SAA 2016 Day 1: Black Archives Now

Day 1 is done, and while I only had one event today it was a great one. Emory hosted a series of lightening talks and open discussion that focused on black archives and archival collections in the Atlanta area. Specifically, the discussion focused on how these organizations were collaborating with various communities, providing access to […]

STOP USING THE TERM WEB 2.0

That’s it I’ve had it. Let’s kill the term Web 2.0. It’s dated and completely misrepresents what’s really happening online today. To be perfectly honest, it makes us in the information profession look way bad because we insist on using this term or even the 2.0 terminology. Origins of the Term I get that it’s still […]

Exam Season

I have a history of using meme’s to announce exam period is beginning. I confess to using bleak cultural reference to do this because it makes me giggle.  Hopefully a bit of humor breaks up the test taking stress. I know I always appreciated it as a student. Here’s to finals season. May the odds be […]

Freud, Derrida and Electronic Records – Beginnings

For some reason, hubris, scholarly ambition or possibly madness, I’ve begun an extremely slow and careful reading of Archive Fever by Derrida. Often times postmodern issues, this work in particular, crop up in classes, research and impolite conversation, and I felt that it was needed to really give it a careful reading and test my […]