Debian releases Squeeze!

For those of you who don’t know, I have run some distribution of Linux on my laptop since 2006 (Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, Ubuntu, Fedora, and currently Debian(in that order)) and I currently run Debian GNU/Linux on the server that runs this blog. Most Linux distributions release every six months to get the latest and greatest… Continue reading Debian releases Squeeze!

Moving Domains

The summary: If you subscribe using my Feedburner feed, this won’t affect you at all. If you just pop through on Twitter, this won’t affect you at all. If you subscribe to some sort of other feed, subscribe to the Feedburner feed instead. If you have this blog bookmarked, update your bookmarks to http://amongotheritems.org The… Continue reading Moving Domains

Archives and Open Content

(I originally wrote this a week ago, before this article was posted, but they dovetail well.) In the course of my work I did a brief survey of the copyright policies of some academic libraries and their archives, specifically focusing on websites and finding aids.  I found that most libraries and archives claim copyright over… Continue reading Archives and Open Content

Workflows and Archives

My systems analysis class, taught by the amazing Stephanie Haas, was all about workflows, both physical and technical.  This could be something as simple as the process for checking out at a supermarket or something technical like a system for managing all the aspects of a cohousing community, and all sorts of other matters.  Our… Continue reading Workflows and Archives

My First Week in the Real World

I have just started my second full week of work at the Special Collections Research Center at the College of William and Mary.  I am the Public Services Archives Specialist, and so I’ve been (unsurprisingly) doing a lot of things that face the public, in addition to my training.  My primary task, so far, has… Continue reading My First Week in the Real World

I Enjoy Archives Vendor Spam

I enjoy getting spam from archives vendors. I’m not really sure how they get my contact information (does SAA sell it or is it unknowingly harvested?), but its still enjoyable nonetheless.  Here is another one for your consideration: Dear Benjamin S. Bromley, Below is some quick information about how our complementary Wantlist program is helping… Continue reading I Enjoy Archives Vendor Spam

Why I Don’t Post to Archives & Archivists

There’s been a lot of talk about the use of the Archives and Archivists listserv, #thatdarnlist, and blogs rather than listservs as fora for discussion by SAA members.  I’m only going to address one small part of this larger debate: why I don’t post to the Archives and Archivists listserv. 1. Difficult to access: Although… Continue reading Why I Don’t Post to Archives & Archivists

Australia to ban certain websites

The federal government of Australia is considering banning its citizens from viewing a list of 10,000 websites that it deems objectionable. Specifically, the the Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy said that the list of banned websites will include: sites containing child sexual abuse imagery, bestiality, sexual violence, detailed instruction in crime, violence… Continue reading Australia to ban certain websites