I've been fairly quiet on here, partly because of a recent relocation
and partly because there's so much to digest!
I am now the Head, Alaska and Polar Regions Collections & Archives at
the Elmer E. Rasmuson Library of the University of Alaska Fairbanks. I
am also a performing musician and photographer. So the intro is out of
the way —
Over the past several years, I have been researching how libraries and
archives are addressing the issues surrounding artist's records in
their collections, particularly in the case of works that are/were
digital or electronic in nature. I see this as one of the other
dimensions of curatorial responsibility.
I am currently writing a brief paper on how cultural institutions are
or are not dealing with the emergent forms and expressions of the past
50-odd years and this list has been very helpfully provocative — so
I'm writing to the list at-large to ask if I may contact some of you
individually regarding incorporating quotations by you from the list.
I want to be certain to observe proper protocols of citation and any
privacy issues that might exist (and it seems, to me, a polite thing
to do anyway).
So, my apologies for the topic drift and now back to watching and listening.
If your first move is brilliant, you’re in trouble. You don’t really
know how to follow it; you’re frightened of ruining it. So, to make a
mess is a good beginning. — Brian Eno