Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Call for papers - Special issues of Against the Grain

Subject: Call for papers - Special issues of Against the Grain

You are invited to contribute papers for the June 2005 issue of Against the Grain. This issue will be devoted to training librarians for acquisitions and collection development.

Possible article topics include:

--What is the relationship between acquisitions and collection development?
--What are the best practices for training acquisitions librarians?
--What do collection development librarians need to know about acquisitions?
--Conversely, what do acquisitions librarians need to know about collection development?
--Training guidelines for collection development librarians (choosing formats, introduction to the work, getting to know your subject area, etc.)
--Budget allocations - how acquisitions and collection development work together
-Administrative structure of acquisitions, collection development, monographs and serials

Against the Grain is the trade journal for acquisitions librarians, vendors and publishers that focuses on current issues and trends in the field. Against the Grain is a partially refereed publication, and articles are usual ly 2000 -- 2500 words in length. Articles proposals and/or abstracts of ar ticles should be submitted by April 2005. The final deadline for submission of the articles themselves is May 2005. If you are interested in submitting an article, please contact the guest editor.


Stefanie DuBose

Stefanie DuBose
Head, Acquisitions
Academic Library Services
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27258-4353

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

CFP: Graphic Novels as Complements to the Classics

CFP: Graphic Novels as Complements to the Classics

A tentatively-titled collection of essays with a pedagogical slant designed to help middle/junior high school and high school teachers use graphic novels in their teaching. Loosely designed after the excellent Joan Kaywell series ?Adolescent Literature as a Complement to the Classics,? this book attempts to show educators how they can use exemplary examples of the graphic novel genre as supplemental and augmental to their curricula and attempts to further solidify the graphic novel?s strength as classroom-worthy literature. Other books have focused on giving lists of suggested graphic novels and general teaching ideas. This volume will focus on specific methods and texts.

Graphic novels are defined for this collection as ?book-length sequential art narratives featuring an
anthology-style of comic art, a collection of reprinted comic book issues comprising a single story line (or arc), or an original, stand-alone graphic narrative.? (Carter, 2004).

Classics are defined as those works that are highly likely to be taught in the middle/ junior high and high school LA/English classes. They may refer to canonical and non-canonical works as well as quintessential
adolescent/YA literature.

Further, the reciprocal nature of bridge-building will be a focus of the text. In other words, essays that treat
otherwise primary texts as the bridge to more complex graphic novels are welcome as well as those that use
graphic novels as lead-ins to traditional texts. Multitextual, interdisciplinary approaches considered as well.

Interested parties might reference Michelle Gorman?s Getting Graphic (2003) text for a list of graphic novels. A partial list of possible texts: Maus, Persepolis, Safe Area Gorazde, Palestine, Ghost World, The Golden Age, In The Shadow of No Towers, Minor Miracles, The Age of One Bad Rat, Blankets, Peach Girl.

Length: should be +/-20 pages. It is acceptable if the bulk of the text is followed by study guides, study
questions, activities, etc (ex. a quality essay of 12 pages, plus 6 pages of practical materials).

Outline: should be determined by the scope and design of the essay/associated lesson material. It is suggested that contributors look to the Joan Kaywell series mentioned above for structural examples. The article ?Pairing William Faulkner's A Light In August and Art Spiegelman's Maus? (Brown) is another essay that somewhat gets at the heart of what the collection is attempting.

Essays should be sent to general editor James "Bucky" Carter at 304 14th St NW, Apt 22D/Charlottesville, VA
22903. Queries can be directed to Mr. Carter at jbc9f@virginia.edu. E-mail submissions accepted but paper
copies appreciated. Deadline is June 15, 2005.

Friday, March 18, 2005

NASIG Poster Seession Deadline Reminder

NASIG Poster Seession Deadline Reminder

The NASIG Program Planning Committee invites applications to present a poster session at the 20th NASIG conference in Minneapolis, MN, May 19-22, 2005! The theme of the conference is "Roaring Into Our Twenties."

Poster sessions provide an opportunity to share innovative ideas and new applications of technology. Poster sessions may present a report of a research study, an analysis of a practical problem-solving effort, or a
description of an innovative program that may be of interest to the serials community. In keeping with NASIG's tradition of non-commercialism, poster sessions focusing solely on a commercial product will not be

Presenters are assigned a bulletin board on which to display project documentation. In general, text should be brief and captioning should be in large and legible type. Informative graphics such as photos, charts and
graphs are also attractive. The material should be presented in a logical sequence. No electrical support is available in the poster session area.

