New Recent Scholarship: Other Publications

Proceedings of the Association for Library and Information Science Education Annual Conference: ALISE 2018

The Copyright Permissions Culture in Software Preservation and Its Implications for the Cultural Record
Association of Research Libraries

Archiving Content from Mobile Devices: Challenges and Strategies,” SAA Case Study
Laura Alagna

Inserting librarians into the Canadian oral history conversation
Holly Hendrigan

Research and Learning Agenda for Archives, Special, and Distinctive Collections in Research Libraries” OCLC Research Report
Chela Scott Weber

The Many Faces of Digital Visitors and Residents: Facets of Online Engagement” OCLC Research Report
Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Vanessa Kitzie, Erin M. Hood, and William Harvey


New Issue: The American Archivist

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

A Quick Six Years
Gregory S. Hunter

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

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

New Publishing Opportunity: Case Studies on Teaching With Primary Sources

The Reference, Outreach, and Access Section (RAO) is pleased to announce the launch of a new SAA epublication series, Case Studies on Teaching With Primary Sources, a peer-reviewed publication opportunity for sharing successful, innovative, and experimental approaches to teaching and outreach using primary sources: This SAA epublication arose out of the recently completed work of the SAA/Association of College and Research Libraries’ (ACRL) Rare Books and Manuscripts Section (RBMS) Joint Task Force on Primary Source Literacy (JTF-PSL). The RAO leadership collaborated with the JTF-PSL and SAA’s publications editor and director to envision and implement Case Studies on Teaching With Primary Sources.

Each case study will reference one or more of the 22 learning objectives in the Guidelines for Primary Source Literacy, which are intended to “articulate broadly the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed by researchers to successfully conceptualize, find, understand, analyze, and use primary sources.” Case studies illustrate explicitly the application of one or more of these learning objectives in teaching, articulate how and why specific learning objectives were chosen as the focus of the case, and provide information on actual or potential assessment strategies to determine the efficacy of the interventions detailed in the case.

In addition to the first published case study, authored by RAO member Samantha Crisp, the case studies website provides a link to the Guidelines for Primary Source Literacy (currently under review by SAA’s Standards Committee), detailed information on how to submit a case study for publication consideration, and a submission form that will help authors structure case studies successfully. RAO members are encouraged to consider highlighting their instruction and outreach work by authoring case studies.

Alison Stankrauff
RAO Chair

Newsletter Calls and New Issues

I am thrilled to resume my role as SOLO editor, and am now hoping to receive submissions for our upcoming, October (Halloween) issue.

Are you a lone arranger overseeing some odd/creepy/morbidly fascinating collections? Do you have cool items in your custody meriting more exposure to the archival world?
If so, please get in touch with me ( with a some details about your role, and collections. We are aiming for a 1000 word (max) submission, with a (Friday) 10/20 deadline. We will publish the issue on Tuesday, 10/31(Halloween!!!).
Ashley Levine

The Ohio Archivist, Fall 2017 issue is now available. Our three feature pieces this fall deal with a local music history project at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Library and Archives; House Bill 139 and the accessibility of adoption, and lunacy, records; and as part of the SOA’s 50th Anniversary, a “look back” by several past-presidents of the organization.

See the full announcement.


California Originals, the quarterly newsletter of the California State Archives, is now available! The new issue celebrates California Archives Month.


Check out the latest issue of Archival Outlook online! In this issue, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago celebrates its past through its archives, archivist Zachary Liebhaber considers the significance of preserving objects from memorial sites, and Council member Erin Lawrimore creates exhibits in craft breweries to engage a wider audience. Read interviews with Ida E. Jones, the 1995 recipient of the Harold T. Pinkett Minority Student Award, and Snatchbot CEO Henri Ben Ezra, who considers how chatbots could be useful to archivists. In addition, browse for highlights of ARCHIVES 2017 in Portland and catch up on this year’s award winners and new SAA Fellows. Start reading here


Please consider submitting a short article/news item to be included in the December issue of The Archival Spirit.

Articles (generally 400 – 600 words) may be submitted to me at by Monday, November 6, 2017. Accompanying graphics are encouraged.

