I want to thank and commend Dr. Charles Preston for supporting me in my scholarship involvement with the University of Phoenix. In order to maintain my position as a doctoral committee chair, I am required to provide recent evidence of research. For The Wyoming Chapter of the Wildlife Society and Range Management Conference in Cody, my presentation abstract, THE GREATER YELLOWSTONE SIGHTS AND SOUNDS ARCHIVE: A NEW TOOL FOR WILDLIFE RESEARCHERS AND EDUCATORS, was selected with co-presenters Samantha Harper, BBCW McCracken Library archivist, Penny Preston, Broadcast Journalist for WY Stations, CNN, NBC Newschannel, and NBC Today Show, and Charles Preston.
As a volunteer, I input film data observations in a digital collection, curating with identifiers for location, habitat, date and descriptions in the Draper Natural History Museum, like a scientific specimen. The online database digital film and media asset management stores, manages, preserves and delivers available searchable relational data through the McCracken Research Library. My presentation at the scientific conference announced a resource for cultural and scientific meaning about wildlife issues.
The contributions to my field continue due to people like Chuck, providing the materials, equipment, thinking and advocacy for scientific research. I am showered with a sense of competence, autonomy, significance, power and independence, as I continue to learn, offer knowledge and expertise, and focus our world on what is scientifically and technologically possible.
I want to also thank you for your support to Dr. Preston, as he enables human and technology maintenance for scientific curation. With CONTENTdm and Microsoft Access database management, I shared how digital collections can easily be built and showcased on the BBCW website, making them more discoverable to people around the world.