The Prague Spring Archive 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 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

Oral History Metadata Synchronizer (OHMS)

Originally posted on 2016-02-16 Reviewed by Erin Lawrimore, University of North Carolina at Greensboro [PDF Full Text] In 2014, the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History at the University of Kentucky Libraries made its Oral History Metadata Synchronizer (OHMS) system available to the public. This open source, web-based system "provides users with word-level … Continue reading Oral History Metadata Synchronizer (OHMS)


Originally posted on 2015-03-20 Reviewed by Eira Tansey, University of Cincinnati [PDF Full Text] Evernote is an application intended to help people capture ideas and organize them for a wide variety of uses. Evernote’s website describes the program as helping people “write, collect, find, and present” their work,[1] and is one of the most … Continue reading Evernote


Originally posted on 2015-03-02, Accessed December 14, 2014 Reviewed by Brad Houston, CA, University Records Archivist, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee [PDF Full Text] As the importance of long-term preservation of born-digital and digitized records grows, so too does the need for systems to manage those records in a standardized fashion. Archivematica, an OAIS-compliant, open source … Continue reading Archivematica

Viewshare: Interfaces to Our Heritage

Originally posted on 2013-08-27 Reviewed by Suzanne Maggard, University of Cincinnati [PDF Full Text] Viewshare is a free, open source application developed and maintained by the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program at the Library of Congress (NDIIPP). The purpose of Viewshare is to enable users to enhance their digital collections by creating “unique,” … Continue reading Viewshare: Interfaces to Our Heritage


Originally published 2013-05-15 Accessed 8 May 2013. Reviewed by Elizabeth Pepper [PDF Full Text] Omeka is an open-source publishing platform that can be used by archivists to create and manage digital collections. It is funded by various private foundations, allowing free use of the platform, however, there are fairly sophisticated system requirements for the … Continue reading Omeka


Originally posted 2013-04-15 Accessed 14 March 2013 Reviewed by Amy Nicole Roberson, Trinity University [PDF Full Text] Developed by the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University, Zotero is a free browser-based tool designed to collect, organize, cite, share, and sync research materials. This review evaluates Zotero using the three notions … Continue reading Zotero