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Single page: late-mid-semester freakout


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You know you’re an archives nerd when . . .

Sorry I’m not doing this on my usual typewriter.  But this afternoon I found myself pacing my office, talking to myself as I tried to draw a schematic diagram of the principles in Terry Cook’s “Mind Over Matter” and Richard Cox’s No Innocent Deposits according to a template modified from Charles Peirce’s semiotic categories.

And it was fun. It was a real drag having to pull myself back to writing a personnel evaluation.  But then again, when have personnel evaluations ever been fun?

I don’t know if I can resist taking the special Diplomatics issue of American Archivist home for the weekend.


Single page: fast-paced

This is what happens when I read Kalevala after coming back disgruntled from meetings.  It’s a bit of a self-parody I guess: dashing off a post with little preparation and no revision.


Single page: including thoughts on teaching

I’m going to try doing posts where I fill up one page and then call it quits.  I hope this will help me post more often, and maybe I can carry on the same question or matter through several posts.  Here’s what I wrote for today.


For shame!

A whole week with no posts!

I am currently involved in the following: a massive shifting project, a rushed processing project while our staff person is still here (he leaves on the 19th to become the New Mexico State Historian!), writing up a program review for my work unit (in other words: justifying our existence to the higher powers), moving forward on another, massive processing project, and preparing four – yes, four – presentations.

Just a little bit swamped.


Library Day in the Life #3


Library Day in the Life #2

SSA 2010 Annual Meeting — Thursday, 1:00-2:30 p.m.

CIMA – Conference of Inter-Mountain Archivists