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Yuri Shimoda

UCLA
Archivist, Digital Projects and Preservation Specialist
Los Angeles, California
Yuri Shimoda obtained a BA in Communication from the University of Southern California and spent nearly a decade as a music journalist and newspaper editor in Los Angeles before deciding to pursue her master’s degree in Library and Information Science. While completing her MLIS in UCLA’s media archival studies program, she worked for the UCLA Music Library, UCLA Library Special Collections, and as a UCLA Community Archives Lab/Andrew W. Mellon Foundation intern at Visual Communications, the nation’s premier media arts center for Asian American and Pacific Islander filmmakers. Shimoda has also worked for Walt Disney Imagineering, the Autry Museum of the American West, Los Angeles Public Library, and spent a summer as a Library of Congress Junior Fellow in the Recorded Sound Section of the National Audio-Visual Conservation Center. In addition to creating the first student chapter of the Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC), she was selected as an American Library Association (ALA) Spectrum Scholar and is co-founder of Basement Tapes Day, an annual event that provides the public with access to their home audio recordings

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