Renewals Reach: Technical labor

Lischer-Katz discusses the invisible labor of technical service work in libraries, specifically digitization work. He chronicles the mental and physical labor that is required for this work, highlighting the significant coordination required of both faculties to complete such work. The original low morale study is highlighted in Lischer-Katz’s discussion on expanding his study, noting thatContinue reading “Renewals Reach: Technical labor”

Renewals Reach: the challenges of repository work

Ruth Kitchin Tillman has shared an intensely observational authoethnography of the challenges of repository work. Her piece starkly illuminates the affective impacts and practice outcomes of working with technology platforms that are constantly changing while trying to manage the professional (and also emotional) expectations of stakeholders invested in repository functionalities and the collections/objects they areContinue reading “Renewals Reach: the challenges of repository work”

Renewals Reach: Digital Stewardship Studies

Shira Peltzman and her co-authors deftly summarize their research focusing on how digital preservation initiatives and oversight evolve over time. They note there is “increasing dissatisfaction among stewards with the way that digital preservation is organized at their respective institutions,” and continue the summation of their impetus and scholarly effort (a qualitative study) to findContinue reading “Renewals Reach: Digital Stewardship Studies”