Thursday, February 11, 2016

MI Tech Archivist job posting

libraries and the future

Here are some interesting, brief snippets of thoughts about libraries/librarians and the future and how much they've changed and the role they still have to play.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Paid internship

Job Opening Title: Archives/Collections Intern
Institution/Organization Name: Lower East Side Tenement Museum
Job Location (City, State, Province, Country): New York
Application Deadline: April 1, 2016
Link to job posting:
Years of experience required: Some knowledge of archival processing/practices
Job Description (if URL to posting not available): The Lower East Side Tenement Museum seeks an archival intern to participate in the Eloise Susanna Gale Fellows summer internship program. The intern will work with the Curatorial Department to process documents into the Museum’s institutional archive. More information and a link to apply can be found at

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Irish time capsule

A 1905 Irish time capsule was found recently. Publications of the day and a purse with the then current coinage were found in a time capsule during renovation. The man who put the capsule in the wall of a building including his family history. What will time capsule of the future include? The digital will be hard to see in the future if there is no battery, functioning software or charger. Read more about it and see images here

Monday, February 8, 2016

Brazilian archival films destroyed in nitrate fire

The Association for Moving Images Archivists has been reporting from various sources on a large loss of films and newsreels burnt at the nitrate [film] storage center for  Cinemateca Brasilerira. Approximately 1,000 cans of nitrate film were loss. The CB suffered a large financial crisis in the last two years resulting in the loss of most staff and closure of its lab. Now this huge loss of their archival collection. According to sources the CB was a role model to other film archives in Central and South America. The news available to date is in Portuguese.


Here's the headline for the second news report and you can understand it says fire destroys 4%  of CB archives

IncĂȘndio destruiu 0,4% do acervo da Cinemateca Brasileira

Friday, February 5, 2016

Unpaid summer internships at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum

Unpaid summer internships at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum

Assange to go free? or not?

The UN's Working Group on Arbitary Detenion has decided Julian Assange, WIkileaks founder, should go free. The Group rules on international cases of lawful imprisonment/detention. The UK Foreign Secretary does not believe the decision is binding, Assange does. The UK believes it legally is still required to extradite Assange to face rape charges in Sweden, which wants him to face trial there. Read more about it here