Extended Call for Chapter Abstracts: "Organization, Representation, and Description through the Digital Age"
Apologies for cross posting – please distribute widely - 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 proposals due by April 29, 2016. Updated Submission Dates and Timeline: - April 29, 2016: 500-word chapter abstract due - May 6, 2016: Notification of proposal acceptance from editors - June 17, 2016: Full chapter manuscripts submitted to editors. Chapter drafts should be approximately nine pages (4,500 – 5,000 words) - July 8, 2016: Chapter authors receive feedback from editors - September 1, 2016: Final revised chapters submitted to editors The editors seek original scholarship on the metadata practices as we transition to Web 3.0 “Linked Data” 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. Of particular interest are chapters relating to the transition from community-specific cataloging to collaborative-cataloging within the shared online environment. Chapter topics and case studies of interest include (but are not limited to): - Tried and failed lessons learned in linking community-specific cataloging standards to the online environment - Lessons learned in linking data content standards to the online (cataloging) environment - Lessons learned in merging data content standards across the LAM environments - Lessons learned in cross walking two and/or three dimensional data - Successful/failed grant-driven institutional collaborative cataloging projects among or between institutions - 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 (fuc...@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 _______________________________________________ You are currently subscribed to mcn-l, the listserv of the Museum Computer Network (http://www.mcn.edu) To post to this list, send messages to: email@example.com To unsubscribe or change mcn-l delivery options visit: http://mcn.edu/mailman/listinfo/mcn-l The MCN-L archives can be found at: http://firstname.lastname@example.org/