Tuesday, January 20, 2015

CFP on Open Access and the Future of Academic Libraries

Beginning in early 2015, Rowman & Littlefield will begin publishing a series of volumes on the future of academic libraries.  Nine volumes in the series are currently in the works with Dr. Brad Eden, Dean of Library Services at Valparaiso University, serving as the series editor.

A tenth volume is now being planned, which will focus on open access and how the movement toward open access is impacting and will continue to impact library services.  The editor of this volume will be Kevin Smith of the Duke University Libraries.

Proposals for essays to be included in this volume are now welcome.  Proposals regarding any topics related to open access and the future of research libraries are welcome; the following is a non-exclusive list of areas that papers could address:

  • Library services and open data
  • Libraries as publishers
  • ETDs and the anxiety of openness
  • The impact of open access on journal publication
  • Metrics for measuring the impact of OA
  • Disciplinary approaches to open access
  • MOOCs and OERs
  • Openness and library literature
  • The mechanics and politics of library-published OA journals

A title and proposal of no longer than 300 words should be sent to Kevin Smith at kevin.l.smith@duke.edu by February 15, 2015; final manuscripts of accepted papers will be due by October 1, 2015.  Rowman & Littlefield will only ask for 1st publication rights for these chapters; the author will retain all other rights, including deposit into an IR.