CFP: Libraries: Culture, History, and Society

Type: Call for Papers
Date: August 27, 2020
Location: United States
Subject Fields: Graduate Studies, Humanities, Political History / Studies, Social History / Studies, Women’s & Gender History / Studies

Libraries: Culture, History, and Society (LCHS) is now accepting submissions for volume 5, number 1, to be published Spring 2021, and for subsequent issues to be published semiannually. A peer-reviewed publication of the Library History Round Table of the American Library Association and the Penn State University Press, LCHS is available in print and online via JSTOR and Project Muse.

The only journal in the United States devoted to library history, LCHS positions library history as its own field of scholarship, while bringing together scholars from many disciplines to examine the history of libraries as institutions, collections, and services, as well as the experiences of library employees and users. There are no limits of time period or geography, and libraries of every type are included (private, public, corporate, academic, and school libraries, and special collections). In addition to Library Science, the journal welcomes contributors from History, English, Literary Studies, Education, Sociology, Gender/Women’s Studies, Race/Ethnic Studies, Political Science, Architecture, and other disciplines.

Submissions for volume 5, issue 1, are due August 28th, 2020, and the deadline for volume 5, issue 2 will be in late February. Manuscripts must be submitted electronically through LCHS’s Editorial Manager system at https://www.editorialmanager.com/LCHS . They must also conform to the instructions for authors at https://www.editorialmanager.com/LCHS/account/LCHS%20Author%20Submission%20Guidelines.pdf. New scholars, and authors whose work is in the “idea” stage, are welcomed to contact the editors if they would like guidance prior to submission.

For further questions, please contact the editors:
Bernadette Lear, BAL19@psu.edu
Eric Novotny, ECN1@psu.edu

Contact Info:
Bernadette A. Lear
Co-Editor, LCHS
BAL19@psu.edu

Contact Email:
bal19@psu.edu

URL: http://www.psupress.org/Journals/jnls_LCHS.html

 

New Issue: Judaica Librarianship

The newest issue of Judaica Librarianship includes several articles about archives.

Judaica Librarianship, Vol. 21 (2020)
(open access)

Editorial
Vol. 21 Editor’s Note
Rachel Leket-Mor

Essays and Research

The Victor Perera Papers: The Archive of a Twentieth Century Sephardic-American Writer
Gabriel Mordoch

The Importance of Being Discovered: The Werner Von Boltenstern Shanghai Photograph and Negative Collection
Melanie Hubbard

The UCLA Sephardic Archive Initiative: Finding the Keys to an Untold History
Max Modiano Daniel

Primary Sources in the College Classroom: The Beck Archives at the University of Denver Libraries
Jeanne Abrams

The Sydney Taylor Book Award at Fifty: Trends in Canonized Jewish Children’s Literature (1968–2020)
Rachel Leket-Mor, Fred Isaac

The Cultural Doings and Undoings of the Sydney Taylor Book Award
Stacy M. Collins

“Love Your Neighbor”: An AJL Project to Combat Antisemitism
Heidi Rabinowitz, Kathleen Bloomfield

Columns

JS/DH: Primary Sources and Open Data
Michelle Chesner

Scatter of the Literature
June 2017–February 2020
Haim A. Gottschalk

CFP: Conference “Digital Humanities and Gender History”

Type: Call for Papers
Date: August 31, 2020
Subject Fields: Digital Humanities, Women’s & Gender History / Studies
**Deadline: August 31, 2020**

CfP Conference “Digital Humanities and Gender History”

Place: Online Conference

Dates: 5.2., 12.2., 19.2. and 26.2.2021, 4 – 8 p.m. CET

Languages: English, German

The Chair of Gender History at the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena (Germany), together with the Arbeitskreis Historische Frauen- und Geschlechterforschung e.V. and the Digital German Women’s Archive (Digitales Deutsches Frauenarchiv), is organising a virtual international conference on “Digital Humanities and Gender History” on the four Friday afternoons of February 2021.

The conference aims to address gender-historical aspects of the history of the digital and the digital humanities as well as the application of digital methods and research workflows for gender-historical questions. The conference will examine the gender-historical implications of digital methods, tools and projects as well as the possibilities and limitations, added values and challenges that digital methods offer for the study of gender history.

In addition to the presentation of current and completed projects, problem-centered lectures dealing with aspects of cross-cutting relevance for a digital gender history are particularly welcome. Proposals for topics can refer to the following thematic complexes:

  • Application of digital methods and tools in regards to gender history issues
  • Gender history of the digital humanities or digital sub-disciplines
  • Constructions of gender in or making it visible by digital methods (e.g. using data mining, network or GIS technologies, visualisations etc.)
  • Gendered or intersectional marking of digital models of reality, e.g. also artificial intelligence
  • Significance of gender in the modelling of digital humanities projects, the design and development of databases, algorithms, software, tools and digital working and virtual research environments
  • Digital archives and sources, their indexing and distribution
  • Digital forms of publication for gender history e.g. digital journals, blogs, project pages, social media etc.
  • Relationship between gender history and digital humanities or, possibly, considerations for a scientific disciplining of Digital Historical Gender Studies with specific questions, epistemes, methods and other (sub)disciplinary characteristics

Please submit your contribution, approximately one page in length, by 31 August to the e-mail address pia.sybille.marzell@uni-jena.de. We ask you to state whether your contribution will be a project presentation or whether you wish to focus on more comprehensive questions and aspects of digital gender history. Besides presentations with 20 minutes of speaking time, smaller lectures or alternative formats such as demos, tutorials, pecha kuchas etc. can also be proposed. Contributions from all epochs and regions are welcome.

The four conference afternoons in February form a unit, so participation in all four dates would be desirable. The conference languages are English and German. We are currently seeking funding to provide simultaneous translation of the conference in sign language as well as an English translation of the German contributions.

Contact Info:
Martin Prell (University of Jena)

Pia Marzell (University of Jena)

Contact Email: martin.prell@uni-jena.de

CFP: DLF Forum

The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) and the Digital Library Federation (DLF) are thrilled to announce our new CFP for our virtual DLF Forum this fall. We have a lot of exciting things planned and are excited to share the first steps with you.

First, we’ve made some adjustments to the dates on which we’ll hold our events this fall.

Full info about the new VIRTUAL DLF Forum CFP is here, but we can’t resist sharing some other details with you here:

  • Our guiding focus for this year’s Forum is building community while apart, chosen as a top priority by respondents to our recent DLF community surveyAs one step to this end, all of our 2020 events will be free of charge, and resources will be made widely available after our events. Later this summer we’ll share information about how to register for our events.
  • While we welcome proposals from anyone with interesting work to share, this year the planning committee will prioritize submissions from BIPOC people and people working at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and other BIPOC-centered libraries, archives, and museums, in alignment with our commitment to do more to ensure marginalized voices have better and more central representation.
  • Accepted presentations and panels will be delivered via pre-recorded video that will “go live” at specific times during the conference, and there will be some method for community discussion during “watch parties” as videos are posted.
  • Because of our virtual format and our emphasis on bringing our community together, we will be offering a greatly reduced number of sessions than we typically offer in our traditional in-person DLF Forum. To make space for as many voices as possible, individuals may present only once on the conference program. However, we will offer additional ways for community members to share content and resources whether conference proposals are accepted or not.

More information and full details about the new VIRTUAL DLF Forum CFP are here: https://forum2020.diglib.org/call-for-proposals

If you submitted a proposal to the original CFP, you should have received an email from us already about next steps. If you did not receive an email, reach out at forum@diglib.org.

The deadline to submit to the new Forum CFP is Monday, August 17, at 11:59pm Eastern Time.

If you have any questions, please write to us at forum@diglib.org.

Thanks,
Gayle for Team CLIR/DLF

P.S. Want to stay updated on all things #DLFforum? Subscribe to our Forum newsletter or follow us at @CLIRDLF on Twitter.

New Articles: International Journal of Digital Curation

International Journal of Digital Curation, Vol 15 no. 1 (2020)
(open access)

RESEARCH PAPERS

An Exploratory Analysis of Social Science Graduate Education in Data Management and Data Sharing
Ashley Doonan, Dharma Akmon, Evan Cosby

Towards Continuous Quality Control for Spoken Language Corpora
Anne Ferger, Hanna Hedeland

The Red Queen in the Repository
Joakim Philipson

Facilitating Access to Restricted Data
Allison Rae Bobyak Tyler

GENERAL ARTICLES

Design and Implementation of the first Generic Archive Storage Service for Research Data in Germany
Felix Bach, Björn Schembera, Jos van Wezel

Data Practices in Digital History
Rongqian Ma, Fanghui Xiao

A Review of the History, Advocacy and Efficacy of Data Management Plans
Nicholas Andrew Smale, Kathryn Unsworth, Gareth Denyer, Elise Magatova, Daniel Barr

CONFERENCE PRE-PRINTS

The CODATA-RDA Data Steward School
Daniel Bangert, Joy Davidson, Steve Diggs, Marjan Grootveld, Hugh Shanahan, Shanmugasundaram Venkataraman

Out of the Jar into the World! A Case Study on Storing and Sharing Vertebrate Data
Susan Borda

Piloting a Community of Student Data Consultants that Supports and Enhances Research Data Services
Jonathan S Briganti, Andrea Ogier, Anne M. Brown

Understanding the Data Management Plan as a Boundary Object through a Multi-stakeholder perspective
Live Kvale, Nils Pharo

Privacy Impact Assessments for Digital Repositories
Abraham Mhaidli, Libby Hemphill, Florian Schaub, Cundiff Jordan, Andrea K. Thomer

Finding a Repository with the Help of Machine-Actionable DMPs: Opportunities and Challenges
Simon Oblasser, Tomasz Miksa, Asanobu Kitamoto

Data Communities: Empowering Researcher-Driven Data Sharing in the Sciences
Rebecca Springer, Danielle Cooper

New Issue: Archives and Records

Archives and Records, Vol. 41 (2020)
(subscription)

Editorial
Towards a pedagogy of archival engagement
Paul Flynn

Articles

Applying the seven principles of good practice: archives in the 21st century university
Katrina Legg , Rhian Elizabeth Ellis & Chris Hall

Lessons in making the unique ubiquitous: diversifying the role of the special collections and archives department to enhance teaching and learning at the University of Limerick
Kirsten Mulrennan

Making:Archives – a case study of creative collaboration
Sarah C. Jane & Hannah Maughan

Teaching archive skills: a pedagogical journey with impact
Karen Watson & Kirsty Pattrick

Book Reviews

Copyright for archivists and records managers
6th edition by Tim Padfield, London, Facet Publishing, 2019, xxi + 411 pp., £59.95 (paperback), ISBN 978-1-78330-448-6
Fredric Saunderson

Advocacy and awareness for archivists
by Kathleen D Roe, Chicago, Society of American Archivists, 2019, x + 149 pp., $69 (paperback), ISBN 978-1-945246-16-6 (Archival Fundamentals Series III, volume 3)
Owen Munday

Trusting records in the Cloud
edited by Luciana Duranti and Corinne Rogers, London, Facet Publishing, 2019, xxi + 306 pp., £69.95 (paperback), ISBN 978-1-78330-402-8
Alex Fitzgerald

Dead letters: censorship and subversion in New Zealand 1914-1920
by Jared Davidson, Dunedin, Otago University Press, 2019, 306 pp., £19 (paperback), ISBN 978-1-98-853152-6
Susan Healy

Participatory archives: theory and practice
edited by Edward Benoit, III and Alexandra Eveleigh, Facet Publishing, 2019, xiii + 263pp., £64.95 (paperback), ISBN: 978-1-78330-356-4
Margaret Crockett

Seals and status: the power of objects
edited by John Cherry, Jessica Berenbeim and Lloyd de Beer, London, The British Museum, 2018, v + 147 pp., £40 (paperback), ISBN 978-086159-213-5
Philippa Hoskin

Archival values: essays in honor of Mark Greene
edited by Christine Weideman and Mary A. Caldera, Chicago, Society of American Archivists, 2019, xiv + 300 pp., $55 (paperback), ISBN 978-1-945246-04-3
Caroline Williams

New/Recent Publications

Books

Humanizing LIS Education and Practice: Diversity by Design
By Keren Dali, Nadia Caidi
(Routledge, forthcoming October 2020)

Among Digitized Manuscripts. Philology, Codicology, Paleography in a Digital World
Series: Handbook of Oriental Studies. Section 1 The Near and Middle East, Volume: 137
Author: L.W.C. van Lit

Articles
Explore the Library of Congress (LoC): A Collection Analysis, International Journal of Information Dissemination And Technology, Vol. 10 no. 1 (2020)
Asifa Ali, Sumaira Jan

“E-Mail as Legacy: Managing and Preserving E-Mail as a Collection,” Libraries and the Academy, Vol. 20 no. 3 (July 2020)
Jesse David Dinneen, Maja Krtalić

