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.

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