Podcasts: Season 2 of Archives in Context

Season 2 of Archives in Context Now Available

Cosponsored by SAA’s Publications Board, American Archivist Editorial Board, and Committee on Public Awareness, the podcast highlights archival literature and technologies and, most importantly, the people behind them. Listen to the new season via the Archives in Context websiteiTunesGoogle Play, and Spotify. Season 2 features interviews with:

  • Peter Wosh, editor of the Archival Fundamentals Series III
  • Laura Millar, author of A Matter of Facts: The Value of Evidence in an Information Age
  • Christine Weideman and Mary Caldera, editors of Archival Values: Essays in Honor of Mark A. Greene
  • Davia Nelson of The Kitchen Sisters, co-host of The Keepers podcast
  • Teresa Brinati, director of publishing for SAA
  • Kathleen D. Roe, author of Advocacy and Awareness for Archivists
  • Margot Note, author of Creating Family Archives: A Step-by-Step Guide to Saving Your Memories for Future Generations

 

Podcasts as Scholarship

As a tenured archivist in an academic library, I constantly think about what counts as “scholarship.” Traditionally, that means books and peer-reviewed articles. I strongly believe that while these are extremely valuable, it is necessary to push the boundaries beyond the traditional to include projects that require the same amount, if not more, work to accomplish. The intent of podcasts may not be for scholarly pursuit, but are important nonetheless.

Podcasts are one of those types of projects. Writing, directing, producing, and recording podcasts take a lot of time and skill. Although archivists have been creating podcasts for some time, recently I seem to come across more and more great work done by archivists. Further, at least to my knowledge, I have not yet found a place where podcasts about or created by archivists are compiled into one place.

So I decided to add a page to this site for podcasts. I prefer to not post ones that are reproductions of audio holdings, that are library-focused, or digital humanities projects. I will focus instead on podcasts where there are conversations and interpretations of archivists discussing their work, collections, institutions, researchers, and practices.

I expect that there are many I’m not aware of, so please let me know any suggestions!