The good news is, parking is free on campus from now through May 20.
In additional good news, the Consortium Library has a major renovation project going on this summer that will replace some very elderly heating and cooling equipment. …
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Wednesday, October 5, is #AskAnArchivist Day over on Twitter. This is a national thing–October is Archives Month–so archivists all over the country will be watching extra hard on Twitter for any questions you might have. Several Alaskan archivists will be … Continue reading
As an archivist I am often asked “what does someone use an archive for?” The question may seem easy to answer—many assume that most users of archives are scholars or historians. But researcher questions vary with each researcher who walks … Continue reading
Our crew’s professional reading today was the proposed user metrics document created by a SAA and ACRL/RBMS* joint task force. Sound boring? It’s not at all! And it’s incredibly important work because in the end, pretty much everything archives do … Continue reading
Did you know? That email address on all of the Alaska’s Digital Archives pages goes to us! Alaska and Polar Regions Collections up at UAF handled the questions that came in for a long time, but last year we decided … Continue reading
We get asked a lot “Just what is it you do, anyhow?” We’ll get more into the broader answer in some other posts, but in between those, we thought we’d share some of our production statistics for last year. We … Continue reading
We haven’t calculated the statistics, but anecdotally, we can tell you that of all the document media types we hold photographs are probably one of the most popular types of documents used by researchers here at ASC. Following along with … Continue reading
Yet again, it has been a busy few months in Archives and Special Collections. We have new collections available, added photographs and texts to Alaska’s Digital Archives, and even had a new archivist join our crew. Collections now available (the … Continue reading
We have been keeping busy so far this Summer in the Archives. Here’s a brief list of what’s new: Collections now available (the link directs to the collection guide): Charles Cassata photographs: Charles Cassata was a former Alaska resident. The … Continue reading
It’s been a quiet week reference-wise. So quiet, in fact, that we were beginning to wonder if the phone line is down. Often this is a busy time of year. But reference work tends to ebb and flow, and apparently … Continue reading