CFP: Provenance

The Society of Georgia Archivists and Provenance editorial board are pleased to announce that they have moved to an open access model for the journal. All issues will be available online as soon as they are ready for publication, removing the one year embargo on content that had previously been in place.We hope this shift will better meet the needs of the profession and provide more timely research and commentary on the topics that matter most to the field. You can read the latest issue or browse earlier publications at: digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/provenance.

Call for Papers

Provenance: The Journal of the Society of Georgia Archivists, a peer reviewed academic publication, seeks articles on archival theory and practice for the 2020 issue. Please note that the content of the journal is not limited to the state of Georgia, and articles of regional or national significance are welcome. First-time authors are especially encouraged to submit articles for consideration. Provenance is also interested in innovative and unique methods for presenting scholarly content. Please contact Heather Oswald if you would like to discuss an article idea or format.

Articles on archival topics outside of theory and practice which meet publication standards will also be considered. Typical papers should be a Word document, 10-20 pages, double spaced, and formatted according to the 17th edition of the Chicago Manual of Style. Please review information for contributors: digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/provenance/policies.html.

Articles are to be submitted utilizing Provenance’s online system: digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/provenance.

For additional information contact Editor Heather Oswald at: provenance@soga.org. Deadline for contributions is July 15, 2020.

Gracy Award 

Each year the SGA awards the Gracy Award, a $350 prize which recognizes a superior contribution to Provenance. Named for David B. Gracy II, founder and first editor of Georgia Archive, the award began in 1990 and is judged by the editorial board.

*Back issues of Provenance and Georgia Archive available online*

Table of Contents for volume 36, issue 1:

Articles

Participatory Archival Research and Development: The Born-Digital Access Initiative
Alison Clemens, Wendy Hagenmaier, Jessica Myerson, and Rachel Appel

Chain of Custody: Access and Control of State Archival Records in Public-Private Partnerships
Sarah Carlson

Case Study

Using Captions and Controlled Vocabulary to Describe Visual Materials as an Alternative to Digitization
Eric Willey

Reviews

Brown, Archival Futures
reviewed by Joshua Kitchens

MarshallThe Complete Guide to Personal Digital Archiving
reviewed by Erin Lawrimore

Ryan and SampsonThe No-Nonsense Guide to Born-Digital Content
reviewed by Pamela Nye

Cohen, Archive That, Comrade! Left Legacies and the Counter Culture of Remembrance
reviewed by Cheryl Oestreicher

Foscarini, MacNeil, Mak, and OliverEngaging with Records and Archives: Histories and Theories
reviewed by Martin T. Olliff

AbramsOral History Theory (Second Edition)
reviewed by Amanda Pellerin

McDadeTorn from Their Bindings: A Story of Art, Science, and the Pillaging of American University Libraries
reviewed by Kay Strahan

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Heather Oswald
Manager of Public Services
Baker Library, Harvard Business School
Somerville MA

Call for Papers | Special Issue of Notes on “Digital Humanities and Music Pedagogy”

This call does not specifically mention archives, but has potential for archivists who work with music collections.

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We invite submissions to a special issue of Notes entitled “Digital Humanities and Music Pedagogy” that will explore the current state of thought and practice at the intersections of the digital humanities and social sciences, music information, and graduate, undergraduate, and continuing education in music. The goal of this issue is to better understand the influence of digital methodologies on the formation of music researchers. To that end, we aim to explore current cross-disciplinary work where information specialists, technicians, ethnomusicologists and musicologists, theorists, performers, and composers strive in tandem to construct learning environments in which new questions, different interpretive angles, wider contextual frames, and humanizing influences are brought to the fore in musical study.

We encourage the following types of submission:

  • Short, 2,000 to 4,000 word position papers on the ways in which the methods, techniques, and collaborative infrastructures of the digital humanities and social sciences further pedagogical work in music, in and outside of the academy
  • Research articles of up to 10,000 words exploring case studies, best practices, theoretical approaches, and critically examined experiments in digital methods and forms of presentation with students in music and music librarianship

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Explorations of the implications of the digital humanities and social sciences for the current and future study of music
  • The intersections of the human and the digital in music study, including constructions of personal and social identity along the lines of gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, class, disability, religion, nation, and age
  • Examinations of labor equity, power, and precarity in digital humanities/digital musicological pedagogy
  • (Re)examinations of our approaches to music pedagogy and to the digital at moments of global or local crisis, trauma, and uncertainty, including the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Digital humanities and digital social science in the music classroom as an incubator for student-, librarian-, or faculty-led digital projects
  • Challenges and obstacles to the adoption of digital modes of analysis and presentation among music students, scholars, and librarians, within the library or the academy
  • Digital pedagogical approaches that center student research questions and foster the creation of student communities of practice
  • Critical approaches to the curation, analysis, presentation, and preservation of music data and metadata that excavate and make manifest embedded assumptions and biases
  • Pedagogical explorations of models of music data and of music information systems that reveal the seams of their construction and the tensions of part versus whole

Manuscript submissions are due September 18, 2020. Questions and expressions of interest may be sent to the guest editor, Francesca Giannetti, Digital Humanities Librarian at Rutgers University–New Brunswick, at fg162@rutgers.edu. For details on citations, figures, and formatting, please see “Information for Contributors”.

Call for Submissions: Sustainability in Libraries

This call does not specifically mention archives, but directly relates to initiatives that archivists are engaged in.

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Sustainability in Libraries, edited by Rebekkah Smith Aldrich, Monika Antonelli, Adrian Ho, and René Tanner will be published by ALA Editions. The book will offer insights into the important developments on how librarians provide leadership and how libraries serve as models for sustainable practices. The editors are seeking articles from a variety of perspectives on topics related to sustainability-including crisis preparation, response, and recovery-within the library profession.

Objective of the Book:

In 2019, the American Library Association adopted Sustainability as a new core value. This book will provide direction to library personnel and libraries as institutions to position themselves as connectors, conveners, and catalysts for the changes needed. “Sustainability” is not an end point but a mindset, a lens through which operational and outreach decisions can be made. With the climate crisis upon us and its devastating impact on wildlife, oceans, air quality, soil, and the very fabric of life on Earth, we are compelled to find answers and provide direction for our library communities whether they be rural, suburban, metropolitan, schools, or institutions of higher learning. The examples and ideas shared in this edited volume will have far reaching potential and bolster the United Nations’ work on the Sustainable Development Goals, which seek to create a more sustainable future for all.

Suggested Topics:

The book chapters will be divided into three main themes for sustainable action.

Theme #1: Libraries as Inspiration & Catalysts – Content that would fall under this theme include topics and examples related to how libraries may provide leadership and serve as a model for sustainable practices through facility stewardship, innovative service design, and outreach and partnership practices.

Theme #2: Libraries as Conveners & Connectors – Content that would fall under this theme include topics and examples related to how libraries work collaboratively through visionary partnerships to facilitate collective impact work to address existing challenges and opportunities with a focus on community well-being and self-reliance.

Theme #3: Libraries as Contributors to Community Resilience – Content that would fall under this theme includes topics and examples of how libraries contribute to future community resilience. For example, active participation in library-centric or community-based resilience/disaster preparedness, response, and recovery efforts and work that contributes to creating a culture of respect, understanding, and empathy in the library’s service area.

Target Audience:

The intended audience for this book is people working in public, school, academic, special, rural, and urban libraries. In addition, this book will include instructional materials to be used in Library and Information Science programs to educate future library practitioners about Sustainability, the newest Core Value of Librarianship.

Special Considerations:

High quality, large file, professional, black and white images are encouraged to enhance the text. Unless they are public domain or openly licensed for commercial use, a permission release will be required for each image submitted. A model release form will be necessary for any images with recognizable people in them. The person must be a legal adult or have a parent’s permission to use the image.

Submission Guidelines:

The editors welcome submissions from authors who are interested or have experience creating sustainable libraries or working on topics of sustainability in connection with libraries. The editors are open to a variety of submissions including research articles, how-to articles, essays, and interviews. Manuscript submissions should comply with APA Style.

The editors are looking for submissions about sustainability in libraries that emphasize scalable approaches that can be applied to a variety of libraries at different levels. Brief proposals about programs and partnerships that provide inspiration and actionable takeaways are encouraged. Submit a summary of your proposed article (300 words or less) to Sustainability in Libraries.

The development of manuscripts will be done in phases. After comments are returned to authors regarding accepted chapter summary proposals, a chapter outline (500 words or less) will be requested.

Once authors receive acceptance for their chapters they will submit their final manuscripts in .doc or .docx format.  Suggested length is 2,000 to 3,500 words.  Manuscripts should comply with APA style guidelines.

Timeline:

  • Chapter Summary Proposal deadline:  June 15, 2020
  • Notification by editors of proposal acceptance: July 15, 2020
  • Chapter Outlines deadline:  August 17, 2020
  • First Manuscript Drafts deadline: October 1, 2020
  • Additional key dates will be sent to successful proposal writers.

Submit chapter summary proposals to: forms.gle/axqBoa1c9LAa6GQF6

For additional information, please contact:

Adrian Ho, Director of Digital Scholarship, University of Kentucky, hoadriank[at]gmail[dot]com, or

Rene Tanner, Liaison Librarian, Humanities Division, Arizona State University, rene.tanner[at]asu[dot]edu.

Call for Essays: Women and the Art and Science of Collecting: Eighteenth-Century Collecting Beyond Europe

Women and the Art and Science of Collecting: Eighteenth-Century Collecting Beyond Europe
Edited by Dr. Arlene Leis and Dr. Kacie Wills
Abstracts due by 1 July 2020, with case studies due by 31 October 2020 and longer essays due 1 December 2020

We are inviting chapter abstracts for a collection of essays designed for academics, specialists, and enthusiasts interested in the interrelations between art and science in women’s collections and collecting practices beyond Europe in the long 18th century. This volume will follow our forthcoming compendium on the topic entitled, Women and the Art and Science of Collecting in Eighteenth-Century Europe, published by Routledge. This book recovers women’s histories through numerous interdisciplinary discourses pertaining to the subject of collecting, and it examines their interests, methodologies, and practices in relation to cultures of art and science.

In the second volume, we continue this discussion and consider women’s relationships to collecting of European and non-European objects, gathered, exchanged, and displayed within colonies and with indigenous cultures beyond Europe. Responding to ideas about indigenous collecting raised by Nicholas Thomas, Jennifer Newell, Greg Dening, Anne D’Alleva, Adriana Craciun, Mary Terrall, and others, we also aim to consider intercultural exchanges and collections of objects relatively unknown to Europeans. European collecting often traces its roots to biblical mythologies, such as the stories of Adam (naming and owning) and Noah (rescuing and preserving). What are the histories of collecting beyond Europe? And in what ways did women actively participate in or challenge those stories?

We hope to explore a diverse range of theoretical contexts, such as art historical, material culture, feminist, social, performance, gender, colonial, archival, and literary. We welcome essays that take a material culture approach and are particularly keen on research that makes use of new archival resources. We encourage interdisciplinary perspectives and are especially interested in essays that reveal the way in which women’s collections outside of Europe participated in cultures of art and science.

The compendium will consist of around ten essays of 6,000–6,500 words (with footnotes), each with up to four illustrations. In addition to these more traditional essays, we are looking for shorter (circa 1,000 words) case studies on material objects of interest from the period. The subject of women’s collections and art and science is also central to these smaller contributions, and each will include one illustration.

