Call for Chapters: New Directions in Information Organization

Call for Chapters: New Directions in Information Organization

Publisher: Emerald Library and Information Science Book Series
Book Editors: Dr. Jung-ran Park, Assistant Professor, The iSchool at Drexel, College of Information Science and Technology, Drexel University, USA & Dr. Lynne C. Howarth, Professor and Associate Dean, Research, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto, Canada
Proposal Submission Deadline: April 30, 2011
Accepted Full Chapters Due: December 15, 2011 

INTRODUCTION

New information standards and digital library technologies are being developed at a rapid pace as diverse communities of practice seek new ways to organize massive quantities of digital resources. Today’s environment creates an increased demand for new perspectives, methods and tools for research and practice in information organization. New Directions in Information Organization, co-edited by Drs. Jung-ran Park and Lynne Howarth, seeks to provide a better understanding of future directions, leading edge theories, and models for research and practice in information organization. This book also seeks to provide readers with the current state of the digital information revolution with associated opportunities and challenges to information organization.

Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following: new generation library catalogs, Resource Description and Access (RDA), classification systems and/or theory, metadata standards and/or applications, semi-automatic metadata generation and management, Semantic Web, linked data, social tagging, markup language (e.g., XML), Web 2.0 modules and social networking in relation to information organization and user access, information architecture, and open access.

SUBMISSION PROCEDURE

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit a 1-2 page chapter proposal by April 30, 2011 detailing the background and structure of the proposed chapter. Authors will be notified in short order as to the status of their proposal. Full chapters (7500-9000 words) are expected to be submitted by December 15, 2011. All submitted manuscripts will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Final revised manuscripts are due on May 1, 2012.

INQUIRIES AND SUBMISSIONS can be forwarded electronically to the book editors:

Dr. Jung-ran Park – jung-ran.park@ischool.drexel.edu 

Dr. Lynne C. Howarth -lynne.howarth@utoronto.ca

(h/t: a library writer’s blog)


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