New Issue: Archives and Records

Archives and Records, 44 (2023)
Special Issue: New Professional and Student Research


Establishing special collections literacy for undergraduate students: an investigation into benefits and barriers of access
Joanna Baines

The ghosts of old readers: social media, representation and gender in the information sector
Gabrielle Bex

Preserving Ancient Egyptian cultural heritage: an examination of the role of egyptological archives
Alix Robinson

Grave concerns: the state of public cemetery records management in South Africa
Marie-Louise Rouget

Engagement with decolonizing archival practices in the UK archives sector: a survey of archives workers’ attitudes
Flore Janssen

‘It’s good for them to feel stretched’: collaborative volunteer projects at the Staffordshire Record Office
Helen Houghton-Foster

Re-animation and interrogation: Irish visual and performing artists’ encounters with the archive
Jennifer Branigan

Book Reviews

Records of the Jesus Guild in St Paul’s Cathedral, c.1450-1550: an edition of Oxford, Bodleian MS Tanner 221, and associated material
edited by Elizabeth A. New, Woodbridge, The Boydell Press for the London Record Society, 2022, xvi + 311 pp., £60 (hardback), ISBN 978-0-90095-262-3 (London Record Society Publications, Volume LVI)
Anthony Smith

Sustainable Enterprise Strategies for Optimizing Digital Stewardship: A Guide for Libraries, Archives, and Museums
by Angela Fritz, Lanham, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2021, xv, 95 pp, £30 (paperback) ISBN 978-1-5381-4286-8
Rachel MacGregor

Trinity College Library Dublin: a descriptive catalogue of manuscripts containing Middle English and some Old English
by John Scattergood, Niamh Pattwell and Emma Williams, Four Courts Press, 2021, xxxvii + 367 pp., €55 (hardback),ISBN 978-1-84682-852-2
Jade Godsall

Manuscripts in the Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms: Cultures and connections
edited by Claire Breay and Joanna Story, with Eleanor Jackson, Dublin, Four Courts Press, 2021, xviii + 242 pp., €65 (hardback), ISBN 978-1-84682-866-9
Richard Wragg

Economic considerations for libraries, archives and museums
edited by Lorraine A. Stuart, Thomas F. R. Clareson and Joyce Ray, Abingdon, Oxon; New York, NY, Routledge, 2022, 238 pp., £29.59 (eBook), ISBN 978-1-003-03710-1
Louise Ray

New Issue: Archives and Records

Archives and Records, Vol. 41 (2020)

Towards a pedagogy of archival engagement
Paul Flynn


Applying the seven principles of good practice: archives in the 21st century university
Katrina Legg , Rhian Elizabeth Ellis & Chris Hall

Lessons in making the unique ubiquitous: diversifying the role of the special collections and archives department to enhance teaching and learning at the University of Limerick
Kirsten Mulrennan

Making:Archives – a case study of creative collaboration
Sarah C. Jane & Hannah Maughan

Teaching archive skills: a pedagogical journey with impact
Karen Watson & Kirsty Pattrick

Book Reviews

Copyright for archivists and records managers
6th edition by Tim Padfield, London, Facet Publishing, 2019, xxi + 411 pp., £59.95 (paperback), ISBN 978-1-78330-448-6
Fredric Saunderson

Advocacy and awareness for archivists
by Kathleen D Roe, Chicago, Society of American Archivists, 2019, x + 149 pp., $69 (paperback), ISBN 978-1-945246-16-6 (Archival Fundamentals Series III, volume 3)
Owen Munday

Trusting records in the Cloud
edited by Luciana Duranti and Corinne Rogers, London, Facet Publishing, 2019, xxi + 306 pp., £69.95 (paperback), ISBN 978-1-78330-402-8
Alex Fitzgerald

Dead letters: censorship and subversion in New Zealand 1914-1920
by Jared Davidson, Dunedin, Otago University Press, 2019, 306 pp., £19 (paperback), ISBN 978-1-98-853152-6
Susan Healy

Participatory archives: theory and practice
edited by Edward Benoit, III and Alexandra Eveleigh, Facet Publishing, 2019, xiii + 263pp., £64.95 (paperback), ISBN: 978-1-78330-356-4
Margaret Crockett

