Digital Housekeeping for Archives Month

As part of our celebration here for American Archives Month, I thought a few tips on how you can be the best archivist of your own digital archives might be helpful. We all create documents, photographs, and other digital content every day at an ever increasing rate. This is our personal archives and while weContinue reading “Digital Housekeeping for Archives Month”

Digitizing Local History

One of my favorite programs I oversee is our Community Digitization Partnerships. These partnerships allow me to work with local organizations in the North Florida area to bring their materials online via DigiNole: FSU’s Digital Repository. We often work with non-traditional organizations like schools and churches, bringing collections online that would otherwise be unknown toContinue reading “Digitizing Local History”

Student Archival Investigations, Part III

Guest Authors: Nadia Rassech and Eli McKown-Dawson, with Tarez Samra Graban, Associate Professor of English and Honors Teaching Scholar This is the last installment of three highlighting the work of students in Special Collections and Archives with HUM 2937/IDH 3109 Sustainable Public Discourse during American Archives Month 2021. You can read the first and secondContinue reading “Student Archival Investigations, Part III”

Student Archival Investigations, Part II

Guest Authors: Miranda Fuller and Kate Kramer, with Tarez Samra Graban, Associate Professor of English and Honors Teaching Scholar This is the second installment of three highlighting the work of students in Special Collections and Archives with HUM 2937/IDH 3109 Sustainable Public Discourse during American Archives Month 2021. You can read the first installment onContinue reading “Student Archival Investigations, Part II”

Student Archival Investigations, Part I

Guest author: Tarez Samra Graban, Associate Professor of English and Honors Teaching Scholar Florida cannot develop its parks too rapidly or conserve its attractiveness too zealously. Governor LeRoy Collins, Dec. 1960 During American Archives month, the 17 students enrolled in HUM 2937/IDH 3109 Sustainable Public Discourse embarked on an archival investigation that invited them toContinue reading “Student Archival Investigations, Part I”

Settling into a new Digital Library

In mid-July, we successfully migrated DigiNole, the home of our digital library and research repository (over 30TB of data!) to a new digital platform. While it’s still on the same software, we were able to give the whole site a fresh new look and, hopefully, improve the speed and searchability of the entire site. WeContinue reading “Settling into a new Digital Library”

Money in the French Revolution

I will admit, military history is not an interest or a forte but as we’ve been working on digitizing Journal Militaire for a graduate student at The Institute on Napoleon and the French Revolution, I have been reviewing the images prior to making them available in the digital library. Journal Militaire was an official FrenchContinue reading “Money in the French Revolution”

Celebrating Jane Yolen

May is Jewish Heritage Month and to celebrate, I wanted to also find a woman author on our shelves to highlight on the blog. I was excited, and a little embarrassed I didn’t already know, to find that Jane Yolen is a Jewish American author for whom we hold copies of primarily her children’s booksContinue reading “Celebrating Jane Yolen”

“It’s all online, right?”: Myths of the Digital and the Archives

Among the many myths of the archives, the ones around digitization and digital libraries are perhaps the ones that can frustrate me the most. But then, I am a digital archivist so that will not surprise you. However, ever since archives started to digitize their materials and share them online, we’ve been battling these mythsContinue reading ““It’s all online, right?”: Myths of the Digital and the Archives”