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
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
I’m thinking of writing my master’s paper about Web 2.0 technologies and archives. I don’t really have it narrowed down any further than that yet, although by the middle to end of the summer I’m going to need to. I’m taking research methods in the fall, and so it is recommended that I have my… Continue reading Possible masters paper topic
In addition to this blog, I am now (at least occasionally) blogging on two other blogs out there in the world: Southern Sources and BlueNC. They’re both very different, obviously: Southern Sources is the blog of the Southern Historical Collection, where I work as a manuscripts processor. Things posted there are probably going to be… Continue reading Blogging here, there, and everywhere!