Congrats to Laurainne Ojo-Ohikuare, athletics archivist at the University of Maryland, College Park, who is a recipient of the 2019 Grand Award from APEX (Awards for Publication Excellence) for her gripping article, “Dropped onto the Processing Table: A CIA Cover-Up.” Given annually by Communications Concepts Inc, the award is APEX’s highest recognition of publication excellence. The article, published in Archival Outlook (November/December 2018), describes Ojo-Ohikuare’s decision to go against the dictum of “More Product, Less Process”—and the resulting discovery involving a cover-up by a federal government agency.
The ALA/ACRL/RBMS Exhibition Awards Committee is pleased to announce that submissions for the 2020 Katharine Kyes Leab & Daniel J. Leab American Book Prices Current Exhibition Awards are being accepted until Tuesday, October 15, 2019. The awards are given annually in recognition of excellence in the publication of catalogs and brochures that accompany exhibitions of library and archival materials, as well as for digital exhibitions of such materials. The prizes are administered and awarded by the Exhibition Awards Committee. For more information, and a list of previous winners, please see http://www.ala.org/acrl/awards/publicationawards/leabawards.
Submissions of printed materials (4 copies of each catalog or brochure) must be postmarked by October 15. For digital exhibitions, only an entry form is required. The form should be submitted online by October 15.
After judging is completed and the awards announced, the printed materials are sent to The Bancroft Library at UC Berkeley and the Grolier Club in New York City. This constitutes a duplicate archive of the self-selected best work in the field.
We welcome any questions potential submitters may have, and look forward to your entries!
Chair, Katharine Kyes Leab & Daniel J. Leab American Book Prices Current Exhibition Awards Committee
Rare Books & Manuscripts Section, ACRL, ALA
This call is not archives-specific, but definitely our technological advancements can contribute to the conversation.
Technology is ubiquitous and ever evolving in academic libraries ranging from the technology integrated in the physical library space to online presences that connect users to library resources. Keeping up with the constant development to library technology services and practices can be a challenge for any library—there could be financial, space, or staffing constraints in addition to other potential detractors. However, there are also ample opportunities to excel in specific areas of library technology in order to better serve our library users in their research and knowledge creation journey. Academic libraries can share their innovative implementation and management of technologies or technology related services and practices. These conversations drive the future of library technology and technology practices. It all starts with a spark of inspiration.
A CALL FOR PROPOSALS
College & Undergraduate Libraries, a peer-reviewed journal published by Taylor & Francis, invites proposals for a special issue focusing on innovative technologies, technology services and practices in academic libraries. Library technology is broadly defined to be inclusive of the various types of technologies academic libraries support. Potential submissions include research studies, case studies, best practices, or position papers involving:
- Immersive research or programs such as augmented reality or virtual reality
- Makerspaces or creation studios
- Enhancing library space with technology
- Sustainability and library technology
- Assessing library technology services using UX practices
- Evaluating library technology department workflows or functionality
- Securing library technology
- Privacy and ethics with library technology or library technology services
- Internet of Things in an academic library
- Designing academic library websites or technology services
- Using analytics to improve a library service or online presence
- Improving access to library resources via discovery services or library management systems
- Exploring alternative means of authentication or improving current authentication systems
- Incorporating machine learning or library data projects
- Adding technology into library instruction or using innovative technology to teach remote learners
- Teaching technology in an academic library
- Intentionally designing learning spaces with technology
- Using Git or other code repositories for library technology management
- Strategic planning of technology services
- Accessibility of library technologies
- Increasing inclusion using technology
- Innovative or inspiring library technology projects/programs
- Technology trends outside the library we should be watching
Submissions may address opportunities, challenges, and criticism in any of these areas. Topics not listed in these themes may also be considered.
This special issue is set to be published in June 2020.
Submitting a Proposal
Proposals should include a title, an abstract (500 words maximum), keywords describing the article (6 keywords max), and author(s) contact information.
Please submit article proposals via email to Tabatha Farney (guest editor) at firstname.lastname@example.org by September 30th, 2019. Final manuscripts are due by February 15, 2020.
Feel free to contact me with any questions that you may have,
Tabatha Farney, guest editor
Director of Web Services and Emerging Technologies
Kraemer Family Library
University of Colorado Colorado Springs
Applications and nominations are invited for the position of Reviews Editor for ACRL’s peer-reviewed journal in special collections librarianship, RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage. The Reviews Editor has charge of the reviews published in the journal’s biennial issues, to ensure the journal provides qualified opinions of new publications and other scholarly resources relevant to academic librarians and archivists specifically involved in rare books, manuscripts, and cultural heritage.
Responsibilities include receiving and soliciting material for review, making assignments to qualified reviewers, and collating reviews to meet production schedules.
The Reviews Editor is a voting member of the RBM Editorial Board. They work closely with the journal editor, members of the Editorial Board, and ACRL production staff. The appointment as Review Editor is a three-year term; applicants must be a member of ALA and ACRL.
A nominal honorarium may be available for this position, pending final review of the RBM editorial budget.
Desired qualifications include:
- professional experience in academic libraries;
- experience as a reviewer for an academic journal;
- ability to identify, prioritize, and distribute materials for review in the journal;
- demonstrated ability to maintain and organize a widely scattered and diverse team of qualified reviewers;
- ability to manage the flow of materials from publishers to reviewers to production staff;
- excellent communication skills;
- ability to meet, and hold others to, deadlines; and
- familiarity with trends in cultural heritage institutions, higher education, and library and information science publishing.
