Linking Names in Our Archival Collections: Shared Authority Review (Interim update)

One of our collaborative work-from-home projects since the COVID pandemic started in March 2020 is our ongoing review of linked authority records in our archival collections. The shared authorities in our archival collections are managed in ArchivesSpace and are utilized across four of our distinctive collections including the Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, the […]

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Event | Online film screening of Spaceship Earth and filmmaker conversation

In this time of creating pods with family and friends, watching filmmaker Matt Wolf’s documentary Spaceship Earth [trailer] at the start during the early days of COVID lockdown was fascinating look at groups dynamics. Yes, there is science, but it was also…there was DRAMA. How did a groups of counterculture-oriented scientists decide to embark on […]

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RBML – 2020 in Review

2020 was a year like no other.  It started normally enough, but on March 16, 2020, Columbia University closed its physical facilities as part of the New York State-mandated PAUSE that sought to control the spread of COVID. For months, staff were permitted onsite only for essential security and maintenance checks.  As restrictions loosened over […]

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Talk by book maker Felicia Rice Tuesday January 26

  Love beautiful books? Hate oppression? Want to imagine a better future? Listen to Felicia Rice! register here:  https://bit.ly/399Yq9M “Moving Parts Press: Rising from the Ashes” Tuesday, January 26, 2021 6:00 PM–7:00 PM  EST Please join Columbia University’s Rare Book and Manuscript Library for a discussion with artist, editor, and publisher Felicia Rice. Felicia’s Moving Parts […]

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