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Richard V. Hollinger <email@example.com>
University of Maine
Baha'i Faith, Archival Studies
|Address:||5729 Fogler Library
University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
|List Affiliations:||List Editor for H-Bahai
|Interests:||American History / Studies
Religious Studies and Theology
RICHARD VERNON HOLLINGER
48 Mill Street, Orono, ME 04473
phone: 207-581-1688; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
In Process Ph.D. Archival Science, University of Amsterdam. Dissertation topic: The Impact of Electronic Communications on Record Keeping Practices
1993 M.A. Public History and Historic Preservation (with an emphasis on
Archives Administration). California State University at Dominguez Hills.
1984 M.A. History, University of California at Los Angeles.
1981 B.A. History, California State University at San Bernardino.
2000- University of Maine.
Head of Special Collections, Fogler Library.
I manage an archival repository and oversee a library of published materials relating to the history of Maine. Key accomplishments have been obtaining
grant funds to catalog a large backlog of materials in the department;
development and implementation of plans to survey and catalog all
manuscript collections in our holdings and to mount all archival finding
aids on the web in html and EAD formats; and initiation of a program to
select, preserve and provide access to born digital” materials within our collecting scope.
1999-2000 New Jersey Historical Society.
Curator of Manuscripts. I managed a major collection of archival records and functioned as the archivist/records manager for the institution. I prepared and begun the implementation of a plan to enhance intellectual access to the collections, using a EAD, bibliographic records in OCLC and RLIN, ArchivesUSA, and a web-site to provide better off-site access to information about the collections. I also managed a preservation and access project funded by NHPRC.
1996-1999 Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
Archivist and Special Collections Librarian, University Library.
I was responsible for establishing an archival program for the University. I supervised and trained staff; planned and managed a campus-wide records survey; prepared retention and disposition schedules for University records; developed procedures for accessioning, processing, and providing access to records; overseen and participated in the processing of the records of the central administrative bodies of the University; developed protocols for and oversaw a project to index and provide on-line access to records in electronic formats and to digitize and index selected archival documents in paper format; introduced an Archives web-site, incorporating digital finding aids, a database for searching archival documents available online, and online forms for requesting information or records.
1994-1996 Columbia University.
Head of Archives and Special Collections, Health Sciences Library
Primary responsibilities were initiating an institutional archives/records management program, and managing a major collection of books and manuscripts relating to the History of Medicine. Conducted a survey of historical records on the campus; wrote an NEH grant proposal to support the processing of archival collections documenting the History of Medicine; acquired records of various offices, including the central administrative files of the campus; prepared exhibits on the history of the Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center and its predecessor institutions; digitized the finding aids for Archives and Special Collections and mounted them on web-site; negotiated the transfer of privately owned archival collections, including the nineteenth century records of the College of Pharmacy; researched and wrote a history of the Department of Surgery for use in a University fundraising campaign; trained and supervised staff.
1991-1994 New York Public Library.
Specialist III, Manuscripts and Archives Section 1991-1994.
Managed a grant-funded project to preserve and provide access to audiovisual materials in institutional records and personal papers in the holdings of the Manuscripts and Archives Section. Duties included supervising 2 staff, scheduling work, negotiating for contract work with outside vendors, budgeting, creating archival inventories and RLIN records for processed materials, and disseminating information about these collections. Developed procedures for the housing, preservation copying, and description of audiovisual materials; wrote grant proposals; hired and trained ten temporary staff; and drafted the NYPL's testimony for the Library of Congress film preservation hearings. Also conducted a survey of electronic record keeping at NYPL and prepared a report with recommendations concerning the management and preservation of institutional electronic records.
1990-1991 New York Public Library.
Specialist I, Archives
Participated in a grant-funded records survey project of the New York
Public Library's institutional records. Surveyed the records of more than fifty offices of the Library; identified records with permanent value; arranged for the transfer of record to the Archives; assisted with the development of retention and disposition schedules; and conducted research to answer questions from administrative offices of the Library.
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
2003 The Impact of Internet Communications on Record Keeping Practices”
[to be presented the NHPRC Archival Research Fellowship Seminar June 2003 in Boston; and at the Society of American Archivists Conference, August 2003, Los Angeles]
“The History of Email and its impact on Recordkeeping Practices,”
[to be presented at the I-CHOR conference, October 2003]
2002 Documenting our Heritage: Historical Records in Maine (A Report to the 120th Maine Legislature on the Condiction of Historical Records in Maine) [co-authored with James Henderson]
“Surveys on the Use of Network Communications and Record Keeping Practices in Organizational Settings,” Knowmap (vol 2, no.1 and vol 2, no. 2)
2001 “The Condition of Historical Records in Maine,” presented at the Maine Archives and Museum Conference.