CFP: Two Publishing Opportunities with McFarland

Expanding Library Relevancy: Innovation to Meet Changing Needs

Book Publisher: McFarland

Vera Gubnitskaia, co-editor. Contributor, Bringing the Arts into the Library (ALA, 2014); co-editor, Continuing Education for Librarians (McFarland, 2013); academic librarian, indexer.

Carol Smallwood, co-editor, Library’s Role in Supporting Financial Literacy for Patrons (Rowman & Littlefield, 2016); public library administrator, special, school librarian.

One or two chapters sought from U.S. practicing academic, public, school, special librarians, LIS faculty, on creative, practical how-to chapters, case studies, about libraries as learning centers, career and technology helpers, after-school programs, branding, and new ways to use libraries. It will fill a gap in the literature, share successes in broadening library service to fit changing patron needs.

No previously published, simultaneously submitted material. One, two, or three authors per chapter; each chapter by the same author(s) Compensation: one complimentary copy per 3,000-4,000 word chapter accepted no matter how many co-authors or if one or two chapters; author discount.

Please e-mail titles of proposed chapter(s) described in a few sentences by January 15, 2017, with brief bio on each author; place REL, Your Name on subject line:

Librarianship and Genealogy: Trends, Issues, Case Studies

Book Publisher: McFarland

Carol Smallwood, co-editor. Library’s Role in Supporting Financial Literacy for Patrons (Rowman & Littlefield, 2016); public library administrator, special, school librarian.

Vera Gubnitskaia, co-editor. Reference Librarian, Valencia College, Winter Park, Florida; co-editor, Library Outreach to Writers and Poets (forthcoming, McFarland).

One or two chapters sought from U.S. practicing academic, public, school, special librarians, LIS faculty, sharing practical know-how about what works for patrons with genealogy: proven, creative, case studies, how-to chapters based on experience to help colleagues with acquisitions, storage, digitization, innovative workshops, community outreach, grants, user instruction, latest resources.

One, two, or three authors per chapter; each chapter by the same author(s). Compensation: one complimentary copy per 3,000-4,000 word chapter accepted no matter how many co-authors or if one or two chapters: author discount on more.

Please e-mail titles of proposed chapters each described in a few sentences by January 15, 2017, brief bio on each author; place GENEALOLGY, YOUR LAST NAME on subject line:

New Issue: The Reading Room: A Journal of Special Collections

Volume 2 | Issue 1(Full Issue)

CFP: Library Publishing Forum 2017

This is not archives-specific, but has potential to be relevant to or have participants from archives.


Library Publishing Forum 2017
Evolution, intersection, and exploration in library publishing

The Library Publishing Coalition (LPC) is accepting proposals for the 2017 Library Publishing Forum, to be held March 20 – 22, 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland. An international, community-led organization with over 60 member libraries, the LPC promotes the development of innovative, sustainable publishing services in academic and research libraries to support content creators as they generate, advance, and disseminate knowledge.

Library publishing programs often venture into new territory: experimenting with integrating digital media into scholarly works, reaching out to new partners and audiences, turning pilot projects into fully-operational initiatives, encountering unforeseen challenges, and boldly going where few libraries have gone before.  At the 2017 Library Publishing Forum, we invite library publishers and partners to share their experiences and ideas, identify opportunities for collaboration, strengthen a community of practice, and explore strategies for navigating this expanding and evolving subfield of academic publishing.

We welcome proposals from Library Publishing Coalition members and nonmembers, including librarians, university press staff, publishing service providers (vendors), scholars, students, and other scholarly communications and publishing professionals. We especially encourage first-time presenters and representatives of small and emerging publishing programs to submit proposals. We invite proposals for long form (40-60 minutes) and short form (10-15 minutes) sessions, in the following formats. Proposals for long form sessions must involve multiple speakers or actively engage participants in discussion or other activities.

Speakers: individual or panel presentations, debates, panel discussions, lightning talks, case studies, manifestos, critiques. Collaborative Conversations:  birds-of-a-feather, roundtables, unconference-style sessions, sharing ideas and approaches, collaborative problem-solving.  Applied Practice:  workshops, hackathons, remixing, doing, creating, hands-on activities.

Other formats and approaches are very welcome, especially sessions that incorporate interactivity and audience participation.

We invite presentations that address any library publishing topic. Topics that we find interesting and timely include:

* Intersections & Connections – building teams, partnerships, making connections within & beyond institutions
* Merging & “Mainstreaming” – integrating publishing into the core (and expected) services of an academic library, evolving from experimental to established
* Inclusion & Expansion – advancing a plurality of voices and perspectives by design in library publishing
* Flops & Failures – overcoming challenges, moving on from failures, learning quickly from what hasn’t worked in order to establish what does
* Teaching & Reaching – how can library publishing enhance learning for students and professionals both in and beyond librarianship?
* Predicting & Preserving – how are library publishers grappling with usage data/predictive analytics and the preservation of digital scholarship outputs?
* Unconventional & Unexpected – challenging conventional wisdom, exploring off-the-wall approaches, drawing inspiration from unusual sources.

For more details about how to submit a proposal, please see the event

Proposals are due December 13, 2016.

On behalf of the Program Committee,

Rebecca Welzenbach

New/Recent Publications and Scholarship

Storytelling with Objects to Explore Digital Archives, by David Blezinger and Elise van den Hoven. (Association for Computing Machinery)

Digital Heritage. Progress in Cultural Heritage: Documentation, Preservation, and Protection, 6th International Conference, EuroMed 2016, Nicosia, Cyprus, October 31 – November 5, 2016, Proceedings, Part II

Mapping Archival Silence: technology and the historical record, by Marlene Manoff

Long Way for Hong Kong to Achieve Democracy: Urgent Call for the Archives Law to Protect Valuable Government Records: Informational Interview with Cyd Ho, JP

Managing Digital Assets in a Collaborative Environment, by Christine Wiseman, Sarah Tanner, Joshua D. Hogan

Digital Humanities, Archives and the Global Classroom, by Sam Livingston and Monique Earl Lewis

Framing Collaboration: Archives, IRs, and General Collections, by Amy Cooper Cary, Michelle Sweetster, Scott Mandernack, and Tara Baillargeon

ArTSchives: A Springboard Towards Various Types of Museums and Artistic Creation, by Lise Robichaud

Digital Library Programs for Libraries and Archives: Developing, Managing, and Sustaining Unique Digital Collections, by Aaron Purcell


CFP Extension: Journal of the International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives

Extension: Call for Papers: Journal of the International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives, Issue no. 47

Extended Dates
November 30, 2016: Full article submission deadline
January 5, 2017: Journal release

General Call for Papers

IASA Journal invites proposals covering general topics of interest to the sound and audiovisual archives communities throughout the world. Articles, reviews, essays, and technical documents are welcome.

Issue no. 47 special considerations:

We encourage submissions that respond to critical issues for audiovisual archives today:

* Degradation in legacy physical collections, especially magnetic carriers
* Obsolescence of playback equipment and strategies for acquiring spare parts for playback machines
* Selecting sustainable and compatible target codecs and wrappers for A-to-D video reformatting projects
* The proliferation of born-digital audiovisual formats and codecs
* Planning for the necessary technical infrastructure needed to ingest and manage the large digital collections being created and acquired at sound and audiovisual archives worldwide
* Intellectual property rights
* Metadata strategies for time-based media objects
* Providing meaningful and useful access to sound and audiovisual collections for researchers of all kinds and in all locations

Please consider submitting an article covering one of these topics or the results of independent research that would be of interest to the IASA membership and the international audiovisual archives community.

The IASA Journal is a peer-reviewed publication. All submissions must include (1) a separate title page with submitter’s name(s) and institution(s), and (2) a Word document or plain text submission of the proposed article (please do not include the submitter’s name on any part of this document).

Submissions may be in French, German, Spanish, or English. Supporting images can be sent as digital images in GIF, JPEG, PDF, PNG,
 or TIFF formats.

Please submit articles no later than November 14, 2016, via email to the editor:

Information for authors

1. Soft copy as a .doc file for text should be submitted with minimal formatting.
2. Illustrations (photographs, diagrams, tables, maps, etc) may be submitted as low resolution files placed in the .doc file AND high-resolution versions for publication must also be sent separately as attachments.
3. Use footnotes not endnotes.
4. References should be listed at the end of the article in alphabetic order and chronologically for each author and should adhere to the guidelines of the Chicago Manual of
Style (
5. Authors are encouraged to submit original research or to develop their conference 
presentations into more detailed accounts and/or arguments for publication in the journal. In principle, articles should be no longer than 5,000 words.

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Please contact with any questions.

Thanks, and best —

Bertram Lyons, Editor, IASA Journal


Bertram Lyons, CA
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Call for Nominations: ALHHS Publication Awards

ALHHS 2016-17 Call for Publication Awards Nominations

The Archivists and Librarians in the History of Health Sciences (ALHHS) is currently seeking nominations for its three Publication Awards.

Nominations can be from one of three categories:

  • Monographs published by academic or trade publishers.
  • Articles published in journals, trade or private periodicals of recognized standing.
  • Online resources produced predominantly by ALHHS members.

All nominations must meet the following criteria:

  • Published within 3 years of the award date.
  • Author(s) must be ALHHS member(s) in good standing.
  • The nominated monograph, article, or electronic resource is related to the history of the health care sciences or works on the bibliography, librarianship and/or curatorship of historical collections in the health care sciences.

Nominations that meet each of the above criteria will be considered by the Publications Award Committee. The Committee will look for the following benchmarks of excellence when evaluating qualifying nominations: quality and style of writing, contribution to the field, and relevance to the profession.

Up to one Publication Award in each category will be presented at the 2017 annual meeting in Nashville, Tennessee. Winners do not need to be present to win.

To nominate a work, please send 3 copies of a printed work (photocopies or PDFs of articles are acceptable) or the URL for an online resource to the Awards Committee Chair. Please include along with all nominations a cover letter giving the item’s complete citation (including all authors, publisher, and publication date) and the category under which the nomination falls (i.e. Monograph, Article, or Online Resource). Authors may nominate their own works. Re-nominations are also allowed, so long as the nominated publication still falls within the 3-year time period.

The deadline for nominations is Friday, January 6, 2017. For more information, please contact Awards Committee Chair: Emily Novak Gustainis, or 617-432-7702.

Many thanks,

The ALHHS Publications Awards Committee
Emily R. Novak Gustainis, Chair
Phoebe Evans Letocha
Lucy Waldrop

New Issue: RBM

Fall 2016, Volume 17, Issue 2


Editor’s Note
Jennifer Sheehan


Collaborative Social Media Campaigns and Special Collections: A Case Study on #ColorOurCollections
Anne Garner, Johanna Goldberg, and Rebecca Pou

In the Flesh? Anthropodermic Bibliopegy Verification and Its Implications
Jacob Gordon

From Peshawar to Kabul: Preserving Afghanistan’s Cultural Heritage during Wartime
Laila Hussein Moustafa

A Constructivist Approach for Introducing Undergraduate Students to Special Collections and Archival Research
Silvia Vong

Book Reviews

A Great Library Easily Begets Affection: Memories of the William L. Clements Library 1923–2015. Brian Leigh Dunnigan, Cheney J. Schopieray, Emiko Hastings, and J. Kevin Gaffagnino, eds. Ann Arbor: William L. Clements Library University of Michigan Press, 2015. 169p.
Libby Hertenstein

Wolfgang Ernst. Stirrings in the Archives: Order from Disorder. Translated by Adam Siegel. Lanham, Md.: Rowman and Littlefield, 2015. vi, 102p.
Simran Thadani