LIS Student Michael Dobbs Presented at SAA Conference

Michael Dobbs, a graduate student of Department of Library and Information Science, presented his work at the annual meeting of Society of American Archivists (SAA) in New Orleans. His presentation was based on his work on a project to create structural metadata using the METS schema for a stranded digital collection of Treasure Chest comic books housed in the University Archives of the Catholic University of America. The METS record helps to preserve the order and hierarchy of the page images as well as some of the alternate viewing to the start of March 2013 (http://archives.lib.cua.edu/findingaid/treasurechest.cfm).

A short bio: Michael Dobbs currently works at the Archives as the Graduate Library Pre-professional (GLP) after having taught in public schools in DC and Virginia for 5 years. At the archives, he has been learning archival processing, description, and management. Some of his projects have included surveying and inventorying incoming collections, processing and encoding EAD finding aids for hidden and unprocessed collections, and revising the ACUA processing manual.

 

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