Applications and nominations must include a statement of qualifications addressing the areas noted above and include a current CV. Application documents should be sent to RBM Editor Dr. Richard Saunders at email@example.com. The deadline for applications is November 30, 2019.
Finalists will be interviewed by conference call during December 2019. The appointment is made by the ACRL Publications Coordinating Committee (PCC) upon the recommendation of the RBM Editorial Board. The Reviews Editor will begin training and working with the incumbent immediately upon appointment by PCC prior to their three-year term of appointment beginning in July 2020.
Miscellaneous Order: Manuscript Culture and the Early Modern Organization of Knowledge
(Oxford University Press, 2019)
Reference Librarianship & Justice: History, Practice & Praxis
Editors: Kate Adler, Ian Beilin, and Eamon Tewell
(Library Juice Press, 2018)
Encyclopedia of Archival Writers, 1515 – 2015
Edited by Luciana Duranti and Patricia C. Franks
(Rowman & Littlefield, 2019)
Miscellaneous Order: Manuscript Culture and the Early Modern Organization of Knowledge
(Oxford University Press, 2019)
Crowdsourcing our Cultural Heritage
Edited by Mia Ridge
Ethics for Records and Information Management
Norman A. Mooradian
(ALA Neal-Shuman, 2018)
Remembering and Forgetting in the Digital Age
Authors: Florent Thouvenin, Peter Hettich, Herbert Burkert, Urs Gasser
(Springer International Publishing, 2018)
The Routledge Handbook of Audiovisual Translation
Edited by Luis Pérez-González
The Missing Pages: The Modern Life of a Medieval Manuscript, from Genocide to Justice
Heghnar Zeitlian Watenpaugh
(Stanford University Press, 2019)
Leadership Matters: Leading Museums in an Age of Discord 2nd Edition
Anne W. Ackerson, Joan H. Baldwin
(American Association for State and Local History, 2019)
Digitizing Medieval Manuscripts: The St. Chad Gospels, Materiality, Recoveries, and Representation in 2D & 3D
(ARC Humanities Press, 2019)
Retroactivism in the Lesbian Archives: Composing Pasts and Futures
(Southern Illinois University Press, 2017)
“History in the Making: Outreach and Collaboration between Special Collections and Makerspaces,” Collaborative Librarianship 10 no. 2 (2018).
Erin Passehl-Stoddart, Ashlyn Velte, Kristin J. Henrich, and Annie M. Gaines
“Informatics for cultural heritage instruction: an ontological framework,” Journal of Documentation Volume 75 Issue 2 (2019)
Sonia Yaco, Arkalgud Ramaprasad
“USC Digital Voltaire: Centering Digital Humanities in the Traditions of Library and Archival Science,” Libraries and the Academy Volume 19, Number 1, January 2019
Danielle Mihram and Curtis Fletcher
“Music Archives in the Twenty-First Century: The Challenges of Politics and Technology,” Archival Notes No. 3 (2018)
“‘The Darmstadt Events’. Archival Strategies, Music-Historical Work and Cultural-Political Research Perspectives on the Development of the Digital Archive,” Archival Notes No. 3 (2018)
“Personal digital archiving for journalists: a “private” solution to a public problem,” Library Hi-Tech Vol. 36 no. 4 (2018)
“Capitalizing on short-term collaborative projects: A special collections case study,” College & Research Library News Vol. 80 no. 18 (2019)
Erin Passehl-Stoddart, Ashlyn Velte
“India’s Digital Archives: Online Spaces for Cultural Heritage,” Asiascape: Digital Asia Vol. 6 no. 1-2 (2019)
“Trans Memory Archive,” Transgender Studies Quarterly Vol. 6 no. 2 (2019)
María Belén Correa, (founder) ; Cecilia Estalles ; Carla Pericles ; Ivana Bordei ; Magalí Muñíz ; Carolina Figueredo
“The Archive and Chieftainship Claims in Zimbabwe: Some Methodological Reflections,” History in Africa Vol. 46 (2019)
“Redemptorist Archives: A Three-Year Review,” American Catholic Studies Volume 130, Number 1, Spring 2019
Patrick J. Hayes
Journal for the Society of North Carolina Archivists
Special Topical Issue: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Special Collections: Critical Efforts
Call for Papers
J-SNCA is an annual online journal that seeks to address the theoretical, practical, and scholarly concerns of North Carolina’s archival profession. The editorial board of J-SNCA invites members of the research and archival communities to submit articles for a themed issue that will be titled, “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Archives and Special Collections: Critical Efforts.” The issue will be published in the winter of 2019.
This notice is a broad call for papers [shorter articles 2,500-5,000 words in length] that discuss efforts to ensure diversity, equity, and inclusion within the context of our collections, our institutions, and our professional lives.
Deadline: Deadline for article submission is October 1, 2019. Article proposals are welcome and encouraged. Submission guidelines at http://www.ncarchivists.org/publications/journal-of-the-society-of-north-carolina-archivists-j-snca/manuscript-submission-guidelines/
Submission Contact: Kristen Merryman, Managing Editor – firstname.lastname@example.org