Kathelene McCarty Smith

  • Artifacts, Textiles, Digital Projects Archivist
  • University Libraries, UNCG
  • kmsmi24@uncg.edu
  • 336-334-5648
  • 310 Jackson Library

There are 27 included publications by Kathelene McCarty Smith :

TitleDateViewsBrief Description
Academic Libraries as Hubs of Innovation and Engagement: Workshopping Information Literacy to High School Educators [poster] 2019 67 Poster presented at the Innovative Library Classroom Conference in Williamsburg, VA, June 6, 2019.
The Battle of New Orleans in History and Memory [book review] 2017 58 Book review of: The Battle of New Orleans in History and Memory. Laura Lyons McLemore, ed. Baton Rouge: LSU Press, 2016. ISBN 978-0-8071-6465-5 (Hardback). $38.00. 232 p.
Bearwallow: A Personal History of a Mountain Homeland by Jeremy B. Jones 2014 1575 This article is a review of the book “Bearwallow: A Personal History of a Mountain Homeland” by Jeremy B. Jones.
Best practices for scrapbook collections in CONTENTdm: lessons from the University Archives Scrapbook Collection at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro [slides] 2014 1880 Slides from a presentation on an interdepartmental scrapbook digitization project, geared toward an audience of CONTENTdm users. Delivered May 21, 2014 at the CONTENTdm Southern Users Group Meeting in Columbia, South Carolina. Co-presented by Anna C...
Bound to the Fire: How Virginia’s Enslaved Cooks Helped Invent American Cuisine [book review] 2018 58 Book review of: Bound to the Fire: How Virginia’s Enslaved Cooks Helped Invent AmericanCuisine. Deetz, Kelley Fanto. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2017. ISBN 978- 0-8131-7473-0 (Hardback); $29.95. 192 p.
A Call to Remember: Documenting American Service and Sacrifice in the Great War [Poster] 2019 60 Poster presented at the 2019 International Society for First World War Studies Conference in Leeds, UK.
The Case of a Scrapbook Collection that Tripled in Size: The Benefits and Unforeseen Consequences of Digitizing a Hidden Collection 2012 946 This paper will examine the benefits of a cross departmental approach (Special Collections and University Archives, Cataloging, and Digital Projects) to manage a digital project and discuss the practical steps of devising a work plan that encompasses...
The Civil War as Global Conflict: Transnational Meanings of the American Civil War [book review] 2015 1081 This article is a review of the book "The Civil War as Global Conflict: Transnational Meanings of the American Civil War" edited by David T. Gleeson and Simon Lewis.
Collecting Textiles: Is It Worth It? 2013 1131 This article describes both the benefits and disadvantages of collecting textiles in an archival repository based on an analysis of three different collections housed at the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives at Th...
Descriptive metadata for scrapbooks: Interdepartmental collaboration to support efficiency and discovery 2013 1499 In the fall of 2011, The University Libraries of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro embarked on the digitization of a collection of approximately 250 historical scrapbooks that documented university history and spanned most of the twentie...
Descriptive metadata for scrapbooks: Interdepartmental collaboration to support efficiency and discovery [slides] 2013 1023 Slides from a presentation on an interdepartmental scrapbook digitization project. Delivered April 4, 2013 at the Archiving Conference held at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. Co-presented by David Gwynn, Anna Craft, and Kathelene McCarty Sm...
Future Directions of the North Carolina Literary Map 2012 478 Poster presented at the American Library Association Conference in 2012: http://ala12.scheduler.ala.org/m/node/2498 Partnering with the North Carolina Center for the Book, the University Libraries at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro ar...
The Ghost Will See You Now: Haunted Hospitals of the South [book review] 2015 507 Randy Russell believes hauntings can happen anywhere, but that ghosts may actually prefer theSouth. This premise has led him to pen several books about Southern ghosts, including GhostCats of the South and Mountain Ghost Stories and Curious Tales of ...
The Golden Band from Tigerland: A History of LSU’s Marching Band [book review] 2016 635 No one who has heard the thrilling first four notes of “Four Corners,” the pregame salute at each of Louisiana State University’s (LSU) home football games, could forget the “Golden Band from Tigerland.” Authors Tom Continé, alumnus of the LSU marchi...
Homefront Mobilization, Patriotic Service, and Suffrage: North Carolina Women's Colleges during World War I [poster] 2017 53 Poster presented at the American Historical Association (AHA) Conference in Denver, CO, January 2017.
Mommy Goose: Rhymes from the Mountains [book review] 2016 495 Mother Goose has long been a beloved character in children’s literature. With her origins steeped in European folklore, she is most commonly portrayed as an elderly woman with a tall hat who flies through the skies on a large gander. She is also depi...
Organizing Exhibitions: A Handbook for Museums, Libraries, and Archives. [book review] 2015 1105 Creating an effective exhibit is a challenging prospect at best. Whether it is a small exhibit or a large one, it takes a great deal of planning and organization. In her new book, Organizing Exhibitions: A Handbook for Museums, Libraries, and Archive...
Paging through history: lessons learned from a scrapbook digitization project [slides] 2014 796 Slides from a presentation on an interdepartmental scrapbook digitization project. Delivered April 8, 2014 at the Society of North Carolina Archivists Meeting in Raleigh, NC. Co-presented by David Gwynn, Anna Craft, and Kathelene McCarty Smith.
Photo synthesis: Collaboration and compromise on a historic photograph digitization project 2013 463 Slides from a presentation on a collaborative historic photograph digitization project. Delivered in February 2013 at the ACRL Image Resources Interest Group (IRIG) Meeting by David Gwynn and Kathelene McCarty Smith.
Short-Term Staffing in Special Collections [Poster] 2019 35 Poster presented at the RBMS conference in Baltimore, Maryland on June 12, 2019.
Stepdaughters of History: Southern Women and the American Civil War [book review] 2017 395 The representation of southern women, during and in the aftermath of the Civil War, is varied and complex. In Stepdaughters of History: Southern Women and the American Civil War, Catherine Clinton integrates recent scholarship and historical research...
Take a CHANCE: Academic Library Outreach to Hispanic and Latinx High School Students [slides] 2019 73 Slides from a presentation given at the NCLA Biennial Conference in Winston-Salem, NC in October 2019.
The Travelers’ Charleston: Accounts of Charleston and Lowcountry, South Carolina, 1666-1861 [book review] 2016 431 The lowcountry of South Carolina has long held sway over all who have lived there, but surprisingly, those from outside of the South often offer the most interesting perspectives on the region. The Travelers’ Charleston: Accounts of Charleston and Lo...
Uncovering social history: An interdepartmental approach to scrapbook digitization 2016 1359 In 2011, staff at the University Libraries of the University of North Carolina at Greensboroembarked on a collaborative, cross-departmental project to digitize a large collection ofscrapbooks—a notoriously difficult material type. This article docume...
Varieties of Southern Religious History: Essays in Honor of Donald F. Mathews [book review] 2016 300 Varieties of Southern Religious History: Essays in Honor of Donald G. Mathews is comprised of fifteen chapters written by former students of renowned historian Donald G. Mathews. A distinguished Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Nort...
“Who’s Driving the Bus?” or How Digitization Is Influencing Archival Collections 2019 123 Archivists who work directly with unique collections, as well as librarians and other professionals who coordinate digitization, generally agree that access should be prioritized. However, each group has its own goals, standards, and timelines that m...
Youth as Design Partners: Age-Appropriate Websites for Middle and High School Students 2012 364 This study explored the impact of using best practices identified in previous studies in designing age-appropriate websites for middle and high school youth. Utilizing a mixed-method approach, 31 middle and 22 high school youth took part in six focus...