Friday, May 29, 2009

Call for papers

Call for Papers: Journal of Library Innovation
The following is courtesy from the ili-l listserv:

Call for Papers:

The Journal of Library Innovation is seeking submissions for publication for its inaugural issue in January 2010. Deadline October 1st 2009
The Journal of Library Innovation, one of the first journals devoted explicitly to innovation and creativity in libraries, is a peer reviewed, electronic journal published by the Western New York Library Resources Council. Its mission is to disseminate research and information on innovative practice in libraries of all types.
Innovation in libraries can include, but is not limited to the following:

•The discovery of unmet user needs.
•The introduction of new services or the retooling of traditional services resulting in a better user experience.
•Creative collaboration between libraries, or between libraries and other types of institutions, resulting in demonstrable improvements in service to users.
•Implementing new technologies to improve and extend library service to meet user needs.
•Explorations of the future of libraries.
•Pilot testing unconventional ideas and services.
•Redefining the roles of library staff to better serve users.•Developing processes that encourage organizational innovation.
•Reaching out to and engaging library users and non-users in new and creative ways.
•Creative library instruction and patron programming.
•Finding new ways to make library collections or library facilities more useful.
The Journal of Library Innovation publishes original research, literature reviews, commentaries, case studies, reports on innovative practices, and book, conference and product reviews.
The journal also welcomes provocative essays that will stimulate thought on the current and future role of libraries in an Internet Age.

For more information and submission guidelines visit or contact Pamela Jones, the Managing Editor, at

call for chapters

Posted on behalf of Sigfrid Kelsey

We are seeking chapter proposals for a new edited collection on
corporate libraries. This book will be an edited collection of
chapters describing best practices in a variety of corporate libraries
worldwide, providing both a foundation of knowledge for scholars in
library and information science areas and information and ideas for
practicing corporate librarians. The editors have obtained an interest
from the publisher, and a contract is pending a list of potential
chapters and contributors. Please submit a proposal of 250 words, or a full chapter,for consideration.
Topics may include, but are not limited to:
Planning a Corporate Library, including chapters on topics such as
design, architecture, and facility planning, budget and staffing, long
range planning, technology planning, hiring, recruiting, and training
for a new library.
Collaborations, including chapters on interlibrary lending and
borrowing, joint libraries, consortia and other types of
collaborations and organizations.
Technology, including chapters on best practices, discussions of the
use of technology, and the scope of a corporate librarian’s job such
as what technological support they offer, web sites and internet
databases in relations to corporate librarianship, electronic
Staffing, including human resources, continuing education,
professional networking, core competencies, management, routines
Communications, including articles regarding communications; for
example, with satellite offices, with overseas branches,
interdepartmental, computer mediated communication, and more.
Knowledge Management/ Organization, including topics covering how
Corporate Libraries manage data and knowledge and organize it, and
share it.
Special Issues This section will include articles about any special
issues pertaining to Corporate Librarianship, such as current
challenges, copyright and other legal topics, especially those that
are unique to corporate librarianship.
Please send chapters or chapter proposals by July 28, 2009, through email to:

Sigrid Kelsey and Jorie Porter, editors

Friday, May 22, 2009


Writing for Academic Publication Bibliography

Bayley L, Eldredge J. The structured abstract: an essential tool for researchers. Hypothesis 2003 Spring; 17 (1): 1, 11-13
Brown, R. (1994/1995) Write right first time, Literati Newsline, Special Issue, pp. 1-8
Brown, S. et. Al (1999) Getting Published IN Phil Race (ed.) 2000 Tips for Lecturers, Abingdon: Routledge, pp. 221-261.
Carter, David V. (2006) Becoming an Author: advice for Academics and Other Professionals. Maidenhead: Open University Press.
Day, Abby (2007) How to Get Research Published in Journals. Burlington, VT.: Ashgate.
Fallon, Helen (2009) The Academic Writing Toolkit: Writing for Professional and Peer-reviewed Journals, SCONUL Focus, Vol. 45, pp. 66-71
Henson, Kenneth T. (2005) Writing for Publication: Road to Academic Advancement
Kitchen, Rob (2005) The Academic’s Guide to Publishing. London:Sage
Maimon, Elaine P.(2007) A Writer’s Resource: A Handbook for Writing and Research. 2nd ed. McGraw-Hill.
Murray, R. (2005) Writing for Academic Journals. Maidenhead: Open University Press.
Murray, Rowena (2006) Writing Articles, Books and Presentations IN Nigel Gilbert (ed.) From Postgraduate to Social Scientist. London: Sage, pp. 149-170
Murray, Rowena & Moore, Sarah (2006) The Handbook of Academic Writing: A Fresh Approach. Maidenhead: McGraw Hill/Open University
Rankin, Elizabeth (2001) The Work of Writing: Insights and Strategies for Academics and Professionals. San Francisco: Jossey Bass.
Silva, Paul (2007) How to Write a Lot: A Practical Guide to Productive Academic Writing. Washington: American Psychological Association.

Poster Presentations
Designing Effective posters
Produced by the University of Buffalo this is a bibliography of useful resources for poster presentations and includes links to material under the following headings – background reading, poster design instructions, real-life instructions for poster presentations, sample poster sessions online and other resources.

Compiled by Helen Fallon
May 2009

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Call for Papers

The Digital Curation Centre in partnership with the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) is pleased to announce:

5th International Digital Curation Conference (IDCC) Moving to Multi-Scale Science: Managing Complexity and Diversity.

4 December 2009 at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel, London, UK.


Now entering its fifth year of operation the IDCC is an established annual event with a unique place in the digital curation community, reaching out to individuals, organisations and institutions across all disciplines and domains involved in curating data for e-science and e-research.

Presenting a paper at the conference offers you the chance to:

- Share good practice, skills and knowledge transfer

- Influence and inform future digital curation policy & practice

- Test out curation resources and toolkits

- Explore collaborative possibilities and partnerships

- Engage educators and trainers with regard to developing digital curation skills for the future

All papers accepted for the conference will be published in the International Journal of Digital Curation


The IDCC invites submission of full papers, posters, workshops and demonstrations. Full details of the Call for Papers can be found at:


Useful one page article in the Times Higher Educaton of 16-22 April 2009, p. 12.
Author Matthew Reisz
Title: Brush up your writing skills if you want to get published.