New Issue: Archeota

Archeota, Vol. 6 no. 1, Spring/Summer 2020
(open access)

Unfiltered History: Pride and prejudice at Godman Air Field June 1945
Kelli Roisman

Untold Stories Get Told: The Importance of Archivists in Diversifying History
Alyssa Key

Reinventing the Wheel: An Archeologist Digs for Metadata
Erin Estrup

Introducing Melissa Ward: Digital Archivist at Blizzard Entertainment
Danielle Dantema

So, You Digitized Your Collection, Now What? The Subtle Craft of Digital Preservation
Terry Schiavone

Conquering the Backlog: Special Collections and Archives’ Backlog Elimination Project at UNLV
Angela Moor

Francis Parker School Archive: 100 Years of History and Pride
Dakota Greenwich

Archiving in Times of Crisis: Archivists Respond to COVID-19
Marissa Friedman

Our staff Recommendations for Summer Reading

Introducing our 2020/2021 Team SJSU Student Chapter of the Society for American Archivists

Call for papers for the Tunnock Essay Prize (Scottish Archives)

We present you today a great opportunity to have your research published in a well-respected journal and receive a prize of £250.

The weather is wonderful and the archives are closed but you may well still be in a position to think about writing up an entry for the Tunnock Essay Prize. Aimed at post graduates and kindly sponsored by Thomas Tunnock Ltd, entries should focus on the use and interpretation of Scottish Archives both within Scotland and further afield.  Submissions should consist of between 4,000 and 6,000 words. Any submission that makes use of archival material to explore historical matters relevant to Scotland will be considered. The winning entry will be awarded a prize of £250 and, subject to peer review, will be eligible for publication in Scottish Archives, the journal of the Scottish Records Association.

The closing date for entries is 1 September 2020.

Further details are available on the SRA website at or email:

Call for papers: Collect & Connect conference

Leiden (The Netherlands), 23-24 November 2020

We are pleased to announce a call for papers for the international conference Collect & Connect: Archives and Collections in a Digital Age. The conference will be held at Naturalis Biodiversity Center in Leiden (depending on COVID-19 it could be moved online) on 23-24 November 2020.

The aims of this international conference which officially concludes the NWO/Brill Creative Industries Project Making Sense of Illustrated Handwritten Archives are two: to present results of finished and original research in the field of digitized archives and natural and cultural heritage collections, and to promote exchange and discussion between researchers and heritage professionals in the field of digital natural and cultural heritage.

Confirmed keynote speakers are:

Dr. Sharon Leon (Michigan State University)
Prof. Lambert Schomaker (University of Groningen)
Prof. Franco Niccolucci (PIN – University of Florence)

Paper formats & submission:

Regular papers with 10 to 12 pages (max. 12 pages, min. 10 pages) and short papers with 5 to 9 pages (max. 9 pages, min. 5 pages) need to be submitted through EasyChair.
All papers will be thoroughly peer-reviewed by at least two members of the conference’s program committee.

Important dates:

11 September 2020 (deadline for short and long papers)
2 October 2020 (notification of authors)
15 November 2020 (camera-ready papers)

Thematic scope of the conference:

In recent years, libraries, archives and museums have spent major efforts on annotating and enriching their digitized archives and collections with contextual information, in order to make them retrievable and interlinked in novel ways. Often institutions aim to enhance their reach and relevance for broader user groups. A major challenge in the field is the heterogeneous character of many of such digitized collections. Many handwritten archives and collections of physical objects in the realms of natural history, archaeology, history, and art history entail combinations of textual and visual elements whose interpretation requires a range of different expertises and computational technologies. This conference therefore welcomes papers that present, discuss, and reflect upon the technical, social, and institutional challenges digital heritage professionals and researchers encounter when enriching heterogeneous digitized collections with context.

Six to eight papers selected among those presented at the conference are expected to be selected for publication in the Journal of Computing and Cultural Heritage (JOCCH). The authors of the selected papers will be asked to extend their conference papers to comply with the editorial standards of the Journal. They will be informed at the end of the Conference by the Selection Committee, formed by the Conference Chairs and JOCCH Editor-in-Chief, and will provided with a suitable deadline to prepare their papers for publication. Thus, to publish in this Special Issue it is necessary to present the paper at the International Conference Collect&Connect.

More information on guidelines and paper submission at:

CFP: Libraries: Culture, History, and Society

Type: Call for Papers
Date: August 27, 2020
Location: United States
Subject Fields: Graduate Studies, Humanities, Political History / Studies, Social History / Studies, Women’s & Gender History / Studies

Libraries: Culture, History, and Society (LCHS) is now accepting submissions for volume 5, number 1, to be published Spring 2021, 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, and school libraries, and special collections). In addition to Library Science, the journal welcomes contributors from History, English, Literary Studies, Education, Sociology, Gender/Women’s Studies, Race/Ethnic Studies, Political Science, Architecture, and other disciplines.

