May 21, 2013
For the next time you cut yourself on a rusty staple, or have to re-enter three hours worth of folder labels after Archivists’ Toolkit crashes on you…
Panel 1: “Every single box in this accession is labeled ‘Miscellaneous.’” “Wow, that’s pretty foxed up.” Panel 2: A silverfish. “Look at the size of that motherfunder!” Panel 3: Compact shelving. “Greene and Meiss, you almost crushed me in here!”
Panel 1: Archive boxes by diylibrarian
Panel 2: Peixinho-de-prata // Silverfish (Lepisma saccharina) by Valter Jacinto
Panel 3: Electronic Compact Shelving, Library, City Campus West, Northumbria University by JISC infoNET
March 8, 2013
I made this for a presentation and I kind of like it, so I thought I’d share.
Appraisal without acquisition is just wishful thinking. Acquisitions without preservation is just hoarding. Preservation without access is just stockpiling. If you’re doing all these things AND providing access, you’ve got an archives.
Yeah, the design isn’t the best. Hooray for CC-licenses so you can improve it and share alike!
February 13, 2013
Give these to your friends, your coworkers, your secret archives crushes…
(“I like the way you roll” over a photo of book trucks. Photo credit: 1273148018052_proc2 by yurilong)
(“I’m stuck on you” over a photo of a scrapbook. Photo credit: World War One Scrapbook by San Diego Air & Space Museum Archives)
(“I love you like a silverfish loves paper” over a photo of a silverfish. Photo credit: Peixinho-de-prata // Silverfish (Lepisma saccharina) by Valter Jacinto)
(“Be mine” over a photo of a donation form. Photo credit: Colorado Springs Pioneer Museum Archives donation form)
(“I love you this much” over a photo of a penguin with arms outstretched.)
(“You mean the world to me” over a historical map of the world. Photo credit: Wytfliet’s Map of the World 1598 from the Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection)
(“Let’s bone” over a photo of a bone folder.)
May 25, 2012
Hey archivists, did you know that Canadian archives are in trouble? It’s true! Check out the Canadian Council of Archives’ call to action, and follow the Archivists’ On to Ottawa Trek Tumblr to learn more about demonstrations happening this Monday!
(Comic transcript after the jump.)
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March 26, 2012
Put a QR code on it!
This comic really really needs to be a video–if you want to film it, let me know and I’ll finish the script!
Panel 1, 3, 5: Hazel Gay from the Smithsonian Institution
Panel 2, 3, 6: Photograph of Mrs. Adelaide Minogue Checking Humidity Recorder in Stacks, 1942 from the U.S. National Archives
Panel 4: Library , c1981 from LSE Library
Panel 7: Student at Work at Senior High School in New Ulm, Minnesota from the U.S. National Archives
Panel 9: library signage -New books by rhondda.p
Panel 10, 11: Archives’ stacks by dolescum
Panel 12: Libguides from Phillips Memorial Library, Dr. John Archer Library, University of Melbourne Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library
Panel 13: Binding by Morrell, late 19th or early 20th century from National Library NZ on The Commons
Panel 14: Finding aids SPL by leeleblanc
Panel 15: Sleeper by John C Abell
Panel 16: Book Moving Cart by Jeffrey Beall
Panel 17: Book of Hours, f.108r, (184 x 133 mm), 15th century, Alexander Turnbull Library, MSR-02 from National Library NZ on The Commons
Transcription after the jump.
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