Five weeks down, 20 days, 76 hours. I’ve learned a lot so far and made a couple of mistakes but overall I’m doing really well AND my supervisor, Dr. Truesdell, thinks the same- or at least that’s what she told me. I’ll take it.
Guess what I did this week? Dreaded the week? You guessed it! But, no, that’s not what I meant. I meant guess what I did at my internship. And that answer is: xml fun! I did more editing and revising to the finding aid I’ve been working on, and Dr. Truesdell gave me some minor edits to make on other finding aids. Mostly they were just structural issues in the finding aid, such as spacing between some words, line breaks, and rearranging sections.
I feel like I’m actually contributing to the work being done in the archive, which is both refreshing and terrifying. What if I make a major mistake? Or what if I let Dr Truesdell down? So many what ifs? Tune in next week to find out what happens.