Ann Stevenson is Information Manager at the University of British Columbia’s Museum of Anthropology and is responsible for digital media policy, projects and related systems. For example she currently manages over 87,000 digital images created for the Museum’s Collections online site and for the Reciprocal Research Network.
She is also Head of the Audrey and Harry Hawthorn Library and Archives (AHHLA); the library complements the Museum’s object collections and has an excellent selection of museological titles; and the Archives contain both Museum history and private records. The Archives also has over 90,000 images and other media, over 33,000 of which are digitized. The Oral History and Language Lab, is part of the AHHLA, and it includes facilities for recording endangered languages and for the capture of oral histories. The Lab also provides services for transferring analog sound and moving image recordings to digital formats. The Lab hosts training for British Columbia First Nation’s communities who are successful applicants to the Aboriginal Audio Digitization and Preservation Program funded by UBC Library’s Irving K. Barber Learning Centre.
Before becoming Information Manager in 2005, she was Reciprocal Research Network Lead (2003-2005); Ann worked with the co-developing First Nations communities to build capacity for network participation and with a dozen museums internationally in preparing their British Columbia First Nations collections-based information for the network. As Collections Manager (1990-2003) she participated in developing policies and procedures for object repatriation, for the management of culturally sensitive objects, and she implemented collections access protocols with originating communities. Ann’s completed a Master of Library and Information Studies degree from UBC (2008) and has a Master of Anthropology degree (UBC 1985).