Bonnie Gordon, Patrick Galligan and Hillel Arnold
Digital Programs Team, Rockefeller Archive Center
Engage & empower users.
Any tasks that require caring, whether for people or nature, any tasks that require immediate feedback and adjustment, are best done holistically. Such tasks cannot be planned, coordinated, and controlled the way prescriptive tasks must be.
The Real World of Technology
I’m not here to watch you, to study you, to judge you, I am here to be with you, to thank you. (I understand later that this is the essence of this artwork: the artist as open presence.)
Mierle Laderman Ukeles
Looking Back from 2010
Build networks, not silos.
Practice positive, solution-centered communication.
reaching out for help
two heads > one
hear and understand
move towards solutions
Invest in yourself and the profession.
Learn constantly by taking strategic risks.
conversations with colleagues
Support broad and equitable access to archival materials.
Respect researchers’ privacy.
lower barriers to research
minimize collection of user data
create sensible retention policies
All that you touch
All that you Change
The only lasting truth
The Parable of the Sower
Bonnie Gordon @sosinister
Patrick Galligan @p_galligan
Hillel Arnold @helrond