This morning I attended “Beyond the Ivy Tower: Archival Collaboration, Community Partnerships, and Access Issues in Building Women’s Collections.” L. Rebecca Johnson Melvin of the University of Delaware presented on the oral history project that she and other staff have worked on to document the experiences of local Latina women. Through a capstone course in […]
Last night I attended the Archivists in the Movies event and in addition to being an entertaining collection of movie clips from the past 60 years presented by Leith Johnson including the Bourne Supremecy and the 2nd National Treasure movie- I was also struck by the re-occurring nature of the roles archivists and archives seem […]
Earlier today I sat in on a session dedicated to addressing the barriers to EAD implementation. According to a soon to be published OCLC- RLG survey only 70% of archives currently encode using EAD. So why is that??? As the session chair Jacquelyn Ferry observed at the close of the session- she’s been hearing about […]
This morning began with a new member breakfast, where in addition to fellow Simmons GSLIS students, I chatted with Deputy Director of the JFK Library Jamie Roth and outgoing NAGRA president Tracey Barezanky. After the breakfast I moved over to the mentoring meet and greet and saw some of the current job opportunities that are […]
This afternoon I had the pleasure of participating in the Women’s Collection round-table at SAA. The session began with two presentations. One by Allida Black who spoke about the work being done as the Project Director and Editor of Eleanor Roosevelt’s Papers. Then we heard about the new initiatives at Alexander Street Press. During the […]
In case you’re missing the SAA 2010 conference, you can follow my experiences as I navigate through the amazing sessions, round-tables and after hours events through my blog updates… Look for the first post tomorrow!
Female suffragists, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Matilda Joslyn Gage began writing the history of their women’s rights movement fifty years after the introduction of photography. Their six- volume testament to the campaign, Woman Suffrage History includes minutes from their meetings, both national and local, speeches in front of Congress, and speeches made before the public. […]
As part of my internship at the preservation lab at the State Library of Massachusetts, I have made this video to document the work I’ve been doing this summer! Let me know what you think!