New Issue: Archivaria

Archivaria 82 (Fall 2016)

(full content for subscribers, abstracts available)

Articles

The Spectre in the Archive: Truth, Reconciliation, and Indigenous Archival Memory
J.J. Ghaddar

Catalogues and the Collecting and Ordering of Knowledge (I): ca. 1550–1750
Heather MacNeil

Media and the Messengers: Writings on Digital Archiving in Canada from the 1960s to the 1980s
Greg Bak

Linked Data for Archives
Jinfang Niu

Risky Business? Issues in Licensing Copies of Archival Holdings
Jean Dryden

Counterpoint

From Missionaries to Managers: Making the Case for a Canadian Documentary Heritage Commission
Richard Valpy

Book Reviews

DAVID VINCENT, Privacy: A Short History
Carolyn Heald

LUCIANA DURANTI and PATRICIA C. FRANKS, eds., Encyclopedia of Archival Science
Juan Ilerbaig

MARGARET CROCKETT, The No-Nonsense Guide to Archives and Recordkeeping
Jamie Serran

RACHEL WEXELBAUM, ed., Queers Online: LGBT Digital Practices in Libraries, Archives, and Museums
Al Stanton-Hagan

LINDA M. MORRA, Unarrested Archives: Case Studies in Twentieth-Century Canadian Women’s Authorship
Jennifer Toews

Exhibition Reviews

Hiding in Plain Sight: Discovering the Métis Nation in the Collection of Library and Archives Canada. LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA
Philip Dombowsky

MashUp: The Birth of Modern Culture. VANCOUVER ART GALLERY
Laura Millar

“Why are we saving All these artist publications + Other Galleries stuffs?” The Emergence of Artist-Run Culture in Halifax. DALHOUSIE ART GALLERY
Rebecca Young

Obituary

Jean Tener, 1931–2016

Archivaria Awards

Archivaria Awards 2016

 

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Be a Part of My Book!

Be part of the Society of American Archivists’ new and forthcoming Archival Fundamentals Series! Cheryl Oestreicher, who is authoring the Providing Reference and Access Services in Archives and Manuscripts book, seeks real-world examples and photos that represent the wide variety of institutions, staffing levels, policies, and procedures that exist throughout the profession. Contributions need not be formally written as standalone pieces, as they will be integrated throughout the book itself. Send an e-mail, a couple of paragraphs, or a few sentences about a practice or experience that you found especially useful. Personal photos, website links, social media blurbs, and other online references are welcome. Copies of internal policies and procedures are helpful, and nothing will be published without your explicit permission. Contributions also can be anonymized upon request. Depending upon the amount of and types of suggestions, some may not be included in the final book.

Simply send an email to: ccoest@gmail.com with the subject line “Reference and Access Book Contribution.” Thank you for helping us to produce a better book!

The following is a list of potential contributions:

  • reading room photos
  • access policies
  • loan policies
  • accessibility of facilities/ADA compliance
  • virtual reading room
  • copyright, registration, reproduction, publishing, etc. forms
  • ethical decisions about access
  • dealing with difficult patrons
  • unusual patron types and experiences
  • unusual disciplines/research projects
  • how do institutional staff use/request records, what materials are they looking for and why
  • reference manuals
  • when archivists do research (beyond standard reference interactions)
  • reference training documents/procedures
  • copying/reproduction policies
  • internal metrics, tracking statistics
  • assessment of reference interactions; post-visit surveys
  • how do you staff reference services: rotation, designated reference desk, subject/curatorial specialists, etc.
  • marketing and outreach strategies (not examples of individual activities, but overall strategies)

CFP: The Reading Room: A Journal of Special Collections

The Reading Room: A Journal of Special Collections is now accepting manuscript submissions for its Fall 2017 issue (volume 3, issue 1). The submission deadline for manuscripts is June 5, 2017.

The Reading Room is a scholarly, open-access journal committed to providing current research and relevant discussion of practices in a special collections library setting. The Reading Room seeks submissions from practitioners and students involved with special collections in museums, historical societies, corporate environments, public libraries and academic libraries. Topics may include exhibits, outreach, digital collections, mentorship, donor relations, teaching, reference, technical and metadata skills, social media, “Lone Arrangers”, management and digital humanities.

Narrative features, research articles, and case studies are welcome. The journal features single-blind, peer-reviewed research articles and case studies related to all aspects of current special collections work.

The editors strongly encourage queries from authors regarding potential articles for The Reading Room. Please email thereadingroomjournal@gmail.com before submitting your manuscript.

For more information, please see our website: http://readingroom.lib.buffalo.edu/readingroom/

Molly D. Poremski
Digital Collections Librarian
221 Lockwood Memorial Library
University at Buffalo, State University of New York
Buffalo, NY 14260
(716) 645-7750
poremski@buffalo.edu

Call for Nominations: Mander Jones Awards

Mander Jones Awards – Publications, Australian Society of Archivists

An Award for Professional Writing

In 1996 the Society introduced this award for publications in the field of archives and recordkeeping. This award honours Phyllis Mander Jones who, amongst other contributions to the profession, authored Manuscripts in the British Isles relating to Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific, in 1972. Miss Mander Jones was also the first Corresponding Secretary of the Archives Section of the Library Association of Australia (the section eventually handed over its records and activities to the Australian Society of Archivists, at the foundation of the Society in 1975) and she co-edited the first issue of the Society’s journal Archives and Manuscripts.

Conditions of Entry

  • Any person or institution may nominate
  • A publication is defined as printed or electronic material intended for distribution
  • Entries must have been published in the previous calendar year
  • A copy of the work or instructions on accessing the work must be submitted with the nomination form along with a short statement in support of the nomination.
  • Where feasible, it is recommended that nominators secure the consent of the nominee/s and provide their contact details.

Nominating for an Award

Nominations are called for in the Society’s e-newsletter early each year, please find the nomination form below. The Awards are announced at the ASA’s national conference.

Categories

There are eight categories for which you can apply. Please see the categories page to view the descriptions for each and their respective criteria.

Past Recipients

Refer to our recipients page to view the winners of each category along with their award winning publication reference, dating back to 1996.

CFP: Special Issue on Digital Collection Metadata & Internet Discovery – Journal of Web Librarianship

The Journal of Web Librarianship is planning a special issue on Internet discovery on digital collections entitled: Digital Collection Metadata & Internet Discovery

Digital Collection Metadata & Internet Discovery

Many digital repositories and digital collections have been created in recent decades in academic and research libraries. As digital items are put into digital repositories, associated metadata records need to be effective for external indexing by search engines in order to be discovered. Current literature includes some discussion pertaining to digital resources discovery, metadata evaluation, search engine indexing, and search engine optimization strategies. However, due to the distinct options of digital repository software, the complexity of metadata schemas, the variety of formats of digital items, and the ambiguity of search engine indexing strategies, researchers have not come to an agreement about which metadata schema is the best to use, because the choice varies based on the format of the particular digital file, the repository system being used, and the search engine being queried. This journal issue aims to explore these approaches and offer insights into the current literature debating digital collection metadata and its discoverability on the Internet.

Subject Coverage

This special issue offers a platform for researchers to discuss topics relevant to the potential combination of best strategies regarding metadata, digital repositories, digital formats, search engine indexing, and Internet discovery. Subject coverage includes but is not limited to Digital Collection Metadata Evaluation, Digital Repository Systems Evaluation, Digital Collection Development, Indexing Evaluation of Digital Formats, Search Engine Indexing, Search Engine Algorithm Evaluation, and Internet Discovery on Digital Repositories.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Original Research
  • Evaluation of metadata of digital collections
  • Evaluation of digital repository system pertaining to facilitating content discoverability
  • Evaluation of search engine indexing on metadata or digital file formats
  • Evaluation of search engine algorithm and/or search engine optimization
  1. Case Studies
  • Best strategies for facilitating Internet discovery of digital collections
  • Best practices for developing and promoting digital collections on the Internet
  • Workflows for optimizing digital collection and metadata development

Important dates

  • Full paper submission at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/JWebLib: March 30, 2017
  • Notification of decision: June 30, 2017
  • Revised submission: July 31, 2017
  • Final acceptance notification: August 31, 2017
  • Final version of paper: September 30, 2017
  • Publication: December, 2017

Guest Editors

Le Yang
Digital Initiatives Librarian
Texas Tech University
yanglegd@yahoo.com

Joy M. Perrin
Digital Resources Librarian
Texas Tech University
joy.m.perrin@ttu.edu

The Journal of Web Librarianship is an international, peer-reviewed journal focused on all aspects of librarianship as practiced on the World Wide Web, including both existing and emerging roles and activities of information professionals. The journal strives to find a balance between original, scholarly research, and practical communications on relevant topics in web librarianship.  Web services and systems librarians are encouraged to contribute, as are librarians working in public services, technical services, special collections, archives, and administration.

For more information on this special issue, see the Call for Papers website.

New Issue: SLIS Connecting

Volume 5, Issue 2 (2016) Fall/Winter 2016

Columns

SLIS Director’s Update
USM School of Library and Information Science

Spotlights: Faculty, Alum, and Course
Stacy Creel

From the GAs: Congratulations, Publications, Presentations
USM School of Library and Information Science

Student Associations: News and Events
USM School of Library and Information Science

50th Annual Fay B. Kaigler Children’s Book Festival
Karen Rowell

Core Values: Intellectual Freedom and Privacy in Public Libraries
Stephanie A. Evans

Articles

‘The willing women are standing waiting now’: British Women, the Second World War, and the Women’s Library at the London School of Economics and Political Science
Erin Doerner

An Historical Analysis of the Fay B. Kaigler Children’s Book Festival
Leah Rials

A Survey and Content Analysis of Army Manuals Held by the National World War II Museum Archives
Amanda Fallis

Call for Essays: We Can Do I.T. : Women in Library Information Technology

Sometimes there is a blurry line between libraries and archives. I purposely avoid too many library-focused calls and publications, but I also believe that there is more opportunity to share archives stories within the library world. As archives become more technology-focused, this is a unique chance to share such experiences.

Call for Essays: We Can Do I.T. : Women in Library Information Technology

Working Title: We Can Do I.T. : Women in Library Information Technology
Editors: Jenny Brandon, Sharon Ladenson, Kelly Sattler
Submission Deadline: March 27, 2017
Publisher: Library Juice Press

Description of book:
What roles are women playing in information technology (I.T.) in libraries? What are rewards that women experience, as well as challenges they face in library I.T.? What are future visions for women in library I.T.?

This edited collection will provide a voice for people to share insights into the culture, challenges, and rewards of being a woman working in library I.T.  We are soliciting personal narratives from anyone who works in a library about what it is like to be a woman, or working with women, in library I.T. We also seek essays on visions for the future of women within library I.T. and how such visions could be achieved. This collection should be useful not only for those pursuing a career in library I.T., but also for library managers seeking to facilitate a more inclusive environment for the future. Through publishing a collection of personal narratives, we also seek to bring experiences of women in library I.T. from the margins to the center.
For the purposes of this collection, we consider library I.T. to include responsibilities in computer networks, hardware, and software support; computer programming (e.g. coding in python, php, java…); web development (e.g. admins, coders, front/back end developers,…); and/or the management of such areas.

Possible topics include but are not limited to the following:

*   How you started in library I.T.
*   Stories related to being a woman in library I.T.
*   Experiences of acceptance or resistance within the library I.T. community
*   Tips and advice for other women seeking a career in library I.T.
*   Changes in your career path because of entering library I.T.
*   Changes you’d like to see happen within the library I.T. culture
*   Advice for library management on how to improve library I.T. culture
*   A vision for the future about/for women in library I.T.

Timeline:
Submission deadline: March 27, 2017
Notification/Feedback regarding submission: May 12, 2017
Editing and revision: June – July 2017
Final manuscript due to publisher: September 2017

Submissions:
This volume will contain commentary, stories, and essays (from 140 characters to 1,500 words).
If your submission is tentatively accepted, we may request modifications.
Material cannot be previously published.
To submit your essay, please fill out this Google form: https://goo.gl/forms/6oE82aFe7atFlP6j1

For questions, email womenlibit@googlegroups.com

About the Editors:
Jenny Brandon earned a BA in interdisciplinary humanities at Michigan State University, and an MLIS from Wayne State University.  She is a self-taught web designer/front end developer, and is currently employed in Web Services at Michigan State University.  She is also a reference librarian.

Sharon Ladenson is Gender and Communication Studies Librarian at Michigan State University.  Her writing on feminist pedagogy and critical information literacy is included in works such as Critical Library Instruction: Theories and Methods (from Library Juice Press) and the Critical Library Pedagogy Handbook (from the Association of College and Research Libraries). She is an active member of the Women and Gender Studies Section (WGSS) of the Association of College and Research Libraries, and has presented with WGSS colleagues at the National Women’s Studies Association Annual Conference.

Kelly Sattler has a degree in computer engineering and spent 12 years in corporate I.T. before earning her MLIS degree from University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign. Currently, she is the Head of Web Services at Michigan State University Libraries. She is an active member in LITA.