CFP: Journal of the Society of North Carolina Archivists

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

Submission contact:

Call for Reviews – The American Archivist Reviews Portal

Are you interested in new technologies and digital projects and want to explore their use for archives and archivists? Are you interested in reviewing the latest archives resources and technologies for your colleagues? The American Archivist Reviews Portal seeks reviews of digital collections, exhibits, as well as software, platforms, and other technologies that archivists both create and use everyday. We encourage authors from communities traditionally underrepresented in publishing.

Reviews of software, websites, or digital tools and resources should be 600 to 850 words. Microreviews of monographs, journal articles, blogs or apps should be 100 to 200 words. Guidelines for writing reviews are available on the Reviews Portal.  Reviewers can suggest a resource or work with the reviews portal coordinator to choose a resource from our list of review ideas. Our editors are available to help new and seasoned writers throughout the entire review process.

Here are a few resources that we would love to publish and share reviews about:

  • Chicana Por Mi Raza
  • Civil Rights in Mississippi Digital Archive
  • “Do Better” – Love(,) Us: Guidelines for Developing and Supporting Grant-Funded Positions in Digital Libraries, Archives, and Museums
  • ePADD
  • News Provenance Project (proof-of-concept)
  • The Programming Historian
  • Women Writers Online

We are also interested in reviews that assess machine learning, natural language processing, and other data science technologies for archives.

If you are interested in writing a review, have a resource you’d like to suggest for review, or have any questions, please contact us:

CFP: Libraries: Culture, History, and Society issue on Black women librarians

In Spring 2022, the Library History Round Table will devote volume 6, number 1 of Libraries: Culture, History, and Society, and significant space in LHRT News and Notes, to scholarship, book reviews, and blog posts on Black women librarians. This issue will be guest-edited by Dr. Nicole A. Cooke, the Augusta Baker Endowed Chair and Associate Professor at the University of South Carolina.

Dr. Cooke will accept proposals for scholarly articles and select 4-6 research studies for publication in LCHS. The publication is particularly interested in material on Black women librarians who have not yet been covered adequately by the scholarly or professional literature. Proposals concerning other pathbreaking librarians are also welcomed.

To submit a proposal, please contact Dr. Cooke via this signup form ( by Monday, November 16, 2020.  The full CFP can be found at

Call for papers: IFLA Journal Special Issue on Libraries and COVID-19: Opportunities for Innovation

IFLA Journal is pleased to announce a call for papers for a special issue exploring the adaptation and transformation of the library sectors during the COVID-19 pandemic. The widespread outbreak imposed sudden closures and brought about the need for the library sectors to find suitable modi operandi during times of confinement and social distancing. Library sector responses ranged from adopting coping strategies to embracing innovation: existing digital services were expanded, and traditional in-person services had to be migrated online, galvanizing the institutional planning for digital transformation. Planning for reopening was particularly challenging amid the unknowns of the continuing pandemic. This special issue aims to explore the nature of the ongoing change and transformation and to support library professionals in charting their institutions’ post-COVID19 strategic planning.

Guest Editors:
Hermina Anghelescu
School of Information Sciences
Wayne State University, USA

Milena Dobreva (lead)
Associate Professor, LIS
UCL Qatar

Stéphane Ipert
Preservation and Conservation Manager
Acting Director of Distinctive Collections
Distinctive Collections
Qatar National Library

Ayub Khan, MBE
Head of Libraries and Universal Services
Warwickshire County Council
Past President, CILIP: UK Library and Information Association
United Kingdom

Lucy Montgomery
Associate Professor
Centre for Culture and Technology
Curtin University, Australia

