2017 Archives & Manuscripts Emerging Writers Award announced

Congratulations to the 2017 recipient of the Archives & Manuscripts Sigrid McCausland
Emerging Writers Award
 – Ross Spencer. 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.

  • 2017 – Volume 45, Number 2, July 2017 – Ross Spencer, ‘Binary Trees? Automatically identifying the links between born-digital records’.

2017 Publications Mander Jones Awards Recipients announced

2017 Publications Mander Jones Awards Recipients

Congratulations to the 2017 Publications Mander Jones Award recipients who were presented with an Award or Commendation certificate and Judges’ Comments at the 2018 National Conference Welcome Reception, held in Perth today.

Recipients

Category 1B:    Frank Upward, Barbara Reed, Gillian Oliver, and Joanne Evans, Recordkeeping Informatics for a Networked Age

Category 2A:    The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Tjungunutja: From Having Come Together

Category 2B:    Joanna Sassoon, Agents of Empire: How E L Mitchell’s photographs shaped Australia

Category 4:    Melbourne Diocesan Historical Commission, Melbourne Diocesan Historical Commission (MDHC) Summary of & Index to The Advocate 1868-1990 (48 volumes)

Category 5:    Greg Rolan, ‘Towards interoperable recordkeeping systems: A meta-model for recordkeeping metadata’, in Records Management Journal, 27(2)

Category 6:    Lachlan Glanville, ‘Reading Germaine Greer’s Mail’, in The Conversation, Australian edition, 24 March 2017

Category 8:    ArchivesACT, ArchivesACT’s Find of the Month, Archives.act.gov.au. (2018). Previous find of the month – ArchivesACT. [online]

Commendations

Category 1B:    James Lowry (ed.), Displaced Archives

Category 2A:     World War 1 Writers Group, Ku-ring-gai Historical Society Inc., Rallying the Troops: A World War 1 Commemoration (Volume III)

Category 5:    Luke Scholes, ‘Unmasking the myth: the emergence of Papunya painting’, published in Tjungunutja: From Having Come Together.

Category 6:    Fiona Ross, ‘Humane and intimate, how the Red Cross helped families trace the fates of WW2 soldiers’, published in The Conversation, Australian edition, 11 May 2017

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.

2016 Publications Mander Jones Awards Recipients Announced

Congratulations to the 2016 Publications Mander Jones Award recipients who were presented with a certificate at the 2017 AGM.

Recipients

Category 1A:  City of Sydney, Records Management Challenge eLearning module

Category 1B: Anne Gilliland, Sue McKemmish and Andrew Lau, Research in the Archival Multiverse, Social Informatics Series, Clayton, Victoria : Monash University Press, 2016.

Category 2A: SDN Children’s Services / Dr Leone Huntsman Children, a life interest: a biography of Joan Fry OBE

Category 3: National Library of Australia, Guide to manuscript collections containing currency related items in the National Library of Australia

Category 5: Two winners in this category:

Michael Jones and Richard Vine, “Cultivating Capability: The Socio-Technical Challenges of Integrating Approaches to Records and Knowledge Management” Records Management Journal, Vol. 26 Issue: 3, pp.242-258

Sue McKemmish, “Recordkeeping in the Continuum: an Australian tradition” in ed. Anne J Gilliand; Sue McKemmish; Andrew J Lau Research in the Archival Multiverse, Clayton, Victoria : Monash University Press, 2016. p. 122-160.

Category 6: Dr Rachel Buchanan, How Shakespeare helped shape Germaine Greer’s feminist masterpiece, The Conversation, Australian edition, May 26, 2016.

Category 8: Find & Connect web resource team, eScholarship Research Centre, University of Melbourne, Find and Connect Web Resource Blog

Commendations

Category 2A: University of Melbourne Archives and Millicent Weber, “A fortune built on slavery: the Bright Family Papers and their journey from UK to Melbourne”, The Conversation, 22 August 2016

Category 3: Department of Health and Human Services, Victoria Ward Records Collection Guide

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.

Call for Nominations: Mander Jones Awards

Mander Jones Awards – Publications, Australian Society of Archivists

An Award for Professional Writing

In 1996 the Society introduced this award for publications in the field of archives and recordkeeping. This award honours Phyllis Mander Jones who, amongst other contributions to the profession, authored Manuscripts in the British Isles relating to Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific, in 1972. Miss Mander Jones was also the first Corresponding Secretary of the Archives Section of the Library Association of Australia (the section eventually handed over its records and activities to the Australian Society of Archivists, at the foundation of the Society in 1975) and she co-edited the first issue of the Society’s journal Archives and Manuscripts.

Conditions of Entry

  • Any person or institution may nominate
  • A publication is defined as printed or electronic material intended for distribution
  • Entries must have been published in the previous calendar year
  • A copy of the work or instructions on accessing the work must be submitted with the nomination form along with a short statement in support of the nomination.
  • Where feasible, it is recommended that nominators secure the consent of the nominee/s and provide their contact details.

Nominating for an Award

Nominations are called for in the Society’s e-newsletter early each year, please find the nomination form below. The Awards are announced at the ASA’s national conference.

Categories

There are eight categories for which you can apply. Please see the categories page to view the descriptions for each and their respective criteria.

Past Recipients

Refer to our recipients page to view the winners of each category along with their award winning publication reference, dating back to 1996.

2015 Publications Mander Jones Awards Recipients Announced

From the Australian Society of Archivists:

Congratulations to the 2015 Publications Mander Jones Award recipients who today were presented with a certificate.

Category 1A: (Not awarded)

Category 1B: Joanne Evans, Sue McKemmish, Elizabeth Daniels & Gavan McCarthy: Self-determination and archival autonomy: advocating activism, Archival Science, 15(4), 337–368

Category 2A: World War I Writers’ Group Ku-Ring-Gai Historical Society: Rallying the troops: A Word War I commemoration, Vol II

Category 2B: Nathalie Nguyen: Memory in the Aftermath of War: Australian Responses to the Vietnamese Refugee Crisis of 1975
Canadian Journal of Law and Society, Vol. 30 No. 2 (2015): 183-201

Category 3: (Joint winners)

  1. National Archives of Australia Graeme Powell with Stuart Macintyre: Land of Opportunity: Australian post-war reconstruction
  2. National Archives of Australia: Tracking Family:
a guide to Aboriginal records relating to the Northern Territory

Category 4: Methodist Ladies’ College (WA) Archives Year 8 WIAN students 2015: What’s in a name?

Category 5: Joanne Evans, Sue McKemmish, Elizabeth Daniels & Gavan McCarthy: Self-determination and archival autonomy: advocating activism Archival Science, 15(4), 337–368

Category 6: Michael Jones: Joining the Dots: Building Connections within GLAM Organizations in Juilee Decker (ed.) Collections Care and Stewardship: Innovative Approaches for Museums Rowman & Littlefield, Maryland and London, 2015, pp. 91-98

Category 7: (Not awarded)

Category 8: (Not awarded)