Recent Issue: Archives and Records

Volume 38, Issue 1, 2017

Editorial: archives and public history
Victoria Hoyle

‘To Be Able to Imagine Otherwise’: community archives and the importance of representation
Michelle Caswell, Alda Allina Migoni, Noah Geraci & Marika Cifor

‘Setting the record straight’: the creation and curation of archives by activist communities. A case study of activist responses to the regeneration of Elephant and Castle, South London
Elena Carter

The small politics of everyday life: local history society archives and the production of public histories
Fiona Cosson

A labour of love: the affective archives of popular music culture
Paul Long, Sarah Baker, Lauren Istvandity & Jez Collins

‘I will not leave, my freedom is more precious than my blood’. From affect to precarity: crowd-sourced citizen archives as memories of the Syrian war
Dima Saber & Paul Long

Artists and records: moving history and memory
Kathy Michelle Carbone

‘Instead of fetching flowers, the youths brought in flakes of snow’: exploring extreme weather history through English parish registers
Lucy Veale, James P. Bowen & Georgina H. Endfield

Book Reviews
Directory of rare books and special collections in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland
Julia Sheppard

Managing local government archives
Niamh Brennan

Building trustworthy digital repositories: theory and implementation
Jenny Mitcham

Managing digital cultural objects: analysis, discovery and retrieval
Adrian Brown

Introduction to metadata
Ellen O’Flaherty

Digitizing flat media: principles and practice
Alex Fitzgerald

Digital preservation essentials
Simon Wilson

Preserving popular music heritage: do-it-yourself, do-it-together
Andrew Flinn

Edward II: his last months and his monument
Rebecca Phillips

Early records of University College Oxford
A. C. Green

Northallerton wills and inventories, 1666–1719
Andrew George

Seals in medieval London 1050-1300: a catalogue
Paul R. Dryburgh

Rookwood family papers 1606–1761
Robert F. W. Smith

The building accounts of the Savoy Hospital, London, 1512–1520
Anthony Smith

The Royal Irish Constabulary: a short history and genealogical guide with a select list of medal awards and casualties
Neil G. Cobbett


New/Recent Publications: Reports, Guides, and Other

Provenance Guide
International Foundation for Art Research

Navigating Research: How academic users understand, discover, and utilize reference resources
Oxford University Press

CHU, Clara M. and DAVIS, Mary Ellen K. and PUENTE, Mark A. (2017) Learning Together: Libraries, Archives, and Museums. Paper presented at: IFLA WLIC 2017 – Wrocław, Poland – Libraries. Solidarity. Society. in Session 112 – Poster Sessions.

“Construction of Backup System and Operating Mechanism for Military Archives” International Conference on Man-Machine-Environment System Engineering
Shisheng Cheng, Yongqing Zhang, Qianqian Wu, Rong Liu

Archives Digital and Otherwise: Recent Books on Archiving Canadian Writing” Journal of Canadian Studies 50 No. 3 (Fall 2016)

The Activist’s Guide to Archiving Video

SAA Annual Meeting Session Recordings Available

Proceedings of the 2017 ACM Symposium on Document Engineering

Association of Research Libraries, SPEC Kit 356: Diversity and Inclusion (September 2017). There’s also a webinar about this on October 11.

Association of Research Libraries, SPEC Kit 354: Data Curation

Association of Research Libraries, Issue Brief: Using Fair Use to Preserve and Share Disappearing Government Information


SAA Case Studies

SAA announced a new Campus Case Study, “Successful Fundraising with Library and
Archives Collaboration.” SAA started this series geared towards academic archives, but often the studies offer insight and tips to any type of institution.

More recently, the case studies have expanded and there are now openly accessible case studies on ethics, diversifying the archival record, and government records.

These are also a good publishing opportunity. Recognizing the benefit of these to the profession, SAA is open to expanding the contributing groups.  They are much shorter than journal-article length, good for collaborative writing, and allow to share real-life experiences and practices.

New Issue: SLIS Connecting

Volume 6, Issue 1 (2017)
(open access)


SLIS Director’s Update
USM School of Library and Information Science

Spotlights: Faculty, Alum, and Courses

USM School of Library and Information Science

From the GAs: Congratulations, Publications, Presentations

USM School of Library and Information Science

Student Associations: News and Events

USM School of Library and Information Science


Emerging Roles: Academic Libraries Crossing the Digital Divide

Scott A. Manganello

2017 SAA Research Forum Documents Available

The presentation slides and posters from this year’s SAA Research Forum are now available.

