Tuesday, March 30, 2004

Library Journal -- Call for Reviewers

Library Journal -- Call for Reviewers

LJ is looking for reviewers of electronic reference sources, both web-based databases and CD-ROMs. Those interested should send a letter of inquiry along with their resume to Mirela Roncevic at mroncevic@reedbusiness.com.

Sunday, March 28, 2004

TRANSFORMATIONS: The Journal of Inclusive Scholarship and Pedagogy

TRANSFORMATIONS: The Journal of Inclusive Scholarship and Pedagogy

Transformations explores and promotes inclusive pedagogy and curriculum transformation. Representing a variety of cross-disciplinary interests, both theoretical and practical, the journal is designed to create a dynamic exchange among diverse scholars. A variety of approaches, from theoretical essays to short descriptions of pedagogical innovations, will assist teachers and scholars at all levels who are committed to integrating recent scholarship on gender, race, ethnicity, class, sexuality, and other identity positions.

For information on current calls for papers (next deadline in May 2004), please visit: http://www.njcu.edu/assoc/transformations/submissions.htm

Main Page: http://www.njcu.edu/assoc/transformations/



(NOTE: This is their works! This sounds like an interesting Collection Development issue)

We are seeking contributions for an edited collection of essays on the subject of chick lit and chick flicks. The book will be intended for an informed popular audience interested in literature, film, women's studies
and cultural studies. The collection of approximately fifteen original essays will examine the chick lit/chick flick phenomenon from a variety of angles, accounting for both its popularity and the reactions it has
provoked. We envision the book divided into three parts: (1) introductory and cultural-historical analyses, defining the genre, its origins, current trends and future possibilities; (2) critical essays on the genre and its
influence; and (3) readings of individual works, either literature, film, or both. We expect the completed work to provide a detailed contemporary portrait of a vibrant cultural phenomenon.

If you are interested in contributing to this project, please respond by May 1, 2004 with a brief description of your proposed essay. For further information, feel free to contact us.

Suzanne Ferriss
Associate Professor
Department of Liberal Arts
Nova Southeastern University

Mallory Young
Department of English and Languages
Tarleton State University



We are seeking contributions for an edited collection of essays on the subject of chick lit and chick flicks. The book will be intended for an informed popular audience interested in literature, film, women's studies
and cultural studies. The collection of approximately fifteen original essays will examine the chick lit/chick flick phenomenon from a variety of angles, accounting for both its popularity and the reactions it has
provoked. We envision the book divided into three parts: (1) introductory and cultural-historical analyses, defining the genre, its origins, current trends and future possibilities; (2) critical essays on the genre and its
influence; and (3) readings of individual works, either literature, film, or both. We expect the completed work to provide a detailed contemporary portrait of a vibrant cultural phenomenon.

If you are interested in contributing to this project, please respond by May 1, 2004 with a brief description of your proposed essay. For further information, feel free to contact us.

Suzanne Ferriss
Associate Professor
Department of Liberal Arts
Nova Southeastern University

Mallory Young
Department of English and Languages
Tarleton State University

Extreme Markup Languages 2004 (XML Conf - Montreal)

Extreme Markup Languages 2004 - Montreal (August 2-6, 2004, Hotel Europa)

Call for Participation (paper submission deadline is mid April, 2004)

For more information on participating, go to : http://www.mulberrytech.com/Extreme/



Here is a bit on the meeting:

Extreme is a technical conference devoted to markup, markup languages, markup systems, markup applications, and software for manipulating and exploiting markup. Not to everyone's taste: too technical for some, too theoretical for some, too abstract for some - perfect for you? At Extreme Markup Languages software developers, tag set designers, librarians, computer scientists, linguists, markup theorists, taxonomists, publishers, lexicographers, typographers, and other XML bricklayers and pipefitters devote the better part of a week to discussing questions like:

-Will RDF or Topic Maps ever take off?
-Is XML sufficiently invisible to be considered a success?
-Who said documents went away?
-Do you FO?
-Will Office 2003 change everything? Anything?
-How does a Topic Map mean?
-Will the schema language chaos hurt XML?
-Got metadata?
-Should we sign a tag set nonproliferation pledge?
-Can validation co-exist with versioning?

