Browser ennui

I’ve had a problem deciding what web browser I should be using.  I’ve been using Firefox for a long time, but for some reason the current versions on Ubuntu like to freeze a lot, causing me to have to force quit and then start it up again.  Its also kinda slow, both in opening the… Continue reading Browser ennui

More Product, Less Process

I was in my Preservation class last week, and we were talking about conservation; we had just visited the Preservation lab in Davis Library, and had talked about how to conserve general library materials.  When we returned to the classroom, we started talking about conservation issues.  We started talking about one bibliographer who was against… Continue reading More Product, Less Process

Archival anxiety

Another master’s paper update! My advisor and I have finally scoped my master’s paper ideas well enough so that I have an actual research questions/problem to define and solve.  The question, as it stands now, is “Will increasing archival intelligence reduce archival anxiety?”  There has been a lot of work done in the field of… Continue reading Archival anxiety


Unsurprisingly, I’m going to refocus this blog on archival issues. I’ve just been named an intern for the Reference, Access, and Outreach Section of the Society of American Archivists, and my primary job is to blog for them.  I only have to write two blog posts for the entire year, but that would be kind… Continue reading Refocusing

First step for my master’s paper

So I’m starting the grand push towards creating/writing my master’s paper. What I want to do is to create a web tutorial for how to use the new finding aids in Wilson Library.  Davis Library, the main academic library on campus, has a set of ShowMe Tutorials.  They seem to be a combination of a… Continue reading First step for my master’s paper

Researcher/archivist confidentiality

VII. Privacy Archivists protect the privacy rights of donors and individuals or groups who are the subject of records. They respect all users’ right to privacy by maintaining the confidentiality of their research and protecting any personal information collected about them in accordance with the institution’s security procedures. -From the Society of American Archivists Code… Continue reading Researcher/archivist confidentiality