New Issue: Archival Science

Archival Science, Volume 23, issue 1, March 2023

Farewell and thank you to Beth Yakel; welcome to Fiorella Foscarini
Karen AndersonGillian Oliver

Archives and the Digital World
Ricardo L. Punzalan

US–soviet fisheries research during the cold war: data legacies
Adam KriesbergJacob Kowall

The representation of NARA’s INS records in Ancestry’s database portal
Katharina Hering

In search of the item: Irish traditional music, archived fieldwork and the digital
Patrick Egan

The impact of the shift to cloud computing on digital recordkeeping practices at the University of Michigan Bentley historical library
Dallas PillenMax Eckard

Digital knowledge sharing: perspectives on use, impacts, risks, and best practices according to Native American and Indigenous community-based researchers
Diana E. Marsh

“The only way we knew how:” provenancial fabulation in archives of feminist materials
Jessica M. Lapp

CFP: “Government Film,” Special Issue The Moving Image

Call for Special Issue 24.1
“Government Film”

Guest editor: Brian Real

Submissions Due: May 31, 2023

The Moving Image, the peer reviewed academic journal of the Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA), invites submissions for possible inclusion in a special issue on Government Film. Full submissions are due by May 31, 2023, but contributors are encouraged to contact the special issue editor, Brian Real, in advance to discuss potential contributions and receive preliminary feedback.

  • Discussions of motion pictures produced by national, regional, state, and local governments, with a specific focus on how these works served policy objectives.
    This can include analyses of the output of particular directors or agencies.
  • Research on audience reception to government-made films and the effectiveness of their messaging.
  • Analyses of less-formal works made by government employees and their families, such as home movies.
  • Interviews with filmmakers, producers, and government officials who were involved in the creation of motion pictures for governments.
  • Overviews and comparisons of institutions that collect and preserve motion pictures made by governments, with a specific focus on how they preserve and provide access to these works.
  • Short pieces on specialized government film collections, paper-based collections of documents related to government-made films, and the acquisition and restoration of individual works.
  • Reviews of books, conferences, festivals, and media related to government-made films.

Types of Submissions:

  • Features: Double-blind peer reviewed research articles, 4,000 – 6,000 words
  • Forum pieces: Shorter, less formal pieces that include interviews and “notes from the field” that involve discussions of single institutions or archivists’ own work, such as specific restoration projects
  • Collections: Discussions of collections held by moving image archives, including their provenance
  • Reviews: Analyses of recent books, media (e.g., DVDs, Blu-Rays), conferences, film festivals, and exhibitions

Although the reviews section of the issue will remain open to all books, conferences, and discs related to film history and media preservation, the guest editor is particularly interested in reviews of works related to government produced motion pictures or review articles covering several relevant works.

Inquiries and submissions:

Please send initial proposals and final submissions to special issue editor Brian Real at and CC journal editor Devin Orgeron at

All manuscripts should be submitted as a Microsoft Word e-mail attachment, double-spaced throughout, using 12-point type with 1-inch margins, following the 17th edition of the Chicago Manual of Style.

Please note if your piece should be considered for the Features, Forum, Collections, or Reviews sections. If you have an idea for a submission but are not sure as to which section would be the best for your work, the guest editor would be glad to discuss this during the planning stages.

CFP: Archives Journal

ARCHIVES, a peer -reviewed journal published by Liverpool University Press on behalf of the British Records Association, invites submissions that inform, explore, and inspire all those who use historical records. ARCHIVES provides accessible and engaging articles that increase understanding of the whereabouts, interpretation and historical significance of archival material of all historical periods. It provides a platform for historians and archivists to share their discoveries and information about the sources they have used for research.  We particularly welcome contributions from those at an early stage of their careers.

Themes that can be addressed include, but are not limited to:

  • Archival trends, theories and practices
  • Archives and the community
  • Archives and diversity
  • Approaches towards using archives and source materials
  • Archives and accessibility
  • Record keeping practices
  • Digital curation

A fuller statement of the editorial policy can be found at:

Articles can be submitted at any time. Suggestions for articles and submissions should be sent electronically to the editor at who looks forward to hearing from you.

Call for Papers: Indigenous Librarianship (Library Trends Journal)

We are looking for a contributor or a collaboration of contributors to submit an article for a special issue of the Library Trends journal focused on Indigenous Librarianship. 

