Monday, April 29, 2013
Archiving in the Digital Era: Want to see Einstein's family tea set? How about scripts from "The Carol Burnett Show"? Archivists are the specialists who protect and display these objects for posterity, now more online than ever.
Their gatherings take place at locations as disparate as the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan or the Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden in Queens, but they always reflect their consummate knowledge of New York. And when the conversation turns to topics like chaos or history’s turning points, no one is in a hurry to go home.
In fact, there is often a waitlist to get in.