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Education

Master of Library Science (MLS)
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
Specialization: Digital Libraries
December 2016

Master of Information Science (MIS)
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
December 2016

Bachelor of Arts with Honors and Distinction
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
Major: English      Minor: Computer Science
May 2014

Experience

Advanced TEI Intern

Digital Library Program, Indiana University
To be completed: January-May 2015

  • Transform digital collections from TEI P4 to TEI P5 using custom XSLT and XQuery
Encoder

Petrarchive Digital Archive Project, Indiana University Libraries
September 2014-present

  • Encode Petrarch’s sonnets in the TEI standard using XML and Dr. John Walsh’s TEI Boilerplate
Graduate Assistant

School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University
August 2014-present

As Dr. John Walsh’s Assistant:

  • Encode Swinburne Project Digital Archive documents in the TEI standard using XML
  • Maintain and analyze databases containing comic book fan mail data
  • Encode Petrarchive Digital Archive pages and sonnets in the TEI standard using XML

As Dr. Noriko Hara’s Assistant:

  • Update and maintain Dr. Hara’s personal and professional website using HTML
  • Edit and proofread syllabi and other written documents
Archives and Special Collections Intern

Love Library, University of Nebraska–Lincoln Libraries
August-December 2013

  • Process collection series and create finding aids using Encoded Archival Description (EAD)
  • Select, scan, index photographic material
  • Learn and practice standards for digital scanning, metadata, and filename protocol
  • Create an exhibit and manage items in Omeka
Digital Archive Undergraduate Intern

The Walt Whitman Archive, Center for Digital Research in the Humanities
University of Nebraska–Lincoln Libraries
August 2012-May 2013

  • Encode documents in the TEI standard using XML
  • Select, scan, index photographic images of primary material
  • Maintain database records of digital objects
  • Transcribe, copy-edit, and proofread primary and secondary documents

Conference Presentations

Detection of Poetic Content in Historic Newspapers through Image Analysis
Co-Authors: Dr. Elizabeth Lorang, Dr. LeenKiat Soh, Joseph Lunde
Digital Humanities 2014. Lausanne, Switzerland.

Detecting Linguistic Signal in Cather’s Early Journalism: Polishing the Bibliography
Co-Authors: Ashanka Kumari, Courtney Lawton, Carmen McCue, Joseba Moreno
Digital Humanities 2014. Lausanne, Switzerland.

Academic Research

Undergraduate Honors Thesis: A Topic Modeling Case Study: Poetry in The Star of the North, 1860-1866
May 2014

  • Case study taking a critical look at methodological approaches to latent Dirichlet Allocation utilizing current methods to study poetry printed in a single historic newspaper during the U.S. Civil War

UCARE Program: Image Analysis for Archival Discovery
August 2013-May 2014

  • One-year, faculty-led, funded research project following submission of an original research proposal
  • Detect poetic content in historic newspapers through image analysis

Cather’s Early Journalism: Toward Authorship Attribution
December 2013

  • Create an algorithm using R programming language to confirm authorship of several journalism articles purportedly written by Willa Cather
  • Lead team in technical coding, systematic data mining of the Willa Cather Archive (University of Nebraska–Lincoln)

Digital Edition: Book of Aphorisms
May 2013

  • Develop a team based, faculty-led digital edition of a handwritten manuscript held in Love Library’s Special Collections, University of Nebraska – Lincoln
  • Collaborate on historical research, edition design, and manuscript interpretation
  • Lead team in deciding rules of TEI/XML mark-up and document organization

Honors & Scholarships

IU Graduate Assistant Tuition Scholarship Package
August 2014-May 2015

UNL George Beadle Tuition Scholarship
August 2010-May 2014

Technical Skills

  • Proficient in XML, HTML, R, Ruby, Python, and Java programming and mark-up languages
  • Experienced in TEI and EAD standards
  • Experienced in Archon Collection Management, Oxygen, Omeka, Adobe Photoshop and Microsoft Office
  • Proficient in Mac, Microsoft Windows, and UNIX operating systems
  • Moderate reading fluency and minimal writing and speaking fluency in Spanish

Service

LITA Blog Contributing Writer

ALA Library and Information Technology Association (LITA)
September 2014-present

Student Representative

Indiana University Department of Information and Library Science Curriculum Committee
October 2014-present

Affiliation

American Library Association (ALA)
September 2014-present

ALA Library and Information Technology Association (LITA)
September 2014-present

Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T)
September 2014-present