The following blog post was written by Lukas Foerster, FSU Special Collections & Archives Fall 2021 Intern. As an intern at FSU Libraries Special Collections & Archives department, I took part in a number of preservation and cataloging projects during the fall term, most of them centered around audiovisual material. A wide variety of movingContinue reading “Reels and Reels of Film: Assessing the AV Holdings in SCA”
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Archival Profile: The Life and Times of a Preservation Librarian
Ever wonder what a preservation librarian does? Sit down with our own Preservation Librarian extraordinaire, Hannah Davis, to learn more.
Happy Preservation Week!
From April 26th-May 2nd, the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services is celebrating Preservation Week. This initiative includes events from all over the country, which includes free webinars, a Twitter conference, and more. At FSU, we’d like to celebrate Preservation Week by showing off some of the preservation rehousing work we’ve done in theContinue reading “Happy Preservation Week!”
A Brief History of FSU’s International Programs
Florida State University’s international programs celebrate 60+ years of connecting students interested in new cultural experiences and a brand new learning environment. Within the program today, students can choose from more than 20 locations, ranging from Panama to China and everywhere in between. Those who are interested in studying abroad, are offered a flexible schedule,Continue reading “A Brief History of FSU’s International Programs”
Protecting digital material: Strategies for digital preservation
In the first post in this digital preservation series, I shared some of the unique challenges digital material brings to the preservation game. In this one we will look at some of the technologies and tools digital stewards employ to protect our digital assets. How can you tell when a computer file has been corrupted?Continue reading “Protecting digital material: Strategies for digital preservation”
Digital Preservation: New Material, New Challenges
In this digital world we are increasingly creating, storing, and publishing material entirely in electronic forms. While this is great for the trees and other resources used in making paper, it introduces new challenges in the process of collecting and preserving materials. The preservation needs of paper are pretty well understood. Guidelines for ideal environments (heatContinue reading “Digital Preservation: New Material, New Challenges”
The Days of Our Lives: FSU Archives Edition
What do archivists do all day, anyway? Look at old photos? Dust yearbooks? Take papers from one file folder and put them in another? Those are all true to some extent, but university archivists play more roles in their community than one might think. Take a look at some of the extraordinary events during anContinue reading “The Days of Our Lives: FSU Archives Edition”
Celebrating MayDay In the Archives
As Special Collections staff, next Wednesday, May 1st is our opportunity to truly become aware of our role in preserving our unique collections and protecting the environment in which they’re stored. Named by the Society of American Archivists after Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and Wilma struck the Gulf Coast, “MayDay” – this year and every yearContinue reading “Celebrating MayDay In the Archives”