As I have tried to explain it, to civilians, archives are moving into the digital realm. Whether things are being digitized for better access or are born digital we are at a juncture where basic archival skills just are not enough. This year I am on the road to creating some new digital media skills. Continue reading Digital Me-dia
The autumn has come. While the days grow shorter I wonder what happened to my summer. I had such great plans to work through our City Recorder’s collection perhaps working a little MPLP into the mix to get things going in our little Special Collections and Manuscript Archive. But Summer Reading happened. Continue reading Time and Some Change
Recently on the SAA SNAP (Society of American Archivists Students and New Archival Professionals) Roundtable listserv a certain Forbes article “The Best And Worst Master’s Degrees For Jobs” by Jacquelyn Smith has ruffled some feathers. Smith proclaimed in her article that the number one worst Master’s Degree according to her dedicated research was that of Library and Information Science. Continue reading Is My MLS Worth It?
Let’s face it no program will cover everything we need to learn and at the rate our digital age is progressing every year it is all we can do to keep up personally let alone professionally. I can say that I began my pursuit of continuing education while I was still working on my MLS. Most of it was free online self paced courses through the University of North Texas’ LE@D program that is currently in funding limbo. Another course was an online workshop on Metadata through Lyrasis. Each class helped me verify what I already knew like an internal self check system as well as added to my knowledge base.
My Archives Studies Certificate covered the basics of archives Continue reading Continuing Education