Friday, July 31, 2009

Mobile Services In Libraries / Call For Submissions / Reference Services Review

Reference Services Review, a quarterly, refereed international journal, covering reference and instructional services for libraries in the digital age, will be publishing a theme issue with guest editors on the topic of mobile services in libraries. For this issue we are seeking manuscripts that cover a wide variety of topics related to providing mobile services to library users.

[http://www.emeraldinsight.com/0090-7324.htm]

Accepted manuscripts will be published in Volume 38, Issue 2 (May 2010) and will need to be submitted for peer-review by December 11, 2009.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Theory/Background

  • Service models and best practices

  • Types of services
    Device based
    Web based
    Location based

  • Mobile technology

  • Development for mobile platforms
    Back-end
    Use of special technologies

  • User studies

  • Service assessment

  • Distance learning

  • Under-served populations

  • Global - i.e. services around the world

  • The future of mobile services
Please email proposed abstracts of no more than 250 words as an attached Word document or PDF to both guest editors by August 21st. Authors will be notified by September 12th.

Brena Smith (bsmith@calarts.edu) / Michelle Jacobs (michellejacobs@library.ucla.edu)

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