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

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