Thursday, March 25, 2004

CLUES: A Journal of Detection (General Information)

CLUES: A Journal of Detection (General Information)

After a short hiatus, CLUES, the only U.S. academic journal devoted exclusively to mystery and detective fiction, returns under new management. Published for 22 years by Popular Press at Bowling Green State
University, _CLUES: A Journal of Detection_ is now owned and operated by Heldref Publications in Washington, DC.

Executive Editor: Margaret Kinsman, London South Bank University, UK
Managing Editor: Elizabeth Foxwell, Heldref Publications

First issue: Vol. 23, No. 1, Fall 2004 Quarterly ISSN: 0742-4248

Manuscript Submissions. CLUES welcomes scholarly articles on all aspects of mystery and detective material in print, television, and film without limit to period or country covered. All articles in languages other than
English must be accompanied by a short paragraph describing their contents. Submissions should be between 15 to 20 double-spaced, typed pages (approximately 3,300 to 6,000 words) in Microsoft Word or
WordPerfect with minimal formatting. Manuscripts should follow the _MLA Style Manual_ by Joseph Gibaldi (2nd ed., 1998), including parenthetical citations in text and an alphabetized list of Works Cited; and should be accompanied by a stamped return envelope if return of manuscript is desired.

Upcoming theme issues
Dashiell Hammett (honoring the 75th anniversary of the publication of _The Maltese Falcon_)
Guest Editor: Richard Layman
Spring 2005
Deadline for submission: September 5, 2004

Sara Paretsky’s VI Warshawski
Issue to be Named
Editor: Margaret Kinsman

Send all submissions to Elizabeth Foxwell, Managing Editor, Heldref Publications, at the address below. Inquiries may be addressed to clues@elizabethfoxwell.com or visit Heldref’s booth at the 2004 PCA/ACA
national meeting in San Antonio.

Saturday, March 20, 2004

CFP - M/C (journal of Media & Culture) Porn Issue

(MY NOTE: Librarians often have to deal with the political issues of pornography and this is more and more common as libraries are seen as places for free access to graphic-intensive sites on the Internet.)

CALL FOR PAPERS: M/C: THE "PORN" ISSUE: An upcoming issue of M/C: A Journal of Media and Culture

Much media and cultural studies work on, and media coverage of, pornography focuses on the politics of sexual representation on the one hand, and arguments for or against censorship on the other.

This issue of M/C aims to provide a space for alternative perspectives on pornography. We are especially interested in publishing articles that engage critically with the consumption of pornography, pornography as a creative industry, and the intertextual relationships between pornography and other media genres. How does pornography work as a field of cultural production? How is it integrated into everyday life? How does it influence, appropriate, or otherwise connect to other media genres?

Possible topics include, but are certainly not limited to:

-Pornography and intertextuality
-The pornographic mode/porn iconography in "mainstream" media
-Hybrid genres: sci-fi/porn, fantasy/porn, anime/porn, adventure/porn
-The social functions of pornography
-Pornographic professions
-Amateur pornography
-Pornography and creativity
-The aesthetics of pornography
-Pornography as a driver/early adopter of technological innovation
-Pornography and cultural consumption/consumers of pornography

Article length: 1500-2000 words
Article deadline: 26 April 2004
Release date: 16 June 2004
Editors: Jean Burgess and Andrew King

Send complete articles to porn@journal.media-culture.org.au. Please note that we do not require formal abstracts, but are more than happy to respond to general enquiries.

Other Upcoming Issues: http://www.media-culture.org.au/upcoming.html

Submission guidelines: http://www.media-culture.org.au/submission.html

Public Libraries - Editorial Guidelines - (Public Library Association)

General Notice -

Public Libraries, the official journal of the Public Library Association, is always eager to publish quality work of interest to public librarians. The following are options available to prospective authors: feature articles, “Verso” pieces (opinions or viewpoints), news items, and other announcements.

For general information, visit: http://www.ala.org/ala/pla/plapubs/publiclibraries/editorialguidelines.htm

Friday, March 19, 2004

CFP - Information Literacy (Academic Exchange Quaterly)

Academic Exchange Quarterly is featuring information literacy as a special issue topic for Winter 2004. The deadline for submitting an article is August 30, 2004. The editor is Elizabeth Blakesley Lindsay, Head, Library Instruction at Washington State University.

