Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Paid Summer 2014 Internship for Graduate Student - The Metropolitan Museum of Art Archives The intern's responsibilities will include archival processing of Museum records, reference assistance, and historical research. The ideal candidate will be enrolled in a graduate program in library/information science or archives management. In addition to developing practical work skills through this departmental placement, the intern will participate in MuSe (Museum Seminars) and interact directly with the Museum's diverse audience by conducting a gallery talk based on their area of expertise. MuSe The internship commences with MuSe (Museum Seminars), a series of curator talks in the galleries and presentations by executive staff that introduce interns to the curatorial, educational, and operational structure of the Museum. The seminars also include hands-on workshops and practice sessions to prepare interns to lead gallery talks and tours. Graduate interns attend mandatory full-day MuSe sessions for the first week of the program, and then each Monday throughout the rest of the summer. Eligibility This internship is open to individuals who are currently enrolled in a master's program or who have graduated from a master's program within one year of the application deadline. PhD candidates are not eligible to apply, but may be eligible for one of several Museum Fellowships. Dates and Compensation June 2-August 8, 2014 Full time: five days, thirty-five hours per week Compensation: approximately $4,000 ($11.42/hour, less applicable taxes and deductions) Application deadline: January 9, 2014, at 4:00 p.m. For further information and to complete an online application visit http://www.metmuseum.org/research/internships-and-fellowships/internships/internships-for-college-and-graduate-students/paid-internships-for-college-and-graduate-students-at-the-main-building#3
For further information regarding The Metropolitan Museum of Art Archives visit http://libmma.org/portal/museum-archives/.
Thursday, December 5, 2013
The Woody Guthrie Center
in conjunction with BMI Foundation, Inc. are pleased to announce that the application period for the 2014 Fellowship Program is now open.
The 9th Annual Woody Guthrie Fellowship will be awarded to one applicant working on a research topic or theme directly related to Guthrie's life, work, or contribution to American music and world culture. The BMI Foundation, Inc. will award up to $5,000 to support scholarly research at the archives at the Woody Guthrie Center in Tulsa, OK.
Scholars pursuing research related to Woody Guthrie's life, historic context, creative works, and musical influence, as well as his philosophical, political, or humanistic ideals, are encouraged to apply for this prestigious Fellowship.
The George Kaiser Family Foundation has recently acquired the Woody Guthrie Archives research collection, and in 2013 these materials were relocated to a permanent repository in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Please Note: The Woody Guthrie Fellowship supports research solely for the purpose of scholarly and/or educational publication.
More information about the Fellowship is available through the Woody Guthrie Fellowship Program website.
Application Deadline: February 7, 2014
Please direct questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Personal Digital Archiving 2014 "Building Stronger Personal Digital Archiving Communities" 10-11 April 2014 Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, Indiana SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Extended to December 16, 2013 Personal Digital Archiving 2014 explores the intersections between individuals, public institutions, and private companies engaged in the creation, preservation and ongoing use of the digital records of our daily lives. The conference reflects upon the current status of personal archiving, its achievements, challenges, issues, and needs as evidenced through research, education, case studies, practitioner experiences, best practices, the development of tools and services, storage options, curation, and economic sustainability. There is also interest in the role of libraries, archives and other cultural heritage organizations in supporting personal digital archiving through outreach or in conjunction with developing community history collections. The PDA 2014 Program Committee invites proposals on a full range of topics relevant to personal digital archiving from everyone who seeks to ensure long-term access and preservation for personal collections and archives. Case studies that illustrate effective ways to help users and institutions manage personal digital archives are especially encouraged. Presentations might also address materials and format challenges including family archives of photographs and home movies, personal health and financial data, scrapbooking, social network posts, genealogy, blogs, email and other correspondence. Presentations might explore how personal digital archives are being used in the research conducted within various scholarly disciplines and how such use impacts research methodologies. Themes that unite digital archives, including interface design for archives; institutional practices; community outreach; tools; and funding models are welcomed. Additionally the program committee encourages proposals exploring the following questions: * What social contexts shape what people decide to preserve and make accessible about their lives over time? * How do we preserve the ability to access digital content over time when every app/community/network has a lifecycle that involves the end of its existence? * Is there too much fragmentation and reinvention of the wheel in the PDA field? Are there collaborative models to consider to encourage greater efficiency? * How should libraries, museums and archives collect personal digital materials? How do we better share our knowledge and communicate about our work (including the failures as well as the successes)? * How are archivists, curators, genealogists using born-digital and/or digitized material in their research? * What are some practical strategies for helping libraries, museums and archives conduct personal archiving outreach to their communities? * How can individuals be encouraged to undertake personal digital archiving activities? * What are effective strategies and best practices for personal digital archiving in social media and ecommerce settings? * What is the best way to integrate scanning of analog materials into personal digital archiving while recognizing that digitization isn't digital preservation? * What tools and services now exist to help with personal archiving? What do we need to make the process easier or more effective? * What storage options are currently available; how do they compare with one another; and what can we expect to see in the near future? How do we address scalability issues? * What are viable existing economic models that can support personal archives? What new economic models should we evaluate? * What are the key issues associated with digital estate planning and "the digital afterlife"? * How can users work with social media companies for better APIs and/or download services to get usefully formatted export of personal data? * How do Terms of Service vary for social media networks and cloud-based services, particularly in connection with ownership, copyright, privacy and liability? The conference program will include three types of presentations: 20-minute papers, 5-minute lightning talks, and posters (including demos). To submit a proposal please visit the PDA 2014 website located at: http://visions.indstate.edu/pda2014/index.html. Submissions should include the title of your project, paper or presentation and * For 20-minute paper presentations, a 300-word abstract * For lightning talks and posters, a 150-300 word abstract * A brief biographical sketch or CV (no more than 2 pages) PDA 2014 IS SPONSORED BY Indiana State University Indiana State Library Library of Congress IN COLLABORATION WITH The Coalition for Networked Information
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
: ACA INSTITUTE 2014
The Association of Canadian Archivists is seeking proposals for a 2-3 day educational institute to be held in Canada in 2014.
The biannual ACA Institute began in the late 1990s and features topics and curricula that offer intense learning experiences to archivists at an advanced level.
Past ACA Institutes were on topics such as digital preservation management, personal archives, understanding users, and archival appraisal theory and practice. For a list of previous Institute topics and locations, please see:
Financial compensation for instructors is based on the following:
* Honoraria: $200 per day, per instructor
* Expenses for instructors: Annual negotiation and ACA Board approval of expenses is required, based on ACA support for reasonable travel to the venue, accommodation and meal per diem (at current ACA rates).
Proposals for the 2014 Institute should be submitted by January 15th, 2014, using this online form .
Please click this link to send any questions to the Professional Learning Committee , or follow the link at: http://archivists.ca/content/workshops-institutes
Jill Teasley, on behalf of the ACA Professional Learning Committee
Friday, November 22, 2013
The North American Serials Interest Group (NASIG) is pleased to announce the beginning of the application cycle for its 2014 grants, awards, and scholarships to be awarded at the 2014 Annual Conference being held in Fort Worth, Texas, May 1-4, 2014. Established in 1985, NASIG is an international organization committed to promoting communication and sharing of ideas among all people working with or concerned about serial publications. More information about NASIG is available at www.nasig.org. Student Awards John Riddick Student Grant Grants for qualifying students to attend the NASIG annual conference, covering cost of registration, three nights lodging, and travel within North America. For more details, please visit the following page: http://www.nasig.org/john_riddick_studnet_grant Fritz Schwartz Education Scholarship A $3,000 scholarship and conference travel grant for a graduate student demonstrating excellence in scholarship and the potential for accomplishments in a serials career. For more details, please visit the following page: http://www.nasig.org/fritz_schwartz_scholarship Professional/Para-professional Awards Serials Specialist Award Awards for promising paraprofessionals, covering cost of conference registration, three nights lodging, and travel within North America. For more details, please visit the following page: http://www.nasig.org/serials_specialist_award Marcia Tuttle International Award A $3,000 grant for an individual working in the serials information chain to fund appropriate activities in fostering international communication and education. For more details, please visit the following page: http://www.nasig.org/marcia_tuttle_award Horizon Award Awards for promising new serials professionals, covering cost of conference registration, three nights lodging, and travel within North America. Recipients will also be invited to serve on a NASIG committee. For more details, please visit the following page: http://www.nasig.org/horizon_award Rose Robischon Scholarship A scholarship awarded to a serials professional lacking funds for travel. The scholarship covers the cost of conference registration, three nights lodging, and travel within North America. For more details, please visit the following page: http://www.nasig.org/rose_robischon_scholarahip The application deadline for the awards listed above is January 27, 2014. For details about the awards offered by NASIG, please visit http://www.nasig.org/