Submissions for volume 5, issue 1, are due August 28th, 2020, and the deadline for volume 5, issue 2 will be in late February. Manuscripts must be submitted electronically through LCHS’s Editorial Manager system at . They must also conform to the instructions for authors at 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,
Eric Novotny,

Contact Info:
Bernadette A. Lear
Co-Editor, LCHS

Contact Email:



New Issue: Judaica Librarianship

The newest issue of Judaica Librarianship includes several articles about archives.

Judaica Librarianship, Vol. 21 (2020)
(open access)

Vol. 21 Editor’s Note
Rachel Leket-Mor

Essays and Research

The Victor Perera Papers: The Archive of a Twentieth Century Sephardic-American Writer
Gabriel Mordoch

The Importance of Being Discovered: The Werner Von Boltenstern Shanghai Photograph and Negative Collection
Melanie Hubbard

The UCLA Sephardic Archive Initiative: Finding the Keys to an Untold History
Max Modiano Daniel

Primary Sources in the College Classroom: The Beck Archives at the University of Denver Libraries
Jeanne Abrams

The Sydney Taylor Book Award at Fifty: Trends in Canonized Jewish Children’s Literature (1968–2020)
Rachel Leket-Mor, Fred Isaac

The Cultural Doings and Undoings of the Sydney Taylor Book Award
Stacy M. Collins

“Love Your Neighbor”: An AJL Project to Combat Antisemitism
Heidi Rabinowitz, Kathleen Bloomfield


JS/DH: Primary Sources and Open Data
Michelle Chesner

Scatter of the Literature
June 2017–February 2020
Haim A. Gottschalk

CFP: Conference “Digital Humanities and Gender History”

Type: Call for Papers
Date: August 31, 2020
Subject Fields: Digital Humanities, Women’s & Gender History / Studies
**Deadline: August 31, 2020**

CfP Conference “Digital Humanities and Gender History”

Place: Online Conference

Dates: 5.2., 12.2., 19.2. and 26.2.2021, 4 – 8 p.m. CET

Languages: English, German

The Chair of Gender History at the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena (Germany), together with the Arbeitskreis Historische Frauen- und Geschlechterforschung e.V. and the Digital German Women’s Archive (Digitales Deutsches Frauenarchiv), is organising a virtual international conference on “Digital Humanities and Gender History” on the four Friday afternoons of February 2021.

The conference aims to address gender-historical aspects of the history of the digital and the digital humanities as well as the application of digital methods and research workflows for gender-historical questions. The conference will examine the gender-historical implications of digital methods, tools and projects as well as the possibilities and limitations, added values and challenges that digital methods offer for the study of gender history.

In addition to the presentation of current and completed projects, problem-centered lectures dealing with aspects of cross-cutting relevance for a digital gender history are particularly welcome. Proposals for topics can refer to the following thematic complexes:

  • Application of digital methods and tools in regards to gender history issues
  • Gender history of the digital humanities or digital sub-disciplines
  • Constructions of gender in or making it visible by digital methods (e.g. using data mining, network or GIS technologies, visualisations etc.)
  • Gendered or intersectional marking of digital models of reality, e.g. also artificial intelligence
  • Significance of gender in the modelling of digital humanities projects, the design and development of databases, algorithms, software, tools and digital working and virtual research environments
  • Digital archives and sources, their indexing and distribution
  • Digital forms of publication for gender history e.g. digital journals, blogs, project pages, social media etc.
  • Relationship between gender history and digital humanities or, possibly, considerations for a scientific disciplining of Digital Historical Gender Studies with specific questions, epistemes, methods and other (sub)disciplinary characteristics

Please submit your contribution, approximately one page in length, by 31 August to the e-mail address We ask you to state whether your contribution will be a project presentation or whether you wish to focus on more comprehensive questions and aspects of digital gender history. Besides presentations with 20 minutes of speaking time, smaller lectures or alternative formats such as demos, tutorials, pecha kuchas etc. can also be proposed. Contributions from all epochs and regions are welcome.

The four conference afternoons in February form a unit, so participation in all four dates would be desirable. The conference languages are English and German. We are currently seeking funding to provide simultaneous translation of the conference in sign language as well as an English translation of the German contributions.

Contact Info:
Martin Prell (University of Jena)

Pia Marzell (University of Jena)

Contact Email:

CFP: DLF Forum

The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) and the Digital Library Federation (DLF) are thrilled to announce our new CFP for our virtual DLF Forum this fall. We have a lot of exciting things planned and are excited to share the first steps with you.

First, we’ve made some adjustments to the dates on which we’ll hold our events this fall.

Full info about the new VIRTUAL DLF Forum CFP is here, but we can’t resist sharing some other details with you here:

  • Our guiding focus for this year’s Forum is building community while apart, chosen as a top priority by respondents to our recent DLF community surveyAs one step to this end, all of our 2020 events will be free of charge, and resources will be made widely available after our events. Later this summer we’ll share information about how to register for our events.
  • While we welcome proposals from anyone with interesting work to share, this year the planning committee will prioritize submissions from BIPOC people and people working at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and other BIPOC-centered libraries, archives, and museums, in alignment with our commitment to do more to ensure marginalized voices have better and more central representation.
  • Accepted presentations and panels will be delivered via pre-recorded video that will “go live” at specific times during the conference, and there will be some method for community discussion during “watch parties” as videos are posted.
  • Because of our virtual format and our emphasis on bringing our community together, we will be offering a greatly reduced number of sessions than we typically offer in our traditional in-person DLF Forum. To make space for as many voices as possible, individuals may present only once on the conference program. However, we will offer additional ways for community members to share content and resources whether conference proposals are accepted or not.

More information and full details about the new VIRTUAL DLF Forum CFP are here:

If you submitted a proposal to the original CFP, you should have received an email from us already about next steps. If you did not receive an email, reach out at

The deadline to submit to the new Forum CFP is Monday, August 17, at 11:59pm Eastern Time.

If you have any questions, please write to us at

Gayle for Team CLIR/DLF

P.S. Want to stay updated on all things #DLFforum? Subscribe to our Forum newsletter or follow us at @CLIRDLF on Twitter.

New Articles: International Journal of Digital Curation

International Journal of Digital Curation, Vol 15 no. 1 (2020)
(open access)


An Exploratory Analysis of Social Science Graduate Education in Data Management and Data Sharing
Ashley Doonan, Dharma Akmon, Evan Cosby

Towards Continuous Quality Control for Spoken Language Corpora
Anne Ferger, Hanna Hedeland

The Red Queen in the Repository
Joakim Philipson

Facilitating Access to Restricted Data
Allison Rae Bobyak Tyler


Design and Implementation of the first Generic Archive Storage Service for Research Data in Germany
Felix Bach, Björn Schembera, Jos van Wezel

Data Practices in Digital History
Rongqian Ma, Fanghui Xiao

A Review of the History, Advocacy and Efficacy of Data Management Plans
Nicholas Andrew Smale, Kathryn Unsworth, Gareth Denyer, Elise Magatova, Daniel Barr


The CODATA-RDA Data Steward School
Daniel Bangert, Joy Davidson, Steve Diggs, Marjan Grootveld, Hugh Shanahan, Shanmugasundaram Venkataraman

Out of the Jar into the World! A Case Study on Storing and Sharing Vertebrate Data
Susan Borda

Piloting a Community of Student Data Consultants that Supports and Enhances Research Data Services
Jonathan S Briganti, Andrea Ogier, Anne M. Brown

Understanding the Data Management Plan as a Boundary Object through a Multi-stakeholder perspective
Live Kvale, Nils Pharo

Privacy Impact Assessments for Digital Repositories
Abraham Mhaidli, Libby Hemphill, Florian Schaub, Cundiff Jordan, Andrea K. Thomer

Finding a Repository with the Help of Machine-Actionable DMPs: Opportunities and Challenges
Simon Oblasser, Tomasz Miksa, Asanobu Kitamoto

Data Communities: Empowering Researcher-Driven Data Sharing in the Sciences
Rebecca Springer, Danielle Cooper

New Issue: Archives and Records

Archives and Records, Vol. 41 (2020)

Towards a pedagogy of archival engagement
Paul Flynn


Applying the seven principles of good practice: archives in the 21st century university
Katrina Legg , Rhian Elizabeth Ellis & Chris Hall

Lessons in making the unique ubiquitous: diversifying the role of the special collections and archives department to enhance teaching and learning at the University of Limerick
Kirsten Mulrennan

Making:Archives – a case study of creative collaboration
Sarah C. Jane & Hannah Maughan

Teaching archive skills: a pedagogical journey with impact
Karen Watson & Kirsty Pattrick

Book Reviews

Copyright for archivists and records managers
6th edition by Tim Padfield, London, Facet Publishing, 2019, xxi + 411 pp., £59.95 (paperback), ISBN 978-1-78330-448-6
Fredric Saunderson

Advocacy and awareness for archivists
by Kathleen D Roe, Chicago, Society of American Archivists, 2019, x + 149 pp., $69 (paperback), ISBN 978-1-945246-16-6 (Archival Fundamentals Series III, volume 3)
Owen Munday

