IGI-Call for Chapters: Managing Knowledge and Scholarly Assets in Academic Libraries

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Proposal Submission Deadline: August 30, 2015

Managing Knowledge and Scholarly Assets in Academic Libraries

A book edited by Bhojaraju Gunjal

(National Institute of Technology Rourkela, Odisha, India)

Url: http://www.igi-global.com/publish/call-for-papers/call-details/1845

Knowledge management (KM) aspects has prominent role in corporate sectors since many years. But there is an opportunity in higher education sector i.e. in academia especially to adapt the strategy in libraries to manage intellectual or scholarly assets of an organisation. This book is intended for library professionals, knowledge managers, students and other communities planning to implement the knowledge management aspects in libraries. As knowledge management has its prominent role in the corporate sector but the process and strategy can be easily adopted in the academic libraries as well i.e in higher education sectors. As academia generates a huge intellectual assets through scholarly publishing, such assets needs to be properly acquired, organised, stored and made accessible in a easily manner including long term preservation for the future generations. This requires a careful consideration and adoption of knowledge management strategy, process, people and technology aspects. This book provide an insight to its readers in this direction.

Objective of the Book

The objective of this book is to provide an insight on strategic approach for successful implementation of knowledge management in libraries. It will be written for professionals who want to improve their understanding of the strategic role and implementation of KM aspects in libraries. In this direction, this book provides ideas to its readers about the approaches pertaining to strategy and innovative measures, practical implementations, tools and technologies, platforms, challenges and issues, change management and other related aspects required for Library and Information Science (LIS) and Knowledge Management (KM) professionals.

Target Audience

The target audience of this book will be composed of professionals and researchers working in the field of Library and Information Science (LIS) and Knowledge Management (KM) arena. It will aid as guide to professionals working that includes Librarians, Executives/Officers in Libraries, Knowledge Managers, Consultants, IT Specialists, Trainers, Students, Research Scholars and other communities caters to LIS and KM domains who are planning to adopt and implement knowledge management aspects in libraries.

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

  • Knowledge Management: An overview·
  • Knowledge Management Strategy
    • People
    • Process
    • Technology
    • Culture
    • Content
  • Applications of KM in libraries
    • Areas of implementations in libraries
    • Digital Libraries
    • Institutional Repositories
    • E-learning
    • Virtual learning·
  • Applications of Tools, Technologies and Methods
    • Social Media and its implications
    • Semantic Web, Ontologies, Linked Data
    • Cloud Computing and Big Data
    • Research Trends of KM·
  • Challenges and Issues
    • SWOT analysis for KM in libraries
    • Solutions to overcome the challenges
    • Scholarly Publishing – IPR and Copyright
    • Discovery of content·
  • Change Management
    • Role of library professionals
    • Support from Stakeholders
    • Outreach Programs ·
  • Customer Relationship Management
    • Internal Customers
    • External Customers·
  • Case Studies of KM implementations·
  • Best Practices to adopt KM in libraries·
  • Metrics
    • Implications of KM in libraries
    • Return On Investment
    • Reporting ·
  • Other relevant aspects

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before June 30, 2015, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by July 15, 2015 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by October 30, 2015, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at http://www.igi-global.com/publish/contributor-resources/before-you-write/ prior to submission. You can find additional resources, guides, and forms on our website at http://www.igi-global.com/publish/contributor-resources/.

All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.

Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication, Managing Knowledge and Scholarly Assets in Academic Libraries. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process. Please note to provide your full chapter saved in a word or RTF format and each figure saved as a separate file in .tif format. References within each chapter must be in APA style.

All proposals should be submitted through the E-Editorial DiscoveryTM online submission manager.

This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), an international academic publisher of the “Information Science Reference” (formerly Idea Group Reference), “Medical Information Science Reference,” “Business Science Reference,” and “Engineering Science Reference” imprints. IGI Global specializes in publishing reference books, scholarly journals, and electronic databases featuring academic research on a variety of innovative topic areas including, but not limited to, education, social science, medicine and healthcare, business and management, information science and technology, engineering, public administration, library and information science, media and communication studies, and environmental science. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit www.igi-global.com. This publication is anticipated to be released in 2016.

Important Dates
August 30, 2015:            Proposal Submission Deadline
September 15, 2015:             Notification of Acceptance
October 30, 2015:      Full Chapter Submission
November 30, 2015: Review Results Returned
December 15, 2015:   Final Acceptance Notification
December 30, 2015:   Final Chapter Submission

Editorial Advisory Board Members:
Name, Affiliation, Country — will be updated soon

Inquiries can be forwarded to
Dr.Bhojaraju Gunjal

National Institute of Technology Rourkela, Odisha, India

e-mail: bhojaraju.g@gmail.com

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