[greenstone-users] Call for Chapters

From colleen cool
DateSun Apr 3 02:37:51 2011
Subject [greenstone-users] Call for Chapters

Proposal Submission Deadline: April 16, 2011

Recent Developments in the Design, Construction and Evaluation of Digital

A book edited by Dr. Colleen Cool and Dr. Kwong Bor Ng

Queens College, City University of New York


Over the past two decades there has been an evolutionary change in the world
of libraries from mostly print based collections to today?s current
environment in which the phrase digital library is no longer new, but
rather, is synonymous with library itself. Scholars and practicing
librarians continually grapple with issues and challenges as the digital
library continues to evolve and change the library landscape. Chapters in
this volume will address recent developments in the design, construction and
evaluation of digital libraries in a variety of library environments.
Emphasis will be on practical strategies and lessons learned from real world
case studies. A context for understanding current trends will be created by
an introductory historical framework that discusses the evolution of digital
libraries and a unifying framework that looks at digital library users,
content and evaluation. Authors will include academics and practicing
professionals, with strong representation from the international community.


This volume will include the diverse writings of designers, content builders
and evaluation specialists in the digital libraries arena, in order that
scholars and practitioners have a unified and better understanding of this
multifaceted topic area. This work will inform both theory and practice,
with the following objectives:

? Presenting a critical analysis of the subject to assist
faculty and practicing librarians;

? Presenting case studies displaying innovation and
creative use of technology in libraries in and outside of the United States?

? Bringing to the attention of scholars and
practitioners the global perspectives on digital libraries represented in
these practical case studies;

? Synthesizing current approaches to the evaluation of
digital libraries, from both user and system oriented approaches;

Target Audience

The target audience of this book will be composed of professionals and
researchers working in the field of digital libraries and electronic
archives. Moreover, this book will provide faculty and graduate students in
LIS programs a thorough and comprehensive reference for teaching and
learning of the growing area of digital librarianship.

Recommended topics discussed in the case studies include, but are not
limited to, the following:

? Competing concepts of the digital library

? Essential components of a digital library

? Evaluation metrics and library services of digital

? Approaches to user-centered digital library design,
lessons learned and challenges ahead

? For whom are digital libraries being created, and for
what purpose?

? Digital libraries for Individuals, Communities and

? Digital collection building, collection development
policy and content management

? Techniques for creating collections

? Traditional and novel methods for evaluating digital
libraries from system-oriented and user-centric perspectives

? Library services in digital library environments

? Changes and future challenges in digital librarianship

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before April 21,
2011, a 2-3 page chapter proposal clearly explaining the objective and
concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors of accepted proposals will
be notified by June 1, 2011 about the status of their proposals and sent
chapter guidelines. Full chapters (7000+ words) are expected to be submitted
by Aug 16, 2011. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind
review basis. This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global,
publisher of the ?Information Science Reference?, as part of the book
series, Advances in Library Information Science (ALIS), edited by Mirela
Roncevic. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit

Proposals for chapters should be sent to both:

Colleen Cool: colleen.cool@gmail.com

Kwong bor Ng: kbng@qc.edu

Colleen Cool, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Graduate Advisor
Graduate School of Library & Information Studies
Queens College, City University of New York
Flushing, N.Y. 11367

Phone: 718 997-3790

email: ccool@qc.edu; colleen.cool@gmail.com
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