Call for Editor: The Recipes Project

So, this isn’t scholarly archival publishing but too fun not to share for anyone interested in gaining editorial experience.

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Are you interested in recipes of all kinds? The Recipes Project is looking for an editor to join our team! Responsibilities include:

  • Connecting with and inviting potential contributors
  • Organizing and editing a month of posts every six months (in rotation with other co-Editors)
  • Regular liaising with co-Editors about site development, content, and promotion

Candidates from all historical periods and disciplines are invited to apply. This includes but is not limited to historians (especially modernists), literary critics, classicists, linguists, anthropologists, and those in food studies. Applications from PhD candidates are welcome.

To apply, please include a CV and one-page statement describing what you will bring to the team. Please submit applications via email to recipes@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de by 30 September 2018.

RP Current Editorial Team:
Jessica Clark
Amanda Herbert
Elaine Leong
Lisa Smith
Laurence Totelin

SAA Archives Short Fiction Contest 2018

When you work in archives, you collect many stories from the past—some touching, some hilarious, some unbelievable but true. With the Archives Short Fiction Contest, the SAA Publications Board invites you to try your hand at creating the story, using archives as the main character. The contest is open to all members of SAA.

Submission Guidelines: 

  • The story must feature an archives, an archivist, or archival materials.
  • Stories must be no more than 3,000 words in length and must be submitted in MS Word.
  • One submission per entrant.
  • Please do not submit work that has been previously published.
  • Submissions will be evaluated by a jury of three archivists (to be determined by the SAA Publications Board), who will select a winner.
  • Winner will receive a cash prize of $250. The winning entry will be published in Archival Outlook and as a featured item on the SAA website.
  • Author retains copyright but grants permission to SAA to publish winning entry.

Workshops: Developing a Curriculum to Advance Library-Based Publishing

Register for Pilot Workshops at the 2018 DLF Forum
The Library Publishing Coalition and the Educopia Institute, in collaboration with the Digital Library Federation (DLF), are excited to host a pair of in-person workshops at the 2018 DLF Forum based on the IMLS-funded Developing a Curriculum to Advance Library-Based Publishing project. Both full-day workshops will take place on Sunday, October 14 (the day before the Forum) at the M Resort just outside of Las Vegas, NV. Each workshop is limited to 20 participants, to be selected through a brief application process.

While the workshops are affiliated with and will complement the DLF Forum, please note that you do not have to attend the Forum to participate in the workshops. See below for workshop descriptions, scholarship information, and application instructions.

Note: These workshops are based on the Content and Sustainability modules of the Library Publishing Curriculum released in Spring 2018. Learn more about the release!

Apply to attend a workshop and/or for a diversity scholarship  (deadline August 24)

Description
Library Publishing Curriculum: Content
The Content Workshop (based on the Content Module) covers how library publishers attract, select, edit, manage, and disseminate content. It includes information about how to recruit partners and select content for a program, and how to incorporate diverse voices into each part of the publication process. It also shares information about common production workflows, identifying the resources and staff skills needed to support various editorial strategies and content types.

Instructor: Matt Ruen, Grand Valley State University

Library Publishing Curriculum: Sustainability 
The Sustainability workshop (based on the Sustainability Module) will focus on how library publishing endeavors can establish longevity and find long-term success. Attendees will learn how to build support with key stakeholders and communities, both internally (library staff) and externally (e.g., University Press), and how to undertake digital preservation to prolong the lifespan of digital publications.

Instructor: Lisa Schiff, California Digital Library

Diversity Scholarships
We are delighted to be able to offer three scholarships for workshop attendees, aimed at ensuring a diverse group of participants. Each scholarship consists of up to $1,000 in reimbursement against allowable travel expenses incurred for workshop attendance (determined according to U.S. federal guidelines, as this is funded through a federal grant). The scholarship application deadline is August 24, 2018, and applicants will be notified by September 7, 2018.

How to Apply
If you are interested in applying for the workshop and/or for a diversity scholarship, please fill out the application form. The application deadline is August 24, 2018 and applicants will be notified by September 7, 2018.
Please note that the application will ask for:

  • A brief applicant bio
  • A brief personal statement that addresses how attendance at the workshop will benefit the participant
  • Diversity characteristics (diversity scholarship applicants only)

Contact
Email hannah@educopia.org with questions.

The IMLS-funded Developing a Curriculum to Advance Library-Based Publishing project is running a series of pilot workshops, and these two DLF workshops are one opportunity of many. For a full list of events, including virtual and physical workshop opportunities, please see: https://educopia.org/deliverables/library-publishing-curriculum-pilot-experiences

SAA Events on Writing and Publishing

‘Tis that time of year again! SAA is fast approaching and here are the opportunities to participate in their events related to writing and publishing.

Every year, I go to the Write Away Forum, toast to authors, and spend time in the bookstore. I like to hang out with others interested in writing and publishing. I cannot emphasize enough how participating in these can lead to opportunities. It is because of conversations I had at the Write Away Forum back in 2011 that began my involvement in SAA publishing.

