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Call for Comment: Have Your Say on the Future of Archives & Manuscripts

Note: access to the white paper is for Australian Society of Archivists members only.

Future management and publication of Archives and Manuscripts

Archives and Manuscripts (A&M) is the professional and scholarly journal of the Australian Society of Archivists, publishing articles, reviews, and information about the theory and practice of archives and recordkeeping in Australasia and around the world. Its target audiences are archivists and other recordkeeping professionals, the academic community, and all involved in the study and interpretation of archives.

For much of its history A&M was self-published and distributed as a member benefit or for journal subscribers. The standard production was 2 issues per volume. Since January 2012, publication and distribution of A&M moved to Taylor & Francis (T&F) as a print & digital publication with three issues per year making up each volume.

The current contract with T&F is due to end on 31 December 2018 and Council must make a decision whether to continue with the current arrangements until 2021.  The decision provides the opportunity for a review of the current contract, and the Council has published a discussion paper on the Future management and publication of A&M.

ASA Council welcomes feedback on these options either during the discussion scheduled for the 2017 Annual General Meeting or directly to the ASA President, Julia Mant.  Feedback must be received by 31 October 2017.

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CFP: Archives and Manuscripts

Archives and Manuscripts is inviting submissions of up to 5000 words for a themed edition on RADICAL RECORDKEEPING for publication in November 2017. We are hoping that this call elicits submissions that come from persons with varied experiences, organisations, and time in the field. We realise that this call is broadly conceived. Not sure if your idea or paper fits with the theme? Please reach out to the editor or guest editors and we would be happy to discuss!

Aims and Scope
The concept of radical recordkeeping is broad in scope: it can encompass recordkeeping of radical acts, as well as radical approaches for the formation and use of records and archives. Radical recordkeeping serves to disrupt traditional recordkeeping paradigms in revolutionary or profound ways using different approaches that inform practice, scholarship and teaching.

Radical, by the Oxford Dictionary definition is:
1. Especially of change or action relating to or affecting the fundamental nature of something;
2. Characterised by departure from tradition; innovative or progressive.

Archives and Manuscripts
is the leading peer-reviewed archival journal published in the Australasian region and has been published continuously since 1955. Over the past 60 years, Archives and Manuscripts has  published hundreds of articles by archival and recordkeeping academics, researchers, practitioners, students and theorists.

Further information, including guidelines and style requirements for prospective authors and submission deadlines, is available on the journal’s webpage at
www.tandfonline.com/raam or by contacting the General Editor, Sebastian Gurciullo at journaleditor@archivists.org.au

Seeking Expression of Interest: Archives & Manuscripts

for any Australian readers:

Seeking Expressions of Interest Standing Committee on Archives & Manuscripts

The current contract for publication of ASA’s scholarly journal Archives and Manuscripts is scheduled to expire in December 2018. On 13 May 2016, Council decided that it would undertake a member consultation and business analysis of options for the future publication of Archives and Manuscripts. A Standing Committee of professional members is to be established for this purpose, tasked with advising the Council. Council is seeking expressions of interest from interested members in the position(s) of Committee Member, and Chair of the Committee.

A&M is the leading peer-reviewed archival journal published in the Australasian region and has been published continuously since 1955. Since it began life in the 1950s as a publication of the Archives Section of the Australian Library Association, Archives & Manuscripts has evolved from a printed industry journal to a peer reviewed academic publication published in hard copy, and online, as part of the Taylor & Francis stable of academic publications. Changes to the market place and modes of academic publication, suggest that a major review should be undertaken with input from major stakeholders including ASA members, academics and others.

Read the full announcement.

CFP: Archives and Manuscripts

reposted from A&A listserv:

Archives and Manuscripts is inviting submissions of up to 5,000 words for publication in late 2015 or 2016.

Aims and Scope
Archives and Manuscripts is the professional and scholarly journal of the Australian Society of Archivists Inc., publishing refereed articles, reviews, and information about the theory and practice of archives and recordkeeping in Australasia and around the world. Its target audiences are archivists and other recordkeeping professionals, the academic community, and all involved in the study and interpretation of archives.

Archives and Manuscripts is the leading peer-reviewed archival journal published in the Australasian region and has been published continuously since 1955. Over the past 60 years, Archives and Manuscripts has published hundreds of articles by archival and recordkeeping academics, researchers, practitioners, students and theorists. In recent years, the journal has published articles on:

  • developments in Web 2.0 and the impact of these technologies on archival and recordkeeping work
  • developments in archival data visualization
  • developments in metadata and electronic recordkeeping systems
  • the management of emails as electronic records
  • audio-visual archives
  • the history of recordkeeping formats
  • the role of archives and records in Aboriginal communities
  • personal recordkeeping and literary archives
  • the application of records continnum theory to emerging social media
  • developments and case studies in recordkeeping in the Asia-Pacific region
  • the community records of marginalised groups in society
  • the implications of collections sector convergence for archives
  • developments in archival jurisdictions around the world including South Africa, Sweden and Canada.

Emerging Writers Award
If you are an emerging writer, another benefit of submitting your article to Archives and Manuscripts is that you will be eligible to win the journal’s annual Emerging Writers Award (value AUD $1,000). To be eligible to win this award, authors must have their article accepted for publication in the peer-reviewed section of the journal and be an emerging writer who:

  • is currently enrolled in a graduate program or within 3 years after the date of graduation, and/or
  • has previously published fewer than 5 peer-reviewed articles in an archives/recordkeeping journal.

Further information, including guidelines and style requirements for prospective authors and submission deadlines, is available on the journal’s webpage (http://www.archivists.org.au/learning-publications/archives-and-manuscripts/guidelines-for-authors) or by contacting the General Editor, Sebastian Gurciullo (journaleditor@archivists.org.au).