[ 24. März 2012 ]

CALL – Preservation of digital cultural artifacts – 15 April 2012

Von: Guillaume Boutard
Datum: 24. März 2012 19:05:02 MEZ
Betreff: Preservation of digital cultural artifacts – 15 April 2012

Call for Submission to the journal
Les Cahiers du Numérique (http://lcn.revuesonline.com)
Special issue on the Preservation of digital cultural artifacts
Submission deadline : 15/04/2012

Theme : Information and Communication Science and Technology

Objective : This special issue of Les Cahiers du Numérique questions
the relationship between digital objects and artistic creation
processes, and raises the issue of sustainability of artistic works
involving technological components. This relationship requires to re-
conceptualize technological tools as well as social and artistic
practices, in order to aim at the preservation of digital cultural
artifacts for re-production and re-performance.

This special issue seeks to shape the future direction for research in
France and worldwide, on the following research questions:

Which are the relevant preservation strategies for the repertoire of
works involving technological components, and especially digital
components? Which relationships may be established between
technologies and artistic creation processes? How to document and
archive interactions between various actors of the creative process
(artists, technical assistants, technological tools, etc.)? How can
knowledge be captured and transmitted for re-production purposes?
Which methodological and epistemological links can be established
between information science and other fields of research (e.g.
sociology of science, music research, museum studies, etc.) in order
to address these issues in various artistic contexts?

The goal of this special issue is to shed light on various aspects of
the preservation of digital cultural artifacts. Submissions may
address theoretical considerations as well as case studies on artistic
practices with a focus on the usage of technological means,
documentation and archival methodologies. This call primarily targets
the information science community, but we also invite
interdisciplinary approaches spanning various research fields in
humanities and social sciences as well as engineering and natural
sciences. Submissions by practitioners in terms of know-how
transmission are also welcome.

In this issue we will consider the following themes (non-exhaustive

Preservation strategies
Digital data archival
Documentation methodology for individual as well as collective
artistic practices
The digital record lifecycle

Scientific Committee

Bruno Bachimont (Université de Technologie de Compiègne & Institut
National de l’Audiovisuel, France)
Guillaume Boutard (Université McGill & Center for Interdisciplinary
Research on Music Media and Technology, Canada)
Sophie Chauvin (Université Charles de Gaulle – Lille 3, France)
Benoit Epron (Université de Lyon & Ecole Nationale Supérieure des
Sciences de l’Information et des Bilbliothèques, France)
Catherine Guastavino (Université McGill & Center for Interdisciplinary
Research on Music Media and Technology, Canada)
André Habib (Université de Montréal, Canada)
James Turner (Université de Montréal, Canada)
Vivian Van Saaze (Maastricht University, Netherlands)
Megan Winget (University of Texas at Austin, United States)


Submission date : 15/04/2012
Feedback to authors : 01/08/2012
Final submission date : 01/10/2012
Submission to the editor : 01/11/2012
Publication of the special issue : decembre 2012

Guidelines for authors

Submissions are to be sent to Catherine Guastavino and Guillaume
Boutard (contact information below). They should follow the style of
the journal, available at

http://lcn.revuesonline.com (or by request at: lcn@lavoisier.fr)
Papers should be no longer than 20-30 pages. Papers in English are
Submissions may be sent as PDF
Final submissions should be sent as Word files

Catherine Guastavino, Guillaume Boutard
Université McGill, Montréal, Qc, Canada