*Call for Papers: Journal of Archival Organization, Special Issue on Radio

From the federal to the state and local levels, recent years have witnessed
growing interest in radio preservation among archival organizations across
the United States. This issue of the *Journal of Archival Organization*
seeks to capture the present state and future of radio preservation,
documenting key issues, projects, strategies, and initiatives pursued by
contemporary archivists and preservation groups working within this rapidly
expanding area of archival practice. What possibilities do new archiving
technologies afford, and what new systems and workflows have developed
around them? What challenges or opportunities do current laws present for
effective preservation and access? What financial and administrative
obstacles do preservationists face, and what strategies have they pursued
in the face of these challenges? How have preservation workers sought to
expand traditional forms of radio content and diversify the digital record?
Who does the work of radio preservation, what measures are being taken to
prepare professionals and other relevant groups to perform these duties?

For consideration, please email inquiries and short proposals to guest
editor Shawn VanCour at [log in to unmask], no later than *October 31st*.

Contributions should consist of 15-20 page essays that position themselves
in relation to relevant scholarship and professional publications in
archival studies, library studies, critical data studies, digital
humanities, media studies, and other cognate fields. Articles selected for
inclusion must be submitted by January 13, 2020 and will be published in
the journal’s Spring 2020 issue.

Final submissions should conform to professional academic publishing
conventions and must clear the journal’s double-blind review process for
successful publication

Possible topics may include, but are not limited to:

   - Legal issues impacting preservation and access (changes in copyright
   law, strategies governing deposit agreements, repatriation issues, digital
   distribution methods)
   - Innovations in preservation methods (new technologies for digitization
   or storage of radio materials, new conservation strategies, designing new
   preservation workflows)
   - Metadata management (automated transcription technologies, competing
   content management systems, challenges and strategies of radio description)
   - Institutional factors (advocacy work for radio preservation within
   archival organizations, reevaluation of best practices, shifting
   institutional priorities)
   - Education and outreach (use of radio materials in the classroom,
   public screenings and community engagement, preservation training, advocacy
   for archival professionals and radio materials within collecting
   - Diversifying the digital record (activist archiving strategies,
   identifying relevant stakeholders, funding challenges)
   - Collaborative approaches (cross-sector preservation work within and
   across archiving institutions, collaborations with professionals in cognate
   fields, community-based strategies and participatory archiving,
   crowdsourcing initiatives)
   - Archiving born-digital content (platform-specific strategies and
   preservation issues, technological challenges and innovations, professional
   vs. nonprofessional productions)