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Jane’s Blog

Jane’s Blog

The content on this blog is as diverse and varied as the interests of its contributors, yet made comprehensive by the shared belief that data, archival collections, and educational research can and must serve women and society better. These posts discuss a variety of issues as we seek to engage our readers and encourage them to explore the role that memory, understanding, and information all play in the choices that women make and how women are remembered in history.

UVa Scholars’ Lab: Take Back the Archive

UVa Scholars’ Lab: Take Back the Archive

How should academic communities come together to preserve and memorialize artifacts of sexual violence? Amidst heightened public concern and activism around campus sexual assault, faculty, students, librarians, and archivists from the Scholars’ Lab at the University of Virginia Library have come together to offer an inspiring and creative answer with Take Back the Archive. This public history project documents and contextualizes the history of rape and sexual violence at UVa. Archival material ranges from a 2014 article in Rolling Stone…

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All Labor is Local

All Labor is Local

Stacy Williams, a self-described librarian, archivist, editor, and essayist, opened the 2016 Digital Library Federation (DLF) Forum with a speech titled “All Labor is Local.” The purpose of her talk was to “explore the ways in which we, as employees and employers, apply our local experiences to how we perform the labor in libraries and archives, and what we can do to broaden those perspectives to be more inclusive of the communities we hope to serve.” It wasn’t only her…

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