Call for Papers | Special Issue of Notes on “Digital Humanities and Music Pedagogy”

This call does not specifically mention archives, but has potential for archivists who work with music collections.

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We invite submissions to a special issue of Notes entitled “Digital Humanities and Music Pedagogy” that will explore the current state of thought and practice at the intersections of the digital humanities and social sciences, music information, and graduate, undergraduate, and continuing education in music. The goal of this issue is to better understand the influence of digital methodologies on the formation of music researchers. To that end, we aim to explore current cross-disciplinary work where information specialists, technicians, ethnomusicologists and musicologists, theorists, performers, and composers strive in tandem to construct learning environments in which new questions, different interpretive angles, wider contextual frames, and humanizing influences are brought to the fore in musical study.

We encourage the following types of submission:

  • Short, 2,000 to 4,000 word position papers on the ways in which the methods, techniques, and collaborative infrastructures of the digital humanities and social sciences further pedagogical work in music, in and outside of the academy
  • Research articles of up to 10,000 words exploring case studies, best practices, theoretical approaches, and critically examined experiments in digital methods and forms of presentation with students in music and music librarianship

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Explorations of the implications of the digital humanities and social sciences for the current and future study of music
  • The intersections of the human and the digital in music study, including constructions of personal and social identity along the lines of gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, class, disability, religion, nation, and age
  • Examinations of labor equity, power, and precarity in digital humanities/digital musicological pedagogy
  • (Re)examinations of our approaches to music pedagogy and to the digital at moments of global or local crisis, trauma, and uncertainty, including the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Digital humanities and digital social science in the music classroom as an incubator for student-, librarian-, or faculty-led digital projects
  • Challenges and obstacles to the adoption of digital modes of analysis and presentation among music students, scholars, and librarians, within the library or the academy
  • Digital pedagogical approaches that center student research questions and foster the creation of student communities of practice
  • Critical approaches to the curation, analysis, presentation, and preservation of music data and metadata that excavate and make manifest embedded assumptions and biases
  • Pedagogical explorations of models of music data and of music information systems that reveal the seams of their construction and the tensions of part versus whole

Manuscript submissions are due September 18, 2020. Questions and expressions of interest may be sent to the guest editor, Francesca Giannetti, Digital Humanities Librarian at Rutgers University–New Brunswick, at fg162@rutgers.edu. For details on citations, figures, and formatting, please see “Information for Contributors”.

New Issue: Archival Science

Volume 20, Issue 2, June 2020
(partial open access)

Original Papers

Social media data archives in an API-driven world
Amelia Acker, Adam Kreisberg

Participatory description: decolonizing descriptive methodologies in archives
Lauren Haberstock

Of global reach yet of situated contexts: an examination of the implicit and explicit selection criteria that shape digital archives of historical newspapers
Tessa Hauswedell, Julianne Nyhan, M. H. Beals, Melissa Terras, Emily Bell

Rural archives in China over the past 40 years
Tianjiao Qi

Acknowledging the shadows
Michael Karabinos

 

New Issue: Archivaria

Dear Archival Colleagues,

I am pleased to announce that Archivaria 89 (Spring 2020) is now available online at https://archivaria.ca/. It will also be available on Project Muse within the coming days. The print issue is in production and will be mailed to members and subscribers in the next few weeks. Canada Post is reporting delays to their service and this may affect when members receive their printed copies.

All Archivaria content is currently available to everyone without any restrictions. After June 30, 2020, we will be implementing a new embargo policy, by which access to articles included in the most recent two issues (instead of the last eight issues) is going to be restricted to members and subscribers.

With this issue, you’ll also notice things have changed a bit on our website. In recent weeks, we upgraded the journal to a more responsive, mobile-friendly version of Open Journal Systems (OJS).

A huge thank you to the authors who have contributed to the new issue, to the Archivaria Editorial Team, and to the ACA office staff for all the hard work it takes to put an issue together.

Happy reading!

Fiorella Foscarini, General Editor

Call for Submissions: Sustainability in Libraries

This call does not specifically mention archives, but directly relates to initiatives that archivists are engaged in.

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Sustainability in Libraries, edited by Rebekkah Smith Aldrich, Monika Antonelli, Adrian Ho, and René Tanner will be published by ALA Editions. The book will offer insights into the important developments on how librarians provide leadership and how libraries serve as models for sustainable practices. The editors are seeking articles from a variety of perspectives on topics related to sustainability-including crisis preparation, response, and recovery-within the library profession.

Objective of the Book:

In 2019, the American Library Association adopted Sustainability as a new core value. This book will provide direction to library personnel and libraries as institutions to position themselves as connectors, conveners, and catalysts for the changes needed. “Sustainability” is not an end point but a mindset, a lens through which operational and outreach decisions can be made. With the climate crisis upon us and its devastating impact on wildlife, oceans, air quality, soil, and the very fabric of life on Earth, we are compelled to find answers and provide direction for our library communities whether they be rural, suburban, metropolitan, schools, or institutions of higher learning. The examples and ideas shared in this edited volume will have far reaching potential and bolster the United Nations’ work on the Sustainable Development Goals, which seek to create a more sustainable future for all.

Suggested Topics:

The book chapters will be divided into three main themes for sustainable action.

Theme #1: Libraries as Inspiration & Catalysts – Content that would fall under this theme include topics and examples related to how libraries may provide leadership and serve as a model for sustainable practices through facility stewardship, innovative service design, and outreach and partnership practices.

Theme #2: Libraries as Conveners & Connectors – Content that would fall under this theme include topics and examples related to how libraries work collaboratively through visionary partnerships to facilitate collective impact work to address existing challenges and opportunities with a focus on community well-being and self-reliance.

Theme #3: Libraries as Contributors to Community Resilience – Content that would fall under this theme includes topics and examples of how libraries contribute to future community resilience. For example, active participation in library-centric or community-based resilience/disaster preparedness, response, and recovery efforts and work that contributes to creating a culture of respect, understanding, and empathy in the library’s service area.

Target Audience:

The intended audience for this book is people working in public, school, academic, special, rural, and urban libraries. In addition, this book will include instructional materials to be used in Library and Information Science programs to educate future library practitioners about Sustainability, the newest Core Value of Librarianship.

Special Considerations:

High quality, large file, professional, black and white images are encouraged to enhance the text. Unless they are public domain or openly licensed for commercial use, a permission release will be required for each image submitted. A model release form will be necessary for any images with recognizable people in them. The person must be a legal adult or have a parent’s permission to use the image.

Submission Guidelines:

The editors welcome submissions from authors who are interested or have experience creating sustainable libraries or working on topics of sustainability in connection with libraries. The editors are open to a variety of submissions including research articles, how-to articles, essays, and interviews. Manuscript submissions should comply with APA Style.

The editors are looking for submissions about sustainability in libraries that emphasize scalable approaches that can be applied to a variety of libraries at different levels. Brief proposals about programs and partnerships that provide inspiration and actionable takeaways are encouraged. Submit a summary of your proposed article (300 words or less) to Sustainability in Libraries.

The development of manuscripts will be done in phases. After comments are returned to authors regarding accepted chapter summary proposals, a chapter outline (500 words or less) will be requested.

Once authors receive acceptance for their chapters they will submit their final manuscripts in .doc or .docx format.  Suggested length is 2,000 to 3,500 words.  Manuscripts should comply with APA style guidelines.

Timeline:

  • Chapter Summary Proposal deadline:  June 15, 2020
  • Notification by editors of proposal acceptance: July 15, 2020
  • Chapter Outlines deadline:  August 17, 2020
  • First Manuscript Drafts deadline: October 1, 2020
  • Additional key dates will be sent to successful proposal writers.

Submit chapter summary proposals to: forms.gle/axqBoa1c9LAa6GQF6

For additional information, please contact:

Adrian Ho, Director of Digital Scholarship, University of Kentucky, hoadriank[at]gmail[dot]com, or

Rene Tanner, Liaison Librarian, Humanities Division, Arizona State University, rene.tanner[at]asu[dot]edu.

2019 SAA Research Forum Proceedings Now Online

2019 SAA Research Forum

9:00-9:30 AM: Opening and Session 1

Welcome and Overview – Research Forum Program Committee  [Slides]

Dispatches from the Front: Findings from the Virtual Footlocker Project Phase 1 – Edward Benoit, III and Roxanne Guidry [Abstract/Bios] [Slides]

9:30-10:00 AM: Session 2: Archives and Education

Developing a Framework to Enable Collaboration in Computational Archival Science Education – Richard Marciano [Abstract/Bio] [Slides]

Gauging Student Perspectives: Using Survey Data to Understand Student Perceptions of Archives – Suzanne Noruschat and Giao Luong Baker [Abstract/Bios] [Slides]

Supporting and Sustaining Digital Curation Education with BitCuratorEdu – Jessica Farrell and Christopher Lee [Abstract/Bios] [Slides]

10:00-10:30 AM: Break

10:30-11:00 AM: Session 3: Archives in Practice

“No ideal place for [special collections and archives]:” Administrator and user viewpoints on archives existing in libraries – Ashley Todd-Diaz [Abstract/Bio] [Slides]

Sorry, this Video Does Not Exist: Curating the Digital Documentary – Heather Barnes [Abstract/Bio] [Slides]

Conscious editing of archival description at UNC-Chapel Hill – Jackie Dean [Abstract/Bio] [Slides]

11:00-11:30 AM: Session 4: Lightning Talks

Using CIRCA for Special Collections: A Scalable Solution – Gwynn Thayer and Eli Brown [Abstract/Bios] [Slides]

What’s In the Box? Collection Exploration and Instruction – Nathalie Proulx and Kristen Korfitzen [Abstract/Bios] [Slides]

Expedited digital appraisal for regular archivists:  an MPLP type approach for hybrid collections – Susanne Belovari [Abstract/Bio] [Slides]

Radical Collaboration between Computer Science and Archival Science to Educate Next Generation Archivists – Jane Zhang [Abstract/Bio] [Slides]

11:30 AM-Noon: Session 5: Radical Collaboration [Abstract/Bios]

Overview and an Archivist’s Example – Nance McGovern [Slides]

Example: Working with Data and Archives – Heather Soyka [Remarks]

Example: The Evolving Role of University Archivists – Kari Smith [Slides]

Noon-1:30 PM: Lunch

1:30-2:00 PM: Session 6: Scaling Practice

Digitization for Everybody (Dig4E): Bridging the Gap between Standards and Practice – Paul Conway [Abstract/Bio] [Slides]

By the People, with the people: User-center crowdsourcing at the Library of Congress – Lauren Algee [Abstract/Bio] [Slides]

Scalability and process: A national survey of inventory practices within archives – Patrice-Andre Prud’homme and JJ Compton [Abstract/Bios] [Slides]

2:00-3:00 PM: Poster Session (see list of posters)

3:00-3:30 PM: Break [and extra time for posters]

3:30-4:00 PM: Session 7: Digital Practice

Centralized Born-Digital Processing at Wilson Special Collections Library – Jessica Venlet [Abstract/Bio] [Slides]

Social Media Data Preservation in an API-driven World – Amelia Acker [Abstract/Bio] [Slides]

Computer-Assisted Appraisal of Email: RATOM – Christopher Lee [Abstract/Bio] [Slides]

4:00-4:30 PM: Session 8: SAA’s CORDA

Framing Research as Evaluation and Assessment: Introducing CORDA – Paul Conway and Jennifer Gunter King [Abstract/Bios] [Slides]

4:30-5:00 PM: Session 9 and Closing 

At a Crossroads: Archival Description, Aggregation, and the Next 20 Years – Jodi Allison-Bunnell [Abstract/Bio] [Slides]

Closing: Looking Ahead – Research Forum Program Committee  [Slides]

Posters (in alphabetical order)

A Collaborative Effort to Plan a Digital Preservation Program at a Small Library – Laura Bell and Fatemeh Rezaei [Abstract/Bio] [Poster]

