Tuesday, July 04, 2006

CFP: Against the Grain Special Issues on “Collections Assessment in the Digital Age”

CFP: Against the Grain Special Issues on “Collections Assessment in the Digital Age”
Deadline July 7, 2006

Possible Article Topics Could Include:
-Development of new technologies/systems/tools for assessing electronic collections
-future of collections assessment
-impact of the internet as a tool for collection assessment
-Redesigning collection assessment procedures to reflect digital/electronic collections.
-Challenges unique to assessing electronic collections
- methods used for assessment of print materials vs. methods used to assess electronic collections
-collections assessment in digital/virtual libraries
-achieving effective assessment of electronic collections
-increased data available for use in collection assessment

Articles on other aspects of collections assessment are also welcome.

Against the Grain is a partially refereed publication, and articles are usually 2000 -- 2500 words in length. Article proposals and / or abstracts of articles should be submitted by Friday, July 7, 2006.

The deadline for submission of the articles themselves is Friday, August 25, 2006.

If you are interested in submitting an article, please let me know by return email. (devoek@cofc.edu)

If you need more information or have further questions, please do not hesitate to ask. My contact information is below.

Thanks so much for your time and attention.


Kristen DeVoe

Guest Editor of the November 2006 Issue of Against the Grain.

Kristen E. DeVoe
Electronic Resources Librarian
Marlene and Nathan Addlestone Library
College of Charleston
66 George Street
Charleston, South Carolina 29424
Phone: (843) 953-6671
Email: devoek@cofc.edu