. . . and Megan Toups

On July 9, 2010, in Research, by Chris Prom

Since there is no rest in this life, I’m working on another project at present: assisting our Student Life and Culture Archival Program with developing a generalizable method to capture and preserve websites.  (This is long-delayed follow up to a study Ellen Swain and I published in 2007.)

I’m not in this project on my own.  In fact Megan Toups will be doing most of the work.  As she moves forward, Megan will be posting some software evaluations that utilize the evaluation criteria that I previously described.

Megan is a graduate of the University of Chicago with a BA in Biology (with Honors!).  She is currently enrolled in the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois and expects to graduate in December 2010 with a Certificate in Special Collections (potential employers,  note this part carefully.)  Megan is also Thomas Arkle Clark Graduate Assistant, Alpha Tau Omega Archives and and previously worked on a short term projectas Preservation Assessment Assistant, University of Illinois Conservation Unit.   She held an interesting full time jobs in her four-year ‘sabbatical’ between her bachelor and graduate education, as research technician to pediatric research physician Steven Goldstein.  Those detail skills of a research scientist–as well the finance abilities of  an SAA student chapter treasurer–will certainly come in handy for this future archival leader!

I’m looking forward to learning more about website capture from Megan.  Please join me in welcoming her to the Practical E-Records Blog!


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