New Women’s Collections Section Reading Club

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Are you interested in discussing SAA’s One Book One Profession, Perspectives on Women’s Archives, with a dynamic group of archivists? Or do you wish to join a lively chat about women’s archives?

Join the WCS’s Zoom chat on Monday, March 11th and 1 pm EST for both! This month we will cover section 3 of the book but don’t worry you don’t have to read all the articles! Pick your favorite article from the section or just join in the dynamic discussion. This chat is open to anyone interested in women’s collections. For more information about SAA’s One Book One Profession, click here.

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Open CFP: VIEW Journal

VIEW Journal invites scholars and audiovisual archivists to submit proposals for topics that may be incorporated in ongoing journal issues. We encourage you to use this “General Call for Speakers” to provide suggestions for articles and audiovisual essays, as well as other forms of reflective thought.

Submit a Proposal

The VIEW Journal of European Television History and Culture is the first peer-reviewed, multi-media and open access e-journal in the field of European television history and culture. It offers an international platform for outstanding academic research and archival reflection on television as an important part of our European cultural heritage. With its interdisciplinary profile, the journal is open to many disciplinary perspectives on European television – including television history, media studies, media sociology, cultural studies and television studies.

The journal acts both as a platform for critical reflection on the cultural, social and political role of television in Europe’s past and presence and as a multi-media platform for the presentation and re-use of digitized audiovisual material.

In bridging the gap between academic and archival concerns for television and in analyzing the political and cultural importance of television in a transnational and European perspective, the journal aims at establishing an innovative platform for the critical interpretation and creative use of digitized audio-visual sources. In doing so, it will challenge a long tradition of television research that was – and to a huge amount still is – based on the analysis of written sources.

The journal aims at stimulating new narrative forms of online storytelling, making use of the rich digitized audiovisual collections of television archives around Europe. All articles in the journal must make use of audio-visual sources that will have to be embedded in the narrative: not as “illustrations” of an historical or theoretical argumentation, but as problematized evidence of a research question.

Audience

The Journal of European Television History and Culture addresses the scientific community as well as a larger audience interested in television as a cultural phenomenon. Broadcast historians, media studies scholars, audiovisual archivists, television professionals as well as the large group of enthusiastic fans of “old” television will have the opportunity to dive into the history and presence of European television by means of multi-media texts.

We are looking forward to receiving your creative proposals! Go to: http://viewjournal.eu/online-submissions/

CFP: Debates in Digital Humanities Pedagogy

This call does not specifically mention archives, but there is one suggested topic discussing student work, such as digitization and OCR correction, that is related. Also, that same suggestion asks about labor and what should and should not be compensated. This is an opportunity for those who work in academic libraries and are involved with digital humanities to give voice to the role of archives.

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Brian Croxall and Diane Jakacki, Editors

Deadline for 500-Word Abstracts: April 1, 2019

Part of the Debates in the Digital Humanities Series
A book series from the University of Minnesota Press
Matthew K. Gold and Lauren F. Klein, Series Editors

Over the last decade, Digital Humanities (DH) has reinvigorated discussions of pedagogy in the academy. Unconferences on DH pedagogy and blogs about teaching with digital methods in the humanities classroom have led to extensive discussions about approaches to teaching at annual disciplinary conferences. At the same time, conversations and debates about teaching digital humanities—whether to undergraduates, graduate students, or to the faculty themselves—have led to more and more people becoming involved in the field, each of them coming from different subjects bringing their own perspectives and praxes with them to the teaching of DH. We have arrived at a moment when institutions are formally integrating DH into the curriculum and granting degrees; we are creating minors, majors, and even graduate certificates in DH; all of this while many of us are still new to the experience of (teaching) DH. This calls for another round of discussion of DH pedagogy or a discussion of pedagogy in a new key.

These students—and the ways in which we teach them—are a very real expression of what each of us as instructors believes digital humanities to be. As our students and our colleagues continue to ask us “What is digital humanities?” we have the opportunity to answer their questions in terms of how we teach digital humanities.

