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The winter 2018 issue of Wooster magazine examines the different types of data and tools used to answer research questions through the experiences of alumni who curate differnt types of collections. Alumni Kathy Bremar Hollis ’03, John Sime ’09, Erica Clites ’06, and Kristina (Brady) Shannon ’03 share their experiences as curators of scientific collections. Similarly, Wooster biology professors Rick Lehtinen and Jennifer Ison talk about the biological collections on campus. Also featured is alumna Connie Schulz ’64 and her use of digitization to improve our understanding of the past and its people through the digital publication of The Papers of Eliza Lucas Pinckney and Harriott Pinckney Horry with the University of Virginia Press. Wooster English Professor Jennifer Hayward explains how her students are using similar digital curation techniques to study British Chilean Newspapers from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Also featured is Professor Olivia Navarro-Farr as co-principal investigator for the U.S.-Guatemalan El Perú-Waka’ Archaeological Project.
The College of Wooster
scientific collections, history, digitization
Paynich, Caitlin, "Wooster Magazine: Winter 2018" (2018). Wooster Magazine: 2011-Present. 28.