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An Interview With University Archivist Orson Kingsley, Ellen Scheible Dec 2012

An Interview With University Archivist Orson Kingsley, Ellen Scheible

Bridgewater Review

It has been about one year since Bridgewater State hired Orson Kingsley to become the head of the university’s archives, a large and growing treasure trove of information about our institutional history and the people who have passed through our doors. In September 2012, Bridgewater Review Associate Editor Ellen Scheible visited Mr. Kingsley in his Maxwell Library office and asked him to reflect on the role of the university archivist and his experiences at Bridgewater State.


Students As Donors To University Archives: A Study Of Student Perceptions With Recommendations, Jessica Wagner, Debbi A. Smith Oct 2012

Students As Donors To University Archives: A Study Of Student Perceptions With Recommendations, Jessica Wagner, Debbi A. Smith

Publications and Research

Most of the literature that explores the relationship between students and university archives focuses on how to integrate archival materials into the undergraduate curriculum. Little exists that analyzes student perceptions of the types of materials that are found in archives; even less discusses how to induce students to donate materials that document life on campus. This case study examines student perceptions of various aspects of university archives, with the goal of developing better methods of reaching out to encourage donation of student life materials.


Assessing The Strategic Credibility Of Special Collections And Archives, Erin Passehl, Rick Stoddart Sep 2012

Assessing The Strategic Credibility Of Special Collections And Archives, Erin Passehl, Rick Stoddart

Erin Passehl Stoddart

In this time of often precarious funding at many colleges and universities, any case that can be made to illustrate how a department strategically fits into the overall university mission is not only worth merit, but an essential survival technique. This “strategic credibility” within the university is a vital form of currency in determining institution-wide resources prioritization, collaboration opportunities between organizational units, and overall direction of departments. This poster provides a case study of academic special collections in the Northwest and examines the methods these departments use to demonstrate value to the university. This poster considers how well do special ...


Condition Survey Of The Circulating Collection: Joseph Anderson Cook Memorial Library, University Of Southern Mississippi, Scott David Reinke Sep 2012

Condition Survey Of The Circulating Collection: Joseph Anderson Cook Memorial Library, University Of Southern Mississippi, Scott David Reinke

SLIS Connecting

Building on the foundation of condition surveys that span the last 30 years, the current research provides library administrators at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Joseph Anderson Cook Memorial Library with information that can be used to plan mitigation strategies, create preservation policies, and further develop the existing preservation services to ensure that the collection remains accessible for future students and scholars. This survey serves as a pilot project to determine whether additional research in this area is warranted. It also provides a statistically valid set of data that indicate the current condition of the collection and an estimate ...


Tupac Amaru Shakur Collection Conference Program, Robert W. Woodruff Library Sep 2012

Tupac Amaru Shakur Collection Conference Program, Robert W. Woodruff Library

Atlanta University Center Faculty Scholarship Bibliographies

No abstract provided.


Greener Records Storage And Archival Facilities, Mary G. Kosta Aug 2012

Greener Records Storage And Archival Facilities, Mary G. Kosta

Mary G Kosta

This paper reviews the requirements for buildings that store inactive and archival records. It then reviews the requirements for green buildings that meet LEED standards. Lastly, it discusses whether it is possible to build greener buildings for archival and records storage facilities.


Preserving And Promoting Institutional Heritage: A Descriptive Study Of The Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Members’ Archives, Eli Arnold Jul 2012

Preserving And Promoting Institutional Heritage: A Descriptive Study Of The Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Members’ Archives, Eli Arnold

Eli Arnold

Academic institutions, even small colleges and universities, acknowledge the importance of archives in order to preserve and promote their institutional heritage. For the past half-century, an increasing number of institutions are establishing and supporting archives. Two over-arching questions soon arise: first, how is an academic institution, especially one with limited funding and staffing, to achieve success with their archives? Second, what can be learned through the shared experience of institutions that currently support academic archives? The author evaluated the websites of the archives of the twelve colleges that are members of the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC). In addition, the ...


Review Of The Lone Arranger: Succeeding In A Small Repository, Erin Passehl Jul 2012

Review Of The Lone Arranger: Succeeding In A Small Repository, Erin Passehl

Journal of Western Archives

A book review of Christina Zamon's The Lone Arranger: Succeeding in a Small Repository.


