On Hiatus, Sort of

Dear Readers:

Perhaps you noticed the lack of posts in the last few weeks. I just want to share that it is temporary. I’m in the thralls of finishing my book manuscript and haven’t taken the time to update this blog. I know there have been many announcements lately and when I can, I’ll post ones that are still active.

But I promise to get back to regular posts as soon as I can, most likely in July.

As always, thank you for reading!

Cheryl

New/Recent Publications: Various

ARL White Paper on Wikidata: Opportunities and Recommendations
Association of Research Libraries, 2019

Scholarship in the Sandbox: Academic Libraries as Laboratories, Forums, and Archives for Student Work
edited by Amy S. Jackson, Cindy Pierard, and Suzanne M. Schadl
Association for College and Research Libraries, 2019

Research Library Issues, RLI 297: The Current Privacy Landscape
2019

Triple Storage for Random Access: Versioned Querying of RDF Archives
Ruben Taelman, Miel Vander Sande, Joachim Van Herwegen, Erik Mannens and Ruben Verborgh

Digital Heritage. Progress in Cultural Heritage: Documentation, Preservation, and Protection, 7th International Conference, EuroMed 2018, Nicosia, Cyprus, October 29 – November 3, 2018, Proceedings, Part II
Editors: Marinos Ioannides, Eleanor Fink, Raffaella Brumana, Petros Patias, Anastasios Doulamis, João Martins, Manolis Wallace
(Springer International Publishing, 2018)

Always Already Computational: Collections
Thomas Padilla, PI, Laurie Allen, Co-PI, Hannah Frost, Co-I, Sarah Potvin, Co-I, Elizabeth Russey Roke, Co-I, Stewart Varner, Co-I

 

Call for Reviewers

Are you interested in writing a review for the American Archivist Reviews Portal? Reviewers assess digital collections, exhibits, tools, platforms, services, and other resources that archivists use. New professionals and students welcome! View guidelines for writing reviews and contact the Reviews Portal Coordinator, Gloria Gonzalez (gloria@zepheira.com), with any questions.​

New Issue: Manuscript Studies: A Journal of the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies

Spring 2019 Vol. 4.1

Articles

In the Age of Non-Mechanical Reproduction: Manuscript Variation in Early-Modern South Asia
Arthur Dudney and Neer aja Poddar

Manuscript Variations of Dabistān-i Maẕāhib and Writing Histories of Religion in Mughal India
Sudev Sheth

Power Permutations in Early Hindi Manuscripts: Who Asks the Questions and Who Gives the Answers, Rāmānand or Kabīr?
Heidi Pauwels

The Strange Afterlife of Vidyāpati Ṭhākura (ca. 1350–1450 CE): Anthological Manuscripts, Linguistic Confusion, and Religious Appropriation
Christopher L. Diamond

Prefatory Notes on Persian Idioms of Islamic Jurisprudence:Reasoning and Procedures of Law-Making in Premodern Islamicate India
Naveen Kanalu

Replication and Innovation in the Folk Narratives of Telangana:Scroll Paintings of the Padmasali Purana, 1625–2000
Anais Da Fonseca

Nectar or Arrow:Cases of Missense Textual Mutations in Early Kabīrian Padas
Zhang Minyu

“Publishing” and Publics in a World Without Print:Vernacular Manuscripts in Early Modern India
Tyler Williams

Reviews

Kay Davenport. The Bar Books: Manuscripts Illuminated for Renaud de Bar, Bishop of Metz (1303–1316). Manuscripta Illuminata 2. (review by Richard A. Leson)

Matti Peikola, Aleksi Mäkilähde, Hanna Salmi, Mari-Liisa Varila, and Janne Skaffari, eds. Verbal and Visual Communication in Early English Texts. Utrecht Studies in Medieval Literacy 37. (review by Lydia Yaitsky Kertz)

Alpo Honkapohja. Alchemy, Medicine, and Commercial Book Production: A Codicological and Linguistic Study of the Voigts-Sloane Manuscript Group. (review by Winston Black)

New Issue: Library Trends

I am deviating from posting archives-related content because I believe many of you will be interested in this special issue of Library Trends. While I have not (yet) read it, I hope it contains information that we can also use in our practices.

