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Call for Book Reviewers: JCAS

The Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies (JCAS) seeks book reviewers who are looking to engage with the professional literature. Sponsored by New England Archivists, Yale University Library, and Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, this open access journal publishes articles on a rolling basis.

To apply, please review our submission guidelines and then email the journal at email.jcas@gmail.com. Submit a brief list describing your area(s) of professional interest or expertise, and we will match you with a book to review.

The mission of the Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies is to further awareness of issues and developments in the work of professional archivists, curators, librarians, and historians, and to serve as a locus for graduate students and professionals in library science, archival science, and public history to contribute original works of research and inquiry for peer-review and publication.

For more information, visit elischolar.library.yale.edu/jcas.

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Katy Sternberger
Marketing Associate
Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies
email.jcas@gmail.com
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New Content: JCAS

Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies
Vol. 4, Issue 1
(open access)

Article

Altmetrics and Archives
Elizabeth Joan Kelly

Case Study

Open-Source Opens Doors: A Case Study on Extending ArchivesSpace Code at UNLV Libraries
Cyndi Shein, Carol Ou, Karla Irwin, and Carlos Lemus

Call for Peer Reviewers: JCAS

The Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies (JCAS) seeks peer reviewers for its 2017 special issue: “Governance of Digital Memories in the Era of Big Data.” This special issue will discuss ethical issues regarding institutional memories’ governance in a digital context, which links to the ethics of remembering and forgetting. As we consider our developing digital culture, memory is becoming a distributed endeavor. The issue is addressed not only to “traditional” memory keepers, but also to the emerging community of social actors willing to join the debate about the importance of collective construction of memories. If you would like to participate as a peer reviewer for this special issue, or serve as a peer reviewer for JCAS on an ongoing basis, please email the journal at email.jcas@gmail.com. Sign up by March 31. For more information, visit elischolar.library.yale.edu/jcas.

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Katy Sternberger
Marketing Associate
Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies
email.jcas@gmail.com
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Open Positions: JCAS

reposted:

The Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies (JCAS), a peer-reviewed online journal hosted by Yale University and New England Archivists, seeks an Associate Editor and a Marketing Associate. All interested candidates should apply by August 1, 2016. See below for details.

JCAS‘s mission is to further awareness of issues and developments in the work of professional archivists, curators, and historians, and serve as a locus for graduate students and professionals in library science, archival science, and public history to contribute original works of research and inquiry for peer review and publication. JCAS publishes research articles, case studies, literature reviews (book, web-based, multimedia), work-in-progress articles, and conference reports that emphasize unique intellectual and technological developments in the archival profession. JCAS is an open-access, online academic journal published via the Berkeley Electronic Press Digital Commons platform.

ASSOCIATE EDITOR
The Associate Editor collaborates with the Managing Editor in soliciting, selecting, and developing content for the journal. The Associate Editor reviews assigned submissions and oversees the peer review process for them: reading and evaluating reports submitted by peer reviewers and recommending to the Managing Editor whether the manuscripts should be accepted for publication, accepted for publication with revisions, or rejected for publication. The Associate Editor participates in outreach programming whenever possible and assists in the solicitation of submissions on an ongoing basis. This person will serve a term of three years, with the opportunity to serve a second term if desired.

MARKETING ASSOCIATE
The Marketing Associate generates and oversees all publicity, networking, and liaison work for the journal’s social media presence. The Marketing Associate manages all incoming and outgoing communications and coordinates outreach events with the NEA Communications Committee. This person will serve a term of two years, with the opportunity to serve a second term if desired.

Interested candidates are asked to submit a resume and a short cover letter for consideration by the NEA Executive Board. Deadline for submission is August 1, 2016. Applications and questions should be directed to NEA Immediate Past President Colin Lukens: colin_lukens@harvard.edu.

New England Archivists
Communications Committee

New Article: JCAS

(from Facebook post)

We are pleased to announce publication of a new article: “The Wild West No More: Preserving 40 Years of Electronic Records at the University of Wyoming American Heritage Center,” by Tyler G. Cline.

In the summer of 2014, the American Heritage Center undertook a project to migrate all born-digital records to a secure server, thereby creating the means to provide access to the material. The author explores the project which largely eliminating the backlog of born-digital collection material and making those records available for use to all.

New Article: JCAS

reposted from A&A listserv:

The Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies announces publication of Volume 3, Article 3, “A Comparative Study of User Experience between Physical Objects and Their Digital Surrogates,” by Anastasia Varnalis-Weigle, Ph.D. candidate at Simmons College School of Library and Information Science.

While the LAM community has made strides in designing new ways to access digital collections, the question remains: what are users losing in sensory (sight, touch, sound, smell) and emotional experience at the digital level? The author examines this question by enlisting a phenomenological approach consisting of observation and semi-structured interviews with student, faculty, and staff at a large academic institution. Download the article here.

The JCAS is a peer-reviewed, online, open access journal sponsored by the Yale University Library and New England Archivists (NEA). Follow the JCAS on Twitter and Facebook!

Lily Troia, JCAS Social Media Consultant
Dean’s Fellow for Digital Media Outreach
MLIS Candidate ’16
Simmons School of Library and Information Science
lily.troia@simmons.edu
http://simmonsslis.tumblr.com/

New Article: JCAS

reposted from A&A listserv:

The JCAS announces publication of Volume 3, Article 2, “Archiving Governance in Palestine,” by Caitlin M. Davis, University of New Mexico. This paper provides a preliminary investigation of the material-semiotics of archives in Palestine, exploring the peculiar ways in which the form and content of archival documents, architectures, and circulatory networks actually help to engender—not just reflect—some (new) realities of governance.

Download the article here.

The JCAS is a peer-reviewed, online, open access journal sponsored by the Yale University Library and New England Archivists (NEA). Follow the JCAS on Twitter and Facebook!

Best,
Lily Troia, JCAS Social Media Consultant

Lily Cristina Troia
Dean’s Fellow for Digital Media Outreach
MLIS Candidate ’16
Simmons School of Library and Information Science
612.516.6060
lily.troia@simmons.edu
http://simmonsslis.tumblr.com/