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Moving Toward A Reparative Archive: A Roadmap For A Holistic Approach To Disrupting Homogenous Histories In Academic Repositories And Creating Inclusive Spaces For Marginalized Voices, Lae'l Hughes-Watkins 2018 Kent State University - Kent Campus

Moving Toward A Reparative Archive: A Roadmap For A Holistic Approach To Disrupting Homogenous Histories In Academic Repositories And Creating Inclusive Spaces For Marginalized Voices, Lae'l Hughes-Watkins

Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies

In 2013, Kent State University’s Department of Special Collections and Archives launched the Black Campus Movement (BCM) Collection Development project to acknowledge the imperfection of past collection development practices that resulted in a scarcity of documentation from historically underrepresented communities. The department ventured to strengthen its holdings by acquiring records relating to the university’s rich, multilayered and diverse narratives, specifically the narratives of black student activism, 1968–1971. The Kent State shootings on May 4, 1970, resulting in the death of four white students, changed the trajectory of the Vietnam War and introduced a new discourse into the ...


Review Of Curators: Behind The Scenes Of Natural History Museums, Danielle Castronovo 2018 Harvard University

Review Of Curators: Behind The Scenes Of Natural History Museums, Danielle Castronovo

Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies

Book review of Curators by Lance Grande.


H08-1664. Vandevusse, Robert. Publications, 1910-2017. 3.75 Linear Ft., Hope College 2018 Hope College

H08-1664. Vandevusse, Robert. Publications, 1910-2017. 3.75 Linear Ft., Hope College

Collection Registers and Abstracts

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Robert VandeVusse is a local railroad and maritime historian. The collection contains a digital version of a promotional brochure called Holland-Resort and Promotional, 1910, and magazines concerning the classic and vintage boat hobby and include Antique and Classic Boat, The Brass Bell (Chris-Craft Antique Boat Club), Classic Boating, and Rusty Rudder (Antique and Classic Boat Society).


Review Of The Shelley-Godwin Archive, Stacey L. Kikendall 2018 Park University

Review Of The Shelley-Godwin Archive, Stacey L. Kikendall

ABO: Interactive Journal for Women in the Arts, 1640-1830

Review of The Shelley-Godwin Archive


Review Of Queer Library Alliance: Global Reflections And Imaginings, Matthew P. Messbarger 2018 Arizona State University

Review Of Queer Library Alliance: Global Reflections And Imaginings, Matthew P. Messbarger

Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies

With global perspectives from librarians and archivists who promote innovative methods to improve services to LGBTQ populations, Queer Library Alliance serves as an excellent primer and resource for critical thinking about how information professionals can best serve queer communities.


Exploring The American Archivist: Corpus Analysis Tools And The Professional Literature, J. Gordon Daines III, Cory L. Nimer, Jacob R. Lee 2018 Brigham Young University - Utah

Exploring The American Archivist: Corpus Analysis Tools And The Professional Literature, J. Gordon Daines Iii, Cory L. Nimer, Jacob R. Lee

Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies

The literature of a professional community provides insights into what members of that community value and underscores key professional issues. Periodic analyses of professional literature are an important way for these communities to identify trends that deserve further exploration. This article introduces the use of corpus analysis tools such as Voyant Tools and discusses their value in performing periodic analyses of professional literature. As an example, it presents a limited study examining the use of the term “theory” in the American Archivist.


Digitalcommons@Lesley Quarterly Report & Impact Infographic - April 2018, Philip M. Siblo-Landsman 2018 Lesley University

Digitalcommons@Lesley Quarterly Report & Impact Infographic - April 2018, Philip M. Siblo-Landsman

Library Reports

Usage statistics of Lesley University's institutional repository (IR) indicate a steady increase in use and growth since the December 2017 report. Collections and works that have had the greatest global impact are highlighted in this report along with the demographics of those accessing the collection. A summary of the report's metrics are available in the form of an infographic to download and share.