We aim to address the following topics and questions:
• The practice of collecting as cultural construct
• Decolonizing collecting
• What motivated women to collect in places outside of Europe? What were they collecting? How were women’s collections beyond Europe similar or different to their European counterparts?
• Women’s travel, immigration, exploration and the mobility of objects
• Collaborations
• Classification, taxonomies and methodologies of collecting outside of Europe
• Religious collections
• Display
• Collecting for power and status
• Preservation, creation and learning
• The aesthetics of collecting beyond Europe
• Women’s exchanges/interactions with indigenous populations
• Collections formed as a means of making sense of the world

All inquiries should be addressed to Arlene Leis, aleis914@gmail.com or Kacie Wills, kacie.wills@gmail.com
. Essay abstracts of 500 words and 300 word abstracts for smaller case studies are due July 1, 2020 and should be sent along with a short bio to: kacie.wills@gmail.com and aleis914@gmail.com. Finished case studies will be due October 31, 2020, and long essays will be due December 1, 2020.

CFP: Online webinars from Eogan: Energy Archives during COVID-19

As uncertainty reigns over the future, EOGAN would like to organise an online event for archivists, particularly in the energy sector, to informally meet and discuss their fears, solutions, and stories of working from home (or not) during the lockdown.

They would like to hear about new ways to interact with researchers and document collections, the state of digitisation and online access, what future for archives in the era of Coronavirus. In particular, if you work for a company’s archive, what provisions did the company or institution made / is planning for the archive? The energy sector, and the oil sector in particular, is under immense strain: how can archives be useful for developing a historically informed understanding of these processes, and thinking up appropriate strategies for interventions? Have there been requests to access specific files? How is smart working being organised for corporate archives?

The meeting aims to be an informal gathering; if you are interested in speaking, send an email at eogan.network[at]gmail.com with a quick summary of what you would like to discuss, and your availabilities for June.

Ideally they would receive these expressions of interest by the 15th May, so to decide a date for the webinars collectively.

Read more on: https://www.eogan.org/open-call-for-papers

CFP: Digital Libraries and COVID-19

Special issue call for papers from Digital Library Perspectives

Digital libraries are services that have been developed and enhanced for years, but the recent Covid-19 pandemic has made many users aware of the service for the first time. Especially because of the closure of libraries, during the pandemic, additional efforts have been made to promote Digital Libraries and their services, as clearly visible and active libraries. Moreover, traditional libraries or those without many digital services are having the challenge of keeping their services active for their users virtually during this emergency, and librarians have been engaging in new work practices in order to achieve such objectives from their home offices.

This special issue aims to understand the challenges that the COVID-19 pandemic has posed to digital libraries and users and how they are responding to these challenges:

  • How does the pandemic affect digital libraries and their users?
  • How does the pandemic make digital libraries look different now and in the future?
  • What do you think is the lasting impact of COVID-19 on digital libraries and their users?
  • What are the new digital services and activities that librarians are conducting from their home offices to keep their libraries alive and support their users?
  • What are the responsibilities of professionals now and in the future?

We are interested in receiving papers highlighting the current initiatives and best practices that digital libraries are engaging with, in order to deepen the conversation on how they are responding to this historic challenge.

This special issue aims to be a platform for individuals and institutions to share reflections and experiences, to help us support each other as we collectively adapt and grow stronger from this experience.

Submissions should comply with the journal author guidelines and should be made through ScholarOne Manuscripts, the online submission and peer review system.

Important Dates:

Initial submissions due date: May 1st, 2020
Preliminary Feedback notification:  May 15th, 2020
Revised submissions due:  June 1st, 2020
Peer review / editorial decisions due:  June 20th, 2020
Final submissions due:  July 30th, 2020
Expected publication: Fall/Autumn 2020

Call for Contributions: The Handbook for Archival Practice

The first call for contributions to The Handbook for Archival Practice was a success. A number of articles are now under review as a result of an “open” call. A second call is now available which seeks authors for specific terms.

Check out the “call for proposals” at https://thapproject.org/call-for-proposals/ and then “complete the survey” (link on the page) by May 15 to become part of this collaborative publication.

Questions can be directed to Pat Franks (patricia.franks@sjsu.edu)