CFP: VIEW Journal

Open Call for Article Proposals or Full Articles
Besides our regular themed issues, VIEW Journal now accepts article proposals and full articles for its first open issue. We encourage scholars and audiovisual archivists to use this open call to provide (suggestions for) articles and audiovisual essays, as well as other forms of reflective thought.

Aims and Scope
VIEW Journal of European Television History and Culture is the first peer-reviewed, multi-media and open access e-journal in the field of European television history and culture. It offers an international platform for outstanding academic research and archival reflection on television as an important part of European cultural heritage. The journal is open to many disciplinary perspectives on European television – including television history, media studies, media sociology, cultural studies and television studies. The journal acts as a space for critical reflection on the cultural, social and political role of television in Europe’s past and present. It also provides a multi-media platform for the presentation and re-use of digitized audiovisual material.

In bridging the gap between academic and archival concerns for television and in analyzing the political and cultural importance of television in a transnational and European perspective, the journal aims at establishing an innovative platform for the critical interpretation and creative use of digitized audio-visual sources. In doing so, it challenges a long tradition of television research that was – and to a huge amount still is – based on the analysis of written sources.

Submitting an Article Proposal or Full Article

For our forthcoming open issue (publication in spring 2021), co-edited by Mari Pajala and Liam Wylie, we invite both creative article ideas in the form of extended proposals and full articles for peer review.

  • Send in your article proposals in the form of extended abstracts at the latest by Feb 1st, 2020, via e-mail, to journal [at] euscreen.eu. Selected abstracts will receive an invitation for full articles within a few weeks.
  • It is also possible to submit full articles up until Jun 1st, 2020, at the very latest. Please submit full articles via the VIEW Submissions form

Audience

The journal aims at stimulating new narrative forms of online storytelling, making use of the rich digitized audiovisual collections of television archives around Europe. Authors are encouraged to make use of audio-visual sources to be embedded in the narrative of the articles: not as “illustrations” of a historical or theoretical argumentation, but as problematized evidence of a research question.

VIEW Journal of European Television History and Culture addresses the scientific community as well as a wider audience interested in television as a cultural phenomenon. Broadcast historians, media studies scholars, audiovisual archivists, television professionals as well as the large group of enthusiastic fans of “old” television will have the opportunity to dive into the history and presence of European television by means of multi-media texts.

Contact

If you have questions about the process, do not hesitate to get in touch with managing editor Rieke Böhling or co-editors Mari Pajala and Liam Wylie via the journal’s main contact address: journal [at] euscreen.eu

We are looking forward to receiving your creative proposals (through e-mail) or full articles (here)!

New Issue: Archives and Records

Archives and Records, Vol. 40 no. 3 2019
(subscription)

Articles

From a silent past to a spoken future. Black women’s voices in the archival process
Ria van der Merwe

Records and farmer workers – a unique Chinese case
Sherry L. Xie, Huiling Feng & Linqing Ma

The digital return of ILAM’s Zimbabwean recordings: revitalization of the sound archive through postcolonial engagement between ILAM and African universities
Luis Gimenez Amoros

Formation and development of the Central State Archive of cinema, photographic materials and sound records of the Kazakh SSR (1943–1991)
Gulzira Seksenbayeva

Book Reviews

Metadata for information management and retrieval: understanding metadata and its use
by David Haynes, 2nd edition, London, Facet Publishing, 2018, xiv + 267 pp., £59.95 (paperback), ISBN 978-1-85604-824-8
Paul V. Dudman

Digital curation projects made easy: a step-by-step guide for libraries, archives and museums
by Carmen Cowick, Lanham, Maryland and London, Rowman and Littlefield, 2018, vii + 125 pp., £23.95 (paperback), ISBN 978-1-5381-0351-7 (Library Information Technology Association Guides)

The oral history manual
by Barbara W Sommer and Mary Kay Quinlan, 3rd edition, Lanham, Maryland and London, Rowman and Littlefield, 2018, viii + 145 pp., £24.95 (paperback), ISBN 978-1-4422-7079-4 (American Association for State and Local History Book Series)

The international directory of national archives
edited by Patricia C. Franks and Anthony Bernier, London, Rowman & Littlefield Publishing, 2018, xii + 433 pp., $150/£100 (hardback), ISBN 978-1-442277-434-427
Elizabeth Shepherd

