New/Recent Publications: Books

Digital Preservation in Libraries: Preparing for a Sustainable Future 
Jeremy Myntti, Jessalyn Zoom
(Association for Library Collections and Technical Services, American Library Association, 2018)

Going Green: Implementing Sustainable Strategies in Libraries Around the World — Buildings, Management, Programmes and Services
Edited by Petra Hauke, Madeleine Charney and Harri Sahavirtan
(De Gruyter Saur, 2018)

Research Methods for the Digital Humanities
Editors: lewis levenberg, Tai Neilson, David Rheams
(Palgrave Macmillan, 2018)

Archives and New Modes of Feminist Research
Edited by Maryanne Dever
(Routledge, 2018)

Afterlives of Abandoned Work: Creative Debris in the Archive
Matthew Harle
(Bloomsbury, 2018)

Call for Chapters: Changing Roles, Changing Times: Essays on Academic and Public Librarians’ Responsibilities in an Era of Change

Call for Book Chapters: Academic and Public Libraries

I am seeking chapter proposals for a new edited collection tentatively titled “Changing Roles, Changing Times: Essays on Academic and Public Librarians’ Responsibilities in an Era of Change”, to be published by McFarland & Company.

The monograph’s purpose is to examine the impact of technology on librarians’ position duties and responsibilities.  This evolution is leading to the creation of new positions and the restructuring of old positions in order to meet the increasing demands technology is placing on the profession.  The impact of technology is significantly revising the look of librarianship in the academic and public spheres.  Librarians from all levels are impacted from the newly-hired librarian to the seasoned, veteran manager.

This work seeks to capture the experiences, thoughts, and opinions of librarians whose new roles are transforming their working relationships with faculty and students and related communities. Librarians working in academic and public libraries have valuable experiences to share with the library community. The entire library community will benefit from reading and applying the experiences and knowledge shared by a group of library leaders.

Please submit a proposal of 250-500 words for consideration.

Topics may include, but not limited to:

Digital Services:

  • Big Data Analytics
  • Collaborations with constituents such as students and local communities
  • Data Curation and Preservation
  • Data Management (e.g. data management plans)
  • Data Science
  • Data Visualization
  • Digital Humanities
  • Discovery search services
  • Social Media
  • Virtual Reality

“Open” Activities:

  • Creative Commons Licensing
  • Institutional Repositories
  • Intellectual Property (patents, trademarks, copyright)
  • Open Access (e.g., monographs, journals, open educational resources)
  • Scholarly Communications

By February 8, 2019, please email your chapter proposals to:
Tom Diamond, editor
Louisiana State University
notted@lsu.edu<mailto:notted@lsu.edu>

Thanks,
Tom Diamond
Louisiana State University

Call for Book Chapters: Academic and Public Libraries

I am seeking chapter proposals for a new edited collection tentatively titled “Changing Roles, Changing Times: Essays on Academic and Public Librarians’ Responsibilities in an Era of Change”, to be published by McFarland & Company.

The monograph’s purpose is to examine the impact of technology on librarians’ position duties and responsibilities.  This evolution is leading to the creation of new positions and the restructuring of old positions in order to meet the increasing demands technology is placing on the profession.  The impact of technology is significantly revising the look of librarianship in the academic and public spheres.  Librarians from all levels are impacted from the newly-hired librarian to the seasoned, veteran manager.

This work seeks to capture the experiences, thoughts, and opinions of librarians whose new roles are transforming their working relationships with faculty and students and related communities. Librarians working in academic and public libraries have valuable experiences to share with the library community. The entire library community will benefit from reading and applying the experiences and knowledge shared by a group of library leaders.

Please submit a proposal of 250-500 words for consideration.

Topics may include, but not limited to:

Digital Services:

Big Data Analytics
Collaborations with constituents such as students and local communities
Data Curation and Preservation
Data Management (e.g. data management plans)
Data Science
Data Visualization
Digital Humanities
Discovery search services
Social Media
Virtual Reality

“Open” Activities:

Creative Commons Licensing
Institutional Repositories
Intellectual Property (patents, trademarks, copyright)
Open Access (e.g., monographs, journals, open educational resources)
Scholarly Communications

By February 8, 2019, please email your chapter proposals to:

Tom Diamond, editor
Louisiana State University
notted@lsu.edu

Thanks,
Tom Diamond
Louisiana State University

New Book Series: The Routledge Studies in Archives

The Routledge Studies in Archives series publishes new and cutting-edge research in records and archives studies. Recognising the imperative for record-keeping work in support of memory, social justice, technical systems, legal rights and historical understanding, this series extends the disciplinary boundaries of archival studies. It sees the archival in personal, economic and political activity, historically and digitally situated cultures, subcultures and movements, technological and infrastructural developments and in many other places.

Routledge Studies in Archives brings scholarship from diverse academic and cultural traditions into conversation and presents the work of emerging and established scholars, side by side. It promotes the exploration of the intellectual history of archival science, the internationalisation of archival discourse and the building of new archival theory.

The Series Editor invites proposals for books that offer original thinking about archives and records. If you have an idea for a book that you think would be appropriate for the series, then please contact the Series Editor, James Lowry (jlowry@liverpool.ac.uk), to discuss further.

Call for Authors: Book on University History and Culture

Primary Research Group (www.PrimaryResearch.com), publisher of research
reports about libraries and higher education, is seeking to contract an author
to write a monograph on the academic library role in identifying, preserving,
archiving, accessing and marketing one’s own institution university history
and culture.  We define these terms broadly to include seminal lectures,
works, images, coursework, inventions, scholarship, special collections,
intellectual property, logos, performances, athletic events, student life and
other facets of the university experience.  The report requires 5 detailed
profiles of university or college efforts, focused primarily on the academic
library role but encompassing other departments or units as a replacement or
supplement to a university profile.  This is a compensated assignment.  To
apply send your resume and a brief cover letter to jmoses@primaryresearch.com.

New/Recent Books

The Monumental Challenge of Preservation: The Past in a Volatile World
Michèle Valerie Cloonan
(MIT Press, 2018)

Privacy and the Past: Research, Law, Archives, Ethics. Critical Issues in Health and Medicine 
Susan C. Lawrence
(Rutgers University Press, 2016)

The Hirschfeld Archives: Violence, Death, and Modern Queer Culture
Heike Bauer
(Temple University Press, 2017)

Reference Librarianship & Justice: History, Practice & Praxis
Editors: Kate Adler, Ian Beilin, and Eamon Tewell
(Library Juice Press, 2018)

Pushing the Margins: Women of Color and Intersectionality in LIS
Editors: Rose L. Chou and Annie Pho
(Library Juice Press, 2018)

Archival Afterlives: Life, Death, and Knowledge-Making in Early Modern British Scientific and Medical Archives
Editors: Vera Keller, Anna Marie Roos and Elizabeth Yale
(Brill, 2018)

Archival Futures
Edited by Caroline Brown
(Facet Publishing, 2018)

Digital Curation Fundamentals
Jody L. DeRidder

Decolonizing the Caribbean Record: An Archives Reader
Editors: Jeannette A. Bastian, John A. Aarons, and Stanley H. Griffin

A Companion to Public History
Editor: David Dean
(Wiley Online Library, 2018)

 

SAA Bookstore: New Epubs Available

7 New Epubs Available in the SAA Bookstore
Prefer digital to print? Now you can read SAA’s latest releases in epub and PDF formats! Putting Descriptive Standards to Work, edited by Kris Kiesling and Christopher J. Prom, is the most recent book in the Trends in Archives Practice series. Buy the entire volume (epub PDF) or purchase Modules 17–20 individually:

  • MODULE 17: Implementing DACS: A Guide to the Archival Content Standard by Cory Nimer (epub PDF);
  • MODULE 18: Using EAD by Kelcy Shepherd (epub | PDF);
  • MODULE 19: Introducing EAC-CPF by Katherine M. Wisser (epub PDF);
  • MODULE 20: Sharing Archival Metadata by Aaron Rubinstein (epub PDF).

Also available is Moving Image and Sound Collections for Archivists by Anthony Cocciolo (epub PDF) as well as Privacy and Confidentiality Perspectives: Archivists and Archival Records, edited by Menzi L. Behrnd-Klodt and Peter J. Wosh (epub PDF).