Please join the Northeastern University Libraries in welcoming Jen LaBarbera, who has come to Snell Library as a grant-funded National Digital Stewardship Resident for 9 months beginning in September, 2014.
She will be working with the University Archives and Special Collections and the Digital Scholarship Group on managing the ingest and accessioning of digital assets into the Libraries’ Digital Repository Service (DRS). Northeastern's Digital Repository Service is our next-generation secure repository where the Northeastern community can store, access, and share digital materials produced or used in teaching, research and service activities, including records of the University and its environs.
Jen recently graduated with an MLIS from the University of Denver, with a concentration in archives and special collections. During her time at DU, Jen worked in the university's Special Collections and Archives department and trekked east to her alma mater for a summer internship at the Sophia Smith Collection. Where possible, she tailored her work and coursework to two seemingly divergent topics: digital archives/digital preservation and building more inclusive archives/archival records. Jen intends to eventually expand her master's thesis (using feminist theory, critical race theory, and queer theory to build more inclusive archives) into a doctoral dissertation, but in the meantime is looking forward to gaining a firm foundation in the practical work of digital and physical archives.