New Issue: Journal of Western Archives

Current Issue: Volume 11, Issue 1 (2020)

Article

Balancing the Art and Science of Archival Processing Metrics and Assessment
Cyndi Shein, Sarah R. Jones, Tammi Kim, and Karla Irwin

Case Studies

Corporate Archives in Silicon Valley: Building and Surviving Amid Constant Change
Paula Jabloner and Anna Mancini

Finding AV Needles in Manuscript Haystacks: Conducting an Audiovisual Assessment/Audit in Manuscript Archives
Benjamin Harry

Review

Review of Reappraisal and Deaccessioning in Archives and Special Collections
Alexis Adkins

Review of Arranging and Describing Archives and Manuscripts
Cory L. Nimer

CFP: Partnership Journal Special Issue: Think Twice: A Call to Reconsider Library and Information Science Theory and Practice @PartnershipJ

Call for Submissions: Partnership Journal Special Issue: Think Twice: A Call to Reconsider Library and Information Science Theory and Practice

We invite you to submit to our special theme Think Twice: A Call to Reconsider Library and Information Science Theory and Practice for peer-reviewed sections. Peer-reviewed submissions should be submitted to the appropriate section in accordance with the journal’s section policies.

Or, consider submitting to our non-peer-reviewed features section on Libraries and the Pandemic. Your submission could be on your library’s experience during the pandemic or the post-pandemic future of libraries.

Deadline for peer-reviewed sections: November 1, 2020
Deadline for non-peer-reviewed sections: December 15, 2020

PARTNERSHIP is the journal of “Partnership”, Canada’s national network of provincial and territorial library associations. Partnership promotes the exchange of ideas about libraries, librarianship, and information science among practitioners across all library sectors. We are a Canadian, open access journal publishing double-blind peer-reviewed research and editorially-reviewed articles and opinion pieces.

Questions can be directed to Dr. Norene Erickson, Editor-in-Chief.

Information & Culture

Our access policies are expanding! Information & Culture is proud to announce that authors in the journal may now archive pre-print and post-print versions of their articles. Open access policies make scholarly research more visible and accessible for both authors and researchers.

Learn more at Sherpa Romeo which enables researchers and librarians to see publishers’ conditions for open access archiving on a journal-by-journal basis. Visit https://v2.sherpa.ac.uk/id/publication/22227 or https://infoculturejournal.org/Selfarchiving for details.

CFP: Provenance

The Society of Georgia Archivists and Provenance editorial board are pleased to announce that they have moved to an open access model for the journal. All issues will be available online as soon as they are ready for publication, removing the one year embargo on content that had previously been in place.We hope this shift will better meet the needs of the profession and provide more timely research and commentary on the topics that matter most to the field. You can read the latest issue or browse earlier publications at: digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/provenance.

Call for Papers

Provenance: The Journal of the Society of Georgia Archivists, a peer reviewed academic publication, seeks articles on archival theory and practice for the 2020 issue. Please note that the content of the journal is not limited to the state of Georgia, and articles of regional or national significance are welcome. First-time authors are especially encouraged to submit articles for consideration. Provenance is also interested in innovative and unique methods for presenting scholarly content. Please contact Heather Oswald if you would like to discuss an article idea or format.

Articles on archival topics outside of theory and practice which meet publication standards will also be considered. Typical papers should be a Word document, 10-20 pages, double spaced, and formatted according to the 17th edition of the Chicago Manual of Style. Please review information for contributors: digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/provenance/policies.html.

Articles are to be submitted utilizing Provenance’s online system: digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/provenance.

For additional information contact Editor Heather Oswald at: provenance@soga.org. Deadline for contributions is July 15, 2020.

Gracy Award 

Each year the SGA awards the Gracy Award, a $350 prize which recognizes a superior contribution to Provenance. Named for David B. Gracy II, founder and first editor of Georgia Archive, the award began in 1990 and is judged by the editorial board.

*Back issues of Provenance and Georgia Archive available online*

Table of Contents for volume 36, issue 1:

Articles

Participatory Archival Research and Development: The Born-Digital Access Initiative
Alison Clemens, Wendy Hagenmaier, Jessica Myerson, and Rachel Appel

Chain of Custody: Access and Control of State Archival Records in Public-Private Partnerships
Sarah Carlson

Case Study

Using Captions and Controlled Vocabulary to Describe Visual Materials as an Alternative to Digitization
Eric Willey

Reviews

Brown, Archival Futures
reviewed by Joshua Kitchens

MarshallThe Complete Guide to Personal Digital Archiving
reviewed by Erin Lawrimore

Ryan and SampsonThe No-Nonsense Guide to Born-Digital Content
reviewed by Pamela Nye

Cohen, Archive That, Comrade! Left Legacies and the Counter Culture of Remembrance
reviewed by Cheryl Oestreicher

Foscarini, MacNeil, Mak, and OliverEngaging with Records and Archives: Histories and Theories
reviewed by Martin T. Olliff

