Systems & Design2018-03-08T08:24:04+00:00

SYSTEMS & DESIGN

I am passionate about informing users and patrons about emerging technologies, connecting them to digital and physical collections, and preserving those collections for the future using digital preservation, creating detailed metadata, reformatting, and making collections available online for research, and using conservation and preservation techniques to physically preserve records for generations to come.

CONNECTING TO COLLECTIONS

Creating responsive, user-friendly digital collection platforms to engage users and patrons.

As a certified (SAA) Digital Archives Specialist, my systems and design skills include but are not limited to; website, mobile application, and audio tour design, launch and maintenance; technical writing for protocol and maintenance of all projects created; Creating, directing and editing audio and video productions to market collections or inform users through instruction; Creating and editing workflow processes for accessioning, inventory and digitization of archival collections; Digitization and reformatting of analog records, audio and obsolete media; and ingestion and management of digital assets in a variety of formats using various DAM systems and metadata schema.

1/4th of the workflow I worked on in Visio for the Library of Congress, Preservation and Reformatting Division.

1/4th of the workflow I worked on in Visio for the Library of Congress, Preservation and Reformatting Division. July 2015.

MISSION & VISION

Informing patrons and users about collections through marketing and outreach while providing quality researched information about collections; Connecting patrons and users with collections and information through digitization, reformatting, informative metadata and relational linking; Preserving collections through emerging technologies and archival best-practices so that future generations may obtain access.

Analog Cassette Preservation

Today I am re-housing the analog audio cassette tapes from the Literary Women Series into new archival quality cases. These tapes came to the library either without cases, or the cases were lost somewhere along the way [...]

Making Archival Photographs Available for Access

I love my part-time job at the Long Beach Public Library, Long Beach History Collection! Today I am digitizing some black and white still photographs to send to one of our branch librarians to use [...]

Digital Archives Specialist Certification

Throughout my time as a student at the University of Hawai'i I was an active member of the Association of Hawai'i Archivists (AHA). During this time, AHA generously offered its members the chance to [...]

Tangible Media Guide – Library of Congress

While completing my 2015 summer internship at the Library of Congress, I collaborated with staff in investigating and executing digital reformatting techniques and technologies for media relevant to ongoing and new Preservation Reformatting Division projects. This [...]

Website Design

To learn more about the various websites that I have designed or created as a student and graduate assistant at the University of Hawai'i, visit my page on my website design projects at http://kmjackson.org/website-design/ Thank you for [...]

Library of Congress 2015 Summer Internship

Flying over the National Mall,  © Kimberly Jackson, 2015 Photo credit: Library of Congress, 2015 Just a few weeks after graduating from the University of Hawai‘i with an MLISc and a graduate certificate [...]