ACRL’s Publications in Librarianship Monograph Series Announces First Open Peer Review

This has nothing to do with archives, but I find this a very interesting project – to have an open peer-review. Anyone can participate as long as they agree to the terms.


ACRL’s Publications in Librarianship (PIL) series—a peer-reviewed collection of books that examine emerging theories and research—is launching its first open peer review, for Stories of Open: Opening Peer Review through Narrative Inquiry by Emily Ford.

“Open access, open data, open science, and other ‘open’ initiatives bring democratization and transparency to scholarly publishing and access to information,” said PIL Editor Daniel C. Mack. “Rather than limiting the assessment and evaluation of research to a single editor or editorial board, open peer review empowers the entire community of scholars to participate in the review process. Stories of Open presents readers with a thought-provoking introduction to open peer review; we couldn’t imagine a better manuscript for our pilot open review.”

The manuscript is open for comment through Monday, March 23, 2020. It is available for review in two places, and we welcome and encourage your participation: First, via Google documents here, where participants will need to use their Google account and request access at the top left before commenting. Doing so means agreeing to the reviewer’s code of conduct. A PDF version of the manuscript is available for review on the ACRL site. Comments should be sent to Daniel C. Mack at dmack@umd.edu.

Stories of Open is expected to publish in early 2021. Previous PIL books can be found in the ALA Store; information on publishing in the series is here. Questions on the review, process, or publishing with ACRL can be sent to ACRL Content Strategist Erin Nevius at enevius@ala.org.

Call for Applications: Publications Editor

Become Part of SAA’s Dynamic Publishing Tradition!

The Society of American Archivists seeks an energetic individual to serve as Publications Editor and to continue the momentum of our dynamic publishing tradition.  SAA’s robust book publishing program has brought a rich variety of content to readers since the 1970s. The 150+ titles published by SAA since 2000 include original research, advanced texts, fundamentals, manuals, readers, and classics. Twenty modules have been published in the modular series Trends in Archives Practice. The first three volumes in the new Archival Fundamentals Series III and the first volume in a new series co-published with ALA, Archival Futures, were launched this summer. There are now seven open-access case studies series. And there are seventeen more projects in the pipeline.

The new Publications Editor will serve a three-year term beginning no later than April 1, 2020.

The Publications Editor is responsible for:

  • Setting a vision for the program and providing philosophical and strategic direction;
  • Directing the work of the Publications Board;
  • Acquiring manuscripts, writing, editing, and collaborating with authors;
  • Maintaining a clear and transparent review process;
  • Establishing and maintaining partnerships with other professional associations; and
  • With Council approval, seeking external financial support for specific projects.

The Publications Editor reports directly to the SAA Council and works closely with the Director of Publishing, who is responsible for production and business matters. The honorarium is commensurate with experience ($20,000–$30,000).

Qualifications:

  • SAA member with substantial archival experience;
  • Published author, skilled writer, and experienced editor;
  • Excellent communication, collaboration, and leadership skills;
  • Ability to nurture authors and board members;
  • Sufficient financial skill to ensure that the program remains within the budget established for it; and
  • Knowledge of current trends in the publishing industry.

Application

Please send a letter of interest and your curriculum vitae by November 1, 2019, to PubsEditorSearch@archivists.org.

Webinar: Writing for History Publications

Archivists have appeared in these publications, and if you’re looking to reach beyond archival professional publications, this is a great opportunity.

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NCPH is partnering with the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) on a “Writing for History Publications” webinar. NCPH members can get a code for a discounted rate by emailing ncph@iupui.edu

Every project has a story, and the field wants to hear yours! Public history publications offer a way to share your research and experiences with others, gather feedback from across the field, and make connections for future partnerships. But how do you get started? Join editors from AASLH, NCPH, and Nursing Clio to learn about sharing your work through magazines, journals, and blogs. We’ll cover the basics of submitting work to History News, the AASLH blog, The Public HistorianHistory@Work, and the Nursing Clio blog, with tips on choosing your platform and focus.

DATE: May 30, 2019

TIME: 3:00 – 4:15 pm EASTERN (Remember to adjust for your time zone!)

COST: $40 Members of AASLH and NCPH (NCPH members email ncph@iupui.edu for a discount code) / $65 Nonmembers

For a full description and to register visit https://aaslh.org/event/webinar-writing-for-history-publications/ .

Writing for Public Audiences: A 2-week online workshop beginning October 15, 2018

This is different from what I usually post, but because archives get attention in the news, this might be an interesting opportunity.

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How to Pitch and Submit is a 2-week, blog-based course aimed at helping academics and graduate students reach wider audiences with their work. The course, created by former English professor and Belt Press publisher Anne Trubek, focuses on developing story ideas, pitching and submitting articles, op-eds, and essays. Students in the course have published  in The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic Monthly, The New York Times, Chronicle of Higher Education, LitHub, Washington Post, McSweeneys, Atlas Obscura, Smithsonian, The Wall Street Journal, ScientificAmerican.com, Guernica, Mental Floss, Tablet, The Awl, and many other outlets. In October, the course, taught by historians Daniela Blei and Andrea Volpe, will include Q & As with editors from The AtlanticSmithsonian.com, and Mosaic Science, along with Q and As with academics who are now writing fulltime for public audiences. Course runs October 15-29. Cost is $300.

Contact Info:
Andrea Volpe
Contact Email: andrealvolpe@gmail.com
URL: https://thinkingwriter.org/how-to-pitch-submit/

Workshops: Developing a Curriculum to Advance Library-Based Publishing

Register for Pilot Workshops at the 2018 DLF Forum
The Library Publishing Coalition and the Educopia Institute, in collaboration with the Digital Library Federation (DLF), are excited to host a pair of in-person workshops at the 2018 DLF Forum based on the IMLS-funded Developing a Curriculum to Advance Library-Based Publishing project. Both full-day workshops will take place on Sunday, October 14 (the day before the Forum) at the M Resort just outside of Las Vegas, NV. Each workshop is limited to 20 participants, to be selected through a brief application process.

While the workshops are affiliated with and will complement the DLF Forum, please note that you do not have to attend the Forum to participate in the workshops. See below for workshop descriptions, scholarship information, and application instructions.

Note: These workshops are based on the Content and Sustainability modules of the Library Publishing Curriculum released in Spring 2018. Learn more about the release!

Apply to attend a workshop and/or for a diversity scholarship  (deadline August 24)

Description
Library Publishing Curriculum: Content
The Content Workshop (based on the Content Module) covers how library publishers attract, select, edit, manage, and disseminate content. It includes information about how to recruit partners and select content for a program, and how to incorporate diverse voices into each part of the publication process. It also shares information about common production workflows, identifying the resources and staff skills needed to support various editorial strategies and content types.

Instructor: Matt Ruen, Grand Valley State University

Library Publishing Curriculum: Sustainability 
The Sustainability workshop (based on the Sustainability Module) will focus on how library publishing endeavors can establish longevity and find long-term success. Attendees will learn how to build support with key stakeholders and communities, both internally (library staff) and externally (e.g., University Press), and how to undertake digital preservation to prolong the lifespan of digital publications.

Instructor: Lisa Schiff, California Digital Library

Diversity Scholarships
We are delighted to be able to offer three scholarships for workshop attendees, aimed at ensuring a diverse group of participants. Each scholarship consists of up to $1,000 in reimbursement against allowable travel expenses incurred for workshop attendance (determined according to U.S. federal guidelines, as this is funded through a federal grant). The scholarship application deadline is August 24, 2018, and applicants will be notified by September 7, 2018.

How to Apply
If you are interested in applying for the workshop and/or for a diversity scholarship, please fill out the application form. The application deadline is August 24, 2018 and applicants will be notified by September 7, 2018.
Please note that the application will ask for:

  • A brief applicant bio
  • A brief personal statement that addresses how attendance at the workshop will benefit the participant
  • Diversity characteristics (diversity scholarship applicants only)

Contact
Email hannah@educopia.org with questions.

The IMLS-funded Developing a Curriculum to Advance Library-Based Publishing project is running a series of pilot workshops, and these two DLF workshops are one opportunity of many. For a full list of events, including virtual and physical workshop opportunities, please see: https://educopia.org/deliverables/library-publishing-curriculum-pilot-experiences

Call for Reviewers: Teaching With Primary Sources (TWPS) Case Study

(reposted from RAO listserv)

SAA colleagues,

I’m posting this to the RAO section, since this is an area of interest for section members, but also to the SAA Leaders list. Those of you who are leaders of other sections, if you feel that your membership might be interested in volunteering to review case study submissions on the topic of teaching with primary sources, please forward this to your section’s discussion list.

With the recent approval by Council of the Guidelines for Primary Source Literacy as an SAA standard (watch for publicity soon in your favorite SAA information outlets), and several additional case studies in various stages of the submission and review pipeline, I am seeking additional volunteers who would be willing to review case study submissions and provide feedback to me, as editor of this epubs series, and the author(s). This isn’t a massive time commitment, and the review process is explained in more detail here (see the section labelled “Review Process”): www2.archivists.org/publications/epubs/…

If you’re interested in volunteering to be a reviewer for this SAA case studies epubs series, or if you have questions about reviewing, please don’t hesitate to drop me a line at bill.landis@yale.edu. I’ll also be at the annual meeting in D.C. in August if anyone would like to chat about either reviewing or ideas for submitting a case study, I’d be happy to.

Cheers!

Bill

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Bill Landis
Head of Public Services, Manuscripts and Archives
Yale University Library
New Haven CT
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Library Publishing Curriculum Available Online

This is not archives specific. However, for anyone interested in the library’s role in publishing, which continues to increase (primarily in academia), this might be of interest.

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The Developing A Curriculum to Advance Library-Based Publishing project, generously funded by the Institute for Museum and Library Services, is developing a set of curriculum modules that will form the basis of a suite of synchronous and asynchronous professional development offerings for librarians in this growing area. The first two modules are now freely available to professors, workshop instructors, and trainers of all kinds on the project websiteContent and Impact. These modules are openly licensed, so we encourage you to share, adopt, and adapt them! Learn more about this release.