Saturday, December 20, 2014

De Gruyter Saur / IFLA Research Paper Award 2015

De Gruyter Saur and IFLA Invite submissions of papers for the De Gruyter Saur / IFLA Research Paper Award 2015
This is an annual award for the best research paper on a topic of importance to publishing and access to information.
Deadline: 15 February 2015
Digital Libraries: Knowledge creation and sharing
 Goal: Advance research on Digital Libraries as environment facilitating collaboration, creation and sharing of knowledge
 Submissions are invited to focus on one of several of the following subthemes:

  *   Intersection of Digital Libraries and Digital Humanities
  *   Linked Open Data in Digital Libraries
  *   Open Data and re-use of data
  *   User participation and crowdsourcing
  *   Open Access
  *   Use of Digital Library in information practices
  *   The impact of Digital Libraries in user community and knowledge creation
  *   Data curation
  *   The role of Digital Libraries in sustaining access to information

The award is aimed at encouraging original research and publication by those relatively new to the profession. Those with no more than eight years of professional experience in library and information services are eligible.
 The award is an amount of EUR 1,000 (one thousand Euros)
 The selected paper must have been written no earlier than January 2014 and not yet to have been published. The paper's maximum length should be approx. 5,000 words and should be submitted in English.

The selection panel for the award comprises three members of the IFLA LibraryTheory and Research Section. All applicants will be required to sign a license for De Gruyter Saur to publish their submitted paper in one of De Grutyer Saur’s journals.
Both IFLA and De Gruyter Saur will announce and further publicize the award via their websites, relevant mailing lists, journals and newsletters, press conferences, news releases etc.
The recipient of the award will be announced at the IFLA President's Lunch during the IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Cape Town, South Africa in August 2015. If the recipient is attending this Congress s/he will also be invited to the President's Lunch.

 Papers must not have been published in any form (including online) at the time of application, and must not be under consideration by any other award or journal.
 The decisions of the jury are final.
 The publisher reserves the right to determine which journal the winning paper will be published in, and also reserves the right not to publish the winning paper.

Send submissions to: Anna Maria Tammaro, 
Anna Maria Tammaro, PhD
Chair IFLA Library Theory and Research Section

Opportunity to join the Library and Information Research (LIR) editorial team

Do you want to gain experience of open access publishing? Would you like to help to disseminate research by library and information practitioners and academics?
Closing date 
24th January
 The Editorial Team of Library and Information Research (LIR) would like to recruit three new Editorial Team members.
Library and Information Research is:
- published three times a year;
- the official journal of CILIP’s Library and Information Research Group (LIRG);
- prepared for publication online using ‘Open Journals Systems’ open access publishing software.

Applications are invited from people who will ideally be:
1. Willing to embrace the full variety of Editorial duties, including:
- reviewing submissions;
- communicating with authors and reviewers about articles;
- copy and layout editing;
- publishing journal issues.
2. From either a practitioner or an academic background, with an interest in the role of research in the library and information world.
3. Excellent communicators.

This role offers the opportunity to broaden skill sets, improve current awareness across a wide range of subject areas, extend your professional network and enhance your CV.

You will be working closely with a small group of Editorial Team colleagues, including a Lead Editor (Angharad Roberts) and a book reviews editor.
 Membership of the Editorial Team is a voluntary role, but reasonable expenses (e.g. travel costs to attend meetings) are covered by LIRG.

If you have any questions or would like any further information please contact Angharad Roberts.

Applications should be sent by e-mail to Angharad Roberts to arrive by midnight at the end of Saturday 24 January 2015. Applications should include a current CV and a statement of no more than 500 words outlining why you are interested in joining the Editorial Team, and what you believe you can bring to the role.
 It is anticipated that the new members of the Editorial Team will be appointed by 20 February 2015.

Many thanks,
 Angharad Roberts
Lead Editor
Library and Information Research