Contributed by DVAG Travel Grant winner Anastasia Matijkiw. Part II of II. See Part I here to read about Anastasia’s experiences at sessions about archival education and new professionals. In addition to focusing on archival education, I attended several sessions that addressed digital media, specifically handling obsolete media. Session 410: Beyond the Floppy Disk: Rescuing Electronic Records … More SAA recap part II: Archives * Records in Washington, DC
Contributed by DVAG Travel Grant winner Anastasia Matijkiw. Part I of II Earlier this fall, I had the pleasure of attending the 2014 Society of American Archivist Conference, Archives * Records: Ensuring Access in Washington, D.C. Through attending sessions, panels, and talks, I learned a great deal while making new connections and reconnecting with old friends. … More SAA recap part I: Archives * Records in Washington, DC
At the end of April, nearly 300 archivists gathered in Rochester, NY for the Spring 2014 Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference. Organized around the theme “Film, Freedom, and Feminism,” the conference featured a diverse line-up of presentations and speakers, including sessions on web archiving, electronic record-keeping, documenting social movements, and women in both the archival profession … More MARAC Spring 2014: Destination Rochester!
by Sarah Newhouse, Historical Society of Pennsylvania On June 4th, over 200 of the best and brightest (and nicest) from Philadelphia’s digital humanities community attended the PhillyDH@Penn event at the Penn Libraries’ new Special Collections Center. The day was bracketed by two workshop sessions and the time in between was filled in with unconference sessions, … More Unconferencing #phillyDH
The 2012-2013 concert season of the Philadelphia Orchestra marks the one hundredth anniversary of the appointment of Leopold Stokowski as the Orchestra’s Conductor. Over the course of his twenty nine-year tenure with the PO, Stokowski developed it into one of the world’s greatest musical ensembles and helped establish Philadelphia as a center of excellence and … More Leopold Stokowski and the Philadelphia Orchestra
The University of Delaware Library announces the opening of a new exhibition, “In Focus: Photography from Daguerreotype to Digital,” which will be on display in the Special Collections Exhibition Gallery on the second floor of the Morris Library from January 29, 2013, through June 16, 2013. “In Focus: Photography from Daguerreotype to Digital” reflects the … More New gallery exhibition at UD Library
Katy Rawdon, Coordinator of Technical Services Special Collections Research Center, Temple University On December 3, I had the opportunity to attend the Society of American Archivists workshop, “Digital Forensics for Archivists” (SAA workshop #1365). The one-day workshop was graciously hosted by the American Philosophical Society, and is part of the Digital Archives Specialist (DAS) Curriculum … More Workshop Review: “Digital Forensics for Archivists”
What: A chance to hang out at the bar and learn a little bit about coding (if you’re interested) When: Monday, March 19, 6:00 – 8:00 Where: National Mechanics, 22 South Third Street Why: Because coding is an important and fun skill, and because it’s fun to hang out with other archivists sometimes Who: ANYONE. Really, … More Meet-up at National Mechanics Monday 3/19/12, 6:00pm – 8:00pm