This is the weekly roundup of headlines in and around archives, including some library, museum, digital humanities, and information science things as well. If you see something we’ve missed, please email us!
Last chance to sign up for SAA’s new live webinar on March 1st examining user experience design field in the context of planning for digital archives access. This course is one of the Transformational Courses in the Digital Archives Specialist (DAS) Curriculum and Certificate Program. Find out more and register here.
The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and SAA are currently accepting applications for the 2016-2017 cohort of the ARL/SAA Mosaic Program aimed at promoting diversification of the archives and special collections professional workforce. The program provides financial support, internship experience, mentoring, career placement assistance, and leadership development to emerging professionals from traditionally underrepresented racial and ethnic minority groups. Application Deadline: April 6.
Other Archival News
The Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies announces publication of
Volume 3, Article 3, “A Comparative Study of User Experience between
Physical Objects and Their Digital Surrogates,” by Anastasia Varnalis-Weigle, Ph.D. candidate at Simmons College School of Library and Information Science. what
The author examines the question,are users losing in sensory (sight, touch, sound, smell) and emotional experience at the digital level? Download the article here for free.
The Library of Congress has digitized the papers of Rosa Parks and released the materials to the public online. The collection spans the years 1866-2006 (bulk, 1955-2000), and includes approximately 7,500 manuscripts and 2,500 photographs. The materials document Parks’s private life and role as a civil rights activist.
Conferences, Papers, & Scholarships
American Institute for Conservation (AIC) & Canadian Association for Conservation (CAC) Joint Annual Meeting & Conference
Early bird rate for the American Institute for Conservation (AIC) & Canadian Association for Conservation (CAC) Joint Annual Meeting & Conference ends March 1st. The conference will take place in Montreal on May 13–17, 2016. Register here.
AMIA has recently announced three student scholarships: the Sony Pictures Scholarship, the Universal Studios Preservation Scholarship, and The Rick Chace Foundation Scholarship. The Image Permanence Institute Internship in Preservation Research will also offer a practical internship in preservation research to one student committed to the preservation of moving images. Applications due May 15th.
Odds and Ends
In honor of their 230 anniversary brewing in Canada, Molson Coors in Montreal is offering a limited release pale ale brewed from a 108-year-old recipe that was among approximately 400 cartons of company archives. The 1908 Historic Pale Ale is an unfiltered beer “combining diverse malts, heirloom hops, and century-old fermentation techniques.”
On Wednesday the White House issued a statement announcing President Obama’s intention to nominate Dr. Carla Hayden to the position of Librarian of Congress. Dr. Hayden has been the CEO of the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore, Maryland since 1993, and previous to that, Deputy Commissioner and Chief Librarian of the Chicago Public Library. Hayden would be the first woman and African American to hold the position of Librarian of Congress.