Joshua (M.) Ranger heads up Collection Assessment and Inventory projects for AVPS, specializing in data analysis and communication in support of planning, advocacy, collection management, and resource development. Recent projects have focused on non-traditional and production-based archives, including broadcasting collections, performance documentation, and institutional archives. Joshua’s work centers on managing high-efficiency item-level inventories for large collections, creating processing workflows for audiovisual materials, and developing preservation plans for unprocessed and distributed collections. He is also a frequent contributor to our blog. Joshua initially found/honed his love of information management in the worlds of Natural History, insurance, and the Walt Whitman Electronic Archive. He has earned MAs in Moving Image Archiving & Preservation from NYU and in American Studies from the University of Virginia, and his BA in English from the University of Oregon.