Archives & Manuscripts Publication Award Winners

Sigrid McCausland Emerging Writers Award

We are pleased to announce the 2019 recipients of the Archives & Manuscripts Sigrid McCausland Emerging Writers Award. The award recognises the work of emerging writers who have published an article in the journal. Each year the members of Archives & Manuscripts Editorial Board decide the winner of this award, which features a $1000 cash payment.

Congratulations to the 2019 recipients of the Archives & Manuscripts Sigrid McCausland Emerging Writers Award – Sharon Huebner and Stella Marr for their article ‘Between Policy and Practice: Archival Descriptions, Digital Returns and a place for coalescing narratives’ published in Volume 47, Number 1.

Citation:

This is a very powerful article that uses the instance of the Strathfieldsaye Estate collection at the University of Melbourne Archives as a way of opening out questions of how mainstream archiving practice can productively engage with Indigenous epistemologies. It shows how shared custodianship of cultural heritage can provide new ways to understand the meaning and significance of materials that have previously only been understood within the colonial historical record. This article contributes to important and timely debates around decolonising the archive and the politics of ownership. It also shows how critical heritage materials are to healing, to community and to cultural activism.

Mander Jones Award

Congratulations to the 2019 Mander Jones Award recipients who were presented with an Award or Commendation certificate and Judges’ Comments at the Mander Jones Awards ceremony, held after the Annual General Meeting on 18 September 2020 in the Dixson Room, State Library of New South Wales.

Award Recipients

Category 1A:  (Not awarded)

Category 1B:   Kirsten Thorpe, ‘Transformative Praxis – Building Spaces for Indigenous Self-Determination in Libraries and Archives’, in In The Library With The Lead Pipe.

Category 2A: Clive Smith, Port Macquarie’s Last Convicts: the end of the convict establishment at Port Macquarie as told by the original documents

Category 2B: Cate O’Neill, ‘The shifting significance of child endowment records at the National Archives of Australia’, in Archival Science, Vol 19, issue 3, 2019, pp. 235-253

Category 3: Terry Kass, ‘Unlocking land: A guide to Crown Land Records held at State Archives NSW’

Category 4: Iain Wallace & Sandra Funnell, ‘Fort Street Tours App

Category 5: Kirsten Wright, ‘Archival Interventions and the language we use’, in Archival Science Vol. 19, No. 4 (December 2019, published online May 2019), pp. 331-348

Category 6: Gregory Rolan, Joanne Evans, Rhiannon Abeling, Aedan Brittain, Elizabeth Constable, Matthew Kelemen, & Ella Roberts, ‘Voice, agency and equity: deep community collaboration in record-keeping research’ in Information Research, Vol. 24 , No. 3, 2019

Category 7: (Not awarded)

Category 8: Vanessa Finney, ‘Capturing Nature: Early Scientific Photography at the Australian Museum 1857-1893’

Commendation Recipients

Category 2B Joint: Tony James Brady, ‘The Empire has an Answer: The Empire Air Training Scheme as reported in the Australian Press 1939-1945’

Category 2B Joint: Tiffany Shellam, ‘Meeting the Waylo: Aboriginal encounters in the archipelago’

Category 3: Narrelle Morris, ‘Japanese war crimes in the Pacific: Australia’s investigations and prosecutions’

Category 5: Joanne Evans, Sue McKemmish, and Gregory Rolan, ‘Participatory information governance: Transforming recordkeeping for childhood out-of-home Care’ in Records Management Journal, Vol. 29, No. 1/2, 2019, pp. 178-193

Category 6: Evanthia Samaras and Andrew Johnston, ‘Off-Lining to Tape Is Not Archiving: Why We Need Real Archiving to Support Media Archaeology and Ensure Our Visual Effects Legacy Thrives’ in Leonardo, Vol. 52, No. 4, 2019, pp. 374-380

Visit the Mander Jones Awards Recipients page to read the judges comments for each award.

Archives & Manuscripts: Volumes 1-39, 1955-2011 Available Online Now

Congratulations to the Australian Society of Archivists on this great achievement!

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We are excited to announce that you can now access Volumes 1-39 (1955 – 2011) of Archives & Manuscripts online, via an open access platform. All volumes are full-text searchable and globally accessible.

Visit the Archives & Manuscripts Online Archives to access hundreds of articles by archival and recordkeeping academics, researchers, practitioners, students and theorists.

Volumes from 2012 (including current volumes) are available to ASA members through the Member Centre.

We would like to acknowledge the generosity of both the University of New South Wales Library and the Australian National University Archives for producing the high-resolution scans of Archives & Manuscripts on a gratis basis.

Thank you to the Australian Library and Information Association for allowing copyright of the earlier editions – when Archives and Manuscripts was published as the journal of the Archives Section of the Library Association of Australia.

We would also like to acknowledge the support and assistance of members and authors in making this online archive accessible.

CFP: Archives & Manuscripts

Archives & Manuscripts – Call for Papers

19 Sep 2019

Archives & Manuscripts is inviting submissions of up to 10,000 words for a themed edition on Scholarly and Professional Communication in Archives: Archival Traditions and Languages in March 2021.

