CALL FOR CHAPTERS
Library and Information Science Trends and Research: Europe
Publisher: Emerald Library and Information Science Book Series
Amanda Spink, Professor and Chair in Information Science, Loughborough
Jannica Heinström, Associate Professor, Åbo Akademi, Finland
Proposal Submission Deadline: October 1, 2010
Accepted Full Chapters Due: February 1, 2011
Library and Information Science Trends and Research: Europe, co-edited
by Professor Amanda Spink and Dr. Jannica Heinström seeks to provide an
understanding of the new directions in library and information
science/management trends, education and research in Europe.
Europe is a major economic region of the world with a growing population
and economy. As the region has developed socially and economically in
the last ten years, the field of library and information science and
management has also grown in educational and research developments. In
particular, there is considerable diversity throughout different
European regions as information becomes part of people’s everyday social
and life processes.
The book seeks to present chapters by a range of scholars who discuss
trends, education and research directions in library and information
science/management in Europe. Chapters are sought that cover library and
information science/management research, education and trend studies in
policy, bibliometrics, user behaviour, educational issues and other
aspects related to the field in Europe.
Professor Amanda Spink is Chair in Information Science at Loughborough
University in the UK. Dr. Jannica Heinström is Associate Professor in
the Department of Information Studies at Åbo Akademi University, Finland.
Potential contributors are invited to submit an abstract or a 1-2 page
chapter proposal to the book Editors by October 1, 2010, detailing the
background, motivations and structure of the proposed chapter. Authors
will be notified in short order as to the status of their proposal and
sent organizational guidelines.
Full chapters should be at least 8,000-9,000 words in length and are due
by February 1, 2011. Final revised manuscripts are due on April 1, 2011
for a publication date later in 2011.
INQUIRIES AND SUBMISSIONS
Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded electronically to both:
Professor Amanda Spink – [log in to unmask]
Dr. Jannica Heinström – [log in to unmask]