Tuesday, August 11, 2009

CFP: Microform & Imaging Review Theme Issue on Women's History Digital/Microform Collections

CFP: Microform & Imaging Review Theme Issue on Women's History Digital/Microform Collections

Although not peer-reviewed, the journal reaches an international audience, and articles are published soon after submission. Sample articles are available at:

Articles/reviews will be due October 15, 2009. Please contact the editor (ken.middlet@gmail.com) if you would like to contribute an article or review in one of the following areas:

1. Articles about creating and/or working with women's history/culture digital collections.
My goal is to have a good variety of articles that focus on unique formats (e.g., digital video, oral histories, scrapbooks, etc.), content, metadata approaches, etc. Articles about collections produced by institutions outside of North America are also needed. Articles could be general overviews or focus on specific aspects (technical, selection, end user studies, educational aspects, etc.).

2. Articles about microfilm/microfiche collections could focus on patron use, selecting collections to purchase in a digital age, marketing the collections, an overview of women's history collections over the past 5-10 years, etc.

3. Reviews of digital collections. Possible collections to review include (but are not limited to):

Defining gender, 1450-1910: Five centuries of advice literature online. Marlborough, Wiltshire, England : Adam Matthew Publications, 2003.

Everyday Life & Women in America, 1820-1900. Adam Matthew Publications

Irish Women Poets of the Romantic Period. Alexandria, VA: Alexander Street Press, 2007.

Manuscript Women's Letters and Diaries from the American Antiquarian Society, 1750-1950
Alexander Street Press, 2009.

Perdita Manuscripts: Women Writers, 1500-1700. Adam Matthew Digital

Travel Writing, Spectacle, and World History: Women's Travel Diaries and Correspondence from the Schlesinger Library. Adam Matthew Digital, autumn 2009.

Women, War, and Society, 1914-1918: From the Imperial War Museum, London. Gale, 2005.

4. Reviews of microform collections, including (but not limited to) the following collections. Preference will be given to reviewers who have access to the complete collection at their institution.

Atlanta Lesbian Feminist Alliance Archives, ca. 1972-1994. Primary Source Microfilm, [2002]- .

The Diaries & Papers of Elizabeth Inchbald from the Folger Shakespeare Library and the London Library. Marlborough: Adam Matthew, 2006.

Grassroots Feminist Organizations. Woodbridge, CT : Primary Source Media, an imprint of Gale Group, 2007-2008.

Irish Women Writers of the Romantic Era Papers of Mary Tighe and Lady Sydney Morgan from the National Library of Ireland. Marlborough, Wiiltshire: Adam Matthews Publications, 2005.

Records of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, 1918-1974. Primary Source Microfilm, [2009- ].

Sex and Gender: Manuscript Sources rom the Public Record Office. Adam Matthew Publications, 2004.

Women in the U.S. military correspondence of the Director of the Women's Army Corps, 1942-1946. Bethesda, MD : UPA collection from LexisNexis, 2008.