A Year of Living Dangerously For Archives (and you)

[This post is in honor of American Archives Month, which starts today!] This year at the Society of American Archivists annual meeting, incoming SAA president Kathleen Roe kicked off her initiative “A Year of Living Dangerously for Archives.” You can read about the initiative on the SAA Website, but I can also boil this down …

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What’s in a digital archivist’s skill set?

This post follows on my previous two that described 1) the overall landscape of current job ads for digital archivist positions, many of which are still open as of today, and 2) the range of duties and responsibilities that I’m seeing in these ads. Today’s post describes the skill sets being required by hiring institutions. As …

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What does a digital archivist do?

  This post is a follow up to my previous one that described the overall landscape of current job ads for digital archivist positions (many of which are still open as of today). This post lists the range of duties and responsibilities that I’m seeing in these ads, half of which were posted by university libraries, …

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News flash: Jobs await talented digital archivists!

I’ve been watching job postings for digital archivists to get a sense of the responsibilities and skill sets being required these days, and it’s really interesting to see how the landscape has changed in the past couple of years. What was once a trickle of digital archivist positions, most of them vaguely defined, has gradually …

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