Proposal Submission Deadline:
About the Book
This book will explore the range of discovery-focused tools and technologies being deployed by libraries. It will provide a series of case studies illustrating the interfaces and technologies that can be used by libraries today. What cutting-edge tools and services are emerging from the growing suite of discovery interfaces and indexes? Where is “discovery” going, and what tools and techniques are emerging as standard elements in the library technology toolbox? Chapter topics include, but are not limited to:
- Implementations of discovery tools based on commercial products such as Summon, EBSCO Discovery Service, Primo Central, and WorldCat Discovery Services.
- Implementation of discovery tools using locally developed or other back-end databases and services.
- Novel discovery implementations using open source tools such as Blacklight, Solr, Hydra/Fedora, VuFind, etc.
- Investigations and/or implementations of user-focused services based on discovery tools.
- Case studies about integrating services and tools from multiple discovery vendors into a single system.
Librarians and library technology staff who work with discovery interfaces, course management systems, provide current awareness or alert services, or are otherwise involved in electronic resource reference.
How to Submit a Proposal
Chapters will be in the range of 3,000-4,500 words. To propose a chapter, please prepare a brief (300 word) abstract abstract of your proposed chapter and a brief biographical paragraph for each author. Email it to Ken Varnum, firstname.lastname@example.org, by.
Compensation: one complimentary copy per published submission no matter how many co-authors. Authors retain copyright in their own contribution.
: Final deadline for chapter proposals
: Notification of proposal decisions
: Chapter first drafts due
: Editor’s comments returned to authors
: Revised drafts due
: Final acceptance notification
: Final revision due
: Submission of manuscript to publisher
Contact for More Information
Submit proposals and questions to Ken Varnum <email@example.com> by .