(Previously: Parts one and two.)
I want to find cool archivish things, but Googling never works, and even when I put key words into a specific archives’ website, I come up empty … Why can't I just enter in the name/subject I want and get ALL the archives on that topic?
This is a very good question, my lovely, but one that is the bane of An Archivist’s existence. A mere 10 years ago (yeah, I know, that’s half your lifespan, you perky 20-year-old, but trust me, it’s a BLINK) such a question wouldn’t have even occurred to anyone to ask. Up until the arrival of Google [...]
12:30am: I'm standing in the taco truck framing up the bar's door expecting Bourdain to walk out and wander up to the window. I can hear him on the wireless. Exits, immediately drunken fan stumbles into frame and asks if she can smell him.
This "week in the life" of Anthony Bourdain's cameraman is a little too technical to be described as "fun," but it does reassure you that sitting at a desk is a fine career choice. Or the opposite. Here's a favorite recent episode of No Reservations.
Work. Be relentless. All over the world, people are working harder than you. Don’t go to events; go to the receptions after the events. If possible, skip the receptions and go to the afterparties, where you can have a real conversation with someone.
Author Sarah Manguso's Advice for Young Writers. [via]
(Previously: Ask an Archivist.)
You teased us with this in your first column, but how DO you find the hot old-picture guys? For My Daguerreotype Boyfriend, et al. Asking for a friend / ghost from the past.
This is one of the most important, pressing and complex questions in the world of archives today, but I’m pleased to say that the sexed up ghost from the past looking to locate a hot dead hunk has many options available to her/him.
First we need to thank our lucky stars that scanning technology exists. Many institutions have begun digitizing parts of their collections (usually quite miniscule portions, but it’s [...]