Internship Journal #12

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August 22, 2014 This week has been a bit of a whirlwind, but by 5pm on Friday, I had everything done! Well, everything that I could do, anyway. I left Ellen and Jason with a short list of things to be fixed, but other than that, the exhibit is ready to go. I also sent them an archive of files with all the important ones from the project, including the spreadsheets, workflow, and placeholder image I made. I did a … Read More

Internship Journal #11

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August 15, 2014 Only one week left! It feels like there is so much to do, and not enough time. Then again, that’s how most giant projects feel at the end, I imagine. New things that need to be dealt with keep cropping up at the last minute, and I’m making a note of them and resolving them as I am able. Some things though, will have to be finished after I leave, which is a little disappointing because I … Read More

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

Internship Journal #5

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June 27, 2014 This week has been pretty quiet; Jason is out of town and Ellen is busy working on the catalog database, which needs to be cleaned up before the item ingest into Omeka can happen. Once that is finished, there will be an excel spreadsheet for me to add tags to, but for the moment, I’ve been organizing my thoughts and the various project documents that I have. Large projects like this can be a little overwhelming, especially … Read More

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