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Volume 67, Number 3, Winter 2019
Disabled Adults in Libraries
Jessica Schomberg and Shanna Hollich, Issue Editors

Introduction
Jessica Schomberg, Shanna Hollich

Articles

The Impact of Disbelief: On Being a Library Employee with a Disability
JJ Pionke

Reproductive Failure and Information Work: An Autoethnography
Gina Schlesselman-Tarango

Disability, Identity, and Professionalism: Precarity in Librarianship
Christine M. Moeller

Claiming Our Space: A Quantitative and Qualitative Picture of Disabled Librarians
Robin Brown, Scott Sheidlower

Disability, the Silent D in Diversity
Teneka Williams, Asha Hagood

Evaluating the User Experience of Patrons with Disabilities at a Community College Library
Catherine Pontoriero, Gina Zippo-Mazur

Access Provision for Sight Impaired Students (SISs) in Nigerian University Libraries
Emmanuel Chukwudi Ihekwoaba, Roseline Ngozi Okwor, Austin Jude Chikaodi Mole, Caroline Uchenna Nnadi

Supporting Students with Histories of Trauma in Libraries: A Collaboration of Accessibility and Library Services
Sasha Conley, Aaron Ferguson, Alana Kumbier

Beyond Sensory Story Time: An Intersectional Analysis of Information Seeking Among Parents of Autistic Individuals
Amelia N. Gibson, Dana Hanson-Baldauf

Archives and Manuscripts Special Issue: Information Technologies and Indigenous Communities

The long-awaited Information Technologies and Indigenous Communities special issue of Archives and Manuscripts has been published online. ASA Members get free access to all A&M papers online via the Taylor and Francis webpage, make sure you log in via the member centre, to take full advantage of your membership.

This most recent issue was guest edited by Lyndon Ormond-Parker and Aaron Corn and contains revised versions of papers that were presented at the Information Technology and Indigenous Communities (ITIC) symposium that took place in tandem with the ASA Conference 2017.

Topics covered include audiovisual archives, the administration of Indigenous archives, connecting community to their archives, digital tools and approaches to representing Indigenous knowledge.

Eight peer-reviewed articles are complemented by two reflections that explore specific archives in depth. Two book reviews are included about recent books that have built significantly on research into archived Indigenous resources.

Lots of food for thought and practical examples of managing archives in a changing world.

CFP: Information Studies, Race and Racism (second call)

Guest Editors:
Melissa Villa-Nicholas
Latesha Velez

Description

As Safiya Noble asserts in her seminal work Algorithms of Oppression “The cultural practices of our society…are part of the ways in which race-neutral narratives have increased investments in Whiteness” (p. 59). There is a need to disrupt these race-neutral narratives in Information Studies research and there is a growing body of work that does just that by re-orienting Information Studies research to centralize discussions of race and racism. Many researchers also use critical theories to help analyze their findings or are offering counter-narratives highlighting minoritized actors (such as women and people of color). Re-centering Information Studies by contextualizing it within an analysis of how race and racism affects our field changes what we think we know, and our understandings about Information Studies. Only when these alternate narratives are integrated into the fabric of Information Studies research can Information Studies begin interrogating the long held beliefs in our field.

We are intentionally casting a wide net and invite authors from a broad range of professional and academic backgrounds to contribute to this special issue of Open Information Science journal. We are asking for submissions that centralize the theme of Information Studies, race and racism, in order to evolve the field into a more critical theoretical foundation that moves away from colorblind ideology and narratives of neutrality, which only serve to disguise the ubiquity of whiteness.

The scope of this issue might include, but is not limited to, research on:

  • Anti-racism methods in Information Studies
  • Critical Race Theory and Information Studies
  • Deconstructing ‘colorblindness’ in Information Studies and/or information institutions
  • Intersectional analysis of Information Studies (race and : gender, sexuality, class, disability and ableism, indigeneity,
  • Classifications, cataloging, and taxonomies
  • Analysis of whiteness and information organizations, information institutions, or applications of whiteness studies to Information Studies
  • How notions of race and racism affect our we conceptualize and teach information literacy
  • Contemporary or historical debates around race and/or racism in information institutions (Libraries, Archives, Museums, special collections, business, education, labor, Silicon Valley, Government, incarceration)
  • Big Data, race and racism
  • Race and racism as it relates to knowledge organization
  • Anti racism or applications of an analysis of racism of Information Studies in non-Western and/or non U.S. contexts
  • Information, surveillance, and racism

How to Submit

Authors are kindly invited to register at our paper processing system at: http://www.editorialmanager.com/opis/ and submit their contribution.

Every manuscript should be clearly marked as intended for this special issue. All papers will go through the Open Information Science’s high standards, quick, fair and comprehensive peer-review procedure. Instructions for authors are available here. In case of any questions, please contact Guest Editors or Managing Editor (katarzyna.grzegorek@degruyter.com).

As an author of Open Information Science you will benefit from:

  • transparent, comprehensive and fast peer review managed by our esteemed Guest Editor;
  • efficient route to fast-track publication and full advantage of De Gruyter e-technology;
  • no publication fees;
  • free language assistance for authors from non-English speaking regions.

The deadline is June, the 30th, 2019.

Contact Info:
In case of any questions, please contact Guest Editors or Managing Editor (katarzyna.grzegorek@degruyter.com).

Contact Email: Lukasz.Gworek@degruyter.com

URL: https://www.degruyter.com/page/1930