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Brackett Preservation Lab: Patterson Endowed Teaching Chair in Humanities

The Brackett Preservation Lab is a DIY, self-service space for the IRSC community to digitize their analog and print memorabilia.

Brackett Preservation Lab

Angie Neely-Sardon, MLS

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Angie Neely-Sardon - IRSC
Indian River State College
Mueller Campus
Brackett Library L205
6155 College Lane
Vero Beach, FL 32966

About the Brackett Preservation Lab Endowed Teaching Chair Project

The Brackett Preservation Lab was made possible by the Patterson Endowed Teaching Chair in Humanities awarded to the Brackett Library's faculty librarian, Angie Neely-Sardon, in August 2023.

The three-year project will fulfill the following main objectives:

1) the creation of a self-directed lab space with equipment, tutorials, and staff support where students and community members can reserve time to digitize their memories from outdated print and analog formats, including VHS, DVD, photographs, scrapbooks, and photo albums,

2) digitizing, describing, and ingesting Laura (Riding) Jackson Foundation collections into IRSC Libraries' digital library, where they can be accessed and viewed by all,

3) and involving IRSC students in digital humanities and digital preservation theories, best practices, and hands-on learning.