Seals and status: the power of objects
edited by John Cherry, Jessica Berenbeim and Lloyd de Beer, London, The British Museum, 2018, v + 147 pp., £40 (paperback), ISBN 978-086159-213-5
Philippa Hoskin

Archival values: essays in honor of Mark Greene
edited by Christine Weideman and Mary A. Caldera, Chicago, Society of American Archivists, 2019, xiv + 300 pp., $55 (paperback), ISBN 978-1-945246-04-3
Caroline Williams

New Issue: Archives and Records

Archives and Records, Vol. 40 no. 3 2019


From a silent past to a spoken future. Black women’s voices in the archival process
Ria van der Merwe

Records and farmer workers – a unique Chinese case
Sherry L. Xie, Huiling Feng & Linqing Ma

The digital return of ILAM’s Zimbabwean recordings: revitalization of the sound archive through postcolonial engagement between ILAM and African universities
Luis Gimenez Amoros

Formation and development of the Central State Archive of cinema, photographic materials and sound records of the Kazakh SSR (1943–1991)
Gulzira Seksenbayeva

Book Reviews

Metadata for information management and retrieval: understanding metadata and its use
by David Haynes, 2nd edition, London, Facet Publishing, 2018, xiv + 267 pp., £59.95 (paperback), ISBN 978-1-85604-824-8
Paul V. Dudman

Digital curation projects made easy: a step-by-step guide for libraries, archives and museums
by Carmen Cowick, Lanham, Maryland and London, Rowman and Littlefield, 2018, vii + 125 pp., £23.95 (paperback), ISBN 978-1-5381-0351-7 (Library Information Technology Association Guides)

The oral history manual
by Barbara W Sommer and Mary Kay Quinlan, 3rd edition, Lanham, Maryland and London, Rowman and Littlefield, 2018, viii + 145 pp., £24.95 (paperback), ISBN 978-1-4422-7079-4 (American Association for State and Local History Book Series)

The international directory of national archives
edited by Patricia C. Franks and Anthony Bernier, London, Rowman & Littlefield Publishing, 2018, xii + 433 pp., $150/£100 (hardback), ISBN 978-1-442277-434-427
Elizabeth Shepherd

Records and information management
by Patricia C. Franks, 2nd edition, Chicago, ALA/Neal-Schuman, 2018, xxiv + 497 pp., $84.99, ISBN 978-0-8389-1716-9
Geoffrey Yeo

Digital archives: management, use and access
edited by Milena Dobreva, London, Facet Publishing, 2018, xv + 183 pp., £69.95 (paperback), ISBN 978-1-85604-934-4
Alexandra Eveleigh

The complete guide to personal digital archiving
edited by Brianna H Marshall, London, Facet Publishing, 2018, xxii + 275 pp., £59.95 (paperback), ISBN 978-1-78330-266-6
Paul Campbell

The theory and craft of digital preservation
by Trevor Owens, Baltimore, John Hopkins University Press, 2018 x + 226 pp., £26 (paperback) ISBN 978-1-4214-2697-6
Adrian Brown

Digital preservation in libraries: preparing for a sustainable future
edited by Jeremy Myntti and Jessalyn Zoom, Chicago, American Library Association, 2019, xii + 379 pp., $84.99 (paperback), ISBN 978-0-8389-1713-8
Maureen Pennock

The cartulary and charters of the priory of Saints Peter and Paul, Ipswich, part I the Cartulary
edited by David Allen, Woodbridge, The Boydell Press for the Suffolk Records Society, 2018, xix + 292 pp., £60 (hardback), ISBN 978-1-78327-354-6 (Suffolk Records Society, Suffolk Charters)
Anthony Smith

The business of archives: a labour of love
compiled and edited by Tony Slaven and Kiara King, Johnstone, The Ballast Trust, 2018, 83 pp., £5 (paperback), ISBN 978-1-5272-3179-5
Paul J Sillitoe

Records, information and data: exploring the role of record-keeping in an information culture
by Geoffrey Yeo, London, Facet Publishing, 2018, xvi + 208 pp., £69.95 (Paperback), ISBN: 978-1-78330-226-0
Susan Graham


