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Ethnic Archiving in the U.S. and Canada

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Forthcoming volume in the series Archives, Archivists, and Society.
Identity Palimpsests: Ethnic Archiving in the U.S. and Canada
CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS


Series editor: Richard J. Cox.
Publisher: Litwin Books, LLC, Los Angeles, CA
Volume editors: Dr. Dominique Daniel, Assistant Professor, Humanities Librarian for History and Modern Languages, Kresge Library, Oakland University (daniel [at] oakland.edu) and Amalia S. Levi, Ph.D. student (2014), iSchool, University of Maryland (amaliasl [at] umd.edu).

Deadline for submission of abstracts: August 30, 2012

Format: Contributions should be approximately 7,000 words (for theoretical contributions), and approximately 3,500 words (for practical contributions), prepared in Word, and should follow the Chicago Manual of Style, notes and bibliography documentation system.

Description

Litwin Press invites original papers for a new volume in its Archives, Archivists, and Society series. The book's main objective is to assess the ways ethnic identities and other forms of belonging are affected by, and also affect, current practices in ethnic archiving. The book will both provide a historical overview of the ways ethnic organizations and communities have collected, preserved and provided access to their heritage; and examine contemporary practices and theories in the context of a cultural heritage sector that is today defined by the digital medium and the Web. For the purpose of this book institutions involved in ethnic archiving may include libraries, archives, historical societies and museums that document the history of immigration and ethnicity in the United States and Canada. The book will contain both theoretical and practical contributions by practitioners in the field and scholars in history and archival science.

Archives shape the way we understand the past and we see the future. This has repercussions for the construction, writing, and representation of minority and diaspora histories in the North American context. Considering the variety and diversity of ethnic populations in North America, these repercussions reach beyond the Atlantic and the Pacific Oceans as well. In an age of citizen-archivists, and citizen-historians, the changing ways we understand authority in archival settings signal a paradigm shift. Archivists and historians are called to reexamine and redefine their roles and professions in this process, while ethnic minorities have explored new, culturally specific and technology-rich ways to preserve, promote and display their heritage.
Archival science has long challenged the image of the archivist as a neutral guardian of the historical record and recognized her role as an active shaper of archives, but historians have yet to discuss implications for historical research. We invite contributions that bring new theoretical insight into the impact of the "archival turn" on ethnic archiving, that suggest ways historical research may be affected, and that begin to outline implications for the archivists' practice. Contributions that explore the impact that archivists have on the very ethnic identities they are trying to preserve are particularly welcome.

Theoretical contributions

At the theoretical level, the contributions can adopt a contemporary or historical perspective. Topics can include, but are not limited to:  
• the impact of ethnic studies and evolving theories of ethnicity on archiving practices
• new developments in archival theory that have or could have implications for ethnic archiving
• the effects of ethnic archiving on historical research, and
• the emergence of memory and postcolonial studies as lenses for understanding identity formation, and diversity in a post-9/11 world.

Practical contributions

For practical contributions, essays that do not only focus on particular institutions, but also provide comparative studies among cultural heritage institutions will be preferred. Practical contributions could deal with heritage institutions run by minorities themselves, and also others run through mainstream or official channels (government, academic, etc.). Topics include, but are not limited to:
• what is 'ethnic archiving' today and who should be entrusted with the curation of ethnic collections in heritage institutions
• the purposes of archiving for ethnic minorities
• methods of ethnic archiving, and
• web and digital technologies that have been used in innovative ways for ethnic archiving.

Timeline

Please send 500-word abstracts and a brief CV with relevant publications by August 30.
Notification of acceptance will be sent by September 30, 2012.
Accepted authors should submit articles for review by January 30, 2013.
Deadline for submission of final articles with revisions is March 30, 2013.

For more information or questions, please contact Dominique Daniel (daniel [at] oakland.edu) or Amalia S. Levi (amaliasl [at] umd.edu).
The text is also available at http://litwinbooks.com/Identity_Palimpsests_CfP_Final.pdf.

UKSG Conference 2013

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call for topics

Reminder: Deadline Monday 11th June 2012.

We are inviting you to suggest topics and speakers for UKSG's next annual conference, which will be held in Bournemouth, UK from 8-10 April 2013.

