Wednesday, July 10, 2013

CFP - Information World Journal

Dear colleagues,
We would like to announce that the next issue of the Information World Journal (IWJ) will be published in October 2013. Therefore, we would be happy to publish your papers in the IWJ. You can submit your manuscript until September 10, 2013 via our journal management system (

IWJ is a peer-reviewed international journal dealing with LIS and has been published twice in a year since 2000 by the University and Research Librarians’ Association (UNAK-URLA) in Turkey. IWJ publishes (in Turkish or English) original articles on research works, survey articles, opinion papers and book reviews, concerning information, documentation and other library science topics along with professional news and meeting announcements.

IWJ is indexed and abstracted in SCOPUS, LISA (Library and Information Science Abstracts); EBSCOHost-LISTA (Library, InformationScience & Technology Abstracts); IndexCopernicus and Turkish Academic Network and Information Center’s (ULAKBIM) Social Sciences Database. IWJ is an Open Access Journal and listed in DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals) and E-LIS (E-Prints in Library and Information Science). IWJ also is a candidate for Thomson Reuters ISI.

We are kindly looking forward to seeing your contributions.
Thank you very much in advance
Yours faithfully

Nevzat Özel - Tolga Çakmak
Editors of Information World Journal
{nevzat, tolga}

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Award - Arline Custer Memorial Award

Arline Custer Memorial Award

given by the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC)

DEADLINE:  July 31, 2013

Arline Custer Memorial Award

Presented by the MARAC Arline Custer Memorial Award Committee, this award

the memory of Arline Custer (1909-1975), MARAC member and editor of the

Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections.


The Arline Custer Memorial Award recognizes the best books and articles

or compiled by individuals and institutions in the MARAC region – the
District of

Columbia, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia

West Virginia.

Works under consideration include, but are not limited to, monographs,

narratives, reference works and exhibition catalogs using archival sources.

Individuals or institutions may submit up to two works published between
July 2012 and

June 2013.


Works must be relevant to the general public as well as the archival
community. They

also should be original and well-researched using available sources. In
addition, they

should be clearly presented, well-written and organized. Visual materials,
if used, should

be appropriate to the text.

Preference will be given to works by archivists.


Up to two awards may be given, with a maximum value of $200.00 for books and

$100.00 for articles. The 2013 awards will be announced at the Fall 2011
Conference in

Philadelphia, PA.

How to submit an entry

Please send two copies of each submission with a letter of nomination to
the Chair of the

Arline Custer Memorial Award Committee:

Molly Tighe

Arline Custer Award

Mattress Factory Museum

500 Sampsonia Way

Pittsburgh, PA 15212


Entries must be received by July 31, 2013

For additional information about this award and a list of previous award
winners, see the Arline Custer Memorial Award site:

CFP - Disaster Planning for Archives and Their Communities

Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York, Inc. (ART)

Disaster Planning for Archives and Their Communities: Call for Participation


As we approach the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, train service
has been restored to the Rockaways and City beaches have opened for the
summer, however many archives, libraries, museums and homes have only just
begun to get back to “normal” and others are still a long way away. In the
spirit of Archives Week it is appropriate to take time to look back at what
happened, what went wrong, what went right, and what can be done
differently next time.

The Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York, in conjunction with
the Center for Jewish History, is organizing a one-day symposium with the
aim of bringing together archivists, records managers, librarians, museum
professionals, emergency responders, disaster recovery professionals,
volunteers and the general public to address how professional and citizen
archivists as well as related professionals can both better protect their
collections from disaster and also become a resource for the larger
community in disaster situations.

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


   Case studies and “lessons learned” from Sandy or other disasters

   Protecting personal and family records -- providing outreach to the
   general public

   Continuity of operations and logistics -- how to get back up and running
   after a disaster

   Navigating FEMA and other disaster relief assistance

   Preventative care of collections versus post-disaster recovery

   Lone arrangers and small shops -- how can small archives band together
   to help one another?

   Using a disaster to advocate within your organization -- making the
   archive valuable during a disaster

   Archivists as volunteers -- fostering a culture of giving and creating a
   network of archivist volunteers

   Disaster planning and recovery on a budget

   How archives and cultural institutions fit into the larger emergence
   response picture, especially post-Katrina.

   Keeping up morale, resources and volunteer support weeks and months
   after a disaster

   Disaster planning for born-digital and electronic records

   Protecting vital records for both the archive and the larger organization

   Archiving disaster -- how does a significant event like 9/11 change the
   normal retention of records? what is the role of the archivist? how are
   records appraised?

   Man-made versus natural disasters -- the international perspective,
   especially in areas subject to armed conflict.

   Advocating for archives during larger disaster situations when
disasterrecovery resources and relief are stretched.

 Date: Monday, October 7, 2013

Location: Center for Jewish History, New York, NY

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 by August 1, 2013.