Monthly Archives: May 2012

The results are in!

At long last our findings from the GLAM(NA) user study are available. We’ve suggested some ways forward based on the study’s findings but welcome your ideas and feedback on next steps. A huge thanks to the Beinecke Library patrons who completed the survey.



Diasporic Literary Archives: Questions Informing Scattered Legacies

The Diasporic Literary Archives project is underway with its first workshop scheduled for June 7th-8th 2012 at the University of Reading. The first workshop, “Questions Informing Scattered Legacies,” will examine foundational questions of the network. It will identify the key ideas regarding the preservation, migration, and scholarly use of literary papers, and create working documents and action plans that will inform subsequent workshops (to be held from 2012 to 2014). Please see here for more information about the workshop and registration. We’ll also be reporting on the workshop at this year’s SAA Annual Meeting on Friday, August 10th, from 8:30 to 9:30 am. Please come and share your ideas!

New Cataloguing Guidelines for Literary Archives and Manuscripts

GLAM’s Cataloguing Working Party has just released a draft of its Guidelines for the cataloging of literary archives and manuscripts. The Guidelines include:

  • A practical guide to archival description, using literary examples to explain the data elements required by international standards
  • A thesaurus of preferred terms
  • A glossary

  • The group is accepting feedback until July 1, 2012. See here to have your say.