JA Pryse Bio
JA Pryse is the Senior Archivist at the Carl Albert Center’s Congressional Archives. JA’s research and interests include Digital Content Management, Digital Archive Development, large-scale collection management, and information technology sciences. His specialties include archival preservation, conservation, and process policy management, audio engineering, and knowledge management.
JA served as the Director of the Digital Archives at the Oklahoma Historical Society where he oversaw the development and implementation of Digital Collection Policy, workflow, life-cycle preservation, and direct management of all digital items within the OHS Collections. JA also was responsible for grant acquisition, staff development, and the renown OHS Digital Internship Program. One of the main projects JA supervised and developed was the OHS Consultation Program for-profit to Oklahoma State agencies which included the Commissioners of the Land Office Digitization Program, the Oklahoma Department of Tourism and Recreation Digital Preservation and Digitization Program, The Oklahoma State Legislature Preservation and Digitization Program, and many Oklahoma Tribal collaborative digitization programs to create accessible digital collections for public research and fellowship.
Currently, JA is pursuing a PhD in the field of Information Policy and Management, and has both a Master’s degree in Museum Science (emphasis in archival management) from the University of Oklahoma, A Master’s degree of Information and Library Science (emphasis electronic records and archival science) from the University of North Texas.