Category: Mudd Library Staff

  • Demystifying Mudd: Photo Editing and Digital Enhancement of Images

    Demystifying Mudd: Photo Editing and Digital Enhancement of Images

    If you’ve followed us here or on our social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, or Tumblr), you have seen images that I have edited for use online. I do this for a number of reasons, and with a variety of considerations in mind, always attempting to balance the aesthetic needs of on-screen viewing with keeping images […]

  • Meet Mudd’s Kelli Yakabu

    Name: Kelli Yakabu Title: John Foster and Janet Avery Dulles Archival Fellow Educational background: I am currently pursuing my master’s degree in Library and Information Science at the University of Washington (UW) in Seattle as a part-time, online student and will graduate in 2020. I earned my bachelor’s degree in American Ethnic Studies and English […]

  • Demystifying Mudd: Remote Reference Assistance

    Though we’ve welcomed thousands of researchers for in-person research at Mudd Library, that isn’t always an option for everyone. They might have conflicts with our operating hours, live far away, or just want to check in with us before they visit to find out what’s available on their topic. In that case, we respond to […]

  • Demystifying Mudd: Imaging Services

    There are two ways patrons can order digital copies of materials held in Mudd Library: They can identify the scans they need when they are visiting us in person, or they can email us to request a copy. From an outside perspective, it seems we offer two kinds of scans: A high resolution scan that […]

  • Demystifying Mudd: Reprocessing

    By Nicky Steidel ’18 This summer I have worked on reprocessing the Triangle Club Records, representing just one slice of the the holdings in Mudd Library.    Triangle Club prides itself on being the “the oldest touring collegiate original musical comedy organization in the nation” and boasts a whole cast of well-known alumni, including F. […]

  • Demystifying Mudd: In-Person Research

    A lot of what happens when someone comes to Mudd Library for research is invisible to our visitors, who usually only see our lobby and reading rooms. Our library is open to the public, so you don’t have to be affiliated with Princeton to visit. Researchers are required to register before signing in and using […]

  • Meet Mudd’s Annalise Berdini

    Name/Title: Annalise Berdini, Digital Archivist Responsibilities: As Digital Archivist, I am responsible for the ongoing management of the University Archives Digital Curation Program. This generally involves evaluating how we acquire, process, and preserve our born-digital records and crafting policy to support those actions. This involves a lot of preservation tool research and testing, communication with […]

  • Meet Mudd’s Michelle Peralta

    Name: Michelle Peralta Title: John Foster and Janet Avery Dulles Archival Fellow Educational background: From San Diego State University, I have previously earned a bachelor’s degree in European humanities with a minor in classical languages, as well as a master’s degree in history. This summer, I am finishing up my very last class to complete my master […]

  • There’s a First Time for Everything

    By Valencia Johnson Recently, my case study of processing emails was published on the Society of American Archivists’ Electronic Records Section blog, bloggERS! This was the fourth entry in their series on archiving digital communication. In my blog, I discuss the different tools I used to locate personally identifiable information and credit card numbers. You […]

  • Meet Mudd’s Valencia Johnson

    Name: Valencia Johnson Position: John Foster and Janet Avery Dulles Archival Fellow Educational Background: I recently graduated from Baylor University with a master’s in Museum Studies. My focus was archives and special collections. I earned my bachelor’s degree in History and American Studies from the University of Kansas. Previous experience: In my two years at […]