New Translations: IASA-TC 03

While this is not scholarly per se, I want to highlight the new Portuguese and German translations of the International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives’ Safeguarding of the Audiovisual Heritage: Ethics, Principles and Preservation Strategy (IASA-TC 03). Congrats to IASA on their great work!


IASA is excited to announce the release of a German translation of The Safeguarding of the Audiovisual Heritage: Ethics, Principles and Preservation Strategy (IASA-TC 03). The new translation is available as a PDF only on the web edition page for TC 03 here:

IASA thanks Dietrich Schüller and Kurt Deggeller for their extraordinary work in ensuring the completion and publication of this new translation.


IASA is excited to announce the release of a Portuguese (Brazilian) translation of The Safeguarding of the Audiovisual Heritage: Ethics, Principles and Preservation Strategy (IASA-TC 03). The new translation is available as a PDF only on the web edition page for TC 03 here:

IASA thanks Ariane Gervásio and Marco Dreer for their extraordinary work in ensuring the completion and publication of this new translation. IASA also thanks members of the Associação Brasileira de Preservação Audiovisual (ABPA), especially Carlos Roberto de Souza, Igor Calado, and Ines Aisengart Menezes, for their assistance with reviewing the translation for publication.

Call for Editor: The Recipes Project

So, this isn’t scholarly archival publishing but too fun not to share for anyone interested in gaining editorial experience.


Are you interested in recipes of all kinds? The Recipes Project is looking for an editor to join our team! Responsibilities include:

  • Connecting with and inviting potential contributors
  • Organizing and editing a month of posts every six months (in rotation with other co-Editors)
  • Regular liaising with co-Editors about site development, content, and promotion

Candidates from all historical periods and disciplines are invited to apply. This includes but is not limited to historians (especially modernists), literary critics, classicists, linguists, anthropologists, and those in food studies. Applications from PhD candidates are welcome.

To apply, please include a CV and one-page statement describing what you will bring to the team. Please submit applications via email to by 30 September 2018.

RP Current Editorial Team:
Jessica Clark
Amanda Herbert
Elaine Leong
Lisa Smith
Laurence Totelin

CFP: Libri: The International Journal of Libraries and Information Studies

Libri was established in 1950 and is a leading international scholarly journal which investigates the aspects of library and information studies from both a historical and present-day perspective and analyses the role of information and knowledge in cultural, organizational, national and international developments.

The journal reports on current trends in library and information studies worldwide and describes their resulting transformation from the introduction of new information and communication technologies, multidisciplinary approaches, changing practices, and evolving methods. Background information and the latest research findings in library and information studies are made accessible to academics, practitioners, and a broader public.

The editors are pleased to consider papers on new initiatives and current issues in library and information studies worldwide, including, but not limited to topics such as:

  • Libraries (national, public, academic, school, special, etc.) and other information environments
  • Information and knowledge management
  • Information for development (developing and industrialized countries)
  • Indigenous knowledge
  • Literacy (media, information, etc.)
  • Data analytics, big data and their impact on organizations (e.g., customer related data; social science perspective)
  • Digital libraries and repositories
  • Data management, data curation and virtual research environments (VREs)
  • Information ethics and information law
  • Information retrieval
  • Information behavior
  • Freedom of access to information and freedom of expression
  • Archives & preservation
  • Cultural heritage
  • Book and publishing history
  • Theory submissions

Papers may include theoretical issues surrounding philosophies, policies and trends in all types of library, information, archive, and museum studies.
Articles should be in English and conform to the highest academic standards. Papers that include citations to publications that are not in English or are not in Roman script are welcome.

Libri, the International Journal of Libraries and Information Studies, is published by De Gruyter, and is published both in print (ISSN: 0024-2667) and online (ISSN: 1865-8423) versions.

Libri is indexed with and included in De Gruyter Saur, EBSCO, Elsevier SCOPUS, Gale, Proquest, Thomson Reuters, and Web of Science.

Submit your manuscript to the editors at

CFP: Thanatos, special issue on “The Undead”

This is quite out of scope of the calls I normally post, but I’m quite intrigued by this call. As a profession that deals with the “undead” as defined below, there is definite potential for archivists to submit.


