New/Recent Publications


Archiving Cultures, Heritage, Community and the Making of Records and Memory, by Jeannette A. Bastian (Routledge, March 2023).

The Sunday Paper: A Media History. 
Paul S. Moore, Sandra Gabriele. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2022

Moroccan Other-Archives: History and Citizenship after State Violence
Brahim El Guabli (Fordham University Press, 2023)


Kaspar Beelen, Jon Lawrence, Daniel C S Wilson, David Beavan, Bias and representativeness in digitized newspaper collections: Introducing the environmental scan, Digital Scholarship in the Humanities, Volume 38, Issue 1, April 2023, Pages 1–22,

Lucia Giagnolini, Marilena Daquino, Francesca Mambelli, Francesca Tomasi, Exploratory methods for relation discovery in archival data, Digital Scholarship in the Humanities, Volume 38, Issue 1, April 2023, Pages 111–126,

Patricia Martin-Rodilla, Cesar Gonzalez-Perez, Same text, same discourse? Empirical validation of a discourse analysis methodology for cultural heritage, Digital Scholarship in the Humanities, Volume 38, Issue 1, April 2023, Pages 224–239,

Ana Roeschley, “Symbiosis or friction: Understanding participant motivations for information sharing and institutional goals in participatory archive initiatives,” Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 2023.

Menhour, H., Şahin, H. B., Sarıkaya, R. N., Aktaş, M., Sağlam, R., Ekinci, E., & Eken, S. (2023). Searchable Turkish OCRed historical newspaper collection 1928–1942. Journal of Information Science49(2), 335–347.

Diulio, M. de la P., Gardey, J. C., Gomez, A. F., & Garrido, A. (2023). Usability of data-oriented user interfaces for cultural heritage: A systematic mapping study. Journal of Information Science49(2), 359–372.

He, Y., & Chen, Z. (2023). Mass aesthetic changes in the context of the development of world museums. Journal of Information Science, 49(2), 519–528.

Pacios, A. R., & Martínez-Cardama, S. (2023). Transparency in Spanish archive and library websites: A comparative study. Journal of Librarianship and Information Science55(1), 99–110.

Tyagi, S. (2023). Preservation and conservation of indigenous manuscripts. IFLA Journal49(1), 143–156.

Li, Rankang, et al. “Text Detection Model for Historical Documents Using CNN and MSER,” Journal of Database Management (JDM) 34, no.1: 1-23.


Robert C. Schwaller, ed. African Maroons in Sixteenth-Century Panama: A History in Documents. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2021. xvii + 285 pp. $34.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8061-6933-0.
Reviewed by Daniel Nemser (University of Michigan)

New Issue: Collections: A Journal for Museum and Archives Professionals

Volume 19 Issue 1, March 2023

The Legacy of Welsh Botanist Jessie Gwendoline O’Callaghan (née Insole; 1882–1932)
Michael Statham, Heather Pardoe, Vanessa Cunningham

New Life for a Legacy: The La Verne Historical Society and Inman Conety’s 1938 International Truck
Benjamin Jenkins, Sherry Best

“Impressive Miniature Scenes Full of Life and Humour”: The Interpretation of Netsuke at the Museum Folkwang 2010 to 2021
Ryan Nutting

Preservation of Audiovisual Collections at Albert Ilemobade Library, Federal University of Technology Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria
Oluwole Ejiwoye Rasaki, Adeola Oyebisi Egbedokun, Akeem Adedayo Adedimeji

“Of War Tanks and Military Memorabilia”: A Look at the Conservation of Military Collections at the Zimbabwe Military Museum (ZMM)
Simbarashe Shadreck Chitima, Amos Zevure

Book Review: Narratives of (Dis)Enfranchisement: Reckoning with the History of Libraries and the Black and African American Experience and Narratives of (Dis)Engagement: Exploring Black and African American Students’ Experiences in Libraries
Katharine Chandler

Book Review: A Cultural Arsenal for Democracy: The World War II Work of U.S. Museums
Alexa Cummins

Book Review: Metadata for Digital Collections, A How-To-Do-It Manual
Susan A. Barrett

CFP: 2023 Dress and Body Association Conference

Though not archives-specific, this CFP mentions museums.

The Dress and Body Association invites submissions for the organization’s fourth annual conference, which will be held on November 4-5, 2023. Consistent with our long-term goals for inclusivity and sustainability, all activities will be 100% online, including keynote speaker(s), research presentations, and opportunities for virtual networking.

Visit the DBA website——to learn more about this organization and consider becoming a member.

Climate Change: Implications for Dress and the Body

For English speakers, there are two major definitions of “climate” as a noun:

  1. The characteristic weather conditions of a country or region
  2. The attitudes or conditions prevailing among a body of people

Curiously, we use the term “climate change” primarily (if not exclusively) in connection with deteriorating environmental conditions. Yet human bodies and dress are also… and have always been… impacted by changing “attitudes or conditions.” What changes happening today are having the greatest or most pertinent impacts? How are these changes affecting different “bodies of people” (societies, cultures, organizations, communities, etc.)?

