CFP: Journal of the Society of North Carolina Archivists

Call for Papers – Deadline – October 20, 2020

J-SNCA is a peer-reviewed journal that seeks to support the theoretical, practical, and scholarly aspects of the archival profession. The editorial board of J-SNCA invites members of the research and archival communities to submit articles for a general issue on archival topics to be published in the Winter of 2020/2021.

Focuses on archival methodology, metadata, collecting practices, outreach, and rethinking the goals of archival work in our current age, especially considering COVID-19 and the national conversation on efforts towards anti-racism are all welcome.

The deadline for article submission is October 1, 2020. All members of the archival community, including students and independent researchers, are welcome to submit articles. If you were slated to present at the cancelled 2020 Society of North Carolina Archivists conference you are particularly encouraged to submit a paper based on your presentation. Contributors need not be members of Society of North Carolina Archivists or live in the state of North Carolina. Article proposals are welcome and encouraged.

Submission guidelines can be found at

***Membership is not required for submissions or inclusion in the journal***

Kristen Merryman
Managing Editor, JSNCA

JCAS Reading Group with Elizabeth Joan Kelly


Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at 1 PM – 2 PM EDT

Hosted by Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies

Online Event

Join us for a Q&A session with JCAS author Elizabeth Joan Kelly about her article “Assessing Impact of Medium-Sized Institution Digital Cultural Heritage on Wikimedia Projects.” Read the article and discuss strategies for increasing access to digital cultural heritage resources.

Download the article:

This event is free and will be hosted by the NEA Education Committee using Zoom. Registration is limited to 100 participants.

New Issue: Journal of Western Archives

Current Issue: Volume 11, Issue 1 (2020)


Balancing the Art and Science of Archival Processing Metrics and Assessment
Cyndi Shein, Sarah R. Jones, Tammi Kim, and Karla Irwin

Case Studies

Corporate Archives in Silicon Valley: Building and Surviving Amid Constant Change
Paula Jabloner and Anna Mancini

Finding AV Needles in Manuscript Haystacks: Conducting an Audiovisual Assessment/Audit in Manuscript Archives
Benjamin Harry


Review of Reappraisal and Deaccessioning in Archives and Special Collections
Alexis Adkins

Review of Arranging and Describing Archives and Manuscripts
Cory L. Nimer

Message from Library Juice Press

Why we don’t sell ebooks
June 9, 2020 by Rory Litwin

We are often asked if ebook versions of our publications are available. I tell people that they can find most of our books through Proquest, Ebsco, or Odilo, but that with a few exceptions on Amazon, we don’t offer ebooks for retail sale. With this post I would like to explain why, as well as to share a little teaser about a related future announcement.

It would be technically pretty easy to create DRM-free ebooks and sell them without going through a middleman. The problem is the ease of copying DRM-free ebooks to share, which would compromise our sales too much. We don’t bring in much revenue from book sales beyond breaking even, so we can’t afford to do it this way.

DRM-protected ebooks have a few different problems. One problem is that a big portion of our audience is opposed to DRM in principle, and we’d rather not be on the wrong side of that debate. Another problem is that self-hosting DRM-protected books is extremely expensive, beyond our capacity to take on. So we would have to go with a third party, and third party ebook sellers come with issues. They want to control pricing and set prices at much lower levels than we do for print books. They also want to take a bigger cut of sales than print book sellers require. Since printing books is not the most costly part of our operation, producing ebooks wouldn’t save much, so the reduction in revenue from ebook sales would lead to financial unsustainability. Another issue with third party ebook vendors is that they often require users to download their app, in order to capture repeat customers and connect to their DRM systems.

The picture shifts slightly if you only look at our backlist, where most of the books have few sales anyway. So here is what we’re planning. We are working on a “Friends of Library Juice Press” membership program. Among the benefits that members will receive is access to a different monthly ebook–DRM-free–from our backlist. Watch for a full announcement and launch of this program later in the summer.

Litwin Books & Library Juice Press

New/Recent Publications


Archiving People: A Social History of Dutch Archives
Eric Ketelaar
(free ebook, 2020)

Archives and Special Collections as Sites of Contestation
Mary Kanduik
(Litwin Books & Library Juice Press, 2020)

Shadow Archives: The Lifecycles of African American Literature
Jean-Christophe Cloutier
(Columbia University Press, 2019)

The Passion Projects: Modernist Women, Intimate Archives, Unfinished Lives
Melanie Micir
(Princeton University Press, 2019)

Foundations of Information Ethics
Edited by John T F Burgess and Emily J M Knox
(Facet Publishing, 2019)

Trusting Records in the Cloud: The creation, management, and preservation of trustworthy digital content
Edited by Luciana Duranti and Corinne Rogers
(Facet Publishing, 2019)

Do Archives Have Value?
Edited by Michael Moss and David Thomas
(Facet Publishing, 2019)

The No-nonsense Guide to Born-digital Content
Heather Ryan and Walker Sampson
(Facet Publishing, 2019)

Reimagining Historic House Museums: New Approaches and Proven Solutions
Edited by Kenneth C. Turino and Max Van Balgooy
(Rowman & Littlefield/AASLH, 2019)