We are most interested in a contribution focusing on Indigenous cultural institutions of North America, histories, issues and problems, functions and significance tribal libraries and archives, but we are open to other topics. Examples include discussions on: protection of Indigenous ways of knowledge and/or communities’ way of life; language revitalization; land and resource management; and protection of sensitive information such as intellectual Indigenous property rights.

Library Trends is one of the leading library journals in North America.  It is published quarterly by the Johns Hopkins University Press.

Contact Info: 

Please contact co-editors, Ulia Gosart and Rachel Fu with a proposal of 350 words or less by February 20 (the latest, we have strict deadlines and will consider submissions on the first sent basis), at:

Contact Email:

Survey: Tell us about your American Archivist reading experience!

What do you love about the digital American Archivist? What would you like to read more of? Tell us in this 15-minute survey.

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In the last decade, the Journal has seen a tremendous shift in how readers engage with it. Established in 1938 in a physical format, American Archivist launched a companion digital format in 2010. Then in 2021, the Journal shifted to a digital-only format. With these recent changes, the Editorial Board seeks your input on how you interact with the digital American Archivist, what you think of it, and how your reading experience can be improved. Take the survey by March 1 and send additional comments to

Ohio Archivist: Call for Assistant Editors

The Ohio Archivist is urgently seeking assistant editors to contribute excellent content to the statewide biannual newsletter. Some of the past and current columns are Features, Newcomers, News & Notes, and a Digital Feature. We are also open to new ideas such as Social Justice/DEIA, as well as others.

Ohio Archivist is published twice a year, in the spring and fall, and can be found online, along with the submission guidelines. This is a great way to be involved with SOA and help get the word out about all things related to Ohio archives.

The Ohio Archivist is the official newsletter of the Society of Ohio Archivists. Its primary mission is to serve as a conduit for information about SOA and its membership. The Ohio Archivist also publishes articles containing general information about the archival profession, especially as it relates to archivists located within Ohio and the Midwest.

For questions or interest, please contact Ohio Archivist Editor Jessica Heys.

CFP: Academic Libraries Creating Global Community

Academic Libraries Creating Global Community:
Operating Outside of Traditional Roles and Spaces

To support our students and faculty as global citizens, academic libraries are increasingly engaging with broader community efforts to affect positive change. We want to hear about your approaches to addressing inequality, censorship, climate change, misinformation, low civic engagement, and other stressors that impact our students and the world. Examples include, but are not limited to:

  • Responses to censorship, anti-intellectualism, or misinformation
  • Collection development in coordination with public or school libraries
  • Community-inclusive service or events
  • Collaborations with non-profits or local businesses
  • Involvement in community sustainability or literacy projects 
  • Social justice collaborations 
  • Indigenous science collaborations
  • Efforts to foster civic engagement
  • Community development in special collections and archives
  • Expanding access to graduates and/or community members

The Humboldt Journal of Social Relations is a historic peer-reviewed, open-access, interdisciplinary journal dedicated to academic discussions of the major issues of our age. We are honored that the editorial board has chosen academic libraries as the topic of their 46th volume and we hope this volume will share our library efforts to outside audiences. We are accepting case studies, research articles, book reviews, and opinion pieces. Only case studies and research articles will be processed through peer review.

Send an abstract* of your proposed article to The abstract deadline is April 7, 2023. Abstracts should include::

  • Article title
  • Abstract 200-400 words
  • Author information:
    • Name
    • Title
    • Affiliation (ex. University name)
    • Email

If your abstract is accepted, the article deadline will be September 1, 2023. Word count for final article submissions are:

  • Case studies and research articles: 3,000-6,000 words
  • Book reviews: 500-2,000
  • Opinion pieces: 1000-3,000 words

ASA or APA citation styles are recommended.

*The abstracts are for our editorial team review only.

Oral History Australia journal seeking section editors

The Editors and Chair of the Editorial Board of Studies in Oral History, the journal of Oral History Australia, are inviting expressions of interest for the positions of Reviews Editor and Reports Editor.

If you are interested in either of these roles, please send an email to by 14 February 2023 including:

  • a short biography (300 word limit), and
  • a  paragraph explaining your interest in and suitability for the role(s).

Information about the Studies in Oral History is available at:

Studies in Oral History is jointly edited by Carla Pascoe Leahy and Skye Krichauff. The Editorial Board includes: Alexandra Dellios (Chair), Lynn Abrams, Sean Field, Alexander Freund, Anna Green, Nepia Mahuika, Anisa Puri, Beth Robertson and Mark Wong.

