Bethany Anderson, an assistant professor, and Natural and Applied Sciences Archivist with the University Archives at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign was one of the two individuals named as the next Editors-In-Chief of Comma: International Journal on Archives by the International Council on Archives. The Editors-In-Chief of Comma are individuals responsible for managing Comma, a globally distributed multilingual archival journal.
The search for the next Editors-In-Chief is described to be an extensive and lengthy process led by the Editorial Board. Amidst a strong pool of candidates from across the globe, Bethany Anderson’s work as an archivist has made her a notable individual. With published work in Archivaria, American Archivist, and the Journal of Open Humanities Data, and the co-founder of the ICA Section’s Committee on the Archives of Science and Technology on the University and Research Institution Archive, Anderson’s experience led to her gaining the title as the next Editor-In-Chief of Comma.
Commenting on this new position, Anderson states, “I am honored and excited to serve as Editor-In-Chief of Comma with my colleague Frans Smit. As the International Council on Archives’ journal, Comma plays a vital role in fostering dialogue and the sharing of ideas in the global archival community. I look forward to amplifying and supporting new and seasoned authors across the world.”
More information about Bethany Anderson and her accomplishment can be found on New Editors-in-Chief of Comma.