The Archive Journal‘s third issue is now live. Archive Journal, Issue 3 is on “Curating the Digital, Curating the Analog” and explores how data curation shapes and informs library, archival, scholarly, and pedagogical practices. The issue “connect[s] archival theory, practice, and pedagogy to data curation,” in the words of guest editors Patricia Hswe and Erin O’Meara. The issue includes essays on “Curating the Analog, Curating the Digital,” a roundtable on the practice of data curation, and more.
From the CFP for this issue:
Understood as the “active and ongoing management of data through its life cycle of interest and usefulness to scholarly and educational activities” (Data Curation Education Program, http://cirss.lis.
illinois.edu/CollMeta/dcep. html), data curation encompasses selection and appraisal, description and representation, preservation, and the work of making a resource usable and repurposable. How we store, represent, and provide access to data affects not only those in the world of libraries, archives, and museums, but also scholars, faculty, students, and artists across the disciplines. What role does data play in fields such as the digital humanities, or media studies? How does data curation involve or affect scholarly production, or approaches to pedagogy?