New/Recent Publications

Books

Engagement in the Digital Era
Edited by Nicole J. Milano and Christopher J. Prom; featuring modules by Michele Casto, Dina Kellams, Jessica Lacher-Feldman, Nicole J. Milano, Daniel J. Linke, Jennie Thomas, and Travis H. Williams
(Society of American Archivists, 2020)

Who Owns the News?: A History of Copyright
Will Slauter
(Stanford University Press, 2019)

The Color of Creatorship: Intellectual Property, Race, and the Making of Americans
Anjali Vats
(Stanford University Press, 2020)

Archive Wars: The Politics of History in Saudi Arabia
Rosie Bsheer
(Stanford University Press, 2020)

The Public Domain Review: Selected Essays, Vol. VII
(2020)

Reflections on Practitioner Research: A Practical Guide for Information Professionals
Lee Ann Fullington, Brandon K. West, Frans Albarillo
(ACRL, 2020)

Libraries, Archives, and Museums Today: Insights from the Field
Peter Botticelli, Michèle V. Cloonan, Martha R. Mahard
(Rowman & Littlefield, 2019)

Saving Your Digital Past, Present, and Future: A Step-by-Step Guide
Vanessa Reyes
(Rowman & Littlefield, 2020)

Encyclopedia of Archival Writers, 1515 – 2015
Edited by Luciana Duranti and Patricia C. Franks
(Rowman & Littlefield, 2020)

The Preservation Management Handbook: A 21st-Century Guide for Libraries, Archives, and Museums, Second Edition
Revised by Donia Conn, Ross Harvey, and Martha R. Mahard
(Rowman & Littlefield, 2020)

Archival Basics: A Practical Manual for Working with Historical Collections
Charlie Arp
(Rowman & Littlefield, 2020)

Articles

“Mass Print, Clipping Bureaus, and the Pre-Digital Database: Reexamining Marianne Moore’s Collage Poetics through the Archives,” Journal of Modern Literature Volume 43, Number 1, Fall 2019
Alison Fraser

Reports

Social Interoperability in Research Support: Cross-Campus Partnerships and the University Research Enterprise
by Rebecca Bryant, Annette Dortmund, and Brian Lavoie
(OCLC, 2020)

Case Studies

Engaging History Majors in Intensive Archival Research: Assessing Scaffolded Curricula for Teaching Undergraduates Primary Source Literacy Skills

Teaching with Primary Sources Remotely

Rethinking Record Groups and University Archives Classification at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Podcasts

Pearl Jam: It’s a Rock Band, Not The Smithsonian
The Kitchen Sisters

Newsletters

Ohio Archivist, Fall 2020

Archivists and Archives of Color, Summer 2020

Call for Applications: Editor, Associate Editor, and Book Reviews Editor, Provenance

Interested in harnessing your editorial skills and passion for organizing fellow writers to serve as editor of a well-established open source archival journal?

The Society of Georgia Archivists Nominating Committee is accepting applications for the roles of Editor, Associate Editor, and Book Reviews Editor for Provenance, the Journal of the Society of Georgia Archivists. Visit this link to view previous issues of the award-winning journal.

Candidates do not have to reside in the state of Georgia but must be members of the Society of Georgia Archivists.

The Provenance Editor manages the publication and distribution of at least one annual issue of Provenance and coordinates the selection of the David B. Gracy II Award recipient. The position is a three-year term appointed by SGA President with Executive Board approval. The time commitment is15 hrs/month on average, with additional work required around publication. See the attached PDF for a full list of major duties and responsibilities.

The Provenance Associate Editor assists the Editor in soliciting, editing, and production of Provenance. The position is a three-year term. Appointed by Editor with Executive Board approval. The time commitment: 5-8 hrs/month on average, with additional work required around publication.

DUTIES:

  • Solicits articles for inclusion in Provenance.

  • Reviews articles as assigned by the Editor.

  • Assists in copy and final editing considering content, quality, and style set by journal requirements. (could be done by a separate copy editor)

  • Works with contributors as assigned.

  • Assists Editor with use and management of Bepress system.

  • Oversees marketing of Provenance, including advertising and exhibiting at professional meetings.

  • Oversees publication of Provenance issues to the e-commerce platform

  • Manages fees and income associated with e-commerce platform

The Provenance Book Review Editor solicits critical assessments of books, software, websites, and other tools useful to the archival profession. The position is a three-year term. Appointed by Editor with Executive Board approval. The time commitment: 5-10 hrs/month on average, with additional work required around publication.

DUTIES:

  • Solicits and selects, with advice from the Editor, publications or other relevant content to be reviewed for inclusion in each issue of Provenance.

  • Arranges for reviewers of each identified publication or other content.

  • Coordinates with reviewers; provides guidelines and determines deadline for submission.

  • Edits the text of all reviews submitted for inclusion and submits final product to the Editor.

  • Sends PDF copy of each review to the author and the publisher of the book.

TO APPLY

Applications will be accepted to nominating@soga.org until November 9, 2020. Applicants should submit a statement of interest explaining their experience editing; a writing sample; and a resume/CV. Questions may be addressed to nominating@soga.org.

