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Popular Education – Cat Abreau: Monkey Talk – Wednesday, April 28, 7pm

Humans share over 95% of our genetic make-up with our closest relatives, chimpanzees.  Studying other primates gives us invaluable and humbling insight into our place in evolutionary time and our unique (but not exceptional) species characteristics.

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No Dinner and a Movie this week

Dinner and a Movie is taking a break this week, but it will be back on May 2nd.

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Popular Education – Quantum Physics – Wednesday, April 21, 7pm

Mike Anderson will give an introduction to quantum mechanics, and look beyond the calculations to possible metaphysical implications. Multiple worlds, possibility fields, undead cats, and hard science.
 

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Letter Appreciation Club – Tuesday April 20, 6pm-8pm

Curl up with a typewriter or pen and paper, rubber stamps and tea and catch up on your correspondence in the company of other enthusiasts of the written word.

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Dinner and a Movie Sunday, April 18 at 6 pm

This week, Geoff Tanner presents Bruce Brown's 1971 documentary about motorcycle racing On Any Sunday. The menu is hamburgers and beer.

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Help! The website looks different!

Does the website look a bit funny to you? Our website team is working to make the website even better.

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Call for Artists—Anarchist Black Cross Art Auction Fundraiser

The Halifax Anarchist Black Cross is holding an art auction on May 1st as a fundraiser for Oso Blanco (Byron Shane Chubbuck), a Native American political prisoner.   All the money raised will go towards Oso Blanco’s legal fees.  He has been forced to hire a lawyer due to consistent mistreatment and abuse by prison authorities.  To do this, we need

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Call for Zines – Anchor Archive table at Halifax Crafter’s Fair

Have zines you've made? The Anchor Archive Zine Library is going to have a table at the Halifax Crafters' Fair April 17 and 18. If you want your zines included in our table, please drop some off (5-15 of each) at the Anchor Archive with a price list. We'll keep any extras for selling at the zine library.

Crowd Control Sound & Art Fair Call for Participants

This spring the Obey Convention will once again present a special celebration of DIY culture. We are inviting local and traveling record labels, zine makers, screen printers, and other talented folks to show off their wares at the North St. Church* on May 29th from 12-4:30pm.

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Popular Education: The Bass in Music – Wednesday, April 14, 7pm

Adam Fine will talk about the role of 'the bass' across musics, getting into a little acoustics/science, and maybe playing some funk recordings.

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Dinner and a Movie – Big Business – Sunday April 11, 6pm

Nadia Gemeinhardt presents a farcical comedy starring Bette Midler and Lily Tomlin, with a menu of tuna fish and curly fries.

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Halifax's Missing Plaque Project

I Just spent two weeks at the Anchor Archives. My project was to make posters on Local history, you can check them out here: hfxmissingplaque.blogspot.com

Much Thanks to everyone At the Anchor Archives/Roberts St Social Centre. You all Rock!!!

-Tim Groves
Toronto

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Vocabulary Index module

When I went to the Drupal site to find and download the Directory module, I ended up looking through all of the different modules associated with Taxonomy and I fell in love with Drupal again. Maybe "love" is too strong of a word, but I remembered how amazing Drupal is and how it can do everything and how much fun it is to try to figure out how to do something in Drupal.

Perplexed by Drupal blogs

Last week one of the Roberts Street residents (Macho!) came up with an awesome idea: start a blog on the website for residents to post info and updates about their projects. Of course!

New Zine Librarian Zine

The new issue of Zine Librarian Zine is out! In case you can’t tell from the title, it’s an awesome zine about zines and libraries. I wrote an article for the new issue about subject cataloguing and making a thesaurus for the Anchor Archive Zine Library. The PDF is available for viewing and printing. For a quick read, here is my article:

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Cataloguing update

I apologize for my long absence from the Catalogue Blogue. A lot has happened since I last wrote.

Shortcomings in Drupal Taxonomy Module

As we’ve written about in detail elsewhere on this blog, we use the Taxonomy module in Drupal for the Subject field. It’s set up so that every time we enter a new subject term the term gets added to a controlled vocabulary that’s stored in Drupal.

In search of alternative subject headings and thesauri

I’ve found a couple of resources for alternative subject headings since my last post:

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Zine thesaurus-making fun

Cataloguing has begun

Now that we have this awesome catalogue, our next task is to fill it with data, or catalogue the collection of the Anchor Archive Zine Library. There are about 2000 zines in the collection, plus books and other items, but we’re just focusing on the zine collection for now. We hope to have most of the cataloguing done by September or October of 2008.