WHEN A PATRON THINKS THEY CAN DO MY JOB BETTER THAN I CAN
Reading papers for tomorrow’s Canadian Archives Summit. Some great commentary! Interesting times for sure.
WHEN I GET TO HANDLE DOCUMENTS BEFORE THEY ARE REDACTED
So this is cool.(via gregcohn)
“I would say, ‘I’m interested in 18th-century education,’ or something general like that,” Mr. Wilder said.
But as he told the archivists more, they would bring out ledgers, letters and other documents.
“They’d push them across the table and say, ‘You might want to take a peek at this,’ ” he said. “It was often really great material that was cataloged in ways that was hard to find.”"
An interesting read and I liked this little peek into the research process—something to consider as well, for archivists, catalogers,bibliographers, etc. as they handle historical documents.
Do any of you have stories/anecdotes of collaborating with authors/historians/researchers?(via thelifeguardlibrarian)