Students, Faculty to Begin Work on International Directory of National Archives

MARA Blog

Published: September 7, 2016 by Anna Maloney

Earlier this year, SJSU iSchool professors Dr. Pat Franks and Dr. Anthony Bernier submitted a proposal to the Rowman & Littlefield Publishing group to compile and publish an International Directory of National Archives. This summer, their proposal was accepted and the two faculty members began working to recruit students and alumni who would be interested in participating in the project for course credit or as volunteers.

The first edition of the International Directory of National Archives will include the 195 United Nations member countries and Taiwan, and will include general information (location, contact information, mission statements, responsibilities), historical developments, contemporary functions, and a spotlight on a compelling collection from each national archive. This project will allow the iSchool to demonstrate its commitment to identifying ways in which archivists, records managers, and information professionals can contribute to the cultural, economic, educational, and social well-being of our global communities, and will serve as an excellent resource for archivists globally.

If you are interested in joining this project, Franks and Bernier will be looking for new volunteers for the spring 2017 and summer 2017 sessions. iSchool students and alumni will receive more information via email as those dates approach.