9:00-9:30 AM: Opening and Session 1

Welcome and Overview
Research Forum Program Committee [Slides]

Towards a Wicked Problems Research Agenda for Archival and Recordkeeping Scholarship
Eliot Wilczek (The MITRE Corporation) [Abstract/Bio] [Slides]

Teaching Research Data Management to the World
Dr. Helen R. Tibbo (UNC-Chapel Hill) [Slides]

9:30-10:00 AM: Session 2: Examining Our Practice

Simple and Expedited Digital Appraisal/Processing: Testing Software and Developing a First Simple Workflow
Susanne Belovari (University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign) [Abstract/Bio]

Show Me Archives and the Community Engagement Legacy of Aurora Davis
Sarah Buchanan (University of Missouri) [Abstract/Bio] [Slides]

A Model for the Social Construction of Risk in the Audit and Certification of Trustworthy Digital Repositories
Rebecca D. Frank (University of Michigan) [Abstract/Bio] [Slides]

10:30-11:00 AM: Session 3: Repositories in Practice

Beyond the Repository: Exploring Integration Between Local and Distributed Digital Preservation Systems
Laura Alagna (Northwestern University) [Abstract/Bio] [Slides]

How Do Small Archives Steward Their Moving Image and Sound Collections? A Qualitative Study
Anthony Cocciolo (Pratt Institute) [Abstract/Bio] [Slides]

Archives & DAM
Alice Cameron (Northwestern University) [Abstract/Bio] [Slides]

11:00-11:30 AM: Session 4: Architectural Records and Innovation

Actors, Artifacts, and Enduring Value in Architecture
Katie Pierce Meyer (University of Texas at Austin) [Abstract/Bio] [Slides]

Asks and Answers: Interviews with Archivists on Born-Digital Design Records
Suzanne Noruschat (Yale University), Pamela Casey (Columbia University) [Abstract/Bios] [Slides]

Memory Happens Now: A Collaborative Strategy for Digital Preservation of Organizational Records
Nancy Hadley (The American Institute of Architects) [Abstract/Bio] [Slides]

11:30 AM-Noon: Session 5: Adventures in Discovery

Evaluating How Archival Websites Allow Researchers to Prepare for an In-Person Visit
Scott Pitol (University of Illinois at Chicago) [Abstract/Bio] [Slides]

Proof of Existence: Methods for Adding Archival Resources to Wikipedia
Emily Vigor (UC Berkeley) [Abstract/Bio] [Slides]

Access Strategies for Born-Digital Archives: Lessons of the International Fellowships Program Project
Jane Gorjevsky (Columbia University), Dina Sokolova (Columbia University) [Abstract/Bios] [Slides]

1:00-1:30 PM: Session 6: SAA Metadata and Digital Practice Review

Mark Matienzo (Stanford University) [Bio] [Slides]

3:00-3:30 PM: Session 7: Lightning Talks

Archiving the Websites of Contemporary Composers
Bess Pittman (NYU) [Abstract/Bio] [Slides]

Software Preservation: Building a Community of Research Practitioners
Wendy Hagenmaier (University of Texas at Austin), Alexandra Chassanoff (MIT) [Abstract/Bios] [Slides]

Teaching with Primary Sources: Building Resources for Success
Margery N. Sly (Temple University) [Abstract/Bio] [Slides]

Archiving Spotify: How and Why to Track Your Music Streaming Data
Jennifer Eltringham (University of Denver) [Abstract/Bio] [Slides]

Good/Bad, Happy/Sad: Conducting Sentiment Analysis on User Survey Data from Houghton Library with R
Emilie Hardman (Harvard University) [Abstract/Bio] [Slides]

Adapting Archival Descriptions to the New Technology Environment
Jinfang Niu (University of South Florida) [Abstract/Bio] [Slides]

3:30-4:30 PM: Session 8: Exploring Diversity and Community Archives

“Her Own Version of History”: A Case Study of the Guerilla Girls Oral Histories at the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
Erin Dickey (UNC Chapel-Hill) [Abstract/Bio] [Slides]

“Are You a Spy?”: Methodological Challenges to Studying Community Archives
Michelle Caswell (UCLA), Joyce Gabiola (UCLA) [Abstract/Bios] [Slides]

Diversity and Inclusion: Building the Texas Disability History Collection
Samantha Dodd (University of Texas at Arlington) [Abstract/Bio] [Slides]

Cultural Diversity Competency’s Role in Diversity, Inclusion and Community Engagement
Helen Wong Smith (Kaua’i Historical Society) [Abstract/Bio] [Slides]

Descriptive Practices on a Human Scale: Lessons from the StoryCorps Archive
Virginia Millington (StoryCorps) [Abstract/Bio] [Slides]

Cataloging in Spanglish: Capturing the Puerto Rican Experience Stateside Through Metadata (with Some Help from the Community)
Lindsay Wittwer (Hunter College, CUNY) [Abstract/Bio] [Slides]

4:30-5:00 PM: Session 9 and Closing

OSSArcFlow: Researching Archival Workflows for Born-Digital Content
Christopher (Cal) Lee (UNC-Chapel Hill), Jessica Meyerson (Educopia Institute) [Abstract/Bios] [Slides]

Looking Ahead to Next Year
Research Forum Program Committee [Slides]


C2Metadata Project
Jared Lyle (ICPSR, University of Michigan) [Abstract/Bio] [Poster]

“Thinking About Appraisal”: Defining Appraisal Frameworks as a Continuum
Joshua Kitchens (Clayton State University) [Abstract/Bio] [Poster] [Notes]