Egbert John Sánchez Vanderkast
Instituto de Investigaciones Bibliotecológicas y de la Información
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Role of library associations in supporting the library sectors during the pandemic
  • The pandemic as a driving force for digital transformation
  • Changes in the Open Access landscape during the pandemic and the role of libraries
  • Impact of social distancing on library services
  • Libraries as third places during the pandemic
  • Health concerns for staff and patrons
  • Sanitization of collections and spaces
  • New demands for supporting learning and scholarship
  • Serving the underserved
  • Information literacy during the pandemic, fake news, disinformation and misinformation about the COVID-19
  • Value and impact of libraries under social distancing
  • Upskilling librarians for the challenges of the pandemic
  • Library collaborations to avoid duplication of efforts in creating resources for the pandemic
  • External collaborations and partnerships during the pandemic
  • Support for the library staff during the pandemic
  • Strategies and planning for reopening

IFLA Journal welcomes submissions from different types of libraries (national, public, academic, special, school, rural). The journal particularly welcomes submissions from the Global South for this special issue; at the time of issuing this call for papers, there is less visibility on the responses of libraries from the Global South to the challenges of the pandemics.

Submission Deadline
Articles for the special issue should be submitted to the IFLA Journal for peer review before 31 October 2020. The journal already received several submissions addressing COVID-19 related topics. They will be solicited for this special issue.

How to Submit a Manuscript
IFLA Journal is hosted on ScholarOne™ Manuscripts, a web-based online submission and peer review system SAGE Track. Please read the Manuscript Submission guidelines, and then simply visit the IFLA Journal Manuscript submission webpage to login and submit your article online.


Please check whether you already have an account in the system before trying to create a new one. If you have reviewed or authored for the journal in the past year, it is possible that you will have had an account created.

All papers must be submitted via the online system. If you would like to discuss your paper prior to submission, contact Steven Witt, Editor of the IFLA Journal; or guest editor Milena Dobreva.

For instructions on formatting your manuscript, please consult the submission guidelines.

About IFLA Journal
IFLA Journal is an international journal publishing peer-reviewed articles on library and information services and the social, political and economic issues that impact access to information through libraries. The journal publishes research, case studies and essays that reflect the broad spectrum of the profession internationally. All articles are subject to peer review. Articles are published in English. Abstracts will be translated by IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions) into the other working languages of IFLA—Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Russian or Spanish—for publication.

IFLA Journal is published by Sage Publications and is the official journal of IFLA, and has an international readership consisting of academic institutions, professional organizations, and IFLA members who all receive a free subscription to the journal.

Each issue of IFLA Journal is made available Open Access upon publication on IFLA’s website. Authors are also encouraged to make the accepted version of their manuscripts available via their personal or institutional repositories.

IFLA Journal is indexed by the following databases:

Academic Search Premier
Business Source Corporate
Current Awareness Abstracts
IBZ: International Bibliography of Periodical Literature
IBZ: International Bibliography of Periodical Literature in the Humanities and Social Sciences
Information Science and Technology Abstracts
Library Information Science Abstracts
Library Literature & Information Science
Sociological Abstracts
Web of Science

New Issue: Archival Science

Archival Science, Volume 20, issue 3, September 2020
(partial open access)

Paradoxes of curating colonial memory
Charles Jeurgens, Michael Karabinos

Ten years of Archival Education and Research Institutes: a snapshot of scholarship
Heather A. Soyka, Eliot Wilczek

The regulation of archives and society’s memory: the case of Israel
Noam Tirosh, Amit M. Schejter

Dwelling on the “anarchival”: archives as indexes of loss and absence
Carolin Huang

Open research data, an archival challenge?
Charlotte Borgerud, Erik Borglund

Correction to: Open research data, an archival challenge?
Charlotte Borgerud, Erik Borglund

Correction to: Social media data archives in an API-driven world
Amelia Acker, Adam Kriesberg

New Issue: Archivar (German)

Archivar, 2020-3
(open access)


Kommunikation – Daten im Dialog und Dissens 
Jochen Rath: Daten im Dialog und Dissens

Bastian Gillner/Christoph Schmidt: Arbeitskultur und Kommunikation. Ein Kommentar zu den aktuellen Herausforderungen archivischer Vorfeldarbeit

