Yesterday was #AskAnArchivist day

Yesterday, on Twitter, I asked "AskAnArchivist (any archivist): what's your least favorite (but important) task?" Here are some of the responses: The Poly ArchivesScanning - definitely scanning. 1) handling delicate materials 2) takes forever for hi-res 3) makes lots of noise But, access is important! GC Spec CollectionsMetadata, sorry. #AskAnArchivist Schenectady Hist SocEntering metadata-it can … Continue reading Yesterday was #AskAnArchivist day

Happy Electronic Records Day

10 reasons why electronic records need special attention In recognition of Electronic Records Day 2016, here is a list of reasons why everyone should be thinking more about electronic records. 1. Managing electronic records is like caring for a perpetual toddler: they need regular attention and care in order to remain accessible. 2. Electronic records … Continue reading Happy Electronic Records Day

When We Are No More: How Digital Memory Is Shaping Our Future/Washington Post

Interesting Washington Post opinion piece by Nicholas Carr about the book "When We Are No More: How Digital Memory Is Shaping Our Future" by Abby Smith Rumsey. When our digital memory is lost in the cloud, what becomes of our human history? I'll post this here now in hopes of developing more of my own … Continue reading When We Are No More: How Digital Memory Is Shaping Our Future/Washington Post

article: The changing world of archives and digital media

The Dr. Jo Ann Rayfield Archives at Illinois State University is doing a month-long series on digital archives...The changing world of archives and digital mediaThis month, we’ll be looking at digital records and asking some important questions. Can’t we just print all of this stuff out? What’s the big deal with digital versus paper? What … Continue reading article: The changing world of archives and digital media