Call for Papers: “Amplifying GLAM Collections: Scalable and Inclusive Data Practices”

1 July 2024

Cultural heritage practitioners such as librarians, archivists, curators, and data stewards as well as researchers, scholars, and practitioners collaborating with them, are invited to contribute to a Special Collection of the Journal of Open Humanities Data (JOHD) that focuses on GLAM collections as data. DANS Research Data Management Specialist, Deborah Thorpe, is a guest editor for this special collection.

This is the first Collection by GLAM and for GLAM workers for JOHD and, to the best of our knowledge, for any other humanities data journal. The editors encourage both research and data paper submissions about data derived from cultural heritage collections with potential reuse value for other cultural heritage organisations or researchers.

This Special Collection aims to showcase innovative approaches and practical solutions to support information professionals in GLAM institutions of any size in enhancing the organisation and accessibility of their collections as data. The goal is for the papers of this Collection to empower GLAM institutions with the tools, methodologies, and knowledge necessary to navigate the digital landscape effectively. In the current digital landscape, it becomes imperative to ensure that the entire spectrum of institutions, regardless of size, can actively contribute to and benefit from scalable data curation practices, thus contributing to a more inclusive information landscape.

Submission deadline: 1 August 2024 (abstracts due) 4 November 2024 (full papers due, upon abstract acceptance).

More information can be found on the JOHD website.


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Deborah Thorpe Ph.D.

Research Data Management Specialist