New Issue: Journal of Documentation

Volume 74 Issue 4, 2018

What does it mean to adopt a metadata standard? A case study of Omeka and the Dublin Core
Deborah Maron, Melanie Feinberg

The relationship between students’ subject preferences and their information behaviour
Andrew D. Madden, Sheila Webber, Nigel Ford, Mary Crowder

Air pollution online: everyday environmental information on the social media site Sina Weibo
Carin Graminius, Jutta Haider

Social media as a vehicle for user engagement with local history: A case study in the North East of Scotland
Caroline Hood, Peter Reid

Data rescue archive weather (DRAW): Preserving the complexity of historical climate data
Eun G. Park, Gordon Burr, Victoria Slonosky, Renee Sieber, Lori Podolsky

Developing a model to explore the information seeking behaviour of farmers
M.G.P.P. Mahindarathne, Qingfei Min

“Natural allies”: Librarians, archivists, and big data in international digital humanities project work
Alex H. Poole, Deborah A. Garwood

Transitions in workplace information practices and culture: The influence of newcomers on information use in healthcare
Anita Nordsteien, Katriina Byström

Long-term community development within a researcher network: A social network analysis of the DREaM project cadre
Hazel Hall, Peter Cruickshank, Bruce Ryan

“Systemic Managerial Constraints”: How universities influence the information behaviour of HSS early career academics
Rebekah Willson

Lifeworld as “unit of analysis”
Tim Gorichanaz, Kiersten F. Latham, Elizabeth Wood

User conceptualizations of derivative relationships in the bibliographic universe
Kim Tallerås, Jørn Helge B. Dahl, Nils Pharo

New Issue: Information & Culture

New Issue: Volume 53, Number 2 (April/May 2018)

“Crises” in Scholarly Communications?: Maturity and Transfer of the Journal of Library History to the University of Texas, 1968–1976
Maria Gonzalez and Patricia Galloway

“Save the Cross Campus”: Library Planning and Protests at Yale, 1968-1969
Geoffrey Robert Little

Media Prophylaxis: Night Modes and the Politics of Preventing Harm
Dylan Mulvin

Rethinking the Call for a US National Data Center in the 1960s: Privacy, Social Science Research, and Data Fragmentation Viewed from the Perspective of Contemporary Archival Theory
Christopher Loughnane, William Aspray

New Issue: Archivaria

Archivaria 85 (Spring 2018)
(subscription, membership)

Metaphors We Work By: Reframing Digital Objects, Significant Properties, and the Design of Digital Preservation Systems

The Advocate’s Archive: Walter Rudnicki and the Fight for Indigenous Rights in Canada, 1955–2010

Research without Archives?: The Making and Remaking of Area Studies Knowledge of the Middle East in a Time of Chronic War

Facebook Live as a Recordmaking Technology

Study in Documents
The Iran Album (1974): Some Sleeve Notes

Gordon Dodds Prize
Ethics of Archival Practice: New Considerations in the Digital Age

Book Reviews
Camille Callison, Loriene Roy, and Gretchen Alice LeCheminant, eds., Indigenous Notions of Ownership and Libraries, Archives, and Museums

Joanna Sassoon, Agents of Empire: How E.L. Mitchell’s Photographs Shaped Australia

Paul Delsalle, A History of Archival Practice

John H. Slate and Kaye Lanning Minchew, Managing Local Government Archives

New Issue: The Reading Room

The Spring 2018 issue of The Reading Room: A Journal of Special Collections has been published and is available online via the journal website: The Reading Room: A Journal of Special Collections as well as on Scholastica: Vol. 3, Issue 1, 2018 | Published by The Reading Room: A Journal of Special Collections.

In this issue:

  • Gabriella Karl-Johnson investigates the American Viewbooks Collection in the Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library at Columbia University. A recent CLIR Hidden Collections grant has increased discovery and exposure of the collection. Ms. Karl-Johnson discusses the depths of what this collection reveals to researchers via the role of contemplative cataloging.
  • Sarah Allison details how New Mexico State University Archives and Special Collections employed a SWOT analysis to evaluate and redesign their student employee program, focusing on developing competencies related to all aspects of the department as well as unitspecific work.
  • What to do with collections lacking original metadata? Erin Passehl-Stoddart shares a creative solution to this common issue for special collections. Using gamification techniques, Ms. Passehl-Stoddart was able to create and enhance metadata while connecting student employees to visual literary standards and library learning goals.

