[Humanist] 26.972 pubs: archives remixed cfp

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Wed Apr 17 08:54:08 CEST 2013

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 26, No. 972.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Tue, 16 Apr 2013 23:38:32 -0500
        From: Lauren Coats <lac at lsu.edu>
        Subject: Publishing the Archive CFP
        In-Reply-To: <516725B5.5070807 at lsu.edu>

Dear Humanist members,
Please consider submitting proposals for a forthcoming issue of /Archive 
Journal /on "Publishing the Archive" (CFP below and online 
 http://www.archivejournal.net/home/submit-to-archive/ ).



editor, /archive journal /
assistant professor | department of english | allen 260
louisiana state university | baton rouge, la 70803

    CFP: /Archive Journal /Issue 4 -- "Publishing the Archive"

/Archive//Journal /is now accepting project and essay proposals for the 
"Archives, Remixed" section of its upcoming fourth issue, "Publishing 
the Archive." This issue will examine how technological 
developments---from discrete digitization projects and databases to 
linked data and APIs for extensible machine-readability---are changing 
how we produce and publish archives and archival research.

The overarching question of this issue is: how do new forms of 
structured data and new modes for exhibiting archival materials 
constitute something more than straightforward repositories---becoming 
instead publications in their own right? And, a related question: What 
theoretical and operational changes occur when we think of archives and 
collections as data aggregations in need of publishing? In this sense 
the term "publishing" means "making public," but it also means providing 
high-quality forms of access (as well as human- and machine-friendly 
metadata) for using, reusing, and remixing archival data.

We invite proposals that investigate the possibilities and limits of 
"publishing the archive."  Projects might include, but are not limited to:

·Development of a specific archive-oriented API along with a narrative 
account of what the application seeks to achieve.

·Textual and/or multimedia explorations of the challenges and promises 
of linked data with regard to specific archives, collections, or databases.

·Examinations of the history of archival interoperability (for instance, 
thinking critically about how the evolution of metadata schemas has led 
to new archival structures and new ways of linking across archives).

·Analysis, modeling, or development of new modes of presenting archives 
on the web, including new kinds of searchability, visualizations of 
data, and capacity for user-driven contributions.

·Analysis, modeling, or development of new tools and platforms for 
working in archives and collections (e.g., an application that allows 
scholars to produce research--annotations, essays, or 
experimentations--in the same space as the cultural artifact).

·Specific discussions not only about what can be published, but about 
what /should /be published. That is, in an environment where wholesale 
digital access is possible, do we need specific parameters for 
authoritative "editions" of the archive?

·Discussions of how to effectively address copyright restrictions 
preventing archival material from being published.

·Discussions about what happens to analog archives that do not have a 
digital presence. Or, related to this: what are the effects of the 
digital surrogate becoming increasingly de rigueur?

*Submitting proposals*

Anopen access, peer-reviewed journal 
 http://archivejournal.net/journal/home/about/#review , /Archive 
Journal/ seeks content that speaks to its diverse audience of 
librarians, scholars, archivists, and technologists. We encourage 
proposals from humanities and social science researchers, archive 
developers and directors, and special collections librarians and library 
technologists. In your 500-1000 word proposal, please include:

·a description of the project's argument and scholarly significance

·the archives, collections, or databases to be addressed in the project

·a description of the project components and format (e.g., traditional 
text or multimedia essay; a streaming media work; an archival tool, code 
or API, etc.; interactive visualization, etc.)

This issue is being guest edited by Anvil Academic 
 http://anvilacademic.org/ . If you have any questions about your 
proposal, please feel free to contact Korey Jackson at 
kjackson at anvilacademic.org <mailto:kjackson at anvilacademic.org>.  Submit 
proposals to Fred Moody (fmoody at anvilacademic.org 
<mailto:fmoody at anvilacademic.org>) by June 3, 2013. Proposals should 
include a brief (200-word) professional biography and current CV.

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