Reimagine Descriptive Workflows: A Community-informed Agenda for Reparative and Inclusive Descriptive Practice

By Rachel L. Frick and Merrilee Proffitt, OCLC Research (April 2022). https://doi.org/10.25333/wd4b-bs51 Reviewed by Noah Lasley, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga [PDF Full Text] Reimagine Descriptive Workflows: A Community-informed Agenda for Reparative and Inclusive Descriptive Practice is a research report published by OCLC as one of the deliverables for a project supported in part by … Continue reading Reimagine Descriptive Workflows: A Community-informed Agenda for Reparative and Inclusive Descriptive Practice

Reconciliation Framework: Response to the Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Taskforce

https://archives2026.com/response-to-the-report-of-the-truth-and-reconciliation-commission-taskforce/ Reviewed by Jonathan Pringle, Scholarly Communications and Digital Librarian, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Library and Informatics Center [PDF Full Text] Released in February 2022, the Reconciliation Framework is designed for non-Indigenous archivists in Canada who manage Indigenous holdings in their repositories, from acquisitions to outreach and all processes in-between. The document positions … Continue reading Reconciliation Framework: Response to the Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Taskforce

The Digital Archaeological Archive of Comparative Slavery (DAACS)

https://www.daacs.org Reviewed by Noah Safari, University of South Carolina [PDF Full Text] Among the tragedies of slavery was the forced removal of people from their homes, causing them to lose touch with much of their cultural heritage. Despite enslavers’ efforts to suppress the cultures of enslaved peoples, enslaved people persevered and created their own unique … Continue reading The Digital Archaeological Archive of Comparative Slavery (DAACS)

The Community Archiving Workshop Handbook

https://communityarchiving.org Reviewed by CJ Garcia, Liaison and Communications Librarian, A.T. Still Memorial Library [PDF Full Text] The Community Archiving Workshop (CAW) Handbook is an online resource designed to help audiovisual archivists, preservation specialists, and cultural heritage workers plan workshops to leverage their expertise in support of local communities. The handbook reflects the CAW model, which … Continue reading The Community Archiving Workshop Handbook

Handbook of Research on the Role of Libraries, Archives, and Museums in Achieving Civic Engagement and Social Justice in Smart Cities

Edited by Mohamed Taher. Hershey, PA: IGI Global, 2020. 565 pp. Hardcover and EPUB. $295.00. Hardcover ISBN 9781799883630; EPUB ISBN 9781799883654. Reviewed by Michelle Ganz, Dominican Sisters of Peace Archives [PDF Full Text] This handbook is incredibly timely given the state of the world today where funding for libraries, archives, and museums (LAMs) is tight … Continue reading Handbook of Research on the Role of Libraries, Archives, and Museums in Achieving Civic Engagement and Social Justice in Smart Cities

UK National Theatre’s Black Plays Archive

https://www.blackplaysarchive.org.uk/ Reviewed by Addison D. Faulk, University of South Carolina [PDF Full Text] The UK National Theatre’s Black Plays Archive is an online database dedicated to documenting premier professional theatrical productions written by Black British, African, and Caribbean playwrights in the United Kingdom. “The Black Plays Archive aims to provide a more effective way of … Continue reading UK National Theatre’s Black Plays Archive

Engaging History Majors in Intensive Archival Research: Assessing Scaffolded Curricula for Teaching Undergraduates Primary Source Literacy Skills

By Claire Strom and Rachel Walton. Society of American Archivists, Case Studies on Teaching with Primary Sources, 2020. Case No. 16. https://www2.archivists.org/sites/all/files/TWPSCase_16_Engaging_History_Majors.pdf Reviewed by Sebastian Modrow, Syracuse University [PDF Full Text] The use of primary sources is a historian’s “bread and butter,” and it is often an archivist or special collections librarian who serves as … Continue reading Engaging History Majors in Intensive Archival Research: Assessing Scaffolded Curricula for Teaching Undergraduates Primary Source Literacy Skills

Teaching with Primary Sources Remotely

By Kaitlin Springmier. Society of American Archivists, Case Studies on Teaching with Primary Sources, 2020. Case No. 15. https://www2.archivists.org/sites/all/files/TWPSCase_15_Teaching_With_Primary_Sources_Remotely.pdf Reviewed by Ruth Xing, Syracuse University [PDF Full Text] Over the past two years, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought a spotlight to digital instruction within postsecondary institutions. For many in-classroom educators, digital pedagogy began as an … Continue reading Teaching with Primary Sources Remotely

Utilizing University Archives to Teach Students the Complexities of Neutrality

By Ashleigh D. Coren and Erin Durham. Society of American Archivists, Case Studies on Teaching with Primary Sources, 2019. Case No. 10 https://www2.archivists.org/sites/all/files/TWPSCase_10_Utilizing_University_Archives.pdf Reviewed by Rebecca Kuske, University of Wisconsin-Stout Archives and Area Research Center [PDF Full Text] Overview Ashleigh D. Coren, former Special Collections Librarian for Teaching and Learning at University of Maryland, College … Continue reading Utilizing University Archives to Teach Students the Complexities of Neutrality

Collective Responsibility Labor Advocacy Toolkit

https://toolkit.dobetterlabor.com/ Reviewed by Erin Passehl-Stoddart, University of Oregon [PDF Full Text] One of the most pressing issues raised within libraries, archives, and museums (LAM) in the last few years is ethical labor practices for contingent workers, including term-limited, grant-funded, and unpaid positions. One website that weaves together materials that explore issues and outcomes on LAM’s … Continue reading Collective Responsibility Labor Advocacy Toolkit