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“Destination Preservation”: Community-Based Cultural Heritage Survey Results, Sarah Collins, Andrew Elder, Carolyn M. Goldstein, Joanne M. Riley Jan 2020

“Destination Preservation”: Community-Based Cultural Heritage Survey Results, Sarah Collins, Andrew Elder, Carolyn M. Goldstein, Joanne M. Riley

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During summer 2019, University Archives and Special Collections (UASC) in the Joseph P. Healey Library at the University of Massachusetts Boston conducted a survey about participatory archiving, or the process of collecting and preserving materials in partnership with their community members. UASC collected survey responses from 208 respondents representing 33 states and the District of Columbia.

The results of the survey will inform the development of an online resource to guide libraries of all kinds and sizes through the process of hosting a participatory archiving event. The project is made possible by a National Leadership Grant from the Institute of ...


Privacy And Access In The Massachusetts Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty To Children Records, Jessica Holden, Ana Roeschley Jan 2020

Privacy And Access In The Massachusetts Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty To Children Records, Jessica Holden, Ana Roeschley

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Archival collections that include records about victims and survivors of child abuse present unique challenges regarding privacy, access, and representation. With a long tenure of collecting on the history of social welfare, University Archives and Special Collections (UASC) in the Joseph P. Healey Library at the University of Massachusetts Boston had to address these challenges before processing and making available the historic inactive records of the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (MSPCC). UASC and the MSPCC took steps to ensure that the MSPCC collection would be accessible to the survivors represented in the records and to ...


Processing The Theresa-India Young Papers: A Research Inventory Grant Project, Meghan Bailey Mar 2018

Processing The Theresa-India Young Papers: A Research Inventory Grant Project, Meghan Bailey

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The University Archives and Special Collections department in the Joseph P. Healey Library at UMass Boston was awarded a Research Inventory Grant from Mass Humanities in June 2017. This allowed us the opportunity to devote a significant amount of time and resources to acquire, arrange, and describe the papers of noted Boston fiber artist, educator, and artist activist, Theresa-India Young. View the finding aid for the Theresa-India Young papers here. An exhibit showcasing materials from the collection is planned for June 2018 at the Grossmann Gallery in the Joseph P. Healey Library. The following is a presentation that describes who ...


Chapter 12: You Spin Me Right Round (Like A Record) — Or, Does The Assessment Loop Ever Truly “Close”?, Iris Jahng Jan 2018

Chapter 12: You Spin Me Right Round (Like A Record) — Or, Does The Assessment Loop Ever Truly “Close”?, Iris Jahng

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Chapter 12 from Shaping the Campus Conversation on Student Learning and Experience: Activating the Results of Assessment in Action.


Beyond Passive Learning: Utilizing Active Learning Tools For Engagement, Reflection, And Creation, Teresa E. Maceira, Danitta A. Wong May 2017

Beyond Passive Learning: Utilizing Active Learning Tools For Engagement, Reflection, And Creation, Teresa E. Maceira, Danitta A. Wong

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The twenty-first-century student frequently engages with mobile environments to fulfill his or her information needs. Reports from the Pew Research Center (Duggan, 2015) indicate an increasing trend in the use of mobile social media platforms in the US adult population. According to the report, Social Media Usage: 2005–2015 (2015), 65 percent of American adults use social networking sites, and young adults (ages 18–29) reported the highest social media usage for all age groups, at 90 percent. Among the young adult age group, social media usage in 2005 was reported to be 12 percent (Perrin, 2015). This sharp 650 ...


Suagm 2017: Las Bibliotecas Transforman; Acceso Y Oportunidad Para Todos, Daniel Ortiz-Zapata Apr 2017

Suagm 2017: Las Bibliotecas Transforman; Acceso Y Oportunidad Para Todos, Daniel Ortiz-Zapata

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The presentation was delivered at the 5th Conference for Librarians at the Ana G. Mendez Educational System, with five campuses in Puerto Rico and the mainland, around the National Library Week theme on the trans-formative power of libraries. Examples of activities and metrics to measure the impact SUAGM libraries have on their constituents and stakeholders are reviewed in the presentation to inspire and provoke staff and librarians to embark in documenting and providing narratives on the impact the SUAGM libraries have across their campuses.


