Wednesday, April 28, 2010

call for papers

Library Hi Tech News (LHTN) is actively seeking submissions. LHTN is an
established (1984+) print and online monthly journal that quickly
publishes articles of interest to our international readership. The
journal’s major focus is on developments in library technology. Published by Emerald Publishing Group, LHTN is interested in
articles of varying lengths, reports from relevant conferences, and case
studies of library use of technology. The editors will work with authors
that are new to LIS publishing, and those who are seeking outlets for
reporting on practical uses of IT in libraries. Publishing your article
in LHTN can be “a place to start,” analogous to a “poster session in
print” and does not preclude publishing a more fulsome piece in a
peer-reviewed journal at a later date. Readers consider LHTN the source
to hear what’s coming next in terms of technology development for academic
and public libraries. Submissions particularly welcome in the following
areas (for example):

. New Web Browsers/Search Engines
. Virtual Reference/Pilots/Experiments
. Library Uses of Skype/VOIP
. Integrated Library Systems (ILSs) and ILMS
. Blogging
. Discovery Tools/Federated Search
. Library Mobile Applications
. EContent/Ebooks/Digital Collections
. Social Networks/Collaboration
. Virtual Worlds
. Instructional Technology
. Content Management Systems
. Library as Publisher
. Twitter Applications for Libraries
. Gaming and Simulations
. Digital Textbooks
. New Library Learning Spaces
. Digital Preservation/Data Curation
. Virtual Conferencing
. Citation Managers
. Digital Video
. Technology for Library Users with Disabilities
. LibGuides and similar products
. Data Visualization
. EScience/EResearch/Cyberinfrastructure
. Open Source Software
. Cloud Computing
. Metadata and Tagging
. Crowdsourcing
. Web analytics tools
. Web 3.0 and the semantic web

For a free sample issue, please see:
We look forward to hearing your ideas, and to reading your submissions for

Thank you very much,
Martin Kesselman and Laura Bowering Mullen, Co-Editors of LHTN,

call for papers

Call for papers: Semantic Digital Library (A special issue of International Journal of Knowledge and Web Intelligence)


The goal of the special issue is to bring out the best practices, current research and promising trends in the semantic digital library.

Papers may address issues along general themes, which include but are not limited to the following:

* Semantic digital library information visualisation
* Multilingual multimedia content management
* Search, retrieval and browsing interfaces to all forms of multilingual digital content
* Managing collaborative semantic digital library collections
* Cultural heritage semantic preservation
* Natural interaction of users with the semantic digital library
* Case studies of user needs and behaviours, and user experiences
* Novel semantic digital library content and use environments
* Semantic digital library open access publishing and copyright management
* Social networking and semantic digital library Systems


Important Dates
Manuscript due: 15 September, 2010
Notification of acceptance: 15 November, 2010
Revised paper due: 15 December, 2010
Submission of final revised paper: 30 December, 2010

call for papers

Catholic Library World (ISSN 0008-820X), the quarterly journal of the Catholic Library Association, is seeking articles for its September 2010 and subsequent issues. The peer reviewed journal is published in September, December, March and June. (URL:

Articles are sought covering a wide range of information science and religious topics, from a variety of perspectives. Articles may cover any topic within religious studies, information science, and the broader humanities.

Suggested topics include, but are not limited to, characteristics of special collections or rare books and manuscripts, especially relating to religious studies; digital library topics of interest to CLW readership; library instruction and education; outreach and collaboration with churches, schools, and other libraries; best practices for libraries; discussions for historical figures in religion, especially as related to their personal libraries, or special collections relating to them; and faith libraries.

Manuscripts will be peer reviewed and should be emailed to:
Sigrid Kelsey
LSU Libraries
Editor, Catholic Library World
(225) 578-2720

call for authors

Call for Authors for LITA Guides (Neal-Schuman)

LITA is looking for authors for the following LITA Guides to be published by Neal-Schuman Publishing.

Getting started with cloud computing
Getting started with GIS
Guide to technology planning in libraries
How to write a technology grant

Authors receive a royalty for their work. The turnaround time for publication is relatively short.

Please get in touch with me if you are interested in authoring one of these guides or have a proposal of your own.

You can email me directly of fill out the form at:

Marta Mestrovic Deyrup, Ph.D.
LITA Acquisitions Editor
Professor, University Libraries
Seton Hall University
400 South Orange Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079
Tel. 973-275-2223, Fax 973-761-9432

Friday, April 16, 2010

Call for papers

Call for articles - The Bottom Line: Managing Library Finances (TBL) is actively seeking submissions.

An established print and online journal, The Bottom Line’s major focus is on library finances, library development activities, dealing with library budgets and personnel, and changes in libraries due to economic challenges.

Published by Emerald Group Publishing Limited, the journal is interested in articles of varying lengths, opinion pieces and case studies. The editor will work with authors that are new to LIS publishing, and those who are seeking outlets for reporting on practical uses of budgets and finances in libraries.

Submissions particularly welcome in the following areas (for example):

• Library changes and challenges from recent economic turmoil
• Case studies on library budgeting and finances
• Case studies on library development activities
• Downsizing and reorganization of libraries
• Library budgets and finances from an administrator’s perspective (high-level or middle management)
• Library budgets and finances from a staff perspective
• Innovative ways to raise money and awareness of library activities and mission
• Thought-provoking opinions related to library budgets and finances

Go to to see past tables of contents and sample articles.

I look forward to hearing from you

Dr Brad Eden, Editor

Friday, April 9, 2010

Peer-reviews needed

The Journal of Library Innovation is looking for peer reviewers.

If people are interested, they can sign up as a reviewer here: