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Updated Call for Chapter 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 (fu...@stjohns.edu) and Christine 
Angel, Assistant Professor, Division of Library and Information Science at St. 
John’s University, New York (ang...@stjohns.edu). 



Christine M. Angel, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Library & Information Science
St. John's University
8000 Utopia Parkway
Queens, NY 11439
Office Phone: 718.990.1452
Email: ang...@stjohns.edu 
Web-X Room: 
sju.webex.com/meet/angelc
Linked-In:
http://www.linkedin.com/in/1christineangel 
ePortfolio:
https://stjohns.digication.com/christineangel
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