Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Special Issue Call for Papers: Journal of Web Librarianship - Digital Scholarship and the Libraries' Role

Special Issue Call for Papers: 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." 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

The deadline for manuscript submissions is September 30, 2015. TheJournal 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, at: