New in the Archives: September 2018

September is always a season of change in the Archives with the start of the semester! It feels like this has been an intensive outreach month for us with several events that happened and even more that we’re preparing for. More details on that in a moment. But first up, we…

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Archiving AK episode 6: STEM

In episode 6 of Archiving AK, Arlene, Veronica, and Gwen talk about our preparations for participating in UAA’s STEM Day. We look at how science, technology, engineering and math materials appear in our collections and how they can be or have been used by researchers. We also talk about some…

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PARK(ing) Day with an archives twist!

Do you know about PARK(ing) Day? It’s a once a year event where people turn parking spaces into “parklets.” We’re participating this year, but we’re doing an archival spin on it: we’re hosting a PARK(ives)! We’ll be taking over a space in the Library parking lot on Friday and creating…

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New in the Archives: August 2018

August was quite a busy month for us in the Archives. We finally finished our legacy conversion project, gave tours to students who dropped by to see what we have, and spoke to donors and new faculty. Here’s a closer look at what we were up to. Collections described HMC-0425:…

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New in the Archives: July 2018

It is hard to believe it is August already, but time flies when you are busy. Last month we released not one, but two episodes of our podcast, Archiving AK. Arlene became famous thanks to her interview with C-SPAN about our materials relating to the 1964 Alaska earthquake. In addition…

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Archiving AK episode 4: Interview with AMIPA

In episode 4 of Archiving AK, Veronica interviews Kevin Tripp and Greg Schmitz,  audio/visual media archivists with Alaska Moving Image Preservation Association (AMIPA). We discuss the various collections held by AMIPA, their users, and the difficulties of preserving A/V material.

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