Trello

https://trello.com/ Reviewed by Becky Briggs Becker, Editor-at-large [PDF Full Text] Trello is a web-based application that archivists can use to visually organize and prioritize projects. Originally created by Fog Creek Software in 2011, Trello struck out as its own company in 2014 and was later sold to Australian software company Atlassian in 2017.[1][2] Trello fits within … Continue reading Trello

Homosaurus and The Digital Transgender Archive

http://homosaurus.org/ and https://www.digitaltransgenderarchive.net/%5B1%5D Reviewed by Brian Watson, Archivist-Historian, and Researcher at the Kinsey Institute Library [PDF Full Text] Homosaurus is a linked data vocabulary used as a controlled vocabulary on the Digital Transgender Archive. Despite this modern form, it has deep historical roots: it is based on the internal thesaurus of Netherland’s International Homo/Lesbian Information … Continue reading Homosaurus and The Digital Transgender Archive

They’re Digging in the Wrong Place: The Influence of Indiana Jones on the Archives

Here is another piece in our series on archives and popular culture written by Samantha Cross. If you have any ideas for pop culture reviews, or if you're interested in writing one, please contact the Reviews Portal Coordinator. Samantha Cross is a geek and scholar, so luckily she found a way to combine the two in … Continue reading They’re Digging in the Wrong Place: The Influence of Indiana Jones on the Archives

The HistoryMakers Digital Archive

http://www.thehistorymakers.org/digital-archive Reviewed by Jessica Ballard, Visiting Archives Resident, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign [PDF Full Text] The HistoryMakers Digital Archive is an online oral history portal dedicated to making accessible interviews and preserving histories of African Americans. Headquartered in Chicago, The HistoryMakers is a national nonprofit institution for education that creates curricula, produces oral histories, and … Continue reading The HistoryMakers Digital Archive

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