Posters will be on display in the Hilton Minneapolis from 10:00 a.m. on Friday, May 20 until 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 21st. Presenters will be available both days at their displays during the morning break period.
Presenters should be prepared to discuss their poster session topic during this time. Handouts are STRONGLY encouraged so that attendees may take the presenters' main ideas home with them, and business cards are helpful for providing contact information.

To apply to present a poster session, submit a completed application (http://www.nasig.org/public/posterform-05.htm) and an abstract of no more than 250 words.

Deadline for submission: Applications must be received by Friday, March 25, 2005. Members of the Program Planning Committee's Sub-committee on Poster Sessions will evaluate abstracts, and presenters will be notified by April 8, 2005.

For additional information and instructions, see the Poster Session
Guidelines (http://www.nasig.org/public/posterguide-2005.htm) or contact

Program Planning Committee Co-Chairs : Emily McElroy and Marilyn Geller.

Applications must be received by Friday, March 25, 2005.

Wednesday, March 16, 2005

The Grey Journal: An international journal on grey literature

The Grey Journal: An international journal on grey literature / D.J. Farace (Journal Editor); J. Frantzen (Technical Editor); GreyNet, Grey Literature Network Service. - Amsterdam: TextRelease, Volume 1, Number 1, Spring 2005.

This serial publication appears three times a year - in spring, summer, and autumn. Each issue in a volume is thematic and deals with one or more related topics in the field of grey literature. The Grey Journal appears both in print and electronic formats.

The Grey Journal (TGJ) is a flagship journal for the grey literature community. It crosses continents, disciplines, and sectors both public and private. The Grey Journal not only deals with the topic of grey literature but also is itself a document type that is classified as grey literature. It is akin to other grey serial publications, such as conference proceedings, reports, working papers, etcetera.

The Grey Journal is geared to Colleges and Schools of Library and Information Studies, as well as, information professionals, who produce, publish, process, manage, disseminate, and use grey literature e.g. researchers, editors, librarians, documentalists, archivists, journalists, intermediaries, etc.

http://www.greynet.org/pages/5 (See this link for contributor information).

ISSN 1574-1796 (Print)
ISSN 1574-180X (E-Print/CD-Rom)

Seeking more contributors for the Encyclopedia of American Science

Seeking more contributors for the Encyclopedia of American Science

Contributors are still needed for the Encyclopedia of American Science, a three volume work to be published by M. E. Sharpe. Entries and essays are needed in all aspects of American science, especially botany, biology, medicine, chemistry, physics, mathematics, and geosciences. If interested, please contact by email editor Russell Lawson for additional information and a headword list.

Prof. Russell Lawson
Chair, Division of General Studies
Bacone College
Muskogee, OK 74403
ph: 9187817250
Email: lawsonr@bacone.edu

Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Manuscripts sought for LITA/Endeavor student writing award

Manuscripts sought for LITA/Endeavor student writing award
Contact: Mary Taylor

LITA/Endeavor Student Writing Award Deadline Extended

The LITA/Endeavor Student Writing Award is given for the best unpublished manuscript on a topic in the area of libraries and information technology written by a student or students enrolled in an ALA-accredited library and information studies graduate program.

The purpose of this award is to recognize superior student writing and to enhance the professional development of students through publication of the winning article in LITA's refereed journal, Information Technology and Libraries (ITAL).

The winner will receive $1,000 and a certificate. In the case of joint authorship, the award will be split among the authors and each will receive a certificate. The winning article will be published in a future issue of ITAL.

Deadline for the award this year is April 15th. The winner will be notified by June 1.

The article can be written on any aspect of libraries and information technology, including digital libraries, metadata, authorization and authentication, electronic journals and electronic publishing, telecommunications, distributed systems and networks, computer security and intellectual property rights, technical standards, geographic information systems, software engineering, universal access to technology, futuristic forecasting, library consortia, vendor relations, and technology and the arts.
Manuscripts will be selected based on the following criteria: relevance to libraries and information technology, timeliness, originality of ideas, persuasiveness of arguments, quality of writing, clarity of presentation, and contribution to the continuing education of the LITA membership. Manuscripts may be applicable to a variety of library settings, including public, academic, special libraries, school media centers, and library and information studies programs.

