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SAA Sampler: Archival Advocacy

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SAA Sampler: Archival Advocacy (PDF)

Compiled with an introduction by Cheryl Oestreicher


This is the second installment in the SAA SAMPLER SERIES, which features select chapters from authoritative books on archives published by the Society of American Archivists. Produced exclusively electronically, the Samplers are designed to give readers an overview of a pertinent topic as well as a taste of the full publications.

 

 

This Sampler offers examples of the ways in which you can build advocacy efforts, discussing some of the techniques and tools developed by archivists. The content includes:

 

"Advocating Within the Institution: Twenty-five Years for the New York Philharmonic Archives" by Barbara Haws, from Many Happy Returns: Advocacy and the Development of Archives edited by Larry Hackman;

 

 

"Media Outlets" by Stephanie Gaub, from Public Relations and Marketing for Archives: A How-To-Do-It Manual edited by Peter J. Wosh et al.; and

 

 

"Archives 101 in a 2.0 World: The Continuing Need for Parallel Systems" by Randall C. Jimerson, from A Different Kind of Web: New Connections Between Archives and Our Users edited by Kate Theimer.

 

Archivists must continually explain who they are, what they do, and why archives are important to society. The selected chapters offer different approaches and techniques from three books which align with the core goal of advocating for archives.

Karen du Toit's insight:

Archival advocacy. Unfortunately not free!

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Copyright for Librarians - the essential handbook

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Copyright for Librarians" (CFL) is an online open curriculum on copyright law that was developed jointly with Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society.

The goal is to provide librarians in developing and transition countries information concerning copyright law. More specifically, it aspires to inform librarians concerning copyright law in general; the aspects of copyright law that most affect libraries; and how librarians in the future could most effectively participate in the processes by which copyright law is interpreted and shaped.

 

Download for free as a pdf:

 

http://www.eifl.net/system/files/201301/cfl_book_download.pdf

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Great resource for copyright for librarians, available for free as well!

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Fostering Research and Publication in Academic Libraries - pdf publication available

direct link to pdf http://t.co/DOHgXo6AJY http://t.co/qfAPVaEJgx

 

Catherine Sassen & Diane Wahl 

Abstract:

"This study concerns administrative support provided to encourage the research and publishing activities of academic librarians working in Association of Research Libraries member libraries.

Deans and directors of these libraries were asked to respond to an online survey concerning the support measures that their libraries provide, as well as their thoughts on support measures that academic libraries should provide. When compared to earlier studies, the survey results indicate
that most support measures have grown over time. Results also suggest increases in the requirements for publication in academic libraries, as well as in the number of libraries at which librarians have faculty status."

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Suggestions of the improvement of learning outcomes and assessment are put on the table as conclusion.

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Internet Access and Public Libraries: An Investment in Digital Inclusion and Twenty-First Century Skills Skills « Beyond Access

Internet Access and Public Libraries: An Investment in Digital Inclusion and Twenty-First Century Skills Skills « Beyond Access | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

"Today, only 35% of the world’s population are connected to the internet. Millions more don’t have the skills to use the information available online. Despite improved access to technology in many developing communities, access and guidance for all must be a government priority. Regular, stable and reliable access to the internet and help in using it generates opportunities to create, share and benefit from new knowledge. In the 2st century, governments must ensure this service exists so that people can improve their lives and communities.
This latest brief, Providing Internet Access Through Public Libraries: An Investment in Digital Inclusion and Twenty-First Century Skills, underscores how libraries are preferred venues for public access to the internet. Governments can and should incorporate public libraries into national ICT and broadband initiatives, and public library staff must have access to necessary training in new technologies to use their library space and resources as a sustainable resource for their communities."

 

PDF document: http://issuu.com/irex-dc/docs/librariespublicaccessv2/1

 

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