Recently, some of us from Special Collections gave a presentation about our new finding aids search to other library employees. The feedback we received indicated a general interest in learning more about what archivists and special collections librarians do, and how that is different from the work of our colleagues who actually, you know, check stuff out to patrons. ;)
Most archivists who blog professionally do so to deliver news about new and cool collections and projects. While we'd like to do some of that, we'd also like to talk about the differences (and similarities) between libraries and archives; basic archival functions; archives in the news; and the possible uses of Web 2.0 applications for archives/special collections.
We'd like this blog to be a two-way street--we want to garner your input and start conversations, via comments.
Welcome, and thanks for reading!