We seek authors who can develop critical arguments around such topics and questions as the following:

  • What should a DH curriculum look like? Where should those courses have their departmental homes? And how do those home departments affect both the praxis of the instructor and the course outcomes? How much DH does a course need in order for it to “count” as DH?
  • What is the impetus for the recent growth and interest in creating DH majors, minors, and graduate certificates? How does the evolution of a formalized curriculum mirror or compare to the creation of programs like Women’s, Gender, or Media Studies?
  • How has DH pedagogy changed in the last 10 years? How has it ossified over that same decade? In what ways does the specter of the literature classroom continue to “haunt” or “possess” DH pedagogy?
  • To what degree has the “lab” model of DH pedagogy drawn from traditions of STEM pedagogy? To what degree is it a descendant (in the Darwinian sense) from the Humanities seminar with its tradition of Socratic dialogue?
  • Who teaches—or gets to teach—DH? To what degree do universities continue to depend on post-docs, alt-acs, or other people in precarious labor positions to do the work of DH instruction, including designing that curriculum?
  • How does the frequent alignment of DH with the library on university campuses affect those who are learning DH and those who are doing the teaching?
  • What forms of invisible labor exist in the DH pedagogy, including the ubiquitous guest speaker via Skype, the sharing of syllabi and assignments, or the asking of help from those who have built tools? To what degree should/must pedagogies be similarly open? What would a “proprietary” DH pedagogy look like and could it truly be “DH”?
  • How does the ongoing investment of external grant-funding agencies impact the ways in which DH pedagogy evolves at an institution? Who on campus is being supported to ‘learn’ DH in order to teach it?
  • What should we make of the trend in DH training towards informal learning experiences—workshops, training institutes, THATCamps—over more formalized coursework, especially at the graduate level? To what degree are these informal training opportunities deployed by various institutions as opportunities for income generation from a population of students who may feel compelled to learn about a growth area within the academy?
  • How do questions of access and accessibility affect the student (and instructor) experience? Does DH pedagogy require kinds of digital privilege?
  • What are the ethics of asking students to do project work—digitization, OCR correction, etc.—within the bounds of a classroom? What labor can be considered educational and what labor should be compensated?
  • What are the outcomes of DH education? Do we have longitudinal data of the students who have gone through formal curricular programs? Are we teaching our humanities students new ways to close-read and critique, or are we providing them with marketable skills?
  • What do students think about their DH training? What perspectives do they have to share with those who are doing the teaching and/or making the broader curricular decisions?

While we expect that the essays in this volume will draw on the practical experiences of its contributors, it is decidedly not a series of assignment or course case studies. Looking to the title of the series, we place an emphasis on the “Debates” and look forward to abstracts that make arguments about the pedagogies of DH.

Tentative Deadlines

  • Abstracts due: April 1, 2019
  • Decisions on accepted proposals: May 1, 2019
  • Proposal to press: June 1, 2019
  • Essay Submission Deadline: October 1, 2019
  • Peer-to-Peer Review: October 2019
  • Revisions Due: January 1, 2020

Please contact the editors with any questions:
Brian Croxall, Brigham Young University (brian.croxall@byu.edu)
Diane Jakacki, Bucknell University (dkj004@bucknell.edu)

Call for Chapters: Impacts of the Cloud on Records Management and Archives

Editors
Salvador Pichardo Barragan, San Jose State University/Queensland University of Technology

Call for Chapters
Proposals Submission Deadline: April 1, 2019
Full Chapters Due: July 29, 2019
Submission Date: November 18, 2019

Introduction
“The Library of Babel” is a short story conceiving of a universe in the form of a nearly infinite library containing all possible books. This story by Argentine author Jorge Luis Borges (1899–1986) could easily be adapted to our current point in time. It would seem with the development of Cloud and the possibility of theoretically storing all information in very view repositories or just one, that society could conceivably create an “archive of Babel.” A place that contains all know information created by any person or device. While some would hail this as a monumental achievement there are others who could point out its deficiencies. Herbert Simon (1918-2001), understood the dilemma of too much information long before the development of Cloud and IoT as he commented “what information consumes is rather obvious: it consumes the attention of its recipients. Hence a wealth of information creates a poverty of attention and a need to allocate that attention efficiently among the overabundance of information sources that might consume it.” Therefore, the capability now exists for data to be gathered that can tell us everything about everyone and anything at all times. What does this mean for archives and records management?

Does this future require that we have archivists or records managers when the cloud provider could subsume both roles? Besides the ontological and phenomenological questions there are issues around privacy, memory and history. Will privacy be a thing of the past and will there be a need for memory when everything we do will be documented, hence will there be a need to even write history. The archive for the last several hundred years was the gate keeper and custodian of memory and knowledge, what Jacque Derrida calls ‘archontic’ and ‘anarchic’ power: the power to collect, organize, interpret and destroy held sway across numerous archives regardless of its location or composition. However, the Cloud will possibly alter where this ‘archontic’ and ‘anarchic’ actions will take place.

This compilation will address the ontological nature of the archive and the role of records management as society moves towards the Cloud and the capture of all information from IoT. Within this ontological journey the discussion will also address the question of archival memory and ‘archontic’ and ‘anarchic’ power and how this might change. And if we no longer have to decide what to keep, since the cloud can store everything, what then will an archivist or records manager decide? Will the cloud providers usurp their respective roles? The answer to this final question will address what role the archivist and records manager can still have in this ever changing human landscape.

