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Call for Chapter Proposals: The 21st Century Special Collections Reader

Monday, December 1st, 2014

The 21st Century Special Collections Reader: contemporary approaches for special collections Call for Chapter Proposals Due February 1, 2015 The 21st Century Special Collections Reader will feature essays from emerging professionals and accomplished librarians and archivists, on a variety of topics that illustrate the depth, diversity, and complexity related to the broad realm of special […]

Yes, I’ve been a bad blogger. Here’s book of hours picspam to compensate.

Friday, November 21st, 2014

Both work and life at Uncanny Magazine and life in general have meant that blogging has fallen by the wayside. Sorry. Here, have some pictures of our newest acquisition, courtesy of the generosity of Dr. Carla Montgomery. Book of Hours, printed on vellum, Paris, 1510, newly added to NIU’s collections.

5 Things Make a Post

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

*dusts off blog* We’ve been a bit busy this month, 1. We are setting up Uncanny. The big, robust website is being built, contracts are being signed,  we’ve found our first issue’s materials and are working on converting them into ebooks, authors are being paid, and are also working on all that setting up a small business […]

5 Librarian Things make a post

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

1.  The Digital POWRR Project published our White Paper (the IMLS deliverable) yesterday. I am so very, very proud of the work that we did, and of the colleagues that I have had the honor of knowing and working with for the past 2 and a half years. I hope that people find it useful. It […]

Archiving social media: triage

Monday, June 2nd, 2014

I’m putting this information here for the next time I might need it. MOST of these require you to have login/password and live accounts. So, if you want your social media saved after you’re gone, BE SURE TO GIVE SOMEONE THE PASSWORDS. For Facebook: Log in with username and password. Navigate to settings: General while […]

5 Things Make a Post (with pictures)

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

1. Caitlin had a rough start to the week, being kind of barfy overnight on Sunday and most of Monday. We’re not sure of the reasons–often it’s just allergies or random throat tickles. She’s doing much better now. Kept her overnight feed down last night, and has been better today.  Michael posted a picture of […]

One SF/F Research Wiki To Rule Them All…

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

I’m a member of the Science Fiction Collections Consortium. That’s one of those old-fashioned email listservs you may have heard about, where we communicate with one another about who has what, who’s getting what, and who may wish to be in touch with whom.  We offer each other duplicates, occasionally commiserate about lack of space, […]

5 Things Make a Monday Post

Monday, February 17th, 2014

1. Caitlin is relatively stable with slightly intermittent barfing. Her electrolytes are normal! She is nearly off of her pain medications (yay!); we suspect this may be adding to the abovementioned barfing (boo). We are now at the part of recovery where she’s basically mostly stable, and we need to be really patient and remember […]

Special Collections in a Web 2.0 World: The Master Reading List

Thursday, January 9th, 2014

I teach a SJSU special collections seminar this spring. It’s time to revise my syllabus! Would you like to help warp  shape the budding professionals of our field? Tell me in the comments: what am I missing? Required Textbooks: (i.e.: BUY THESE THEY WILL BE USED) Gailbraith, S.K. & Smith, G.D. (2012). Rare book librarianship: An […]

Final Thoughts on the ANADP II conference: lessons learned

Thursday, December 12th, 2013

So, I’ve done my writing up of my notes from the ANADP II conference over on the Digital POWRR project blog. I wanted to share some of my thoughts about themes and notions that I, personally, took away from the conference, particularly as a participant representing a project about smaller or less-well-resourced libraries, among a […]