Sunday, August 31, 2008

CFP: The Journal of Library Metadata

CFP: The Journal of Library Metadata

The Journal of Library Metadata marks the growing importance of metadata in libraries. As libraries collect, produce, distribute, and publish more information than ever before, the metadata that describes these resources becomes more crucial for electronic resource management and discovery.

Institutional repositories are one of the main forces promoting the creation of many different metadata schemes, specialized controlled vocabularies, and new initiatives for data sharing and harvesting. An increasingly popular type of search called “faceted searching” is also reliant on enriched metadata.

The journal features both a peer-review section for research articles, and a non-peer review section for more practical, case study and best practice type articles. Included amongst the charter issue:

“Dublin Core Metadata Harvested Through OAI-PMH”

“You Need My Metadata: Demonstrating the Value of Library Cataloging”

“Cataloging Images in Millennium: A Central Repository for Faculty-Owned Images”

“From Hanging Files to Digital Collection: Growing A Controlled Vocabulary for Added Functionality in the Online World”

“The Peloponnesian War and the Future of Reference, Cataloging, and Scholarship in Research Libraries.”

The Journal of Library Metadata welcomes the submission of papers for consideration. Librarians are encouraged to contact the journal’s editor, Jeffrey Beall, for “Instructions for Authors” and deadlines for upcoming issues at: