Recent Issue: The Moving Image

The Moving Image, Vol. 18 no. 1 Spring 2018

Editors’ Foreword
Donald Crafton and Susan Ohmer


Where “Post-Race” Happens: National Basketball Association Branding and the Recontextualization of Archival Sports Footage
Timothy J. Piper

The Hidden History of the American Film Institute: The Cold War, Arts Policy, and American Film Preservation
Brian Real

“Why I am Ashamed of the Movies”: Editorial Policy, Early Hollywood, and the Case of Camera!
Peter Lester


Under Threat: One Archive’s Tale from the 2017 Napa and Sonoma County Fires
James Mockoski and Courtney Garcia

RKO’s Studio Archive: The Golden Years
Anthony Slide, Richard Jewell and Robert Carringer

Building a Crowdsourcing Platform for the Analysis of Film Colors
Barbara Flueckiger and Gaudenz Halter

Teaching (Like) Hannah Frank (1984–2017): A Tribute
Mihaela Mihailova, Jen Bircher, Robert Bird, Mariana Johnson, Ian Bryce Jones, Ryan Pierson, Alla Gadassik and Tim Palmer

A Deal with the Devil: Bill Morrison on Dawson City: Frozen Time
Donald Crafton and Bill Morrison


Treasures from the Library of Congress
Review by: Richard Lewis Ward

New Issue: International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives Journal

Issue 49 of the International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives (IASA) Journal

2019 Conference Reminder

IASA Journal Editorial Board


President’s Letter

Tribute: Claes Cnattingius

Announcement: First edition of IASA-TC 06 online

Musings on the Importance of Harnessing the Power of the Internet to Improve Access to Soundtracks
Sami Meddeb, Tunisia
Louis Fortin, Les Productions Mission Vision, Canada

On the Bright Side of Data Migrations
Reto Kromer, AV Preservation by, Switzerland

Joining Forces in Audiovisual Digitisation, Digital Preservation and Access: The Indian and the Flemish Approach
Irfan Zuberi (NCAA) and Brecht Declercq (VIAA)

Sound Practice: Exploring DACS Compliance in Archival Description of Music Recordings
Elizabeth Surles, Archivist, Institute of Jazz Studies, Rutgers University, USA

Moving Image User-Generated Description: A Matter of Time
Edward A. Benoit, School of Library & Information Studies, Louisiana State University, USA

Call for Nominations: 2018 SAA Waldo Gifford Leland Award

Have you read a great new book about archives? Encountered a new documentary publication that is head and shoulders above the rest? Has a new web publication really stood out to you?

If you have, please consider nominating it for the Society of American Archivists Waldo Gifford Leland Award. Nomination forms, a list of previous winners, and more information are at The deadline for nominations is February 28, 2019.

The annual Leland Award – a cash prize and certificate – recognizes “writing of superior excellence and usefulness in the field of archival history, theory, and practice.”

(Please note that periodicals are not eligible.)

Established in 1959, this award honors American archival pioneer Waldo Gifford Leland (1879-1966), president of the Society of American Archivists in the 1940s and one of the driving forces behind the founding of the National Archives.

Call for Book Chapters: Academic and Public Libraries

I am seeking chapter proposals for a new edited collection tentatively titled “Changing Roles, Changing Times: Essays on Academic and Public Librarians’ Responsibilities in an Era of Change”, to be published by McFarland & Company.

The monograph’s purpose is to examine the impact of technology on librarians’ position duties and responsibilities.  This evolution is leading to the creation of new positions and the restructuring of old positions in order to meet the increasing demands technology is placing on the profession.  The impact of technology is significantly revising the look of librarianship in the academic and public spheres.  Librarians from all levels are impacted from the newly-hired librarian to the seasoned, veteran manager.

This work seeks to capture the experiences, thoughts, and opinions of librarians whose new roles are transforming their working relationships with faculty and students and related communities. Librarians working in academic and public libraries have valuable experiences to share with the library community. The entire library community will benefit from reading and applying the experiences and knowledge shared by a group of library leaders.

Please submit a proposal of 250-500 words for consideration.

Topics may include, but not limited to:

Digital Services:

Big Data Analytics
Collaborations with constituents such as students and local communities
Data Curation and Preservation
Data Management (e.g. data management plans)
Data Science
Data Visualization
Digital Humanities
Discovery search services
Social Media
Virtual Reality

“Open” Activities:

Creative Commons Licensing
Institutional Repositories
Intellectual Property (patents, trademarks, copyright)
Open Access (e.g., monographs, journals, open educational resources)
Scholarly Communications

By February 8, 2019, please email your chapter proposals to:

Tom Diamond, editor
Louisiana State University

Tom Diamond
Louisiana State University

SAA Short Fiction Contest Announces Winner

“It isn’t stealing if no one cares about it anymore,” says the protagonist of “Quarantine,”Jeanne Kramer-Smyth’s winning entry in SAA’s 2018 Archives Short Fiction Contest.

Sponsored by the Publications Board, the contest garnered 30 entries, all of which had to feature an archives, an archivist, or archival materials. The jury unanimously chose Kramer-Smyth’s submission as the winning entry, based on its gripping story, excellent writing, and prominent discussion of preserving and retrieving electronic records. Set in the future during a global epidemic, an archivist, researcher, and donor work together to find vital information that may put an end to the disease. The jury noted that “this story, accessible to archivists and non-archivists alike, points to the vital importance of ensuring long-term access to born-digital information.”

In addition, the jury awarded honorable mentions to three other stories: “Risk Versus Benefit” by Nancy Freeman, “Ester Jones Diaz” by Rebekah McFarland, and “יצחק דזשאַעקק, אַ חשבו (Yitzchak Jaeck, An Account)” by Michelle Sayers.

Congratulations to Jeanne, Nancy, Rebekah, and Michelle, and thank you to everyone who participated!

New Issue: Records Management Journal

Volume 28 Issue 3, 2018

Recordkeeping and disaster management in public sector institutions in Ghana
Catherine Asamoah, Harry Akussah, Adams Musah

Implementation of the Court Records Management System in the delivery of justice at the Gaborone Magisterial District, Botswana
Tshepho Lydia Mosweu, Lekoko Kenosi

Status of EDRMS implementation in the public sector in Namibia and Zimbabwe
Cathrine Tambudzai Nengomasha, Alfred Chikomba

Medical record keeping systems in Malawi: Is there a case for hybrid systems and intermediate technologies?
Alistair George Tough, Paul Lihoma

Institutional and regulatory constraints in managing procurement records: Exploratory case of procuring entities in Tanzania
Bakari Maligwa Mohamed , Geraldine Arbogast Rasheli , Leonada Rafael Mwagike

Records management practice in support of governance in the county governments of Kenya, a case of Nyamira County
Rodger Osebe , Jane Maina , Kibiwott Kurgat

The adoption of ISO standards in Brazil, Iberian Peninsula and United Kingdom in information and documentation: A comparative study
Natália Marinho do Nascimento , María Manuela Moro Cabero , Marta Lígia Pomim Valentim