Thursday, November 21, 2013


CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS Proposal Submission Deadline: February 28, 2014 Supporting Digital Humanities for Knowledge Acquisition in Modern Libraries A book edited by Kathleen Sacco (State University of New York (SUNY) at Fredonia, USA); Scott Richmond (State University of New York (SUNY) at Fredonia, USA); Sara Parme (State University of New York (SUNY) at Fredonia, USA); Kerrie Fergen Wilkes (State University of New York (SUNY) at Fredonia, USA) To be published by IGI Global: For release in the Advances in Library and Information Science (ALIS) Book Series. The Advances in Library and Information Science (ALIS) Book Series aims to expand the body of library science literature by covering a wide range of topics affecting the profession and field at large. The series also seeks to provide readers with an essential resource for uncovering the latest research in library and information science management, development, and technologies. Introduction The Digital Humanities is an area of research, teaching, and creation concerned with the intersection of computing and the disciplines of the humanities. Digital humanities embrace a variety of topics, from curating online collections to data mining large cultural data sets. Digital humanities (also known as DH) currently incorporates both digitized and born-digital materials and combine the methodologies from traditional humanities disciplines and social sciences with tools provided by computing (such as data visualization, information retrieval, data mining, statistics, text mining) and digital publishing. Objective of the Book Research in the digital humanities relies on knowledge of data management and on collaboration across a range of disciplines. Libraries and Library Professionals are situated to be both supporters and participants in digital humanities research. This publication will bring together current research in the discipline of digital humanities, focusing on the role of libraries and library staff in the research, creation, and dissemination of the information. Target Audience The book will be an asset to librarians navigating the beginnings of a digital humanities project as well as a guide for researchers in the DH process exploring potential partnerships with libraries. Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following: Overview of DH and current scholarship Role of librarians in DH Role of libraries and research centers in the DH process Digital methods and modes of knowledge acquisition Research methodology Current pedagogy Role of libraries in supporting the DH instructor Future directions in the discipline Submission Procedure Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before February 28, 2014, 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 15, 2014 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by April 30, 2014. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project. Publisher This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit This publication is anticipated to be release in 2015. Important Dates February 28, 2014: Proposal Submission Deadline March 15, 2014: Notification of Acceptance April 30, 2014: Full Chapter Submission June 30, 2014: Review Results Returned August 30, 2014: Final Chapter Submission October 15, 2014: Final Deadline Inquiries and submissions can be sent to: Sara Parme, M.L.I.S. Daniel A. Reed Library SUNY Fredonia 280 Central Ave. Fredonia, NY 14063 716-673-3606