NHPRC Strategic Plan

Kathleen Williams, Executive Director of the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, has asked ADE and its members to provide input to the Commission on its new draft strategic plan.  In her letter below she provides links to a YouTube presentation and to the National Archives blog where you can see the draft framework and post comments for the Commission.  In addition, ADE President Ted Crackel has asked me to head a committee of the ADE Council to draft a formal response.  You can send comments for the committee to my email, pisrael@rutgers.edu.  Note that the deadline for comments is 15 September 2015.

I encourage everyone to visit these links to learn more and to share your observations with the Committee.

Paul Israel
ADE Council

Here is the letter from Kathleen Williams:

Dear Association for Documentary Editing,

For the past 50 years the National Historical Publications and Records Commission has been awarding grants from the National Archives to projects that preserve and publish historical records. As we look to the future, we have begun the process of creating a new Strategic Plan, and we would like your help in setting a new course. We’re hoping to craft our programming to meet the current needs of the field and to best serve the American people.

We are contacting several organizations for their ideas and comments.After internal discussions at the National Archives and with the members of the Commission, we have drafted a preliminary set of goals, as follows: to make access happen, to involve more citizens more directly in the work of archives, to provide leadership through the National Archives, and to change our processes to increase our reach and leverage.

You can read this draft framework for the NHPRC Strategic Plan as well as view a short presentation on the NHPRC and the draft goals we’ve put together at the following you tube presentation:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BV2ZVLupFJ0

We welcome input from your organization and those you represent. There are several ways to share your thoughts:

ALL comments will be considered by the staff and the 15-member Commission. Our goal is to revise the current draft in September, so we will need your comments by September 15, 2015. 

Thanks in advance for assisting the Commission in this important undertaking. We look forward to hearing from you.
Kathleen Williams, Executive Director

Natl Historical Pubs and Records Commission (NHPRC)
National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
700 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Suite 114
Washington, DC 20408
202-357-5263 (office); 240-338-2985 (cell)
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DiXiT Convention: Technology, Software, Standards for the Digital Scholarly Edition

Registrations are now open for the DiXiT Convention – Technology, Software, Standards for the Digital Scholarly Edition (The Hague, 16 – 18 September).

A detailed schedule, registration form and logistic info at http://dixit.huygens.knaw.nl/

Please note that registration is required and free of charge. One day of the Convention is dedicated to workshops; the registration for the workshops is open to everybody, but the number of participants is limited.

Keynotes will be given by Leo Jansen, editor of the acclaimed edition of Van Gogh’s letters, Laurent Romary, director of DARIAH, and Lorna Hughes, chair in digital humanities at the University of London’s School of Advanced Study (SAS).

The DiXiT project is an Initial Training Network funded under the European Commission’s Marie-Curie scheme. In the project a number of high-profile European universities and research institutions work together in training a new generation of digital scholarly editors.

The Huygens Institute for the History of the Netherlands is organizing the first of DiXiT’s three conventions, September 16-18 2015 in The Hague, the Netherlands. The convention will be an informal meeting where the DiXiT research fellows will present their first results in interactive sessions. We anticipate a lively get-together bristling with new ideas, and we hope that many of those working in the field of scholarly editing and digital humanities will gather here. In order to broaden the scope and diversity of the meeting, the convention organisers are issuing this call.

The meeting is preceded by two parallel workshops on September 15: Net 7 (Italy) runs a workshop about semantic enrichment of digital library content; Huygens ING runs a workshop on TEI and neighbouring standards.

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Editing Institute Graduates Class of 2015

2015 Editing Institute group portraitGraduates: Diane Biunno (not pictured), Mark Cheathem, Kerry Dahm, Cindy Damon-Bach, Andrew Fagal, Toby Gass, David Grua, Robb Haberman, Melinda Jetté, Mitch Kachun, Pat Kalayjian, Rachel Manuszak, Aaron McArthur, Chris Parsons, Pamela Pierce, Marc Rice, Nicole Robinson, Safa Saraçoğlu, and Sandra Standish.

Faculty: Cathy Moran Hajo, Bob Karachuk, Ondine LeBlanc, Beth Luey, and Jennifer Stertzer.

Guest presenters: Darrell Meadows and Dan Sack (not pictured).

The Institute for the Editing of Historical Documents is administered by the Association for Documentary Editing under a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), an affiliate of the National Archives.

For more on the Editing Institute, visit the ADE website at <http://www.documentaryediting.org/wordpress/?page_id=79> or e-mail Bob Karachuk, ADE Education Director, at <ade-educationdir@documentaryediting.org>.

