Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Reading Archives reading group

Kate T. at ArchivesNext is a font of superb ideas about archival use of Web 2.0 technology, and her latest initiative is an online "group read" of Rand Jimerson's Archives Power: Memory, Accountability, and Social Justice. Kate's started a new blog, Reading Archives Power, that will serve as the vehicle for the group's discussion, and so far approximately 35 people -- a multinational mixture of new graduates and seasoned professionals -- have publicly expressed interest in participating. Rand Jimerson will also participate, so the discussion ought to be really stimulating.

There is no formal signup for the group, but if you are interested -- and I hope you are -- you will need to obtain a copy of Archives Power and start reading it before the discussion begins on 11 January 2010. (Tip from Kate T.: the Society of American Archivists bookstore is charging a lot less than Amazon and other retailers.) Although it's not absolutely necessary, you should also consider introducing yourself to the other members of the group and reviewing Kate's proposed discussion schedule.

I'm really looking forward to this discussion, and I hope to see you over at Reading Archives Power.

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