Thursday, January 24, 2008

CFP: 12th International Conference on Electronic Publishing

CFP: 12th International Conference on Electronic Publishing
25 to 27 June 2008, Toronto, Canada

Second Call for Papers ELPUB2008
New submission deadline: January 31, 2008

Conference URL:

Open Scholarship: Authority, Community and Sustainability in the Age of Web 2.0

Scholarly communications, in particular scholarly publications, are undergoing tremendous changes. Researchers, universities, funding bodies, research libraries and publishers are responding in different ways, from active experimentation, adaptation, to strong resistance.

The ELPUB2008 conference will focus on key issues on the future of scholarly communications resulting from the intersection of semantic web technologies, the development of cyberinfrastructure for humanities and the sciences, and new dissemination channels and
business models. We welcome a wide variety of papers from members of these communities whose research and experiments are transforming the nature of scholarly communications. Topics include but are not restricted to:

* New Publishing models, tools, services and roles
* New scholarly constructs and discourse methods
* Innovative business models for scholarly publishing
* Multilingual and multimodal interfaces
* Services and technology for specific user communities, media, and content
* Content search, analysis and retrieval
* Interoperability, scalability and middleware infrastructure to facilitate awareness and discovery
* Personalisation technologies (e.g. social tagging, folksonomies, RSS, microformats)
* Metadata creation, usage and interoperability
* Semantic web issues
* Data mining, text harvesting, and dynamic formatting
* User generated content and its relation to publisher's content
* Usage and citation impact
* Security, privacy and copyright issues
* Digital preservation, content authentication
* Recommendations, guidelines, interoperability standards

For more information, please visit this link

Conference URL:

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

ACRL Women’ Studies Section Poster Session Proposal

ACRL Women’ Studies Section Poster Session Proposal

The Women's Studies Section will hold its first annual Research Poster Session during our General Membership Meeting at the ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim, CA, Saturday, June 28, 2008, 4:00-5:30 p.m. The forum seeks to provide beginning and established researchers and librarians an opportunity to present research or work in progress, and receive collaborative feedback and recommendations for future publishing and/or new initiatives.

The potential scope of the topics includes, but is not limited to, teaching methods, instruction, information technology, collection development, interdisciplinarity, and collaboration with academic faculty. For research ideas, see the Women’s Studies Research Agenda. (

Attendees at the forum will find an arena for discussion and networking with their colleagues interested in related issues and trends in the profession.

The committee will use a blind review process.

Selection criteria:

1. Significance of the topic. Priority will be given to Women’s Studies Section members and/or women’s studies topics.

2. Originality of the project.

Proposal submission instructions:

1. Proposals should include:
Title of the proposal
Proposal narrative (no more than 2 pages, double spaced, 12 pt. font)
Name of applicant(s)
Applicant address(es), Phone number(s), Email address(es), Fax number(s)

Are you a member of Women’s Studies Section? ___Yes ___ No
If you would like to become a member, go to:

2. Submission deadline: March 15, 2008

3. Proposals should be emailed to: Cindy Ingold. Chair, Research Committee

4. The chair will notify the applicants by April 15, 2008.

Dolores Fidishun, Ed. D.
Head Librarian
Penn State Great Valley School of
Graduate Professional Studies
30 E. Swedesford Rd.
Malvern, PA 19355
Phone: 610-648-3227
Fax: 610-725-5223

Call for Monographs (Neal-Schuman Publishers)

Call for Monographs (Neal-Schuman Publishers)

Neal-Schuman Publishers, for 32 years a leading independent publisher of books for librarians and information professionals, welcomes proposals for new titles. For complete descriptions of our books, or to download a catalog, please visit

When proposing a book, please include the following:

1. A general description of the book, including: why such a book is needed, how it will be written or compiled, the audience and market to which the book is directed, any possible secondary audiences and markets, and comparisons with other similar books.
2. A table of contents, even tentative, including an estimate of the length or number of pages for each chapter, as well as the length of the total manuscript. Please specify types and approximate sizes of indexes.
3. A tentative outline describing in detail the main topics to be dealt with (this will go into more detail than the table of contents).
4. Any chapter or sample pages available in draft form, which are representative of the elements of the book, including tabular material, illustrations, entries, etc.
5. A draft preface that tells your potential readers: who the book is for, the purpose of the book, how it was compiled or written, your reasons for writing the book, how the book is organized, (if applicable) how it can be used. (This differs from item 1 above in that you're speaking here to your potential reader whereas item 1 speaks to us as a publisher.)
6. The projected date of manuscript completion.
7. A brief resume, including other publications, related activities, etc.

Please send proposals to:

Paul Seeman
Assistant Director of Publishing
Neal-Schuman Publishers
100 William St.
Suite 2004
New York, NY 10038

Ph: 212 925-8650
Fx: 212 219-8916

CFP: ISMIR (Ninth International Conference on Music Information Retrieval ) 2008

CFP: ISMIR (Ninth International Conference on Music Information Retrieval ) 2008
Location: Philadelphia, PA, USA
Dates: September 14-18, 2008
Deadline: March 26, 2008


Important dates

Submission of papers, tutorials and panels March 26, 2008
Notification of acceptance June 4, 2008
Camera-ready submissions June 25, 2008
Submission of abstracts for late breaking/demo session July 24, 2008
ISMIR 2008 September 14-18, 2008

Call for Participation

The Ninth International Conference on Music Information Retrieval will take place September 14-18, 2008 (Sunday through Thursday), in Philadelphia, USA. Since its inception in 2000, ISMIR has rapidly become the premier venue for the multidisciplinary field of accessing, analyzing, and managing large collections and archives of music information. The expansion of the music information retrieval (MIR) community reflects the enormous challenges and opportunities presented by the recent and tremendous growth in available music and music-related data. ISMIR provides a forum for the exchange of ideas between representatives of academia, industry, entertainment, and education, including researchers, developers, educators, librarians, students, and professional users, who contribute to this broadly interdisciplinary domain. Alongside presentations of original theoretical research and practical work, ISMIR provides introductory and in-depth tutorials, and a venue for the showcase of current MIR-related products and systems.

