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“Big Data” and Archives

I’m just back from a one-day conference at Princeton University titled Big Data: Public Policy and the Exploding Digital Corpus. It was a stimulating (and exhausting) day, and I thought I’d try and write down a few of my preliminary impressions. The conference was sponsored

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On the nature of special collections, and on partnering with educators

There are a growing number of articles within the professional literature that address the inclusion of archival projects within undergraduate curricula (Doris J. Malkmus provides a useful overview in her article “Primary Source Research and the Undergraduate: A Transforming Landscape,” found in Journal of Archival

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Original (Digital) Order

Those of you who follow this blog’s Twitter account (we’re @thebacktablenyu) will have seen the link to an article from Emory University’s magazine that was tweeted last week about the acquisition of Salman Rushdie’s papers and the Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library’s efforts to

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Welcome to The Back Table!

The start of a new year always seems like a particularly appropriate time to begin new ventures. With that sentiment in mind, I’d like to welcome you to The Back Table, a blog which will highlight special collections at the libraries of New York University.