New Issue: The American Archivist

Volume 81, Issue 1
(subscription, membership)

From the Editor
The Literature of a Profession
Christopher A. Lee

Presidential Address
Archives, History, and Technology: Prologue and Possibilities for SAA and the Archival Community
Nancy Y. McGovern

Theodore Calvin Pease Award
Truth and Reconciliation: Archivists as Reparations Activists
Anna Robinson-Sweet

Articles

#MPLP Part 2: Replacing Item-Level Metadata with User-Generated Social Tags

Edward Benoit III

An Exploration into Archival Descriptions of LGBTQ Materials

Erin Baucom

New Perspectives on Congressional Collections: A Study of Survey and Assessment

Maurita Baldock and J. Wendel Cox

The Right to Be Forgotten: An Archival Perspective

Ashley Nicole Vavra

Ethical Challenges and Current Practices in Activist Social Media Archives

Ashlyn Velte

Historians’ Experiences Using Digitized Archival Photographs as Evidence

Alexandra M. Chassanoff

Special Section: Archives and Education

Milestone, Not Millstone: Archivists Teaching First-Year Seminars

Leslie Waggener

Teaching the Teacher: Primary Source Instruction in American and Canadian Archives Graduate Programs

Lindsay AnderbergRobin M. KatzShaun HayesAlison StankrauffMorgen MacIntosh HodgettsJosué HurtadoAbigail Nye and Ashley Todd-Diaz

Imagined Spaces, Preserved Places: A Case Study of Historic Preservation through Applied Learning Environments and Service-Learning

Christopher B. Livingston

Reviews

Reviews in Perspective

Bethany Anderson

The Science of Managing Our Digital Stuff

Dorothy Waugh

Life on Ice: A History of New Uses for Cold Blood

Anne-Flore Laloë

Stirrings in the Archives: Order from Disorder

Matthew Kirschenbaum

Diversity, Dialogue and Sharing: Online Resources for a More Resourceful World

J. J. Ghaddar

Research in the Archival Multiverse

Geoffrey Yeo

North of Dixie: Civil Rights Photography Beyond the South

Eden Orelove

Appraisal and Acquisition Strategies

Adrien Hilton

Cruising the Library: Perversities in the Organization of Knowledge

Pamela Pierce

Participatory Heritage

Rory Grennan

Managing Local Government Archives

Dennis Roman Riley

The Data Librarian’s Handbook

Kayla Siddell

New Issue: The American Archivist

The American Archivist Volume 80 Issue 2 Fall/Winter 2017
(member, subscription)

FROM THE EDITOR
A Quick Six Years
Gregory S. Hunter

ARTICLES
Surveying Archivists and Their Work toward Advocacy and Management, or “Enterprise Archiving”
Sarah Buchanan, Jane Gruning, Ayse Gursoy and Lecia Barker

Harold T. Pinkett and the Lonely Crusade of African American Archivists in the Twentieth Century
Alex H. Poole

The Archive of Place and Land Art as Archive: A Case Study of Spiral Jetty
Elizabeth England

Exhibits as Scholarship: Strategies for Acceptance, Documentation, and Evaluation in Academic Libraries
Elizabeth A. Novara and Vincent J. Novara

Sweeping out the Capitol: The State Archives and the Politics of Administration in Georgia, 1921–1923
Ciaran B. Trace

#MPLP Part 1: Comparing Domain Expert and Novice Social Tags in a Minimally Processed Digital Archives
Edward Benoit III

Sex in the Archives: The Politics of Processing and Preserving Pornography in the Digital Age
GVGK Tang

ARTICLES
Pedagogies of the Image: Photo-archives, Cultural Histories, and Postfoundational Inquiry
Katrina Windon

Office of the Secretary: Evaluation of Email Records Management and Cybersecurity Requirements, ESP-16-03
David Bearman

Teaching with Primary Sources
Rachel M. Grove Rohrbaugh

Building Trust in Information: Perspectives on the Frontiers of Provenance
Creighton Barrett

Preserving Family Recipes: How to Save and Celebrate Your Food Traditions
Kira A. Dietz

Digital Preservation Essentials
Daniel W. Noonan

City of Remembering: A History of Genealogy in New Orleans
Tanya Zanish-Belcher

Rogue Archives: Digital Cultural Memory and Media Fandom
Jeremy Brett

Module 8: Becoming a Trusted Digital Repository
Sibyl Schaefer

Privacy and the Past: Research, Law, Archives, Ethics
Elena S. Danielson

Cal Lee Named New Editor of The American Archivist

The Society of American Archivists is pleased to introduce Christopher A. “Cal” Lee as the next Editor of The American Archivist. Lee, a tenured professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) School of Information and Library Science, will serve a three-year term beginning January 2018. The American Archivist, established in 1938 and published semi-annually, is the premier professional journal in the archives field.

