CFP: Journal of Western Archives

The Journal of Western Archives is currently accepting proposals for a special issue on diversity, inclusion, and cultural competency (see call below). Please note that the deadline for submitting proposals for the special issue is April 1st. We hope you will consider writing about your experiences and sharing them in this special issue. Submit your proposals Gordon Daines ( and Helen Wong Smith ( We will also entertain any questions you might have.

Diversity means different things to different people. It can be thought of as a fact or noun-something that you are or have. It can potentially encompass differences along lines of race, gender, socio-economic status, age, physical abilities, religious beliefs, political beliefs, ethnicity, and sexual orientation. Inclusion refers to the activities that individuals and institutions engage in that allow all kinds of individuals to feel comfortable and accepted with equal opportunity to access services. Inclusion can be thought of as an activity or verb-it is something that you do. Archivists have been interested in the concept of diversity for at least forty years-mainly in terms of collections and the profession as a whole. We have attempted to document diversity in our communities and to achieve diversity in the profession. Progress has been extremely slow. Dennis Meissner recently challenged archivists to move away from a diversity mindset and to an inclusive mindset. To meet this challenge, the Journal of Western Archives is currently seeking submissions for an upcoming special issue focused on the shift from diversity to inclusion.

Potential topics include but are not limited to:

  • The history of diversity in the archives profession
  • The implications of shifting from a diversity mindset to an inclusive mindset
  • Developing cultural competency
  • Calls to action or imagined futures for making the archival community more inclusive
  • Documenting diversity in institutions
  • Achieving diversity in the archival profession profession
  • Creating inclusive professional associations
  • Fostering inclusive collection development practices
  • Collaboration between institutional and community archives

Acceptable formats for submission include research articles or case studies. Potential contributors are also encouraged to consult the more general submission guidelines of the journal.

Submissions will be due April 1, 2018

Please contact the editors of this special issue: Helen Wong Smith ( or J. Gordon Daines III ( if you have any questions.

Digital Humanities Reading List

Though this list is mostly for libraries and scholarly communication, archives intersects at points.

LIBER’s Digital Humanities & Digital Cultural Heritage Working Group is gathering literature for libraries with an interest in digital humanities. Four teams, each with a specific focus, have assembled a list of must-read papers, articles and reports.

Digital Humanities Reading List Part 1

Digital Humanities Reading List Part 2

Digital Humanities Reading List Part 3

(part 4 coming soon)

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: Other Publications

Proceedings of the Association for Library and Information Science Education Annual Conference: ALISE 2018

The Copyright Permissions Culture in Software Preservation and Its Implications for the Cultural Record
Association of Research Libraries

Archiving Content from Mobile Devices: Challenges and Strategies,” SAA Case Study
Laura Alagna

Inserting librarians into the Canadian oral history conversation
Holly Hendrigan

Research and Learning Agenda for Archives, Special, and Distinctive Collections in Research Libraries” OCLC Research Report
Chela Scott Weber

The Many Faces of Digital Visitors and Residents: Facets of Online Engagement” OCLC Research Report
Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Vanessa Kitzie, Erin M. Hood, and William Harvey


New Issue: SYNOPTIQUE: An Online Journal of Film and Moving Image Studies

Vol 6, No 1: Institutionalizing Moving Image Archival Training: Analyses, Histories, Theories

Christian Gosvig Olesen, Philipp Dominik Keidl

Is Film Archiving a Profession Yet? Reflections 20 years on

Is film archiving a profession yet? A reflection – 20 years on
Ray Edmondson

What Price Professionalism?
Caroline Frick

Interdisciplinarity, Specialization, Conceptualization
Eef Masson, Giovanna Fossati

What Do We Profess To?
Benedict Salazar Olgado

The History of The L. Jeffrey Selznick School of Film Preservation: Changing the Field
Caroline Yeager


Multiplying Perspectives
Alejandro Bachmann

Learn then Preserve
Simone Venturini

The Current Landscape of Film Archiving and How Study Programs Can Contribute
Adelheid Heftberger

Forum Section

A Look Back: The Professional Master’s Programme in Preservation and Presentation
Thomas Elsaesser

