Drexel University ARRRchives: a pirate tale

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    1. 1. Drexel University ARRRchives<br />A pirate tale<br />A presentation for the Drexel University Libraries, July 21, 2009<br />Rob Sieczkiewicz<br />University Archivist<br />Rebecca Goldman<br />Digital Archives Technician<br />
    2. 2. Overview<br />TREASURES<br />DISCOVERY<br />NEW ADVENTURES<br />BONUS FEATURE : HOW TO TALK LIKE AN ARRRCHIVES PIRATE!<br />
    3. 3. Treasures in the Archives<br />Click the images in this section to see more examples of treasures in the archives.<br />
    4. 4. University records<br />
    5. 5. Manuscript collections<br />
    6. 6. Photograph collections<br />
    7. 7. Theses and dissertations<br />
    8. 8. Faculty, staff, and student research<br />
    9. 9. Triangle<br />
    10. 10. Yearbooks<br />
    11. 11. Course catalogs<br />
    12. 12. Special Collections<br />
    13. 13. Talk like a pirate: Answers to common archives questions<br />
    14. 14. Genealogical questions<br />“I have a picture of the 1925 Kappa Sigma Delta Fraternity at The Drexel Institute, which includes my grandfather _________. How can I find out more about him and his campus life? “<br />“My grandmother, now deceased, told us she went to Drexel Institute in the early 1900&apos;s, sometime between 1900 and 1910…I was wondering if…there might be ANY way to find out if she did attend your school.”<br />
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    16. 16. Course descriptions<br />“I would love the course description for STAT 211 and STAT 212 (Quantitative Methods for Research I and II). “<br />“ I write to request a courses descriptions of the follow for the period of 1990 thru 1991: L500 Info Resources and Services, L503 Information Management Tools, L622 Audio Visual Equipment…”<br />
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    18. 18. Theses, dissertations, and other Drexel research<br />“I am trying to obtain a copy of: Rusnak, Ilan &quot;Optimal adaptive control of uncertain stochastic linear systems&quot; PhD dissertation June 1993”<br />“I&apos;m a student and staff member who would like to submit [to iDEA]. Is this only available to faculty?”<br />
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    20. 20. Athletics<br />“Is it possible to get whatever football pictures you have from 1953-1957?”<br />“Can you tell me what photos you have of the following former athletes?”<br />“Could you please help in providing scores of the Drexel Institute men&apos;s basketball games of the 1899-1900 season?” <br />
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    24. 24. Buildings and architectural history<br /> “I&apos;m doing research on Ross Commons for one of my classes and I was wondering if you have any information about the history of Ross Commons“<br />“I am wondering if you have any photos from when it [the Korman lobby] opened.”<br />
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    27. 27. Discovering treasures in the Archives<br />Click on the following screenshots to see the live versions of these sites.<br />
    28. 28. Archives website<br />
    29. 29. Library catalog<br />
    30. 30. Rare book search<br />
    31. 31. iDEA<br />
    32. 32. Archives Adventures<br />
    33. 33. Web archiving<br />
    34. 34. Outreach to faculty and staff<br />Pennoni Honors College pilot<br />iDEA refresh<br />
    35. 35. Outreach to students and alumni<br />Archives photos in Candid Campus<br />Twitter<br />Flickr<br />UNIV 101 session<br />Pirate party<br />
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    37. 37. Credits<br />Pirate images from Howard Pyle&apos;s Book of pirates; fiction, fact & fancy concerning the buccaneers & marooners of the Spanish Main (1921). Drexel University Libraries catalog link<br />All other images from the Drexel University Archives<br />

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