What Skills Does a Digital Archivist or Librarian... →
In times like these, it’s helpful to remember that there have always been times...– Paul Harvey (via historicallycomedic)
A la recherche du temps perdu: I’m shutting off... →
proustitute: I’m shutting off the queue here for now. The behavior I keep seeing where people—among them, some who claim to be librarians, which gives me no hope for the future at all—are posting quotations with no translator attribution is inexcusable. As someone who translates, among other things, I find… Well this is a tragedy. There’s a hole in my dash where some very good lit...
The FBI's online Vault →
The Vault is our new electronic reading room, containing more than 3,000 documents that have been scanned from paper into digital copies so you can read them in the comfort of your home or office. Included in the browsible categories is “Unexplained Phenomena,” which mostly has a bunch on UFOs, one of the more boring Phenomena out there.
Family of Robert F. Kennedy Rethinks His Place at... →
I used to think that if I worked in a smaller archive that I would not find myself dealing with this sort of craziness, but I have since been liberated from that misconception. Donation of materials can be some srs business.
Papers of Sci Fi Author Theodore Sturgeon... →
‘The University of Kansas will be hoping Theodore Sturgeon’s famous maxim that “90 per cent of everything is crap” does not apply to his own work after the papers of the legendary science fiction author were donated to its library. I really want to see his correspondence with Asimov.
Art of the Luggage Label Photostream →
Stupid copyright, click through for some beautiful vintage labels from places like Villa Laguna Venise Italy, Victoria Hotel Cairo Egypt, and Hotel du Louve Nice France.