Electronic Records to Born-Digital Archives: Evolution in Theory and Practice (11/1/2010; 3/1/2011)

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Mark Matienzo, Guest Editor/Archivaria, the Journal of the Association of Canadian Archivists
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Archivists have dealt with digitally-created records for over 35 years. During this time, the archival profession has made significant progress towards establishing bodies of knowledge and expertise in their management. This sector of the profession has evolved continually in response to changes in technology, society, mandates, and expectations. The time is right to reflect on and critically examine this evolution in theory and practice with an eye towards future professional obligations and possibilities.

Accordingly, Archivaria #72 (Fall 2011) will be devoted to exploring the theme of "Electronic Records to Born-Digital Archives: Evolution in Theory and Practice". Mark A. Matienzo, Digital Archivist at Manuscripts and Archives in the Yale University Library, will serve as Guest Editor of this special issue.

Contributions to this special issue should address changes in theory and practice related to electronic records and born-digital archives. Papers are solicited on, but not limited to, the following topics:

* analysis of historical digital records projects given changes in technology
* perspectives from archival educators on digital records education and training
* the relationship between the archival profession and the digital curation community
* changes in professional and researcher expectations of digital records
* confluences and conflicts in theory/practice between organizational electronic records and personal digital archives
* collaboration between archives and records professionals and technologists
* evolving conceptions and cross-disciplinary investigation of context and provenance in relation to digital records

Deadline for expressions of interest:
Expressions of interest consisting of an abstract of the proposed article (300-500 words) must be received by the Guest Editor by 1 November 2010.

Please feel free to direct questions related to this special issue to the Guest Editor:
Mark A. Matienzo at mark@matienzo.org

Submission guidelines:
Final submissions should follow the "Advice to Authors of Submissions to Archivaria" at: http://www.archivists.ca/content/advice-authors-submissions-archivaria

Deadline for complete manuscripts:
Complete manuscripts are due 1 March 2011.