Courses at UBC (Completed, In Progress, & Upcoming):
Spring 2023 (upcoming – TBD)
- LIBR 580: Collection Development with Tess Pendergast
- LIBR 535: Instructional Role of the Librarian with Fiona Hunt
- LIBR 570: Marketing in Information Organizations
- ARST 550: Management of Audio Visual and Non-textual Records with Jana Grazley and Kristy Waller
- LIBR 504/ARST 570: Management of Information Organizations with Dr. Luanne Sinnamon
- LIBR 581/ARST 556M: Digital Libraries with Dr. Richard Arias Hernandez
- LIBR 545: Adult Popular Reading and Media Interests with Fiona Hunt
- LIBR 575: Academic Libraries with Ean Henninger
- LIBR 596: Professional Experience at the Museum of Anthropology (MOA) with Alissa Cherry
- LIBR 506: Human-Information Interaction with Dr. Teresa Pendergast
- LIBR 507: Methods of Research and Evaluation in Information Organizations with Dr. Rick Kopak
- LIBR 508: Information Practices in Contemporary Society with Dr. Hannah Turner
- LIBR 509: Foundations of Resource Description and Knowledge Organization with Dr. Julia Bullard
- Over the course of LIBR 509, I undertook weekly “create” and “analyze” assignments that allowed me to apply the skills that we learned in class and then additionally, provide feedback to our peers as a means to exercise our understanding and articulation of the vocabulary and concepts that we had applied. Our weekly lectures and coursework built upon each other to develop a more wholistic understanding of knowledge description, classification, identification, creation, and analysis. We also discussed how many standardized information systems that dictate access and control over information are undergirded by specific value and belief systems which are not neutral. Overall, this course helped foster a critical lens that I will continue to apply when creating, using, or analyzing such systems. I foresee continuing to use and apply the skills learned in LIBR 509 in my future worklearn experiences and professional pursuits post graduation. The creation of library catalog records, classification schemes, controlled vocabularies, and thesauri will be especially helpful, as well as the ability to describe these systems and processes which I plan to continue working on and exercising in my work as a librarian and archivist.
- ARST 556L/LIBR 514L: Metadata with Dr. Julia Bullard
- My final project for ARST 556L/LIBR 514L: Metadata takes the form of a digital workbook created for cultural heritage organizations that are interested in beginning or learning more about crowdsourced metadata projects. The digital workbook, which is easy to share and disseminate, is titled “All Together Now: Crowdsourced Metadata Projects for Cultural Heritage Organizations.” It is intended to be both an educational resource and a functional guide to assist public programmers and information professionals working in cultural heritage to develop their own crowdsourced metadata projects. Some of the positive results of crowdsourced metadata projects include greater discoverability of archival collections and awareness-raising of your institution, to name a few. The digital workbook offers an introduction to essential concepts such as “Crowdsourcing,” “Metadata,” “Controlled Vocabularies,” and “Folksonomies”, as well as case study examples of local, national, and international crowdsourced metadata projects by various cultural heritage organizations, relevant web-based and app-based crowdsourcing metadata tools and software, notable benefits / risks / and considerations, and a project template to assist cultural heritage organizations develop their own metadata project. From creating this project, I was able to discover a range of resources on crowdsourced metadata projects that spoke to the many benefits, risks, and considerations cultural heritage organizations should be cognizant of, especially when it comes to bias and labour. Additionally, creating a workbook for an audience beyond just information professionals was good practice for describing concepts and practices in simpler terms. Click the links below to find a PDF of my final project, “All Together Now: Crowdsourced Metadata Projects for Cultural Heritage Organizations,” as well as other examples of my course work:
- ARST 565/LIBR 514J.: Administering Records under FOI and Protection of Privacy Legislation with Alexandra Wieland
- LIBR 597: Research Collaboration (Directed Study) with Dr. Carolyne Clare and Karen Jamieson Dance. Supervised by Dr. Lisa Nathan
- ARST 596: Professional Experience with ECU Archives at Emily Carr University of Art & Design Library with Kristy Waller (MAS)
- ARST 555: Preservation of Digital Records with Dr. Corinne Rogers
- Group presentation focused on AI in Archives and Google AI.
- Research paper focused on the preservation of activist archives and social media (Twitter) records by analyzing two of DocNow‘s archival tools: Hydrator and DocNow.
- ARST 587: Preservation with Tara Fraser
- Learned how to implement storage and preservation for multi-format archives and collections.
