Library Publishing Forum 2018

Registration is now open for the 2018 Library Publishing Forum (May 22-23), Owned by the Academy: A Preconference on Open Source Publishing Platforms (May 21), and the KairosCamp Editors Workshop (May 20-21).

Registration Instructions 

Instructions and fees are detailed on our website. New this year: Special discounted rates for students and attendees from low- and middle-income countries!

First-Time Attendee Scholarships 

The Library Publishing Coalition is delighted to announce a new program of scholarships for first-time attendees, with an emphasis on bringing new and diverse perspectives to the community. Two scholarships are available for 2018, each of which will cover up to $1,000 of registration and travel expenses. The application deadline is March 16thLearn more.

LPC-AUPresses Cross-Pollination Registration Waivers

The Library Publishing Coalition and the Association of University Presses have teamed up this year to offer four registration waivers to our conferences (two for the Library Publishing Forum and two for the AUPresses Annual Meeting), designed to promote greater interconnectivity between our communities. The application deadline is March 1stLearn more.

New Issue: Archival Science

Volume 18, Issue 1, March 2018

“If there are no records, there is no narrative”: the social justice impact of records of Scottish care-leavers
Heather MacNeil, Wendy Duff, Alicia Dotiwalla, Karolina Zuchniak

A call to rethink archival creation: exploring types of creation in personal archives
Jennifer Douglas

Archives in the trenches: repatriation of African National Congress liberation archives in diaspora to South Africa
Mpho Ngoepe, Sidney Netshakhuma

Imagining transformative spaces: the personal–political sites of community archives
Michelle Caswell, Joyce Gabiola, Jimmy Zavala, Gracen Brilmyer…

New Issue: International Journal on Digital Libraries

Volume 19, Issue 1, March 2018

Guest editors’ introduction to the special issue on web archiving
Edward A. Fox, Martin Klein, Zhiwu Xie

Focused crawler for events
Mohamed M. G. Farag, Sunshin Lee…

API-based social media collecting as a form of web archiving
Justin Littman, Daniel Chudnov…

ArchiveWeb: collaboratively extending and exploring web archive collections—How would you like to work with your collections?
Zeon Trevor Fernando, Ivana Marenzi…

Quantifying retrieval bias in Web archive search
Thaer Samar, Myriam C. Traub…

Avoiding spoilers: wiki time travel with Sheldon Cooper
Shawn M. Jones, Michael L. Nelson…

The colors of the national Web: visual data analysis of the historical Yugoslav Web domain
Anat Ben-David, Adam Amram, Ron Bekkerman

New Issue: The American Archivist

The American Archivist Volume 80 Issue 2 Fall/Winter 2017
(member, subscription)

A Quick Six Years
Gregory S. Hunter

Surveying Archivists and Their Work toward Advocacy and Management, or “Enterprise Archiving”
Sarah Buchanan, Jane Gruning, Ayse Gursoy and Lecia Barker

Harold T. Pinkett and the Lonely Crusade of African American Archivists in the Twentieth Century
Alex H. Poole

The Archive of Place and Land Art as Archive: A Case Study of Spiral Jetty
Elizabeth England

Exhibits as Scholarship: Strategies for Acceptance, Documentation, and Evaluation in Academic Libraries
Elizabeth A. Novara and Vincent J. Novara

Sweeping out the Capitol: The State Archives and the Politics of Administration in Georgia, 1921–1923
Ciaran B. Trace

#MPLP Part 1: Comparing Domain Expert and Novice Social Tags in a Minimally Processed Digital Archives
Edward Benoit III

Sex in the Archives: The Politics of Processing and Preserving Pornography in the Digital Age

Pedagogies of the Image: Photo-archives, Cultural Histories, and Postfoundational Inquiry
Katrina Windon

Office of the Secretary: Evaluation of Email Records Management and Cybersecurity Requirements, ESP-16-03
David Bearman

Teaching with Primary Sources
Rachel M. Grove Rohrbaugh

Building Trust in Information: Perspectives on the Frontiers of Provenance
Creighton Barrett

Preserving Family Recipes: How to Save and Celebrate Your Food Traditions
Kira A. Dietz