Archived issues of The Archival Spirit are accessible at

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Best regards,
Tom McCullough


Call for Submissions for Fall 2017 Newsletter

We want to hear from you. The Archivists and Archives of Color Quarterly Newsletter is looking for news, upcoming events, exhibits, staff news, fellowship/scholarship announcements, etc. from your institution.

If you would like your item to be published in our Fall 2017 issue, please submit your announcements/news/photos to Ashley Stevens, Newsletter Editor at by Friday, October 13, 2017.

New/Recent Publications: Reports, Guides, and Other

Provenance Guide
International Foundation for Art Research

Navigating Research: How academic users understand, discover, and utilize reference resources
Oxford University Press

CHU, Clara M. and DAVIS, Mary Ellen K. and PUENTE, Mark A. (2017) Learning Together: Libraries, Archives, and Museums. Paper presented at: IFLA WLIC 2017 – Wrocław, Poland – Libraries. Solidarity. Society. in Session 112 – Poster Sessions.

“Construction of Backup System and Operating Mechanism for Military Archives” International Conference on Man-Machine-Environment System Engineering
Shisheng Cheng, Yongqing Zhang, Qianqian Wu, Rong Liu

Archives Digital and Otherwise: Recent Books on Archiving Canadian Writing” Journal of Canadian Studies 50 No. 3 (Fall 2016)

The Activist’s Guide to Archiving Video

SAA Annual Meeting Session Recordings Available

Proceedings of the 2017 ACM Symposium on Document Engineering

Association of Research Libraries, SPEC Kit 356: Diversity and Inclusion (September 2017). There’s also a webinar about this on October 11.

Association of Research Libraries, SPEC Kit 354: Data Curation

Association of Research Libraries, Issue Brief: Using Fair Use to Preserve and Share Disappearing Government Information


SAA Case Studies

SAA announced a new Campus Case Study, “Successful Fundraising with Library and
Archives Collaboration.” SAA started this series geared towards academic archives, but often the studies offer insight and tips to any type of institution.

More recently, the case studies have expanded and there are now openly accessible case studies on ethics, diversifying the archival record, and government records.

These are also a good publishing opportunity. Recognizing the benefit of these to the profession, SAA is open to expanding the contributing groups.  They are much shorter than journal-article length, good for collaborative writing, and allow to share real-life experiences and practices.

2017 SAA Research Forum Documents Available

The presentation slides and posters from this year’s SAA Research Forum are now available.

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

Welcome and Overview
Research Forum Program Committee [Slides]

Towards a Wicked Problems Research Agenda for Archival and Recordkeeping Scholarship
Eliot Wilczek (The MITRE Corporation) [Abstract/Bio] [Slides]

Teaching Research Data Management to the World
Dr. Helen R. Tibbo (UNC-Chapel Hill) [Slides]

9:30-10:00 AM: Session 2: Examining Our Practice

Simple and Expedited Digital Appraisal/Processing: Testing Software and Developing a First Simple Workflow
Susanne Belovari (University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign) [Abstract/Bio]

Show Me Archives and the Community Engagement Legacy of Aurora Davis
Sarah Buchanan (University of Missouri) [Abstract/Bio] [Slides]

A Model for the Social Construction of Risk in the Audit and Certification of Trustworthy Digital Repositories
Rebecca D. Frank (University of Michigan) [Abstract/Bio] [Slides]

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

Beyond the Repository: Exploring Integration Between Local and Distributed Digital Preservation Systems
Laura Alagna (Northwestern University) [Abstract/Bio] [Slides]

How Do Small Archives Steward Their Moving Image and Sound Collections? A Qualitative Study
Anthony Cocciolo (Pratt Institute) [Abstract/Bio] [Slides]

Archives & DAM
Alice Cameron (Northwestern University) [Abstract/Bio] [Slides]

11:00-11:30 AM: Session 4: Architectural Records and Innovation

Actors, Artifacts, and Enduring Value in Architecture
Katie Pierce Meyer (University of Texas at Austin) [Abstract/Bio] [Slides]

Asks and Answers: Interviews with Archivists on Born-Digital Design Records
Suzanne Noruschat (Yale University), Pamela Casey (Columbia University) [Abstract/Bios] [Slides]

Memory Happens Now: A Collaborative Strategy for Digital Preservation of Organizational Records
Nancy Hadley (The American Institute of Architects) [Abstract/Bio] [Slides]