More information can be found at http://rapidintellect.com/AEQweb/win022.htm

Thursday, March 18, 2004

CFP - eLit2004 (St. John's University, New York, USA)

eLit2004 (St. John's University, New York, USA)

Announcing eLit2004
The 3rd International Conference on eLiteracy

2nd - 4th June 2004 at St John's University, New York, USA

'eLit' has a unique focus: eLiteracy. We will be looking at information literacy in a broader context, spanning the whole range of skills and intellectual abilities needed to use the new technologies underpinning learning and life in the modern world.

Join us in New York at the third international conference on this theme, to help further our understanding of how and why the ability to be eLiterate is a key to learning across all educational sectors. Help us define what eLiteracy represents and encompasses - including computer literacy, information literacy, media literacy, thinking skills and learning skills.

The event will be based in the spacious and quiet St John's University campus in the Queens district of New York City, readily accessible from downtown Manhattan. Please review our conference themes and join us, either as a presenter or delegate, in June to share knowledge and experience of furthering the issues of eLiteracy.

Conference Site: http://www.elit-conf.org/elit2004/index.html

Call for Papers: http://www.elit-conf.org/elit2004/papers.html

Midwest Popular Culture Association -- Annual Meeting in Cleveland (October 2004)

Midwest Popular Culture Association -- Annual Meeting in Cleveland (October 2004)

Call for papers, Midwest Popular Culture Association Annual Conference, Cleveland, OH, Oct. 8-10, 2004. Abstracts are sought for the children's literature/culture panels at this year's conference. We are currently assembling one panel on "War and Recovery," and one on "Embodying Girlhood," but other topics are welcome. Please limit your abstracts to 250 words and send them by e-mail to: Angela Sorby, Children's Literature and Culture Chair, via email (angela.sorby@marquette.edu)

You may also contact the area chairs (including one on libraries, museums and archives). A list is available at: http://www3.niu.edu/mpca/conference/areachairs.html

Wednesday, March 17, 2004

D-Lib (March 2004) Call for Participation Section

D-Lib (http://www.dlib.org) Magazine is a solely electronic publication with a primary focus on digital library research and development, including but not limited to new technologies, applications, and contextual social and economic issues.

The Call for Participation section has great information for digital library meetings all over the world.


Tuesday, March 16, 2004

Brick and Click Libraries - An Academic Library Symposium

Brick & Click Libraries Symposium is a one-day conference that focuses on the duality of providing library resources and services for students who are physically on campus and those who are virtually on campus. It is sponsored by librarians at Northwest Missouri State University to offer academic librarians a means to share practical information. The conference provides a small, collegial atmosphere in which to discuss diverse, practical topics.

Proposals due April 22, 2004. For more information, visit http://www.nwmissouri.edu/library/pr/symposium/presenters.htm

Call for Contributors -- A Historical Dictionary of Sino-American Relations

Looking for Contributors for A Historical Dictionary of Sino-American Relations

Dr. Yuwu Song (Arizona State University), the chief editor of A Historical Dictionary of Sino-American Relations, to be published by McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers (a well-established American academic/reference publisher) in 2005, is seeking contributors for this project. To get an entry list, potential contributors are invited to contact Dr. Song (yuwu.song@asu.edu) directly via email, including a brief resume. The deadline for contributions is August 31, 2004.

For contact information, visit http://www.h-net.org/announce/show.cgi?ID=137426

Journal of Radio Studies seeks articles and book reviews

The Journal of Radio Studies (JRS) seeks articles and book reviews for the December 2004 issue. Studies may focus on any current or historical area of radio broadcasting. Deadline: May 15, 2004.

For more information, visit: http://www.h-net.org/announce/show.cgi?ID=137417

Monday, March 15, 2004

Call for Proposals -- Ethics of Electronic Information in the 21st Century

A variety of proposal topics is welcome, but a special topic will be the matter of intellectual property. Attendees will include those with interests and concerns relating to the ethical use of electronic information and information technology. Professionals in the fields of information ethics, organizational management, education, health, librarianship, information science, business, communications, among others, are urged to participate in EEI21 - 2004.

