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e-phemerally yours

Friday, May 10th, 2013

The ubiquitous “e-” (as in e-mail, e-commerce, e-business) has crept into every aspect of our lives, so recently I’ve been thinking about “e-phemera.” Not about the ephemeral nature of all digital files (we all know they can vanish with the click of a button, the sudden death of a hard drive, or the Blue Screen […]

This is not your grandmothers’ authority record

Friday, May 11th, 2012

Just the phrase “authority records” is probably enough to put any non-librarian to sleep — and maybe some of us in the profession, too. I mean, how interesting can they be? A name, some dates, maybe a reference as to the source from which the information was taken. Snooze, right? Well, authority files are about […]

What I Do: The Archivist Edition

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

A “meme” has been circulating on the Interwebz lately called “What I Do” (or sometimes, “What People Think I Do”), which highlights the gap between one’s actual professional life and the way in which that particular profession is perceived and/or portrayed by others.  The meme consists of five pictures labeled as follows:  What my parents […]