Copyright for Archivists and Records Managers, 6th edition
Tim Padfield
(Facet Publishing, 2019)

Linked Data for the Perplexed Librarian (An ALCTS Monograph)
Scott Carlson, Cory Lampert, Darnelle Melvin, Anne Washington
(ALA Editions, 2020)

Digital Art through the Looking Glass: New strategies for archiving, collecting and preserving in Digital Humanities
Oliver Grau, Janina Hoth, eveline wandl-vogt

Women’s Labour and the History of the Book in Early Modern England
(Bloomsbury, 2020)


The Creativity of Digital (Audiovisual) Archives: A Dialogue Between Media Archaeology and Cultural Semiotics,” Theory, Culture & Society. 2019.
Ibrus, I., & Ojamaa, M.

The Study of Key Elements to Establish Natural Disaster Preparedness Plan in Libraries and Archives,” Journal of the Korean BIBLIA Society for Library and Information Science (한국비블리아학회지:한국비블리아) Volume 30 Issue 1, 2019
도서관과 기록관의 자연재난 대비 계획수립 핵심 요소 고찰
Lee, Sangbaek

The gay archival impulse: the founding of the Gerber/Hart library and archives in Chicago,” Global Knowledge, Memory and Communication 2019
Aiden M. Bettine, Lindsay Kistler Mattock


Internship Program Evaluation
Brooklyn Museum and Citi Foundation

Copyright Education in Libraries, Archives, and Museums: A 21st Century Approach
A Summary Report of Roundtable Discussions at Columbia University

The Law and Accessible Texts: Reconciling Civil Rights and Copyrights, authored by Brandon Butler (UVA), Prue Adler (ARL), and Krista Cox (ARL)

Call for papers in the Records Management Journal EXTENDED TO JULY 23, 2020

Records management in the Anthropocene:
pathways and challenges presented by climate change

RMJ Editor: Sarah R. Demb, Harvard University Archives
With Guest Co-editor: Eira Tansey, University of Cincinnati Libraries

The Records Management Journal (RMJ) invites submissions for a themed issue focused on the pathways and challenges of climate change. We welcome contributions about, but not limited to, the following themes:

  • climate change and its (potential) impact on records management policy, principles and main dimensions
  • records management actors, components and advanced tools in relation to climate change
  • risk management approaches, standards, methods and tools to address records management’s contribution to and mitigation of climate change
  • records and information assets value and valorization (records economics/infonomics)
  • records management’s increasing reliance on fragile infrastructures
  • legal liability, rights, ownership and ethics in the Anthropocene
  • professional responsibilities, roles and skills in the Anthropocene
  • rapid technological change/challenges in the Anthropocene, including dealing with consequences of related events or practices such as pandemics and fossil-fuel use
  • challenging aspects of climate and climate change outcomes on long-term (rather than permanent) preservation, including on emulation and migration models
  • climate change resilience maturity models and records: relevant initiatives and case studies.

We are interested in different disciplinary perspectives from researchers, academics and practitioners. Submissions can be viewpoints, critical reviews, research, case studies or conceptual/philosophical papers.

New Submission Deadlines

  • Extended abstracts July 23, 2020


  • Abstracts accepted and authors notified no later than:  August 31, 2020
  • Full paper submitted: October 23, 2020
  • Review, revision and final acceptance: March 26, 2021

The RMJ applies article-level publication, so within approximately a month of final acceptance the article will be available online.

Submission Process

Extended abstracts should be a 500-word version of the Records Management Journal’s structured abstract, using the headings described in the author guidelines at:….

Please note that shorter opinion pieces and practitioner case studies (3,000 words) may also be submitted for this themed issue. Your abstract submission should indicate the intended length of your piece.

Under the design/methodology/approach heading, please include the following as appropriate to the type of paper:

  • What is the approach to the topic if it is a theoretical or conceptual paper? Briefly outline existing knowledge and the value added by the paper compared to that.
  • What is the main research question and/or aim if it is a research paper? What is the research strategy and the main method(s) used?
  • If the paper is a case study outline, include its scope and nature, and the method of deriving conclusions.
  • If the paper is an opinion piece, outline its focus and key highlight points.

Please send your extended abstract to: The editors are also happy to receive informal enquiries before submissions of abstracts.

  • Papers will be reviewed using the Journal’s standard double-blind peer review process.

CFP: Partnership Journal Special Issue: Think Twice: A Call to Reconsider Library and Information Science Theory and Practice @PartnershipJ

Call for Submissions: Partnership Journal Special Issue: Think Twice: A Call to Reconsider Library and Information Science Theory and Practice

We invite you to submit to our special theme Think Twice: A Call to Reconsider Library and Information Science Theory and Practice for peer-reviewed sections. Peer-reviewed submissions should be submitted to the appropriate section in accordance with the journal’s section policies.

Or, consider submitting to our non-peer-reviewed features section on Libraries and the Pandemic. Your submission could be on your library’s experience during the pandemic or the post-pandemic future of libraries.