Unselected manuscripts will be returned to the author(s).

To be eligible, applicants for the award must follow the detailed Guidelines and fill out an application form.

Both are available at www.lita.org. At the time the article is submitted, the applicant(s) must be currently
enrolled in an ALA-accredited program of library and information studies at the Masters or Ph.D. level.

The LITA/Endeavor Student Writing Awards Committee is not required to select a recipient if, in the opinion of the Committee, no nomination merits the award in a given year.

Send applications to the current chair of the LITA/Endeavor Student Writing Awards Committee.

The award will be presented at the LITA President's Program at the ALA Annual Conference if the winner(s) is present.

Friday, March 11, 2005

ACRL Conference: Reporters and bloggers needed!

ACRL Conference: Reporters and bloggers needed!
ACRL 12th Conference -- Minneapolis April 2005

Share your conference experiences with a national audience. Brief (150-300 words) summaries of the conference panels, programs, and sessions will be published as part of C&RL News online. If you’d like to be a reporter, contact Elise Parker (eparker@ala.org) and specify your 1st, 2nd, and 3rd choices of the session you’d like to cover.

Correspondents for the virtual conference’s daily blog are also sought. Correspondents will briefly summarize information key presentations; these summaries will be posted daily on the virtual conference community. If you’d like to be a virtual conference correspondent, contact Margot Sutton Conahan (msutton@ala.org). Note: Reporters and bloggers must register and pay regular conference fees.

Conference Primiliary Program: http://www.acrl.org/ala/acrl/acrlevents/12thnatconf/acrlprogram/preprogram.pdf

Call for Reviewers: Health, Risk and Society

Call for Reviewers: Health, Risk and Society

This is the home page for this journal: http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/13698575.asp

Health, Risk & Society reviews a wide range of books covering topics associated with health risk. If you would like to be a reviewer, receiving a free copy of any book you review, please contact the Books Reviews Editor Bob Heyman by emailing: B.Heyman@city.ac.uk or telephone +44 (0)20 505 5783.

Please indicate your work affiliation and the topics that you would be interested in reviewing.

Health Risk & Society also welcomes appropriate books for review which can be sent to:

Professor Bob Heyman
St Bartholomew School of Nursing & Midwifery
20 Bartholomew Close

CFP: Brick and Click Libraries Symposium

CFP: Brick and Click Libraries Symposium
Submission Deadline - June 1, 2005
5th Annual Brick and Click Libraries - An Academic Library Symposium
Friday, October 14, 2005
Sponsored by Northwest Missouri State University

What is the "Brick and Click Libraries Symposium"?
It is a one-day practical symposium of relevance to academic libraries supporting traditional and online resources/services. The symposium provides a forum for considering the evolving needs of library users.

What topics are you looking for?
We are looking for presentations that address the needs of brick and click library users. Presentations may cover, but are not limited to, the topics listed at:

Is there an opportunity to publish a paper along with giving a presentation?
Yes! For more information, go to:

How do I submit a proposal?
Submit your proposal online at:

More information, contact carolyn@mail.nwmissouri.edu

Carolyn Johnson and Patricia Wyatt
Coordinators, Brick & Click Libraries Symposium
Owens Library
Northwest Missouri State University

CFP: Improving Online Shakespeare Editions and Research Tools

CFP: Improving Online Shakespeare Editions and Research Tools

CFP for a seminar at the British Shakespeare Association Biennial Conference
September 1-4, 2005
Newcastle University, U.K.

(NOTE: I think this is the contact person: Eric M. Johnson: emj@bernini-communications.com -- Here is information on the project: http://www.opensourceshakespeare.org/info/aboutsite.php)

I would like to solicit participants for a discussion of online Shakespeare texts and tools. We already have seven people, but additional voices would be very welcome. We intend to have a lively discussion of the subject prior to the seminar via e-mail messages. A description follows:

"The undiscovered text: Improving online Shakespeare editions and research tools"

Shakespeare's texts appear on scores of Web sites, yet online Shakespeare research is clearly in its beginning stages. The free sites offer only rudimentary search tools, and little flexibility. The higher-quality sites,
which are available to paying customers, have their own shortcomings as well. This seminar will focus on Shakespeare research tools and how they can better serve Shakespeare scholars, performers, and lovers.

