New Issue: Journal of Digital Media Management

Volume 6 / Number 4 / Summer 2018

Core DAM + more DAM: One company’s attempt to integrate digital asset management into organisational DNA
Authors: Shattuck, Michael; Gardner, Caroline

Case study: Digitising Cleveland Museum of Art history one negative at a time
Author: Hernandez, Susan

Migrating to a virtual environment
Authors: McKenna, John; Marshall, Jason

Digital asset management and libraries, archives and museums: Separation and convergence
Author: Hockx-Yu, Helen

Efficient appraisal and processing of disk images of legacy digital storage media at the Canadian Centre for Architecture
Author: Walsh, Tim

How machine learning can help solve the Big Data problem of video asset management
Author: Walsh, Tim

Taxonomies and metadata for digital asset management
Author: Hedden, Heather

Updating production workflows and adapting systems: Scaling Omeka to meet the needs of a larger-scale archival digital project
Authors: Antell, Haley; Corall, Joe; Dressler, Virginia

Back to the future: Digitising orphaned VHS collections at the University of Cincinnati College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning Library
Author: Armstrong, Gina

Recent Issue: Archival Issues

Vol. 37, No. 2, 2016
(open access)


Broken Promises: A Case Study in Reconciliation
Elizabeth Joffrion and Lexie Tom

Seen but Not Heard: A Case Study of K–12 Web Archiving and the Importance of Student Participation in the Archives
JoyEllen Freeman

“Keep This, Toss That”: Improving Records Management at an Academic Institution
Cliff Hight and James W. Smith

Transcribing the Past: Crowdsourcing Transcription of Civil War Manuscripts
Jacquelyn Slater Reese

Interacting with History: Teaching with Primary Sources—edited by
Katherine Lehman


Past or Portal? Enhancing Undergraduate Learning through Special
Collections and Archives—by Eleanor Mitchell, Peggy Seiden, and Suzy Taraba
Reviewed by Tomaro Taylor, CA

Appraisal and Acquisition: Innovative Practices for Archives and Special
Collections—edited by Kate Theimer
Reviewed by Sarah Dorpinghaus

Archives in Libraries: What Librarians and Archivists Need to Know
to Work Together—by Jeannette A. Bastian, Megan Sniffin-Marinoff, and
Donna Webber
Reviewed by Eric Fritzler

Records and Information Management—by Patricia C. Franks
Reviewed by Hillary Gatlin

The Archives Thief: The Man Who Salvaged French Jewish History in
the Wake of the Holocaust — by Lisa Moses Leff
Reviewed by David Joens

Rights in the Digital Era. Trends in Archives Practice Series—edited by
Menzi L. Behrnd-Klodt and Christopher J. Prom
Reviewed by Arel Lucas

Archiving the Unspeakable: Silence, Memory, and the Photographic
Record in Cambodia — by Michelle Caswell
Reviewed by Jeffrey Mifflin

Archives Alive: Expanding Engagement with Public Library Archives
and Special Collections—by Diantha Dow Schull
Reviewed by Pamela Nye

Educational Programs: Innovative Practices for Archives and Special
Collections—edited by Kate Theimer
Reviewed by Ellen M. Ryan

Articles and reviews in this issue were submitted and accepted in 2015.

New Issue: Records Management Journal

Volume 28, Issue 2, 2018
(subscription, select open access content)

“Separating the wheat from the chaff with the winnowing fork: The eeny meeny miny mo appraisal approach of digital records in South Africa”
Mpho Ngoepe, Marcia Nkwe

“The neglected fond in university archives: The case of sport club records at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), Pietermaritzburg Campus, South Africa”
Francis Garaba

“Electronic records management research in ESARBICA: a bibliometric study”
Dickson Chigariro, Njabulo Bruce Khumalo

“Ethnographic sensitivity and current recordkeeping: Applying information culture analysis in the workplace”
Gillian Oliver, Fiorella Foscarini, Craigie Sinclair, Catherine Nicholls, Lydia Loriente

“Medical records management framework to support public healthcare services in Limpopo province of South Africa”
Ngoako Solomon Marutha, Mpho Ngoepe

“Managing records and archives in a Hong Kong school: a case study”
Eric C.K. Cheng

Call for Authors: Monograph about Digital Image Collections

Primary Research Group,, is seeking a librarian/author
to write a monograph of approximately 10,000 words on how academic libraries
are managing major digital image collections.  The collections may be medical/
scientific, artistic, historical, data visualizations or any other kind of
image collection.  The author will profile the efforts of 4 organizations,
predominantly but not exclusively research universities, focusing on issues
such as: image housing and processing software and applications, internal
search engines, access, metadata,  preservation, copyright, use restrictions &
security, use in education and scholarship, marketing and distribution,
relations with institutional digital repositories and if applicable, sales and
licensing of the images. The author will have considerable scope to shape the
interviews as he or she sees fit. In addition to the profiles, the author will
conduct a literature search and augment the findings in the profiles with
insights from the existing literature. This is a compensated assignment.  To
inquire or apply, send cover letter and resume to

CFP: The Ideabook of Positive Change in the Library Workplace

This does not specifically mention archives, but the issues are pertinent and applicable.


Call for papers and essays

Working Title: The Ideabook of Positive Change in the Library Workplace
Editors: Heather Seibert, Amanda Vinogradov, Amanda H. McLellan – East Carolina University, Joyner Library.
Deadline for drafts: September 5, 2018
Publisher: American Library Association Press (ALA Press)
Submission Form:

We are soliciting a diverse range of essays and narratives from practicing U.S. academic, public and special libraries staff, for inclusion in a curated anthology that empowers library employees to change real-world issues pertaining to library staff. Submissions may include any phase of project development, but we are especially seeking: perspectives and advice on how to make and implement change, how to talk to administration about needs, the specific steps taken in the process, solutions to roadblocks and recognition of the future needs of staff. We also seek narratives, steps and ideas from administrators on how to implement and create a positive work environment and the challenges faced in this process.  Paraprofessional staff and first-time authors are encouraged to apply.

Possible topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Lactation accommodation
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Development of policies and procedures allowing remote work (i.e. weather related absences for employees with leave time deficits)
  • Childcare accommodations
  • Changing tables in restrooms
  • Parental leave policies
  • Space and time for dialysis or other medical needs
  • Standing desks
  • Promotion of exercise at work
  • Inclusive ideas for work outings, gatherings or meetings
  • Veterans on active duty or return from duty
  • Race and ethnicity inclusion and sensitivity
  • Gender neutral bathrooms
  • Dealing with bias
  • Providing space for prayer and/or meditation
  • Inclusive recruitment practices
  • Updating policies to be more inclusive
  • Development of policies and space for employees with varying sensory needs (Autism spectrum, PTSD, etc)
  • Case studies of libraries that have successfully handled difficult situations regarding discrimination or harassment.
  • Employees returning to school for further education


Deadline for Draft Submission: September 5, 2018
Notification/Feedback regarding submission: October 10, 2018
Final submission for accepted drafts: Jan. 12, 2019


*This anthology will contain commentary, narratives and experiences.  Drafts accepted must be between four to six pages double spaced (about 350 words per page).  A suggested template will be provided for all accepted submissions to the anthology.

*Materials cannot be previously published or simultaneously submitted.

*All photos, illustrations, graphs etc. must have a Creative Commons License or be in the public domain. The submission’s author is responsible for verifying that these materials fall under the respected licenses. Each will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis and will be at the discretion of the editors for inclusion.

*If your submission is tentatively accepted, we may request modifications.

*Accepted contributors should expect to sign a release form in order to be published, and will agree to follow submission guidelines.

We STRONGLY encourage submission from all regardless of classification of positions within academic and public libraries. We are seeking input from administrators, faculty, as well as staff employees.

Submission Form

Thank you

Heather Seibert, Amanda Vinogradov & Amanda H. McLellan

Call for Editor: The Recipes Project

So, this isn’t scholarly archival publishing but too fun not to share for anyone interested in gaining editorial experience.


Are you interested in recipes of all kinds? The Recipes Project is looking for an editor to join our team! Responsibilities include:

  • Connecting with and inviting potential contributors
  • Organizing and editing a month of posts every six months (in rotation with other co-Editors)
  • Regular liaising with co-Editors about site development, content, and promotion

Candidates from all historical periods and disciplines are invited to apply. This includes but is not limited to historians (especially modernists), literary critics, classicists, linguists, anthropologists, and those in food studies. Applications from PhD candidates are welcome.

To apply, please include a CV and one-page statement describing what you will bring to the team. Please submit applications via email to by 30 September 2018.

RP Current Editorial Team:
Jessica Clark
Amanda Herbert
Elaine Leong
Lisa Smith
Laurence Totelin

CFP: Libri: The International Journal of Libraries and Information Studies

Libri was established in 1950 and is a leading international scholarly journal which investigates the aspects of library and information studies from both a historical and present-day perspective and analyses the role of information and knowledge in cultural, organizational, national and international developments.

The journal reports on current trends in library and information studies worldwide and describes their resulting transformation from the introduction of new information and communication technologies, multidisciplinary approaches, changing practices, and evolving methods. Background information and the latest research findings in library and information studies are made accessible to academics, practitioners, and a broader public.

The editors are pleased to consider papers on new initiatives and current issues in library and information studies worldwide, including, but not limited to topics such as:

  • Libraries (national, public, academic, school, special, etc.) and other information environments
  • Information and knowledge management
  • Information for development (developing and industrialized countries)
  • Indigenous knowledge
  • Literacy (media, information, etc.)
  • Data analytics, big data and their impact on organizations (e.g., customer related data; social science perspective)
  • Digital libraries and repositories
  • Data management, data curation and virtual research environments (VREs)
  • Information ethics and information law
  • Information retrieval
  • Information behavior
  • Freedom of access to information and freedom of expression
  • Archives & preservation
  • Cultural heritage
  • Book and publishing history
  • Theory submissions

Papers may include theoretical issues surrounding philosophies, policies and trends in all types of library, information, archive, and museum studies.
Articles should be in English and conform to the highest academic standards. Papers that include citations to publications that are not in English or are not in Roman script are welcome.

Libri, the International Journal of Libraries and Information Studies, is published by De Gruyter, and is published both in print (ISSN: 0024-2667) and online (ISSN: 1865-8423) versions.

Libri is indexed with and included in De Gruyter Saur, EBSCO, Elsevier SCOPUS, Gale, Proquest, Thomson Reuters, and Web of Science.

Submit your manuscript to the editors at