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

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

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