Providence Public Library Special Collections: Acquisitions Policies and Practices, part 2

by Kathi Isham This past March, I attended the New England Archivists Spring 2018 Meeting in New Haven and thoroughly enjoyed presentations by Providence Public Library staff about their outreach work to promote use of their special collections by the Providence arts community and their efforts to document that community by collecting material from local … Continue reading Providence Public Library Special Collections: Acquisitions Policies and Practices, part 2

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Providence Public Library Special Collections: Acquisitions Policies and Practices, part 1

by Kathi Isham This past March, I attended the New England Archivists Spring 2018 Meeting in New Haven and thoroughly enjoyed presentations by Providence Public Library staff about their outreach work to promote use of their special collections by the Providence arts community and their efforts to document that community by collecting material from local … Continue reading Providence Public Library Special Collections: Acquisitions Policies and Practices, part 1

Collecting Practices at the Canadian Lesbian & Gay Archives

Raegan Swanson is the Executive Director at the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives (CLGA) located in Toronto, Ontario. Her professional background includes Library and Archives Canada, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC), the Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute, and Archival Advisor for the Council of Archives New Brunswick. Raegan is also currently earning her … Continue reading Collecting Practices at the Canadian Lesbian & Gay Archives

Insight into Audiovisual Appraisal: Paul Eisloeffel Interview

Paul Eisloeffel is Curator of Audiovisual Collections at the Nebraska State Historical Society, where he has helped build the collections program of sound and moving image recordings since 1988. He also teaches for the University of Milwaukee-Wisconsin School of Information Studies on audiovisual archives as well as operates his own consulting business specializing in 16mm … Continue reading Insight into Audiovisual Appraisal: Paul Eisloeffel Interview

Acquiring and Appraising Born-Digital Material at the Minnesota Historical Society

Sarah Barsness is a Digital Collections Assistant at the Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS), where she works to process, store, preserve, and provide access to MNHS’s born-digital collections. Sarah holds a BA in Anthropology and German as well as an MA in Library and Information Studies with an Archival Science focus, both from the University of … Continue reading Acquiring and Appraising Born-Digital Material at the Minnesota Historical Society

Managing Acquisitions and Appraisal in a Music Archive

Adriana Cuervo has served as Associate Director of The Institute of Jazz Studies (IJS) at Rutgers University - Newark since 2013. Before coming to New Jersey she worked at the Sousa Archives and Center for American Music at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Cuervo spoke with Section social media intern Lily Troia this past … Continue reading Managing Acquisitions and Appraisal in a Music Archive

The Changing Nature of Acquisitions at the Schlesinger Library

The Schlesinger Library at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University is among the most respected special collections archives in the world, and arguably one of the most vital repositories of American women’s history available to researchers. Housed now in what once was the Radcliffe College library, the Schlesinger began collecting suffragist records … Continue reading The Changing Nature of Acquisitions at the Schlesinger Library