Farewell to Christine

Chistine Cho, who has served as our Metadata Librarian since 2010, will be leaving Hope College and the Library at the end of June. While we are saddened to lose a colleague and friend, we have been fortunate to benefit from Christine’s expertise and hard work for the past two years.Along with performing traditional cataloging, Christine has been instrumental in establishing digital collections at Hope. Thanks to Christine, we now have a very robust collection of historical photographs documenting Hope College’s history, and an institutional repository of College academic output. The historical image collections Christine created can be viewed at contentdm.hope.edu and the institutional repository can be found at digitalcommons.hope.edu.

One of the digital collections Christine created includes digitized versions of the Milestone, the Hope College yearbook. Many years have already been added, and eventually all the Milestones from 1905 to recent years will be included. The yearbooks are available to browse with page turning software or can be downloaded as PDF documents. The growing Milestone collection can be browsed at digitalcommons.hope.edu/milestone/index.html.

Christine will be returning to her home state of California to be closer to her family and she will be seeking employment in a library there. We will miss Christine greatly and wish her all the best in her future endeavors.

Brian Yost
Head of Technical Services and Systems

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  1. I’ve heard about the available to everyone and free for download Hope college year book online, but did not know that Christine has such a great input for making it a reality and would like to express our gratitude to her for everything she has done during the time she was with us! I am joining you in wishing her all the best in her future undertakings!

  2. I have a theory that all the changes are happening for a good reason. Life needs to take a different direction in search for happiness or better professional realization.

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