11:30 AM-Noon: Session 5: Adventures in Discovery

Evaluating How Archival Websites Allow Researchers to Prepare for an In-Person Visit
Scott Pitol (University of Illinois at Chicago) [Abstract/Bio] [Slides]

Proof of Existence: Methods for Adding Archival Resources to Wikipedia
Emily Vigor (UC Berkeley) [Abstract/Bio] [Slides]

Access Strategies for Born-Digital Archives: Lessons of the International Fellowships Program Project
Jane Gorjevsky (Columbia University), Dina Sokolova (Columbia University) [Abstract/Bios] [Slides]

1:00-1:30 PM: Session 6: SAA Metadata and Digital Practice Review

Mark Matienzo (Stanford University) [Bio] [Slides]

3:00-3:30 PM: Session 7: Lightning Talks

Archiving the Websites of Contemporary Composers
Bess Pittman (NYU) [Abstract/Bio] [Slides]

Software Preservation: Building a Community of Research Practitioners
Wendy Hagenmaier (University of Texas at Austin), Alexandra Chassanoff (MIT) [Abstract/Bios] [Slides]

Teaching with Primary Sources: Building Resources for Success
Margery N. Sly (Temple University) [Abstract/Bio] [Slides]

Archiving Spotify: How and Why to Track Your Music Streaming Data
Jennifer Eltringham (University of Denver) [Abstract/Bio] [Slides]

Good/Bad, Happy/Sad: Conducting Sentiment Analysis on User Survey Data from Houghton Library with R
Emilie Hardman (Harvard University) [Abstract/Bio] [Slides]

Adapting Archival Descriptions to the New Technology Environment
Jinfang Niu (University of South Florida) [Abstract/Bio] [Slides]

3:30-4:30 PM: Session 8: Exploring Diversity and Community Archives

“Her Own Version of History”: A Case Study of the Guerilla Girls Oral Histories at the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
Erin Dickey (UNC Chapel-Hill) [Abstract/Bio] [Slides]

“Are You a Spy?”: Methodological Challenges to Studying Community Archives
Michelle Caswell (UCLA), Joyce Gabiola (UCLA) [Abstract/Bios] [Slides]

Diversity and Inclusion: Building the Texas Disability History Collection
Samantha Dodd (University of Texas at Arlington) [Abstract/Bio] [Slides]

Cultural Diversity Competency’s Role in Diversity, Inclusion and Community Engagement
Helen Wong Smith (Kaua’i Historical Society) [Abstract/Bio] [Slides]

Descriptive Practices on a Human Scale: Lessons from the StoryCorps Archive
Virginia Millington (StoryCorps) [Abstract/Bio] [Slides]

Cataloging in Spanglish: Capturing the Puerto Rican Experience Stateside Through Metadata (with Some Help from the Community)
Lindsay Wittwer (Hunter College, CUNY) [Abstract/Bio] [Slides]

4:30-5:00 PM: Session 9 and Closing

OSSArcFlow: Researching Archival Workflows for Born-Digital Content
Christopher (Cal) Lee (UNC-Chapel Hill), Jessica Meyerson (Educopia Institute) [Abstract/Bios] [Slides]

Looking Ahead to Next Year
Research Forum Program Committee [Slides]


C2Metadata Project
Jared Lyle (ICPSR, University of Michigan) [Abstract/Bio] [Poster]

“Thinking About Appraisal”: Defining Appraisal Frameworks as a Continuum
Joshua Kitchens (Clayton State University) [Abstract/Bio] [Poster] [Notes]

Curating Software: Practice and Promise
Alexandra Chassanoff (MIT) [Abstract/Bio] [Poster]

Development of an Ontology of Functional Activities for Records Management and Archival Systems
Georg Gaenser (University of British Columbia) [Abstract/Bio] [Poster]

The State of Reappraisal and Deaccessioning in Archives
Marcella (Wiget) Huggard (University of Kansas), Laura Uglean Jackson (UC Irvine) [Abstract/Bio] [Poster]

Providing Access to Community Archives within Government Archives
Patricia Galloway (University of Texas at Austin) [Abstract/Bio] [Poster]

Crowdsourced Transcription of Handwritten Mental Health Records
Unmil P. Karadkar (University of Texas at Austin) [Abstract/Bio] [Poster]

