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

The Activists’ Guide to Archiving Video

https://archiving.witness.org/archive-guide/ Reviewed by Jimi Jones, doctoral candidate and instructor at the School of Information Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign [PDF Full Text] The Activists’ Guide to Archiving Video is a free, downloadable guide developed by WITNESS, a nonprofit human rights organization located in New York City. The guide serves the organization’s mission to help “activists … Continue reading The Activists’ Guide to Archiving Video

The Bauhaus

http://www.harvardartmuseums.org/collections/special-collections/the-bauhaus Reviewed by Margot Note, Consultant  [PDF Full Text] 2019 will mark the centennial of the founding of the Bauhaus, the influential German school of art and design. Founded by architect Walter Gropius, the Bauhaus encouraged collaborations across creative disciplines and sought to bridge the divide between high and low culture, using design to improve … Continue reading The Bauhaus

Richard Pryor’s Peoria

Originally posted on 2016-04-27 http://www.becomingrichardpryor.com Reviewed by Emily Vinson, University of Houston [PDF Full Text] Created by Scott Saul, in collaboration with The Spatial History Project at Stanford University[1] and the University of California, Berkeley’s D-Lab,[2] Richard Pryor’s Peoria (RPP) serves as the digital companion to Saul’s biography Becoming Richard Pryor.[3] Building on the extensive … Continue reading Richard Pryor’s Peoria

Oral History Metadata Synchronizer (OHMS)

Originally posted on 2016-02-16 http://www.oralhistoryonline.org Reviewed by Erin Lawrimore, University of North Carolina at Greensboro [PDF Full Text] In 2014, the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History at the University of Kentucky Libraries made its Oral History Metadata Synchronizer (OHMS) system available to the public. This open source, web-based system "provides users with word-level … Continue reading Oral History Metadata Synchronizer (OHMS)