New/Recent Publications and Scholarship

The Care of Prints and Drawings, Second Edition. By Margaret Holben Ellis. Rowman & Littlefield.

Latinos in Libraries, Museums, and Archives, Cultural Competence in Action! An Asset-Based Approach. By Patricia Montiel-Overall; Annabelle Villaescusa Nunez; Veronica Reyes-Escudero.  Rowman & Littlefield.

The Dictionary of the Book: A Glossary for Book Collectors, Booksellers, Librarians, and Others. By Sidney E. Berger. Rowman & Littlefield.

Out of the Box: Meddling With Medieval Manuscripts. M Hicks, S Mielczarski. The Journal of Purdue Undergraduate Research.

Book History Scholarship: Creation, Transmission of Knowledge and Archives. By Ojeda, Danné; Lommen, Mathieu. Visible Language

Digital archives, cultural identity and diversity, meaning economy. Peter Stockinger. Council of Europe Conference.

Rethinking the Archives: History Lectures for the Health Sciences. By Sandra Bandy and Renee Sharrock. Augusta University Libraries.

Availability of Russian archives and illusion of the source study updating: What Russian and foreign researches dealing with the documents should know. A. Litvin. Kazan Federal University Digital Repository.

Querying Queer African Archives: Methods and Movements. By Thérèse Migraine-George, Ashley Currier. Women’s Studies Quarterly.

Qualitative psychology and the archive: Introduction to the special section. By Cristian Tileagă and Jovan Byford. Qualitative Psychology.

Bridging the Gap: Selected Works and TopScholar Galleries. By Sue Lynn McDaniel and Todd J. Seguin. Kentucky Convergence Conference.

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CFP: Archival Issues

Archival Issues, one of the premier publications of archival literature is accepting submissions. The Editorial Board of the Midwest Archives Conference strives to publish articles that will interest and educate a broad range of information professionals. Acceptable topics for articles cover the full range of archival activity.

Although Archival Issues publishes contributions from well-established professionals, the Editorial Board particularly encourages submissions from archivists who have not published previously. Editorial Board reviews of articles are conducted in a blind review process, and authors are usually informed of publication decisions within six weeks.

Please send submissions and questions to Alexandra Orchard, alexandra@wayne.edu.

 

Call for Nominations: 2017 LPC Award for Outstanding Scholarship in Library Publishing

2017 LPC Award for Outstanding Scholarship in Library Publishing

As participation in library publishing grows, the development of a strong evidence base to inform best practices and demonstrate impact is essential. To encourage research and theoretical work about library publishing services (for a definition of “library publishing”, see the LPC website), the Library Publishing Coalition announces the Award for Outstanding Scholarship in Library Publishing, which recognizes the best publication from the preceding calendar year. The LPC Research Committee will evaluate submissions and select a recipient for the award, which will be announced at the annual Library Publishing Forum. The 2016 Award went to Ann Okerson and Alex Holzman for “The Once and Future Publishing Library.” (2015. Washington, D.C.: Council on Library and Information Resources, pub 166)

The award recipient will receive a cash award of $250 and a certificate, as well as an opportunity to present their work at the 2017 Library Publishing Forum. (One complimentary registration for the 2017 Forum and a travel stipend of $500 will also be provided).

The deadline for submissions is January 15, 2017.

Submission Guidelines

  1. Nominations may be made either by the author(s) or by any employee of a LPC member institution. Nominated author(s) do not need to be affiliated with a LPC member institution.
    1. Note: If a Research Committee member is nominated, they will recuse themselves from Committee discussions/voting on this award.
  2. Any textual publication type—article, monograph, conference paper/proceeding, white paper/report, thesis/dissertation—is eligible (subject to #4 below).
  3. Submissions must present original research or theoretical work, and be published open access in English during the preceding calendar year (2016).
  4. Submissions must have undergone appropriate peer review (e.g. for articles, a journal peer review process; for dissertations, review/acceptance by a committee). Nominations must briefly describe the review process used for the submission.
  5. Submissions must address a topic or question directly related to library publishing services. For the purposes of the award, “research” will be considered to include both generalizable research and non-generalizable program/project evaluation. “Theory” will be considered to include both the presentation of a novel theory and the application of existing theory (e.g. a program/process/practice description that is presented within a theoretical framework).
  6. Submissions with multiple authors are eligible; however, only one cash prize and one Forum registration/travel stipend will be awarded.

Submission Process

  1. Nominations should be submitted through the LPC website: http://librarypublishing.org/research/research-award17
  2. Nomination letters must include:
    1. Nominator name and contact information.
    2. Author (or lead author’s) name and contact information.
    3. Full citation information for the nominated work, including the URL where the open access version of the work is available.
    4. A brief (1–2 sentences) description of the peer review process used for the submission.
    5. A brief (no more than one paragraph) nomination statement that addresses the evaluation guidelines below.
    6. For multiple authors: If awarded, specify how the award benefits are to be divided.

Award

The award recipient will receive:

  1. A cash prize of $250.
  2. One complimentary registration for the 2017 Forum.
  3. $500 travel stipend.
    1. Note: For submissions with multiple authors, the authors may elect to split these benefits among themselves (e.g. one author takes the registration, another takes the travel stipend, and another takes the cash prize; all authors split the travel stipend and/or cash prize among themselves, etc.)
  4. A 45-minute presentation session at the 2017 Forum to share the work described in the winning publication.

Evaluation Guidelines

Nominated publications will be evaluated, and an award recipient selected, by the LPC Research Committee based on the following criteria:

  • For theoretical works, the relevance and/or meaningful application to library publishing services of the conceptual framework(s) introduced;
  • For research (or evaluation) works, the appropriateness of the methodology and its execution;
  • The organization of the paper and clarity of the writing;
  • The significance of the findings/conclusion, for example (but not limited to):
    • The immediate utility of the work for library publishing programs
    • The strength of findings that demonstrate value or impact of library publishing services
    • The likelihood that the work will change or influence practice

Allegra Swift | Scholarly Communication & Publishing Coordinator 
800 North Dartmouth Ave. | Claremont, CA 91711
909.607.0893allegra_swift@cuc.claremont.edulibraries.claremont.edu

Resource: Bibliography of American Archival History

Thanks to SAA’s Archival History Section for this great resource!

Bibliography of American Archival History October 2016

© This is a select edition of a bibliography first released online in March 2015, and revised in May 2015, August 2015, and August 2016. The online version was a group effort of the Society of American Archivists’ Archival History Roundtable (now Section), which included steering committee members: Alison Clemens, Lorraine Madway, Cory Nimer, Krista Oldham, Kelly Kolar, Robert Riter, and Eric Stoykovich. Dr. David B. Gracy II contributed syllabi which provided many of these bibliographic entries.

CFP: Book Chapters in Library Assessment

This proposal doesn’t specifically mention archives. Considering that many (most?) academic libraries have or are connected to special collections and archives departments/libraries, this is a good opportunity to infiltrate a library publication.

Call for Book Chapter Proposals in Library Assessment

We are seeking chapter proposals for a book on library assessment. Please consider sharing your work in this area to this effort.

Working Title – Academic Libraries and the Academy: Strategies and Approaches to Demonstrate Your Value, Impact, and Return on Investment

Publisher

This book will be published under the auspices of ACRL (Association of College & Research Libraries). The anticipated publication date is early 2018.

Introduction

Assessment in academic libraries will play an increasingly crucial role in higher education. With the demand for greater transparency and accountability in funding for institutions, diminished budgets, and a shift to performance-based funding, academic libraries are examining and implementing new and creative approaches to demonstrate their inherent, immediate and long term value and impact to their institutions and stakeholders. Academic libraries of all shapes and sizes are understanding the need to establish their place and role in supporting institutional goals and objectives particularly related to student learning outcomes, academic student success measures, and faculty teaching and research productivity. To this end, many academic libraries are investing in efforts focused on implementing assessment initiatives that demonstrate their value and impact to their institutional stakeholders and community.

Objective

This book will present cases of how academic libraries are successfully implementing initiatives to demonstrate their worth and value to their institutional and community stakeholders. The cases will include proven strategies, lessons learned, effective approaches and practical applications successfully employed by academic staff and support professionals. The publication is intended to inform those at all levels of experience and stages of implementation— that is, those who are considering or just beginning to embark on this path, as well as others who have already taken the plunge and are looking to leverage or triangulate other strategies.

Target Audience

This publication will primarily target librarians, professional staff and administrators at all types of academic libraries, and we anticipate it will also be of interest to others across disciplines and industries who are engaged in similar assessment initiatives. It will present practical, easy-to-adopt strategies and approaches based on case studies, and will offer a breadth and depth of options to appeal to a wide range of readers at various stages of experience with demonstrating library value — from beginners to experts.

Proposed Book Sections

This book will be structured in four sections of case studies as described below:

Section 1: Seeding the Initiative. Explores the planning stages or “works-in-progress” in assessment that relate to the library’s impact and value. The results of these efforts may not be imminent. Nevertheless, these case studies demonstrate the potential value and the importance of the initial design and planning stage.

Section 2: Low-Hanging Fruit.  Provides stories of assessments that are easy to measure, short-term (less than one year), low cost, require few resources (staff or tools), and are easily replicable at similar academic libraries.

Example: ROI spreadsheets at the University of West Florida

Section 3: Reachable Fruit (with some effort).  Provides stories of assessments that may require more external and internal resources to measure, may take more than six months to one year to collect and analyze, feature medium costs and resources (i.e., incentives, equipment, tools), and may be replicable at other academic libraries that are similar in size or scope.

Example: Contingent valuation measures

Section 4: Hard-to-Reach Fruit. A range of assessment activities more difficult to measure and time and resource intensive, may require long-term data collection (e.g. longitudinal studies that require more than a year to collect a dataset or have measures that require more time, such as measuring a cohort’s graduation rates), and feature greater external partnerships, internal infrastructure, and/or additional resources to measure and analyze.

Examples: The Library Cube (which required the creation of a relational database), and Mixed-method Ethnographies, such as the ERIAL Project. (Ethnographic qualitative studies require more time to transcribe and analyze.)

Chapter proposals should focus on a topic that is related to one of the four sections listed above. Authors are also welcome to propose additional topics or sections that may be relevant to this publication.

Submission Procedure

Authors are invited to submit a chapter proposal as an email attachment in Word or PDF to academiclibrariesandtheacademy@gmail.com on or before Monday, January 09, 2017. The chapter proposal should be 300-500 words clearly explaining the intent and details of the proposed chapter as it relates to one of the four sections of the book described above. Authors will be notified by Monday, February 27, 2017 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Completed chapters are expected to be between 3,000-5,000 words, although shorter or longer chapters are negotiable. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by Tuesday, May 29, 2017.

Proposals should include:

  • Author name(s), institutional or organizational affiliation, job title/role
  • Brief author(s) bio
  • Proposed chapter title
  • A summary of the proposed chapter (300-500 words)

Proposed chapters should be based on unpublished work, unique to this publication and not submitted or intended to be simultaneously submitted elsewhere.

Important Dates

Book Chapter Proposals Submission Due: Monday, January 09, 2017
Authors notified: Monday, February 27, 2017
Abstracts/Full Chapters Due: Tuesday, May 29, 2017
Feedback and revisions to Authors: Summer, 2017
Final Revised Chapter Due: September, 2017
Copy-editing, production: Fall, 2017
Publication Date: Early 2018

Inquiries to: academiclibrariesandtheacademy@gmail.com

Editors

Marwin Britto, Ph.D., MLIS
University of Saskatchewan
Canada

Kirsten Kinsley, Ed.S., MLIS
Florida State University
USA