Monthly Archives: March 2008

The James P. Danky Fellowship

In honor of James P. Danky’s long service to print culture scholarship, the Center for the History of Print Culture in Modern America, in conjunction with the Wisconsin Historical Society, is offering an annual short-term research fellowship.

The Danky Fellowship provides $1000 in funds for one individual planning a trip to carry out research using the collections of the Wisconsin Historical Society (please see details of the collections at Grant money may be used for travel to the WHS, costs of copying pertinent archival resources, and living expenses while pursuing research here. If in residence during the semester, the recipient will be expected to give a presentation as part of the colloquium series of the Center for the History of Print Culture in Modern America (

Preference will be given to:
proposals undertaking research in print culture history
researchers from outside Madison
research likely to lead to publication
We strongly encourage applicants to speak with the Reference Archivist at the WHS (phone: 608-264-6460; email: before applying for a grant. We are happy to help identify potential collections of which you may not otherwise be aware.

There is no application form. Applicants must submit:

1) A cover sheet with name, telephone, permanent address and e-mail, current employer/affiliation, title of project, and proposed dates of residency.

2) A letter of two single-spaced pages maximum describing the project and its relation to specifically cited collections at the society and to previous work on the same theme, and describing the projected outcome of the work, including publication plans. If residents of the Madison area are applying, they must explain their financial need for the stipend.

3) Curriculum vitae.

4) Two confidential letters of reference. Graduate students must include their thesis advisor.

Applications are due by May 1st. The recipient will be notified by May 31st.

Please email applications to:

Christine Pawley Ph.D.
Director, Center for the History of Print Culture in Modern America
University of Wisconsin-Madison
4234 Helen C. White Hall
600 N. Park St.
Madison, WI 53706

Cataloging and Classification Quarterly-Special issue on metadata and institutional repositories

Call for papers: Special issue on metadata and institutional repositories: Cataloging and Classification Quarterly


The general aim of this special issue of Cataloging and Classification Quarterly is to report and assess the current status and trends in describing the contents of institutional repositories, including semantic and syntactic schemes, staffing, work flows, tools, training, and resource issues. The guest co-editors seek to outline major challenges and future perspectives
related to the application, harvesting, and interoperability of institutional repository metadata.

Cataloging & Classification Quarterly emphasizes full-length research and review articles, descriptions of new programs and technology relevant to cataloging and classification, considered speculative articles on improved methods of bibliographic control for the future. The guest editors seek to represent an international perspective. Submissions by authors outside
North America are encouraged.


Topics of interest include but are not restricted to:
* Role of the cataloger/metadata librarian in institutional repositories
* Augmenting repository metadata through social tagging and community annotation
* Metadata standards and profiles in open access repositories
* Authority control and author affiliation in IRs
* Metadata issues affecting “findability” of repository content
* Integration of institutional repositories and the library catalog
* Metadata quality and harvested metadata
* Library-created vs. author-produced metadata
* Metadata process and workflows in institutional repositories


* Abstract (up to 500 words): 31 March 2008
* Notification of appropriateness: 15 April 2008
* Manuscript submission: 15 July 2008
* Notification of acceptance/rejection: 1 September 2008
* Final revisions due: 1 November 2008
* Tentative publication date: Spring, 2009


Submission of a manuscript to this journal represents a certification on the part of the author(s) that it is an original work, and that neither this manuscript nor a version of it has been published elsewhere nor is being considered for publication elsewhere.
Potential contributors to the special issue are strongly encouraged to submit an extended abstract for feedback as to the suitability of proposed papers until 31 March 2008.
Submissions should be sent as e-mail attachments to the following addresses:
hmercer[at]ku[dot]edu & m-babinec[at]northwestern[dot]edu

* Michael Babinec, Assistant Head, Bibliographic Services Dept., Northwestern University Library
* Holly Mercer, Interim Coordinator for Scholar Services, University of Kansas

