Thursday, August 28, 2014

News from Barnard and the Seven Siblings

Barnard Library Hosts History of Women's Education Open Access Portal Project Meeting 

Archivists, administrators and programmers from the Seven Siblings (formerly Seven Sisters) met at Barnard College on 7/25/2014 to discuss the collborative "History of Women's Education Open Access Portal Project." Project participants include staff from Barnard, Bryn Mawr, Mt. Holyoke, Radcliffe (Schlesinger Library/Harvard University), Smith, Vassar and Wellesley colleges.

Photograph from Barnard Library and Academic Academic Information Services, Barnard College

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Monday, August 25, 2014

From The Examiner:

The National Archives at Kansas City will present in partnership with the American Association of University Women and the League of Women Voters a program titled “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Minor?: Women’s Suffrage on the Prairie” at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 28. A 6 p.m. reception will precede the program.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Baltimore Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

From the Baltimore Brew
Why no mention in Wikipedia of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s years living in Baltimore’s Bolton Hill? 

Why nothing about Esther McCready, the trailblazing East Baltimore nurse who desegregated the University of Maryland School of Nursing? 

And as for the Great Railroad Strike of 1877, isn’t Wikipedia giving short shrift to events in Baltimore when it says the epic unrest began solely in Martinsburg, West Virginia? 

At a Baltimore Wikipedia Edit-a-thon scheduled this Saturday at Red Emma’s, anyone with an interest in correcting errors and omissions in Baltimore’s online history can join like-minded types to do so.

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Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Our Annual Meeting at SAA

Meeting Date(s): 
August 13, 2014,  5:15pm - 7:15pm 
Marriott Wardman Park, Virginia B 
Washington, DC

Join us for the WCRT annual business meeting to discuss activities, issues, and concerns related to women’s collections. As announced previously, our special guest will be Heather Slania from the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Here is a description of Heather's talk:

Online Art Ephemera: Web Archiving at the National Museum of Women in the Arts and Beyond

Artist archives usually contain important primary source materials such as brochures, catalogues, checklists, artist statements, and dairies—but what happens when this ephemera is only online? The National Museum of Women in the Arts has been web archiving art-related online ephemera using the Internet Archive's Archive-It since November 2011. Heather Slania will present the considerations and challenges of archiving this material as well as discuss how arts institutions are beginning to work together for more collaborative web archiving. This will be discussed in the context of the collection development plan of the library’s archives; questions related to our traditional archival collections are also welcome.

In addition, we are trying to organize an informal dinner outing immediately following the meeting, tentatively at the nearby Lebanese Taverna.

If you're interested in joining us for dinner, use the handy meetup spreadsheet SNAP kindly has made available. You can only add a certain number of attendees to each row, so please start another row if you find it already full. If we have enough responses by Friday, we can go ahead and try to make a dinner reservation.