I think it is important to say when you aren’t feeling ready to teach a topic. I’m feeling that way about ethics tonight. I can saunter into the copyright class and do laps, but ethics has got me nervous. Engagement with the topic has been great. I just have that weird educator feeling that I’m […]
We all know that justice really isn’t blind when it gets down to it. The US legal system disproportionally higher rates of incarceration for people of color give that away. This goes without mentioning other problems with our legal system. This is even true for those of us outside legal professions but forced to be […]
This week in class we were having a discussion about reproduction work, and the cost of reproduction. I make it no secret that I hate, HATE, HATE the process many of us have to go through for reproductions. This extreme dislike is fueled by the complex systems most academic archives have to deal with due […]
I was working on a revision of an article this a.m and reread Verne Harris’s “POSTMODERNISM AND ARCHIVAL APPRAISAL: SEVEN THESES.” I regularly teach this piece in an appraisal class, but I was struck by a line this morning. Harris remarked, “Who would want to be an appraiser? Only the feverish”. This line directly references […]
Working on another research project this afternoon, I stumbled across this image. I immediately recognize the stereotyping of an African American man as a jovial waiter happily ready to serve a cold beer. This type of imagery was common in print and media through the early part of the twentieth century. So why did this […]
Recently, the security company that owns the IP attached to the vernarable complicated and tarnished name of Pinkerton decided to send a cease and desist letter to Rockstar games requesting payment for use of their name in Red Dead Redemption 2. Take-Two, the publisher of the game, has since countersued the Pinkerton Consulting & Investigations, […]
I won’t say that 2016 and the start of 2017 has been good for discussion of access to public records in Georgia. I will say that it’s been interesting. These stories help me teach students about the importance of governmental records management and archives. Specifically the importance of these activities for an open and transparent […]
Here’s a new case study on outreach.
Here’s a new introductory case study on arrangement: That’s the Way the Boxes Tumble. This case study is designed for an introduction to arrangement. It could be used in class for formative assessment purposes. It could also be used as an online discussion board prompt for formative assessment.
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 […]