Society of California Archivists Newsletter (SCA Newsletter)

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&nbsp; <h2>Publication analysis</h2> <hr /> <h4>About the publication</h4> <strong>Title</strong>: <em>Society of California Archivists Newsletter (SCA Newsletter)</em> <strong>ISSN</strong>: 1931-5473[1. <em>SCA Newsletter, </em>Society of California Archivists (SCA), accessed March 18, 2018, <a href="http://calarchivists.org/Publications/SCANewsletter" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://calarchivists.org/Publications/SCANewsletter</a>] <strong>Website</strong>: <a href="http://calarchivists.org/publications/scanewsletter" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://calarchivists.org/publications/scanewsletter</a> <strong>Purpose, objective, or mission: </strong><i>SCA Newsletter</i> serves as the official voice of the Society of California Archivists (SCA), sharing news and events related to the archives community throughout California.[2. Society of California Archivists. (2016). <em>SCA Newsletter.</em> Retrieved from <a href="http://www.calarchivists.org/Publications/SCANewsletter" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://www.calarchivists.org/Publications/SCANewsletter</a>] The mission of SCA is “to support and develop the education of those who collect, care for, and provide access to the documentary heritage of California and adjoining areas and to encourage public interest in and public support for archival facilities in public and private institutions.”[3. Society of California Archivists. (2016). <em>SCA Newsletter.</em> Retrieved from http://www.calarchivists.org/About_SCA/Mission] <strong>Target audience:</strong> SCA members, and those in the archives community (professional archivists, manuscript curators, records managers, conservators, historians, librarians, genealogists, museum curators, students, and volunteers) in California.[4. Society of California Archivists. (2016). <em>About SCA. </em>Retrieved from <a href="http://www.calarchivists.org/About_SCA" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://www.calarchivists.org/About_SCA</a>] <strong>Publisher:</strong> Society of California Archivists (SCA).[5. ProQuest. (2016). SCA Newsletter. <i>Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory.</i> Retrieved from <a href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1440550599400/733360" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1440550599400/733360</a>] <strong>Peer reviewed?</strong> No.[6. ProQuest. (2016). SCA Newsletter. <i>Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory.</i> Retrieved from <a href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1440550599400/733360" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1440550599400/733360</a>] <strong>Type:</strong> LIS professional news. <strong>Medium:</strong> Online.[7. ProQuest. (2016). SCA Newsletter. <i>Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory.</i> Retrieved from <a href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1440550599400/733360" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1440550599400/733360</a>] <strong>Content: </strong>Information and news for professionals and archival institutions in California. The newsletter typically features collection and exhibition spotlights, digital projects, reports of SCA Board actions and meetings, and announcements of seminars, workshops, and other regional events of interest.[8.Society of California Archivists. (2016). <em>SCA Newsletter.</em> Retrieved from <a href="http://www.calarchivists.org/Publications/SCANewsletter" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://www.calarchivists.org/Publications/SCANewsletter</a>] <strong>Frequency of publication:</strong> Quarterly: January, April, July, October.[9.Society of California Archivists. (2016). <em>SCA Newsletter.</em> Retrieved from <a href="http://www.calarchivists.org/Publications/SCANewsletter" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://www.calarchivists.org/Publications/SCANewsletter</a>] <h4>About the publication's submission guidelines</h4> <strong>Location of submission guidelines:</strong> <a href="http://www.calarchivists.org/Publications/SCANewsletter" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://www.calarchivists.org/Publications/SCANewsletter</a> <strong>Types of contributions accepted:</strong> Per an email from the newsletter editors, submissions on any topic of interest to the California archives community are welcome, including articles on newly processed collections, new acquisitions, digitization projects, upcoming events, exhibit openings, short book reviews, and other announcements from repositories throughout California.[10. Society of California Archivists. (2016). <em>SCA Newsletter.</em> Retrieved from <a href="http://www.calarchivists.org/Publications/SCANewsletter" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://www.calarchivists.org/Publications/SCANewsletter</a>] <strong>Submission and review process: </strong>Articles for consideration should be submitted via email attachment to newsletter@calarchivists.org. Include your repository name, location, and contact information. Images intended for publication should be submitted in a high-resolution format.[11. Society of California Archivists. (2016). <em>SCA Newsletter.</em> Retrieved from <a href="http://www.calarchivists.org/Publications/SCANewsletter" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://www.calarchivists.org/Publications/SCANewsletter</a>] <strong>Editorial tone: </strong>The tone is informational, professional, and accessible to a diverse range of readers in the library, archives, and museums (LAM) community. <strong>Style guide used:</strong> No style guide specified. <h4>Conclusion: Evaluation of publication's potential for LIS authors</h4> The newsletter seeks profiles of archival activities and accomplishments. A call for submissions suggested articles related to newly processed collections, new acquisitions, how an institution responded to budget challenges, grants received, ongoing projects, and short reviews of books of potential interest to archivists. A survey of past issues shows that contributors range from LAM managers and directors, to library assistants and students. There are no guidelines stating that contributors should be members of SCA.[12. Society of California Archivists. (2016). <em>SCA Newsletter.</em> Retrieved from <a href="http://www.calarchivists.org/Publications/SCANewsletter" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://www.calarchivists.org/Publications/SCANewsletter</a>] &nbsp; <h2>Audience analysis</h2> <hr /> <h4>About the publication's readers</h4> <strong>Publication circulation:</strong> The Society of California Archivists has approximately 450 members[13. Society of American Archivists. (2016). <em>Society of California Archivists.</em> Retrieved from <a href="http://www2.archivists.org/assoc-orgs/society-of-california-archivists" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://www2.archivists.org/assoc-orgs/society-of-california-archivists</a>]; however, the newsletter is open access, with back issues available online. <strong>Audience location and language or cultural considerations: </strong>The publication focuses archival activities throughout the state of California and is written in English. <strong>Reader characteristics: </strong>SCA members include archivists, manuscript curators, records managers, conservators, historians, librarians, genealogists, museum curators, students, and volunteers. Members are affiliated with colleges and universities; federal, state and local government archives and records centers; historical societies; museums; libraries; corporations; educational, religious, and medical institutions; and private collections in California.[14. Society of California Archivists. (2016). <em>About SCA. </em>Retrieved from <a href="http://www.calarchivists.org/About_SCA" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://www.calarchivists.org/About_SCA</a>] <strong>Knowledge of LIS subject matter: </strong>Readers have a strong awareness of archival collections, issues, and practices. However, articles may appeal to readers in the LIS community who may not have specific knowledge of archives. <h4>Conclusion: Analysis of reader characteristics and their potential impact on authors</h4> Readers are likely involved with repositories and cultural institutions in California, and have an interest in issues and developments relating to the archives community. Articles are informative, reporting on events and local professional organizations, and sharing practical guidance for professionals and students. Most readers will be well-informed of archival practices; however, the tone of the newsletter is accessible and nonacademic. <strong>Last updated:</strong> May 14, 2016 <hr /> <h4>References</h4>
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