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Things That Work - Meditations On Materiality In Archival Discourse, Anneli Sundqvist May 2021

Things That Work - Meditations On Materiality In Archival Discourse, Anneli Sundqvist

Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies

The renewal of archival theory since the 1990s has drawn upon the abstract and functional qualities of records, while their material aspects have been more or less excluded from theoretical discourse. Even if an emerging interest in materiality could be noticed, its impact and conceptual implications still need to be elucidated. This essay will explore the concept of materiality and how it has been dealt with in archival discourse, and discuss in what sense records could be regarded as material. It can be shown that while materiality is seldom explicitly addressed, it is an underlying theme in much archival discourse ...


Visualization Of Journal Ranking Using A Scimago: An Analytical Tool, Sabha Ali, Shohar Bano May 2021

Visualization Of Journal Ranking Using A Scimago: An Analytical Tool, Sabha Ali, Shohar Bano

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

No abstract provided.


Remembering Why: Finding Direction In The Face Of Unsustainable Collections Practices, Megan Barr May 2021

Remembering Why: Finding Direction In The Face Of Unsustainable Collections Practices, Megan Barr

Museum Studies Theses

Shifts in the philosophy and practices that guide museums have changed the way we collect and what we collect. However, professional standards and expectations related to the management and use of those collections have largely remained unaltered. Museum professionals are repeatedly confronted by the impracticality and near impossibility of achieving accepted professional standards when managing collections. It is clear that the profession needs to rethink the practices and policies that shape our daily work assumptions, but where do we begin? Using Simon Sinek’s Golden Circle as a guide, we will rearticulate our purpose and reexamine the practices that get ...


Aiming To Reenact: The Efficacy Of Military Living History As A Learning Tool, Leah T. Glenn May 2021

Aiming To Reenact: The Efficacy Of Military Living History As A Learning Tool, Leah T. Glenn

Museum Studies Theses

People around the world have been fascinated with recreating the past since antiquity. Over the past century, however, the presentation of historical information using various forms of human interaction and animation has gained increasing attention, at least in the historic site community if not largely accepted among academic historians. Utilizing a number of non-traditional tools to create a multisensory experience for visitors, this “living” history aims at entertaining the public while providing insights into the past not easily gained through more academic means. Further, there have been many sites, particularly those with a military theme, that have chosen to utilize ...


More Than A Museum: Museums' Past, Current, And Future Involvement With Racial Issues, Madeline B. Friedler May 2021

More Than A Museum: Museums' Past, Current, And Future Involvement With Racial Issues, Madeline B. Friedler

Museum Studies Theses

The year 2020 has been universally acknowledged as an extraordinary point in activist history. The Black Lives Matter organization has spearheaded a new wave of activism comparable to the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s and 70s. By evaluating how cultural learning centers such as museums have presented racial history in the past, an effective plan can be made on how museums should interpret this present-day history. Museums should not only recognize #BlackLivesMatter as an important part of history in an academic sense, but they should also actively promote positive racial change in the communities they serve. Research shows that ...


Mapping Renewal: How An Unexpected Interdisciplinary Collaboration Transformed A Digital Humanities Project, Elise Tanner, Geoffrey Joseph Apr 2021

Mapping Renewal: How An Unexpected Interdisciplinary Collaboration Transformed A Digital Humanities Project, Elise Tanner, Geoffrey Joseph

Digital Initiatives Symposium

Funded by a National Endowment for Humanities (NEH) Humanities Collections and Reference Resources Foundations Grant, the UA Little Rock Center for Arkansas History and Culture’s “Mapping Renewal” pilot project focused on creating access to and providing spatial context to archival materials related to racial segregation and urban renewal in the city of Little Rock, Arkansas, from 1954-1989. An unplanned interdisciplinary collaboration with the UA Little Rock Arkansas Economic Development Institute (AEDI) has proven to be an invaluable partnership. One team member from each department will demonstrate the Mapping Renewal website and discuss how the collaborative process has changed and ...