The convenor is the creator of Open Source Shakespeare (http://www.opensourceshakespeare.org), a Web site with an advanced search engine and concordance to Shakespeare's complete works, among other
features. The code and database are free for non-profit use, and the public is encouraged to download and use them for other projects. OSS currently serves between 1,000-2,000 users a month.

More information on this seminar can be found here:

The main conference page is here:

Main Conference Call for Papers: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/niassh/shakespeare/cfp.htm

CFP: Virtually Employed (information on a new e-journal)

CFP: Virtually Employed (information on a new e-journal)

The first issue of Virtually Employed is up! We're pleased to announce our first issue of the E-Journal dedicated to online teaching issues. (MY NOTE: And maybe online library issues...there are plenty)

To visit, simply go to http://www.virtuallyemployed.net

We are currently accepting submissions; if you are interested in submitting, please contact us at virtually_employed@comcast.net for guidelines and information.

Best regards!
Dr. Angelic Rodgers
Managing Editor, Virtually Employed

(NOTE: There is no great detail for CFP information on their site yet. Maybe it will be there soon).

Wednesday, March 09, 2005

CFP: 3rd International Evidence Based Librarianship Conference

3rd International Evidence Based Librarianship Conference
16-19 October 2005
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Call for Papers: http://conferences.alia.org.au/ebl2005/contributions.html
Conference Home: http://conferences.alia.org.au/ebl2005/index.html

Important Dates
Submission of abstracts 1 April 2005
Notification of acceptance/rejection 1 June 2005
Final submission due (Papers & Hot Topics only) 1 September 2005
Early bird registration 1 June - 1 August 2005
Conference period 16 - 19 October 2005

The 3rd International EBL Conference has the theme:

"Evolution of evidence: global perspectives on linking research with practice."

The conference will be a forum to bring together library and information professionals who are interested in evidence-based librarianship to support the development of their understanding of the application of techniques of evidence-based practice within information contexts.

Specific objectives of the conference are:

-To promote understanding of the concept of evidence-based librarianship and its role in the library and information profession
-To discuss and develop conceptual and theoretical frameworks, potential directions for the future and the evidence base which underpins practice
-To promote excellence in evidence-based practice through the demonstration of EBL tools and techniques and the showcasing of innovative practice within the profession
-To create ongoing national and international networks and collaboration and to encourage the development of communities of practice around EBL
-Library and information professionals are invited to submit proposals for papers on any of the following themes:

-Using research to inform practical decision-making -
-Maximising the value and impact of our information services
-Harnessing the evidence base for our teaching and learning
-Developing and applying tools for evidence based practice (benchmarking, good practice guidelines, standards, accreditation and audit)
-Researching the needs of our users and communities - by practitioners for practitioners
-Exploring current and future prospects for evidence-based information practice (librarianship; information science; informatics; information literacy; information technology)
-Facilitating practitioner perspectives on implementing evidence-based practice
-Delivering effective and cost-effective LIS services
-Uniting international evidence with local action

For more information, follow links above.

Saturday, March 05, 2005

CFP: Georgia Conference on Information Literacy

CFP: Georgia Conference on Information Literacy

Flyer available for PDF Download at http://ceps.georgiasouthern.edu/conted/infolitproposal.pdf
On-Line Submissions at http://ceps.georgiasouthern.edu/conted/infolitsubmithtml
Proposals are due no later than April 1, 2005

We invite proposals for workshops and presentations that will consider, extend, or otherwise address information literacy, including but not limited to:
-Effective means of developing information literacy skills in learners
-Partnerships between librarians and classroom teachers to teach students research skills
-Information literacy across the disciplines
-Assessment of information literacy initiatives
-Intellectual property, copyright, and plagiarism in the digital age
-Technological developments and their impact on how we access, and produce knowledge

For More information Contact:
Dr. Bede Mitchell at wbmitch@georgiasouthern.edu or
Dr. Janice Walker at jwalker@georgiasouthern.edu

According to the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) an "information literate individual" is able to: Determine the extent of information needed Access the needed information effectively and efficiently
Evaluate information and its sources critically Incorporate selected information into one's knowledge base
Use information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose Understand the economic, legal, and social issues surrounding the use of information, and access and use information ethically and legally

