New Issue: Library Trends

I am deviating from posting archives-related content because I believe many of you will be interested in this special issue of Library Trends. While I have not (yet) read it, I hope it contains information that we can also use in our practices.

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Volume 67, Number 3, Winter 2019
Disabled Adults in Libraries
Jessica Schomberg and Shanna Hollich, Issue Editors

Introduction
Jessica Schomberg, Shanna Hollich

Articles

The Impact of Disbelief: On Being a Library Employee with a Disability
JJ Pionke

Reproductive Failure and Information Work: An Autoethnography
Gina Schlesselman-Tarango

Disability, Identity, and Professionalism: Precarity in Librarianship
Christine M. Moeller

Claiming Our Space: A Quantitative and Qualitative Picture of Disabled Librarians
Robin Brown, Scott Sheidlower

Disability, the Silent D in Diversity
Teneka Williams, Asha Hagood

Evaluating the User Experience of Patrons with Disabilities at a Community College Library
Catherine Pontoriero, Gina Zippo-Mazur

Access Provision for Sight Impaired Students (SISs) in Nigerian University Libraries
Emmanuel Chukwudi Ihekwoaba, Roseline Ngozi Okwor, Austin Jude Chikaodi Mole, Caroline Uchenna Nnadi

Supporting Students with Histories of Trauma in Libraries: A Collaboration of Accessibility and Library Services
Sasha Conley, Aaron Ferguson, Alana Kumbier

Beyond Sensory Story Time: An Intersectional Analysis of Information Seeking Among Parents of Autistic Individuals
Amelia N. Gibson, Dana Hanson-Baldauf

Call for Chapters: Digital Heritage in Cultural Conflicts

The DigiCONFLICT international Research Consortium are seeking proposals for chapter contributions to an academic, peer-reviewed, edited volume on uses and abuses of digital heritage in the context of socially and politically charged cultural conflicts.

DigiCONFLICT is a Research Consortium funded by the Joint Programming Initiative on Cultural Heritage. Its founding research partners are based in the United Kingdom, Poland, and Sweden, each exploring the impact of digital heritage in nationally framed cultural conflicts. While acknowledging the role digitalization plays in shaping transnational attitudes to cultural heritage, members of the DigiCONFLICT Research Consortium contest common convictions about the allegedly universal and democratic nature of digital heritage. Also recognizing the role digital heritage plays in increasing access to cultural heritage and in making cultural heritage products readily available across borders, they pay particular attention to the ways in which digital heritage reflects and frames given societies as well as their complex historical and cultural power structures.

Investigating how different professional, ethnic, national, civil and other interest groups anywhere in the world employ digital heritage to advance their agendas, we are interested in receiving empirically as well as theoretically underpinned chapter proposals on subjects, themes, and case studies related, but not limited, to questions such as:

  • How does specifically national politics affect digital definitions and the scope of what counts as cultural heritage?
  • How do transitions of in/tangible forms of cultural heritage into digital formats and displays affect public engagement with them?
  • How is the scope and value of cultural heritage being negotiated in diverse culturally, socially and politically charged digital contexts?
  • How do individuals and/or interest groups use and engage with digital heritage to resist acts of social, political, or cultural oppression/repression.
  • How do individuals or interest groups engage with digital heritage to enhance, modify, or contest forms of intergenerational communication about history and past experiences.

Members of the DigiCONFLICT Research Consortium take specific interest in multimedia museums, oral history, and photography as the most common media employed in the creation and dissemination of digital heritage. Nevertheless, keen to expand as well as delve deeper into this range of interests, we equally welcome chapter proposals on these and any other media and practices.

The volume editors will be the Consortium’s founding partners: Gil Pasternak (DigiCONFLICT Project Leader and UK Team Principal Investigator), Ewa Manikowska (Polish Team Principal Investigator), and Malin Thor Tureby (Swedish Team Principal Investigator). It will be published with a well-recognized, academic publisher, and it is intended that the book/chapters will be Open Access.

While preparing your proposal, you may want to know that each chapter in the edited volume will ideally range between 7,500 and 8,000 words (including notes and references/bibliography).

In addition, the proposals should not exceed 500 words while clearly identifying the subject and main argument of the intended contribution, and indicating with as much specificity as possible what primary sources are going to inform the discussion (for example, interviews, archival research, participant observations, digital ethnography etc).

A list of up to 5 keywords and a short bibliography of relevance to your proposal may also be included in the submission (i.e. beyond the 500 words already allocated).

All chapter proposals must be written in English, and should be sent to DigiCONFLICT@gmail.com by the 7th of June 2019.

Thank you very much and we look forward to hearing from you.

