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Digging In

Last Friday I had the opportunity to speak at a workshop on creating successful volunteer programs in archives. My portion of the program covered my personal perspective on why I am a volunteer (want of experience in the field). I am not quite sure if I got the point across however through all the hand wringing I think I made some point possibly that I am prone to hand wringing. I also met with one of the workshop presenters that I asked to be on a possible panel for the Utah Library Association annual meeting next year.

At the workshop I was pleasantly surprised to find out that the hosts Utah State Historical Records Advisory Board (USHRAB) were advertising the availability of some mini-grants that can be used for things such as buying items to house archival collections. This was like the clouds parting and the heavens singing. Continue reading Digging In

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Copyright and the Archival Experience

My goal to get on with creating policies for our Special Collections and  Manuscript Archive has met headlong with the inevitable thrill of the Summer Reading Program. Not to say that I am not happy at seeing the kids excited about reading and libraries, but little else beyond my circulation duties and keeping my pile of repairs to a minimum is getting done. That being said this week I am returning to why I am working on creating library policies in the first place.

My Director from the very beginning has stated that he wants to be able to allow access to our small collection via digitization. Now we as archivists all know that there is a huge gap between having items and throwing them out on the Internet. The first hurdle is . . . All together now . . . Continue reading Copyright and the Archival Experience