About

I'm an archivist and graduate of the Master of Science in Information Studies program at the University of Texas at Austin’s School of Information, where I specialized in archival theory and practice, digital humanities, and museum studies. I currently work at California Revealed, a California State Library initiative that helps underfunded and underrepresented community organizations across California digitize, preserve, and provide online access to archival material. I'm passionate about creating accessible, user-centered resources that repair and correct historic inequities within archives and special collections.

You can contact me at egseeley4@gmail.com, or reach out to me through LinkedIn.

Skills & Knowledge


  • Programming experience with mySQL, Python, XML, JSON, HTML, and JavaScript.

  • 2 years of archival processing experience using DACS and local practices; well-versed in arrangement, storage, and access standards for a variety of materials, including books, manuscript materials, artwork, photographs, audiovisual media, and born-digital materials. Working knowledge of DCRM(MSS) and DCRM(G).

  • Experience processing archives in non-English languages including Hebrew, Yiddish, German, French, Russian, Spanish, Catalan, and Irish Gaelic. Advanced reading knowledge of French. Intermediate reading knowledge of Spanish.

  • Well-versed in the latest cataloging, metadata, linked data, controlled vocabulary, and digital asset management standards and practices for archives, including LCSH, DACS, EAD, METS, MARC21, MODS, IIIF, Dublin Core, and RDA/RDF. Knowledgeable regarding digital preservation standards such as OAIS and PREMIS.

  • Skilled in the implementation and use of a variety of software programs used by special collections and archives, including Aeon, Ex Libris Alma, OCLC, ArchivesSpace, DSpace, Islandora, oXygen, Fetch, Preservica, Archivematica, Jupyter Notebook, RStudio, Tableau, GitHub, Docker, OpenRefine, FileMaker Pro, and the entire Adobe Creative Suite.

  • 3.5 years of digitization experience using flatbed scanners, Phase One cameras, Capture One software, and the Adobe Creative Suite. Working knowledge of FADGI standards and guidelines for digitization.


Archives & Special Collections Recent Work

Dolph Briscoe Center for American History – Austin, TX

Assistant Archivist, Jack Brooks Digital Humanities Project – March 2020 to Present

Curating a digital exhibit documenting the career of Jack Brooks, a Texan Congressman . . . See more


Bexar Archives Digital Asset Migration Intern – January 2021 to May 2021

Migrated metadata and digital assets from the Briscoe's legacy digital media repository to Islandora 7 . . . See more


Assistant Archivist, University Archives – February 2020 to March 2020

Processed archival collections relating to the University of Texas at Austin . . . See more


Assistant Archivist, Texas Jewish Historical Society Archives – September 2019 to February 2020

Processed accessions to the Texas Jewish Historical Society Records, as well as all other Texas Jewish archival collections. . . See more

The Newberry Library – Chicago, IL

Program Assistant, Exhibits & Major Projects – April 2019 to August 2019

Assisted with curation and production of exhibits in the newly remodeled gallery spaces. Worked closely with the Conservation and Special Collections departments to design and install exhibits . . . See more

Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection – Austin, TX

Black Diaspora Archive Intern – September 2019 to December 2019

Processed the papers of Brenda Burt, a Black community activist and campus administrator at UT Austin. Described and arranged the collection according to DACS . . . See more

Education


University of Texas at Austin, School of Information

Master of Science in Information Studies – 2021


University of California, Davis, College of Letters & Sciences

Bachelor of Arts, Art History & Women’s Studies – 2016


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Projects & Research


  • Extracting and Migrating Legacy Metadata for Bexar Archives Online

  • “A Place and a Name”: Examining the Politics of Memory within Yad Vashem, Israel’s Holocaust Archive

  • Identifying language and sentiment in online memes


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