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: Archival Science

Volume 20, Issue 1, March 2020

Original Paper
“Problems with records and recordkeeping practices are not confined to the past”: a challenge from the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse
Frank Golding

Original Paper
Decolonizing recordkeeping and archival praxis in childhood out-of-home Care and indigenous archival collections
Sue McKemmish, Jane Bone, Joanne Evans, Frank Golding, Antonina Lewis

Original Paper
The flexibility of the records continuum model: a response to Michael Karabinos’ “in the shadow of the continuum”
Viviane Frings-Hessami

Original Paper
Epistemologies of the archive: toward a critique of archival reason
Jason Lustig

Original Paper
The implications of digital collection takedown requests on archival appraisal
Shelly Black

Correction
Correction to: “To go beyond”: towards a decolonial archival praxis
J. J. Ghaddar, Michelle Caswell

CFP: Archival Science Special Issue, “Archival Thinking: Genealogies and Archaeologies”

Archival Science has circulated a call for papers for a special issue on “Archival Thinking: Genealogies and Archaeologies”.

The guest editors are James Lowry, Liverpool University Centre for Archive Studies (J.Lowry@liverpool.ac.uk) and Heather MacNeil, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto (h.macneil@utoronto.ca).

It has been suggested that provenance had been established as an organizing principle in Portuguese and Neapolitan archives long before De Wailly’s memorandum of 1841 introduced the principle to the Archives Nationales de France. It has also been suggested that macroappraisal emerged simultaneously but separately in Canada and China. And while the roots of certain aspects of records management have been traced back to medieval chancery procedures, much of its history remains under-researched and poorly understood.

There is a need for work that illuminates the history of ideas in the archival field. This special issue will provide space for explorations of archival concepts and practices as they have emerged over time. We are calling for papers that examine the development of archival practices, theories and traditions in different national and social contexts, and their transposition and movement over time. Articles might include:

  • discussions of Indigenous knowledge systems as sovereign or normative rather than alternative, supplementary or subaltern information systems
  • genealogies of classification theory that centre or recognise the contribution of archival thinking to knowledge organisation in other fields
  • lexicographical experiments, for instance mappings of technical terms across languages or traditions
  • studies of linked data or Records in Contexts that begin in the 1960s or earlier
    expositions of concepts of authenticity other than the juridical and Eurocentric conceptualisation dominant in archival studies
  • longitudinal visual analyses of the changing definition of provenance
  • glossed translations of canonical works in languages other than English
    histories of records management and its techniques, for instance the application of business process mapping to the design of classification schemes or the articulation of traditional registration practices in standards for digital systems
  • imagining an alternative present by deleting canonical works from history

We are particularly interested in papers that employ the archaeological and genealogical methodologies of Foucault to trace histories of ideas with a view to understanding their place(s) within paradigms, historical trajectories and social moments and movements.

Key dates:
• Submission deadline: 1 December 2019
• Review time: December 2019 to May 2020

Submission instructions: Papers submitted to the special issue must be original, and must not be under consideration for publication anywhere else. Data that have already been used in previously published work can only be reused if the research questions and analysis framework are new. Articles of various lengths will be accepted, but generally no more than 7,000-8,000 words.

Submissions should be made online via the Editorial Manager system at http://www.editorialmanager.com/arcs/default.aspx

During submission please select article type “SI: Archival Thinking”. All manuscripts must be prepared according to the journal publication guidelines which can also be found on the website http://www.springer.com/10502

Papers will be reviewed following the journal standard peer review process (double-blind).

New Issue: Archival Science

Archival Science, Volume 19, Issue 1, March 2019

Archives as places, places as archives: doors to privilege, places of connection or haunted sarcophagi of crumbling skeletons?
Belinda Battley

“Something that feels like a community”: the role of personal stories in building community-based participatory archives
Ana Roeschley, Jeonghyun Kim

Unpacking the boxes of Adão Ventura’s archive: reflections on the black poet in the literary archive
Gustavo Tanus

New Issue: Archival Science

Volume 18, Issue 4, December 2018

Political party archives: the system of recording and conveying information in local structures of the communist party in Poland ‘s Biała Podlaska province, from 1975 to 1989
Dariusz Magier

Genre, co-research and document work: the FIAT workers’ enquiry of 1960–1961
Steve Wright

Sustainability of independent community archives in China: a case study
Zhiying Lian, Gillian Oliver

The Dutch comptoir as information centre
Eric Ketelaar

New Issue: Archival Science

Volume 18, Issue 3, September 2018
(subscription)

In the shadows of the continuum: testing the records continuum model through the Foreign and Commonwealth Office ‘Migrated Archives’
Michael Karabinos

“Seeking Information from the Lips of People”: oral history in the archives of Qatar and the Gulf region
Sumayya Ahmed Pages

The University of Fort Hare’s (UFH) corporate memory in the spotlight: retracing the institution’s centenary history through visual documentation
Francis Garaba, Ziphokazi Mahlasela

From the sidelines to the center: reconsidering the potential of the personal in archives
Jennifer Douglas, Allison Mills

New Issue: Archival Science

Volume 18, Issue 2, June 2018

Archival assemblages: applying disability studies’ political/relational model to archival description
Gracen Brilmyer

Archival assemblages: applying disability studies’ political/relational model to archival description
Gracen Brilmyer

Traveling through: exploring doctoral demographics in archival studies
Sarah A. Buchanan, Jonathan Dorey, Kathryn Pierce Meyer

EAD ODD: a solution for project-specific EAD schemes
Laurent Romary, Charles Riondet

Spanish historic archives’ use of websites as a management transparency vehicle
Ana R. Pacios, José Luis La Torre Merino

New Issue: Archival Science

Volume 18, Issue 2, June 2018
(subscription)

Archival assemblages: applying disability studies’ political/relational model to archival description
Gracen Brilmyer

Decolonising higher education curricula in South Africa: factoring in archives through public programming initiatives
Nampombe Saurombe

Traveling through: exploring doctoral demographics in archival studies
Sarah A. Buchanan, Jonathan Dorey, Kathryn Pierce Meyer

EAD ODD: a solution for project-specific EAD schemes
Laurent Romary, Charles Riondet

Spanish historic archives’ use of websites as a management transparency vehicle
Ana R. Pacios, José Luis La Torre Merino

New Issue: Archival Science

Volume 18, Issue 1, March 2018
(subscription)

“If there are no records, there is no narrative”: the social justice impact of records of Scottish care-leavers
Heather MacNeil, Wendy Duff, Alicia Dotiwalla, Karolina Zuchniak

A call to rethink archival creation: exploring types of creation in personal archives
Jennifer Douglas

Archives in the trenches: repatriation of African National Congress liberation archives in diaspora to South Africa
Mpho Ngoepe, Sidney Netshakhuma

Imagining transformative spaces: the personal–political sites of community archives
Michelle Caswell, Joyce Gabiola, Jimmy Zavala, Gracen Brilmyer…

Recent Issue: Archival Science

Archival ScienceVolume 17, Issue 3, September 2017
(subscription)

Agency in the archive: a model for participatory recordkeeping

Gregory Rolan

Democratising or privileging: the democratisation of knowledge and the role of the archivist

Craig Gauld

The personal versus the institutional voice in an open photographic archive

Karin Wagner

Investigating original order with cybernetics and community detection algorithms

K. S. Chandler

Privacy as an archival problem and a solution

Pekka Henttonen