CFP: special issue on Information Management and Digital Information

The journal Open Information Science is seeking papers for a special issue on Information Management and Digital Information to be published in December 2019.

  • Deadline for extended abstracts: 31 May 2019
  • Notification of acceptance to authors: 15 June 2019
  • Deadline for full articles: 30 September 2019
  • Publication: December 2019-Spring 2020

Topics might include, but are not restricted to:

  • Historical accounts of the development of information management
  • Systematic reviews of contextualised information management (by industry sector, jurisdiction)
  • Theoretical models of information management (including comparative analyses)
  • Information management issues in “niche” sectors
  • Information management professions and professionals (for example education and training, career paths, de-professionalism)
  • Implications of open science for information management
  • Participatory culture and information management (including marginal practitioners in online communities, crowdsourcing information and data, open public data)
  • Regulatory and ethical issues in information management

Abstracts and Submissions

Please send an extended abstract (maximum 1,500 words) by 31 May 2019 to the guest editor Adrienne Muir, Professor of Information Management, Robert Gordon University (a.muir3@rgu.ac.uk). Submitted abstracts should be in English.  The guest editor will evaluated abstracts and will inform authors of acceptance or rejection by 30 June 2019.

All submitted articles will be subject to peer review. Therefore, the acceptance of an extended abstract does not imply the publication of the final text unless the article has passed the peer review and revisions (if required) have been made to the text.

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New Issue: Cultural Analytics Special Issue on Data Cultures, Culture as Data

This cluster brings together work produced by the Cultural Analytics authors and editors on the theme of “Data Cultures.”

Amelia Acker and Tanya Clement, “Data Cultures, Culture as Data – Special Issue of Cultural Analytics,” Journal of Cultural Analytics. April 10, 2019.

Anna Lauren Hoffmann and Luke Stark, “Data Is the New What? Popular Metaphors & Professional Ethics in Emerging Data Cultures,” Journal of Cultural Analytics (forthcoming).

Niels Kerssens, “De-agentializing data practices: The shifting power of metaphor in 1990s discourses on data mining,” Journal of Cultural Analytics (forthcoming).

Andrea Zeffiro, “A Queer Futurity of Data,” Journal of Cultural Analytics (forthcoming).

Tonia Sutherland, “The Carceral Archive: Documentary Records, Narrative Construction, and Predictive Risk Assessment,” Journal of Cultural Analytics (forthcoming).

Ed Summers and Amy Wickner, “Archival Circulation on the Web: The Vine-Tweets Dataset,” Journal of Cultural Analytics (forthcoming).

Nikki Stevens, “Data set failures and intersectional data,” Journal of Cultural Analytics (forthcoming).

Morgan Currie and W. F. Umi Hsu, “Performative Data: Cultures of Government Data Practice,” Journal of Cultural Analytics (forthcoming).

Jennifer Guiliano and Carolyn Heitman, “Difficult Heritage and the Complexities of Indigenous Data,” Journal of Cultural Analytics (forthcoming).

CFP: “Digital Wellness”: Open Information Science Issue on Digital Humanities

Guest Editor
Valerie Karno, Director, Graduate School of Library and Information Studies, University of Rhode Island

Description
Since its inception, the digital humanities has considered the question “what is it to be human in relation to machines in the digital age?” This issue of Open Information Science asks for papers that consider how we can understand “digital wellness” as part of the ongoing inquiry into what acts, representations, and understandings exist around human-ness in the digital era. Particularly, this volume seeks to explore the possibilities of digital wellness provided through a range of disciplines and forms. We invite papers which consider architectures, platforms, and diverse disciplinary engagements with the opportunities and challenges surrounding digital wellness:

Possible topics include but are not limited to:

  • How are search engines addressing needs for wellness?
  • How do literary arts engage wellness literacies through multimodal creations?
  • How does the digital self interface with wellness?
  • How do digital borders interface with geographic borders towards impacting human wellness?
  • How does data creation and visualization impact user wellness?
  • How do digital formats and texts embrace animals, earth terrain, and environmental conditions towards understandings of wellness?
  • How is wellness conceived as integrated with or external to digital systems?
  • How do corporate digital organizational systems influence our notion of the digital person as imbricated in capital (in Multinational or Local companies)
  • How do digital wealth and investing systems inform our notions of the human and the circuit?
  • How do digital visual formats rearrange or constrain our conceptions of the human?
  • How do youth coding programs (like Hour of Code and Family Code Night) affect educational and familial relationships to the human as code?
  • How are tensions around big data balanced against an increasing number of “micro-forms”?

How to Submit

Submissions are welcome which attend to the following topics’ connections to wellness:

  • Biotechnology’s visualization of wellness
  • Computational approaches to wellness
  • Processing, designing, modeling, implementing wellness
  • Digital Rights Movements, Open Access, Curation, Data
  • Affect
  • Embodied Digital Culture
  • Archives
  • Gaming and Simulation
  • Scale
  • Networks
  • Project-based Learning
  • Relationships between Humanism, Post-Humanism, Earth Matter and Sea/Liquid Life
  • Distributed Work and Workplace Wellness
  • Links between the Virtual and the Local
  • Information Ethics and Wellness
  • Digital Sound and Wellness
  • Digital Wellness and Social Justice
  • Digital Wellness across Racial, Ethnic, Gendered, and Classed Borders
  • Meditation, Mindfulness, and Relaxation in the Digital Era

Please send 1-2 page Abstracts by June 1, 2019 to vkarno@uri.edu.

Papers will be due by October 1, 2019.

Contact Email:

Lukasz.Gworek@degruyter.com

URL: https://www.degruyter.com/page/1940

CFP: Archival Issues

Archival Issues, The Journal of the Midwest Archives Conference, is accepting submissions for our next issue 40.1, and beyond! We encourage contributions from both new and experienced authors. To submit, or if you have questions, please contact me, Alexandra A. A. Orchard: alexandra@wayne.eduArchival Issues editorial board chair.

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Alexandra Orchard
Technical and Metadata Archivist
Editorial Board Chair, Archival Issues
Wayne State University
Detroit MI