“Themes in Recent Research on Integrating Primary Source Collections and Instruction,” Libraries and the Academy, Vol. 20 no. 3 (July 2020)
Sonia Yaco, Arkalgud Ramaprasad, Thant Syn

Copyright and Digital Collections: A Data-Driven Roadmap for Rights Statement Success,” College & Research Libraries, July 2020
Sara R. Benson and Hannah Stitzlein

Radical Holdings? Student Newspaper Collections in Australian University Libraries and Archives,” Journal of the Australian Library and Information Association 
Jessie Lymn & Tamara Jones

Bodies of archives/archival bodies: an introduction,” Visual anthropology review [online], 36(1),
B. Battaglia, J. Clarke, F. Slegenthaler

A Content and Comparative Analysis of Job Advertisements for Special Collections Professionals Using ACRL RBMS Guidelines,” Journal of Library Administration Vol. 60 no. 6 (2020)
Kellee E. Warren &Jung Mi Scoulas

Investigating the Perceived Value of Special Collections in the Academic Library,” Journal of Library Administration Vol. 60 no. 6 (2020)
Jae Jennifer Rossman

Other Publications

Research Library Issues, no. 300: GLAM Collaboration Opportunities and Challenges, Association of Research Libraries
Podcasts

Charles Francis on LGBTQ Archive Activism, AHR Interview
AHR author Charles Francis speaks about his October 2019 issue article “Freedom Summer ‘Homos’: An Archive Story.” Francis is president of the Mattachine Society of Washington, D.C., an LGBTQ history society that partners with pro bono legal counsel McDermott Will & Emery to undertake archival research that brings to light hidden and suppressed aspects of LGBTQ political history in order to educate the legal community, community leaders, and the media—work the society conceives of as “archive activism.”

Francis spoke about his article with AHR editor Alex Lichtenstein and Florida International University historian of queer history Julio Capó Jr.

Still Speaking
Still Speaking is a radio show created by Conrad Stoesz, the archivist at the Mennonite Heritage Archives. These five-minute stories are currently airing on Golden West Radio 950, 1220 and 1250 AM Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 9:20 am (CST). You can catch it live online here. We are also sharing the stories on our site here!

Still Speaking tells stories about people, places, and events preserved in documents and artifacts in our archives. Our aim is to learn about the past, the role of archives in society, and give you something to think about. Together we can listen to the people of the past “still speaking.”

Transcripts
Transcripts is a new podcast that puts the transgender movement in context. Using oral histories from the Tretter Transgender Oral History Project at the University of Minnesota Libraries, hosts Andrea Jenkins and Myrl Beam introduce listeners to the trans activists who are changing our world.

CFP: Public Services Quarterly

PUBLIC SERVICES QUARTERLY is always looking for quality submissions.

Public Services Quarterly covers a broad spectrum of public service issues in academic libraries, presenting practical strategies for implementing new initiatives and research-based insights into effective practices. The journal publishes research-based and theoretical articles as well as case studies that advance the understanding of public services, including reference and research assistance, information literacy instruction, access and delivery services, and other services to patrons. Articles may examine creative ways to use technology to assist students and faculty. Practice-based articles are thoroughly grounded in the literature and situate the work done in one library into the larger context.

Manuscript Submissions:  This journal uses ScholarOne Manuscripts to manage submissions and the peer-review process.
To view an online sample copy, go to: www.tandfonline.com/WPSQ

For more information, feel free to contact the editor, editorial board, or columns editors, listed here.

Sian Brannon <Sian.Brannon@unt.edu>

Call for Chapters: Teaching Critical Reading Skills: Strategies for Academic Librarians Published by ACRL Press

Have you created library instructional or outreach activities focused on student reading? If you have case studies, lesson plans, stories, or programmatic approaches aimed at developing active, engaged, mindful, and critical readers, we want to hear from you.

Focus of the Book:

Librarians engage with student reading in a variety of ways: We work with students as they learn to become part of their disciplinary communities and practice reading scholarly articles, interpreting historical information from archival materials, and drawing conclusions based on information from unfamiliar source types like government documents, patents, figures, data, or works of criticism. This book will offer strategies for librarians working across a range of disciplinary areas so they can engage students who need to learn how to read in order to work, understand, and create new knowledge in their field.

