Steven Sielaff is currently a member of the faculty at Baylor University as Senior Editor & Collection Manager for the Baylor University Institute for Oral History (BUIOH). A graduate of Baylor’s Museum Studies master’s program, he began at working at BUIOH as a graduate assistant in 2011 on various web-based and multimedia projects. From September 2013 to June 2014, Steven held the position of University Researcher, serving as primary investigator for the Baylor Oral History Project. During this time, Steven became involved in the technical aspects of processing, preserving, and disseminating Baylor’s oral history collection, which he now oversees as collection manager. He also currently directs the ongoing digitization of BUIOH’s analog collection, manages the BUIOH website and social media news feeds, and spearheads the migration of transcript and audio files to the institute’s searchable online database, ContentDM. Steven’s primary professional foci are the value of institutional histories and the use of oral histories in the digital age, and his research includes museological surveys of Texas institutions and integration of the University of Kentucky’s Oral History Metadata Synchronizer (OHMS) software among educational entities. He currently serves on the board of the Heart of Texas Regional History Fair, is president on the Board of Directors for the Texas Oral History Association (TOHA), is Technical Advisor/Editor for the H-OralHist listserv, and, most recently, joined the investigations of the OHA Metadata Task Force.
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