Reimagine Descriptive Workflows: A Community-informed Agenda for Reparative and Inclusive Descriptive Practice

By Rachel L. Frick and Merrilee Proffitt, OCLC Research (April 2022). https://doi.org/10.25333/wd4b-bs51 Reviewed by Noah Lasley, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga [PDF Full Text] Reimagine Descriptive Workflows: A Community-informed Agenda for Reparative and Inclusive Descriptive Practice is a research report published by OCLC as one of the deliverables for a project supported in part by … Continue reading Reimagine Descriptive Workflows: A Community-informed Agenda for Reparative and Inclusive Descriptive Practice

Reconciliation Framework: Response to the Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Taskforce

https://archives2026.com/response-to-the-report-of-the-truth-and-reconciliation-commission-taskforce/ Reviewed by Jonathan Pringle, Scholarly Communications and Digital Librarian, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Library and Informatics Center [PDF Full Text] Released in February 2022, the Reconciliation Framework is designed for non-Indigenous archivists in Canada who manage Indigenous holdings in their repositories, from acquisitions to outreach and all processes in-between. The document positions … Continue reading Reconciliation Framework: Response to the Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Taskforce

The Department of Rare Books and Special Collections

By Eva Jurczyk. Naperville, IL.: Poisoned Pen Press, 2022. 336 pp. Softcover [also hardcover]. $16.99 ISBN-13 978-1-7282-3859-3. Reviewed by Caryn Radick, Rutgers University [PDF Full Text] Eva Jurczyk’s debut novel, The Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, is the second mystery I’ve read in the last year that takes place in the world of … Continue reading The Department of Rare Books and Special Collections

The Digital Archaeological Archive of Comparative Slavery (DAACS)

https://www.daacs.org Reviewed by Noah Safari, University of South Carolina [PDF Full Text] Among the tragedies of slavery was the forced removal of people from their homes, causing them to lose touch with much of their cultural heritage. Despite enslavers’ efforts to suppress the cultures of enslaved peoples, enslaved people persevered and created their own unique … Continue reading The Digital Archaeological Archive of Comparative Slavery (DAACS)

Creating Your Own History: Archival Themes in The Watermelon Woman

Reviewed by Burkely Hermann, Metadata Librarian, National Security Archive, Washington, DC [PDF Full Text] Note: This review contains some spoilers for the film The Watermelon Woman. An archivist speaks to the film’s protagonist about having a “great system” to organize archival records within the community archive. The Core Values Statement of the Society of American … Continue reading Creating Your Own History: Archival Themes in The Watermelon Woman

The Community Archiving Workshop Handbook

https://communityarchiving.org Reviewed by CJ Garcia, Liaison and Communications Librarian, A.T. Still Memorial Library [PDF Full Text] The Community Archiving Workshop (CAW) Handbook is an online resource designed to help audiovisual archivists, preservation specialists, and cultural heritage workers plan workshops to leverage their expertise in support of local communities. The handbook reflects the CAW model, which … Continue reading The Community Archiving Workshop Handbook

Smithsonian Transcription Center Review

https://transcription.si.edu/ Reviewed by Katherine Herrick, University of Missouri [PDF Full Text] Preserving archives has always been a battle against time. The delicate cursive penmanship found in historical collections of letters and the ink-stamped correspondences punched out on typewriters inevitably fade. It can take years for archivists to collect, appraise, arrange, describe, and digitize these documents, … Continue reading Smithsonian Transcription Center Review

Handbook of Research on the Role of Libraries, Archives, and Museums in Achieving Civic Engagement and Social Justice in Smart Cities

Edited by Mohamed Taher. Hershey, PA: IGI Global, 2020. 565 pp. Hardcover and EPUB. $295.00. Hardcover ISBN 9781799883630; EPUB ISBN 9781799883654. Reviewed by Michelle Ganz, Dominican Sisters of Peace Archives [PDF Full Text] This handbook is incredibly timely given the state of the world today where funding for libraries, archives, and museums (LAMs) is tight … Continue reading Handbook of Research on the Role of Libraries, Archives, and Museums in Achieving Civic Engagement and Social Justice in Smart Cities

TIND.io Institutional Repository

https://tind.io, https://info.tind.io/IR, Facebook, Twitter Reviewed by Nicolette Lodico, Global Information and KM, Ford Foundation [PDF Full Text] TIND.io is an official spin-off of CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research. CERN is one of the world’s largest centers for scientific research. It’s also where, in March 1989, Sir Tim Berners-Lee wrote his first proposal for … Continue reading TIND.io Institutional Repository