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Drive Traffic, Increase Links, Michele Gibney, Nicole Grady 2020 University of the Pacific

Drive Traffic, Increase Links, Michele Gibney, Nicole Grady

Digital Commons Southeastern User Group 2020

One of the best ways to drive traffic to an institutional repository site is by adding links to it from other, established sites. This could be your institutional website – adding links from a departmental page to the department’s scholarly work. Or from your social media platforms to a relevant article corresponding with a topical news event. Another option is Wikipedia. Have you considered leveraging Wikipedia’s astronomical base of users for your own ends? With an average of 200 million+ page views a day, Wikipedia is an excellent resource to drive traffic to your IR.

But HOW can you ...


Review Of Arranging And Describing Archives And Manuscripts, Cory L. Nimer 2020 Brigham Young University - Utah

Review Of Arranging And Describing Archives And Manuscripts, Cory L. Nimer

Journal of Western Archives

A review of Arranging and Describing Archives and Manuscripts, by Dennis Meissner.


Corporate Archives In Silicon Valley: Building And Surviving Amid Constant Change, Paula Jabloner, Anna Mancini 2020 Computer History Museum

Corporate Archives In Silicon Valley: Building And Surviving Amid Constant Change, Paula Jabloner, Anna Mancini

Journal of Western Archives

An historical understanding of the phenomenon that is Silicon Valley requires the collection and preservation of original records. With the rapid pace of change in the technology industry, how can archivists and their institutions preserve this corporate history? Two archivists address how they were able to found an archives at Cisco Systems and maintain another at Hewlett-Packard. Two common elements emerged: 1) the formation of a licensed limited company (LLC) as the legal structure for the archival repository, and 2) the use of outsourcing to staff both repositories. Outsourcing via a non-profit, in this case the Computer History Museum, or ...


Research Publications In Web Of Science Shift From Bitcoin To Blockchain, With Focus On Computer Science, Engineering, Telecommunications, And Business Economics, Megan Price, Greta Snyder 2020 San Jose State University

Research Publications In Web Of Science Shift From Bitcoin To Blockchain, With Focus On Computer Science, Engineering, Telecommunications, And Business Economics, Megan Price, Greta Snyder

School of Information Student Research Journal

No abstract provided.


Online Community For Librarian Researchers: Experience Of Academic Librarians, Lili Luo 2020 San Jose State University

Online Community For Librarian Researchers: Experience Of Academic Librarians, Lili Luo

School of Information Student Research Journal

No abstract provided.


Srj Thriving During Challenging Times, Greta Snyder 2020 San Jose State University

Srj Thriving During Challenging Times, Greta Snyder

School of Information Student Research Journal

No abstract provided.


To Discovery And Beyond: Using Workflow Automation As An Opportunity For Collaboration And Education, Rebecca B. French 2020 James Madison University

To Discovery And Beyond: Using Workflow Automation As An Opportunity For Collaboration And Education, Rebecca B. French

Libraries

This poster describes a project to automate portions of JMU Libraries' workflow for distributing Special Collections finding aids to various discovery platforms. Through the development of a custom Python app called Spaceport, we were able to greatly improve the efficiency and sustainability of this process while also providing a more consistent discovery experience for our patrons. The project also had broad impacts in other areas. Our incremental and collaborative approach provided space for professional development related to the project, supported evolving project goals and the process of adapting to the new workflow, and strengthened relationships between departments. In addition to ...


Lost And Found: Onöndowa’Ga:’Gawenoh As An Anchor To Identity And Sovereignty, Brittney N. Jimerson 2020 Buffalo State College

Lost And Found: Onöndowa’Ga:’Gawenoh As An Anchor To Identity And Sovereignty, Brittney N. Jimerson

Museum Studies Theses

This author presents a study of the Onöndowa’ga:’, an Indigenous group located in Western New York, who are more commonly known as the Seneca. Onöndowa’ga:’Gawenoh[1]to the Onöndowa’ga:’, like all Indigenous people, is a form of intangible history, history that is interconnected with who they are and where they come from. The history of who the Onöndowa’ga:’ were and still are, as well as what their language means to their culture, is the groundwork for understanding how devastating US policies became for them. While many areas of culture were impacted by those policies, the ...


