Gemma Doyle

I am a part-time Main Campus student with three semesters left to go! I have an archives concentration and a lot of interest in archiving digital media. I've worked in a corporate archive for the last three years, and various public libraries for the last ten, so I feel like I know what I'm getting myself into. (Mostly.) I moved to Boston from Vancouver, British Columbia, and am still getting used to New England winters and other quirks of the US (see also: drive through liquor stores).

Entries by Gemma Doyle

  • Little Libraries
    One of the first things I learned from working in public and special libraries was that even though they all provided more or less the same services to the community they served, there were countless differences in how they functioned...
  • Things to do in Boston in Winter
    When I moved to Boston from Vancouver, BC, I was a little afraid of the winter.  Maybe more than a little, actually.  We don't get a lot of very cold weather in Vancouver, and it rains pretty much every day...
  • The Agony and Ecstasy of Group Work
    One of the main differences between undergrad and graduate school that I would probably have appreciated knowing about ahead of time was how different the workload tended to be.  Instead of lots of small assignments, you usually only get 3...
  • Crowdsourcing the MFA's New Exhibit
    On Friday, the Museum of Fine Arts opened its first crowdsourced exhibit after letting the public vote on what works should be included in the "Boston Loves Impressionism" show.  Over 10,000 people voted in three rounds, showing that Bostonians...
  • Papercut Zine Library
    The Papercut Zine Library takes up the back corner of Lorem Ipsum Books in Inman Square, Cambridge. Zines have been around since the rise of punk subculture in the '70s, and continue to thrive as small handwritten or typed booklets...
  • Corporate Archive
    I work in a corporate archive.  When I took LIS438 (Introduction to Archival Methods and Services) last spring, one of the questions someone asked me was what the main difference is between a corporate archive and a historical archive, besides...