Jefferson Quotes and Family Letters

http://tjrs.monticello.org/ Reviewed by Rivi Feinsilber, Simmons College [PDF Full Text] Providing users with accurate and authentic transcription of archival material is the mission of Monticello’s Jefferson Quotes and Family Letters project, the “online companion” to The Papers of Thomas Jefferson: Retirement Series project that published Jefferson’s early nineteenth-century correspondence.[1] The digital project covers the span … Continue reading Jefferson Quotes and Family Letters

The Prague Spring Archive

http://scalar.usc.edu/works/prague-spring-archive/index Reviewed by Nora Dolliver, Archives Assistant, Special Collections Research Center, University of Michigan Library [PDF Full Text] In early 1968, Communist Party leader Alexander Dubček introduced a series of liberalizing reforms in Czechoslovakia under the slogan of “socialism with a human face.”[1] In August that same year, the countries of the Warsaw Pact, led by … Continue reading The Prague Spring Archive

Page Turners, They Are Not: The Last Jedi and the Archives

This year we're expanding the scope of The American Archivist Reviews Portal to include reviews of archives and archivists in movies, television, cartoons, comic books, video games, and other materials in popular culture with a guest series on archives and popular culture written by Samantha Cross. If you have any ideas for pop culture reviews, … Continue reading Page Turners, They Are Not: The Last Jedi and the Archives

Photogrammar

http://photogrammar.yale.edu Reviewed by Anna-Sophia Zingarelli-Sweet, Cataloging and Metadata Specialist, The California State University, Northridge [PDF Full Text] Photogrammar is an innovative online project that allows users to explore approximately 170,000 photographs created by the United States Farm Security Administration and Office of War Information (FSA-OWI) between 1935 and 1945, now housed at the Library of Congress. … Continue reading Photogrammar

Explore Chicago Collections

http://explore.chicagocollections.org/ Reviewed by Matthew Strandmark, Education Archivist at the Special Collections Research Center, Margaret I. King Library, University of Kentucky [PDF Full Text] Explore Chicago Collections is an online portal and linked database to digital collections, finding aids, and online discovery resources from Chicago Collections Consortium members and their participating institutions. Participants include the Art Institute … Continue reading Explore Chicago Collections

Spanning Our Field Boundaries: Mindfully Managing LAM Collaborations

https://educopia.org/sites/educopia.org/files/publications/Spanning_Our_Field_Boundaries.pdf Reviewed by Rose Sliger Krause, Assistant Professor and Metadata Librarian, Eastern Washington University [PDF Full Text] Spanning Our Field Boundaries: Mindfully Managing LAM Collaborations is one deliverable of the IMLS-funded “Mapping the Landscapes” project, overseen by the Educopia Institute on behalf of the Coalition to Advance Learning in Archives, Libraries and Museums, a non-profit … Continue reading Spanning Our Field Boundaries: Mindfully Managing LAM Collaborations

Digitizing Orphan Works: Legal Strategies to Reduce Risks for Open Access to Copyrighted Orphan Works

https://dash.harvard.edu/handle/1/27840430 Reviewed by Chloé Pascual, Archivist & Special Collections Librarian, California State University, Long Beach [PDF Full Text] The Orphan-Works Project at Harvard Library is a “project to identify no-risk or low-risk strategies for digitizing orphan works for open access, under US copyright law, giving special attention to strategies that do not depend on fair … Continue reading Digitizing Orphan Works: Legal Strategies to Reduce Risks for Open Access to Copyrighted Orphan Works