Happy holidays!

I haven’t been giving this blog as much attention as it requires in the past few weeks, and now suddenly the holidays are upon us.

I will return sometime in January to continue posting content, with the goal of expanding the resources I provide. As always, I welcome ideas.

In the meantime, I hope everyone has a peaceful holiday season!

Cheryl

New Issue: RBM

RBM Vol 21, No 2 (2020)

Editor’s Note
Richard Saunders

Research Articles

The Past, Present, and Future of Special Collections Library Literature
Melanie Griffin

No Mere Culinary Curiosities: Using Historical Cookbooks in the Library Classroom
Kathryn G. Matheny

Picking Up the Pieces: Library Processes and the Theft of Rare Materials
Greg Seppi, Dainan Skeem

Book Reviews

Bernard Meehan. The Book of Kells: An Illustrated Introduction to the Manuscript in Trinity College Dublin, fully revised and updated edition.
Diana La Femina

Kathy Peiss. Information Hunters: When Librarians, Soldiers, and Spies Banded Together in World War II Europe.
Joshua C. Youngblood

Michael Vinson. Bluffing Texas Style: The Arsons, Forgeries, and High-Stakes Poker Capers of Rare Book Dealer Johnny Jenkins.
Brian Shetler

Library Trends Special Issue: Digital Humanities in China

Library Trends Vol. 69 no. 1 Summer 2020

Introduction
Lian Ruan, Xingye Du

The Evolution of Digital Humanities in China
Xiaoguang Wang, Xu Tan, Huinan Li

Research on the Evaluation of Digital Academic Competence of Chinese Humanists
Zhangping Lu, Jianghao Tang, Siyuan Zhu, Wencheng Su, Hui Li

Research on the Digital Humanities Practices in Chinese Libraries: A Case Study of Shanghai Libraries
Wang Shen, Jiuyu Chen, Jia Guo, Chuang Hong, Jun Deng

Building a Memory Map to Reconstruct an Urban Memory: The Case of the Beijing City Gates
Li Niu, Lichao Liu, Chenxiang Gao, Xiaoshuang Jia

KnowPoetry: A Knowledge Service Platform for Tang Poetry Research Based on Domain-Specific Knowledge Graph
Liang Hong, Wenjun Hou, Lina Zhou

How to Evaluate and Select a Data Repository for Humanities and Social Science: A Case Study of Fudan University Data Repository for Humanities and Social Science
Shenqin Yin, Jilong Zhang, Menghao Jia, Jie Hu

Research on Knowledge Organization and Visualization of Historical Events in the Republic of China Era
He Li, Linlin Zhu, Wang Shen, Xingye Du, Shuhe Guan, Jun Deng

Digital Projects of Chinese Historical Local Private Documents: Database Development and Exploring of Text Mining
Siyuan Zhao, Meng Tang, Yi Sun

Construction of Smart Data toward Dunhuang Grottoes
Xiaoguang Wang, Hongyu Wang, Wanli Chang, Chen Zhang, Lei Xu

The Evolution of Intangible CH Digital Resources: The Case of the Qingming Festival
Xin Xu, Shiyao Wang

A Conceptual Model of Chinese Oral Memory Based on Digital Humanities
Jun Deng, Ruan Wang, Xueyan Song, Zishu Zhang

Digital Humanities Scholarly Commons at Beijing Normal University Library
Xing Zhao, Li Shu’ning, Xiao Ya’nan, Haiqing Huang

The Study of Premodern Chinese Literature in the Digital Era: New Methods of Quantitative Statistics, Databases, and Visualization Analyses
Shiwang Lin

Distribution Maps of Chinese Poets in the Ming Dynasty (1368–1644): A Geographical Visualization Experiment
Lixiang Qian

A Probe into Patentometrics in Digital Humanities
Guirong Hao, Fred Y. Ye

Digital Humanities Cyberinfrastructure for Ancient China Studies: Past, Present, and Future
Benjun Zhu, Jiuzhen Zhang

New Content: Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies

The Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies (JCAS) announces the publication of three new articles and two new book reviews.

“MPLP: From Practice to Theory,” written by Kyna Herzinger.

 Download the article: https://elischolar.library.yale.edu/jcas/vol7/iss1/20.

Abstract: This paper traces the transformation of More Product, Less Process or MPLP from a processing methodology to a principle that has supported a growing toolbox of practices. It highlights the seeds of that principle, which are rooted in Greene and Meissner’s effort to shift professional focus away from processing minutiae and toward access to and use of archival materials. Although MPLP developed out of demonstrable needs, its underlying attention to the nature of archival work and the archivist’s role within that work speaks to deeper concepts addressed within archival theory. This paper argues that MPLP’s pragmatic methods have evolved beyond a toolbox of practices, and that MPLP should be recast as a principle to be both challenged and held in tension with other fundamental archival principles.

