Monday, February 29, 2016

CFP: Imagine the Next! The Conference for Entrepreneurial Librarians (October 17, 2016 - Greensboro, NC)

Imagine the Next!
The Conference for Entrepreneurial Librarians
October 17, 2016

Call for Proposals
The fifth  Conference for Entrepreneurial Librarians ( will explore how librarians exhibit entrepreneurship by re-imagining libraries of the future now. The conference goal is twofold: to inspire entrepreneurial action among librarians and to create a community among those who do.
The conference will be held on the campus of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro on October 17, 2016.   It is sponsored by the libraries at Wake Forest University and The University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
We seek librarians and information professionals to present about projects related to the conference theme. Topics may include but are not limited to:
  • Creative ways librarians and libraries are re-imagining their roles
  • New programs or solutions that made a difference in your library or community
  • Initiatives that exhibited a culture of change and risk taking
  • Responses to external forces that inspired change
  • Beneficial change demonstrated through measurable outcomes

Presentation Formats:
Forty-five minute break-out sessions including Q&A which may be panels or single presenters.  Proposals should include an abstract of no more than 250 words.

Submit your proposal here. (

Presenters are encouraged to develop and submit papers based on their presentations for publication in the open-access proceedings.

Presenters will be expected to register for the conference.

Submission Deadline:
Proposals will be accepted until April 15, 2016.  
Notification of decisions will be by May 2, 2016.

For more information about keynote speakers and scheduling see the conference website ( or contact:
Mary Scanlon
Kathy Crowe

CFP: Academic Library Association of Ohio Annual Conference (User Experience: Exceeding Expectations By Design)

The Academic Library Association of Ohio (ALAO) Conference Planning Committee invites you to submit proposals for the 42nd Annual Conference, which will take place on October 28, 2016 at Roberts Centre in Wilmington, Ohio. The submission deadline for breakout sessions is April 1, 2016. (The call for poster sessions and roundtables will come out later.) Applicants are encouraged to develop proposals that show thoughtful consideration of this year’s conference theme, “User Experience: Exceeding Expectations By Design” which seeks to explore how academic libraries and librarians meet (and exceed) users’ needs by being innovative with resources, services, and space. We would love to learn about your ideas, experiences, solutions, and best practices – even those that yielded results that were different than expected!

Presentations may take the form of contributed papers, demonstrations, workshops, research results, and panel discussions. Topics may include, but are not limited to:
  • Outreach and Marketing
  • Collaboration
  • Reimagining space
  • Web services and design
  • Usability
  • Accessibility
  • Discovery and Metadata
  • Digital initiatives
  •  Institutional Repositories
  • Open Access
  • Evolving job responsibilities
  •  Instructional design
  • Distance learning and Embedded librarianship
  • Gamification
  • Strategic planning
  • Information architecture
  • Emerging collection development trends
  • Nontraditional resources and services
  • Services for and inclusion of diverse populations
  • Programming
  •  Makerspaces

Submission guidelines
You may submit multiple proposals, however, no more than two will be included in the final program.
  •  Submit your proposal online.
  •  All proposals will be blind-reviewed for content, relevance to the conference theme, and overall appeal. A concise, clearly written description (50 word limit, to be used in the conference program) and abstract (150 word limit, to be used in the blind-review process) will help the reviewers in evaluating your proposal.
  • Exclude the name of your institution, department and any personal names in the abstract to expedite the blind review process. You do not need to exclude this information in the brief description intended for the conference program.
  • You will be contacted regarding your AV/technology requirements if your proposal is accepted.
  • All presenters are responsible for their own registration and travel costs.
  •  Please print a copy of the completed form for your records before submitting.
  •  You will receive an email confirmation upon submission. If you do not receive confirmation, or have questions about your submission, please contact Carrie Girton by email:

Presenter grants
ALAO encourages library support staff and library student growth, career development, and participation in conference activities, and awards two presenter grants, one for support staff and the other for students. These grants (up to $150 each) are intended to assist with the costs incurred in preparing the presentation and modest travel costs associated with the presentation. Additional information will be sent to those who indicate eligibility on their submission forms.

Conference Information
Visit the conference’s webpage for more information about the conference and preconference. The site will be updated periodically.