 American Samoa’s Government Archives – James Himphill [Abstract/Bio] [Poster]

Appraising Professional Networks – Cory Nimer [Abstract/Bio] [Poster]

Are Academic Archives Championing EDI Initiatives in Digital Collections Metadata Practices? – Jessica Serrao [Abstract/Bio] [Poster]

Campus Archives in the Shadow of Campus Sexual Assault – Ana Roeschley and Jessica Holden [Abstract/Bio] [Poster]

Creating Competencies for Audiovisual Archiving Education and Professional Development – Karen Gracy [Abstract/Bio] [Poster]

Electronic Health Records and Electronic Health Archives: An Archival Examination of the ISO Health Informatics Standards – He Yang and Xuenan Zhang [Abstract/Bio] [Poster]

Empowering the Archivist: Progress Report on “Applying Intelligent Agents to Digital Preservation Research Programme” – Paul Severn [Abstract/Bio] [Poster forthcoming]

Exhibits of Archives in Japan – Yayoi Tsutsui [Abstract/Bio] [Poster]

How do levels of description affect discoverability of the Web Archives at the Library of Congress? – Carlyn Osborn [Abstract/Bio] [Poster]

Integrated Organization: Processing 500 feet of special collection materials in under 18 months – Donica Martin and Angela Solis [Abstract/Bio] [Poster]

Signatures as identity tool: implications for name authority work in historical collections and beyond – Ashlea Green [Abstract/Bio] [Poster]

Turning A Challenge into Education: MA Museum Administration Students Undertake a Real-Life Collections Management Project – Alyse Hennig [Abstract/Bio] [Poster]

Peer-Reviewed Research Papers

Developing a Framework to Enable Collaboration in Computational Archival Science Education – Richard Marciano, Gregory Jansen, and William Underwood [Paper]

Macro-appraisal and Professional Communities – Cory L. Nimer [Paper]

A Research Study of Inventory Practices in Archives in the United States: Scalability and Process – Patrice-Andre Prud’homme and JJ Compton [Paper]

 

Call for Essays: Women and the Art and Science of Collecting: Eighteenth-Century Collecting Beyond Europe

Women and the Art and Science of Collecting: Eighteenth-Century Collecting Beyond Europe
Edited by Dr. Arlene Leis and Dr. Kacie Wills
Abstracts due by 1 July 2020, with case studies due by 31 October 2020 and longer essays due 1 December 2020

We are inviting chapter abstracts for a collection of essays designed for academics, specialists, and enthusiasts interested in the interrelations between art and science in women’s collections and collecting practices beyond Europe in the long 18th century. This volume will follow our forthcoming compendium on the topic entitled, Women and the Art and Science of Collecting in Eighteenth-Century Europe, published by Routledge. This book recovers women’s histories through numerous interdisciplinary discourses pertaining to the subject of collecting, and it examines their interests, methodologies, and practices in relation to cultures of art and science.

In the second volume, we continue this discussion and consider women’s relationships to collecting of European and non-European objects, gathered, exchanged, and displayed within colonies and with indigenous cultures beyond Europe. Responding to ideas about indigenous collecting raised by Nicholas Thomas, Jennifer Newell, Greg Dening, Anne D’Alleva, Adriana Craciun, Mary Terrall, and others, we also aim to consider intercultural exchanges and collections of objects relatively unknown to Europeans. European collecting often traces its roots to biblical mythologies, such as the stories of Adam (naming and owning) and Noah (rescuing and preserving). What are the histories of collecting beyond Europe? And in what ways did women actively participate in or challenge those stories?

We hope to explore a diverse range of theoretical contexts, such as art historical, material culture, feminist, social, performance, gender, colonial, archival, and literary. We welcome essays that take a material culture approach and are particularly keen on research that makes use of new archival resources. We encourage interdisciplinary perspectives and are especially interested in essays that reveal the way in which women’s collections outside of Europe participated in cultures of art and science.

The compendium will consist of around ten essays of 6,000–6,500 words (with footnotes), each with up to four illustrations. In addition to these more traditional essays, we are looking for shorter (circa 1,000 words) case studies on material objects of interest from the period. The subject of women’s collections and art and science is also central to these smaller contributions, and each will include one illustration.

We aim to address the following topics and questions:
• The practice of collecting as cultural construct
• Decolonizing collecting
• What motivated women to collect in places outside of Europe? What were they collecting? How were women’s collections beyond Europe similar or different to their European counterparts?
• Women’s travel, immigration, exploration and the mobility of objects
• Collaborations
• Classification, taxonomies and methodologies of collecting outside of Europe
• Religious collections
• Display
• Collecting for power and status
• Preservation, creation and learning
• The aesthetics of collecting beyond Europe
• Women’s exchanges/interactions with indigenous populations
• Collections formed as a means of making sense of the world

All inquiries should be addressed to Arlene Leis, aleis914@gmail.com or Kacie Wills, kacie.wills@gmail.com
. Essay abstracts of 500 words and 300 word abstracts for smaller case studies are due July 1, 2020 and should be sent along with a short bio to: kacie.wills@gmail.com and aleis914@gmail.com. Finished case studies will be due October 31, 2020, and long essays will be due December 1, 2020.

Invitation to Participate in Research on Accessing Digital Libraries and Evaluating Accessibility and Usability Guidelines

A research team comprising blind and sighted scholars at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is developing design guidelines to improve the accessibility and usability of digital libraries (DLs) for users who are blind or visually impaired.

At this stage, digital library developers with at least three years experience are invited to complete an electronic survey and participate in an online asynchronous focus group discussion. For the survey, you will be asked to assess how well a selected DL complies with the refined guidelines and provide associated rationales. For the focus group discussion, you will provide additional suggestions to improve the guidelines in terms of definition, factors, guideline or design recommendation, rationale and objective, techniques and methods, features, and examples. Participation may take 6-8 hours. Upon completion of the study, you will receive a $200 gift card as a token of appreciation.

If you are interested in participating, or have a question, please contact Research assistant, Shengang Wang (email: shengang@uwm.edu). Please reference project title: “Creating digital library (DL) design guidelines for blind and visually impaired (BVI) users: Digital library assessment and guidelines refinement” (IRB20.142) in the subject line of the email.

Iris

Iris Xie, Ph.D.

Professor
School of Information Studies
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Phone:(414)229-6835 Fax:(414)229-6699
http://people.uwm.edu/hiris/

CFP: Online webinars from Eogan: Energy Archives during COVID-19

As uncertainty reigns over the future, EOGAN would like to organise an online event for archivists, particularly in the energy sector, to informally meet and discuss their fears, solutions, and stories of working from home (or not) during the lockdown.

They would like to hear about new ways to interact with researchers and document collections, the state of digitisation and online access, what future for archives in the era of Coronavirus. In particular, if you work for a company’s archive, what provisions did the company or institution made / is planning for the archive? The energy sector, and the oil sector in particular, is under immense strain: how can archives be useful for developing a historically informed understanding of these processes, and thinking up appropriate strategies for interventions? Have there been requests to access specific files? How is smart working being organised for corporate archives?

The meeting aims to be an informal gathering; if you are interested in speaking, send an email at eogan.network[at]gmail.com with a quick summary of what you would like to discuss, and your availabilities for June.

Ideally they would receive these expressions of interest by the 15th May, so to decide a date for the webinars collectively.

Read more on: https://www.eogan.org/open-call-for-papers

The Reading Room Ceases Publication

As of 2020, The Reading Room: A Journal of Special Collections has ceased publication. This scholarly journal was committed to providing current research and relevant discussion of practices in a special collections library setting. The Reading Room sought submissions from practitioners and students involved with working in special collections in museums, historical societies, corporate environments, public libraries and academic libraries. Topics included exhibits, outreach, mentorship, donor relations, teaching, reference, technical and metadata skills, social media, “Lone Arrangers”, management and digital humanities. The journal featured single-blind, peer-reviewed research articles and case studies related to all aspects of current special collections work.