New Book Series: The Routledge Studies in Archives

The Routledge Studies in Archives series publishes new and cutting-edge research in records and archives studies. Recognising the imperative for record-keeping work in support of memory, social justice, technical systems, legal rights and historical understanding, this series extends the disciplinary boundaries of archival studies. It sees the archival in personal, economic and political activity, historically and digitally situated cultures, subcultures and movements, technological and infrastructural developments and in many other places.

Routledge Studies in Archives brings scholarship from diverse academic and cultural traditions into conversation and presents the work of emerging and established scholars, side by side. It promotes the exploration of the intellectual history of archival science, the internationalisation of archival discourse and the building of new archival theory.

The Series Editor invites proposals for books that offer original thinking about archives and records. If you have an idea for a book that you think would be appropriate for the series, then please contact the Series Editor, James Lowry (jlowry@liverpool.ac.uk), to discuss further.

Archives-Focused Issue: Public

Public: 57, Summer 2018
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ARCHIVE/COUNTER-ARCHIVES advances conversations regarding the changing nature and political realities of audio and visual heritage in the twenty-first century. Bringing together artists, archivists, and researchers, this issue of PUBLIC argues that the re-thinking of audio-visual heritage preservation is ultimately strategic and political, especially given the precarious material conditions of archives in the digital era, and the fact that colonial and racialized forms of structural control over the history of place and belonging continue to embargo access to the past for many communities. This issue thus turns towards the transformative potential of counter-archives, which can be political, ingenious, resistant, and community-based. These insurgent archives are embodied differently and have explicit intention to historicize differently, to disrupt conventional national narratives, and to write difference into public accounts. PUBLIC 57 also brings to the fore the work of women and Indigenous, racialized, diasporic, and LGBT2Q+ communities to create counter-archives that expand, interrogate, and disrupt conventional archives and archival methodologies.

Call for Nominations: SAA Awards

While there are many awards that SAA gives, here are the ones related to publishing. Please consider submitting a nomination!

  • C.F.W. Coker Award  (for finding aids, tools or projects that involve innovative development in archival description)
  • Waldo Gifford Leland Award  (for writing of superior excellence and usefulness in the field of archival history, theory, or practice)
  • Theodore Calvin Pease Award  (for superior writing achievement by a student of archival studies as nominated by his/her instructor)

 

Call for Editor: Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science

Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science – Revue canadienne des sciences de l’information et de bibliothéconomie (CJILS/RCSIB) http://www.cais-acsi.ca/cfe_cjils.htm

Applications are invited for the editorship of CJILS/RCSIB.

The Canadian Association for Information Science is requesting applications from individuals seeking consideration to become the next editor of CJILS/RCSIB. The association is also open to co-editors.

The official term of the position is open and will be negotiated between the candidate and the CAIS Board. It is hoped that the editor will be able to serve for at least three years. It is hoped that the new editor can start by January 2019 during the production of volume 42 (2018).

Scope of CJILS/RCSIB

CJILS/RCSIB was launched in 1976 and is dedicated to publishing articles in both English and French on all aspects of information and library science with an emphasis on the advancement of information and library science in Canada. The journal is concerned with research findings, understanding the issues in the field, and understanding the history, economics, and technology of information systems and services, and human information behaviour. The journal publishes research papers, scholarly opinion papers, reviews of research, brief communications, information about significant library and information science research activities within Canada and the world, along with reviews of books and other media. Papers undergo a process of peer review, with usually two independent, double-blind reviews of each paper. Each volume of CJILS/RCSIB is usually comprised of four issues, with, on occasion, a thematic special issue. CJILS/RCSIB has been published online via Project MUSE since volume 34 (2010).

Editorial Role

The Editor is responsible for all aspects of publication associated with maintaining CJILS/RCSIB as the premier journal of its kind presenting perspectives on all aspects of Library and Information Science. The Editor is committed to making sure that the journal maintains its reputation to publish the best manuscripts in these areas. The Editor is responsible for determining the editorial direction including the selection and substantive editing of journal contents, for four issues per year. The Editor is also responsible for developing an editorial board and editorial team and may choose to nominate an Associate editor to handle manuscripts submitted in French if required.