AbramsOral History Theory (Second Edition)
reviewed by Amanda Pellerin

McDadeTorn from Their Bindings: A Story of Art, Science, and the Pillaging of American University Libraries
reviewed by Kay Strahan

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Heather Oswald
Manager of Public Services
Baker Library, Harvard Business School
Somerville MA

New Issue: Archival Science

Volume 20, Issue 2, June 2020
(partial open access)

Original Papers

Social media data archives in an API-driven world
Amelia Acker, Adam Kreisberg

Participatory description: decolonizing descriptive methodologies in archives
Lauren Haberstock

Of global reach yet of situated contexts: an examination of the implicit and explicit selection criteria that shape digital archives of historical newspapers
Tessa Hauswedell, Julianne Nyhan, M. H. Beals, Melissa Terras, Emily Bell

Rural archives in China over the past 40 years
Tianjiao Qi

Acknowledging the shadows
Michael Karabinos

 

2019 SAA Research Forum Proceedings Now Online

2019 SAA Research Forum

9:00-9:30 AM: Opening and Session 1

Welcome and Overview – Research Forum Program Committee  [Slides]

Dispatches from the Front: Findings from the Virtual Footlocker Project Phase 1 – Edward Benoit, III and Roxanne Guidry [Abstract/Bios] [Slides]

9:30-10:00 AM: Session 2: Archives and Education

Developing a Framework to Enable Collaboration in Computational Archival Science Education – Richard Marciano [Abstract/Bio] [Slides]

Gauging Student Perspectives: Using Survey Data to Understand Student Perceptions of Archives – Suzanne Noruschat and Giao Luong Baker [Abstract/Bios] [Slides]

Supporting and Sustaining Digital Curation Education with BitCuratorEdu – Jessica Farrell and Christopher Lee [Abstract/Bios] [Slides]

10:00-10:30 AM: Break

10:30-11:00 AM: Session 3: Archives in Practice

“No ideal place for [special collections and archives]:” Administrator and user viewpoints on archives existing in libraries – Ashley Todd-Diaz [Abstract/Bio] [Slides]

Sorry, this Video Does Not Exist: Curating the Digital Documentary – Heather Barnes [Abstract/Bio] [Slides]

Conscious editing of archival description at UNC-Chapel Hill – Jackie Dean [Abstract/Bio] [Slides]

11:00-11:30 AM: Session 4: Lightning Talks

Using CIRCA for Special Collections: A Scalable Solution – Gwynn Thayer and Eli Brown [Abstract/Bios] [Slides]

What’s In the Box? Collection Exploration and Instruction – Nathalie Proulx and Kristen Korfitzen [Abstract/Bios] [Slides]

Expedited digital appraisal for regular archivists:  an MPLP type approach for hybrid collections – Susanne Belovari [Abstract/Bio] [Slides]

Radical Collaboration between Computer Science and Archival Science to Educate Next Generation Archivists – Jane Zhang [Abstract/Bio] [Slides]

11:30 AM-Noon: Session 5: Radical Collaboration [Abstract/Bios]

Overview and an Archivist’s Example – Nance McGovern [Slides]

Example: Working with Data and Archives – Heather Soyka [Remarks]

Example: The Evolving Role of University Archivists – Kari Smith [Slides]

Noon-1:30 PM: Lunch

1:30-2:00 PM: Session 6: Scaling Practice

Digitization for Everybody (Dig4E): Bridging the Gap between Standards and Practice – Paul Conway [Abstract/Bio] [Slides]

By the People, with the people: User-center crowdsourcing at the Library of Congress – Lauren Algee [Abstract/Bio] [Slides]

Scalability and process: A national survey of inventory practices within archives – Patrice-Andre Prud’homme and JJ Compton [Abstract/Bios] [Slides]

2:00-3:00 PM: Poster Session (see list of posters)

3:00-3:30 PM: Break [and extra time for posters]

3:30-4:00 PM: Session 7: Digital Practice

Centralized Born-Digital Processing at Wilson Special Collections Library – Jessica Venlet [Abstract/Bio] [Slides]

Social Media Data Preservation in an API-driven World – Amelia Acker [Abstract/Bio] [Slides]

Computer-Assisted Appraisal of Email: RATOM – Christopher Lee [Abstract/Bio] [Slides]

4:00-4:30 PM: Session 8: SAA’s CORDA

Framing Research as Evaluation and Assessment: Introducing CORDA – Paul Conway and Jennifer Gunter King [Abstract/Bios] [Slides]

4:30-5:00 PM: Session 9 and Closing 

At a Crossroads: Archival Description, Aggregation, and the Next 20 Years – Jodi Allison-Bunnell [Abstract/Bio] [Slides]

Closing: Looking Ahead – Research Forum Program Committee  [Slides]

Posters (in alphabetical order)

A Collaborative Effort to Plan a Digital Preservation Program at a Small Library – Laura Bell and Fatemeh Rezaei [Abstract/Bio] [Poster]

