Monthly Archives: May 2017

Call for Contributors for “Archival Resources on the Web” column

The Midwest Archives Conference Newsletter seeks writers for “Archival Resources on the Web.” This column highlights digital projects, collections, and other information about archival materials available online. The articles typically feature about five resources and are no longer than 1,500 words. Images are encouraged.

Recent topics that have been featured in “Archival Resources” include: travel and tourism, LGBTQ, fashion, World War I, vaudeville, dime novels, Civil Rights movement, and Civil War letters

A few suggested topics include (but are NOT limited to!): science fiction (or other genre fiction), food studies/culinary history, historic advertisements, history of activism or a particular social movement in the US, early film, Native American history, and professional development resources for archivists.

Please send a short summary of your proposed topic or queries to Jolie Braun at braun.338@osu.edu.

The deadline for the fall issue is August 1, 2017.

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Submit to Archive Journal

Archive Journal publishes content in 3 distinct sections:

  • Archives Remixed invites analytical and creative pieces that reflect on meaning-making in and through archives. The format is open to traditional research or theoretical essays as well as multi-modal, alternate, or experimental formats. Contributions that analyze, use, theorize, create, find ways through, or reconstitute particular archives, objects or exhibits are invited. Only original work that has not been published elsewhere will be accepted for publication.   Length variable.
  • Notes + Queries are published on a rolling basis to share timely, short essays about best practices, archival finds, recent publications or events, reports from the field, and thoughts on current work in the field.  500-2000 words.
  • 360° features an asynchronous “discussion” among contributors from various backgrounds who respond to the same set of questions about a single archive or archival topic.   500 words per response.

Submissions for “Archives Remixed” and “Notes + Queries” are on a rolling basis.  If you have an idea for a “360″ roundtable, please contact the editor, Lauren Coats, at contact@archivejournal.net.

Submission guidelines can be found at http://www.archivejournal.net/submit/

CFP: Journal for the Society of North Carolina Archivists

Journal for the Society of North Carolina Archivists

Special Topical Issue:   Collecting Communities

Call for Papers

J-SNCA is a peer-reviewed journal that seeks to support the theoretical, practical, and scholarly aspects of the archival profession.

The editorial board of J-SNCA invites members of the research and archival communities to submit articles for a themed issue, Collecting Communities, to be published online in fall 2017.

Today, many in the archival profession are actively working to identify, document, and better serve communities that have been underrepresented, misrepresented, or entirely unrepresented in their collections. Marginalized communities, communities whose histories are documented in non-traditional formats, or communities that primarily exist in the online world all present challenges and opportunities for archivists to collaborate with community members and make archives – both their collections and their services – more inclusive and far-reaching.

This notice is a broad call for papers [shorter articles 1,500-4,000 words in length] that discuss specific ways archives are working to document and collaborate with communities.  We would be particularly interested in articles that discuss the broader lessons and meanings that collecting communities has for the larger archival community.

The deadline for article submission is August 1, 2017. All members of the archival community, including students and independent researchers, are welcome to submit articles.  Contributors need not be members of Society of North Carolina Archivists or live in the state of North Carolina.  Article proposals are welcome and encouraged.

Submission guidelines can be found at http://www.ncarchivists.org/publications/journal-of-the-society-of-north-carolina-archivists-j-snca/manuscript-submission-guidelines/

SAA Book Sale thru May 8

Offer valid April 21–May 8, 2017.  While supplies last.

Books for $15 each . . .

Controlling the Past: Documenting Society and Institutions
List $56 (SAA Members $39.95)

Many Happy Returns: Advocacy and the Development of Archives
List $56 (SAA Members $39.95)

Navigating Legal Issues in Archives
List $69.95 (SAA Members $49.95)

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Books for $10 each . . .

Archival Internships: A Guide for Faculty, Supervisors, and Students
List $29.95 (SAA Members $24.95)

Becoming a Trusted Digital Repository (Module 8)
List $29.99 (SAA Members $19.99)

Describing Archives: A Content Standard
List $29.95 (SAA Members $24.95)

College and University Archives: Readings in Theory and Practice
List $54.95 (SAA Members $39.95)

Encoded Archival Description Tag Library – Version EAD3
List $29.95 (SAA Members $24.95)

How to Keep Union Records
List $49 (SAA Members $35)

Managing Congressional Collections
List $19.95 (SAA Members $19.95)

Norton on Archives: The Writings of Margaret Cross Norton on Archival and Records Management
List $45 (SAA Members $35)

Protecting Your Collections: A Manual of Archival Security
List $30 (SAA Members $25)

Waldo Gifford Leland and the Origins of the American Archival Profession
List $62.95 (SAA Members $44.95)