Saturday, December 13, 2008
The Van der Zanden Memorial Pirate Research Center
"Do you care about pirates? You should!" The Cornelius and Anneke Van der Zanden Memorial Pirate Research Center seeks to "collect, organize, preserve, and make available both published and unpublished sources pertaining to the history of maritime piracy in the Pacific and Indian Oceans, and to serve the needs of the community interested in this phenomenon."
This promo film for a fictional archives was put together by some real-world archivists (the reference to "EAD-encoded finding aids" is a dead giveaway). It's smart, funny, and just generally awesome, and it made my day. I hope you like it, too.