Curating Software: Practice and Promise
Alexandra Chassanoff (MIT) [Abstract/Bio] [Poster]

Development of an Ontology of Functional Activities for Records Management and Archival Systems
Georg Gaenser (University of British Columbia) [Abstract/Bio] [Poster]

The State of Reappraisal and Deaccessioning in Archives
Marcella (Wiget) Huggard (University of Kansas), Laura Uglean Jackson (UC Irvine) [Abstract/Bio] [Poster]

Providing Access to Community Archives within Government Archives
Patricia Galloway (University of Texas at Austin) [Abstract/Bio] [Poster]

Crowdsourced Transcription of Handwritten Mental Health Records
Unmil P. Karadkar (University of Texas at Austin) [Abstract/Bio] [Poster]

In Search of Longitudinal Health Data: Bridging the Divide Between Historical Medical Records and EHRs
Lorrie Dong (University of Texas at Austin) [Abstract/Bio] [Poster]

Digital Preservation Storage Criteria: Community Document for Discussion
Gail Truman (Truman Technologies) , Kate Zwaard (Library of Congress), Sibyl Schaefer (UC San Diego), Jane Mandelbaum (Library of Congress), Nancy McGovern (MIT), Steve Knight (National Library of New Zealand), Andrea Goethals (Harvard University) [Abstract/Bio] [Poster]

Understanding (Mis)perceptions of Archives
Kelsey Duinkerken (Thomas Jefferson University) [Abstract/Bio] [Poster]

Gender Identity and Performance in Library Work
Tatiana Bryant (University of Oregon), Hilary Bussell (Ohio State University) [Abstract/Bio] [Poster]

Juggling Priorities: Lessons Learned During a Community Documentation Project
Tammi Kim (University of Nevada, Las Vegas), Emily Lapworth (University of Nevada, Las Vegas) [Abstract/Bio] [Poster]

Mix and Match: Exploring Processing Efficiencies for Born-Digital Materials
Karla Irwin (University of Nevada, Las Vegas), Cyndi Shein (University of Nevada, Las Vegas) [Abstract/Bio] [Poster] [Notes]

Moving Image Social Tagging: Professional vs. Amateur Production Comparison
Edward Benoit (Louisiana State University) [Abstract/Bio] [Poster]

Decisions Are Never Easy: Establishing Processing Priorities
Amy Cooper Cary (Marquette University), Pam Hackbart-Dean (Southern Illinois University, Carbondale) [Abstract/Bio] [Poster]

Collections, Discovery, Users, and Use: A Systematic Assessment of Statistics for the University of Nevada, Reno Special Collections
Jeremy Floyd (University of Nevada, Reno), Jessica Maddox (University of Nevada, Reno) [Abstract/Bio] [Poster]

Fostering Stakeholder Engagement by Building Archivist Competencies in Technology: A Preliminary Discussion
Amanda Jamieson (Western University), Anne Daniel (Western University), Amanda Oliver (Western University) [Abstract/Bio] [Poster]

Festival Caravan: Diversity in Action
Nathalie Proulx (Carson Brierly Griffin Dance Library) [Abstract/Bio] [Poster]

Capturing the Current Scope: A Holdings Survey Initiative at the Detroit Institute of Arts’ Research Library and Archives
Danae Dracht (Detroit Institute of Arts) [Abstract/Bio] [Poster]

Manuscript Cookbooks Survey: Building a Research Portal for Manuscript Cookbooks and Kitchen Artifacts
Alyse Hennig (Manuscript Cookbooks Survey) [Abstract/Bio] [Poster]

Edit This! Enhancing Collaborative Public Programming Through Wikipedia Events
Rose Sliger Krause (Eastern Washington University), James Rosenzweig (Eastern Washington University), Logan Comporeale (Eastern Washington University) [Abstract/Bio] [Poster] [Handout]

Student Employment Matters: Mapping Literacies and Learning Outcomes in Special and Digital Collections
Erin Passehl-Stoddart (University of Idaho) [Abstract/Bio] [Poster]

Extracting Metadata from Digital Records Using Computational Methods
Ann Marie Mesco (Carnegie Mellon University), Kate Barbera (Carnegie Mellon University) [Abstract/Bio] [Poster]

BitCurator NLP: Natural Language Processing for the Rest of Us
Christopher (Cal) Lee (UNC-Chapel Hill) [Abstract/Bio] [Poster]

Where Are the Original Documents?: Comparison of Several “Captured Japanese Air Technical Documents” Lists
Yayoi Tsutsui (Hototsubashi University) [Abstract/Bio] [Poster] [Notes]

Paradigms & Possibilities of Incarceration-Related Records
Rhiannon Cates (Portland State University) [Abstract/Bio] [Poster]

Archival Description and Network Analysis
Cory Nimer (Brigham Young University) [Abstract/Bio] [Poster]

Using the Archiving Lab: Values, Impacts, and Discourses
Amy Wickner (University of Maryland, College Park) [Abstract/Bio] [Poster]