Special Issue on Recent Developments in Library and Information Science

Submission Deadline: Dec. 20, 2014

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  • Introduction

    The aim of this special issue titled “Recent Developments in Library and Information Science” is to enhance LIS by giving an opportunity to researchers to showcase their experiences and results that portray various approaches and techniques applied. This special issue seeks to publish papers aimed at addressing significant issues related to Library and Information Science, its various implications and problems, contributing towards addition of new concepts, trends and knowledge to Science.

    This issue will contain state-of-the-art reviews and original research articles covering outstanding and most recent research in the field of Library and Information Science. Advances in hardware and software for digitization of information have made electronic publishing a viable format for scholarly communication. The rapid success of these technologies led to development of many types of electronic resources. Electronic Resources like databases, e-journals, e-books, project reports, reading lists, lecture materials, reading materials, Web pages, etc., are available in digital form. They are processed and managed by the libraries and information centers for providing various types of services to the users. In addition to these, different types of libraries are using many other resources to fulfill the requirements of the users. Rapid growths in the number of electronic resources and complexity of managing e-collections have posed new challenges for LIS professionals. Hence, it requires the development of new tools. To overcome this problem, Electronic Resources Management Systems are introduced both for managing e-collections throughout their life cycle and also for aiding collection-development decision making. The integration of such systems in the existing library environments is helpful to information professionals.

    This call invites both theoretical and empirical studies on the following topics that are specific but are not limited to:

    E - Resource Management - General Principles,Collection Development;
    Collection organization- cataloguing, metadata, Marketing, user education, user behavior, ,Dissemination methods, Usage analysis;
    Types of e-resources and their utilities;
    Policies, selection and budget of e-resources;
    Latest trends in collection development of e-resources;
    Tools and techniques in organizing e-resources using Open Source Software;
    Methods, impacts and challenges of e-resources;
    Strategic planning, implementation and management of e-resources in academic libraries;
    Provision of and access to virtual e-resources;
    Effective usage of Web Portal / Blogs / Wikis/ RSS etc.
    Copyright, IPR and Professional Ethics;
    Copyright Acts in different countries, Fair use, Access rights, Digital rights management;
    Plagiarism- anti plagiarism tools, Role of Libraries in plagiarism control.

  • Guidelines for Submission

    Manuscripts can be submitted until the expiry of the deadline. Submissions must be previously unpublished and may not be under consideration elsewhere.

    Papers should be formatted according to the guidelines for authors (see: http://www.humanitss.org/submission). By submitting your manuscripts to the special issue, you are acknowledging that you accept the rules established for publication of manuscripts, including agreement to pay the Article Processing Charges for the manuscripts. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically through the online manuscript submission system at http://www.sciencepg.net/login. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal and will be listed together on the special issue website.