Thursday, June 27, 2013

CFP: Special issue of Archival Science

Special issue of Archival Science:   Call for papers

Digital curation involves the selection, maintenance, dissemination, preservation and adding value to digital assets. Examples of these activities include the development of repositories for digital resources, the creation and/or selection of digital assets; creation and management of metadata; file format identification and management, and provision for dissemination and access to digital assets.  Digital curation is a multi-disciplinary area, which has the potential to yield much of relevance to the archival community.

Accordingly, a special issue of Archival Science will be devoted to the theme of “Digital Curation”, guest edited by Wendy Duff, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto and Milena Dobreva, Library, Information and Archives Sciences Department, Faculty of Media and Knowledge Sciences, University of Malta, Questions about the special issue can be direct to Drs. Duff and Dobreva.

Suggested topics for papers may include:
•       Theory of digital curation
•       Digital preservation methods
•       The role of genre in digital curation activities
•       Digital repositories
•       Standards and models for digital curation
•       Data reuse and user requirements for digital curation
•       Models for dissemination of digital assets
•       Cost models and business cases for digital curation
•       Digital curation education and training.

Key Dates
Submission Deadline for completed papers: December 1 2013

Review Decisions will be made by: March 1 2014

Final Versions Due: May 1 2014


Instructions for authors and paper formatting instructions can be found at:

Submissions should be made online via the Editorial Manager.   Please select article type “DigitalCuration”