New Title and Scope
Information & Culture: A Journal of History (formerly Libraries & the Cultural Record) will begin with volume 47, number 1, the journal's first issue of 2012. The title change reflects an expansion of the journal's scope enacted by Editor William Aspray, who took on the editorial duties in April 2011. The journal honors its (45+ year) heritage by continuing to publish in the areas of library, archival, museum, conservation, and information science history. However, the journal's scope has been broadened significantly beyond these areas to include the historical study of any topic that would fall under the purview of any of the modern interdisciplinary schools of information, such as the school in which the journal is edited, the School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin.
As a reflection of this expansion of scope, the journal's new website launched on January 20, 2012, with an updated contact email address at firstname.lastname@example.org. Submissions and expressions of interest in the journal should be directed to this address and Managing Editor Heather Graham.
New Books Available For Review
There are two new titles available for review, "Reading Up," by Amy L. Blair; and "Reading Communities," edited by DeNel Rehberg Sedo. Find out more on our Book Reviews page. Guidelines for reviewers are available here.
ICHORA: Call for Papers
The call for papers for the Sixth International Conference on the History of Records and Archives is now available on the ICHORA 6 website. The ICHORA 6 website will serve as the central location for information about the conference, including registration deadlines, program, and accommodation. The conference is being held August 2-4, 2012 in Austin, Texas.
L&CR Appoints Jane Gruning as 2011-12 Editorial Fellow
Libraries & the Cultural Record is pleased to announce the appointment of UT iSchool PhD student Jane Gruning to the journal's Editorial Fellow position for the 2011-12 school year. Jane is studying digital archives and long-term digital preservation at the school. Read more about Jane on our Editorial Staff page.
Journal Updates and Information News on L&CR Facebook Page
In recent months, the L&CR Facebook page has become a central location for interactions between subscribers, scholars, board members, staff, volunteers, students, and many others looking for journal updates and the latest news in the information community. Become a friend of the journal using the link on this page to receive updates about books available for review, what's in the next issue, calls for papers, changes to submission guidelines, and many more important items!
Six new book reviews available online
Libraries & the Cultural Record has published six new book reviews on our new book reviews page. Read reviews of books that explore topics from public libraries in Ontario to an "examination of the scholar's encounter with the archives," to libraries in the ancient world and writing in the Graeco-Roman East, and much more.
L&CR now publishing book reviews online
On May 16, 2011, Libraries & the Cultural Record began publishing its book reviews on the journal's website. The reviews are being made freely available to all readers in order to promote collegial information exchange and scholarship. Libraries & the Cultural Record's Board of Advisory Editors approved the move of book reviews from the print journal to the website so that reviews might be more timely and a greater number of pages in the print journal allotted to original scholarly work. [More...]
Libraries & the Cultural Record
William Aspray, Editor
School of Information, The University of Texas at Austin