Deadline for peer-reviewed sections: November 1, 2020
Deadline for non-peer-reviewed sections: December 15, 2020

PARTNERSHIP is the journal of “Partnership”, Canada’s national network of provincial and territorial library associations. Partnership promotes the exchange of ideas about libraries, librarianship, and information science among practitioners across all library sectors. We are a Canadian, open access journal publishing double-blind peer-reviewed research and editorially-reviewed articles and opinion pieces.

Questions can be directed to Dr. Norene Erickson, Editor-in-Chief.

CFP: The Moving Image

Special issue of The Moving Image journal (vol. 21, issue 1, Spring 2021)

Activating the Archive: Audio-Visual Collections as Communal Resources for Engagement and Change

Guest editors: Eef Masson and Giovanna Fossati

Access to audio-visual collections, while a longtime archival concern, gained momentum as a topic of debate in the first decade of this century. As tools for digitization gradually became available to (institutional) archives, practices of online video-sharing quickly shifted user expectations. Initially, practitioners reacted by highlighting not only the opportunities, but also the threats digital access posed. More recently, archival organizations have come to view such access as a core responsibility as well as a financial necessity – even as it continues to present legal, technological and ethical issues. In addition, they are more acutely aware that ensuring access is a complex task, because it not only involves making resources available, but also mediating them, so that they can acquire relevance for contemporary users. In recent years, this has resulted in a wide range of distribution, curation, and presentation practices, both on- and off-line.

Over time, those practices have called into question the choices that are made as items and collections get selected and framed. Concern has been expressed over who gets to make decisions, whose interests those decisions serve, and which biases they entail (e.g. who gets represented or excluded, and from whose perspective). Such questions in turn fueled broader debates about the
politics of archiving, centering among others on questions about agency (the role of archives as gatekeepers and the place of various archival ‘stakeholders’) and institutional legitimacy. Consequently, calls have been made for more participatory forms of archiving and the involvement of communities (especially underrepresented ones) in practices of collecting, preserving and making accessible or presenting moving images and sound. In addition, proposals have been made for ‘against the grain’, counter- and an-archival projects, among others with activist intent. Aside from challenging dominant archival paradigms, those offer opportunities for a more inclusive debate about access to audiovisual ‘heritage’, counterbalancing dominant, Western perspectives.

Tying in with such developments, this special issue of The Moving Image focuses on how audio-visual collections – established or emerging, institutional or more informal – are being activated, or re-activated: that is, made to engage new, contemporary audiences. The editors above all invite contributions that consider how, in the process of re-/activation, collections are turned into trulycommunal resources, and mobilized for the common good – whether by people who directly contribute to the activities of archival organisations or initiatives, or who operate from their peripheries. Of special interest here are projects that involve the reinterpretation, or re-appropriation, of archival moving images and sound in order to stimulate interest in, or engagement with, particular social and political causes.

As always, the journal will feature a combination of longer, analytical and/or critical pieces (peer-reviewed) and a number of forum essays that engage with relevant cases in a more informal manner. Also reviews of recent publications and events on related topics are welcome.

Possible contribution topics include (but are not limited to): ● (archival) moving images as a resource for citizen engagement and advocacy

  • archives, museums and distribution/presentation platforms (e.g. festivals, video-sharing
    websites, etc.) as facilitators of engagement
  • community involvement in archival access and presentation, and ways of fostering it
  • activist approaches to the curation and presentation of archival moving images and sound
  • archival ‘activation’ in non-institutional and informal archives, and what formal archives can
    learn from them
  • re-readings and reinterpretations of archival objects or collections, and their (contemporary)
    political or civic potential
  • agency and resistance in or through (re)use of archival audio-visual collections
  • archival access and presentation as means for (re)building collections and/or re-historicising the past
  • the ethical (e.g. privacy) and legal (e.g. rights management) implications of reusing audio-visual records for socio-political purpose

Please send one-paragraph proposals for feature articles (double blind peer reviewed, between 4000
and 6000 words) and shorter, more informal forum pieces to and
by 31 December 2019. Complete drafts will be due in mid-April 2020. The issue is to appear in the
Spring of 2021.

Visit here for more information about the journal. For access to previous special issues, check out the publisher’s archive.

CFP: The International Journal of the Inclusive Museum

The International Journal of the Inclusive Museum addresses the key question: How can the institution of the museum become more inclusive? The journal brings together academics, curators, museum and public administrators, cultural policy makers, and research students to engage in discussions about the historic character and future shape of the museum.

The International Journal of the Inclusive Museum is peer reviewed, supported by rigorous processes of criterion-referenced article ranking and qualitative commentary, ensuring that only intellectual work of the greatest substance and highest significance is published.

Read submission guidelines.

Information & Culture

Our access policies are expanding! Information & Culture is proud to announce that authors in the journal may now archive pre-print and post-print versions of their articles. Open access policies make scholarly research more visible and accessible for both authors and researchers.

Learn more at Sherpa Romeo which enables researchers and librarians to see publishers’ conditions for open access archiving on a journal-by-journal basis. Visit or for details.