Hayes, Electronic Services, and Zoe Orcutt, Archives, gave a presentation with
Sidney Gao and James Van Mil from the University of Cincinnati on June 16 at
Society of Ohio Archivists virtual conference. The title of the
presentation was “Initial Steps on a Digital Preservation Policy.”
Mark Bloom and Brittany Hayes presented at OhioDIG on November 14, 2019 at the Columbus Metro Library. They gave a PowerPoint presentation titled “Sharing Initial Steps on a Digital Preservation Policy and Program at The University of Akron.” OhioDIG stands for Ohio Digitization Interest Group. It meets every other month. For more information, check their website: https://ohiodig.org/
Theodore Mallison, Archival Services, is serving as Chair
of University Libraries Sesquicentennial Planning Committee through August 2020. He has also begun serving on the Society of
Ohio Archivists’ Marketing and Communications Committee for 2019-2020.
October is Archives Month. Archival Services photograph of the Goodyear Moon House was one of the images selected for the Society of Ohio Archivists (SOA) Archives Month Poster. Each year the SOA decides on a theme for the upcoming poster and Archives from around the state submit photographs or documents. Members of the SOA select their favorite images and the Poster committee selects the top three to five images to use in designing the poster.
Fleischer and Newhall
Win another Award for Documentary
The documentary film Lost Voices of the Great War: Summit County
in the First World War won a Leadership in History Award of Excellence from
the American Association of State & Local History (AASLH) at their annual
conference on Friday, August 30th in Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania. According to AASLH, the awards are given to “establish and encourage
standards of excellence in the collection, preservation, and interpretation of
state and local history” and “recognize superior and innovative achievements.”
S. Victor Fleischer, University Archivist, Head of Archival Services, and Associate Professor of Bibliography, served as lead researcher, co-writer, and co-producer of the film, while Jamie Newhall, Sr. Multi-Media Producer in Design & Development Services, served as videographer/editor. The film was produced with Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens and other community partners with the generous support of a grant from the Ohio Humanities Council.
S. Victor Fleischer, University Archivist, Head of Archival Services, and Associate Professor of Bibliography, recently served as a judge for the 2019 National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) regional Emmy Awards. Due to his involvement in the production of the Emmy-nominated documentary film Lost Voices of the Great War, Fleischer was invited to judge numerous nominations in the Documentary—Historical/Cultural category for the NATAS Upper Midwest Chapter, which will hold its 20th Anniversary Emmy Gala in Minnesota on October 5th. Fleischer has also been serving as a peer reviewer for the Journal of Archival Organization, an international, peer-reviewed journal published by Taylor & Francis that encompasses all aspects of the arrangement, description, and provision of access to all forms of archival materials.
Victor Fleischer in Archival Services and Jamie Newhall in Design & Development Services helped produce a documentary film last fall. Titled “Lost Voices of the Great War: Summit County in the First World War,” the film recounts the story of Summit County residents’ experiences at home and overseas during the “War to End All Wars.” The documentary aired on PBS 45/49 last fall and can be seen online at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bM5BoFr-ov4&feature=youtu.be. DVD copies can also be checked out at Bierce Library.
Fleischer served as researcher, writer, and co-producer, while Newhall served as editor and filmed much of the reenactment footage that appeared in the film. The documentary was produced in partnership with Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens.
On Friday, October 6, 2017, University Archivist and Head of Archival Services Vic Fleischer presented a double session at the Ohio Local History Alliance/Society of Ohio Archivists Annual Conference titled “Documenting our Doughboys: Commemorating the World War I Centennial in Summit County” with colleagues from Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, the Summit County Historical Society, and the Akron-Summit County Public Library.
The Society of Ohio Archivists Archive Month poster has been released. The theme was “Ohio in the First World War.” Institutions from across the State submitted images from their collections relating how Ohioans dealt with the War to end all Wars. Vic Fleischer, Head of Archival Services submitted two images. 35 images were voted on by members of the Society of Ohio Archivists. Our image of Mary Gladwin and the Red Cross Staff in the Belgrade, Serbia along with two other photographs are featured in the poster. The Top photograph on the poster is from the Mary Gladwin Papers. Mary is the woman in the center of the photograph dressed all in white.
Mark Bloom, Archival Services, is now a member of the Academy of Certified Archivists. The Academy of Certified Archivists, founded in 1989 at the annual meeting of the Society of American Archivists, is an independent, nonprofit certifying organization of professional archivists. Members qualify for certification by meeting a series of defined standards such as having a Master’s in Archives Administration or a related Master’s degree with archives specific coursework, completing at least 3,500 hours of work experience in a professional capacity, and passing a Certified Archivist examination. This examination tests the candidate’s knowledge in the following areas:
Selection, Appraisal, and Acquisition
Arrangement and Description of Documents
Reference Services and Access to Documents
Preservation and Protection of Documents
Outreach, Advocacy, and Promotion of Documentary Collections and Archival Repositories
Managing Archival Programs
Professional, Ethical, and Legal Responsibilities
Mark successfully met all the qualifications and passed the examination in July 2017.