CFP: special issue on Information Management and Digital Information

The journal Open Information Science is seeking papers for a special issue on Information Management and Digital Information to be published in December 2019.

  • Deadline for extended abstracts: 31 May 2019
  • Notification of acceptance to authors: 15 June 2019
  • Deadline for full articles: 30 September 2019
  • Publication: December 2019-Spring 2020

Topics might include, but are not restricted to:

  • Historical accounts of the development of information management
  • Systematic reviews of contextualised information management (by industry sector, jurisdiction)
  • Theoretical models of information management (including comparative analyses)
  • Information management issues in “niche” sectors
  • Information management professions and professionals (for example education and training, career paths, de-professionalism)
  • Implications of open science for information management
  • Participatory culture and information management (including marginal practitioners in online communities, crowdsourcing information and data, open public data)
  • Regulatory and ethical issues in information management

Abstracts and Submissions

Please send an extended abstract (maximum 1,500 words) by 31 May 2019 to the guest editor Adrienne Muir, Professor of Information Management, Robert Gordon University (a.muir3@rgu.ac.uk). Submitted abstracts should be in English.  The guest editor will evaluated abstracts and will inform authors of acceptance or rejection by 30 June 2019.

All submitted articles will be subject to peer review. Therefore, the acceptance of an extended abstract does not imply the publication of the final text unless the article has passed the peer review and revisions (if required) have been made to the text.

CFP: “Digital Wellness”: Open Information Science Issue on Digital Humanities

Guest Editor
Valerie Karno, Director, Graduate School of Library and Information Studies, University of Rhode Island

Description
Since its inception, the digital humanities has considered the question “what is it to be human in relation to machines in the digital age?” This issue of Open Information Science asks for papers that consider how we can understand “digital wellness” as part of the ongoing inquiry into what acts, representations, and understandings exist around human-ness in the digital era. Particularly, this volume seeks to explore the possibilities of digital wellness provided through a range of disciplines and forms. We invite papers which consider architectures, platforms, and diverse disciplinary engagements with the opportunities and challenges surrounding digital wellness:

Possible topics include but are not limited to:

  • How are search engines addressing needs for wellness?
  • How do literary arts engage wellness literacies through multimodal creations?
  • How does the digital self interface with wellness?
  • How do digital borders interface with geographic borders towards impacting human wellness?
  • How does data creation and visualization impact user wellness?
  • How do digital formats and texts embrace animals, earth terrain, and environmental conditions towards understandings of wellness?
  • How is wellness conceived as integrated with or external to digital systems?
  • How do corporate digital organizational systems influence our notion of the digital person as imbricated in capital (in Multinational or Local companies)
  • How do digital wealth and investing systems inform our notions of the human and the circuit?
  • How do digital visual formats rearrange or constrain our conceptions of the human?
  • How do youth coding programs (like Hour of Code and Family Code Night) affect educational and familial relationships to the human as code?
  • How are tensions around big data balanced against an increasing number of “micro-forms”?

How to Submit

Submissions are welcome which attend to the following topics’ connections to wellness:

  • Biotechnology’s visualization of wellness
  • Computational approaches to wellness
  • Processing, designing, modeling, implementing wellness
  • Digital Rights Movements, Open Access, Curation, Data
  • Affect
  • Embodied Digital Culture
  • Archives
  • Gaming and Simulation
  • Scale
  • Networks
  • Project-based Learning
  • Relationships between Humanism, Post-Humanism, Earth Matter and Sea/Liquid Life
  • Distributed Work and Workplace Wellness
  • Links between the Virtual and the Local
  • Information Ethics and Wellness
  • Digital Sound and Wellness
  • Digital Wellness and Social Justice
  • Digital Wellness across Racial, Ethnic, Gendered, and Classed Borders
  • Meditation, Mindfulness, and Relaxation in the Digital Era

Please send 1-2 page Abstracts by June 1, 2019 to vkarno@uri.edu.

Papers will be due by October 1, 2019.

Contact Email:

Lukasz.Gworek@degruyter.com

URL: https://www.degruyter.com/page/1940

CFP: Archival Issues

Archival Issues, The Journal of the Midwest Archives Conference, is accepting submissions for our next issue 40.1, and beyond! We encourage contributions from both new and experienced authors. To submit, or if you have questions, please contact me, Alexandra A. A. Orchard: alexandra@wayne.eduArchival Issues editorial board chair.

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Alexandra Orchard
Technical and Metadata Archivist
Editorial Board Chair, Archival Issues
Wayne State University
Detroit MI

CFP: Scholarship of Teaching & Learning, Innovative Pedagogy

This call doesn’t specifically mention archives, but is definitely applicable.

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Call for Article Submissions

The Scholarship of Teaching & Learning, Innovative Pedagogy (SoTL-IP) journal invites submissions for Volume 2.

SoTL-IP is an interdisciplinary peer-reviewed journal of discovery, reflection, and evidence-based higher education teaching/learning methods and research, focusing on innovative pedagogy.

