Providence Public Library Special Collections: Acquisitions Policies and Practices, part 2

by Kathi Isham This past March, I attended the New England Archivists Spring 2018 Meeting in New Haven and thoroughly enjoyed presentations by Providence Public Library staff about their outreach work to promote use of their special collections by the Providence arts community and their efforts to document that community by collecting material from local … Continue reading Providence Public Library Special Collections: Acquisitions Policies and Practices, part 2

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Providence Public Library Special Collections: Acquisitions Policies and Practices, part 1

by Kathi Isham This past March, I attended the New England Archivists Spring 2018 Meeting in New Haven and thoroughly enjoyed presentations by Providence Public Library staff about their outreach work to promote use of their special collections by the Providence arts community and their efforts to document that community by collecting material from local … Continue reading Providence Public Library Special Collections: Acquisitions Policies and Practices, part 1

Repository Update: Women’s March on Denver

Written by Jamie Seemiller, Acquisitions Archivist, Denver Public Library, Western History and Genealogy Department On Saturday January 21, 2017, over 100,000 people flooded the streets in downtown Denver to protest. The Women’s March on Denver was one of many marches across the country in collaboration with the Women’s March on Washington. The march took place … Continue reading Repository Update: Women’s March on Denver

Repository update: Egyptian Postcard Collection

By Ryder Kouba, Rare Books and Special Collections Library, The American University in Cairo. Since Herodotus, Egypt has drawn tourists interested in the Pyramids; however starting in the mid-19th century Europeans descended on Egypt to explore ruins, sail down the Nile, and relax in luxurious hotels. Documenting the travel literature about Egypt has long been an … Continue reading Repository update: Egyptian Postcard Collection

Recap: Third Thursday Chat on Appraisal & Records Management

Editor's Note: Storify is no longer active, but this chat may be accessed at ThirdThursday3_20170216 Last week, we were graciously joined by members from the SAA Records Management Section to talk about the interactions between appraisal and records management practices. A summary of the chat session is now available on our Storify page. This is our … Continue reading Recap: Third Thursday Chat on Appraisal & Records Management