Category Archives: Fun stuff

The Cleveland Animal Protective League–and Biker Dog–win! Thanks to your generosity.

There was some strenuously campaigning on the ground at #SAA15 in Cleveland, but in the end it was the dog–nicknamed Biker Dog–who emerged victorious. And, more importantly, the Cleveland APL is also a winner, to the tune of $3,310 over … Continue reading

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The final round: The Top Dog from the Archives vs. the Top Cat from the Archives

It was a nail-biter, with the leads changing several times over the last 30 minutes, but here are the animals you voted as Top Dog and Top Cat from the Archives. Before we pit them against each other in a … Continue reading

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The Final Four: Who will be crowned Top Dog and Top Cat from the Archives?

My beloved Pleiku did not make it through, alas. Apparently y’all love your dogs on things. And kittens reigned supreme in your eyes. It’s the final match-up of dog vs. dog and kitten vs. kitten before we move to the … Continue reading

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Round Three: The Elite Eight contenders for Top Cat and Top Dog from the Archives!

And now there are only eight: four dogs and four cats have emerged from the fray. Did your favorite make it? Mine did. Again, before you vote, please review the Rules post and remember that we’re doing this to benefit the … Continue reading

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Round Two: 16 contenders for Top Cat and Top Dog from the Archives

Yes, it was painful to see some of them go. George will always live in my heart. But, this is a competition, and we have to move forward. So now there are only 16 animals competing for our top spot. … Continue reading

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Competition for Top Dog from the Archives: Round One

At last, it’s time to begin the Cats and Dogs from the Archives competition! Before you vote, please review the Rules post and remember that we’re doing this to benefit the Cleveland Animal Protective League. If you’re voting, you need … Continue reading

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Dogs & Cats from the Archives to benefit the Cleveland Animal Protective League: The Rules

Ok, in the next posts we’ll be kicking off the first round of the Dogs & Cats from the Archives competition, and I know you’re all champing at the bit (to use a horse metaphor) to start voting, but first … Continue reading

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Your Cats & Dogs from the Archives can help the Cleveland Animal Protective League!

Knowing how much archivists love their own cats, dogs, and other pets, our colleague Caryn Radick decided to explore ways our community could help a local animal shelter in conjunction with the SAA annual meeting in Cleveland this August. In … Continue reading

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What’s the best book about archives you’ve read lately?

I asked that question on Twitter and Facebook and here are the responses:   Big Data – A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think Writing with Scissors: American Scrapbooks from the Civil War to the Harlem … Continue reading

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Attn archives entertainers: sign up quickly for Raiders of the Lost Archives at #SAA14

I’ve been tardy about posting this, so if you’re interested, jump on it quickly! No apologies for cross-posting. This announcement is awesome and everyone should read it, preferably multiple times. Raiders of the Lost Archives was a series of musical … Continue reading

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