Reviews

These Reviews complement the textual reviews found in The American Archivist. Specifically, the Reviews Portal is envisioned as an extension of the reviews section found in the journal, but with a more specific focus: digital (and digitized) archival content, technologies, and related resources.

The content found here primarily consists of shorter reviews (500 to 750 words) than those found in the journal, and focuses on digital and digitized archival content and the technologies used in that capacity. For a specific set of guidelines on how to write a review, please see How to Write a Web Review.

If you are interested in writing a review for the Reviews Portal, please contact Reviews Portal Coordinator Alexandra Orchard or Reviews Editor Bethany Anderson. Also, see Archival Technologies and Resources for a list of technologies, resources, and digital archives and project to review.

Our latest review explores the website Richard Pryor's Peoria, a digital companion to Scott Saul’s biography Becoming Richard Pryor, which provides visitors with the archival research that Saul used to construct his narrative of Pryor, allowing visitors to make their own connections within the archives.

Richard Pryor's Peoria

Reviewed by Emily Vinson

 

Other Reviews:

Oral History Metadata Synchronizer

Reviewed by Erin Lawrimore

 

EADiva.com

Reviewed by Alexis A. Antracoli

 

Histories of the National Mall

Reviewed by Michael Karabinos

 

A Tale of Two Plantations

Reviewed by April P. Akins

 

Women's World in Qajar Iran

Reviewed by Sean McConnell

 

ArchivesSpace

Reviewed by Chad Conrady

 

Bexar Archives Online

Reviewed by Rosemary K. J. Davis

 

Evernote

Reviewed by Eira Tansey

 

Archivematica

Reviewed by Brad Houston

 

Founders Online

Reviewed by Ellen Eckert

 

Open Library

Reviewed by Samantha Cross

 

The Internet Archive Companion

Reviewed by Leslie Wagner

 

Archive-It

Reviewed by Jillian M. Slater 

 

TeachArchives.org

Reviewed by Abigail Nye 

 

North Carolina Civil War Soldiers Timeline

Reviewed by Rebecca Russell 

 

Today's Document

Reviewed by Mary N.S. Richardson

 

Stacklife

Reviewed by Natalie Morath

 

Bamboo Dirt

Reviewed by Jay Gaidmore

 

DigitalPreservation.gov

Reviewed by Lauren Goodley

 

HistoryPin

Reviewed by Abigail Nye

 

Persée Digital Library

Reviewed by Dillon M. Wackerman

 

Serendip-o-matic

Reviewed by Erin Lawrimore

 

Genius Scan and Genius Scan+

Reviewed by Maristella Feustle 

 

Provenance Special Issue on Advocacy

Reviewed by Kathy Marquis

 

HootSuite

Reviewed by Ashley Taylor

 

Viewshare

Reviewed by Suzanne Maggard

 

Gallica: Digital Library of the Bibliothèque nationale de France

Reviewed by Timothy R. Borbely

 

Hurricane Sandy: Record, Remember, Rebuild

Reviewed by Alexandra Orchard

 

Omeka

Reviewed by Elizabeth Pepper

 

Copyright Term and the Public Domain in the United States

Reviewed by David M. Brown

 

Zotero

Reviewed by Amy Nicole Roberson

 

Our Digital World

Reviewed by Elizabeth Pepper

 

Grateful Dead Archive Online

Reviewed by Lori Birrell

 

DIY History

Reviewed by Eric Wiley

 

Content, Context, and Capacity

Reviewed by Alexandra Orchard

Mapping Our Anzacs
Reviewed by Alexandra Orchard

dPlan™: The Online Disaster Planning Tool
Reviewed by Gregor Trinkaus-Randall

Organizing and Preserving Family and Religious Records:  A Step-by-Step Guide
Reviewed by Mary Beth Corrigan

Cataloguing Outside the Box: A Practical Guide to Cataloguing Special Collections Materials
Reviewed by Susan Hamburger

Rapid Capture: Faster Throughput in Digitization of Special Collections
Reviewed by Ricky Erway

Archives, Metadata and Gaming: An Interesting Combination
Reviewed by Danna Bell-Russel

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Bethany Anderson, The American Archivist Reviews Editor

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Mission

The American Archivist Reviews is an online portal for information about archives and professional archivists. It complements The American Archivist in its printed and online formats; it provides access to and reviews of SAA publications as well as those of other publishers; and it expands access to multi-faceted resources generated by our profession.