In this special issue of Archives & Manuscripts, we are seeking to develop our knowledge base by bringing together authors that represent different archival traditions and practices. We are particularly interested in contributions by authors – scholars and practitioners – from non-English speaking countries that present and contrast different archival traditions and/or practices.

Key Dates

Expressions of interest: 15 December 2019 by email.
Submission deadline: 1 July 2020
Publication: March 2021

Submission Instructions

For full details and submission instructions, download the full Call for papers – Special Issue Archival Traditions and Languages.

New Issue: Archives & Manuscripts

Volume 47, 2019
(subscription)

Editorial
Viviane Frings-Hessami

Articles

More human than human? Artificial intelligence in the archive
Gregory Rolan, Glen Humphries, Lisa Jeffrey, Evanthia Samaras, Tatiana Antsoupova & Katharine Stuart

Memory-making: a review of the Community Heritage Grant Program 1994–2018
Leisa Gibbons

Metadata as a machine for feeling in Germaine Greer’s archive
Millicent Weber & Rachel Buchanan

Digitised, digital and static archives and the struggles in the Middle East and North Africa
C. R. Pennell

An archive of humanity: the NSW Division of the Australian Red Cross, 1914–2014
Alison Wishart & Michael Carney

Diversity’s discontents: in search of an archive of the oppressed
Jarrett M. Drake

Reviews

Queering Archives: Historical Unravellings, Radical Histories Review Special Issue
Lachlan Glanville

The Big Archive: Art from Bureaucracy
Antonina Lewis

Agents of Empire: How E.L. Mitchell’s Photographs Shaped Australia
Catherine Robinson

Archives and Manuscripts Special Issue: Information Technologies and Indigenous Communities

The long-awaited Information Technologies and Indigenous Communities special issue of Archives and Manuscripts has been published online. ASA Members get free access to all A&M papers online via the Taylor and Francis webpage, make sure you log in via the member centre, to take full advantage of your membership.

This most recent issue was guest edited by Lyndon Ormond-Parker and Aaron Corn and contains revised versions of papers that were presented at the Information Technology and Indigenous Communities (ITIC) symposium that took place in tandem with the ASA Conference 2017.

Topics covered include audiovisual archives, the administration of Indigenous archives, connecting community to their archives, digital tools and approaches to representing Indigenous knowledge.

Eight peer-reviewed articles are complemented by two reflections that explore specific archives in depth. Two book reviews are included about recent books that have built significantly on research into archived Indigenous resources.

Lots of food for thought and practical examples of managing archives in a changing world.

Archives & Manuscripts Promotes Open Access

How to share your Archives and Manuscripts articles

The Archives and Manuscripts team are requesting that all contributors please consider posting the accepted manuscript* version of articles and reviews published from 2012 onwards on their preferred platform.

The accepted manuscript of anything published in Archives and Manuscripts from 2012 onwards can be shared on any platform. Including but not limited to: your personal website, your LinkedIn profile, your institution’s repository.

We only require that you add the following text to your manuscript:  “This is an [Accepted Manuscript / Original Manuscript] of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Archives and Manuscripts on [date of publication], available at http://wwww.tandfonline. com/[Article DOI].”

Adding this text will assist anyone who found your article or review to cite you correctly.

Refer to this infographic for further information about ways in which you can share your Archives and Manuscripts article.

If you have any questions or queries about this information, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the A&M Journal Team.

*The accepted manuscript version of your article is “your paper after peer review, when it has been revised and accepted for publication by the journal editor”. Please note that it is not the final version of your article which has been copyedited and typeset.  Instructions to sharing your work

Call for Submissions: Special Issue of Archives and Manuscripts

Call for Submissions — Special Issue of Archives and Manuscripts

Attention all emerging scholars and new professionals in records and archives management — the following Call for Proposals is open for submissions from around the world.

Archives and Manuscripts invites submissions for a theme issue dedicated to research and writing from emerging scholars and new professionals, on the broad theme of archives, records, and information management. Recent graduates, post-graduate and honours students in records and archives management programmes within Australia or around the world are invited to submit papers based on course assignments, projects, theses or other kinds of research work carried out as part of their education. Submissions will also be considered from recent graduates, based on work just completed as part of their academic programme. Recent graduates are defined as those who have graduated from undergraduate, graduate, or post-graduate archives, records, or information studies programmes within the last two years.

The guest editors welcome a broad spectrum of submissions on any topics related to records and archives management, including, but not limited to, topics such as:
— records, archives, and information concepts, theories and principles
— the history of records, recordkeeping or archives management
— professional activities, roles, skills, responsibilities and needs
— records and archives systems, technologies or infrastructures
— the impact of digital technologies on records and archives management digital preservation
— new ways of teaching and learning about records and archives management
— the impact of changes in theory on records and archives practice
— access, reference and use of archives and records
— users of archives, community(ies) of users and public needs and priorities
— organizational cultures and social structures and their impact on records and recordkeeping
— personal records and recordkeeping activities
— the future of the profession.

