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Help a librarian/archivist raise money to help elephants

Posted on behalf of Jessica Fisher. As my Twitter and Facebook friends know, I am always happy to help anyone who is trying to help animals. Go, Jessica! I am a Librarian/Archivist in NYC and I recently signed on to … Continue reading

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Assistance, please: sources in archives and special collections literature?

I’ve got a project in the offing for which I need to conduct some comprehensive literature reviews. I think I’m familiar with the journals that cover archives, but I am less confident about the sources for special collections. I also, … Continue reading

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Call for case study proposals on innovative practices in description and management in archives and special collections

As I announced earlier in the call for case studies on outreach and reference, I have signed on to edit a series of books for Scarecrow Press highlighting innovative practices in archives. Now, I’m collecting proposals for case studies for the volumes … Continue reading

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Get in touch with me today if you want to propose a case study for outreach or reference book

Today is the deadline to get your proposals in if you have a case study you’d like considered for inclusion in either the book on outreach or reference in archives and special collections (full info here and here). I said … Continue reading

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What do I mean by “reference”?

Thanks to the many people who have already sent in case study proposals or questions in response to the call for proposals for books on innovative best practices in outreach and reference in archives and special collections. However, I’m concerned … Continue reading

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Two days left.

I can’t imagine anyone who wants to apply for a Spontaneous Scholarship or donate to help others hasn’t done it already, but just in case you are a chronic procrastinator, you really need to do it now. As I’ve said, … Continue reading

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Want to help create a U.S. chapter of Archivists Without Borders?

You’ve probably already seen this on an email listserv, but just in case: Apology for Cross Posting Dear colleagues: We are drafting a proposal to form a U.S. chapter of Archivists Without Borders and would like to invite you to … Continue reading

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Two new SAA awards–Emerging Leader and Archival Innovator–I know you know some people/projects who qualify

This year SAA has two brand new awards that I’m very excited about because I think they  provide an effective upgrade and replacement for the two awards I’ve sponsored on this blog, the Best Archives on the Web and Movers … Continue reading

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An official blog hiatus

The posts have been coming more slowly lately and I’ve decided it’s a good time to put the blog on an official hiatus until the new year. I’ve got some stuff to sort out, including a few possibilities for new … Continue reading

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Occupy Wall Street Archival Project

For those not following me on Twitter, here’s a link to a great project started by an archives grad student, the Occupy Wall Street Archival Project, which will gather documentation of the movement for the collections of the Tamiment Library … Continue reading

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