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REMINDER: Deadline for Proposals is January 16, 2015

This call for chapter proposals is for a book tentatively titled Exploring Discovery: The Front Door to a Library’s Licensed and Digitized Content, edited by Ken Varnum (University of Michigan), to be published by ALA Editions (http://www.alaeditions.org/).

Proposal Submission Deadline: January 16, 2015

About the Book

Exploring Discovery will examine the range of discovery-focused tools and technologies being deployed by libraries. It will provide a series of case studies illustrating the interfaces and technologies that can be used by libraries today. What cutting-edge tools and services are emerging from the growing suite of discovery interfaces and indexes? Where is “discovery” going, and what tools and techniques are emerging as standard elements in the library technology toolbox? Chapter topics include, but are not limited to:

Target Audience

Librarians and library technology staff who work with discovery interfaces, course management systems, provide current awareness or alert services, or are otherwise involved in electronic resource reference.

How to Submit a Proposal

Chapters will be in the range of 3,000-4,500 words. To propose a chapter, please prepare a brief (300 word) abstract of your proposed chapter and a brief biographical paragraph for each author. Email it to Ken Varnum, [log in to unmask], by January 16, 2015.

Compensation: one complimentary copy per published submission no matter how many co-authors. Authors retain copyright in their own contribution.

Important Dates

January 16, 2015: Final deadline for chapter proposals

January 31, 2015: Notification of proposal decisions

April 15, 2015: Chapter first drafts due

May 15, 2015: Editor’s comments returned to authors

June 15, 2015: Revised drafts due

July 15, 2015: Final acceptance notification

July 31, 2015: Final revision due

August 15, 2015: Submission of manuscript to publisher

Contact for More Information

Submit proposals and questions to Ken Varnum <[log in to unmask]> by January 16, 2015.

Ken Varnum | Web Systems Manager | University of Michigan Library
[log in to unmask] | @varnum | 734-615-3287

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