Technical Leaflet Series

The Technical Leaflet Series (Print ISSN 2577-9400 and Electronic ISSN 2577-9419) consists of member-authored guides that provide practical instruction for specific archival tasks not commonly addressed in professional literature.


Fall 2020 Call for Proposals

The Communications Committee is seeking new submissions and suggestions for the MARAC Technical Leaflet Series, (Print ISSN 2577-9400 and Electronic ISSN 2577-9419), a double-blind, peer-reviewed serial publication that provides practical guidance for specific archival tasks not commonly addressed in the professional literature.

Since 2018, the Editorial Board of the Technical Leaflet Series has been aiming to produce at least two publications per calendar year (spring and winter). Topics of particular interest for future publications may include:

  • Creating and maintaining acquisitions files
  • Curation and storage of oversize objects and realia
  • Data analytics
  • Diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility initiatives for archives
  • Handling of classified or proprietary materials in a government or corporate repository
  • Oral history in archives
  • Preservation, handling, and description of any of the following:
    • 19th-century photographs
    • Audio-visual materials
    • Datasets
    • Email
    • Textile materials
  • Reparative (re)processing of archival materials
  • Web archiving
Please submit any proposals or topic suggestions to [email protected] . Publication guidelines for submissions are available on this page. Authors are encouraged to observe a soft limit of 25-30 pages of content. Fall 2020 submissions have a projected publication date of December 2021 for our Winter issue. Our next call for proposals will be in April 2021. All submissions will be reviewed by members of our Editorial Board. If you have any questions or would like to discuss your leaflet ideas further, please contact us.

Current Editors

Alex Japha, Editor-in-Chief
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Heidi Abbey Moyer, Editor
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Submissions and questions can be sent to [email protected].


Technical Leaflets

No. 13 (2018): Compiling a Disaster Plan for Archival Collections, Elizabeth Shepard

No. 12 (2018): Digital Exhibitions: Concepts and Practices, Grace L. Barth, Laura Drake Davis, Amanda Mita

No. 11 (2004): Architectural Records: Arrangement, Description, and Preservation, Susan Hamburger

No. 10 (1999): Understanding the Record-Keeping Practices of Scientists, Kalpana Shankar

No. 9 (1994): Photograph Preservation: Basic Methods of Safeguarding Your Collection, Peter Mustardo and Nora Kennedy

No. 8 (1992): Archival Sampling: A Method of Appraisal and a Means of Retention, James Gregory Bradsher and Bruce I. Ambacher

No. 7 (1992): Identifying and Handling Classified Documents in Archives [obsolete], Kenneth Schlessinger and Marvin F. Russell

No. 6 (1990): Involving Volunteers in Archives, David W. Carmicheal

No. 5 (1990): Developing Archival Exhibitions, Shawn Aubitz and Gail F. Stern

No. 4 (1989): Processing Congressional Collections, Mary Boccaccio and David W. Carmicheal

No. 3 (1989): Planning for Archival Programs: An Introduction, Bruce W. Dearstyne

No. 2 (1989): Computing the Total Cost of Archival Processing, Thomas Wilsted

No. 1 (1989): Appraisal of Social Welfare Case Files [obsolete], Thomas E. Mills

 

Last revised October 2020