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Month: August 2011

Cue the Locusts!

It has been quite a week.  Tuesday afternoon an earthquake rattled many of our facilities around the Northeast.  Little known fault lines named Lakeside & Spotsylvania near Mineral, Veteran Affairs, the epicenter, made themselves known over several days with at least … Continue reading → …

Innies & Outies

My name is David & I am am am an introvert. Survey research varies but at least 25% of the population identifies itself along with me. I am am still remember the session at MIT where we were getting ready to take the Myers-Briggs … Continue reading → …

Creating Some Magic

Reading Shawn Achor’s The Happiness Advantage (“The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work”), “Find a Better Job” in the latest issue of TimeOut New York (yes, I’m have maintained my subscription just to keep … Continue reading → …

The Wisdom of the Crowd

On June 15th we launched our tagging feature on the Online Public Access (OPA) prototype in another “citizen archivist” venture. Convinced that our users know a lot about the records we are stewarding, this is an opportunity to contribute that … Continue reading → …

Balancing Access & Protection

Last Thursday, a Federal grand jury indicted Barry Landau & Jason Savedoff “…for conspiring to steal historical documents from museums in Maryland & New York, and selling them for profit.”  On Friday they were arraigned in Baltimore’s U.S. District Court … Continue reading → …

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