Records and information management
by Patricia C. Franks, 2nd edition, Chicago, ALA/Neal-Schuman, 2018, xxiv + 497 pp., $84.99, ISBN 978-0-8389-1716-9
Geoffrey Yeo

Digital archives: management, use and access
edited by Milena Dobreva, London, Facet Publishing, 2018, xv + 183 pp., £69.95 (paperback), ISBN 978-1-85604-934-4
Alexandra Eveleigh

The complete guide to personal digital archiving
edited by Brianna H Marshall, London, Facet Publishing, 2018, xxii + 275 pp., £59.95 (paperback), ISBN 978-1-78330-266-6
Paul Campbell

The theory and craft of digital preservation
by Trevor Owens, Baltimore, John Hopkins University Press, 2018 x + 226 pp., £26 (paperback) ISBN 978-1-4214-2697-6
Adrian Brown

Digital preservation in libraries: preparing for a sustainable future
edited by Jeremy Myntti and Jessalyn Zoom, Chicago, American Library Association, 2019, xii + 379 pp., $84.99 (paperback), ISBN 978-0-8389-1713-8
Maureen Pennock

The cartulary and charters of the priory of Saints Peter and Paul, Ipswich, part I the Cartulary
edited by David Allen, Woodbridge, The Boydell Press for the Suffolk Records Society, 2018, xix + 292 pp., £60 (hardback), ISBN 978-1-78327-354-6 (Suffolk Records Society, Suffolk Charters)
Anthony Smith

The business of archives: a labour of love
compiled and edited by Tony Slaven and Kiara King, Johnstone, The Ballast Trust, 2018, 83 pp., £5 (paperback), ISBN 978-1-5272-3179-5
Paul J Sillitoe

Records, information and data: exploring the role of record-keeping in an information culture
by Geoffrey Yeo, London, Facet Publishing, 2018, xvi + 208 pp., £69.95 (Paperback), ISBN: 978-1-78330-226-0
Susan Graham

Review

Online guidance on oral history from Manchester Histories Historical Research Project and East Midlands Oral History Archive
Sarah-Joy Maddeaux

Obituary

(Brian) Bernard Ignatius Trainor (1928–2018)
Stephen Scarth

Brian Stanley Smith (1932–2018)
Heather Forbes

Antony David Carr (1938–2019)
Nia Powell

New Issue: Journal of Archival Organization

Journal of Archival Organization, Vol. 16 no. 1 2019
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Shifting the Model: Pre-Donation Processing of the New York Foundation for the Arts Records
Weatherly A. Stephan & Nicholas J. Martin

Bridging the Digital and Physical: Increasing Engagement with the Grateful Dead Archive at UC Santa Cruz
Alix Norton, Kristina Golubiewski-Davis, Ann Hubble & Reed Scriven

Stakeholder Interviews and University Collections: An Exploratory Methodology
Kristen Iemma, Maddie Mott, Julia Renaud & Nicole Sintetos

Successful Management of an Outsourced Large-Scale Digitization Newspaper Project
Tips for Effective Collaboration, Increased Productivity, and Outstanding Deliverables
Marina Georgieva

Blockchain Is Already Here. What Does That Mean for Records Management and Archives?
Sharmila Bhatia & A. D. Wright de Hernandez

CFP: KULA Special Issue: Indigenous Knowledges

Call for Papers – Special Issue: Indigenous Knowledges

KULA: Knowledge Creation, Dissemination, and Preservation Studies
Special Issue: Indigenous Knowledges

Guest Editors
Ry Moran, Director, National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation

Carey Newman, OBC, Multidisciplinary Artist, Master Carver, and Audain Professor of Contemporary Art Practice of the Pacific Northwest in the Department of Visual Arts, University of Victoria

Shelagh Rogers, OC, Broadcast Journalist, Host and a producer of CBC Radio’s The Next Chapter, Honorary Witness for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, and Chancellor, University of Victoria

Andrea Walsh, PhD, Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Victoria

Guest Advisor
Rob Hancock, PhD, LE,NOṈET Academic Manager, Office of Indigenous Academic and Community Engagement and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Environmental Studies, University of Victoria

