Inaugural Call for Papers - Spring 2016
KULA: Knowledge Creation, Dissemination, and Preservation Studies is a new peer-reviewed, open access journal, meant to encourage the formation of a multi-disciplinary community of scholars studying human knowledge processes through the ages, concerned to understand their role in the full sweep of human civilizations, and to project them into the future from both humanistic and technological perspectives. KULA has no author publication charges and articles will be published on a continuous basis.
KULA derives its name from the Sanskrit word meaning “community.” Kula is also a reference to the Pacific Rim Terrane called the “Kula Plate” from which Vancouver Island, Canada was formed millions of years ago and is where KULA is based at the University Libraries of the University of Victoria.
KULA will publish articles related to the past, present, and future of Citizen Science; Cultural Heritage; Cultural Heritage Informatics; Culture of Researchers; Data Sharing; Digital Archaeology; Digital Asset Management; Digital Curation; Digital Humanities; Digital Infrastructure; Digital Libraries; Digital Methods; Digital Preservation/ Curation; Digital Repositories; Digital Scholarship; Digitization; Emulation; Humanities Computing; Inclusive Design; Information Systems; Institutional and Policy Design; Knowledge & Research Infrastructures; Knowledge for Development; Knowledge Infrastructure; Knowledge Representation and Reasoning; Linked Data; Literary Studies; Media Studies; Multi-Institutional Collaboration; Open Access; Open Access Publishing; Open Scholarship; Open Science; Open Social Scholarship; Peer-Review Systems; Professionalization; Publishing Technologies; Research Assessment; Research Data Management; Research Libraries; Scholarly Communication; Scholarly Editing; Search and Discovery; Semantic Extraction; Social Exclusion; Social Knowledge; Sustainability Models; System Analysis and Design.
KULA has a distinguished editorial board of International scholars and senior librarians:
- Jonathan Bengtson, (Editor-in-Chief) University Librarian, University of Victoria, Canada
- Susan Brown, Professor of English and Canada Research Chair in Collaborative Digital Scholarship, University of Guelph and Visiting Professor in English and Humanities Computing, University of Alberta, Canada
- Leslie Chan, Associate Director, Centre for Critical Development Studies, University of Toronto, Canada
- Chad Gaffield, Distinguished University Professor of History and University Research Chair in Digital Scholarship, University of Ottawa, Canada
- Lisa Goddard, Associate University Librarian, Digital Scholarship & Strategy, University of Victoria, Canada
- Charles Henry, President, Council on Library and Information Resources, USA
- Cameron Neylon, Professor of Research Communications, Centre for Culture and Technology, Curtin University, Perth, Australia
- Bethany Nowviskie, Director of the Digital Library Federation at CLIR and Research Associate Professor of Digital Humanities, University of Virginia, USA
- Daniel Powell, Early Stage Researcher and Marie Skłowdowska-Curie Fellow in the Digital Scholarly Editions Initial Training Network, Department of Digital Humanities, King’s College London, UK
- Seamus Ross, Professor in Faculty of Information & Interim Director of the McLuhan Centre for Culture and Technology, University of Toronto, Canada, and Professor University of Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom.
- Susan Schriebman, Professor of Digital Humanities, Maynooth University, Ireland
- Kathleen Shearer, Executive Director, Confederation of Open Access Repositories, Gottingen, Germany and Consultant, Canadian Association of Research Libraries and Association of Research Libraries
- Ray Siemens, Distinguished Professor, English and Computer Science, University of Victoria, Canada
- Sally Wyatt, Programme Leader, e-Humanities Group, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences and Professor of Digital Cultures in Development, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
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Posted on 21 Apr 2016