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!
Traditionally, archives and libraries are known for their restrictive hours (no evenings! one Saturday a month!) and quirky conventions (call slips! pencils only!). Lately, however, more and more institutions are using Tumblr to bring their collections out of the vault and make them accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Founded in 2007, … More Tumblr: the 24-hour archive