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

UK National Theatre’s Black Plays Archive

https://www.blackplaysarchive.org.uk/ Reviewed by Addison D. Faulk, University of South Carolina [PDF Full Text] The UK National Theatre’s Black Plays Archive is an online database dedicated to documenting premier professional theatrical productions written by Black British, African, and Caribbean playwrights in the United Kingdom. “The Black Plays Archive aims to provide a more effective way of … Continue reading UK National Theatre’s Black Plays Archive

Preservica

https://preservica.com/ Interview by Rose Buchanan and Stephanie Luke, SAA Reviews Editors [PDF Full Text] Digital archivists and their institutions have a challenging mandate: to preserve and provide access to digitized and born-digital content now and in the future. What software should archivists trust to support this critical work? We asked two digital archivists—Paige Monlux of … Continue reading Preservica

Engaging History Majors in Intensive Archival Research: Assessing Scaffolded Curricula for Teaching Undergraduates Primary Source Literacy Skills

By Claire Strom and Rachel Walton. Society of American Archivists, Case Studies on Teaching with Primary Sources, 2020. Case No. 16. https://www2.archivists.org/sites/all/files/TWPSCase_16_Engaging_History_Majors.pdf Reviewed by Sebastian Modrow, Syracuse University [PDF Full Text] The use of primary sources is a historian’s “bread and butter,” and it is often an archivist or special collections librarian who serves as … Continue reading Engaging History Majors in Intensive Archival Research: Assessing Scaffolded Curricula for Teaching Undergraduates Primary Source Literacy Skills

Teaching with Primary Sources Remotely

By Kaitlin Springmier. Society of American Archivists, Case Studies on Teaching with Primary Sources, 2020. Case No. 15. https://www2.archivists.org/sites/all/files/TWPSCase_15_Teaching_With_Primary_Sources_Remotely.pdf Reviewed by Ruth Xing, Syracuse University [PDF Full Text] Over the past two years, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought a spotlight to digital instruction within postsecondary institutions. For many in-classroom educators, digital pedagogy began as an … Continue reading Teaching with Primary Sources Remotely

Memory and Graffiti: Non-Traditional Archives in Left 4 Dead and Fallout: New Vegas

Reviewed by Myra Khan, Arizona State University [PDF Full Text] The reviewer’s character stands in front of an abandoned casino andhotel in Fallout: New Vegas. When we think about which historical time periods are the most crucial to preserve, rarely, if ever, do we consider apocalyptic or post-apocalyptic periods. After all, the apocalypse is quite … Continue reading Memory and Graffiti: Non-Traditional Archives in Left 4 Dead and Fallout: New Vegas

Utilizing University Archives to Teach Students the Complexities of Neutrality

By Ashleigh D. Coren and Erin Durham. Society of American Archivists, Case Studies on Teaching with Primary Sources, 2019. Case No. 10 https://www2.archivists.org/sites/all/files/TWPSCase_10_Utilizing_University_Archives.pdf Reviewed by Rebecca Kuske, University of Wisconsin-Stout Archives and Area Research Center [PDF Full Text] Overview Ashleigh D. Coren, former Special Collections Librarian for Teaching and Learning at University of Maryland, College … Continue reading Utilizing University Archives to Teach Students the Complexities of Neutrality

“It’s All Material, Honey”: Archives as Source of Creative Inspiration in Hacks

https://www.hbomax.com/series/urn:hbo:series:GYIBToQrPdotpNQEAAAEa Reviewed by Elizabeth Kobert, The Frick Collection [PDF Full Text] Hacks, a comedy-drama series released on HBO Max in May 2021, tells the story of two comedians who are forced to work together. Deborah Vance (Jean Smart), a has-been stand-up comic modeled on Joan Rivers, needs to update her act to avoid losing her … Continue reading “It’s All Material, Honey”: Archives as Source of Creative Inspiration in Hacks

Off the Record

Curated by Ashley James. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York City.April 2 to September 27, 2021. Reviewed by James Lowry, Queens College, City University of New York [PDF Full Text] Records manifest and manufacture power, project authority, and lay claim to evidentiality: a new exhibition at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum surfaces how constructed and … Continue reading Off the Record