September 21st, 2019, the day I first arrived in Besancon. It was the beginning of a new journey. I had been accepted into this new interesting master’s program at the Université Bourgogne Franche-Comté. I remembered the first day of classes, the culture shock, the new language and environment. However, without those experiences and challenges, I would never become the person I am today. Without the aspiration from the amazing professors at Master Rare Book and Digital Humanities, I would never have so much working knowledge of ancient books, SQL, or even speaking French like a native speaker (I’m still working on it).
After I complete Master Rare Book and Digital Humanities, I would like to work as someone who is responsible at database archiving at a library or cultural institution. I would make sure their database is backed up accordingly at their internal server and web page. While not working with the database, I would enjoy doing collection development and acquisition for rare books especially from the 18th and 19th century. Last but not the least, I would love to construct the e-resources such as for e-journals and e-books, and working on metadata for digital images. I believe books are the most important aspect for education and they should accessible any time and any where.