Zonta International: Unveiling 100 Years Of History & Membership, Jessica E. Nantka 2020 State University of New York College at Buffalo - Buffalo State College

Zonta International: Unveiling 100 Years Of History & Membership, Jessica E. Nantka

Museum Studies Projects

The purpose of this master’s thesis project is to examine the formidable globalized service organization, Zonta International (ZI), which has impacted women around the world for 100 years. I utilized essential practices in the Museum Studies Master of Arts program at SUNY Buffalo State to create this project in association with an exhibit, Zonta International: Unveiling 100 Years of History & Membership, presented at the Karpeles Manuscript Museum from November 5 – November 23, 2019. The use of digitized images, documents, and artifacts within the Howard D. Beach Photography Studio Collection owned by The Buffalo History Museum, have been systematically chosen ...


Exhibiting Prejudice: How Twentieth-Century Museums Promoted The Eugenics Movement, Anna Wachtel 2020 State University of New York College at Buffalo - Buffalo State College

Exhibiting Prejudice: How Twentieth-Century Museums Promoted The Eugenics Movement, Anna Wachtel

Museum Studies Theses

This research illustrates the impact museums have on social, political, and educational systems through the exploration of the eugenics movement in American museums. Museum professionals promoted racial hierarchies and eugenic ideologies at World’s Fairs through the exploitation of “exotic” peoples and contests designed to judge and categorize racial differences based on an individual’s physical and mental characteristics.

Following World’s Fairs, museums began displaying eugenic themed exhibits. Prominent museum professionals and government officials of the early twentieth century used their position of authority to promote the eugenics movement in National and regional American museums through educational exhibits using ...


My Family, Their History: Using Exploratory Inquiry & Pragmatic Methods To Learn History, Lowellen Sucgang 2020 California State University, Monterey Bay

My Family, Their History: Using Exploratory Inquiry & Pragmatic Methods To Learn History, Lowellen Sucgang

Capstone Projects and Master's Theses

History education is at a crossroads. The availability of information at our fingertips has the potential to change how the non-historian sees history and the other social sciences. This capstone researched ways the non-historian can utilize the changing face of history education by implementing the pragmatic methods of John Dewey’s education philosophy called instrumentalism. Principal issues discussed include the pros and cons of out-of-classroom history education, utilization of exploratory inquiry for research and the usefulness of primary sources for a historiography. To apply instrumentalism ideals and methods, I created a historiography about my ancestors and how their lives intertwined ...


Treasures In Special Collections At Wcu, Christopher Borroughs 2020 West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Treasures In Special Collections At Wcu, Christopher Borroughs

English Student Work

The Special Collections Department at West Chester houses an impressive array of children’s literature, though this collection has largely remained untapped and unstudied. However, I have identified many significant holdings upon the shelves, such as Newbery and Caldecott-winning titles, esteemed children’s classics, and other notable works by local authors and illustrators. My presentation will propose several potential research topics for scholarly investigation within the collection, such as studying the history of illustration through our Wind in the Willows collection, observing how depictions of race have progressed over time, and conducting gender and other theoretical studies. I also propose ...


Marginalia And Mystery: A Renaissance Treasure In The Wcu Special Collections, Kelli Billings 2020 West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Marginalia And Mystery: A Renaissance Treasure In The Wcu Special Collections, Kelli Billings

History Student Work

Among the holdings of the West Chester University Special Collections is a copy of fifteenth-century French chronicler Enguerrand de Monstrelet’s Chroniques de France, an account of the Hundred Years’ War between France and England. Several print editions of this text were published in France in the sixteenth century, but there are fewer than thirty known copies of the WCU library’s edition, which was published in 1512. Through an examination of our copy’s fascinating unique features and signs of ownership, this presentation aims to contribute to the limited scholarship on Monstrelet’s surviving printed books. The further study ...


Out Of The Archives And Into The Streets: Teaching With Primary Sources To Cultivate Civic Engagement, Jen Hoyer 2020 Brooklyn Public Library

Out Of The Archives And Into The Streets: Teaching With Primary Sources To Cultivate Civic Engagement, Jen Hoyer

Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies

This article examines whether teaching with primary sources can cultivate civic engagement by investigating the competencies involved in developing student civic engagement and aligning these with outcomes from teaching with primary sources. Using three examples from Brooklyn Connections, a primary source-based education outreach program that offers a free standards-based and curriculum-aligned school partnership program for grades four through twelve, this case study illustrates the potential for using primary sources to cultivate skills, knowledge, and student agency. Through assessment of these examples in teaching with primary sources using protocols developed for evaluation of programs that focus on developing civic engagement, the ...


