Call for Chapter Proposals/Abstracts: Organization, Representation, and Description through the Digital Age -abstract due April 4, 2016

Call for Chapter Proposals/Abstracts: Organization, Representation, and Description through the Digital Age

Call for chapter abstracts for the forthcoming De Gruyter Saur book Organization, Representation, and Description through the Digital Age: Information in Libraries, Archives and Museums to be edited by Caroline Fuchs and Christine Angel. The editors invite a submission of 500-word abstracts proposing a chapter for this edited volume. Abstract due by April 3, 2015.

Submission Dates and Timeline:

–    April 4, 2016: 500-word chapter abstract due

–    April 18, 2016: Notification of proposal acceptance from editors

–    June 6, 2016: Full chapter manuscripts submitted to editors. Chapter drafts should be approximately nine pages (4,500 – 5,000 words)

–    July 18, 2016: Chapter authors receive feedback from editors

–    August 15, 2016: Final revised chapters submitted to editors

The editors seek original scholarship on the metadata practices including the organization, representation, and/or description of information objects within the library, archive, and museum (LAM) environments. The frame of inquiry includes all types of libraries, archives, museums, and other information settings. Special consideration will be given to case studies that highlight successes, challenges, best practices, and lessons learned.

 

Chapter topics and case studies of interest include (but are not limited to):

 

–    The influence of technological developments on the way in which your institution organizes, describes and represents information objects

–    The ways in which your institution’s catalog/finding aid/inventory practices have or have not changed in response to changes in technology

–    The standards and data content used within your institution that govern the way in which your institution organizes, describes, and represents information objects

–    The ways in which your institution’s internal structure has influenced the organization, representation, and description of information objects

–    The ways in which different/new media types have influenced your institution’s metadata practices (i.e. still images, moving images, PDFs, gaming systems, etc.)

–    The ways in which financial constraints have influenced cataloging practices at your institution

–    The changing requirements for professional qualifications and skill sets at your institution for the organization, representation, and description of information objects

–    Case studies of shared cataloging or other collaborative, consortial endeavors within the shared online cataloging environment (a.k.a. the Web), such as social networking

–    Challenges, obstacles, and opportunities encountered at your institution during the migration of cataloging (organizing, describing, and representing information) from the analog to the digital environment

–    Current or ongoing developments/projects concerning information representation and retrieval of objects within the Web 3.0 environment
Please direct submissions and inquires to Caroline Fuchs, Associate Professor at St. John’s University Libraries, New York (fuchs@stjohns.edu) and Christine Angel, Assistant Professor, Division of Library and Information Science at St. John’s University, New York (angelc@stjohns.edu).