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Rosie Rowe

Iowa State University Library
AV and Film Preservation Specialist/Head of AV Preservation @ ISU University Library
Ames, Iowa
Rosie Rowe is the Audiovisual Preservation Specialist at Iowa State University, designing and implementing AV preservation infrastructure and workflows for the University Library Special Collections and Archives. Rosie has built an in-house AV preservation lab for researcher requests and small preservation projects, and is Co-PI on a newly-finished CLIR Recordings At Risk grant for preservation of the National Farmers Organization film collection. Previously, they were the AV Preservation Senior Advisor for the New Zealand National Archives. Their main professional focus is designing realistic AV preservation infrastructure and workflows, which are friendly to smaller institutions that may have fewer resources and narrower available skill sets. In addition, Rosie has consulted on and built labs for colleges throughout the US. They are also focused on inclusion and actively recruits students of color and LGBTQ students into the AV lab at ISU Library.