Flickr of Hope

For my last session of SAA 2010 I chose to attend A Flickr of Hope: Harvesting Social Networking Sites. Lori Donovan spoke and represented Internet Archive that launched Archive-It. Beginning as a digital library in 1996, Internet Archive is now the biggest digital repository with over 4.5 PETABYTES of information. By using Archive-It one of […]

Not on Google?

This morning I attended the session: Not on Google? It Doesn’t Exist: Findability and Search Engine Optimization for Archives. Jeanne Kramer- Smyth kicked off the session with a very coherent presentation that included 4 key components to make sure that users when searching through Google or another search engine can find you archival materials: When […]

Beyond the Ivy Tower

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 […]

Lights, Camara… Archivists!?!

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 […]

Is EAD too complicated???

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 […]

Innovation is the Key

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 […]

SAA Day #1

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 […]

SAA 2010: In Case You’re Missing…

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!