Friday, February 26, 2016

*Deadline Extended* NWILL 2016 Conference – Call for Proposals

The 15th annual Northwest Interlibrary Loan and Resource Sharing Conference will take place September 8-9, 2016, in Portland Oregon at Portland Community College - Sylvania Campus! Look for registration opening early in May.

The Deadline for Proposals has been extended to March 11, 2016

Char Booth, Associate Dean of the Library at CSU San Marcos and an ACRL Immersion Institute faculty member, will be this year’s keynote speaker.

Call for Proposals
The NWILL Conference Program Committee invites proposals for lightning rounds (7 minutes) and regular sessions (45 minutes) of interest to interlibrary loan and resource sharing practitioners.

The following topics are of interest to the Program Committee, but we welcome proposals on other topics as well:

·  Managing your ILL statistics & taking statistics to the next level
·  Sustainable ILL & green practices
·  Coping with fewer resources
·  ILL for public libraries
·  Succession planning, ILL department management
·  Libraries without books, what does it mean for ILL?
·  Keeping track of licensing of e-content for ILL
·  Training staff and students
·  Copyright, fair use, licensing, and open access in relation to resource sharing
·  Best practices for ILL records management & policy creation

Check the conference site for more information and to submit a proposal. Deadline: March 11, 2016

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Call for Chapters: Disciplinary Applications of Information Literacy Threshold Concepts (ACRL Publication)

Call for Book Chapter Proposals
Title: Disciplinary Applications of Information Literacy Threshold Concepts
Proposal Submission Deadline: March 29, 2016
Publisher: Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL)


The editors of the forthcoming ACRL book Disciplinary Applications of Information Literacy Threshold Concepts welcome chapter proposals. Chapters will describe contributors’ experiences with negotiating information literacy threshold concepts and provide suggestions for addressing a threshold concept within a specific discipline.

It is not a requirement that authors have extensive experience with threshold concepts, but authors must be willing to engage in meaningful reflection about how an information literacy threshold concept can impact their work as librarians. We welcome chapters from reflective and forward-thinking librarians.

Chapter Content

Chapters will consist of structured descriptions of authors’ experiences with applying information literacy threshold concepts within a specific disciplinary context. Chapters will be grouped according to the threshold concepts identified in the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. We welcome variations on these threshold concepts as well as chapters on alternate or emerging information literacy threshold concepts.

Each chapter should include:
  • An explanation and theoretical exploration of an information literacy threshold concept as applied within a specific discipline
  • Personal reflection on the author’s experience with understanding this threshold concept and/or working with others (e.g., students, instructors, community members, or other patrons) around this threshold concept
  • Suggestions for librarians regarding implementing and assessing the use of the threshold concept within a specific discipline

Contributions are encouraged related to:
  • designing meaningful instruction through the lens of information literacy threshold concepts
  • integrating threshold concepts in other contexts such as:
    • reference and research support
    • outreach and marketing
    • collection and service development
    • negotiations with instructors
    • interactions with accreditation groups
    • work with library colleagues

Tone and style: This book is designed for academic librarians who want to increase their understanding of threshold concepts and acquire practical suggestions about how information literacy threshold concepts can be introduced, negotiated, and assessed in the context of various disciplines. The style will be academic, but with an approachable, readable tone. Each chapter should be able to be read individually for librarians interested in a particular discipline.

Final chapters will be 4,000-5,000 words in length.

Submission Procedure

Authors should send the following as a Word attachment to on or before March 29, 2016. Authors of accepted chapters will be notified by April 12, 2016. First drafts of chapters will be due June 17, 2016, with final chapters due by the end of September 2016.

Proposals (Word document) should include:
  1. A working chapter title
  2. An abstract of 200-300 words, including the threshold concept and discipline that will be the main focus of the chapter. Be sure to address the three required components of each chapter listed above.
  3. Names, titles, institutions and contact information for all contributors (please identify a main contributor).
  4. A statement of contributor(s) qualifications to write the chapter on proposed topic, including a brief biographical sketch of contributor(s).
  5. A short writing sample (1-2 pages). This could be a segment of a recent manuscript, newsletter article, blog post, or other written work that represents your writing style.