Two hundred fifty-word proposals for EEI21-2004 presentations, with a brief bio of each author including current position and e-mail and postal addresses, should be sent by March 22, 2004 to: Mr. Tom Mendina, Chairman, EEI21 - 2004, tmendina@memphis.edu. Final papers, due August 2, 2004, will be 14-15 pages long (including references) double-spaced, in a standard format, and accessible as an electronic file.

Call for Proposals: http://www.memphis.edu/ethics21/04eei/call.htm

Conference Home: http://www.memphis.edu/ethics21/

Friday, March 12, 2004

Call for Authors -- African American National Biography

African American National Biography

Henry Louis Gates, Jr., & Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham, Editors

The African American National Biography (AANB), a joint project of the W. E. B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research at Harvard University and Oxford University Press, will comprise eight volumes containing approximately 6,000 biographies.

We are commissioning articles on a diverse range of African Americans, both living and dead, renowned and unheralded, from all walks of life and from all time periods.

Biographies are signed by the author and are typically 1,000-1,500 words in length, with an honorarium of $100-$150.

If you are interested in contributing to the AANB, and are planning to attend the Organization of American Historians annual meeting in Boston, March 25-28, 2004, please visit the AANB editors at the Oxford University Press exhibit (booths 328-332).

African American Lives--the project's first publication--a one-volume collection of 600 biographies of notable African Americans, will be available at the conference.

For More Information, Contact:

Dr. John K. Bollard
Managing Editor
African American National Biography
W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research
Harvard University
69 Dunster Street
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138
Email: aanb@fas.harvard.edu
Phone: (617)-496-9547

Call for Papers - A Reader in Themed Spaces

Call for Papers - A Reader in Themed Spaces

MY NOTE: This is a stretch, but since they are looking at virtual spaces as well, it might be right up the alley for librarians and people working with information evaluation. Actually, who better than a librarian to look at issues of interdisciplinary subjects!?!?

Call for Papers
A Reader in Themed Spaces
Mark Gottdiener and Scott A. Lukas, editors

The editors of a major volume on Themed Spaces are seeking contributions to the collection. The work will include selections organized into major tropes, including the structural, semiotic, experiential and political
aspects of themed spaces.

Themed spaces featured in the volume will include, theme and amusement parks, shopping malls, casinos, themed restaurants, airports, museums (such as the Museum of Tolerance), hotels, roadside attractions and virtual theming (in video games and Internet sites).

We are especially interested in new and innovative approaches from cultural studies, women's studies, history, geography, anthropology, sociology, architecture, American studies, urban studies that reflect creative and theoretically informed analyses of themed spaces. Of particular interest are
pieces that relate to the political (race, class, gender and sexuality) and experiential underpinnings of the construction and negotiation of such contemporary landscapes.

Please send a 500 word abstract detailing your proposed paper, including contact information (name, address, e-mail) by April 1, 2004 to:

lukas@ltcc.edu (preferred)


Scott A. Lukas
Dept. Sociology/Anthropology
Lake Tahoe College
One College Drive
South Lake Tahoe CA 96150

Thursday, March 11, 2004

Call for Proposals, Popular Culture Monographs (Praeger Publishers, Greenwood Publishing Group)

My name is Eric Levy; I am the arts & culture editor at Praeger Publishers, an imprint of Greenwood Publishing Group. In June of 2003 I posted a call for writers to the PCA/ACA listserv and was proud to sign up nearly a dozen projects as a direct result; I hope that this second query might produce similar results.

Books contracted from last year's query include subjects such as American songwriters, ballet, game shows, and fashion design. As I am actively building Praeger's list in the fields of the performing & visual arts and general popular culture, I would be very eager to hear any book ideas for projects in these fields. Anything you've got on your mind.

We are a general-interest nonfiction press; our primary marketplace is the public library, but many of our authors are professors and we are eager to read proposals that deal with popular culture and the arts in a serious way--but please, no heavy theory or jargon; we appeal to a lay audience. Please contact me at eric.levy@greenwood.com if you have any ideas that you think might be viable for us; as I say, I am open to any and all possibilities in the field.


Eric Levy

Library Philosophy and Practice (General Notice)

NOTE: This is not a Call for Papers, but their information on contributing:

site: http://libr.unl.edu:2000/LPP/lpp.htm

Library Philosophy and Practice is a refereed electronic journal publishing articles that demonstrate the connection between library practice and the philosophy and theory which are behind it. Issues appear twice a year, in Fall and Spring. The reviewing process takes four to six weeks, and the deadline for submissions to be considered for each issue is August for the Spring issue, and May for the Fall issue.

