The next issue of Comma (2018:1-2) is a bumper special issue focusing on the work and impact of archivists and archives in university and research institutes
The seventeen articles (twelve in English and five in Spanish) originate from the 2018 ICA-SUV/Conferencia de Archiveros de las Universidades Españolas [Conference of Spanish University Archivists] conference, "What value do historical records in University Archives add to Universities?" They are arranged here under four main themes : the Identity of university archives, the Pace of archives in the university community, the Management of archival records, and the Dissemination of the university archival heritage .
The special issue editors, Miguel Ángel Jaramillo Guerreira and Caroline Brown, identify ideas about “identity” as the common thread which runs throughout the issue. How archivists conceive their own identity, and that of the archives themselves, is evident in articles which discuss the changing roles of archive services within the institutions and their wider communities, or the roles which archivists themselves play, notably that of the archivist-activist.