See link for more information:

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Monograph on Inter-library Loan (Primary Research Group)

Monograph on Inter-library Loan (Primary Research Group)

Primary Research Group, publisher of surveys and research reports about libraries and higher education, is seeking an experienced librarian to write a monograph about new developments in inter-library loan. The author will interview at least ten leading academic libraries and profile the impact of new technologies and developments on inter-library loan. Among the issues to be explored are the impact of digital repositories, copyright questions, tracking of rights and obligations, loan of rare books and other special or fragile items, services to distance learning students, relations with commercial document delivery providers, role of inter-library loan staff in acquisitions and licensing strategies, measurement of service productivity, software and automation, staff size and budgets, prioritization of service and other major issues in interlibrary loan. Potential authors should have the capaity to arrange interviews with professional asociates in major libraries, particuarly academic libraries.

Primary Research Group reports focus on the management issues confronting libraries. Reports are intended to provide useful management advice on which libraries can act. This is a compensated assigment. For more information, send an email outlining your qualifications to:

James Moses, Research Analyst
Primary Research Group Inc.

Monograph on Library Performance Assessment (Primary Research Group)

Monograph on Library Performance Assessment (Primary Research Group)

Primary Research Group ( is seeking a writer for a monograph on library personnel performance assessment. The author will interview at least ten leading libraries and profile new developments in library personnel assessment.

Potential authors should have the capacity to arrange interviews with professional asociates in major libraries, particuarly academic libraries.

Primary Research Group reports focus on the management issues confronting libraries. Reports are intended to provide useful management advice on which libraries can act. This is a compensated assigment. For more information, send an email outlining your
qualifications to:

James Moses, Research Analyst
Primary Research Group Inc.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Call for Papers: IFLA Social Science Libraries Section, Satellite Conference

Call for Papers: IFLA Social Science Libraries Section, Satellite Conference

Disappearing disciplinary borders in the social science library - global studies or sea change?
University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
6-7 August 2008

Conference Web:

Theme and Objectives

Over the past decade, the nature of social science research and scholarship has undergone shifts that have blurred the traditional disciplinary boundaries as research attempts to grapple with phenomena and issues that require interdisciplinary knowledge and collaboration. For example, a growing number of institutions and scholars are venturing into the arena of global studies and globalization studies. Situated in economics, political science, policy studies, and other discrete fields of the social sciences, global studies encompass both the perception and reality of an
interconnected world society. The multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary nature of studies and resources in this and similar emerging disciplines draws upon and influences knowledge in the natural sciences, social sciences, and policy studies, spanning the entire spectrum of IFLA
interests, including agricultural libraries, information literacy programs, digital libraries, government libraries, information technology, health and biosciences libraries, and professional development, and while covering all of the world's geographic regions.

Given the changes within the social sciences as they have traditionally been defined, how can academic and special libraries continue to provide services and resources to researchers who are working on necessarily interdisciplinary research questions within the constraints of organizational structures (universities, libraries, associations, and journals) that can't easily support this work?

The conference organizing committee invites proposals for papers on any topic related to the theme of Disappearing Disciplinary Borders in the Social Science Library. Conference papers will be peer reviewed for acceptance and become eligible for the Social Science Section's proposed
IFLA monograph on the subject.

Paper topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:

* What resources are available to support the librarian's work in interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary fields?
* What strategies are available to promote this type of librarianship?
* What resources are being developed to assist the interdisciplinary scholar?
* How are virtual spaces being used to foster collaboration?
* How can libraries foster and support research communities that focus on interdisciplinary research and teaching among colleagues locally and internationally?
* How are new library services such as support for electronic publishing and archiving affecting interdisciplinary scholarship?
* How are changing models of librarianship, such as the "field" or "imbedded" librarian, changing the scholarly landscape?
* How do libraries respond to emerging disciplines: at what point do they become emerging disciplines and when are they simply passing fads?
* How can collection development strategies support interdisciplinary collections?
* How can catalogers and indexers use classification systems to provide better access to works of interdisciplinary importance?
* How can we help better educate our "global" students?
* What are the changing roles of data and datasets?
* Social networking and digital difference, how can the librarian facilitate communication?

Final papers should be no more than 5,000 words in length.

for the conference should be approximately 20 minutes in length, with an additional 10 minutes available for discussion of the presentation.

Submission of Proposals

Please submit an abstract of no more than 1,000 words in electronic format - preferably via e-mail. Proposals sent as e-mail attachments must be in either a generally available word-processing file format such as Word, or in RTF format. Include the following information:

1. Name of Presenter/s
2. Institutional Affiliation
3. Mailing address
4. E-mail address
5. Phone and/or fax information
6. Title of Paper
7. Abstract of Paper (maximum 1,000 words)
8. Brief biographical statement (maximum 150 words)

English is the official language of the conference.

Submit to

Steve Witt
Chair, Social Sciences Section
Center for Global Studies
302 E. John, Suite 1705
Champaign, IL 61820

Important Dates

1. Proposal must be received by February 8, 2008
2. Notification of acceptance will be sent by February 2008
3. Deadline for text of presentation is May 1, 2008

Conference Venue

The conference will be held in Toronto, Canada. The venue includes the University of Toronto Robards Library and the University Faculty Club. A block of rooms have been reserved at the Toronto Holiday Inn Midtown, 280 Bloor Street West, which is very nearby.

Registration Costs


The fee will cover a set of the published conference presentations, lunch, mid-morning and mid-afternoon refreshments, and the conference dinner. Registration options will include registration for the full 2 day conference and single day registration. An optional tour package at the conclusion of the conference will also be available.

Presenters will be required to pay the registration fee and their own travel, accommodation and associated costs.

Register Online at

Steve Witt
Associate Director
Center for Global Studies
University of Illinois
302 E. John St. Suite 1705
Champaign, IL 61820 USA
Phone: 217.265.7518
Fax: 217.265.7519

Friday, January 18, 2008

CFP: 2nd International Conference on Knowledge Generation, Communication and Management: KGCM 2008

CFP: 2nd International Conference on Knowledge Generation, Communication and Management: KGCM 2008
Orlando, Florida: June 29 - July 2, 2008


Submissions: February 7th, 2008
Acceptance: March 3rd, 2008
Camera-ready: March 26th, 2008

We invite you to submit a paper/abstract to the The 2nd International Conference on Knowledge Generation, Communication and Management: KGCM 2008 (; which will be held jointly with The 3rd International Symposium on Knowledge Communication and Peer Reviewing: KCPR 2008, and The 3rd International Symposium on Knowledge Communication and Conferences: KCC 2008. It will take place in Orlando, Florida, USA, on June 29th to July 2nd, 2008.

