a rare bit (n.) — one in a sequence of ones and zeroes that meets selection criteria for preservation in order to be remixed and re-used until the end of its lifecycle.
My interests bridge special collections, metadata, and digital preservation. In 2013 I will graduate from UNC-Chapel Hill with a Master of Science in Information Science degree.
As a former writing tutor and future information professional, I understand that the organization of information shapes the way that knowledge is produced. At the same time, I realize that researchers use information creatively, in more ways than the architects of information systems originally conceive. Thus, information professionals are a crucial nexus between researcher and resources, research process and research product. Just as crucial is the role of designer who builds transparent and trustworthy systems. Whether in the context of an academic library, cultural heritage institution, or federal agency, I look forward to collaborating with colleagues in the field of information science and beyond to manage digital content over its lifecycle.