Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Call for Papers: Resource Sharing & Information Networks, Volume 21

Call for Papers: Resource Sharing & Information Networks, Volume 21

Resource Sharing & Information Networks is now accepting manuscript submissions. The deadline for submission of papers is Thursday, September 6, 2007 for publication in Fall 2008. Submissions should follow the Instructions to Authors and can be emailed
directly to the Editor, Dr. Barbara J. Stites at
Thematic issues will be considered: Guest Editors interested in
proposed theme issues should send an outline for such projects to
the Editor. Specific areas for article development include:

Administration and Leadership of Networks, Cooperatives, and Consortia:
Organizational Development
Board Development
Finance and Accounting
Human Resource Development

Resource Sharing:
Access to shared resources
Reciprocal Borrowing
Interlibrary Loan
Document Delivery
Unmediated Borrowing

Electronic Resource Management Systems (ERMS)

Training and Continuing Education:
Development and Design
Implementation and Evaluation
Blended Learning: Online plus F2F

New Academic/Industry Roles & Economics:
Institutional repositories
Linking of institutional repositories
FTE Pricing
Agency Role vs. Order Direct

Cooperative Purchasing:
New models
First offers
Exchanges of consideration
Shared goals
Success-driven compromise

New International Roles for Consortia:
Equitable access to information for developing economies
Social responsibilities of developed economies
Special regions: East Europe & Russia; China; Africa

New Publisher Roles:
Growing role of consortia in the new serial economy
Integration of electronic serials with continuing
e-book programs
Combination of publisher full-text with licensed full-text

Prospective authors may obtain article guidelines, request a free
sample copy, and find other important information on the journal
by going to:
You may also request a free print sample copy by emailing: For additional inquiries, contact the
Editor, Dr. Barbara J. Stites at:

Special Notes
Resource Sharing & Information Networks is published in both print
and electronic formats. It is hosted on Haworth's own website, as
well as on INGENTA and the major subscription electronic journal
platforms. New subscribers obtain complete digital archive access,
going back to Volume I, #1 at a small surcharge, and retain those
backfiles which they purchase. Backfile preservation is secured by
PORTICO, LOCKSS, and a back-up CD-ROM service. The journal is
ATHENS Authenticated.

Resource Sharing & Information Networks is one of over 35 professional
journals in library & information science published by Haworth Press.
The program is under the leadership of Sul Lee, Editor-in-Chief for
Library & Information Science. Dr. Lee is the Peggy V. Helmerich
Chair, Dean, University Libraries, Professor of Bibliography,
Professor of Library and Information Studies for University of
Oklahoma Libraries.