“Cataloging & Classification Quarterly is respected as an international forum for discussion in all aspects of bibliographic organization. It presents a balance between theoretical and applied articles in the field of cataloging and classification, and considers the full spectrum of creation, content, management, and use and usability of both bibliographic records and catalogs. This includes the principles, functions, and techniques of descriptive cataloging; the wide range of methods of subject analysis and classification; provision of access for all formats of materials; and policies, planning, and issues connected to the effective use of bibliographic records in modern society.” More information about Cataloging and Classification Quarterly can be found online at or

CFP: Internet@Schools West

October 20-21, 2008
Monterey, CA
Deadline: April 21, 2008

We’re seeking presenters for our Internet@Schools West 2008 conference, to be held in Monterey, California, October 20-21, 2008. Sponsored by MultiMedia & Internet@Schools magazine, the conference covers practical and timely technology-related topics and technology-based tools and resources for K-12 media and technology specialists. It is held in conjunction with the Internet Librarian 2008 conference.

If you’re somehow keeping up in this age of the participatory, “content creationary,” interactive, 2.0 Internet and all that it offers educators and students! … and in the ongoing era of NCLB mandates, shrinking budgets, mushrooming lists of curriculum standards … not to mention all the new literacies—from information, to visual, to technology, to online social literacy—to teach to your students … then 1) you’re remarkable, and 2) *we want to hear from you! Please consider volunteering to speak at Internet@Schools West.*

All speakers receive a full, complimentary registration to the Internet@Schools West and Internet Librarian 2008 conferences, plus great recognition from their peers. So think over your latest success stories or technology ventures and go to

Thanks! We look forward to hearing from you soon. The deadline for proposals is April 21, so think quickly and send in your ideas!

Conference Co-Chairs
David Hoffman
Editor, *MultiMedia & Internet@Schools Magazine*

Susan Geiger
Librarian, Moreau Catholic High School
Hayward, California


Fatih University, Istanbul, Turkey, 15-18 July 2008

The Humanities Conference and its associated Journal provides a space
for dialogue and for the publication of new knowledge which builds on
the past traditions of the humanities whilst setting a renewed agenda
for their future.

Main speakers include Alparslan Acikgenc, Fatih University, Istanbul;
Patrick Baert, University of Cambridge; Alice Craven, American
University of Paris; Talat Halman, Bilkent University; and Ilber
Ortayli, President of the Topkapi Palace Museum. The Conference will
also include numerous paper, workshop and colloquium presentations by
practitioners, teachers and researchers. We would particularly like to
invite you to respond to the Conference Call-for-Papers. Presenters may
choose to submit written papers for publication in the fully refereed
International Journal of New Directions in the Humanities. If you are
unable to attend the Conference in person, virtual registrations are
also available which allow you to submit a paper for refereeing and
possible publication the Journal, as well as access to the electronic
version of the Conference proceedings.

The deadline for the next round in the call for papers (a title and
short abstract) is 31 March 2008. Proposals are reviewed within four
weeks of submission. Full details of the Conference, including an online
proposal submission form, are to be found at the Conference website –

We look forward to receiving your proposal and hope you will be able to
join us in Istanbul in July 2008.

Yours Sincerely,
Vassil Anastassov
Department of English Language and Literature
Fatih University
For the Advisory Board, International Conference on New Directions in
the Humanities

ALISE Research SIG Panel

Call for Papers for 2009 Conference in Denver, Jan. 20-23
Theme: Research Designs for LIS

Submit title and ~500 word abstract for papers describing emerging
research methodologies, innovative research designs, and other
imaginative research methods that have been or can be used in the LIS

Selection criteria: 3 papers will be chosen to represent a range of research topics. Final presentations should be 20 minutes long.

Please send submissions no later than June 15, 2008
Dr. Susan Burke, University of Oklahoma,
Dr. Betsy Martens, University of Oklahoma,
Call for Papers for 2009 Conference in Denver, Jan. 20-23
Theme: Research Designs for LIS

Submit title and ~500 word abstract for papers describing emerging
research methodologies, innovative research designs, and other
imaginative research methods that have been or can be used in the LIS

Selection criteria: 3 papers will be chosen to represent a range of research topics. Final presentations should be 20 minutes long.

