Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Call for papers Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Electronic Reserve

The peer-reviewed Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Electronic Reserve provides a forum for the presentation of pure and applied research results, innovative services and service enhancements, discussion of best practices and review of literature regarding all aspects of library resource sharing, document delivery and reserves services. In addition to traditional resource sharing topics of interlibrary loan and electronic reserves, the journal encourages submission of scholarly papers regarding:
  • New models and emerging technologies for resource sharing
  • Cooperative training ventures and collection development
  • Shared storage facilities
  • Document delivery
  • Shared virtual library services and digitization projects
  • Networks and cooperatives
  • Copyright and permissions issues in Interlibrary loan and electronic reserves
  • ILL of specialized library materials such as music and media
  • Consortial training and continuing education
  • Other multi-library collaborative efforts
Submissions should be around 3000-6000 words for peer-reviewed articles and 1000-4000 for the non-peer-review "Reports from the Field" column; Letters to the Editor and Book Reviews have no word count requirement.  Please visit the journal's webpage for more information and complete submission guidelines 

Call for Proposals - scholarly communication, publishing, resource acquisition, management and discovery

NASIG 32nd Annual Conference

Racing to the CrossroadsJune 8 to 11, 2017Indianapolis

Publishers, vendors, librarians, and others in the fields of electronic resources and serials are encouraged to submit proposals relating to scholarly communication, publishing, resource acquisition, management, and discovery. Proposals based on emerging trends, case studies, and descriptive and experimental research findings are encouraged.  Proposals reflecting the conference theme will be especially valued.
This Call for Proposals will close on December 13, 2016.

As we have in recent years, the PPC specifically welcomes programs focusing on the Core Competencies that the NASIG Core Competency Task Force developed for Electronic Resources Librarians.
Program topics inspired by the Core Competencies include:
●      Electronic resource life cycle and management
●      Collection analysis and development
●      Standards and systems of cataloging and classification, metadata, and indexing
●      Technology and providing access to electronic resources
●      Licensing and legal framework
●      Standards, initiatives, and best practices
●      Scholarly communication
●      Life cycle of print serials
●      Workflow of print resources
●      Effective communication with those within and without the library community
●      Supervision and management of staff in electronic and print serials departments
●      Personal qualities of electronic and/or print serials resources librarians
●      Management of projects related to electronic and/or print resources

Leigh Ann DePope
Publicist, NASIG, Inc.