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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is responsible for a huge accumulation of redundant objects: old TV sets and VTRs (and the tables to put them on), superseded production equipment and software, videotape and film that is no longer useable.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 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 Applications: Evidence Summaries Team of Evidence Based Library and Information Practice

Call for Applications:  Evidence Based Library and Information Practice Evidence Summaries Writers

EBLIP seeks to add five writers to the Evidence Summaries Team. Evidence Summaries provide critical appraisal syntheses for specific research articles. These research synopses provide readers with information regarding the original research article’s validity and reliability, thus providing information on the presence or absence of evidence with which to make informed decisions. Evidence Summaries Team members are required to write two evidence summaries per year, with a two year commitment to the journal. Evidence Summaries cover all areas of library and information studies and we encourage applications from information professionals in areas such as school, public, and special libraries, as well as academic settings.

Interested persons should send a statement of interest, indicating areas of strength they would bring to the role, as well as a brief résumé to Heather Pretty (Associate Editor, Evidence Summaries) hjpretty@mun.ca by October 15, 2017. Applicants who are shortlisted will be asked to submit a sample evidence summary.

**Please note that Evidence Based Library and Information Practice is a non-profit, open access journal and all positions are voluntary and unpaid. The positions are an excellent opportunity for continuing professional development and gaining experience in reviewing or critically appraising library-related research.

**Only those applicants who are selected or shortlisted will be contacted by the Editors.
About the journal: Published quarterly by the University of Alberta, this peer reviewed, open access journal is targeted at all library and information professionals interested in an evidence based model of practice. By facilitating access to library and information studies research via original research articles and evidence summaries of relevant research from the library literature, Evidence Based Library and Information Practice enables information professionals to practice their profession in an evidence-based manner.

Please visit the Evidence Based Library and Information Practice website for further information about the journal.

CFP: Practical Technology for Archives

Practical Technology for Archives is an open-access, peer-reviewed, electronic journal focused on the practical application of technology to address challenges encountered in working with archives. Our goal is to provide a timely resource, published semi-annually, that addresses issues of interest to practitioners, and to foster community interaction through monitored comments. Submissions may be full articles, brief tips and techniques, AV tutorials, reviews (tools, software, books), or post-grant technical reports. Please visit practicaltechnologyforarchives.org for more information.

The editorial board of Practical Technology for Archives is calling for proposals/abstracts for Issue no.9 (2018:Winter).

The submission timeline is as follows:

Proposals due: October 27
Selections made: November 8
1st drafts due: December 8
Draft reviews: December 22
Revisions due: January 19
Publication: February 2

Submissions should be sent to:
Practical Technology for Archives
Randall Miles
Managing Editor

Recent Issue: The Reading Room

The Reading Room: A Journal of Special Collections is now available for download.

Volume 2 | Issue 2 – (Full Issue, Spring 2017)

Bringing Art to the Library: An Undergraduate Art Education Collaborative with the Curriculum Materials Center
Karen Nourse Reed, Middle Tennessee State University

Making the Case for Brown University’s Stamp Collections
Sarah Dylla, Rhode Island School of Design and Steven Lubar, Brown University

A Model for Surfacing Hidden Collections: The Rescuing Texas History Mini-Grant Program at the University of North Texas Libraries
Marcia McIntosh, Jacob Mangum, and Mark E. Phillips, University of North Texas

Literary Manuscripts in the Classroom: Using Manuscript Collections to Engage Undergraduate Students
Libby Hertenstein, Bowling Green State University

What was Old is New Again: Managing Streaming Archival Films on Multiple Hosted Platforms
Jessica Clemons, University at Buffalo, and Reed Bresson, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

(Semi) Open Access: Taylor & Francis Journals

I recently found out that Taylor & Francis provides some content as open access. Much of what they have is behind subscription paywalls, but I am pleasantly surprised they offer a way to search their journals that’s available to anyone.

The search function is on their website. After a search, you’ll see both open and subscription content. On the left side is a box to check to limit to open access journals.

A quick search for “archives” yielded quite a few results. However, I know not all were relevant to the archival profession. But there are several library and archives journals published by Taylor & Francis, including Archives & ManuscriptsJournal of Archival OrganizationArchives and Records, and others.

This is a helpful resource for the many archivists whose institutions don’t subscribe to the database. Enjoy!

Newsletter Calls and New Issues

I am thrilled to resume my role as SOLO editor, and am now hoping to receive submissions for our upcoming, October (Halloween) issue.

Are you a lone arranger overseeing some odd/creepy/morbidly fascinating collections? Do you have cool items in your custody meriting more exposure to the archival world?
If so, please get in touch with me (alevine@artifexpress.com) with a some details about your role, and collections. We are aiming for a 1000 word (max) submission, with a (Friday) 10/20 deadline. We will publish the issue on Tuesday, 10/31(Halloween!!!).
Ashley Levine

The Ohio Archivist, Fall 2017 issue is now available. Our three feature pieces this fall deal with a local music history project at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Library and Archives; House Bill 139 and the accessibility of adoption, and lunacy, records; and as part of the SOA’s 50th Anniversary, a “look back” by several past-presidents of the organization.

See the full announcement.


