Anne Loos

AUDIOVISUAL ARCHIVIST

ABOUT ME

Having recently graduated from University of Texas at Austin School of Information (iSchool) with my master of science in information studies, I am currently seeking full-time employment or paid internships in audiovisual archiving and digital asset management.

Digital Asset Management:

Since completing a digital asset management course at the iSchool, I am knowledgeable of the digital asset lifecycle, the essential functions of a true DAM, and why a full-time DAM Manager/Librarian is critical to the success and maturity of a DAM system. I strongly believe that almost any organization, no matter the size or sector, should have a DAM. I will continue to ride that DAM train until they become more widely adopted  in the workplace, and recognized for their robust and powerful functionalities for managing digital assets.

Audiovisual Archiving:

The film handling experience I gained as a volunteer digitizing 16mm film at the Texas State Library & Archives Commission (TSLAC) led to a summer internship offer from Lucasfilm, Ltd. 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 and data 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 open reels, and video and audio tapes from collections such as White South Project archive and Molly Ivins papers. The Briscoe is also where I conducted my Capstone project appraising, researching, and digitizing over 500 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

 
  • LinkedIn - Black Circle
  • Spotify

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