Picking Up the Pieces: Library Processes and the Theft of Rare Materials
Greg Seppi, Dainan Skeem
Picking Up the Pieces: Library Processes and the Theft of Rare Materials
Greg Seppi, Dainan Skeem
The Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies (JCAS) announces the publication of three new articles and two new book reviews.
“MPLP: From Practice to Theory,” written by Kyna Herzinger.
Download the article: https://elischolar.library.yale.edu/jcas/vol7/iss1/20.
Abstract: This paper traces the transformation of More Product, Less Process or MPLP from a processing methodology to a principle that has supported a growing toolbox of practices. It highlights the seeds of that principle, which are rooted in Greene and Meissner’s effort to shift professional focus away from processing minutiae and toward access to and use of archival materials. Although MPLP developed out of demonstrable needs, its underlying attention to the nature of archival work and the archivist’s role within that work speaks to deeper concepts addressed within archival theory. This paper argues that MPLP’s pragmatic methods have evolved beyond a toolbox of practices, and that MPLP should be recast as a principle to be both challenged and held in tension with other fundamental archival principles.
“Labor Gone Digital (DigiFacket)! Experiences from Creating a Web Archive for Swedish Trade Unions,” written by Jenny Jansson, Katrin Uba, and Jaanus Karo.
Download the article: https://elischolar.library.yale.edu/jcas/vol7/iss1/19.
Abstract: The Internet has become an increasingly important forum for societal activism, as event mobilization, member organization, and some actions have moved online. These new types of activities, often facilitated by diverse social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, form an increasingly important part of contemporary social movements’ and organizations’ communication, work, and expression. This rapid digitalization and the increase of online activities have created a dilemma for social movement archives and researchers: Born-digital material is necessary to understand our contemporary movements, yet the materials generated and available on the Internet are rarely systematically archived. To help find solutions to this problem, the project Labor Gone Digital (DigiFacket)! set out to construct an archiving system for material created on the Internet by the Swedish trade union movement (i.e., websites and social media feeds). This article reviews the creation of the DigiFacket system and explores the challenges of building a web archive that meets both the needs of the research community and the movements occurring online, and that is easy enough to maintain, even for small archives.
“Review of Leading and Managing Archives and Manuscripts Programs,” written by Rory Grennan.
Download the article: https://elischolar.library.yale.edu/jcas/vol7/iss1/18.
Abstract: Review of Leading and Managing Archives and Manuscripts Programs, edited by Peter Gottlieb and David W. Carmichael, examining the main topics of leadership and management of people in archival programs, its place in the archival literature, and its potential audience.
“Review of Advocacy and Awareness for Archivists,” written by Elizabeth D. James.
Download the article: https://elischolar.library.yale.edu/jcas/vol7/iss1/21/.
Abstract: Advocacy and Awareness for Archivists is at once a practical guide and a call to action to consistently communicate the work and impact of archives at the local, regional, and national levels. As an expansion of the Archival Fundamentals Series, the book places the work of advocacy as being central to the archives profession. However, it neglects to incorporate contemporary archival concerns related to power dynamics and inequity when planning and conducting an advocacy effort.
“Review of Archival Values: Essays in Honor of Mark A. Greene” written by Gregory Wiedeman.
Download the article: https://elischolar.library.yale.edu/jcas/vol7/iss1/22/.
Abstract: Archival Values: Essays in Honor of Mark A. Greene is an archetypal Festschrift with 23 essays on each of the 11 Society of American Archivists Core Values of Archivists. This is primarily a book about archival professionalism, as Scott Cline’s framing essay offers the values as “integral to the archival endeavor” and the SAA Publications Board selected it as the fourth of SAA’s annual “One Book, One Profession” series. The book features some particularly standout works that will help both graduate students and veteran archivists better understand some of the more cutting-edge ideas that are reshaping how archivists think of themselves and their work. However, the traditional format and conservative genre can be a bit problematic and may undermine the effort and limit its potential readership.
JCAS is a peer-reviewed, open access journal sponsored by the Yale University Library, New England Archivists, and Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.
This call does not specifically mention archives, but is an opportunity for anyone interested in the topic as it relates to theology.
CFP: Theological Librarianship’s Diversity Forum
In light of recent events in the country and in recognition of long-standing inequities in the library profession, Theological Librarianship (TL) is planning to devote the Spring 2021 issue to a forum addressing questions of diversity, equity, and inclusion in theological libraries and librarianship. Such questions take different forms in different libraries and even in different theological contexts, and we expect the forum to reflect some of these differences as well as some common themes across the landscape of theological librarianship. The TL forum will be an opportunity to share your experiences with these questions at your institution in a brief (750-1500 word) statement or reflection.
Since diversity, equity, and inclusion (themselves often fraught terms) evoke a variety of concerns and realties touching race, sex, gender, sexual orientation, class, disability, religious and ethnic identity, etc., TL is looking for submissions that address this variety in critical and constructive ways, with a special focus on the intersectional nature of differing religious commitments and theological perspectives as they engage with other forms of diversity.
