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awesomearchives: runjuliet: Kids, the lesson is: When you have a small staff and a huge backlog, don’t go with open-source systems. Because then your sys admin becomes a one-man development team, and your librarians and archivists spend half their time trouble-shooting instead of processing the huge backlog. Buy something already built. Buy something pretty. I learned this lesson while in...
Caro has learned about Johnson’s rages, his ruthlessness, his lies, his bribes,...– From “Robert Caro’s Big Dig” by Charles McGrath in The New York Times Magazine, April 12, 2012. Today on the show, Dave Davies talks with the man who has spent the last 37 years writing a multi-volume biography of Lyndon Johnson. The fourth volume, Passage of Power, is out now in paperback. (via...
Avoid passive voice. When you write in the passive voice you sound like a...– Andrea Lawlor, ”The Adjunct” (via millionsmillions) YOU DON’T KNOW MY LIFE. (via themonicabird) Lesson learned the hard way with my history degree.
What is particularly crucial to understand is that books were not dragged...– In an essay for the Virginia Quarterly Review, former head of Soft Skull Press Richard Nash explores the business of literature. (via libraryjournal)
Well, have at, everyone.
text-block: RT @cmz1018 New Meatball Cataloging post: What’s so wrong with MARC records? wp.me/p2oqO8-qr — Becky Yoose (@yo_bj) May 9, 2013 The FriendFeed discussion is here. Not a friendfeed-er, so I am replying here: MARC was created to format and display bibliographic information on cards in a card catalog. It wasn’t until the widespread adoption of ILS’ and electronic...
stillmild: Question: What resources do you use for teaching archival research methods/uses of primary sources? (Any grade level/environment.) Are there any online resources or tutorials that you find particularly useful? Signal boost!
Don’t get it original, get it right.– Edward Tufte (via petervidani)
Quiet afternoon. Also, I am convinced Winston is a Bach fan.
Librarianship is not a set of skills to be learned, or a set of degrees to be...– R. David Lankes, Beyond the Bullet Points: Rock Stars (via johnxlibris) Proud to be an alum from where Dave Lankes is a professor!