Send inquiries and submissions to:


Samantha Godbey, Education Librarian
Sue Wainscott, STEM Librarian
Xan Goodman, Health and Life Sciences Librarian
University of Nevada, Las Vegas Libraries

Call for Book Chapters – Textbooks and Academic Libraries (Association for Library Collections & Technical Services a division of the American Library Association)

Call for Book Chapters – Textbooks and Academic Libraries

Proposal call: chapters for an ALCTS publication on collecting/managing textbooks in Academic Libraries 
Proposal submission deadline: April 1st, 2016
Publisher: Association of Library Collections & Technical Services
Editor: Chris Diaz, Collection Management Librarian at National Louis University

The Association of Collections & Technical Services is seeking  proposals for case studies, literature reviews, research, and essays on how academic libraries are responding to the demand for textbooks.

College textbook prices rise every year, and students are looking for affordable alternatives, such as purchasing used copies, renting copies for a limited time, or not purchasing a copy at all. Students,
faculty, and campus administrators naturally look to the library for support. Librarians are finding creative ways to help accommodate the demand for textbooks and other course materials through electronic textbook initiatives, open textbook projects, and partnerships with publishers and bookstores.

How has your library responded to this demand?

We seek proposals on strategy, assessment, implementation, communication, research, and management of library initiatives to manage textbooks, open educational resources, or other course
materials, along with changes to policy or practice.

Possible chapter topics:

* What involvement do academic libraries have – or should have – in supporting textbooks?

* What successful practices has your library implemented in regards to funding, implementing, and/or managing textbook projects?

* What opportunities or challenges are presented to academic libraries with the increasing availability of electronic textbooks and course materials?

* How might academic library collections support the delivery of electronic textbooks?

* Is your library working with campus partners, such as the book store, university press, or IT department, to deliver course materials? What’s working and what’s not?

* Have programs or courses on your campus adopted open textbooks or open educational resources? If so, what worked and what didn’t?

* What effect do electronic textbooks have on student learning outcomes, retention, and/or reading experience?

Proposals should include:

* Author name(s)
* Brief author(s) bio
* Proposed chapter title
* A summary of the proposed chapter (300-500) words

Authors of selected proposals will be notified by April 15, 2016. Full chapters are expected by August 1, 2016 (3,000-5,000 words). Chapters should be unique to this publication – no previously
published or simultaneously submitted materials.

For additional information, please contact: Chris Diaz, Collection Management Librarian at National Louis University,

Association for Library Collections & Technical Services a division of the American Library Association

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

IFLA LPD Satellite Preconference Call for Papers: Tailoring the Reading Experience to Meet Individual Needs

Call for papers for the LPD Satellite in Louisville, Kentucky USA
Theme: creating an inclusive community of readers

Making sure that everybody can have the best possible reading experience

IFLA Section 31:Libraries Serving Persons with Print Disabilities (LPD)

Preconference Satellite to IFLA’s WLIC 2016 in Columbus, Ohio, USA

TITLE: Tailoring the Reading Experience to Meet Individual Needs

  • through libraries services catered for all kinds of print disabilities,
  • through rich audio and text  books that are widely available through description of images and/or tactile formats
  • through personalised ways of reading.

Presentations will raise and discuss such topics as:
  • Facilitating the book selection process
  • Changing role of the librarian from the Marrakesh perspective.
  • Finding and sharing accessible materials and collections
  • Accessible audio book technologies
  • Serving the full spectrum of print disabilities
  • Creating inclusive communities through programming and events
  • The added value of an analog service at heart in the digital era. 
  • Promoting Braille literacy

DATES OF THE CONFERENCE:  11-12 August 2016 (satellite to WLIC Columbus, Ohio)
LOCATION: Galt House Hotel. 140 N 4th St, Louisville, KY 40202, USA
This IFLA WLIC 2016 preconference is organised by IFLA Libraries Serving Persons with Print Disabilities Section in cooperation with the American Printing House for the Blind, Louisville, Kentucky, USA

Papers should be submitted and presented in English.
Submissions should  include
       title of the paper
       abstract fitting in with the topic of the conference in max. 300 words
       authors names and speaker’s name, professional affiliation, postal address, email address and brief biographical note and a photo 

Please submit your proposals to Koen Krikhaar  

All proposals must be in by 15th March 2016.
Proposals will be evaluated by the satellite program committee group and
successful applicants will be informed by 1st  April 2016.
All expenses, such as travel and accommodation are the responsibility of the authors/presenters. Letters of invitation can be issued to presenters upon request.

