UPDATE: The book is now available on Amazon (Kindle version coming soon): http://a.co/6FU2b2q. I still have some bookmarks, so if you’re keen for one or two, let me know. It’s a pretty good book. I think you’ll enjoy reading.
See, I told you that wouldn’t be the last post. I’m at SAA in Portland right now, handing out promotional bookmarks (featuring Biker Dog) like a mad woman.
Here’s the table of contents for the Selections from ArchivesNext book, which again should be available in a couple of weeks. It’s 70 posts, and I think does a fair job of representing the past decade. (If you’ve been reading me from the beginning that makes you feel old, doesn’t it?)
Getting Warmed Up
So, What’s Going on Here?
What is the “archives” brand?
What do archivists want?
What is our core identity, or, can we all fit under one big tent?
An Archivist’s 2.0 Manifesto?
Social Media and the Web
“Getting the real work done”
NARA and the web harvest: a discussion of the issues
The role of blogs in professional discourse in the archival profession
Archivists and blogging, the conversation continues
An amazing Flickr success story: “maybe you found a photo of Phineas Gage? If so, it would be the only one known.”
Why are effective use of social media and participatory technologies critical? Winners of the book giveaway contest
The Archival Profession
Vision (or lack of it) is the most critical issue facing the archival profession
A twisted mass of issues – the rest of my list
Two examples of how the future of archives is in connecting
Archival organizations provide advice to Obama Transition Team: Good news and bad news
My Version of Trendswatch 2012: The Archives Edition
Honest tips for wannabe archivists out there
The role of “the professional discipline” in archives and digital archives
Archives Writ Large
Archives are a luxury
This is what I’m talking about: MPLP = Archives 2.0
Why we need to find a term to replace “citizen archivist”
A seeming consensus about a definition for “citizen archivist” and the continued need for a different term (also, a brief discussion of one of the next big challenges facing archives)
Horrors! The archives have been hacked! Wait–that’s a good thing.
The increasingly common use of “archive” as a verb
The problem with the scholar as “archivist,” or is there a problem?
Video available from Emory University: “Salman Rushdie Discusses Creativity and Digital Scholarship with Erika Farr ” (and also his archives)
Two meanings of “archival silences” and their implications
Debate: The majority of users don’t care about provenance. They just want access to information.
“Well done”: When context of records matters
A different kind of “archival silence”: “we are in the middle of a selective recreation of inherited culture”
Clark Shirky on how to successfully (or unsuccessfully) attract online collaborators
Four “places” for archives to interact with users
Building participatory archives
The Future of Archives is Participatory: Archives as Platform, or A New Mission for Archives
Responding to Mike’s comments, and should I put this on a t-shirt?
Asking Smart People What They Think (or, Posts by Guest Bloggers)
Richard Cox shares his thoughts on the future of archives
Kathleen Roe shares her thoughts on challenges/opportunities
Terry Baxter’s words of wisdom for the new year
Christine Di Bella’s candidates for greatest challenge and opportunity
Amy Cooper Cary: Challenge & opportunity are the same–diversify our future
Dan Santamaria shares some thoughts on the recent MPLP discussions
Our Friends, the Historians
Reflections on “Archiving Social Media”
Archivists and historians—Am I giving archivists too much credit?
Some observations on the “archival divide,” or what I said at AHA about historians and archivists
Antoinette Burton’s perspective on the “archival divide:” remarks delivered at AHA
Peter Wosh’s thoughts on the “archival divide”: remarks delivered at AHA
Anything new here for archives? “Supporting the Changing Research Practices of Historians”
Yes, Archivists Have a Sense of Humor. Really.
You guys really don’t like Sharpies–the #badarchivists Twitter meme
The last of the #badarchivists
The archivist’s romance novel contest: What would you do if you were in her frumpy shoes?
Winners of the Archivist Romance Novel Contest: It’s the Romantics vs. the Cold-Hearted Career Women
Cerulean Pools vs. Archives-Made Shivs: The Honorable Mentions in the Archivist Romance Novel Contest
The OverlyHonestArchivists tweets
Things I Published or Said When Standing Behind a Podium
What is the Meaning of Archives 2.0? (Article available)
“Archives in Context and as Context” in Journal of Digital Humanities
My talk from #AHA14: A Distinction worth Exploring: “Archives” and “Digital Historical Representations”
“Now is what matters”: My first official appearance as an “agent provocateur” at the Canadian Archives Summit
What is the Professional Archivist’s Role in the Evolving Archival Space? (A talk given in Christchurch, NZ)
Gaps in the Past and Gaps in the Future: Archival Silences and Social Media – #acaubc2016 talk
My #ACA2016 plenary: It’s the end of the archival profession as we know it, and I feel fine
Getting Personal, Doing Good
So, what’s going on here? (Independence Day edition)
Spontaneous Scholarships for SAA Annual Meeting: How to give, how to apply
Update on Spontaneous Scholarship Effort–Deadline to give extended & we’ll keep giving until we run out of money
2 weeks, 94 generous people, 26 happy people–Summing up the Spontaneous Scholarships
Crunching numbers on the Spontaneous Scholarships & where you can find me at #saa14
Dogs & Cats from the Archives to benefit the Cleveland Animal Protective League: The Rules
The Cleveland Animal Protective League–and Biker Dog–win! Thanks to your generosity.
Epilogue, or, Choose the Bigger Life