Please send submissions no later than June 15, 2008
Dr. Susan Burke, University of Oklahoma,
Dr. Betsy Martens, University of Oklahoma,

The 2nd International Conference on Knowledge Generation, Communication and Management: KGCM 2008

Last Call for Papers/Abstracts and Invited Sessions Proposals for

The 3rd International Symposium on Knowledge Communication and Peer Reviewing: KCPR 2008 (

The 3rd International Symposium on Knowledge Communication and Conferences: KCC 2008 (

Being organized in the context of The 2nd International Conference on Knowledge Generation, Communication and Management: KGCM 2008 (
The three events have the following deadlines:

Papers/Abstracts Submissions and Invited Sessions Proposal: April 9th, 2008
Authors Notification: April 28th, 2008
Camera-ready, full papers: May 15th, 2008

All Submitted papers will be reviewed by a double-blind (at least three reviewers), non-blind, and participative peer review. These three kinds of review will support the selection process of those that will be accepted for their presentation at the conference, as well as those to be selected for their publication in JSCI Journal.

Authors of accepted papers who registered in the conference can have access to the evaluations and possible feedback provided by the reviewers who recommended the acceptance of their papers/abstracts, so they can accordingly improve the final version of their papers. Non-registered authors may not have access to the reviews of their respective submissions.

Authors of the best 10%-20% of the papers presented at the conference will be invited to adapt their papers for their publication in the Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics.

Each session to be included in the conference program will have corresponding electronic pre-conference and post-conference sessions for 15 days each. In the electronic pre-conference sessions authors will have access to the papers to be presented at their session and to an associated electronic forum, so they can be better prepared for their conference face-to-face session. Similarly, electronic post-conference sessions will complement and support a follow-up of the respective conference sessions, via an electronic forum and the possibility of evaluating papers presented at the associated session. These evaluations will also support the selection process for the papers to be published in JSCI journal.

The registration fee of effective invited session organizers will be waived and they will receive at the registration desk, for free, 1) a package of 4 DVDs and one CD containing the 6-hour tutorial “Fundamentals and History of Cybernetics: Development of the Theory of Complex Adaptive Systems ” and 2) a second 4-DVDs/1-CD package 6-hours tutorial titled ” Cybernetic Management “. The market price of each of these packages is US $ 295. Twelve more benefits for invited session organizers are listed at KCC 2008, KCPR 2008 and/or KGCM 2008 web page.

For submissions of Invited Sessions Proposals, please go to the menu’s option ” Invited Sessions > Invited Session Organizers ” of the conference web site, where you can fill the respective form.

Effective Invited sessions organizers will be co-editors of printed version of the proceedings volume where their session or symposia paper were included, and the CD version of the proceedings.

Best regards,
KCC08/KCPR08/KGCM08 Secretariat

Mid-Atlantic Digital Library Conference 2008

Mid-Atlantic Digital Library Conference 2008
July 9, 2008
Hosted by Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania


March 18, 2008, Lewisburg, PA — Bucknell University’s Library &
Technology Division is pleased to issue this Call for Proposals for the
first Mid-Atlantic Digital Library Conference. The conference goal is to
bring together librarians and technologists from a wide range of
cultural heritage institutions such as colleges and universities,
libraries, museums, historical societies, and art galleries, who are
interested in providing digital access to their collections. The
conference seeks to support this community through a mix of speakers,
contributed papers and posters, workshops, and engaging discussion. The
conference will be held on July 9, 2008.

Librarians, technologists, and other information professionals with
responsibility for or an interest in digitization projects, metadata,
and digital library systems. Sessions will range in scope and depth.
Some sessions will be appropriate for those with no prior knowledge in
the field, while others will be more technical in nature.

