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Ashley Blewer

Developer, archivist.

Moving image specialist, enthusiast.


Hi! I like a lot of things! I care about education (especially in tech), access (especially to moving images), the act of creation (especially on the web), and good archival practice (especially with digital formats).

I blog here sometimes!


I'm working on a few things at the moment. Do you have a project you'd like me to work on? Get in touch!

In the past, I've worked for numerous organizations including but not limited to the New York Public Library, Bay Area Video Coalition, MediaArea, and the University of South Carolina in archivist, (technical) development, and digital repository specialist roles (or a combination of the above).

If my resume is what you are after, contact me directly.


Working on and in open source is important to me. Fortunate to currently work on several open source projects: most notably QCTools and MediaConch. (Some of) my contributions can be found on Github.


Software development


For fun


Art ¯\_(ツ)_/¯



Blog posts people like the best




I have a Master's degree in Library and Information Science from the University of South Carolina with an emphasized track in Archives and Preservation. My area of expertise is in moving image materials, especially video. More specifically, my expertise involves working with the creation and management of digital assets metadata in online repositories for cultural institutions. My educational background also emphasizes rare materials and special collections, working in a museum setting, solutions for born-digital materials, and library (as well as non-library) technology. I am a graduate of the Flatiron School Web Immersive program. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree, also from the University of South Carolina, with a focus in Graphic Design.


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You can also find me on twitter. I'm pretty good at tweeting.