Archive for June, 2010

Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your EAD

June 24, 2010

A repository of thanks to @TheRepoRat for fixing my XSLT (in structure, if not in content).

Boston meetup–you’re invited!

June 11, 2010

RSVP on Facebook or to Abe (miller.abraham at gmail).

Persistence is futile

June 11, 2010

Hey Dorothea, this one’s for you!

Boston Deranger meetup

June 9, 2010

If you’re interested in a meetup in Boston next week, please vote for a date!

Archivists Do Gaga

June 3, 2010

The archives music video project team has decided to use a different song for our first effort. Here, for your enjoyment, are the lyrics to “Archivists Do Gaga.” As always, these are Creative Commons-licensed, so if you want to turn them into a song or video, that would be awesome!



June 2, 2010

Because no one seems to have understood the last post–we are NOT doing Archives Paradise. I don’t even have all the lyrics for that written. We haven’t picked a song yet. Join the Google group if you want to help.

Let’s make an archives music video; or, Archives Paradise

June 1, 2010

Instead of posting a comic this week, I want to talk about video.

By now, most of you have probably seen the Librarians Do Gaga video by a bunch of library school kids. And there are tons more videos by library students and librarians.

Archivists, I think we can make a music video too. Go to and request an invite if you are interested in helping with production. (Not just interested in watching–that part comes much later!)

I humbly volunteer my services as a lyricist. You can listen to a sample of my work below, and I just finished the full lyrics for Archivists Do Gaga, which I think is a natural choice for our first video.

Clarification: There is no video for Archives Paradise in the works, unless you want to finish the lyrics yourself.

(Original song, original midi. I claim fair use. Please link to this page and not directly to the audio file, thanks!)

Lyrics after the jump.