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The Accidental Archivist

Friday, May 4th, 2012

I was reading “Recorded Sound” the Newsletter for the Recorded Sound Roundtable from the Society of American Archivists and found myself identifying with the lead article by Robin Pike. The following two lines stuck out at me the most:  “Colleagues in libraries and archives frequently ask how I was trained” and “Many audio archivists start […]

Some people save lives, I preserve legacy formats: Contents of an archivist’s kit-bag

Monday, February 6th, 2012

It’s one of my favorite scenes from an iconic film. The young Archie Graham is playing baseball on the Field of Dreams with Shoeless Joe Jackson, Buck Weaver and Eddie Cicotte, when he sees Karin Kinsella choking on a hot dog in the stands.  Archie sees she needs help and runs forward. He pauses then […]

Artifactual wondering…or How Patrick came to love doing inventories

Saturday, January 21st, 2012

“A library outranks any other one thing a community can do to benefit its people. It is a never failing spring in the desert.” ― Andrew Carnegie By various accounts there are close to 1,800 Carnegie Libraries (both public and academic in the United States). His passion for libraries and contributing to the growth of […]

Cover Art, Schmover Art: Vogue Picture Records

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

Earlier this year, we received a gift of 52 10-inch 78 RPM Vogue Picture Records. It was my first accession as a member of the SU Library, so it might be said I’ll remember them because of that fact. While that’s true, it’d be hard to forget these records. The records were the brainchild of […]