“Labor Gone Digital (DigiFacket)! Experiences from Creating a Web Archive for Swedish Trade Unions,” written by Jenny Jansson, Katrin Uba, and Jaanus Karo.

Download the article: https://elischolar.library.yale.edu/jcas/vol7/iss1/19.

Abstract: The Internet has become an increasingly important forum for societal activism, as event mobilization, member organization, and some actions have moved online. These new types of activities, often facilitated by diverse social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, form an increasingly important part of contemporary social movements’ and organizations’ communication, work, and expression. This rapid digitalization and the increase of online activities have created a dilemma for social movement archives and researchers: Born-digital material is necessary to understand our contemporary movements, yet the materials generated and available on the Internet are rarely systematically archived. To help find solutions to this problem, the project Labor Gone Digital (DigiFacket)! set out to construct an archiving system for material created on the Internet by the Swedish trade union movement (i.e., websites and social media feeds). This article reviews the creation of the DigiFacket system and explores the challenges of building a web archive that meets both the needs of the research community and the movements occurring online, and that is easy enough to maintain, even for small archives.

“Review of Leading and Managing Archives and Manuscripts Programs,” written by Rory Grennan.

Download the article: https://elischolar.library.yale.edu/jcas/vol7/iss1/18.

Abstract: Review of Leading and Managing Archives and Manuscripts Programs, edited by Peter Gottlieb and David W. Carmichael, examining the main topics of leadership and management of people in archival programs, its place in the archival literature, and its potential audience.

Reviews

“Review of Advocacy and Awareness for Archivists,” written by Elizabeth D. James.

 Download the article: https://elischolar.library.yale.edu/jcas/vol7/iss1/21/.

AbstractAdvocacy and Awareness for Archivists is at once a practical guide and a call to action to consistently communicate the work and impact of archives at the local, regional, and national levels. As an expansion of the Archival Fundamentals Series, the book places the work of advocacy as being central to the archives profession. However, it neglects to incorporate contemporary archival concerns related to power dynamics and inequity when planning and conducting an advocacy effort.

“Review of Archival Values: Essays in Honor of Mark A. Greene” written by Gregory Wiedeman.

Download the article: https://elischolar.library.yale.edu/jcas/vol7/iss1/22/.

Abstract:  Archival Values: Essays in Honor of Mark A. Greene is an archetypal Festschrift with 23 essays on each of the 11 Society of American Archivists Core Values of Archivists. This is primarily a book about archival professionalism, as Scott Cline’s framing essay offers the values as “integral to the archival endeavor” and the SAA Publications Board selected it as the fourth of SAA’s annual “One Book, One Profession” series. The book features some particularly standout works that will help both graduate students and veteran archivists better understand some of the more cutting-edge ideas that are reshaping how archivists think of themselves and their work. However, the traditional format and conservative genre can be a bit problematic and may undermine the effort and limit its potential readership.

JCAS is a peer-reviewed, open access journal sponsored by the Yale University Library, New England Archivists, and Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

CFP: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Theological Libraries and Librarianship – Theological Librarianship (TL) Journal

This call does not specifically mention archives, but is an opportunity for anyone interested in the topic as it relates to theology.

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CFP: Theological Librarianship’s Diversity Forum

In light of recent events in the country and in recognition of long-standing inequities in the library profession, Theological Librarianship (TL) is planning to devote the Spring 2021 issue to a forum addressing questions of diversity, equity, and inclusion in theological libraries and librarianship. Such questions take different forms in different libraries and even in different theological contexts, and we expect the forum to reflect some of these differences as well as some common themes across the landscape of theological librarianship. The TL forum will be an opportunity to share your experiences with these questions at your institution in a brief (750-1500 word) statement or reflection.

Since diversity, equity, and inclusion (themselves often fraught terms) evoke a variety of concerns and realties touching race, sex, gender, sexual orientation, class, disability, religious and ethnic identity, etc., TL is looking for submissions that address this variety in critical and constructive ways, with a special focus on the intersectional nature of differing religious commitments and theological perspectives as they engage with other forms of diversity.

Theological Librarianship (https://serials.atla.com/theolib) is an open access journal publishing peer reviewed articles, as well as essays and reviews, on subjects at the intersection of librarianship and religious and theological studies that potentially impact libraries.

The deadline for submissions to the Spring 2021 forum is January 3, 2021. Submissions must be made at https://serials.atla.com/theolib/about/submissions. Please review the submission guidelines carefully. You will need to login to create your submission. If you have not previously created an account, you will need to register first before a submission can be completed. In the submission form, select “Special Forum” under the Section drop-down.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our editorial team at editors-tl@atla.com.

Thank you,

Garrett Trott
University Librarian
CORBAN UNIVERSITY
5000 Deer Park Drive SE
Salem, Ore.
gtrott@corban.edu
Web Site: www.corban.edu

CFP: The Christian Librarian (TCL) – Association of Christian Librarians

Though the call does not specifically mention archives, this is an opportunity for archivists at religious institutions or who manage religious collections/rare books to contribute.

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Submissions are being accepted on an ongoing basis for upcoming issues of The Christian Librarian (TCL)TCL is the publication of the Association of Christian Librarians, publishing both peer-reviewed articles and non-peer-reviewed articles. TCL publishes articles focusing on all aspects of librarianship, especially as it relates to Christianity and the Christian faith.

The preferred method for submitting manuscripts is as a word-processed attachment in an e-mail. Author’s full name, affiliation, and e-mail address must accompany any manuscript submission.

Articles should provide something new to the existing literature. The word count can vary depending on the depth of the article, but non-peer-reviewed articles tend to be between 2000-4000 and peer-reviewed articles tend to be between 3000-6000 words.  All submissions should adhere to the publication manual of the American Psychological Association (APA).

For more information, visit http://www.acl.org/index.cfm/publications/the-christian-librarian/).  Send submissions and queries to Garrett Trott, Editor-in-Chief, tcl@acl.org

New/Recent Publications

Articles

The Postwar American Poet’s Library: An Archival Consideration with Charles Olson and the Maud/Olson Library,” Book History Vol. 23 (2020)
Mary Catherine Kinniburgh

The Page Image: Towards a Visual History of Digital Documents,” Book History Vol. 23 (2020)
Andrew Piper, Chad Wellmon, and Mohamed Cheriet

“The Bane of a Music Librarian’s Existence”: Why and How Music Libraries Preserve Scores with Spiral and Comb BindingsMusic Reference Services Quarterly
Peter Shirts

Identifying VOCs in exhibition cases and efflorescence on museum objects exhibited at Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian-New York,” Heritage Science 8:115 (2020)
Alba Alvarez-Martin, John George, Emily Kaplan, Lauren Osmond, Leah Bright, G. Asher Newsome, Rebecca Kaczkowski, Frederik Vanmeert, Gwénaëlle Kavich and Susan Heald

Evaluation of metadata describing topographic maps in a National Library,” Heritage Science 8:113 (2020)
Marta Kuźma and Albina Mościcka

Documenting Digital Projects: Instituting Guidelines for Digital Dissertations and Theses in the Humanities,” College & Research Libraries Vol. 81 no. 7 (2020)
Roxanne Shirazi and Stephen Zweibel

Liberating digital collections: Rights review of digital collections at the Ohio State University Libraries,” College & Research Libraries Vol. 81 no. 10 (2020)
Sandra Aya Enimil

Books

The Library Outreach Cookbook
Ryan L. SittlerTerra, J. Rogerson
(American Library Association, 2020)

Copyright’s Highway: From the Printing Press to the Cloud, Second Edition
Paul Goldstein
(Stanford University Press, 2019)

Other

Structuring Collaborations: The Opportunities and Challenges of Building Relationships Between Academic Museums and Libraries
Liam Sweeney
(Ithaka S+R, 2020)

Podcasts

S4.7: Ferrin Evans : Queer Loss, Marginalized Experiences and Demanding a Seat at the Table
Archivist’s Alley

New Podcast: Rose Library Presents, Emory University

#56 Engineering Empathy: Building Innovative Access Systems and Preserving Video Testimony with Sam Gustman, CTO and Associate Dean at USC Shoah Foundation and USC Libraries
The Workflow Show

Case Studies

New Case Study on Access Policies for Native American Archival Materials
Case 3: Access Policies for Native American Archival Materials in the National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
 by Diana E. Marsh, Robert Leopold, Katherine Crowe, and Katherine S. Madison is the latest addition to SAA’s open access case studies series on Access Policies for Native American Archival Materials. This case examines the policies and practices of the National Anthropological Archives at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History over a fifty-year period. It describes a series of archival programs and projects that occurred before, during, and after the development of the Protocols for Native American Archival Materials in order to view changes in the archives’ access policies within a broader cultural and institutional milieu. The case study assesses the influence of the Protocols as well as some challenges to the adoption of several recommendations and makes several proposals for archival repositories with comparable collections and constituencies. The case studies series is sponsored by the Native American Archives Section.

