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SIS student Maria Nuccilli receives VRAF internship award

September 26, 2017

SIS is pleased to announce that student Maria Nuccilli was recently named the recipient of the Visual Resources Foundation Association 2017-2018 Internship Award. Maria will work with Ashley Hennen of the Scarab Club in Detroit and in collaboration with the Digital Media Projects Lab in the School of Information Sciences at Wayne State University.

From the announcement:

"During her VRAF internship, Maria will assess the holdings and create a plan to provide much-needed access. She will identify and digitize materials using archival standards, and catalog the files for internal storage using Adobe Bridge. She will then create an interactive, virtual exhibition to showcase collection highlights using Omeka and Flipbook with WordPress. Finally, she will prepare significant areas of the collection for transfer from the Scarab Club to an appropriate archive to ensure the continued preservation and accessibility of this cultural heritage material. Upon completion, researchers will be able to explore the material both in person and online."

Maria is anticipated to graduate December 2017 and has been highly active in various library and archival internships throughout her MLIS studies, including work with the Wayne State Library System, Carhartt, and Allied Vaughn.

Read more about Maria's internship on the VRAF website:

and check out her full student profile on the SIS website: