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New Science, Technology, and Health Care Section Blog

  • 1.  New Science, Technology, and Health Care Section Blog

    Posted Jun 22, 2022 04:19 PM

    The STHC Section is excited to announce its new blog, Archival Elements!

    The blog is available here: Archival Elements and will replace the section's annual newsletter. 

    We invite contributions on: 

    • The archival processes, practices, and innovations used in the management of your science, technology, and health care-related collections.
    • Covid-19 / Quarantine related challenges / success stories or projects
    • Your upcoming events, awards and grants received, new exhibits and collections
    • Completed and in-progress projects or initiatives
    • The challenges of administering science, technology, and health care-related collections
    • How you demonstrate the value of your work as an archivist and your collections to your constituents and stakeholders.
    • Collaborations with other institutions or professions 

    Archival Elements' scope is flexible; past subjects of contributions have included: 

    • A collaborative project to preserve software
    • A google Maps project created using a WWII-era hospital collection
    • Making a marine biology laboratory's archives accessible
    • Diversity in science and health care
    • Saving climate data 

    We'll also be reaching out to section members for features on both individual members and the wide variety of repositories represented in the section.  

    Previous editions of the annual newsletter are available at: STHC Newsletters and Blog: "Archival Elements"

    Content Types: 

    Brief submissions and announcements (100-350 words) 

    Short articles (500-750 words) 

    Long articles (1000-1500 words) 

    Submission Guidelines: 

    Pieces should include a title, names of the authors, their positions, their institutional affiliations, and emails. Other contact information is optional but welcome.

    Photos and illustrations should be sent as separate attachments using the JPEG format. Send the best quality images possible, and the more images, the better.

    Indicate placement of the images in the text. Captions should accompany all figures and tables and should credit original sources. Keep captions at an appropriate length. 

    Archival Elements encourages contributions from diverse voices and perspectives as well as those previously unpublished and new to the profession. Contribution selections are at the discretion of the Archival Elements Committee. 

    Submissions are accepted on a continual basis (no deadline). 

    Email contributions and questions to the committee at


    Jennifer Langford
    Archivist/Special Collections Librarian
    University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center
    Memphis TN