California Originals, the quarterly newsletter of the California State Archives, is now available! The new issue celebrates California Archives Month.



Check out the latest issue of Archival Outlook online! In this issue, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago celebrates its past through its archives, archivist Zachary Liebhaber considers the significance of preserving objects from memorial sites, and Council member Erin Lawrimore creates exhibits in craft breweries to engage a wider audience. Read interviews with Ida E. Jones, the 1995 recipient of the Harold T. Pinkett Minority Student Award, and Snatchbot CEO Henri Ben Ezra, who considers how chatbots could be useful to archivists. In addition, browse for highlights of ARCHIVES 2017 in Portland and catch up on this year’s award winners and new SAA Fellows. Start reading herehttp://bluetoad.com/publication/?i=439853


Please consider submitting a short article/news item to be included in the December issue of The Archival Spirit.

Articles (generally 400 – 600 words) may be submitted to me at tom@moravianchurcharchives.org by Monday, November 6, 2017. Accompanying graphics are encouraged.

Archived issues of The Archival Spirit are accessible at http://www2.archivists.org/groups/archivists-of-religious-collections-section/the-archival-spirit-newsletter-archive.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Best regards,
Tom McCullough


Call for Submissions for Fall 2017 Newsletter

We want to hear from you. The Archivists and Archives of Color Quarterly Newsletter is looking for news, upcoming events, exhibits, staff news, fellowship/scholarship announcements, etc. from your institution.

If you would like your item to be published in our Fall 2017 issue, please submit your announcements/news/photos to Ashley Stevens, Newsletter Editor at asteven8@gmail.com by Friday, October 13, 2017.

CFP: KULA, Special Issue on Endangered Knowledge

Special Issue: Endangered Knowledge

Guest editors:

Samantha MacFarlane, PhD Candidate, University of Victoria

Rachel Mattson, PhD, MLIS, Manager of Special & Digital Projects in the Archives of La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club

Bethany Nowviskie, MA Ed., PhD, Director of the Digital Library Federation (DLF) at CLIR and Research Associate Professor of Digital Humanities, University of Virginia

Abstracts and expressions of interest: rolling, through 31 October 2017

Deadline for final submissions: 31 January 2018

Contact emailkulajournal@uvic.ca

KULA: Knowledge Creation, Dissemination, and Preservation Studies is a new, peer-reviewed, open-access online journal, publishing multidisciplinary scholarship about the creation, dissemination, and preservation of knowledge throughout history.

We seek abstracts for contributions to a special issue of KULA on “Endangered Knowledge,” to be published in early autumn 2018.

The stuff of cultural memory has forever been “endangered.” Threats to public access and to the long term preservation of records, data, objects, texts, and networks containing, transmitting, and enabling the production of knowledge come from many points of origin. Fire, floods, vermin and rot, war and political upheaval, poor planning, and the ravages of time have always posed risks. And dangers to the cultural record seem only to have multiplied with our growing reliance on digital information in rapidly proliferating formats and fragile networks, often under hostile regimes.

This special issue of KULA asks: How do we preserve and effectively disseminate knowledge in the face of environmental, political, financial, infrastructural, and related risks? The question is urgent across disciplines. Inspired particularly by recent initiatives addressing the precarious state of public information under the Trump administration—such as DataRefuge, PEGI, and Endangered Data Week—we invite contributions that explore issues related to endangerment as a critical category of analysis for records, data, collections, and networks. Submissions may treat the dissemination and preservation of material at risk of disappearing, whether through inherent ephemerality or environmental loss, lack of proper preservation measures and care, or deliberate erasure.

We invite abstracts of 300-500 words proposing short-to medium length scholarly articles, book or digital project reviews, teaching reflections and syllabi, or video and audio pieces from academics, artists, and practitioners working across disciplines and in any relevant fields. Based on abstracts, we will then invite the contribution of full submissions for peer review.

We encourage submissions on diverse aspects of endangered knowledge, including the types of information at risk and the implications of their loss; values governing the preservation of knowledge; the politics of data absence and destruction; and the methods and ethics of preservation and transmission. Topics include but are not limited to:

  • (Digital) preservation, curation, scholarship, and sustainability
  • Citizen science and social knowledge
  • Disasters, disaster planning, and threats posed by climate change, war, occupation, or genocide
  • Intangible culture and indigenous knowledge
  • Indangered languages and language revival, translation, and transmission
  • Departures, migrations, diaspora
  • The politics of data collection
  • Silences or gaps in the public record
  • State secrecy
  • Data as danger or threat: surveillance, facial recognition, predictive policing
  • Privacy & ethics in data collection & records access, including the undocumented, the over-documented, and the right to know and be forgotten
  • Threat modeling and attempts to “rescue” data
  • Histories of lost or destroyed data, records, collections
  • Knowledge and research infrastructures, including libraries, repositories, digital infrastructure, information systems, and institutional and policy design
  • Information loss and copyright law; orphan works
  • Videotape and the “crisis” of magnetic media
  • Utopian or dystopian visions for endangered knowledge
Please submit abstracts to kulajournal@uvic.ca by 31 October 2017. KULA is an open-access journal requiring no author publication charges (APCs). Authors retain full copyright to their works, which will be published under a Creative Commons license.