This summer, I had the opportunity to gain experience working with archives at Everglades National Park as an intern through the National Council of Preservation Education. At the start of my internship, I learned that my project would be based on a collection of 35mm colors slides from Biscayne National Park that is currently accessible to the public on the Open Parks Network (OPN). Specifically, the goal of my project was to review images and metadata in the collection and make corrections/edits on things such as image quality, grammar and spelling, and accuracy of information. One of the best parts of my experience working on this project was collaborating with others from OPN and Biscayne National Park. It was great to see how a digital collection in constructed online and it was amazing to speak with employees at Biscayne National Park who either made or used the 35mm color slides throughout the 1960s-1990s. As someone with a background in archaeology, I was very excited to get the opportunity to not only learn about archives, but to also gain hands-on experience as well.
Last updated: October 26, 2018