Conference Topics
Conference presentations are sought in all areas related to digital
libraries, including the following:

– Case studies
– Collaborative projects
– Digital content for teaching (K-12)
– Digital content for teaching (higher education)
– Digital images
– Digital library systems and architecture
– Digital projects — archives and historical societies
– Digital projects — museums and art galleries
– Digital projects — public libraries
– Digital projects — special libraries
– Digitizing art collections and other rare/fragile materials
– Encoded Archival Description (EAD)
– Getting started with digitization projects
– Grant-funded projects
– Metadata
– Working with faculty
– Working with students
– Working with IT staff

We encourage proposals targeted at all levels of experience
(introductory, intermediate, and advanced) and a wide range of audiences
(academic librarians, public librarians, special/corporate librarians,
archivists, museum curators, digital library technologists, library
administrators, library/information science graduate students).

The program committee hopes to have several tracks to accommodate a wide
range of topics, experience levels, and audiences.

Presentation Formats
Proposals are invited for a variety of formats: lecture-style
presentations, panel discussions, and posters.

Submitting a Proposal
Email proposals to Proposals must include the
following information:

Proposed session title
One- to two-paragraph abstract
Name(s) and contact information for all presenters
Type of session being proposed (lecture-style presentation, panel
discussion, or poster)
For lecture-style presentations: level of experience (introductory,
intermediate, or advanced)

Proposals will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Notification to proposal
authors is expected to occur by early May.

Feel free to contact Bucknell University’s Digital Initiatives Group
[] if you have questions or proposal ideas you would
like to discuss before submitting a proposal.

Conference Location
Bucknell University is located in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. The campus is
in a beautiful rural setting adjacent to the Susquehanna River.
Harrisburg and State College (home of Penn State University) are about
an hour away; New York, Washington D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia and
Pittsburgh are approximately a three- to four-hour drive.

Call for Reviewers: Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship

Are you interested in authoring book reviews for future issues of the Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship? If so, please contact me directly by email (

In your message, please indicate your areas of expertise or interest (such as finance, marketing, or specific industries, etc) and include your postal mailing address. As the new book review editor, I look forward to welcoming new reviewers and working with established JBFL reviewers.


About the Journal (from Haworth Press):

The Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship is an innovative quarterly journal that provides you with useful articles about the creation, organization, dissemination, retrieval, and use of business information. This refereed journal covers the business information needs of special libraries, academic libraries, and public libraries, as well as information services and centers outside of the traditional library setting. You’ll find that the journal is international in scope, reflecting the multinational and international scope of the business community today.

The immediate focus of the journal is practice-oriented articles, but it also provides an outlet for new empirical studies on business librarianship and business information. Aside from articles, this journal offers valuable statistical and meeting reports, literature and media reviews, Web site reviews, and interviews.

Recent issues of the Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship have covered topics such as:
• political risk and country risk, some of the factors and methods used in foreign country risk analysis, and a variety of political risk sources
• the structure of the National Trade Data Bank, a comparison of the three versions of it currently on the market, and detailed descriptions of many of the database’s most useful programs
• how and why intranets developed and how they can be used as strategic business tools that empower an organization to meet its corporate vision
• an analysis of the public rankings of in Canadian business periodicals and a retrieval tool for such information
• an effective and practical way to get business students familiar with various library resources
• a selective review of some of the business dictionaries in print
Special thematic issues of the journal have covered:
• Marketing Information
• The Core Business Web
• Distance Learning Librarianship

Product Details:
ISSN: 0896-3568 Electronic – ISSN: 1547-0644 SKU: J109v13

Current Volume:
Volume 13, No. 1¬Fall 2007.
Volume 14, No. 1¬Fall 2008. Quarterly (4 issues per volume).

Glenn S. McGuigan
Book Review Editor, Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship
Business & Public Administration Reference Librarian
Penn State Harrisburg Library
351 Olmsted Drive
Middletown, PA 17057-4850
Phone: 717-948-6078 / Email: / IM: GlennPSHLibrary

Handbook of Research on Human Performance and Instructional Technology

Call for Chapters Proposals

Proposal Submission Deadline: April 16, 2008

Editors: Holim Song, Ed.D. (Texas Southern University, USA)

Terry Kidd (University of Texas School of Public Health, USA)


As we move into the 21st century, educators and trainers alike are beginning to harness the power of technology and how it can be used to promote quality teaching and learning. Instructional technology and human performance either in the traditional manner or in the online and web based environment have become popular for students, educators, businesses, and educational institutions as new mediums to deliver top quality educational and training related programs. Not only has the educational institution discovered this methodology for teaching, but business and industry have begun to see the power of instructional systems and technology for training development and in human performance improvement. The Handbook of Research on Human Performance and Instructional Technology will provide the theoretical understanding of the essential link between education, training development, organization development, performance improvement, and instructional technology. This new publication will be distributed worldwide among businesses, industry, schools, and higher academic institutions and will be an important instrument in providing them with access to the latest knowledge relating to instructional technology and human performance in order to meet the needs and challenges of tomorrow. Contributions to this important publication will be made by scholars throughout the world with notable research portfolios and expertise.


The Handbook of Research on Human Performance and Instructional Technology will provide a compendium of terms, definitions and explanations of concepts, process and acronyms. Additionally, this volume will feature chapters (6,000 – 8,000 words) authored by leading experts offering an in-depth description of key terms and concepts related to current trends and issues relating to instructional technology and human performance.

Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
Applications of Second Life
Mobile Learning
Web 2.0
Pod Casting
Emerging Technologies
Applications to Foreign Language, Second Language Acquisition and Special Education
Affective computing in instructional technology
Game-based learning
Human-computer interaction
Virtual Reality & Modeling Simulation for Instruction
Innovative learning approaches with technology
Distance and Online Education
Multimedia Education
Technology Integration & Implementation
Multicultural & Social Issues in Technology
Technology and Ethics
Instructional Quality with Technology
Instructional Technology Innovation/Diffusion
Instructional Design Methodologies
Innovative Instructional Technology Applications
Cognition and Instructional Technology
E-Learning Architectures
Training Development & Technology
Organizational Development and E-Learning Strategy
Developing, Integrating, and Delivering E-Learning Solutions
Digital Libraries for E-Learning
Intelligent E-Learning Technology
Interactive E-Learning Systems
Knowledge Management in E-Learning
Learning & Content Management Systems
Accessibility & Usability

Invited Submissions

Individuals interested in submitting a chapter (6,000-8,000 words) on the above-suggested topics or other related topics in their area of interest should submit via email a 1-2 page manuscript proposal clearly explaining the mission and concerns of the proposed chapter by April 16, 2008. We strongly encourage other topics that have not been listed in our suggested list, particularly if the topic is related to the research area in which you have expertise. Upon acceptance of your proposal, you will have until August 15, 2008, to prepare your chapter of 6,000 – 8,000 words and 7-10 related terms and their appropriate definitions. Guidelines for preparing your paper and terms and definitions will be sent to you upon acceptance of your proposal. Full chapters will be submitted to a double-blind peer review.

Please forward your e-mail of interest including your name, affiliation and a list of topics (5-7) on which you are interested in writing a chapter to Dr. Holim Song, editor at no later than April 16, 2008. You will be notified about the status of your proposed topics by May 1, 2008. This book is tentatively scheduled for publishing by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.),, publisher of Information Science Reference (formerly Idea Group Reference) and Medical Information Science References imprints in 2010.

Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded electronically (Word document) or by mail to:

Editor, Holim Song
Texas Southern University
College of Education
3100 Cleburne Street
Houston, TX 77004

Online Education and Adult Learning: New Frontiers for Teaching Practices

Call for Chapter Proposals

Proposal Submission Deadline: April 30, 2008

Edited by: Terry T. Kidd
University of Texas Health Science Center, USA

Learning is the practice of teaching and educating and the environment in which these activities take place. Learning often occurs in the workplace, through ‘extension’ or ‘continuing education’ courses at secondary schools, through colleges or university and online and ultimately in business and industry. Adult learning refers to the field of study and practice of utilizing sound instructional design principals, technology and learning theory as a means to solve educational challenges and human performance issues relating to adults.

