Category Archives: Journals

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.

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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 (schnitzr@umich.edu), Disability Issues and Outreach Librarian, Taubman Health Sciences Library, University of Michigan and
Theresa Arndt (arndtt@dickinson.edu), 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:  http://www.emeraldinsight.com/rsr.htm

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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 ArchivalHistoryNews@gmail.com. Find out more about publishing guidelines and other details at: https://archivalhistorynews.wordpress.com/

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Read the September 2017 issue of CARBICA News.

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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: http://calarchivists.org/Publications/SCANewsletter

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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: parke.sean@gmail.com

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.

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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 www.viewjournal.eu 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: support@viewjournal.eu
URL: http://viewjournal.eu/callforpapers

Call for Survey Participants

***Seeking ArchivesSpace Users***

Hello,

My colleagues at the University of Minnesota and I are working on a series of articles for publication about our experience implementing ArchivesSpace. As such, we’d like to compare our experience with other ArchivesSpace community members via a web-based survey.

Survey Details:
– The survey should take approximately 15-20 minutes to complete depending on length of any long-form answers.
– You may start, stop, and return to the survey at any time that the survey is open.
– All responses will be anonymized for research purposes and the dataset will be made available on request for future studies.
– No questions are required and we ask that you complete the sections that are applicable to your specific institution.
– Please try to limit responses to one respondent per institution.

If you’d like to participate in this survey, please go to:  https://umn.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4NiTHB6ZYJDSlaR

If you have any questions about the survey or subsequent research, please contact Amanda Wick at abwick@umn.edu.

Best,

Amanda Wick, Archivist
Special Collections and Rare Books
Charles Babbage Institute (Interim)
University of Minnesota Libraries
222 – 21st Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Tel: 612-625-4867
Email: abwick@umn.edu

CFP: “E-Resource Round Up” column – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship

This call does not specify archives, but as there are many electronic resources of archival collections and primary sources, this is an opportunity for archival outreach.

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This is a call for contributions to the “E-Resource Round Up” column for volume 30, issue 1 of the Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship (JERL). Submissions can be related to any aspect of electronic resources and their use in libraries, including conference reports, professional discussion groups, meetings, and practices in using electronic resources in-house. This would be a great opportunity for you to report on topics that may benefit others in our profession.

The editors would like to receive contributions to the column by Friday, November 17, 2017. Contributions should not be published elsewhere.

If you have a submission or questions, please contact the column editors: Bob Wolverton, Mississippi State University Libraries, (662) 325-0548 bwolverton@library.msstate.edu
Karen Davidson, Mississippi State University Libraries,(662) 325-3018,kdavidson@library.msstate.edu

New Issue: Information & Culture

Current Issue: Volume 52, Number 3 (Aug/Sept 2017)
(abstracts available, full issue through Project Muse)

Computing and the Environment: Introducing a Special Issue of Information & Culture
Nathan Ensmenger and Rebecca Slayton

“From Clean Rooms to Dirty Water: Labor, Semiconductor Firms, and the Struggle over Pollution and Workplace Hazards in Silicon Valley”
Christophe Lécuyer

“Data, Power, and Conservation: The Early Turn to Information Technologies to Manage Energy Resources”
Julie Cohn

“‘Governmentalities’ of Conservation Science at the Advent of Drones: Situating an Emerging Technology”
Lisa Avron

 

New/Recent Scholarship: Articles

Standards for Archives” Bulletin of the Association for Information Science and Technology Volume 43, Issue 2, December/January 2017
Morag Boyd

A Community-Driven Metadata Framework for Describing Cultural Resources: The Digital Library North Project” Cataloging and Classification Quarterly, Volume 55, 2017
Sharon Farnel ORCID Icon, Ali Shiri, Sandra Campbell, Cathy Cockney, Dinesh Rathi & Robyn Stobbs

Preservation practices of new media artists: Challenges, strategies, and attitudes in the personal management of artworks” Journal of Documentation, Volume 73 Issue 4, 2017
Colin Post

Value Co-Creation in Archival Resources: Exploring the Feature of National Archives of Bangladesh (NAB)’s Open Access Project” International Journal of Library and Information Services (IJLIS) 6(2)
Md. Mukhlesur Rahman (Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST), Nomi, Japan), Toufiq Ahmed (Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST), Nomi, Japan) and Kunio Shirahada (Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST), Nomi, Japan

Development of Digital Libraries in India: a Survey of Digital Collection of National Digital Library of India” International Research: Journal of Library and Information Science 7 No. 2 (June 2017)
Mohd Iqbal Bhat

Among Drowned Lives: Digital Archives and Migrant Memories in the Age of Transmediality” Auto/Biography Studies 32 No. 3, Special Issue: Excavating Lives (2017)
Alice Cati & Maria Francesca Piredda

Researching Researchers: Meeting Changing Researcher Needs in a Special Collections Environment” New Review of Academic Librarianship Vol. 23 , Iss. 2-3,2017
Francesca Baseby

The Building Blocks of History” Greater Faculties: A Review of Teaching
and Learning
Nicole Martin

Introduction: The Politics of Archives,” Seminar: A Journal of Germanic Studies Vol. 53 no. 3
Bettina Brandt and Valentina Glajar

Radicalizing the Digital Humanities: Reimagining Environmental Justice Research and Teaching” Radical Teacher: A Socialist, Feminist, and Anti-Racist Journal on the Theory and Practice of Teaching Vol. 109
Stevie Ruiz, Maira Areguin, Eduardo Estrada, Jesus Jimenez, Diane Lopez, Karla Sanchez, Janet Valenzuela

Aboriginal voices in government records 1838-1968” Agora Vol. 52 no. 3
Georgia Harris

Social activism in the United States: Digital collection and primary sources,” College & Research Library News Vol. 78 no. 8
Jennifer Kaari

When Archives and Libraries Collaborate: One Institution Benefiting Another,” South Carolina Libraries, Vol. 3 no. 1
Shannon Smith

A Baseline Search Engine for Personal Life Archives
Liting Zhou, Duc-Tien Dang-Nguyen, Cathal Gurrin

Did it count?: Preservice teachers’ reflections on teaching with primary sourcesSocial Studies Research and Practice
Deborah Lynn Morowski and Theresa M. McCormick

Global Digital Culture| Poor Images, Ad Hoc Archives, Artists’ Rights: The Scrappy Beauties of Handmade Digital Culture” International Journal of Communication Vol. 11
Laura U. Marks

Running With the Ball? Making a Play for Sport Heritage Archives in Higher Education Contexts” International Journal of Heritage Studies
Geoff Kohe