Friday, July 27, 2007

CFP: Collection Management (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

CFP: Collection Management (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

Librarians working to manage and develop collections need a resource to keep pace with the constantly changing landscape of library collections and their management. The peer-reviewed journal, Collection Management , published by Haworth Press, serves as that resource for librarians and information specialists working in collection development and management, acquisitions, access services, and interlibrary loan, as well as special collections and archives.

If you want to have an impact on shaping this dynamic field of librarianship, Collection Management is currently accepting manuscripts for publication consideration. Collection Management seeks well-researched, refereed articles and reviews that cover an extensive range of pragmatic and theoretical topics. Collection Management typically seeks to address recent developments related to creating and managing collections; sharing and providing access to resources; preserving both traditional and digital library resources; training and developing collections staff; managing and analyzing administrative data associated with building today's library collections; and usage, licensing, rights, access, and financial issues. Other topics regularly examined are:

-digital collection management
-management for special collections and archives
-data management concerns (i.e, ERM, GIS, metadata)
-risk and financial issues and strategies
-consortial and cooperative collections
-assessment tools and methods
-decision making in the face of access vs. ownership
-collection development focused on international and area studies
-the latest collection management tools

Manuscripts should be 20–50 typed pages, double-spaced (including references and abstract). Lengthier manuscripts may be considered if they can be divided across multiple journal issues. The references and format should follow the Chicago style (as outlined in the latest edition of The Chicago Manual of Style). Electronic submission is preferred. The journal is published quarterly in both print and electronic formats.

To be published in the next available issue (volume 33, no. 3), submissions should be received no later than October 15, 2007. Notice of acceptance for this issue will be communicated by December 3, 2007.

Additional information about submission requirements is available at:

Information about the journal is available at

Please also feel free to contact the Editor:

Faye A. Chadwell
Associate University Librarian
Oregon State University
121 The Valley Library
Corvallis, OR 97331-4501