Call for Nominations: SAA Waldo Gifford Leland Award

Waldo Gifford Leland Award

Purpose and Criteria for Selection:

Created in 1959, this prize encourages and rewards writing of superior excellence and usefulness in the field of archival history, theory, or practice.

Eligibility:

Monographs or documentary publications in print or digital editions published in English during the previous calendar year are eligible. Periodicals are not eligible.

Submission Requirements:

A completed nomination form and THREE copies of the publication.

Sponsor and Funding:

The Society of American Archivists Foundation, in honor of Waldo Gifford Leland, who authored the landmark Guide to the Archives of the Government of the United States in Washington (1904), was active in the organization of the Conference of Archivists in 1909, played a central role in the establishment of the U.S. National Archives, and served two terms as SAA President during the 1940s.

Prize:

A certificate and cash prize of $1,000.

First Awarded:

1959

Selection Committee:

The Leland Award Subcommittee of the SAA Awards Committee consists of three members of the Society of American Archivists and one of the co-chairs of the Awards Committee (ex officio). One member of the subcommittee shall be appointed each year by the SAA President-elect for a term of three years. The senior member of the subcommittee in years of service shall serve as its chair.

Application Deadline and Nomination Form:

Preview and/or start the nomination form. All nominations must be submitted by February 28 of each year.

View past winners.

CFP: 24th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries

Call for Papers

Download the CfP flyer (pdf)

Digital libraries and repositories store, manage, represent and disseminate rich and heterogeneous data that are often of enormous cultural, scientific, educational, artistic, and social value. Serving as digital ecosystems for empowering researchers and practitioners they provide unparalleled opportunities for novel knowledge extraction and discovery. New applications rise novel challenges that can only be addressed in an interdisciplinary community of researchers and practioners from various disciplines such as Digital Humanities, Information Sciences and others. TPDL 2020 attempts to facilitate establishing connections and convergences between these communities that could benefit from (and contribute to) the ecosystems offered by digital libraries and repositories. To become especially useful to the diverse research and practitioner communities, digital libraries need to consider special needs and requirements for effective data utilization, management and exploitation.

Following the previous TPDL editions, TPDL 2020 invites submissions for scientific and research work in the following categories: Full Papers, Short Papers, Posters and Demonstrations, Workshops and Tutorials, Panels and Doctoral Consortium submissions.

Topics

Contributions, either theoretical or applied, are welcome in all fields related to Digital Libraries. Below is given a (non-exhaustive) list of potential topics:

  • Information Retrieval and Access
  • Knowledge Discovery in Digital Libraries
  • Document (Text) Analysis
  • Services for Digital Arts and Humanities
  • GLAM Data for Digital Arts and Humanities
  • Research Data Management
  • Data Repositories and Archives
  • Web Archives
  • Semantic Web Technologies and Linked Data for DLs
  • Standards and Interoperability
  • Digital Preservation and Curation
  • Data and Information Lifecycle (creation, store, share and reuse)
  • Linked Data
  • Open Data and Knowledge
  • Scholarly Communication
  • Citation Analysis and Scientometrics
  • Cultural Heritage Access and Analysis
  • Digital History
  • Data and Metadata Quality
  • Digital Service Infrastructures
  • Research Infrastructures
  • User Participation
  • User Interface and Experience
  • Information interaction and seeking behavior in digital libraries
  • User studies for digital library development
  • Sustainability of digital libraries
  • Legal Issues
  • Emerging New Challenges and Opportunities
  • Applications of Digital Libraries
  • Collection Development and Discovery

Submissions

Proposals are welcome in the following categories:

  • Full papers presenting original work (14 pages incl. references, LNCS format)
  • Short papers presenting original work (8 pages  incl. references, LNCS format)
  • Posters and Demos (4 pages incl. references, LNCS format)
  • Panels (1 page, short informal description)
  • Tutorials and Hands-on sessions (1 page, short informal description)
  • Doctoral Consortium papers – check the dedicated DC page
  • Workshops – check the dedicated Workshops page

The proceedings will be published by Springer-Verlag in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS, ISSN 0302-9743) series.

Paper, poster and demo submissions have to be in English and submitted as a PDF file following the author instructions via the conference’s submission page:
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=tpdl2020
Submissions must not be published or under consideration for publication in a journal or in a conference with proceedings.
Submissions will be evaluated based on originality, significance, technical soundness and clarity.
Inclusion of papers in the program proceedings is conditional upon registration of at least one author per paper.
Full and short papers have an allocated time in the conference program, posters and demos have a slot in a one-minute madness session plus a presentation during a dedicated Posters and Demos session.

Awards. A Best Paper award will be designated by the Program Committee, and the Best Poster will be elected by the conference participants.

selection of the best papers will be invited for publication in International Journal of Digital Libraries (IJDL, Springer, ISSN 1432-5012). Authors considered for the special issue will be required to submit extended versions (at least 30% new material) of their papers that expand upon the description of their work by providing depth and detail on their technical approaches and results. Please note that it is expected that the page length of a regular paper be between 10-30 pages. These submissions would then go through the IJDL review process before acceptance.