Source: http://www.ala.org/ala/acrl/acrlstandards/informationliteracycompetency.html#ildef

Deborah Champion
Program Specialist
Continuing Education
Georgia Southern University
PO Box 8124
Statesboro, GA 30460
FAX 912-681-0306 or 912-486-7760

Wednesday, March 02, 2005

CFP: Humor and Baseball (8/15/05; collection)

Humor and Baseball (8/15/05; collection)

Shelves and shelves have been filled with scholarly attention to baseball in American history, culture, literature, politics, etc.; and likewise, shelves and shelves have been devoted to the study of humor (in American history, culture, literature, politics, etc.). Yet, surprisingly little has been said about the relationship between the two.

Proposed is a collection of new essays on the relationship between humor and baseball (in American history, culture, literature, politics, etc.). Topics might include, but certainly are not limited to:

baseball folklore and oral histories
baseball films, novels, poetry, etc.
baseball business and politics
baseball memoirs, exposes, etc.
funny moments in baseball games, blooper reels, etc.
baseball mascots and comic figures/characters/logos
baseball insider culture (razzing, pranks, dugout and on-field antics, etc.)

Any essay on the intersections of baseball and humor will be considered, and ideally the collection will be comprised of nine essays, total (of course!).

The working title for the collection is "'There's no crying in baseball!': Essays on the Relationship Between Humor and America's Game".

Detailed abstracts (350-500 words) or completed essays (3,000-6,000 words) due August 15, 2005. Questions and submissions via email (MSWord doc) to Jason Steed at profsteed@hotmail.com

Note: A major press has already expressed interest in this project.

ALCTS Seeks ANO Editor

ALCTS Seeks ANO Editor

The application deadline for the search for the ALCTS ANO editor has been extended until the end of March. If you have any questions, you're welcome to contact me at dlitts@corcoran.org.

Douglas A. Litts
Library Director
Corcoran Library
1705 H Street NW
Washington, DC 20006-3903
Telephone 202-822-1484
Fax 202-822-1486

The Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) invites applications for Editor of the ALCTS Newsletter Online, a bi-monthly electronic newsletter. The editor is appointed for an initial
three-year term renewable up to two more years, with the term to begin after the 2005 ALA Annual Conference. The ALCTS Newsletter Online (www.ala.org/ala/alcts/alctspubs/alctsnewsletter/alctsnewsletter.htm)
contains announcements and reports of ALCTS organizational developments, educational programs, committee work, and other activities. It also covers broader news about ALA in general, financial reports, meeting schedules, and honors, awards, and news about its members. The editor is responsible for
determining the content of each issue; for soliciting, screening, editing, and/or writing all copy to appear in the Newsletter; and for coordinating production with the ALCTS publications specialist in the office in

The primary focus of the ALCTS Newsletter is news and reports about the activities of the association, its groups, and its members, such as:

* Summary reports of ALCTS programs, pre-conferences, and institutes
* Preliminary information, announcements and schedules of upcoming continuing education events
* Board, committee, and discussion group reports and activities
* Candidates for office in the association
* Financial and other planning reports
* Schedules of meetings
* Announcements of new ALCTS publications
* Winners of awards given by the association
* Member updates: awards, honors, personal achievements, retirements, obituaries
* Background information on venues for meetings and continuing education events

A secondary focus is reporting activities of interest to the membership relating to practice and developments in the fields of library collections and technical services, such as:

* Announcements of upcoming activities of other ALA and non-ALA groups
* Summary reports of meetings and activities of these groups
* Announcements of new standards and standards under development
* New policies and guidelines, and their effect on ALCTS members and the profession
* Legislative updates and international activities affecting the profession
* Recent publications of interest to members
* Brief articles on "best practices" in the field
* State association activities and news

The editor serves as an ex-officio member of the ALCTS Board of Directors, attending all board meetings, as well as the ALCTS Publications Committee and LRTS Board. S/he is responsible for informing these bodies of issues and developments affecting the Newsletter, submitting a report annually; and soliciting and incorporating suggestions regarding general content and priorities. The editor also works with the ALCTS Executive Director and other ALCTS staff members to ensure full coverage of division activities.