The conference is attended by librarians, publishers and intermediaries, and addresses standards, processes, technologies and initiatives relating to the knowledge community. For full details of our international audience, previous programmes, previous conference presentations and feedback, please visit
http://www.uksg.org/events/annualconference

Suggestions should be in the format of a brief synopsis and ideas for speakers to talk on that topic, as well as others identified to speak on the same panel, if possible.

You may propose others as speakers and we will contact them should the topic be picked up by our planning committee. Suggestions may be for plenary sessions or for smaller breakout sessions.

*** New for 2013: Lightning Talks ****

Similar to poster sessions, if you would like to give a 10 minute presentation about a current project or case study (not a product review) as part of the conference and would be prepared to chat to delegates informally about your topic afterwards, please let us know. UKSG will cover the cost of a conference place for speakers whose proposals are accepted.

Please send your suggestions / proposals (not the final presentation) to c.l.price@surrey.ac.uk by: Monday 11th June 2012

Regards,
Kate Price
Secretary, UKSG

Archives and Activism

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Call for Papers
 
"The rebellion of the archivist against his normal role is not, as so many scholars fear, the politicizing of a neutral craft, but the humanizing of an inevitably political craft."
-- Howard Zinn "Secrecy, Archives, and the Public Interest," Vol. II, No. 2 (1977) of Midwestern Archivist.
 
The boundaries between "archivist" and "activist" have become increasingly porous, rendering ready distinctions between archivists (traditionally restricted to the preservation of records, maintaining accountability, and making critical information available to the communities they serve) and activists (who, with greater frequency, look to archives or adopt elements of archival practice as a means of documenting their struggles) virtually unsustainable. In the past year, archivists and citizen activists collaborated to document the Occupy Wall Street movement, and archivists committed to open government worked with the New York City Council to advocate for keeping the Municipal Archives as an independent city agency. While the apparent convergence of archival and activist worlds may appear a timely and relevant topic, these distinct communities often deliberate their roles separately with little dialogue.
 
The Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York and the New School Archives and Special Collections are sponsoring a symposium to bring together a diverse group of archivists, activists, students, and theorists with the aim of facilitating discussion of their respective concerns.  Among its proposed topics, the symposium will address potential roles that archivists may engage in as activists, as well as how archivists can assume a greater role in documenting and contributing toward social and political change.

Possible areas of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

-Archivists documenting the work of activists and activist movements
-Activists confronting traditional archival practice
-Possible models for an emergent "activist archives"
-Methodologies for more comprehensively documenting activism
-Archivist and activist collaborations
-Community-led archives and repositories operating outside of the archival establishment
-Archives as sites of knowledge (re)production and in(ter)vention
-Relational paradigms for mapping the interplay of power, justice, and archives
-Critical pedagogy in the reference encounter
-Interrogating preconceptions and misunderstandings that obscure common goals
 
Date: Friday, October 12, 2012

Location: Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, The New School

All individual presentations will be 20 minutes long (10 page paper).
Submissions must include a title, name of author and institutional affiliation (if applicable), abstract (250 words max), and indication of technological requirements.
Individual papers or entire panel proposals accepted.

Deadline for Proposals: Proposals should be emailed to admin@nycarchivists.org by August 1, 2012.

Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication

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Call for Papers

The Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication (ISSN 2162-3309) is a quarterly, peer-reviewed, open-access publication for original articles, reviews and case studies that analyze or describe the strategies, partnerships and impact of library-led digital projects, online publishing and scholarly communication initiatives. View the inaugural issue at http://jlsc-pub.org/jlsc/

The Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication provides a focused forum for library practitioners to share ideas, strategies, research and pragmatic explorations of library-led initiatives related to such areas as institutional repository and digital collection management, library publishing/hosting services and authors' rights advocacy efforts. As technology, scholarly communication, the economics of publishing, and the roles of libraries all continue to evolve, the work shared in JLSC informs practices that strengthen librarianship. The Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication provides a shared intellectual space for scholarly communication librarians, institutional repository managers, digital archivists, digital data managers and related professionals.

The journal welcomes original research and practitioner experience papers, as well as submissions in alternative formats (e.g. video, datasets, code).