The University Of Louisville Photographic Archives : The First Fifty Years., Elizabeth E. Reilly Jul 2012

The University Of Louisville Photographic Archives : The First Fifty Years., Elizabeth E. Reilly

Faculty Scholarship

The University of Louisville Photographic Archives celebrated its fiftieth anniversary in 2012. Now holding over two million images within hundreds of discreet collections, the Photographic Archives was started by Robert J. Doherty who was responsible for acquiring the very significant Roy E. Stryker Papers and Standard Oil (New Jersey) social documentary collections . First curator, Don Anderson, collected fine print photography with work by photographers like Ralph Eugene Meatyard. The extensive archives of local commercial studios Caufield & Shook and The Royal Photo Company ensured the preservation of Louisville’s visual legacy and long-time curator James “Andy” Anderson grew the collection tremendously ...


Assessing The Strategic Credibility Of Special Collections, Erin Passehl, Rick Stoddart Jun 2012

Assessing The Strategic Credibility Of Special Collections, Erin Passehl, Rick Stoddart

Erin Passehl Stoddart

In this time of often precarious funding at many colleges and universities, any case that can be made to illustrate how a department strategically fits into the overall university mission is not only worth merit, but an essential survival technique. This “strategic credibility” within the university is a vital form of currency in determining institution-wide resources prioritization, collaboration In this time of often precarious funding at many colleges and universities, any case that can be made to illustrate how a department strategically fits into the overall university mission is not only worth merit, but an essential survival technique. This “strategic ...


Assessing The Strategic Credibility Of Special Collections, Erin Passehl, Rick A. Stoddart May 2012

Assessing The Strategic Credibility Of Special Collections, Erin Passehl, Rick A. Stoddart

Rick A Stoddart

In this time of often precarious funding at many colleges and universities, any case that can be made to illustrate how a department strategically fits into the overall university mission is not only worth merit, but an essential survival technique. This “strategic credibility” within the university is a vital form of currency in determining institution-wide resources prioritization, collaboration opportunities between organizational units, and overall direction of departments. This paper presents a case study of academic special collections in the Northwest and examines the methods these departments use to demonstrate value to the university. This paper considers how well do special ...


Mind Mapping For Archival Processing: Using Personal Brain Software To Facilitate Arrangement Of The Auguste Martin Collection, Jillian M. Slater, Amy Rohmiller May 2012

Mind Mapping For Archival Processing: Using Personal Brain Software To Facilitate Arrangement Of The Auguste Martin Collection, Jillian M. Slater, Amy Rohmiller

Marian Library/IMRI Faculty Presentations

The presenters discuss a case study that outlines and reflects on their experience using the mind mapping software Personal Brain to support arrangement of a conceptually complex collection during archival processing. The authors discuss advantages and disadvantages, and other potential applications of mind-mapping in archival work.


Preserving Photographs: Ideals Vs. Realities, Elizabeth E. Reilly May 2012

Preserving Photographs: Ideals Vs. Realities, Elizabeth E. Reilly

Elizabeth Reilly

A presentation on the preservation of photographic collections with the basics of photo preservation including process identification and deterioration, as well as standards and best practices. Also a discussion of the realities many institutions face in their efforts to preserve collections of photographs, with constraints caused by limitations in time, space and money, and with these constraints in mind,with a few tips for safeguarding photographs within the accepted minimum levels of protection.


Review Of A Different Kind Of Web: New Connections Between Archives And Our Users, Megan K. Friedel May 2012

Review Of A Different Kind Of Web: New Connections Between Archives And Our Users, Megan K. Friedel

Journal of Western Archives

A review of A Different Kind of Web, edited by Kate Theimer.


Review Of Waldo Gifford Leland And The Origins Of The American Archival Profession, Debra Hansen May 2012

Review Of Waldo Gifford Leland And The Origins Of The American Archival Profession, Debra Hansen

Journal of Western Archives

Review of Waldo Gifford Leland and the Origins of the American Archival Profession.


Working Together: Journal Of Western Archives & Western Roundups, Tom D. Sommer May 2012

Working Together: Journal Of Western Archives & Western Roundups, Tom D. Sommer

Library Faculty Presentations

The idea of a Journal of Western Archives began in the early 2000s after plans were being made for a super regional meeting in Las Vegas, NV. It was during this collaborative time that University Archivists Gordon Daines proposed an idea to then Conference of Inter-Mountain Archivists President John Murphy. Gordon wanted to establish a journal that would be for archivists working in the western United States. He noticed that as a researcher himself at BYU that archivists in the western United States didn’t publish as much as archivists in the eastern United States.

In 2002, Gordon approached CIMA ...


