Saturday, April 30, 2011

Call for Papers for Practical Academic Librarianship: The International Journal of the SLA Academic Division

Call for Papers for Practical Academic Librarianship: The International Journal of the SLA Academic Division

Practical Academic Librarianship (PAL) is a peer-reviewed, open access journal for all academic librarians and information professionals serving academic departments or affiliated institutions including centers, institutes, specialized collections, and special units within or related toacademic units. Well-written manuscripts that are of interest to these communities will be considered, including: implementation of new initiatives and best practices; original and significant research findings with practical applications; analysis of issues and trends; descriptive narratives of successful and unsuccessful ventures; and examination of the role of libraries in meeting specialized client needs.

PAL publishes items as soon as they are ready by adding articles to the "current" volume's Table of Contents. The journal publishes two issues a year. The first issue runs January 1 - June 30 and the second issue runs July 1 - December 31. Our current issues can be accessed at

The Journal publishes two categories of works:

· Peer reviewed research papers (original research): not more than 25 single-spaced pages

· Think pieces (intended to spur discussion, not blind peer-reviewed): 3-15 single-spaced pages

Authors need to register at with the journal prior to submitting, or if already registered can simply log in ( and begin the 5 step process.
Warmest regards,
Leslie J. Reynolds

Associate Professor
Interim Associate Dean for User Services
Founding Editor, Practical Academic Librarianship: The International Journal of the SLA Academic Division

Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Call for papers: The FRBR Family of Models (special issue of Cataloging & Classification Quarterly)

Call for papers: The FRBR Family of Models (special issue of Cataloging & Classification Quarterly)

A special issue of Cataloging & Classification Quarterly will be devoted to The FRBR Family of Models.
Since 1998 when Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records was first published by IFLA, the effort to develop and apply FRBR has been extended in many innovative and experimental directions. A special issue of CCQ in 2004 edited by Patrick LeBeouf was titled FRBR: Hype, or Cure‐All? and included papers exploring the origins and extension of FRBR, as well as a survey of specific applications.

Submissions to the present volume should address an aspect related to the extended family of FRBR models, dialogues between the FRBR Family and other modeling technologies, and/or any specific applications of the FRBR family.

Ideas may include any of the following topics:

* Analysis of FRAD or FRSAD
* Interrelationships between FRAD, FRBR, FRSAD
* Modelling of aggregates.
* Applications of FRBR and family
* Analysis or comparisons of RDA, REICAT and other codes based on FRBR entities and relationships
* FRBRoo and its extensions, or applications
* The FRBR/CRM Dialogue
* Wider acceptance of FRBR in applications

Or any other topic that addresses the FRBR Family.

Proposals of no more than 300 words to be sent by May 31, 2011 to the guest editor, Richard Smiraglia ( Decisions will be communicated to contributors no later than June 24, 2011. Delivery date of manuscripts for peer‐review: [October 1, 2011]. Each article should be in the range of 5,000‐8,000 words. Instructions for authors can be found at

Acceptance of a proposal does not guarantee publication. All manuscript submissions will be subject to double‐blind peer‐review. Publication is scheduled for CCQ vol. 50 in 2012.

Cataloging & Classification Quarterly is dedicated to gathering and sharing information in the field of bibliographic organization. This highly respected journal considers the full spectrum of creation, content, management, use, and usability of bibliographic records and catalogs, including the principles, functions, and techniques of descriptive cataloging; the wide range of methods of subject analysis and classification; provision of access for all formats of materials; and policies, planning, and issues connected to the effective use of bibliographic data in catalogs and discovery tools. The journal welcomes papers of practical application as well as scholarly research. All manuscripts are peer reviewed. Once published, papers are widely available through Taylor & Francis' Informaworld database and other outlets.

Richard P. Smiraglia
Editor-in-Chief, Knowledge Organization
Professor, Information Organization Research Group, School of Information Studies University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

Saturday, April 09, 2011

Call for Papers - Librarians and Copyright - AALS 2012 - Washington, DC

Call for Papers - Librarians and Copyright - AALS 2012 - Washington, DC

The AALS Section on Law Libraries will hold a program during the AALS 2012 Annual Meeting, Jan. 4-8, 2012, in Washington, D.C., on Libraries and Copyright: Friends, Enemies, or Strangers on a Common Path? The submission deadline is Sept. 16, 2011. This Call for Papers will result in a panel presentation by three to five authors writing in areas suggested by the program description, which follows:

Libraries and Copyright: Friends, Enemies, or Strangers on a Common Path?

Library activities surrounding the management, dissemination, and creation of information require close attention to copyright law, its underlying intentions, and its restrictions. As libraries develop scholarship repositories, digitize collections, and preserve born-digital information, for instance, they may challenge the limits of copyright and find themselves confronting new issues, such as access to born-digital information when the author requests removal of material already publicly posted, liability for copyright infringement in other countries when lending resources to foreign libraries, and restrictions on use of library-licensed materials in online classrooms. These and many other copyright-related issues challenge library administrators in the effective, legal presentation of library services.

Presenters, chosen from a Call for Papers, will explore how copyright currently impacts libraries; how it might affect future library endeavors; how it has been, or may be, (mis)interpreted in library practices; and how it might be changed to better reflect the reality in which libraries exist today. Papers may cover topics examining any aspect of copyright, including but not limited to those relating to licensing, collection sharing arrangements, digitization, scholarly repositories, and challenges to common assumptions about copyright in library activities.

