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back when blogs were pencil and paper

Today’s guest artist: Nicole.  The following are some of Nicole’s favorite excerpts from Edwin F. Glenn’s journal from the 1898 expedition through the Cook Inlet area.  Lt. Glenn, while clearly writing his journal with the intent of compiling his formal military report later, occasionally lets a little of his sense…

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A typical Stuttgart-Anchorage workday

Guest artist today: Kathy. Arlene’s mentioned in our blog that one of her staff members now lives in Stuttgart, Germany, well that would be me! It does make it difficult for me to make the “morning coffee” staff meetings, but Arlene’s great updates keep me in the daily loop. Life’s…

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The end of a resource

We learned today of the imminent demise of CoOL: Conservation OnLine.  CoOL is a resource on conservation and preservation issues that has been hosted by Stanford University for many, many years.  Want to know what a stone consolidant does?  Go check CoOL.  (I still don’t know, I never went and…

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Thinking about the future

Every once in a while when we get busy or it seems like projects are piling up, it’s nice to know that we will be hiring another archivist soon, hopefully this fall. Since we won’t be opening the position til sometime in August, this gives us a little time to…

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we do talk to each other, you know

If you count up all the archivists in Alaska, well, you’ll need more than just your fingers and toes but maybe not very much more.  And it’s odd because for as many people who assume we’re all on first-name basis with each other, there’s probably as many people who assume…

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Preserving 2.0

Web 2.0 technologies seem ubiquitous in business and personal life these days. For those of you who don’t quite know what web 2.0 is, think of this blog: that’s a 2.0 technology. Social networking, sites that offer online collaboration like wikis and such. A&SC uses 2.0 tech here, in this…

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Waxing poetic

We here at A&SC get a lot of help from the students who work for Access Services in the Consortium Library.  They help us deal with cleanup from disasters, even when they’re not our own, rehouse new accessions, digitize, describe, organize, and all with an amazing level of cheerfulness and…

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