Yearly Archives: 2015


While I am enjoying not having to drive to campus this really is not a week off at all. I am working on the proposal, but I also took this week to ask an associate (and recent M.L.S. graduate) to be my exhibit guinea pig.  Turns out, as much as I […]

A week “off.”







What I learned from the readings is I have a love hate relationship with Metadata. I love the ability to classify and organize things. I love the creativity that is sometimes required to search and on some levels I love the objectivity the person cataloging an item uses when assigning […]

Last minute thoughts on Meta Data




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Archivists are not historians, and historians are not archivists, yet somehow at they are both at the same time add in the “digital” world and materials – and well, you’ve got a mess on your white gloved hands! There is a sense that an archivist can not be a historian, […]

Archivist vs Historian vs Hobbyist




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An atlas can serve different purposes, and when evaluating a collection it should be noted what the main purpose is. It is also difficult to evaluate two atlases if they do not share a common thread. If we were to examine Hayes against a collection of Rand McNally Travel Atlas […]

Atlas