Describing Absence The Complicated Power of Metadata Surrogates in Libraries and Archives

These are the speaker notes of a talk I gave at the New Hampshire Archives Group Spring 2022 Workshop on [[May 17th, 2022]]1 Good afternoon, everyone. Thank you for coming to my presentation when you could just leave and go outside. My name is Jay L. Colbert, and today I’ll be presenting “Describing Absence: The Complicated Power of Metadata Surrogates in Libraries & Archives” Advanced notice that this presentation will mention suicide and potentially upsetting language....

May 17, 2022 · 17 min · jay l. colbert

Obligatory "I Took the Building a Second Brain Course" Post

Every time I search a note-taking tool online, I inevitably see it: “Using insert-tool-here to build my second brain” or some variation on that theme. The video or blog post will always go over the basics of what a second brain is, and it usually mentions that the person took Tiago Forte’s Building a Second Brain course. So I guess it’s my turn. What is Building a Second Brain Building a Second Brain is a methodology, online course, and (as of writing this post) forthcoming book by Tiago Forte....

May 9, 2022 · 7 min · jay l. colbert