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This event is brought to you by the Dominican University School of Information Studies

Date: October 21, 2021 at 11:45 a.m. PT / 1:45 p.m. CT / 2:45 p.m. ET

About the Presentation:

The Importance of Media Archives: Preserving Conversations Through Time, and How You Get There

What to do when you have a passion for creating access to historical records? Why you become an archivist! Whether that means you are drawn to critical cataloging, outreach, or digital records, archivists facilitate the use and reuse of materials in their collections. This session will discuss forging one’s path when combining two passions – time-based media and access! Topics covered will be who I am, what I do, and how I got there.  Additionally, the importance of preserving time-based media and why it is exciting!

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Meet the Speaker

Allison Schein Holmes,
Director of Media Archives, Studs Terkel Radio Archive, WTTW/WFMT, Chicago
Dominican University School of Information Studies Alumna

Allison Schein Holmes is the Director of Media Archives for WTTW/WFMT and the Studs Terkel Radio Archive.  After receiving her archivist certification in 2013, she became the Archivist for the Creative Audio Archive at Experimental Sound Studio, where she had been the Archive Manager since 2011. She earned a Bachelor's degree in Audio, Arts, and Acoustics from Columbia College Chicago and an MLIS from Dominican University in 2012 to become an audio archivist.  Prior projects include processing the photography archives of Johnson Publishing Company as part of the Armstrong-Johnston team, reorganizing the library at the Arts Club of Chicago, and providing metadata assistance for Northwestern University Library's Digital Collections department. She is also the 2014 recipient of the Young Mazzuchelli award from Dominican University.

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