The deadlines are the following:

Submissions: February 7th, 2008
Acceptance: March 3rd, 2008
Camera-ready: March 26th, 2008

Submitted papers or extended abstracts will have three kinds of reviews: double-blind (by at least three reviewers), non-blind, and participative peer-to-peer reviews.

Authors of accepted papers who registered in the conference can have access to the reviews made to their submission so they can accordingly improve the final version of their papers. Non-registered authors may not have access to the reviews of their respective submissions.

Awards will be granted to the best paper of those presented at each session. From these session's best papers, the best 10%-20% of the papers presented at the conference will be selected for their publication in Volume 6 of JSCI Journal ( and sent free to over 220 research libraries. Libraries of journal author's organizations will receive complimentary subscriptions of at least one volume (6 issues).

Also, we would like to invite you to organize an invited session related to a topic of your research interest. If you are interested in organizing an invited session, please, fill out the respective form provided in the conference web page. We will send you a password, so you can include and modify papers in your invited session.

More details about the reviewing process, the acceptance policy, organizing invited sessions, and submission deadlines can be found at our web site.

If the deadlines are tight and you need more time, let us know about a suitable time for you and I will inform you if it is feasible for us.

Best regards,

Dr. Nagib C.Callaos
KGCM '08 General Chair

Thursday, January 17, 2008

CFP: 8th Annual Brick and Click Libraries – An Academic Library Symposium

CFP: 8th Annual Brick and Click Libraries – An Academic Library Symposium
Friday, November 7, 2008
Deadline: February 29, 2008

Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, Missouri

"Brick and Click" is a one-day symposium of practical relevance to academic libraries supporting traditional and online resources/services. The symposium provides a forum for considering the evolving needs of library users.

Presenters receive a reduced registration fee ($100) to the symposium and an opportunity to publish a paper as well. For more information, go to:

Presentations may cover, but are not limited to, the topics listed at:

Submit your presentation proposal at

All submissions must be received by February 29, 2008.

NEW THIS YEAR: Lightning Rounds, where each presenter speaks
for 10 minutes. For more information visit

Lightning Round proposals are also open to graduate students. Students who are selected to present will be supported by a stipend and free registration.

Send any additional questions about presentation proposals to Kathy Ferguson:

We look forward to receiving your proposal!

Cordially Yours,

Kathy Ferguson & Carolyn Johnson
Symposium Co-Coordinators

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Call for Papers: Virtual Worlds, Libraries Education and Museums

Call for Papers: Virtual Worlds, Libraries Education and Museums

“Virtual Worlds: Libraries, Education, and Museums”

Saturday, March 8, 2008 in Second Life

Proposal Deadline: February 11, 2008

Purpose of the Conference:

To provide a gathering place for librarians, information professionals, educators, museologists, and others to learn about and discuss the educational, informational, and cultural opportunities of virtual worlds.

Please note: Although the conference will be held in the virtual world Second Life, presentation and paper proposals about LEM developments in other virtual worlds are encouraged.

Possible Topics for Presentations, Papers, and Participatory Events:

· Virtual world events and exhibits as the drivers of attendance and engagement
· Immersive learning environments
· Reference service possibilities and practicalities in virtual worlds
· Corporate and special librarianship in virtual worlds
· Educational tools and resources
· Enterprise uses of virtual worlds
· Tours of LEM locations in Second Life
· Gaming and virtual worlds
· VW LEM opportunities for children, tweens, and teens
· Dreams and visions for LEM activities in virtual worlds
· Assessing LEM initiatives in virtual worlds
· Sustainability issues and opportunities for LEM activities in virtual worlds
· Other topics pertinent to the broad topic of LEM activities in virtual worlds are welcome! Send us your innovative proposals!

Proposal Guidelines and Deadlines:

· Each session will be 45 minutes long.
· All sessions will begin on the hour.
· All proposals are due by 5:00 p.m. SLT on Monday, February 11, 2008.
· Please send proposals to Tom Peters ( with “VW LEM proposal” in the subject line.
· For presentations, please send a paragraph about your proposed presentation, the intended audience, and any pertinent URLs or SLURLs.
· For papers, please send an abstract of your paper.
· Notification of acceptance will be received by Friday, February 15, 2008.
· The 25 USD registration fee will be waived for all presenters.
· Proposals from students and general citizens are welcome. You do not need to be a member of the LEM professions to present at this conference.

Conference Schedule (tentative):

(Note: Because Second Life and other virtual worlds attract citizens from all over the world, we plan to have two clusters of conference sessions. Some presenters may be asked to present twice on Saturday, March 8, 2008.)

· Friday, March 7, 2008, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. SLT (Pacific Time): Pre-conference social gathering at Club Java on the Sun Microsystems SIM in Second Life.

· Saturday, March 8, 2008 from 8:00 a.m. to noon SLT (Pacific Time): First Cluster of Conference Sessions:

8:00 to 8:45 a.m.: Keynote Panel (no conflict)
9:00 to 9:45 a.m.: First group of sessions
10:00 to 10:45 a.m.: Second group of sessions
11:00 to 11:45 a.m.: Third group of sessions

· Saturday, March 8, 2008 from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. SLT (Pacific Time): Second Cluster of Conference Sessions:

5:00 to 5:45 p.m.: Keynote Panel (no conflict)
6:00 to 6:45 p.m.: First group of sessions
7:00 to 7:45 p.m.: Second group of sessions
8:00 to 8:45 p.m.: Third group of sessions

· Note: Pre- and Post-Conference conversations, announcements, and documents will be available in the “Virtual Words: Libraries, Education and Museums” group in Facebook.

Conference Sponsors:

· Alliance Library System (
· IBM (
· Sun Microsystems (
· TAP Information Services (
· Virtual Worlds Library Association

Conference Organizers:

· Lori Bell (Lorelei Junot in Second Life):
· Doug McDavid (Doug Mandelbrot in Second Life):
· Christy Confetti Higgins (Violet Portola in Second Life):
· John Howard (Corwin Howlett in Second Life):
· Craig Anderson (Draconius Merlin in Second Life):
· Tom Peters (Maxito Ricardo in Second Life):

Call for Poster Sessions: Innovative Users Group (2008 Annual Meeting)

Call for Poster Sessions: Innovative Users Group (2008 Annual Meeting)

Innovative Users Group
Sixteenth Annual Conference
Washington, DC
Sunday, April 27, 2008 - Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Call for Posters URL:

The deadline for submitting program proposals is Thursday January 31, 2008.

Important URLs:

IUG 2008 main page:

IUG 2008 Poster Proposal Form:

IUG 2008 Suggested Topics Page:

A poster session is a great opportunity to share an idea in progress or show
other IUG members how your library did something well. We are interested in
poster sessions on a variety of topics. If you need some ideas for what
might be of interest to colleagues from other Innovative libraries, take a
look at the Suggested Topics Page that have been compiled over the past few
years and from the responses to the IUG 2007 meeting in San Jose. You have
the experience and ideas to share!! If you have an idea of your own and
don't see it listed, please submit a proposal anyway.

Again, deadline for submitting program proposals is Tuesday, January 22,
2008. Please do not hesitate to contact me (John Culshaw) if you have any questions about
the poster session proposal process.

Call for Contributors: Encyclopedia of American Disability History

Call for Contributors: Encyclopedia of American Disability History

Deadline: February 25, 2008


Facts On File and the advisors for the Encyclopedia of American Disability History are looking for contributors.

This three-volume reference work will cover basic information on important events, issues, developments, laws, biographies, and related topics in American Disability History. Entries on significant historical themes and concepts—including civil rights, war, public policy, citizenship, media, institutions, education, and technology—will examine both practical and theoretical factors, as well as demonstrate the deeper meaning of the lived experience of disability. Each entry will illustrate the subject within an historical context, and show that while disability has existed throughout American History, disability is neither a fixed nor static concept but one whose definition and understanding have changed markedly from era to era.

Because accessibility is a major issue in Disability History, the entries in this reference will accommodate a broad, diverse audience, from high school students to general readers, to individuals who assist people with disabilities. Clear language, accessible prose, and coherent, balanced, jargon-free interpretations are essential for every article.

The editors of this encyclopedia are currently seeking contributors for a wide range of entries.

The following is a sample list of available entries:

Abbott, Jim
National Paraplegia Foundation
Access Board
Newsline for the Blind
Assistive devices/adaptive technology
Optical Recognition Scanner
Chronic disability
Civil Service Reform Act of 1978
Rice, Millard
Sickle cell
McDaniel, Durward
Stem Cell research

Authors interested in contributing to this important project should contact Dr. Susan Burch for further information and details regarding the full list of entries:

Susan Burch, Ph.D., editor-in-chief

Susan Burch,PhD
Disability Studies Program
The Ohio State University
164 W. 17th Ave.
Columbus OH 43210

CFP: The History of American Bestsellers (collection)

CFP: The History of American Bestsellers (collection)

Deadline: February 15, 2008

Following a successful first call for papers, we invite further chapter proposals for an edited volume dedicated to the history of American bestsellers. We are now interested in receiving chapter proposals on the following books and authors. (In instances where an author has a number of texts which might be suitable for inclusion, suggested titles are given in brackets.)

James Fenimore Cooper, The Last of the Mohicans (1826)
Maria Susanna Cummins, The Lamplighter (1854)
E.D.E.N. Southworth, The Hidden Hand (1859)
Lew Wallace, Ben Hur (1880)
Eleanor H. Porter, Pollyanna (1913)
E. M. Hull, The Sheik (1922)
Lloyd C. Douglas, The Robe (1943 and 1953)
Kathleen Winsor, Forever Amber (1945)
Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita (1955)
Grace Metalious, Peyton Place (1957)
Boris Pasternak, Doctor Zhivago (1958)
D.H. Lawrence, Lady Chatterley’s Lover (1928, 1959)
Judith Krantz, Princess Daisy (1980)
Jean M. Auel, Earth’s Children series (1980-ongoing)
Stephen King (It, 1986; Misery, 1987; Dolores Claiborne, 1992)
Tom Clancy (The Cardinal of the Kremlin, 1988; Clear and Present Danger, 1989)
John Grisham (The Pelican Brief, 1992; The Chamber, 1994)
J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter series (1997-2007)
Dan Brown, The Da Vinci Code (2003)

Please send a 1500 word proposal accompanied by a full CV to Sarah Churchwell ( and Thomas Ruys Smith ( by Friday February 15, 2008.

Thomas Ruys Smith
University of East Anglia

CFP: Michigan Library Association 2008 Conference

CFP: Michigan Library Association 2008 Conference

October 21-24, 2008
Kalamazoo, Michigan
Deadline: January 31, 2008

Call for Papers Form

Call for Presentations for MLA's 2008 Annual Conference at the Radisson in Kalamazoo, October 22-24, 2008. We will not be holding a preconference this year so conference will be three days instead of four.

This year's theme, Shaping our Tomorrow, encompasses all that we do today to make tomorrow better as an association, at our libraries, and in our own professional and personal lives. It is a message of hope and a message of action. As you consider your program proposals, think about the following: What tools do we need to learn to use to be successful tomorrow? How should we shape our collections, content, and physical or online spaces? What partnerships and collaborations can we foster in our communities to help each other? How can we develop as individual library workers to benefit both our own careers and meet our library's goals? What strategies do leaders need to develop or to deepen in order to guide their organizations?

The Conference Program Subcommittee invites you to investigate the following tracks for the conference and to think about both the future of our field and the practices and plans that are helping us get there:
• Access
• Advocacy
• Collections
• Leadership and Management
• Marketing/Fundraising
• Patron Service
• Technology

The goal of this conference is to provide the tools necessary to ensure that library services and programs continue to be vital resources for the 21st Century communities. Our future is in our hands.

If you have any questions, please email Kara Gust (Michigan State University) at

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

The Informed Librarian Online seeks article writers

The Informed Librarian Online seeks article writers

The Informed Librarian Online is a monthly compilation of the most recent tables of contents from over 312 titles - valuable domestic and foreign library and information-related journals, e-journals, magazines, e-magazines, newsletters and e-newsletters. This current awareness service helps keep you informed and abreast of all library trends. It is an easy, timesaving way to tame your professional reading tiger, and is very popular among all types of library and information professionals.

The Informed Librarian Online ( is seeking librarians with something to say to author a one-time "Guest Forum" article for our service. We are looking for practical, helpful articles on an issue of interest to YOU (and our readers). Would you like to write a short article (about 1,000 words) for us? Librarians from all around the world read the articles in The Informed Librarian Online.

If you are interested in writing for The Informed Librarian Online, email a brief description of your proposed subject matter.