Call for Chapters: Contemporary Issues in Information and Records Management in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Editors
Josiline Chigwada, Bindura University of Science Education, Zimbabwe
Godfrey Tsvuura, Zimbabwe Open University, Zimbabwe

Call for Chapters
Proposals Submission Deadline: December 12, 2020
Full Chapters Due: February 24, 2021
Submission Date: February 24, 2021

Introduction
The book showcases contemporary issues in information and records management in the 4th industrial revolution especially in times of crisis like the recent COVID-19 pandemic. Chapters highlighting innovation, use of information and communication technology in information and records management, best practices, challenges encountered and how they are overcome are discussed.

Objective
The publication demonstrates the value of information and records management in the 21st century vis-à-vis the challenges that may be faced by information and records managers in the 4th industrial revolution. The book provides a summary of the key activities undertaken by information and records managers as they seek to make records and information management more visible to modern knowledge-driven society.

Target Audience
The target audience of this book will be composed of professionals, librarians, archivists, students, lecturers and researchers working in the field of library and information science, archives and records management, communication sciences, education, and information technology.

Recommended Topics
• Records management practices and systems • Challenges in managing records in the 21st century • Information management in the 4th industrial revolution • Knowledge management in the 4th industrial revolution • Quality assurance in information and records management • Research data management • Data, information and records • Big data • Open Science (Open access, open educational resources, open source, open methodology, Open peer review). • Digitisation of records • Continuous professional development • Social Media usage in records and information management • Managing difficult patrons • Inclusive librarianship • Cloud Computing • Services to Patrons with disabilities • Collection development and management • Institutional repositories • Community engagement • Cooperation between librarians and teaching staff • Information Communication Technology issues in information and records management • Resource sharing in information and records centres

Submission Procedure
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before December 12, 2020, 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 December 26, 2020 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines.Full chapters are expected to be submitted by February 24, 2021, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at https://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, Contemporary Issues in Information and Records Management in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.

All proposals should be submitted through the eEditorial Discovery® online submission manager.

Publisher
This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), an international academic publisher of the “Information Science Reference” (formerly Idea Group Reference), “Medical Information Science Reference,” “Business Science Reference,” and “Engineering Science Reference” imprints. IGI Global specializes in publishing reference books, scholarly journals, and electronic databases featuring academic research on a variety of innovative topic areas including, but not limited to, education, social science, medicine and healthcare, business and management, information science and technology, engineering, public administration, library and information science, media and communication studies, and environmental science. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit https://www.igi-global.com. This publication is anticipated to be released in 2021.

Important Dates
December 12, 2020: Proposal Submission Deadline
December 26, 2020: Notification of Acceptance
February 24, 2021: Full Chapter Submission
April 9, 2021: Review Results Returned
May 21, 2021: Final Acceptance Notification
June 4, 2021: Final Chapter Submission

Inquiries
Josiline Chigwada Bindura University of Science Education josyphiri@gmail.com +263733782906 Godfrey Tsvuura Zimbabwe Open University gtsvuura@gmail.com

Full call and submission

Archives & Manuscripts Survey

We currently publish three issues of Archives & Manuscripts annually, and access to the journal is included in Corporate A, B (standard) and Individual memberships. The journal has been published continuously since 1955, and the ASA is committed to continuing to publish work by academic and professional authors through Archives & Manuscripts.

This survey aims to measure member and reader satisfaction with Archives & Manuscripts as we look to the future in a volatile and fast-changing time for academic publishing.

Your response to this survey is anonymous, and any identifying information will be removed for reporting purposes.

The survey will be open until Wednesday 18 November 2020.

Take the survey.

CFP: ARCHIVES (British Records Association)

ARCHIVES, a peer-reviewed journal published by Liverpool University Press on behalf of the British Records Associationinvites submissions that inform, explore, and inspire all those who use historical records. ARCHIVES provides accessible and engaging articles that increase understanding of the whereabouts, interpretation and historical significance of archival material of all historical periods. It provides a platform for historians and archivists to share their discoveries and information about the sources they have used for research. We particularly welcome contributions from those at an early stage of their careers.

Themes that can be addressed include, but are not limited to:

– Archival trends, theories and practices
– Archives and the community
– Archives and diversity
– Approaches towards using archives and source materials
– Archives and accessibility
– Record keeping practices
– Digital curation

A fuller statement of the editorial policy can be found at: https://www.britishrecordsassociation.org.uk/publications/archives-the-journal-of-the-british-records-association/

Articles can be submitted at any time.