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What current technologies are on the cusp of moving from “gee whiz” to
real-life application in libraries? This LITA Guide will explore the
information landscape as it might be in 3-5 years. It will describe the
emerging technologies of today that are likely to be at the core of
“standard” library offerings in the not-distant future. It will introduce
project managers and project doers not just to new technologies, but also
provide an understanding of the broader trends that are driving them.

Chapter-length essays are particularly sought on the following topics:


   Mobile Technologies

   Linked Data

   Web Scale Discovery Environments

   Technology for Augmented Reality

   Digital Repositories

   Digital Preservation

   Content Management

   Ereaders & Ebooks

   Cloud-based ILS

   Beyond FRBR – metadata formats

Chapters will be in the 4000-4500 word range and address the following


   Define the technology (in general, and in the context of the chapter)

   Why does the technology matter in general, and to libraries in

   What are early adopters doing?

   What does future trend look like?

   Having embraced this technology, what would the library of 2017 look

Proposals should be submitted to Ken Varnum, the book’s editor, at <
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following things in your proposal.


   Your name, title, phone, and email address

   A few sentences describing your experience with the technology being

   A draft of points 1 and 2 in the outline above

   An outline of the remainder of the chapter

   A writing sample, preferably something published in an edited or
   peer-reviewed publication



   April 15, 2013:  Proposals due

   May 1, 2013: Notification of acceptance

   August 15, 2013: Chapter drafts due

   September 15, 2013: Editor’s comments provided to authors

   October 1, 2013: Revised drafts due to editor

   2014: Publication

About the Editor

Ken Varnum is the Web Systems Manager at the University of Michigan
Library, where he manages the library web site and development of new
features and functionality.  He received a masters degree from the
University of Michigan's School of Information and his Bachelor of Arts
from Grinnell College. He has worked in a range of library settings --
large and small academic, corporate, and special. He led the University of
Michigan's implementation of Summon using the Summon API in a Drupal site
in 2010. An active member of the library technology world for 18 years,
Ken's research and professional interests include Drupal, web-scale
discovery, and user-generated content. He is the author of Drupal in
Libraries (ALA TechSource, 2012) and a frequent presenter on library
technology topics.


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