Category Archives: Journals

French Historical Studies Archives Articles Open Access for January Only

The journal French Historical Studies has put five of its most-read articles from 2017 on open access for the month of January.

Among those articles is one of interest to a much wider group of historians and researchers:

in the Introduction to the special issue on “Archives in French History” Sarah A. Curtis and Stephen L. Harp discuss the experience of being “outsiders” using archives in another country and some of the themes that have emerged in discussions about the nature of archiving and archives.

They conclude with six provocative questions: What constitutes an archive? What is the role of the state in creating an archive? What is no longer in an archive? Who controls access? What do we owe our sources? and how has digitization changed both the way archives may be structured and the way researchers approach them?


CFP: Women & Collections, A Focus Issue of the journal Collections: A Journal for Museum and Archives Professionals

Published by Rowman & LittlefieldGuest Editors: Consuelo Sendino, Natural History Museum, London, Janet Ashton, British Library, and Margot Note, Independent Consultant

Women have not been only inspiration for the cultural world, but been also active as collectors or researchers in collections. They have left their mark in science, natural history and art. Important contributions to cite chronologically are those of Catherine the Great of Russia (1762-1796, art collector), Frances Mary Richardson Currer (1785-1861, book collector), Mary Anning (1799 – 1847, fossil collector) and Gertrude Bell (1868-1926, archaeologist who helped with the establishment of the National Museum of Iraq with one of the best collections of Mesopotamian antiquities).

Although the role of women has been important in collections, it has not been so popular as with males. This issue will display different roles in which women have been active in collections such as active collectors, known by their input in collections or for inspiration.

Articles might be focused on any role played by women regarding collections:

  • Women as collectors
  • Women as collection researchers
  • Women as inspirational point of view
  • Women as collection subject

For this issue, we are seeking articles and case studies of 15-25 pages, reviews, technical columns, and observations. See for more information about the journal. For more information, contact the journal editor, Juilee Decker,

Published by Rowman & Littlefield, Collections is a multi-disciplinary journal addressing all aspects of handling, preserving, researching, interpreting, and organizing collections. Established in 2004, the journal is an international, peer-reviewed publication that seeks timely exploration of the issues, practices, and policies related to collections. Scholars, archivists, curators, librarians, collections managers, preparators, registrars, educators, emerging professionals, and others are encouraged to submit their work for this focus issue.

Authors should express their interest by submitting a 150-word abstract to the journal editor by February 15, 2018. The deadline for submission of final papers is April 1, 2018. Publication is anticipated for volume 14 or 15 with an issue date of 2018 or 2019.

New Issue: Journal of Documentation

Journal of Documentation Vol. 74 Issue 1 (2018)
note: the articles listed are ones most relevant to archives and this is not the entire table of contents

“Curating the infosphere: Luciano Floridi’s Philosophy of Information as the foundation for library and information science”
David Bawden, Lyn Robinson

“The tattoo as a document”
Kristina Sundberg, Ulrika Kjellman

“Provenance description of metadata application profiles for long-term maintenance of metadata schemas”
Chunqiu Li, Shigeo Sugimoto

“Archives, libraries and museums in the Nordic model of the public sphere”
Håkon Larsen

“Toward sustainable publishing and querying of distributed Linked Data archives”
Miel Vander Sande, Ruben Verborgh, Patrick Hochstenbach, Herbert Van de Sompel


New Issue: Archives & Records

Archives & Records, Volume 28, Issue 2, 2017


“Keeping time in dance archives: moving towards the phenomenological archive space”
Arike Oke

“From personal to public: field books, museums, and the opening of the archives”
Michael Jones

“Exploring encounters between families, their histories and archived oral histories”
Mary Stewart & Cynthia Brown

“Has the introduction of orphan works licensing schemes solved the problem that orphan works present to digitization projects?”
Samantha Callaghan

“Should archivists edit Wikipedia, and if so how?”
George Cooban

Opinion Pieces

“Role of public archivists in post-apartheid South Africa: passive custodians or proactive narrators”
Isabel Schellnack-Kelly

“Protecting rights, asserting professional identity”
Margaret Procter

Book Reviews

“Teaching with primary sources”
Nerys Tunnicliffe

“The later Inquisitions post mortem: mapping the medieval countryside and rural society”
Christopher Whittick

“The cartulary of Binham Priory”
Euan C. Roger

“Appraisal and acquisition strategies”
Rachel MacGregor

“Engaging with records and archives: histories and theories”
Margaret Procter

“Practical tips for developing your staff”
Caroline Sampson

“Mannock Strickland 1683–1744: agent to English convents in Flanders. Letters and accounts from exile”
Robert F. W. Smith

“Terrier of Llanthony Priory’s houses and lands in Gloucester 1443”
Marianne Wilson

“This ghastly affair: Great War letters from the Leathersellers’ archives”
Michael Page

“The letters of John Collier of Hastings, 1731–1746”
Nell Darby

“The Special Collections Handbook”
Mark Dorrington

“Participatory heritage”
Melinda Haunton

“The logbook of Thomas Slatford, headmaster Littlehampton school 1871-1911”
Philip Gale


Michael Farrar (1929–2017)
Philip Saunders

CFP: Reference Services Review special issue Library Services for People with Disabilities

This call does not specifically mention archives, but it is a chance to share what the archival profession is doing.


Reference Services Review is seeking authors to write on the theme of library support for people with disabilities in any type of setting, in any country.  Examples of topics include (but are not restricted to):

  • Collaborations to promote services for people with disabilities in the community, schools, campuses, assisted living centers, or other settings
  • Library collections and formats to support services for people with disabilities
  • Library outreach to people with disabilities
  • Incorporating services for people with disabilities into training or education programs conducted by librarians
  • Virtual library services for people with disabilities
  • Compliance with ADA, web accessibility, service/support animals, other standards (in library buildings or online)
  • Research or assessment of accessibility/disability issues & libraries
  • Establishing a library environment that welcomes and enables access for all
  • Advocacy efforts to promote social justice and library access for people with disabilities
  • Adaptive technology, including emerging technologies, in libraries
  • Relevant library staff training (awareness, etiquette, culture)
  • Recruiting and supporting differently-abled library staff
  • Enabling and promoting access to digital collections for people with disabilities
  • Sources and means of securing funding to support relevant collections and services in libraries
  • Literature review of existing publications dealing with library and collection accessibility for persons with disabilities

Proposals/abstracts are due by email: November 15, 2017

The theme issue, Volume 46 Issue 3, will be published in August 2018.
Manuscripts will be due by March 15.
Submitted manuscripts are evaluated using a double-blind peer review process.
Authors may expect to work on revisions during late April / early May.
Final manuscripts will be due May 15, 2018.

Send proposals/abstracts or inquiries to:

Anna Ercoli Schnitzer (, Disability Issues and Outreach Librarian, Taubman Health Sciences Library, University of Michigan and
Theresa Arndt (, Associate Director Library Resources & Administration, Waidner-Spahr Library, Dickinson College.

Reference Services Review (RSR) is a quarterly, refereed journal dedicated to the enrichment of reference knowledge and the advancement of reference services.  RSR covers all aspects of reference functions, including automation of reference services, evaluation and assessment of reference functions and sources, models for delivering quality reference services in all types and sizes of libraries, development and management of teaching/learning activities, promotion of information literacy programs, and partnerships with other entities to achieve reference goals and objectives.

RSR prepares its readers to understand and embrace current and emerging technologies affecting reference functions, instructional services and information needs of library users. RSR also contains important literature guides on cultural, social, economic, political, and environmental issues, especially those which reflect a global, international perspective.  More details about the journal, including author guidelines are at:

New Calls and Content: Newsletters

Archival History News

The official newsletter of the Archival History Section of the Society of American Archivists, Archival History News has released its first posts during Archives Month! Featuring excellent writing and the most up-to-date information, Archival History News communicates the value of archival history to a broad public, through the publication of ongoing research, biographical notes, book reviews, and announcements. In its inaugural posts, Archival History News reflects on SAA annual meeting (held this past July in Portland), the first incarnation of theArchival History Roundtable’s Newsletter, and the 90 year anniversary of Norfolk Public Library’s Special Collections.
Consider submitting your piece to Archival History News! The newsletter’s scope is flexible and first-time submitters are always welcome.

Send contributions to Find out more about publishing guidelines and other details at:


Read the September 2017 issue of CARBICA News.

Society of California Archivists Newsletter
The SCA newsletter is seeking articles and notices about your activities and accomplishments for the Winter issue.

Please review all submission guidelines online:


NEA Newsletter

Attention archivists, students, and repositories in the New England area:

The NEA Newsletter is currently seeking articles about your activities and accomplishments for the January 2018 issue of the NEA Newsletter. The Newsletter relies entirely on entries from members, so please share your news with the archives community; we love to know what everyone is up to!

Past entries have included announcements about newly processed collections, new acquisitions, renovations and expansions, grants received, project updates, exhibit openings, student activities, photographs from collections, and internship opportunities. However, anything of interest to the archives community is welcome!

You can also add an item to our calendar of upcoming events (events, workshops, meetings, conferences, symposia, etc).

Please limit your news item to around 150 words, or your calendar entry to around 25 words, and be sure to include your repository name, location, and a phone number or email address at the end of the piece.

We appreciate the time and thought you put into your writing, and thank you for adding your voice!

Send submissions by 11/15/17 to:

CFP: VIEW Journal on “Using Television’s Material Heritage”

The medium of television is responsible for a huge accumulation of redundant objects: old TV sets and VTRs (and the tables to put them on), superseded production equipment and software, videotape and film that is no longer useable. This raises various questions, from practical to historiographical and methodological ones.

What are we to do with this accumulation of objects, many of which are not easily recycled?  How do we approach these objects as historical records? What tools and research practices do we need to go beyond the written cultures of television and address its non-discursive experiences? How do we articulate historical narratives that may emerge out of television’s non-discursive past? What histories do these objects tell, other than what’s already been documented and preserved in written and audiovisual archives?

It is not enough simply to document these objects. They are the silent witnesses to television’s history, and so can be made to speak again. This issue of VIEW will explore the many attempts that are taking place to preserve, reuse, engage with and study the objects from television’s material heritage. There are many issues involved here:

  • museum practice in an age of shrinking budgets;
  • the status of enthusiasts and their collections;
  • the hidden ecological impact of TV industries;
  • the ways that ‘redundant’ production equipment can often be used effectively well after its ‘use-by’ date by those with access to few resources;
  • television objects as historical records;
  • historiographical challenges posed by doing history with objects;
  • different approaches to studying and writing about television objects;
  • hands-on television research

VIEW’s online platform allows authors to engage with different ways of narrativising television’s past through the use of video and sound recordings as well as written accounts. Contributors are especially encouraged to experiment and engage with multi-media presentations of histories from objects and hands-on television research.


Contributions are encouraged from authors with different kinds of expertise and interests in media studies, television and media history.

Paper proposals (max. 500 words) are due on January 15, 2018. Submissions should be sent to the managing editor of the journal, Dana Mustata. A notice of acceptance will be sent to authors by mid-February 2018.

Articles (3 – 6,000 words) will be due on May 15, 2018. Longer articles are welcome, given that they comply with the journal’s author guidelines.

About VIEW Journal

See for the current and back issues. VIEW is supported by the EUscreen Network and published by the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision in collaboration with Utrecht University, Royal Holloway University of London, and University of Luxembourg. VIEW is proud to be an open access journal. All articles are indexed through the Directory of Open Access Journals, the EBSCO Film and Television Index, Paperity and NARCIS.

Contact Info:

For further information or questions about the issue, please contact its co-editors John Ellis and Dana Mustata.

Contact Email: