Thursday, April 02, 2020

CFP: Code4Lib Journal

Call for Papers (and apologies for cross-posting):

The Code4Lib Journal (C4LJ) exists to foster community and share information among those interested in the intersection of libraries, technology, and the future.

We are now accepting proposals for publication in our 49th issue. Don't miss out on this opportunity to share your ideas and experiences. To be included in the 49th issue, which is scheduled for publication in mid August 2020, please submit articles, abstracts, or proposals at https://journal.code4lib.org/submit-proposal or to journal@code4lib.org by Friday, May 1, 2020.  When submitting, please include the title or subject of the proposal in the subject line of the email message.

C4LJ encourages creativity and flexibility, and the editors welcome submissions across a broad variety of topics that support the mission of the journal.  Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

* Practical applications of library technology (both actual and hypothetical)
* Technology projects (failed, successful, or proposed), including how they were done and the challenges faced
* Case studies
* Best practices
* Reviews
* Comparisons of third party software or libraries
* Analyses of library metadata for use with technology
* Project management and communication within the library environment
* Assessment and user studies

C4LJ strives to promote professional communication by minimizing the barriers to publication.  While articles should be of a high quality, they need not follow any formal structure.  Writers should aim for the middle ground between blog posts and articles in traditional refereed journals.  Where appropriate, we encourage authors to submit code samples, algorithms, and pseudo-code. For more information, visit C4LJ’s Article Guidelines or browse articles from the earlier issues published on our website:  ttp://journal.code4lib.org.

Remember, for consideration for the 49th issue, please send proposals, abstracts, or draft articles to https://journal.code4lib.org/submit-proposal no later than Friday, May 1, 2020.  (Use journal@code4lib.org if sending attachments.)

Send in a submission.  Your peers would like to hear what you are doing.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

CFP: Special Issue for Serials Librarian: Grey Literature

CALL FOR PAPERS EXTENDED TO APRIL 15, 2020. 

Serials Librarian is planning a special issue on grey literature. This issue will focus on how libraries and others are meeting the challenges of grey literature. It will explore strategies for discovering and identifying grey literature; managing both the grey literature and its metadata; and ensuring the long-term preservation of grey literature.
Potential topics for this issue include the following:
  • Continuing resources and grey literature
  • Discovering and identifying grey literature within a particular field
  • Metadata for grey literature
  • Social media and grey literature
  • Promoting and marketing grey literature
  • Institutional repositories and long-term preservation solutions for grey literature
  • National libraries and grey literature
  • Data mining and grey literature
  • Research data and grey literature

If you are interested in submitting a proposal, please provide the following information:
       Name(s) and affiliation(s) of author(s
       Proposed title of the article
       Proposed abstract of the article (no more than 500 words)
       Brief biographical information of all author(s)
       Contact information, including email, of all author(s)

Please send your proposal to Serials Librarian serialslibrarianjournal@gmail.comThe deadline for proposals is April 15.

Thanks for your consideration!
Meg Mering
Professor
Metadata Quality Librarian
Scholarly Communications Unit
322.2.A Love Library
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries
Lincoln, NE 68588-4100 USA
MMERING1@UNL.EDU
+1 402-472-4283

CFP: Libraries, Data, and Privacy: A Special Issue of The Serials Librarian

Proposals are currently being accepted for a special issue of The Serials Librarian (https://www.tandfonline.com/loi/wser20) focused on the complex interrelationship between libraries, data, and privacy. 
We understand that our entire community and the users we serve are facing indeterminacy and disruption in light of COVID-19. If you are interested in participating in this special issue, but would like additional time or other considerations, please do not hesitate to let us know. We will do our best to accommodate.
 
This issue, guest edited by Heather Staines and Doreen Bradley, will feature new scholarship about the following topic areas:

 Current Issues/Trends
  • Learning Analytics
  • General Data Security
  • Threats to Data Security (i.e. Scihub and Ransomware)
  • New Privacy Laws and their Impact on Campus
Faculty and Researcher Data 
  • Ethical Data Management
  • Research and Identifiable Data
  • Access Barriers
Library Perspectives
  • Faculty, Staff, and Student Data
  • Determining Library Responsibility
  • Convenience vs. Privacy
  • Privacy Education
  • License Negotiations and Patron Privacy
  • Privacy and Library Assessment
Vendor and Publisher Perspectives
  • Data as Commodity
  • Data Portability and Privacy
  • Big data, AI, and Content Discovery
Future Challenges/Possibilities
  • New Tracking Technologies
  • Facial Recognition
  • Biometrics

This special issue will include the following content types:
  • Research paper (a well-documented description of original research or analysis. Research papers typically have lit reviews, outline a problem statement or methodology, and cite many other sources)
  • Case study (a description and reflection of a project, experiment, or process that one has first-hand experience with. Case studies can be scholarly, but do not need as much rigorous source mapping as a research paper)
  • Column (a thoughtful response to, or analysis of, a privacy-related topic. Columns can represent the author's own views and do not need a lit review or an abundance of cited sources)
  • Interview (a written Q&A exchange between an interviewer and one or more practitioners with relevant roles/experiences)

To submit a proposal, please complete this form (https://forms.gle/Qt1bx53ewAD9FVRdA) by April 20, 2020. Proposal acceptances will be sent in May and full papers will be due by July 1, 2020. Submissions will undergo double-blind peer review.

To apply to be a peer reviewer for this special issues, please complete this form (https://forms.gle/R4sYcGYZ3qdiyAXL9) by May 1, 2020. 
Please email SerialsLibrarianJournal@gmail.com with any questions or concerns. Thank you very much!

Sincerely,
Courtney McAllister
Associate Editor, The Serials Librarian

Sunday, March 29, 2020

CFP: Libraries, Data, and Privacy: A Special Issue of The Serials Librarian

Proposals are currently being accepted for a special issue of The Serials Librarian (https://www.tandfonline.com/loi/wser20) focused on the complex interrelationship between libraries, data, and privacy. We understand that our entire community and the users we serve are facing indeterminacy and disruption in light of COVID-19. If you are interested in participating in this special issue, but would like additional time or other considerations, please do not hesitate to let us know. We will do our best to accommodate.
 
This issue, guest edited by Heather Staines and Doreen Bradley, will feature new scholarship about the following topic areas:

 Current Issues/Trends
  • Learning Analytics
  • General Data Security
  • Threats to Data Security (i.e. Scihub and Ransomware)
  • New Privacy Laws and their Impact on Campus
Faculty and Researcher Data 
  • Ethical Data Management
  • Research and Identifiable Data
  • Access Barriers
Library Perspectives
  • Faculty, Staff, and Student Data
  • Determining Library Responsibility
  • Convenience vs. Privacy
  • Privacy Education
  • License Negotiations and Patron Privacy
  • Privacy and Library Assessment
Vendor and Publisher Perspectives
  • Data as Commodity
  • Data Portability and Privacy
  • Big data, AI, and Content Discovery
Future Challenges/Possibilities
  • New Tracking Technologies
  • Facial Recognition
  • Biometrics

This special issue will include the following content types:
  • Research paper (a well-documented description of original research or analysis. Research papers typically have lit reviews, outline a problem statement or methodology, and cite many other sources)
  • Case study (a description and reflection of a project, experiment, or process that one has first-hand experience with. Case studies can be scholarly, but do not need as much rigorous source mapping as a research paper)
  • Column (a thoughtful response to, or analysis of, a privacy-related topic. Columns can represent the author's own views and do not need a lit review or an abundance of cited sources)
  • Interview (a written Q&A exchange between an interviewer and one or more practitioners with relevant roles/experiences)

To submit a proposal, please complete this form (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/150gArax12nBDW5S44y5BNtFVNytCXjcd38SRGFkJAVY/edit?usp=sharing) by April 20, 2020. Proposal acceptances will be sent in May and full papers will be due by July 1, 2020. Submissions will undergo double-blind peer review.

To apply to be a peer reviewer for this special, please complete this form (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1D0T42I10Elp09AyA-kIR2hW5CJZJwtFbDB7V-VlYrjU/edit?usp=sharing) by May 1, 2020. 
Please email SerialsLibrarianJournal@gmail.com with any questions or concerns. Thank you very much!