Trusting records in the Cloud
edited by Luciana Duranti and Corinne Rogers, London, Facet Publishing, 2019, xxi + 306 pp., £69.95 (paperback), ISBN 978-1-78330-402-8
Alex Fitzgerald

Dead letters: censorship and subversion in New Zealand 1914-1920
by Jared Davidson, Dunedin, Otago University Press, 2019, 306 pp., £19 (paperback), ISBN 978-1-98-853152-6
Susan Healy

Participatory archives: theory and practice
edited by Edward Benoit, III and Alexandra Eveleigh, Facet Publishing, 2019, xiii + 263pp., £64.95 (paperback), ISBN: 978-1-78330-356-4
Margaret Crockett

Seals and status: the power of objects
edited by John Cherry, Jessica Berenbeim and Lloyd de Beer, London, The British Museum, 2018, v + 147 pp., £40 (paperback), ISBN 978-086159-213-5
Philippa Hoskin

Archival values: essays in honor of Mark Greene
edited by Christine Weideman and Mary A. Caldera, Chicago, Society of American Archivists, 2019, xiv + 300 pp., $55 (paperback), ISBN 978-1-945246-04-3
Caroline Williams

New/Recent Publications


Humanizing LIS Education and Practice: Diversity by Design
By Keren Dali, Nadia Caidi
(Routledge, forthcoming October 2020)

Among Digitized Manuscripts. Philology, Codicology, Paleography in a Digital World
Series: Handbook of Oriental Studies. Section 1 The Near and Middle East, Volume: 137
Author: L.W.C. van Lit

Explore the Library of Congress (LoC): A Collection Analysis, International Journal of Information Dissemination And Technology, Vol. 10 no. 1 (2020)
Asifa Ali, Sumaira Jan

“E-Mail as Legacy: Managing and Preserving E-Mail as a Collection,” Libraries and the Academy, Vol. 20 no. 3 (July 2020)
Jesse David Dinneen, Maja Krtalić

“Themes in Recent Research on Integrating Primary Source Collections and Instruction,” Libraries and the Academy, Vol. 20 no. 3 (July 2020)
Sonia Yaco, Arkalgud Ramaprasad, Thant Syn

Copyright and Digital Collections: A Data-Driven Roadmap for Rights Statement Success,” College & Research Libraries, July 2020
Sara R. Benson and Hannah Stitzlein

Radical Holdings? Student Newspaper Collections in Australian University Libraries and Archives,” Journal of the Australian Library and Information Association 
Jessie Lymn & Tamara Jones

Bodies of archives/archival bodies: an introduction,” Visual anthropology review [online], 36(1),
B. Battaglia, J. Clarke, F. Slegenthaler

A Content and Comparative Analysis of Job Advertisements for Special Collections Professionals Using ACRL RBMS Guidelines,” Journal of Library Administration Vol. 60 no. 6 (2020)
Kellee E. Warren &Jung Mi Scoulas

Investigating the Perceived Value of Special Collections in the Academic Library,” Journal of Library Administration Vol. 60 no. 6 (2020)
Jae Jennifer Rossman

Other Publications

Research Library Issues, no. 300: GLAM Collaboration Opportunities and Challenges, Association of Research Libraries

Charles Francis on LGBTQ Archive Activism, AHR Interview
AHR author Charles Francis speaks about his October 2019 issue article “Freedom Summer ‘Homos’: An Archive Story.” Francis is president of the Mattachine Society of Washington, D.C., an LGBTQ history society that partners with pro bono legal counsel McDermott Will & Emery to undertake archival research that brings to light hidden and suppressed aspects of LGBTQ political history in order to educate the legal community, community leaders, and the media—work the society conceives of as “archive activism.”

Francis spoke about his article with AHR editor Alex Lichtenstein and Florida International University historian of queer history Julio Capó Jr.

Still Speaking
Still Speaking is a radio show created by Conrad Stoesz, the archivist at the Mennonite Heritage Archives. These five-minute stories are currently airing on Golden West Radio 950, 1220 and 1250 AM Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 9:20 am (CST). You can catch it live online here. We are also sharing the stories on our site here!

Still Speaking tells stories about people, places, and events preserved in documents and artifacts in our archives. Our aim is to learn about the past, the role of archives in society, and give you something to think about. Together we can listen to the people of the past “still speaking.”

Transcripts is a new podcast that puts the transgender movement in context. Using oral histories from the Tretter Transgender Oral History Project at the University of Minnesota Libraries, hosts Andrea Jenkins and Myrl Beam introduce listeners to the trans activists who are changing our world.