Archives and Special Collections has always been a passion of mine. Having served as a Project Archivist and consultant on a number of digitization projects, I have truly come to appreciate how primary resource collections give us a unique glimpse into peopleâ€™s lives and a snapshot into history. Having processed many interesting and varied collections, a concern of mine was often â€“ â€śHow can I make sure Iâ€™m not the last person to find this amazing letter, diary, doodle, lock of hair â€“ you name it?!â€ť Finding aids and metadata can create amazing access points to primary resource collections, but when I learned about the Quartex platformâ€™s functionality and all the ways one can increase discoverability of digitized special collections and archival content â€“ I realized I may have found a solution to my concerns. It is my absolute pleasure to be representing Quartex and to be working with repositories that are looking for a digital collections platform. Learning about each institutionâ€™s digitized primary resources is both fun and interesting. Being able to help them think through ways to showcase that content is just the icing on the cake.
I am based out of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where I live with my husband, our two kiddos, and my giant dog who makes a fantastic office-mate when I work remotely. When I am not proselytizing about Quartex, I am playing with my kids, running, reading books, playing bocce, eating delicious food, travelling and enjoying life!