General topics of interest include:

    Scholarly communication
    Open Access
    Library as publisher and library/press partnerships; including, but not limited to:
        Emerging modes and genres of publication
        Organizational and business models
    Policy issues; including, but not limited to:
        Publishing/deposit mandates
        Impact of governmental or institutional policy
        Policy development for library services
    Digital collection management
    Institutional and discipline-specific repositories
    Digital curation
    Technological developments and infrastructure
    Intellectual property
    Resources, skills, and training
    Interdisciplinary or international perspectives on these issues

Contributions may be submitted to any of the following categories:

    Commentary
    Research Articles
    Practice Articles
    Theory Articles
    P2 (Post-Peer) Review
    Reviews of Books and Products

(For full descriptions of these categories, see http://jlsc-pub.org/jlsc/authors.html)

Grey literature (e.g. conference papers, presentations, white papers, etc.) may be revised and submitted for review and publication in JLSC if all copyrights still reside with the submitting author(s). Submissions that are substantially similar to material already available to the public (through a peer-reviewed or non-peer-reviewed venue) will not be accepted, but may be proposed as the focus of a P2 (Post-Peer) Review.

For more information about JLSC, please visit http://jlsc-pub.org/
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CONTACT:

Editors, Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication

Isaac Gilman
Scholarly Communications & Research Services Librarian
Pacific University
Voice: 503.352.7209
gilmani@pacificu.edu

and

Marisa Ramirez
Digital Repository Librarian
California Polytechnic State University
Voice: 805.756.7040
mramir14@calpoly.edu




_OCLC Systems & Services:  International Digital Library Perspectives_ (OSS:IDLP) is looking for articles.  Articles can be of any length, and figures and screen shots are encouraged. OSS:IDLP is a peer-reviewed journal.  If you are interested, there is a short timeline for publication; your article can be published as early as October 2012.  For more information, contact the editor at the email address below.

Editorial objectives
OCLC Systems & Services: International Digital Library Perspectives covers a broad range of subject areas relating to the Web-based delivery of digital cultural content. The journal aims to keep readers informed about current trends in research, and to report on new initiatives and developments. Digital libraries and digital repositories are a particular focus, together with relevant standards and techniques.

Coverage
*Digital libraries
*Digital repositories
*Digital cultural content services
*Web metadata standards
*Web markup languages
*Digital preservation
*Imaging and digitization techniques
*Usability studies

OCLC Systems & Services is indexed and abstracted in:
*Academic Search Alumni Edition
*Academic Search Complete
*Academic Search Premier
*Computer Science Index
*Computer & Communications Security Abstracts *Current Abstracts *Current Awareness Abstracts *Education Full Text *Education Research *Emerald Management Reviews *Information Science and Technology Abstracts (ISTA) *The Informed Librarian *INSPEC *International Academic Research Library *Internet & Personal Computing Abstracts *Library & Information Science Abstracts *Library, Information Science and Technology Abstracts *Library Literature & Information Science *Library Literature & Information Science Full Text *OmniFile Full Text Mega *OmniFile Full Text Select *Scopus *TOC Premier

Bradford Lee Eden, Ph.D.
Editor
Dean of Library Services
Christopher Center for Library and Information Resources Valparaiso University Valparaiso, Indiana  46383
brad.eden@valpo.edu
219-464-5099

CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS

Proposal Submission Deadline:  July 15, 2012

A book edited by Dr. Janice M. Krueger (Clarion University of Pennsylvania)

To be published by IGI Global: http://bit.ly/KGpEnL

 

Introduction

Ever since the Internet inspired the creation of web-based, accessible materials, libraries have engaged in the effective use of online systems to create and to manage records and resources for their service population. Historically, libraries have always used record representation to build catalog displays of library materials and holdings. As more and more materials moved from traditional mediums, such as print and analog formats, libraries found ways to effectively manage expanding records and digital versions of journals, indexes, films, and statistical data. Library systems became more integrated with content and electronic resource management systems to control licenses, to address additional record maintenance, and to streamline access to resources.

 

Other organizations are now confronted with managing their records regardless of format. Many have struggled with formulating policies for digitizing original print formats and with finding an effective solution for housing digitized records along with their born-digital documents. Individuals working in business, education, government, law, medicine, and the sciences produce and maintain numerous and varied documents that require effective organization for storage and retrieval so their employer or organization remains competitive. While the software tools may differ from those used in libraries, many of the basic principles of organization, storage, and retrieval are the same. Therefore, examples of effective implementation of resource and records management systems across organizations and disciplines would benefit all concerned.

