CFP: Provenance

Provenance: The Journal of the Society of Georgia Archivists, a peer reviewed academic publication, seeks articles on archival theory and practice for the 2018 issue. Please note that the content of the journal is not limited to the state of Georgia, and articles of regional or national significance are welcome. First-time authors are especially encouraged to submit articles for consideration. Provenance is also interested in innovative and unique methods for presenting scholarly content. Please contact Heather Oswald if you would like to discuss an article idea or format.Articles on archival topics outside of theory and practice which meet publication standards will also be considered. Typical papers should be a Word document, 10-20 pages, double spaced, and formatted according to the 16th edition of the Chicago Manual of Style. Please review information for contributors:

Articles are to be submitted utilizing Provenance’s new online system:

For additional information contact Editor Heather Oswald at: Deadline for contributions is April 6, 2018.

Research Fellowship: University of Chicago

The University of Chicago Library invites applications for the Robert L. Platzman Memorial Fellowships for the summer of 2018.

Any visiting researcher, writer, or artist residing more than 100 miles from Chicago, and whose project requires on-site consultation of University of Chicago Library collections, primarily archives, manuscripts, rare books, or other materials in the Special Collections Research Center, is eligible.

Support for beginning scholars is a priority of the program. Applications in the fields of late nineteenth- or early twentieth-century physics or physical chemistry, or nineteenth-century classical opera, will receive special consideration.

Awards will be made based on the applicant’s ability to complete the proposed on-site research successfully within the timeframe of the fellowship.  Applicants should explain why the project cannot be conducted without on-site access to the original materials and the extent to which University of Chicago Library collections are central to the research.  Up to $3,000 of support will be awarded to help cover estimated travel, living, and research expenses.  Applications from women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged.

The deadline for applications is March 19, 2018.  Notice of awards will be made by April 10, 2018, for use between June 1, 2018, and September 28, 2018.

Applicants must provide the following information:

  • A cover letter (not to exceed one page) including the project title; a brief summary; estimated dates of on-site research; and a budget for travel, living, and research expenses during the period of on-site research
  • A research proposal not to exceed three double-spaced pages. Applicants should include references to specific archival finding aids and catalog records of particular relevance to their proposed project whenever possible.
  • A curriculum vitae of no longer than two pages
  • Two letters of support from academic or other scholars. References may be sent with the application or separately.

Submit application in one electronic file to:

Letters of reference in electronic form are preferred; print letters of reference can be sent to:

Robert L. Platzman Memorial Fellowships
Special Collections Research Center
The University of Chicago Library
1100 E. 57th Street
Chicago, IL 60637

For additional information contact:
Daniel Meyer, Director, Special Collections Research Center.

New Issue: Archivaria

Archivaria 84 (Fall 2017)

Catalogues and the Collecting and Ordering of Knowledge (II): Debates about Cataloguing Practices in the British Museum and the Forebears of the Public Record Office of Great Britain, ca. 1750–1850
Heather MacNeil

Everything Old Is New Again: The Evolution of Generic Appraisal at Library and Archives Canada
Rebecca Giesbrecht and Jenna Murdock Smith

Beyond Clicks, Likes, and Downloads: Identifying Meaningful Impacts for Digitized Ethnographic Archives
Ricardo L. Punzalan, Diana E. Marsh, and Kyla Cools

Meaning-Making and Memory-Making in the Archives: Oral History Interviews with Archives Donors
Carmen Ruschiensky

Study in Documents From Meteorological Registers to Climate Data: Information Gathering in the Early Years of the Meteorological Service of Canada
Tom Belton

Notes and Communications
He Tohu
Lillie le Dorré

Book Reviews
Heather MacNeil and Terry Eastwood, eds., Currents of Archival Thinking, 2nd ed. (Jonathan Dorey)

Katherine Biber and Trish Luker, eds., Evidence and the Archive: Ethics, Aesthetics and Emotion (Steven Maynard)

Anne J. Gilliland, Sue McKemmish, and Andrew J. Lau, eds., Research in the Archival Multiverse (Rebecka T. Sheffield)

Sonja Luehrmann, Religion in Secular Archives: Soviet Atheism and Historical Knowledge (Alexandra Wieland)

Exhibition Reviews
Arresting Images: Mug Shots from the OPP Museum. Peterborough Museum & Archives (Jodi Aoki)

Free Black North. Art Gallery of Ontario (Rachel Lobo)

Hank Bull: Connexion. Burnaby Art Gallery (Shyla Seller)

Archivaria Awards 

AIEF: Call for Researchers: Industry in One Series

The ARMA International Education Foundation is currently seeking up to six (3 US, 3CA) researchers to work with us on a freelance basis. Each paper will identify the state of information management within the industry, highlighting records management in a condensed report (25-30 pages) for each of the following initial industries to be addressed: energy, finance, and legal. A report is to be generated for each topic by a subject matter expert (SME) to provide distinct United States and Canadian perspectives. It is conceivable that a SME with expertise and extensive experience in both countries could conduct research for both reports in a specific industry. In this case, the researcher would be awarded two contracts: one for the United States project, and one for the Canadian project. The Foundation would like to see this research address, at a minimum, the following questions:

* For the purposes of this research, define the scope of this industry and its role in the general economy.
* What is the primary regulatory agency or oversight body that oversees the industry?
* What are the information management-related risks for the industry?
* What record categories are critical to this industry and central to its operations?
* What are the primary laws and regulations that effect information management?
* What operational considerations affect information management?
* What are industry best practices for information management?
* What is the future outlook for the industry?
* Are records managers present in the industry? If not, who manages and controls the records?

The report will be reviewed prior to publication. A Foundation liaison will be assigned to the project and be a resource with the subject matter expert through its duration.
Available Funding: $2,000.00 (USD) per topic, per country, paid in three installments ($500, $500, $1,000).

Contract Term: To be negotiated. Goal is 3-6 months from the date of signed contract.
Applications: Please send a resume with a cover letter detailing why you are the person for this project, relevant experience, and suggestions for the project as email attachments to:

Copyright: Copyright will be retained by the Foundation.

Deadline for Applications: February 9, 2018

The AIEF is a funding resource for research and scholarships in the field of records and information management. The primary funding source is derived from concerned individuals and organizations in the profession. The Foundation is a 501(c) 3 non-profit entity. Potential donors are invited to contact the foundation administration for additional information: or visit for additional information about the organization.

Archivaria Awards

The Association of Canadian Archivists has established the following three
awards to recognize excellent writing in Archivaria: the W. Kaye Lamb Prize,
the Hugh A. Taylor Prize, and the Gordon Dodds Prize.
Winners receive a certificate, a cash prize, formal notification in Archivaria,
and ongoing listing on the ACA website ( A description of
the adjudication procedures for these awards may also be found there.

Read the full article.

W. Kaye Lamb Prize (established 1983)
J.J. Ghaddar for her article, “The Spectre in the Archive: Truth, Reconciliation, and Indigenous Archival Memory,” in Archivaria 82 (Fall 2016).

Hugh A. Taylor Prize (established 2006)
Naomi Norquay for her article, “An Accidental Archive of the Old Durham Road: Reclaiming a Black Pioneer Settlement,” which appeared in Archivaria 81 (Spring 2016).

Gordon Dodds Prize (established 2011)
Alyssa Hamer for her paper “Ethics of Archival Practice: New Considerations in the Digital Age.”

New Issue: International Journal of Digital Curation

International Journal of Digital Curation Volume 12 No. 2 (2017)
(open access)

Building Tools to Support Active Curation: Lessons Learned from SEAD
Dharma Akmon, Margaret Hedstrom, James D. Myers, Anna Ovchinnikova, Inna Kouper

Reuse for Research: Curating Astrophysical Datasets for Future Researchers
Anders Sparre Conrad, Rasmus Handberg, Michael Svendsen

When Scientists Become Social Scientists: How Citizen Science Projects Learn About Volunteers
Peter Darch

Introducing safe access to sensitive data at the University of Bristol
Debra Hiom, Stephen Gray, Damian Steer, Kirsty Merrett, Kellie Snow, Zosia Beckles

Evaluating the Effectiveness of Data Management Training: DataONE’s Survey Instrument
Chung-Yi Hou, Heather Soyka, Vivian Hutchison, Isis Sema, Chris Allen, Amber Budden

Encouraging and Facilitating Laboratory Scientists to Curate at Source
Cerys Willoughby, Jeremy Frey

New Issue: Journal of Western Archives

Journal of Western Archives Volume 9, Issue 1 (2018)
(open access)

Case Studies

“Reflections on Digitization, Outreach, and the Value of Ephemera in Special Collections: A Case Study”
Gregory K. Seppi

Case Studies in Campus and Community Outreach: The Life and Legacy of the USS Arizona Exhibit and the 75th Anniversary of the Bombing of Pearl Harbor
Trent S. Purdy


Review of Moving Image and Sound Collections for Archivists
Jeffrey Paul Thompson

Review of A History of Archival Practice
Randall C. Jimerson

Research Fellowship: Southern Methodist University

Bridwell Library is accepting applications for the 2018-2019 Visiting Scholars and Ministers Fellowships program. This year we are offering five fellowships with a $2,000 stipend. The stipend is meant to help defray research, living, and travel expenses during the tenure of the award and preference is given to applicants residing at least 100 miles from the Southern Methodist University campus. The program is open to all active scholars from Ph.D. students to retired professors, and to religious leaders of all faiths. If you know of persons who might benefit from this program please encourage them to go to our website where full information on the program may be found: The deadline for applications is March 1, 2018.

Call for Reviews: Multimedia & Technology Reviews

Multimedia & Technology Reviews still needs you! We are seeking reviewers for the following resources:

Umbra Search

A Catalogue Raisonné of Francis Towne (1739-1816)
Library Stack

Please see below for reviewer guidelines and full details on the above resources.

Please fill out the reviewer interest form ( by Monday, January 29.

Thank you!

Submitted by ARLIS/NA Multimedia & Technology Reviews Co-editors:

Melanie Emerson
Gabriella Karl-Johnson
Alexandra Provo

New Publications: Books

The International Business Archives Handbook: Understanding and managing the historical records of business
Edited by Alison Turton

The Politics of Memory in Sinophone Cinemas and Image Culture: Altering Archives
Edited by Peng Hsiao-yen, Ella Raidel

Feminists Among Us: Resistance and Advocacy in Library Leadership
Editors: Shirley Lew and Baharak Yousefi

Digital Libraries and Archives: 13th Italian Research Conference on Digital Libraries, IRCDL 2017, Modena, Italy, January 26-27, 2017, Revised Selected Papers

The Chinese Typewriter: A History
Thomas S. Mullaney

Visual Literacy for Libraries: A practical, standards-based guide
Nicole E. Brown, Kaila Bussert, Denise Hattwig, and Ann Medaille

Dispossessed Lives: Enslaved Women, Violence, and the Archive
Marisa J. Fuentes

Stolen, Smuggled, Sold: On the Hunt for Cultural Treasures
Nancy Moses

Forging the Future of Special Collections
Arnold Hirshon, Robert H. Jackson, Melissa A. Hubbard

America’s Greatest Library: An Illustrated History of the Library of Congress
John Y. Cole

The Complete Guide to Personal Digital Archiving
edited by Brianna H Marshall