Library Technology: Innovating Technologies, Services, and Practices

This call is not archives-specific, but definitely our technological advancements can contribute to the conversation.

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Technology is ubiquitous and ever evolving in academic libraries ranging from the technology integrated in the physical library space to online presences that connect users to library resources. Keeping up with the constant development to library technology services and practices can be a challenge for any library—there could be financial, space, or staffing constraints in addition to other potential detractors. However, there are also ample opportunities to excel in specific areas of library technology in order to better serve our library users in their research and knowledge creation journey. Academic libraries can share their innovative implementation and management of technologies or technology related services and practices. These conversations drive the future of library technology and technology practices. It all starts with a spark of inspiration.

A CALL FOR PROPOSALS

College & Undergraduate Libraries, a peer-reviewed journal published by Taylor & Francis, invites proposals for a special issue focusing on innovative technologies, technology services and practices in academic libraries. Library technology is broadly defined to be inclusive of the various types of technologies academic libraries support. Potential submissions include research studies, case studies, best practices, or position papers involving:

  • Immersive research or programs such as augmented reality or virtual reality
  • Makerspaces or creation studios
  • Enhancing library space with technology
  • Sustainability and library technology
  • Assessing library technology services using UX practices
  • Evaluating library technology department workflows or functionality
  • Securing library technology
  • Privacy and ethics with library technology or library technology services
  • Internet of Things in an academic library
  • Designing academic library websites or technology services
  • Using analytics to improve a library service or online presence
  • Improving access to library resources via discovery services or library management systems
  • Exploring alternative means of authentication or improving current authentication systems
  • Incorporating machine learning or library data projects
  • Adding technology into library instruction or using innovative technology to teach remote learners
  • Teaching technology in an academic library
  • Intentionally designing learning spaces with technology
  • Using Git or other code repositories for library technology management
  • Strategic planning of technology services
  • Accessibility of library technologies
  • Increasing inclusion using technology
  • Innovative or inspiring library technology projects/programs
  • Technology trends outside the library we should be watching

Submissions may address opportunities, challenges, and criticism in any of these areas. Topics not listed in these themes may also be considered.

This special issue is set to be published in June 2020.

Submitting a Proposal

Proposals should include a title, an abstract (500 words maximum), keywords describing the article (6 keywords max), and author(s) contact information.

Please submit article proposals via email to Tabatha Farney (guest editor) at tfarney@uccs.edu by September 30th, 2019. Final manuscripts are due by February 15, 2020.

Feel free to contact me with any questions that you may have,

Tabatha Farney, guest editor

Director of Web Services and Emerging Technologies

Kraemer Family Library

University of Colorado Colorado Springs

tfarney@uccs.edu

Applications/Nominations Invited for RBM Reviews Editor

Applications and nominations are invited for the position of Reviews Editor for ACRL’s peer-reviewed journal in special collections librarianship, RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage. The Reviews Editor has charge of the reviews published in the journal’s biennial issues, to ensure the journal provides qualified opinions of new publications and other scholarly resources relevant to academic librarians and archivists specifically involved in rare books, manuscripts, and cultural heritage.

Responsibilities include receiving and soliciting material for review, making assignments to qualified reviewers, and collating reviews to meet production schedules.

The Reviews Editor is a voting member of the RBM Editorial Board. They work closely with the journal editor, members of the Editorial Board, and ACRL production staff. The appointment as Review Editor is a three-year term; applicants must be a member of ALA and ACRL.

A nominal honorarium may be available for this position, pending final review of the RBM editorial budget.

Desired qualifications include:

  • professional experience in academic libraries;
  • experience as a reviewer for an academic journal;
  • ability to identify, prioritize, and distribute materials for review in the journal;
  • demonstrated ability to maintain and organize a widely scattered and diverse team of qualified reviewers;
  • ability to manage the flow of materials from publishers to reviewers to production staff;
  • excellent communication skills;
  • ability to meet, and hold others to, deadlines; and
  • familiarity with trends in cultural heritage institutions, higher education, and library and information science publishing.

Applications and nominations must include a statement of qualifications addressing the areas noted above and include a current CV. Application documents should be sent to RBM Editor Dr. Richard Saunders at rsaunders@suu.edu. The deadline for applications is November 30, 2019.

Finalists will be interviewed by conference call during December 2019. The appointment is made by the ACRL Publications Coordinating Committee (PCC) upon the recommendation of the RBM Editorial Board. The Reviews Editor will begin training and working with the incumbent immediately upon appointment by PCC prior to their three-year term of appointment beginning in July 2020.

New/Recent Publications: Books

Miscellaneous Order: Manuscript Culture and the Early Modern Organization of Knowledge
Angus Vine
(Oxford University Press, 2019)

Reference Librarianship & Justice: History, Practice & Praxis
Editors: Kate Adler, Ian Beilin, and Eamon Tewell
(Library Juice Press, 2018)

Encyclopedia of Archival Writers, 1515 – 2015
Edited by Luciana Duranti and Patricia C. Franks
(Rowman & Littlefield, 2019)

Miscellaneous Order: Manuscript Culture and the Early Modern Organization of Knowledge
Angus Vine
(Oxford University Press, 2019)

Crowdsourcing our Cultural Heritage
Edited by Mia Ridge
(Routledge, 2017)

Ethics for Records and Information Management
Norman A. Mooradian
(ALA Neal-Shuman, 2018)

Remembering and Forgetting in the Digital Age
Authors: Florent Thouvenin, Peter Hettich, Herbert Burkert, Urs Gasser
(Springer International Publishing, 2018)

