Newsletter Calls and New Issues

I am thrilled to resume my role as SOLO editor, and am now hoping to receive submissions for our upcoming, October (Halloween) issue.

Are you a lone arranger overseeing some odd/creepy/morbidly fascinating collections? Do you have cool items in your custody meriting more exposure to the archival world?
If so, please get in touch with me (alevine@artifexpress.com) with a some details about your role, and collections. We are aiming for a 1000 word (max) submission, with a (Friday) 10/20 deadline. We will publish the issue on Tuesday, 10/31(Halloween!!!).
Ashley Levine
Editor
SOLO
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The Ohio Archivist, Fall 2017 issue is now available. Our three feature pieces this fall deal with a local music history project at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Library and Archives; House Bill 139 and the accessibility of adoption, and lunacy, records; and as part of the SOA’s 50th Anniversary, a “look back” by several past-presidents of the organization.

See the full announcement.

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California Originals, the quarterly newsletter of the California State Archives, is now available! The new issue celebrates California Archives Month.

http://www.sos.ca.gov/archives/public-events/newsletter/vol-vi-no-1/

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Check out the latest issue of Archival Outlook online! In this issue, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago celebrates its past through its archives, archivist Zachary Liebhaber considers the significance of preserving objects from memorial sites, and Council member Erin Lawrimore creates exhibits in craft breweries to engage a wider audience. Read interviews with Ida E. Jones, the 1995 recipient of the Harold T. Pinkett Minority Student Award, and Snatchbot CEO Henri Ben Ezra, who considers how chatbots could be useful to archivists. In addition, browse for highlights of ARCHIVES 2017 in Portland and catch up on this year’s award winners and new SAA Fellows. Start reading herehttp://bluetoad.com/publication/?i=439853

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Please consider submitting a short article/news item to be included in the December issue of The Archival Spirit.

Articles (generally 400 – 600 words) may be submitted to me at tom@moravianchurcharchives.org by Monday, November 6, 2017. Accompanying graphics are encouraged.

Archived issues of The Archival Spirit are accessible at http://www2.archivists.org/groups/archivists-of-religious-collections-section/the-archival-spirit-newsletter-archive.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Best regards,
Tom McCullough

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Call for Submissions for Fall 2017 Newsletter

We want to hear from you. The Archivists and Archives of Color Quarterly Newsletter is looking for news, upcoming events, exhibits, staff news, fellowship/scholarship announcements, etc. from your institution.

If you would like your item to be published in our Fall 2017 issue, please submit your announcements/news/photos to Ashley Stevens, Newsletter Editor at asteven8@gmail.com by Friday, October 13, 2017.

CFP: KULA, Special Issue on Endangered Knowledge

Special Issue: Endangered Knowledge

Guest editors:

Samantha MacFarlane, PhD Candidate, University of Victoria

Rachel Mattson, PhD, MLIS, Manager of Special & Digital Projects in the Archives of La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club

Bethany Nowviskie, MA Ed., PhD, Director of the Digital Library Federation (DLF) at CLIR and Research Associate Professor of Digital Humanities, University of Virginia

Abstracts and expressions of interest: rolling, through 31 October 2017

Deadline for final submissions: 31 January 2018

Contact emailkulajournal@uvic.ca

KULA: Knowledge Creation, Dissemination, and Preservation Studies is a new, peer-reviewed, open-access online journal, publishing multidisciplinary scholarship about the creation, dissemination, and preservation of knowledge throughout history.

We seek abstracts for contributions to a special issue of KULA on “Endangered Knowledge,” to be published in early autumn 2018.

The stuff of cultural memory has forever been “endangered.” Threats to public access and to the long term preservation of records, data, objects, texts, and networks containing, transmitting, and enabling the production of knowledge come from many points of origin. Fire, floods, vermin and rot, war and political upheaval, poor planning, and the ravages of time have always posed risks. And dangers to the cultural record seem only to have multiplied with our growing reliance on digital information in rapidly proliferating formats and fragile networks, often under hostile regimes.

This special issue of KULA asks: How do we preserve and effectively disseminate knowledge in the face of environmental, political, financial, infrastructural, and related risks? The question is urgent across disciplines. Inspired particularly by recent initiatives addressing the precarious state of public information under the Trump administration—such as DataRefuge, PEGI, and Endangered Data Week—we invite contributions that explore issues related to endangerment as a critical category of analysis for records, data, collections, and networks. Submissions may treat the dissemination and preservation of material at risk of disappearing, whether through inherent ephemerality or environmental loss, lack of proper preservation measures and care, or deliberate erasure.

We invite abstracts of 300-500 words proposing short-to medium length scholarly articles, book or digital project reviews, teaching reflections and syllabi, or video and audio pieces from academics, artists, and practitioners working across disciplines and in any relevant fields. Based on abstracts, we will then invite the contribution of full submissions for peer review.

We encourage submissions on diverse aspects of endangered knowledge, including the types of information at risk and the implications of their loss; values governing the preservation of knowledge; the politics of data absence and destruction; and the methods and ethics of preservation and transmission. Topics include but are not limited to:

  • (Digital) preservation, curation, scholarship, and sustainability
  • Citizen science and social knowledge
  • Disasters, disaster planning, and threats posed by climate change, war, occupation, or genocide
  • Intangible culture and indigenous knowledge
  • Indangered languages and language revival, translation, and transmission
  • Departures, migrations, diaspora
  • The politics of data collection
  • Silences or gaps in the public record
  • State secrecy
  • Data as danger or threat: surveillance, facial recognition, predictive policing
  • Privacy & ethics in data collection & records access, including the undocumented, the over-documented, and the right to know and be forgotten
  • Threat modeling and attempts to “rescue” data
  • Histories of lost or destroyed data, records, collections
  • Knowledge and research infrastructures, including libraries, repositories, digital infrastructure, information systems, and institutional and policy design
  • Information loss and copyright law; orphan works
  • Videotape and the “crisis” of magnetic media
  • Utopian or dystopian visions for endangered knowledge
Please submit abstracts to kulajournal@uvic.ca by 31 October 2017. KULA is an open-access journal requiring no author publication charges (APCs). Authors retain full copyright to their works, which will be published under a Creative Commons license.

Position Opening – Editor of Journal of Education for Library and Information Science

The Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) is seeking applications from individuals to assume the position of Editor-Designate of its official quarterly, refereed journal, Journal of Education for Library and Information Science(JELIS). The Editor will build on the success of the present editors and will lead in the advancement of knowledge by working with the Editorial Board and University of Toronto Press. The incoming Editor will have the unique opportunity to shape the literature of library and information science education. The new Editor will assume responsibilities with Issue #1, 2019. The initial term of service is three years, with the possibility of renewal. The deadline for application is December 21, 2017. ALISE is open to applications from two individuals who would like to work as co-editors.

Qualifications:

  • Relevant library and information science (LIS) education experience
  • Experience as a researcher within the field of LIS
  • Familiarity with the evolving landscape of scholarly publishing
  • Awareness of the LIS community and the intellectual and practical developments in the field
  • Vision for the future direction of JELIS
  • Experience with journal editorial work, particularly copy-editing, managing the peer review process, and working with production
  • Familiarity with electronic publishing
  • Ability to work in an electronic environment
  • Attention to details, including deadlines and costs
  • Commitment to attending ALISE Annual Conferences

The incoming Editor will receive a per-issue honorarium to support editorial expenses. The Editor’s home institution should be willing to provide the support necessary for success. Examples of institutional support that have been provided in the past include office space, supplies, and other overhead expenses and editorial internships for students. Applicants who are not associated with an institution should provide evidence of ability to provide the support necessary for success without institutional backing.

Interested individuals should send the following to Louise Spiteri, Chair of the Search Committee:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Writing sample (e.g., a copy of a recently-published article)
  • Evidence of editing or reviewing experience
  • Statement of vision for the journal
  • Name and contact information of three individuals who can assess potential as journal editor
  • Statement from the applicant’s home institution affirming the specific nature of institutional support forthcoming or evidence of ability to provide the support necessary for success without institutional backing.

For further information on the journal, see the Publications section of http://www.alise.org/ or http://dpi-journals.com/index.php/JELIS

Please send electronic copies of application materials to:
Dr. Louise Spiteri, Chair,
JELIS Editor Search Committee
Louise.Spiteri@dal.ca

Submission Deadline for Applications: Dec. 21, 2017

Note that the ALISE Board-appointed JELIS Editor Search Committee will be interviewing applicants (in person or remotely) at the ALISE 2018 Annual Conference (February 6-9, 2018) in Denver, Colorado

Additional Information on JELIS

As the official publication of the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE), the Journal of Education for Library and Information Science (JELIS), is a refereed journal published quarterly, and serves as a forum for discussion and presentation of research and issues within the field of library and information science (LIS) education. JELIS is indexed by EBSCO, ProQuest, JSTOR, Scopus, and other database vendors.

The Editor is responsible for the management and publication of JELIS and is appointed by the Board of Directors. The term of office is three years. The Editor is required to submit an annual report to the Board of Directors at the annual conference. The Editor works with the JELIS Editorial Board, and the ALISE management firm to meet the objectives of the journal. The ALISE Director for External Relations serves as the Editor’s liaison to the ALISE Board of Directors.

The JELIS Editorial Board is a body that is charged with advising the Editor on matters concerning the scholarly content and direction of JELIS, and acts also as a referee on articles submitted for publication. The Editorial Board is appointed by the Editor and the annual meeting of the Editorial Board is held at the ALISE annual conference.

The Editor is responsible for ensuring the long-term success of the journal and works with the ALISE Director for External Relations regarding any managerial issues related to the journal.

The ALISE management firm is responsible for handling all the business aspects of the publication of JELIS such as liaising with the publisher, subscriptions, marketing, and advertising. Andrew Estep, ALISE Executive Director, is the point of contact for contractual and technical matters.

Call for Comment: Have Your Say on the Future of Archives & Manuscripts

Note: access to the white paper is for Australian Society of Archivists members only.

Future management and publication of Archives and Manuscripts

Archives and Manuscripts (A&M) is the professional and scholarly journal of the Australian Society of Archivists, publishing articles, reviews, and information about the theory and practice of archives and recordkeeping in Australasia and around the world. Its target audiences are archivists and other recordkeeping professionals, the academic community, and all involved in the study and interpretation of archives.

For much of its history A&M was self-published and distributed as a member benefit or for journal subscribers. The standard production was 2 issues per volume. Since January 2012, publication and distribution of A&M moved to Taylor & Francis (T&F) as a print & digital publication with three issues per year making up each volume.

The current contract with T&F is due to end on 31 December 2018 and Council must make a decision whether to continue with the current arrangements until 2021.  The decision provides the opportunity for a review of the current contract, and the Council has published a discussion paper on the Future management and publication of A&M.

ASA Council welcomes feedback on these options either during the discussion scheduled for the 2017 Annual General Meeting or directly to the ASA President, Julia Mant.  Feedback must be received by 31 October 2017.

Call for Submissions: 2018 Katharine Kyes Leab & Daniel J. Leab American Book Prices Current Exhibition

Submissions for the 2017 Katharine Kyes Leab & Daniel J. Leab American Book Prices Current Exhibition Awards are being accepted until Friday, October 15, 2017. The awards are given annually in recognition of excellence in the publication of catalogs and brochures that accompany exhibitions of library and archival materials, as well as for digital exhibitions of such materials. The prizes are administered and awarded by the ALA/ACRL/RBMS Exhibition Awards Committee.

