[Humanist] 26.972 pubs: archives remixed cfp
Humanist Discussion Group
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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
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?
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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