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2015 ADE Career Skills Workshop on Social Media

2015 ADE Career Skills Workshop on Social Media
Embassy Suites Hotel, 1040 P Street, Lincoln, Nebraska
17 June 2015, 1:00–3:00 p.m.
Ali Schwanke, Marketing Consultant & Strategist, instructor

This workshop is a skill-building, career-enhancing exercise that looks at social media as a set of professional tools for the marketing of documentary editing projects. It surveys the fundamentals of marketing through social media and examines a variety of social media platforms. Documentary editors who participate will learn how to position and promote their projects online to reach and build their target audiences there. They will learn how to strategize use of social media, differentiate between platforms, secure accounts, create content, manage workflow, and track success. By mastering the methods of social media marketing, participants will be able to make the most of a ready collection of tools to heighten awareness of their projects, maintain interest in them, and expand support for them.

Workshop Overview:

I. Marketing fundamentals for social media

  1. Product, market positioning, target audience, tactics and strategies
    • Hands on application: market positioning and target audience

II. Introduction to social media platforms

  1. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Instagram, Slideshare, YouTube
  2. Selecting names/URLs & securing platforms
  3. Purpose/audience for each
    • Hands on application: writing social media posts

III. Workflow and tracking

  1. How to create a content calendar to simplify your posting of content online
  2. Simple steps to maximize advertising opportunities
  3. How to track your success
    • Hands on application: 3 metrics to track for success

Participation in the workshop is limited to 20 people, with enrollment on a first-come, first‑served basis. Admission costs $30, which is due at the time of registration and is nonrefundable.

Registration for the Career Skills Workshop is separate from registration for the annual meeting. To register, visit the ADE website at http://www.documentaryediting.org/wordpress/?page_id=1617.

For more information, e-mail Bob Karachuk, ADE Education Director, at ade-educationdir@documentaryediting.org.

The 2015 ADE Career Skills Workshop on Social Media is funded in part by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), an affiliate of the National Archives.

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The Papers of Jefferson Davis

Congratulations to Lynda Crist and her team – Volume 14 of The Papers of Jefferson Davis has been published, completing the edition.  Project resources are being folded into those of Fondren Library and the Woodson Research Center (Special Collections), Rice University, and are still open for research.  The website (https://jeffersondavis.rice.edu) is active and will be administered by the Woodson archivists.  LSU Press will consider digital publication now that the print edition is complete.

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2015 ADE Career Skills Workshop on Social Media

Slider-social-mediaThe Association for Documentary Editing will host a Career Skills Workshop on Social Media on Wednesday, 17 June 2015, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the Embassy Suites Hotel, 1040 P Street, Lincoln, Nebraska. Registration is now open. The workshop is offered in conjunction with the ADE’s 37th Annual Meeting, a joint conference with the Society for Textual Scholarship, which will be held 17–20 June at the same venue.

The 2015 ADE Career Skills Workshop on Social Media is intended to provide established or rising documentary editors with intensive training in using social media to promote an editing project. Documentary editors are essentially small business people who need to attract attention to their product to ensure that potential consumers know about it, whether their target market consists of scholars, teachers, researchers, students, or ordinary curious-minded people. Instruction will cover the range of social media platforms—Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Instagram, Slideshare, YouTube—comparing their strengths and weaknesses:

  • What purpose does each serve?
  • How does each function?
  • What audience does each reach?
  • What kind of information (content and format) does each best convey?
  • What level of technological aptitude is necessary to master each?
  • What kind of ongoing time commitment does each require?
  • What strategies produce the most effective results from each?

The premise of the workshop is that participants will not be familiar with the use of social media as a promotional tool, either in theory or in practice. The goal of the workshop is to inform documentary editors how to use social media to raise the profiles of their projects.

The instructor of the workshop will be Ali Schwanke, an independent marketing consultant and strategist with extensive experience in online marketing. Before setting up her own agency, Schwanke was a senior marketing consultant with Pickering Creative Group (now UNANIMOUS) and, prior to that, director of marketing and product development with Leadership Resources. She has worked with clients in a variety of industries, including higher education and nonprofit. Schwanke has long been active in the leadership of the Lincoln Chapter of the American Marketing Association, including serving as president. She was recognized by the Lincoln AMA as Marketer of the Year in 2010.

Participation in the workshop is limited to 20 people, with enrollment on a first-come, first-served basis. Admission costs $30, which is due at the time of registration and is nonrefundable.