Proposals for a paper or a virtual roundtable discussion on any topic related to dress and the body will be considered, but those related to this year’s theme are most likely to be accepted. Changing “attitudes and conditions” may include but are not limited to:

  • Technological innovations (e.g. AI-generated dress/bodies, biodegradable/fungal dress, biomimicry)
  • Politics and political activism (e.g. bodies of intersectional solidarity)
  • Circumstances of violence, conflict, and migration
  • The physical environment and attitudes about it (e.g. consequences and adaptations to anthropogenic climate change)
  • Cultural standards and ideals of beauty (e.g. “sexy” bodies or “healthy” bodies)
  • Implementation (or revision) of laws and dress codes (e.g. reproductive rights, gender diversity, labor rights)
  • Changes in education that impact future artists, designers, creators, and inventors
  • Changes in industries (fashion, theater, advertising, healthcare, media, museums, etc.)

Both beginning and advanced scholars are welcome. Abstracts should be 200-300 words. Presenters do not need to submit a paper before the conference. Depending on the number of submissions and the time zones of presenters, each person should have approximately 20 minutes to speak with discussion at the end of each panel.

Although we welcome scholars, educators, and activists from any country, the language of the conference will be English. We will consider a panel in an alternative language if there is sufficient interest from a group of scholars. Abstracts must be written in English and should be drawn from original research; we ask that presenters not simply recycle papers given at other conferences. Pre-recorded presentations are allowed, but presenters must join the Zoom meeting to hear the other speakers on the panel and participate in the discussion in real time.

For best consideration, please submit your abstract by July 1, 2023. All submissions will be read by at least two reviewers in a single-blind review process. Authors can expect letters of acceptance by mid-August.

Registration through the DBA website will be required for access to the online platform. Donations are welcome, but not required to participate. The recommended donation is 20 USD for students and early-career scholars, 50 USD for mid-career and senior scholars.

To submit an abstract:
To register for the conference:

The Dress and Body Association is registered as a non-profit organization (501(c)(3)) in the state of Indiana (United States). Donations are tax-deductible.

Dress & Body Association |

CFP: SAA Women’s Collections Section Meeting

The Women’s Collections Section (WCS) of the Society of American Archivists (SAA) are seeking panel proposals and presentations for the WCS section meeting to be held June 20, 2023 at 1PM CST/2PM EST!

This year we are seeking proposals that focus on creative strategies and innovative means repositories are using to highlight stories of women and gender non-conforming individuals. This call extends to repositories that may fall outside traditional bounds and collections that are not traditionally seen as being “women’s collections.”

We especially invite proposals that highlight stories of Queer and Trans individuals and people of color. Please email your proposal to

Proposals will be reviewed by the WCS section steering committee. They will be prioritizing proposals that intentionally address critical and anti-oppressive research and practices.

The deadline for all proposals is Friday, May 19, 2023. Notifications will be sent out by Monday, May 29, 2023.

Feel free to email the WCS co-chairs at with any questions or concerns!

Call for Reviewers: Studies in Oral History

Contributors interested in submitting a review to our journal Studies in Oral History are asked to notify our new reviews editor Gwyn McClelland by 15 May 2023.

We accept a wide range of reviews including reviews of podcasts, online oral history records or exhibitions.

So if you’re interested, please send an email with your contact details and the subject for review to You just need to express interest by 15 May not submit the review by that date.

For further information about our journal requirements please consult the Guidelines for Contributors and Style Guide.

New Issue: Archival Issues

The newest issue of the Midwest Archives Conference’s journal, Archival Issues, is now available! This issue (42.1) includes three full-length articles and seven publication reviews.

The entire issue can be viewed online in MAC’s open access repository:…

Featured Articles:

“Amplifying Civil Rights Collections with Oral Histories: A Collaboration with Alumni at Queens College, City University of New York” by Annie Tummino and Victoria Fernandez 

“Understanding History, Building Trust, and Sharing Appraisal Authority: Engaging Underrepresented Student Groups through Culture Centers” by Jessica Ballard and Cara Bertram 

“Situating Community Archives Along the Continuum of Community-Engaged Archival Praxis: Autonomy, Independence, and the Archival Impulse” by Lindsay Kistler Mattock and Aiden M. Bettine

Thank you to the authors, reviewers, editors, and others whose excellent work made this issue possible.