So don’t be shy – if you have an idea for a book or article, want to get involved, or just wanting to find out more about the processes, go to these events and ask questions. All the SAA staff and editors are wonderful people to talk to. And if you see me – come say hi, I’d love to chat!

“What Does That Mean? Building SAA’s New Dictionary” Forum (Thursday, 7:30 am) – Shared language helps to define a community. Get the latest word on the forthcoming Dictionary of Archives Terminology and tweet new terms at #SAAwords.

“Write Away!” Forum (Friday, 7:30 am) – Write for SAA! Learn how to contribute content to American Archivist, Reviews Portal, Archival Outlook, case studies, blogs, and books, and ask questions of editors and staff.

Brown Bag Lunch Discussions (Friday, 12:30 pm) – Two options: Be among the first to read and chat about the forthcoming American Archivist article, “‘Be Damned Pushy at Times’: The Committee on the Status for Women and Feminism in the Archival Profession, 1972–1998” OR dive into the One Book, One Profession selection Perspectives on Women’s Archives. RSVP Abigail Christian at achristian@archivists.org.

Toast to SAA Authors (Thursday, 2:45-3:15) – Hoist a glass of lemonade to those who have written for SAA publications—journal, magazine, books, modules, case studies, literature and resource reviews—in the past year.

And of course don’t forget to stop at the bookstore!

Job Announcement: Assistant or Associate Editor, The Papers of Thomas Jefferson

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson in the History Department at Princeton University seeks an Assistant or Associate Editor to join its staff. In partnership with Princeton University Press, the project’s team of editors is preparing the full, authoritative, printed and electronic edition of Jefferson’s public and private papers through his two terms as president. Responsibilities of the position include (but are not limited to) preparation of textual and explanatory annotation, verification of transcriptions of early 19th-century manuscripts, and historical research. The ability to work both independently and as a member of a collaborative team is essential. Starting rank in the University’s Professional Research Staff (Associate Professional Specialist or Associate Research Scholar); title (Assistant Editor or Associate Editor); and salary are dependent on qualifications. Applicants must apply online at https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/7261 and submit a cover letter, a c.v., a brief writing sample (15 pages maximum), and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin on August 1, 2018.

Essential Qualifications: Master’s degree in history or a related field with experience in scholarly editing, or PhD in history or a related field; excellent research and writing skills; ability to work in a collaborative environment.

Preferred Qualifications: Research experience and knowledge of primary and secondary sources in the history of the early American republic and the Atlantic world in the early 19th century; knowledge of text encoding (XML and TEI); reading knowledge of French, Spanish, or Italian.

This position is subject to the University’s background check policy.

SAA One Book, One Profession

With the rise of events such as the Women’s Marches and the #MeToo movement, women’s voices are being heard loud and clear—and are being documented. As archivists collect protest posters and create new digital archives, now is an opportune time to reflect on the history of women’s archives and the struggle to achieve equal representation within the historical record.

Seizing the moment, the SAA Publications Board has selected Perspectives on Women’s Archives, edited by Tanya Zanish-Belcher and Anke Voss, for its One Book, One Profession reading initiative. The book features eighteen essays written by noted archivists and historians that illustrate the origins of a women-centered history, the urgent need to locate records that highlight the diverse experiences of women, and the effort to document women’s experiences. Deftly examining American culture and society over the past few centuries, the essays also expose the need for renewed collaboration between archivists and historians, the challenges related to the accessibility of women’s collections, and the development of community archives.

As one book reviewer noted: “Perspectives on Women’s Archives provides a useful summary of the development of the field of women’s history since the emergence of the discipline in the 1970s and of the growth of women’s archives from the earliest days of the republic. . . . It also offers stimulating prescriptions for the future direction of archives and raises urgent questions about the quality and equality of access in our overwhelmingly digital environment” (Christine Froechtenigt Harper, City of St. Louis, Archival Issues 36.1).

The One Book, One Profession edition includes a study guide (for the first edition, the discussion questions are also available here). This book is an excellent resource for thinking about the value of women’s and genderqueer archives and how to fill the gaps in our recordkeeping to move toward a more diverse and inclusive future.

Let’s read Perspectives on Women’s Archives—together!

Study Guide Questions: Host a book discussion within your institution, among archivists in your community, or at a regional meeting! Download study guide questions to further your conversation.

Related Reading & Resources: Browse a list of related articles from American Archivist and Archival Outlook.

Selected Events:

ARCHIVES*RECORDS 2018 in Washington, DC

Tips for Leading a Lively Discussion

Twitter Discussions

  • Follow #OBOP18 on twitter for more updates and to join the conversation profession-wide

One Book, One Profession 2017 selection: Through the Archival Looking Glass: A Reader on Diversity and Inclusion

One Book, One Profession 2016 selection: Teaching with Primary Sources