Thanatos is a peer-reviewed, multi-disciplinary open access journal ( published by the Finnish Death Studies Association ( The theme of the Thanatos spring issue in 2019 will be “The Undead”.

The phenomenon of undead – the deceased who are absent, yet simultaneously present in the minds of the living by affecting their perceived realities – is known in various cultural and historical contexts. Revenants, living dead, ghosts, wraiths, vampires, ancestor spirits, saintly apparitions, restless souls, zombies, corpses reanimated by magic, decapitated heads that speak, angels – death has not always been seen as the terminal point in public imaginations; the dead do not always stop living or cease to be. They may manifest physically or appear as incorporeal beings; they may be passive objects or active agents. Sometimes the border between the world of the living and the world of the dead is crossed in dreams, visions and apparitions, or through various ritualistic means.

Narratives of undead may depict them as upholders of social norms and traditions, as helpers or harassers, as seekers of retribution or even as pure entertainment. They have also offered sites of alternative discourse where the structures of power can be challenged, questioned and criticized. They may have represented communal concerns or symbolized psychological traumata. The undead may be passive objects of magic without any free will of their own; they may consist of a group of unindividualized spirits or appear as an abstract un-personified force. Being undead may have been considered a threat or an opportunity, a dead person’s punishment or even his/her right.

Thanatos welcomes papers that discuss the undead from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, across different source materials and cultural-historical contexts, to be published in the journal’s special theme issue. Topics covered may deal with such questions as:

Who, or what, are the undead? What is the role of the undead? What are the types and modes of their manifestation? What is the source of their existence? Where does the energy that reanimates, motivates or produces them originate from? What are the spaces (abstract or concrete ones) where the undead operate? What kind of culturally-mediated conceptions of the soul, the mind, individual and agency are reflected in people’s understanding of the undead? How have conceptions of the undead and of their agency changed as a consequence of various historical and cultural currents shaping people’s worldviews and ontological orientations (such as e.g. Christianization, secularization, urbanization, scientific and industrial revolutions).

We invite abstracts for articles to be submitted by September 5, 2018. The information about the acceptance of the articles will be sent by September 15th. The deadline for articles is November 30, 2018, after which the articles will go through a double-blind review process. The revised articles should be submitted by May 1, 2019. The estimated date of publication is in June, 2019.

The primary publication language in Thanatos is Finnish, but we also accept manuscripts in English and Swedish. (However, the costs of proofreading for non-native English or Swedish speakers are the responsibility of the author).

Abstracts are to be sent to the editors responsible for the theme issue, Kirsi Kanerva (University of Turku), and Miriam Mayburd (University of Iceland),

For guidelines for the authors, please consult the journal web page at (in English), (på svenska) or (suomeksi).

For further information, please contact Kirsi Kanerva (University of Turku), at

Call for Papers – Journal Open Access No. 9 (Jan-June 2018) – Dossier “threatened Heritage”

Please note: this is a Google translated message.


It is a popular saying that Brazil is a country without memory. Although we can criticize this famous maxim, the fact is that the country is full of endangered cultural assets, a patrimony that risks being lost forever. Whether due to lack of money, interest of the authorities or lack of knowledge of the population, several assets that make up the Brazilian cultural heritage are at high risk of loss of equity value. In various parts of Brazil, archival documents, books, buildings, public spaces, museum collections, practices, knowledge, languages ​​are in a state of deterioration or in danger of disappearing. Not to mention other parts of the world, where fragile state structures or wars endanger a priceless heritage for all mankind. To open a debate on this very important issue,

Papers will be received that contemplate a wide range of discussions about assets threatened, both empirically and theoretically, the risks to material and non-material assets, the treatment given to the issue in Brazil and in other countries, actions of multilateral institutions, as well as successful examples of reconstruction, revitalization or recovery. Also will be received free articles, translations, interviews and reviews. The submission deadline is April 13, 2018.

