Graduation forms submitted! And other updates…

I’ve been staring down my last semester of library school for a while, and am excited to say that, last week, I filed all of the forms needed to graduate this summer! The official Grad School application for graduation was simple, but it took a bit longer to get my Program of Study course substitution form completed — I had to finalize my summer schedule first…

In the meantime, I’ve been continuing to play with Drupal and set up an omeka.net site. As I mentioned above, I have a set of documents that are languishing on just a few DVR sets from when I digitized & archived my late advisor’s field notes & supplemental ethnographic materials. Most of that stuff is under embargo for several more years due to privacy concerns, but Reed spent a year or two working on research in the Dutch Archives. So those files include a lot of notes on materials contained in the Archives, in which Dutch colonial authorities report on activities in the area he studied. And those documents are not subject to a privacy embargo. So, after getting permission from the copyright holder, I’ve been looking into creating a digital library to make those accessible. Omeka has been incredibly easy to use — the biggest challenge has been creating an attractive display when the documents are a bunch of .pdf files, especially with the limited plugins available on the free accounts! I’m still working on that project, so I’m not ready to link to it yet, but that’s what I’ve been working on now that the semester has ended.