CALL FOR PAPERS--SPECIAL SECTION: DIGITAL LIBRARY AND DIGITAL CURATION CURRICULA (Winter 2011)
Abstract Submission Deadline: April 30, 2010
Guest Editor: Jeffrey Pomerantz, School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Enormous quantities of data are constantly being produced and stored electronically: the volume of born-digital data far outstrips print, mass digitization efforts are being launched by institutions of all kinds, and personal devices that can capture images and video are commonplace. In this new environment, it is becoming increasingly clear that libraries, archives, and museums – indeed, cultural heritage institutions of all types – face shared challenges. In response, these disciplines – library and information science, archival studies, and museum studies – increasingly share overlapping educational goals. Only in the past five years or so, however, have significant efforts been launched in these programs to develop curricula to identify and meet these educational goals. We encourage researchers and educators in any of these or related disciplines to discuss the development, implementation, or evaluation of entire curricula, individual courses, or professional development programs to meet these educational goals, in the Winter 2011 issue of JELIS (Volume 52, no. 1).
Authors are invited to submit an abstract for the paper on or before April 30, 2010. Both research and conceptual papers are welcome. Abstracts should not exceed 150 words, and should succinctly state the scope, objectives, and conclusions of the paper, as well as methodology and results, as appropriate. The guest editor will review the abstracts and provide suggestions and feedback by May 15, 2010. The deadline for submission of full manuscripts will be June 30, 2010. The JELIS submission guidelines are available at http://jelis.org/for-authors/. Full manuscripts will be reviewed using the double-blind review process. Authors will be notified of the referees’ decisions by September 1, 2010, and final revisions will be due October 1, 2010. Selected papers will be published in the Volume 52, no. 1 in Winter 2011.
Inquiries and abstract submissions can be forwarded electronically to:
School of Information and Library Science
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill