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The 2018 Upper Midwest Digital Collections Conference (#UMDCC18) will be held on November 8-9th at St. Catherine University campus, St. Paul, Minnesota. The UMDCC provides opportunities for digital collections creators and curators in the region and beyond to network, share best practices, participate in hands-on workshops, and learn from leaders in digital cultural heritage.  
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Nathalie Wheaton

Rush University Medical Center
Archivist
Chicago, IL
I am a lone arranger, serving as the archivist for Rush University Medical Center with collections dating back to 1837. Although the Rush Archives falls under Rush University hierarchically, we function more like a corporate archives, with our main internal users coming from marketing/communications and philanthropy/development. Half of our users are external, however. Since 2011, we have had hundreds of items digitized by and made available online through the Internet Archive, which has changed how I do my job and further empowers my users. I earned my MSLS from UNC's School of Information and Library Science, 2006; served as Assistant Archivist at Rush, 2006-2012; Archivist for UL (Underwriters Laboratories) with independent archives consulting firm Kenamore & Klinkow, 2013-2014; and returned to Rush as Archivist, 2014-. I am a member of the Steering Committee of the Chicago Area Archivists and a member of the Forest Park Public Library Board.