Faculty members and professional staff of AALS member and fee-paid law schools are eligible to submit papers. Foreign, visiting and adjunct law faculty members, non-law faculty members, graduate students, and fellows are not eligible to submit.

Newer members are especially encouraged to submit papers. Non-published works will be given a higher priority, but papers that already have been, or are scheduled to be, published (including in SSRN and pre-publication resources) are eligible for consideration.

Form and Submissions:
Papers submitted for consideration should be in a close-to-final form but need not be publication-ready.

The manuscript should be double-spaced, on 8 1/2″ by 11″ paper in 12-point (preferably Times New Roman font) with 1″ margins on all sides. Pages should be numbered sequentially. Footnotes should be 10-point or larger, single-spaced, and preferably on the same page as the referenced text. All citations should conform to THE BLUEBOOK: A UNIFORM SYSTEM OF CITATION.

Submissions should be prepared using Microsoft Word (or otherwise submitted in rich text format) and must be sent electronically to the address below. Submissions are limited to articles and essays.

Registration Fee and Expenses:
Call for Paper panel participants will be responsible for paying their own annual meeting registration fee and travel expenses.

How will papers be reviewed?
Papers will be selected after a review by members of the Executive Committee of the Section.

Up to five to papers will be chosen by the Committee, and from these finalists, three or four authors will be asked to present their scholarship at the AALS Annual Meeting program. Submissions not yet publicly available (e.g., SSRN) will be given preference in selection for presentation.

Will the program be published in a journal?
The selected finalists are expected to publish their articles in a special issue of the Review of Intellectual Property Law (RIPL) and should be prepared to submit their unpublished, draft articles to RIPL editors for review by January 15, 2012.

Deadline date for submission:
September 16, 2011.

Contact for inquiries:
Michelle M. Wu
Georgetown Law Center
111 G Street NW
Washington, DC 20001

Contact for submissions:
Barbara Bintliff
The University of Texas School of Law
727 East Dean Keeton Street
Austin, TX 78705

Authors of accepted papers will be notified by October 7, 2011.

Monday, April 04, 2011

Call for Chapters: New Directions in Information Organization

Call for Chapters: New Directions in Information Organization

Publisher: Emerald Library and Information Science Book Series
Book Editors:
Dr. Jung-ran Park, Assistant Professor, The iSchool at Drexel, College of Information Science and Technology, Drexel University, USA
Dr. Lynne C. Howarth, Professor and Associate Dean, Research, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto, Canada

Proposal Submission Deadline: April 30, 2011

Accepted Full Chapters Due: December 15, 2011


New information standards and digital library technologies are being developed at a rapid pace as diverse communities of practice seek new ways to organize massive quantities of digital resources. Today's environment creates an increased demand for new perspectives, methods and tools for research and practice in information organization. New Directions in Information Organization, co-edited by Drs. Jung-ran Park and Lynne Howarth, seeks to provide a better understanding of future directions, leading edge theories, and models for research and practice in information organization. This book also seeks to provide readers with the current state of the digital information revolution with associated opportunities and challenges to information organization.

Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following: new generation library catalogs, Resource Description and Access (RDA), classification systems and/or theory, metadata standards and/or applications, semi-automatic metadata generation and management, Semantic Web, linked data, social tagging, markup language (e.g., XML), Web 2.0 modules and social networking in relation to information organization and user access, information architecture, and open access.


Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit a 1-2 page chapter proposal by April 30, 2011 detailing the background and structure of the proposed chapter. Authors will be notified in short order as to the status of their proposal. Full chapters (7500-9000 words) are expected to be submitted by December 15, 2011. All submitted manuscripts will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Final revised manuscripts are due on May 1, 2012.

INQUIRIES AND SUBMISSIONS can be forwarded electronically to the book editors:
Dr. Jung-ran Park -

Dr. Lynne C. Howarth

CFP: Catholic Library World (Journal of the Catholic Library Association)

CFP: Catholic Library World (Journal of the Catholic Library Association)

Submissions are being accepted on an ongoing basis for upcoming issues of Catholic Library World
Catholic Library World is the official journal of the Catholic Library Association.  Established in 1929, CLW is an international refereed quarterly journal. CLW publishes articles that focus on all aspects of librarianship, especially as it relates to Catholicism and Catholic Studies.  CLW articles are intended for an audience that is interested in the broad role and impact of various types of libraries, including, but not limited to academic, public, theological, parish and church libraries, and school libraries.  CLW respects diverse Christian traditions as well as non-Christian and welcomes relevant articles from a variety of religious traditions.  CLW will not publish material that is pejorative to any religion.

The preferred method for submitting manuscripts is as a word-processed attachment in e-mail.  Author’s full name, affiliation, and e-mail address must accompany any manuscript submission.  

Articles should provide something new to the existing literature.  The word count should be 3500- 5000 words and should adhere to The Chicago Manual of Style (humanities is preferred).  The style should be accessible and well-documented.    

Submission deadline: Submissions are ongoing. 

For more information, please visit this website:

Send submissions and queries to: Sigrid Kelsey, General Editor,