In Search of Longitudinal Health Data: Bridging the Divide Between Historical Medical Records and EHRs
Lorrie Dong (University of Texas at Austin) [Abstract/Bio] [Poster]

Digital Preservation Storage Criteria: Community Document for Discussion
Gail Truman (Truman Technologies) , Kate Zwaard (Library of Congress), Sibyl Schaefer (UC San Diego), Jane Mandelbaum (Library of Congress), Nancy McGovern (MIT), Steve Knight (National Library of New Zealand), Andrea Goethals (Harvard University) [Abstract/Bio] [Poster]

Understanding (Mis)perceptions of Archives
Kelsey Duinkerken (Thomas Jefferson University) [Abstract/Bio] [Poster]

Gender Identity and Performance in Library Work
Tatiana Bryant (University of Oregon), Hilary Bussell (Ohio State University) [Abstract/Bio] [Poster]

Juggling Priorities: Lessons Learned During a Community Documentation Project
Tammi Kim (University of Nevada, Las Vegas), Emily Lapworth (University of Nevada, Las Vegas) [Abstract/Bio] [Poster]

Mix and Match: Exploring Processing Efficiencies for Born-Digital Materials
Karla Irwin (University of Nevada, Las Vegas), Cyndi Shein (University of Nevada, Las Vegas) [Abstract/Bio] [Poster] [Notes]

Moving Image Social Tagging: Professional vs. Amateur Production Comparison
Edward Benoit (Louisiana State University) [Abstract/Bio] [Poster]

Decisions Are Never Easy: Establishing Processing Priorities
Amy Cooper Cary (Marquette University), Pam Hackbart-Dean (Southern Illinois University, Carbondale) [Abstract/Bio] [Poster]

Collections, Discovery, Users, and Use: A Systematic Assessment of Statistics for the University of Nevada, Reno Special Collections
Jeremy Floyd (University of Nevada, Reno), Jessica Maddox (University of Nevada, Reno) [Abstract/Bio] [Poster]

Fostering Stakeholder Engagement by Building Archivist Competencies in Technology: A Preliminary Discussion
Amanda Jamieson (Western University), Anne Daniel (Western University), Amanda Oliver (Western University) [Abstract/Bio] [Poster]

Festival Caravan: Diversity in Action
Nathalie Proulx (Carson Brierly Griffin Dance Library) [Abstract/Bio] [Poster]

Capturing the Current Scope: A Holdings Survey Initiative at the Detroit Institute of Arts’ Research Library and Archives
Danae Dracht (Detroit Institute of Arts) [Abstract/Bio] [Poster]

Manuscript Cookbooks Survey: Building a Research Portal for Manuscript Cookbooks and Kitchen Artifacts
Alyse Hennig (Manuscript Cookbooks Survey) [Abstract/Bio] [Poster]

Edit This! Enhancing Collaborative Public Programming Through Wikipedia Events
Rose Sliger Krause (Eastern Washington University), James Rosenzweig (Eastern Washington University), Logan Comporeale (Eastern Washington University) [Abstract/Bio] [Poster] [Handout]

Student Employment Matters: Mapping Literacies and Learning Outcomes in Special and Digital Collections
Erin Passehl-Stoddart (University of Idaho) [Abstract/Bio] [Poster]

Extracting Metadata from Digital Records Using Computational Methods
Ann Marie Mesco (Carnegie Mellon University), Kate Barbera (Carnegie Mellon University) [Abstract/Bio] [Poster]

BitCurator NLP: Natural Language Processing for the Rest of Us
Christopher (Cal) Lee (UNC-Chapel Hill) [Abstract/Bio] [Poster]

Where Are the Original Documents?: Comparison of Several “Captured Japanese Air Technical Documents” Lists
Yayoi Tsutsui (Hototsubashi University) [Abstract/Bio] [Poster] [Notes]

Paradigms & Possibilities of Incarceration-Related Records
Rhiannon Cates (Portland State University) [Abstract/Bio] [Poster]

Archival Description and Network Analysis
Cory Nimer (Brigham Young University) [Abstract/Bio] [Poster]

Using the Archiving Lab: Values, Impacts, and Discourses
Amy Wickner (University of Maryland, College Park) [Abstract/Bio] [Poster]