What is digitization really?

Part of my responsibility at the library is managing an archive of digitized materials including books, pamphlets, maps, photographs, and more. When most people look at digital archives they see how easy it is to use the materials and are probably unaware of the journey the items took to arrive on their screen. Today I... Continue Reading →

“Closed” vs. “Open” Stacks

If you have looked at visiting a library or archive as a part of your genealogy research, you might have seen or heard the terms "closed stacks" and "open stacks" before. What do these phrases mean? And how will these designations affect your visit? Let's examine each one. Open Stacks If you have ever been... Continue Reading →

How to Use NARA’s Innovation Hub

I forgot I had written this post a while ago, but I finally remembered and finished it this week. It's a long one, so don't say I didn't warn you! Over my spring break from graduate school in March 2017, I visited the National Archives in Washington, DC. ¬†With my mother in tow, I navigated... Continue Reading →

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