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Joanne Mihelcic: The Person-Centered Record & Early Stage Alzheimer’s Disease

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We are cosponsoring Joanne Mihelcic’s May 10th talk with the UMSI Diversity Committee.
Joanne Mihelcic is visiting from Monash University and will be speaking about her recent research.

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Event details: https://www.si.umich.edu/events/201605/joanne-mihelcic-experiential-model-person-centered-record

The Experiential Model of the Person-Centred Record: A Social Constructionist Grounded Theory

The research used qualitative methods, including second generation grounded theory, in-depth cases and open interviews, to explore and study the creation of person-centred records. The findings explored what it means to create and use records which represent stories of self to support memory, identity and personhood with the person with early stage Alzheimer’s disease. This research was supported by the Alzheimer’s Australia Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Dementia.

Lunch will be provided. The event is sponsored by the UMSI Diverstiy Committee and the UMSI SAA Student Chapter.

About the speaker

Joanne Mihelcic

Joanne Mihelcic is in the Centre for Social and Organisational Informatics at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. Her PhD research applies interdisciplinary perspectives to her research and practice. Her qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in education, a graduate diploma in media studies, and a masters in information management and systems. These studies have supported a career that has spanned health, education, media and arts, and knowledge management.

Upcoming Event: Preserve Your Sanity-Archives Month Edition

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It’s that time again for our PYS Event! Come celebrate American Archives Month with us at Grizzly Peak Brewing Company!

What: Happy hour hosted by yours truly!
When: Thursday, October 15, 4-6pm
Where: Grizzly Peak, 120 W Washington St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

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As always come when you can, even after class!

The Archivist’s Apprentice: Elena Colón-Marrero, Pt. 3

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Elena Colón-Marrero is a second year MSI student specializing in Archives and Records Management and Preservation of Information. She is the latest participant in The Archivists Apprentice series, which follows School of Information students as they complete their internships. Catch up with Elena’s internships with part 1 and part 2.

Elena recently completed a small exhibition for Princeton’s Mudd Manuscript Library relating to the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Follow the link below to find out more!

https://blogs.princeton.edu/mudd/2015/08/remembering-the-atomic-bomb-70-years-later/

The Archivist’s Apprentice: Adam Lott, Pt. 2

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Adam Lott is a second year MSI student specializing in Archives and Records Management with an interest in moving-image media. He is the latest participant in The Archivists Apprentice series, which follows School of Information students as they complete their internships. You can read his previous posts here.

Cutting Through the Magnetic Tape, Part 2

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 A common mantra for archivists is “know thy collection.” This is a relevant practice for any archive, however, when dealing with time-based media there should really be an addendum: “Know thy equipment.” Between U-Matic, Betamax, Digibeta, DV Cam, the occasional film reel, and every format in between, appropriate players must be secured, lest you desire a collection of useless plastic. Unfortunately, obtaining this equipment can be a chore in itself. Take the U-Matic tape deck, for instance. What I’ve learned is that these decks are always breaking, are incredibly expensive to replace, and are becoming more and more difficult to come by.

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The Archivist’s Apprentice: Adam Lott, Pt.1

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Adam Lott is a second year MSI student specializing in Archives and Records Management with an interest in moving-image media. He is the latest participant in The Archivists Apprentice series, which follows School of Information students as they complete their internships.

Cutting Through the Magnetic Tape, Part 1

Providing deliverable materials to interested users is a goal for many archival institutions. The process of making these collections accessible, however, may very greatly depending on the institution, and the nature of their holdings. The archive within CUNY-TV (a non-commercial public broadcast station) support the 24 hour broadcast of its parent station. Programming must be available on a scheduled basis, so there is a constant need for materials to be accessible to the station engineers. The entire experience has been totally new to me, having previously worked in an archive where patrons come to us, rather than us broadcasting to them.


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Want to Blog for Us?

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We are looking for current students and alumni of UMSI to share their experiences in the field, at conferences, internships, and more.

If you would like to participate contact us at contactsaa@umich.edu