Remembering The Church In The Wildwood: The Archival Processing And Digitization Of The Martinsville Baptist Church Collection, Allison N. Grimes 2018 Stephen F. Austin State University

Remembering The Church In The Wildwood: The Archival Processing And Digitization Of The Martinsville Baptist Church Collection, Allison N. Grimes

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Martinsville Baptist Church was founded in 1912 in a rural farming community on State Highway 7 in eastern Nacogdoches County. The church was founded during a revival being held in the community of Martinsville and has been in continuous operation ever since. The church grew throughout its lifetime, reaching record attendance and membership numbers between 1950 and 1980. Since the early 2000s, church attendance and membership has been in decline. This thesis outlines the history of Martinsville Baptist Church and explains conservation measures taken during the archival processing and digitization of records in the Martinsville Baptist Church Collection.


Minnesota Historical And Cultural Heritage (Legacy) Grant Program: Lsa Survey Results And Recommendations, Carolyn Veeser-Egbide, Melinda Hutchinson, Michael Lansing, Sherry Stirling, Sheila Brommel, Daardi Sizemore 2018 Minnesota Historical Society

Minnesota Historical And Cultural Heritage (Legacy) Grant Program: Lsa Survey Results And Recommendations, Carolyn Veeser-Egbide, Melinda Hutchinson, Michael Lansing, Sherry Stirling, Sheila Brommel, Daardi Sizemore

Library Services Faculty and Staff Publications

In August 2017, the Legacy Strategic Agenda (LSA) Collaborative Priority Action Team (PAT) for Grants conducted a survey of Minnesota cultural heritage organizations about the Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage (Legacy) grant program managed by the Minnesota Historical Society. The presenters will provide a background about the survey and share the results and recommendations that came out of the survey.


Making Do With What You've Got: Improving Your Collections Storage Now, Adam Stephen Guy Smith, Heather Hoagland 2018 Minnesota State University, Mankato

Making Do With What You've Got: Improving Your Collections Storage Now, Adam Stephen Guy Smith, Heather Hoagland

Library Services Faculty and Staff Publications

Don’t wait until that inventory grant money comes through, get started improving your collection storage today using things you have right now or can get without breaking the bank or begging the board! Come ready to share your ideas as well as learn from your presenters and colleagues in this informal discussion-style session. Attendees will leave the session with easily implemented and inexpensive ideas for storing, displaying, and rehousing objects of all shapes, sizes and materials.


Who You Gonna Call?: Creating A Call List For Your Facility's Disaster Plan, Nicole Elzenga, Adam Stephen Guy Smith 2018 Renville County Historical Society

Who You Gonna Call?: Creating A Call List For Your Facility's Disaster Plan, Nicole Elzenga, Adam Stephen Guy Smith

Library Services Faculty and Staff Publications

Preservation can involve responding to active and pressing matters. But not all buildings are lost to the bulldozer. Many are lost to natural and human disasters like storms and water. A Disaster Plan is a common document used by museums and history organizations. Learn how to develop a contact list for a Disaster Response Plan so you know whom to call when disaster strikes!


Community Engaged Digital Initiatives: Building Academic Library Services And Infrastructure With Faculty And Community Collaborators, Shannon Lucky, Craig Harkema 2018 University of Saskatchewan

Community Engaged Digital Initiatives: Building Academic Library Services And Infrastructure With Faculty And Community Collaborators, Shannon Lucky, Craig Harkema

Digital Initiatives Symposium

Community collaborations have become key drivers for the development of our library’s digital initiatives (DI) program. While collaborative partnerships can complicate the process of getting DI work completed, they can also positively contribute to decision making around digitization projects, metadata use, user interface (UI) design, and infrastructure development. This presentation outlines possibilities for iteratively developing digital infrastructure and service offerings to support community engaged research and discusses key issues to consider when developing such a program. We will describe how we have adapted DI systems to support a range of projects from photography collections to oral histories, to locally ...