Important Dates

  • Papers submission: March 15, 2020
  • Posters and Demos submission: March 29, 2020
  • Tutorial or Hands-on proposals submission: April, 15, 2020
  • Notification of decisions: May 5, 2020
  • Camera-ready submission: June 5, 2020
  • Conference in Lyon, France: August 25-28, 2020

 

Author instructions

All paper, poster and demo submissions have to be in English and submitted as a PDF file. Authors should consult Springer’s authors’ guidelines and use their proceedings templates, either for LaTeX or Word, for the preparation of their papers. Springer encourages authors to include their ORCIDs in their papers.

In addition, the corresponding author of each paper, acting on behalf of all of the authors of that paper, must complete and sign a Consent-to-Publish form. The corresponding author signing the copyright form should match the corresponding author marked on the paper. Once the files have been sent to Springer, changes relating to the authorship of the papers cannot be made. Note that the paper size limit must be respected. Camera-ready papers that do not comply to the page limit when formatted using the LNCS style may be rejected.

Call for Survey Participation, Academic Libraries

Hello,

My name is Amanda Y. Makula. I am a faculty member at Copley Library at the University of San Diego, San Diego, CA.  My co-investigator Laura S. Turner and I are conducting a research study funded by an ACRL Scholarly Communications Research Grant (http://www.ala.org/acrl/awards/researchawards/scholcommgrants) and we would like to invite you to participate if you work in an academic library. We plan to publish the results of this research and share the results at a professional library conference.

The purpose of this study is to learn if and why academic libraries and their archives are intentionally collecting, curating, and/or preserving materials — of any type — created or owned by their local public community.

There is no compensation for taking part in this survey, but you will have the opportunity at the end of the survey to provide your e-mail address to be entered into a drawing for a $100 gift card.

For full information and to begin the survey, please click: http://usd.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5mD66ktTsXNalM1.

The survey will close at midnight on Friday, Jan. 31.

Thank you for your time.

Amanda Y. Makula

Call for papers: IFLA Journal Special Issue on Indigenous Librarianship

IFLA Journal and IFLA’s Indigenous Matters Section are pleased to announce a call for papers for a special issue focused on theory and practice in Indigenous librarianship.  With the potential to transform lives and societies, the importance of Indigenous librarianship, Indigenous ways of research and education, and Indigenous languages. Our understandings of Indigenous librarianship come from across the globe and ranges widely in focus from practice-based work to highly theoretical research; from everyday community life to education and workplace settings; and for children through to the Elders.

Guest Editors:

Rebecca Bateman
Indigenous Curator
National Library of Australia
Canberra, ACT, Australia
Corresponding Member, IFLA Indigenous Matters Section

Camille Callison
Indigenous Strategies Librarian
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Chair, IFLA Indigenous Matters Section

Martha Attridge–Bufton
Interdisciplinary Studies Librarian
Carleton University
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Standing Committee Member, IFLA Indigenous Matters Section

Stephen Stratton (co-lead)
Head of Collections and Technical Services
California State University Channel Islands
Camarillo, California, USA
Secretary, IFLA Indigenous Matters Section

Rashidah Bolhassan (co-lead)
Chief Executive Officer
Sarawak State Library
Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
Corresponding Member, IFLA Indigenous Matters Section

Raj Kumar Bhardwaj
Librarian
St. Stephen’s College, University of Delhi
New Delhi, NCT, India
Standing Committee Member, IFLA Indigenous Matters Section

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Indigenous research paradigms
  • Cultural safety in libraries
  • What is an Indigenized library?
  • How to work respectfully with Indigenous Peoples, Elders, and communities
  • Working with relational knowledge
  • What does it mean to be an Indigenous/Adivasi librarian/ally to Indigenous/Adivasi librarians?
  • Working with cultural materials/protocols

Submission Deadline:

Articles for the special issue should be submitted to IFLA Journal for peer review before 30 June 2020.

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, contact Steven Witt, Editor of IFLA Journal; or guest editor Stephen Stratton.

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.

IFLA Journal is indexed by the following databases:

  • Abi/inform
  • Academic Search Premier
  • Business Source Corporate
  • Compendex
  • Current Awareness Abstracts
  • IBZ: International Bibliography of Periodical Literature
  • IBZ: International Bibliography of Periodical Literature in the Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Information Science and Technology Abstracts
  • Inspec
  • Library Information Science Abstracts
  • Library Literature & Information Science
  • SciVal
  • Scopus
  • Sociological Abstracts
  • Web of Science

CFP: Libraries: Culture, History, and Society

CFP: Libraries: Culture, History, and Society

Libraries: Culture, History, and Society (LCHS) is now accepting submissions for volume 4, number 2, to be published Fall 2020, and for subsequent issues to be published semiannually. A peer-reviewed publication of the Library History Round Table of the American Library Association and the Penn State University Press, LCHS is available in print and online via JSTOR and Project Muse.

The only journal in the United States devoted to library history, LCHS positions library history as its own field of scholarship, while bringing together scholars from many disciplines to examine the history of libraries as institutions, collections, and services, as well as the experiences of library employees and users. There are no limits of time period or geography, and libraries of every type are included (private, public, corporate, academic libraries, and special collections). In addition to Library Science, the journal welcomes contributors from History, English, Literary Studies, Sociology, Gender/Women’s Studies, Race/Ethnic Studies, Political Science, Architecture, and other disciplines.

Submissions for volume 4, issue 2, are due February 28th, 2020, and the deadline for volume 5, issue 1 will be in late August. Manuscripts must be submitted electronically through LCHS’s Editorial Manager system athttps://www.editorialmanager.com/LCHS . They must also conform to the instructions for authors at https://www.editorialmanager.com/LCHS/account/LCHS%20Author%20Submission%20Guidelines.pdf. New scholars, and authors whose work is in the “idea” stage, are welcomed to contact the editors if they would like guidance prior to submission.

For further questions, please contact the editors:
Bernadette Lear, BAL19@psu.edu
Eric Novotny, ECN1@psu.edu

Contact Info:

Bernadette A. Lear, co-editor, Libraries: Culture, History, and Society

BAL19@psu.edu

(717) 948-6360

Penn State Harrisburg Library

351 Olmsted Dr.

Middletown, PA  17057

Contact Email:
URL:http://www.psupress.org/Journals/jnls_LCHS.html

New Articles: International Journal of Digital Curation

IJDC is published on a rolling basis. Further papers will be added in due course.

Vol 14 No 1 (2019)

Papers (peer-reviewed)

Digital Curation Education at the Universities of Ibadan and Liverpool
Abiola Abioye, James Lowry, Rosemary Lynch

Progress in Research Data Services
Andrew M Cox, Dr, Mary Anne Kennan, Dr, Elizabeth Josephine Lyon, Dr, Stephen Pinfield, Dr, Laura Sbaffi, Dr

Making Meaning of Historical Papua New Guinea Recordings
Amanda Harris, Steven Gagau, Jodie Kell, Nick Thieberger, Nick Ward

Putting the Trust into Trusted Data Repositories: A Federated Solution for the Australian National Imaging Facility
Andrew James Mehnert, Andrew Janke, Marco Gruwel, Wojtek James Goscinski, Thomas Close, Dean Taylor, Aswin Narayanan, George Vidalis, Graham Galloway, Andrew Treloar

Updating the Data Curation Continuum
Andrew Treloar, Jens Klump

Identifying Topical Coverages of Curricula using Topic Modeling and Visualization Techniques: A Case of Digital and Data Curation
Seungwon Yang, Boryung Ju, Haeyong Chung

Challenges and Directions in 3D and VR Data Curation
Nathan Frank Hall, Juliet Hardesty, Zack Lischer-Katz, Jennifer Johnson, Matt Cook, Julie Griffin, Andrea Ogier, Tara Carlisle, Zhiwu Xie, Robert McDonald, Jamie Wittenberg

Articles
Practices, Challenges, and Prospects of Big Data Curation: a Case Study in Geoscience
Suzhen Chen, Bin Chen, Dr.

Developing a Data Management Consultation Service for Faculty Researchers: a Case Study from a Large Midwestern Public University
Virginia A Dressler, Kristin Yeager, Elizabeth Richardson

Research Data Management in a Cultural Heritage Organisation
Tom Drysdale

Assessing Metadata and Curation Quality
Rebecca Grant, Graham Smith, Iain Hrynaszkiewicz

Human Security Informatics, Global Grand Challenges and Digital Curation
Anne J. Gilliland, James Lowry

Improving the Reproducibility of LaTeX Documents by Enriching Figures with Embedded Scripts and Data
Christian Thomas Jacobs

A Class Focused Approach to Research Outputs and Policy Literature Metadata
Les Kneebone

Building an Aotearoa New Zealand-wide Digital Curation Community of Practice
Jessica Moran, Floran Feltham, Valerie Love

Experimental Data Curation at Large Instrument Facilities with Open Source Software
Line Pouchard, Kerstin Kleese van Dam, Stuart I Campbell

Developing Culturally Competent Data Publication Resources
Ryan Stoker, Gene Melzack, Jennifer McLean

Organising RDM and Open Science Services
Anne Sunikka

 

New/Recent Issue: Provenance

Volume 35, Number 1 (2018)

Front Matter
Heather Oswald

Articles

The Austin Archives Bazaar: A collaborative outreach event
Daniel Alonzo, Amy Rushing, and Kristy Sorensen

“No Rhyme or Reason:” Surveying Legislative Records Retention Practices in the U.S. House of Representatives
Nahali R. Croft

The Library of Virginia, Local Records, and the Civil War
Eddie Woodward

Recovering from Hurricane Sandy: A Municipal Government Archives Role in Disaster Recovery
Bryan J. Dickerson

Journeywoman: A Lone Arranger on the Final Frontier
Laura Frizzell

Book Reviews
Tommy Brown, Amanda Hawk, Joshua Kitchens, Muriel M. Jackson, and Shanee’ Yvette Murrain