Best regards,

Brandon T. Pieczko

Archival Issues Editorial Board Chair

Call for Volunteers: Volunteers needed to introduce topics at the Metadata and Digital Object Section annual meeting

The Metadata and Digital Object Section will hold its annual meeting virtually on Thursday, June 15th from 11am to 12:30pm CT (mark your calendars now!).  In addition to a business meeting, we are planning a program that will include breakout discussion groups on three topics that members have expressed interest in during recent mailing list discussions and focus groups:

  • Challenges with mass description of digital objects
  • What kind of metadata do we create about provenance?
  • Metadata about potentially harmful material in digital collections

We are looking for volunteers who would be willing to give an informal, five-minute introduction to each topic and help facilitate the breakout room discussions (there will also be a steering committee member to help with the latter).  The idea for the 5-minute presentations  is to introduce the topic and raise a few of the major questions that could be asked in the breakout session for that topic, to give people an idea of what might be discussed.  

If you have an idea for a different topic you think would be of interest and that you’d be willing to introduce, we are also interested in hearing about that. 

Please email Lara Friedman-Shedlov ( by May 1st.

CFP: Association of Registrars and Collection Managers

November 7-10, 2023 Montreal, Quebec, Canada

ARCS welcomes registrars, collections specialists, and all those who work within our field to Montreal, Quebec, Canada for educational sessions, networking events, and a chance to meet colleagues from around the world. 

Important Dates

  • March 20, 2023 – Request for Proposals Opens
  • April 21, 2023 – Session Proposals are due. 
  • Late Spring 2023 – Registration fee structure to be announced
  • November 7-10, 2023-Conference

Looking for inspiration for the upcoming request for proposals? Take a look at the scheduled from our 2022 Virtual Conference

Call for Proposals

The past three years have profoundly impacted our field and demonstrated the need to evolve and adapt our practices. This journey reaffirmed our resilience and taught us to positively channel the momentum created from this time of reflection and growth. We are now catalysts and agents of change within our own institutions and the greater field, using our momentum to create a more just future. Momentum encourages us to find new ways to partner with communities, create more accessibility, and reduce our carbon footprint while still stewarding collections. Sustaining momentum is challenging but necessary to move forward, creating new pathways for effective, smarter, and more resourceful solutions. 

ARCS invites you to submit proposals and join an international discussion about the collections field for the 2023 Conference, Momentum, to be held in Montreal Canada on November 7th-10th. Sessions may address any aspect of your work. Proposals must be submitted no later than 11:59 PM EST, April 21, 2023. To learn more about submitting a session proposal please view the guidelines. Please contact if you have any questions.  

Please view the 2023 Proposal Submission Guidelines before submitting your proposal.

CFP: Collection Stewardship in the Age of Finite Resources, Journal of Western Archives

The Journal of Western Archives (JWA) is seeking submissions for an upcoming special issue on the following topic: Collection stewardship in the age of finite resources.

Articles for this special issue could be on any of the following subjects:

  • Reappraisal    
  • Deaccessioning
  • Donor relations and managing their expectations
  • Changing collecting scopes and policies – from collecting anything to being more selective
  • Managing/reimagining collection space
  • Innovations in collections management

Types of works considered:

  • Research articles
  • Case studies
  • Work-in-progress articles

If you are interested in contributing to this special issue, please submit a draft through the JWA website at:…. Submissions received before October 1st, 2023, will be considered for publication in this special issue, which will be published on the JWA website in early 2024.  If you have any questions, please contact JWA managing editor, Ryan Lee at

Journal of Western Archives is a peer reviewed, open access, online journal, that gives archivists, manuscript curators, and graduate students in the American West a place to publish on topics of particular interest and relevance to them. To learn more about the journal and our policies and submission guidelines, please take a moment and visit the JWA website at:

Call for Participation in Research Study – Service Learning in Archives

As part of a graduate thesis, I am conducting a survey to explore the use of service-learning (SL) in archives. 

SL is defined as “a course-based, credit-bearing educational experience in which students participate in an organized service activity that meets identified community needs and reflects on the service activity in such a way as to gain further understanding of course content, a broader appreciation of the discipline, and an enhanced sense of civic responsibility” (Bringle & Hatcher, 1995). 

This survey will collect data on both archivists who have participated in SL projects using archives and those who have not participated in SL projects using archives to understand more about SL in the archival community. This short, anonymous online survey is expected to take ten minutes to complete. Your participation is voluntary. If you do not wish to participate in this survey, do not submit a response. By clicking the “Submit” button at the end of the survey, you are indicating that you voluntarily consent to participate. 

An Institutional Review Board responsible for human subjects research at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania reviewed this research project and found it to be acceptable, according to applicable state and federal regulations and University policies designed to protect the rights and welfare of participants in research.

Your survey responses will be kept confidential. Any part of the research that is reported or published will not contain any identifiable information. If you have any questions about the survey, please contact Elizabeth M. Scott at

Please click on the following link to participate in the survey:

The survey will be available until May 5, 2023.

Thank you for your time and consideration. 


Elizabeth M. Scott, MLS, CA

Archivist and Special Collections Librarian/Assistant Professor

Professional and Digital Media Writing Program, Candidate

East Stroudsburg University