New Issue: Comma

The next issue of Comma (2018:1-2) is a bumper special issue focusing on the work and impact of  archivists and archives  in university and research institutes
(subscription, membership)

The seventeen articles (twelve in English and five in Spanish) originate from the 2018 ICA-SUV/Conferencia de Archiveros de las Universidades Españolas [Conference of Spanish University Archivists] conference,  “What value do historical records in University Archives add to Universities?” They are arranged here under four main themes :   the Identity of university archives, the Pace of  archives in the university community, the Management of archival records, and the Dissemination of the university archival heritage .

The special issue editors,  Miguel Ángel Jaramillo Guerreira and Caroline Brown, identify ideas about   “identity” as  the  common thread which runs  throughout  the issue. How archivists conceive their own identity, and that of the archives themselves,  is evident in articles which discuss  the changing roles of archive services   within the  institutions and their wider communities, or the roles which archivists themselves play, notably that of the archivist-activist.

Follow this link to authentify yourself as a member of ICA on the Liverpool University Press website and read this issue of Comma

MLA Citation for Canceled Presentation

How do I list on my CV a presentation for a conference that was canceled?

If the conference that accepted your presentation was canceled, you may list the presentation on your CV under a header such as “Accepted Papers” or “Invited Speeches” and note that the conference did not take place. The following provides an example:

Chen, Joanne. “Strategies for Teaching Grammar to First-Year College Students.” Conference on College Composition and Communication, Milwaukee, WI, 25–28 Mar. 2020. Conference canceled.

If you have an abstract or the paper, you might consider depositing it on a noncommercial repository like the MLA’s Humanities Commons so that you can get a DOI, share your work with colleagues, and invite feedback.

Call for Contributions: Special Section of American Archivist

Hello and good day, everyone,

I am writing to you this morning as both a member of the SAA Design Records Section and as an Editorial Board member of the American Archivist. I would like to invite you all to consider writing an article for an upcoming special design records-related section of the journal.

The section will focus on such topics as design records management, repositories, practices, content, challenges, etc. We will also feature an image from a contributing repository for the issue’s cover.

Submitting a written work to AA is a wonderful way to reach out to your peers, contribute to the professional literature, and highlight your innovative practice and special content.

The AA Editor and Editorial Board have designated volume 84, issue 1 (fall/winter 2021) for this dedicated content; the publication/production calendar is:

July 1, 2020: Submissions due
December 2020: Peer review feedback returned and final decisions made
June 2021: Final drafts due

Many submission questions can be answered at www2.archivists.org/american-archivist/submissions. I am also certainly happy to field any questions and you are welcome to write to me off-line (please see my contact information below).

Thank you for considering this invitation; we look forward to your submissions!

Yours,
Karen

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Karen Jamison TRIVETTE, MLS
Assoc. Prof., Head of Special Collections and College Archives
Gladys Marcus Library | Goodman Resource Center | Room E432
Fashion Institute of Technology – SUNY
Seventh Avenue at 27 Street
New York City 10001-5992
www.fitnyc.edu/library
karen_trivette@fitnyc.edu
212 217.4386 office | 212 217.4371 Library fax | 518.526.6307 cell

How to Create an APA Style Reference for a Canceled Conference Presentation

To help slow the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), officials have canceled many public events, including conferences and conventions. This has raised a question for researchers who were planning to present.

Question: How should the APA Style reference for an accepted presentation appear on my CV when the conference has been canceled?

Answer: Include the presentation in your CV, as your work was peer reviewed and accepted, but consider which of the following cases is most applicable.

Note that in the examples shown in this post, the text in brackets varies by the type of contribution, as described in Section 10.5 of the Publication Manual (7th ed.). Options for bracketed text include “Conference session,” “Paper presentation,” “Keynote address,” and so forth. Use the labeling that matches what a user would see in the program or website for the conference.

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Update, plus Archivaria and The Public Historian are open access

Greetings to all-

As I’m sure it has been for many of you, the past couple of weeks have consisted of planning work-from-home projects. I hope to get back to regular posts soon.

In the meantime, Archivaria and The Public Historian have temporarily opened all their content for free access. If you hear of more, send me a message and I’ll share!

Thanks,
Cheryl

Archivaria

Temporary removal of embargo

In response to the public health crisis of COVID-19, we’re pleased to announce that we’ll be making the eight most recent issues of Archivaria freely available to all through this site and on Project Muse. Content from the last four years will now be available free for all until June 30th 2020. As always, all other previous issues are available in the Back Issues section of this site for your reading pleasure during these challenging times!

