On Hiatus, Sort of

Dear Readers:

Perhaps you noticed the lack of posts in the last few weeks. I just want to share that it is temporary. I’m in the thralls of finishing my book manuscript and haven’t taken the time to update this blog. I know there have been many announcements lately and when I can, I’ll post ones that are still active.

But I promise to get back to regular posts as soon as I can, most likely in July.

As always, thank you for reading!

Cheryl

New/Recent Publications: Various

ARL White Paper on Wikidata: Opportunities and Recommendations
Association of Research Libraries, 2019

Scholarship in the Sandbox: Academic Libraries as Laboratories, Forums, and Archives for Student Work
edited by Amy S. Jackson, Cindy Pierard, and Suzanne M. Schadl
Association for College and Research Libraries, 2019

Research Library Issues, RLI 297: The Current Privacy Landscape
2019

Triple Storage for Random Access: Versioned Querying of RDF Archives
Ruben Taelman, Miel Vander Sande, Joachim Van Herwegen, Erik Mannens and Ruben Verborgh

Digital Heritage. Progress in Cultural Heritage: Documentation, Preservation, and Protection, 7th International Conference, EuroMed 2018, Nicosia, Cyprus, October 29 – November 3, 2018, Proceedings, Part II
Editors: Marinos Ioannides, Eleanor Fink, Raffaella Brumana, Petros Patias, Anastasios Doulamis, João Martins, Manolis Wallace
(Springer International Publishing, 2018)

Always Already Computational: Collections
Thomas Padilla, PI, Laurie Allen, Co-PI, Hannah Frost, Co-I, Sarah Potvin, Co-I, Elizabeth Russey Roke, Co-I, Stewart Varner, Co-I

 

Call for Reviewers

Are you interested in writing a review for the American Archivist Reviews Portal? Reviewers assess digital collections, exhibits, tools, platforms, services, and other resources that archivists use. New professionals and students welcome! View guidelines for writing reviews and contact the Reviews Portal Coordinator, Gloria Gonzalez (gloria@zepheira.com), with any questions.​

New Issue: Manuscript Studies: A Journal of the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies

Spring 2019 Vol. 4.1

Articles

In the Age of Non-Mechanical Reproduction: Manuscript Variation in Early-Modern South Asia
Arthur Dudney and Neer aja Poddar

Manuscript Variations of Dabistān-i Maẕāhib and Writing Histories of Religion in Mughal India
Sudev Sheth

Power Permutations in Early Hindi Manuscripts: Who Asks the Questions and Who Gives the Answers, Rāmānand or Kabīr?
Heidi Pauwels

The Strange Afterlife of Vidyāpati Ṭhākura (ca. 1350–1450 CE): Anthological Manuscripts, Linguistic Confusion, and Religious Appropriation
Christopher L. Diamond

Prefatory Notes on Persian Idioms of Islamic Jurisprudence:Reasoning and Procedures of Law-Making in Premodern Islamicate India
Naveen Kanalu

Replication and Innovation in the Folk Narratives of Telangana:Scroll Paintings of the Padmasali Purana, 1625–2000
Anais Da Fonseca

Nectar or Arrow:Cases of Missense Textual Mutations in Early Kabīrian Padas
Zhang Minyu

“Publishing” and Publics in a World Without Print:Vernacular Manuscripts in Early Modern India
Tyler Williams

Reviews

Kay Davenport. The Bar Books: Manuscripts Illuminated for Renaud de Bar, Bishop of Metz (1303–1316). Manuscripta Illuminata 2. (review by Richard A. Leson)

Matti Peikola, Aleksi Mäkilähde, Hanna Salmi, Mari-Liisa Varila, and Janne Skaffari, eds. Verbal and Visual Communication in Early English Texts. Utrecht Studies in Medieval Literacy 37. (review by Lydia Yaitsky Kertz)

Alpo Honkapohja. Alchemy, Medicine, and Commercial Book Production: A Codicological and Linguistic Study of the Voigts-Sloane Manuscript Group. (review by Winston Black)

New Issue: Library Trends

I am deviating from posting archives-related content because I believe many of you will be interested in this special issue of Library Trends. While I have not (yet) read it, I hope it contains information that we can also use in our practices.

