Helen Stevens-Martin was the digital archivist at the National Museum of the Pacific War in Fredericksburg, Texas, where she established the Nimitz Education and Research Center’s digital curation program. She also assisted in the development of the museum’s permanent exhibit on Admiral Chester W. Nimitz. She completed her digital curation graduate internship at the University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries, Special Collections, where she researched solutions to preservation issues for a born-digital photography collection.
Ms. Stevens-Martin’s digital curation research focuses on born-digital photography collections. It includes examinations of preservation issues of legacy photo formats and ways in which digital photographers and archivists can work together to create more efficient photographer-to-archives workflows. She is most interested in improving digital curation practices at museums and archives and finding solutions to the difficulties the digital age presents repositories.
Ms. Stevens-Martin earned a BA in Communication (Video Production) with a minor in Film Studies from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. She holds an MA in Museum Studies, along with a Graduate Certificate in Digital Curation, from Johns Hopkins University. She has also worked as an artist and photographer and previously served on the Board of Directors for the Savannah Art Association.