Beginning the archive

Welcome to “Touchable Archives,” a blog about digital libraries, digital curation and preservation, archives, and librarianship. You can read more on the About page.

I’ve been in the stacks and in the locked cage; in the reading room and the cold storage room. I have worked as a library student worker, an intern, a research fellow, an archivist, and a librarian. I want to help people discover and rediscover primary source materials, special collections, and local history.

Beginning a blog is like beginning a record group of personal manuscripts that will someday be archived. When an archivist receives a manuscript record group, she can see the way that the records began, how they were or were not organized, and how it may have made sense (or nonsense) to the creator. I have tried to predict how this blog will work and be categorized but we will see how it evolves over time.

Here’s to the beginning!


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