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WU Libraries Manuscript Collections -
Manuscripts and Archives Reading Group
April - August, 2004

Summary

Every couple of weeks on Mondays at 12:00, the Manuscripts and Archives Reading Group will meet to go over issues and topics related to archival practice. Provided they have done the reading, all members of the university are welcome, though library staff may only attend with the permission of their supervisor. Our meetings will happen on:
Monday April 19, 12:00, Special Collections Classroom
Monday April 26, 12:00, Med. School
Monday May 10, 12:00, Special Collections Classroom
Monday May 24, 12:00, Med. School
Monday, June 7, 12:00, Special Collections Classroom
Monday June 21, 12:00, Med. School
Monday July 5, 12:00, Special Collections Classroom
Monday, July 19, 12:00, Med. School
Monday August 2, 12:00, Special Collections Classroom


Outlined below is a sequence of readings On each of the dates on the list attendees will meet.
Each meeting will include:
1)A presentation of an article summary from that month’s area along with a bibliography of current journal literature in the area (ideally with classic articles highlighted).
2)A discussion of the texts aimed at developing understanding in staff on the subject area.
3) A discussion of the texts as they relate to archival practice in the participants own work.
4)Depending upon availability, meetings may include guest speakers who address the central topic.
5) A discussion of possible ACA exam questions related to the weeks topic.

Journals
(Compile bibliographies for presentations from this list.)
American Archivist; published quarterly by the Society of American Archivists, Chicago, Illinois.
Archival Issues, semi-annual journal published by the Midwest Archives Conference.
Archivaria
Provenance


Schedule

Monday April 19, 2004
Selection

Journal Review: Bibliography and presentation of one article in this area.

*Chapter 12 in Schellenberg, Theodore R. Modern Archives: Principles and Techniques, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1956.

*Chapter 5 & 6 Ellis, Judith, editor. Keeping Archives, 2nd Edition. Port Melbourne: D. W. Thorpe and Society of Australian Archivists, 1993.

*Ham, F. Gerald. Selecting and Appraising Archives and Manuscripts, Chicago: Society of American Archivists, 1993.

Taylor, Marvin J. "I'll be your mirror, reflect what you are": postmodern documentation and the downtown New York scene from 1975 to the present. RBM v. 3 no1 (Spring 2002) p. 32-52

Endelman, Judith E. "Looking backward to plan for the future: collection analysis for manuscript repositories." The American Archivist v. 50 (Summer '87) p. 340-55

Sauer, Cynthia K ."Doing the best we can? The use of collection development policies and cooperative collecting activities at manuscript repositories." The American Archivist v. 64 no2 (Fall/Winter 2001) p. 308-49


Monday April 26, 2004
Arrangement & Description

Journal Review: Bibliography and presentation of one article in this area.

*Chapters 14 &15. Schellenberg, Theodore R. Modern Archives: Principles and Techniques, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1956.

*Chapters 7,8 & 9. Ellis, Judith, editor. Keeping Archives, 2nd Edition. Port Melbourne: D. W. Thorpe and Society of Australian Archivists, 1993.

*Hensen, Steven L. Archives, Personal Papers, and Manuscripts, Chicago: Society of American Archivists, 1989.

*Miller, Fredric M. Arranging and Describing Archives and Manuscripts, Chicago: Society of American Archivists, 1990.

Articles: Dooley, Jackie. Encoded Archival Description: Context, Theory and Case Studies, Chicago: Society of American Archivists, 1998. [Originally published as American Archivist, vol. 60, nos. 3 & 4.]


Monday May 10, 2004
Text Encoding, Edition, Digital Archives

Journal Review: Bibliography and presentation of one article in this area.

*Chapter 16 in Schellenberg, Theodore R. Modern Archives: Principles and Techniques, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1956.

Text Encoding Initiative Home Page http://www.tei-c.org/ (20031007)

Brown, John Seely and Duguid, Paul. "The Social Life of Documents." First Monday http://www.firstmonday.dk/issues/issue1/documents/ (20031007)

McGann, Jerome. "The Rossetti Archive and Image-Based Electronic Editing" http://jefferson.village.virginia.edu/public/jjm2f/imagebase.html (20031007)


Monday May 24, 2004
Reference and User Access

Journal Review: Bibliography and presentation of one article in this area.

*Chapter 17 from Schellenberg, Theodore R. Modern Archives: Principles and Techniques, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1956.

*Chapters 10. Ellis, Judith, editor. Keeping Archives, 2nd Edition. Port Melbourne: D. W. Thorpe and Society of Australian Archivists, 1993.

*Pugh, Mary Jo. Providing Reference Services for Archives and Manuscripts, Chicago: Society of American Archivists, 1992.

McKim, Joshua G. An analysis of the management of Email reference services in public university archive and manuscript collections. Thesis (MSLS) Univ of NC at Chapel Hill. United States 2000


Monday, June 7, 2004
Outreach

Journal Review: Bibliography and presentation of one article in this area.

*Chapter 11. Ellis, Judith, editor. Keeping Archives, 2nd Edition. Port Melbourne: D. W. Thorpe and Society of Australian Archivists, 1993.

*Finch, Elsie Freeman. Advocating Archives: An Introduction to Public Relations for Archivists. Metuchen, NJ: The Society of American Archivists and Scarecrow Press, Inc., 1994.


Monday June 21, 2004
Preservation

Journal Review: Bibliography and presentation of one article in this area.

*Chapter 13 in Schellenberg, Theodore R. Modern Archives: Principles and Techniques, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1956.

*Chapter 3. Ellis, Judith, editor. Keeping Archives, 2nd Edition. Port Melbourne: D. W. Thorpe and Society of Australian Archivists, 1993.

*Ritzenthaler, Mary Lynn. Preserving Archives and Manuscripts. Chicago: Society of American Archivists, 1993.


Monday July 5, 2004
Management

Journal Review: Bibliography and presentation of one article in this area.

Chapter 11 in Schellenberg, Theodore R. Modern Archives: Principles and Techniques, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1956.

*Wilsted, Thomas and William Nolte. Managing Archival and Manuscript Repositories, Chicago: Society of American Archivists, 1991.


Monday, July 19, 2004
Law and Ethics

Journal Review: Bibliography and presentation of one article in this area.

International Council on Archives. Code of Ethics, Adopted by the General Assembly at its XIIIrd session in Beijing (China), September 6, 1996.

*Peterson, Trudy Huskamp and Gary Peterson. Archives and Manuscripts: Law, Chicago: Society of American Archivists, 1985.

*Society of American Archivists. A Code of Ethics for Archivists and Commentary, Chicago: Society of American Archivists, 1992 RMBS. Standards for ethical conduct for rare book, manuscript, and special collections librarians, with guidelines for institutional practice in support of the standards, 2d edition, 1992. College & Research Libraries News no4(Apr. '93) p. 207-15


Monday August 2, 2004
Review

Chapter 1 & 2 in Schellenberg, Theodore R. Modern Archives: Principles and Techniques, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1956.

*Daniels, Maygene and Timothy Walch, editors. A Modern Archives Reader, Washington: National Archives and Records Administration, 1984.

*O’Toole, James M. Understanding Archives and Manuscripts, Chicago: Society ofAmerican Archivists, 1990.


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