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20. Small Talk and Cell Phones, Like Oil and Water

Fleming, Carol Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub


Sometimes you encounter a passing stranger in a certain place at a certain time, when conditions conspire to make it right for you to have a deeply personal talk unlike anything you could have with friends or family or even therapists. This is a person who gives you generous attention and whom you’ll never see again. You are the proverbial ships passing in the night, and this anonymity creates the freedom to just let your tongue and mind become unfettered. You find yourself experiencing unexpected feelings. You discover truths about yourself that you never even considered. You say things you’ve never said to anyone else before because you have the freedom to “language out” the subterranean fragments of your mind, to put thoughts and emotions into words for the first time, to come to know yourself in a whole new way.

What is more, you hear something from this stranger that no one else has ever told you, freed as you both are from the past and the future of this relationship. And you leave this conversation changed—clearer and calmer. “Where did that come from?” you wonder.

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Making History with Crowdsourcing

Decker, Juilee Rowman & Littlefield Publishers ePub

Making History with CrowdsourcingEffie KapsalisHead of Web, New Media, and Outreach, Smithsonian Institution Archives, kapsalise@si.eduAbstract With limited staff resources, the Smithsonian Institution Archives (SIA) in the early 2000s embarked on a new process to reveal the stories, people, and places embedded in their collections that document the history of the Smithsonian. This article looks at the earliest initiatives of publishing item-level digital collections that set the stage for hidden stories to rise to the surface through the public’s engagement with materials in the Transcription Center. Such forms of engagement have included transcribing the SIA field books, following the SIA on various social media channels, and demonstrating interest in the “Women in Science Wednesday” campaign—all of which have enabled us to carry our message to new audiences and to enrich the information we had about our collections, something that would not have been possible with the SIA’s small staff.

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The Museum of Conflict: An Alternative Model of Social Engagement

Decker, Juilee Rowman & Littlefield Publishers ePub
Anushka RajendranSchool of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India, anushka.rjndrn@gmail.comAbstract Conflictorium: The Museum of Conflict was established in Mirzapur, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, in 2013, as a small community museum in the western part of India committed to its local context. The area has a history of ongoing communal tensions between the various communities that coexist within it, and the museum directly responds to the demands generated by this particularity. The exhibits at the museum consist of a collection of participative/immersive contexts that accumulate narratives of the experiences and memories of its visitors, thereby working through the trauma embedded in the everyday. By identifying as a museum, the space routes the validation that being part of a museum collection forges to acknowledge the legitimacy of the contemporary history of its community, thereby lending them a sense of belonging. This sensitivity to the audience that the museum addresses is particularly unique in India, where state-funded museums have historically had limited active engagement with their viewing publics. This article contextualizes the Conflictorium’s presence as an alternative museum model in the country’s social and political context as well as the existing network of public, private, and community museums. See All Chapters
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“The Most Wonderful Collection of Original Documents in the United States”

Rowman & Littlefield Publishers ePub

Jenny Marie Forsythe

Graduate Student in the Department of Comparative Literature, University of California, Los Angeles, 450 Humanities Building, Los Angeles, CA 90095; jmforsythe@gmail.com

Susan Tucker

Archivist Emeritus, Newcomb Archives, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118; susannah@tulane.edu

Abstract Heloise Hulse Cruzat (1862–1931) and Laura Louise Porteous (1875– 1952) worked in New Orleans during the first half of the twentieth century to transcribe, translate, and index the Louisiana Historical Society’s (LHS) vast collection of French and Spanish colonial judicial records. This essay places the body of their work for the LHS in national perspective, describes their lives in the context of evolving roles for women in New Orleans cultural institutions, and considers the significance of their work for past and future scholars.1

A cast of men in Louisiana—leaders born and educated in the northeastern U.S. and France as well as influential native residents of the francophone and anglophone sectors of New Orleans—founded the Louisiana Historical Society (LHS) in 1836. Almost immediately, they began collecting colonial records, but it was not until the early twentieth century that they gained sustained intellectual and physical control of the documents.2

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9 Mailing List of Fans

Burke, Fauzia Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.
Henry Ford

People on your mailing list are your Super Fans. They are the people who have given you permission to show up in their inbox, and that invitation is of great value to you. Think about it: When was the last time you signed up for a newsletter? Most likely you are selective in what emails you want to see in your inbox. Once I asked an author that question and she said, “Oh, I don’t do that.” She’s right. We don’t do that unless we are Super Fans, or unless the author is providing us with something of value.

Social media is sexy, but the real power of your relationship with your fans is in your mailing list. You own your mailing list and have access to it anytime you need it. More than once, I have seen authors lose all their followers on Twitter because of a glitch in the system. Besides, not everyone is on social media, but almost everyone has an email address. The cost is low and the returns are high. Don’t let people tell you email is so yesterday. Email newsletters for authors have more engagement than social media.

