IDNA Celebrates International Archives Day June 9, 2017

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Please join us June 9th 2107 at 3:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time for a live webcast Moderated by IDNA Co-Editor Dr. Pat Franks.  Panelists Alyse Dunavant-Jones, Heather Kohles and Kate Eminhizer will discuss the IDNA project, their experiences and lessons learned along the way.


Dr. Pat Franks – Co-Editor of the International Directory of National Archives


Alyse Dunavant-Jones – IDNA Researcher

Heather Kohles

Heather Kohles – IDNA Project Coordinator, Spring 2017


Kathryn Eminhizer – IDNA Researcher

Friday, June 09, 2017

Time: 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Pacific Time

Location: Online using Collaborate URL: Join Live Session

Individuals requiring real-time captioning or other accommodations should contact Dr. Sue Alman as soon as possible.


iSchool students share experiences as researchers for the International Directory of National Archives, edited by Dr. Pat Franks and Dr. Anthony Bernier. IDNA will serve archivists, historians, and researchers with information about 198 national archives. Slated for publication in 2018, IDNA has allowed iSchool students and alumni to conduct research on how nations manage and preserve their documentary heritage and to contribute to a work that will share their findings with a wide audience.


Alyse Dunavant-Jones is interested in archives and preservation and digital curation. Before pursuing a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science at the San José State University School of Information, she worked in public libraries for seven years. Dunavant-Jones is part of the VCARA and SLA student groups and is active in virtual world librarianship. She is also the iSchool CASA-SAC representative and has served as a GRA for the InterPARES Trust project. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Writing with an IT minor.

Heather Kohles holds a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Photography from the University of Nevada, Reno. After leaving the forensic science community, Ms. Kohles pursued the Master of Archives and Records Administration degree at the San José State University School of Information, graduating in May of 2017. In her previous career, she was avidly involved with ISO accreditation, quality assurance, and policy creation.

Kathryn (Kate) Eminhizer holds a Bachelor’s degree in Public History from Empire State College. She is currently a library technician at a military community library. Her work in libraries, museums, and elementary schools extends for more than 10 years. She served in both the U.S. Army Reserves and the PA National Guard. Her interest lies in archives and the preservation of cultural heritage. Eminhizer is currently enrolled in the Master of Library and Information Science degree program at the San José State University School of Information.

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