From our friends at the Endangered Archives Programme
APPLY FOR A GRANT TO DIGITISE COLLECTIONS AT RISK
The Endangered Archives Programme seeks to preserve cultural heritage and make it available to as wide an audience as possible. We fund digitisation projects to record the content of archives, which can include rare printed sources, manuscripts, visual materials, or audio recordings. We aim to enhance local capabilities to manage and preserve archival collections into the future, and therefore all applications must involve at least one archival partner in the country where the material is based. We welcome applications for funding on an annual basis. The current deadline for preliminary applications is 11 November 2019. Application forms and guidelines can be found at eap.bl.uk. The Endangered Archives Programme is supported by the Arcadia Fund and administered by the British Library. For enquiries contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The latest issue of Archives & Manuscripts (vol. 47, no. 3, November 2019) is dedicated to born-digital literary archives under the special theme of After the Digital Revolution guest edited by Lise Jaillant.
The contents of the issue are as follows:
‘After the digital revolution: working with emails and born-digital records in literary and publisher’s archives’
by Lise Jaillant.
‘Appraising, processing, and providing access to email in contemporary literary archives’
by J Schneider, C Adams, S DeBauche, R Echols, C McKean, J Moran and D Waugh.
‘Literary archives in the digital age: issues and encounters with Australian writers’
by Kevin Molloy.
‘”Missing Presumed”: computer games and digital adventures in the Colin Smythe/Terry Pratchett Collection’
by Maria Castrillo.
‘Observing the author-editor relationship: recordkeeping and literary scholarship in dialogue’
by Jenny Bunn and Samantha J Rayner.
‘The forensic imagination: interdisciplinary approaches to tracing creativity in writers’ born-digital archives’
by Paul Gooding, Jos Smith and Justine Mann.
‘Negotiating the born-digital: a problem of search’
by Jane Winters and Andrew Prescott.
The Caribbean Literary Heritage project, based primarily at the University of East Anglia, is developing a number of important new initiatives.
The project has the following aims, in respect of literary materials from the Caribbean region:
* to create a fuller literary history of the period 1940-1980
* to recover stories of forgotten writers and writings
* to help writers to become more aware of what to save of today’s manuscripts and papers for tomorrow’s researchers
* to develop case studies of writers, especially those writing from the region, that seek to understand the opportunities and challenges for their creative and collecting practices
* to bring together academics, archivists and writers from the UK, Caribbean and beyond to discuss the changing nature of Caribbean literary archives across the twentieth and twenty-first centuries
* to create an open-access resource that maps where Caribbean writers’ papers can be found
* to enrich open access knowledge sources, such a Wikipedia, with entries on Caribbean writers, their papers, and literary archives in the region
* to work with and take guidance from senior figures in the region including the project’s official advisors
For more information, visit the Caribbean Literary Heritage website.
The ICA Section for Archives of Literature and Art (SLA) is in the process of identifying future projects and initiatives. As a section member we’d like to hear from you about what direction and projects SLA should focus on. What are you excited about? Concerned about? How can SLA best support your work with literary and artistic archives?
Let us know by completing the following survey: https://www.surveymonkey.ca/r/ZQWRFCV (we promise it’s short and sweet!). The survey closes on Friday, July 19th.
La Section sur les Archives Littéraires et Artistiques (SLA) est en cours d’examen des projets et initiatives futurs. Nous aimerions savoir quels sont, pour les membres de la Section, les besoins et priorités à privilégier au cours de cet examen.
Faites-nous savoir en remplissant le sondage suivant: https://fr.surveymonkey.ca/r/ZTMN723. Le sondage se termine le vendredi 19 juillet.
Sincerely / Cordialement,
Secretary / Secrétaire
Section for Archives of Literature and Art / Section sur les Archives Littéraires et Artistiques
Associate Director, Special Collections
Special Collections & University Archives
University of Victoria