For full information about entering please see the submission page at: http://www.ala.org/acrl/awards/publicationawards/leabawards which includes links to pdf forms that can be filled in online, saved, printed, and emailed in one operation.

Submissions of printed materials (4 copies of each catalog or brochure) must be postmarked by October 15th. For digital exhibitions, only the filled in form is needed which asks for basic information about the exhibition and the names of its creators; this form can be completed in a few minutes. After judging is completed and the awards announced, the printed materials are sent to The Bancroft Library at UC Berkeley, The Harry Ransom Humanities Center at UT Austin, and the Grolier Club in New York City. This constitutes a triplicate archive of the self-selected best work in the field. Lists and an exhibition of prize winners as well as lists of all materials submitted since the inception of the award in 1986, are available at this address: http://rbms.info/exhibition_awards/first_ten_years/index.html

Research Survey: Historians and Subscription Primary Source Databases

Though this survey is directed to historians, they want participants regardless of AHA membership. This is a chance to help inform the AHA about access to primary sources relevant to historical scholarship.

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The AHA is investigating access to research databases and other resources used by historians. Independent and unaffiliated scholars, as well as historians at smaller institutions often do not have access to subscription materials necessary for their work. We would like you to answer a few questions that will help us determine what we can do to help scholars with this problem. We are looking for responses from anyone who considers themselves a historian, regardless of AHA membership status, so please pass this survey on to your colleagues. Your responses will be extremely helpful to the AHA’s efforts to promote historical education and research, and we thank you for taking the time to help us gather this important information.

This survey is brief and should take no more than 5-10 minutes to complete. Please respond by October 4, 2017 and do not hesitate to contact zjackson@historians.org if you have any further questions or comments.

The purpose of this survey is to allow the AHA to look into the extent of the problem of access to digital primary and secondary source databases for historical research. Many proprietary databases are only offered through university or other institutional subscription and are thus only available to scholars whose institution subscribes. This means that scholars without affiliations and those at places that do not subscribe to the resource they need are unable to access the materials they need.

When answering these questions please think only of subscription digital research collections (either primary or secondary source), such as JSTOR, Early English Books Online, Eighteenth Century Collections Online, Proquest Historical Newspapers, etc. Do not list or refer to materials that can be accessed for free. This brief questionnaire has a maximum of 9 questions and should take no more than 5-10 minutes to complete.

CFP: Urban Library Journal

The call does not specify archives, but they are open to a variety of content. A search shows they have previously published archives-related articles.

CFP: Urban Library Journal (ULJ) – Open access Peer-Reviewed Journal

Urban Library Journal (ULJ) is an open access, double-blind peer-reviewed journal of research that addresses all aspects of urban libraries and urban librarianship.
Urban Library Journal invites submissions in broad areas such as public higher education, urban studies, multiculturalism, library and educational services to immigrants, preservation of public higher education, and universal access to World Wide Web resources. We welcome articles that focus on all forms of librarianship in an urban setting, whether that setting is an academic, research, public, school, or special library.

Possible topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Reference and instruction in diverse, multicultural urban settings
  • Radical librarianship, social justice issues, and/or informed agitation
  • Intentional design / “library as space” in an urban setting
  • Physical and/or virtual accessibility issues
  • Open access / open education resources in urban systems
  • Innovative collaboration between academic departments, other branches, or community partnerships
  • More!

Completed manuscript length should fall between 2,500 and 5,000 words. Full author guidelines can be found on the ULJ website: http://academicworks.cuny.edu/ulj/author_guidelines.html

The submission period is open! We publish articles on a rolling basis and close issues twice per year (Oct / May). For more information about ULJ and to see the latest issue: http://academicworks.cuny.edu/ulj.

If you have questions about whether your paper topic is within the journal’s scope, please email the editors Anne.Hays@csi.cuny.eduAngel.Falcon@bcc.cuny.edu, and/or Cheryl Branch cb1704@hunter.cuny.edu.