Saturday, April 26, 2008

Shaking things up at MAC

I'm back from Lovely Louisville and the Midwest Archives Conference. It was a good conference, if a little shaky - yes, we felt the second midwest earthquake in the middle of a session. And no, it wasn't ours, on disaster recovery, and we had to spend Friday apologizing for mis-cuing the special effects.

We had a good response on our workshop on co-operative disaster recovery, and we hope to take it on the road and online, so feel free to give us feedback! And feel free to contact us if you're interested in a session where you are. Have powerpoint and manuals, will travel.

Thanks to all of you who gave us such a warm welcome back in the old stamping grounds - no, I haven't lost all my Kentuckisms yet!

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Taxing our patience

As I work on my taxes and look at the piles and piles of forms, I had a thought.

There are boxes to donate a dollar to a political party - no big surprise. Why can't we have a box to donate a dollar to: a library? PBS? NEH? A national college scholarship fund?

These are all non-political non-sectarian good things, right? The public good? And ignored by the present administration.

So let's start a movement. Let's let people make a difference in a positive way!