Blood At The Root, Jarrett Martin Drake Apr 2021

Blood At The Root, Jarrett Martin Drake

Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies

What is the sound of silence and what is the sight of absence? The following essay situates itself along those two questions by devoting close ethnographic attention to the lives and afterlives of seven people—Delia, Renty, Jem, Alfred, Fassena, Drana, and Jack—whose reflections resonate and resound throughout the world of archives. I argue that a theory of archival power must consider the role of process and place in the shaping of modern memory practices. The article begins by narrating the story of how these seven people came to occupy the center of the archival universe. Next, it traces ...


The Reading Room Goes Virtual: Retooling First Year Experience Class Encounters With Archives And Primary Sources In The Wake Of Covid-19, Deedee Baldwin, Jessica Perkins Smith, Melody Dale Apr 2021

The Reading Room Goes Virtual: Retooling First Year Experience Class Encounters With Archives And Primary Sources In The Wake Of Covid-19, Deedee Baldwin, Jessica Perkins Smith, Melody Dale

The Primary Source

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Fall of 2020, Mississippi State University librarians who taught archives-based First Year Experience classes had to make significant changes to their syllabi. In addition to the classes no longer meeting in the library itself, activities like archival visits, interactions with the physical materials, scavenger hunts, group projects, and games had to be replaced with in-class assignments and projects based on items available in the digital collections. Ultimately, the semester, with all of the stress and unknowns that came with it, gave instructors an opportunity to try new strategies, to increase students ...


Unboxing Time Capsules: Managing And Using Time Capsules In Your Archive, April K. Anderson-Zorn Apr 2021

Unboxing Time Capsules: Managing And Using Time Capsules In Your Archive, April K. Anderson-Zorn

Faculty and Staff Publications – Milner Library

In Spring 2016, a phone call arrived at the Rayfield Archives from the demolition site of an Illinois State University campus dormitory. Workers at the site had uncovered a time capsule and didn’t know where to send it. In the following months, the Rayfield Archives partnered with ISU units, including Marketing and Facilities, to promote the find and redirect a narrative of the sad loss of a dormitory to one of renewal and discovery. The work to triage the damaged capsule materials and make them immediately accessible was made all the more exciting by a second surprise time capsule ...


Citizen Web Archiving: Empowering Undergraduates To Preserve The Internet, Kayla Harris, Stephanie Shreffler, Christina A. Beis Apr 2021

Citizen Web Archiving: Empowering Undergraduates To Preserve The Internet, Kayla Harris, Stephanie Shreffler, Christina A. Beis

Marian Library Faculty Presentations

Increasingly, information that was once available in print is now available only online. There are many efforts by librarians to teach students how to evaluate sources, but in order to do that, the sources need to still exist. While librarians and archivists preserve information from the Internet through web archive collections, undergraduate students of this generation may not have considered that things on the Internet do not necessarily remain there forever, and that preservation requires a proactive approach. Through a co-curricular learning experience, a team of librarians and archivists created a self-guided, asynchronous program, Citizen Web Archiving: Preserving Websites for ...


Review Of Documenting Rebellions: A Study Of Four Lesbian And Gay Archives In Queer Times, Lynn A. Cowles Apr 2021

Review Of Documenting Rebellions: A Study Of Four Lesbian And Gay Archives In Queer Times, Lynn A. Cowles

Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies

The comparative case study, Documenting Rebellions: A Study of Four Lesbian and Gay Archives in Queer Times, traces the development of four prominent lesbian and gay archives as they grew out of the rights movement of the 1960s through the AIDS crisis and into the 21st century. The study is informed by both queer theory and archival theory. The volume historically contextualizes them within the lesbian and gay rights movement, as well as the movement in archival science and practice to restore the voices of those silenced by power structures within society.


Review Of Mary Kandiuk, Editor. Archives And Special Collections As Sites Of Contestation. Sacramento, Ca: Library Juice Press, 2020., Jennifer Gotwals Apr 2021

Review Of Mary Kandiuk, Editor. Archives And Special Collections As Sites Of Contestation. Sacramento, Ca: Library Juice Press, 2020., Jennifer Gotwals

Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies

Archives and Special Collections as Sites of Contestation, an edited volume collecting 17 essays from practitioners across the United States and Canada, contains chapters critically evaluating how Special Collections approach instruction, digital projects, cataloging, knowledge production, and ethics.


Trend Of Research Visualization Of Sociology Of Education From 2001 To 2020: A Bibliometric Analysis, Dr. Hazir Ullah, Mr. Muhammad Shoaib Apr 2021

Trend Of Research Visualization Of Sociology Of Education From 2001 To 2020: A Bibliometric Analysis, Dr. Hazir Ullah, Mr. Muhammad Shoaib

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This paper is designed to evaluate sociology of knowledge, sociology of education, educational sociology, sociology, and education using bibliometric analysis from 2001 to 2020. The main purpose is to consolidate the published scholarship on the sociology of education in the Web of Science indexed documents. There was a lack of measurable quantities on the subject. We used the bibliometric analysis and a total of 1698 published documents were found. The study findings showed that the topic of 'sociology of knowledge' was on top with a total number of 1698 publications, 1392 articles as a type of published documents, 1236 publications ...


2020 In Six Words: Micro-Memoirs, Carolyn Weigel, Ursinus College Staff, Ursinus College Faculty, Ursinus College Students Apr 2021

2020 In Six Words: Micro-Memoirs, Carolyn Weigel, Ursinus College Staff, Ursinus College Faculty, Ursinus College Students

Exhibits

This exhibit highlights events in the lives of students, faculty and staff at Ursinus College during the year 2020. 2020 was a memorable year. There was a pandemic, protests for racial justice, and a presidential election. All were events that we will never forget. The six word micro-memoirs were written by Ursinus community members to preserve their feelings and to be shared with others. Names are used when permission was given, while others wished to remain anonymous. These submissions document the year 2020 and preserve a sense of how students, faculty, and staff experienced the year.

There were sixty-one submissions ...


News From Hope College, Volume 52.3: Spring, 2021, Hope College Apr 2021

News From Hope College, Volume 52.3: Spring, 2021, Hope College

News from Hope College

No abstract provided.


Ua52/1 Out Of The Box, Wku Archives Apr 2021

Ua52/1 Out Of The Box, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Records

Newsletter created by and about WKU Archives and the records management program.


Change Happens Here, Musselman Library, Gettysburg College Apr 2021

Change Happens Here, Musselman Library, Gettysburg College

Other Exhibits & Events

The posters in this series focus on parts of the Gettysburg College story that have been minimized or neglected altogether in previous histories – particularly with respect to underrepresented groups, issues, and activisms. Based on sometimes incomplete sources, they represent imperfect knowledge and are not comprehensive. They are a beginning, not an ending.

For that reason, we invite your feedback – corrections, additional information, people and events not pictured. We also invite contributions of relevant documents, photos, etc. to the College Archives, or via our digital repository, “What We Did Here: Activism at Gettysburg College.”

The story of change at Gettysburg is ...


“Just Like When I Was A Liaison”: Applying A Liaison Approach To Functional Library Models, Kristin Hoffmann, Emily Carlisle-Johnston Mar 2021

“Just Like When I Was A Liaison”: Applying A Liaison Approach To Functional Library Models, Kristin Hoffmann, Emily Carlisle-Johnston

Western Libraries Publications

In this exploratory paper we consolidate themes discussed in literature to highlight three principles of liaison librarianship: building relationships, anticipating and meeting needs, and drawing on specialized expertise. These principles capture how liaison librarians approach their professional activities and together comprise what we define as a liaison approach. Through stories of our own work as scholarly communication librarians, we explore how a liaison approach can extend beyond subject liaison models to be relevant for librarians in functional roles. In sharing our stories, we prompt academic librarians in a variety of roles to consider how the perspective of a liaison approach ...


