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Outside the Box: What is the SCAA “BLOG” anyway?

The SCAA Blog (or “web log” for etymology enthusiasts) “Outside the Box” was created in 2016 and focuses on short pieces of written content. P osts can be submitted for sharing on the Outside the Box blog by any individuals associated with Archives in Saskatchewan. Topics may include archival experience, theory, and practice, as well as provincial heritage and history. In many fields, “Blogging” is one of the most popular ways of communicating and spreading information and news.   There are literally millions of “blogs” on line. You can find links to some interesting archival blogs at the end of this post. Archive “Bloggers” often write from a personal perspective and share ideas and experiences with other like-minded readers.   It allows a way of interacting and connecting with individuals working in various Archives in Saskatchewan and the world. To be a successful “Archive Blogger”, there is really just one requirement: a passion for Archives J Why should I become an “Ar

Meet Jeff O'Brien!

Photo Credit:Liam Richards - Saskatoon Star Phoenix This lovely article about Saskatoon's most recognizable archivist was run in the Star Phoenix on October 5, 2018, in recognition of the opening of the traffic bridge. In the interview, O'Brien talks about archival work, and the experience of interacting with the past through archives. Assistant archivist Ken Dahl also makes an appearance, and historian Bill Waiser offers his perspectives on the city archives and Mr. O'Brien. Check out the full piece here: