500 posts!

This is the Publishing in the Archives Profession’s 500th post! Just seemed like a landmark to acknowledge.

When I started this blog almost four years ago, I wondered if I’d be able to keep it up. My original goal was to post more guidance about writing, and I still hope to get back to that (once I finish my book). But it’s surprised me how many publishing-related announcements there are. I thought those would be occasional, but now I can post something pretty much every weekday (I purposely don’t post on the weekends).

I really enjoy finding these announcements about calls for papers, new publications, awards, and everything else. It is often amazing to me how much is out there related to archives, though I often wonder what else I’m missing. I find these announcements by following dozens of blogs and websites, periodically reviewing journals’ and publishers’ websites, Google alerts, Facebook posts, and listservs. I’m continually adding to these to ensure I find as much as possible to share (and I welcome recommendations!).

Mostly, I’m grateful for all of you! I appreciate everyone who reads and follows this blog. And I’m especially grateful when I hear that you read it and find it useful.

Thank you and I look forward to 500 more!

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

Dear colleagues —

I am happy to announce a call for papers for the Journal of the International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives, Issue no. 50.

Important Dates

April 15, 2019: Full article submission deadline

June 15, 2019: Journal release

Editor: Bertram Lyons (editor@iasa-web.org)

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. 50 Special Considerations:

In IASA’s 50th year, we coincidentally will release the 50th issue of the IASA Journal! 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

* Strategies for handling 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 in general.

About the IASA Journal

The Journal of the International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives represents the collected research and applied work of the global audiovisual archives community. Also known as the IASA Journal, it is published in issues bi-annually and available as an open-access Journal online (https://journal.iasa-web.org). The IASA Journal uses a double-blind peer-review methodology (the authors do not know who reviews their papers, and reviewers do not know who wrote the papers they are reviewing).

The IASA Journal is constantly looking for material to publish. Please submit articles, research output, or reviews you consider of interest to IASA via the online submission page (http://journal.iasa-web.org/pubs/about/submissions).

Information for Authors

Authors need to register (http://journal.iasa-web.org/pubs/user/register) with the journal prior to submitting or, if already registered, can simply login (http://journal.iasa-web.org/pubs/login) and begin the five-step process.

1. You will be informed of IASA’s intention to review the article no more than one week after your submission.

2. Soft copy as a .doc or .rtf or .txt file should be submitted with minimal formatting.

3. Illustrations (photographs, diagrams, tables, maps, etc) may be submitted as low resolution files placed in the file or sent separately. Once the article has been accepted for publication, high resolution copies will be required and should be sent as separate documents.

4. Use footnotes not endnotes.

5. Use in-text referencing, and all references should be listed at the end of the article in alphabetic order and chronologically for each author. Both should adhere to Harvard style guidelines for references (quick review here: http://www.citethisforme.com/harvard-referencing).

6. 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.

7. Abstracts (maximum 250 words each) must be included with each submission and may be in French, German, Spanish, or English.

Copyright Notice: Unless stated otherwise, authors license their work under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. Signed articles and reviews represent the opinions of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the policies of the Association.

Please contact editor@iasa-web.org with any questions.

Thanks, and best —

Bertram Lyons, Editor, IASA Journal

Call for Authors: Monograph on special collections storage, access, travel and insurance issues

Primary Research Group, www.Primaryresearch.com, is seeking a librarian/author to write a monograph of approximately 10,000 words on space, storage, access, insurance and exhibit travel issues in special collections management. The report should include a minimum of 5 detailed interviews with academic libraries, museums or archives totaling approximately 5,000 words.. The report will also include a  literature review with detailed author commentary and bibliography. This is a compensated assignment.   Send your resume with cover letter to jmoses@primaryresearch.com.

James Moses, Research Director
Primary Research Group Inc.
2585 Broadway, #156
NY  NY   10025

Call for Participation: 13th Annual SAA Research Forum

ARCHIVES*RECORDS 2019: TRANSFORMATIVE!—the Joint Annual Meeting of the Council of State Archivists (CoSA) and SAA—will take place at the JW Marriott in Austin, Texas, July 31–August 6.  If you’re engaged in research, seeking to identify research-based solutions for your institution, willing to participate in the research cycle by serving as a beta site for research trials, or simply interested in what’s happening in research and innovation, then join us for the 13th annual SAA Research Forum: “Transformative”! If you’d like to propose a platform or paper presentation, submit your abstract by May 15.

New Podcast Series from SAA’s Publications Board and AA Editorial Board

SAA is delighted to present Season 1 of Archives in Context, a podcast highlighting archival literature and technologies, and most importantly, the people behind them. Cosponsored by SAA’s Publications Board and American Archivist Editorial Board, the podcast offers a new medium for exploring the often moving and important work of memory-keeping. Season 1 features interviews with Kären M. Mason, Cal Lee, Michelle Caswell, Karen Trivette, Anthony Cocciolo, Dominique Luster, and stories from A Finding Aid to My Soul, an open mic event at ARCHIVES*RECORDS 2018. Listen to the full season now via the Archives in Context websiteGoogle PlaySpotify, and iTunes.

New Women’s Collections Section Reading Club

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Are you interested in discussing SAA’s One Book One Profession, Perspectives on Women’s Archives, with a dynamic group of archivists? Or do you wish to join a lively chat about women’s archives?

Join the WCS’s Zoom chat on Monday, March 11th and 1 pm EST for both! This month we will cover section 3 of the book but don’t worry you don’t have to read all the articles! Pick your favorite article from the section or just join in the dynamic discussion. This chat is open to anyone interested in women’s collections. For more information about SAA’s One Book One Profession, click here.

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