Our graduate summer intern, Mark Firmin, said good-bye yesterday, his whirlwind 5 weeks with us coming to a close. Mark came to us from the School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin.
During his time here, Mark completed a digitization project, “Robert McNair: In His Own Words.” He got to experience the joys and sorrows, the highs and lows, of pulling together a coherent set of documents, scanning all of them, writing a lot of good description for each (metadata!), and communing with CONTENTdm as he uploaded all the documents for the world to see. When his efforts go live in a couple of weeks, I’ll announce it here.
Mark did a wonderful job for us. His attention to detail and good scholarship will be immediately evident when people look at the finished product. He was a pleasure to have around our office–hardworking, of course, and always with a smile. He also brought us good luck, as he arrived right when the Gamecocks were playing in the NCAA Baseball Regionals and was here when they won the National Championship a week ago. Not relevant to his work, I know, but important nonetheless.
Funding for Mark’s internship was made possible through the Schuyler L. and Yvonne Moore Endowment. Every summer, SCPC welcomes a paid intern from an out-of-state graduate archival program. If you’d like to think ahead to next spring, we’ll be welcoming more applications at that time!
–contributed by Lori Schwartz