CFP: Catholic Library World (ongoing basis)

Though this call does not specifically mention archives, it is an opportunity for theological/religious archives to publish.

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Submissions are being accepted on an ongoing basis for upcoming issues of Catholic Library World.

Catholic Library World is the official journal of the Catholic Library Association. Established in 1929, CLW is a peer reviewed association journal. CLW publishes articles focusing on all aspects of librarianship, especially as it relates to Catholic Studies and CatholicismCLW articles are intended for an audience that is interested in the broad role and impact of various types of libraries, including, but not limited to academic, public, theological, parish and church libraries, and school libraries.

The preferred method for submitting manuscripts is as a word-processed attachment in e-mail. Author’s full name, affiliation, and e-mail address must accompany any manuscript submission.

Articles should provide something new to the existing literature. The word count should be 3500- 5000 words and should adhere to The Chicago Manual of Style (humanities is preferred). The style should be accessible and well-documented.

For more information, visit: https://cathla.org/Main/About/Publications

Send submissions and queries to: Sigrid Kelsey, General Editor, sigridkelsey@gmail.com

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 November 2nd at 5:00 pm MST. The successful applicant will assume their duties on January 1st, 2021 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 copy editing process
    1. The Editor will work with the journal’s contract copy editor to ensure that articles and case studies are copy edited in a timely fashion.
    2. The Editor has final authority on all copy editing 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

CFP: Scholarly Editing

Scholarly Editing: 2021 Call for Submissions

Scholarly Editing: The Annual of the Association for Documentary Editing is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal for the advancement and promotion of editorial theory, practice, and pedagogy. Learn more about the journal by clicking here.

Editors in Chief Noelle Baker and Kathryn Tomasek invite submissions for the 2021 publication of Scholarly Editing, Issue 39. We welcome essays on the theory, practice, and pedagogy of scholarly editing, reviews of print and digital editions, and small-scale editions of understudied authors and texts that reflect our diverse and multifaceted cultural heritage.

The journal intends to represent contributions from all countries and cultures and across disciplines, including but not restricted to educators, researchers, scholars, historians, archivists, curators, editors, information professionals, students, and digital humanists. We particularly welcome submissions from and about the Global South, Black people, Indigenous people, People of Color, women, and other marginalized and underrepresented groups within the field of scholarly editing.

Direct all questions about submission and peer review to Managing Editor Robert Riter at rbriter@ua.edu. For further information about technical specifications, content, and house style, click this link.

The deadline for submissions is December 22, 2020.

Find out more information on Scholarly Editing‘s website: https://scholarlyediting.org/

Archives Themed Issue: Anglia Journal of English Philology

Anglia, Volume 138 (2020): Issue 3 (Sep 2020)
(subscription)

Special Issue: Archives

Articles

Daniel Stein
Whats in an Archive? Cursory Observations and Serendipitous Reflections

David Kerler
Archive Fever and British Romanticism: Blake, Byron, and Keats

Tim Sommer
Between Aura and Access: Artefactuality, Institutionality, and the Allure of the Archival

Alexander Starre
The Document as Epistemic Object: Notes on Archival Knowledge Cultures

Katrin Horn
Of Gaps and Gossip: Intimacy in the Archive

Michael A. Chaney
Words, Wares, Names: Dave the Potter as American Archive 

Diana Folsom, Renee Harvey and Kristen T. Oertel
From Parchment to Podcast: The Collaborative Process of Building and Unlocking an Archive

Birgit Däwes
The People Shall Continue: Native American Museums as Archives of Futurity

Ryan Cordell
Speculative Bibliography

Thank You David B. Gracy, II

Like many archivists, I was saddened to hear about the passing of Dr. David B. Gracy, II. I met Dr. Gracy many times and always enjoyed our conversations.

Indirectly, it is because of Dr. Gracy that I became interested in publishing. He founded the journal Georgia Archive, now Provenance, which is where I first started as a peer-reviewer and then editor. When I started as Editor, I learned that for several years many advocated to put all the back issues online. Working with many people, this was finally accomplished. Though I heard from many people how appreciative they were for the resource, Dr. Gracy’s note to me is always my most treasured: “I could not be more pleased, and fulfilled for the role of the journal in contributing to advancement of the archival enterprise.” Of course, the credit goes more to Dr. Gracy for starting the journal.

Thank you Dr. Gracy for your unending dedication to archives and for being an inspiration to us all.

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 http://www.ncarchivists.org/publications/journal-ofthe-society-of-north-carolina-archivists-j-snca/manuscript-submission-guidelines/

Submission contact: kmerryman@unc.edu

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)
  • Permanent.org
  • 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: https://reviews.americanarchivist.org/contact/

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 (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfjEqFwlzqJ77p4ESJ5TLTQxJ84RVV0mogsLCXdKAxEukW_WQ/viewform) by Monday, November 16, 2020.  The full CFP can be found at https://drive.google.com/file/d/1lFFga_cdu1stWAnnF0gk8_KwjYe2MfUd/view?fbclid=IwAR21Le4epLFdHhbfUQ-qD2fnCKtxEeMq2GnXLqZRWoL4e9xluWRzON5NIg4.