The Ohio State University Libraries has completed digitizing and archived the Ohio Archivist in the University’s Knowledge Bank. The Knowledge Bank (http://kb.osu.edu) is Ohio State’s institutional repository. Inclusion in the Knowledge Bank means that issues of the Ohio Archivist will be searchable (e.g. by Google) and available via the Internet. Other benefits of this arrangement include long-term preservation in a professionally managed repository, a worldwide audience, a long-term stable URL that can be used in citation, and an increased web presence.
The Ohio Archivist is the official newsletter of the Society of Ohio Archivists (SOA). Its primary mission is to serve as a conduit for information about the SOA and its membership. The Ohio Archivist also publishes articles containing general information about the archival profession, especially as it relates to archivists located within Ohio and the Midwest. The Ohio Archivist is published twice a year, in the spring and fall.
Issues from Spring 1970 through Spring 2001 are available online in the Knowledge Bank at the following link: https://kb.osu.edu/dspace/handle/1811/81927
Issues from Fall 2001 through Fall 2017 are available online on the Society of Ohio Archivists’ website at the following link: http://www.ohioarchivists.org/ohioarchivist/
The Ohio Archivist, Fall 2017 issue is now available. Our three feature pieces this fall deal with a local music history project at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Library and Archives; House Bill 139 and the accessibility of adoption, and lunacy, records; and as part of the SOA’s 50th Anniversary, a “look back” by several past-presidents of the organization.
In addition you will find all of the usual favorites: write-ups on the annual meeting and the upcoming joint OLHA/SOA meeting in October; Dan Noonan’s DiGITaL piece on finding a balance in how much metadata archivists create; the “Newcomers” article in which Tanya Maus, Ph.D, describes two student led projects at the Peace Resource Center at Wilmington College plus all the news and notes from members and member institutions across the state.
Finally, due to the SOA’s brand new logo, the Ohio Archivist underwent a redesign which we know you will like. We thank Kim Koloski our design editor at the Ohio History Connection for her exceptional work and creativity.
Enjoy! And thank you all so much for your continued readership.
The Ohio Archivist Fall 2017 Issue
Read the Ohio Archivist Spring 2017 issue! In it you will find your usual seasonal announcement for our annual meeting and also a recap of our fall meeting. Be sure to pay close attention to your 2017 list of SOA leadership candidates and read their personal statements. As well, you will find committee announcements; grant and award information; news from SOA members and member institutions from around the state; and also some great articles on data migration by Dan Noonan in DiGITaL Section and another consisting of first-person accounts on mentorships, edited by Stephanie Bricking in Newcomers. Enjoy!
For PDFs of past issues visit the Newsletter page.