Editorial Duties

  • Serve as Chair of the Journal’s Editorial Board (“the Board”).
  • Liaise with the University of Toronto Press (“the Press”).
  • In partnership with the Board, define the overall strategic direction for the journal.
  • Provide leadership to achieve the goals determined by that strategic direction.
  • Actively solicit manuscripts for the journal.
  • Serve as the primary liaison to authors.
  • Conduct initial screening of all manuscripts and forward those that meet criteria to selected reviewers.
  • Optional: Write an Editorial for an issue.
  • Optional: Solicit a themed issue or annual monograph.
    Optional: Secure a Guest Editor(s) for an issue.
  • Work with Board to recruit and select editorial reviewers.
    Work with Board to recruit book review editors (English and French).
  • Work with authors to revise manuscripts based on reviewers’ comments and Editor’s own recommendations for improvement (e.g., clarity, development of ideas, scholarly accuracy, overall quality, and compliance with publication guidelines).
  • Reply to rejected manuscript authors with a constructive email.
  • Address problems that arise from time to time, such as resolving charges of plagiarism.
  • Edit accepted manuscripts, send the materials to the publisher for copyediting, and proofread each issue prior to publication.
  • Submit a report annually to the Canadian Association for Information Science at the Annual General Meeting (during the CAIS conference).

Qualification and Requirements of Candidates

The Editor of CJILS/RCSIB must possess the following attributes:

  • Hold a faculty position and be active in the scholarly community.
  • Have published regularly in comparable scholarly journals.
  • Be willing to dedicate regular time each week to this role.
  • Be able to develop and articulate a sustainable vision for the future of the journal.
  • Possess excellent communication skills, preferably in both official languages (English and French).

Term

The Editor will serve for the term as negotiated with the CAIS Board which will be renewable for a second term at the discretion of the CAIS Board. The term may be terminated by the CAIS Board at any time should the Editor fail to fulfill the responsibilities outlined above.

Search Procedure

Applications will be reviewed by the CAIS Board immediately after the deadline submission date.

Application

Interested individuals should submit an application to CAIS no later than December 15, 2018.

The application should include:

A Vision Statement: Set forth your goals and plans for the content of CJILS/RCSIB. This may include an assessment of the current strengths, weaknesses, or gaps that you plan to address and how you will implement your plan.

Editor Background Information: Your name, affiliation, and other relevant information. Describe your qualifications for the job. Give evidence of your ability to provide sound judgment and guidance to potential authors. Please include a vita or resume.

Applications (as described above) should be no more than five pages (excluding vitae) and should be sent by December 15, 2018 to:

Heather Hill
President, Canadian Association for Information Science
hhill6@uwo.ca

New Issue: ESARBICA Journal

ESARBICA Journal: Journal of the Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Branch of the International Council on Archives – Vol 37 (2018)
(subscription)

Articles
Effects of document format types and employees’ attitudes towards documents creation and records management
Eric Boamah

Strategies for preservation of digital records in Masvingo province of Zimbabwe
Blessed Magama

Towards a framework for e-records readiness in support of e-government in eSwatini
Vusi Tsabedze, Trywell Kalusopa

A framework for e-records in support of e-government implementation in the Tanzanian public service
Gwakisa Kamatula, Henry Kemoni

Risks associated with cloud computing in pursuit of effective records management
Cameron Bassett, Isabel Schellnack-Kelly

A framework for acquisition, transfer and preservation of knowledge of traditional healing in South Africa: a case of Limpopo province
Jan Resenga Maluleka, Patrick Ngulube

The archives of the Catholic Church in South Africa
Philippe Denis

Access to government information: a global phenomenon but what are the challenges?
Proscovia Svärd

Implications of records management policy for the small and medium enterprises sustainability in Raymond Mhlaba municipality in South Africa
Patrick Ajibade, Festus Khayundi

