New Bibliography: Public History and Archives

A few months ago I started a new page for bibliographies and invited anyone to contribute.

I’m pleased to share a new bibliography created by Hallel Yadin, Public History and Archives. This is an active project and will be updated. If you are interested in contributing to it, please let me know and I will add you as an author in Zotero or post the citations for you.

I welcome any other ideas and contributions. Thank you Hallel for all your work!

New Page: Bibliographies

Greetings Readers-

I have often seen people post requests to listservs, social media, or other places for ideas on literature to read on topics. It can be time consuming to do the research to find helpful and relevant information, and often someone else has already done it.

Therefore, I created a new page for Bibliographies. I started with SAA, SAA Sections, and did some other searching to start this compilation. I know there are many, many more out there, so please send me ones you’ve created or ones you know will be helpful to other archivists.

To stay within the goals of this blog, I’m looking for bibliographies that are directly beneficial to archivists, the work we do, and the knowledge we need. Here are some guidelines:

  • Focused on articles, books, and scholarly works
  • Grounded in, but not limited to, archival literature
  • May include works by our allied and related professions
  • May include supplemental resources (e.g. websites, blogs, etc.)
  • Can be in any format: Word, PDF, websites, Zotero, Google Docs, etc.

Have ideas for a topic where a bibliography doesn’t exist? Create one! And if you’re not sure how or where to start, let me know and let’s work together to start one.

I am very open to recommendations – I want this to be a helpful resource for archivists so please be in touch with any ideas.

Contact me with your suggestions!

New: Software Preservation Bibliography

The Software Preservation Network (SPN) is delighted to announce the release of the Software Preservation Bibliography.

Created by SPN’s Training & Education Working Group, the Bibliography is a living, curated Zotero library of resources, tools, organizations, and research related to software preservation. The Bibliography currently contains over fifty resources that span multiple formats including reports, presentations, grant proposals, blog posts, worksheets, and more!

The Software Preservation Bibliography is a living resource that can be added to as new software preservation resources become available. Aware of a resource that isn’t yet represented? Let us know via this Google Form. SPN’s Training & Education Working Group will perform batch updates on a regular basis.
If you have any questions about the Bibliography, please reach out to Katherine Boss at katherine.boss@nyu.edu.
Best wishes,
Jess (on behalf of SPN’s Training & Education Working Group)

Jess Farrell | she/her/hers
Community Facilitator
Software Preservation Network and BitCurator Consortium
Educopia Institute

Call for Contributions: Select History of the World’s Archives, 1588-1898

In 2015 the Archival History Section of the Society of American Archivists compiled a Bibliography of Archival History. The recently revised document is currently available on our microsite: goo.gl/nlM1lT

We are now compiling a bibliography of a Select History of the World’s Archives, 1588-1898.  This new bibliography is international in scope and includes sources about or published by archives before 1899.  The bibliography includes works in English and foreign languages.  The AHS Steering Committee is seeking assistance from the SAA membership to fulfill this project.

If you are interested in contributing citations to this project, please view our current bibliography here: goo.gl/VsrBZK

Guidelines for formatting citations can be found on the Archival History Section microsite: goo.gl/CJZT0F

You can make comments directly on the Google document or email me with your citations or questions at cbtrace@austin.utexas.edu.

Thank you for your help in our ongoing project!

Best,

Ciaran B. Trace

Archival History Section

Visual Materials Bibliography

The SAA Visual Materials Section recently updated their Bibliography. This is a great resource and will be helpful for anyone interested in the topic. Great job to all who contributed!

Here’s the outline:
1. Photography–History and General Works
1.A Reference works (encyclopedias, dictionaries)
1.B Discursive Texts
1.C Aesthetics, Criticism, and Interpretation
1.D Photographers (Biographies, Directories)
2. Visual Processes, Formats, and Technical Manuals
2.A Photography
2.B Moving Image Materials
2.B.1 Motion Picture Film
2.B.2 Videotape
2.B.3 Digital Moving Image Formats
2.C. Selected Print Technologies (Lithography, Chromolithography)
2.D. Visual Ephemera
2.E. Architectural Records
3. Visual Materials Published Repository Guides and Catalogs
3.A. National Guides/Union Catalogs
3.B Regional Resources
3.C United States- State by State
4. Archives/Collections Management of Visual Materials
4.A General works
4.B. Preservation
4.C. Conservation
4.D. Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Recovery
4.E. Cataloging standards and tools
4.E.1 Organization / Metadata (e.g. EADMARC, Dublin Core, ADAG)
4.E.2 Description & Content (e.g. AAT, LCSH, TGM, APPM DACS)
4.F. Processing, Arrangement and Description of Visual Materials
5. Reformatting of Visual Materials
5.A Digitization
5.B Microfilming
5.C Optical Disk
6. Essential Visual Materials Serials
6.A Photography
6.B Motion Picture Film

Bibliography of Archival History

So this came through on a couple of the listservs, and I encourage anyone to contribute.

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Last year the Archival History Roundtable compiled a Bibliography of Archival History. The recently revised document is currently available on our microsite: http://goo.gl/nlM1lT

We are now compiling a bibliography of a Select History of the World’s Archives, 1588-1898. This new bibliography is international in scope and will include sources about archives and archival science created or published before 1899.

If you are interested in contributing citations to this project, please view our current bibliography here: https://goo.gl/VsrBZK.

Guidelines for formatting citations can be found on the Archival History Section microsite: https://goo.gl/CJZT0F.

You can make comments directly on the Google document or email me with your citations or questions at kelly.kolar@mtsu.edu.

Thank you for your help in our ongoing project!

Kelly A. Kolar
Vice-Chair
Archival History Section