Mapping Inequality: Redlining in New Deal America

https://dsl.richmond.edu/panorama/redlining/#loc=5/39.1/-94.58 Reviewed by Carli V. Lowe, San José State University [PDF Full Text] Mapping Inequality is a digital humanities project that allows users to explore the history of redlining in the United States through an aggregation of records from the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). It uses the Home Owners’ Loan Corporation’s records, dating … Continue reading Mapping Inequality: Redlining in New Deal America

Airtable

https://airtable.com/ Reviewed by Meaghan O'Riordan, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library, Emory University [PDF Full Text] Airtable is a web-based application that archivists can use to organize and clean data, as well as establish collaborative workflows. Airtable was founded in 2012 by Howie Liu, Andrew Ofstad, and Emmett Nicholas on the “…belief … Continue reading Airtable

Asana

https://asana.com/home Reviewed by Becky Briggs Becker, Editor-at-large [PDF Full Text] Asana is one of the oldest task management web applications available, releasing as a free product in 2011 as the result of two former Facebook engineers coming together to create a productivity and collaboration tool to track multiple projects simultaneously.[1] The two engineers’ company introduced additional … Continue reading Asana

Canva

https://www.canva.com/ Reviewed by Colleen Hoelscher, Trinity University [PDF Full Text] Canva is a web-based application that provides tools and templates for non-designers to create attractive graphics. The company was founded in 2012 in Australia, and today has over 30 million registered users.[1] In addition to the browser interface, Canva offers Android, iOS, and Windows desktop apps. … Continue reading Canva

An Archivist’s Exploration of Tom Clancy’s The Division 2

https://www.ubisoft.com/en-us/game/the-division/the-division-2 Reviewed by Becky Briggs Becker, Editor-at-large [PDF Full Text] When I began writing this review, I thought it was amazing that the video game Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 included a mission to recover the Declaration of Independence from the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) building in a virtual Washington, DC, besieged by … Continue reading An Archivist’s Exploration of Tom Clancy’s The Division 2

Microsoft Planner

https://tasks.office.com Reviewed by Becky Briggs Becker, Editor-at-large [PDF Full Text] Planner is the task management web-based application available in Microsoft Office 365 premium, business, and educational subscription accounts. Microsoft initially released Planner in 2016 as an alternative to its decades old, separately sold, and more complex project management tool known as Project.[1] Following the blueprint … Continue reading Microsoft Planner

DSpace

https://duraspace.org/dspace/  Reviewed by Diana Dulek, Metadata Specialist at the University of Houston Libraries, MLS student at Texas Woman’s University [PDF Full Text] DSpace is available as free, open-source software which describes itself as “the software of choice for academic, non-profit, and commercial organizations building open digital repositories.”[1] DSpace began as a collaboration between Hewlett-Packard Company … Continue reading DSpace

Musical Passage

http://www.musicalpassage.org Reviewed by Christina Taylor Gibson, Processing Archivist, American Bandmasters' Association Special Collections in Performing Arts, Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library, University of Maryland, College Park [PDF Full Text] For centuries, the silence surrounding colonialist encounters in the Americas has been deafening. From native and enslaved people alike colonizers collected instruments without bothering to learn … Continue reading Musical Passage