I haven't paid dues for a professional organization since August 2015, when I realized that the money I was paying to ALA and SAA could be better spent supporting local memory and information projects that actually do shit to change the world.
Great article about the historical, genealogical, and sociological value of New York State divorce records, which are sealed for one hundred years, an unusually long time compared to other states: https://t.co/B1mrRvFOAq
The Internet Archive’s Open Library just added full-text search inside the 4 million books they have scanned. https://t.co/c7iZWp2CXr
This is good, @archivists_org.
But it doesn’t say one word about the perfectly LEGAL destruction of ICE records of deaths, abuse, and solitary confinement, as laid out in the agency’s record retention schedule sent to NARA. You could speak up there, too.