Cinema Studies
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Dan Erdman, Internship at The Explorers Club, Funded by IMLS, Spring 2012

At the Explorers Club, I found myself continuing and completing a project begin in the previous semester to bring that organization's film collection under some manner of intellectual control. I inspected, rehoused and inventoried each item in that archive, much of which consists of original footage shot by the members on various expeditions over the years. I distilled my observations into a short assessment in which I made recommendations for prolonging the life of the collection. My time at the Explorers Club saw a refinement of my inspection skills, as well as good practice in writing assessment reports in a real-world setting.