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for elizabeth

July 11, 2016

for elizabeth

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More valentines for archivists

February 13, 2014

Last year I made valentines for archivists, and here are some more!

Red rot is red, DACSes are blue, Nothing's obsolete about my love for youPhoto credit: Jas. Heekin & Co. from Miami U. Libraries – Digital Collections

"We make a great pair" under a pair of white gloves.

"Let's fox" over a foxed paperPhoto credit: The title page to the 1832 third edition of John Lee Comstock’s ”A System of Natural Philosophy” from Wikipedia

Holiday cards for archivists

December 24, 2013

Yay, holiday cards! Please share them with your favorite archivists (and even your not-so-favorite archivists, ’tis the season for that sort of thing).

Hark! the herald angels sing, No, we can't digitize everything!

Hark! the herald angels sing, No, we can’t digitize everything!

Photo credit: Book of Hours, f.58v, (184 x 133 mm), 15th century, Alexander Turnbull Library, MSR-02 from the National Library NZ on The Commons

May your days be filled with More Presents, Less Process

May your holidays be filled with More Presents, Less Process

Photo credit: MCCALL HOMEMAKING COVER, XMAS TREE from the George Eastman House

Warmest wishes for the holidays [over an image of a cardigan]

Warmest wishes for the holidays [over an image of a cardigan]

Photo credit: vintage 1970s Rainbow Sorbet Cardigan Sweater from Huzzah Vintage

O tidings of cardigans and joy

O tidings of cardigans and joy

Photo credit: vintage 1970s Rainbow Sorbet Cardigan Sweater from Huzzah Vintage

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow [over an image of a flaking document]

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow [over an image of a flaking document]

Photo credit: Kate C. Lang (thanks, Kate!)

And so it was that the Three Wise Dutchmen recognized the importance of provenance.

And so it was that the Three Wise Dutchmen recognized the importance of provenance.

Photo credit: Image taken from page 23 of ‘The Coming of Father Christmas’ from the British Library

Archives Swears

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: “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

Valentines for archivists

February 13, 2013

Give these to your friends, your coworkers, your secret archives crushes…

valentine_the_way_you_roll

(“I like the way you roll” over a photo of book trucks. Photo credit: 1273148018052_proc2 by yurilong)

valentine_stuck

(“I’m stuck on you” over a photo of a scrapbook. Photo credit: World War One Scrapbook by San Diego Air & Space Museum Archives)

valentine_silverfish

(“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)

valentine_be_mine

(“Be mine” over a photo of a donation form. Photo credit: Colorado Springs Pioneer Museum Archives donation form)

valentine_extent

(“I love you this much” over a photo of a penguin with arms outstretched.)

valentine_world

(“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)

valentine_bone

(“Let’s bone” over a photo of a bone folder.)

A Digital Dream Deferred

July 30, 2012

A Digital Dream Deferred

Bits and bytes of thanks to @sally_j, @LibSkrat, @herodotusjr, and @LanceStuch for their help finding images for this comic!

Image credits:
Panel 1: Image of the Earth recovered by the Lunar Orbiter Image Recovery Project by NASA/LOIRP
Panel 2: Thesis [Image Glitching] by Richard Almond
Panel 3: Floppy Disk by Museum of Hartlepool
Panel 4: “Burned” DVD, microwaved to ensure total elimination of private data by Roman Solo
Panel 5: Floppy-Disk-1.44-Mb_FujiFilm-MF2HD_82374 -480×360 by Emilian Robert Vicol
Panel 7: When drives attack by Jonathan

Transcript after the jump.
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Put a QR code on it!

March 26, 2012
Put a QR code on it! (full transcription below)

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!

Photo credits:

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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Love in the time of digital preservation

February 14, 2012

Love in the time of digital preservation

Photo credits:

Panel 1: George Eastman House

Panel 2: Duke Data Accessioner

Panel 3: San Diego Air and Space Museum Archives

Panel 4: Library of Congress

Panel 5: LSE Library

Panel 6: US National Archives

Panel 7: National Archives UK

Panel 8: State Library of New South Wales

Transcript after the jump.

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It Gets Better (in the archives) (a reprise)

December 30, 2011

Maybe you’ve been wondering where I’ve been the past few months. I’ve been here.

photocomic_itgetsbetterreprise

Photo credits:

Panel 1: Nationaal Archief

Panel 2: U.S. National Archives

Panel 3: Anne G

Panel 4: Taber Andrew Bain

Panel 5: State Library of New South Wales

Panel 7: U.S. National Archives

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The Archivist’s Serenity Prayer

September 29, 2011

Archivists, sometimes you need to surrender to a power greater than yourselves, whether that’s your boss, the board of trustees, or a very pushy donor.

The Archivist's Serenity Prayer

The Archivist's Serenity Prayer: Grant me the serenity to accept the collections I cannot decline, Courage to decline the collections I can, And the funding to process the backlog. And what a serene scene! That's "Looking south from Chapman Point, Cannon Beach, Oregon," http://www.flickr.com/photos/osucommons/3226984744

(I have a feeling many of you will want to print this out, so I gave you a very large file to work with!)