Documenting A Movement: Creating And Sustaining The Occupy Boston Community Archive, Meghan Bailey Apr 2012

Documenting A Movement: Creating And Sustaining The Occupy Boston Community Archive, Meghan Bailey

Meghan Bailey

A wave of dissatisfaction swept the country in fall 2011. This uneasiness manifested itself in numerous Occupy movements, featuring throngs of protestors speaking out against income inequality and the corruption in our financial sector. Inspired by Occupy Wall Street, Occupy Boston took root on the Rose Kennedy Greenway at Dewey Square in Boston’s financial district during mid-October 2011. Thriving in the shadow of the Federal Reserve Bank, Occupy Boston was a vibrant and diverse community of individuals, from students to the working class, from professionals to the unemployed. The importance of preserving the Occupy movement quickly became clear. It ...


Learning Archives: Archival Practice Within The Context Of Pedagogical Settings, Tomaro I. Taylor, Chris D'Arpa, Jean Carey Apr 2012

Learning Archives: Archival Practice Within The Context Of Pedagogical Settings, Tomaro I. Taylor, Chris D'Arpa, Jean Carey

Tomaro I. Taylor

The classroom - as place - serves as a physiological and psychological barrier to the practical application of archival theory by contributing to restricted development of professional competencies often expected in archival settings. Functionally, these barriers directly impact students’ self-reliance, affecting independence, agency and the development of the appropriate skill sets needed to survive in an evolving field. As entity, the classroom aids in the infantilization of students by promoting philosophies with limited transferability and impeding students’ confidence in competencies developed through hands-on practice. This counterproductive cultivation of “archival knowledge” is both imbalanced and impractical and leads to the continued reinforcement of ...


Historypin.Com: Connecting Users, Transforming Photographs, Elizabeth E. Reilly Apr 2012

Historypin.Com: Connecting Users, Transforming Photographs, Elizabeth E. Reilly

Elizabeth Reilly

A presentation of the University of Louisville Photographic Archives’ participation with Historypin.com, and how through this website, historical photographs in our collections are being experienced in new ways, as well as being transformed in both use and meaning.


The Davis Library: An Archive Advocacy Proposal, Taryn L. Rucinski Apr 2012

The Davis Library: An Archive Advocacy Proposal, Taryn L. Rucinski

Taryn L. Rucinski

This presentation discusses a proposal to improve upon current advocacy efforts being made at the St. John's Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Library located on its Manhattan campus (formerly the New York College of Insurance Library). Proposed strategies include: creation of an archival independent study course, applying for grant monies; developing public/ private partnerships with industry; and employing open source cataloging software such as the Archivist's Toolkit.


Undergraduate Research Programs And The Academic Library, Nancy Cunningham, Richard Pollenz Ph.D., Drew Smith, Mark I. Greenberg Ph.D. Apr 2012

Undergraduate Research Programs And The Academic Library, Nancy Cunningham, Richard Pollenz Ph.D., Drew Smith, Mark I. Greenberg Ph.D.

Western Libraries Faculty and Staff Publications

Undergraduate research (UR) programs attract highly motivated students who often continue on to graduate/professional schools but may lack necessary information literacy skills. Collaboration with UR programs provides librarians new opportunities to help students develop these skills and work with specialized collections in the context of a research experience. In this webinar, librarians and UR administrators share their experiences in forging collaborations based on UR and library training resources, explain how information literacy skills programming has been embedded into UR, and demonstrate how this partnership has led to greater visibility of library services, collections and UR among all undergraduates.


Undergraduate Research Programs And The Academic Library, Nancy Cunningham, Richard Pollenz Ph.D., Drew Smith, Mark I. Greenberg Ph.D. Apr 2012

Undergraduate Research Programs And The Academic Library, Nancy Cunningham, Richard Pollenz Ph.D., Drew Smith, Mark I. Greenberg Ph.D.

Mark I. Greenberg

Undergraduate research (UR) programs attract highly motivated students who often continue on to graduate/professional schools but may lack necessary information literacy skills. Collaboration with UR programs provides librarians new opportunities to help students develop these skills and work with specialized collections in the context of a research experience. In this webinar, librarians and UR administrators share their experiences in forging collaborations based on UR and library training resources, explain how information literacy skills programming has been embedded into UR, and demonstrate how this partnership has led to greater visibility of library services, collections and UR among all undergraduates.


Undergraduate Research Programs And The Academic Library, Nancy Cunningham, Richard Pollenz Ph.D., Drew Smith, Mark I. Greenberg Ph.D. Apr 2012

Undergraduate Research Programs And The Academic Library, Nancy Cunningham, Richard Pollenz Ph.D., Drew Smith, Mark I. Greenberg Ph.D.

