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Archives Vlog: Cyprus

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWCkJEZoRJA From the Watson Kintner Collection. More info.

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Copyright for dummies (like me)

As far as I can tell, many archivists take a cross-your-fingers-and-pray-like-hell approach to copyright. We err on the side of openness, make a lot of reproductions, and generally feel embarrassed that we haven’t slapped *more* images onto the internet (ergo this blog). If there’s ever a struggle between access and copyright concerns, access usually wins […]

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Converting Legacy Finding Aids to EAD (Forgive the Archival Mumbo-Jumbo — Pretty Pictures Coming Soon)

At our archives (as at any archives) public access is the goal and the grail — while our collections provide us joy in their very existence, we understand that their value is greatly diminished when they are inaccessible and under-studied. Our current approach to resource discovery is decidedly analog — finding aids live in folders […]

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