Mike L. Marlin, Director
Braille and Talking Book Library
California State Library
ALA Executive Board Member
ALA/ASCLA Representative to IFLA Libraries Serving Persons with Print Disabilities Section
P.O. Box 942837
900 N Street, Suite 110
CA 94237-0001
Phone: (916) 651-0812
Toll Free in CA: (800) 952-5666
Fax: (916) 654-1119
Web site:

Monday, February 22, 2016

CFP: Association for Rural & Small Libraries (October 27-29, 2016 - Fargo, ND)

Does your library go “beyond normal”?  If so, the The Association for Rural & Small Libraries (ARSL) is accepting proposals for break-out session presentations for the 2016 Conference to be held in Fargo, North Dakota on October 27-29, 2016.  The theme for ARSL 2016 is  “North of Normal”  and we’d like to hear about creative ideas that take your library beyond normal.  Proposals for these 1-hour sessions can be submitted using our online form. The deadline to submit isMarch 21, 2016 in order for the Conference Programming Committee to review and make selections. Those who submit a proposal will be notified whether or not their proposal was accepted by April 15, 2016.
We remind presenters that workshops must be geared toward the small and rural library audience, and those that are practical, hands-on, and how-to are preferred.  This is not the proper venue for post-graduate dissertations or marketing products. Additional instructions are included on the form.
Workshop presenters will receive ONE complimentary conference registration per workshop title selected, i.e. a team of three presenters working on one workshop will receive one complimentary registration.
We also suggest you watch our website or our Facebook and Twitter streams for the latest conference news!  The committee is looking forward to receiving your submissions.
Good Luck!
Becky Heil
Conference Programming Committee Chair

Friday, February 19, 2016

CFP: Diversity Workshop - Academic Library Association of Ohio - May 2016

The Academic Library Association of Ohio's Diversity Committee is pleased to announce that the Spring Diversity Workshop will be held at Ohio State University, Thompson Library, on Friday, May 13, 2016. The workshop will focus on outreach to the community, building collaboration and promoting diversity and inclusion on our campuses and within our libraries.

We are accepting proposals for presentations that will showcase efforts at outreach on your campus for promoting diversity and/or building collaboration. We anticipate presentations which last around 45 minutes.

Initial proposals should be 150 words in length and include a very brief bio of the presenter(s), as well as links to any publicly viewable electronic materials referenced. Visit here to submit your proposal:

The Diversity Committee will select from the proposals submitted. The deadline for submitting proposals is March 1, 2016.  For more details, please email:

CFP: Evolution of Information Literacy: Framework and Assessment (Columbus, Ohio April 2016)

Have you developed assessment techniques to improve your instruction or communicate the value of information literacy instruction? Do you have instructional assessment techniques that you’d like the share with others? Have you adjusted your instructional assessment techniques to address the Framework for Information Literacy?

We invite you to share innovative practices, experience, and success with your colleagues from academic libraries in Ohio and beyond at the Academic Library Association of Ohio’s Assessment Interest Group (AIG) and Instruction Interest Group (IIG) Spring Workshop, The Evolution of Information Literacy: Framework and Assessment.  

The deadline for proposals for is Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 5pm. Papers and demonstrations are welcome. Please submit title and abstract of your proposal in an MS Word or PDF file. In the abstract please include primary target audience, format, and learning objectives. Limit to 250 words. Exclude the name of your institution and any personal names in the abstract. Proposals will be blind reviewed by the AIG Planning Committee.

The workshop will be held on April 20, 2016, at the State Library of Ohio. All presenters must register for and attend the workshop. Registration costs for the workshop will be waived for presenters.

Proposals for presentations should be submitted to the ALAO AIG Co-Chairs, Mandy Shannon,, and Eric Resnis, Applicants will be notified by Wednesday, March 2, 2016.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Call for Chapters: Deconstructing the Education-Industrial Complex in the Digital Age



Douglas J. Loveless, James Madison University
Pamela Sullivan, James Madison University
Katie Dredger, James Madison University
Jim Burns, Florida International University

Call for Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: February 28, 2016Full Chapters Due: June 30, 2016Submission Date: September 30, 2016


As educators increasingly incorporate digital technologies in school administration and in the planning and implementation of instruction, it is essential to consider how this shift impacts teachers, learners, and curricula. By curricula, we mean traditional/hidden notions of curriculum and schooling as well as a polymodal curriculum that incorporates multi-textual narratives, situated/digital literacies, and new ways of teaching and learning. The education industrial complex dominates the discourse around public education and co-opts the push for increased digital technologies in schools as a means for corporate gain. This book challenges this neoliberal agenda, and seeks to make space for those interested in the transformative nature of digital technologies.


