This page presents the highlights of my career. For more details, please download my current CV here.
Archivist with a diverse background and a focus on accessibility and usability of archives, highlighting hidden figures and underrepresented populations, and processing collections with standard practices in mind. Extensive experience processing archival holdings, managing collections, and analyzing data. Exceptionally detail-oriented, organized, and efficient. Excellent interpersonal skills. Dependable, adaptable, and motivated.
Digital Archives Specialist (DAS) Certificate, 2016
Society of American Archivists
MS, Library and Information Science, Archival Studies concentration, 2013
MMus, Music Performance, 2005
Wichita State University
BMus, Music Performance, 1999
Oregon Health & Science University, 2016 – present
- Responsible for the day-to-day management and long-term development of the archives program, including accessioning, arrangement, description, preservation, and storage of collections
- Seek new ways to build collections, enhance access, and engage audiences
- Identify, appraise, and acquire archives, manuscripts, university publications, and artifacts in all formats
- Develop collection management data, EAD finding aids, and other access tools
- Teach classes, workshops, and instructional sessions; assist researchers through reference and instruction; and conduct exhibits, tours, special events, and other outreach activities
- Consult with the university community on records management policy and practices
- Represent OHSU library in the Orbis Cascade Alliance Archives & Manuscripts Service
- Supervise a staff of 1.5-3.0 FTE, mentor student assistants
- Managed IMLS-funded digitization and data transcription project: Public Health in Oregon: Discovering Historical Data (2016-2017)
University of Florida, 2015 – 2016
- Physically and intellectually arranged archival materials in diverse collection genres, subject areas, and formats (including born digital)
- Employed standards to create descriptive metadata and produce finding aids and catalog records
- Managed descriptive and other collection information using Archivists’ Toolkit
- Researched holdings, produced processing plans, established processing priorities in consultation with collection managers and other personnel, and established efficient workflows and schedules to reduce the backlog of unprocessed accessions
- Participated in appraisal decisions, completed preservation assessments, and made digitization recommendations
National Park Service, 2014 – 2015
- Arranged and described the records of the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve according to professional standards
- Streamlined processing plan and updated arrangement of records to reflect current archival methods
- Combined previously processed and unprocessed materials into one cohesive collection
- Answered reference requests relating to the collection
Drexel University Archives, 2014
Records Management Assistant
- Created and implemented a collections survey, discovering roughly 7 TB of digital media
- Conducted institutional functional analysis, findings from which were used in targeted outreach and marketing materials to strengthen the archives’ holdings, as well as in future budget requests
- Processed collections of electronic records
PACSCL/CLIR Hidden Collections Processing Project, 2013 – 2014
- Minimally processed collections of 19th to 21st century archival materials using principles of MPLP, maintaining an average processing speed of 4 hours per linear foot
- Wrote EAD-encoded finding aids in Archivists’ Toolkit for previously inaccessible collections
- Processed collections at repositories of the Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries (PACSCL), including work completed at Temple University’s Special Collections Research Center, Drexel University College of Medicine’s Legacy Center Archives, and the College of Physicians of Philadelphia
Volunteer archival processing
- Cascade AIDS Project, Portland, OR (2017)
- John J. Wilcox, Jr. LGBT Archives, Philadelphia, PA (2013)
- Drexel University Audio Archives, Philadelphia, PA (2013)
PRESENTATIONS and PUBLICATIONS
(reverse chronological order, orcid: 0000-0002-4244-5476)
Nemmers, John, Steve Duckworth, Jessica Belcoure Marcetti, Lourdes Santamaría-Wheeler. “From Museum to Archives: Managing the Panama Canal Museum Collection.” Archives and Records: The Journal of the Archives and Records Association (Special issue on ‘Archives and Museums’, Spring 2018). doi:10.1080/23257962.2017.1407749
“Using OpenRefine for Cleanup.” Training video for the Orbis Cascade Alliance in support of data migration from Archivists’ Toolkit to ArchivesSpace, September 2017. Available at https://www.orbiscascade.org/using-openrefine-for-cleanup/.
Nemmers, John and Steve Duckworth. “Managing Museum Artifacts in an Archives: The Panama Canal Museum Collection at the University of Florida.” Society of American Archivists Annual Meeting, Portland, OR, July 28, 2017. doi:10.17605/OSF.IO/9BP5W.
Duckworth, Steve, Grayce Mack, and Kate Thornhill. “The Trouble with Legacy Public Health Data.” Poster, RDAP Summit, Seattle, WA, April 19, 2017. doi:10.17605/OSF.IO/UJHN2.
Duckworth, Steve and Steve Ammidown. “Guns, Access, and Records: What Archivists Can Do About Firearms Tracing Data.” Archival Outlook November/December (2016): 8-9, bluetoad.com/publication/?i=358515.
Nemmers, John, Steve Duckworth, Lourdes Santamaria-Wheeler, and Jessica Marcetti. “Museum as Archives/Archives as Museum: The Panama Canal Museum Collection at the University of Florida.” Society of Florida Archivists and Society of Georgia Archivists Joint Annual Meeting, Savannah, GA, October 14, 2016. doi:10.17605/OSF.IO/9BP5W.
O’Dell, Allison J. and Steve Duckworth. “The Fancy Finding Aid: Makeover your Collections with HTML5, Responsive Design, RDFa, Circulation Management, and Visual Content.” Talk presented at the Code4Lib Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA, March 7-10, 2016.
Duckworth, Steve, Annalise Berdini, Jessica Hoffman, Alina Josan, Amanda Mita, and Evan Peugh. “Reprocessing: The Trials and Tribulations of Previously Processed Collections.” Poster at the Annual Meeting of the Society of American Archivists, Washington, DC, August 10-16, 2014.
Antracoli, Alexis, Steve Duckworth, Judith L. Silva, and Kristen Yarmey. “Capture all the URLs: First Steps in Web Archiving.” Pennsylvania Libraries: Research & Practice 2, no. 2 (2014): 155-170, doi:10.5195/palrap.2014.67.
- The Public Historian (journal)
- Peer reviewer (2017)
- Northwest Archivists, Inc. (2014 – present)
- Society of American Archivists (2013 – present)
- Mentor (2017)
- Issues and Advocacy Section
- Steering Committee member (2017 – 2020)
- On-Call Research Team (2016 – 2017)
- Diversity Committee (2015 – present)