Topics of interest:

  • Adaptations in instruction
  • Assessment
  • Interdisciplinary programs
  • Experimental/accidental SoTL
  • Information literacy/metaliteracy
  • Instructional design
  • Integration thinking
  • New educational partnerships
  • Open educational resources and open pedagogy

Submissions are due Friday, May 31st, 2019. All are welcome to submit.
To check out Volume 1 and to get more information on submission procedures, please visit this website: digitalcommons.humboldt.edu/sotl_ip/

We look forward to hearing from you.
Humboldt State University Press

CFP: Journal of Archival Organization

This is a call for submissions to the next issue (July-September 2019) of the Journal of Archival Organization.  Articles must be submitted by April 30 to be considered.

JAO is an international, peer-reviewed journal published by Taylor & Francis-see www.tandfonline.com/toc/wjao20/current for more information.

While the major focus of the journal is the arrangement, description and provision of access to all forms of archival materials, we also welcome articles that include, but are not limited to the following topics:

  • User experience design (UXD)
  • Non-traditional archival description/discovery methods (e.g., information visualization)
  • Archival implications for the discussion of information ethics (ACC)
  • Diversity, inclusion, liberated archives
  • Social media – how can it be collected, organized, displayed to/used by patrons, metadata implications for, etc.
  • “Fake news” – Archival response to and responsibilities for; metadata implications, etc.

For new writers:

Members of our editorial board will provide mentoring and advice if you have a presentation, poster session, or other work that you feel would make an interesting article.

Please submit articles directly through the journal’s editorial manager system www.editorialmanager.com/wjao/default.aspx

Article queries or questions about mentoring new writers may be sent to the Editor, Marta Mestrovic Deyrup [Marta.Deyrup@shu.edu].

Call For Papers: Society of Florida Archivists Journal

The Society of Florida Archivists Journal (SFAJ) seeks articles that foster exciting conversations about progressive archival approaches and best practices in the state of Florida and beyond. Submissions that explore current developments, shared challenges, and untapped opportunities in archives, records management, and the curatorial sciences are encouraged for SFAJ vol. 2, no. 1 (2019).

Individual and co-authors are encouraged to submit works including, but not limited to: research papers, case studies, presentation proceedings, literature reviews, book and tool reviews, reflective essays, and works in progress. For more information about the mission, focus, and scope of the publication, visit the SFAJ website.

SFAJ is a peer-reviewed, open access, fully online publication with a rolling submission policy. Prospective authors are asked to review the journal guidelines prior to submitting articles and reviews. Inquiries, proposals, and all other communications should be sent directly to the journal’s editors at floridaarchivists.journal@gmail.com.

The inaugural issue of the Society of Florida Archivists Journal (SFAJ) debuted December 2018. Volume 1, number 1 is available online on the Journal’s website.

Call for Contributors: Transforming the Authority of the Archive: Undergraduate Pedagogy and Critical Digital Archives

Co-editors, Charlotte Nunes (Lafayette College Libraries) and Andi Gustavson (Harry Ransom Center, The University of Texas at Austin)

We seek abstract proposals for contributions to an edited collection exploring how archives-based undergraduate pedagogy transforms the institutional authority of the archive.  We are proposing the collection to the peer-reviewed, open-access, digitally-native Lever Press in association with Fulcrum, a scholarly communications platform that allows for flexible multimedia research publication.  As such, we welcome contributions that may involve multiple media formats.

This edited collection will include perspectives from educators, archivists (both community- and institutionally-affiliated), and undergraduates involved in efforts to deconstruct and transform the institutional authority of the archive.  We will examine how these efforts and the evolving core values of higher education mutually influence each other.  How can emergent best practices in community-based digital archiving inform productive shifts in undergraduate pedagogy?  How can we transform our pedagogy to better prepare students to ethically engage with the digital archives they encounter and create?  And how can these transformations newly express the core values of higher education?

We seek contributions that frame archives-based pedagogy in terms of opportunities for students to find value in difference, seek equity, and practice collaboration. Contributions might touch on:

  • strategies for exposing students to critical debates in the archives field about access and discovery, community-led archiving, redescription efforts, metadata standards, deaccessioning protocols, etc.

  • practices to encourage critical engagement with the ethical challenges posed by working with digital archives: where are the gaps and absences in the digital record, what are the barriers to access, and what are the potential gains and risks of placing primary sources in digital environments?

  • projects that read archives against the grain in order to highlight perspectives that have not historically been centered in collection-building, but that are very much present in the archives.

  • collaborations to build more comprehensive collections where gaps and silences exist.

  • challenges and opportunities presented by the digital realm, which reduces barriers to access in some areas while raising new barriers in others.

Other topics contributors might address include (but are not limited to):

  • Postcustodial archives and pedagogy

  • Trauma-informed pedagogy and approaches to teaching and building digital archives that reflect histories of violence

  • Critical data modeling of archival collections

  • Teaching computational methods to surface patterns at scale in digital archival collections; “collections as data

  • Building sustainable collaborations between classrooms and community partners that extend beyond the single term

  • The rights of student collaborators on public-facing digital archival projects

  • Challenges and opportunities for students learning in new digital environments

Contributions will be prioritized for inclusion that include perspectives from current or former undergraduate collaborators, or that include these collaborators as co-authors.  Please send 300-500 word abstracts to co-editors Charlotte Nunes (nunesc@lafayette.edu) and Andi Gustavson (agustavson@utexas.edu).  Review of abstracts will begin April 1, 2019.

See also our MLA 2020 Special Session CFP, Transformative Archives-Based Pedagogy, deadline March 18, 2019.