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Tyler G. Cline, Digital Archives Specialist


Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning
UNC Charlotte

Master of Arts in History (Public History)
California State University Sacramento
Sacramento, CA
Thesis: “The Primacy and the Problems of Digital Records”

Bachelor of Arts in History cum laude
Humboldt State University
Arcata, CA



Digital Archivist (Assistant Professor, Libraries)
Special Collections and University Archives
J. Murrey Atkins Library
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Charlotte, NC

• Develops, implements, and provides training on policies and procedures that facilitate the selection, acquisition, transfer, preservation, arrangement, description, and access to born- digital records in accordance with emerging standards and best practices.
• Works collaboratively to accession, arrange and describe born-digital and hybrid manuscript and University Archives collections using appropriate digital curation tools, archives management systems (i.e. ArchivesSpace), and Islandora repository infrastructure.
• Works collaboratively on digital repository development and workflows to enhance preservation, accessibility and discoverability of Special Collections and University Archives digital resources.
• Trains departmental colleagues and student workers in the successful implementation of born-digital processing workflows.
• Selects, acquires, preserves and provides access to local government documents.
• Provides digital preservation expertise for library initiatives as needed.
• Participates in the conception and development of grant applications in support of born- digital initiatives.
• Works collaboratively to provide advice and consulting services to university offices on best practices and workflows for preservation of electronic records.
• Works collaboratively to conduct web archiving activities to support manuscript and University Archives collections.
• Conducts outreach activities including workshops and presentations on personal digital archiving to members of the campus and Charlotte community.
• Participates in library and university committees. Participates in appropriate professional associations.

Digital Archivist (Assistant Archivist, ETT)
American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming
Laramie, WY

Managed the Digital Programs Department (Scan Lab, Photographic Lab, and Born-Digital) at the American Heritage Center, and provided security for digital collections, according to archival best practices for electronic records. Developed and executed processes enabling effective and efficient acquisition, appraisal, ingest, preservation, and management of born-digital records. Managed mass-digitization program and provided leadership in creation and delivery of digital content to meet the needs of the AHC’s constituents. Hired, trained, and supervised five full or part-time staff in the Digital Programs department.  Chaired committees on born-digital, digital collections, and the website.  Supervised undergraduate and graduate interns in the areas of born-digital and digitization.

Archivist I
History Associates Incorporated
Alaska Regional Curatorial Center, National Park Service
Anchorage, AK

Processed the records of the Alaska Regional Office for the National Park Service (ARCC) and the records of Denali National Park (DENA). Surveyed, rehoused, and preserved materials. Managed archival supply orders. Coordinated with the Curator of Records and the head of Cultural Resources.

Digital Video Editor
California Indians Exhibit, The California Museum
Sacramento, CA

Edited digital video in HD and SD for the “California Indians: Making a Difference” using Final Cut Pro. Edited and compiled 13 short form interviews for museum display. Mastered DVD using DVD Studio Pro.

Archival Processor
California State Archives
Sacramento, CA

Applied professional archival principles and standards for arrangement and description textual and archival records of the Housing and Urban Development Committee, Assemblyman Norman S. Waters, Assembly Member Virginia Strom-Martin, and the California Occupational Information Coordinating Committee. Documented and cataloged Finding Aids.

Information Technology Specialist
Humboldt Medical Eye Associates
Eureka, CA

Performed digitization and update of patient forms and handouts, researched and compiled front office training manual. Advised and oversaw transition from legacy networked computer scheduling system to modern state of the art web-based Electronic Medical Record (EHR) system using wireless networked Windows-based computers.

Internships and Volunteering:

Graduate Cataloging Intern
California Automobile Museum
Sacramento, CA

Worked under Curator Amanda Moss to expand PastPerfect database to include all automobiles and other items in the Museum’s collection. Digitized maintenance logs, inventory sheets, vehicle photographs, and condition reports for entry into PastPerfect. Designed exhibit text layout typesetting and graphics using Adobe Photoshop.

Undergraduate Intern
Fort Humboldt State Historic Park
Eureka, CA

Worked with Director of Living History James Marks to research and digitize unprocessed Fort documents in the Howard Brett Melendy Collection at the Humboldt County Historical Society.
Worked under the supervision of Susan Doniger, Senior Interpreter of the North Coast Redwoods District to digitize Fort Humboldt State Park historic interpretive and planning material from the 1960s and 1970s.

Archival Processing Volunteer
Humboldt County Historical Society
Eureka, CA

Arranged and rehoused records of the Henry Buhne Redmond business papers.