ZUC Personal Journal

1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 My role in the ZUC project will be as project manager. Even though Jenna is in charge of supervising the steps we will take along the way, I will try my best to keep everything—and everyone—on track in order to meet the deadlines and accomplish our weekly goals.

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 On the one hand, this is definitely a challenging task for me. Unfortunately, I have rarely participated in group projects such as this one in the past—that is one of the main reasons why I thought about being the project manager in the first place. On the other hand, this is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the creation of a cross-repository catalog that will definitely be useful to a wide audience of both zine specialists and zine culture lovers. I am glad to be part of this team of individuals whom, from day one, are committed to build up this platform.

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 During these first few days, we decided that we would try to gather as much information as possible regarding ZUC and library cataloguing standards terminology—including Collective Access and xZINECOREx. We also agreed that Lauren would be in charge of deciding what the best alternative is when it comes to team/project management software. I assume that, given my role as project manager, I will take on the task of updating the calendar, the relevant notes, and the deadlines to meet through the tool we end up choosing to communicate with each other individually and as a group.

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 In her initial project proposal, Jenna also mentioned the need for a lead designer. When the time comes and we have a working environment set-up and a back-end built for the catalog, I will be happy to contribute to that role as well. I have some experience in graphic design—at least in the field of publishing—so I will try to learn as much as possible about Collective Access and help with the design and visual aspects of the front-end of the site.

5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 Everyone seems to be very passionate about the project. I hope we can all keep working hard and, when the time comes, are able to deliver what Jenna envisioned when she wrote her proposal.

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