controlaccess: Relevant Subjects in Archives and Related Fields for 2016-06-12

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!


Congratulations to the new SAA Fellows and Award Winners! The full list is here.

SAA and ARL have been awarded a grant to extend the Mosaic Program, so President-elect Nancy McGovern has called for four volunteers to serve on the Mosaic Committee. Those interested should apply by June 24th.

Applications are still open for Mosaic Program II through tomorrow, June 13th.

SAA’s appointees to committees, boards, and working groups have been announced. Congratulations all!

If you’re a first time SAA attendee – or someone willing to show new SAA attendees the ropes – consider signing up for the Navigator Program.

Vote for Pop-Up Sessions here through Monday, June 20th. There are several active SNAP members on the list of possible sessions!

The next #SNAPRT Chat will be Wednesday, June 15th at 8 PM EST. The topic is Digital Humanities.

Access and Outreach

Princeton has opened much of the Toni Morrison Papers for research this week. The remainder of the collection will likely be available for research in 2017.

SNAPper Ashley Stevens has posted a defense of outreach as part of the repository’s master plan on her blog.

Records Management

Emails and texts are records and are not exempt from disclosure, which was reiterated in court in Illinois this week. (Also, two weeks ago in Wisconsin.)

A survey of federal employees finds they feel unprepared for future information governance requirements.

Preservation and Forensics

Analog videotape is falling apart, but there are media warriors trying to save the videotapes (or at least migrate them)!

Digital media has a similar-ish issue. Nature looks at how digital forensics is helping libraries and archives access files on obsolete formats.


This week, the AAUP published guidelines for best practices in peer review.

Why academic journals cost too much.

Government and Politics

The Senate Committee on Rules & Administration approved the nomination of Dr. Carla Hayden to serve as the Librarian of Congress. Now the entire Senate will vote.

Five libraries won the 2016 Medal for Museum and Library Service.


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