Smithsonian Transcription Center Review

https://transcription.si.edu/ Reviewed by Katherine Herrick, University of Missouri [PDF Full Text] Preserving archives has always been a battle against time. The delicate cursive penmanship found in historical collections of letters and the ink-stamped correspondences punched out on typewriters inevitably fade. It can take years for archivists to collect, appraise, arrange, describe, and digitize these documents, … Continue reading Smithsonian Transcription Center Review

Preservica

https://preservica.com/ Interview by Rose Buchanan and Stephanie Luke, SAA Reviews Editors [PDF Full Text] Digital archivists and their institutions have a challenging mandate: to preserve and provide access to digitized and born-digital content now and in the future. What software should archivists trust to support this critical work? We asked two digital archivists—Paige Monlux of … Continue reading Preservica

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

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

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

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