Archives and Records: The Journal of the Archives and Records Association
Archives and Records is a highly respected research publication for thoseworking in the archives and records sector.
Issued three times a year to ARA Members, it contains topical research and articles relevant to archivists, archive conservators and records managers, as well as to all involved in the study and interpretation of archives.
Archives and Records aims to represent current professional practices and research. If you are working within the archive sector, planning to develop and grow your career, or just have an interest, Archives and Records makes enjoyable and informative reading. As well as being issued to ARA Members Archives and Records has over 3000 Institutional and Individual subscribers around the world.
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Current and past issues of the Journal are held online and you can search for topics related to your area of interest.
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New Call for Papers: Archiving Popular Culture
Popular culture materials present important opportunities and challenges for archivists, institutions, and researchers. After scholars, artists, and archivists diversified definitions of the archive and the range of historical subjects, and the global consumer market for cultural products dramatically expanded, strategies employed in archiving this material have become particularly complicated. With the technologies of cultural production now literally in the hands of the public, the proliferation of records to be considered and preserved continues to transform the criteria of selection and raise questions about technological competence, intellectual property, and aesthetic authority.
As archives and records of popular culture call into question the standards of selection and preservation of materials relevant to a democratic historiography, we invite contributions from archivists, conservators, library professionals, and cultural historians from any region of the world which address these dynamics from diverse perspectives. Read the full Call for Papers and instructions on how to contribute here.
Further Opportunities to Contribute
There are many ways to get involved with Archives and Records, either as an author, an editor or a peer reviewer. Engaging with new ideas and reflecting on existing practice is a vital part of being a professional, and getting involved with Archives and Records will enhance your own continuing professional development and allow you to share your insights and potentially influence the direction of the profession and beyond. Please see the following for further information on how to get involved and then get in touch (details below). We are looking forward to hearing from you.
Editorial correspondence should be addressed to one of the following:
Dr Sarah Higgins
Information Management, Libraries and Archives
Ceredigion SY23 3FL
Department of Information Studies
UCL Foster Court
London WC1E 6BT
Dr Sarah-Joy Maddeaux
Essex Record Office
Books for review should be addressed to the Book Reviews Editor, Susan Healy, 42 Harold Road, Sutton, Surrey SM1 4HZ.