Fall/Winter 2020 American Archivist - Table of Contents + Going Digital

The Fall/Winter 2020 issue of American Archivist (Volume 83, Number 2) is currently in production and is projected to be available by the end of February. Here's a peek at the table of contents. 

From the Editors

Growth and Transition in a Time of Uncertainty
Christopher A. Lee and Amy Cooper Cary


Copyright and Preservation of Born-digital Material: Persistent Challenges and Selected Strategies
Katherine Fisher 

Becoming an Imagined Record: Archival Intervention in Autofiction
Richard M. Cho 

Reimagining Instruction in Special Collections: The Special Case of Haiti
Kellee E. Warren 

Maintaining Records in Context? Disrupting the Theory and Practice of Archival Classification and Arrangement
Ciaran B. Trace 

The Autologic Archive: Appraisal, Institutional Motives, and Essentializing Identity in Refugee and Asylum Application Narratives, In and Out of Fiction
Alison Turner 

Preservation and Access for Born-digital Electronic Records: The Case for an Institutional Digital Content Format Registry
Kyle R. Rimkus, Bethany Anderson, Karl E. Germeck, Cameron C. Nielsen, Christopher J. Prom, and Tracy Popp

From Datum to Databases: Digital Humanities, Slavery, and Archival Reparations
Robert Nowatzki 


Letter to the Editor
Katy Lockard 


“No Refuge in Complacency”
Bethany Anderson, Reviews Editor

Shadow Archives: The Lifecycles of African American Literature 
by Jean-Christophe Cloutier
Reviewed by Kathryn M. Neal 

Trusting Records in the Cloud
Edited by Luciana Duranti and Corinne Rogers
Reviewed by Mike Shallcross 

Teaching Undergraduates with Archives
Edited by Nancy Bartlett, Elizabeth Gadelha, and Cinda Nofziger
Reviewed by Anna Trammell 

Advocacy and Awareness for Archivists
by Kathleen D. Roe
Reviewed by Jessica Bitter 

Participatory Archives: Theory and Practice
Edited by Edward Benoit III and Alexandra Eveleigh
Reviewed by Siham Alaoui 

Viral Networks: Connecting Digital Humanities and Medical History
Edited by E. Thomas Ewing and Katherine Randall
Reviewed by Deborah A. Garwood 

Working: Researching, Interviewing, Writing
by Robert A. Caro
Reviewed by Dan Harper 

Responsible Operations: Data Science, Machine Learning, and AI in Libraries
by Thomas Padilla
Reviewed by Rachel MacGregor 

Partners for Preservation: Advancing Digital Preservation through Cross-Community Collaboration
Edited by Jeanne Kramer-Smyth
Reviewed by Krista M. Oldham 

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Going Digital!

The Fall/Winter 2020 American Archivist will be the final issue published in print. Beginning with the Spring/Summer 2021 issue (Volume 84, Number 1), only digital editions will be available. This move is part of an association-wide sustainability effort. In October SAA launched a new platform for the journal with enhancements designed to improve your reading experience: 

  • Mobile-responsive web design
  • Optional split-screen reading experience
  • Suggested articles based on browser history
  • Saved searches, alerts, and notifications
  • Metrics for number of article downloads, shares, and citations

Except for articles in the six most recent issues of the journal, all of the content is open access. To access the reserved content on the new site, follow these instructions:

  1. Using the email address associated with your account, reset your password at https://meridian.allenpress.com/my-account/reset-password. Note: If the reset email does not display in your inbox, please check your spam folder.
  2. Once your password has been reset, go to AmericanArchivist.org.
  3. Select the “Sign In” button in the right-hand corner to log in with your email and new password.
  4. Explore the new site!

Note that you will need to re-create any saved searches, alerts, and notifications as personal data was not migrated from the previous site. For instructions on how to set up your profile and benefit from these features, visit https://meridian.allenpress.com/pages/how-to.

Please contact meridiansupport@allenpress.com with any technical questions.

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