Archive for November, 2010

NYC Deranger Meetup

November 30, 2010

If you’ll be in the New York area on Friday, please join us for a Deranger meetup! (You can RSVP at the link even if you don’t have a Twitter account.) Many thanks to Rachel for helping to organize!

Why you shouldn’t become an archivist: the video

November 19, 2010

I’m guessing many of you saw this video about why you shouldn’t go to library school. So did Amy and I. But we decided it didn’t apply to archivists very well, so we made our own video. Thanks, Amy!

(Hey archives n00bs: the reality of being an archivist is somewhere between what the grad school admissions people will tell you and this video. Please talk to a real live archivist before you decide that this is the field for you!)

Updated August 2013: Xtranormal is dead, but here’s a link to download the video.

Derangement and Description virtual picnic

November 11, 2010

Happy second anniversary, DnD! In addition to the Harrisburg shindig, we’re having a virtual picnic. Please comment here to let everyone know what you are bringing!

MARAC swag, and an anniversary party!

November 10, 2010

Hey archivists! Do you find it hard to meet new people at conferences? Wouldn’t it be awesome if you could introduce yourself, without having to, you know, introduce yourself?

My badges, let me show you them:








If you want the Deranger badge or the door hangers I made for SAA, here they are.

Just in time for MARAC!  And if you haven’t heard, this crazy little webcomic turns two on Thursday, and we’ll be celebrating in Harrisburg. Can’t make it to the party? Like last year, there will be a virtual picnic in the comments tomorrow–stay tuned!

Edit: Oh yeah, please come to my MARAC session! S14: Open to Anything: Using Open Source Products in Repositories, Friday 4-5:30 PM. No comics, but I’ve got a fun presentation written, I promise. :)