Submit manuscripts of approximately 2,000-6,000 words electronically to the editors in any IBM-compatible word-processing format, or in HTML. Articles may include graphics and embedded objects.

LPP does not accept simultaneous submissions. Please do not submit manuscripts which are being considered elsewhere. Please do not submit manuscripts to LPP and other journals at the same time.

Mary K. Bolin, Head, Technical Services, Professor (mbolin@uidaho.edu)

Gail Z. Eckwright, Humanities Librarian, Associate Professor (gze@uidaho.edu)

University of Idaho Library, Moscow, ID 83844-2350

Phone: (208)885-7737 (Bolin); (208)885-2507 (Eckwright)

Wednesday, March 10, 2004

Call for Papers: Outside the Frame: A Journal for Texts and Technology

Outside the Frame: A Journal for Texts and Technology
Editor-in-Chief: Anthony Crisafi

CALL FOR PAPERS: Inaugural issue

Outside the Frame is a journal dedicated to examining emergent theories concerning how technology is transforming the way we currently think of or practice scholarship in the Arts and Sciences. We are specifically interested in theoretical works that approach texts and technology from an interdisciplinary perspective.

Submissions on, but not limited to, the following topics are welcomed:
Autonomous agents/Autonomous Media
Digital Publishing and the place of Authorship
Digital Rhetoric and Queer Studies
Ethics of Online Communities
Feminism, Cyberculture, and the Appended Self
Identity, Representation, and Embodiment
Multicultural Communication
Posthuman vs. Postmodern
Remdiating Narratives
Secondary Orality and the Digital Environment
Semiotics and Cybernetic Discourse
Teletheory, Grammatology, and the Logic of New Media
The Plight of Film: Digital vs. Celluloid
Materiality/Immateriality of Electronic Texts

We are also looking for reviewers for the following texts:

Art, Performance, Media: 31 Interviews by Nicholas Zurbrugg, editor
The Audible Past: Cultural Origins of Sound Reproduction by Jonathan Sterne
Can the Subaltern See?: Photography as History by Fernando Coronil
Changing Sex: Transsexualism, Technology, and the Idea of Gender by Bernice
L. Hausman The Digital Sublime: Myth, Power, and Cyberspace by Vincent Mosco
Digitizing the News: Innovation in Online Newspapers by Pablo J. Boczkowski
Experimental Ethnography: The Work of Film in the Age of Video by Catherine
Russell Haunted Media: Electronic Presence from Telegraphy to Television by
Jeffrey Sconce Image Ethics in the Digital Age by Larry Gross, John Stuart
Katz, and Jay Ruby, editors Literature and Science: Cultural Forms,
Conceptual Changes by Wai Chee Dimock and Priscilla Wald Memory Bytes:
History, Technology, and Digital Culture by Lauren Rabinowitz and Abraham
Geil Profiling Machines: Mapping the Personal Information Economy by Greg
Elmer Race on the Line: Gender, Labor, and Technology in the Bell System,
1880-1980 by Venus Green Wetwares: Experiments in Postvital Living by
Richard Doyle

Due date for submissions for articles and reviews: June 1, 2004

Submissions to the Journal should contain a short 200 word abstract, be
between 5,000 and 7,000 words in length, double-spaced and should follow
Outside the Frame guidelines (to be found at

Any queries about submissions for the inaugural issue are welcome. To submit a paper or to query about a
subject, please contact Anthony Crisafi at acrisafi@pegasus.cc.ucf.edu. To query about a review, please contact Rebecca Middlebrook, Reviews Editor at rmiddlebrook@mail.ucf.edu. In accordance with the Submission Guidelines, all material must be submitted via email. Other queries may be sent to the
following address:

Outside the Frame: A Journal for Texts and Technology
Department of English
University of Central Florida
Orlando, Fl 32816

CFP: John Steinbeck Encyclopedia (no deadline; book)

NOTE: Not sure what they are asking for, but it is worth including.

