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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Call for Chapters: Progressive Trends in Electronic Resources Management in Libraries



Nihar K Patra (National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship & Management, India)
Bharat Kumar (Management Development Institute, India)
Ashis Pani (XLRI, Jamsedpur, India).

Call for Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: August 30, 2012
Submission Date: April 30, 2013

A paradigm shift from print to electronic resources in libraries has great impact on libraries and its users. With the influx of electronic resources such as e-journals, e-books, full-text / aggregated databases have a great impact on operational and organizational procedures of the library along with changes in library usage pattern and budgets. This book will deal both with theoretical and practical frameworks and with recent empirical developments on electronic resources.

Objective of the Book
This book will aim to provide relevant theoretical frameworks and the latest empirical research findings in this area. It will be written for professionals who want to improve their knowledge / understanding on current issues on electronic resources. This publication will explore the concept of electronic resources and makes efforts to encompass every facet of e-resources in a nutshell.

Target Audience
The target audience of this book is comprised of professionals, researchers working in the field of electronic resources, e.g. management practices and life-cycle of electronic resources comprises selection, acquisition, ordering / renewal / cancellation; cost benefit analysis; usage pattern; impact on users'; license agreement, etc.

Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Electronic resources: history, scope, challenges and overview
  • A journey from print to electronic resources: A Bird's eye view
  • Electronic Resources: planning, implementing and strategy
  • Cost benefit analysis: from print to electronic resources
  • Life cycle of electronic resources: selection, acquisition, access, renewal / cancellation
  • Electronic Resource Management Systems: proprietary software / Open Source Software (OSS), ERM
  • Search interface, federated search, etc
  • Branding, authentication and access management
  • Application of ICT for subscription and access
  • Copyright, license agreement, IPR and ethical issue
  • Usages and statistics analysis
  • Electronic resources: a future
Proposal Submission Procedure
Interested researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before August 30, 2012, a 2 – 3 page chapter proposal clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his/her proposed chapter. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by September 30, 2012 faculty members, researchers, and academic librarians / scientists / about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are accepted to be submitted by December 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" imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit . This title is anticipated to be released in 2013.

Important Dates
August 30, 2012Proposal Submission Deadline
September 30, 2012Notification for Acceptance
December 30, 2012Full chapter Submission
February 28, 2013Review Process Returned
April 1, 2013Revised Chapter Submission
April 15, 2013Final Acceptance Notifications
April 30, 2013Submission of Final Chapters

Editorial Advisory Board Members:
  • Anjana H. Bhatt, University Librarian (Electronic Resources), Florida Gulf Coast University, Florida
  • Anne Moon, Electronic Resources Librarian, University of the Western Cape, South Africa
  • Allan Cho, Program Services Librarian, University of British Columbia, Canada
  • Jaideep Sharma, Professor, Indira Gandhi National Open University, India
  • Smita Joshipura, Electronic Resources Management Coordinator, Arizona State University, Arizona
  • Vesna Injac, Library Advisor, National Library of Serbia, Serbia
  • Suzie Allard, University of Tennessee, USA
  • Eduardo Alentejo, Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Amy Slowik, Assistant Professor, Electronic Resources Librarian, Western Kentucky University, USA

Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded electronically (Word document):

Bharat Kumar
Management Development Institute
Gurgaon – 122 007, India
Mobile: +91-9968456404, +91-9560899434

Nihar K Patra
National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship & Management
Kundali, Sonipat, India
Mobile: +91-8901358463