• Deadline for submissions is June 27th, 2022
  • Final manuscripts deadline is Sept. 30th, 2022

This special themed issue entitled: Indigenous Knowledge and Data in Ethical Information Management of The Serials Librarian is edited by members of the Indigenous Matters Section of the International Federation of Library Associations. The Editors are seeking proposals for submissions relating information resource management and Indigenous Peoples’ knowledge and data.

There is a growing awareness of the need for ethical and responsible handling of Indigenous knowledges and data. The emergence of the CARE Principles of Indigenous Data Governance, the Traditional Knowledge (TK) Labels, and other protocols and frameworks point to the development of means and mechanisms for ethical data management within institutional and other contexts. It is also necessary to recognize that many Indigenous cultural centres, libraries, and archives have deep experience and expertise in connecting local communities and appropriate information management. However, as awareness and tools grow, there is an increased need for documentation of case studies, practices, and recommendations concerning Indigenous knowledges, data and cultural materials. This special issue is intended to be a place to share information about the intersections of Indigenous related materials and data and practice. Theoretical proposals are also welcome.

This issue seeks proposals for articles on wide range of topics, including:

  • Indigenous and Traditional Knowledge and protocols
  • Continuing resources such as community newspapers, newsletters, magazines, and periodicals
  • Contemporary expressions of serial publications such as podcasts
  • Indigenous data sovereignty and ethical data management
  • Indigenous health and data in the context of information management
  • Indigenous languages in the context of repositories, databases, or publishing
  • Digital publishing and Indigenous data
  • Indigenous data, surveillance, and discrimination
  • Indigenous knowledge or data and databases
  • Ethical Access to Indigenous Knowledge and Data
  • Other topics related to the theme

Submissions can take the form of research articles, but we are also interested in:

  • Case studies
  • Interviews
  • Reports
  • Book Reviews
  • Columns
  • Surveys
  • Systematic reviews

Proposals should be 500-750 words not including citations. Proposals should be submitted via this form: Click here

Editors (In alphabetical order):

  • Dr. Stacy Allison-Cassin, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto
  • Rebecca Bateman, National Library of Australia
  • Dr. Collence Takaingenhano Chisita, Durban University of Technology, South Africa
  • Dr. Raj Kumar Bhardwaj, St. Stephen’s College, University of Delhi