Editorial Assistant
Samantha MacFarlane, PhD, Associate Editor, KULA: Knowledge Creation, Dissemination, and Preservation Studies and Publications Assistant, University of Victoria Libraries

Abstracts and expressions of interest: rolling, through 30 November 2019
Notice of acceptance of abstracts: February 2020
Deadline for final submissions: June 2020
Anticipated publication: Spring 2021

Contact email: kulajournal@uvic.ca

KULA: Knowledge Creation, Dissemination, and Preservation Studies (https://kula.uvic.ca/) is a peer-reviewed, open-access online journal that publishes multidisciplinary scholarship about the creation, dissemination, and preservation of knowledge. We invite abstracts for contributions to a special issue of KULA on Indigenous Knowledges, to be published in 2021.

The Building Reconciliation Forum is an annual national forum that works toward implementing the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Calls to Action within post-secondary institutions. In November 2018, the University of Victoria hosted the fourth annual forum, the theme of which was Ts’its’u’ watul tseep, a Hul’q’umi’num teaching that means “to help one another.” In direct response to the forum, as part of its commitment to implementing the TRC’s Calls to Action in universities, the University of Victoria Libraries made “Building Reconciliation through Archives” the topic of its annual University Librarian’s Lecture. The 2019 lecture presented a panel discussion with Ry Moran, Carey Newman, and Shelagh Rogers about the past, present, and future of Indigenous documentary heritage. The panelists considered questions such as: What is the relationship between documentary heritage and oral history, land, and historical context? Does ceremony have a role in animating archives? Should documentary heritage held by institutions be returned to communities? How can our approach to Indigenous archives deepen our understanding of the meaning of truth and reconciliation?

Some of the issues the panelists raised during this discussion include:

  • the complicity of archives in the deliberate, violent erasure of Indigenous languages and cultures and the myth of archives as an antidote to the “loss” of cultural heritage
  • the importance of living heritage, particularly the knowledge of Elders (e.g., in addressing inaccuracies in colonial narratives about the history of land and land use, which are preserved in the written record of agencies such as Parks Canada), and the need to create space in libraries and archives for the preservation of intangible cultural heritage as well as documentary heritage
  • the Indigenous perspective of land as a source of knowledge and wisdom, connected to culture, language, and world view–a kind of archival record–and environmental destruction as a threat to the land and the knowledge it holds.
  • the challenge of building a future based on reconciliation when many non-Indigenous people still do not understand Canada’s colonial history or how the concentric harms of colonial genocide continue to affect the lives Indigenous Peoples
  • the various ways that individual Indigenous communities view ownership of tangible objects/land and intangible stories/songs

This special issue is inspired by the panelists’ discussion, and it aims to expand the scope of that conversation by considering the broader category of Indigenous Knowledges. We have deliberately titled the issue Indigenous Knowledges, and we seek to include a range of diverse contributions that reflect this plurality, both in subject and format. We encourage submissions on diverse aspects of Indigenous Knowledges and ways of knowing, including but not limited to:

  • Language; language revitalization; translation
  • Art, literature, and music
  • Governance, laws, Protocols, and justice systems
  • Educational systems
  • Traditional Knowledges, including medicinal and environmental knowledge
  • Oral Traditions
  • Spiritual beliefs and practices
  • Preservation, protection, and custodianship of documentary heritage, intangible cultural heritage, and cultural and ceremonial sites
  • Repatriation of documentary and cultural heritage, including ceremonial objects and human remains
  • Ethics of exhibiting and digitising documentary and cultural heritage; the right to privacy
  • Teaching methods in elementary, secondary, and post-secondary education, including content development and best practices for teaching curricula about the history and legacy of residential schools, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and Treaties and Indigenous rights
  • Librarianship
  • Methods, politics, and ethics of data collection and access to data related to Indigenous Peoples
  • Research practices and methodologies
  • Knowledge systems and policy design in academic and research institutions
  • Editing and publishing
  • Media
  • Health and healthcare
  • Gender and sexuality
  • Architecture
  • Histories of suppressed or destroyed knowledge
  • Citational practices and politics

We are seeking contributions in diverse formats: short- to medium-length scholarly articles; book reviews; project reports; teaching reflections and syllabi; and creative text, image, video, and audio pieces. We invite submissions that incorporate or propose innovative citational practices. We also welcome submissions from youth contributors. Please note that proposals about any non-Indigenous-led projects that do not express clear Indigenous participation, consultation, and relationship from inception will not be considered.

Please submit abstracts of 300-500 words to kulajournal@uvic.ca by 30 November 2019. Based on these abstracts, we will then invite authors to submit full pieces for editorial consideration and, if applicable, peer review.

KULA is an open-access journal requiring no author publication charges (APCs). Authors retain full copyright to their works, which will be published under a Creative Commons license: https://kula.uvic.ca/about/submissions/

Journal of Western Archives Seeks New Editor

The Journal of Western Archives is seeking a new managing editor. The managing editor is responsible for the overall quality of the intellectual content of the journal and works closely with the editorial board to ensure that the needs of the professional community (including the journal’s four regional sponsors) in the western United States are met. If you are interested in this position, please submit a CV and a letter of interest to journal director Gordon Daines at gordon_daines@byu.edu by Monday December 16th at 5:00 pm MST. The successful applicant will assume their duties on January 1st, 2020 and receive a yearly honorarium of $500.00. The initial term will be for three years with the opportunity to renew once.

Journal of Western Archives Editor
Job Description

The Editor is responsible for the overall quality of the intellectual content of the journal and for overseeing the review process to ensure it is thorough, fair, and timely. The Editor is responsible for upholding the mission and scope of the journal and for selecting papers that provide new, original, and important contributions to knowledge.

Responsibilities:

  1. The Editor oversees the mission and scope of the journal in consultation with the journal director and the editorial board.
    1. The Editor ensures that the papers published are consistent with the editorial mission.
    2. The Editor works with the journal director and the editorial board to determine if thematic issues should be published. The Editor identifies and invites potential guest editors for these issues.
    3. The Editor works with the technical editor/layout specialist to ensure that content is visually appealing and readable.
  2. The Editor is responsible for overseeing the peer review process.
    1. The Editor selects editorial board members to shepherd potential articles and case studies through the peer review process.
    2. The Editor and assigned editorial board members will use the BePress platform to conduct the editorial review process.
    3. The Editor will review the feedback from peer reviewers and the assigned editorial board member and will make the final decision regarding acceptance or rejection of articles and case studies.
    4. The Editor will ensure that the peer review process is completed in a timely way and that authors receive constructive feedback about papers submitted.
  3. The Editor is responsible for overseeing the copyediting process
    1. The Editor will work with the journal’s contract copyeditor to ensure that articles and case studies are copyedited in a timely fashion.
    2. The Editor has final authority on all copyediting decisions.
  4. The Editor will seek opportunities to promote the journal.
    1. The Editor will seek to speak at conferences and other events about the purpose and values of the journal, inviting potential contributors to consider submitting papers to the journal.
    2. The Editor will encourage editorial board members to speak at conferences and other events about the purpose and values of the journal, inviting potential contributors to consider submitting papers to the journal.

Qualifications:

Required

  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Must have the technical capacity to work in a fully electronic environment
  • Experience in conducting and writing research, sufficient to enable the individual to solicit and select research that will result in a high-quality publication that addresses the diverse interest of the readership
  • Dynamic, self-motivated individual
  • Ability to delegate
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to set and meet firm deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a team environment

Preferred

  • Experience with the peer review process as both a peer reviewer and an author
  • Membership in one of the four sponsoring regional associations (Conference of Intermountain Archivists, Society of Rocky Mountain Archivists, the Society of California Archivists, or the Northwest Archivists, Inc.
  • Familiarity with and ability to use the Chicago Manual of Style

Publications Awards Announced: Australian Society of Archivists

2018 Archives & Manuscripts Emerging Writers Award announced

22 Oct 2019

Congratulations to the 2018 recipient of the Archives & Manuscripts Sigrid McCausland Emerging Writers Award – Hannah Ishmael. The award recognises the work of emerging writers who have published an article in the journal. Each year the members of Archives & Manuscripts Editorial Board decide the winner of this award, which features a $1000 cash payment.

  • 2018 – Volume 46, Number 3, November 2018 – Hannah Ishmael, ‘Reclaiming history: Arthur Schomburg’.