DigiCONFLICT | Research Consortium

Gil Pasternak, Project Leader and UK Team Principal Investigator
Ewa Manikowska, Polish Team Principal Investigator
Malin Thor Tureby, Swedish Team Principal Investigator

Contact Info:
For any queries please contact Dr Gil Pasternak
Contact Email: gpasternak@dmu.ac.uk

CFP: Information Studies, Race and Racism (second call)

Guest Editors:
Melissa Villa-Nicholas
Latesha Velez

Description

As Safiya Noble asserts in her seminal work Algorithms of Oppression “The cultural practices of our society…are part of the ways in which race-neutral narratives have increased investments in Whiteness” (p. 59). There is a need to disrupt these race-neutral narratives in Information Studies research and there is a growing body of work that does just that by re-orienting Information Studies research to centralize discussions of race and racism. Many researchers also use critical theories to help analyze their findings or are offering counter-narratives highlighting minoritized actors (such as women and people of color). Re-centering Information Studies by contextualizing it within an analysis of how race and racism affects our field changes what we think we know, and our understandings about Information Studies. Only when these alternate narratives are integrated into the fabric of Information Studies research can Information Studies begin interrogating the long held beliefs in our field.

We are intentionally casting a wide net and invite authors from a broad range of professional and academic backgrounds to contribute to this special issue of Open Information Science journal. We are asking for submissions that centralize the theme of Information Studies, race and racism, in order to evolve the field into a more critical theoretical foundation that moves away from colorblind ideology and narratives of neutrality, which only serve to disguise the ubiquity of whiteness.

The scope of this issue might include, but is not limited to, research on:

  • Anti-racism methods in Information Studies
  • Critical Race Theory and Information Studies
  • Deconstructing ‘colorblindness’ in Information Studies and/or information institutions
  • Intersectional analysis of Information Studies (race and : gender, sexuality, class, disability and ableism, indigeneity,
  • Classifications, cataloging, and taxonomies
  • Analysis of whiteness and information organizations, information institutions, or applications of whiteness studies to Information Studies
  • How notions of race and racism affect our we conceptualize and teach information literacy
  • Contemporary or historical debates around race and/or racism in information institutions (Libraries, Archives, Museums, special collections, business, education, labor, Silicon Valley, Government, incarceration)
  • Big Data, race and racism
  • Race and racism as it relates to knowledge organization
  • Anti racism or applications of an analysis of racism of Information Studies in non-Western and/or non U.S. contexts
  • Information, surveillance, and racism

How to Submit

Authors are kindly invited to register at our paper processing system at: http://www.editorialmanager.com/opis/ and submit their contribution.

Every manuscript should be clearly marked as intended for this special issue. All papers will go through the Open Information Science’s high standards, quick, fair and comprehensive peer-review procedure. Instructions for authors are available here. In case of any questions, please contact Guest Editors or Managing Editor (katarzyna.grzegorek@degruyter.com).

As an author of Open Information Science you will benefit from:

  • transparent, comprehensive and fast peer review managed by our esteemed Guest Editor;
  • efficient route to fast-track publication and full advantage of De Gruyter e-technology;
  • no publication fees;
  • free language assistance for authors from non-English speaking regions.

The deadline is June, the 30th, 2019.

Contact Info:
In case of any questions, please contact Guest Editors or Managing Editor (katarzyna.grzegorek@degruyter.com).

Contact Email: Lukasz.Gworek@degruyter.com

URL: https://www.degruyter.com/page/1930

CFP: Journal of Map and Geography Libraries Call for Papers: Special Issue on Information Literacy Instruction

This call mentions primary source instruction.

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The Journal of Map & Geography Libraries invites articles highlighting practice and research-based approaches on the ways changes in information literacy philosophies have redefined/reimagined information literacy instruction in academic libraries. For this special issue we would like to include articles focusing on library instruction across all types of libraries that highlight creative approaches to student learning.

The purpose of this special issue is to expose map and geospatial information librarians to a wide range of instructional approaches in order to inspire new, creative ideas and collaborations for spatial literacy instruction.

We expect an interesting range of contributions, from traditional research studies to design cases and opinion pieces supported by literature and/or practice. Examples and experiences from outside the traditional boundaries of instructional design and educational technology will also enrich the discussion.

Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

Geospatial data literacy instruction
Application of the ACRL Information Literacy Framework to spatial literacy instruction
Primary source instruction
Curriculum mapping for information literacy
Embedded librarianship
The flipped classroom model in library instruction
Active learning in library instruction
Assessment
Practices and challenges in distance learning instruction

Article abstracts are due May 19, 2019 with full articles due August 30, 2019. After abstract submission, authors will be notified of acceptance by May 31, 2019.

Send article abstracts jmgleditors2@gmail.com with the subject: Instruction Special Issue

New Issue: New Review of Information Networking

There are several articles in this journal issue that highlight archives and digital content.

