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Proposal Deadline Extended – Analysis and Assessment Guides


ALCTS Monographs is seeking proposals from single authors or contributors for a new monograph series covering different aspects of analysis and assessment.  These will be short guides, 120-150 pages, covering the necessary components for conducting successful analysis and assessment projects.   Topics for each standalone volume could cover but are not limited to:

- Collection Assessment – could focus on type of library, format, or subject area
- Assessment in acquisitions
- Continuing Resource/serial review/vendor assessment
- Staff assessment – skills, workflow, workload, performance
- Preservation assessment
- Assessment of cataloging/metadata – output and workflows
- Scholarly Communication metrics
- Communicating assessment results/data visualization as a stand-alone volume

Each guide should include the following information:

- Planning the project with examples
- Gathering and analyzing the data
- Things to consider
- Standards compliance (if applicable)
- If appropriate, communicating results effectively/data visualization
- Lessons Learned
- Helpful resources

For single author or editors, monograph proposals should consist of:

- A brief abstract and outline of contents
- A description of what the monograph provides over similar works, i.e. its benefit/importance to the profession
- Intended audience
- A 1-3 paragraph biographical statement.  How is your experience relevant to the proposed monograph.  Please include a writing sample and CV/resume.

If you would like to contribute to a volume, please send an email indicating your interests/the area on which you would like to write along with a sample of your writing and abstract of your proposed contribution. 

Please submit proposals by January 31, 2017 to

Association for Library Collections & Technical Services
a division of the American Library Association

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