Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Call for Chapters: Handbook of Research on Academic Library Partnerships and Collaborations

Proposal Submission Deadline: February 20, 2015
Handbook of Research on Academic Library Partnerships and Collaborations

A book edited by
Dr. Brian Doherty (New College of Florida, USA)

To be published by IGI Global:  http://bit.ly/1B3bgMO

For release in the Advances in Library and Information Science Book Series

ISSN: 2326-4136

Series Description

The Advances in Library and Information Science 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.


This publication will seek to document, through well-researched chapters, examples of how partnerships and collaborations have enabled academic libraries to provide users with the services and materials that are needed at 21st-century colleges and universities.

Approaching the subject-matter from the perspective of the libraries themselves, the types of collaborations documented in the book will vary widely from large, consortial-level resource-sharing libraries, to smaller, internal and external collaborations.

Objective of the Book

Collaboration is an imperative for today's academic library. This volume will focus on examples of how collaboration enables academic libraries to offer services, build collections, and provide access to resources outside of the traditional library sphere -- things that libraries may not be able to offer if left to their own resources. Chapters will cover various kinds of partnerships and collaborations, and will focus on academic libraries of all sizes. This handbook aims to serve as an invaluable resource for librarians developing their own collaborative relationships, as well as researchers studying how libraries partner with various entities to achieve their academic missions.

Target Audience

Librarians, researchers, academic administrators, advanced-level students, and information-technology professionals will find this handbook useful, not only in understanding collaborative efforts in academic libraries, but in researching such institutional relationships, and in forging their own.

Contributors are welcome to submit chapters on the following topics relating to academic library collaborations, partnerships, consortia, shared use, and large projects:

·         Consortial/Shared Demand -Driven Acquisition
·         Group Digitization Projects
·         Shared Collection Management and Storage
·         Collaborative Open Source Technology Projects
·         Interlibrary Lending
·         Collaborative Integrated Library Systems
·         Group Interlibrary Lending and Unmediated Borrowing
·         Shared Library Facilities
·         Academic Libraries and Public, Special and Other Library Types
·         Academic Library and Corporate Partnerships

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before February 20, 2015, 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 March 15, 2015 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by May 15, 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, Trust in Knowledge Management and Systems in Organizations. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.

All proposals should be submitted through the "Propose a Chapter" 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 www.igi-global.com. This publication is anticipated to be released in 2016.

Important Dates

Proposal Submission Deadline:                         February 20, 2015
Full Chapter Submission:                                       May 15, 2015
Review Results to Authors:                                                 July 10, 2015
Revised Chapter Submission:                             August 7, 2015
Final Acceptance Notifications:                        September 21, 2015
Submission of Final Chapters to Editor:      October 1, 2015

Inquiries may be directed to

Dr. Brian Doherty
New College of Florida,
5800 Bay Shore Rd.
Sarasota, FL 34243
Phone: (941) 487-4401
Email: bdoherty@ncf.edu

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