08 / 15 / 19

Quick Takeaways from the SAA Annual Meeting – SAA 2019

Transformative! That was the theme of this year’s Society of American Archivists Annual Meeting, SAA 2019, and many sessions focused on how archivists, records managers, and information professionals can address transformations happening today in technology, society, and the archives profession. My colleagues Laura Starr and Marielle Gage and I joined nearly two thousand archivists, records… Read more »

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06 / 06 / 19

The Power of a Picture: How Images Engage Visitors at the New Statue of Liberty Museum

The stereograph shows the Statue of Liberty’s oddly disembodied hand rising up from a tent, holding the flaming torch. Two people can be seen standing at the railing encircling the sculptured flame. The attraction was part of the 1876 Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia, designed to raise money for the Statue’s pedestal. For 50 cents each,… Read more »

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06 / 04 / 19

Web Archiving: Think the Web is Permanent? Think Again.

The websites, tweets, blog posts, Facebook updates, videos, and online articles that we create today constitute the historical record we’ll depend on tomorrow. Without web archiving efforts, how will people in the future understand the time we are living in now? Despite the fact that there is no centralized responsibility for its preservation, web content… Read more »

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05 / 22 / 19

AAM2019 – American Alliance of Museums Conference – Recap of Day 2

This is a second in a series of posts covering the American Alliance of Museums Annual Meeting in New Orleans (AAM2019). This year’s event is focused on how museums and cultural institutions can remain relevant, engaging, and inclusive in an era of rapid change. A team from History Associates is on hand for the event…. Read more »

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05 / 21 / 19

AAM2019 – American Alliance of Museums Conference – Recap of Day 1

The American Alliance of Museums Annual Meeting this year in New Orleans (AAM2019) is focused on how museums and cultural institutions can connect with the communities they serve in new ways. My colleagues, Phoebe McDougal, Carly Swaim, and Laura Starr are fanning out to see and report on as much as we can! Here are… Read more »

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05 / 13 / 19

Shedding Light on Tourism History: Tiki Bars

Historians researching restaurant reviews from the 1950s? You’d be surprised where history takes us! Especially for topics like the fascinating tourism history of tiki bars. The history of tourism is often overlooked, and can be difficult to study because collections and research are not generally directed to preserving restaurant menus, brochures, or other ephemera that… Read more »

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05 / 07 / 19

Keep The Anniversary Celebration Going! Tips for Managing and Preserving Your Historical Assets

Your history is the backbone of your anniversary celebration. Using historical assets that are uniquely yours — like photographs, historic logos, videos, and company archives — makes your story come to life. While you are preparing for the celebration, you have a golden opportunity to revitalize your archives. Properly organizing and storing your company’s historical… Read more »

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02 / 28 / 19

PASIG 2019 – Recap of Day 3

This is the third post in a series which recaps my learnings from the Preservation and Archiving Special Interest Group (PASIG) Annual Conference. PASIG 2019 brings together practitioners, industry experts and researchers to share their experiences and develop best practices for digital preservation and archiving. Key take-aways from Day 3: To make a digital preservation… Read more »

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02 / 26 / 19

PASIG 2019 – Recap of Day 2

This is a series of posts summarizing my learnings from the Preservation and Archiving Special Interest Group (PASIG) Annual Conference. PASIG 2019 brings together practitioners, industry experts and researchers to share their experiences and develop best practices for digital preservation and archiving. My key take-aways from Day 2: The next revision of the NDSA Levels… Read more »

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02 / 14 / 19

PASIG 2019 – Recap of Day 1

The Preservation and Archiving Special Interest Group (PASIG) is dedicated to advancing the practice of digital preservation and archiving. Their annual conference, PASIG 2019, brings together practitioners, industry experts and researchers to share their experiences and develop best practices. My key take-aways from Day 1: Digital preservation is a long-term investment and an institution cannot… Read more »

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