Category: Process

A network graph of numerous distinct clusters of colorful nodes.

CLIR fellowship concludes

Next week I’ve got my last three days at Emory. Between now and then, I’ve got a lot of library books to return, a project site to (beta) launch, and…

An excerpt from an EAD file for a finding aid that lists item-level materials, with people, organizations, places , and titles tagged.

Documenting Data

This is a belated post, which I began composing almost two weeks ago. I’ve been having issues accessing my site, which contributed to my general tendency to draw…

A Project Reboot

My project on African American literary and artistic archival collections had taken a backseat more than I would like–as more pressing deadlines, conference travel, and personal life got…

An assortment of fliers, postcards, scraps of papers, tickets laid out on a table.

Book Ephemera

This summer, I started to sell books that I decided I didn’t need to own. (It’s a nice way to get them out of the house with some assurance they’re…

Summer Reading

This summer I have been reading some books that are not directly related to my research projects (though there have been spurts of that kind of reading, too, particularly from…

An editor with two windows, one with markdown, and the other with the markdown rendered to display the formatting.

Writing Machines, Part 2

Markdown I’ve begun using Markdown to draft much of my writing. Though it doesn’t make much noise, like my typewriter does, it does cut down on the visual…

Card catalog decorated with shades of purple colored pencil, a cutout lion with a sewn yellow embroidery thread mane.

Showing My Cards

Yesterday Emory Libraries held It’s in the Cards, an art party to make art out of old MARBL card catalog cards. It brought me back to my days making and…

The terminal window displays the commands involved in generating lists of the people and organizations mentioned in the collection of Turner Cassity poems.

Bashing my head against the command line

BASHing–get it?? (Too violent a pun? See also: hack.)  MARBL houses and owns the rights to the poet Turner Cassity’s papers, including born digital materials from one computer….

Red 1950s Royal typewriter

Writing Machines

Around the new year, I got a typewriter. It was a birthday present from my parents. My mom became a typewriter convert several years ago. We visited Michael Ardito’s office on Staten Island,…

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