Truly a Powerhouse

After listening to so many speakers at our Forum talk about their backlogs, I thought it’s time for me to come clean with mine. Here’s an item from the museum blogosphere which I’ve only now caught up with, and only after Lorcan tugged my sleeve. In this entry of fresh+new from the beginning of August, …

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Hear for yourselves – mp3’s from the Forum

Those of you who know Merrilee know that she usually has a big smile on her face. Well, the other day she had an extra-big smile on her face. When I asked her what’s so extra-pleasing, she said she’d been reading the evaluations from our Forum at the Folger. Here’s some of what made Merrilee’s …

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Podcasting, inflight

A number of people have asked how we recorded & edited the talks from the recent Forum, so I thought it might be worth sharing. Since this was our first go at podcasting, we did learn a couple of important lessons, at least one of which I seem to remember right now: don’t use a …

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Somehow we missed it…

Was it the fact that I was winging my way to Washington, DC, at the beginning of a 10-day trip (which wraps up today)? Was it the fact that things have been busy back at the ranch? and that even when we’re all in Mountain View, we’re not sure if we’re coming or going? Was …

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RLG Forum, second day, final act

And now, for the final installment of the RLG Forum report… Following lunch on Tuesday, we reconvened with a set of talks on folksonomies, or user supplied tagging. Daniel Starr (Metropolitan Museum of Art), our pinch-hitter for Rich Cherry, delivered a true home-run. Daniel got pulled into folksonomies when the collections side of the house …

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RLG Forum, day two, part one

Today, we are only going to update you on the first half of the second day – otherwise this post would get too long, and besides, we want to go on the tour of the Folger, which got rave reviews yesterday! While yesterday’s presentations looked at a range of institutional projects, the presentations this morning …

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RLG Forum, day one

Today was the first day of the RLG Member Forum, and so far, it seems to be a great success. Our venue, the theater at the Folger Shakespeare Library, is quite grand. We were greeted by the Librarian of the Folger, Richard Kuhta, who exchanged friendly barbs with his neighbor and our keynote speaker, Mark …

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Archivists on Blogging, web archiving

[sorry this photo is so blurry — I clearly haven’t mastered taking snaps on my Treo] This photo is from a session at the recent Society of American Archivists annual meeting. Left to right: Bill Landis, California Digital Library; Jessamyn West, librarian.net (report filed here); Elisabeth Kaplan, University of Minnesota; Kathleen Burns, Yale University. The …

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