Well, thanks, Elaine! I think we got some good publicity out of your message
to the list!
Nah, my Hendrix days are over(although he was a pretty amazing man). Yeah, I
did a bunch of research for the Hendrix gallery wall labels, so I learned
(but had forgotten about) the house next to Handel. I loved that job for
about the first 3 years, but then it became something else, and I decided to
leave. The marketing and finance folks came in, the director got really
creepy and hired nothing but creepy, nasty people. There are still some
great folks there, but really, I don't miss it. I do love working at the U.
of Wash., though. I love these guys! Hard work, though.
But you! London! Sicily! So are you working with Bob Walser? He was an
intern at the Arch. of Folk Culture when I was (this is 1979 we're talking
about!), and when I saw his name on the EAD list, I had to write him. Same
guy! It sounds like wonderful work! You must be loving every minute? (Then
again, no job is perfect.) How long have you been gallivanting around
EAD is sort of fun, but the stylesheet part is tricky, at least to my
non-logical brain. Luckily we have a guy here who has figured it all out,
thank heavens (a library technician, so he doesn't even get paid well to be
a stylesheet genius!). We have some finding aids up, but now I'm trying to
set up a photo collection template and guidelines. Different curator to make
happy, whole different thing. The hardest part is the OCLC cataloging of,
God help me, books! Too many rules! And rule interpretations. Sigh.
Well,, it was lovely to hear from you, Elaine! It's really been a long time.
So let's do it again before another, what, 10 years? goes by.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Elaine Bradtke" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Friday, July 12, 2002 1:22 AM
Subject: Re: EAD workshop in Seattle, Sept. 5-6, 2002
> Hello Marsha:
> I see you're no longer cataloguing Jimmy Hendrix material! I suppose
> you know he lived in a house that is next door to the house Handel lived
> in, in London. How's life? Funny how our paths seem to cross. I'm in
> London these days, working on the James Madison Carpenter collection
> (using XML, EAD and the rest of the techno alphabet). A workshop like
> the one in Seattle before we started this project would have been very
> useful! Britain is extremely backward, technologically speaking - heck
> most libraries here don't even use MARC! And the university that is
> supposed to be hosting our finished project doesn't have an XML server.
> Will you be at AFS this year? A group of us will be doing a panel
> discussion on the adventures of the Carpenter project team in EAD.
> One of these days I may come to Seattle, but not in September. I'll be
> in Sicily instead, much closer.
> All the best,
> [log in to unmask]
> Marsha Maguire wrote:
> >Apologies for cross-postings:
> >EAD WORKSHOP IN SEATTLE, SEPT. 5-6, 2002
> >- - - - - -
> >Marsha Maguire
> >Manuscripts and Special Collections Cataloging Librarian
> >University of Washington Libraries
> >P.O. Box 352900
> >Seattle, WA 98195-2900
> >(206) 543-1879; fax (206) 543-1931
> >email: [log in to unmask]