New Issue: Journal of Western Archives

Volume 10, Issue 1, Diversity, Inclusion, and Cultural Competency Special Issue

From the Editor

Introduction
Helen Wong Smith

Articles

Archivist-in-Residence: Advocating and Managing Archival Diversity Residency Opportunities in University Archives and Special Collections
Angela Fritz

Seeking Grace: Reconstructing the History of African American Alumnae at the University of Denver
Katherine Crowe

The Doorway from Heart to Heart: Diversity’s Stubbornly Persistent Illusion
Terry Baxter

The Cost of Care and the Impact on the Archives Profession
Alexis Braun Marks, Rachael Dreyer, Jennifer Johnson, and Michelle Sweetser

Voices from Drug Court: Partnering to Bring Historically Excluded Communities into the Archives
Randy Williams and Jennifer Duncan

Utah State University’s Cache Valley Latinx Voices Project: Social Justice in the Archives
Randy Williams, Eduardo Ortiz, and Maria Luisa Spicer-Escalante

Case Studies

When Building Namesakes Have Ties to White Supremacy: A Case Study of Oregon State University’s Building Names Evaluation Process
Natalia M. Fernández

Understanding My Home: The Potential for Affective Impact and Cultural Competence in Primary Source Literacy
Jaycie Vos and Yadira Guzman

New Issue: Information & Culture

Volume 54 Number 1 : Special Issue
(subscription)

Editor’s Note: Curated Issue of Information & CultureA Journal of History

Ciaran Trace
p. 1-3

“This special issue of Information & Culture brings together a curated set of previously published articles from the last two decades of the journal’s more than fifty-year history. These articles represent the wide scope of actors, disciplines, and viewpoints that have helped make the journal the space in which to frame and debate the nature of the information domain from a historical perspective. In new and thought-provoking essays accompanying the original articles, the authors look back on the contribution that these articles made to the intellectual life and growth of the journal and its subject matter.”

Revisiting Archival History

Richard J. Cox
p. 4-11

The Failure or Future of American Archival History: A Somewhat Unorthodox View

Richard J. Cox
Originally published: Volume 35, Number 1, 2000
p. 12-26

The quality of research on American archival history has been uneven and the quantity not very impressive. This essay reviews some of the highlights of American archival history research, especially the growing interest in cultural and public history that has produced some studies of interest to scholars curious about the history of archives. The essay also focuses more on why such research still seems so far removed from the interests of most archivists. The essay will consider some hopeful signs, such as the reemergence of records and recordkeeping systems as a core area for study, for a renewed emphasis on American archival history. While much needs to be done, I am optimistic that the golden age of historical research on American archives lies ahead.

Back to the Future of Library History

Jonathan Rose
p. 27-32

Alternative Futures for Library History

Jonathan Rose
Originally published: Volume 38, NUmber 1, Winter 2003
p. 50-60

In response to a recent article by Donald Davis and John Aho, “Whither Library History?” Jonathan Rose discusses six possible alternatives for the future of library history. Library historians can either continue to produce a traditional kind of library history or reframe their subject as a subfield of information science, mainstream history, or the history of the book. They can also adopt the models of such critical theorists as Antonio Gramsci and Michel Foucault. Rose argues for a sixth option: to make library history a part of the new academic discipline of book studies.

Still Breathing: History in Education for Librarianship

Christine Pawley
p 44-52

History in the Library and Information Science Curriculum: Outline of a Debate

Christine Pawley
Originally published: Volume 40, Number  3, Summer 2005
p. 223-238

Only a small minority of Library and Information Science (LIS) schools now schedule courses with a historical focus, and LIS faculty whose research specialty is history seem to be a vanishing breed. Yet some educators are committed to finding ways to preserve historical perspectives in the master’s degree curriculum. At the 2004 conference of the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) the Historical Perspectives Special Interest Group (SIG) discussed strategies and subsequently carried on the debate in an online forum. Theoretical justifications for including history in the curriculum appealed to both generalist and specific rationales that argued for “history as story” as well as “history as process,” while practical suggestions included focusing on the preservation of documents, adopting the principles and methods of public history, and creating stronger avenues for collaboration among all historians of libraries and information science, no matter what their disciplinary affiliation. Overall, participants felt that in the current economic climate modestly
scaled efforts stood the best chance of success.

Information History: Searching for Identity

William Aspray
p. 69-75

The History of Information Science and Other Traditional Information Domains: Models for Future Research

William Aspray
Originally published: Volume 46, Number 2, 2011
p. 230-248

“It has been said that the historian is the avenger, and that standing as a judge between the parties and rivalries and causes of bygone generation she can lift up the fallen and beat down the proud, and by his exposures and his verdicts, his satire and his moral indignation, can punish unrighteousness, avenge the injured or reward the innocent.”

