The Things We Do: This Must Be The Wrong Lock Because I Have The Right Key

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

The small things. The real things. These are the things that allow you to get from what an organization needs, to how to actually make it work. This means knowing which compromises are worth making because it will be the difference between failure and success. It means knowing how to mitigate risk where you cannot negate it. It means coming up with unique solutions for unique organizations.

The Things We Do #3 – Rebecca Chandler Enters The World of Collection Assessments

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

When I was first hired, there was some talk of me eventually helping Josh on some projects, but by June, I wasn’t really expecting much. Based on my audio engineering background I had been working mostly with our boss, Chris Lacinak, on several projects focused on planning for in-house digitization: planning timelines and workflows, budgets for equipment and staffing, generating equipment lists, and even designing digitization lab layouts and wiring diagrams (Yes!). Then, out of the blue, Josh asked me if I’d accompany him on an assessment.

The Things We Do #2 – Interview with Consultant Kathryn Gronsbell

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

The second in our “The Things We Do” series highlighting our great team at AVPreserve. In this edition, an interview with taxonomy pro and New Jersey native, Kathryn Gronsbell.

Josh Ranger: So how long have you been at AVPreserve?

Kathryn Gronsbell: I’m coming up on my 1 year anniversary in

The Things We Do — Catalyst Item Level Inventory

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

I’m experimenting with a new series here, tentatively title The Things We Do. In part inspired by Kevin Driedger (got it right this time!) 5 Days of Preservation. In part inspired by the fact that my family hasn’t a clue of what I actually do with my life (besides rock).

And in part inspired b