Nook, Project Gutenberg, and Distributed Proofreading

I got a Barnes and Noble nook, which is an ebook reader, for Christmas.  So far, I’ve only loaded it up with free ebooks from Project Gutenberg.  Project Gutenberg is a project whose goal is to digitize out of copyright books and make them freely available online.  So far, I’ve downloaded Kafka Metamorphosis, Thoreau’s Walden, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]