Call for abstracts: Climate change themed issue – Records Management Journal (late 2021)

The Records Management Journal invites submissions for a themed issue focused on the pathways and challenges of climate change called ‘Records management in the Anthropocene: pathways and challenges presented by climate change’. They welcome contributions about, but not limited to, the following themes:

  • climate change and its (potential) impact on records management policy, principles and main dimensions
  • records management actors, components and advanced tools in relation to climate change
  • risk management approaches, standards, methods and tools to address records management’s contribution to and mitigation of climate change
  • records and information assets value and valorization (records economics/infonomics)
  • records management’s increasing reliance on fragile infrastructures
  • legal liability, rights, ownership and ethics in the Anthropocene
  • professional responsibilities, roles and skills in the Anthropocene
  • rapid technological change/challenges in the Anthropocene, including dealing with consequences of related events or practices such as pandemics and fossil-fuel use
  • challenging aspects of climate and climate change outcomes on long-term (rather than permanent) preservation, including on emulation and migration models
  • climate change resilience maturity models and records: relevant initiatives and case studies.

They are interested in different disciplinary perspectives from researchers, academics and practitioners. Submissions can be viewpoints, critical reviews, research, case studies or conceptual/philosophical papers.

RMJ Editor: Sarah R. Demb, Harvard University Archives
With Guest Co-editor: Eira Tansey, University of Cincinnati Libraries

Submission Deadlines:

  • Extended abstracts (more info below): 18 June 2020
  • Abstracts accepted and authors notified no later than:  30 July 2020
  • Full paper submitted: 24 September 2020
  • Review, revision and final acceptance: 31 January 2020

The Records Management Journal applies article-level publication so within approximately a month of acceptance the article will be available online.

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