Submissions should be sent to the e-mail

New/Recent Scholarship: Articles

Standards for Archives” Bulletin of the Association for Information Science and Technology Volume 43, Issue 2, December/January 2017
Morag Boyd

A Community-Driven Metadata Framework for Describing Cultural Resources: The Digital Library North Project” Cataloging and Classification Quarterly, Volume 55, 2017
Sharon Farnel ORCID Icon, Ali Shiri, Sandra Campbell, Cathy Cockney, Dinesh Rathi & Robyn Stobbs

Preservation practices of new media artists: Challenges, strategies, and attitudes in the personal management of artworks” Journal of Documentation, Volume 73 Issue 4, 2017
Colin Post

Value Co-Creation in Archival Resources: Exploring the Feature of National Archives of Bangladesh (NAB)’s Open Access Project” International Journal of Library and Information Services (IJLIS) 6(2)
Md. Mukhlesur Rahman (Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST), Nomi, Japan), Toufiq Ahmed (Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST), Nomi, Japan) and Kunio Shirahada (Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST), Nomi, Japan

Development of Digital Libraries in India: a Survey of Digital Collection of National Digital Library of India” International Research: Journal of Library and Information Science 7 No. 2 (June 2017)
Mohd Iqbal Bhat

Among Drowned Lives: Digital Archives and Migrant Memories in the Age of Transmediality” Auto/Biography Studies 32 No. 3, Special Issue: Excavating Lives (2017)
Alice Cati & Maria Francesca Piredda

Researching Researchers: Meeting Changing Researcher Needs in a Special Collections Environment” New Review of Academic Librarianship Vol. 23 , Iss. 2-3,2017
Francesca Baseby

The Building Blocks of History” Greater Faculties: A Review of Teaching
and Learning
Nicole Martin

Introduction: The Politics of Archives,” Seminar: A Journal of Germanic Studies Vol. 53 no. 3
Bettina Brandt and Valentina Glajar

Radicalizing the Digital Humanities: Reimagining Environmental Justice Research and Teaching” Radical Teacher: A Socialist, Feminist, and Anti-Racist Journal on the Theory and Practice of Teaching Vol. 109
Stevie Ruiz, Maira Areguin, Eduardo Estrada, Jesus Jimenez, Diane Lopez, Karla Sanchez, Janet Valenzuela

Aboriginal voices in government records 1838-1968” Agora Vol. 52 no. 3
Georgia Harris

Social activism in the United States: Digital collection and primary sources,” College & Research Library News Vol. 78 no. 8
Jennifer Kaari

When Archives and Libraries Collaborate: One Institution Benefiting Another,” South Carolina Libraries, Vol. 3 no. 1
Shannon Smith

A Baseline Search Engine for Personal Life Archives
Liting Zhou, Duc-Tien Dang-Nguyen, Cathal Gurrin

Did it count?: Preservice teachers’ reflections on teaching with primary sourcesSocial Studies Research and Practice
Deborah Lynn Morowski and Theresa M. McCormick

Global Digital Culture| Poor Images, Ad Hoc Archives, Artists’ Rights: The Scrappy Beauties of Handmade Digital Culture” International Journal of Communication Vol. 11
Laura U. Marks

Running With the Ball? Making a Play for Sport Heritage Archives in Higher Education Contexts” International Journal of Heritage Studies
Geoff Kohe

New/Recent Publications: Reports, Guides, and Other

Provenance Guide
International Foundation for Art Research

Navigating Research: How academic users understand, discover, and utilize reference resources
Oxford University Press

CHU, Clara M. and DAVIS, Mary Ellen K. and PUENTE, Mark A. (2017) Learning Together: Libraries, Archives, and Museums. Paper presented at: IFLA WLIC 2017 – Wrocław, Poland – Libraries. Solidarity. Society. in Session 112 – Poster Sessions.

“Construction of Backup System and Operating Mechanism for Military Archives” International Conference on Man-Machine-Environment System Engineering
Shisheng Cheng, Yongqing Zhang, Qianqian Wu, Rong Liu

Archives Digital and Otherwise: Recent Books on Archiving Canadian Writing” Journal of Canadian Studies 50 No. 3 (Fall 2016)

The Activist’s Guide to Archiving Video

SAA Annual Meeting Session Recordings Available

Proceedings of the 2017 ACM Symposium on Document Engineering

Association of Research Libraries, SPEC Kit 356: Diversity and Inclusion (September 2017). There’s also a webinar about this on October 11.

Association of Research Libraries, SPEC Kit 354: Data Curation

Association of Research Libraries, Issue Brief: Using Fair Use to Preserve and Share Disappearing Government Information