2018 Publications Mander Jones Awards Recipients Announced

22 Oct 2019

Congratulations to the 2018 Mander Jones Award recipients who were presented with an Award or Commendation certificate and Judges’ Comments at the Welcome Reception.

Recipients

Category 1B: Maryanne Dever, Archives and New Modes of Feminist Research

Category 2A: World War 1 Writers Group, Ku-ring-gai Historical Society Inc., Rallying the Troops: A World War 1 Commemoration (Volume IV)

Category 2B: Frank Clarke, Graeme Dean, and Martin Persson, Accounting Thought and Practice Reform: Ray Chambers’ Odyssey

Category 3: Lisa Joseph and Fiona Milway, Finding Aids from the National Library of Australia’s Sidney Nolan Project, published online

Category 4: Iain Wallace and Jules Davies, Fort Street High School History and Archives webpages

Category 5: Michael Jones, “From Catalogues to Contextual Networks: Reconfiguring Collection Documentation in Museums”, Archives and Records 39, No.1 (24 April 2018)

Category 6: Gregory Rolan, Joanne Evans, Jane Bone, Antonina Lewis, Frank Golding, Jacqueline Z. Wilson, Sue McKemmish, Philip Mendes, and Keir Reeves, “Weapons of Affect: the imperative for transdisciplinary Information Systems design” in Building and Sustaining an Ethical Future with Emerging Technology: Proceedings of the ASIS&T 81st Annual Meeting 2018. Vancouver: Association for Information Science and Technology.

Category 7 Joint winner: Barbara Swebeck, Anna-Bella Silva, and Natalie Dimmock, Report on the Archives and Memorabilia of the Botany R.S.L Sub-Branch [established 1946]

Category 7 Joint winner: Michael O’Connor, Police and Policing in Western Australia 1829 to 1945

Category 8: Public Records Office of Victoria PROV, Provenance: the journal of Public Record Office Victoria, Issue 16, 2018

Commendation

Category 8: Sophie Garrett et al, Inside the Repository – A Virtual Tour of the University of Melbourne Archives, 2018.

Engaging with Web Archives: ‘Opportunities, Challenges and Potentialities’, (#EWA20), 15-16 April 2020, Maynooth University Arts and Humanities Institute, Co. Kildare, Ireland.

Maynooth University Arts and Humanities Institute are delighted to be hosting the first #EWA conference which aims to:

  • raise awareness for the use of web archives and the archived web for research and education across a broad range of disciplines and professions in the Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Political Science, Media Studies, Information Science, Computer Science and more;
  • foster collaborations between web archiving initiatives, researchers, educators and IT professionals;
  • highlight how the development of the internet and the web is intricately linked to the history of the 1990s.

SUBMIT

 

Under the general theme of ‘Opportunities, Challenges and Potentialities’, we invite submissions for long papers, short papers and posters. We especially encourage submissions by students, early career researchers, and early career professionals from Ireland and the world.

  • Long Papers (15 minute presentation) c.450 words without bibliography;
  • Short Papers (7 minute presentation) c.300 words without bibliography;
  • Posters (A2 portrait) c.300 words without bibliography

Please submit your abstract and details using this form https://forms.gle/m1wE2dejtRebEXmC6

TOPICS

Topics may include but are not limited to the following areas:

  • Importance of web archives as resources for the preservation of social, cultural, political, economic, and legal heritage;
  • Web histories and internet histories;
  • Value of web archives as resources for research in the Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Political Science, Media Studies, Information Science, Computer Science and more;
  • Using web archives as resources for teaching;
  • Methodologies for working with web archives for qualitative and quantitative research;
  • Exploring technologies for working with archived web content (e.g. topic modelling, textual/sentiment analysis; hyperlink analysis);
  • Case studies using archived web content;
  • Challenges in the use of web archives (e.g. search); and in the use of archived web content (e.g. WARCs);
  • Challenges for creating and maintaining web archives;
  • Opportunities for collaboration in the development of web archive collections;
  • And More……

Call Opens: 04 October 2019

Call Closes: 16 November 2019

Call Decisions: End-December 2019

CONTACT

If you require more information or have any questions please feel free to email us: ewaconference@gmail.com

Follow us on Twitter:

  • #EWA20 Conference @EWAConf
  • Maynooth University Arts and Humanities Institute @MU_AHI