CFP: John Steinbeck Encyclopedia (no deadline; book)

Facts On File, a New York publisher of reference books for high school and college students, is seeking a contributor to write several articles for a forthcoming encyclopedia on the life and work of John Steinbeck. The ideal editor will be a Steinbeck scholar with an ability to write clearly for high school students. If interested please send letter and cv, preferably by e-mail, to

Jeff Soloway
Senior Editor
Facts on File, Inc.
132 W. 31st St., 17th Floor
New York, NY 10001

Tuesday, March 09, 2004

Call for papers -- OCLC Systems & Services: Digital Library Perspectives International

This is a call for articles for the journal OCLC Systems & Services: Digital Library Perspectives International. A new editor has just taken over the helm of this journal, and the mission statement, journal overview, and coverage of the journal has taken a new direction (Please see below). A new title for the journal is also under consideration, based on the focus listed below, and will hopefully be unveiled in mid-2004.

I am looking for articles related to the mission statement and coverage listed below for the August 2004 journal issue. OCLC Systems & Services: Digital Library Perspectives International is a peer-reviewed journal, with an international editorial board. Please send all inquiries, expressions of interest, and/or articles directly to the editor. Thanks.

Brad Eden, Ph.D.
Editor, OCLC Systems & Services: Digital Library Perspectives International

Head, Web and Digitization Services
University of Nevada, Las Vegas Libraries

OCLC Systems & Services is a refereed journal which aims to provide wide-ranging coverage of developments in digital libraries and digital repositories, and the Web-based delivery of cultural content. The journal is intended for information professionals, librarians, educators, students, and researchers around the world to share and exchange their ideas, initiatives, and research results.

Journal Overview
OCLC Systems & Services covers a broad range of subject areas relating to the Web-based delivery of digital cultural content. The journal aims to keep readers informed about current trends in research, and to report on new initiatives and developments. Digital libraries and digital repositories are a particular focus, together with relevant standards and techniques.

Digital libraries
Digital repositories
Digital cultural content services
Web metadata standards
Web markup languages
Digital preservation
Imaging and digitization techniques
Usability studies

NOTE: Added on 3/10/04:

Digital libraries refers to "Anything related to web, digitization, and digital projects in libraries, as well as "digital" libraries, i.e. libraries that exist virtually or offer various services digitally. We are broadening the scope of the journal. Just about anything related to digital in libraries is encouraged. --
Brad Eden "

CFP: Harry Potter Fan Fiction (6/15/04; collection)


Contributions are sought for a proposed collection of essays about Harry Potter fan fiction.

Scholars from all disciplines are invited to submit abstracts or completed essays. Essays on young writers, the transnational fandom, and fan works from outside the English-speaking world are especially
needed, but all submissions are very welcome.

Paper topics might include, but are by no means limited to:

… Issues related to the source material
… Studies focused on writing by young people
… Studies of particular subgenres and their traditions, such as bodies of fan work focused on particular characters or relationships, or around generic constraints such as challenges, "filks" (song parodies) or "drabbles" (100 word fics)
… Studies of the various communities (mostly on-line) in which participants exchange works and ideas, and of specific issues within those communities, such as status, collaboration, or conflict
… Quantitative and demographic studies
… Fan art in visual media (for instance comics, illustrations, or doujinshi)
… Intellectual property and/in the Harry Potter fan fiction community
… Studies of fan productions from outside the English-speaking world

Because the audience for this book will come from many backgrounds (both academic and otherwise), and because it will be introducing readers to an extensive lexicon of fandom terminology, it is imperative that all essays be as free as possible of academic jargon.

Please send abstracts of no less than 300 words, or completed essays, to glaubman@earthlink.net. I would also appreciate a brief note about your background and interest in the topic. Inquiries welcome
at any time.

Jane Glaubman
University of California, Berkeley

Deadline for proposals: June15 (2004)

Monday, March 08, 2004

Writing for Computers in Libraries

Computers in Libraries is a leading journal in the field. While it is not peer-reviewed, it is typically listed among the leading technical journals in the field.

From their website: CIL's mission is to provide librarians and other information professionals with useful and insightful information about all computer-related subjects that affect their jobs. CIL does this through articles that are written by library professionals for library professionals, with a friendly, personal voice. These general technical articles should be practical and helpful for the average librarian in any sort of environment—academic, public, special, K-12, or corporate libraries. CILaims to publish articles that are interesting to read and appealing to people in many aspects of the field.