As we move further into 21st century a new paradigm of learning is emerging – the paradigm of eLearning and learning through cyber space. With this new form of learning environment, we now begin to see the emergence of multiple modalities of learning including human performance technology, mobile learning environments, distance education opportunities, as well as blended learning possibilities. We must now begin to critically examine and bring to light the teaching and learning practices in these venues.

There is substantial effort and research within various disciplines that address current issues and trends and the implications of eLearning, online dealing and associated adult learning environments both in business and in education. Recently there have been several initiatives within the US that focus on strategies and research approaches to improve the learning process within these virtual contexts and to help streamline innovative learning paradigms. Because of the multicultural space and present cultural differences, there is a need to introduce an interdisciplinary approach into research and future development of innovative learning approaches within the context of adult learning for eLearning and online education. Therefore we must examine the implications of teaching and learning practices within these venues.

Objective and Mission of the Book
The aim of this book is to bring together related subject matter from different fields, reports and discussions from students, faculty members, researchers, and practitioners in the field of instructional technology, training development, education, performance improvement, relating to aspects of elearning. The chapters collected for this book will have influence on future developments in adult learning both in education and in industry.

The book will stimulate researchers to focus on current issues, trends, implications, and emerging thoughts in the field of adult learning in the context of eLearning and online education to design better products and services. In addition, we want to provide theoretical understanding of the essential links between authentic learning, social psychology, instructional design, eLearning, online education, and methods of adult learning.

This book will offer a critical discussion and insights into the virtual domain of eLearning and online education within the context of adult learning. Here the focuses are on the theoretical and practical challenges of eLearning in business and industry in the forms of workplace learning (e.g. training, organization development, and performance improvement) and its opportunities for education (classroom learning, adult learning, K-12 education).

The Target Audience
The projected audience for this text will include participants from an international venue including higher education faculty, public school educators, researchers, instructional designers, education administrators, training and developing specialists, adult education specialists, and general practitioners of online teaching and learning within business, industry, medical/health, and the military. In addition, this text will serve as a resource to practitioners and students in adult learning, instructional technology, instructional design, curriculum & instruction, human resources development, organization development, training development, performance improvement, information systems and those who have general interest in instructional systems & technology.

Recommended Topics of Interest for the Publication include, but are not limited, to the following:
Philosophy of adult learning in the online environment
Online education for adult learning
Case studies and examples on successes and failures of eLearning and online education for adult learners
The power of online learning environments for adult learners
Pros and Cons of elearning and Online learning environments
Teaching Learning Strategies for eLearning and online learning
Corporate learning strategies for eLearning
Web 2.0 implications
Pod Casting and mobile learning
Designing online courses and eLearning modules for adult learners
Emerging Technologies for eLearning and online learning environments
Emerging strategies for eLearning and online learning environments
Applications of Online/eLearning Adult Learning for Foreign Language, Second Language Acquisition and Special Education
Game-based learning and eLearning and online education
Blended learning strategies
Social Implications of elearning and online learning environments
Ethical considerations for eLearning and online learning
Instructional Quality of eLearning and online learning
Diffusion and Adoption of eLearning and other distance education technologies/methods
Instructional Design Methodologies for eLearning and online learning
Cognition and Social Psychology implications in Adult Learning
Training Development possibilities with eLearning with Adult Learning
Organizational Development and its implications Adult Learning
Developing, Integrating, and Delivering E-Learning Solutions
Learning & Content Management Systems
Real life case studies and examples
Qualitative research on eLearning
Future Trends
International Perspective from Developing Countries

Submission Procedure
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before April 30, 2008, a 1-2 page chapter proposal clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by May 31, 2008 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters of 3000-5000 are expected to be submitted by August 31, 2008. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the “Information Science Reference” (formerly Idea Group Reference) and “Medical Information Science Reference” imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit

Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded electronically (Word document) or by mail to:

Terry T. Kidd
University of Texas Health Science Center
1200 Herman Pressler Drive
Houston, TX 77030