Wednesday, June 03, 2015

CFP: Digital Humanities Special Issue - Journal of Web Librarianship (Digital Scholarship and the Libraries' Role)

The Journal of Web Librarianship is planning a special issue on Digital Humanities entitled: Digital Scholarship and the Libraries' Role

The Journal of Web Librarianship is an international, peer-reviewed journal focused on all aspects of librarianship as practiced on the World Wide Web, including both existing and emerging roles and activities of information professionals. The journal strives to find a balance between original, scholarly research, and practical communications on relevant topics in web librarianship. Web services and systems librarians are encouraged to contribute, as are librarians working in public services, technical services, special collections, archives, and administration.
Digital Humanities

Digital Humanities is the intersection of computing and humanities that can be part of both research and instructional practices. Digital Scholarship extends this intersection to other disciplines. Digital humanists work in departments, centers, and labs. They work independently and with other scholars. Their work may be with digital images, textual analysis, or other computer-enhanced methodologies. At this point, libraries are involved in this work in ways that are specific to their parent institution. This journal issue will explore these approaches and offer insight into the current role of the library in digital scholarship.
Subject Coverage

We anticipate a broad spectrum of articles that address the diversity of roles that libraries have taken in working with the digital humanities and other digital scholarship. At a minimum, articles should address digital scholarship with a discussion about how the library was involved in the project or work, to what extent, and in what role.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

1. Research
Services and resources provided by the library to support digital scholarship
The role of library professionals in the production of digital scholarship
Capturing data to demonstrate the impact of digital scholarship

2. Teaching
The role of the library in helping students gain the skills necessary to complete digital scholarship projects
The role of the library in identifying relevant digital humanities projects for use in academic courses
Services designed to help faculty think about the pedagogical design of a digital humanities project

3. Advocacy
Raising campus awareness of digital scholarship
Digital humanities and tenure
Budgeting for digital humanities projects
Notes for Intending Authors

We are seeking relevant, thought-provoking, and rigorous papers. We anticipate a variety of submissions including research articles, case studies, reviews of the literature, and practical overviews. Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.
Submission Instructions

Manuscript preparation requirements can be found on the Journal of Web Librarianship's Author Guidelines site. All submissions will be refereed by at least two reviewers. The Journal of Web Librarianship receives all manuscript submissions electronically via its ScholarOne Manuscripts site located at:

Questions regarding your submission may be directed to the Guest Editor, Lauren Pressley,
Editorial information
Editor-in-Chief: Hannah Gascho Rempel, Oregon State University
Guest Editor: Lauren Pressley, Virginia Tech