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Tate Announces Uprecedented Access to Archives of Brit Art Stars - artnet News

Tate Announces Uprecedented Access to Archives of Brit Art Stars - artnet News | Libraries & Archives 101 | Scoop.it
Thousands of love letters, crabby diatribes, intimate photos, and sales receipts from well-known British artists are now available for public scrutiny thanks to a new online archive launched by London's Tate Gallery.

http://www.tate.org.uk/about/projects/transforming-tate-britain-archives-access

 


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Karen du Toit's curator insight, December 25, 2014 2:04 PM

Digitisation programme!

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A haiku: Archivists are the specialists who snatch objects from oblivion

A haiku: Archivists are the specialists who snatch objects from oblivion | Libraries & Archives 101 | Scoop.it

Tod Robbins reblogged this from Times Haiku (http://haiku.nytimes.com/) 

“A haiku from the article: Archivists Bringing Past Into Future Are Now Less Cloistered ” (Photo: timeshaiku: A haiku from the article: Archivists Bringing Past Into Future Are Now Less Cloistered http://t.co/ml9uOGjm5T)...

 

From the original article: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/29/nyregion/archivists-bringing-past-into-future-are-now-less-cloistered.html?_r=0

"Archivists are the specialists who snatch objects from oblivion. They have long spent their careers cloistered, like the objects they protected. But now many of these professionals are stepping out. A main reason is the Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York. The group, which recently surpassed 500 members, holds monthly events that draw a young, well-dressed crowd, hungry for chances to network, train and socialize. Members not only work at libraries, where archives have long resided, but also at such organizations as the Fashion Institute of Technology, the Junior League, the Episcopal Church, the Philharmonic, the Stock Exchange and the Brooklyn Navy Yard." - By ALISON LEIGH COWAN


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Things You Should Know About Being an Archivist

Things You Should Know About Being an Archivist | Libraries & Archives 101 | Scoop.it

1) You will have to deal with people. 

2) You will develop relationships with people you have never met. Probably people long deceased. 

3) You will likely end up with an abundance of self-taught, pseudo-IT knowledge. 

4) Paper is heavy.

5) You will get dirty.

6) You will have to explain what you do over and over again. 

7) Parents will expect you to do their kid’s homework.

8) You will tease people about erasing them from the historical record when they piss you off.


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Karen du Toit's curator insight, July 16, 2014 8:45 AM

Great list by Stephanie from Playfully Tacky

 

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Welcome · Digital Public Library of America

Welcome · Digital Public Library of America | Libraries & Archives 101 | Scoop.it

"The Digital Public Library of America brings together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world. It strives to contain the full breadth of human expression, from the written word, to works of art and culture, to records of America’s heritage, to the efforts and data of science. The DPLA aims to expand this crucial realm of openly available materials, and make those riches more easily discovered and more widely usable and used, through its three main elements:

 

1. A portal that delivers students, teachers, scholars, and the public to incredible resources, wherever they may be in America. 

2. A platform that enables new and transformative uses of our digitized cultural heritage. 

3. An advocate for a strong public option in the twenty-first century."


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Karen du Toit's curator insight, April 22, 2013 3:29 AM

The Digital Public Library of America - a free resource!