Monday, October 19, 2009

Call for book chapters

Acess to Knowledge (A2K) Call for Chapters
This is a call for chapters for the book: Access to Knowledge (A2K), a volume of case studies and academic papers to be published by K.G. Saur / IFLA. The main focus of the book is the Ellen Tise Presidential theme "Libraries Driving Access to Knowledge", to provide insights into current and prospective access to knowledge being deployed in libraries services or researched on - technology, processes and compliance with users needs. The chapters will be aggregated in five Sections:

- User-oriented A2K actions
- A2K Advocacy
- Partnership in A2K
- Libraries as space and place in A2K
- Libraries and Lifelong Learning
- Other theme approaches in A2K

The book aims to provide relevant theoretical frameworks, latest empirical research findings, and practitioners' best practices in the area.

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before December 31, 2009, a two to three page manuscript proposal (500 - 750 words) clearly explaining the mission and concerns of the proposed chapter. The abstract should follow the Emerald format for structured abstracts; see http://info.emeraldinsight.com/authors/guides/abstracts.htm for details. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by February 28, 2010 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter organizational guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by June 30, 2010. All submitted chapters will be reviewed by at least three reviewers on a blind review basis.

Please e-mail all inquiries and proposal submissions to A2K@ifla.org. Ellen Tise Editorial Committee:
Jesús Lau (México) jlau@uv.mx
Anna Maria Tammaro (Italy) annamaria.tammaro@unipr.it
Theo Bothma (South Africa) theo.bothma@up.ac.za