As Assistant Archivist for the University Archives, Mary Mellon works with both paper and digital materials. She plans and oversees digitization, encoding, and processing projects; coordinates transfers of collections for digitization; records incoming transfers of faculty and personal papers to the Archives; and coordinates capture and preservation of born-digital material from donors.
Mary’s interests include digital preservation and access and the history of natural sciences at IU. Her technical skills include EAD and TEI, and she has high reading proficiency in Russian. In 2017 she presented “Inbetweeners: Developing Guidelines and Documentation to Help Those Who Help the Donors” at the BitCurator Users Forum.
Prior to joining the IU Libraries, Mary worked as Processing Archivist for the Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Duke University. She received her M.S. in information science and M.A. in history from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, and her B.A. in history and Russian from Duke University.