New: Case Studies on Teaching With Primary Sources

There are now five case studies available, check them out!

Collaborating for Impact in Teaching with Primary Sources


Teaching Citations as a Multi-functional Approach to Archives Instruction 


Fostering Historical Empathy in Unusual Times: A Case Study of the Course “OSU, Women and Oral History: An Exploration of 150 Years”

Crafting a Research Question: Differentiated Teaching for Instruction With Primary Sources Across Diverse Learning Levels 

Exploring Ephemerality, Biases, and Silences in Archives

Recent Issue: Arhivi (Slovenia)

Letnik 41 (2018), št. 1

MARIJA GRABNAR Creators, Caretakers and Users of Archival Records on Health Care in Slovenia 9

KATARINA KEBER Medical Records as a Comprehensive Source in Scientific Research: The Example of Social History of Medicine 11

LUKA ZUPANC Protection of Archival Records of Health Service Practitioners Containing Personal Data on Medical Treatment 23

MARIJA GRABNAR Archival Fonds of Health Care Institutions in Regional Archives and the Archives of the Republic of Slovenia 35

DUNJA DOBAJA Archival Records as a Source for Studying Social History with Emphasis on Social and Health Protection of Mothers and Children in Slovenia in the Inter-War Period 49

ZDENKA BONIN Older Archival Records on Health Care Services Kept in Regional Archives Koper with the Emphasis on the Operation of Poorhouses from the 13th to the Early 20th Century 63

URŠKA BRATOŽ Selected Examples of Nominative Sources from Medical Records as a Contribution to the History of Health Care in Koper in the 19th Century 95

KARLA PACEK Sisters of Charity in Health Care Institutions 105

TONE KOŠIR Manuscripts of Healers from Škofja Loka Surroundings 117

RADOVAN PULKO Sanatorium of Russian Red Cross Vurberk 127

HEDVIKA ZDOVC Care for Public Health System in the Fonds of Administration in the Area of Historical Archives Celje from the Second Half of the 19th Century to 1941 143

MARIJA POČIVAVŠEK Health Care in Celje during the Second World War 157


OLGA PIVK Archival Records on Health Care in the 19th Century in Administrative Fonds of the Archives of the Republic of Slovenia 185

IVANKA URŠIČ Dr. Anton Prijatelj, Occupational Health Care Medicine Expert. Portrait of a Prominent Doctor in Primorska 195

GORDANA ŠÖVEGEŠ LIPOVŠEK Venereal Diseases in Maribor and its Outskirts on the Basis of Civil Registers of Maribor General Hospital During the Inter-war Period 209

GAŠPER ŠMID Health Care During the Inter-War Period in Archival Records of Drava Banovina 217

MIRA HODNIK The Acquisition of Archival Records of Health Care Institutions on the Example of Psychiatric Hospital Idrija 233

JULIJANA VISOČNIK Health Care and Health – Fragments from the Archdiocesan  Archives Ljubljana 245

ŽARKO ŠTRUMBL The Construction of University Medical Centre Ljubljana 1966-1975. Archival Records on the University Medical Centre Ljubljana 255

NATAŠA PETELIN Conservation and Restoration of Apprentice Book of Maribor Surgeons (1776-1837) 269

TATJANA RAHOVSKY ŠULIGOJ Strategy for Saving Flooded Material: Prevention,
Salvaging and Elimination of the Consequences of the Accident 283

Aleksander Lavrenčič 11th Autumn Archival School in Trieste 293

Mitja Sadek International Archival School in Paris (Stage Technique International D’archives) 299


Aleksander Lavrenčič Atlanti: Review for Modern Archival Theory and Practice, 27 (2017), No. 1 and 2 305

Aleksander Žižek Bojan Cvelfar, Srbska pravoslavna cerkev na Slovenskem med svetovnima vojnama 313

Vesna Sirk Dekade: sedemdeseta 1970–1979. Celje. (uredila Borut Batagelj, Vesna Sirk) 314

Jure Volčjak Vodnik po arhivskem gradivu 1. svetovne vojne. (uredil Jure Volčjak) 317

Aleksandra Serše Vrhniški razgledi, Miscllaneous of Museums Society of Vrhnika, Volume 1–7, Years 1996–2017, Issues 1–17 319

Nataša Budna Kodrič Traveling Exhibition V zaledju soške fronte July 2015 – Autumn 2017 331

CFP: Free Access n ° 10 (jul-dec / 2018) – dossier “Technology, information and democracy”

The Editorial Board of the magazine Acceso Livre announces call for articles for the tenth edition of the journal (July-December 2018).