The Routledge Handbook of Audiovisual Translation
Edited by Luis Pérez-González
(Routledge, 2018)

The Missing Pages: The Modern Life of a Medieval Manuscript, from Genocide to Justice
Heghnar Zeitlian Watenpaugh
(Stanford University Press, 2019)

Leadership Matters: Leading Museums in an Age of Discord 2nd Edition
Anne W. Ackerson, Joan H. Baldwin
(American Association for State and Local History, 2019)

Digitizing Medieval Manuscripts: The St. Chad Gospels, Materiality, Recoveries, and Representation in 2D & 3D
Bill Endries
(ARC Humanities Press, 2019)

Archives
Andrew Lison, Tomislav Medak, Marcell Mars, Rick Prelinger
(Open access from Meson Press; available for purchase from The University of Minnesota Press)

Retroactivism in the Lesbian Archives: Composing Pasts and Futures
Jean Bessette
(Southern Illinois University Press, 2017)

New/Recent Publications: Articles

History in the Making: Outreach and Collaboration between Special Collections and Makerspaces,” Collaborative Librarianship 10 no. 2 (2018).
Erin Passehl-Stoddart, Ashlyn Velte, Kristin J. Henrich, and Annie M. Gaines

Informatics for cultural heritage instruction: an ontological framework,” Journal of Documentation Volume 75 Issue 2 (2019)
Sonia Yaco, Arkalgud Ramaprasad

USC Digital Voltaire: Centering Digital Humanities in the Traditions of Library and Archival Science,” Libraries and the Academy Volume 19, Number 1, January 2019
Danielle Mihram and Curtis Fletcher

Music Archives in the Twenty-First Century: The Challenges of Politics and Technology,” Archival Notes No. 3 (2018)
Gianmario Borio

“‘The Darmstadt Events’. Archival Strategies, Music-Historical Work and Cultural-Political Research Perspectives on the Development of the Digital Archive,” Archival Notes No. 3 (2018)
Dörte Schmidt

Personal digital archiving for journalists: a “private” solution to a public problem,” Library Hi-Tech Vol. 36 no. 4 (2018)
Rachel King

Capitalizing on short-term collaborative projects: A special collections case study,” College & Research Library News Vol. 80 no. 18 (2019)
Erin Passehl-Stoddart, Ashlyn Velte

India’s Digital Archives: Online Spaces for Cultural Heritage,” Asiascape: Digital Asia Vol. 6 no. 1-2 (2019)
Katja Müller

Trans Memory Archive,”  Transgender Studies Quarterly Vol. 6 no. 2 (2019)
María Belén Correa, (founder) ; Cecilia Estalles ; Carla Pericles ; Ivana Bordei ; Magalí Muñíz ; Carolina Figueredo

The Archive and Chieftainship Claims in Zimbabwe: Some Methodological Reflections,” History in Africa Vol. 46 (2019)
George Bishi

Redemptorist Archives: A Three-Year Review,American Catholic Studies Volume 130, Number 1, Spring 2019
Patrick J. Hayes

CPF: Journal for the Society of North Carolina Archivists Special Topical Issue: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Special Collections: Critical Efforts

Journal for the Society of North Carolina Archivists
Special Topical Issue: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Special Collections: Critical Efforts
Call for Papers

J-SNCA is an annual online journal that seeks to address the theoretical, practical, and scholarly concerns of North Carolina’s archival profession. The editorial board of J-SNCA invites members of the research and archival communities to submit articles for a themed issue that will be titled, “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Archives and Special Collections: Critical Efforts.” The issue will be published in the winter of 2019.

This notice is a broad call for papers [shorter articles 2,500-5,000 words in length] that discuss efforts to ensure diversity, equity, and inclusion within the context of our collections, our institutions, and our professional lives.

Deadline: Deadline for article submission is October 1, 2019. Article proposals are welcome and encouraged. Submission guidelines at http://www.ncarchivists.org/publications/journal-of-the-society-of-north-carolina-archivists-j-snca/manuscript-submission-guidelines/

Submission Contact: Kristen Merryman, Managing Editor – merryman.kristen@gmail.com

ADE Publications Committee Seeking Members

The Association for Documentary Editing’s publications committee seeks new members. The committee, chaired by Silvia Glick, is responsible for the ADE’s publishing projects, which in the past have included the online journal Scholarly Editing. The committee will meet by telephone or video conference in early October to plan its activities for the coming year. If interested, please contact Silvia at silviaglick@gmail.com.

New Issue: Archives & Records

Special Issue: After the Digital Revolution. Guest Editor: Lise Jaillant
(subscription)

Editorial
After the digital revolution: working with emails and born-digital records in literary and publishers’ archives
Lise Jaillant

Articles
Appraising, processing, and providing access to email in contemporary literary archives
J. Schneider, C. Adams, S. DeBauche, R. Echols, C. McKean, J. Moran & D. Waugh

Literary archives in the digital age: issues and encounters with Australian writers
Kevin Molloy

‘Missing Presumed’: computer games and digital adventures in the Colin Smythe/Terry Pratchett Collection
Maria Castrillo

Observing the author–editor relationship: recordkeeping and literary scholarship in dialogue
Jenny Bunn & Samantha J. Rayner

The forensic imagination: interdisciplinary approaches to tracing creativity in writers’ born-digital archives
Paul Gooding, Jos Smith & Justine Mann

Negotiating the born-digital: a problem of search
Jane Winters & Andrew Prescott