Posts Tagged ‘love’

Even more valentines for archivists

February 14, 2019

So it took five years. I’m not gonna justify my backlog to a bunch of archivists. Anyway, new valentines!

Valentines for archivists

More valentines for archivists

"I'm AIP for you" over an old-timey picture of an ape.

“I’m AIP for you” over an old-timey picture of an ape.


"You're just my (daguerreotype)": Daguerreotype of two women sitting together, with very similar dresses and hairstyles

“You’re just my (daguerreotype)”: Daguerreotype of two women sitting together, with very similar dresses and hairstyles


"You flip my bits": screenshot of BitCurator in action

“You flip my bits”: screenshot of BitCurator in action


Photo credits:

“Image from page 475 of “Evolution and animal life…” from Internet Archive Book Images

“Portrait of two unidentified women” from the George Eastman Museum

“Viewing reports on a disk image in Bulk Extractor” from the Library of Congress

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

Valentines for archivists

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.)

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.


Terrible romance novels are better with kittehs

March 18, 2011

So I hope all of you have heard about this contest ArchivesNext is hosting. And I hope all of you are entering. And to spare you the experience of actually reading the book, I have summarized it below.

Inspired by this lolcat version of Twilight.

Photo credits:

Mouser (black kitteh): @RepoRat

Frida: Kevin Schlottmann

Historical kitteh: RHSJ St. Joseph Region Archives (Acc.# 2005.059), via @rgscarter

Bedroom: Bedroom in Gripsholm Castle, Mariefred, Sweden from the Swedish National Heritage Board

Clock: Bryan “16-1” Metal Portrait Clock, ca. 1896 from Cornell University Library


February 14, 2011

Photo credits:

Panel 2: National Library of Scotland

Panel 3: State Library of New South Wales

Panel 5: Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru / The National Library of Wales

Panel 6: State Library of New South Wales

Derangement and Description Loves xkcd Loves the Discovery Channel

May 12, 2010

Click through to see an epic 24-panel comic!

Inspired by this xkcd comic, which was inspired by this video. A million cubic feet of thanks to Christie Peterson for suggesting the idea!

Hey Derangers: want to make a video like the xkcdians did? Share your ideas in the comments!

Photo credits (links to images in Flickr Commons):

Panel 3: Smithsonian Institution

Panel 17: Center for Jewish History

Panel 20: Field Museum

Panel 22: The U.S. National Archives

Describing Archives: A Content Sculpture

May 17, 2009


There are apparently a bunch of LOVE sculptures out there, but I modeled mine on the very best one, located in Philly’s LOVE Park.