Calls for Papers (special): International Journal of Library and Information Services (IJLIS)


Special Issue On: Digital Archives and Innovative Services

Submission Due Date
6/19/2017

Guest Editors
Ms. Sangeeta N. Dhamdhere

Introduction
The International Journal of Library and Information Services is a platform of library professionals as well as software professionals to contribute their research work and innovative ideas in this field. This journal invites high quality research papers, case studies, book reviews from all over the globe. The main objective of this journal is spreading current research and innovations going on in digital library systems to all LIS and software personnel.

Objective
This Special Issue will focus on how academic as well as research libraries are offering digital library services to cope up with the changing needs of the user. This issue aims to explore digitization, copyright issues, institutional repository and archives management as a challenge in front of all library professionals. Many open source software being used in libraries and many new features is being introduced in these digital library software. Open access publishing and open archive initiatives are adopted by many top university libraries to support research.

Recommended Topics
This Special issue is purely on Digital library systems, innovations, and digital commons. We are inviting research manuscripts on the following themes:

- Digital Library Softwares
- Open Source softwares
- FOSS for digital libraries
- Open Access Initiatives
- Open Institutional Repositories
- Digital resources/contents
- Creative Commons
- Digital Commons
- Online Publishing
- Copyrights related to digital contents
- Future trends in digital libraries
- Digital library management
- Archives management
- Challenges and opportunities
- E-Discovery tools
- Content management softwares(CMS)
- Federated Searches in digital library system


Submission Procedure
Prospective authors should note that only original and previously unpublished articles will be considered. INTERESTED AUTHORS MUST CONSULT THE JOURNAL’S GUIDELINES FOR MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSIONS at http://www.igi-global.com/publish/contributor-resources/before-you-write/ PRIOR TO SUBMISSION. All article submissions will be forwarded to at least 3 members of the Editorial Review Board of the journal for double-blind, peer review. Final decision regarding acceptance/revision/rejection will be based on the reviews received from the reviewers. All submissions must be forwarded electronically.

All submissions and inquiries should be directed to the attention of:
Ms. Sangeeta N. Dhamdhere
Email: modernlibrary.sangeeta@gmail.com

Special Issue On: Transforming Libraries in China through Innovative User-Centered Services

Submission Due Date
7/15/2017

Guest Editors
1. Lian Ruan
2. Xingye Du

Introduction
This special issue will report and discuss how libraries in China are transforming themselves through innovative user-centered services. It will cover the transformation both in a range of academic, public and special libraries as well as in developed coastline and under-developed western regions.

Objective
The objectives of this special issue are multi-faceted and will aim to help readers in the Western world gain a better understanding of libraries in China. It will also share successes and lessons learned through the process.

Recommended Topics
-Chinese library innovations
-User-Centered Services
-Library services in under-developed and coastline regions
-Information services compared to Western regions
-User-centered design in China and its impact
-Competing with social networks
-Maintaining and encouraging user engagement
-Developing user-focused digital collections


Submission Procedure
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit papers for this special theme issue on Transforming Libraries in China through Innovative User-Centered Services on or before the 15th July, 2017. All submissions must be original and may not be under review by another publication. INTERESTED AUTHORS SHOULD CONSULT THE JOURNAL’S GUIDELINES FOR MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSIONS at http://www.igi-global.com/journals/guidelines-for-submission.aspx. All submitted papers will be reviewed on a double-blind, peer review basis. Papers must follow APA style for reference citations.

All submissions and inquiries should be directed to the attention of:
Lian Ruan
E-mail: lruan@illinois.edu
Xingye Du
Email: duxy@mail.las.ac.cn

Special Issue On: Information Literacy and the Role of Libraries

Submission Due Date
7/20/2017

Guest Editors
1. Dr. Satyabati Devi Sorokhaibam
2. Mr. Nkosinathi Dlamini
3. Ms. Sipiwe Tevera


Introduction
Information literacy is a set of abilities requiring individuals to recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively and clearly communicate information in various formats. It is a prerequisite for lifelong learning. Authors are cordially invited to submit relevant papers to this upcoming special issue of the International Journal of Library and Information Services, covering all areas of the curriculum in order to have significant impact on student learning and success.

Objective
This Special Issue aims to provide a platform for the Libraries and the Librarians to present new research and developments in the area, and also to find out the role played by the libraries in teaching Information literacy and also to gauge students’ information skills.

Recommended Topics
*Information literacy
*The role of libraries
*Information literacy and LIS education
*Who teaches information literacy
*Taking on the role of "information literacy educators"
*Developing information-seeking skills


Submission Procedure
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit papers for this special theme issue on Information Literacy and the Role of Libraries on or before July 20, 2017. All submissions must be original and may not be under review by another publication. INTERESTED AUTHORS SHOULD CONSULT THE JOURNAL’S GUIDELINES FOR MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSIONS at http://www.igi-global.com/publish/contributor-resources/before-you-write/. All submitted papers will be reviewed on a double-blind, peer review basis. Papers must follow APA style for reference citations.

All manuscripts must be processed electronically through our E-Editorial Discovery Submission System. You can easily begin the 5-Step Submission process by clicking the submission button below.

All submissions and inquiries should be directed to the attention of:
Guest Editor Dr. Satyabati Devi Sorokhaibam
Emails: satyabati2005@gmail.com | sdthiyam@uniswa.sz