We’re extending the CFP deadline for our guest-edited issue of Archive to Monday, June 17. If you’ve already started drafting your proposal this should give some welcome breathing room. And, if not…well…get started!
To recap, we’re inviting proposals that investigate the possibilities and limits of “publishing the archive.” Projects can take shape as more traditional articles, but can also include topics such as:
- 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?
Any and all questions about the CFP or your particular proposal can be directed my way (firstname.lastname@example.org).