Hans-Jürgen Höötmann/Katharina Tiemann: Bielefelder Perspektiven zur Überlieferung im Verbund

Wolfgang Günther/Arnold Otto: „Die anstrengendste und zugleich schönste Aufgabe eines
Kirchenarchivs: Die Archivpflege“

Anikó Szabó: Dauerhafte Kenntnis der Gesamtheit – Sicherung von Studierendendaten in Nordrhein-Westfalen

Wilhelm Grabe: „Sortir de la guerre – Nach dem Krieg. Le Mans-Paderborn 1919-1930“. Ein deutsch-französisches Ausstellungsprojekt

Christoph Laue: „Hier hat er keine politische, sondern rein ärztliche Tätigkeit ausgeübt“. Versuch der Aberkennung des Bundesverdienstkreuzes des Herforder Amtsarztes Heinrich Siebert

Hansjörg Riechert: Entschädigungsakten: Der Bestand und seine Nutzung im Kreisarchiv Lippe

Annette Hennigs: Fundstücke in Entschädigungsakten: Dokumente zum Alltagsleben der 1920erbis 1950er-Jahre

Kerstin Stockhecke/Bärbel Thau: Patientenakten – Perspektiven aus der Praxis

Jochen Rath: Abmahnungen und Verweise in und aus Personalakten. Analoge Konsequenzen und digitale Perspektiven

Archivtheorie und praxis
Geschichtsforschung und Archive im digitalen Zeitalter. Chancen, Risiken und Nebenwirkungen (M. König) • Auf zu neuen Ufern. AFIS-Migration von AUGIAS zur Verbundlösung Arcinsys im Staatsarchiv Bremen (B. Nimz/V. Pordzik) • Signifikante Eigenschaften für eine „unknown community“ (M. Puchta) • Empfehlungen für die Abgabe von statistischen Mikrodaten vom Statistischen Verbund an die Landesarchive (K. Naumann) • Der Stellenmarkt für Archivarinnen und Archivare (2006-2018) (K. Uhde) • Erfahrungsaustausch zur Notfallprävention und -bewältigung im Nationalarchiv der Tschechischen Republik (R. Jedlitschka) • Eine bürgerliche
Familie im Adelsarchiv? Das Familienarchiv Westphal als Teil des „Oberrheinischen Adelsarchiv“ im Staatsarchiv Freiburg (S. Brenneisen)

Mitteilungen und Beiträge des Landesarchivs NRW
Klopfzeichen aus dem „Hausarrest“ – können Archive aus der Coronakrise lernen? Die Pandemie und das Arbeiten aus der Distanz (M. Schlemmer) • Musik liegt … im Archiv (A. Gebauer-Berlinghof)

Mitteilungen und Beiträge des VdA
Aktuelles: 75 Jahre VdA und Deutscher Archivtag 2021 in Kassel • Berichte aus dem Verband: Landesverband Berlin • Landesverband Hessen


Recent Issue: ESARBICA Journal

ESARBICA Journal, Vol. 38 No. 1 (2019)

Management of authentic digital accounting records in an enterprise resource planning system in the public sector of Botswana
Olefhile Mosweu

A framework to align patient records management practices with healthcare provisions in the public hospitals in Limpopo province
Ngoako Marutha

The good, the bad and the ugly: social media prospects and perils for records management
Tshepho Mosweu

Management of social media records at the National University of Science and Technology in Zimbabwe
Ndlelenhle Mpala, Peterson Dewah

The ethical implications of digitisation of the Alan Paton Centre struggle archives
Zawedde Nsibirwa

‘Let the little children come to archives’: schools as a conduit for taking archives to children
Jacqueline Kau, Mpho Ngoepe, Nampombe Saurombe

