Panel Discussion: Finding Your People (UNC University Libraries)

UNC University Libraries: Panel Discussion: Finding Your People. “This panel discussion will bring together faculty researchers and archival practitioners to discuss the representation of Black families in the archive, the history, and impact of collecting, examine where we are at this current moment, and what the future of Black family collections might look like.”

Europeana Pro: Discover how the J-Ark project connects data aggregation with preservation

Europeana Pro: Discover how the J-Ark project connects data aggregation with preservation. “The J-Ark project aims to explore how aggregation of cultural heritage content can be connected with its long-term preservation. Find out more about the project’s work, discover how its insights are relevant to data spaces, and join an upcoming event which explores this topic.”

Front Matter: Building an archive for scholarly blog posts

Front Matter: Building an archive for scholarly blog posts. “Building an archive of scholarly blog posts faces the same fundamental challenges as repositories for other types of scholarly content, whether data, software, preprints, or journal articles. You have to collect metadata and content, and that approach only scales with standardization and open licenses. Luckily we already know a lot about required and optional but desired scholarly metadata, and they are fundamentally not different for scholarly blog post.”

Hollywood Reporter: Film Academy Foundation Union Voluntarily Recognized

Hollywood Reporter: Film Academy Foundation Union Voluntarily Recognized. “Around 90 workers — including archivists, film preservationists, librarians and curators working across the Academy Film Archive, Margaret Herrick Library, Science and Technology Council and in various Academy programs — are joining the Vernon-based AFSCME [American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees] Council, which also recently saw success in organizing the Academy Museum.”

New Survey: Trends & Concerns In Audio Archiving (Music Connection)

Music Connection: New Survey: Trends & Concerns In Audio Archiving. “Based on key topics raised during an Iron Mountain Entertainment Services (IMES) and Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing (P&E Wing) co-hosted 2021 summit ‘Protecting Legacies: The Art, Science and Value of Music Archives,’ IMES, the P&E Wing and the Audio Engineering Society (AES) developed a survey to assess current practices and challenges in audio archiving. The survey was sent to approximately 4,000 members of the P&E Wing and 11,000 members of the AES.”

Federal News Network: NARA looks to double down on email records approach with texts, other messages

Federal News Network: NARA looks to double down on email records approach with texts, other messages. “The National Archives and Records Administration is looking to expand a successful approach for managing email records to text messages and other digital communications as part of a bid to help agencies with an ever increasing deluge of electronic records.”

Associated Press: How Archives went from ‘National Treasure’ to political prey

Associated Press: How Archives went from ‘National Treasure’ to political prey. “It was the setting for ‘National Treasure,’ the movie in which Nicolas Cage’s character tries to steal the Declaration of Independence. It has long been among the most trafficked tourist destinations in the nation’s capital. But what the National Archives and Records Administration has never been — until now — is the locus of a criminal investigation of a former president.”

Clemson University: Summer institute to reconstruct South Carolina’s “Black Archive”

Clemson University: Summer institute to reconstruct South Carolina’s “Black Archive”. “Clemson English professors Susanna Ashton and Rhondda Thomas will join Furman faculty members Gregg Hecimovich and Kaniqua Robinson to lead a summer institute entitled ‘Reconstructing the Black Archive: South Carolina as Case Study, 1739–1895.’ The three-week residential institute is designed for more than 20 higher education faculty to study ways of reconstructing Black histories, using South Carolina as a case study. The institute is supported by a $198,317 grant from the NEH.”

The Post-Journal: 10,000 Maniacs Launch Expansive Digital Archive Project

The Post-Journal: 10,000 Maniacs Launch Expansive Digital Archive Project. “Jamestown’s 10,000 Maniacs is launching a new effort to create digital archives that will preserve the band’s legacy for years to come. Dennis Drew, the band’s keyboard player, said he was watching a documentary about a comedian with his daughter and pointed out that the National Comedy Center had archives of the comedian’s notes. Drew said his daughter asked him, ‘Where are your archives?’”

WKSU: The Cleveland Press folded 40 years ago. Can the history in its pages be preserved?

WKSU: The Cleveland Press folded 40 years ago. Can the history in its pages be preserved?. “The Plain Dealer is still printed a few days each week, and its archive is also online. But The Cleveland Press is mostly offline. That’s a problem, said Kristen Hare, who is part of the local news faculty at the Poynter Institute. ‘I don’t know how future generations will understand us if they’re just looking at our TikToks,’ she said. ‘That’s not going to be enough.’”

We Can Rebuild It: Using the Internet Archive to Discover Original Order (Internet Archive)

Internet Archive Blog: We Can Rebuild It: Using the Internet Archive to Discover Original Order. “One of the things archivists get excited about is the importance of ‘original order’. This is the idea that the arrangement of records by their creator has significance to our understanding of the records themselves. Wherever possible, archivists will try to determine the original order of materials in their care. An item received at the Community Archives of Belleville and Hastings County in 2015 presented something of a puzzle in this respect.”

Government Printing Office: Syracuse University Becomes First Library to Preserve Government Collections as they are Published

Government Printing Office: Syracuse University Becomes First Library to Preserve Government Collections as they are Published. “Syracuse University Libraries expands its Preservation Steward agreement with the U. S. Government Publishing Office (GPO). Under this agreement, libraries pledge to permanently preserve print collections of historical Government publications produced by GPO. Syracuse University Libraries is the first Preservation Steward to agree to preserve new volumes as they are published, as well as the historical volumes.”

40 thousand gigabytes: An archive of Assad’s war crimes in Syria (TRT World)

TRT World: 40 thousand gigabytes: An archive of Assad’s war crimes in Syria. “Tamer Turkmani stares at his laptop screen for hours every day. A Syrian national, Turkmani has been collecting photographic and video evidence of people who have been killed in the course of the Syrian civil war. Turkmani’s goal is to maintain a digital archive of the victims who have been shot dead by the troops loyal to Bashar al Assad.”