Guest editors, Cheryl Metoyer and Ann Doyle, invite contributions to an Indigenous Special Issue of Cataloging & Classification Quarterly. This special issue aims to engage an international and interdisciplinary dialogue about Indigenous approaches to cataloguing and classification. It includes theoretical and applied research that examines processes of representing and organizing documents or their resultant products in Indigenous contexts. It values practitioners’ perspectives and projects that envision new directions or inspire innovation drawing upon Indigenous methodologies and epistemologies. The concept of the catalog is broadly defined as a tool for organizing and facilitating access to various kinds of information at different levels of granularity – archival collection, song, image, monograph, multimedia et al – that draws upon multiple sources of metadata in social, political, and ethical contexts.
Call for Proposals: Contributions are welcomed on a range of topics. The list below is meant to be generative, and we encourage contributors to be creative in their interpretations of topics that fit the theme of representing, ordering, and accessing information in Indigenous contexts.
- Indigenous theoretical, conceptual and methodological approaches to representing, ordering, and accessing information;
- Indigenous and tribal libraries’ cataloguing and classification;
- Structural bases for organizing information in Indigenous contexts;
- Indigenous names, naming and authority control;
- Collaboration and partnerships (community/academy; tribal and non-tribal institutions);
- Indigenous information ethics/ ethics of Indigenous information;
- Cataloguing and classification for reconciliation;
- The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UN 2007) and bibliographic control;
- Development of iSchool education and curriculum for Indigenous cataloguing, classification, and knowledge organization;
- Indigenous research agendas in cataloging and classification.
Proposals in the form of abstracts (approximately 300 words excluding references) should be sent to the guest editors by February 15, 2014. Acceptance of a proposal does not guarantee publication. All manuscript submissions will be double-blind peer reviewed, and should be in the range of 5,000-8,000 words.
Guest Editors Cheryl Metoyer (Cherokee), University of Washington, is an Associate Professor and the Associate Dean for Research at the iSchool and Adjunct Associate Professor in American Indian Studies. Dr. Metoyer’s research interests include indigenous systems of knowledge with an emphasis on American Indian and Alaska Native tribal nations; information seeking behaviors in cultural communities; and ethics and leadership in cultural communities. Ann Doyle is the Head of the Xwi7xwa Library, the Aboriginal branch of the University of British Columbia Library. Dr. Doyle’s research interests focus on knowledge organization in Indigenous contexts, Indigenous education, and the interaction of knowledge domains.
- Abstract submissions (up to 300 words): February 15, 2014
- Notification of abstracts review (results): February 28, 2014
- Manuscript submission deadline: August 30, 2014
- Peer review completed: October 30, 2014
- Final manuscript revisions: January 15, 2015
- Planned publication date: Spring/summer 2015
The complete special issue becomes available approximately 3 months after all pieces of the issue are received by the publisher. The individual articles become available online (with DOI) as soon as they are completed (before the whole issue is out). Cataloging & Classification Quarterly “is respected as an international forum for discussion in all aspects of bibliographic organization. It presents a balance between theoretical and applied articles in the field of cataloging and classification, and considers the full spectrum of creation, content, management, and use and usability of both bibliographic records and catalogs. This includes the principles, functions, and techniques of descriptive cataloging; the wide range of methods of subject analysis and classification; provision of access for all formats of materials; and policies, planning, and issues connected to the effective use of bibliographic records in modern society.” … http://catalogingandclassificationquarterly.com
Instructions for Authors: “The journal deals with the historic setting as well as with the contemporary, and with theory and scholarly research as well as with practical applications. In a rapidly changing field, it seeks out and fosters new developments in the transition to new forms of bibliographic control and encourages the innovative and the nontraditional.” … http://catalogingandclassificationquarterly.com/instructions.html
Taylor & Francis’ Author Services – LIS Rights: “Copyright is retained by the author, who grants a license to Taylor & Francis to publish the version of Scholarly Record, but who remains copyright holder and is free to post versions of the Article – Author’s Original Manuscript (preprint) and Author’s Accepted Manuscript (postprint) – at any time, without embargo, with a link to the Version of Scholarly Record.” … (Definition of Terms. Paragraph 3) http://journalauthors.tandf.co.uk/preparation/lisrights.asp
Please direct proposal submissions and inquiries to the guest editors:
Cheryl Metoyer Ann Doyle
E: firstname.lastname@example.org E: email@example.com
Associate Dean for Research Head, Xwi7xwa Library
University of Washington, USA University of British Columbia, Canada