Online guidance on oral history from Manchester Histories Historical Research Project and East Midlands Oral History Archive
Sarah-Joy Maddeaux


(Brian) Bernard Ignatius Trainor (1928–2018)
Stephen Scarth

Brian Stanley Smith (1932–2018)
Heather Forbes

Antony David Carr (1938–2019)
Nia Powell

New Issue: Archives & Records

Special Issue: After the Digital Revolution. Guest Editor: Lise Jaillant

After the digital revolution: working with emails and born-digital records in literary and publishers’ archives
Lise Jaillant

Appraising, processing, and providing access to email in contemporary literary archives
J. Schneider, C. Adams, S. DeBauche, R. Echols, C. McKean, J. Moran & D. Waugh

Literary archives in the digital age: issues and encounters with Australian writers
Kevin Molloy

‘Missing Presumed’: computer games and digital adventures in the Colin Smythe/Terry Pratchett Collection
Maria Castrillo

Observing the author–editor relationship: recordkeeping and literary scholarship in dialogue
Jenny Bunn & Samantha J. Rayner

The forensic imagination: interdisciplinary approaches to tracing creativity in writers’ born-digital archives
Paul Gooding, Jos Smith & Justine Mann

Negotiating the born-digital: a problem of search
Jane Winters & Andrew Prescott


New Issue: Archives & Records

Volume 40, Issue 2, Autumn 2019

Original Articles
Information culture in the convent and the industrial school: a case study of the Congregation of the Sisters of Mercy in Ireland
Elizabeth Mullins

Digital curation on a small island: a study of professional education and training needs in Ireland
Amber L. Cushing & Kalpana Shankar

The origins and development of the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, 1922–1948
Eliza McKee

Setting our direction: working together to develop a national approach to conservation of cultural heritage in Wales
Jane Henderson & Susan Edwards

‘Fictional Biographies’: creative writing and the archive
Rebekah Xanthe Taylor & Craig Jordan-Baker

Book Reviews
The archives of the Valuation of Ireland 1830-1865
Stephen Scarth

Archives in liquid times
James Lowry

Music preservation and archiving today
Kirsty Fife

Emerging trends in archival science
Craig Gauld

Archives and information in the early modern world
Margaret Procter

Archival futures
Caroline Williams

The Irish revenue police: a short history and genealogical guide to the ‘Poteen Hussars’
Neil Cobbett

The no-nonsense guide to born-digital content
Emily Chen

Creating a local history archive at your public library
Niamh Brennan

William (Bill) Henry Baker (1920–2019)
Tony Hopkins

Books Received
Notice of new publications received January to March 2019

New Issue: Archives and Records

Archives and Records, Volume 40 2019

Editorial: estate archives
Sarah Higgins, Shaun Evans & Julie Mathias

Archived in the landscape? Community, family and partnership: promoting heritage and community priorities through the Argyll estate papers
Annie Tindley, Micky Gibbard & Alison Diamond

‘Filling the family coffers’: commercial opportunities for estate archives
Vicki Perry

Assessing the impact of collections-based collaboration across archives and academia: the Penrhyn estate archive
Shaun Evans & Elen Wyn Simpson

‘It’s a Long Way to Tipperary’: using an estate collection to develop an online presence
Anna-Maria Hajba

Culzean: what do the ledgers tell us?
Michael Moss

Towards a toolkit for estate records
Julie Mathias, Shaun Evans & J Gwilym Owen


First world war military service tribunals: Warwick district appeal tribunal, 1916-1918
Michael Page

Rogue archives: digital cultural memory and media fandom
Andrew Flinn

Archives principles and practices
Alexandrina Buchanan

New Issue: Archives and Records

Archives and Records, Vol. 39 no. 2 (2018)


To what lengths the ‘Physical and Moral Defence of the Record’ in times of conflict and exigency?
Anne J. Gilliland

Restor(y)ing community identity through the archive of Ken Saro-Wiwa
Vanessa Louise Platt

‘Civil disobedience’ in the archive: documenting women’s activism and experience through the Sheffield Feminist Archive
Rosa Sadler & Andrew Martin Cox

