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
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
Thanks to everyone who made our symposium on cataloguing literary archives such a success last month. For those who weren't able to make it, a number of the papers are now available (on the Minutes & Papers section of the website). We hope to add more of these to the site in the near future.
This new title by GLAM member Alison Cullingford has recently been published by Facet. Intended as a no-nonsense guide for special collections librarians, the handbook contains chapters on legal issues, preservation, cataloguing, marketing and social media, fundraising and advocacy, acquisition and collection development strategy, user services and staff training. For more information see the Facet… Continue reading The Special Collections Handbook
Francis Turner Palgrave's The Golden Treasury was originally published in 1861 and has been the standard anthology of poetry for over 100 years. The Golden Treasury series helped to popularise Wordsworth and other romantic poets and is a set text for students of English Literature across the world. The volume has been in print ever… Continue reading Macmillan Archive looks back on 150 years of The Golden Treasury