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January 7, 2014

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Oklahoma Historical Society
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OHS Archivist Awarded Smithsonian Fellowship

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – J. A. Pryse, digital projects archivist for the Oklahoma Historical Society, was awarded the Smithsonian Affiliations Visiting Professional Fellowship for 2014. Through a competitive application process, Pryse was selected to come to the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, to meet and work with staff applicable to his project, entitled "Long Term Digital Asset Management—Best Practice Strategies for Archiving and Preserving the Institution's Digital Content."

Pryse's residency will take place at the Smithsonian Institution Archives, Smithsonian Institution Libraries or the National Museum of American History's archives department. The opportunity provides continued progress within the Digitization Collections Division at the Oklahoma Historical Society through research at the nation's leading institution in the field of digital content management.

The Smithsonian Affiliations Visiting Professional Fellowship began in 2002 in response to staff members from affiliate organizations seeking additional training and specialized experience. The awarded fellowship is made possible by the Smithsonian Institute and the Oklahoma Historical Society.

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