Archives Month and archives events

October brings us American Archives Month.  It will also wrap up a series of special events at USM’s Franco-American Collection. The series, which began in May with a talk by Mary Rice-DeFosse (Bates College), highlights Franco-Americans’ wartime experiences.  It continues on September 20 at 5:00 p.m. with a talk by Susan Pinette and Lisa Michaud (University Read More…

American Archives Month 2015

Image from freeimages.co.uk The ACRL Information Literacy Framework (2015) mentions the information ecosystem.  Both material and digital sources are part of that ecosystem.  The materiality of archival sources complements the increasingly digital nature of regular library collections (Samuelson & Coker, 2014).  American Archives Month serves as a good reminder of this fact. References Association of Read More…

Thoughts for American Archives Month

Image from the Society of American Archivists As many of you know, I am helping maintain the Franco-American Collection, while we search for a new Coordinator.  I couldn’t let American Archives Month go by without some thoughts on the experience. Though this is my third time helping out between Coordinators, I continue to be amazed Read More…

Preserving our treasures

Image from http://www.freeimages.co.uk The Society of American Archivists observes May Day by drawing attention to disaster preparedness for archives.  Though May Day was weeks ago, disaster preparedness remains a timely issue in light of recent tragedies. We can also honor the day-to-day work of archives and special collections in preserving our culture.  In that light Read More…