Recent Issue: The Moving Image

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

Editors’ Foreword
Donald Crafton and Susan Ohmer

Features

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

Forum

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

Review

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

Editorial

President’s Letter

Tribute: Claes Cnattingius

Announcement: First edition of IASA-TC 06 online

Profiles
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 reto.ch, Switzerland

Articles
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

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

New Issue: Archival Science

Volume 18, Issue 4, December 2018

Political party archives: the system of recording and conveying information in local structures of the communist party in Poland ‘s Biała Podlaska province, from 1975 to 1989
Dariusz Magier

Genre, co-research and document work: the FIAT workers’ enquiry of 1960–1961
Steve Wright

Sustainability of independent community archives in China: a case study
Zhiying Lian, Gillian Oliver

The Dutch comptoir as information centre
Eric Ketelaar

New Issue: Information & Culture

Special Double Issue: Volume 53, Number 3 & 4 (October/November 2018)
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Bourgeois Specialists and Red Professionals in 1920s Soviet Archival Development
Kelly A. Kolar
Immediately after the 1917 October Revolution the Bolsheviks began developing the most centralized archival system in the world, along with a new profession of “red archivists.” However, the development of archives and the archival profession in 1920s Soviet Union was not simply the top-down implementation of Bolshevik political ambitions portrayed in offi cial Soviet accounts and Cold War–era Western literature but an unexpectedly open negotiation of ideas and customs among actors with diverse professional and ideological backgrounds, including non-Marxist archival professionals, workers from other cultural professions, and young communists.

The Weather Privateers: Meteorology and Commercial Satellite Data
Gemma Cirac-Claveras
This article examines the changing framework for producing satellite weather data in the United States since the 2000s, from a government function to one increasingly carried out by the private sector. It explores the controversial attempts to commercialize the production of a particular data source (atmospheric profiles obtained with radio occultation)from the perspective of executives of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), members of Congress, atmospheric and climate scientists, and the private sector. It addresses their opposing arguments by focusing, in particular, on the stresses and pressures within NOAA and its resistance to acquiring such data from commercial providers. In so doing, the article discusses the connections between commercial activities and meteorology and, more generally, the relations between science and commerce.

Parallel Expansions: The Role of Information during the Formative Years of the English East India Company (1600–1623)
Gabor Szommer
This article examines the role of information in the early years of the English East India Company (EIC). It examines diff erent aspects of the organizational behavior of the EIC between the years 1600 and 1623 and shows the interplay between physical expansion and the transformation of information-handling practices from several perspectives. Although the focus is on a single organization, this case study provides insights into the informational challenges faced by early modern tradingcompanies and similar organizations coordinating operations on a global scale.-public.

Codebooks for the Mind: Dictionary Index Reforms in Republican China, 1912–1937
Ulug Kuzuoglu
Faster access to information was an overwhelming concern for Chinese reformists during the Republican era (1912–1949). They claimed that the nonalphabetical nature of Chinese characters presented obstacles to indexing, a fundamental technology for effi cient information access and retrieval. In a matter of three decades, nearly one hundred new indices were invented for Chinese characters. Competition over which indices would prevail was fierce, especially among dictionary publishers, which stood to benefi t greatly in the nascent Chinese dictionary market. This article follows the two main publishing houses in China, Commercial Press and Zhonghua Press, that invented indices in order to dominate the market from the founding of the repub -lic in 1912 to the start of the war against Japan in 1937. As dozens of inventors of indices made clear, however, indexing technologies were situated within a larger social context, and the invention and destruction of indices were sites of political and fi nancial contestation.

Book Reviews:
A Note from the Senior Book Review Editor
Amelia Acker

Programmed Inequality: How Britain Discarded Women Technologists and Lost Its Edge in Computing by Marie Hicks (review)
Megan Finn

Atari Age: The Emergence of Video Games in America by Michael Z. Newman (review)
Roderic Crooks

The Economization of Life by Michelle Murphy (review)
Marika Cifor
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A Mind at Play: How Claude Shannon Invented the Information Age by Jimmy Soni, Rob Goodman (review)
Edward A. Goedeken

This issue of Information & Culture is now available on Project Muse.

Archives-Focused Issue: Public

Public: 57, Summer 2018
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ARCHIVE/COUNTER-ARCHIVES advances conversations regarding the changing nature and political realities of audio and visual heritage in the twenty-first century. Bringing together artists, archivists, and researchers, this issue of PUBLIC argues that the re-thinking of audio-visual heritage preservation is ultimately strategic and political, especially given the precarious material conditions of archives in the digital era, and the fact that colonial and racialized forms of structural control over the history of place and belonging continue to embargo access to the past for many communities. This issue thus turns towards the transformative potential of counter-archives, which can be political, ingenious, resistant, and community-based. These insurgent archives are embodied differently and have explicit intention to historicize differently, to disrupt conventional national narratives, and to write difference into public accounts. PUBLIC 57 also brings to the fore the work of women and Indigenous, racialized, diasporic, and LGBT2Q+ communities to create counter-archives that expand, interrogate, and disrupt conventional archives and archival methodologies.

New Issue: ESARBICA Journal

ESARBICA Journal: Journal of the Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Branch of the International Council on Archives – Vol 37 (2018)
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Articles
Effects of document format types and employees’ attitudes towards documents creation and records management
Eric Boamah

Strategies for preservation of digital records in Masvingo province of Zimbabwe
Blessed Magama

Towards a framework for e-records readiness in support of e-government in eSwatini
Vusi Tsabedze, Trywell Kalusopa

A framework for e-records in support of e-government implementation in the Tanzanian public service
Gwakisa Kamatula, Henry Kemoni

Risks associated with cloud computing in pursuit of effective records management
Cameron Bassett, Isabel Schellnack-Kelly

A framework for acquisition, transfer and preservation of knowledge of traditional healing in South Africa: a case of Limpopo province
Jan Resenga Maluleka, Patrick Ngulube

The archives of the Catholic Church in South Africa
Philippe Denis

Access to government information: a global phenomenon but what are the challenges?
Proscovia Svärd

Implications of records management policy for the small and medium enterprises sustainability in Raymond Mhlaba municipality in South Africa
Patrick Ajibade, Festus Khayundi

A service delivery improvement strategy for a records management programme
Liah Shonhe, Balulwami Grand

Assessing the implementation of the National Archives and Records Service Act at Eduardo Mondlane University in Mozambique
Renato Pereira