Jump In Initiative 2013 Results

2013 participants

We are happy to share the results of the 2013 Jump In initiative.  We had twenty-three repositories submit essays documenting their survey work, twenty-three repositories that embarked on the process of managing born-digital records.  Congratulations to all of the individuals and repositories that participated this year. Getting started can be the hardest part.

As you can see from the essays, this is only the beginning. The Manuscript Repositories Section is looking forward to helping these institutions maintain their momentum and helping others to get started.  We will be looking closely at these essays to see what worked and what didn’t work this year. We will also hold a panel discussion of Jump In participants at our section meeting in New Orleans (Friday, August 16, 12:30-2:30). Following the evaluation of this year’s process, the steering committee of the Section will make plans for the next phase of this initiative. Look for an announcement in August or September.

The steering committee of the Section would like to thank Ricky Erway and her advisory team who put together the OCLC report, “You’ve Got to Walk Before You Can Run: First Steps for Managing Born-Digital Content Received on Physical Media,” which served as a major inspiration for this initiative. We would also like to thank Nancy Beaumont, the staff at SAA, and our Council liaison Bill Landis for all the support and assistance they gave us as we launched this initiative. 


Boise State University, Special Collections and Archives [Report, Media 1, Media 2]

Cheryl Oestreicher, Julia Stringfellow, Jim Duran

Colgate University Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives [Report, InventoryMedia

Lora Davis

Earlham College [Report and Media]

Anne Thomason

Emporia State University, Special Collections and Archives [Report and Media]

Ashley Todd-Diaz

Evangeline Booth College, The Salvation Army Southern Historical Center [Report and Media]

Michael Nagy

Ferris State University [Report and Media]

Melinda Isler

Florida State University, Strozier Library [Report, Media, Inventory]

Krystal Thomas, Anna McCormick, Miranda Doran-Myers, Mary Turner, KimBoo York

Harvard University, Houghton Library [Report]

Melanie Wisner

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum [Report, Media 1, Media 2, Media 3, Media 4, Media 5, Media 6]

Christina Fitzpatrick

Luther College Archives [Report and Media]

Sasha Griffin

Northwestern University Library [Report, Image 1]

Nicole Finzer, Benn Joseph, Allison Schein

Purdue University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections [Report and Media]

Carly Dearborn, Sammie Morris, Neal Harmeyer

Sam Houston State University, Newton Gresham Library [Report, Media 1, Media 2]

James Williamson (and team)

Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary [Report and Media]

Jennifer Head

Southern Methodist University, Bridwell Library, Perkins School of Theology [Report]

Tim Binkley

Texas A&M University’s Cushing Memorial Library and Archives [Report and Media]

Kevin O’Sullivan, Jeremy Brett, Rebecca Hankins, Robin Hutchison, Anton DuPlessis

Trinity University, Elizabeth Huth Coates Library [Report, Media 1, Media 2, Inventory]

Amy Roberson, Kate Cuellar, Faith Bradham, Angeline Bottera

Tulane University, Louisiana Research Collection [Report, Media, Inventory]

Eira Tansey

University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Center for Arkansas History and Culture [Report, Media, Inventory]

Chad Garrett, Shannon Lausch

University of California, Los Angeles, Library Special Collections [Report]

Gloria Gonzalez, Kelley Bachli

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, University Archives [Report]

Bethany Anderson

University of Vermont Libraries, Special Collections [Report and Media]

Chris Burns

The Westminster Schools Archives [Report and Media]

Pamela Nye


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Created | 29 June 2004

Last updated | 28 September 2018