Month: May 2015

Walker Boyle: “Test Driving Your Code”

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Walker Boyle is working at the Bentley Historical Library helping with their ArchivesSpace-Archivematica-DSpace Workflow Integration project.

He recently contributed to the projects blog with “Test Driving Your Code.” Check it out!


MEtro Detroit Archivists League (MEDAL) Happy Hour

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There’s a MEtro Detroit Archivists League (MEDAL) meet-up today at Dominick’s that’s open to area archivists (and aspiring archivists).

MEDAL is a social and professional group for people in the field to get to know other area archivists, which can be useful during the job hunt. It’s a good group of people from the Reuther Library, Proquest, Henry Ford, and a some other places that go, and a decent place to make professional connections for if one is looking for archival jobs in Michigan.

Today, at Dominick’s, at 5:00. Here’s the MEDAL facebook group,, for more info.

What: MEDAL Happy Hour
When: Today! (May 26) at 5pm
Where: Dominick’s

Network Detroit: Digital Humanities Theory and Practice: Call for Proposals

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Call for Paper or Poster Proposals. Deadline June 1! Follow the link for more information.

Network Detroit: Digital Humanities Theory and Practice will return Friday, September 25, 2015 to Lawrence Technological University. Network Detroit showcases the best of digital humanities research in the great lakes region by leading scholars from museums, libraries, universities, liberal arts colleges, and community colleges. For this event, we welcome proposals for papers and panels that focus on the digital humanities, especially regarding the cultural heritage of Michigan and Detroit.

This year our theme is Cultural Criticism and the Digital Humanities, and we encourage submissions on race studies, gender studies, postcolonial studies, and political dissidence. The Detroit Historical Society, which will host this year’s dinner and keynote address, recently launched a special project entitled “Detroit 1967.”  Papers that address digital approaches to the memorialization, dissemination, and understanding of this significant year in Detroit’s history are also encouraged. If you know a student with a promising project, please encourage them to submit to our student poster competition open to both undergraduate and graduate students.

The Adirondack Museum

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The Adirondack Museum is looking for interns to help catalogue their photograph collection and more!

Full-time internships are available for 12 week periods in the fall and spring semesters, 8 weeks during the summer. A stipend is offered, and on-site housing will be provided in Blue Mountain Lake NY during the summer semester

Follow the link to find out more.

Conference rideshares and more!

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Are you planning on attending the Michigan Archival Association (MAA) annual meeting in Holland, Michigan and/or the Society of American Archivists (SAA) annual meeting in Cleveland, Ohio this summer?

UM-SAA has put together a spreadsheet as a resource for people to connect about sharing rides and rooms for MAA and SAA. For more information email us at today!

Want to Blog for Us?

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We are looking for current students and alumni of UMSI to share their experiences in the field, at conferences, internships, and more.

If you would like to participate contact us at

SNAP Blog Guest Post

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We were featured on the Student and New Archives Professionals Roundtable Blog for our work with the Kelsey Museum!

Read it here!