Selected Publications, Presentations, and Supporting Material

As part of my professional work as a technology leader and archivist, I have written for publication, made conference presentations, led workshops, written documentation, and produced publicity material for services and roll-outs.

For my personal essays, please see my blog: Babbling Brookes.

Copyright notice
Because much of this material is no longer available online, I have posted them on my site for sole purpose of making them available to people interested in my previous work. Most of these items remain copyrighted by the institutions for which I did the work.

Publicity campaign for rollout of MySimmons portal, spring 2009.
Method for handling Simmons requests for discipline- or department-specific software and other systems, enabling partnerships and flexibility between the community and IT.
Engaging Simmons students in learning about technology, through fun activities
Simmons graduate and undergraduate student orientation material, 2004-2008
Example of technical staff’s sophisticated use of low-cost technologies, and ability to share their knowledge and experience.
Publicity campaign for Simmons rollouts of Mac OS X.5 Leopard, Microsoft Windows Vista, and Office versions 2007 (Windows) and 2008 (Mac), spring – fall 2008.
Mechanism for supporting Simmons student-owned computers, subsequently applied to faculty/staff personally-owned computers
Response to Harvard Business Review article “IT Doesn’t Matter,” turning the question on its head: what does it mean for IT to matter?
Examples of archival finding aids, written while working as a manuscripts processor
Selected scholarly and archives profession articles, not available online
  • Biography of Florence Hope Luscomb, American National Biography, Oxford University Press, 1999.
  • “Communism, Subversive Activities, and Related Matters: Florence Luscomb Strikes Again!” in A Sampling of Innocent Documents, Radcliffe College, 1999.
  • “Context, Compatibility, and Photo Cataloging,” New England Archivists Newsletter, January 1996.
  • “Barbara Deming,” in Carol Hurd Green and Mary Grimley Mason, eds., American Women Writers, Vol. 5: Supplement, Continuum, 1994.
  • Co-author, review of Boston Women’s Heritage Trail, The Public Historian, Winter 1993.
  • Book review of Archival AppraisalNEA Newsletter, October 1992.