Anne Loos

AUDIOVISUAL ARCHIVIST

ABOUT ME

I am an audiovisual archivist and recently earned my Masters of Science in Information Studies from University of Texas at Austin School of Information (iSchool). In my first year as an MSIS candidate, I volunteered at Texas State Library & Archives Commission (TSLAC) where I digitized 16mm film. The film handling experience I gained at TSLAC led to a summer internship at Lucasfilm, Ltd. (Walt Disney Studios). I spent three glorious summer months in the Post-Production Film Archive at Skywalker Ranch in Nicasio, CA, assisting with a collection move, gaining firsthand knowledge of the operations of a major corporate film studio, and handling a variety of of audiovisual formats.
 
In my second and final year at the iSchool, I continued digitizing film at TSLAC, and also became the Audiovisual Archives Intern at the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. There, I had the joy of digitizing and describing 1/4"open reels, and video and audio tapes from collections such as White South Project archive and Molly Ivins papers. The Briscoe Center is also where I conducted my Capstone project, for which I developed a digitization selection plan for over 600 audiovisual materials in the Abbie Hoffman papers.
 

EXPERIENCE

Audiovisual Archives Intern
@ Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
Fall 2019 - Present

At the Briscoe Center's audiovisual archives, I conduct digitization, timed text, and metadata entry for 1/4-inch open reels, video tapes, and audio cassettes from collections such as Abbie Hoffman PapersMolly Ivins Papers, and White South Project Archive. Additionally, I inspect video and audio tapes for signs of deterioration and damage to confirm viability for digitization. Often I will add leader, splice broken tape, and re-house or re-shell tape if its reel or shell is damaged in order to ensure long term preservation.

Knowledge & Skills Gained:

  • Audio and video digitization

  • Audio and video preservation

  • Metadata for digital media

  • Research

Post-Production Film Archive, Graduate Intern
@ Lucasfilm, Ltd. 
Summer 2019

While interning at the post-production film archive on Skywalker Ranch in Nicasio, CA, I assisted with a collection move, experienced the operations of a major corporate film studio, and conducted a shelf-reading in the cold vaults (which we lovingly referred to as Hoth).

Knowledge & Skills Gained:​​​​

  • Cataloging AV materials
  • Collection moves

  • FilemakerPro

  • Handling and splicing 35mm

  • Moving image preservation

GRA
@ UT Libraries, Captioning  & Transcription Services
Fall 2018 - Spring 2019

Captioning & Transcription Services is a division of UT Libraries which is responsible for improving accessibility to video and audio recordings of classes, lectures, and seminars through high quality captions and transcriptions. As a graduate research assistant (GRA), I was responsible for: conducting quality control on captions/transcriptions done by undergraduate student workers to ensure formatting standards were upheld; packaging completed SRT or VTT caption files for client delivery; and ensuring files were completed according to deadline.

Knowledge & Skills Gained:​

  • Quality control

  • Digital media file formats

  • Client services

 

EDUCATION

University of Texas at Austin
School of Information
2018 - 2020

Masters of Science, Information Studies

Relevant Coursework:

  • Archival Enterprise I

  • Digital Archiving & Preservation

  • Digital Asset Management

  • Data Wrangling

  • Materials in Libraries, Archives & Museums

  • Media, Memory, and the Archive

  • Organizing Information

  • Survey of Digitization

  • Theories & Applications of Metadata

Loyola University New Orleans
College of Music & Fine Arts
2009 - 2013

Bachelors of Science, Music Industry Studies

Minors: Film Studies, Business Administration

Relevant Coursework:

  • Advanced Multimedia Web Design

  • Digital Audio

  • Digital Entertainment

  • Digital Filmmaking

  • Horror Film

  • Legal Issues in Music Industry Studies

  • Video Editing

  • Women in Film Noir

 

PROJECTS

CAPSTONE: Abbie Hoffman Papers

@ Briscoe Center

16mm Digitization   @ TX State Library & Archives Commission

Brenda Burt Papers @ Benson Black Diaspora Archive

 
 

SKILLS

Audiovisual Archiving

Cataloging & Metadata

Digital Asset Management

Digitization

Preservation

Research

Rights Management

SOFTWARE & PLATFORMS

Adobe Creative Cloud

Command Line

FilemakerPro

FFmpeg

Google Suite

Mac OS & Windows

Microsoft Office Suite

Pivot Tables

LANGUAGES

HTML

SQL

PYTHON

 

CONTACT ME

  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn - Black Circle
  • Spotify

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