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I was given wording for a reply that pretty much said abandonware doesn't necessarily mean copyright no longer applies, and that we are interpreting things conservatively to protect the collections and institution until we have a proper risk management policy. I encouraged them to keep looking elsewhere in the meantime because it might take a year to have a policy in place.
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A few weeks ago a researcher asked to buy a Microsoft disk in our collection. After some consultation, the decision was made to not give them an ISO image of said disk because of copyright. MPOW tends to lean a little more conservatively with access.
The researcher did NOT like this and sent me an angry email re abandonware, other places that are providing access to similar things, and their interpretation of US copyright law (they are from outside of the US).
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I’m finally writing the proposal to SAA Council for this first generation student membership award, but I am questioning every word that I write.
Though I’ve been told to “follow the template it’s easy!” I’m having an incredibly difficult time finding a compelling way to state my reasons for wanting to establish this award. I’m really starting to doubt my writing skills and how well I can do this or if I should even be the person doing it in the first place.
It was recommended to us to make it more specific, so we made the executive decision to limit it to self-identified first generation students.
Our goal is to have it pass through council before the end of the year. I'm simultaneously excited and terrified for the council portion of this process.
AH! Last year on that other site a bunch of archivists were discussing how SAA should offer a way for current archivists to sponsor student memberships. I chimed in saying that maybe it is something SNAP could spearhead.
Many moons later I've just sent out a draft for a "Student Membership Award" to the SNAP steering committee for review! 😬
Our cataloging system has started to freeze while I type out system requirements that are quite long. 😤
Since I’m in a mood I’ve decided to slog through all my wedding photos and finally pick which ones go in the professional album and which to get prints of. Really wish we didn’t have to pay $500 to get them released early. I’d really like to share them with the world.
Today is one of those I just want to stay home and make baked goods and sew kind of day.
🤔 so I haven’t figured out exactly how I want to use this space. I don’t feel committed to the professional in the digital but I’m too nervous to dump stuff like I do on that other site.
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We’re adding an out board at work and I was given free reign to decorate it. With washi tape and the help of a coworker we have this colorful masterpiece. Soon we’ll ask for baby pictures to use as our customs magnets (all optional). For now there’s the Norton Utilities magnets I made from stickers that I found in the collection.
👋🏽 hi! Finally back and catching up on all the things! Also welcome to all the new people who’ve joined in the past few weeks!
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I’m officially 18 days away from wedding extravaganza. Over the coming weeks I’ll probably be on here less and less as I get together all the last minute things for my wedding then I’m off for a honeymoon! I’ll try to still stick around in my down time as a distraction, but knowing me I’ll be too stressed. Once June hits I’ll be in the clear back to life as normal!
bodily fluids Show more
A researcher cut themselves and got blood on a box/folder (thankfully nothing else) and didn't tell anyone. There's not a lot of blood, but not a tiny amount either. Now we are figuring out the best method to get rid of it. Scissors are coming up as the front runner.
In today's cataloging questions: If the package for a software item is missing the disks and only includes manuals should it be cataloged as text instead?
Most say yes, but I'm not so sure since I don't know how researchers search (or would search) for software manuals in our collection.
One of our volunteers makes stereograph cards and brought them in with his viewer to share with the staff. I am constantly amazed by the talents of our volunteers.
Anyway my world has been flipped upside down right before going to a free baseball game. I’m just having a hard time processing it all.