Second Call for Papers – Archives and Records journal – special issue on ‘Archives and Museums’, spring 2018

 The traditional boundaries of the archival and curatorial professions are today beginning to crumble as archivists and curators increasingly become responsible for all aspects of heritage, be it textual, visual, cultural, built or material heritage. Both professions are currently debating how their traditional roles are now evolving and being challenged in the ever-changing heritage landscape.… Continue reading Second Call for Papers – Archives and Records journal – special issue on ‘Archives and Museums’, spring 2018

GLAM Survey of Rights in Literary Collections LIVE!!

The long anticipated GLAM survey of rights in literary collections is here!   The survey has been designed in survey monkey for all members to participate. It will be open for 6 weeks (closing 19th January). Please follow the link below: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JN2WJMY   Results will be reported on the GLAM website and fed back to… Continue reading GLAM Survey of Rights in Literary Collections LIVE!!

Romance, Research & Archives

As a cataloguer who has worked mainly on literary archives, the second highlight of the first few days of October (the GLAM meeting being, obviously, the first) was the 2nd October edition of the DBSA podcast (transcript here). The DBSA podcast is hosted by Sarah Wendell, co-founder of the romance novel review site Smart Bitches,… Continue reading Romance, Research & Archives

Authors & their Papers

A message from David Sutton, Chair of GLAM: Authors and their Papers has reached this, its latest form, in a pleasingly collaborative way.  The absence of such a document, especially for literary authors, became a theme for discussion during the workshops run by the Diasporic Literary Archives Network, and a first draft was assembled by… Continue reading Authors & their Papers

University of East Anglia has launched a new British Archive for Contemporary Writing (BACW)

Here at GLAM we are delighted to announce that the University of East Anglia has launched a new British Archive for Contemporary Writing (BACW) . The initiative builds on the University’s international reputation for creative writing, the status of Norwich as a UNESCO City of Literature, and UEA’s strong links with writers of world renown… Continue reading University of East Anglia has launched a new British Archive for Contemporary Writing (BACW)

Survey on living authors and social media

The following request has been received from the University of St Andrews and the University of Dundee, who would like to hear from authors who use social media: Archive staff at the University of St Andrews and the University of Dundee are looking for input from members of the Society of Authors regarding the preservation… Continue reading Survey on living authors and social media

Improving the user experience

Heather Dean of GLAM(NA) - GLAM's North American sister organisation - has kindly made available the Literary Archives User Study undertaken at the Beinecke Library in 2010. The survey 'was motivated by an interest in working more collaboratively with researchers of literary archives' to gain a better understanding of the challenges facing scholars, and includes… Continue reading Improving the user experience

Reading leads international research into diasporic literary archives

The University of Reading has been awarded a prestigious grant to lead an international network investigating the changing nature of literary manuscript culture in a global context. The migration of authors and the dispersal of their papers amongst collectors, families, publishing businesses and archives in different countries is an issue that demands serious attention. Researchers… Continue reading Reading leads international research into diasporic literary archives