For more information, visit: http://www.infotoday.com/cilmag/contrib.shtml

Thursday, March 04, 2004

Call for Contributors: Asian America History and Culture: An Encyclopedia


Asian America History and Culture: An Encyclopedia


M.E. Sharpe, a New York-based academic and reference publisher, and East River Books, a reference book producer, are seeking contributing scholars for a two-volume reference work on the history and culture of Asian Americans. The project is aimed at the academic high school and undergraduate levels. The General Editors are Dr. Huping Ling of Truman State University and Dr. Allan W. Austin of College Misericordia.

The encyclopedia will include articles on politics and government; economy, labor, and business; society; religion and education; technology, science, and the environment; and arts and culture. There will be entries on individuals, places, ideas, events, institutions, and general themes. Articles will vary in length from 500-4,000 words (depending on significance of topic) and include bibliographies.

We are seeking contributors for articles. Contributors will receive full authorial credit, a modest cash honorarium, and/or copy of the full encyclopedia set (depending on contribution length and contributor preference).


Drs. Huping Ling and Allan W. Austin, General Editors
Asian America History and Culture: An Encyclopedia

Huping Ling, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of History
Division of Social Science
Truman State University
Kirksville, MO 63501

Tel: 660-785-4654
Fax: 660-785-4337
Email: hling@truman.edu, aaustin@misericordia.edu

Call for speakers: Eighth Annual Internet Librarian conference and exhibition - November 15-17, 2004 - Monterey, California

From the site: Internet Librarian 2004 caters to all interests and all levels of knowledge with four simultaneous tracks plus many workshop and networking opportunities. This year’s tracks encompass such topics as: Managing Content & Knowledge Assets, Web Tools, Intranets & Portals, eLearning & Training, Case Studies of Internet and Intranet Librarians, Web Development & Management, Digitizing Resources, Distance Learning & Instruction, Streaming Multimedia, Digital Libraries, Content Management and more. Speakers are knowledgeable, authoritative and focus on practical applications, new tools and techniques, case studies as well as technical and managerial issues. Please consider sending us a proposal to speak. We look forward to hearing from you.

Deadline in April 26, 2004. For more information including a list of suggested topics, visit:

Call for Papers: Information Online 2005, the 12th Conference and Exhibition - 1-3 February, 2005 - Sydney, Australia

For more information, go to this link:


Deadline is March 31, 2004

Tuesday, March 02, 2004

CALL FOR PAPERS – MLA (Michigan Library Association) FORUM


DEADLINE: Monday, April 12, 2004

Students and staff of the library community are invited to this opportunity to be published! MLA Forum (www.mlaforum.org), a tri-annual electronic journal publication, seeks submissions for its sixth issue to be published in June/July 2004.

The purpose of this journal is to disseminate articles of interest to librarians and library staff of public, special, school, and academic libraries in Michigan.

The goals of MLA Forum are:

-To provide a central place for discussion of topics of current interest to Michigan library professionals and their staff.
-To increase librarian and library staff participation in the Michigan Library Association.
-To offer publishing opportunities for librarians, especially those in academic libraries.
-To facilitate constructive communication and collaboration among Michigan librarians, particularly those in libraries located in rural regions of the state.
-To make full use of electronic technology to ensure current, state-of-the-art information on libraries and the library profession for all library personnel in Michigan.

Content of MLA Forum includes articles related to the library profession and community. This journal includes conference proceedings; book reviews; editor comments; original research articles including case studies, analysis, and qualitative research; conference and workshop reports; regular columns; and links to relevant information.

Submission of articles from members of the Michigan Library Association is encouraged, as well as those by librarians, library specialists, library and information science professors, and graduate students. Contributions from non-members and professionals from outside Michigan are also welcomed.

Major articles must be at least 1,500 words in length. Other types of submissions may be less than 1,500 words. All submissions must be original and previously unpublished, and are subject to blind review. Citations must be in APA format.

Acceptance decisions will be rendered within six weeks of manuscript submission.

For publication consideration, please submit one copy via email of a manuscript to:

Lothar Spang, Editor
MLA Forum
(313) 577-3367
Kristy Padron, MLIS
Librarian, Instructional Services
Wayne State University Undergraduate Library
1210 Undergraduate Library
Detroit, MI 48202
PH: 313.577.8852