New Review of Information Networking, Volume 23, 2018 – Issue 1-2

Using Web Analytics to Assess Traffic to the Mandela Portal: The Case of African Countries
Shadrack Katuu

IT Governance of Dutch Municipalities and Digital Information Management
Jeanine de Gier

Accelerating Records Management at CERN
Andrew Short

Relative Advantages of Digital Preservation Management in Developing Countries
Eric Boamah

A Case Study: Management and Exploitation of the Nuclear Decommissioning Agency Geoscience Data Archive
Jaana Pinnick ORCID Icon, Andrew Riddick, Robert McLaverty & Garry Baker

CFP: Special Issue, Meta: Translators’ Journal

Meta: Translators’ Journal calls for papers dedicated to the archives of literary translators. Literary authorship has long been studied from a genetic perspective, yet only recently have literary translators’ working documents—their research notes, drafts, revisions, proofs, their manuscripts, contracts and correspondence—become a focus of translation process research. The emergence of genetic translation studies (Cordingley and Montini 2015) has coincided with a heightened interest in translators’ creativity and agency stimulated by post-structuralist and sociological approaches, and the advent of ‘translator studies’. Despite a growing number of case studies engaging with translators’ avant-textes, translation studies is yet to have its ‘archival turn’. Unlike other disciplines in the humanities, such as philosophy, literature, history, or sociology, in translation studies there has been little reflection upon the concept or function of the archive. Historically, most translators’ papers survived incidentally, because the translator was also a literary author. However, the general revaluing of translation and the rise of translation studies has begun to attract institutional investment in the form of the purchasing or collecting of translators’ papers, manuscripts and materials, and the creation of translation archives.

Articles are encouraged to introduce transdisciplinary perspectives that resonate with theories or notions of the archive in other disciplines. The translation archive can be conceptualised within book history or sociological approaches to the archive as an artefact or space inscribed with the material history of a translator’s work—such as a hard drive, box of manuscript pages, a private study, an office, an online forum, a curated collection, an uncatalogued library holding—sites that witness the labour of translation and its relationship to its environment, collaborators and other semiotic systems. It may be conceptualised within the parameters of genetic criticism as a dossier génétique, a series of texts that attest a translation’s genesis over time to reveal the evolution of translation strategies. It can be approached from the perspectives of library and information sciences and archive studies to elucidate the value, place and function of translation archives within the development and organisation of libraries and collections, as well as the acquisition, documentation, cataloguing and  communication practices that affect translators’ archives and their use by the public,
researchers or translators themselves—in short, how records of translation and users interact to make meaning.

Researchers of other disciplines are invited, furthermore, to consider how recognising the presence and dynamics of translation may shift their own relationship to the archive. Can translation studies offer other fields with tools to interrogate their historical or theoretical understanding of the archive? Can it challenge existing attitudes to translation within archival spaces? What can a translational turn offer studies of the archive in fields beyond translation studies? Articles for this special issue may therefore address one or more of the following questions:

  • What is a ‘translation archive’ and how are translation archives formed? Why do the materials of certain literary translators survive while others are lost or forgotten? What are the epistemological and ontological particularities of different kinds of translation archives?
  • What methodologies are available to researchers of translation archives and what can translation researchers learn from cognate disciplines that study and theorise archives? How do archival approaches enrich translation analysis, and what are their limits or limitations? What criteria should be used when evaluating the claims of archival research? What can knowledge of translation dynamics and translation studies offer archival studies?
  • What is the importance of informal archives produced by online networks, community groups, fans, volunteers? What are the challenges for researchers approaching archives found outside of libraries and institutional settings? What challenges does the proliferation of personal computers, translation technologies,
    translation memories and other digital media pose for archival approaches to translation studies

Abstracts of no more than 600 words to be submitted by 1st of May 2019

Submission of completed articles in English, French or Spanish by 1st of December 2019

Please send an abstract with short biographical note to  translationarchives.meta@gmail.com

CFP: special issue on Information Management and Digital Information

The journal Open Information Science is seeking papers for a special issue on Information Management and Digital Information to be published in December 2019.

  • Deadline for extended abstracts: 31 May 2019
  • Notification of acceptance to authors: 15 June 2019
  • Deadline for full articles: 30 September 2019
  • Publication: December 2019-Spring 2020

Topics might include, but are not restricted to:

  • Historical accounts of the development of information management
  • Systematic reviews of contextualised information management (by industry sector, jurisdiction)
  • Theoretical models of information management (including comparative analyses)
  • Information management issues in “niche” sectors
  • Information management professions and professionals (for example education and training, career paths, de-professionalism)
  • Implications of open science for information management
  • Participatory culture and information management (including marginal practitioners in online communities, crowdsourcing information and data, open public data)
  • Regulatory and ethical issues in information management

Abstracts and Submissions

Please send an extended abstract (maximum 1,500 words) by 31 May 2019 to the guest editor Adrienne Muir, Professor of Information Management, Robert Gordon University (a.muir3@rgu.ac.uk). Submitted abstracts should be in English.  The guest editor will evaluated abstracts and will inform authors of acceptance or rejection by 30 June 2019.

All submitted articles will be subject to peer review. Therefore, the acceptance of an extended abstract does not imply the publication of the final text unless the article has passed the peer review and revisions (if required) have been made to the text.