Library and Information Science Trends and Research:


Library and Information Science Trends and Research:
Asia-Oceania Region

Emerald Library and Information Science Book Series

Book Editors:
Amanda Spink, Professor and Chair in Information Science, Loughborough University (UK)
Diljit Singh, Associate Professor, University of Malaya (Malaysia)

Key Dates:
Proposal Submission Deadline: ASAP
Accepted Full Chapters Due: January 1, 2011

Library and Information Science Trends and Research: Asia-Oceania Region, co-edited by Professor Amanda Spink and Dr. Diljit Singh, seeks to provide an understanding of the library and information science trends and research in the Asia-Oceania region.

The Asia-Oceania region of the world stretches from Korea and Japan in the north, through China and India, to Southeast Asian countries such as Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, Philippines, Singapore, and Indonesia, and eastward to Australia and New Zealand. Asia-Oceania is one of the fastest growing regions of the world with a booming population and economy. As the region has developed socially and economically particularly in the last ten years, the field of library and information science has also grown in educational and research developments. In particular, the field is growing rapidly in many countries as libraries and digital information becomes part of people’s everyday social and life processes.

The book seeks to present chapters by a range of scholars who discuss research and educational trends in library and information science in the Asia-Oceania region. The co-editors have extensive experience in this world region. Professor Amanda Spink recently spent five years in the Australian LIS environment and Dr. Diljit Singh, who is based at the University of Malaya in Malaysia, has extensive experience throughout the Asian region. High quality and scholarly book chapters are sought that cover research and education studies, including policy issues, bibliometric studies, user behaviour, educational issues and other aspects related to trends in the LIS field in the Asia-Oceania region.

Potential contributors are invited to submit an abstract or a 1-2 page chapter proposal to the book Editors ASAP, detailing the background, motivations and structure of the proposed chapter. Authors will be notified in short order as to the status of their proposal and sent organizational guidelines.

Full chapters should be at least 8,000-9,000 words in length and are due by January 1, 2011. Final revised manuscripts are due on February 1, 2011 for a publication date later in 2011.

Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded electronically to:
Professor Amanda Spink – a.spink@lboro.ac.uk
Dr. Diljit Singh – diljit@um.edu.my

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