Thursday, January 21, 2010

call for papers

Call for papers: Special issue: Cataloging Grey Literature (Cataloging & Classification Quarterly)


This special issue of Cataloging & Classification Quarterly will provide an international perspective of cataloging practices and challenges of different types of documents (theses, reports, conferences…) in print and digital format, in different parts of the world and different kinds of scientific information centres and libraries, with special attention to standards and normative initiatives.

The special issue will address the following topics:
Part 1: Standards and rules
A history of cataloguing rules related to print and digital GL
Standards and descriptive initiatives for scientific reports

Metadata for electronic theses and dissertations
Part 2: Experiences and techniques
Cataloging GL in a national library
Cataloging GL in a research organisation settings
Cataloging GL in international settings
Cataloging GL in humanities and social sciences

Part 3: Perspectives
GL metadata in the context of current research information systems
GL metadata quality in institutional repositories
Tagging GL: cataloging in the Web 2.0 environment
Cataloging GL and datasets in emerging e-science infrastructure

The papers should be between 15-20 double spaced pages (average 11 pt. type) and be compliant with the CCQ Instructions for Authors (cf. http://www.informaworld.com/0163-9374) with bibliographical endnotes following the Chicago Manual of Style.
Manuscripts should be submitted by email (attached text file) before June 30, 2010, to the two guest editors of the special issue, and will undergo a peer review procedure. The special issue is expected to be published in 2011.
Paola De Castro is head of the publishing unit of the Italian National Institute of Health. paola.decastro@iss.it
Joachim Schöpfel is head of the department of information sciences at the Charles de Gaulle University of Lille 3 (France). joachim.schopfel@univ-lille3.fr

call for book chapters

Call for Chapters: Library Management Tips That Work

Book publisher: American Library Association

Editor: Carol Smallwood, MLS.
Chapters sought for an anthology by practicing academic, public, school, special librarians sharing their experiences about librarians as managers. Concise, how-to case studies, using bullets, headings, sidebars by librarians based on successful management employing innovation.

No previously published, simultaneously submitted material. One chapter 2400-2500 words; or two chapters (preferred) divided to total 2400-2500 words. Chapters welcomed by one librarian, or if co-authored by the same two librarians.

Possible topics: staff flex hours, financial planning, administration skills, public relations, time management, library boards, partnering, library manuals, professional ethics, innovative technology, handling employees, volunteers.

To receive a "go-ahead", please e-mail 1-4 topics each described in 2-4 sentences by February 7, 2010 along with a 85-90 word bio with: your name, library of employment, city/state location, employment title, where you got your degree, awards, publications, and career highlights. If co-authored, each of the two librarian-writers will need a separate bio. You will be contacted as soon as possible telling you which (if any) of your topics are not duplications, inviting you to e-mail your submission; an invitation doesn't guarantee acceptance. Please place MANAGEMENT/your name on the subject line to: smallwood@tm.net

call for book chapters

Call for Chapters: Surviving and Thriving in the Recession: A How-To-Do-It Manual for Librarians
Book publisher: Neal-Schuman

Editor: Carol Smallwood, MLS.
Chapters sought for an anthology by practicing academic, public, school, special librarians sharing their experiences on handling the recession. Concise, how-to case studies, using bullets, headings. A sample will be supplied illustrating desired style.

No previously published, simultaneously submitted material. One chapter 2100-2300 words; or two chapters divided into 2100-2300 words. Only 2100-2300 words (include sidebars in word count) from each contributor. Chapters welcomed by one librarian, or if co-authored by the same two librarians.

Possible topics: creative staffing, financial planning, sharing facilities, cooperative buying, maximizing the media, innovative technology, creative public relations.

To receive a "go-ahead" before completing writing, please e-mail in an attached Word File, 1-3 topics each clearly proposed in 2-4 sentences by February 1, 2010 along with a 80-90 word bio beginning with: your name, library of employment, city/state location, employment title, where you got your degree, awards, publications, and career highlights. If co-authored, each of the two librarian-writers will need to send a separate bio. You will be contacted as soon as possible telling you which (if any) of your topics will work, inviting you to e-mail your submission; an invitation doesn't guarantee acceptance. Please place RECESSION/your name on the subject line to: smallwood@tm.net