Monday, November 26, 2018

Call for book chapters - technology, change and academic libraries

Dear All
I'm writing to ask if anyone would be interested in contributing a case study to a forthcoming book.
Earlier this year I had a book published by Chandos / Elsevier on collaboration and academic libraries I edited the book and also did some of the writing. This was a follow up to a previous book, also published by Chandos / Elsevier, on quality and academiclibraries published in 2016  Both books are selling well and are international in coverage including contributions from the USA, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, South Africa and Europe, in addition to the UK.

I'm currently working with Chandos / Elsevier on a third volume on technology, change and academic libraries. As with the previous volumes, the book will be international in scope and I already have confirmed contributions from the UK, USA and Australia.

I am now looking to identify a small number of additional contributors from the UK to write case studies in particular subject areas. I have already got contributions lined up in the areas of library systems, open access, repositories, research support, makerspaces, teaching and learning technologies, digital literacy, reading list software and digitisation, but would welcome suggestions or volunteers for contributions in any of the following areas:

  • Mobile technologies and devices
  • Web services
  • E-books
  • Virtual reference services
  • Use of social media in learning, research, communication or marketing
  • Learning analytics
  • MOOCs
  • Intelligent campus
  • Internet of things
  • Wearable technologies
  • Robotics
I will provide a brief for all contributors, so that there is a commonality of approach where appropriate. My intention is for the emphasis to be as much on critical reflection, analysis and strategy as on detailed description. The length of the case studies is entirely negotiable, but could be around 3000 words. The timescale is reasonably relaxed with around 6 months to write the case study by April / May next year.  

Please contact me directly if you are interested. I'd appreciate responses by Thursday 6th December.

For those you don't know me, my background is as a librarian and senior manager in UK academic libraries, including over 20 years as a University Librarian at the University of Glamorgan / South Wales. My most recent experience is as a Library and Information Services Consultant working with a number of high profile bodies, including Jisc and European library and information services and organisations and individual UK universities.

Best wishes


Jeremy Atkinson
Library and Information Services Consultant

Phone: (+44) 7443 574233
Skype: jeremy.atkinson14

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