Friday, 19 July 2013

Records Management Journal - Special issue call for papers

*Posted on behalf of Gobinda Chowdhury *
‘Big data, open data, open source: Information and records management opportunities and challenges’
Records Management Journal - Special issue call for papers
Guest Editor: Anne Thurston, International Director, IRMT (Information & Records Management Trust)
The Records Management Journal invites submissions for a special issue focused on the opportunities and challenges of managing big data and open data. We welcome contributions about, but not limited to, the following themes:
·         The application of records management and archival theory to data management
·         Professional roles and skills: records manager, information manager, archivist, data scientist, data/information analyst
·         Systems design and infrastructure
·         Technologies and tools for access, analysis, use and re-use
·         Open source formats and approaches
·         Planning, management, resourcing
·         Context/ metadata capture
·         Data integrity / traceability to reliable sources
·         Data and accountability
·         Retention and preservation
·         User and organisational needs
·         Relationship of records, data and statistics
·         Legislative liability, rights, ownership and ethics
·         Data use and re-use for innovation, enterprise, economic growth and cultural development
We are interested in different disciplinary perspectives from researchers, academics and practitioners. Submissions can be viewpoints, critical reviews, research, case studies or conceptual/philosophical papers.
Submission Deadlines
·         Extended abstracts (more info below): 9th September 2013
·         Abstracts accepted and authors notified: 20th September 2013
·         Full paper submitted: 19 January 2014
·         Review, revision and final acceptance: May 2014
Publication expected in August 2014
Submission Process
Extended abstracts should be a 500 word version of the Records Management Journal’s structured abstract, using the headings described in the author guidelines ( Under the design/methodology/approach heading, please include the following as appropriate to the type of paper:
·         What is the approach to the topic if it is a theoretical or conceptual paper? Briefly outline existing knowledge and the value added by the paper compared to that.
·         What is the main research question and/or aim if it a research paper? What is the research strategy and the main method(s) used?
·         If the paper is a case study outline its scope and nature and the method of deriving conclusions.
Please send your extended abstract to the Journal Editor:
Full papers (for accepted abstracts) should be 3000-8000 words (excluding references) and should be prepared using the RMJ guidelines which can be read here: Papers will be reviewed following the journal’s standard double-blind peer review process.
The Journal Editor is also happy to receive informal enquiries.
Julie McLeod
Editor, Records Management Journal
Julie McLeod (Prof)| Professor in  Records Management| Fellow of the IRMS
Information Sciences, Faculty of Engineering & Environment | Northumbria University, Room 043 Pandon Building, Camden Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 1XE, UK|
t: +44 191 227 3764 | e:

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