Anne’s Story

Photo of Anne Schlitt“As someone tasked with managing digital records and an archive at my place of work, it quickly became clear that what I’d learned for my MLS 15 years ago needed updating. The Digital Curation certificate program has been everything I needed—it has pushed me intellectually and philosophically, allowed me to use my actual workplace as a source for class projects, and given me a group of peers struggling with similar issues. The need for skills in this area is dire, and I’ve been very impressed with the combination of theory and practice shared by our professors. Classes have easily fit into my busy life as a full-time professional, parent, and community volunteer. My biggest takeaway: this field is changing right underfoot even as I type. Our Digital Curation professors really focused on strategic issues and processes since there really are no satisfying answers for how to manage and preserve digital assets. I will walk away with a broad understanding of the basic issues confronting records managers and archivists and plenty of experience getting under the hood with real-world projects. Plus, I really enjoyed myself and my classmates!”

– Anne Schlitt