CFP: ARCHIVES (British Records Association)

ARCHIVES, a peer-reviewed journal published by Liverpool University Press on behalf of the British Records Associationinvites submissions that inform, explore, and inspire all those who use historical records. ARCHIVES provides accessible and engaging articles that increase understanding of the whereabouts, interpretation and historical significance of archival material of all historical periods. It provides a platform for historians and archivists to share their discoveries and information about the sources they have used for research. We particularly welcome contributions from those at an early stage of their careers.

Themes that can be addressed include, but are not limited to:

– Archival trends, theories and practices
– Archives and the community
– Archives and diversity
– Approaches towards using archives and source materials
– Archives and accessibility
– Record keeping practices
– Digital curation

A fuller statement of the editorial policy can be found at: https://www.britishrecordsassociation.org.uk/publications/archives-the-journal-of-the-british-records-association/

Articles can be submitted at any time.

Call for Chapters: Exploring Inclusive & Equitable Pedagogies: Creating Space for All Learners

Call for Chapters: Exploring Inclusive & Equitable Pedagogies: Creating Space for All Learners
Published by ACRL Press

CFP link: http://bit.ly/CFP_ACRLinclusivepedbook

Chapter Proposals due: January 15, 2021 **

About the Book

We seek to deepen our understanding of equitable and inclusive theories and practices in order to provide instructors with new grounding for both their individual teaching and their instruction program. Some of the questions we seek to address in this publication include: How do theories and practices related to equitable and inclusive pedagogies inspire your teaching? How have librarians engaged in equitable and inclusive teaching? How might librarians implement equitable and inclusive pedagogy in ways specific to library instruction?

Taking an inclusive approach to content, chapters will take a variety of formats such as: reflective and personal essays, narratives, analytical and academic essays, case studies, autoethnographies, lesson plans, or zines and other graphic formats. You can share your ideas for your own teaching or take a more programmatic approach. Submissions may reflect the range of instructional activities and settings with which academic library educators engage: special collections, data management, information literacy, digital scholarship, open education, and others, across the many different types of academic libraries. We encourage submissions from institutions that are underrepresented in information literacy literature, such as community colleges and minority-serving institutions.

Our book is unique in that it will share a range of theories related to equitable and inclusive pedagogies while also featuring examples of inclusive teaching in action. Academic library educators will gain both the theoretical foundations and practical applications to adopt more inclusive teaching practices. 

Submission Procedure

Please submit an initial chapter proposal description of up to 500 words and a tentative chapter title. The proposal form also asks you to include your approach (e.g., reflective essay on a theoretical approach, case study about data skills workshops) and a description of the content you will include in your chapter. Additional fields include: the author(s)’ names, titles, and institutional affiliations.

Please submit proposals to: Google Form 

Publication Timeline

Proposals are due by January 15, 2021**

Authors will be notified of their status (accept or decline) by February 15, 2021

A first draft of approximately 2000-5000 words (excluding endnotes and bibliography) will be due on May 15, 2021

After receiving editorial feedback, a final draft will be due on August 30, 2021.

Chapters must not be previously published or simultaneously submitted elsewhere.

**Special note – We acknowledge the nature of the difficult times we are living in means schedules can be unpredictable. If you have an idea though are unsure of your schedule, please reach out to one of the editors to express your interest and share your idea. We can see what can be figured out.**

Anticipated book publication is 2022. Chapter authors will be able to make their chapters open access by posting final copies of their chapter in their institutional repositories.

