Small Museum Spotlight

Front and Center: Student Exhibitions at Dartmouth

Last week, I was lucky enough to visit Hanover, New Hampshire at the peak of autumn. When I wasn’t engaged in my excellent Society of American Archivists workshop on Managing Electronic Records, I ventured around the Dartmouth campus. The Hood Museum of Art was a must-see on my list of prospective stops. This free museum … Continue reading

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Educational Jingles: Set your message to a familiar song

“Whilst snug in their Club-Room, they Jovially twine/ The Myrtle of VENUS with BACCHUS’S Vine.” Recognize the meter? How about now: “O! say does that star-spangled banner yet wave/ O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?” That’s right. Our national anthem is set to another tune. When Americans wanted to … Continue reading

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I’m enjoying Social Media Week–and you can, too!

This was my view from the Tribune Tower in Chicago yesterday. I was attending the session, “Your Friends or Mine? Does Your Company Have a Say in Your Social Network?” Social Media Week is now taking place in twelve international cities. The free programs address  a variety of social media topics. Sessions started yesterday and … Continue reading

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Flipping through digital scrapbooks

Two weeks ago, I was at the Campbell Center for Historic Preservation attending a workshop on preserving historic scrapbooks. Like most people who work with collections of historical materials, I have a love/hate relationship with scrapbooks. Many of them have fantastic commentary and contain unique items that would have otherwise disappeared. I have seen scrapbooks … Continue reading

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