This afternoon I enjoyed the exciting opportunity to participate in an open forum sponsored and led by the Communications Technology Working Group. Over the next year, as SAA examines a wide variety of practices as an organization, one of the areas I’m most interested in is the organization’s response to the abundance of social media […]
Session 107: What Happens After “Here Comes Everybody”: An Examination of Participatory Archives” The first presenter and author of ArchivesNext blog, Kate Theimer, shared with us her thoughts surrounding the creation of a new definition of participatory archives that focuses on the on-line environment as the epicenter of collaboration between community members, archivists and scholars. […]
Scott Simon, from the NPR show: Weekend Edition delivered the keynote address Thursday morning. His talk centered around his recent experiences with the book. While reading his notes from an iPad- no stranger to technology here- Simon shared the pleasures he and his family experiences reading together the classic Pinocchio that they bought at Treehorn […]
Wednesday Round Table Discussions Metadata and Digital Object Round table During this session, the four presenters shared experiences creating metadata for digital objects during the course of specific projects. The first presenter, Peter Chen “Using Forensic Evidence to Assign Metadata to Born Digital Archives” addressed his use of Quick View Plus and Access Data FTK […]
It’s that time of year again– Society of American Archivist’s annual conference, held this year in Chicago, Illinois. I’ll be blogging session summaries while I’m there- Wednesday August 24- Saturday August 27th. Here is a list of sessions I plan to attend: Women’s Collections Roundtable: WCRT hosts a panel discussing women’s collections, diversity, and activism […]
I’ve been in my new job for a month now and I’ve already learned a lot, so here are some of the lessons I’ve learned: 1. Listen a lot. I often have the urge to interrupt a colleague and try to finish his or her thought to prove how much I know or understand about […]
So, You Ended up in Digi Jail: Now What?
I wrote an earlier post titled “There are NO Jobs out There” and received a very thoughtful comment that led me to realize the tone of my post suggested that the reason people struggle to find jobs is that they’re lazy or stupid. I apologize for that impression. It wasn’t my intention. I just landed […]