A service delivery improvement strategy for a records management programme
Liah Shonhe, Balulwami Grand

Assessing the implementation of the National Archives and Records Service Act at Eduardo Mondlane University in Mozambique
Renato Pereira

New Issue: Archivaria

Archivaria 86 (Fall 2018)
(subscription)

Articles
Looking for a Place to Happen: Collective Memory, Digital Music Archiving, and the Tragically Hip
Alan Galey

Omelettes in the Stack: Archival Fragility and the Aforeafter
Antonina Lewis

Leaving a Trail: Personal Papers and Public Archives Part One – The Donor’s Story
Betsy Hearne

Leaving a Trail: Personal Papers and Public Archives Part Two – The Archivist’s Story
Susanne Belovari

The Reconfiguration of the Archive as Data to Be Mined
Michael Moss, David Thomas, Tim Gollins

Integrated Online Access to Objects and Archives
Jinfang Niu

Book Reviews
David Thomas, Simon Fowler, and Valerie Johnson, The Silence of the Archive
Rodney G.S. Carter

Philip C. Bantin, ed., Building Trustworthy Digital Repositories: Theory and Implementation
Maxwell Otte

Exhibition Reviews
Shalom Montreal: Stories and Contributions of the Jewish Community, McCord Museum
Sarah Nantel

Carol Sawyer: The Natalie Brettschneider Archive, Vancouver Art Gallery
Alexandra Wieland

CFP: IFLA Journal special issue on Information Literacy

IFLA Journal and IFLA’s Library Theory and Research (LTR)and Information Literacy (IL) Sections are pleased to announce a call for papers for a special issue focused on theory and practice in information literacy.  With the potential to transform lives and societies, the importance of information literacy is appreciated world-wide. Our understandings of information literacy come from across the globe and ranges in focus from practice-based to highly theoretical; from everyday life to education and workplace settings; and for infants through to the elderly.

Guest Editors:

Dr. Gaby Haddow
Libraries, Archives, Records & Information Science
School of Media, Creative Arts & Social Inquiry
Curtin University
Australia

Dr. Min Chou
Congressman Frank J. Guarini Library
New Jersey City University
United States

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • building new theory in information literacy;
  • the challenges of applying theory in practice;
  • the technology dimension in theoretical frameworks;
  • how learning theories can inform practice; and
  • cultural perspectives associated with learning.

Submission Deadline:

Articles for the special issue should be submitted to IFLA Journal for peer review before 30 June 2019.

How to Submit a Manuscript

IFLA Journal is hosted on ScholarOne™ Manuscripts, a web based online submission and peer review system SAGE Track. Please read the Manuscript Submission guidelines, and then simply visit the IFLA Journal Manuscript submission webpage to login and submit your article online.

IMPORTANT: Please check whether you already have an account in the system before trying to create a new one. If you have reviewed or authored for the journal in the past year it is possible that you will have had an account created.

All papers must be submitted via the online system. If you would like to discuss your paper prior to submission, please contact Steven Witt, Editor of IFLA Journal; or guest editors Gaby Haddow and Min Chou.

For instructions on formatting your manuscript please consult the submission guidelines.

About IFLA Journal

IFLA Journal is an international journal publishing peer reviewed articles on library and information services and the social, political and economic issues that impact access to information through libraries. The Journal publishes research, case studies and essays that reflect the broad spectrum of the profession internationally. All articles are subject to peer review. Articles are published in English. Abstracts will be translated by IFLA (the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions) into the other working languages of IFLA—Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Russian or Spanish—for publication.

IFLA Journal is published by Sage Publications and is the official journal of IFLA, and has an international readership consisting of academic institutions, professional organizations, and IFLA members who all receive a free subscription to the journal.

Each issue of IFLA Journal is made available Open Access upon publication on IFLA’s website.  Authors are also encouraged to make the accepted version of their manuscripts available in their personal or institutional repositories.

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