The thematic dossier of this issue is “Technology, information and democracy”. Articles dealing with the role of new technologies and the great flow of information for the consolidation of democracy will be accepted. The texts can bring discussions about how new technologies can contribute to broadening political participation, promoting citizenship, guaranteeing rights, public transparency, civil society organization, oversight of public agents, and other related aspects. Theoretical and conceptual discussions of the area are equally welcome.

Articles will also be accepted to compose the section of free articles, as well as translations and reviews.

The deadline for article submission is October 14.

The texts should be sent to the email

The publication rules can be found at

Practical Technology for Archives: On Hiatus

From the Editor: Journal on Hiatus

The Editorial Board of Practical Technology for Archives and I are to sad announce that we will not be able to publish any issues for the foreseeable future. Due to work constraints I no longer have the time to act as the Managing Editor. No one else on the board has the time to do so either. I guess that is just the reality of Archives at this time.

I will keep this site live for as long as I can.

I would like to thank the Editorial Board, not only for all the work the members have done over the few years we have been publishing, but also for getting this journal off the ground in the first place. So, a hearty and heart-felt “Thank You” to Leah Prescott, Martha McTear, Michael Szajewski, and especially Trevor Thornton (who has managed this site from the beginning). This journal never would have been without you.

All the Best,
Randall Miles
Managing Editor

CFP: Journal of the American Institute for Conservation

Journal of the American Institute for Conservation (JAIC) seeks your conservation articles! Note that articles published in AIC’s specialty group postprints, in non-peer reviewed publications, or presented at conferences are welcome. Our goal is to bring grey literature into the peer-reviewed realm.

The Editorial Board would like to request in particular:

  • Discussions of ethics and ethical treatments
  • Technical or practical notes, similar to tips
  • Review papers on topics not currently covered in the literature
  • Treatment case studies that use techniques not captured in peer-reviewed publications
  • Research on new and old materials that have not been covered in the journal

The Journal’s Scope

As the peer-reviewed publication of the American Institute for the Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC), JAIC welcomes the submission of technical studies, research papers, treatment case studies, and ethics and standards discussions relating to the broad field of conservation and preservation of historic and cultural works.

JAIC encourages the submission of short practical or technical notes, topical reviews, material studies, and longer submissions on subjects of interest to preservation and conservation professionals. Manuscripts are reviewed for their interest and overall suitability for the Journal, as well as for accuracy, clarity, and uniqueness.

Submissions in the following areas are especially welcome:

  • Architecture
  • Archaeology
  • Books and Paper
  • Collections Care
  • Electronic Media
  • Paintings
  • Photography
  • Preventive Conservation
  • Objects
  • Research and Technical Studies
  • Textiles
  • Wooden Artifacts

The JAIC editorial board would like also to encourage articles that tackle broader issues in the conservation field (i.e., articles that discuss ethical considerations, history of conservation, history of teaching conservation, the changing nature of our jobs as conservators in museums and other institutions); collaborative articles between conservation and allied professionals; review-type articles that investigate a particular under-studied material or long-term results of particular treatments; and short technical notes or clinical practice submissions.

In addition, the journal welcomes submissions for book reviews. If you are interested in submitting a review of a recently published book related to the subject of conservation or preservation, please contact Cybele Tom, Book Review Editor.

How to submit your paper

JAIC uses Editorial Manager to peer review manuscript submissions. Please read the guide for Editorial Manager authors before making a submission. Complete guidelines for preparing and submitting your manuscript to this journal are provided via the Journal’s Instructions for Authors.

