I just applied for my first archives job ever. Kind of freaking out.
Not just me, though. You’ll also be helping out a really awesome non-profit community archive. If you’ve got 15 minutes, I’m looking for participants for a short survey as part of a usability study on the South Asian American Digital Archive.
The purpose of the study is to gain a deeper understanding of how and for what purposes the archive is used, what user needs are being met, and what can be improved upon. The information we collect will be used to improve the interaction and usability of the archive. Participation in this study is voluntary and anyone over the age of 18 may participate.
If you agree to participate, please click on the link or go to saadauserstudy.tumblr.com. The study will ask you to perform a few simple searches on the SAADA website and answer questions based on your interactions. No personal information will be accumulated or saved. If you would like more information about this study or have any questions, please let me know or you can contact the research team at saadauserstudy at gmail dot com.
The research is part of a grad school project I’m working on, so all I can offer in exchange is gratitude, but you’ll get that in spades. :) Please reblog and help me get the word out!
What I AM doing: watching Lost Girl on Netflix.
Thus ends my first quarter of grad school. Finals presented, written, finished, and turned in and now….now I relax. And put up Christmas decorations, because I’ve been too damn busy to do it before now.
Two finals down, 1 to go. Now if only I weren’t so tired….
…not what I expected.
My group presentation for my final did not end in disaster (I was legitimately worried).
My individual section of the presentation went very well (less worried, more nervous).
And as a capper, I was offered the summer internship I have been wanting so, SO very badly.
As Ice Cube might say: “I can’t believe, today was a good day.”
I still have to do the final edit and formatting, but my Archiving paper is officially 85-90% DONE.
Now onto unlocking achievement: shower.
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL!
I have to go finish getting ready for class, but I just wanted to share that.