We also work with students as they become critical, engaged citizens. We interact with students as they learn to make sense of information in web-based environments where authorship is often uncertain, take active steps to triangulate the information they find, and make decisions based on social media sources where bias and filter bubbles are inherent. We also work with student readers who come from a variety of backgrounds (e.g., non-native English speakers) and who are at different stages in their academic journey (e.g., transfer students or graduate students). This book will offer strategies that take into account librarians’ unique instructional opportunities to encourage students who read in order to understand, empathize, and create change.

Potential Chapter Topics May Include But Are Not Limited To:

  • Critical Reading – Defined and Examples in Practice
  • Primary Source Literacy (i.e., Special Collections and Archives) and Critical Reading
  • Reading for different student audiences – examples could include expert vs. novice approaches, reading instruction for first-year students, transfer students, or graduate students’ reading practices
  • Programmatic Approaches to Reading Programs
  • Community College Librarians and Critical Reading
  • Reading Scholarly Articles
  • Reading Beyond Scholarly Articles
  • Reading Emotionally Difficult Material
  • Reading in the Disciplines (i.e., sciences, social sciences, humanities)
  • Reading for Non-native English Speakers
  • Strategies for comprehending data or health resources
  • Reading strategies for different source types (e.g., opinion pieces, government documents, books…)

Submission Procedure:

Please submit an initial chapter proposal description of up to 500 words and a tentative chapter title. As part of your proposal description, please include a brief description of the practical content you will include in your chapter (e.g., lesson plan, instructional activity, assignment, outreach plan, or model for creating a campus program). Please also include the author(s)’ names, titles, and institutional affiliations, along with a link to current CV (or copy relevant info from your CV, which may be abbreviated to focus on information relevant to your experiences either with instruction and outreach or relevant publishing history).

Please submit proposals to: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSepZQVtqxnLvjRZLdGvhiVIFnIL5JWQFSq79xx0vLQqXdkJCg/viewform?usp=sf_link

Proposals are due by October 1, 2020.** Authors will be notified of their status (accept or decline) by November 15, 2020. A first draft of approximately 2000-5000 words (excluding endnotes and bibliography) will be due on February 15, 2021, and after receiving editorial feedback, a final draft will be due on July 31, 2021. Chapters must not be previously published or simultaneously submitted elsewhere.

**Special note – we very much understand that these are extremely strange and difficult times. If you have an idea but aren’t sure what your schedule looks like for fall/winter, please still contact us to express interest and share your idea. We’ll see what we can figure out together.**

Anticipated book publication date will be early 2022. Chapter authors will be able to make their chapters open access by posting final copies of their chapter in their institutional repositories.

For additional information, contact:

Hannah Gascho Rempel, Professor and Science Librarian, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR  – Hannah.Rempel@oregonstate.edu

Rachel Hamelers, Teaching and Learning Librarian, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA – rachelhamelers@muhlenberg.edu

CFP: International Conference on Digital Humanities: “Digital Dialogues”

Type: Conference

Date: October 24, 2020 to October 25, 2020

Location: United Kingdom

Subject Fields: Digital Humanities, Humanities, Research and Methodology, Social Sciences, Race Studies

With the epidemic shaking the world and the research/teaching/learning being moved online, the field of Digital Humanities has received unprecedented attention of scholars and professionals. It has become vital to explore its theories, methods and practices and to clarify its multiple possibilities and challenges.

This conference will look at the interaction of humanities and digital technologies and the use of humanities-related digital resources in various fields. It will analyse the ways digital humanities transformed and keep transforming academic environment, local communities and global conversations and the innovative ways of sharing knowledge and teaching it introduced.

We invite proposals from various disciplines including IT, media and communication, design, history, political sciences, philosophy, sociology, anthropology, literature, linguistics, psychology, etc.

Papers are invited on topics related, but not limited, to:

  • practising digital humanities
  • teaching digital humanities
  • digital collections, data and research processes
  • digital humanities across class, race and gender
  • digital humanities as activism and artistic practice
  • digital humanities and cyberculture

Paper proposals up to 250 words and a brief biographical note should be sent by 10 August 2020 to digital.humanities@lcir.co.uk.

The Paper Proposal form could be downloaded from http://digital.humanities.lcir.co.uk/

Registration fee – 90 GBP

The conference will be held online. Papers presented at the conference will be published in a post-conference volume with an ISBN number.

Contact Info:

Dr Olena Lytovka, digital.humanities@lcir.co.uk
Contact Email: digital.humanities@lcir.co.uk
URL: http://digital.humanities.lcir.co.uk/