Call for Submissions: 2019 Katharine Kyes Leab & Daniel J. Leab American Book Prices Current Exhibition Awards

The ALA/ACRL/RBMS Exhibition Awards Committee is pleased to announce that submissions for the 2019 Katharine Kyes Leab & Daniel J. Leab American Book Prices Current Exhibition Awards are being accepted until Monday, October 15, 2018. The awards are given annually in recognition of excellence in the publication of catalogs and brochures that accompany exhibitions of library and archival materials, as well as for digital exhibitions of such materials. The prizes are administered and awarded by the  Exhibition Awards Committee. For more information, and a list of previous winners, please see

Submissions of printed materials (4 copies of each catalog or brochure) must be postmarked by October 15. For digital exhibitions, only an entry form is required. The form should be submitted online by October 15.

After judging is completed and the awards announced, the printed materials are sent to The Bancroft Library at UC Berkeley and the Grolier Club in New York City. This constitutes a duplicate archive of the self-selected best work in the field.

We welcome any questions potential submitters may have, and look forward to your entries!

Anna Chen
Chair, Katharine Kyes Leab & Daniel J. Leab American Book Prices Current Exhibition Awards Committee
Rare Books & Manuscripts Section, ACRL, ALA

Anna Chen
Head Librarian
William Andrews Clark Memorial Library

Inaugural Issue: Current Research in Digital History

Volume 1 (2018)
(open access)

Synthesis and Large-Scale Textual Corpora: A Nested Topic Model of Britain’s Debates over Landed Property in the Nineteenth Century
Jo Guldi and Benjamin Williams

Digitally Analyzing the Uneven Ground: Language Borrowing Among Indian Treaties
Joshua Catalano

Sites of Sovereignty: American Indian Earthwork and Burial Site Activism in the Midwest, 1917–1968
Mary Wise

Mining the ICC: Macroanalysis of the Indian Claims Commission
Peter Carr Jones

Geo-Locating Census Micro-Data: Segregation, Clustering, and Residential Behaviours of Migrant Communities in London, 1881–1911
James Perry

Mapping Mobility: Class and Spatial Mobility in the Wall Street Workforce, 1890–1914
Atiba Pertilla

“Attracted by the Khaki”: War Camps and Wayward Girls in Virginia, 1918–1920
Erin N. Bush

Glitching History: Using Image Deformance to Rethink Agency and Authenticity in the 1960s American Folk Music Revival
Michael J. Kramer

Revealing Political Bias: A Macroanalysis of 8,480 Herblock Cartoons
Simon Appleford

(Re)Humanizing Data: Digitally Navigating the Bellevue Almshouse
Anelise Hanson Shrout

Mapping the Media Landscape in Old Regime France: Citation Practices and Social Reading in the Affiches, 1770–1788
Elizabeth Andrews Bond

“The Two Diseases Are So Utterly Dissimilar”: Using Digital Humanities Tools to Advance Scholarship in the Global History of Medicine
E. Thomas Ewing

Growing Strong: The Institutional Expansion of Knowledge in the Early Republic
George D. Oberle III

Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches to the Development of Darwin’s Origin of Species
Jaimie Murdock , Colin Allen and Simon DeDeo

Notes on the Future of Virginia: Visualizing a 40-Year Conversation on Race and Slavery in the Correspondence of Jefferson and Short
Scot French

Researching Genres in Agricultural Communities: The Role of the Farm Record Book
Marcy L. Galbreath and Amy L. Giroux

Talk-Back Boards and Text Mining: New Digital Approaches in Museum Visitor Studies
Josh Howard

New/Recent Publications: Books

We Can Do I.T.: Women in Library Information Technology
Editors: Jenny Brandon, Sharon Ladenson, and Kelly Sattler
(Library Juice, 2018)

Metadata for Information Management and Retrieval: Understanding metadata and its use
David Haynes
(Facet Publishing, 2018)

Social Tagging in a Linked Data Environment: A new approach to discovering information online
Edited by Diane Pennington and Louise Spiteri
(Facet Publishing, 2018)

Foundations of Information Ethics
Edited by John T.F. Burgess and Emily J.M. Knox
(Facet Publishing, 2018)

Digital Archives: Management, access and use
Edited by Milena Dobreva
(Facet Publishing, 2018)