Read more: https://www2.archivists.org/news/2017/unc-professor-cal-lee-is-next-editor-of-the-american-archivist

New Issue: The American Archivist

The Archival Profession: Looking Backward and Looking Forward
Gregory S. Hunter

ARTICLES

“As Vast as the Sea”: An Overview of Archives and the Archival Profession in Russia from the Time of Ivan the Terrible to World War I
Aleksandr Gelfand

“Filling the Gaps”: Oral Histories and Underdocumented Populations in The American Archivist, 1938–2011
Jessica Wagner Webster

How Soon Is Now? Writings on Digital Archiving in Canada from the 1980s to 2011
Greg Bak

Cultural Heritage and Preservation: Lessons from World War II and the Contemporary Conflict in the Middle East
Laila Hussein Moustafa

Perceptions and Understandings of Archives in the Digital Age
Caitlin Patterson

Teaching Data Creators How to Develop an OAIS-Compliant Digital Curation System: Colearning and Breakdowns in Support of Requirements Analysis
Lorraine L. Richards

From (Archival) Page to (Virtual) Stage: The Virtual Vaudeville Prototype
Tonia Sutherland

Linking Special Collections to Classrooms: A Curriculum-to-Collection Crosswalk
Sonia Yaco, Caroline Brown and Lee Konrad

Social Media and Crowdsourced Transcription of Historical Materials at the Smithsonian Institution: Methods for Strengthening Community Engagement and Its Tie to Transcription Output
Lesley Parilla and Meghan Ferriter

REVIEWS

Curiosity’s Cats: Writers on Research
Caryn Radick

The Evolving Scholarly Record and Stewardship of the Evolving Scholarly Record: From the Invisible Hand to Conscious Coordination
Jordon Steele

Dissonant Archives: Contemporary Visual Culture and Contested Narratives in the Middle East
Christopher M. Laico

Archives in Libraries: What Librarians and Archivists Need to Know to Work Together
William J. Maher

Archives Alive: Expanding Engagement with Public Library Archives and Special Collections
Mary K. Mannix

Rights in the Digital Era
Jean Dryden

The American Archivist Editorial Policy

 

Free copies of The American Archivist

Interested in free copies of past issues of The American Archivist for you or your SAA student chapter? Contact Abigail Christian at achristian@archivists.org with a mailing address and number of students within your chapter—we’ll send a surprise assortment of issues published in the last decade, courtesy of SAA. Peruse timeless articles, discover new ones, and enjoy having a good resource in hand.

ABIGAIL CHRISTIAN
Editorial & Production Coordinator
Society of American Archivists
17 N. State Street Suite 1425
Chicago, Illinois 60602
achristian@archivists.org

American Archivist Seeks Editor

Are you an avid reader of the professional literature? Are you a published author? Do you have experience as an editor? Do you get excited about nurturing new and veteran voices? Are you brimming with ideas for expanding this journal’s readership?

Established in 1938, The American Archivist is the leading publication in the archives field. Published semi-annually by the Society of American Archivists, this refereed journal is available online and in print. The journal features research articles, case studies, perspectives, and international scene pieces as well as reviews of professional literature, archival technologies, and resources.

SAA seeks a dynamic individual with excellent communication skills who will enhance the visibility of The American Archivist in the archives and allied professional communities, and grow the number of high-quality submissions. The Editor is responsible for the solicitation, selection, peer review, and final approval of articles, and features. She or he will use PeerTrack (an author- and reviewer-friendly manuscript submission and peer review system) to work with authors and prospective authors on necessary revisions. In addition, the Editor and works closely with the reviews editor, a copyeditor, an indexer, and the SAA staff (who handle journal production and business matters). The Editor also coordinates the activities of The American Archivist Editorial Board, serves ex officio on the Publications Board, and reports to the SAA Council. The position carries with it an annual honorarium.

Candidates should possess the following qualifications:

  • Demonstrated leadership skills that allow her or him to present a vision of the journal that places it at the center of the profession’s intellectual dialog.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and nurture relationships with authors, both established and newly emerging, to encourage them to explore interesting questions and submit material to the journal.
  • Ability to nurture intriguing but not completely satisfactory submissions to successful publication.
  • Ability and willingness to pay special attention to the need to develop ideas in emerging areas of the profession, support the thoughtful reexamination of past professional insights, and address issues of particular relevance to historically underrepresented populations.
  • Excellent personal communication and writing skills, including the ability to edit scholarly material, the ability to communicate successfully with those who make submissions, and the ability to report to those in SAA with oversight responsibility for the journal.
  • Sufficient financial and time-management skills to complete tasks in an acceptable manner and, most importantly, to publish the journal at appropriate and regular intervals as established within the annual budget work plan.

The term of the current Editor, Greg Hunter, expires on December 31, 2017. His successor, who will serve a three-year term, will begin work no later than January 1, 2018.

Interviews of finalists will be conducted in May 2017. Submit letter of interest and curriculum vitae by April 14, 2017, to saahq@archivists.org and in subject line state “Application for Editor of The American Archivist.”

Questions should be directed to SAA Executive Director Nancy Beaumont at nbeaumont@archivists.org or 312-606-0722.

Call for Volunteer: AA Reviews Portal

from the SAA website:

WANTED: Coordinator of The American Archivist Reviews Portal

Do you have more than a passing familiarity with the latest archives and information management technology? The Society of American Archivists invites applications for the position of Coordinator of The American Archivist Reviews Portal. The portal includes information about professional products and services, and the reviews complement and expand on content published in the reviews section of The American Archivist. This is a volunteer position and works directly under the supervision of the Reviews Editor. For more information and to apply, click here. Deadline: July 1.