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New England Archivists (Fall 2016)

By gkur Trees and fall foliage in the garden at the Yiddish Book Center The New England Archivists fall meeting took place Friday, Oct. 14 in Amherst, MA. It was a great excuse to get out to western Massachusetts and … Continue reading

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Maps, Walls, and Digital Public History

By Mills This coming fall I’m teaching a new course: History of the Appalachian Trail. As envisioned, the class is going to be many things at once (which is likely a structural problem). It is a conventional history of one … Continue reading

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4cs Houston 2016

By gkur Overall the 4Cs was a great experience. I learned a lot, and there were way too many sessions that I wanted to go to than I possibly could. Click image below to go to Storify account of 4Cs. … Continue reading

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Eat Your Brussels Sprouts!

By Mills When I was a child, I knew that if a Brussels sprout passed my lips, one of two things would happen — I’d vomit, or I’d die. Unfortunately for me, my mother loved Brussels sprouts and so they … Continue reading

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My Students’ Take on PowerPoint

By Mills As I do every semester in my course The Digital Past, yesterday I asked my students what drives them crazy about how their faculty members use PowerPoint and other slideware in class. Herewith, their litany of complaint: The … Continue reading

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Caleb Neelon’s spring NEA keynote

By gkur I attended the spring New England Archivists conference on Friday 4/1. Here is a summary of thoughts from the keynote address by Caleb Neelon. I was looking forward to hearing Caleb Neelon speak to a room of archivists. … Continue reading

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The Reality of College Admissions

By Mills Tomorrow is April 1. How fitting that newspapers across the United States will run stories about Melissa, or Johnny, or Tong, or Razan, getting into some ultra-selective college or other. We’ll hear all about how the “America’s Top … Continue reading

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Learning by Editing

By gkur Every edit-a-thon needs snacks. I took part in my fourth MIT Libraries hosted Wikipedia edit-a-thon yesterday! It was a node event for the Art+Feminism themed events happening all over the world. I loved being a part of a … Continue reading

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ALA midwinter 2016

By gkur I attended my first ALA midwinter conference over the weekend. Since it was held in Boston, MIT Libraries generously sponsored one day passes for those interested in going. I chose to go on Saturday. One thing I knew … Continue reading

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NECode4Lib

By gkur I attended the Northeast meeting of Code4Lib last Friday (12/4/2015) at Dartmouth College. It was my first Code4Lib anything and I had a great time. Got to hear about some interesting projects/workflows/ideas/tools from a range of careers that … Continue reading

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