Processing Manual For Archival And Manuscript Collections, Meghan Bailey, Jessica R. Holden, Joanne Riley Feb 2017

Processing Manual For Archival And Manuscript Collections, Meghan Bailey, Jessica R. Holden, Joanne Riley

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University Archives and Special Collections collects and preserves materials related to the history of UMass Boston, providing academic research support for the university community. University Archives and Special Collections recognizes a formal commitment to working with, promoting, and assisting community archives in the Greater Boston area through facilitating cross-organization collaboration and access to informational, educational, and practical resources relevant to archival procedures and best practices.

This manual is intended to be used as a training guide for graduate-level interns, volunteers, and professional archivists new to working in University Archives and Special Collections (UASC). It is also intended to bring consistent ...


Service Requirements For Promotion And Tenure: What Is The Technical Services Librarian To Do?, Lisa Romano Dec 2016

Service Requirements For Promotion And Tenure: What Is The Technical Services Librarian To Do?, Lisa Romano

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This article seeks to determine the definition of service in academic institutions, the service criteria at various academic institutions, the percentage that service is valued, what weight specific service activities are given, and how service criteria has been viewed over the years.


Cataloging Calculator, Lisa Romano Dec 2016

Cataloging Calculator, Lisa Romano

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A review of the Cataloging Calculator web site.


'Very Quiet Day, Vague Tension': Digitizing And Sharing The Stories Of School Desegregation And Busing In Boston, Andrew Elder Apr 2016

'Very Quiet Day, Vague Tension': Digitizing And Sharing The Stories Of School Desegregation And Busing In Boston, Andrew Elder

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In the summer of 2015, University Archives & Special Collections at UMass Boston began to work with a number of area archival institutions to create “a digital library of material that can be widely disseminated for both curricular and scholarly use” related to the history of school desegregation and busing in Boston. Too often, the history of Boston school desegregation seems weighted down by some of the most visible characters involved – politicians, policy-makers, court officials – so we decided early on to focus largely on identifying materials that tell a more complex, personal history of school desegregation and busing in Boston. After ...


Collaborative Assessment Of Student Learning: A Tale Of Two Departments, Iris Jahng Jan 2016

Collaborative Assessment Of Student Learning: A Tale Of Two Departments, Iris Jahng

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In Spring 2016, Healey Library and the English department at UMass Boston assessed the impact of library research instruction (LRI) on student learning in ENGL 102. 320 students in 24 sections received LRI. To measure this, booklets the students completed in class were evaluated with a rubric and a post-test was administered at the end of the semester. LRI has a measurable impact on student learning, and students retained and transferred what they learned.


Forging Connections And Building Collections: The Mass. Memories Road Show At Umass Boston, Jessica R. Holden Aug 2015

Forging Connections And Building Collections: The Mass. Memories Road Show At Umass Boston, Jessica R. Holden

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In this presentation, I explored three aspects of the Mass. Memories Road Show: the public event, the digital collection, and the archival record of Massachusetts communities. I discussed bringing archival resources out into communities (rather than vice versa), and thus reaching new audiences, as well as building new partnerships within those communities.

The Mass. Memories Road Show is a state-wide digital history project that documents people, places, and events in Massachusetts history through family photographs and stories. In partnership with teams of local volunteers, we organize public events to scan family and community photographs and record “the stories behind the ...


“Save Our History!” Collaborating To Preserve The Past At Umass Boston, Meghan Bailey, Patricia Bruttomesso, Andrew Elder, Carolyn M. Goldstein, Jessica R. Holden, Joanne Riley May 2015

“Save Our History!” Collaborating To Preserve The Past At Umass Boston, Meghan Bailey, Patricia Bruttomesso, Andrew Elder, Carolyn M. Goldstein, Jessica R. Holden, Joanne Riley

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Sparked by the 50th anniversary of the founding of the University of Massachusetts Boston in June 1964, University Archives and Special Collections (UASC) staff in the Joseph P. Healey Library collaborated with departments across campus to carry out a wide range of initiatives, all focused on locating, accessioning, preserving, and sharing the physical evidence of the university’s history. This poster outlines the various collecting activities, outreach methods, digitization projects, and dogged detective work that resulted in the addition of more than 2,500 linear feet of unique historic materials to the University Archives, as well as a number of ...