For questions or to request additional information, please email: inclusivepedagogiesbook@gmail.com 

Co-editors:

Jane Nichols, Oregon State University
Melissa Mallon, Vanderbilt University
Elizabeth Foster, University of Chicago
Ariana Santiago, University of Houston
Maura Seale, University of Michigan
Robin Brown, Borough of Manhattan Community College

New Issue: Archival Science

Archival Science Volume 20, issue 4, December 2020

Original Paper
Open Access
Towards a human-centred participatory approach to child social care recordkeeping
Elizabeth Shepherd, Victoria Hoyle, Elizabeth Lomas, Andrew Flinn, Anna Sexton

Original Paper
Open Access
Creating value of the past through negotiations in the present: balancing professional authority with influence of participants
Ina-Maria Jansson

Original Paper
Usability evaluation of an open-source environmental monitoring data dashboard for archivists
Monica G. Maceli, Kerry Yu

Original Paper
Two archives of the Russian revolution
Vera Kaplan

Original Paper
Margins of documents, center of power: a case study on the Consejo de Indias’ annotated paperwork and the construction of legality in an imperial archive
Caroline Cunill

New Issue: Built Heritage

Special Issue: Applying a Landscape Perspective to Digital Cultural Heritage

Introduction: Applying a landscape perspective to digital cultural heritage
Guest Editor: Chen Yang and Kelly Greenop

Research Articles
Harnessing digital workflows for the understanding, promotion and participation in the conservation of heritage sites by meeting both ethical and technical challenges
Mario Santana Quintero, Reem Awad and Luigi Barazzetti

Digital cultural heritage and rural landscapes: preserving the histories of landscape conservation in the United States
Sarah Karle and Richard Carman

A digital information system for cultural landscapes: the case of Slender West Lake scenic area in Yangzhou, China
Chen Yang and Feng Han

Towards more-than-human heritage: arboreal habitats as a challenge for heritage preservation
Stanislav Roudavski and Julian Rutten

Book, conference and exhibition review
‘digital cultural heritage: FUTURE VISIONS, a landscape perspective’ International Conference Report
Chris Landorf

Call for Submissions: MARAC Technical Leaflet Series

A note from the Technical Leaflets Editorial Board:

Dear MARAC members,

The Communications Committee is seeking new submissions and suggestions for the MARAC Technical Leaflet Series, (Print ISSN 2577-9400 and Electronic ISSN 2577-9419), a double-blind, peer-reviewed serial publication that provides practical guidance for specific archival tasks not commonly addressed in the professional literature.
Since 2018, the Editorial Board of the Technical Leaflet Series is aiming to produce at least two publications per calendar year (spring and winter). Topics of particular interest for future publications may include:

  • Creating and maintaining acquisitions files
  • Curation and storage of oversize objects and realia
  • Data analytics
  • Diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility initiatives for archives
  • Handling of classified or proprietary materials in a government or corporate repository
  • Oral history in archives
  • Preservation, handling, and description of any of the following:
    • 19th-century photographs
    • Audio-visual materials
    • Datasets
    • Email
    • Textile materials
  • Reparative (re)processing of archival materials
  • Web archiving

Please submit any proposals or topic suggestions to marac.communications@gmail.com. Publication guidelines for submissions are available on the MARAC website. Authors are encouraged to observe a soft limit of 25-30 pages of content. Fall 2020 submissions have a projected publication date of December 2021 for our Winter issue. Our next call for proposals will be in April 2021. All submissions will be reviewed by members of our Editorial Board. If you have any questions or would like to discuss your leaflet ideas further, please contact us.

Sincerely,
Alex Japha, Editor-in-Chief
Heidi Abbey Moyer, Editor
Diane Wunsch, Editor
MARAC Technical Leaflet Series Editorial Board

What do you want to know about archives writing and publishing?

When I first started this blog in 2015, one of my goals was to write about writing and publishing. That largely went by the wayside while I wrote a book. Now that my book is complete, I’ve been thinking more about what you, as authors, readers, editors, have interest in learning more about.

I have several ideas of what I could write about, but it’s more important to me to hear your questions and interests, what is most relevant to you that can help you with writing and publishing. So please share your ideas in the comments or if you prefer to remain anonymous, use this form.

This will go beyond a question/answer, I want it to be participatory. There are few forums available for archivists to discuss writing and publishing with each other, and I’d like this blog to be a place to connect, share experiences, and contribute. So submit questions, topics, ideas, etc. and let’s get talking!

