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Call for Proposals – Digital Preservation Monograph Chapters


Proposals sought for an ALCTS publication on digital preservation.
Proposal submission deadline: 
February 28, 2017

Many institutions have been creating digital files for several years and are now looking for the best ways to preserve this data. The ALCTS Monographs Editorial Board is requesting chapters for a publication discussing all aspects of digital preservation in libraries, archives, and museums. Chapters may cover current research as well as case studies that can help other institutions find things that they can start doing with digital preservation.

Potential chapters could cover, but are not limited to, the following topics:

- Literature review on digital preservation
- Digital preservation policies
- Digital preservation best practices
- Digital preservation planning
- Creating digital objects for preservation
- Implementing digital preservation services
- Starting a digital preservation program
- Tools and infrastructure
- Digital preservation workflows
- Digital preservation initiatives and/or projects
- Implementing preservation metadata
- Local/state/regional/national collaboratives

Proposals should include:

- Author name(s)
- CV from each author
- Proposed chapter title
- A summary of the proposed chapter (300-500) words

Please submit proposals by February 28, 2017 to Jeremy Myntti (
[log in to unmask]) and Jessalyn Zoom ([log in to unmask]).  Authors of selected proposals will be notified by April 15, 2017.  Full chapters are expected by July 31, 2017 (3,000-5,000 words).  Chapters should be unique to this publication – no previously published or simultaneously submitted materials.

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