Matt Shoemaker

In November of 2009 Matt Shoemaker joined HSP to direct the Digital Center for Americana (DCA) project. Matt’s tasks include handling vendor relations for a retrospective card conversion and development of CollectiveAccess, our digital assets management system (DAMS); implementation and modification of Archivists’ Toolkit software for the management of HSP’s manuscript collections and generation of EAD finding aids; database migration work; staff training on new system software; and the management of contractors for a card marking project. Matt earned his MLIS with a concentration in archives and an M.A. in history at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. Prior to coming to HSP, Matt worked in a variety of archival institutions in Wisconsin and assisted with document preservation at the archival building collapse in Cologne, Germany. He also has over five years of information technology experience.

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This past Monday saw the official launch of the Digital Center for Americana project (DCA).  Only a small number of people were able to attend in person, so I thought it would be nice to share with you some of what those present were able to see.

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