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Diaries In Archives: Ethical Implications, Chloe Waryan Apr 2018

Diaries In Archives: Ethical Implications, Chloe Waryan

School of Library and Information Science Graduate Student Posters

In research and preservation settings, diaries provide a wealth of historical, cultural, and sociological information to scholars. Especially in the diaries of book authors, personal writing has the potential to display new insights about the authors’ creative public work. However, a diary differs from other personal writing genres such as essays, memoirs, or commonplace books. In Western culture, diaries are usually associated with female subjects and are defined by their private nature. When a diary is given to an archive, often after the subject’s death, the consequences may range from a distortion of the subject’s public image to ...


Playing Baseball At The Library Of Congress: Strategies And Challenges For Curating Primary Source Collections, Katherine Walden Apr 2018

Playing Baseball At The Library Of Congress: Strategies And Challenges For Curating Primary Source Collections, Katherine Walden

School of Library and Information Science Graduate Student Posters

Based on a Junior Fellowship at the Library of Congress, this project highlights the challenges embedded in the process of curating a thematic collection of primary sources. The Fellowship project involved working in the Library’s Music Division to identify baseball-related print music titles, with the Fellowship’s final project being the creation of a bibliography of baseball-related titles that exist in the Library’s collection.

Through unpacking the process of searching for (and finding, or not finding) thematic primary sources, this project addresses the significance of catalog migrations and catalog forms in determining collection findability and availability. Additionally, the ...


Restoring Sound To The Stacks: The American Library As Music Space In The Great Depression, Katheryn Christine Lawson Apr 2017

Restoring Sound To The Stacks: The American Library As Music Space In The Great Depression, Katheryn Christine Lawson

School of Library and Information Science Graduate Student Posters

In the cultural imagination, libraries often conjure images of pristine aisles of books managed by strict, shushing librarians. However, libraries in the United States, both large and small, have embraced the sights and sounds of music concerts for well over a century. As a crucial point in this historical trajectory, the Great Depression provides a fascinating window onto the multi-layered music histories of American libraries and their patrons. In the midst of economic struggle, libraries joined concert halls and community centers to host high-profile Library of Congress concert series, local “Evenings with the Victrola,” and WPA composer forums. In their ...


Mentoring A Peer: A Feminist Ethic For Directing Undergraduate Humanities Research, Amy H Chen, Kathryn Ross Jan 2017

Mentoring A Peer: A Feminist Ethic For Directing Undergraduate Humanities Research, Amy H Chen, Kathryn Ross

University of Iowa Libraries Staff Publications

At the start of fall 2016, Katie Heffner, an undergraduate English major at the University of Iowa, began a fellowship with Amy Hildreth Chen, the special collections instruction librarian, for the duration of the 2016-2017 academic year through the Iowa Center for Undergraduate Research (ICRU). While ICRU gave our collaboration an end goal--Katie needed to present her work at an undergraduate research symposia at the end of the year--how we met that goal remained up to us. The approach we took to our relationship unfolded organically over time, but its basis came from our feminist values. After all, we immediately ...


Information Ethics Outside The Mainstream: Freedom Of Expression And Intellectual Property In Fan Fiction Of The Early 1980s, Ella Von Holtum May 2016

Information Ethics Outside The Mainstream: Freedom Of Expression And Intellectual Property In Fan Fiction Of The Early 1980s, Ella Von Holtum

School of Library and Information Science Graduate Student Posters

Intellectual property rights are supposed to protect the rights and livelihood of our cultural producers, but they also stifle the freedom of expression of creators working outside the mainstream. This tension has beset science fiction media since the 1930s, pulling between profit-driven mainstream producers (writers, filmmakers, graphic artists) motivated by economics, and fans motivated by community building and self expression. The latter generate works based on the media they enjoy, including fan fiction. Their work repurposes, criticizes, and transforms characters and worlds from mainstream media in non-profit original fiction, and is usually distributed on a small scale among members of ...


Flora And Fauna In The Folio Of A 14th Century Psalm, Amy J W Slowik Apr 2010

Flora And Fauna In The Folio Of A 14th Century Psalm, Amy J W Slowik

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"Flora and Fauna in the Folio of a 14th Century Psalm" explores an illuminated folio owned by the University of Iowa's Special Collections & Archives.


Digitizing Vaudeville, Amy J W Slowik Jan 2010

Digitizing Vaudeville, Amy J W Slowik

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Unseen version of my poster for graduation from the University of Iowa's SLIS program.


The Documents, Personal Music Collections, And Artifacts Contained In The Goldman Band Library At The University Of Iowa, Boyd B. Perkins Dec 2004

The Documents, Personal Music Collections, And Artifacts Contained In The Goldman Band Library At The University Of Iowa, Boyd B. Perkins

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A Book Of Hours At The University Of Iowa : An Analysis, Cornelia Breugem Kennedy Dec 1986

A Book Of Hours At The University Of Iowa : An Analysis, Cornelia Breugem Kennedy

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No abstract provided.