Call for Reviews – The American Archivist Reviews Portal

Are you interested in new technologies and digital projects and want to explore their use for archives and archivists? Are you interested in reviewing the latest archives resources and technologies for your colleagues? The American Archivist Reviews Portal seeks reviews of digital collections, exhibits, as well as software, platforms, and other technologies that archivists both create and use everyday. We encourage authors from communities traditionally underrepresented in publishing.

Reviews of software, websites, or digital tools and resources should be 600 to 850 words. Microreviews of monographs, journal articles, blogs or apps should be 100 to 200 words. Guidelines for writing reviews are available on the Reviews Portal.  Reviewers can suggest a resource or work with the reviews portal coordinator to choose a resource from our list of review ideas. Our editors are available to help new and seasoned writers throughout the entire review process.

Here are a few resources that we would love to publish and share reviews about:

  • Chicana Por Mi Raza
  • Civil Rights in Mississippi Digital Archive
  • “Do Better” – Love(,) Us: Guidelines for Developing and Supporting Grant-Funded Positions in Digital Libraries, Archives, and Museums
  • ePADD
  • News Provenance Project (proof-of-concept)
  • Permanent.org
  • The Programming Historian
  • Women Writers Online

We are also interested in reviews that assess machine learning, natural language processing, and other data science technologies for archives.

If you are interested in writing a review, have a resource you’d like to suggest for review, or have any questions, please contact us: https://reviews.americanarchivist.org/contact/

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