L-60. Introduction to Archives for Special Collections Librarians, Booksellers & Collectors - Advance Reading List
Students admitted to L-60 should read/watch the following materials in advance of the beginning of the course. These materials, taken together, will frame our presentations, activities, and discussions during the week. For those not entirely familiar with the work of archivists, we recommend reading these in the order given below:
Berry, Dorothy and Betts Coup. What is an archive? What is a finding aid? 2020.
Society of American Archivists. Code of Ethics. 2020.
Society of American Archivists, Technical Subcommittee on Describing Archives: A Content Standard (TS-DACS). Instructional workshop series videos on Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS).
- Romans, Laura. “What is Archival Description?” (Video 1), 9:39, 2016.
- Bost, Sarah. “Principles of Archival Description” (Video 2), 10:23, 2016.
- Luftschein, Sue. “What is a Content Standard?” (Video 3), 9:05, January 2017.
Society of American Archivists. Describing Archives: A Content Standard (version 2019.0.3). Chicago: Society of American Archivists, 2020. Read the “Statement of Principles,” pages x–xvii, as part of the advance readings for course L-60.
Light, Michelle. Controlling Goods or Promoting the Public Good: Choices for Special Collections in the Marketplace. Presentation at the Rare Books and Manuscripts Section, Association of College and Research Libraries, conference, Las Vegas, NV, June 2014.
OCLC Research. Total Cost of Stewardship: Responsible Collection Building in Archives and Special Collections, pages 1–14. 2021.
Meissner, Dennis. Arranging and Describing Archives and Manuscripts. Archival Fundamental Series III, no. 2. Chicago: Society of American Archivists, 2019
Malerba, Lynn, Melissa Tantaquidgeon Zobel and Tamar Evangelestia-Dougherty. “Mohegan Tribe, Cornell Partner to Repatriate Fidelia Fielding Diaries.” Library Journal, March 4, 2021.
First Archivist Circle. Protocols for Native American Archival Materials. 2007.
Archives for Black Lives in Philadelphia’s Anti-Racist Description Working Group. Anti-Racist Description Resources by Archives for Black Lives in Philadelphia. 2020.
Wiedeman, Greg. “The Historical Hazards of Finding Aids.” The American Archivist (2019) 82 (2): 381–420.