Required applicant qualifications include:

* Demonstrated writing and editing ability.
* Familiarity with needs and issues facing professionals employed in areas of ALCTS interests (collection management and development, acquisition of library materials, cataloging and classification, serials management, and preservation)
* Ability to meet deadlines.
* Experience with hardware and software used in the production and transmission of electronic text.

Membership in ALCTS is required along with attendance at both ALA Annual Conference and Midwinter Meetings. (An annual stipend is available to support attendance at both meetings). Desired qualifications include experience in producing Web documents using HTML, and prior experience on ALCTS

A letter of supervisor support and writing samples are encouraged.

The application deadline is March 31, 2005. A letter describing the applicant's interest in and qualifications for the editor position and a current vita should be submitted to Charles Wilt, ALCTS Executive Director,
ALA/ALCTS, 50 E. Huron St. Chicago IL, 60611. The Search Committee expects to conduct interviews in June at the 2005 ALA Annual Meeting in Chicago.

CALL FOR BOOK CHAPTERS: Human Computer Interaction Research in Web Design and Evaluation

CALL FOR BOOK CHAPTERS: Human Computer Interaction Research in Web Design and Evaluation

Submission Deadline: March 31, 2005

A book edited by:
Dr. Panayiotis Zaphiris, Centre for HCI Design,
City University, London, UK
Dr. Sri Kurniawan, School of Informatics,
University of Manchester, Manchester, UK

Overall Objectives of the Book

The objective of this book is to look at the topic of Web design in a new direction. The majority of existing books on this topic have been focusing primarily on the technical dimensions (programming languages, hardware and software needs) of Web design. Few books touch on the user aspect of Web design and interaction. In addition, this book will try to provide an academic/research direction to Web usability.

Because humans are an important participant in Web interaction and a significant factor contributing to successful Web design is user involvement throughout the design and evaluation processes, there is a need for a unified view of the user-related topics that surround Web design.
This book will point out that beyond the technical aspects of Web design, we need to systematically take into account human interaction and activity, and the completely renewed social and cultural environments that Web environments and interfaces are calling for and
technologies are now capable of delivering. The general goal is to discuss the basis of a broad framework for the development and management of Web environments, enriched with contributions from domains as diverse as Web design, information systems, psychology,
sociology, artificial intelligence, e-learning and many others.

The Target Audience

University educators and educators in general; university administrators; researchers; lecturers of HCI and user-centred design; Web system managers; instructional designers; general audience with an interest in HCI and Web design. This book will be structured in such a
way so that it can act as a core textbook in HCI and Web development courses.

Recommended Topics

Recommended topics include but are not limited to the following:

* Introduction: Introduction to HCI and User-Centred Design and their application to Web design

* Humans as Web Users: human abilities and limitations (cognitive, perceptual, motor) and their effect on efficient use of the Web; cognitive psychology and its application to Web design

* Analysis: Query-based techniques (interviews, focus groups, surveys) and Web design; Task Analysis, users, context and requirements and their application to Web design; Personas

* Design: Conceptual and detailed Web design; Prototyping (paper/electronic) as used in Web design; Screen design; Information architecture; Design of user-friendly Web navigation schemes and features; Web Accessibility and Web design for people with special needs; Participatory design and other innovative design approaches in Web design; Dialogue design

* Evaluation: Usability evaluation; Expert (heuristic) evaluation; Web accessibility evaluation

* Special Topics: Interaction styles and their applicability to the Web; Information visualization on the Web; Computer mediated communication and the Web; The future of HCI and the Web


Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before March 31, 2005, up to 2 page proposal clearly explaining the mission and concerns of the proposed chapter. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by April 30, 2005 and be sent chapter organizational
guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by July 31, 2005. All submitted chapters will be reviewed through a blind reviewing process. The book is scheduled to be published by Idea Group Inc., www.idea-group.com, publisher of the Idea Group Publishing,
Information Science Publishing, IRM Press, CyberTech Publishing, and
Idea Group Reference Imprints.

Dr. Panayiotis Zaphiris
Centre for HCI Design, City University
London, EC1V 0HB
e-mail: zaphiri@soi.city.ac.uk
Fax: +44 (0)20 7040 8859
Dr. Sri Kurniawan
University of Manchester
e-mail: s.kurniawan@manchester.ac.uk
Fax: +44 (0)161 306 3324