This book explores public narratives of curriculum and instruction in a digital age of information dominated by the education industrial complex. These narratives around teaching often focus on accountability, privileging “big data” as evidence of learning and progress within a neoliberal framework. In order for digital technologies to augment human learning, we must reconceptualize our notions of learning outcomes, as well as the evidences used to support those outcomes. In this exploration of practical and philosophical implications regarding the use of technology as a tool for teaching and learning, we hope to re-position the focus of public education on students and teachers as human beings who use technology to ethically construct and share knowledge. This text will present models, ideas, examples, and theories to prod critical reflections leading to praxis that acknowledges local/global contexts, histories, cultures, and conceptual frameworks.The book discusses theoretical issues of using technology, illustrated and contextualized with practical applications in the classroom.

Target Audience

We hope this text becomes a resource for teachers, policy makers, students of education, stakeholders in public education, and concerned citizens who are interested in exploring shifts in teaching and learning in this digital age of information, as well as readers who are concerned about neoliberalism in education. Chapter authors will discuss theoretical and political issues of using technology, illustrated and contextualized with practical applications in the classroom. This book is written by educators (who live in an increasingly digitized world) for other educators who are concerned about trends in the roles digital technology play in education. Educators will use this book to develop the ways they think about and use technology in the classroom.

Recommended Topics

Neoliberalism in the Digital Age
The Market Forces at Work in Digitized Education
Re-politicizing Public Education
Theoretical and Practical Concerns Regarding Technologies in Education
Electronic Portfolios as Evidence of Learning
Social Networking and Academic Spaces
The Augmentation of Human Learning through Digital Tools
Virtual Teaching
Reflective Learning in Cyberspace
Fusion of Teaching and Learning
Digital Consumption and Creation
Digital Divides and Gaps
Digital Literacies
Digital Storytelling
Knowledge and Learning in Digital Environments
Real and Virtual Identities

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before February 28, 2016, a 2-3 page chapter proposal clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by March 30, 2016 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters (8,000-10,000 words) are expected to be submitted by June 30, 2016. Final papers will be due by September 30, 2016.

All interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at prior to submission. 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. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.

All proposals should be submitted through the E-Editorial DiscoveryTM online submission manager.


This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference," "Business Science Reference," and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit This publication is anticipated to be released in 2016.

Important Dates

February 28, 2016: Proposal Submission Deadline
March 30, 2016: Notification of Acceptance
June 30, 2016: Full Chapter Submission
August 30, 2016: Editorial Feedback
September 30, 2016: Final Chapter Submission


Inquiries can be sent to Dr. Douglas J. Loveless (

CFP: Budgeting with Scarcity HoLT Panel (ALA Annual 2016 - LITA Heads of Library Technology Interest Group)

The LITA Heads of Library Technology Interest Group (HoLT) is seeking panelists to be apart of the Budgeting with Scarcity panel at ALA Annual 2016 in Orlando, FL.

Program Title: Budgeting with Scarcity - Making the most of limited funds
When: ALA Annual Conference 2016
Where: Orlando, FL
First round of reviews: March 4, 2016

The demand by the local community for resources at the library continues to grow every year; however, the budget for technological resources may never grow to match. With changing demands, trying to satisfy the majority of users and staff becomes a difficult challenge. This panel will discuss technologies, best practices, and experiences with hardware budgeting, open source software, cloud services, developing partnerships, and other related topics that a manager can use to help maximize a budget.

Example topics include: Technologies, best practices, and experiences with hardware budgeting, open source software, cloud services, and developing partnerships that a manager can use to help maximize a budget.

The first round of reviews and notifications will take place on March 4. Please email Rob Nunez, Chair ( or Paul Go, Vice Chair ( with questions.