Migratory Patterns In Irs: Contentdm, Digital Commons And Flying The Coop, Michele Gibney, Kristin Laughtin-Dunker, Elizabeth Chance 2018 University of the Pacific

Migratory Patterns In Irs: Contentdm, Digital Commons And Flying The Coop, Michele Gibney, Kristin Laughtin-Dunker, Elizabeth Chance

Digital Initiatives Symposium

What is the importance of institutional history and special collections in a digital environment? Should these pieces of history have their own digital platform or be merged with the institutional repository? What role do repositories play in the institutional environment? What impact do digital historical collections have on the stakeholder contingent as well as the global community? The speakers will discuss the rationale behind migrating collections from CONTENTdm to institutional repositories (all using bepress’s Digital Commons platform). Reasons range from subscription costs to file format concerns to increased search optimization. The migratory act will be covered in terms of ...


Making The Most Of Student Workers: Creative Approaches To Staffing, Kathleen Spring 2018 Linfield College

Making The Most Of Student Workers: Creative Approaches To Staffing, Kathleen Spring

Faculty & Staff Presentations

When considering and launching an institutional repository, staffing is often the first question on people’s minds. Many libraries are eager to embark on this project but are anxious they’ll need to hire someone to take the wheel. The good news is many institutions have come up with creative staffing solutions that ensure repository growth and development with far less than 1 FTE. In this presentation, Kathleen Spring shares how she manages Linfield College's institutional repository with the vital contributions of student workers. She discusses some of the carefully designed workflows that meet Linfield’s repository needs and ...


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

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 ...


Special Collections As A Community For Interdisciplinary Collaboration, Caroline G. Hogan 2018 University of Iowa

Special Collections As A Community For Interdisciplinary Collaboration, Caroline G. Hogan

School of Library and Information Science Graduate Student Posters

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Diaries In Archives: Ethical Implications, Chloe Waryan 2018 University of Iowa

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 ...


Alternative Ways To Create An Inclusive Community Within The Library, Jill O'Neill 2018 University of Iowa

Alternative Ways To Create An Inclusive Community Within The Library, Jill O'Neill

School of Library and Information Science Graduate Student Posters

“Libraries are for everyone” is a movement that started in early 2017, though its roots have been seen across libraries for generations upon generations. This motto has started taking on a new meaning and approach through more current times, as the support for libraries has been threatened by governmental forces.

For this motto to be true and present in our communities, we have to make every effort to address the needs of every patron that we serve. How can we, as library professionals who are often on the front line for help to the public, make sure that we are ...


W88-0749. Beardslee Library. Records, 1893-2015. 3.50 Linear Ft., Western Theological Seminary 2018 Hope College

W88-0749. Beardslee Library. Records, 1893-2015. 3.50 Linear Ft., Western Theological Seminary

Collection Registers and Abstracts

The first Beardslee library was built in 1913, the second in 1955, and the third is currently housed in the Cook Center of Theological Research. The collection contains reports on the American Association of Theological Schools (AATS) and extensive files on American Theological Library Association (ATLA) foundation, Sealantic Fund, and Library Development Program. Also included are catalogue reports marking the progress of the library, circulation records and statistics, book acquisitions, library policies, procedures and meeting minutes and memos, and financial tracking.


Spotlight On A Discipline: An Introduction To Archival Practices, Rachel Moats 2018 University of North Georgia

Spotlight On A Discipline: An Introduction To Archival Practices, Rachel Moats

International Social Science Review

Archives are often met with confusion and the assumption that they operate in similar ways to libraries. The differences between libraries and archives are vast, but once understood, make perfect sense. Drawing on the writings of archival scholars, my own knowledge, and the desire to explain the nuances of archives, this essay aims to educate the reader on archival theory and practices, explain the differences between libraries and archives, and demystify archives so that they are more accessible.


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