am at the end of the description of the 1960s. I have been tasked to run a spell check over my work in the database and then upload them to the OCLC server. It is pretty cool if you think about it – there are over 200 entries. I know that there are a few 1960s left to describe, but we are moving on to negatives now.

In the new project, negatives have been digitized and reversed – they are like contact prints. These photos are from the same events I have described before. I am glad that I have a good visual memory. The new task is to describe the negatives, and to make judgement calls. If there are several negatives (or even a pair) that capture the same event, I am to choose the “best” and describe that one. There is not enough space for all to be uploaded.

This is a good lesson to learn – culling for quality. I can do this – I am glad for my training in the arts and for my experience as a photography teacher. If I do one thing very well – is judge the quality of prints.

Next week, I have an interview with the archivist from the Ramsey County Historical Society. They have a brand new digitization project. I would be bringing my experiences from the ACC to bear on my new tasks. I am still hunting for a business asset internship, but it seems terribly hard to ask for an internship ‘doing something related to intellectual assets’ a bit is lost in the asking.


About Susan Wolfe

In the midst of a career change, moving from educator to codifier of knowledge. I desire to be a technical writer - transferring knowledge through the written word. I received my Master's of Archives & Records Administration from San Jose State University. My research focus was developing strategies enabling effective the capture of tacit and implicit knowledge from Communities of Practice (Professional Learning Communities) so that it can be can be collected and codified. I exist in the real world and online soaking up Best Practices for Knowledge Management and Immersive Education. Specialties Knowledge Management [KM]: Communities of Practice, Digital Asset Management [DAM], Project Management. Content Management Systems [CMS]: Moodle, WordPress, Drupal, Blogger, Open Wonderland, MOOCs STEM Education [Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math]: Career and Technical Education [CTE], Instructional Design, Immersive Education, Graphic Design, Digital Photography
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