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Behind the Scenes in the Archives: Preserving and Sustaining Digital Content

Earlier this week my colleague Jenifer posted about emerging technologies in archives.  In keeping with the themes promoted for International Archives Week, this post will focus on our efforts to preserve digital content in the Institute Archives and why it’s … Continue reading

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Happy Preservation Week

With all that’s going on during the worldwide corona virus era, it can be challenging to think long term.  But that’s what archivists do, and this pandemic is no different.  So I’d like to take this opportunity to share information … Continue reading

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A Last Minute Gift

As 2019 is winding down and we’re preparing for the Institute’s annual holiday break, a surprise arrived in the Institute Archives.  A FedEx box was delivered containing a heavily wrapped parcel.  An RPI yearbook perhaps?  Or maybe an old photo … Continue reading

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Continuing Up the Hill: the Pittsburgh Building

From 1893 to 1912 Rensselaer’s administrative offices were located in the Alumni Building on Troy’s Second Street. The building also housed the Institute’s library and teaching collections for geology and mineralogy. Located a half-mile from the main campus, the building … Continue reading

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A Changed World: Ode to 1919

I’ve had many wonderful opportunities as an archivist to work with exceptional students here at RPI. One such student, Noah Zucker, is graduating with the Class of 2019 this year with a degree in Computer Science. Noah recently told me … Continue reading

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