Library and Information Science Trends and Research: Europe

Publisher: Emerald Library and Information Science Book Series 

Book Editors:
Amanda Spink, Professor and Chair in Information Science, Loughborough 
University (UK)
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 can be forwarded electronically to both:
Professor Amanda Spink – [log in to unmask]
Dr. Jannica Heinström – [log in to unmask]