CFP: Archival Issues

Archival Issues, one of the premier publications of archival literature is accepting submissions. The Editorial Board of the Midwest Archives Conference strives to publish articles that will interest and educate a broad range of information professionals. Acceptable topics for articles cover the full range of archival activity.

Although Archival Issues publishes contributions from well-established professionals, the Editorial Board particularly encourages submissions from archivists who have not published previously. Editorial Board reviews of articles are conducted in a blind review process, and authors are usually informed of publication decisions within six weeks.

Please send submissions and questions to Alexandra Orchard,


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MAC members and subscribers to Archival Issues: Journal of the Midwest Archives Conference will soon have 100 pages of new summer reading delivered to their postal mail boxes. (For those who can’t wait, the new issue is available online at the MAC website).

Four articles in AI 37:2 cover a wide range of professional topics including ethics, education, university records management, and opportunities for archival outreach in the digital era.

Elizabeth Joffrion (Western Washington University) and Lexie Tom (Northwest Indian College) analyze two decades of collaboration between the University Library’s special collections and the Lummi Nation.

JoyEllen Freeman (Kennesaw State University) reports on the Archive-It K–12 Web Archiving Program, a partnership between the Library of Congress and the Internet Archive’s Archive-It.

Cliff Hight and James W. Smith (both Kansas State University) used a pilot records survey project in the Office of the Provost to reinvigorate records and information management efforts in their University Archives.

Jacquelyn Slater Reese, University of Oklahoma Libraries, draws technical and managerial lessons from a grant funded crowdsourcing transcription project.

Ten book reviews round out AI 37:2.

Archival Issues welcomes submissions at all times.  Send manuscripts and inquiries to editorial board chair Alexandra A. Orchard:

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On its way to you?

Yes, if you are a member of the Midwest Archives Conference, or a subscriber to its journal, the latest issue is on its way by postal mail. AI also is available on line, but with a one year/one volume embargo for non-members.

Dan Noonan leads off the new issue with a provocative question about collecting one potentially voluminous group of records, college and university syllabi: “Does Size Matter in the Digital Age?” The Ohio State University electronic records/digital resources archivist makes a strong case for the feasibility and the value of this effort.

Chiu-yen Lin, deputy director-general of the National Archives Administration in Taiwan, ROC, reviews archival theory and the practices of four national archives programs. Her findings direct readers “Toward a Holistic Model for the Management of Documents, Records, and Archives.”

Two Canadian authors, Amanda Oliver (Archives Society of Alberta’s Flood Advisory Programme) and Anne Daniel (Western University), examine the depiction of archivists in forty-three films, most from the past twenty-five years. They conclude that, “Although some movie archivists possess the stereotypical qualities identified in the literature review, they overwhelmingly demonstrate unexpected qualities and behaviors….”

The issue concludes with reviews of eight books touching on domestic topics as varied as extensible processing, leadership of historical enterprises, managing donors, and digital preservation. Four reviewed books bring an international perspective on the archives of dictatorship, cultural heritage information, archiving ethnicity, and French philosophy.

Archival Issues welcomes manuscripts for consideration at all times during the year. Please contact John Fleckner, chair, editorial board, for more information: