About Me

I am a moving image archivist with a passion for preserving born digital content. I work for the Library of Congress preserving and cataloging our nation’s moving image heritage. I also curate and preserve video games for the Library of Congress and have given several talks on video game preservation at such places as PAX East, the Smithsonian and the Digital Preservation 2014 conference. When I’m not archiving, I can be found playing music and recording with my band, Weird Mob, and creating and editing video content with my wife for our production company, Hibernator Gigs.


University of California, Los Angeles

Masters in Moving Image Archive Studies May 2006

  • Coursework included: Access to Information, Visual Resources, Curatorial Management, Collection Development, Cataloging, Preservation, and Archives and Manuscript Management
  • Conducted usability survey of online archival moving image resources for independent study
  • Presented portfolio defense related to the importance of descriptive and technical metadata for online access to and provenance of digitized archival moving images

Ohio State University

Bachelor of Arts in Film Studies May 1999

Professional Development

Accessioning And Ingest of Electronic Records

Society of American Archivists DAS Certificate program 2014

Metadata: Organizing and Discovering Information

Coursera online course 2013

Mechanics of Metadata workshop

Library of Congress 2013

Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS) workshop

Library of Congress 2013

Born-Digital Materials: Theory & Practice

Rare Book School at the University of Virginia 2012


Library of Congress

Processing Technician, Moving Image Section 2006 - Present

  • Accession and process incoming analog and digital film and videos into the Library of Congress's moving image collection
  • Create bibliographic records for film and video items
  • Developed an application to expedite cataloging of copyright materials
  • Managed metadata for born digital files of oral histories from HistoryMakers project
  • Main point of contact for video game collection, initiate video game preservation projects
  • Communicate with rights holders to obtain materials required for litigation and registration purposes
  • Work with software developer to successfully map PB Core records for American Archive of Public Broadcasting
  • Supervise, train, and review work performed by volunteers and interns

Bowling Green State University

Web Designer, Gish Film Theater 2004 - 2006

  • Created and maintained website for the Gish Film Theater
  • Responsible for ensure compliance with university's online standards
  • Create digital content to serve a diverse audience including University students and general public

Academy Film Archive

Intern 2004

  • Created DVD access copies of 8mm and 16mm silent films using telecine and Adobe Premiere software
  • Assisted Public Access Coordinator in gathering information and elements for research and programming requests
  • Cataloged records for film and video collections
  • Assisted in acquisition of Pixelvision video collection

UCLA Film and Television Archive

Research Assistant 2003 - 2004

  • Researched and compiled supplementary materials for Chace Foundation/UCLA sponsored DVD on early sound technologies
  • Worked with primary source archival materials to enhance educational content

UCLA Film and Television Archive

Laboratory Assistant 2003

  • Processed and inspected of 35mm and 16mm film collections for storage
  • Identified, re-canned, and re-labeled 16mm and Archive

UCLA Film and Television Archive

Intern 2003

  • Assisted in creation of a FileMaker Pro database of previously unidentified short films
  • Handled, inspected and viewed 8mm, 16mm, 35mm safety and nitrate elements

Raymond Rohauer Collection

Volunteer 2002

  • Inventoried large 35mm film collection, prepared 35mm safety film materials for shipment

Ohio Historical Society Archive

Stacks Manager 2000 - 2002

  • Oversaw stack maintenance
  • Cataloged serials and newspaper holdings
  • Assisted in inventory of 16mm film and video collections
  • Provided access to microfilm, newspaper and primary source holdings to reading room patrons
  • Managed two staff


Stanford Capture Lab

Lightning Talk Stanford University July 2015

Society of American Archivists (SAA)

Attendee Washington, D.C. August 2014

IMLS funded GAME CIP advisory board meeting

Advisor Stanford University July 2014

Digital Preservation 2014

Lightning Talk on Video Game Source Preservation Washington, D.C. July 2014

Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA)

Panel Presenter Richmond, VA November 2013

Preserving.exe Summit

Presenter Washington, D.C. 2013

Preserving Virtual Worlds 2 advisory board meeting

Advisor Washington, D.C. 2012

Playing Pong in 2100: How to Preserve Old Video Games Panel

Panel Presenter Smithsonian American Art Museum 2012

PAX East

Panel Presenter Boston, MA 2011

Tectonics of Digital Curation Symposium

Attendee Massachusettes Institute of Technology 2010

Digital Asset Management Symposium

Attendee MOMA 2008

Association of Moving Image Archivists

Presenter 2007

Association of Moving Image Archivists

Attendee 2002, 2003, 2005


  • Experience working with FileMaker Pro, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Encore, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere, Adobe Illustrator
  • Experience recording, mixing and mastering audio with digital audio workstations including Logic, Adobe Audition and Pro Tools
  • Experience in CSS based web design
  • Experience working with MARC-based and MAVIS catalog systems
  • Working knowledge of MODS, METS, Dublin Core, VRA Core, PB Core, PREMIS and MIC Core metadata standards
  • Volunteer disc jockey at University of Virginia community supported radio station WTJU
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"E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)"

Essay commemorating inclusion of E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial on the National Film Registry, National Film Preservation Board Website

“Duke’s Legacy: Video Game Source Disc Preservation at the Library of Congress”

The Signal. Library of Congress National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP). 6 Aug. 2014.

“'Pac-Man, I Presume?' Or How the Library of Congress Met Video Games”

Written with Brian Taves for Animation Journal. 2011: 78-87.

Digital Asset Symposium: Museum of Modern Art, New York City, April 25, 2008

Review for The Moving Image. Fall 2008: 86.

"Review of Coming Attractions: Reading American Movie Trailers" by Lisa Kernan

The Moving Image Spring 2006: 128.

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