Tri-Weekly Roundup August 30 – September 19

Can you spot the praying mantis? Welcome to the weekly roundup on Ink in the Archives! Every week I will share what I've been up to and interested in and ask you to fill me in on your week too. Eventful Events and Happening Happenings My partner and I celebrated our 3rd wedding anniversary with … Continue reading Tri-Weekly Roundup August 30 – September 19

Nitrate Film: Degradation and Preservation

There's a scene in Cinema Paradiso that I find utterly wrenching. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1GXJBIkb74 The projectionist, Alfredo, has just changed the position of the projector to show a film outside against a building, since the manager has closed the theater for the night. Salvatore watches in the square below. In an instant, the image bubbles and the … Continue reading Nitrate Film: Degradation and Preservation

A Friend’s Reading Challenge: 10 Books in a Week

One of my best friends is an avid reader and often reads voraciously in a very short period. She took a few days off of work with the goal to read 10 books. This sounded like fun, so I thought I'd join her in trying to read 10 books before my classes started a few … Continue reading A Friend’s Reading Challenge: 10 Books in a Week

Weekly Roundup August 23 – August 29

Welcome to the weekly roundup on Ink in the Archives! Every week I will share what I've been up to and interested in and ask you to fill me in on your week too. Eventful Events and Happening Happenings This weekend I'm heading out to our cabin! I baked a bunch of goodies to take … Continue reading Weekly Roundup August 23 – August 29

Identifying a Family Photograph

Family photo from the early 1940s. My great grandmother is on the right. One of my classes this semester is a photography preservation class. Part of doing archival work around photographs involves identifying different photography processes. There are many ways of making a photograph, even from the earliest days of photography in 1839. Some photographs … Continue reading Identifying a Family Photograph

Weekly Roundup August 16-August 22 — A Lot of Links

Welcome to the weekly roundup on Ink in the Archives! Every week I will share what I've been up to and interested in and ask you to fill me in on your week too. Eventful Events and Happening Happenings This week was the start of a new semester, and consequently I feel like I suddenly … Continue reading Weekly Roundup August 16-August 22 — A Lot of Links

Baking for Bookworms: Making Sourdough from Sourdough by Robin Sloan

“I needed a more interesting life.I could start by learning something.I could start with the starter.”― Robin Sloan, Sourdough Sourdough bread has become something of a fad these days, so much so that there have been flour shortages as everyone else has discovered the benefits of baking on the soul, if not the waistline. I'm not going … Continue reading Baking for Bookworms: Making Sourdough from Sourdough by Robin Sloan

Bi-Weekly Roundup August 2 – 15 A Weekend Away and Some Melodramas

All That Heaven Allows (1955) Welcome to the weekly roundup on Ink in the Archives! Every week I will share what I've been up to and interested in and ask you to fill me in on your week too. Eventful Events and Happening Happenings Last weekend my partner and I headed up to my family's … Continue reading Bi-Weekly Roundup August 2 – 15 A Weekend Away and Some Melodramas

Why Do Libraries Get Rid of Books?

This is an example of a weeded book from Awful Library Books There is always a lot of controversy when public libraries (or really any libraries) get rid of books. In 2015, the Berkeley Public Library chief resigned due to controversy over weeding books. This was due largely to his behavior and attitude around removing … Continue reading Why Do Libraries Get Rid of Books?

Weekly Roundup: July 26 – August 1 Zany Comedies and Dropping off Library Books

The book drop pile at my local library. Welcome to the weekly roundup on Ink in the Archives! Every week I will share what I've been up to and interested in and ask you to fill me in on your week too. Eventful Events and Happening Happenings After several months of saying that there was … Continue reading Weekly Roundup: July 26 – August 1 Zany Comedies and Dropping off Library Books