And we’re back! The UMD iSchool is returning to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe to document and archive three stage productions produced by CalArts and students from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, and all performed at Venue 13. In addition, this year we will be documenting a production by students from the York University Center for Film and Theater.
We, Lissa and Alex, are returning as #MLSfringe veterans (Class Coordinator and Librarian, respectively) to help lead our second year of students and we look forward to working with the class and Dr. Mary Choquette.
On Monday, July 21st, we gathered in Hornbake Library to meet each other, go over safety in a foreign country, review logistics, and learn about documentation strategy from Dr. Choquette. The students finished the day with a documentation exercise where they interviewed each other and recorded the metadata for their interview.
We all arrive in Edinburgh Monday, July 28th. Our first group dinner will be at one of last year’s favorite spots, Greyfriars Bobby’s Bar, and the work at Venue 13 begins on Tuesday. Check this blog over the next two weeks for posts from each of the students and follow our journey daily on Twitter using the hashtag #MLSfringe.
~ Alex & Melissaby