Entries Tagged as 'Behind the Scenes'

Friday, August 31st, 2018

Summer Spotlight: John Wilkes Booth and the Theatre of Our Discontent

Not all the objects in Houghton Library’s collections have such illustrious, proud histories as a Shakespeare First Folio or Gutenberg Bible.  Objects of less reputable association can provide just as striking of an encounter as these treasured relics, however. During the behind-the-scenes tour of Houghton on my first day of work at the library, I […]

Monday, July 30th, 2018

Born-Digital Blog Post #6: Accessioning Workflow part 1

This post continues the series, “Behind the Scenes at Houghton”, giving a glimpse into the inner workings of the library’s mission to support teaching and research. Thanks to Magdaline Lawhorn, Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Resident & Project Archivist, for contributing this post. Library and information professionals love developing workflows! Workflows make our […]

Monday, July 23rd, 2018

Summer Spotlight: Soldier-Poets of World War I

Announcing the Summer Spotlight Series     I am a recent graduate of Harvard College, and I began working as a library assistant at Houghton in May.  Mostly, that means I hunt down books for patrons and return them to the shelf when they’re done.  An indelible part of my subterranean stack-roaming has been a whole […]

Friday, June 1st, 2018

Born-Digital Blog Post #5 : Analyzing Results of the Survey

This post continues the series, “Behind the Scenes at Houghton”, giving a glimpse into the inner workings of the library’s mission to support teaching and research. Thanks to Magdaline Lawhorn, Administrative Fellow & Project Archivist, for contributing this post. So far in this series, I have discussed Houghton’s first steps in the born-digital initiative, the […]

Thursday, May 3rd, 2018

Born-Digital Blog Post #4: Digital Forensic Workstation

This post continues the series, “Behind the Scenes at Houghton”, giving a glimpse into the inner workings of the library’s mission to support teaching and research. Thanks to Magdaline Lawhorn, Administrative Fellow & Project Archivist, for contributing this post. A functional workstation is pivotal to every archivist’s work, especially when dealing with the born-digital environment […]

Thursday, April 5th, 2018

Born-Digital Post #3: Space

This post continues the series, “Behind the Scenes at Houghton”, giving a glimpse into the inner workings of the library’s mission to support teaching and research. Thanks to Magdaline Lawhorn, Administrative Fellow & Project Archivist, for contributing this post. Our born-digital journey continues to be filled with research, trial and error, and lots of excel […]

Thursday, March 1st, 2018

Born-Digital Blog Post #2: Generating the Report

This post continues the series, “Behind the Scenes at Houghton”, giving a glimpse into the inner workings of the library’s mission to support teaching and research. Thanks to Magdaline Lawhorn Administrative Fellow & Project Archivist, for contributing this post.  Houghton’s born-digital survey journey continues to the next stage, beginning with the procurement and analysis of […]

Friday, February 2nd, 2018

Born-Digital Blog Post #1: The Beginning

This post continues the series, “Behind the Scenes at Houghton”, giving a glimpse into the inner workings of the library’s mission to support teaching and research. Thanks to Magdaline Lawhorn, Administrative Fellow & Project Archivist, for contributing this post.   Born-digital backlog! Everyone has one. When you think of Houghton Library and other special collections, […]

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

“Outrageous Attention to Detail”: The School-to-Work Program at Houghton

For the fifth consecutive year, we have had the opportunity to hire a paid intern from the Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School (CRLS) to learn about our work by helping end-process our collections. Through the School-to-Work program, (STW), the Harvard Union of Clerical and Technical Workers (HUCTW) coordinates with the Cambridge Office of Workforce […]

Friday, August 25th, 2017

What Do Those Archivists Do? An Inside Look at Creating Titles

This post is part of a new series, “Behind the Scenes at Houghton” giving a glimpse into the inner workings of the library’s mission to support teaching and research. Thanks to Adrien Hilton, Head, Manuscript Section, for contributing this post. I started as the Head of the Manuscript Section at Houghton Library in February 2016. […]