Saturday, June 04, 2016

Call for session/poster proposals for SFA/SGA Joint Meeting this October

The 2016 Society of Georgia Archivists/Society of Florida Archivists Programming Committee proudly announces the theme for the 2016 Joint Conference:

Defining Archives: Ingenuity, Innovation, and New Perspectives

The Committee invites you to submit your workshop, session, and poster ideas to help make this year’s conference a great success!  Defining Archives calls for archives professionals to explore the inventive and enterprising use of archival concepts, functions, and methods through time and across disciplines. Conference program proposals are sought that highlight innovative research, applied projects, and collective insights that improve our understanding of the following key topics:
  • The archival environment, including issues, successes, and key operational differences experienced while working in corporate archives, special collections, academic repositories, and public libraries; 
  • The roles of archivists as educators, reference sources, spokespeople, liaisons, and gatekeepers; changing jobs and titles and how these varied responsibilities are handled in daily work;
  • The vision of archives and next steps for the profession, including novel approaches to archival education, recruiting new generations of archivists, and creatively engaging with researchers and the community;
  • The creative practice of archives and the ways in which archivists create innovative responses to challenges such as rapidly changing formats, digital preservation, web archiving, unconventional projects, building exhibits and the management of exponentially larger volumes of data.

The theme announcement and session proposal guidelines can be found online at  The deadline for session/poster proposals is July 15, 2016. 

We are looking forward to our Joint Conference in Savannah, Georgia, October 13-14, 2016!  For more information about the joint meeting, please see

Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Call for papers: 2016 issue of Provenance

Provenance: The Journal of the Society of Georgia Archivists, a peer reviewed academic publication, seeks articles on archival theory and practice for the 2016 issue. Please note that the content of the journal is not limited to the state of Georgia, and articles of regional or national significance are welcome. First-time authors are especially encouraged to submit articles for consideration. As evidenced by the forthcoming audiovisual issue, composed of video, audio, and traditional article formats, Provenance is also interested in innovative and unique methods for presenting scholarly content.

Articles on archival topics outside of theory and practice which meet publication standards will also be considered. Typical papers should be a Word document, 10-20 pages, double spaced, and formatted according to the 16th edition of the Chicago Manual of Style. Please review information for contributors: Articles are to be submitted utilizing Provenance’s new online system:

For additional information contact Editor Heather Oswald at: Deadline for contributions is July 31, 2016.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

SGA & Amazon Smile

Hello SGA members!

Exciting news!  Now when you shop at, you can support the Society of Georgia Archivists!  Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to SGA.

With the holiday season starting up, this is a great opportunity to be able to support SGA and get your holiday shopping taken care of, all in one fell swoop!

Sunday, November 08, 2015

Call for papers: Provenance Audiovisual Special Issue

Provenance recognizes the evolving needs within the profession and is working to address those changes when possible. For example, we published a special issue on advocacy in September 2013 (
Provenance would like to create a special issue dedicated to audiovisual archives and archivists. Despite two journals dedicated to archival audiovisual topics ( and, Provenance will take a different approach. What we propose is to create an issue where there may be written content, but the bulk of it would be original audio and visual “articles.” Submissions should be specifically about processes, procedures, projects, collecting, digitizing, providing access, or other aspects about managing audiovisual collections.
Following the model of innovative projects such as “More Podcast, Less Process,” we are seeking alternative means of disseminating research and ideas. Audio and video are powerful tools for demonstrating practices, projects, policies, or other content. We invite you to be creative in how you utilize these formats.
Proposals should be up to 750 words and include an abstract of the project, why an audiovisual/written format is ideal to present the topic, and the type/format of the proposed submission. As this is a new format for Provenance, proposals will be reviewed by the Editors for creativity, clarity of thesis/topic, and appropriateness to audiovisual formats. Editors will provide guidance and additional specifications to accepted authors to ensure a high-quality end product.
Suggested submissions include but are not limited to:
  • virtual tour or review of tool or procedure
  • podcasts
  • video tutorial
  • written article combined with audio or video or procedures
Submissions should not be:
  • recordings of conference presentations
  • entire oral histories or digitally reformatted materials
This will be published as an online-only issue, openly available to everyone, in fall of 2016. We recognize that because this process is new, we want to provide enough time for submission, review, and edits to produce an issue. The suggested timeline is as follows:
September 2015 – send out call for proposalsNovember 15, 2015 – proposals dueDecember 2015 – editors select proposals and notify all submittersMay 15, 2016 – deadline for final submissionsMay-June 2016 – editorial review of submissionsJuly 2016 – minor revisions of submissions (if needed)August 2016 – final review by authors/editorsSeptember 2016 – published online (
Written submissions can be submitted via the online system: Audiovisual submissions can be emailed or shared through Google Drive/Dropbox to the Editor at
  • Audio files should be in .mp3 format; video files in .mp4 format.
  • Contributors can also provide embed codes from YouTube, Kaltura, or others if his/her institution utilizes other platforms.
  • All submissions should include a transcript of the audio or video to increase discoverability.
  • No minimum nor maximum word length for traditional article submissions.
  • Consult with Editors for other options.
Written submissions should adhere to established guidelines: Audiovisual submissions will not be peer-reviewed in the traditional sense. Because there are no standard guidelines for reviewing audiovisual content, the focus will be on quality of viewing and content. This process will be flexible and is subject to change.
Provenance looks forward to working with you!
Thank you,
Cheryl Oestreicher, Editor, Provenance, Journal of the Society of Georgia
Heather Oswald, Associate Editor, Provenance, Journal of the Society of Georgia
Jennifer Welch, Reviews Editor, Provenance, Journal of the Society of Georgia