Zoom for Oral History Projects

https://zoom.us/ Reviewed by Lauren Kata, CA, New York University Abu Dhabi Library [PDF Full Text] Zoom Wordmark, from https://zoom.us/brandguidelines Many of us do not need headlines such as “Why Zoom Rose to the Top during the Coronavirus Pandemic,”[1] or “Zooming Ahead: The Explosive Growth of Zoom during the Pandemic,”[2] to understand the video conferencing software’s … Continue reading Zoom for Oral History Projects

Collective Responsibility Labor Advocacy Toolkit

https://toolkit.dobetterlabor.com/ Reviewed by Erin Passehl-Stoddart, University of Oregon [PDF Full Text] One of the most pressing issues raised within libraries, archives, and museums (LAM) in the last few years is ethical labor practices for contingent workers, including term-limited, grant-funded, and unpaid positions. One website that weaves together materials that explore issues and outcomes on LAM’s … Continue reading Collective Responsibility Labor Advocacy Toolkit

Memory Lab Network Resources

https://memorylabnetwork.github.io/resources.html Reviewed by Annie Tummino, Tomasz Gubernat, and Jeanie Pai, Queens College, City University of New York [PDF Full Text] Launched by the DC Public Library (DCPL) in 2017, the Memory Lab Network (MLN) is a digital preservation program designed to establish do-it-yourself digitization stations in public libraries nationwide. Each year, the MLN selects seven … Continue reading Memory Lab Network Resources

The Magnus Archives

http://rustyquill.com/the-magnus-archives Reviewed by Samantha Cross, Editor-at-Large [PDF Full Text] The Magnus Archives is a fictional podcast produced by Rusty Quill. In it Jonathan Sims, Head Archivist for the Magnus Institute, London, reads statements submitted to the archives by those who have experienced something supernatural. The recordings are part of Sims' initiative to bring order to … Continue reading The Magnus Archives

Mapping Inequality: Redlining in New Deal America

https://dsl.richmond.edu/panorama/redlining/#loc=5/39.1/-94.58 Reviewed by Carli V. Lowe, San José State University [PDF Full Text] Mapping Inequality is a digital humanities project that allows users to explore the history of redlining in the United States through an aggregation of records from the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). It uses the Home Owners’ Loan Corporation’s records, dating … Continue reading Mapping Inequality: Redlining in New Deal America

Airtable

https://airtable.com/ Reviewed by Meaghan O'Riordan, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library, Emory University [PDF Full Text] Airtable is a web-based application that archivists can use to organize and clean data, as well as establish collaborative workflows. Airtable was founded in 2012 by Howie Liu, Andrew Ofstad, and Emmett Nicholas on the “…belief … Continue reading Airtable

Asana

https://asana.com/home Reviewed by Becky Briggs Becker, Editor-at-large [PDF Full Text] Asana is one of the oldest task management web applications available, releasing as a free product in 2011 as the result of two former Facebook engineers coming together to create a productivity and collaboration tool to track multiple projects simultaneously.[1] The two engineers’ company introduced additional … Continue reading Asana