Archive for June, 2012

How Necessary Is Rehousing Archival Audio & Video?

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

When I was first out of school I interviewed for a project archivist position with a long-standing acting school in New York. The interview was with the director of the school who, to understate it, was somewhat dramatic, and the whole thing felt more like an audition than an interview. It even star

5 Tips For What Not To Do When Creating A File Naming Structure

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

The human desire to classify and name is a highly personal and a greatly prized act. Naming the files we create is no different, though the number of files and tools used for managing them place a great need on consistent structure and application of file naming guidelines. What to do is then very s

Is Hoarding an Archival Activity?

Monday, June 4th, 2012

When I first moved to New York I lived in the Brooklyn Chinatown section of Sunset Park, an approximately 20 block long area sandwiched between a largely Hispanic section of the neighborhood and the primarily Hasidic Boro Park neighborhood. On my block was a small Indian bodega (which I’m guessing i