Monthly Archives: May 2017

The ones who know

The declassified President’s Intelligence Check List (PICL) for November 22, 1963 shows a sparse, poignant posthumous message for the day of John F. Kennedy’s assassination.  It consists of a verse by Domingo Ortega as translated by Robert Graves that the late President … Continue reading

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The work we do

She leans forward to look more closely at the flowers on the grave of President John F. Kennedy, the long cord of her headphones dangling.  The photo dates to the 1990s and the headphones are plugged into a Sony Walkman. … Continue reading

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Thoughtful and intentional

Lisa Grimm, Program Manager, Culture (Amazon Web Services), recently published a thoughtful essay about “Why Your Tech Company Needs an Archaeologist to Fix Your Corporate Culture.”   Lisa previously worked as an archivist and a librarian. “Your culture is modeled … Continue reading

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Inclusive history

Post originally published by Maarja Krusten at The Changing Archives Sky on April 14, 2017 History surrounds us.  But not everyone shares (or is able to share) to the same extent. Silences, including archival ones, affect history.   So, too, distortions, … Continue reading

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Stopping to think things through

Post originally published by Maarja Krusten at The Changing Archives Sky, April 2, 2017 The extent to which we recognize silence online and in the physical world affects how we interact with colleagues, users of archives and libraries, other stakeholders.   And … Continue reading

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Archivists, librarians, information professionals

Post originally published by Maarja Krusten at The Changing Archives Sky, March 14, 2017 Sometimes all you can do at a public event is nod although your inner voice is yelling, “Yessssss! This!” I had several such moments on Monday, some … Continue reading

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Archivesland: changing how we look at change

Post originally published by Maarja Krusten at The Changing Archives Sky on March 11, 2017 Last week, for a few minutes I unexpectedly took off my archivist hat, the one I’ve been wearing for so long. You might not think … Continue reading

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