Theological Librarianship (https://serials.atla.com/theolib) is an open access journal publishing peer reviewed articles, as well as essays and reviews, on subjects at the intersection of librarianship and religious and theological studies that potentially impact libraries.
The deadline for submissions to the Spring 2021 forum is January 3, 2021. Submissions must be made at https://serials.atla.com/theolib/about/submissions. Please review the submission guidelines carefully. You will need to login to create your submission. If you have not previously created an account, you will need to register first before a submission can be completed. In the submission form, select “Special Forum” under the Section drop-down.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our editorial team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Archival Science Volume 20, issue 4, December 2020
Towards a human-centred participatory approach to child social care recordkeeping
Elizabeth Shepherd, Victoria Hoyle, Elizabeth Lomas, Andrew Flinn, Anna Sexton
Creating value of the past through negotiations in the present: balancing professional authority with influence of participants
Usability evaluation of an open-source environmental monitoring data dashboard for archivists
Monica G. Maceli, Kerry Yu
Two archives of the Russian revolution
Margins of documents, center of power: a case study on the Consejo de Indias’ annotated paperwork and the construction of legality in an imperial archive
Introduction: Applying a landscape perspective to digital cultural heritage
Guest Editor: Chen Yang and Kelly Greenop
Harnessing digital workflows for the understanding, promotion and participation in the conservation of heritage sites by meeting both ethical and technical challenges
Mario Santana Quintero, Reem Awad and Luigi Barazzetti
Digital cultural heritage and rural landscapes: preserving the histories of landscape conservation in the United States
Sarah Karle and Richard Carman
A digital information system for cultural landscapes: the case of Slender West Lake scenic area in Yangzhou, China
Chen Yang and Feng Han
Towards more-than-human heritage: arboreal habitats as a challenge for heritage preservation
Stanislav Roudavski and Julian Rutten
Book, conference and exhibition review
‘digital cultural heritage: FUTURE VISIONS, a landscape perspective’ International Conference Report
Kommunikation – Daten im Dialog und Dissens
Jochen Rath: Daten im Dialog und Dissens
Bastian Gillner/Christoph Schmidt: Arbeitskultur und Kommunikation. Ein Kommentar zu den aktuellen Herausforderungen archivischer Vorfeldarbeit
Hans-Jürgen Höötmann/Katharina Tiemann: Bielefelder Perspektiven zur Überlieferung im Verbund
Wolfgang Günther/Arnold Otto: „Die anstrengendste und zugleich schönste Aufgabe eines
Kirchenarchivs: Die Archivpflege“
Anikó Szabó: Dauerhafte Kenntnis der Gesamtheit – Sicherung von Studierendendaten in Nordrhein-Westfalen
Wilhelm Grabe: „Sortir de la guerre – Nach dem Krieg. Le Mans-Paderborn 1919-1930“. Ein deutsch-französisches Ausstellungsprojekt
Christoph Laue: „Hier hat er keine politische, sondern rein ärztliche Tätigkeit ausgeübt“. Versuch der Aberkennung des Bundesverdienstkreuzes des Herforder Amtsarztes Heinrich Siebert
Hansjörg Riechert: Entschädigungsakten: Der Bestand und seine Nutzung im Kreisarchiv Lippe
Annette Hennigs: Fundstücke in Entschädigungsakten: Dokumente zum Alltagsleben der 1920erbis 1950er-Jahre
Kerstin Stockhecke/Bärbel Thau: Patientenakten – Perspektiven aus der Praxis
Jochen Rath: Abmahnungen und Verweise in und aus Personalakten. Analoge Konsequenzen und digitale Perspektiven
Archivtheorie und praxis
Geschichtsforschung und Archive im digitalen Zeitalter. Chancen, Risiken und Nebenwirkungen (M. König) • Auf zu neuen Ufern. AFIS-Migration von AUGIAS zur Verbundlösung Arcinsys im Staatsarchiv Bremen (B. Nimz/V. Pordzik) • Signifikante Eigenschaften für eine „unknown community“ (M. Puchta) • Empfehlungen für die Abgabe von statistischen Mikrodaten vom Statistischen Verbund an die Landesarchive (K. Naumann) • Der Stellenmarkt für Archivarinnen und Archivare (2006-2018) (K. Uhde) • Erfahrungsaustausch zur Notfallprävention und -bewältigung im Nationalarchiv der Tschechischen Republik (R. Jedlitschka) • Eine bürgerliche
Familie im Adelsarchiv? Das Familienarchiv Westphal als Teil des „Oberrheinischen Adelsarchiv“ im Staatsarchiv Freiburg (S. Brenneisen)
Mitteilungen und Beiträge des Landesarchivs NRW
Klopfzeichen aus dem „Hausarrest“ – können Archive aus der Coronakrise lernen? Die Pandemie und das Arbeiten aus der Distanz (M. Schlemmer) • Musik liegt … im Archiv (A. Gebauer-Berlinghof)
Mitteilungen und Beiträge des VdA
Aktuelles: 75 Jahre VdA und Deutscher Archivtag 2021 in Kassel • Berichte aus dem Verband: Landesverband Berlin • Landesverband Hessen
Feminist Review, Vol. 125 no 1 (July 2020)
Some content is open access.