 

Objective of the Book

The main goal of the publication is to bring together real-life examples of how electronic records and resource management have been implemented across disciplines. While records and resource management has been addressed in relation to academic libraries, an across discipline approach has not been evident. The manifestation of each implementation in libraries and in various organizations, such as in business, education, government, law, and the sciences can add to the body of literature on effective electronic records and resource management principles and practices. System utilization and effectiveness will point the way to joint efforts on standardization of programs.  

 

Target Audience

The target audience will be composed of professionals involved in the education of library and information science (LIS) students and in the training of individuals responsible for electronic records management in various disciplines. The book will demonstrate effective real-life instances of electronic records and resource management implementation in diverse settings. It will highlight the current concerns and issues surrounding such implementation and will show a variety of solutions for attaining similar goals.

 

Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

Principles and theory concerning electronic records and resource management

The potential benefits and possible disadvantages of electronic records and resource management

The legal and ethical concerns of electronic records and resource management

The advantages/disadvantages of proprietary and open source mediums for implementing electronic records and resource management

 

Implementation of electronic records and resource management in various organizations and disciplines, including, but not limited to, libraries, business, education, government, law, and the sciences

 

Application of electronic records and resource management principles in the handling of diverse materials, including, but not limited to, internal documents, data sets, marketing information, curriculum materials, student records, interactive materials, legal documents, court records, resource sharing, open access repositories, digital collections, licensing and subscription information, medical record management, hospital records, music storage and retrieval, research data storage and retrieval, and electronic data exchange

 

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before July 15, 2012, a 2-3 page chapter proposal clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by August 1, 2012 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by November 30, 2012. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.

 

Publisher

This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference," "Business Science Reference," and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit www.igi-global.com. This publication is anticipated to be released in 2013.

 

Important Dates

July 15, 2012:             Proposal Submission Deadline

August 1, 2012:          Notification of Acceptance

November 30, 2012:  Full Chapter Submission

January 15, 2013:      Review Results Returned

February 15, 2013:    Final Chapter Submission

March 15, 2013:        Final Deadline

 

 

Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded electronically (Word document) or by mail to:

Dr. Janice M. Krueger, Department of Library Science

209 Carlson, 840 Wood St., Clarion, PA  16214

Phone: 814-393-2202 * Fax: 814-393-2150 * E-mail: jkrueger@clarion.edu

 

Call for Chapter Proposals: Queers Online: LGBT Digital Practices in Libraries, Archives, and Museums
http://libraryjuicepress.com/blog/?p=3204

(An Edited Collection to be published as part of the Series on Gender and Sexuality in Information Studies)
Litwin Books and Library Juice Press


Rachel Wexelbaum, Editor

Emily Drabinski, Gender and Sexuality in Information Studies Series Editor


Contact Information:
Editor: Rachel Wexelbaum, Collection Management Librarian, Saint Cloud State University:
rswexelbaum@stcloudstate.edu


Book Abstract
In the 21st century, there are more LGBT information resources than ever before. The challenges that arise both from the explosion of born-digital materials and the transformation of materials from physical to electronic formats has implications for access to these resources for future generations. Along with preservation concerns, making these numerous digital LGBT resources available to users becomes more difficult when they swim in an ocean of websites, EBooks, digitized objects, and other digital resources. Librarians, archivists, and museum curators must engage in a range of new digital practices to preserve and promote these numerous LGBT resources.


A "digital practice" in libraries, archives, and museums includes, but is not limited to, the digitization of physical objects; the creation of online resources and services that improve access to these objects; the use of online catalogs, databases, and metadata to categorize such objects; and the online social media and Web 2.0 tools used to connect users to these resources. Information professionals engaged in digital practices must also understand the information needs, online searching behaviors, and online communication styles of their patrons in order to make them aware of the digital resources that may be of use to them.


This is the first book to specifically address the digital practices of LGBT librarians, archivists, and museum curators, as well as the digital practices of seekers and users of LGBT resources and services. More broadly, this collection aims to address these issues in the context of the technical, social, economic, legal, and political challenges of creating LGBT-specific digital collections, electronic resources and services.


Submission procedure

Please submit abstracts and chapter proposals of up to 500 words and a short author's statement to rswexelbaum [at] stcloudstate.edu by April 1, 2012. Chapter authors will receive notification of acceptance by June 1, 2012. Final manuscripts of between 3000 and 5000 words will be due September 1, 2012. Final edited chapter manuscripts will be due to Library Juice Press January 1, 2013.