Objective
The objective of this publication is to address a question that is upon us as a profession and society. What will the archivist and records manager become and do in the age of technology that enables the automatic creation, organization, classification, disposition and centralization of data and information. This question opens up many avenues of discussion for the present and future. Two key areas: ontology and epistemology. What it means for the archive and the archivist and records manager from an existential point of view and how does the knowledge required by the archivist and records manager change what the profession will become. The secondary benefits concern memory and how it will be changed and its impact on history and society. This volume will influence the archives and records profession for the next 10 years by addressing the existential bearing on both areas.

Target Audience
The target audience of this book will be composed of professionals and researchers working in the field of information and archives, records management, library studies, information technology, knowledge management, history, sociology, and philosophy of science. Moreover, the book will provide insights and support an understanding of how cloud computing and IoT may affect our decisions for future in different types of work communities and environments.

Recommended Topics
• Cloud, Society and Culture
• Cloud and decision making
• Records Management in the Cloud
• Retention/Disposition in the Cloud
• Legal issues of records in the Cloud
• Cyber risks of the Cloud and what it means for records
• Cloud Service Providers: threat or opportunity
• Archives and Being
• Cloud and the Power of the Archive: ‘archontic’ and ‘anarchic’
• Memory and the Cloud
• Cloud, IoT and the Archivist
• Archiving everything: Jenkinson?
• Information appraisal and the Cloud
• Information Selection
• Archiving the Cloud: the future

Submission Procedure
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before April 1, 2019, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by April 15, 2014 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by July 29, 2019, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at http://www.igi-global.com/publish/contributor-resources/before-you-write/ prior to submission. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.

Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication, Impacts of the Cloud on Records Management and Archives. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.
All proposals should be submitted through the eEditorial Discovery®TM online submission manager.

Publisher
This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the “Information Science Reference” (formerly Idea Group Reference), “Medical Information Science Reference,” “Business Science Reference,” and “Engineering Science Reference” imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit http://www.igi-global.com. This publication is anticipated to be released in 2020.

Important Dates
April 1, 2019: Proposal Submission Deadline
April 15, 2019: Notification of Acceptance
July 29, 2019: Full Chapter Submission
Sept 1, 2019: Review Results Returned
Nov 1, 2019: Final Acceptance Notification
Nov 18, 2019: Final Chapter Submission

Inquiries
barragansalvadorp@gmail.com

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New/Recent Publications: Various

“Special Collections and Archives: Thinking Outside of the Box for Innovative Staffing,” in Short-Term Staff, Long-Term Benefits: Making the Most of Interns, Volunteers, Student Workers, and Temporary Staff in Libraries, by Nora J. Bird and Michael A. Crumpton, Editors, Libraries Unlimited: 2018

A Comparison Study of Oral History Programs at National Archives of Botswana and Zimbabwe: Postmodernism Approach to Oral History
Sindiso Bhebhe
(IGI Global, 2019)

Building Bridges with No Trolls: The Practical Ethics of Open Access Institutional Repositories and Digital Archives,” in Applying library values to emerging technology : Decision-making in the age of open access, maker spaces, and the ever-changing library (pp. 285-303). (Acrl publications in librarianship, no. 72). Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries, a division of the American Library Association
Lindsay Kenderes, Jude Morrissey

Problem-Oriented Assessments in Archives Management and an Extensive Archival Maturity Model Design,” in Diverse Applications and Transferability of Maturity Models (2019)
Arian Rajh

Accessing Manitoba’s Archives: Exploring the Status and Response to Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Rights at the Archives of Manitoba (thesis)
Kevin Palendat

New/Recent Publications: Books

Digital Preservation in Libraries: Preparing for a Sustainable Future 
Jeremy Myntti, Jessalyn Zoom
(Association for Library Collections and Technical Services, American Library Association, 2018)

Going Green: Implementing Sustainable Strategies in Libraries Around the World — Buildings, Management, Programmes and Services
Edited by Petra Hauke, Madeleine Charney and Harri Sahavirtan
(De Gruyter Saur, 2018)

Research Methods for the Digital Humanities
Editors: lewis levenberg, Tai Neilson, David Rheams
(Palgrave Macmillan, 2018)

Archives and New Modes of Feminist Research
Edited by Maryanne Dever
(Routledge, 2018)

Afterlives of Abandoned Work: Creative Debris in the Archive
Matthew Harle
(Bloomsbury, 2018)