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.”

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.”

The Guardian: ABC to abolish 58 librarian and archivist jobs with journalists to do archival work

The Guardian: ABC to abolish 58 librarian and archivist jobs with journalists to do archival work . This is the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, not the American network. “Archivists and librarians at the ABC are in shock after management unveiled plans to abolish 58 positions and make journalists research and archive their own stories. Reporters and producers working on breaking news, news programs and daily programs like 7.30 will have to search for archival material themselves and will be expected to log the metadata of any new material into the system.”

Call for Applications: New Archive Fellowship Seeks to Write More Inclusive Histories of Craft (Hyperallergic)

Hyperallergic: Call for Applications: New Archive Fellowship Seeks to Write More Inclusive Histories of Craft. “Six Center for Craft Archive Fellows will receive a $5,000 grant to conduct research in an archive of their choosing. Fellows may engage in both conventional and innovative approaches to archival research. In order to make the research accessible to a wide audience, fellows will participate in a joint virtual program presented by the Center for Craft and the American Craft Council and have the opportunity to publish in a Special Issue on Hyperallergic in Summer 2023.”

Fashionista: The Internet’s Favorite Fashion Archivist Has Aspirations Beyond the Feed

Fashionista: The Internet’s Favorite Fashion Archivist Has Aspirations Beyond the Feed. “The popularity of archival accounts reflects a really ‘zeitgeisty’ moment in fashion where vintage is king and spotting a reference is a form of cultural currency. Accounts like [Kim] Russell’s have turned archives into open access platforms that allow fans to engage with images or garments that previously required a more rigorous search to accurately ID a piece. Her work is a starting point for anyone who wants to explore vintage, but still leaves room for the audience to engage with the content on their terms.”

Sports Illustrated: He Can Knock Out a World Champion From the Comfort of Your Local Library

Sports Illustrated: He Can Knock Out a World Champion From the Comfort of Your Local Library. “In a sport without any sort of central governing body—and that is known to traffic in half truths—Bob Yalen is here to get the boxing records straight, one yellowed newspaper clipping at a time.”

Clevescene: Clevelander Franklin Fantini Is Archiving and Sharing Country Music’s Odd and Forgotten Past With ‘Dollar Country WTFC’ Radio Show

Clevescene: Clevelander Franklin Fantini Is Archiving and Sharing Country Music’s Odd and Forgotten Past With ‘Dollar Country WTFC’ Radio Show. “From a makeshift studio in his suburban Cleveland basement filled with a collection of 1,500 .45 RPM vinyl records, Franklin Fantini — a self-made, DIY purveyor of ten-cent wax — has for the last five years been broadcasting Dollar Country WTFC every week. The hour-long online radio show hosted by Frank — Frank the Drifter, as he introduces himself — features a curated tracklist of 18 songs handpicked from his shelves.”

Community-Driven Archives: Centering BIPOC & LGBTQ Memory and Knowledge (Western Michigan University)

Western Michigan University: Community-Driven Archives: Centering BIPOC & LGBTQ Memory and Knowledge. “Join guest scholar Nancy Liliana Godoy, head of the Community-Driven Archives (CDA) Initiative at Arizona State University (ASU) Library, to learn about her community-driven archiving work that focuses on centering BIPOC & LGBTQ memory and knowledge.” Free and virtual. September 9.

The Michigan Daily: UMich librarians, archivists and curators reach formal bargaining recognition

From The Michigan Daily, which is a paper I recently discovered and I’m enjoying a lot: UMich librarians, archivists and curators reach formal bargaining recognition . “On July 18, librarians, archivists and curators (LACs) on all three University of Michigan campuses were formally recognized as a bargaining unit within the Lecturers Employee Organization, the union of non-tenure-track faculty on all three campuses at the University. The LEO communications committee wrote that this new unit will be called LEO-GLAM, which stands for galleries, libraries, archives and museums, to reflect the heritage and environments in which most LACs work.”

Getty: How Getty Archivists Support Racial Justice

Getty: How Getty Archivists Support Racial Justice. “As archivists at the Getty Research Institute, it’s our job to describe and organize the materials in Getty’s collection to make them easy for researchers, scholars, and historians to find. Our work largely takes place indoors, is often solitary, and far removed from the action of protests of social justice movements. But as we help shape the historical record, there is reparative work that we can do as archivists to support communities fighting for justice.”

“Beyond the Performative”: Social Justice and Archives, Part 2 (Terrapin Tales)

Terrapin Tales: “Beyond the Performative”: Social Justice and Archives, Part 2. “In our post “Challenging the Status Quo”: Social Justice and Archives we explored the role of libraries and archives in working toward social justice and asked three University of Maryland Libraries and SCUA staff members to reflect on what social justice means to them. We’re continuing this series by exploring the perspectives of three more staff members! We asked these questions: 1) what do you do and what are some of your daily responsibilities? and 2) in your position, what does social justice in the archive or library mean to you?”

Causality dilemma: creating a twenty-first century university archive (Journal of the Medical Library Association)

Journal of the Medical Library Association: Causality dilemma: creating a twenty-first century university archive. “For its fifteenth anniversary, the Jay Sexter Library at Touro University Nevada (TUN) sought ways to capture its institutional history by founding an archive. Among many challenges, the library struggled to convince the administration of the importance of an archive. To generate interest in TUN’s history, a task force comprising library, executive administration, and advancement staff hosted and recorded a panel event with some of the university’s original faculty, staff, and administration. By having this event, new TUN employees were able to experience the shared knowledge of TUN’s early days, and the library was able to create and preserve its own institutional history.”

“Challenging the Status Quo”: Social Justice and Archives (University of Maryland Archives)

University of Maryland Archives: “Challenging the Status Quo”: Social Justice and Archives. “We asked four University of Maryland Libraries and SCUA staff members what social justice means to them. We asked these questions: 1) what do you do and what are some of your daily responsibilities? and 2) in your position, what does social justice in the archive or library mean to you? Their responses show the wide range of approaches and work that needs to be done in order to make archives more equitable, just, and welcoming spaces.”

For music archivists, a contemporary dilemma: Should racist songs from our past be heard today? (Los Angeles Times)

Los Angeles Times: For music archivists, a contemporary dilemma: Should racist songs from our past be heard today? . “It’s a journey that American pop culture creators and curators have repeatedly taken as the Black Lives Matter movement has brought renewed attention to white privilege and called out once-common racists tropes. Much of the focus has been on TV episodes featuring blackface. Creators of ’30 Rock,’ ‘The Golden Girls,’ ‘Saturday Night Live’ and ‘The Office’ have all removed from circulation offensive episodes. This year thousands of ice cream trucks that for decades churned out ‘Turkey in the Straw’ have been reprogrammed to delete a work whose roots stretch to an 1830s-era song called ‘Zip Coon.'”

Profile: Petersen Museum Archivist Laura Fisher Leads Effort to Preserve Automotive History (Automobile Magazine)

Automobile Magazine: Profile: Petersen Museum Archivist Laura Fisher Leads Effort to Preserve Automotive History. “Leading the efforts to preserve automotive history at the Petersen Publishing Archive is Petersen Automotive Museum archivist Laura Fisher, 30, who took us on a tour. After walking the aisles, rummaging through boxes, and a quick stroll in the Vault, we sat down to chat.”