[Asis-l] CFP: Digital Convergence (2nd Call)

Paul Marty marty at fsu.edu
Mon Aug 11 15:40:56 EDT 2008


Digital Convergence: Libraries, Archives, and Museums in the  
Information Age

Three Special Issues of Library Quarterly, Archival Science, and  
Museum Management and Curatorship


The editors of Library Quarterly, Archival Science, and Museum  
Management and Curatorship are pleased to announce plans for three  
special issues exploring the shared information needs and challenges  
facing libraries, archives, and museums in the information age; the  
overlapping educational goals of library and information science,  
archival studies, and museum studies programs; and areas of  
convergence for educators and professionals working to meet user needs  
in libraries, archives, and museums.

The resulting three separate issues of Library Quarterly, Archival  
Science, and Museum Management and Curatorship will be published at  
approximately the same time (end of 2009), and all three issues will  
be Guest Edited by Dr. Paul F. Marty, College of Information, Florida  
State University.

The impetus for this project stems from a recent conference, sponsored  
by the IMLS, on the need for information professionals who can  
transcend the traditional boundaries between libraries, archives, and  
museums to meet user needs in the information age (see: http://chips.ci.fsu.edu 

The increased use of and reliance on digital resources has blurred  
traditional distinctions between information organizations, leading to  
a digital convergence of libraries, archives, and museums. In light of  
this convergence, there is a need for more research examining how  
libraries, archives, and museums can collaborate and combine forces to  
better serve their users, many of whom do not clearly distinguish  
among different institutions or the information resources they manage.

We are looking for papers addressing one or more of the following  
three broad questions in ways that cut across the traditional  
distinctions between libraries, archives, and museums:

1. What are the information needs of libraries, archives, and museums  
in the information age, both internally (staff and other  
professionals) and externally (public services)? How can new  
information technologies support information professionals as they  
adapt to meet these needs?

2. What are the roles and responsibilities of information  
professionals in libraries, archives, and museums in the information  
age? What are the knowledge, skills, and abilities they need to  
succeed at their jobs (e.g. intellectual property, information  
management, digital preservation, etc.)?

3. What kinds of educational programs best prepare information  
professionals to meet the needs of libraries, archives, and museums in  
the information age, including degree and non-degree programs? How are  
these programs currently preparing their students, and what potential  
is there for sharing expertise across programs?

While authors may choose to focus primarily on libraries, archives, or  
museums (depending on their interests and expertise), each article  
should attempt to explore issues of convergence across libraries,  
archives, and museums.


  * Optional Abstract: September 1, 2008

  * Submission Deadline: December 1, 2008

  * Review Decisions: February 1, 2009

  * Final Versions Due: June 1, 2009

  * Publication: End of 2009


If you wish, you may submit an optional abstract (by email to Paul  
Marty at marty at fsu.edu) for feedback by September 1, 2008 (please  
indicate the journal to which you plan to submit).

Please direct your submission to the journal that most closely matches  
the particular focus of your article, research, or discipline, as  

  * Library Quarterly, follow submission instructions at http://www.editorialmanager.com/lq/

  * Archival Science, follow submission instructions at http://www.editorialmanager.com/arcs/
    (When specifying "Article type" please select the "Special Issue  
on Digital Convergence")

  * Museum Management and Curatorship, please email submissions  
directly to Paul Marty at marty at fsu.edu.
    (Please see instructions for authors at www.informaworld.com/rmmc)

Please mark your submission as being intended for the special issue on  
digital convergence.

If you have any questions about the special issues, please contact  
Paul Marty at marty at fsu.edu.

A PDF version of this CFP is available at: http://marty.ci.fsu.edu/misc/cfp_digitalconvergence.pdf

Paul F. Marty, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, College of Information, Florida State University
240 Louis Shores Building, Tallahassee, FL 32306-2100
http://marty.ci.fsu.edu/ • 850.644.5133 • marty at fsu.edu

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