New Bibliography: Public History and Archives

A few months ago I started a new page for bibliographies and invited anyone to contribute.

I’m pleased to share a new bibliography created by Hallel Yadin, Public History and Archives. This is an active project and will be updated. If you are interested in contributing to it, please let me know and I will add you as an author in Zotero or post the citations for you.

I welcome any other ideas and contributions. Thank you Hallel for all your work!

New/Recent Publications

Books

Engagement in the Digital Era
Edited by Nicole J. Milano and Christopher J. Prom; featuring modules by Michele Casto, Dina Kellams, Jessica Lacher-Feldman, Nicole J. Milano, Daniel J. Linke, Jennie Thomas, and Travis H. Williams
(Society of American Archivists, 2020)

Who Owns the News?: A History of Copyright
Will Slauter
(Stanford University Press, 2019)

The Color of Creatorship: Intellectual Property, Race, and the Making of Americans
Anjali Vats
(Stanford University Press, 2020)

Archive Wars: The Politics of History in Saudi Arabia
Rosie Bsheer
(Stanford University Press, 2020)

The Public Domain Review: Selected Essays, Vol. VII
(2020)

Reflections on Practitioner Research: A Practical Guide for Information Professionals
Lee Ann Fullington, Brandon K. West, Frans Albarillo
(ACRL, 2020)

Libraries, Archives, and Museums Today: Insights from the Field
Peter Botticelli, Michèle V. Cloonan, Martha R. Mahard
(Rowman & Littlefield, 2019)

Saving Your Digital Past, Present, and Future: A Step-by-Step Guide
Vanessa Reyes
(Rowman & Littlefield, 2020)

Encyclopedia of Archival Writers, 1515 – 2015
Edited by Luciana Duranti and Patricia C. Franks
(Rowman & Littlefield, 2020)

The Preservation Management Handbook: A 21st-Century Guide for Libraries, Archives, and Museums, Second Edition
Revised by Donia Conn, Ross Harvey, and Martha R. Mahard
(Rowman & Littlefield, 2020)

Archival Basics: A Practical Manual for Working with Historical Collections
Charlie Arp
(Rowman & Littlefield, 2020)

Articles

“Mass Print, Clipping Bureaus, and the Pre-Digital Database: Reexamining Marianne Moore’s Collage Poetics through the Archives,” Journal of Modern Literature Volume 43, Number 1, Fall 2019
Alison Fraser

Reports

Social Interoperability in Research Support: Cross-Campus Partnerships and the University Research Enterprise
by Rebecca Bryant, Annette Dortmund, and Brian Lavoie
(OCLC, 2020)

Case Studies

Engaging History Majors in Intensive Archival Research: Assessing Scaffolded Curricula for Teaching Undergraduates Primary Source Literacy Skills

Teaching with Primary Sources Remotely

Rethinking Record Groups and University Archives Classification at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Podcasts

Pearl Jam: It’s a Rock Band, Not The Smithsonian
The Kitchen Sisters

Newsletters

Ohio Archivist, Fall 2020

Archivists and Archives of Color, Summer 2020

Call for Applications: Editor, Associate Editor, and Book Reviews Editor, Provenance

Interested in harnessing your editorial skills and passion for organizing fellow writers to serve as editor of a well-established open source archival journal?

The Society of Georgia Archivists Nominating Committee is accepting applications for the roles of Editor, Associate Editor, and Book Reviews Editor for Provenance, the Journal of the Society of Georgia Archivists. Visit this link to view previous issues of the award-winning journal.

Candidates do not have to reside in the state of Georgia but must be members of the Society of Georgia Archivists.

The Provenance Editor manages the publication and distribution of at least one annual issue of Provenance and coordinates the selection of the David B. Gracy II Award recipient. The position is a three-year term appointed by SGA President with Executive Board approval. The time commitment is15 hrs/month on average, with additional work required around publication. See the attached PDF for a full list of major duties and responsibilities.

