By Audra

Most primary sources belong in the hands (or on the screens) of users — hence the name “Touchable” Archives. Archivists give context and longevity to records of enduring value through digital collections, interactive finding aids, and rich description.

I am an archivist in Southern California. I earned my MLIS with a specialization in archival studies at UCLA. I have worked in libraries and archives since 2002, including the Duke University Libraries, the Library of Congress, UCLA Libraries, the Walt Disney Company, and Wake Forest University.

My interests include user-centered archival work, born-digital archives, postmodern archival theory, robust description (with minimal processing), underrepresented communities in and of archives, deconstruction of finding aids, and archival metrics.

The opinions expressed on this site do not necessarily reflect the views of my employer.


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