Sunday, September 28, 2008

CFP: World Digital Libraries: An International Journal

CFP: World Digital Libraries: An International Journal

The Editor of World Digital Libraries: An International Journal (WDL) invites Papers for the December 2008 and June 2009 issue.

World Digital Libraries: An International Journal is a peer reviewed bi-annual journal on digital libraries. The first issue of this journal has just been published. Content can be found at

You are requested to subscribe the same or recommend to your library to subscribe. The second issue will be published in December 2008. The aim of the journal is to advance the theory and practice of acquisition, organization, management and dissemination of digital information on a sustainable basis. The journal will seek quality research papers that present original theoretical approaches as well as experimental case studies related to digital library development and maintenance. In doing so, the journal will keep readers abreast with the current developments in the field. The journal will include articles, reviews, current developments, and case studies dealing with:

-theoretical and methodological issues that relate to the interrelationships among electronic resources management, digital preservation, multiple access, multilinguality, copyright issues and security aspects;
-initiatives taken towards digitization through lucid case studies;
-current developments across the globe; and
-dialogues between the scientific community and society at large.

The journal will be having global coverage with local focus and would provide a platform for decision-makers, planners, consultants, library and information science professionals to share their experiences. It will also facilitate dialogue among the digital library communities.

Articles and reviews should examine concepts, analyses, new approaches, and techniques pertaining to this field. Case studies covering new initiatives, as well as procedural breakthroughs of important issues in the digital library field would be included. Book reviews will cover recent books in the field, reviewed by an independent reviewer.

All submissions will be peer-reviewed using the criteria of originality, accuracy, and quality of contribution in these fields. The journal will also provide an update on topical developments in the field; notes on important breakthroughs; information on forthcoming conferences, workshops, seminars and relevant events; and highlight activities of national and international importance in the field.

We would like to request all of you to submit paper for the same to address below.

Prof N Balakrishnan, Professor & Associate Director, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India

Debal C Kar, Fellow, TERI, New Delhi