Cases on Electronic Records and Resource Management Implementation in Diverse Environments


Proposal Submission Deadline:  July 15, 2012

A book edited by Dr. Janice M. Krueger (Clarion University of Pennsylvania)

To be published by IGI Global:



Ever since the Internet inspired the creation of web-based, accessible materials, libraries have engaged in the effective use of online systems to create and to manage records and resources for their service population. Historically, libraries have always used record representation to build catalog displays of library materials and holdings. As more and more materials moved from traditional mediums, such as print and analog formats, libraries found ways to effectively manage expanding records and digital versions of journals, indexes, films, and statistical data. Library systems became more integrated with content and electronic resource management systems to control licenses, to address additional record maintenance, and to streamline access to resources.


Other organizations are now confronted with managing their records regardless of format. Many have struggled with formulating policies for digitizing original print formats and with finding an effective solution for housing digitized records along with their born-digital documents. Individuals working in business, education, government, law, medicine, and the sciences produce and maintain numerous and varied documents that require effective organization for storage and retrieval so their employer or organization remains competitive. While the software tools may differ from those used in libraries, many of the basic principles of organization, storage, and retrieval are the same. Therefore, examples of effective implementation of resource and records management systems across organizations and disciplines would benefit all concerned.


Objective of the Book

The main goal of the publication is to bring together real-life examples of how electronic records and resource management have been implemented across disciplines. While records and resource management has been addressed in relation to academic libraries, an across discipline approach has not been evident. The manifestation of each implementation in libraries and in various organizations, such as in business, education, government, law, and the sciences can add to the body of literature on effective electronic records and resource management principles and practices. System utilization and effectiveness will point the way to joint efforts on standardization of programs.  


Target Audience

The target audience will be composed of professionals involved in the education of library and information science (LIS) students and in the training of individuals responsible for electronic records management in various disciplines. The book will demonstrate effective real-life instances of electronic records and resource management implementation in diverse settings. It will highlight the current concerns and issues surrounding such implementation and will show a variety of solutions for attaining similar goals.


Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

Principles and theory concerning electronic records and resource management

The potential benefits and possible disadvantages of electronic records and resource management

The legal and ethical concerns of electronic records and resource management

The advantages/disadvantages of proprietary and open source mediums for implementing electronic records and resource management


Implementation of electronic records and resource management in various organizations and disciplines, including, but not limited to, libraries, business, education, government, law, and the sciences


Application of electronic records and resource management principles in the handling of diverse materials, including, but not limited to, internal documents, data sets, marketing information, curriculum materials, student records, interactive materials, legal documents, court records, resource sharing, open access repositories, digital collections, licensing and subscription information, medical record management, hospital records, music storage and retrieval, research data storage and retrieval, and electronic data exchange


Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before July 15, 2012, 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 August 1, 2012 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by November 30, 2012. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.



This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the “Information Science Reference” (formerly Idea Group Reference), “Medical Information Science Reference,” “Business Science Reference,” and “Engineering Science Reference” imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit This publication is anticipated to be released in 2013.


Important Dates

July 15, 2012:             Proposal Submission Deadline

August 1, 2012:          Notification of Acceptance

November 30, 2012:  Full Chapter Submission

January 15, 2013:      Review Results Returned

February 15, 2013:    Final Chapter Submission

March 15, 2013:        Final Deadline



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

Dr. Janice M. Krueger, Department of Library Science

209 Carlson, 840 Wood St., Clarion, PA  16214

Phone: 814-393-2202 * Fax: 814-393-2150 * E-mail:


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