Arlene Eis
The Informed Librarian Online

Seeking Book Contributors: Implementing Federated Searching Tools

Seeking Book Contributors: Implementing Federated Searching Tools

A colleague of mine and I are writing a book entitled "Federated Search: A Librarian's Guide". We are looking for librarians interested in contributing their experience with a Federated Search implementation to the book. The book will will be a guide on selecting and implementing a federated search tool. Additionally, it will summarize our survey of both library practitioners and the federated search vendors to get a complete picture of what the profession is looking for and what the current / forthcoming options are. The aim is to illuminate all of the decisions necessary in order to alleviate the pitfalls of the process.

Quick turnaround time needed.
Please contact me ( asap!

Tine Walczyk

CFP: Collections 2008: Collections 3.0

CFP: Collections 2008: Collections 3.0

The Sheraton Wall Centre
Vancouver, British Columbia

Wednesday, May 21, 2008, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Deadline: March 7, 2008

The Collection Development & Management Interest Group of the Canadian Library Association seeks proposals for papers that deal with a "Collections 3.0" theme or other collections-related topics and should result in a presentation of about 30 minutes in length. Each presentation should feature one or two speakers. Papers with broad applications or with applications to more than one library sector or community of users will be given preference. Panel proposals will also
be considered. Proposals will be reviewed by a committee of three collections librarians.

Deadline for submission of proposals: *March 7, 2008 *

Send proposals, including a short abstract, to:

Andrew Waller
MLB 402B
University of Calgary Library
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, AB
T3K 2C3
(403) 220-8133 voice
(403) 284-2109 fax

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

CFP: Web 2.0/History 2.0: Making History Together

CFP: Web 2.0/History 2.0: Making History Together

Web 2.0/History 2.0: Making History Together
The American Association for History and Computing (AAHC)
2008 Annual Conference
Access via Internet
April 20-22, 2008
Deadline: February 28, 2008

"The central principle behind the success of the giants born in the Web 1.0 era who have survived to lead the Web 2.0 era appears to be this, that they have embraced the power of the web to harness collective intelligence." -Tim O'Reilly, 2005

Join the American Association for History and Computing for an online exploration of the ways that technology is pushing the boundaries of the Web and the ways history is being presented. This conference will be of interest to anyone who is charged with bringing history to life - both online and in the academic and public worlds' such as archivists, librarians, historic preservationists, IT professionals, filmmakers, and academic historians. The conference will explore questions such as:

-What does Web 2.0 History involve?
-How does Web 2.0 History differ from Web 1.0 History?
-What does it enable us to do that could not be done in Web 1.0?
-What are the implications of Web 2.0 History for teaching and research?
-What are the positive and negative aspects of Web 2.0 History?

This online conference goes beyond theory into the realm of practice. It intends to highlight efforts to build history initiatives using the Web. The goal of this conference is to emphasize both practical and theoretical applications of Web 2.0. Web 2.0 enables the quick application and sharing of ideas; therefore, proposals that build something new or create new collaborations out of existing programs (i.e. "mashing-up") are especially encouraged.

Suggested topics for proposals include (but are not limited to):

-"Viral" history
-Open source programs used to interpret history
-Tagging and history
-Wikis and history
-Blogs and history
-RSS and history
-Data ownership: databases and history analysis
-Mapping history (Google-based documentation)
-Podcasting and history
-Digital video (such as YouTube) and history
-Virtual worlds (such as Second Life) and history

If you are an historian (academic, public, secondary education, graduate student) or engage history through a related discipline (librarian, archivist, publisher, editor, etc.), you are invited to submit your panel or single presentation proposals.

All presenters must be current members of the AAHC. For more information about membership, please visit our website at

Proposals for complete panels should include a chair. All proposals must include a 200-word abstract for each paper, along with a brief vita for each participant. Please be sure to indicate which member of the panel will serve as the contact person for future correspondence. Please include name, address, telephone number, and email address for each participant.

The deadline for proposal submissions is February 28, 2008. Electronic submissions are encouraged.

Please direct submissions and inquiries to either:
Aaron Marcavitch
President, AAHC


Jillian Hinegardner
Phone: 440-449-5478

Call for papers - Provenance: The Journal of Public Record Office Victoria

Call for papers - Provenance: The Journal of Public Record Office Victoria

'Provenance' is the free scholarly journal of Public Record Office Victoria (PROV), the Victorian state archives. 'Provenance' features peer-reviewed articles, and other contributions, that present reseach drawing upon records in PROV custody.
Call for Papers for issue no. 8 - due 31 March 2008

The most recent issue of the journal is issue no. 7 (September 2007), which is available at:

And contains the following contributions:

* Lee-Ann Monk presents a case study of reports of patient abuse at Kew Asylum;

* Valerie Lovejoy examines the lives of Chinese miners on the Bendigo goldfield from 1854-1865;

* Cate Elkner reports on the digitisation of a truly unique record from PROV's collection - a 4.5 x 6 metre map of Victoria;

* Jan Croggon explains how Sovereign Hill historians have used public records to re-create the goldfields town;

and others

If you are interested in submitting an article for future issues or would like to receive an email reminder when each issue is published online, please contact the Editor, Sebastian Gurciullo by phone on (03) 9348 5600; or email


Sebastian Gurciullo
Editor, 'Provenance'

Dr Sebastian Gurciullo
Editor, Provenance: The Journal of Public Record Office Victoria
Public Record Office Victoria
North Melbourne Victoria 3051
Visit the website at

ALA Midwinter Reports for Library Hi-Tech News

ALA Midwinter Reports for Library Hi-Tech News

Here is another publishing opportunity to cover meetings and discussion groups that you are attending at the ALA Midwinter Meeting beginning at the end of this week in Philadelphia.

Library Hi-Tech News (LHTN) always has a conference compilation and we seek input from a variety of librarians about anything having to do with technology applications in all kinds of libraries. There are many sessions sponsored by both LITA and other Divisions scheduled at this conference that would interest our readers both in North America and abroad about new products, methods, implementations, ideas, or anything else you glean and we hope that you will choose to cover what is of greatest interest to you and submit to us by February 19. It would be very helpful to know whether we can expect a submission from you. Submissions from multiple contributors for the same session or content will be streamed and included, as there are often different viewpoints that are of interest to us.

Contributions should be significant in that they should not only be descriptive but evaluative, critical, comparative and indicate the timeliness, relevance and importance it has to Library IT, as well as include what you found most interesting or disappointing and what kind of experience you have with this topic or product, etc.

Please send submissions as an attachment in MS Word to Julia Gelfand ( by Feb 19 to be included in the April 2007 issue.

LHTN is both a print and online publication, on the Emerald database.

