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Archives Highlight

The following post was written by Kate McManus, a member of St. Kate's SAA Student Chapter and a soon-to-be graduate with a MLIS from St. Kate's in spring of 2015. Follow Kate on twitter at @libkatem.   

In the past year or so, I’ve gotten into podcasting, or at least, listening to them. I recently discovered a podcast called “Lost in the Stacks,” which is part library talk (from Georgia Tech librarians Charlie Bennett and Ameet Doshi), part rock n’ roll show, and all awesome.  They’ve been on their campus radio for a number of years (I reached out on twitter, and they can’t remember exactly when it started). The show airs every Friday from noon-1 and you can listen at wreck.org. They have only been podcasting since August 2014 – you should definitely listen to that first podcasted episode, they interview the archivist Traci Drummond at the Labor Archives in Atlanta. It’s fascinating.

From their website: “The one and only Research Library Rock’n’Roll show! Ameet and Charlie from the Georgia Tech Library pick a theme and free-associate an hour of music, interviews, and library talk every Friday for lunch. You’ll hear indie rock, pop rock, alt rock, New Wave, and the occasional oddity in between interviews with students, faculty, and librarians.”

Podcasts are a fantastic and low-maintenance way to keep your finger on the pulse of what’s happening in the archives/library world. (I listen on iTunes, which automatically updates my subscriptions, and tangentially related, iTunes archives old episodes and operates like a DAMs, so everyone’s music archive is a little bit different.) I have more recommendations if you want them, but I’m definitely digging the mix between rock and library/archives.

Check ‘em out at the following links!

-Kate McManus, @libkatem


Past Highlights

International Committee of the Red Cross Archives (ICRC)

Learn more about the ICRC and their Archives.

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Library and Archives

Check out the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame library and archives.

Archivists in the Digital Era

The New York Times published an article highlighting archivists in the digital era.