Reclassifying DVDs, Part 1: Creating a System

Over the last few months, I have been working on reclassifying the “Popular Movie Collection” at the small academic library where I work. This is the first of two blog posts I am planning about the project, describing the process of deciding how to classify the movies. [Update: Part 2 can be found here.] The […]

Allen Ginsberg and the Power of Archives

I recently read this article about the Allen Ginsberg collection at Stanford, which I saw on Twitter, and was really struck by several things about it. The first was the description of how thinking about his personal collection inspired Ginsberg himself to become more interested in photography: Morgan, [Ginsberg’s personal archivist] who spent 20 years cataloging […]