Gifts for archivists (and librarians)?

[Update: our holiday gift guide is now available! Thanks for the contributions] Last year we asked on the ArchiveGrid blog for suggestions for gifts for archivists — and we were blown away by the number (and quality!) of suggestions (posted in 24 fun and practical gifts for archivists). This year, we’re moving the conversation over …

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“The Strange Library”

The English translation of Haruki Murakami’s new book, The Strange Library, (村上春樹, ふしぎな図書館) is coming out soon. I learned about it from Steve Witt of UIUC, at a workshop of international and area studies librarians. Unfortunately I cannot read Japanese, but Steve tells me that Murakami’s young protagonist goes to a library to ask about Ottoman tax law, a …

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Evolving Scholarly Record workshop (Part 3)

This is the third of three posts about the workshop. Part 1 introduced the Evolving Scholarly Record framework.  Part 2 described the two plenary discussions.  This part summarizes the breakout discussions. Following the presentations, attendees divided into breakout groups.  There were a variety of suggested topics, but the discussions took on lives of their own.  …

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Evolving Scholarly Record workshop (Part 2)

This is the second of three posts about the workshop. Part 1 introduced the Evolving Scholarly Record framework.  This part summarizes the two plenary discussions. Research Records and Artifact EcologiesNatasa Miliç-Frayling, Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research Cambridge Natasa illustrated the diversity and complexity of digital research information comparing it to a rainbow and asking how do …

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