 American Samoa’s Government Archives – James Himphill [Abstract/Bio] [Poster]

Appraising Professional Networks – Cory Nimer [Abstract/Bio] [Poster]

Are Academic Archives Championing EDI Initiatives in Digital Collections Metadata Practices? – Jessica Serrao [Abstract/Bio] [Poster]

Campus Archives in the Shadow of Campus Sexual Assault – Ana Roeschley and Jessica Holden [Abstract/Bio] [Poster]

Creating Competencies for Audiovisual Archiving Education and Professional Development – Karen Gracy [Abstract/Bio] [Poster]

Electronic Health Records and Electronic Health Archives: An Archival Examination of the ISO Health Informatics Standards – He Yang and Xuenan Zhang [Abstract/Bio] [Poster]

Empowering the Archivist: Progress Report on “Applying Intelligent Agents to Digital Preservation Research Programme” – Paul Severn [Abstract/Bio] [Poster forthcoming]

Exhibits of Archives in Japan – Yayoi Tsutsui [Abstract/Bio] [Poster]

How do levels of description affect discoverability of the Web Archives at the Library of Congress? – Carlyn Osborn [Abstract/Bio] [Poster]

Integrated Organization: Processing 500 feet of special collection materials in under 18 months – Donica Martin and Angela Solis [Abstract/Bio] [Poster]

Signatures as identity tool: implications for name authority work in historical collections and beyond – Ashlea Green [Abstract/Bio] [Poster]

Turning A Challenge into Education: MA Museum Administration Students Undertake a Real-Life Collections Management Project – Alyse Hennig [Abstract/Bio] [Poster]

Peer-Reviewed Research Papers

Developing a Framework to Enable Collaboration in Computational Archival Science Education – Richard Marciano, Gregory Jansen, and William Underwood [Paper]

Macro-appraisal and Professional Communities – Cory L. Nimer [Paper]

A Research Study of Inventory Practices in Archives in the United States: Scalability and Process – Patrice-Andre Prud’homme and JJ Compton [Paper]

 

The Reading Room Ceases Publication

As of 2020, The Reading Room: A Journal of Special Collections has ceased publication. This scholarly journal was committed to providing current research and relevant discussion of practices in a special collections library setting. The Reading Room sought submissions from practitioners and students involved with working in special collections in museums, historical societies, corporate environments, public libraries and academic libraries. Topics included exhibits, outreach, mentorship, donor relations, teaching, reference, technical and metadata skills, social media, “Lone Arrangers”, management and digital humanities. The journal featured single-blind, peer-reviewed research articles and case studies related to all aspects of current special collections work.

New Case Study: Engaging History of Science Students with Primary Sources

Despite a significant portion of non-English science and technology texts, Leigh Rupinski, archivist in Special Collections and University Archives at Grand Valley State University Libraries, devises an interactive lesson plan to engage history of science students visiting the archives. Read all about it in “Bingo! Engaging History of Science Students with Primary Sources,” which is the thirteenth case in the open access series Case Studies on Teaching With Primary Sources sponsored by SAA’s Reference, Access, and Outreach Section.

ATALM Presentations available

We have good news! The narrated presentations of nineteen sessions recorded at the 2019 Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums (ATALM) Annual Conference, held in Temecula, California, are now available on the Sustainable Heritage Network. Each of these sessions were included in the conference’s Professional Development Certificate program and correlate with either the Library Services and Programs Certificate or the Language Preservation and Revitalization Certificate.

We are pleased to share these ATALM sessions from forty-two experts working in archives, libraries, and museums across the United States. This new set of resources covers language documentation, grant writing and reporting, international collaborations, digital records management, photo digitization, or community engagement, and more. If you were not able to attend one of these ATALM sessions or would like a refresher, visit this collection on the SHN: http://www.sustainableheritagenetwork.org/collection/2019-narrated-presentations

Please note that Professional Development Certificate sessions are organized by their respective focus under the “In this Collection” box in the page linked above.

Thanks to all the session leaders!

Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and MuseumsInstitute of Museum and Library ServicesSIL InternationalLittle Big Horn College Library/ ArchivesAcademy of Motion Picture Arts and SciencesNortheast Document Conservation CenterHuna Heritage FoundationNational Endowment For HumanitiesNational Endowment for the ArtsNational Park ServiceZiibiwing Center of Anishinabe Culture and LifewaysNational Native American Boarding School Healing CoalitionSherman Indian MuseumNorthern Arizona UniversityUBC Museum Of AnthropologyIndigenous Library Services, University of ManitobaQuapaw Tribal LibraryHennepin County LibraryMinnesota Department of EducationHistorypinSustainable MuseumsSaginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe Tribal OperationsUniversity of Alaska Fairbanks Rasmuson LibraryAlaska State LibraryMontana Historical SocietyCatawba Cultural CenterCenter for Digital Scholarship and Curation