LIS alumna Jan Zastrow has started a new quarterly column entitled, “The Digital Archivist” that debuted in the March 2014 issue of Computers in Libraries (CIL). CIL, which is published by Information Today, Inc., provides wide coverage of news and issues in library information technology.
I have long wanted to do a newsletter-type publication and I made the case that it’s not only archivists working with digital files, but special librarians, records managers, museum curators, computer scientists, IT librarians…almost anyone working as an information professional today!
She was thrilled when CIL editor Dick Kaser agreed and invited her to launch this column. Jan invites all LIS students and alumni to send her topics for her column. Her email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Jan is a senior information professional and certified archivist based in Washington, D.C. She is currently working in the office of Senator John D. Rockefeller IV as a “closer” to archive the senator’s thirty years of congressional achievements. According to Jan, he is retiring at the end of this congressional session.