MPR50

First of all, I can’t believe we’re over halfway through this residency. It just doesn’t seem possible! Secondly, MPR just celebrated its 50th anniversary, and I would be remiss if I didn’t acknowledge it. Happy Birthday, Minnesota Public Radio! Between Classical, News, and the Current, there is always more to explore, and your archive is … Continue reading MPR50

Playing with Pandas: CSV metadata transformations

Being able to start this blog post with a panda gif makes me incredibly happy. However, what I'm really talking about is Pandas, the data analysis library for Python programming. I'm intrigued by the possibilities of programming for library and archives so I'm sharing my beginner's journey. Being a beginner, I can tell you that learning how … Continue reading Playing with Pandas: CSV metadata transformations

Inside the WHUT video library clean-up – part 2: lots of manual labor

Resident log, NDSR date 20161220.1 Last time on “Inside the WHUT video library clean-up” WHUT’s RECOMMENDED “TO DO” CHECKLIST new shelves to be placed in library-adjacent rooms A and B retiling the linoleum floor thermometer and humidity reader removal of 2 metal shelves in the back of the library new overhead light bulbs new overhead … Continue reading Inside the WHUT video library clean-up – part 2: lots of manual labor

Is there something that does it all?: Choosing a metadata management system

Early in our NDSR cohort chats, each resident agreed that our host site’s current metadata collecting and organizing practices could be improved. Many of us sought to find a database tool that could help our staff manage their data effectively. KBOO is like many other organizations that keeps its archives information in multiple spreadsheets. Tapes … Continue reading Is there something that does it all?: Choosing a metadata management system

Inside the WHUT video library clean-up – part 1: SpaceSaver

Resident log, NDSR date 20161121.1 We are definitely making headway with the WHUT video library! While I’ll continue updating the progress of WHUT’s video library clean up, I first wanted to outline some of the steps and accomplishments we’ve done thus far. Consider this a flashback post since we fixed the shelf back in September. … Continue reading Inside the WHUT video library clean-up – part 1: SpaceSaver

Archives in Conversation (A Glimpse into the Minnesota Archives Symposium, 2016)

Unfortunately, I was unable to make it to AMIA due to a family commitment, and I very much missed the cohort, and a very popular conference! In a rush of guilt, I instead agreed to speak on a different panel here in the Twin Cities. I’ve been a member of the Twin Cities Archives Round … Continue reading Archives in Conversation (A Glimpse into the Minnesota Archives Symposium, 2016)

Vietnam, Oral Histories, and the WYSO Archives Digital Humanities Symposium

October 20-22 marked The Past Made Present: The 2016 WYSO Archives Digital Humanities Symposium (simply referred to as the symposium for the rest of this post), an event that has been intertwined with my residency work since my first day at WYSO. While the symposium consisted mainly of work being done in the Miami Valley, … Continue reading Vietnam, Oral Histories, and the WYSO Archives Digital Humanities Symposium

Home Movie Day

Please feel free to check out this blog post on my personal website, eddycolloton.com 1973-1974 - Water Skiing and Snow Skiing from Eddy Colloton on Vimeo. My grandfather, James Colloton, Sr. (1926-2014), or "Papa" to my cousins and me, recorded home movies of my dad and his siblings with his 8mm film camera. Christmas mornings, … Continue reading Home Movie Day