For more information please visit the online CFP at the Library Juice Website:
http://libraryjuicepress.com/blog/?p=3204

Please send all correspondence about chapter proposals to Rachel Wexelbaum at rswexelbaum@stcloudstate.edu.


Rachel Wexelbaum, MLIS
Collection Management Librarian
LRTS Collections MC 220-G
Saint Cloud State University
720 4th Avenue South
Saint Cloud, MN 56301
(320) 308-4756

Call for papers

WORLD LIBRARY AND INFORMATION CONGRESS: 78th IFLA General Conference and Assembly

"Libraries Now! - Inspiring, Surprising, Empowering""

11-17 August 2012, Helsinki, Finland

 

Information Technology Section

Theme: Continuity in the face of digital disasters: Disaster planning and recovery for digital libraries

 

While much emphasis has been placed by libraries on developing digital collections and services, there have been few studies of how to keep these digital collections and services functioning in the case of a disaster or some other disruption to normal library operations. Whether due to natural or man-made events, advance planning for disruptions to services and collections is critical in our increasingly digital age.

 

In response to this critical need, the Information Technology section is seeking proposals for papers on best practices and tools that relate to the facilitation, implementation, or planning for disaster recovery and business continuity of digital libraries.

 

Areas of interest for papers include, but need not be restricted to, the following:

·         Developing effective disaster recovery and organizational continuity models

·         Implementing effective disaster recovery and continuity strategies for digital repositories

·         Minimizing risk in developing and implementing digital libraries

·         Solutions for promoting collaborative services to enable digital library continuity

·         New organizational models to support an emphasis on library organizational continuity

·         Case studies and lessons learned from successful efforts in recovering from a disaster

 

Proposals for papers should be no more than one page in length. If selected, speakers will have 15 minutes to present their results and 5 minutes for a question and answer period during the conference session.

 

Proposals should include the following information:

 

-      Name, title, and institution of speaker(s)

-      Title of proposed presentation

-      Address and email address of speaker(s)

-      Brief biographical statement about each speaker including information about the qualifications of the speaker to address the proposed topic

-      One or two paragraph discussion of the main points of the paper including an outline of the takeaways a conference attendee will obtain by having the topic presented at the conference 

-      Language of presentation

-      Contact information for response to the proposal

 

Proposals should be sent by 11 February, 2012 to Frank Cervone, secretary of the Information Technology Section at fcervone@purduecal.edu. The subject line of all submissions should be "IFLA ITS Proposal -" followed by your last name. For example, "IFLA ITS Proposal - Cervone"

 

The contact person for each proposal will be informed by 10 March, 2012 whether their proposal has been accepted or not. Papers selected for inclusion in the program must be submitted in one the official languages of IFLA by 15 May, 2012.

 

Please note:

-      The committee is looking for papers that present real-world solutions. Papers that focus on solutions that are usable in multiple library contexts will receive higher consideration for inclusion in the conference program. Papers that are strictly theoretical or inapplicable to other environmental contexts are less likely to be accepted for inclusion in the program.

-      Every paper accepted must be presented in person by one of the authors at the WLIC in Helsinki.

-      Authors are required to permit non-exclusive publication of papers chosen for this session on the IFLA website and digital library. Papers that are accepted but not presented in person at the conference will not be made available on the official conference website nor will they be considered for nomination as a best paper of the conference.

-      Authors of papers not chosen for the conference may be invited to submit their paper for publication in the IFLA IT section journal.

-      All speaker expenses, including registration for the conference, travel, accommodation, etc., are the responsibility of the authors/presenters. No financial support can be provided by IFLA.

-      A special invitation can be issued to authors/presenters to facilitate attendance if required.

Call for Submissions: Special Issue on Archival Education and Human Rights

InterActions: UCLA Journal of Education and Information Studies

In a recent article in American Archivist, a group of some two-dozen archival faculty and doctoral students from programs around the world called on archival educators to develop a new educational framework that both reflects and reflects upon pluralist approaches to archival theory and practice.1 This article added to an ongoing conversation in archival education regarding the ethical imperative of faculty to engage students with culturally sensitive curricula and to promote a social justice agenda in and outside the classroom. At the same time, a growing body of archival studies literature has addressed the intersection of archives and human rights, interrogating the role of records and recordkeeping institutions in both facilitating human rights violations and holding oppressive regimes legally and historically accountable for such violations.

This special issue of InterActions seeks to bring together these two streams of archival thought in hopes of explicating the role of human rights and social justice in archival education. How are we to conceive of human rights at the nexus of archival education, research, and action? What ethical responsibilities do archival educators have in addressing human rights concerns in the classroom? What pedagogical strategies might educators employ in order to include discussions about human rights and archives within the context of professional training and practices, and the theories that undergird them? InterActions seeks to include a range of submissions, including (but not limited to) research articles, literature reviews, book reviews, exhibition reviews, featured commentaries, and position pieces. Submissions should incorporate critical perspectives that aim to bridge multiple discourses around the theme of the issue. All submissions will be subject to double-blind peer-review and authors are expected to adhere to the deadlines to ensure the timely publication of the special issue.

Possible research questions:
- How might "human rights" be defined in the context of archival education? What are the opportunities and difficulties of adopting an orientation toward human rights in archival education?
- What is the relationship between a social justice agenda and a human rights framework in the archival classroom? What roles might information technologies play in working toward classroom agendas for extending and supporting human rights?
- What theoretical positions might be taken up when considering the current and future state of research in the domains of human rights and archival education?
- What philosophical, pedagogical, political, and/or ethical questions are at play that might provide opportunities for strategic action?
- How might archival educators incorporate human rights genealogies and/or frameworks?
- What are the implications of globalization on discourses on human rights in archival education?
- How might archival education and/or human rights intersect with the roles and responsibilities of educational institutions within the public sector?


Timeline:
- Deadline for Submissions: January 15, 2012
- Tentative deadline for peer reviews of submitted manuscripts: March 15, 2012
- Tentative deadline for revisions to submitted manuscript: April 30, 2012
- Publication date for the Special Issue on Human Rights: Early June 2012


Please submit manuscripts at http://escholarship.org/uc/gseis_interactions or directly to the email addresses below. Any questions or inquiries about the special issue may be directed to:
- Andrew J Lau (UCLA; Information Studies Editor for InterActions):
andrewjlau@ucla.edu
- Michelle Caswell (University of Wisconsin, Madison; Guest Editor):
mcaswell@wisc.edu
- InterActions: interactions@gseis.ucla.edu

InterActions is a peer-reviewed on-line journal committed to the promotion of interdisciplinary and critical scholarship. Edited by students in the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, the journal brings together senior and emerging scholars, activists, and professionals whose work covers a broad range of theory and practice. InterActions is published twice yearly with funding provided by the UCLA Graduate Students Association and the UCLA Graduate School of Education & Information Studies.

 

For more information, please visit http://escholarship.org/uc/gseis_interactions.


Artists' Records in the Archives: A One Day Symposium

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The archives of many institutions contain artists' records--documents
created by artists that often bear witness to the creative process, as
evinced by sketches, doodles, and other notations. Artists' records
differ from other types of records due to their inherent connection to
the art object and the art market. In recent years there has been a
plethora of symposia and conferences dedicated to artist archives, art
history and "the archive," as well as to the use of archival materials
by contemporary artists.  While crucial, these investigations have
been driven almost entirely by art historians and have not included
the perspectives of archivists and special collections librarians.  As
part of an effort to broaden the discussion surrounding artists'
records, the Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York has
organized a one day symposium, "Artists' Records in the Archives," to
be held on October 11, 2011 in conjunction with the New York Public
Library.  Focusing on the perspective of the information professional,
this symposium will address how contemporary artists use artists'
records in their work, the significance of artists' records in
archives for scholars and curators, and how archivists and special
collections librarians manage artists' records in their repositories.

Possible topics or areas of interest include, but are not limited to,
the following:

*Artists' use of other artists' records
*How archivists manage artists' records and how this might differ
within a museum, estate, gallery, and university setting
*Collecting artists' records
*Appraisal of artists' records
*Underdocumented artists and the archives
*Exhibitions and artists' records
*Artists' records and the digital environment
*Born digital artists' records
*Copyright, moral rights, and the artist
*Conversations between archivists, artists, and art historians
regarding archives

Date:  October 11, 2011
Location: New York Public Library

All individual presentations will be 20 minutes long (10 page paper).

Submissions must include a title, name of author and institutional
affiliation, abstract (250 words max), and indication of technological
requirements.

Individual papers or entire panel proposals accepted.

A small travel stipend is available. If interested please indicate in
the submission.

Deadline for Proposals: Proposals should be emailed to
artistsymposium@gmail.com by August 15, 2011.

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