I come from a biological sciences background that began with microbiology at Michigan State University and most recently included six years of work at the National Cancer Institute producing adoptive cell therapy treatments for patients with metastatic cancer. Writing software has always been an key tool in my approaches to science, information, and work.
I am part of a team that is undertaking the digitization and archival of audio visual information. The contextual information is just as important as the moving pictures themselves. Putting the metadata in good order is paramount to the digitization and archival proceses. A large part of my task at the library is to automate the processes and workflows that convert, verify, and archive moving picture information.