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Staff Update - September 2012
NEDCC Staff Update
NEDCC’s CFO Steve Pressman will be retiring at the end of the month after nearly 9 years at the Center. Steve has helped guide NEDCC through many transitions over the years and has been instrumental in keeping the Center on track financially. Best of luck, Steve, on your well-deserved retirement and thank you for all your hard work!
Jessica Branco Colati
Director of Preservation Services Jessica Branco Colati will be leaving us in October to join the staff of Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) as Digital Initiatives Librarian where she will help coordinate their digital collections and building of the WPI digital repository. We at NEDCC feel very fortunate to have had Jessica with us, even for the short time she was here. The Center has benefitted from her expertise and her enthusiasm, and she has helped Preservation Services move forward to encompass digital collections care in all the department’s services including workshops, webinars, disaster planning, assessments, and consultations. We look forward to Jessica’s collaboration with NEDCC as a faculty member for upcoming Digital Directions conferences and other training programs. Best of luck, Jessica, from all of us – and a great big THANK YOU!
The position of NEDCC Director of Preservation Services has been posted and you can find a complete job description here.
Amanda Malkin has been selected as the 2012 Samuel H. Kress Foundation Conservation Fellow. Amanda earned a Master’s Degree in conservation at Northumbria University, where she completed a thesis project on the conservation of artist’s books. She remains especially interested in paper-based materials with complex structures, as well as in modern and contemporary art on paper. Amanda gained valuable experience during internships at the National Galleries of Scotland; the Williamstown Art Conservation Center, Williamstown, MA; and at Westlake Conservators, Skaneateles, NY. She is a member of the American Institute for Conservation and the Institute of Conservation. Congratulations, Amanda!
Patrick joined the NEDCC Imaging Services staff as a digital photographer in July. He is a recent graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), where he earned a B.S. in Imaging and Photographic Technology. Patrick has experience in photomicrography and served as a teaching assistant for the Materials and Processes of Photography course at RIT. His special interests include underwater photography, color science, and historical processes. Welcome, Patrick!
Reiner Uhler joined NEDCC as a digital photographer in August of 2012. She earned a Master’s degree with an archives concentration at Simmons GLIS in Boston, and has worked with archival collections as an intern at the Concord Free Library in Concord, MA and Project SAVE Armenian Photograph Archives in Watertown, MA. Reina has also gained experience in the digitization of cultural heritage materials at the Schlesinger Library at Harvard University and the Digital Ark in Providence, RI. She is a member of the Society of American Archivists and her special interests include medium format photography and traditional black and white printing. Welcome, Reina!