Minding the Materiality of Film: The Frankfurt Master Program
Sonia Campanini, Vinzenz Hediger, Ines Bayer

The Materiality of Heritage: Moving Image Preservation Training at HTW Berlin
Ulrich Ruedel, Martin Koerber

Upholding Tradition: The MA Program at the Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF
Oliver Hanley

Education Through International Collaboration: The Audiovisual Preservation Exchange (APEX) program
Pamela Vizner, Juana Suarez

Learning From the Keepers: Archival Training in Italian Cinematheques
Rossella Catanese

Book Reviews

Review of Film History as Media Archaeology
Giuseppe Fidotta

Review of Hollywood and the Great Depression
Andrée Lafontaine

Notes on Contributors

Notes on Contributors

New Publications: Articles

Preserving cultural heritage: A new approach to increase the life expectancy of optical discs” Journal of Cultural Heritage
Goffredo, Hausa; Ciro, Polizziab; AndreaViscontia

Documenting Local History: Using the Library of Congress Site, Primary Sources, and Community Resources for Teaching Social Studies” The Councilor Vol. 78 no. 2
Mary Ann Hanlin, Chris Herridge, Katie Janovetz, Cindy Alcaraz, David McMullen, Dean Cantu, Sherrie Pardieck

The Current Situation and Countermeasures of the Construction of Archives Talents in Colleges and Universities” Social Science, Education, and Human Science
Youming Zhu

Records in Contexts: the road of archives to semantic interoperability” Program
Dunia Llanes-Padrón, Juan-Antonio Pastor-Sánchez

Evolving Roles of Preservation Professionals: Trends in Position Announcements from 2004 to 2015” ALCTS: Association for Library Collections & Technical Services Vol. 61 no. 4
Mary M. Miller, Martha Horan

Nikîkîwân: Contesting Settler-Colonial Archives through Indigenous Oral History” Canadian Literature: A Quarterly of Criticism and Review No. 230-1
Dallas Hunt

Cultural heritage as digital noise: nineteenth century newspapers in the digital archive” Journal of Documentation Vol. 73 no. 6
Johan Jarlbrink and Pelle Snickars

On designing an oral history search system” Journal of Documentation Vol. 73 no. 6
Iain Walker and Martin Halvey

Bringing Content into the Picture: Proposing a Tri-Partite Model for Digital Preservation” Journal of Library Administration
Heather Moulaison Sandy & Edward M. Corrado

The Importance of History and Historical Records for Understanding the AnthropoceneBulletin of the Ecological Society of America, Vol. 98 no. 1 (January 2017)
Sharon Kingsland

Bringing Content into the Picture: Proposing a Tri-Partite Model for Digital Preservation” Journal of Library Administration, Vol. 58 no. 1 (2018)
Heather Moulaison Sandy ORCID Icon & Edward M. Corrado ORCID Icon

Presidential research resources: A guide to online information
College & Research Library News, Vol. 79 no. 2 (2018)
Lisa DeLuca



CFP: Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Innovative Pedagogy (SOTLIP) – New OA Journal

With recent activity about teaching with primary sources, this may be a good opportunity.


Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Innovative Pedagogy (SOTLIP)
Vol. 1 (Fall 2018) Deadline: May 5, 2018

Interested in publishing an article about teaching and learning or innovative pedagogy? The world should know about the great learning experiences you are creating for students.

Academic Technology and the Library at Humboldt State University are pleased to invite you to consider publishing in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Innovative Pedagogy (SOTLIP). SOTLIP is an interdisciplinary open-access journal of discovery, reflection, and evidence-based higher education teaching/learning methods and research, focusing on innovative pedagogy.

The purpose of SOTLIP is to facilitate systematic inquiry into teaching practices of all types, and publish the work of faculty, staff, and students. Peer review for select articles is available.

Benefits of SOTLIP include
– improving teaching, pedagogy expertise;
– increased student learning;
– sharing and collaboration, in the study of teaching and learning; and
– a publishing platform with statistical analysis of article use and downloads.

Details about this journal and submission guidelines are available at Or contact us at