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Category Archives: Archival profession
Why this discussion matters: part one Everyone knows words can be slippery things and language evolves. Words mean different things in different contexts and people adopt and adapt words to suit their own needs. So in some ways, my ongoing … Continue reading
“Now is what matters”: My first official appearance as an “agent provocateur” at the Canadian Archives Summit
I was very honored to have been invited to present as one a group of “Agents Provocateurs” at the Canadian Archives Summit last week. It was an exciting line-up of speakers, as you can see from the program. My remarks, … Continue reading
In case you missed the announcement, this event is taking place this week and several interesting papers from the “Thought Leaders” are available online: Representatives from l’Association des Archivistes du Quebec (AAQ), the Association of Canadian Archivists (ACA), and the … Continue reading
I’ve been invited to give a short talk at an event in Canada and in thinking about what I want to say I am nervous that I may perhaps not have an accurate understanding of how things may differ for … Continue reading
You may have noticed that things have been a bit quiet here (and on Twitter). So, here’s a update. It can’t possibly have escaped your attention if you follow this blog that I’m editing a series of four books for … Continue reading
That’s my appropriation of a question asked on Twitter by Andy Burkhardt, who asked it about libraries and librarians. His tweet was inspired by this article on Fast Company, “The 5 Questions Every Company Should Ask Itself.” So, friends, what … Continue reading
This post was inspired by an exchange on Twitter last week which followed up on a tweet regarding something said at #rbms12 (that’s this year’s meeting of ACRL’s Rare Book and Manuscripts Section). A conference attendee summarized a speaker as … Continue reading