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Category Archives: Archives & Libraries

Two Questions for Franz Jantzen

I love learning from people who love what they do. Occasionally I’ll drop in to see what a particular photographer, or archivist, or librarian, or whathaveyou is doing on any given day, and then follow up with two questions for them to answer for the site. Some folks I already know; others I meet in […]

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A Trip to the Mall

Along with what seemed like the rest of the world, we braved the heat on Saturday for some time well spent at the National Book Festival. I headed right to the Library of Congress pavilion, where a technology graveyard & some excellent tips on managing personal archives were to be found. And then, continuing our […]

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A Room of One’s Own

The site cries out for a wide angle, but mine is in the shop. So the 50mm and I, with Steve Buscemi on audioguide, explored Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia, PA on a recent rainy day.   Go See Details Eastern State Penitentiary closed to inmates in the 1970s, but it’s open for the tourist business […]

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Copy Rights and Wrongs

Back from a long, long time away from home, one of the first orders of business this weekend was sorting (and then hiding from) the accumulated mail.  Over dinner, I read the recent Archival Outlook (a membership publication of the Society of American Archivists); Peter Hirtle’s article caught me up on two legal suits addressing […]

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