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Humanist Archives: Feb. 15, 2022, 7:13 a.m. Humanist 35.528 - pubs cfp: libraries & archives

              Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 35, No. 528.
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        Date: 2022-02-15 00:16:45+00:00
        From: Layne-Worthey, Glen Cameron <>
        Subject: Call for chapters: "Libraries, Archives, and the Digital Humanities"

Call for chapter submissions: “Libraries, Archives, and the Digital Humanities”
Isabel Galina Russell and Glen Layne-Worthey, editors
(Under contract for publication with Routledge in its new series, Companions to
the Digital Humanities.)

We’re seeking proposals from the community for chapter contributions to a volume
on “Libraries, Archives, and the Digital Humanities.”

This volume will cover a wide range of issues encountered in the world’s
libraries, archives, and special collections as they continue to expand their
support of, and direct engagement in, DH research and teaching.

We’re interested in DH-related questions both as they reflect the library and
archival professions’ traditional values and practices, and as those values
inform and enhance evolving DH work generally. We hope to reach beyond topics
such as digitization and digital repositories (which have been extensively
covered in the library literature) into newer areas of inquiry.

In addition to topics related to the practice of librarianship, and to libraries
and archives as DH-friendly institutions, we will address issues of importance
to library and archives workers themselves: training and reskilling in digital
humanities methods; labor issues; organization and infrastructure; and focused
professional practices that reflect the increasingly important role of
librarians and archivists as active research partners in large collaborative
We are interested in receiving chapters from a wide range of countries and
cultural contexts in order to reflect the diversity of the profession around the

Topics to be covered include:
• Libraries, archives, and DH as an ecosystem
• Library and archival collections as data
• Infrastructures
• Libraries and archives as DH publishers; Open Access
• Copyright, fair use, and ethics in DH work

Please send your chapter proposal (250-500 words), including chapter title and
the topic section the author(s) suggest may be the best fit,  and a cover
letter, with name and contact information (250-500 words) describing your
interest in contributing a chapter by 11 March 2022 to the editors, Isabel
Galina Russell <<>> and Glen Layne-Worthey
<<>>.  If you have any
questions, please contact the editors.

Acceptance decisions will be made by the end of March.  First drafts of accepted
chapters (maximum 8,000 words) will be due 10 June 2022, and final chapters due
in September 2022.

For more details on the book’s proposed sections and specific topic ideas,
please see:

Note on Open Access: Routledge offers several Open Access publishing options.
The editors hope to publish as many chapters of the volume as possible in Open
Access, and are committed to work with authors and libraries to accomplish this

While we are seeking funding to support Open Access for the entire volume, we
hope to count on the support of individual authors who may have access to
institutional funding for their own chapters.  Please be in touch with the
editors to discuss options.

Glen Layne-Worthey
Associate Director for Research Support Services, HathiTrust Research Center
School of Information Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Executive Board Chair, Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO)<> | 650-213-6759

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