Heart of the deal: the use of negotiation and advocacy skills to revise national guidance for the NHS in line with professional best practice in the recordkeeping sector
Laura Hynds & Daniel Scott-Davies

Disability provision and policy in local government archives: the contemporary picture in Wales
Clare Victoria Jeremy

Business archives and local communities: corporate heritage in Loughborough, UK
Clare Ravenwood & Tim Zijlstra

The past, present and future of sigillography: towards a new structural standard for seal catalogues
John Alexander McEwan

New light on old illuminations
Andrew Beeby, Richard Gameson & Catherine Nicholson

Book Reviews

Research in the archival multiverse
Valerie Johnson

Displaced archives
Alex Fitzgerald

A history of archival practice
Elizabeth Shepherd

Archival arrangement and description: analog to digital
Jone Garmendia

The handbook of art and design librarianship
Sue Breakell

Government information essentials
Jason King

Open licensing for cultural heritage
Bernard Horrocks

The no-nonsense guide to project management
Adrian Steel

Successful enquiry answering every time: thinking your way from problem to solution
Matti Watton

Chichester archdeaconry depositions 1603–1608
Nell Darby

The account book of the Giles Geast Charity, Tewkesbury 1558–1891
Anthony Smith

New Issue: Archives and Records

Volume 39, 2018

Editorial – Archives and museums
Charlotte Berry


From catalogues to contextual networks: reconfiguring collection documentation in museums
Michael Jones

Coalition and co-creation: the genesis of Archive Service Accreditation
Melinda Haunton, Katrina Thomson & Janice Tullock

From museum to archives: managing the Panama Canal Museum Collection
John R. Nemmers, Steve Duckworth, Jessica Belcoure Marcetti & Lourdes Santamaría-Wheeler

Curatorial and archival approaches to the National Gallery archives
Alan Crookham & Richard Wragg

Of mind and matter: the archive as object
Peter Lester

Book Reviews

Valuing your collection: a practical guide for museums, libraries and archives
Judy Burg

Birmingham wills and inventories 1512–1603
Mark Dorrington

The International Business Archives Handbook: understanding and managing the historical records of business
Karyn Williamson

Digital preservation for libraries, archives, and museums
Ellen O’Flaherty

Copyright and e-learning: a guide for practitioners
Victoria Stobo

The silence of the archive
Jenny Moran

The history thieves: secrets, lies and the shaping of a modern nation
Susan Healy

CFP: Archives and Records Special Issue, Archives and Education: New Pedagogies and Practice

This special issue of Archives and Records seeks to explore innovative pedagogical approaches to engagement with archival collections at higher education institutions. Of particular interest are submissions that explicate change through pedagogical practice in both institutional strategy and the engaged population. The issue aims to facilitate a dialogue between researchers, practitioners, archivists, curators, users, educators and scholars and to address questions such as the following:

  • What are the most pressing pedagogical demands being placed on archival collections at higher education institutions and how has this impacted on short, medium and long term engagement strategies?
  • How have archival teams attempted to engage with their target demographics and what successes have been achieved in the attraction of new audiences?
  • How has pedagogical design been integrated into the development of existing and/or new engagement strategies?
  • What are the technological challenges associated with such pedagogical engagement and how has fusion of traditional archival practice with pedagogical design enhanced the learning experience for all involved?
  • How have archivist/teachers developed and embedded critical thinking and archival literacy skills into key partnerships for new impacts in teaching and learning?
  • How have academic archive repositories expanded their user base into non-traditional user groups?
  • How have material culture and digital pedagogies combined within the learning space?
  • What has been the impact of the application of learning theory in practice on the archival teams?
  • How can archival teams begin to think about supporting students across a wide variety of disciplines through pedagogical design and practice?
  • What are the challenges that archival teams are facing in the future and how can relationships with educational/designers help to develop programmes that respond to the needs of the student population with a measurable impact?

Academic libraries are being refocused and repositioned within the traditional infrastructure of higher education and learning. Library and archive repositories are the engine room of such higher education institutions, fibrously connected to the objectives of impactful and innovative learning, teaching and research. Such archive resources support and inspire students in response to a wide variety of demands. Increasing pressure on academic libraries and archival collections in particular, to demonstrate impact, is prompting institutions to evaluate established practices, respond to demand and to plan for the future.

However, in the last thirty years these demands have changed along with a rapid, although not in parallel, evolution of technology, provoking debate amongst this community around how to pedagogically support engagement with collections with demonstrable output. New developments in pedagogical design for student engagement also predominate, responding to the need for the development of 21st century skills that students require to make a successful transition into employment. The digital archive is becoming ever-more integrated into the digital classroom – but what are the implications for this as regards learning through and with tangible objects and the physical record? The role of ‘archivist-as-teacher’ and mediator of the educational experience is taking greater prominence. The reading-room becomes an extension of the lecture theatre.

Current discourse and evidence places high prominence on transferable graduate attributes – those who can learn and work co-dependently as well as independently. Society today, owing to recent global economic and political changes, maintains a cautious position and distrust towards information and data. Documented evidence and testimony has become weaponised. The faculties of critical thinking, evaluation, analytical skills and academic/argumentative writing can be learnt directly from creative engagement with learning through encountering archive collections.

Academic libraries underpin such learning experiences and skills development through archive literacies. There is a need, therefore, to develop a better understanding of how the library and archival collections of higher education institutions can meet the expectations placed upon them while concomitantly meeting the expectations of increasingly dynamic pedagogical environments.

We invite papers on any aspect of pedagogical engagement with archival collections. Submissions to this special issue might consider, although are not limited to, the following themes:

  • Archival collections and the educational practitioner
  • The archivist and the 21st century student
  • Archives and material culture in the digital era – learning through encountering
  • Archival collections and technological enhanced learning experiences
  • Pedagogical design for engagement with archival collections
  • 21st century skill development in the archival environment
  • Educational theory in archival practice
  • Managing and facilitating pedagogical engagement with archives
  • The impact of evolving technology on short, medium and long term planning

How to submit your paper

Prospective authors are invited to contact the Guest Editors, in order to discuss proposed articles for this special issue of Archives and Records which will be published in Spring 2020.


The deadline for expressions of interest is 31 November 2018. All submissions will be double blind peer-reviewed and should be presented in line with the Archives and Records Instructions for Authors.

The final deadline for article submissions is 30 June 2019.

Editorial information


New Issue: Archives & Records

Archives & Records, Volume 28, Issue 2, 2017


“Keeping time in dance archives: moving towards the phenomenological archive space”
Arike Oke

“From personal to public: field books, museums, and the opening of the archives”
Michael Jones

“Exploring encounters between families, their histories and archived oral histories”
Mary Stewart & Cynthia Brown

“Has the introduction of orphan works licensing schemes solved the problem that orphan works present to digitization projects?”
Samantha Callaghan

“Should archivists edit Wikipedia, and if so how?”
George Cooban

Opinion Pieces

“Role of public archivists in post-apartheid South Africa: passive custodians or proactive narrators”
Isabel Schellnack-Kelly

“Protecting rights, asserting professional identity”
Margaret Procter

Book Reviews

“Teaching with primary sources”
Nerys Tunnicliffe

“The later Inquisitions post mortem: mapping the medieval countryside and rural society”
Christopher Whittick

“The cartulary of Binham Priory”
Euan C. Roger

“Appraisal and acquisition strategies”
Rachel MacGregor

“Engaging with records and archives: histories and theories”
Margaret Procter

“Practical tips for developing your staff”
Caroline Sampson

“Mannock Strickland 1683–1744: agent to English convents in Flanders. Letters and accounts from exile”
Robert F. W. Smith

“Terrier of Llanthony Priory’s houses and lands in Gloucester 1443”
Marianne Wilson

“This ghastly affair: Great War letters from the Leathersellers’ archives”
Michael Page

“The letters of John Collier of Hastings, 1731–1746”
Nell Darby

“The Special Collections Handbook”
Mark Dorrington

“Participatory heritage”
Melinda Haunton

“The logbook of Thomas Slatford, headmaster Littlehampton school 1871-1911”
Philip Gale


Michael Farrar (1929–2017)
Philip Saunders