If you have trouble viewing or submitting this form, you can fill it out in Google Forms.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Call for Chapters: Collection Development and Management in Massive Digital Libraries

Collection Development and Management in Massive Digital Libraries


Andrew Weiss
California State University, Northridge

Call for Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: March 30, 2016Full Chapters Due: July 30, 2016Submission Date: October 30, 2016


The growth of digital libraries from mere subsets of existing library collections to proportions that rival the largest traditional library print collections has surpassed even the most optimistic predictions. With this swift change, however, comes greater responsibility for librarians to ensure the same levels of veracity, consistency and provenance that were the traditional library’s greatest stock-in-trade. While traditional libraries have nonetheless adapted to print-digital hybrids – and will continue to do so in the foreseeable future – the massively scaled, mass-digitized digital libraries in the vein of Google Books, HathiTrust, Internet Archive, Gallica, Europeana, and others, promise to push this balance toward an all-digital library model.

While this is not seen as a problem in and of itself, there is a need for exploration of the topic to clearly define potential issues and unanticipated benefits. The term Massive Digital Libraries (MDLs) is proposed to describe this specific class of digital library that has digitized and aggregated millions of titles of print books and to illuminate the issues of scale inherent in these projects. The size of these digital libraries as well as their growing influence increases their importance in the disciplines of library and information science, digital humanities, and computer science.

MDLs’ potential for benefit is equal to their potential for harm; as a result, a clear examination of MDLs becomes necessary. MDLs have raised issues of copyright protection, content access and diversity, collection development, metadata clarity and uniformity, the importance of scanning quality, as well as the question of whether books truly can be separated from their physical containers without impacting their historical values, traditional roles, and contextual meanings.


This book will examine Massive Digital Libraries, which includes Google Books, HathiTrust, Internet Archive, Gallica, Europeana, and the like. The publication will seek the opinions, research projects and case studies of those interested in how MDLs impact libraries, library users and librarianship in general. With the shift to the online paradigm, libraries need to examine whether such tools will be adequate for their users' needs. This book will attempt to examine MDLs from these various angles.

Target Audience

This text will be aimed at information professionals, including academic and public librarians, library school faculty and students, and information science researchers; those working in the digital humanities; and those with a multi-disciplinary interest in digital libraries, information retrieval, metadata, copyright and mass-digitization projects.

Recommended Topics

Recommended Topics include, but are not limited to, the following eight broad areas:

1. Case studies and/or examinations of MDLs and their features, including:
• Google Books
• HathiTrust
• Internet Archive
• Gallica
• Digital Public Library of America (DPLA)
• National Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD)

2. Societal impact
• Readers and digital books
• Information overload
• Cultural representations
• Identity politics and MDLs
• Ethnic studies, disability studies, gender studies

3. Metadata
• Interoperability
• Accuracy
• Findablity / information retrieval
• Enhanced metadata / Linked data
• Cataloging for e-books

4. Mass Digitization
• Scan accuracy
• Scanning technology
• Non-standard books or materials displayed in MDLs
• Analysis of error (rates and types)

5. Copyright
• Public domain and MDLs
• Notable lawsuits: especially Authors Guild suits
• Mass digitization, digital culture and copyright

6. “Big Data”
• Culturonomics
• Data mining
• Google’s N-Gram viewer
• Privacy (online and offline)

7. The e-book
• E-book platforms / formats
• Digital reading / learning

8. International perspectives
• Non-English language centric MDLs (i.e. Gallica, etc.)
• Multi-national projects
• Multi-cultural and multi-ethnic digital libraries

Submission Procedure

Authors are invited to submit, on or before March 30th, 2016, a chapter proposal of 1,000 – 2,000 words (2 - 4 pages) explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by April 20th, 2016 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters, 7,000-9,000 words (14 -18 pages) each, are expected to be submitted by July 30th, 2016. Submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project. Chapters with multiple authors are welcome. Note: there are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication, Handbook of Research on Collection Development and Management in Massive Digital Libraries. 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.), publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference," "Business Science Reference," and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit This publication is anticipated to be released in 2017.

Important Dates

Proposal Submission Deadline: March 30, 2016
Full chapter Submission: July 30, 2016
Review Process: July 30 –September 15, 2016
Review Results to Chapter Authors: September 30, 2016
Revised Chapter Submission from Chapter Authors: October 30, 2016
Final Acceptance Notifications to Chapter Authors: November 30, 2016


Andrew Weiss