SAA Day 2: Research Forum

I’m posting my thoughts on day 2 a day late. It was just that much fun. I spent the day listening to the presentations at the 10th annual Research Forum. The presentations and posters were on a diverse range of topics, and I’m really just beginning to digest much of what I experienced. A few […]

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 […]

2016 Year of Anachronism

I’m calling in now just a few days into 2016 that this year will Anachronism, mainly technological anachronisms, and lets just say I couldn’t be happy.  While many of the trends I’m feeling gearing up have been around for a couple of years now, things are just about to get really anachronistic and that’s great […]

Archives and Current Events: Social Movements, Archival Access and Collecting

Recently in a class I provided my students with a rough case study involving a higher educational institution that asked the students to from an ethical stand point what to do with unsolicited materials that had records related to an alumni group that were both embarrassing to the institution and racially charged. I asked several follow […]