Sincerely,
Courtney McAllister
Associate Editor, The Serials Librarian

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

CFP: Wikipedia and Academic Libraries: A Global Project (Open Access Monograph)

Project title: Wikipedia and Academic Libraries: A Global Project
Editors: Laurie M. Bridges, Raymond Pun, Roberto A. Arteaga
OA Publisher: Maize Books, an imprint of Michigan Publishing
License: CC BY 4.0

Proposals due: June 1, 2020
Notifications sent by: June 30, 2020
Send proposals as MS Word Document to: WikiGlobalProject@gmail.com 

Project Information

This open access edited volume will be a collection of approximately 20 chapters authored by academic library workers and faculty, Library and Information Science (LIS) faculty, and disciplinary faculty from around the globe that highlights engagement with Wikimedia-related projects and activities.

This volume will be divided into two sections, and possibly a third: 
  1. The first section will include real-world examples of activities and approaches to working with Wikipedia.
  2. The second section will focus on the theories and underlying concepts required for the development of pedagogical approaches to teaching with and within Wikipedia.  
  3. A third thematic section may be added, depending on the breadth and number of submissions, for example, a section related specifically to WikiData.

Possible Topics

We are seeking chapters that include both practical and theoretical work. Possible topics for chapters include (but are not limited to) the following list:
  • Case studies of Wikipedia in information literacy instruction
  • Student researchers in Wikipedia
  • Collaboration between Wikimedia user groups and academic library staff
  • Wikipedia student clubs and their connection to libraries
  • Benefits of academic libraries partnering with Wikimedia projects
  • The role of Wikimedians/Wikipedians in Residence 
  • Collaborating with university faculty in the classroom
  • Edit-a-thon pedagogy and practice
  • Critical Librarianship and Wikipedia
  • Wikipedia's fight against misinformation and "fake news"
  • Medical students and training 
  • Use of Wikibooks in classes
  • Wikidata visualizations for education
  • Increasing and diversifying the audience for archival collections through Wikipedia
  • Addressing gaps in Wikipedia, such as gender, LGBTQ+, racial, linguistic, regional, etc.

Editorial Timeline (tentative)

April 1  – June 1, 2020: Call for chapter proposals is distributed
June 15, 2020: Chapter proposals selected and authors notified
October 1, 2020: First draft of chapters due to editors
December 1, 2020: Second draft of chapters due to editors
January 1, 2021: Manuscript to publisher

Submission Information

Please send the following information to the editors by June 1, 2020:
  • A tentative title and abstract proposal: Up to 500 words in MS Word describing what you would intend to submit for this book. In your abstract, indicate which section of the book your proposal is aligned to.
  • Please include links to any other publications you may have (i.e. an article, a blog post, or anything else that best reflects your writing style)
  • Author CVs or resumes (no more than 2 pages)

Information for Accepted Proposals

Final chapters will be approximately 3,000 words in length. All citations must be APA 7th edition. This OA publication will be licensed under a CC BY 4.0 license. After final chapters have been edited and approved in English, authors will have the option of providing a second-language translation of their chapter. (example: English and Basque or English and Yoruba).This will be determined on a case by case basis. 


Monday, March 23, 2020

CFP: 50+ Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Reality Programs in Libraries

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTORS
We are seeking contributing authors who would like to author projects in an upcoming book 50+ Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Reality Programs in Libraries, edited by Ellyssa Kroski to be published by The American Library Association.

50+ Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality Programs in Libraries will be an all-in-one guide to how to plan, organize, and run all types of new and emerging virtual events in libraries. Programs will range from simple gaming activities utilizing VR headsets to augmented reality events and exhibits in the library, to STEM educational programs. Programs encompassing new technologies such as
augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), and even mixed reality (MR) will also be included. Programs will also consist of those that instruct patrons how to make the most of their own equipment as well as develop applications with these technologies.

Each program will include step-by-step instructions, a materials and equipment list, budget, and recommendations for age ranges and type of library. Programs will range in cost, topic, and difficulty so there will be something for every size and type of library. This book will provide real-world programming ideas for public, school, and academic libraries. This will be an A-Z guidebook for
how to implement these types of events, exhibits, tours, and more. 

Publication Date: Early 2021

We are seeking project authors for these and other topics:

• Virtual Reality Programs
Virtual Reality Programs encompass simulated gaming and educational experiences that are viewed through a specialized VR headset which provides images and sounds immersing the viewer in an artificial world. These types of programs involve using equipment ranging from inexpensive Google Cardboard viewers to costly Oculus Rift and HTC Vive headsets. Virtual Reality is being
used in libraries for gaming programs as well as training and educational programs that utilize applications such as Google Expeditions and CoSpaces to provide virtual field trips to landmarks and art museums, driver safety programs, 3D coding environments, and even simulated space exploration. These programs may involve organizing workshops, establishing lending programs, or teaching patrons to utilize their own VR equipment.

o Program Example: How to Implement an Oculus Rift Gaming Program

• Augmented Reality Programs
Augmented Reality incorporates virtual information such as images and videos as overlays on top of real-world environments and objects that can be viewed through the camera on a mobile device. AR programs in libraries encompass enhancing library exhibits, creating interactive book displays, engaging history programs, guided library tours, and scavenger hunts, as well as playing games such as the wildly popular Pokémon Go. Other programs may teach patrons how to design their own augmented reality layers with free applications.

o Program Example: How to create an AR Orientation Tour of Your Library

• Mixed Reality Programs
Mixed Reality is a hybrid technology combining virtual reality and augmented reality to produce new environments and visualizations. Although still bleeding edge, libraries may choose to educate patrons about this tech and accompanying equipment including headsets such as the Microsoft HoloLens and new Google Glass.

o Program Example: All About Developing for Mixed Reality

TO EXPRESS INTEREST IN SUBMITTING A PROGRAM:
o Please fill out form here:
https://ellyssa.wufoo.com/forms/50-virtual-augmented-and-mixed-reality-programs/

DEADLINE TO EXPRESS INTEREST IN INVOLVEMENT: April 15, 2020

QUESTIONS: Contact ellyssakroski@yahoo.com

CFP: “COVID-19 and the Libraries: Impact of” - Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries

Special Issue Call for Papers
Theme: “COVID-19 and the Libraries: Impact of”

The QQML e-Journal (http://www.qqml.net/index.php/qqmlinvites papers from any library to submit proposals for a special issue on the topic: “COVID-19 and the Libraries: Impact of”
The papers should be best practices, case studies, staff experiences, proactive activities, organizational arrangements, decision making, innovative tools and processes, the psychological aspect of the disease, information strategies, philosophical concerns etc.
The journal focuses on the next day of the libraries, after this pandemic threatening, having in mind the humans: users and staff.
Possible topics:
1.        How does the library operate under the COVID-19 existence?
2.      How does the library serve its users?
3.       How does the library organize its staff?
4.      Does the library introduce new e-services?
5.      Information initiatives of bio-health and hospital libraries.
To submit your paper for consideration, you must follow the instructions at http://www.qqml.net/index.php/qqml/information/authors.

Papers must be accompanied by full author/submitter details, including name, position, affiliation, and email address.
Send your submissions also to:
Anthi Katsirikouanthi@asmda.com

Important deadlines
12 April 2020: Submission of abstract accompanied by full author/submitter details, including name, position, affiliation, and email address.
30 April 2020: The Committee will response whether the submission is accepted.
1 June 2020: Submission of the completed papers.
Important notice
Authors of accepted papers must fill in the documents referred on the e-journal’s site.

Kind regards,

Anthi Katsirikou
Librarian, PhD, MSc
Director of the Library of the University of Piraeus

Saturday, March 21, 2020

CFP: Relationships, Reciprocity, and Responsibilities: Indigenous Studies in Archives and Beyond," September 24-26, American Philosophical Society

As part of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Native American Scholars Initiative (NASI), the Center for Native American and Indigenous Research (CNAIR) at the American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia will host a three-day conference on September 24-26, 2020. The conference, “Relationships, Reciprocity, and Responsibilities: Indigenous Studies in Archives and Beyond,” will reflect new and emerging scholarship in Native American and Indigenous Studies and allied fields.

The conference committee welcomes proposals for papers and presentations that explore recent developments in Native American and Indigenous Studies, and is especially interested in:

  • Community-engaged scholarship, including papers that discuss best practices, models of successful partnerships, and the place of archives in such work
  • Modes of learning and teaching that involve archives and collections
  • Initiatives in language revitalization
  • Documentation and archival practices, especially of endangered languages. 
  • Decolonization efforts in archives and other repositories 
  • Development of archives, libraries, and museums in/by Indigenous communities
  • The role of new technologies to encourage and foster such work
  • The work of emerging scholars in Native American and Indigenous Studies

The conference committee especially encourages proposals from campus and community-based scholars; members of Indigenous communities; library, archive, and museum professionals; and other scholars working in Native American and Indigenous Studies and allied fields. 

Applicants should submit a title and a 250-word proposal related to these themes, along with a 1-page C.V., by April 15, 2020 via Interfolio: https://apply.interfolio.com/73761.

Decisions will be announced in June.

All presenters will receive travel subsidies and hotel accommodations. Accepted panelists will be asked to prepare remarks appropriate for a broad range of audiences and for video streaming. Presenters whose projects have utilized APS materials may also have the opportunity to publish revised papers in the APS’s Proceedings, one of the longest running scholarly journals in America. 

For more information, visit https://www.amphilsoc.org/, or contact Adrianna Link, Head of Scholarly Programs, at alink@amphilsoc.org.

Friday, March 20, 2020

CFP: Building Community Engagement and Outreach - Advances in Library Administration and Organization

Call for proposals 
Advances in Library Administration and Organization
Building Community Engagement and Outreach
Publication due 2021
  • Series Editor: Samantha Hines, Peninsula College
  • Volume Editors: Joanne Hélouvry - Enoch Pratt Free Library &                                      Kathryn Crowe University of North Carolina at Greensboro (Emerita)


Although the library has always been an integral part of its community, the outreach and engagement role has expanded dramatically over the last few decades.  In addition to providing access to materials and resources, all types of libraries now serve as critical centers that enhance and improve their communities through a wide variety of services, programs and resources.   ALAO seeks submissions for the “Building Community Engagement and Outreach” volume that delve beyond examples and case studies to examine this crucial changing role of libraries in our communities. Proposals should be from the library management perspective. 

Proposals in the following areas would be of particular interest
  • Social infrastructure/social capital and libraries
  • Blockchain/quantum computing as infrastructure
  • Expectation of seamlessness in material acquisition/provision
  • Data or assessment informing library value and impact in the community
  • Libraries and public health
  • Libraries in times of community crisis
  • Engagement with other community organizations and agencies to provide programs
  • Educational, cultural and job-seeking programs
  • Services to LGBTQ+ and other marginalized communities


This will be the first volume of Advances in Library Administration and Organization (ALAO) to publish in 2021.  
About the Advances in Library Administration and Organization series
ALAO offers long-form research, comprehensive discussions of theoretical developments, and in-depth accounts of evidence-based practice in library administration and organization.  The series answers the questions, “How have libraries been managed, and how should they be managed?” It goes beyond a platform for the sharing of research to provide a venue for dialogue across issues, in a way that traditional peer reviewed journals cannot.  Through this series, practitioners can glean new approaches in challenging times and collaborate on the exploration of scholarly solutions to professional quandaries.  
How to submit
We are currently seeking proposals for the 2021 volume on Building Community Engagement and Outreach.   If you are interested in contributing to this volume, please send a 250-500 word proposal including author details and estimated length of final submission to Samantha Hines at shines@pencol.edu by May 15.
Submission deadlines

  • Submission deadline for proposals:  May 15, 2020
  • Notification of acceptance sent by:  June 30, 2020
  • Submission deadline for full chapters:  Nov 14, 2020 
  • Comments returned to authors:  January 31, 2021
  • Submission deadline for chapter revisions:  March 31, 2021