University Archives & Community Organizations: Ensuring Access Through Collaboration, Jessica R. Holden, Andrew Elder, Joanne Riley Sep 2014

University Archives & Community Organizations: Ensuring Access Through Collaboration, Jessica R. Holden, Andrew Elder, Joanne Riley

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In 2011, to further our community-engaged mission, UASC began to focus on working with, promoting, and assisting community archives in the greater Boston area through facilitating cross-organization collaboration and access to informational, educational, and practical resources relevant to archival procedures and best practices.

The guiding tenets behind this continuing commitment emerged, in part, from UASC’s multifaceted collaboration with The Irish Ancestral Research Association (TIARA), a local nonprofit organization established to develop and promote the growth, study, and exchange of ideas among people and organizations interested in Irish genealogical and historical research and education. Our collaboration with TIARA formally began ...


University Archives And Community Organizations: Ensuring Access Through Collaboration, Jessica R. Holden, Andrew Elder, Joanne Riley Aug 2014

University Archives And Community Organizations: Ensuring Access Through Collaboration, Jessica R. Holden, Andrew Elder, Joanne Riley

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How can a university archives establish a successful ongoing relationship with a community organization? What are the benefits and challenges of such a collaboration? University of Massachusetts Boston’s Archives and Special Collections (UASC) explored these questions while working with The Irish Ancestral Research Association (TIARA) to preserve and provide access to 79,000 mortuary records from the Massachusetts Catholic Order of Foresters. Elements of the collaboration included shifting stewardship of the records from the Foresters to TIARA to UMass Boston, integrating TIARA’s efforts in processing and indexing the records into the Archives’ workflow, providing in-person and electronic access ...


Building Bridges In The Clouds: Connecting Researchers And Hidden Works, Andrew Elder, Joanne M. Riley, Daniel Ortiz-Zapata, Ann Blum, Reyes Coll-Tellechea May 2013

Building Bridges In The Clouds: Connecting Researchers And Hidden Works, Andrew Elder, Joanne M. Riley, Daniel Ortiz-Zapata, Ann Blum, Reyes Coll-Tellechea

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The work of two researchers, Mercedes Agullo and Rita Arditti, is the raw material for the development of two projects using cloud-based turn-key solutions. The resulting digital libraries bring together primary and secondary sources to a global audience of scholars and researchers that previously could not access these valuable yet hidden scholarly works.

Mercedes Agulló y Cobo is a Spanish historian who, over the course of her career, has produced important scholarly reference works in the historiography of the book, painting, sculpture, and theater. The Library at UMass Boston was approached by a faculty member in Latin American & Iberian Studies ...


The Mass. Memories Road Show: A State-Wide Scanning Project, Joanne M. Riley, Heather Cole Jan 2010

The Mass. Memories Road Show: A State-Wide Scanning Project, Joanne M. Riley, Heather Cole

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The Mass. Memories Road Show (http://blogs.umb.edu/massmemories) is a public scanning project based at the University of Massachusetts Boston which partners with local communities to digitize family photographs and stories at public events with the goal of creating a digital portrait of all the 351 cities and towns in the Commonwealth. This article describes how the project works to ensure broad participation in the planning and execution of the project, as well as a detailed description of the logistics of a Road Show event, which could be replicated in other communities.


The Mass. Memories Road Show: Some Notes On Bridging And Bonding, Joanne M. Riley Apr 2008

The Mass. Memories Road Show: Some Notes On Bridging And Bonding, Joanne M. Riley

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Four years ago, the Mass. Studies Project at UMass Boston launched a cultural heritage project that we dubbed the “Mass. Memories Road Show,” a real-world mashup of PBS’s Antiques Road Show (people bring their personal stuff to a local event for professional perusal) and the Library of Congress’ American Memory Project (digitize historic stuff and share it with the world). Our ambitious goal was – and still is! – to visit each of the 351 communities in Massachusetts, inviting residents to bring in photographs that reflect themselves and their families in that community. At the public “Road Show” events, we digitize ...


Oliver Optic 1822-1897, Children's Author, Dale H. Freeman Jan 2004

Oliver Optic 1822-1897, Children's Author, Dale H. Freeman

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Resources File On Records Of Boston Social Welfare Agencies, Elizabeth R. Mock Jun 1998

Resources File On Records Of Boston Social Welfare Agencies, Elizabeth R. Mock

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One of the Healey Library's areas of collection focus is 19th century private social welfare and charitable agencies of the Boston area. This paper reports on the creation of an electronic resource file with entries on every organization, institution, and society that fits that category.


Preservation Of The Records Of The Massachusetts Bay Company, Dale H. Freeman Jun 1998

Preservation Of The Records Of The Massachusetts Bay Company, Dale H. Freeman

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A paper that dually examines the painstaking work done by Boston Historian Nathaniel Shurtleff in 1853, to preserve the records of the Massachusetts Bay Colony; and the methods of record keeping within the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1630 and after.


Academic Libraries And Librarianship In Transition: Where Is Information Technology Taking Us?, Daniel A. Ortiz Jan 1998

Academic Libraries And Librarianship In Transition: Where Is Information Technology Taking Us?, Daniel A. Ortiz

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Academic libraries and librarians are now struggling to find a place amidst tradition and change while dealing with increasing operational costs, unstable students enrollment, library customers' growing and changing needs, as well as with changes in information access, storage, and retrieval. All of these seem to be effecting change in the role of academic libraries and librarians' responsibilities. New information technology is another leading force driving libraries and librarians into what seems to be a hard-to-figure-out role in the new millennium. These changes are taking place at the same time that universities in the United States are trying to bolster ...


The Ethical Balance In Defining A Collection Policy, Elizabeth R. Mock Apr 1994

The Ethical Balance In Defining A Collection Policy, Elizabeth R. Mock

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The development of an archival collection policy as the ethical foundation of an acquisitions program.


Library Resources On The Internet: Blc Gateway And Infosource In A Nutchell, Daniel Ortiz Oct 1993

Library Resources On The Internet: Blc Gateway And Infosource In A Nutchell, Daniel Ortiz

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The Boston Library Consortium (BLC) recently developed a gateway. This makes all consortium catalogs accessible through one internet address, or one dial-up. The Gateway also provides access to the BLC Infosource.


Thompson Island: Learning By Doing, Elizabeth R. Mock, Frank H. White, Marlene Ellin, Suzanne Heilman Jan 1991

Thompson Island: Learning By Doing, Elizabeth R. Mock, Frank H. White, Marlene Ellin, Suzanne Heilman

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Thompson Island has provided unique and outstanding educational services to young people for more than 150 years. The following narrative and historical photographs chronicle how five successive organizations have each pursued the original goal of using the island's remarkable resources to improve the lives of youth from Boston and the surrounding area.

A continuous Board of Trustees has governed the island during the past century and a half. Currently, the resident organization is known as the Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center. Although it is new to the island, Outward Bound is proud to carry on the progressive traditions ...


Dorchester House Multi-Service Center: One Hundred Years Of Community Service, 1887-1987, Linda Genovese, Elizabeth R. Mock Jan 1987

Dorchester House Multi-Service Center: One Hundred Years Of Community Service, 1887-1987, Linda Genovese, Elizabeth R. Mock

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Dorchester House has remained a vital part of its community since it was established in 1887. Beginning as a one-room industrial school in the Fields Corner neighborhood, Dorchester House has grown from a settlement house into a modern, multi-service center offering a wide range of social, educational, recreational, and health services to people of all ages. Over the past one hundred years, Dorchester House has continuously met the ever changing needs of the Dorchester community.