Our student staff allow us to continue to enhance access to the rich history of the Okanagan region by elevating the discoverability and accessibility of the region’s archival resources. Over the course of the Fall, our graduate co-op student Jennifer played a central role in managing the project and helping grow the DOH repository. Jennifer made an informative video highlighting her experience working with DOH. During her time on the project, she helped us reach our year end goal of having 20 community partners join the repository, and we surpassed our goal of 30,000 objects uploaded online. She also helped make our work and repository visible to the public by managing our communications and social media channels, and during her term nearly tripled our social media following.
Jennifer made a fantastic short video highlighting the work we do and what it's like working for DOH:
“I am taking away such an invaluable professional experience... I have gained a deep appreciation for our local museums and archives and learned incredible skills for managing a community digitization project.”
We are sad to see Jennifer go, and wish her all the best in the rest of her graduate studies! Jennifer plans on returning home to the Okanagan after her studies are completed, so we know this isn't goodbye. We will see you soon, Jennifer!