How to submit your abstract

Submission Deadlines
Abstracts must be submitted no later than: 4 May 2018.
Abstracts accepted and authors notified no later than: 1 June 2018.
Full paper submissions: 24 August 2018.
Confirmation of inclusion in the special issue: 1 December 2018.
The issue is scheduled to be published in March 2019.

Submission Process

Submissions should include the following:
— The author’s full name, physical address, and email address.
— A statement confirming the author’s status as a student or recent graduate, including the name of the educational institution and/or programme of study and date of graduation, if applicable.
— A title for the proposed paper (a tentative title is acceptable)
— An abstract of no more than 500 words, outlining the theme, research question, hypothesis or focus of the paper, the research approach to be taken to the study (for theoretical or conceptual papers) or the research strategy and methodology to be used (for a research paper or case study), and any other details that help explain the intended purpose and scope of the paper.
— Between 3 and 6 keywords to represent the themes or topics in the paper.

Please submit your completed abstract by 4 May 2018 via the Archives and Manuscripts online submission site, ScholarOne Manuscripts.

If you are having difficulties with using the portal, please contact the General Editor, Katrina Dean or the Assistant Editor, Hannah Hibbert.
For accepted abstracts, the finished papers should be from 6,000-10,000 words, including notes and appendices, prepared according to Archives and Manuscripts editorial guidelines, which are available on the Instructions for Authors page. All submissions will follow a full peer review process.

For links to online submissions and for more information, go to http://explore.tandfonline.com/cfp/pgas/jmo03718-raam-si-cfp-writing-on-records-and-archives-from-emerging-scholars.

On behalf of the editorial team, Laura Millar is happy to receive informal enquiries and questions in advance of the deadline. Please contact her at laura_millar@telus.net if you have any questions or ideas about your potential contribution to this special issue of Archives and Manuscripts.

Editorial information

Guest Editor: Lise Summers, Independent Scholar, Perth, Australia Guest Editor: Laura Millar, Independent Scholar, British Columbia, Canada (laura_millar@telus.net) Guest Editor: Donald Force, School of Information Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, United States

Call for Nominations: Mander Jones Awards

Publications Awards – Mander Jones Awards

The call for nominations for the 22nd annual Publication Awards Mander Jones Awards is now open.

These awards recognise excellence in publications relating to archives and recordkeeping. They are named in honour of Phyllis Mander Jones, a founding member of the Archives Section of the Library Association of Australia (later the ASA) and co-editor of the first issue of Archives & Manuscripts.

Works published in 2017 are eligible for nomination.

Nominations close on Monday 2 April 2018

Click here for category details and the nomination form.

For more information on the awards, contact the Mander Jones Awards Committee Secretary, Louise Trott.

Call for Comment: Have Your Say on the Future of Archives & Manuscripts

Note: access to the white paper is for Australian Society of Archivists members only.

Future management and publication of Archives and Manuscripts

Archives and Manuscripts (A&M) is the professional and scholarly journal of the Australian Society of Archivists, publishing articles, reviews, and information about the theory and practice of archives and recordkeeping in Australasia and around the world. Its target audiences are archivists and other recordkeeping professionals, the academic community, and all involved in the study and interpretation of archives.

For much of its history A&M was self-published and distributed as a member benefit or for journal subscribers. The standard production was 2 issues per volume. Since January 2012, publication and distribution of A&M moved to Taylor & Francis (T&F) as a print & digital publication with three issues per year making up each volume.

The current contract with T&F is due to end on 31 December 2018 and Council must make a decision whether to continue with the current arrangements until 2021.  The decision provides the opportunity for a review of the current contract, and the Council has published a discussion paper on the Future management and publication of A&M.

ASA Council welcomes feedback on these options either during the discussion scheduled for the 2017 Annual General Meeting or directly to the ASA President, Julia Mant.  Feedback must be received by 31 October 2017.

CFP: Archives and Manuscripts

Archives and Manuscripts is inviting submissions of up to 5000 words for a themed edition on RADICAL RECORDKEEPING for publication in November 2017. We are hoping that this call elicits submissions that come from persons with varied experiences, organisations, and time in the field. We realise that this call is broadly conceived. Not sure if your idea or paper fits with the theme? Please reach out to the editor or guest editors and we would be happy to discuss!

Aims and Scope
The concept of radical recordkeeping is broad in scope: it can encompass recordkeeping of radical acts, as well as radical approaches for the formation and use of records and archives. Radical recordkeeping serves to disrupt traditional recordkeeping paradigms in revolutionary or profound ways using different approaches that inform practice, scholarship and teaching.

Radical, by the Oxford Dictionary definition is:
1. Especially of change or action relating to or affecting the fundamental nature of something;
2. Characterised by departure from tradition; innovative or progressive.

Archives and Manuscripts
is the leading peer-reviewed archival journal published in the Australasian region and has been published continuously since 1955. Over the past 60 years, Archives and Manuscripts has  published hundreds of articles by archival and recordkeeping academics, researchers, practitioners, students and theorists.

Further information, including guidelines and style requirements for prospective authors and submission deadlines, is available on the journal’s webpage at
www.tandfonline.com/raam or by contacting the General Editor, Sebastian Gurciullo at journaleditor@archivists.org.au