Registration for the Career Skills Workshop is separate from registration for the annual meeting. To register for the workshop, visit the ADE website at 2015 Workshop Registration.

The ADE has hosted career skills workshops in conjunction with its annual meeting since 2011. The workshops provide opportunities for experienced documentary editors to receive targeted training sure to enhance their professional abilities. They are funded in part by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), an affiliate of the National Archives.

For more information, visit the ADE website at 2015 Workshop Description or e‑mail Bob Karachuk, ADE Education Director, at ade‑educationdir@documentaryediting.org.

(Banner courtesy of Ali Schwanke, Marketing Consultant & Strategist, Lincoln, NE,  www.alischwanke.com.)

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Editing Institute Announces Graduation Speaker for 2015

The Association for Documentary Editing announces the graduation speaker for the 44th Institute for the Editing of Historical Documents to be held 13–17 June 2015 in Lincoln, Nebraska.

The graduation speaker will be Beth Luey.

Beth Luey was Education Director of the Association for Documentary Editing from 2011 to 2013. She holds a B.A. from Radcliffe and an M.A. from Harvard. At Arizona State University from 1980 until her retirement in 2006, Luey was the Founding Director of ASU’s Scholarly Publishing Program. At the Massachusetts Historical Society from 2008 to 2012, Luey helped to edit the two-volume Diary and Autobiographical Writings of Louisa Catherine Adams. Luey is the author of numerous books, including Handbook for Academic Authors, Revising Your Dissertation, Expanding the American Mind, and Editing Documents and Texts. She is now working on a local history book exploring the meaning of house and home. Luey served as ADE President from 2002 to 2003.

Luey will also join the resident faculty of the Editing Institute for the final day’s activities, a session on the funding of documentary editions and the future of documentary editing. The resident faculty will include Cathy Moran Hajo, Ondine Le Blanc, and Jennifer Stertzer, and Bob Karachuk.

The Institute for the Editing of Historical Documents is administered by the Association for Documentary Editing under a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), an affiliate of the National Archives.

For more on the Editing Institute, please visit the ADE website at <http://www.documentaryediting.org/wordpress/?page_id=79> or e-mail Bob Karachuk, ADE Education Director, at <ade-educationdir@documentaryediting.org>.

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ADE STS 2015 Registration and Program

We are pleased to announce that we have opened registration for the
Association for Documentary Editing and Society for Textual
Scholarship 2015 Joint Conference, “Convergences and Divergences,” to
be held in Lincoln, Nebraska, from June 17-20, 2015. Links to
registration, lodging, program, and other information can be found at
http://adests2015.unl.edu/.

The conference formally opens with the keynote by Jerome McGann at 4PM
on June 17 and is followed by two days of papers from an international
group of textual scholars. Other special highlights include a plenary
panel reflecting on the history and futures of both the ADE and the
STS; talks and a reception in the Sheldon Museum of Art featuring the
presidents of both organizations; a breakfast presentation by the
Peabody award-winning documentary filmmaker Christine Lesiak; and a
closing banquet featuring the annual awards of both the ADE and the
STS.

To look at the complete draft program and complete the registration
process, please go to http://adests2015.unl.edu/. The deadline for
registration is June 8, but early registration is appreciated.

We look forward to seeing you in Lincoln this June.

Amanda Gailey, Andy Jewell, Elizabeth Lorang, and Kenneth Price
2015 ADE STS Conference Organizing Committee

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2015 Lyman H. Butterfield Award Nominations

The Lyman H. Butterfield Award committee solicits nominations for a recipient of the award in 2015. This award is presented annually by the Association for Documentary Editing to an individual, editorial project, or institution for notable contributions in the areas of documentary publication, teaching, or service. A list of past recipients of this award can be seen here.

Nominations should be made by letter. Supporting letters from members of the Association are encouraged. All materials should reach the committee chair by 15 May 2015, sent either by e-mail or by post.

Send to:

Elaine Weber Pascu, Ph.D.
267 Hamilton Ave.
Princeton, NJ 08540

pascuelaine12@gmail.com

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Sabra Statham

Sabra Statham, the ADE Liaison Coordinator passed away on March 20, 2015.

Sabra had many colleagues in diverse fields: music performance, music history, documentary editing, and libraries.

There is a formal obituary that ran in the State College Centre Daily Times and the Charlottesville Daily Progress:

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/centredaily/obituary.aspx?pid=174457212

Dan Cohen of the Digital Public Library of America provided a brief tribute.

http://dp.la/info/2015/03/23/remembering-sabra-statham/

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