- Group presentation focused on the storage and preservation of a ceramics collection.
- ARST 520: Selection and Acquisition of Archival Documents with Dr. Luciana Duranti
- Research paper compared the respective selection and acquisition theories of Jenkinson and Schellenberg.
- Group presentation focused on the acquisition and selection practices of The Australian National Archives and the influence of the continuum model in record keeping.
- ARST 500: Information Technology and Archives with Jill Teasley (MAS)
- Learned how to build a database using MySQL.
- Built a WordPress website for an imaginary First Nations Cultural Centre and Archives. Built website wireframes and created proto-personas to determine user needs based on UX and UI methodologies.
- Generated a product comparison/research report to determine the best off-the-shelf technology solution for the imaginary archives to meet the primary functional requirements of key stakeholders.
- FNEL 488G: Endangered Language Documentation and Revitalization with Dr. Candace Kaleimamoowahinekapu Galla
- Introduction to Indigenous language conservation, documentation, and revitalization projects and initiatives locally and internationally.
- Learned about the practical, applied, and ethical approaches to language preservation efforts and best practices within the field to respect community interests and pre-established protocols.
- Group presentation focused on Language Documentation and Archives.
- Final project took the form of a short video/PSA to bring attention to the history and ongoing use of Chinuk Wawa in the Pacific Northwest. Collaborated with a peer and speaker of Chinuk Wawa and integrated archival documents/Chinuk Wawa dictionaries into final product. View the film here:
- ARST 573: Archival Systems and the Profession with Dr. Elaine Goh
- Introduction to the archival profession and the cultural/socio-political/theoretical influences on different archival systems and practices, nationally and internationally.
- Wrote a report on the Black Cultural Archives in London, UK.
- Research paper focused on the The National Archives System, The National Archives, and Community Archives in the UK.
- ARST 516: Management of Current Records with Dr. Victoria Lemieux
- Introduction to records management practices, policy development, organizational systems analysis, retention and disposition schedules, risk management and analysis.
- Research paper focused on the preservation of activist and social media archives within the context of the Hong Kong pro-democracy protests occurring in 2019 and the preservation of protest records shared on the encrypted messaging app, Signal.
- Presentation focused on Archangel, “an archives for digital public records” created by The National Archives and the Open Data Institute (ODI), and the University of Surrey. Archangel integrates AI and Blockchain technologies to secure the integrity, trust, and long-term preservation of digital public archives.
- ARST 515: Arrangement and Description of Archives with Dr. Jennifer Douglas
- Introduction to Arrangement and Description and archival theory.
- Developed a Finding Aid.
- Performed Internal and External Analysis on personal fonds, following RAD, ISAD(G), and ISAAR (CPF) Standards.
- Created authority records in AtoM.
- Group project focused on analyzing the arrangement and description and finding aid of the Vancouver Association for Noncommercial Culture (1994-1998) fonds at the Morris & Helen Belkin Archives.
- ARST 510: Archival Diplomatics with Dr. Luciana Duranti
- Learned how to identify and distinguish integral elements of a record.
- Learned how to perform a diplomatic analysis on archival documents based on their form, formation, and transactions.
- Gained a greater understanding of diplomatic terminology.
Emily Carr University of Art & Design (selected coursework)
- HUMN 411 S090: Written Project (Humanities/English)
- MHIS 429 F001: Topics in Film/Video Theory (Media History)
- AHIS 410 S001: Topics in Global Art (Art History)
- AHIS 401 S001: Topics in Curatorial Projects (Art History/Curatorial)
- HUMN 311: The Practice of Artists’ Publishing (Publishing/Artist Books)
- SOCS 310 F001: Studies in Curatorial Practice (Social Sciences/Curatorial)
- AHIS 304 F002: Art Now: Studies in Contemporary Art (Art History)
- ENGL 300 F001: Writing Criticism (English)
- CGIA 215 S001: Digital Imaging Essentials (Computer Graphics-Intro to Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign)
- AHIS 210 S001: Art and Culture Since 1960 (Art History)
- MHIS 205 F001: Reading the Screen (Media History)
- SOCS 201 S001: Intro to Cultural Theory (Social Sciences)
- AHIS 200 F001: Art + Culture 1900 – 1960 (Art History)
- AHIS 103 S002: Intro to Visual Culture II (Art History)
- AHIS 102 F001: Intro to Visual Culture I (Art History)
- ENGL 101 S012: Literature + Composition I (English)
- ENGL 100 F0001: Literature + Composition II (English)