A2K Book – Call for chapters

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This is a call for chapters for the book: Access to Knowledge (A2K), a volume of case studies and academic papers to be published by K.G. Saur / IFLA. The main focus of the book is the Ellen Tise Presidential theme "Libraries driving access to knowledge", to provide insights into current and prospective access to knowledge being deployed in libraries services or researched on - technology, processes and compliance with users needs. The chapters will be aggregated in five Sections:

  • User-oriented A2K actions
  • A2K Advocacy
  • Partnership in A2K
  • Libraries as space and place in A2K
  • Libraries and Lifelong Learning
  • Other theme approaches in A2K

The book aims to provide relevant theoretical frameworks, latest empirical research findings, and practitioners' best practices in the area.

Proposals

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before 15 February 2010, a 2 to 3 page manuscript proposal (500 - 750 words) clearly explaining the mission and concerns of the proposed chapter. The abstract should follow the Emerald format for structured abstracts.

Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by 28 February 2010 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter organizational guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by 30 June 2010.

All submitted chapters will be reviewed by at least three reviewers on a blind review basis. Please email all inquiries and proposal submissions to A2K@ifla.org.

Ellen Tise Editorial Committee:
Jesús Lau (México)
Anna Maria Tammaro (Italy)
Theo Bothma (South Africa)

Access to knowledge, A2K

Last update: 5 October 2012