Posted: 2020-03-23

The Public Historian

Looking for free, unlocked access to The Public Historian
(University of California Press) at this time? As part of the Press’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Press has made arrangements for all of its journal content (including that of The Public Historian) to be made freely available through the end of June. This is to assist the community of libraries, faculty, students, and scholars with access during a time when their usual access is likely disrupted or challenged due to library closures, remote working arrangements, etc. Let us know how this access changes the way you use The Public Historian during this time! https://tph.ucpress.edu

 

Call for Research Survey Participation: Uses of Web Archives in Scholarly Research

Hello all,

You are invited to take a brief survey as part of my research study designed to learn more about the uses of web archives in scholarly research:

https://forms.gle/r4PRi5eCXxGTKyDo7

Participation in this study is voluntary, and will involve 10-15 minutes to complete the survey with questions about your familiarity with, current/potential uses of, and obstacles to using web archives in research. Whether or not you’ve ever used a web archive, your participation is welcome.

There are no known risks associated with your participation in this research beyond those of everyday life. Although you will receive no direct benefits, this research may help the investigator (Mary Bakija, Pratt Institute School of Information/New York Art Resources Consortium (NYARC) Web Archiving Fellow) understand the current and/or potential uses of web archives in research.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Thank you,
Mary

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Mary Bakija
MSLIS Candidate, Pratt Institute School of Information
NYARC Web Archiving Fellow
mbakija@pratt.edu
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CFP: Multiple conferences, CLIR’s Digital Library Federation

CLIR’s Digital Library Federation is pleased to announce that we have opened Calls for Proposals for our conferences happening over a week this November in Baltimore, Maryland: the DLF Forum, Learn@DLF, Digital Preservation 2020, and this year, CLIR’s Digitizing Hidden Collections Symposium.

For all events, we welcome submissions from members and nonmembers alike. Students, practitioners, and others from any related field are invited to submit for one conference or multiple (though, different proposals for each, please).

  • The DLF Forum (#DLFforum, November 9-11), our signature event, includes digital library practitioners and others from member institutions and the broader community, for whom it serves as a meeting place, marketplace, and congress. In these respects, the event is a chance for attendees to conduct business, present work, share experiences, practices and information, and assess DLF’s programs and progress with community participation and input. Learn more and check out the CFP here: https://forum2020.diglib.org/call-for-proposals
  • Learn@DLF (#LearnAtDLF, November 8) is our dedicated pre-conference workshop day for digging into tools, techniques, workflows, and concepts. Through engaging, hands-on sessions, attendees will gain experience with new tools and resources, exchange ideas, and develop and share expertise with fellow community members. Learn more and check out the CFP here: https://forum2020.diglib.org/learnatdlf/
  • Digital Preservation (#digipres20, November 11-12), NDSA‘s major meeting and conference, will help to chart future directions for both the NDSA and digital stewardship, and is expected to be a crucial venue for intellectual exchange, community-building, development of best practices, and national-level agenda-setting in the field. Learn more and check out the CFP for this year’s event, with the theme Get Active with Digital Preservation, here: https://ndsa.org/digital-preservation-2020-cfp/
  • CLIR’s Digitizing Hidden Collections Symposium (#digHC, November 11-12), is a two-day event for CLIR’s Digitizing Hidden Collections grant recipients and the wider library and archives communities to celebrate and reflect on five years of project work. Recipients’ collective experiences will create opportunities to discuss the current state and future potential of digitization practice in collecting institutions, including how the digital cultural record can better reflect the diversity of human experience, how law and ethics affect strategies for access, and how technologies and standards can improve discovery and learning. Learn more and check out the CFP here: https://www.clir.org/hiddencollections/2020-symposium/call-for-proposals/.

Please keep in mind that submissions for the Digitizing Hidden Collections Symposium should come from current or former participants in CLIR Digitizing Hidden Collections grant projects.

Session options range from 2-minute lighting talk sessions at DigiPres to half-day workshops at Learn@DLF, with many options in between.

New this year, we’ve put together a video with some tips for successful conference proposals. We encourage everyone to watch and incorporate these suggestions clearly into your submissions. Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/xxrIQ273q30

The deadline for all three opportunities is Monday, April 27 at 11:59pm Eastern Time.

If you have any questions, please write to us at forum@diglib.org. We’re looking forward to seeing you in Baltimore.

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