Monday, November 24, 2014

Call For Chapters: Mobile Solutions for Remote Access Services in Modern Libraries

Proposal Submission Deadline: November 30, 2014
Mobile Solutions for Remote Access Services in Modern Libraries

A book edited by
Diane Fulkerson (University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee, USA)

To be published by IGI Global:

For release in the Advances in Library and Information Science (ALIS) Book Series  

ISSN: 2326-4136

The ALIS Book Series aims to expand the body of library science literature by covering a wide range of topics affecting the profession and field at large. The series also seeks to provide readers with an essential resource for uncovering the latest research in library and information science management, development, and technologies.

Information science is an interdisciplinary field that focuses on the collection, storage, retrieval, and dissemination of information. This field allows users to find resources and information for personal, academic, and business needs. At one time users had to go to the physical library to search for the needed information, but with the growth of the Internet and new technology a visit to the library is not always necessary. New technology provides researchers access to library resources using a mobile device. The use of mobile technology changes the field of information science. For libraries this means people no longer have to come into the library to find the information they need for a research project or to receive help from a librarian. Remote access to the library's collections and services changes the role of the library in the research process and the types of materials added to the collection.

Objective of the Book
This book will provide a resource for librarians to improve and expand their user’s ability to access library resources and services. It will provide readers with the types of technology and collections, both proprietary and open access, they can use to meet the needs of their users. Technology changes rapidly and the book will focus not only on existing technology but also explore new technology. Librarians are no longer confined to a physical space. Remote access provides new opportunities for librarians, library administration, campus IT departments, online instructors and others to provide services to their users.

Target Audience
The target audience of this book will be composed of academic librarians, campus IT services, systems librarians, library administrators, reference/instruction librarians, online learning programs, online instructors, and distance learning librarians. This book will provide information and serve as a resource on to how to better use existing technology and identify new technology that will improve or expand existing library services.

Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • History of remote library services
  • Remote access technology
  • Course management systems
  • Embedded librarianship
  • E-books
  • Video streaming
  • Library instruction
  • Mobile technology and devices
  • Apps and libraries
  • Virtual or remote library services
  • Designing library websites for mobile devices
  • Open access collections
  • Social media

Submission Procedure
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before November 30, 2014, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by December 30, 2014, about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Fullchapters are expected by March 31, 2015. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.

Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication, Mobile Solutions for Remote Access Services in Modern Libraries. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.

Full chapters may be submitted to this book here:

All proposals should be submitted through the link at the bottom of this page.

This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), an international academic publisher of the “Information Science Reference” (formerly Idea Group Reference), “Medical Information Science Reference,” “Business Science Reference,” and “Engineering Science Reference” imprints. IGI Global specializes in publishing reference books, scholarly journals, and electronic databases featuring academic research on a variety of innovative topic areas including, but not limited to, education, social science, medicine and healthcare, business and management, information science and technology, engineering, public administration, library and information science, media and communication studies, and environmental science. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit This publication is anticipated to be released in 2016.

Important Dates
November 30, 2014: Proposal Submission Deadline
December 30, 2014: Notification of Acceptance Deadline
March 31, 2015: Full Chapter Submission
May 31, 2015: Review Results Returned
June 30, 2015: Revised Chapter Submissions
July 15, 2015: Final Acceptance Notification
July 30, 2015: Final Chapter Submission

Inquiries can be forwarded to
Diane Fulkerson
Director of Information Commons/Assistant Librarian
University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee
Tel: 941-359-4316

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