Drew Smith

Undergraduate research (UR) programs attract highly motivated students who often continue on to graduate/professional schools but may lack necessary information literacy skills. Collaboration with UR programs provides librarians new opportunities to help students develop these skills and work with specialized collections in the context of a research experience. In this webinar, librarians and UR administrators share their experiences in forging collaborations based on UR and library training resources, explain how information literacy skills programming has been embedded into UR, and demonstrate how this partnership has led to greater visibility of library services, collections and UR among all undergraduates.


Learning From Each Other: Baltic Collections In North America, Maira Bundza Apr 2012

Learning From Each Other: Baltic Collections In North America, Maira Bundza

Maira Bundza

Estonian, Lithuanian and a few Latvian libraries, archives and museums will be described with the intent to see what the Latvians can learn from these examples, to better preserve their own history through libraries, archives and material culture collections.

To view actual presentation, see http://vimeo.com/51605116


Mass. Memories Road Show, Heather Cole, Joanne M. Riley, Andrew Elder, Joseph P. Healey Library, University Of Massachusetts Boston Apr 2012

Mass. Memories Road Show, Heather Cole, Joanne M. Riley, Andrew Elder, Joseph P. Healey Library, University Of Massachusetts Boston

Office of Community Partnerships Posters

The Mass. Memories Road Show is an event-based public history project that digitizes family photos and stories shared by the people of Massachusetts. We work with local communities to organize free public events where residents are invited to bring family photos to be scanned and included in the archives at UMass Boston.


Archival Content Management Systems: The Future Of Collection Management, Thomas D. Steman Apr 2012

Archival Content Management Systems: The Future Of Collection Management, Thomas D. Steman

Library Faculty Presentations

The presentation focuses on the questions regarding the selection of an archival content management system, including goals for a repository, features, workflows, and technology. The presentation also discusses the reason for Archon, an open source archival content management system, was chosen to help revitalize the St. Cloud State University Archives.


Turning A Passion Into A Research Project, Maira Bundza Feb 2012

Turning A Passion Into A Research Project, Maira Bundza

Maira Bundza

As a Latvian-American I became interested in librarianship when assigned to set up a library at the Latvian Studies Center in Kalamazoo. The library was dispersed after Latvia regained its independence, and I started working at Western Michigan University. I have recently turned my research focus back to my ethnic heritage and am excited to be able to combine my professional skills with my passion. I have started looking at not only Latvian, but Estonian and Lithuanian collections in the U.S. As the communities age, what is happening to their libraries, archives and museums? As the information world turns ...


How Institutional Repositories Provide A Digital Compliment To The First Year Experience, Erin Passehl, Valerie Bagley Feb 2012

How Institutional Repositories Provide A Digital Compliment To The First Year Experience, Erin Passehl, Valerie Bagley

Erin Passehl Stoddart

In Fall 2011, Western Oregon University Archives partnered with Interdisciplinary Studies to digitally capture capstone projects created in the First Year Experience Program (FYE). These seminars provide incoming first-year and transfer students with the necessary skills to succeed in the college classroom and campus life. WOU Archives and FYE instructors collaborated to preserve a digital sample of students’ capstone work, including papers, creative art, posters, presentations, and videos. This presentation will discuss this our shared promotional goals and the library’s role in supporting student retention. We’ll also discuss the nuts and bolts of digitally documenting student work, including ...


Teaching Digital History Through The University Archives: The Case Of Nebraska U: A Collaborative History, Peterson Brink, Mary Ellen Ducey, Andrew Jewell, Douglas Seefeldt Jan 2012

Teaching Digital History Through The University Archives: The Case Of Nebraska U: A Collaborative History, Peterson Brink, Mary Ellen Ducey, Andrew Jewell, Douglas Seefeldt

Faculty Publications, Department of History

Nebraska U: A Collaborative History (http://unlhistory.unl.edu) is a collaboration between faculty and staff in Archives and Special Collections (Brink, Ducey, and Jewell) and the department of History (Seefeldt). This project engages undergraduates in archival research, historical synthesis, and digital project creation.

Nebraska U uses digital technology to provide a research framework for students exploring the way the study of history is transformed using new media publication forms. Specifically, students in Dr. Seefeldt's "Digital History" course selected a topic from the history of the University; worked with Archives staff to locate materials and thoroughly research that topic ...


Records Management @ Msu, Anne Stenzel Jan 2012

Records Management @ Msu, Anne Stenzel

Library Services Faculty and Staff Publications

No abstract provided.