The No-nonsense Guide to Born Digital Content
Heather Ryan
(Facet Publishing, 2018)

Records and Information Management, 2nd edition
Patricia C. Franks
(Facet Publishing, 2018)

Oral History in Your Library: Create Shelf Space for Community Voice
by Cyns Nelson with contributions by Adam Speirs
(Libraries Unlimited, 2018)

The Future of Literary Archives: Diasporic and Dispersed Collections at Risk
(ARC Humanities Press, 2018)

Comics Memory: Archives and Styles
Editors: Maaheen Ahmed, Benoît Crucifix
(Palgrave, 2018)

New/Recent Publications: Various

IFLA Background Paper: Extended Collective Licensing, (ECL), a collective copyright licensing system used primarily in the Nordic countries.

Making History Work: Corporate Archives and the Eastman Kodak Company (thesis)
Emily King

Hiding in the Archives: The History of the Art History Department at Dominican University of California (Senior thesis/capstone)
Maura Wilson

Definitions across the Disciplines: Surveying Primary Sources in the Classroom
Christopher Leslie Lindsay Anderberg Zakiya Collier

The Co-archiving Toolbox – Designing conditions for diversity in public archives,” presentation at the Design Research Society, 2018
Elisabet M. Nilsson and Sofie Marie Ottsen Hansen

Exploring the Benefits for Users of Linked Open Data for Digitized Special Collections
White Paper #2
Analysis of Early User Feedback
Katrina Fenlon, Jacob Jett, Ryan Dubnicek, Timothy Cole,
Caroline Szylowicz, Deren Kudeki, Melina Zavala, Alex Kinnaman

(Mis)representations of History: Displays of Difficult History in Oregon Community Museums (Capstone project)
Isabel Engel

Accidental Archives of Performance Making” (Proceedings from the Document Academy)
Sarah Whatley

Archives Matter” (Case Study)
Jeff James , Valerie Johnson, Isobel Hunter

Documents from the Vatican Secret Archives Concerning the Pontificate of Benedict XV: The Positiones of the Consistorial Congregation,” in The Papacy in the Contemporary Age, edited by Giovanni Vian
Alejandro M. Dieguez

Management and Preservation of Animation Cels in Archives, Libraries, and Museums in the United States (thesis)
Angela René Schwarz

New/Recent Publications: Articles

Pedagogical Strategies for Special Collections,” Uncommon Culture Vol. 7, no. 1/2 (13/14) (2018): Cultural Heritage, Real & Virtual
Edward J. Valauskas

Collecting and Memory: A Study of Travel Archives,” Journeys: The International Journal of Travel and Travel Writing Volume 19 / 2018
Lee Arnold and Thomas van der Walt

Developing occupational therapy students’ information and historical literacy competencies: an interprofessional collaborative project,” Journal of the Medical Library Association 2018 Jul; 106(3)
Rita P. Fleming-Castaldy
The Internet of Bawdies: Transmedial drag and the onlining of trans-feminist and queer performance archives, a workshop essay First Monday Vol. 7 no. 23
T. L. Cowan

Advertising in the Archives: National Museum of American History at The Smithsonian Institution,” Advertising & Society Quarterly Volume 19, Issue 2, 2018
John A. Fleckner and Kathleen Franz

A long way? Introducing digitized historical newspapers in school, a case study from Finland,” – International journal of media, technology and lifelong learning
Vol. 14 – Issue 1 – 2018
Inés Matres García del Pino

Researches on the Use of Micronized Product D.Z.D. (1: 1: 1) in Laboratory and Deposit Conditions for the Deacidification Treatments of the Info-Documentary Collections from Libraries, Archives and Museums,” Romanian Journal of Library and Information Science
Vasile Deac, Ionela Burz, Alexandru Deac

Challenges and opportunities in the evolving digital preservation landscape: reflections from Portico,” Insights, 31, 28
Kate Wittenberg , Sarah Glasser, Amy Kirchhoff, Sheila Morrissey, Stephanie Orphan

Teaching WWI With Primary Sources,” New Jersey Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal Vol 4. no. 2 (2018)
Steve Santucci