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KULA: Knowledge Creation, Dissemination, and Preservation Studies invites proposals for its Special Issue on Metadata, Knowledge, and Open Knowledge Projects

We encourage submissions on a wide range of work, projects, and ideas in relation to metadata and knowledge including, but not limited to, the following:

  *   How metadata functions as knowledge and/or creates meaning
  *   The use of linked open data to facilitate the interaction between metadata and bodies of knowledge
  *   Critiques of metadata and what is "knowable"
  *   The role of metadata and open knowledge in addressing, or not addressing, issues of under- and misrepresentation of traditionally marginalized groups and knowledge
  *   The role of metadata and open knowledge projects in addressing human rights issues and inequality
  *   The creation of tools and technologies that allow metadata and open knowledge platform data to interact and flow into one another
  *   Open knowledge projects that re-purpose metadata created elsewhere
  *   Cultural heritage organization (libraries, archives, galleries, and museums) and academic projects that contribute to or leverage open knowledge platforms such as Wikidata
  *   Reports of practical and technical elements of the contribution and reception of open and community-contributed knowledge in cultural heritage organization and academic project metadata

We are seeking contributions in diverse formats: short- to medium-length scholarly articles; project or technical reports; and creative (visual and/or audio) representations of projects or ongoing work. Please submit abstracts of 300-500 words through the journal's website by January 31, 2021. Based on these abstracts, we will then invite authors to submit full pieces for editorial consideration and, if applicable, peer review.

For more information please see the KULA website:

KULA is an open-access journal requiring no author publication charges (APCs). Authors retain full copyright to their works, which will be published under a Creative Commons license.

Stacy Allison-Cassin, PhD, Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto
Dean Seeman, Head, Metadata, University of Victoria Libraries


Dean Seeman
Head, Metadata
University of Victoria Libraries
McPherson Library Room 244

PO Box 1800 STN CSC
Victoria BC  V8W 3H5

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