Internship Journal #9

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July 30, 2014 If there’s anything I’ve learned this week, it’s that writing documentation is *difficult.* I finished editing the brief descriptions for the spreadsheet and will have Ellen check them over when she comes back from vacation, and have started working on the documentation for the project. Since this project has a lot of steps and details, many of which we have discovered along the way, I wanted whoever creates the future exhibits to have a document that would … Read More

Internship Journal #8

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July 23, 2014 “It never rains but it pours,” is an apt way of describing this week. There’s been so much going on – officially, it’s the midpoint of my internship, but it certainly feels like we’re just getting up to speed, in some ways. On Friday, Jason and I finally sat down to ingest the spreadsheet into Omeka (I don’t have admin powers, so I’m unable to do it on my own). The spreadsheet isn’t entirely done yet; there … Read More

Internship Journal #7

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July 16, 2014 It’s been a bits and pieces week. There’s a lot going on, but it’s been mostly tweaking of little things and discussions of how to make particular pieces work; projects like this take so much decision making – and because we’re trying to construct not only a particular exhibit, but also a process for creating future exhibits, things need to be thought through much more carefully. I really like that sort of detail-oriented, consider-all-future-possibilities thought process, but … Read More