Digital Preservation Essentials
Daniel W. Noonan

City of Remembering: A History of Genealogy in New Orleans
Tanya Zanish-Belcher

Rogue Archives: Digital Cultural Memory and Media Fandom
Jeremy Brett

Module 8: Becoming a Trusted Digital Repository
Sibyl Schaefer

Privacy and the Past: Research, Law, Archives, Ethics
Elena S. Danielson

New Issue: SYNOPTIQUE: An Online Journal of Film and Moving Image Studies

Vol 6, No 1: Institutionalizing Moving Image Archival Training: Analyses, Histories, Theories

Christian Gosvig Olesen, Philipp Dominik Keidl

Is Film Archiving a Profession Yet? Reflections 20 years on

Is film archiving a profession yet? A reflection – 20 years on
Ray Edmondson

What Price Professionalism?
Caroline Frick

Interdisciplinarity, Specialization, Conceptualization
Eef Masson, Giovanna Fossati

What Do We Profess To?
Benedict Salazar Olgado

The History of The L. Jeffrey Selznick School of Film Preservation: Changing the Field
Caroline Yeager


Multiplying Perspectives
Alejandro Bachmann

Learn then Preserve
Simone Venturini

The Current Landscape of Film Archiving and How Study Programs Can Contribute
Adelheid Heftberger

Forum Section

A Look Back: The Professional Master’s Programme in Preservation and Presentation
Thomas Elsaesser

Minding the Materiality of Film: The Frankfurt Master Program
Sonia Campanini, Vinzenz Hediger, Ines Bayer

The Materiality of Heritage: Moving Image Preservation Training at HTW Berlin
Ulrich Ruedel, Martin Koerber

Upholding Tradition: The MA Program at the Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF
Oliver Hanley

Education Through International Collaboration: The Audiovisual Preservation Exchange (APEX) program
Pamela Vizner, Juana Suarez

Learning From the Keepers: Archival Training in Italian Cinematheques
Rossella Catanese

Book Reviews

Review of Film History as Media Archaeology
Giuseppe Fidotta

Review of Hollywood and the Great Depression
Andrée Lafontaine

Notes on Contributors

Notes on Contributors

New Publications: Articles

Preserving cultural heritage: A new approach to increase the life expectancy of optical discs” Journal of Cultural Heritage
Goffredo, Hausa; Ciro, Polizziab; AndreaViscontia

Documenting Local History: Using the Library of Congress Site, Primary Sources, and Community Resources for Teaching Social Studies” The Councilor Vol. 78 no. 2
Mary Ann Hanlin, Chris Herridge, Katie Janovetz, Cindy Alcaraz, David McMullen, Dean Cantu, Sherrie Pardieck

The Current Situation and Countermeasures of the Construction of Archives Talents in Colleges and Universities” Social Science, Education, and Human Science
Youming Zhu

Records in Contexts: the road of archives to semantic interoperability” Program
Dunia Llanes-Padrón, Juan-Antonio Pastor-Sánchez

Evolving Roles of Preservation Professionals: Trends in Position Announcements from 2004 to 2015” ALCTS: Association for Library Collections & Technical Services Vol. 61 no. 4
Mary M. Miller, Martha Horan

Nikîkîwân: Contesting Settler-Colonial Archives through Indigenous Oral History” Canadian Literature: A Quarterly of Criticism and Review No. 230-1
Dallas Hunt

Cultural heritage as digital noise: nineteenth century newspapers in the digital archive” Journal of Documentation Vol. 73 no. 6
Johan Jarlbrink and Pelle Snickars

On designing an oral history search system” Journal of Documentation Vol. 73 no. 6
Iain Walker and Martin Halvey

Bringing Content into the Picture: Proposing a Tri-Partite Model for Digital Preservation” Journal of Library Administration
Heather Moulaison Sandy & Edward M. Corrado

The Importance of History and Historical Records for Understanding the AnthropoceneBulletin of the Ecological Society of America, Vol. 98 no. 1 (January 2017)
Sharon Kingsland

Bringing Content into the Picture: Proposing a Tri-Partite Model for Digital Preservation” Journal of Library Administration, Vol. 58 no. 1 (2018)
Heather Moulaison Sandy ORCID Icon & Edward M. Corrado ORCID Icon

Presidential research resources: A guide to online information
College & Research Library News, Vol. 79 no. 2 (2018)
Lisa DeLuca



CFP: Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Innovative Pedagogy (SOTLIP) – New OA Journal

With recent activity about teaching with primary sources, this may be a good opportunity.


Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Innovative Pedagogy (SOTLIP)
Vol. 1 (Fall 2018) Deadline: May 5, 2018

Interested in publishing an article about teaching and learning or innovative pedagogy? The world should know about the great learning experiences you are creating for students.

Academic Technology and the Library at Humboldt State University are pleased to invite you to consider publishing in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Innovative Pedagogy (SOTLIP). SOTLIP is an interdisciplinary open-access journal of discovery, reflection, and evidence-based higher education teaching/learning methods and research, focusing on innovative pedagogy.

The purpose of SOTLIP is to facilitate systematic inquiry into teaching practices of all types, and publish the work of faculty, staff, and students. Peer review for select articles is available.

Benefits of SOTLIP include
– improving teaching, pedagogy expertise;
– increased student learning;
– sharing and collaboration, in the study of teaching and learning; and
– a publishing platform with statistical analysis of article use and downloads.

Details about this journal and submission guidelines are available at Or contact us at

Call for Nominations: Mander Jones Awards

Publications Awards – Mander Jones Awards

The call for nominations for the 22nd annual Publication Awards Mander Jones Awards is now open.

These awards recognise excellence in publications relating to archives and recordkeeping. They are named in honour of Phyllis Mander Jones, a founding member of the Archives Section of the Library Association of Australia (later the ASA) and co-editor of the first issue of Archives & Manuscripts.

Works published in 2017 are eligible for nomination.

Nominations close on Monday 2 April 2018

Click here for category details and the nomination form.

For more information on the awards, contact the Mander Jones Awards Committee Secretary, Louise Trott.

CFP: Information and Learning Science

The Information and Learning Science journal is currently seeking submissions that explore all aspects of the creation, collection, discovery and use of all types of information, knowledge, learning and research resources.
Information for authors can be found here:
Aims & Scope
Information and Learning Science embraces and explores all aspects of the creation, collection, discovery and use of all types of information, knowledge, learning and research resources.  Also the interdisciplinary study of teaching and learning across key fields within information and learning sciences and beyond. Account will be taken of social, cultural, economic, ergonomic, ethical and sectoral issues.  Published papers will be based on high quality, peer-reviewed, verified research in the fields described and listed.
Key topic areas will include:
  • Developments in information architectures
  • Learning and information system design and use, including learning analytics
  • The provision, discovery, delivery and use of learning objects
  • The role of information and learning spaces – digital and physical
  • Human information behaviour
  • Human information processing
  • Information experiences in teaching and learning
  • Reading, information and learning
  • Information transformation and learning
  • Work, learning and continuing development
  • Digital and ‘post-digital’ futures
  • Intellectual property rights, privacy and security in the digital environment
  • Collaborative, competitive and integrative working
  • Evaluation and appraisal of digital information objects and learning

Those who are interested in acting as referees, please send a short biographical information email to Marcy Simons at


New Publishing Opportunity: Case Studies on Teaching With Primary Sources

The Reference, Outreach, and Access Section (RAO) is pleased to announce the launch of a new SAA epublication series, Case Studies on Teaching With Primary Sources, a peer-reviewed publication opportunity for sharing successful, innovative, and experimental approaches to teaching and outreach using primary sources: This SAA epublication arose out of the recently completed work of the SAA/Association of College and Research Libraries’ (ACRL) Rare Books and Manuscripts Section (RBMS) Joint Task Force on Primary Source Literacy (JTF-PSL). The RAO leadership collaborated with the JTF-PSL and SAA’s publications editor and director to envision and implement Case Studies on Teaching With Primary Sources.

Each case study will reference one or more of the 22 learning objectives in the Guidelines for Primary Source Literacy, which are intended to “articulate broadly the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed by researchers to successfully conceptualize, find, understand, analyze, and use primary sources.” Case studies illustrate explicitly the application of one or more of these learning objectives in teaching, articulate how and why specific learning objectives were chosen as the focus of the case, and provide information on actual or potential assessment strategies to determine the efficacy of the interventions detailed in the case.

In addition to the first published case study, authored by RAO member Samantha Crisp, the case studies website provides a link to the Guidelines for Primary Source Literacy (currently under review by SAA’s Standards Committee), detailed information on how to submit a case study for publication consideration, and a submission form that will help authors structure case studies successfully. RAO members are encouraged to consider highlighting their instruction and outreach work by authoring case studies.

Alison Stankrauff
RAO Chair