Hello! I’m interested in personal and community archiving, digital preservation, and improving the ways in which cultural heritage organizations can improve people’s lives
I currently work as an Administrative Assistant for National Digital Initiatives at the Library of Congress where I increase the use of our digital collections through special projects, events, and partnerships. Previously, I was a 2015 National Digital Stewardship Resident that created a public-focused lab, tools, and instruction on personal digital archiving for DC Public Libraries. I also developed a user-driven oral history archive for my hometown in Middlesex County, Virginia.
The purpose of this blog is to archive my professional work and track my progress on these and other projects as transparently as possible. It is personal, and does not reflect the views of any organization with which I’m affiliated . I welcome comments from professionals and community members alike!
You can follow me on Twitter @jaimemears