[Web4lib] REMINDER: Proposals for Special Social Software Issue Due 8/1

Cox, Christopher N. COXCN at uwec.edu
Mon Jul 10 10:31:01 EDT 2006

Internet Reference Services Quarterly, a refereed journal published by
The Haworth Press Inc., invites proposals for a special issue focusing
on social software and libraries.  The issue (12/3) will tentatively be
published in Winter 2007, edited by Michael Stephens, Instructor,
Dominican University and blogger at tametheweb.com. 


We hope the issue will cover a wide range of topics pertaining to
implementations and uses of various Web 2.0 tools in library settings of
all types.  For the purposes of this issue, social software or Web 2.0
will be defined as the next incarnation of the World Wide Web, where
digital tools allow users to create, change, and publish dynamic content
of all kinds. Other Web 2.0 tools syndicate and aggregate this content.
Some of these Web applications include RSS, Weblogs, wikis, tagging,
bookmarking, IM, social networking sites, etc.


*	Implementations of the various tools in libraries 
*	Issues related to implementation or use of the tools 
*	Information literacy issues related to Web 2.0 
*	Instruction of these tools to various groups 
*	Utilization of Web 2.0 at the Reference Desk 
*	Usability studies 
*	Assessment of the technologies 
*	Studies of how widespread the phenomenon is, etc.  


Theory-based manuscripts and case studies are acceptable.  While the
editors expect the issue to center around social software in academic
libraries, manuscripts are also welcomed from other libraries (public,
state, special) or consortia which have implemented such technologies.
Additional manuscripts may be independently solicited.


Proposals of no more than two (2) pages should be submitted to Michael
Stephens at mstephens7 at mac.com <mailto:mstephens7 at mac.com>  no later
than August 1, 2006. Other dates:


First drafts by November 1, 2006   

Final drafts by Feb 1, 2007


For more information about Internet Reference Services Quarterly, please
visit http://www.haworthpress.com/web/IRSQ/
<http://www.haworthpress.com/web/IRSQ/>  .  For any questions related to
this announcement please contact the editor of this issue, Michael
Stephens, via e-mail or at:


Michael Stephens


Dominican University GSLIS

7900 W. Division Street

River Forest, IL 60305


Christopher Cox 

Assistant Professor/Assistant Director of Libraries

Editor, Internet Reference Services Quarterly

McIntyre Library  

University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire 

105 Garfield Avenue - L 3002A 

Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004 

Phone:  (715) 836-4454 

Fax:  (715) 836-2949 

Email:  coxcn at uwec.edu


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