It’s finished. I’m in shock–the Montevallo SLOB site is finished. Savannah and I completed everything we wanted to, and it’s all up on the website. I’m actually a lot sadder than I realized I would be, even though I know I still have something like 14,000 pages of Production Book to digitize tucked away in… Continue reading 13 pages and 8 posts later
Some pictures from the archives, just to show what it is we’ve been looking at for the past two months.
It’s one thing to have the knowledge that someone, somewhere on Gold Side Cabinet 2017 screwed up and misspelled your name. I get it, Haynes is a little unusual, and yeah, that underwear brand does spell it without the Y. It’s a bit annoying when you find it misspelled in the College Night program, but… Continue reading add insult to injury
There are many regrettable things in this world. Neon printer paper is one. Elmers glue sticks, unless you are a drag queen, is another. Glitter also makes that list, in many people’s opinions. All of these things were found in the Gold Side 1994 Production Book.
Last week was spring break. On the car ride to Tennessee, Savannah and I discussed the questions we are going to ask in our interviews, and how we want to document the interviews. We have chosen about five questions for each person we are interviewing, and have a vague idea of what we want to… Continue reading the (late) update
In theory, I’ve always known that our library stays open until one o’clock in the morning, for all those students that function best after 8PM. Because of this piece of information, and the fact that I have access to the key that unlocks the archives, I’ve always assumed that I could very easily stay in… Continue reading into the night
I’ve always liked to think of myself as a reasonably technologically capable person. I know the very basics of html, and have managed to poke at some pre-written page codes when I didn’t quite like them and come out with a result that pleased me. Data scraping, unfortunately, did not give that same experience. When… Continue reading battling technology: data scraping and kumu
This week we’ve done some fun website trickery, with lots of gizmos and gadgets that I’ve never heard of before, let alone knew how to use. After some trouble with getting my numbers displayed, I finally wrangled the electronic beast and managed to put some coordinates on a map. As for the book I used,… Continue reading the bouncing baby book
When fellow student and researcher Savannah Willard and I went back to the archives to begin this week’s project, we had initially set our sights on a particular copy of Don Quixote that Carey (the school’s archivist) had shown us during one of our earlier visits. The little book was full of marginalia that came with… Continue reading a book’s lineage
On Wednesday, January 25th, Savannah Willard and I paid another visit to the archives of the University of Montevallo. During the bulk of today’s meeting, Mr. Carey Heatherly was in a meeting, so I got to go in and pull the books for Savannah and I to observe and interact with for this assignment.