Photos on the Mantelpiece
Archival Experiments, Notes and (Dis)orientations
Nydia A. Swaby, Chandra Frank
Experimentations With the Archive: A Roundtable Conversation
La Vaughn Belle, Zayaan Khan, Holly A. Smith, Julietta Singh
Speculative Fabulations: Enter the Archive, or ‘Beneath Yaba’s Garden’
Ama Josephine B. Johnstone
Being Close to, With or Amongst
‘Listening’ With Gothenburg’s Iron Well: Engaging the Imperial Archive Through Black Feminist Methodologies and Arts-Based Research
Lena Sawyer, Nana Osei-Kofi
Out of Sorts: A Queer Crip in the Archive
Ryan Lee Cartwright
Black Tree Play: Learning From Anti-Lynching Ecologies in The ‘Life and Times’ of an American Called Pauli Murray
Archiving the African Feminist Festival Through Oral Communication and Social Media
June Givanni’s Pan-African Cinema Archive: A Diasporic Feminist Dwelling Space
Aditi Jaganathan, Sarita Malik, June Givanni
Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments: Intimate Histories of Social Upheaval
You are invited to submit a proposal for the Journal of New Librarianship’s On Innovation in Libraries column.
Innovations in a Time of Crisis and Complexity
Rogers (2003) defined innovation as an “idea, practice, or object that is perceived as new by an individual or other unit of adoption” (p. 12). Innovations may take place as social problems gain a position of high priority in response to heightened recognition of problems or needs (Rogers, 2003). As the Journal of New Librarianship completes its transition to OJS at CU Boulder, we are issuing a call for proposals for the column, On Innovation in Libraries. The theme for this cycle of column publications will explore the topic of library innovations in a time of crisis and complexity during which we have seen exacerbation of existing inequalities (Campbell, 2020). We invite you to share what this has looked like in your Library’s praxis.
Completed columns will be 1,500 – 3,000 words. Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit proposals of 200-500 words on or before Monday, September 21, 2020. Authors will be notified by Wednesday, October 21, 2020 regarding the status of their proposals and to discuss a timeline for column submission, editorial review, and publication in early 2021 on our new OJS platform.
Please submit column proposals via this web form. [https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fokstatelib.qualtrics.com%2Fjfe%2Fform%2FSV_2aVV41UunoLtUu9&data=02|01|cristina.colquhoun%40okstate.edu|c99d10c8c5b84140f33508d8359044df|2a69c91de8494e34a230cdf8b27e1964|0|0|637318241029274081&sdata=HWtradEN2PxmdHO4WQBz5vnTaGF%2Fcl4mZQnZY3uplhM%3D&reserved=0) ]
Campbell, L. (July 8, 2020). Sustaining an ethic of care. Open World. https://lornamcampbell.org/higher-education/sustaining-care/.
Archeota, Vol. 6 no. 1, Spring/Summer 2020
Unfiltered History: Pride and prejudice at Godman Air Field June 1945
Untold Stories Get Told: The Importance of Archivists in Diversifying History
Reinventing the Wheel: An Archeologist Digs for Metadata
Introducing Melissa Ward: Digital Archivist at Blizzard Entertainment
So, You Digitized Your Collection, Now What? The Subtle Craft of Digital Preservation
Conquering the Backlog: Special Collections and Archives’ Backlog Elimination Project at UNLV
Francis Parker School Archive: 100 Years of History and Pride
Archiving in Times of Crisis: Archivists Respond to COVID-19
Our staff Recommendations for Summer Reading
Introducing our 2020/2021 Team SJSU Student Chapter of the Society for American Archivists
The newest issue of Judaica Librarianship includes several articles about archives.
Judaica Librarianship, Vol. 21 (2020)
Vol. 21 Editor’s Note
Essays and Research
The Victor Perera Papers: The Archive of a Twentieth Century Sephardic-American Writer
The Importance of Being Discovered: The Werner Von Boltenstern Shanghai Photograph and Negative Collection
The UCLA Sephardic Archive Initiative: Finding the Keys to an Untold History
Max Modiano Daniel
Primary Sources in the College Classroom: The Beck Archives at the University of Denver Libraries
The Sydney Taylor Book Award at Fifty: Trends in Canonized Jewish Children’s Literature (1968–2020)
Rachel Leket-Mor, Fred Isaac
The Cultural Doings and Undoings of the Sydney Taylor Book Award
Stacy M. Collins
“Love Your Neighbor”: An AJL Project to Combat Antisemitism
Heidi Rabinowitz, Kathleen Bloomfield
JS/DH: Primary Sources and Open Data
Scatter of the Literature
June 2017–February 2020
Haim A. Gottschalk