—Herbert Butterfield, The Whig Interpretation of History (1931)

Revisiting “Shaping Information History as an Intellectual Discipline”

James W. Cortada
p. 95-101

Shaping Information History as an Intellectual Discipline

James W. Cortada
Originally published: Volume 47, Number 2, 2012
p. 119-144

Information is an emerging field of interest and concern to citizens, public officials, and scholars in many disciplines. This article acknowledges that problems exist in defining the subject of information history and argues the case that the topic can be addressed in a more coherent fashion. It then poses five questions for historians to investigate with respect to this field and proposes a sequence of three strategies and an agenda for what scholars can do to make this topic a new field of inquiry called “information history,” drawing upon the historiographical experiences of other areas of historical inquiry.

Contributors

p. 127-131

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

New/Recent Publications: Various

“Special Collections and Archives: Thinking Outside of the Box for Innovative Staffing,” in Short-Term Staff, Long-Term Benefits: Making the Most of Interns, Volunteers, Student Workers, and Temporary Staff in Libraries, by Nora J. Bird and Michael A. Crumpton, Editors, Libraries Unlimited: 2018

A Comparison Study of Oral History Programs at National Archives of Botswana and Zimbabwe: Postmodernism Approach to Oral History
Sindiso Bhebhe
(IGI Global, 2019)

Building Bridges with No Trolls: The Practical Ethics of Open Access Institutional Repositories and Digital Archives,” in Applying library values to emerging technology : Decision-making in the age of open access, maker spaces, and the ever-changing library (pp. 285-303). (Acrl publications in librarianship, no. 72). Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries, a division of the American Library Association
Lindsay Kenderes, Jude Morrissey

Problem-Oriented Assessments in Archives Management and an Extensive Archival Maturity Model Design,” in Diverse Applications and Transferability of Maturity Models (2019)
Arian Rajh

Accessing Manitoba’s Archives: Exploring the Status and Response to Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Rights at the Archives of Manitoba (thesis)
Kevin Palendat

New/Recent Publications: Books

Digital Preservation in Libraries: Preparing for a Sustainable Future 
Jeremy Myntti, Jessalyn Zoom
(Association for Library Collections and Technical Services, American Library Association, 2018)

Going Green: Implementing Sustainable Strategies in Libraries Around the World — Buildings, Management, Programmes and Services
Edited by Petra Hauke, Madeleine Charney and Harri Sahavirtan
(De Gruyter Saur, 2018)

Research Methods for the Digital Humanities
Editors: lewis levenberg, Tai Neilson, David Rheams
(Palgrave Macmillan, 2018)

Archives and New Modes of Feminist Research
Edited by Maryanne Dever
(Routledge, 2018)

Afterlives of Abandoned Work: Creative Debris in the Archive
Matthew Harle
(Bloomsbury, 2018)

New Issue: The American Archivist

The American Archivist, Vol. 81 no 2 (Fall/Winter 2018)

FROM THE EDITOR
The People Part of Archives
Christopher A. Lee

ARTICLES

Working as an Embedded Archivist in an Undergraduate Course: Transforming Students into Scholars through an Archival Workshop Series
Christy Fic

Civics in the Archives: Engaging Undergraduate and Graduate Students with Congressional Papers
Danielle Emerling

Rights Review for Sound Recordings: Strategies Using Risk and Fair Use Assessments
Jeremy Evans and Melissa Hernández Durán

“First there is the creative decision, then there is the dollar decision”: Information-Seeking Behaviors of Filmmakers Using Moving Image Archives
Laura Treat and Julie Judkins

“Be Damned Pushy at Times”: The Committee on the Status of Women and Feminism in the Archival Profession, 1972–1998
Alex H. Poole

“Let Me Tell You What I Learned”: Primary Source Literacy and Student Employment in Archives and Special Collections
Erin Passehl-Stoddart

Cultural Competency: A Framework for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in the Archival Profession in the United States
Ellen Engseth

Inquiry-based Archival Instruction: An Exploratory Study of Affective Impact
Chris Marino

REVIEWS
The Scholarship of Reviews
Bethany Anderson

Review Essay: DIY Music Archiving
Adriana P. Cuervo

Agents of Empire: How E. L. Mitchell’s Photographs Shaped Australia
Ricardo L. Punzalan

Keepers of Our Digital Future: An Assessment of the National Digital Stewardship Residencies, 2013–2016
Edith Halvarsson

Feminists Among Us: Resistance and Advocacy in Library Leadership
Stacie Williams

Digital Preservation Metadata for Practitioners: Implementing PREMIS
Carly Dearborn

Environmental Information: Research, Access and Environmental Decisionmaking
Eira Tansey

Displaced Archives
Christopher M. Laico

Engaging with Records and Archives: Histories and Theories
Amy Cooper Cary

Moving Image and Sound Collections for Archivists
Andy Uhrich

Future-Proofing the News: Preserving the First Draft of History
Julie Rogers

Well, What Came Next? Selections from ArchivesNext, 2007–2017
Marcella Huggard

The Silence of the Archive
Charlotte S. Kostelic