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Volume 67, Number 3, Winter 2019
Disabled Adults in Libraries
Jessica Schomberg and Shanna Hollich, Issue Editors

Introduction
Jessica Schomberg, Shanna Hollich

Articles

The Impact of Disbelief: On Being a Library Employee with a Disability
JJ Pionke

Reproductive Failure and Information Work: An Autoethnography
Gina Schlesselman-Tarango

Disability, Identity, and Professionalism: Precarity in Librarianship
Christine M. Moeller

Claiming Our Space: A Quantitative and Qualitative Picture of Disabled Librarians
Robin Brown, Scott Sheidlower

Disability, the Silent D in Diversity
Teneka Williams, Asha Hagood

Evaluating the User Experience of Patrons with Disabilities at a Community College Library
Catherine Pontoriero, Gina Zippo-Mazur

Access Provision for Sight Impaired Students (SISs) in Nigerian University Libraries
Emmanuel Chukwudi Ihekwoaba, Roseline Ngozi Okwor, Austin Jude Chikaodi Mole, Caroline Uchenna Nnadi

Supporting Students with Histories of Trauma in Libraries: A Collaboration of Accessibility and Library Services
Sasha Conley, Aaron Ferguson, Alana Kumbier

Beyond Sensory Story Time: An Intersectional Analysis of Information Seeking Among Parents of Autistic Individuals
Amelia N. Gibson, Dana Hanson-Baldauf

Call for Chapters – Teaching with Archives & Special Collections Cookbook (ACRL Publications)

CALL FOR “RECIPES” (CHAPTER PROPOSALS)

The Teaching with Archives & Special Collections Cookbook is seeking recipes!

We are now accepting recipe proposals detailing lesson plans or projects that demonstrate the integration of archives and special collections material into the classroom. We are seeking practical guides that provide an entry point to teaching with primary sources for information professionals new to teaching and learning with archives and special collections, including archivists, special collections librarians, and instruction librarians. Additionally, we seek innovative proposals that will serve as a resource for those experienced with teaching with primary sources and archives by providing a repository of ideas for when their lesson plans need to be refreshed and updated.

Recipes will include the following:

Recipes will follow the ACRL Cookbook format. Your 600- to 800-word submission must describe a successful lesson plan or activity using archives and special collections material. Please also include:

  • Recipe name (a.k.a. your “chapter” title)
  • Your name, university or other affiliation
  • Your email address, if you would like it included with your recipe (optional)
  • Potential cookbook category, section, and part (see below)

Submission information and due dates:

Email your draft recipes to jmp48@psu.edu by July 16, 2019

Notifications will be sent out in August 2019

Final recipes will be due on October 5, 2019

Cookbook Outline:

  1. Meal Prep: Teaching Archival Literacy

Lessons that prepare students for the situated and unique aspects of doing research in archives and special collections libraries. 

  1. Good Orderer: Teaching Search & Discovery in Archives & Special Collections

Lessons that help students make use of archival search and discovery tools, such as finding aids. 

  1. Food Critics: Teaching Primary Source Literacy

 Lessons that support student analysis of primary sources. 

  1. Something from the Cart: Exhibitions as Teaching & Learning

Lessons that utilize the exhibition of primary sources as a teaching and learning tool. 

  1. Community Picnics: K-12 & Non-course-related Instruction

      Lessons for K-12 & community audiences. 

  1. Takeout: Teaching with Digital Collections

Lessons that utilize digital collections to teach primary sources literacy outside of archives and special collections libraries’ physical spaces. 

Email jmp48@psu.edu with any questions. Please refer to The Embedded Librarians Cookbook (ACRL 2014), The First Year Experience Library Cookbook (ACRL 2017), and The Library Assessment Cookbook (ACRL 2017) for examples of format and tone. We are willing to be flexible with length, wording, style, and topics.  Creativity encouraged! We look forward to your proposals!

Editor:

Julie M. Porterfield, Instruction & Outreach Archivist, Penn State University Libraries

Archives and Manuscripts Special Issue: Information Technologies and Indigenous Communities

The long-awaited Information Technologies and Indigenous Communities special issue of Archives and Manuscripts has been published online. ASA Members get free access to all A&M papers online via the Taylor and Francis webpage, make sure you log in via the member centre, to take full advantage of your membership.

This most recent issue was guest edited by Lyndon Ormond-Parker and Aaron Corn and contains revised versions of papers that were presented at the Information Technology and Indigenous Communities (ITIC) symposium that took place in tandem with the ASA Conference 2017.

Topics covered include audiovisual archives, the administration of Indigenous archives, connecting community to their archives, digital tools and approaches to representing Indigenous knowledge.

Eight peer-reviewed articles are complemented by two reflections that explore specific archives in depth. Two book reviews are included about recent books that have built significantly on research into archived Indigenous resources.

Lots of food for thought and practical examples of managing archives in a changing world.