The Provenance Associate Editor assists the Editor in soliciting, editing, and production of Provenance. The position is a three-year term. Appointed by Editor with Executive Board approval. The time commitment: 5-8 hrs/month on average, with additional work required around publication.

DUTIES:

  • Solicits articles for inclusion in Provenance.

  • Reviews articles as assigned by the Editor.

  • Assists in copy and final editing considering content, quality, and style set by journal requirements. (could be done by a separate copy editor)

  • Works with contributors as assigned.

  • Assists Editor with use and management of Bepress system.

  • Oversees marketing of Provenance, including advertising and exhibiting at professional meetings.

  • Oversees publication of Provenance issues to the e-commerce platform

  • Manages fees and income associated with e-commerce platform

The Provenance Book Review Editor solicits critical assessments of books, software, websites, and other tools useful to the archival profession. The position is a three-year term. Appointed by Editor with Executive Board approval. The time commitment: 5-10 hrs/month on average, with additional work required around publication.

DUTIES:

  • Solicits and selects, with advice from the Editor, publications or other relevant content to be reviewed for inclusion in each issue of Provenance.

  • Arranges for reviewers of each identified publication or other content.

  • Coordinates with reviewers; provides guidelines and determines deadline for submission.

  • Edits the text of all reviews submitted for inclusion and submits final product to the Editor.

  • Sends PDF copy of each review to the author and the publisher of the book.

TO APPLY

Applications will be accepted to nominating@soga.org until November 9, 2020. Applicants should submit a statement of interest explaining their experience editing; a writing sample; and a resume/CV. Questions may be addressed to nominating@soga.org.

Call for Presentations: 2021 Reference Research Forum at ALA Annual

The Research & Statistics Committee of the Reference Services Section of the Reference & User Services Association (RUSA) invites submission of reference service research project proposals for presentation at the New Discoveries in Reference: The 27th Annual Reference Research Forum at the 2021 American Library Association Annual Conference in Chicago, IL.

Researchers and practitioners from all types of libraries, library school faculty and students, and other interested individuals are encouraged to submit a proposal. The committee is particularly interested in research about serving diverse patrons.

The Reference Research Forum is a popular and valuable ALA Annual Conference program. Attendees have the opportunity to learn about innovative research projects conducted in reference services including user behavior, electronic services, reference effectiveness and assessment, and organizational structure and personnel. For examples of projects presented at past Forums, please see the Committee’s website.

The Committee employs a blind peer review process to select three proposals for 20-minute presentations, followed by open discussion. Identifying information will not be shared with reviewers until after final selection of proposals. Selected submissions must be presented in person at the Forum during ALA Annual in Chicago, IL.

Criteria for selection:

  • Originality: Potential for research to fill a gap in reference knowledge or to build on previous studies
  • Quality: Research design and methodologies
  • Impact: Significance of the study for improving the quality of reference service

NOTE: Research projects may be in-progress or completed. Previously published research or research accepted for publication will not be accepted.

Important Dates:

Proposals are due by Monday, January 4, 2021. Notification of acceptance will be made by Monday, February 15th, 2021. The submission must not exceed the stated word count limit.

Submission Details:

Submissions will be accepted as Word documents.

SUBMISSION PAGE 1: Contact Information
Please include the primary contact’s name, title, institutional affiliation, mailing address, and email address.  Additional research team members should also be noted in the appropriate field.

SUBMISSION PAGE 2: Research Description (250 Word maximum)
The research description must not include any personally identifiable information, including your name, or the name of your institution. Please include these elements:

  • Title of the project
  • Explicit statement of the research problem
  • Description of the research design and methodologies
  • Findings or results if available
  • Brief discussion of the originality, unique contribution, potential impact, and significance of the research (if you use semi colons between items in a list, you need to make sure the entire list is a complete sentence.)

Proposals that exceed the word count or that do not follow the format described above will be automatically rejected.

Questions about the Forum should be directed to the 2020-2021 committee chair:

Qiana Johnson (q-johnson@northwestern.edu)