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By Rose Buchanan, John Fleckner, Rand Jimerson, and Stephanie Luke [PDF Full Text] Since the American Archivist Reviews Portal was established in 2011, it has served as a forum for archivists to discuss the software, digital collections, media, and best practices that impact their daily work. In that time, contributors have reviewed over 80 archives-related resources, reflecting on the many ways in which technology, texts, and platforms have impacted the archives profession and how...
Jan 26, 2023   AA Reviews
Cheryl Oestreicher How can archivists reimagine reference services as they increasingly serve a broader and more diverse user base? In this episode, cohosts Anna Trammell and Chris Burns speak with Cheryl Oestreicher about her recent book, Reference and Access for Archives and Manuscripts (Society of American Archivists, 2020), the fourth volume in SAA’s Archival Fundamentals Series III and the recipient of SAA’s 2021 Waldo Gifford Leland Award for writing of superior...
Jan 3, 2023   Archives In Context
In honor of National Mentoring Month, the Mentoring Subcommittee would like to express a special round of thanks to all SAA members who served as mentors this past year, sharing their expertise and uplifting colleagues. The 125+ members who served as mentors include: Emily Ahlin April K. Anderson-Zorn Ray Barker Erik Bauer Susan Beamer Danna Bell Theresa Berger Cara Bertram Jennifer Betts Rachel Brazeale Aimee Brown Ellizabeth Caringola Elizabeth...
Jan 3, 2023   Membership Blog
https://disability-studies.leeds.ac.uk/library/ Reviewed by Bailey Adolph, University of Iowa Libraries Special Collections and Archives [PDF Full Text] The Disability Archive UK is an extension of the University of Leeds Centre for Disability Studies, which is an interdisciplinary network of STEM, humanities, and social sciences researchers. The Centre’s goal is to achieve social justice and equality through work in the sociology of disability, inclusive design, deaf studies, disability...
Dec 28, 2022   AA Reviews
Archivists attend ARCHIVES*RECORDS 2022 conference in Boston. More than 1,000 archivists came together in-person—many for the first time since 2019—in Boston in August during ARCHIVES*RECORDS 2022, the annual conference of the Society of American Archivists. Another 1,000 archivists tuned in virtually. In this episode, co-hosts Chris Burns and Anna Trammell talk with attendees about their favorite conference sessions, the perks and challenges of remote work, the “glass half-full” lessons...
Dec 12, 2022   Archives In Context