So You Want to Make A Digital Archive? Three Strategy Questions

Managing physical and digital files, metadata-gathering, and enabling complex internal or public searches of cultural production, ephemera, archives and/or born-digital assets are issues faced by many organizations: large, small, funded, volunteer... At Openflows, I build digital catalogs and archives regularly and want to share some of those specific strategies we use…

Glitter & Grit, Book (2015)

Glitter and Grit is a 352-page anthology with 144 images, 12 pages of magazine-style spread, and design elements created in InDesign, using master page templates, paragraph and character styles. It was printed in Portland, OR and published by Publication Studio in 2015. (It also was nominated for a Lambda Literary…

Digital Catalog, Data Migration, Schema & Architecture Analysis: WLCC Research Lab

From 2014-2015, I worked with researchers and digital conservationists at the Warren Lasch Conservation Center at Clemson University to create a digital collection management system for the archeological research on The Hunley. Using CollectiveAccess as our destination, we imported over 90,000 records from MicrosoftAccess, cleaning the data and mapping it…

Femme Hacking

Femme hacking, n.: to use tacit knowledge of deprivileged structures [femme science] to apply roundabout methodologies of tool-using [hacking] in order to achieve an outcome. Having emerged from academia, I’ve thought a lot about the ways in which knowledge is articulated, permissioned, and authenticated: e.g., one must clearly express a defensible statement; problematized…