Thank you for your consideration. We look forward to your submission.

Julia Gelfand

CFP: 5th Global Conference - The Idea of Education

CFP: 5th Global Conference - The Idea of Education

Thursday 8th May - Saturday 10th May 2008
Budapest, Hungary


Deadline: January 18, 2008

Call for Papers

This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary conference aims to provide a vigorous forum for the examination and evaluation of higher education and the contexts where higher education is delivered. The project is committed to the tradition of liberal education, the inherent value of the pursuit of learning and the principle that knowledge must be an end in itself. In particular, the project will explore the nature and aims of higher education, its guiding principles, its
practical functions, and its role in society.

This fifth instalment of the Global Conference on the Idea of Education continues within the
tradition of critical debate of and engaged reflection on Higher Education that started in 2002 with the first two conferences, held at Mansfield College (Oxford), and the follow-up conferences held in Prague. Over the years, the conferences have proven to be a creative hub for those who are committed to Higher Education (HE) and who are willing to critically think through the
key issues in and fundamental challenges of Higher Education in the 21st century. The project is
committed to the tradition of liberal education and the value of the pursuit of learning.

Papers, presentations, reports and workshops are invited on issues on or broadly related to any of the following conference streams:

1. The Nature, Purpose and Changing Landscapes of Higher Education

1. What are the nature and aims of the historical traditions which shape HE?
2. Which possible roles of liberal arts education remain viable in an era in which ‘instruction’, ‘training’ and ‘vocational training’ seems to redefine the nature of HE?
3. From ‘students’ to ‘customers’ and ‘professors’ to ‘knowledge-managers’: How may the changing relationships and partners in education transform the agents within HE?
4. What are the costs and benefits of commodification and the rise of managerialism in HE?
5. From ‘basic research’ to ‘Mode Two,’ from ‘basic funding’ to ‘fourth stream funding’: What is
the impact of the changing landscapes of research, research types and research funding on HE?
6. ‘Mind your own business:’ but what, precisely, is the ‘business’ of the university?

2. Society, Culture and the of Places of Higher Education

1. What is the role of places of HE in the 21st Century?
2. What are the social and institutional contexts of the university and the college?
3. What are ‘the needs of society’ in relation to HE?
4. What visions are there for reconceiving the place and work of HE institutions?
5. What visions exist for the future of multicultural and intercultural HE?
6. How to cope with linguistic and cultural diversity in HE?
7. Which anthropologies, sociologies and philosophies of HE for the 21st century?
8. How do knowledge economies and lifelong learning transform HE?

3. The Internet, Virtual Learning and Higher Education

1. Emerging technologies within HE;
2. International technology challenges and experiences;
3. Organizational issues/strategies in Virtual HE;
4. Best virtual teaching practice;
5. Case studies of experimental projects;
6. Blended Learning approaches;
7. Professional development and support structures
8. Intellectual Property issues

4. Globalisation, Democracy and Higher Education

1. Can there be a ‘Global University’? What does/should it look like?
2. Where’s the ‘place’ of the university in a globalised world? (Coalitions, branches, networks,
ICT & virtuality, Bricks vs Clicks)
3. Who does the global university ‘relate’ to? (Local communities, Nation states, Governments,
International organizations?)
4. What can HE ‘service to society’ mean in a globalised world?
5. Which relations (should) exist between HE and international development & capital?
6. Global HE and knowledge production matters and intellectual property issues
7. HE in the context of political and economical ideologies.
8. Issues of Citizenship, social justice and HE.
9. Power, participation, access and inequality in globalised HE.

Papers will also be considered on any related theme. 300 word abstracts should be submitted by Friday 18th January 2008. If an abstract is accepted for the conference, a full draft paper should be submitted by Friday 18th April 2008.

300 word abstracts should be submitted to both Organising Chairs; abstracts may
be in Word, WordPerfect, or RTF formats, following this order: author(s), affiliation,
email address, title of abstract, body of abstract. We acknowledge receipt and answer to all paper proposals submitted. If you do not receive a reply from us in a week you should assume we did not receive your proposal; it might be lost in cyberspace! We suggest, then, to look for an alternative electronic route or resend.

Tom Claes
CEVI-Global Ethics
Department of Philosophy
Ghent University

Dr Rob Fisher
Priory House, Freeland, Oxfordshire OX29 8HR

David Seth Preston
School of Computing and Technology
University of East London
London, United Kingdom

The conference is part of the At the Interface programme of research projects. It aims to bring
together people from different areas and interests to share ideas and explore various discussions which are innovative and exciting.

Multiple eBooks and volumes of themed papers have been published or are in press from the previous conference meetings of this project. All papers accepted for and presented at this conference will be eligible for publication in an ISBN eBook. Selected papers accepted for and
presented at the conference will be published in a themed hard copy volume.

For further details about the project please visit:

Monday, January 07, 2008

Library Juice Press, LLC (Publisher of books on librarianship)

Library Juice Press, LLC (Publisher of books on librarianship)

Library Juice Press is an imprint of Litwin Books, LLC specializing in theoretical and practical issues in librarianship from a critical perspective, for an audience of professional librarians and students of library science. Readers of the webzine and blog, Library Juice, can expect our books to be deeper investigations into topics that have been covered there over the years, including library philosophy, information policy, library activism, and in general anything that can be placed under the rubric of "critical studies in librarianship."


Information for Authors:

Books they have published:

Library Juice Blog:

Saturday, January 05, 2008

CFP: Information Online 2009

CFP: Information Online 2009
Location: Sydney, Australia
Dates: January 20-22, 2009
CFP Deadline: March 28, 2008



The Convenors of Information Online 2009, Linden Fairbairn and Kay Harris, welcome you to the 14th Information Online Conference & Exhibition. The Conference & Exhibition will be held at Darling Harbour Exhibition and Convention Centre, Sydney from the 20th to 22nd January 2009.

Information Online 2009 is already shaping up to be the biggest event we have ever held. For 2009 the Executive Committee is looking forward to presenting delegates with an innovative programme, so are calling for papers that will educate and inspire the delegates.

Papers for 2009 can be nominated for peer-review. If you would like to submit a paper, please download the details from our website: Deadline for submitting is 28th March 2008.

Friday, January 04, 2008

Call for Manuscripts - Internet Reference Services Quarterly

Call for Manuscripts - Internet Reference Services Quarterly

Is your New Year’s resolution to publish in a peer-reviewed journal? Are you currently using web technologies to deliver services and enhance the experiences of your users? Have you conducted a study or analyzed a trend concerning the use or application of web technologies in libraries? Consider submitting a manuscript to us!

