New Issue: Journal of Archival Organization

Vol. 15, issue 3-4, 2019
(subscription)

Introductory Remarks – Alan Delozier
Alan Delozier

Editorial
Reflections on Public History and Archives Education
Peter J. Wosh

Rediscovering an American Legacy of Service through a Free Curriculum
Nicole J. Milano

“Education against the Grain”: Examining the Evolution of Media Archival Training at UCLA
Jonathan Naveh

Universitas Indonesia Archives Office as a Place for Performing Educational Practicum Activities for Students of Archives Vocational Education Program at Universitas Indonesia
Anon Mirmani & Ratih Surtikanti

Intro to Archival Science: Developing an Undergraduate Archival Elective Outside of a LIS Program
Jessica J. Whitmore

New Issue: Archives & Records

Volume 40, Issue 2, Autumn 2019
(subscription)

Original Articles
Information culture in the convent and the industrial school: a case study of the Congregation of the Sisters of Mercy in Ireland
Elizabeth Mullins

Articles
Digital curation on a small island: a study of professional education and training needs in Ireland
Amber L. Cushing & Kalpana Shankar

The origins and development of the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, 1922–1948
Eliza McKee

Setting our direction: working together to develop a national approach to conservation of cultural heritage in Wales
Jane Henderson & Susan Edwards

‘Fictional Biographies’: creative writing and the archive
Rebekah Xanthe Taylor & Craig Jordan-Baker

Book Reviews
The archives of the Valuation of Ireland 1830-1865
Stephen Scarth

Archives in liquid times
James Lowry

Music preservation and archiving today
Kirsty Fife

Emerging trends in archival science
Craig Gauld

Archives and information in the early modern world
Margaret Procter

Archival futures
Caroline Williams

The Irish revenue police: a short history and genealogical guide to the ‘Poteen Hussars’
Neil Cobbett

The no-nonsense guide to born-digital content
Emily Chen

Creating a local history archive at your public library
Niamh Brennan

Eulogies
William (Bill) Henry Baker (1920–2019)
Tony Hopkins

Books Received
Notice of new publications received January to March 2019

CFP: Archival Science Special Issue, “Archival Thinking: Genealogies and Archaeologies”

Archival Science has circulated a call for papers for a special issue on “Archival Thinking: Genealogies and Archaeologies”.

The guest editors are James Lowry, Liverpool University Centre for Archive Studies (J.Lowry@liverpool.ac.uk) and Heather MacNeil, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto (h.macneil@utoronto.ca).

It has been suggested that provenance had been established as an organizing principle in Portuguese and Neapolitan archives long before De Wailly’s memorandum of 1841 introduced the principle to the Archives Nationales de France. It has also been suggested that macroappraisal emerged simultaneously but separately in Canada and China. And while the roots of certain aspects of records management have been traced back to medieval chancery procedures, much of its history remains under-researched and poorly understood.

There is a need for work that illuminates the history of ideas in the archival field. This special issue will provide space for explorations of archival concepts and practices as they have emerged over time. We are calling for papers that examine the development of archival practices, theories and traditions in different national and social contexts, and their transposition and movement over time. Articles might include:

  • discussions of Indigenous knowledge systems as sovereign or normative rather than alternative, supplementary or subaltern information systems
  • genealogies of classification theory that centre or recognise the contribution of archival thinking to knowledge organisation in other fields
  • lexicographical experiments, for instance mappings of technical terms across languages or traditions
  • studies of linked data or Records in Contexts that begin in the 1960s or earlier
    expositions of concepts of authenticity other than the juridical and Eurocentric conceptualisation dominant in archival studies
  • longitudinal visual analyses of the changing definition of provenance
  • glossed translations of canonical works in languages other than English
    histories of records management and its techniques, for instance the application of business process mapping to the design of classification schemes or the articulation of traditional registration practices in standards for digital systems
  • imagining an alternative present by deleting canonical works from history

We are particularly interested in papers that employ the archaeological and genealogical methodologies of Foucault to trace histories of ideas with a view to understanding their place(s) within paradigms, historical trajectories and social moments and movements.

Key dates:
• Submission deadline: 1 December 2019
• Review time: December 2019 to May 2020

Submission instructions: Papers submitted to the special issue must be original, and must not be under consideration for publication anywhere else. Data that have already been used in previously published work can only be reused if the research questions and analysis framework are new. Articles of various lengths will be accepted, but generally no more than 7,000-8,000 words.

Submissions should be made online via the Editorial Manager system at http://www.editorialmanager.com/arcs/default.aspx

During submission please select article type “SI: Archival Thinking”. All manuscripts must be prepared according to the journal publication guidelines which can also be found on the website http://www.springer.com/10502

Papers will be reviewed following the journal standard peer review process (double-blind).

CFP: Society of Florida Archivists Journal, vol. 2, no. 1 (2019)

The Society of Florida Archivists Journal (SFAJ) seeks articles that foster exciting conversations about progressive archival approaches and best practices in the state of Florida and beyond. Submissions that explore current developments, shared challenges, and untapped opportunities in archives, records management, and the curatorial sciences are encouraged for SFAJ vol. 2, no. 1 (2019).

Individual and co-authors are encouraged to submit works including, but not limited to: research papers, case studies, presentation proceedings, literature reviews, book and tool reviews, reflective essays, and works in progress. For more information about the mission, focus, and scope of the publication, visit the SFAJ website.

SFAJ is a peer-reviewed, open access, fully online publication with a rolling submission policy. Prospective authors are asked to review the journal guidelines prior to submitting articles and reviews. Inquiries, proposals, and all other communications should be sent directly to the journal’s editors at floridaarchivists.journal@gmail.com.

The inaugural issue of the Society of Florida Archivists Journal (SFAJ) debuted December 2018. Volume 1, number 1 is available online on the Journal’s website.

Podcasts as Scholarship

As a tenured archivist in an academic library, I constantly think about what counts as “scholarship.” Traditionally, that means books and peer-reviewed articles. I strongly believe that while these are extremely valuable, it is necessary to push the boundaries beyond the traditional to include projects that require the same amount, if not more, work to accomplish. The intent of podcasts may not be for scholarly pursuit, but are important nonetheless.

Podcasts are one of those types of projects. Writing, directing, producing, and recording podcasts take a lot of time and skill. Although archivists have been creating podcasts for some time, recently I seem to come across more and more great work done by archivists. Further, at least to my knowledge, I have not yet found a place where podcasts about or created by archivists are compiled into one place.

So I decided to add a page to this site for podcasts. I prefer to not post ones that are reproductions of audio holdings, that are library-focused, or digital humanities projects. I will focus instead on podcasts where there are conversations and interpretations of archivists discussing their work, collections, institutions, researchers, and practices.

I expect that there are many I’m not aware of, so please let me know any suggestions!

Active Again!

Greetings! After sporadic posts in the last couple months, I’m ready to keep you informed again.

I just spent the week at SAA in Austin and am always energized by all of you who tell me how much you appreciate my work in sharing information about publishing about archives.

Writing a book has kept me occupied, and I’m pleased to share that I submitted my second full draft just before SAA. There of course will be some edits over the next few months, but it should be out in the first part of 2020. I was excited to see the first three, and am very much looking forward to mine joining the ranks.

My original intent with this blog was to offer resources beyond announcements and calls. I have some ideas that I plan to flush out so look for those coming soon.

As always, thank you for reading!

Cheryl