[Humanist] 26.121 cfp: data curation

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Mon Jul 2 01:40:28 CEST 2012

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 26, No. 121.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Sat, 30 Jun 2012 23:10:46 -0500
        From: Lauren Coats <lac at lsu.edu>
        Subject: Data Curation CFP
        In-Reply-To: <20120629233941.756ED28365D at woodward.joyent.us>

This call for papers related to data curation (attached and pasted 
below) --  for a special issue of the new, online /Archive Journal 
/(archivejournal.net) -- may be of interest to those on this list.  
Please feel free to forward to colleagues who may be interested.  Note 
that the editors are looking for submissions from a wide range of 
disciplines and professional positions.


Call for Proposals for /Archive/ Journal Special Issue*

The editorial board of /Archive//Journal/ (archivejournal.net 
 http://archivejournal.net/ )is pleased to announce an upcoming issue, 
"Curating the Digital, Curating the Analog," which will explore how data 
curation shapes and informs library, archival, scholarly, and 
pedagogical practices.

Understood as the "active and ongoing management of data through its 
life cycle of interest and usefulness to scholarly and educational 
activities" (Data Curation Education Program, 
http://cirss.lis.illinois.edu/CollMeta/dcep.html), data curation 
encompasses selection and appraisal, description and representation, 
preservation, and the work of making a resource usable and repurposable. 
How we store, represent, and provide access to data affects not only 
those in the world of libraries, archives, and museums, but also 
scholars, faculty, students, and artists across the disciplines. What 
role does data play in fields such as the digital humanities, or media 
studies? How does data curation involve or affect scholarly production, 
or approaches to pedagogy?

Guest editors Patricia Hswe and Erin O'Meara invite submissions on data 
curation that address new practitioner roles, new types of scholarship, 
new storage needs, and new stories that are fast emerging. Possible 
topics for contributions include - but are not limited to - the following:

  * Data and archives**
  * Data curation practices and challenges**
  * Curation of born-digital materials**
  * Humanities data curation issues and practices (including management
    of data for humanities projects)**
  * Data curation program development**
  * Legacy data**
  * Digital forensics**
  * Curating a mixed media collection (e.g., print and digital)**
  * Donors and digital donations**
  * Ethnographic methods and data curation**
  * Creator attitudes toward, or perceptions of, data curation**
  * New roles for librarians, archivists, curators, and researchers**
  * Description methods and data models (e.g., metadata, finding aids,
    ontologies, etc.)**
  * Tools, applications, platforms**

We invite proposals for contributions of 5000-7000 words; shorter essays 
(2000-4000 words) about new tools or services are also welcome. We 
encourage proposals that include multimedia components (video, image, or 
sounds in standard formats), as well as multi-modal or experimental 
formats; please email the editors with any questions about submissions 
in alternative formats. An open access, peer-reviewed journal, /Archive 
Journal /seeks content that speaks to its diverse audience of 
librarians, scholars, archivists, and technologists 

Authors interested in submitting to this special issue of /Archive 
Journal/ should send a 250-word abstract about their contribution and a 
1-page CV to Patricia Hswe (Digital Collections Curator, Penn State 
University Libraries) at patricia.hswe at gmail.com 
<mailto:patricia.hswe at gmail.com>and to Erin O'Meara (Archivist, Gates 
Archive) at omeara.erin at gmail.com <mailto:omeara.erin at gmail.com>by 
*Monday, July 30.*

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editor, /archive journal/
departmentof english | allen 260
louisiana state university | baton rouge, la 70803

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