So here we are in the middle of August – which makes it time, I think, to take stock of what’s been going on in Archives and Records.
Our records management staff have been busy posting to the new G.S. 132 Files blog. Although I’m not going to list every excellent post they’ve written this month, I’ll give you some the best and encourage you all to check out the new blog:
- Laura walks you through the process of deciding who to ask for access to public records;
- Kelly explores the implications of cloud computing to public records;
- Becky gives a list of things accomplished by the Records Center staff in July;
- Mark writes about a patron question regarding the 4th of July and the history of the governors’ records;
- And Rachel writes about our web archives of state agency websites and social media.
Our Civil War 150 blog has been busy as well:
- Bill writes about the search for laborers to build fortifications to protect Petersburg;
- Kenny Simpson announces a new collection of letters;
- Tiffanie updates the list of 2nd Monday’s Lecture series dates and topics;
- And for our 1st Wednesday post for August, Chris writes about the gubernatorial election of 1862.
In addition to all of that, the Western Regional Archives opened this month. Our parent organization, the Dept. of Cultural Resources, passed along two interesting videos related to the opening: first, some coverage that the WRA got in the local media; and second, a video of the opening ceremony held on August 10th.