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New/Recent Publications: Other

On the Interplay Between Search Behavior and Collections in Digital Libraries and Archives,” CHIIR ’18 Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval
New Brunswick, NJ, USA — March 11 – 15, 2018
Tessel Bogaard

Descriptive Metadata for Web Archiving
OCLC Research Report

Archives Preppers: It’s Not the End of the World As We Know It! How to Survive an Anniversary through Digital Projects
Daardi Sizemore, Heidi J. Southworth, Anne Stenzel
Conference presentation, 2018 Library Technology Conference

Librarian/Faculty partnerships in using library special collections to teach information literacy
Paul C. Campbell, Miriam Intrator, Jennifer Fredette
(Presentation, Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy, 2018)

LGBT-Activism in Audiovisual Archives: Curating Access and Reclaiming Visibility
Dagmar Brunow
(Presentation, Outing the Past 2018)

The Dräger Company Archives – Collecting, Preserving and Researching Remarkable Dräger Items, Photos and Documents to Save Them for Later Generations
Thomas Peyn, Stefan Linke
(Abstracts from the 9th International Symposium on the History of Anesthesia, 2017)

New/Recent Publications: Books

Digital Humanities, Libraries, and Partnerships: A Critical Examination of Labor, Networks, and Community
Edited by:Robin Kear and Kate Joranson
(Chandos Publishing, 2018)

Organization, Representation and Description through the Digital Age Information in Libraries, Archives and Museums
Ed. by Angel, Christine M. / Fuchs, Caroline
(De Gruyter, 2018)

Repositories for Print: Strategies for Access, Preservation and Democracy
Ed. by Vattulainen, Pentti / O’Connor, Steve
(De Gruyter, 2018)

Manuscripts and Archives: Comparative Views on Record-Keeping
Ed. by Bausi, Alessandro / Brockmann, Christian / Friedrich, Michael / Kienitz, Sabine
(De Gruyter, 2018) (open access)

Preserving Digital Materials
Ross Harvey and Jaye Weatherburn
(Rowman & Littlefield, 2018)

Cinephemera: Archives, Ephemeral Cinema, and New Screen Histories in Canada
Edited by Zoë Druick and Gerda Cammaer
(McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2014)

The United Nations Principles to Combat Impunity: A Commentary
Edited by Frank Haldemann and Thomas Unger
(Oxford University Press, 2018)

James Joyce’s Silences
Chapter 10. ‘Secrets, silent . . . sit’ in the Archives of Our Publishers: Untold Episodes from Joyce’s Italian Odyssey
Sara Sullam
Editor(s): Jolanta Wawrzycka, Serenella Zanotti
(Bloomsbury Academic, 2018)

The No-nonsense Guide to Born-digital Content
Heather Ryan and Walker Sampson
(Facet Publishing, 2018)

Open Divide: Critical Studies on Open Access
Joachim Schöpfel,‎ Ulrich Herb

New Recent Publications: Articles

What Is Learned in College History Classes?
Sam Wineburg Mark Smith Joel Breakstone
Journal of American History, Volume 104, Issue 4, 1 March 2018

Towards Knowledge Discovery from the Vatican Secret Archives. In Codice Ratio – Episode 1: Machine Transcription of the Manuscripts.
Donatella Firmani, Paolo Merialdo, Marco Maiorino, Elena Nieddu

Finding parallel passages in cultural heritage archives,”
Harris, Martyn and Levene, Mark and Zhang, Dell
ACM Journal on Computing and Cultural Heritage 11 (2018)

From Corpus to Bio-Text; Peter Carey’s Archives as Literary Networks
Keyvan Allahyari
Journal of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature, No. 2 (2017)

Documenting Local History: Using the Library of Congress Site, Primary Sources, and Community Resources for Teaching Social Studies
Mary Ann Hanlin, Chris Herridge, Katie Janovetz, Cindy Alcaraz, David McMullen, Dean Cantu, Sherrie Pardieck
The Councilor, Vol 78, No 2 (2017)

The Site of Memory: Reading Surveillance, Alterity, and South Australia’s Indigenous Archives in Natalie Harkin
Matthew Hall
Contemporary Women’s Writing, 23 March 2018

The national project Digital Library and Digital Archives: Mass digitisation of printed cultural heritage materials in Slovakia
Ján Kováčik
Alexandria: The Journal of National and International Library and Information Issues, 2018

Digitizing sound archives at Royal Library of Belgium. Challenges and difficulties encountered during a major digitization project
Frédéric Lemmers
(Preprints der Zeitschrift BIBLIOTHEK – Forschung und Praxis, 2018)

If These Crawls Could Talk: Studying and Documenting Web Archives Provenance
Emily Maemura, Nicholas Worby, Ian Milligan, Christoph Becker

Manuscripts in the Archives of Academician M.V. Keldysh Memorial Museum-Study
Afendikova N.G.
KIAM Preprint № 24, Moscow, 2018