"Without curation, what’s the difference between a digital archive and the rest of the internet?"

Digital Archives & the Content Strategist
by Sally Whiting for Issue № 5 of Contents Magazine

The importance of metadata for context and some thoughts on how content strategy can help keep archives alive.

(via asistmetrony)

From archives to content strategy — my current path!

studying life

studying life

eskila:

Today while wandering around at lunch I discovered that Beverly Hills has, unsurprisingly, an incredibly swanky and exclusive city library that is, unsurprisingly, not part of the greater Los Angeles public library system. I asked a staff member how residents of other LA county cities could obtain a card, and upon being informed that membership costs $300 a year I burst out laughing and had to excuse myself because I couldn’t stop.

it’s beautiful but yeah, I would have reacted the same way!!

eskila:

Today while wandering around at lunch I discovered that Beverly Hills has, unsurprisingly, an incredibly swanky and exclusive city library that is, unsurprisingly, not part of the greater Los Angeles public library system. I asked a staff member how residents of other LA county cities could obtain a card, and upon being informed that membership costs $300 a year I burst out laughing and had to excuse myself because I couldn’t stop.

it’s beautiful but yeah, I would have reacted the same way!!

archivesofamericanart:

smithsonianavarchivists:

Excited to see this beautiful new animated video, a fanciful take on what it’s like to do research at the Archives of American Art. It’s a real switch in tone from a promotional film called “For the Record,” produced for the Archives by the Jam Handy organization around 1960.

If you ever wanted to see the collections of the Archives of American Art in stop-motion animation, this is your chance. Thanks to our AV archivist for juxtaposing this with another Archives informational film from over 50 years ago. We’ve come a long way, baby!