Tuesday, January 11, 2011

CALL FOR CHAPTERS: Handbook of Research on Information Science, Information Systems and Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

Chapter Proposal Submission Deadline: 30 March, 2011
Full Chapter Submission Deadline: 31 July 2011
Handbook of Research on Information Science, Information Systems and Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

A book edited by Drs. Wole Olatokun & Rosemary Agbonlahor
Africa Regional Centre for Information Science (ARCIS)
No. 6, Benue Road, P. O. Box 22133, Nigeria

Contributions are invited towards the publication of a Handbook of Research in Information Science, Information Systems and ICT.

Objective of the Book
The book, which will be published under the auspices of the Africa Regional Centre for Information Science (ARCIS), University of Ibadan, Nigeria, aims to provide the most current, comprehensive and reliable source of information on latest trends and developments in the field of information science, information systems and information and communication technology. It will serve as a guide to students, researchers and scholars and furnish teachers of information science, information systems and ICT with the necessary knowledge they can impart to their students/trainees. This book will also provide teachers, students, scholars and researchers in the field of information science, systems and technology with useful materials on curricular offering.

Target Audience
The book will be essential reading for all categories of information professionals, governmental and non-governmental officials involved in information science, systems and ICT issues and matters; students, teachers/academics/scholars, researchers in the field of information science, information systems and ICT; ICT users; library and information services providers and users, etc. It will attract information professionals, scholars, researchers, etc., from different parts of the world.

Contributions could come from issues relating to, but not limited to the following areas:

• Emerging issues in Information science,
• Information needs, uses and seeking behavior,
• Infometrics,
• Internet Technologies,
• Human factors,
• Issues in Information systems design and implementation,
• Information Retrieval,
• Records management,
• Institutional Repositories,
• Indigenous Knowledge systems,
• Language engineering,
• Webology/Webometrics,
• Digital divide,
• Web 2.0,
• Gender Issues in Technology,
• Electronic commerce, electronic business and mobile commerce,
• Electronic government,
• ICT applications in public and private sectors,
• Information management,
• Development communication,
• Adoption and implementation of Information and Communication Technology,
• Information policy,
• Information ethics,
• Emerging Technologies,
• Open access movements, issues and initiatives,
• Electronic Records management,
• Cyber crime and digital forensics,
• Community Informatics,
• Ethical and legal issues,
• National information policies,
• Knowledge management,
• Knoowledge sharing,
• Research in information science, information systems and ICT,
• Electronic and multimedia publishing, etc.

Presentation of manuscripts
Contributors are encouraged to submit original empirical or conceptual papers. Manuscripts should be submitted as e-mail attachments to any of the Editors. The preferred format is MS Word. Articles should be accompanied by abstracts of up to 150 words, and 5-6 keywords. The text of the manuscript should be structured as follows: Title, Abstract, Introduction/Background, Body (main thrust of t he paper), Conclusions and Recommendations, References. Manuscript should preferably be prepared in Times New Roman style, font size 12, and in single-line spacing.

Referencing Style
References should be indicated in the text by names of authors and date of publication in brackets. The list of references should be listed in an alphabetical order at the end of the text.

References to journal articles should be in the following order: Author(s), date, title, journal’s name, volume number, issue number and pagination, inclusive e.g.

Lucey, B. T. (2007) Gender and ICT. Information Development, 18 (2) 16-30.

References to books should be in the following order: Author(s), date, title, place of publication, publisher, pagination, e. g.
Kabindi, F. Y. (2005) Issues in Electronic commerce, Electronic government and Mobile Commerce in Africa. Gaborone: Excellent services Publications, 104 p.

References to contributors in collected works should be in the following order; authors(s), date, title of contribution, name of the editor, title of the collected works, place of publication, publisher and pagination, inclusive e.g.

David, C., Andrew K. & Michael, O. M. (2008) National Information and Communication Technology Policy Implementation in Botswana. In: Ibanga, Timothy (ed.) Readings in Library and information science, Gaborone: NIR, pp. 24 – 46.

References to Electronic journals: Adegoke, S. K. & Anthony, B. (2008). Tips for new librarians: what to know in the first year of a tenure-track position. Research Libraries News, 40(2):26-39. Available at: www.abc.co.za/Research/News 59-2.htm. Accessed on 17 September 2007.

References to Conferences papers: Mopelola, M. (2008). Indigenous Knowledge use by Women in a Nigerian rural Community. In: Wormel, I (ed.). Proceedings of the 2nd ProLISSA conference, 24-25 October 2000. Pretoria: Center for Information Development, 205-219.

References to unpublished conferences papers: David. M. (2008). Strategies for Effective Management of Electronic records in Africa. Paper presented at the 10th ProLISSA conference, 15-17 August 2008.

Reviewing policy
All submitted papers will undergo rigorous double-blind review.

Important Dates
Paper Submission deadline: 31st July 2011
Notification of acceptance/rejection: 16 October 2011
Submission of Camera-ready version: 15 November 2011

Contributors are required to submit on or before March 31, 2011, a 2-3 page chapter proposal clearly explaining the mission and concerns of their proposed chapter. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by April 30, 2011 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by July 31, 2011. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers. All proposals/contributions should be submitted directly to the Editor: Dr. Wole Olatokun (woleabbeyolatokun@yahoo.co.uk)

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