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Call for Chapters – LIS Trends and Research in Europe

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 From: Information and/or Library Studies in the UK [mailto:LIS-BAILER@JISCMAIL.AC.UK] On Behalf Of Amanda Spink
Sent: Tuesday, 17 May 2011 7:28 PM
Subject: Call for Chapters – LIS Trends and Research in Europe

 CALL FOR CHAPTERS:   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 Heinstrom, Associate Professor, Abo Akademi, Finland

 INTRODUCTION     Library and Information Science Trends and Research: Europe, co-edited by Professor Amanda Spink and Dr. Jannica Heinstrom 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. 

 SUBMISSION INFORMATION  Potential contributors are invited to submit an abstract or a 1-2 page chapter proposal to the book Editors ASAP, 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. Final revised manuscripts are due by September 1, 2011 for a publication date later in early 2012.

 INQUIRIES AND SUBMISSIONS     Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded electronically to both:
Professor Amanda Spink –
Dr.Jannica Heinstrom –

 Professor Amanda Spink, Chair in Information Science

Room 4.26, Department of Information Science, Loughborough University, Ashby Road, Leicestershire LE11 3TU, United Kingdom.    Email:      DIS Homepage


Member. Aslib Advisory Board

Journal Editor – Aslib Proceedings

Editor Emerald LIS Book Series

New Book – Spink, A. (2010). Information Behavior: An Evolutionary Instinct. Springer.


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