Internet Reference Services Quarterly (IRSQ), a peer-reviewed journal published by Haworth/Taylor and Francis, welcomes the submission of manuscripts for its next issue. Don't let the word "reference" in the title fool you. IRSQ highlights the theory and practice behind emerging Internet services, sources and resources in all areas of librarianship. Research-based studies, case studies of successful services or programs, and authoritative articles highlighting best practices are welcome.

Topics of interest include: tags and folksonomies, social bookmarking, wikis, mash-ups, XML applications, digital copyright law, open source solutions, next generation catalogs, electronic resource management systems, Facebook and MySpace modules and interactions, personalization of library products or services, search engine technologies, information services for cell phones or iPods, podcasting and YouTube-ing, Internet gaming and virtual worlds, Internet security, plagiarism in an online world, virtual reference, web-based instruction and streaming video and audio.

Submissions should follow the guidelines for manuscript format and preparation available at All submissions should be accompanied by a Manuscript Submission and Copyright Transfer form, available at

All accepted manuscripts will be published in the journal's next issue, Volume 13, No. 4. The due date for submission of manuscripts is February 1, 2008; however, we are always looking for good submissions and would consider manuscript at any time during the year. For more information or manuscript submission questions, please contact Christopher Cox at or at the address below. We look forward to reading your work and having the opportunity to share it with other librarians.

Christopher Cox
Editor, Internet Reference Services Quarterly

Christopher Cox
Assistant Director of Libraries
Editor, Internet Reference Services Quarterly
University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire
105 Garfield Avenue
Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004
Phone: (715) 836-4454
Fax: (715) 836-2949

Official Call for Volunteer LITA Bloggers at Midwinter '08 - Reminder

Official Call for Volunteer LITA Bloggers at Midwinter '08 - Reminder

If you placed "become more active in my professional association" on your New Year's resolution list (and who hasn't?!) and are planning to attend Midwinter in Philadelphia next week, here's a great way to check it off early in the year.

Take this opportunity to become a LITA Blogger! The LITA Blog ( will again be on hand to report what is happening and share the terrific Midwinter experience with those who cannot attend this year. There are still lots of fascinating sessions available to blog, so please don't delay: send me a message, and I'll sign you up!

If you like to write and are looking for new ways to get involved (or have blogged in the past and would like to blog again), please email me at and let me know what sessions you would like to cover. The blog schedule for Midwinter
( has been posted and is updated as we receive volunteers.

We will be taking volunteers up to and during the conference. Thanks very much in advance!


CFP: Urban Library Journal presents "The Creative Library"

CFP: Urban Library Journal presents "The Creative Library"

Are you a creative librarian? Would you describe your library as a creative organization? If so, then you may have an article to contribute to Urban Library Journal.

Urban Library Journal (ULJ), an online refereed journal of research and discussion dealing with all aspects of urban libraries and librarianship, is seeking the submission of manuscripts for the spring 2008 issue. The issue will be devoted to "The Creative Library."

We are pleased to announce that Steven Bell, Associate University Librarian for Research and Instructional Services at Temple University, will be the guest editor. The issue will showcase innovative ways that urban libraries are meeting the challenge of organizational change, diverse user populations, emerging technologies, and other issues facing twenty-first century libraries. Topics might include (but are not limited to):

-Leading creative organizations
-Fostering creativity in the library
-Using creativity to resolve complex challenges
-Creative ways to build great user experiences
-Developing processes that encourage innovation
-Creative patron programming for orientations, cultural events, etc.
-Creative methods to get the library community engaged or passionate about the library
-Creative techniques for leveraging Web 2.0 technology for connecting with library users

We encourage submissions from professionals in academic, research, public, school and special libraries in an urban setting. Manuscript length is flexible but should normally fall between 2,000 and 5,000 words. Full author guidelines can be found on the ULJ website

Abstracts are due by February 2, 2008. Full manuscripts are due by April 4,
2008. Please email queries and submissions to the journal co-editors:

Lisa Finder
Associate Professor/Serials Librarian
Hunter College Libraries


Lauren Yannotta
Assistant Professor/Instructional Design Librarian
Hunter College Libraries

CFP: Library Hi Tech

CFP: Library Hi Tech


Library Hi Tech is now over a quarter century old and to celebrate we are planning a series of papers that looks at the last 25 Years of library technology to consider what we have learned and where we need to do more research.

Articles can look at changes in particular institutions or can look at how particular technologies have changed how we think about our jobs as librarians. Articles should be scholarly in their approach and broad in their perspective.

Articles for Library Hi Tech should be 4000-8000 words long and should follow the Emerald style guide. Library Hi Tech is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal that is indexed in Current Contents/Social and Behavioral Sciences, Social Sciences Citation Index, Social Scisearch and Journal Citation Reports/Social Sciences Edition.

Those interested in contributing should submit a brief (300 word) abstract to Michael Seadle at: “seadle (at)”.

Articles must be in English in their final form. The abstract may be in English, German, or French.

Best wishes ... Michael

Prof. Michael Seadle
Director, Institute for Library and Information Science
Humboldt University in Berlin
Editor, Library Hi Tech
Location: Dorothenstrasse 26
Mailing address: Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin
Phone: +49 [30] 2093-4248
Fax: +49 [30] 2093-4335

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Books Available for Review from LRTS (Library Resources & Technical Services)

Books Available for Review from LRTS (Library Resources & Technical Services)


Get Published: New Publications Available for Review
Edward Swanson, LRTS Book Reviews Editor (Library Resources & Technical Services from ALCTS of ALA)

The following publications have been received recently and will be considered for review in a future issue of LRTS as appropriate. Anyone interested in writing reviews for LRTS can get in touch with Edward Swanson, LRTS Book Review Editor.

The Academic Library Manager’s Forms, Policies, and Procedures Handbook with CD-ROM. By Rebecca Brumley. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers Incorporated, 2007. $149.95 paper (ISBN 978-1-55570-597-8/1-55570-597-9).

Archives and the Digital Library. Editors, William E. Landis, Robin L. Chandler. Binghamton, N.Y.: Haworth Press, 2007. $85 (ISBN 978-0-7890-3437-3) $65 paper (ISBN 978-0-7890-3438-0). Published simultaneously as Journal of Archival Organization, 4, numbers 1/2.