Thursday, November 21, 2013
CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS Proposal Submission Deadline: February 28, 2014 Supporting Digital Humanities for Knowledge Acquisition in Modern Libraries A book edited by Kathleen Sacco (State University of New York (SUNY) at Fredonia, USA); Scott Richmond (State University of New York (SUNY) at Fredonia, USA); Sara Parme (State University of New York (SUNY) at Fredonia, USA); Kerrie Fergen Wilkes (State University of New York (SUNY) at Fredonia, USA) To be published by IGI Global: http://bit.ly/HSNq0O For release in the Advances in Library and Information Science (ALIS) Book Series. The Advances in Library and Information Science (ALIS) Book Series aims to expand the body of library science literature by covering a wide range of topics affecting the profession and field at large. The series also seeks to provide readers with an essential resource for uncovering the latest research in library and information science management, development, and technologies. Introduction The Digital Humanities is an area of research, teaching, and creation concerned with the intersection of computing and the disciplines of the humanities. Digital humanities embrace a variety of topics, from curating online collections to data mining large cultural data sets. Digital humanities (also known as DH) currently incorporates both digitized and born-digital materials and combine the methodologies from traditional humanities disciplines and social sciences with tools provided by computing (such as data visualization, information retrieval, data mining, statistics, text mining) and digital publishing. Objective of the Book Research in the digital humanities relies on knowledge of data management and on collaboration across a range of disciplines. Libraries and Library Professionals are situated to be both supporters and participants in digital humanities research. This publication will bring together current research in the discipline of digital humanities, focusing on the role of libraries and library staff in the research, creation, and dissemination of the information. Target Audience The book will be an asset to librarians navigating the beginnings of a digital humanities project as well as a guide for researchers in the DH process exploring potential partnerships with libraries. Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following: Overview of DH and current scholarship Role of librarians in DH Role of libraries and research centers in the DH process Digital methods and modes of knowledge acquisition Research methodology Current pedagogy Role of libraries in supporting the DH instructor Future directions in the discipline Submission Procedure Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before February 28, 2014, 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 March 15, 2014 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by April 30, 2014. 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. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit www.igi-global.com. This publication is anticipated to be release in 2015. Important Dates February 28, 2014: Proposal Submission Deadline March 15, 2014: Notification of Acceptance April 30, 2014: Full Chapter Submission June 30, 2014: Review Results Returned August 30, 2014: Final Chapter Submission October 15, 2014: Final Deadline Inquiries and submissions can be sent to: Sara Parme, M.L.I.S. Daniel A. Reed Library SUNY Fredonia 280 Central Ave. Fredonia, NY 14063 716-673-3606 email@example.com
The recent Code4Lib Journal article "Thresholds for Discovery
" reported results from an OCLC Research analysis of 120,000 Encoded Archival Description (EAD) encoded finding aids; the article also highlighted issues with current encoding practices that would inhibit access and discovery. In 2012, Princeton University's Archival Description Working Group undertook an ambitious project to upgrade their finding aids delivery system, addressing many of the issues identified in the "Thresholds" article. Join us for a joint presentation of the OCLC Research and Princeton work, and discussion on steps that institutions can take both individually and collaboratively to improve their own thresholds for discovery.
Merrilee Proffitt , Senior Program Officer, OCLC Research
Bruce Washburn , Consulting Software Engineer, OCLC Research
Dan Santamaria, Assistant University Archivist for Technical Services, Princeton University
This webinar is free and open to all but advanced registration is required.
Register here * to attend this webinar on 5 December at 10:00 a.m. PST / 1:00 p.m. EST (UTC 18:00).
A recording of this webinar will be posted on our website , on YouTube and in iTunes later in December.
Merrilee Proffitt, Senior Program Officer
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