Building And Using Digital Libraries For Etds, Edward A. Fox Mar 2021

Building And Using Digital Libraries For Etds, Edward A. Fox

The Journal of Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Despite the high value of electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs), the global collection has seen limited use. To extend such use, a new approach to building digital libraries (DLs) is needed. Fortunately, recent decades have seen that a vast amount of “gray literature” has become available through a diverse set of institutional repositories as well as regional and national libraries and archives. Most of the works in those collections include ETDs and are often freely available in keeping with the open-access movement, but such access is limited by the services of supporting information systems. As explained through a set of ...


Introduction To Western Archivists Meeting Special Issue, J. Gordon Daines Iii Mar 2021

Introduction To Western Archivists Meeting Special Issue, J. Gordon Daines Iii

Journal of Western Archives

Introduction to the special issue related to the Western Archivists Meeting.


It's Raining In The Archives: Practical Lessons And Impactful Results From Moving An Academic Archives, Maurice R. Blackson, Julia Stringfellow Mar 2021

It's Raining In The Archives: Practical Lessons And Impactful Results From Moving An Academic Archives, Maurice R. Blackson, Julia Stringfellow

Journal of Western Archives

This article explores the move of the Central Washington University Archives and Special Collections (CWUASC) to a new location from the fourth floor to the second floor of the James E. Brooks Library in 2018. The history of the CWUASC, reasons for the move, the planning and designing of the new space, the actual move of the collection by the archives staff, lessons learned, and the impact of the move in reaching a larger audience of faculty, staff, students, and the general public are described. A review of literature on other moves of archives and special collections is also provided.


Little Big Stories: Case Studies In Diversifying The Archival Record Through Community Oral Histories, Beth Mcdonald, Heather Lanctot, Natalia M. Fernandez Mar 2021

Little Big Stories: Case Studies In Diversifying The Archival Record Through Community Oral Histories, Beth Mcdonald, Heather Lanctot, Natalia M. Fernandez

Journal of Western Archives

The use and development of oral history programs has become a popular way for archives to document events and communities, either as a supplement to traditional records or as discrete collections. In particular, projects that focus on involving groups traditionally underrepresented within the archival record are becoming increasingly common in both large institutions and small community archives. This article presents three case studies of oral history projects dedicated to forging ties in the community and increasing diversity in their collections. In these case studies, the authors discuss the inceptions of their projects and the ups and downs of developing community ...


Using Visual Resources To Teach Primary Source Literacy, Daniel Davis Mar 2021

Using Visual Resources To Teach Primary Source Literacy, Daniel Davis

Journal of Western Archives

Historic photographs provide an excellent teaching tool for promoting primary source literacy. People like to look at photographs, we all take them, and they illustrate the strengths and limitations of analyzing and interpreting primary sources. In 2019 I spent six months on sabbatical taking a “deep dive” into the new primary source literacy standards as well as the literature for teaching with primary sources. I then created a lesson plan, “Exploring the West in the Golden Age of Photography,” that focused on teaching primary source literacy through historic images. While this lesson plan was aimed at instructors teaching U.S ...


Archivist To Archivist: Employing An Ethics Of Care Model With Interns And Student Workers, Alexandra M. Bisio, Steve Duckworth, Helena Egbert, Emily Haskins, Gayle O'Hara Mar 2021

Archivist To Archivist: Employing An Ethics Of Care Model With Interns And Student Workers, Alexandra M. Bisio, Steve Duckworth, Helena Egbert, Emily Haskins, Gayle O'Hara

Journal of Western Archives

In their 2016 article, “From Human Rights to Feminist Ethics: Radical Empathy in the Archives,” Michelle Caswell and Marika Cifor posit four “affective responsibilities” for archives and archivists: “the relationship[s] between archivist and record creator, between archivist and record subject, between archivist and user, and between archivist and larger communities.” This paper posits an additional responsibility, between archivist and archivist. There is, as Caswell and Cifor put it, a “web of mutual responsibility” within the professional archives community that has become a central focal point in many discussions and, at the same time, continues to be ignored in maintenance ...


Community Of Practice At The California State University Special Collections And University Archives, Berlin Loa, Pamela Nett Kruger Mar 2021

Community Of Practice At The California State University Special Collections And University Archives, Berlin Loa, Pamela Nett Kruger

Journal of Western Archives

The California State University Archives and Archivists’ Roundtable is a Community of Practice consisting of archivists that meet regularly online, and annually in person. Communities grow from shared interests, resources, concerns, or endeavors. Communities of practice can grow out of a need for connecting with other people who share the same issues, learning environment, or passions. In this article we describe how the CSUAAR group was founded, how it has evolved, and offers a potential model for other archivists to identify, create, and maintain a community of practice through common needs or interest.


Knowledge Organization Systems & Their Applications, Sai Deng Mar 2021

Knowledge Organization Systems & Their Applications, Sai Deng

Faculty Scholarship and Creative Works

This training session introduces Knowledge Organization Systems (KOSs) and their applications especially in the Library and Information Science (LIS) field. It talks about various KOS systems including term lists, subject headings, categorization schemas, classification schemas, taxonomies, thesauri, semantic networks and ontologies. It gives many KOS examples especially those pertain to LIS such as BIBFRAME. It also discusses the process and different methods of creating categories, tag libraries and taxonomies. It was delivered to librarians and staff members in Technical Services at the University Central Florida Libraries and aimed to help catalogers better understand knowledge organization related concepts and systems in ...


H20-2041. United Spanish War Veterans Holland Camp 28. Records, 1898-1948. 0.50 Linear Ft., Hope College Mar 2021

H20-2041. United Spanish War Veterans Holland Camp 28. Records, 1898-1948. 0.50 Linear Ft., Hope College

Collection Registers and Abstracts

The United Spanish War Veterans Holland Camp No. 38 was founded in Holland, Michigan, in 1904 for veterans that had participated in that conflict to provide support and comradery to its members. The club provided forms of welfare and representation to their fellow men, as well as those in their respective communities, including assisting with hospital bills and pension receipts, organizing and participating in Memorial Day services, and even buying the occasional bag of groceries or a bouquet of flowers for a fellow comrade’s wife. The collection includes records of the auxiliary, Constitution of the United Spanish War Veterans ...


A Study Of Public Libraries In India: Post-Independence Period, K Kandhasamy, R. K. Bhatt Mar 2021

A Study Of Public Libraries In India: Post-Independence Period, K Kandhasamy, R. K. Bhatt

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

In a democratic country like India, free access to information without any form of discrimination is very essential to establish an equitable society. India, with a low literacy rate it is crucial to use public libraries as a tool to improve the quality of both formal and informal education and thereby improve the overall literacy. This paper is an attempt to trace the history of growth and development of public libraries in India through an account of all the conditions and circumstances - social, economic, and political that existed during post-independent. The paper examines the role of the government as well ...


Managing Digital Collections: Case Studies In The Ethics Of Privacy, Kelley Rowan, Rebecca Bakker Mar 2021

Managing Digital Collections: Case Studies In The Ethics Of Privacy, Kelley Rowan, Rebecca Bakker

Works of the FIU Libraries

This session explores the often unforeseen challenges and issues associated with the creation and management of digital collections and the privacy concerns that can arise. We will explore how to handle the need for digital anonymity on the part of content creators facing issues such as stalking, harassment, and violence. We will also discuss how to deal with the need for privacy when it stems from issues such as plagiarism and false claims of ownership that are almost always unexpected. We will offer possible solutions and creative ways in which FIU has helped its students, faculty, and researchers maintain their ...


Setting The Stage: Metadata & Kos Considerations, Sai Deng Mar 2021

Setting The Stage: Metadata & Kos Considerations, Sai Deng

Faculty Scholarship and Creative Works

This talk addresses how to select metadata standards and prepare for a Knowledge Organization System (KOS) in planning a digital project. It compares several metadata standards mostly related to bibliographical information, talks about various KOS systems including term lists, subject headings, categorization schemas, classification schemas and taxonomies. It also gives a list of KOS examples and projects related to or designed for philosophy resources. Furthermore, it discusses the process and different methods in creating categories, tag libraries and taxonomies. It is prepared for students who work on a bibliographic database class project in the Texts and Technology program at the ...