Cataloger, Editor, and Scholar: Essays in Honor of Ruth C. Carter. Edited by Robert P. Holley. New York: Haworth Press, 2007. $75 (ISBN 978-0-7890-3622-3). Published simultaneously as Cataloging & Classification Quarterly, 44, numbers 1/2 & 3/4.

The Complete RFID Handbook: A Manual and DVD for Assessing, Implementing, and Managing Radio Frequency Identification Technologies in Libraries. By Diane Marie Ward. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers, 2007. $75 paper (ISBN 978-1-55570-602-9/1-55570-602-9).

E-Journal Invasion: A Cataloger’s Guide to Survival. By Helen Heinrich. Oxford: Chandos Publishing, 2007. £57 (ISBN 978-1-84334-193-2/1-84334-193-X) £39.95 paper (ISBN 978-1-84334-144-4/1-84334-144-1).

Handbook of Electronic and Digital Acquisitions. Edited by Thomas W. Leonhardt. New York: Haworth Press, 2006. $34.95 (ISBN 978-0-7890-2991-2/0-7890-2291-5) $34.95 paper (ISBN 978-0-7890-2292-2/0-7890-2292-3).

IFLA Cataloguing Principles: Steps towards an International Cataloguing Code, 3: Report from the 3rd IFLA Meeting of Experts on an International Cataloguing Code, Cairo, Egypt, 2005. Editors, Barbara B. Tillett, Khaled Mohamed Reyad, Ana Lupe Cristán. München: K.G. Saur, 2006. $109 (IFLA members $81) (ISBN 3-598-24278-6). IFLA Series on Bibliographic Control, volume 29.

Institutional Repositories. University of Houston Libraries, Institutional Repository Task Force, Charles W. Bailey, Jr., Chair. Washington, D.C.: Association of Research Libraries, 2006. $45 paper (ISBN 1-59407-708-8). SPEC Kit, 292.

International Newspaper Librarianship for the 21st Century. Editor, Hartmut Walravens. München: K.G. Saur, 2006. $109 (IFLA members $81) (ISBN 3-598-21846-X). IFLA Publications, 118.

Library 2.0 and Beyond: Innovative Technologies and Tomorrow’s User. Editor, Nancy Courtney. Westport, Conn.: Libraries Unlimited, 2007. $45 paper (ISBN 978-1-59158-537-4).

Managing Digitization Activities. By Rebecca L. Mugridge. Washington, D.C.: Association of Research Libraries, 2006. $45 paper (ISBN 1-59407-710-X). SPEC Kit, 294.

Metadata: A Cataloger’s Primer. Edited by Richard P. Smiraglia. New York: Haworth Information Press, 2005. $59.95 (ISBN 978-0-7890-2800-6/0-7890-2800-X) $39.95 paper (ISBN 978-0-7890-2801-3/0-7890-2801-8). Published simultaneously as Cataloging & Classification Quarterly, 40, numbers 3/4.

Metadata and Its Applications in the Digital Library: Approaches and Practices. By Jia Liu. Westport, Conn.: Libraries Unlimited, 2007. $40 paper (ISBN 978-1-59158-306-6).

Mile-High Views: Surveying the Serials Vista: NASIG 2006: Proceedings of the North American Serials Interest Group, Inc., 21st Annual Conference, May 4-7, 2006, Denver, Colorado. Editors, Carol Ann Borchert, Gary Ives. New York: Haworth Information Press, 2007. $90 (ISBN 978-0-7890-3658-2) Published simultaneously as The Serials Librarian, 52, numbers 1/2 and 3/4.

Moving Beyond the Presentation Layer: Content and Context in the Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) System. Editors, Joan S. Mitchell, Diane Vizine-Goetz. New York: Haworth Information Press, 2007. $50 (ISBN 978-0-7890-3452-6/0-7890-3452-2) $30 paper (ISBN 978-0-7890-3453-3/0-7890-3453-0) Published simultaneously as Cataloging & Classification Quarterly, 42, numbers 3/4.

Networking for Digital Preservation: Current Practice in 15 National Libraries. By Ingeborg Verheul. München: K.G. Saur, 2006. $109 (IFLA members $81) (ISBN 3-598-219847-8). IFLA Publications, 119.

Newspapers of the World Online: U.S. and International Perspectives: Proceedings of Conferences in Salt Lake City and Seoul, 2006. Edited by Hartmut Walravens. München: K.G. Saur, 2006. $109 (IFLA members $81) (ISBN 3-598-21849-4). IFLA Publications, 122.

Open Access Bibliography: Liberating Scholarly Literature with-Prints and Open Access Journals. By Charles W. Bailey, Jr. Washington, D.C.: Association of Research Libraries, 2005. $45 paper (ISBN 978-1-59407-670-1/1-59407-670-7).

Organizing Information from the Shelf to the Web. By G. G. Chowdhury, Sudatta Chowdhury. London: Facet Publishing, 2007. $95 paper (ISBN 978-1-845604-578-0).

Remote Shelving Services. By Thomas C. Deardorff, Gordon J. Aamot. Washington, D.C.: Association of Research Libraries, 2006. $45 paper (ISBN 1-59407-711-8). SPEC Kit, 295.

Sound Savings: Preserving Audio Collections. Edited by Judith Matz. Washington, D.C.: Association of Research Libraries, 2004. $45.00 paper (ISBN 1-59407-663-4).

Subject Access to a Multilingual Museum Database: A Step-by-Step Approach to the Digitization Process. By Allison Siffre Guedalia Kupietzky. Westport, Conn.: Libraries Unlimited, 2007. $45 paper (ISBN 978-1-59158-444-5). Third Millennium Cataloging.

UNIMARC and Friends: Charting the New Landscape of Library Standards: Proceedings of the International Conference Held in Lisbon, 20-21 March 2006. Edited by Marie-France Plassard. München: K.G. Saur, 2007. $95 (IFLA members $67) (ISBN 3-598-24279-4). IFLA Series on Bibliographic Control, volume 30.

Using Interactive Technologies in Libraries. Editors, Kathlene Hanson, H. Frank Cervone. New York: Neal-Schuman, 2007. $59.95 paper (ISBN 978-1-55570-612-8). Library and Information Technology Association Guide, #13.

Using XML: A How-To-Do-It Manual and CD-ROM for Librarians. By Kwong Bor Ng. New York: Neal-Schuman, 2007. $85 paper (ISBN 978-1-55570-567-1/1-55570-567-7). How-To-Do-It Manuals, no. 154.