CFP: Women and Museums A Focus Issue for the Journal Collections

Women and Museums
A Focus Issue for the journal Collections

Guest Edited by Dr. Holly Farrell, Postdoctoral researcher, Leiden University, Netherlands

Deadline: March 1, 2023

While not always as well-known as their male counterparts, women have been involved in
the development of museums since their conception. Whether as donors, collectors, or
employees, women have had important roles in the building up and display of collections in
museums throughout the world. As work is done to highlight the histories of museum
institutions and collecting practices, it is important to acknowledge the distinct position of
women in this area. The contribution of women to museums and collections is invariably
linked to issues of gender, along with class and race, making for a rich and nuanced area of
research. Developing from the Women and Museums Conference, Leiden University 2022,
this special issue will explore the varied ways in which women participated in such
institutions. The relationship between women, museums and collections historically is an
important site for understanding connections between people, institutions and objects.
We invite contributions from scholars and practitioners writing on topics related to the
• Women’s collections
• Women as donators
• Women and museum work
• Private collections
• Imperialism and women collecting
• Folk museums and women
• Women’s photography collections
• Women travellers and collectors
• Women working in the shadow of men
We are particularly interested in articles which relate to gender, race, class intersections in
the lives of the women examined.
For this issue, we are seeking articles, essays, and case studies of 2,000-3,000 words (8-12
pages double spaced, plus notes and references). Authors should express their interest by
submitting a 300-word abstract and any relevant information (such as short bio or pertinent
URLs) to the guest editor,, and the journal editor,, by March 1, 2023. Notification of acceptance will be made by May 1, 2023,
with the deadline for submission of final papers of September 1, 2023 through the SAGE
online submission portal. Publication is anticipated for volume 19 or 20 an issue date of
2023/2024. For additional information or to receive samples of the journal, please contact
the journal editor, Juilee Decker,

Issued September 8, 2022

Framing References:
• Women and Museums Conference, Leiden University 2022.
• Two issues of the journal published in 2018, and, guest edited by Janet Ashton, Margot
Note, and Consuelo Sendino.
• Bracken, Susan. Andrea M. Gáldy, Adriana. Turpin, and University of London. Institute
of Historical Research. Women Patrons and Collectors. Newcastle upon Tyne:
Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012.

• D’Ancona Modena, Louisa Levi. “The ‘beautiful enigma,’a case study of German-
Jewish women in collector networks in Rome (1880-1914).” Journal of the History of

Collections (2022).
• Hill, Kate, Women and museums, 1850–1914: modernity and the gendering of
knowledge. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2016.
• Leis, A C. Sarah Sophia Banks: femininity, sociability and the practice of collecting in
late Georgian England. York: University of York, 2013.
• Leis, Arlene, and Kacie Wells. Women and the Art and Science of Collecting in
Eighteenth-Century Europe. New York: Routledge, 2021.
• Levin, Amy K. (ed), Gender, sexuality and museums, A Routledge reader. London:
Routledge, 2010.
• Proctor-Tiffany, Mary. “Doris Duke and Mary Crane, Collecting Islamic art for Shangri
La, a Hawaiian hideaway home.” Journal of the History of Collections (2022).

New Issue: American Archivist

In the digital-only issue of American Archivist 85.2, two international perspectives share steps taken toward disaster preparedness in Germany’s cultural archives, and lessons learned from a data recovery project at the National Archives of Australia; Heather Soyka discusses the effectiveness of the Archives Leadership Institute’s career building opportunities; and Alston Brake Cobourn, Jen Corrinne Brown, Edward Warga, and Lisa Louis show how metaliteracy and transliteracy projects are doable at underserved institutions.

Other articles examine the current state of archival education, user experience and reference staffing in archives, and the personal archiving habits of modern soldiers. In addition, contributors review several books that consider social and cultural movements and the fate of historical archives.

On the cover: German archivists participate in a training course on disaster and emergency response at the Augsburg City Archive in 2016. Guided by a conservator, small groups practiced the handling, packaging, and transport of damaged materials. In his article, “’Together We Are Strong’: Emergency Associations for the Protection of Germany’s Cultural Heritage,” Rainer Jedlitschka discusses the creation and development of several emergency associations in Germany that have collaborated to offer mutual support in the event of natural and humanmade disasters. Read more about the role and success of the new networks and German archivists’ new experience and preparedness. Photo courtesy of Kerstin Lengger, Augsburg City Archive.

American Archivist 85.2 (Fall/Winter 2022)
Table of Contents

(Review access here)

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