The Society of Georgia Archivists has named Emily Gainer, Special Collections Librarian/Assistant Processing Archivist at the Center for the History of Psychology, and Michelle Mascaro, Coordinator of Cataloging Services and Special Collections Cataloger at University Libraries, as the 2012 winners of the David B. Gracy II Award. The David B. Gracy II Award is awarded annually in recognition of a superior contribution to the society’s journal, Provenance.
Emily and Michelle’s winning article “Faster Digital Output: Using Student Workers to Create Metadata for a Grant-Funded Project,” is a case study on training and supervising student workers involved with University Libraries, Archival Services’ National Endowment of Humanities grant-funded project to digitize and make available online photographic negatives from the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company Records. Over the course of the project, ten students created metadata for over 23,400 digitized images. These images are available online as part of University Libraries, Archival Services Digital Collections (http://cdm15960.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/landingpage/collection/p15960coll3) .