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Humanist Archives: Aug. 27, 2021, 7:28 a.m. Humanist 35.204 - pubs: Paper Trails online

              Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 35, No. 204.
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        Date: 2021-08-26 15:07:31+00:00
        From: Alison Major <alison.major@UCL.AC.UK>
        Subject: New open access resource: Paper Trails: The Social Life of Archives and Collections

UCL Press is delighted to announce a brand new open access resource that
is likely to be of interest to list members: Paper Trails: The Social
Life of Archives and Collections. Access it free from:

Paper Trails
The Social Life of Archives and Collections
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Paper Trails brings together a diverse group of people both in its pages
and its readership – researchers, practitioners and students – as well
as featuring different historical collections (print, object and
digital) held in a wide variety of different libraries, museums and
archives. Its content is designed to bridge different communities of
research and practice. The BOOC format creates a ‘living book’, which is
entirely open access and evolves over time, allowing for different
formats of pieces to speak in conversation.

The project enables collaboration between sometimes unlikely partners to
help break down barriers and to open up the world of historical
research. It reveals how the work and methodologies of researchers,
academics, education practitioners and students interrelate, providing
opportunities for collaborations beyond the usual parameters these
fields present.

Paper Trails is organised around four different streams of content,
which are:

Research Stories: Full-length research articles which encourage a focus
on research stories to invite a reflective methodology, offering an
inclusive and engaged commentary on the work involved in researching,
ordering and preserving the past.

Co-production: Outputs from projects in which non-academic,
undergraduate and taught postgraduate audiences collaborate with others
(collection professions, academics, members of the public, etc.) to
create new work that is based on research collections.

Collection Profiles: Shorter, descriptive or even narrative pieces that
highlight items or collections of interest.

Engagement: Reflective pieces that focus on a broad range of engagement
activities, from the professional’s perspective. These can be case
studies, or ‘think pieces’ on particular skills or techniques.

Access free:

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