‘Connecto ergo sum’: a hyperlink analysis of national archives in the Eastern and Southern Regional Branch of the International Council on Archives
Calvin Phiri, Omwoyo B Onyancha, Patrick Ngulube, Samuel Chabikwa

Records management practices at the National University of Lesotho
Tsepo Rafoneke, Nathan Mnjama

Where are the records in public sector reform? Advocating for integration of records management into public sector reforms in Malawi
Clement Mweso

Public sector reforms: transparency and accountability in the digital environment
Anne Thurston

New Issue: Archives: The Journal of the British Records Association

Archives: The Journal of the British Records Association, Volume 55 (2020), Issue 1

Research Articles

Banton, Mandy

Sheppard, Julia

Baker, Penelope

Notes and Documents

Macdonald, Seumas; Saillant, John


Olney, Richard; Williams, Robin Harcourt; Kitching, Christopher; Stuart, Elisabeth

Freeth, Stephen; Bowden, Richard

Book Reviews

Marritt, Stephen; Crosby, Alan; Archer, Ian W.; McCartney, Caitriona; Watton, Matti; Tyacke, Sarah

New Issue: Feminist Review

Feminist Review, Vol. 125 no 1 (July 2020)
Some content is open access.

Photos on the Mantelpiece
Leo Hermitt

Archival Experiments, Notes and (Dis)orientations
Nydia A. Swaby, Chandra Frank

Experimentations With the Archive: A Roundtable Conversation
La Vaughn Belle, Zayaan Khan, Holly A. Smith, Julietta Singh

Speculative Fabulations: Enter the Archive, or ‘Beneath Yaba’s Garden’
Ama Josephine B. Johnstone

Being Close to, With or Amongst
Onyeka Igwe

‘Listening’ With Gothenburg’s Iron Well: Engaging the Imperial Archive Through Black Feminist Methodologies and Arts-Based Research
Lena Sawyer, Nana Osei-Kofi

Out of Sorts: A Queer Crip in the Archive
Ryan Lee Cartwright

Black Tree Play: Learning From Anti-Lynching Ecologies in The ‘Life and Times’ of an American Called Pauli Murray
Virginia Thomas

Archiving the African Feminist Festival Through Oral Communication and Social Media
Ifeanyi Awachie

June Givanni’s Pan-African Cinema Archive: A Diasporic Feminist Dwelling Space
Aditi Jaganathan, Sarita Malik, June Givanni

Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments: Intimate Histories of Social Upheaval
Eddie Bruce-Jones

Call for proposals for Innovation Column for 2021: Journal of New Librarianship

You are invited to submit a proposal for the Journal of New Librarianship’s On Innovation in Libraries column.

Innovations in a Time of Crisis and Complexity

Rogers (2003) defined innovation as an “idea, practice, or object that is perceived as new by an individual or other unit of adoption” (p. 12). Innovations may take place as social problems gain a position of high priority in response to heightened recognition of problems or needs (Rogers, 2003). As the Journal of New Librarianship completes its transition to OJS at CU Boulder, we are issuing a call for proposals for the column, On Innovation in Libraries. The theme for this cycle of column publications will explore the topic of library innovations in a time of crisis and complexity during which we have seen exacerbation of existing inequalities (Campbell, 2020). We invite you to share what this has looked like in your Library’s praxis.

Completed columns will be 1,500 – 3,000 words. Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit proposals of 200-500 words on or before Monday, September 21, 2020. Authors will be notified by Wednesday, October 21, 2020 regarding the status of their proposals and to discuss a timeline for column submission, editorial review, and publication in early 2021 on our new OJS platform.

Please submit column proposals via this web form. [|01||c99d10c8c5b84140f33508d8359044df|2a69c91de8494e34a230cdf8b27e1964|0|0|637318241029274081&sdata=HWtradEN2PxmdHO4WQBz5vnTaGF%2Fcl4mZQnZY3uplhM%3D&reserved=0) ]

Campbell, L. (July 8, 2020). Sustaining an ethic of care. Open World.