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Held incommunicado

It seems so odd for an archivist to feel as if s/he is unable to communicate.  After all, we’re all about records and documents and records and documents are all about information and the transference of information.  But since Sunday afternoon, the UAA webservers have more or less been down. …

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I failed scissors in kindergarten.

This is Arlene.  That title isn’t a joke.  A couple of years ago my mother found my kindergarten grade card and sent it to me.  I did okay on the less physical elements of the curriculum, but the things requiring coordination?  Not so much. So imagine my surprise (distress, concern,…

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Adventures in archivy

So I (Arlene) dressed down today, figuring I was going to spend the afternoon in the vault moving things about.  We’ve been slowly moving boxes off the tops of the shelving for two reasons: 1. maybe someday we’ll get compact shelving for the space and if we do, we’re not…

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exhibits on a shoestring

well, fabric tape, to be a little more precise. The 2009 edition of Eye of the Beholder is up in our research area in A&SC and we think it looks pretty good.  Most of our exhibit flat panels are in use down in the Library Great Room through the end…

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A different view of archives

Archives: your ally in the battle against plagiarism. Okay, so this isn’t quite how David Bowie (a new prof in English here at UAA) phrased it, we took a little dramatic license.  But it’s basically the idea.  Professor Bowie visited us yesterday to ask about possibly having some of his…

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