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Silent Legacy: The Story of Vasily Konovalenko’s Gem-Carving Sculptures

Decker, Juilee Rowman & Littlefield Publishers ePub

Silent Legacy

The Story of Vasily Konovalenko’s Gem-Carving Sculptures

Stephen E. Nash

Curator of Archaeology and Chair, Department of Anthropology, Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO; Stephen.nash@dmns.org

Frances Alley Kruger

Senior Exhibit Developer, Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO, Frances.kruger@dmns.org

Abstract  During a career that spanned four decades, Russian artist Vasily Konovalenko (1929–1989) produced more than 70 sculptures carved from gems, minerals, and other raw materials. As unorthodox, compelling, and masterful as Konovalenko’s sculptures are, they had been poorly published and poorly known. They are on permanent display at only two museums in the world: the small and obscure State Gems Museum (Samotsvety) in Moscow, Russia, and the Denver Museum of Nature & Science (DMNS), a major natural history museum in Colorado, the United States. This article examines Konovalenko’s life and work, as well as the unusual circumstances that led to the two exhibitions, their role in Konovalenko’s relative obscurity, and a recent resurgence of interest.

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4. Derivation—Nouns

Andrew Cowell University Press of Colorado ePub

The second-most important word category in Arapaho, after the verb, is the noun. In this chapter, we examine first the internal structure of the noun stem. The stem consists of one or more lexical roots and sometimes various derivational suffixes. In many cases, the noun stem is modified by lexical prenouns, although the analytic distinction between a prenoun and an initial root of a complex noun stem is not always clear. Next we discuss abstract grammatical initials, preverbs, and proclitics that occur with nouns. Finally, we discuss derivation of nouns from verbs.

Note that in this chapter, we have included underlying pitch accents in the analyses as much as possible: a special effort was made to verify all the underlying forms, in order to show the relationship to surface pronunciations.

The noun stem, like the verb stem, is often internally complex. In addition to single-morpheme stems, there are stems that contain both an initial and a final element and also modified stems that have one or more adjective-like “prenouns” affixed to them. Moreover, some of the initial and prenoun elements are themselves derived from independent verb or noun stems. There are also noun stems that contain lexical derivational finals—“dependent nouns”—that cannot occur independently and are not obviously related to another independent noun. Note that from a broad perspective, as argued by Ives Goddard (1990), all of the multi-morpheme nominal forms can simply be considered to be compound noun stems consisting of two elements, an initial and a final. The finals may be either independent or dependent. The initials are likewise often derived from independent forms. Nevertheless, in the following, we examine separately the different subcategories of compound nouns listed above for the sake of greater clarity.

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Preserving Patchogue

Decker, Juilee Rowman & Littlefield Publishers ePub

Preserving Patchogue

A Small Institution Rehouses and Digitizes Glass Plate Negatives

Daniel J. Menzo

Independent Scholar, Long Island, NY; daniel.menzo@gmail.com

Abstract In 2015, the Greater Patchogue Historical Society in Long Island, New York, received a gift of nearly 2,000 glass plate negatives dating from the early 20th century. While the donor alluded to rare images of this small town and its people, the collection presented a series of preservation concerns. Many of the objects were soiled, and almost all were still in their original acidic paper sleeves. Determined to both protect and utilize the collection, this small institution, with the assistance of a graduate student intern, formalized a preservation plan that also created multiple points of access to the visual and historical information that these objects contained. After minimally cleaning, rehousing, and photographing a selected portion of the negatives, the digital files were later processed with editing software so that the organization’s members and local citizens could see the historic images. In addition to digitizing the negatives, the original sleeves were imaged to preserve valuable information, such as people’s names, the location of views, or a negative’s date. This ongoing project is an example of how smaller institutions can make a meaningful influence in their local communities by preserving photographic objects and implementing methods of digitization.

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Editor’s Note

Decker, Juilee Rowman & Littlefield Publishers ePub

Editor’s Note

Welcome to another year of Collections: A Journal for Museum and Archives Professionals. This is the beginning of my tenth year of editing this journal—from my initial foray at guest editing two issues that considered public art as a collection (04:02 and 04:03) and the following issue that I edited as the journal transitioned from outgoing editor, Pamela J. White, to me. That was 2008. The journal was then in its fifth year.

Since that time, my own teaching, exhibition and collections-related work, and scholarship, have been influenced by the submissions that have come my way or by the suggestions from readers, authors, and Editorial Board members as to important work being done by scholars, practitioners, and paraprofessionals throughout the world. (Though our readership is primarily in North America and Europe, we do reach five continents regularly.) My work has also influenced what appears in the journal, of course. It is with sheer gratitude, as well as awe and wonder, that I prepare each issue for publication.

