controlaccess: Relevant Subjects in Archives and Related Fields for 2015-12-13

This is the weekly roundup of headlines in and around archivy, but also including some library, museum, digital humanities, and information science things as well. If you see something we’ve missed, please email us!


Support the SAA Foundation by using AmazonSmile when you shop online. You can read more about the work of the SAA Foundation here.

The last #snaprt Twitter chat of the year will be Wednesday, December 16 at 8:00 pm EST on the topic of archival education.

Government and Politics

The Congressional History Caucus aims “to build lasting relationships between Members of Congress and historians, archivists, teachers, students, genealogists, researchers, and other stakeholders in their respective districts.” Ask your representative to join.

Cultural Data

The British Library recently launched “The Internet of Cultural Things: Creative Explorations of Data in Cultural Institutions” which is “focused on opening up cultural data to creative and critical scholarly analysis.”

Conference Participation

Graduate Student Poster Proposals for MARAC’s spring 2016 meeting in Pittsburgh are due by January 29.

The Midwest Archives Conference invites poster proposals submissions by January 15 for their spring 2016 meeting in Milwaukee.

Odds and Ends

“In a multicultural world in which victimized groups are frequently on the move, where are the remnants of their past best kept? Who has the right to make such decisions?” Lisa Moses Leff asks in The Archive Thief: The Man Who Salvaged French Jewish History in the Wake of the Holocaust.

Wikipedia’s 1Lib1Ref campaign calls on librarians around the world to apply their research expertise by adding one more reference to Wikipedia between January 15-23.


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