Review Of Pushing The Margins: Women Of Color And Intersectionality In Lis, Carla N. Cain 2020 El Camino College

Review Of Pushing The Margins: Women Of Color And Intersectionality In Lis, Carla N. Cain

Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies

Pushing the Margins: Women of Color and Intersectionality in LIS

Pushing the Margins consists of seventeen essays centered around the question: “what does it mean to be a woman of color in librarianship?” The responses reframe the discussion of the goals of librarianship to focus on inclusion and social justice within the profession. The volume is informed by the theory of intersectionality and cites the feminist practice of consciousness-raising as a model for its conception. Topics covered include how to understand the unique pressures faced by women librarians of color, the need for recognition of the contributions of women of ...


Shrines And Pilgrimages: Documenting Mary's Role In The Pandemic, Kayla Harris 2020 University of Dayton

Shrines And Pilgrimages: Documenting Mary's Role In The Pandemic, Kayla Harris

Marian Library Faculty Presentations

A 1997 special report in Scientific American claimed that the average lifespan of a website was only 44 days. A study in 2001 put that at 75 days, while a 2003 article indicated 100 days. Everything on the Internet doesn’t last forever. The Marian Library has collected material related to the Blessed Virgin Mary since its founding in 1943. Increasingly, some of the material that would have once been printed, and possibly made their way to the Marian Library archives, is now being shared only electronically. Things like shrine Mass schedules, news articles, or blog posts are available on ...


Digital Archives Newsletter Volume 1 Issue 1, Jane Fiegel 2020 Xavier University of Louisiana

Digital Archives Newsletter Volume 1 Issue 1, Jane Fiegel

Digital Archives Newsletter

In the first installation of our newsletter, we highlight select collections from our Digital Archives and suggest some courses that might find them useful. The collections cover topics such as New Orleans history, Black/African American history, and World War I.


Cunningham Collection Finding Aid: Container List, Christiane M J Hennequin 2020 Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)

Cunningham Collection Finding Aid: Container List, Christiane M J Hennequin

ACER Historical Documents

This document provides background information to the Finding Aid to the Cunningham Collection. Dr Kenneth Stewart Cunningham (1890 – 1976) was a leading Australian educationalist and educational researcher who was instrumental in the creation and development of the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER). After his death in 1976, Dr Cunningham’s daughter, Lesley Cunningham, became the custodian of her father’s personal papers. Much of this material was donated to the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) by Lesley Cunningham a few years before her death.


Cunningham Collection Finding Aid: Box 9506, Christiane M J Hennequin 2020 Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)

Cunningham Collection Finding Aid: Box 9506, Christiane M J Hennequin

ACER Historical Documents

This is a finding aid to the first box accessioned as part of the Cunningham Collection. The collection contains papers, documents, photographs, films, and ephemera pertaining to Dr Cunningham’s personal and professional life, as well as a few items from his wife, Ella, and daughter, Lesley. The collections items range from personal and professional correspondence and records (such as memberships to various organisations), a large album of French photographic postcards from the WWI period, several passports (including one United Nations diplomatic passport), a selection of pocket diaries, travel diaries, address books, notebooks, notes/memos, some publications (including Dr Cunningham ...


Increasing Access To Web Archives: Archive-It And The Discovery Layer, Christina A. Beis, Kayla Harris, Stephanie Shreffler 2020 University of Dayton

Increasing Access To Web Archives: Archive-It And The Discovery Layer, Christina A. Beis, Kayla Harris, Stephanie Shreffler

Marian Library Faculty Publications

Effective collaboration between archives and technical services increases the discoverability of special collection materials. Archivists at the University of Dayton had been using Archive-It to collect websites for a few years, but the information was isolated in a separate platform and wasn’t effectively marketed to users. Working together, the team of archivists and technical services librarians incorporated the website collections into the discovery layer. Metadata was added at the seed level and indexed on a single, user-friendly platform, with statistics gathered after promotion.


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