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Appendix C: The Research Methodology

Anne Beaufort Utah State University Press ePub

To assess systematically what is or isn’t working in any program of writing instruction is difficult because longitudinal studies of writers are difficult. Equally difficult is data-driven theorizing about writing expertise and the developmental processes of writers, given the number of variables at work, many of which are hidden from a researcher’s scrutiny. Case studies are difficult to generalize from with absolute certainty. And, as this is the case of a mainstream student (i.e. middle class and white), cases involving students of diverse backgrounds are needed to determine the usefulness across a broader spectrum of writers of the theoretical framework presented here. With these difficulties in mind, I urge other researchers to test the robustness of this theoretical framework of writing expertise in capturing the nuances of what in fact is going on in disciplinary writing at the undergraduate level and in other contexts for writing. For those interested in case study methodology, I offer in more detail here how data collection and analysis were handled.

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We Learn Together

Decker, Juilee Rowman & Littlefield Publishers ePub

We Learn TogetherCrowdsourcing as Practice and Method in the Smithsonian Transcription CenterMeghan FerriterProject Coordinator of the Transcription Center at the Smithsonian Institution, ferriterm@si.eduChristine RosenfeldPh.D. candidate in Cultural Studies at George Mason University, crosenfe@gmu.eduDana BoomerIndependent Researcher, dana_boomer@yahoo.comCarla BurgessIndependent Researcher, Pittsboro, North Carolina, thecarlaburgess@gmail.comSiobhan LeachmanIndependent Researcher, Wellington, New Zealand, Siobhan_leachman@yahoo.co.nzVictoria LeachmanIndependent Scholar, Wellington, New Zealand, victoria.leachman@gmail.comHeidi MosesIndependent Scholar, Sydney, Nova Scotia, hmmoses@gmail.comFelicia PickeringResearch Collaborator (retired Ethnology Museum Specialist), Department of Anthropology, NMNH, Smithsonian Museum Support Center, pickerif@si.eduMegan E. Shuler

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Conclusion: Contextual Forces in Bilingual Education

Guadalupe San Miguel Jr. University of North Texas Press PDF



of an English-only instructional program known as Special Alternative

Instructional Programs (SAIP).23 Funding was guaranteed for SAIP but not for the others. During the next decade, guaranteed funding for SAIP increased from ten to twenty-five percent of total bilingual education funds. Despite this gradual increase, the opponents of bilingual education continued to seek more drastic changes.24

In the first half of the 1990s, the election of President Clinton to the

White House, a Democrat and a strong supporter of bilingual education, temporarily halted the opposition’s efforts. However, during the second half of the decade, and as a result of the control by Republicans of both chambers of Congress in 1996 and the election of Republican George W.

Bush to the White House in 2000, congressional opponents renewed their attempts to change bilingual education policy. In 2001, they succeeded in enacting a new bill with most of the provisions that they had wanted for a decade. This legislation, the No Child Left Behind Act, amended and reauthorized the ESEA for the next six years.25 It authorized $26.5 billion in federal spending for the 2002 fiscal year that began October 1, a roughly $7 billion increase over 2001. It set up a comprehensive testing system to identity failing schools and needy students and stipulated that failing schools would get resources to get them back on track.26

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Murray’s Problem

Gayle Reaves, Editor UNT Press ePub
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Epilogue: Agency and Writing

Joshua Englehardt University Press of Colorado ePub


I take it as my brief in this epilogue to pick out issues that I find particularly interesting and to make some suggestions for future research. I make no apology therefore for concentrating on my own interests and also for introducing examples that come from my own research field, first-millennium BC Italy, which is not covered by any of the chapters in the volume.

I shall focus specifically on different ways in which agency relates to writing, both as a general theme and as treated in the chapters in this volume. I shall avoid a general discussion of agency and of the various approaches to its study in archaeology, although some aspects will be touched on in the course of my account. There are at least three different ways in which agency relates to writing, each of which can be further subdivided: agency can be revealed in written documents, agency can be involved in producing written documents, and, finally, there is the agency of writing itself.

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Hough, Karen Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

We all refer to presentations in the third person, as though they were objects: “Send the presentation to Marketing” or “Post the presentation to the intranet.”

This assumes that the presentation is the PowerPoint file, the technology, the content. But guess what? The real presentation is you. You are the one who can make all of those mere props — PowerPoint slides, flip charts, pictures — come to life and have meaning. A slide deck without a person isn’t a presentation. It’s a document. So, if Marketing really wants the presentation sent over to them, you should just mail yourself in a manila envelope.

Do you think actors wait until the set, costumes, and props are in place before they rehearse or decide how their characters feel? Heavens, no. The acting and directing ensemble figures out what they want to accomplish — and the accouterments of the show support those decisions. The key here for presenters is to achieve real impact and get away from useless props.

So here are some ideas to unlock the baddest you.

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