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CALL FOR PAPERS: World Digital Libraries: an international journal Debal Chandra Kar 15 Jan 2008 10:37 UTC

TERI is planning to publish a peer reviewed bi-annual journal on digital
libraries titled ?World Digital Libraries: an international journal?. The
first issue of this journal will be May-June 2008. The aim of the journal
is to advance the theory and practice of acquisition, organization,
management and dissemination of digital information on a sustainable
basis. The journal will seek quality research papers that present original
theoretical approaches as well as experimental case studies related to
digital library development and maintenance. In doing so, the journal will
keep readers abreast with the current developments in the field.

The journal will be having global coverage with local focus and would
provide a platform for decision-makers, planners, consultants, library and
information science professionals to share their experiences.

We would like to request all of you to submit paper for the same. We would
welcome your contributions, suggestions and advice on the contents, which
would help us in enriching the contents, quality and profile of the

Thanking you and with personal regards

Yours sincerely,

 Debal C Kar, Fellow
 Library and Information Centre
 TERI (The Energy and Resources Institute)
 Darbari Seth Block
 IHC Complex, Lodhi Road
 New Delhi 110 003 (India)
 Tel. +91 11 2468 2100, 2468 2111 Ext 2724
 Fax +91 11 2468 2144, 2468 2145
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Aims and scope

World Digital Libraries is an international peer-reviewed biannual
journal. The journal will seek quality research papers that present
original theoretical approaches, as well as experimental case studies
related to digital library development and maintenance and dissemination
of digital information focusing on research and integration of knowledge
at the interface between resources and development.  In doing so, the
journal will keep readers abreast with the current developments in the
field. The journal will include articles, reviews, current developments,
and case studies dealing with
§       theoretical and methodological issues that relate to the
interrelationships among electronic resources management, digital
preservation, multiple access, multilinguality, copyright issues and
security aspects;
§       initiatives taken towards digitization through lucid case studies;

§       current developments across the globe; and
§       dialogues between the scientific community and society at large.

The journal will have global coverage with local focus and will provide
its contributors and readers a platform to share their experiences. It
will also facilitate dialogue among the digital library  communities.

Articles and reviews should examine concepts, analyses, new approaches,
and techniques pertaining to this field. Case studies covering new
initiatives, as well as procedural breakthroughs of important issues in
the digital library field would be included. Book reviews will cover
recent books in the field, reviewed by an independent reviewer.

All submissions will be peer-reviewed using the criteria of originality,
accuracy, and quality of contribution in these fields. The journal will
also provide an update on topical developments in the field; notes on
important breakthroughs;  information on forthcoming conferences,
workshops, seminars and relevant events; and highlight activities of
national and international importance in the field.

1. Prof N Balakrishnan, Professor & Associate Director, Indian Institute
of Science, Bangalore

Advisory Board:
Dr. R K Pachauri, D-G, TERI, New Delhi

Debal C Kar, Fellow, TERI, New Delhi

Editorial Board:
Dr. Jagdish Arora, Director, INFLIBNET, India
Dr Gobinda Chowdhury, Senior Lecturer, Department of Computer and
Information Sciences, University of Strathclyde, UK
Dr P R Goswami, Director, National Social Science Documentation Centre
(NASSDOC), Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), New Delhi,
Prof. Alan Hopkinson, Head of Library Systems, Learning Resources, The
Sheppard Library, Middlesex University, UK
Prof. Ee-Peng Lim, PhD, Associate Professor and Head, Division of
Information Systems, School of Computer Engineering, Nanyang Technological
University, Singapore
Prof. Gary Marchionini, School of Information and Library Science,
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
Dr. A. Lakshmana Moorthy, Director, Defence Scientific Information and
Documentation Centre, India
Dr Usha Mujoo-Munshi, Chief Librarian, Indian Statistical Institute, India
Prof. Dr Erich J Neuhold, Professor, Computer Science, Chairman of the
Advisory Board of the Research Studios Austria, University of Vienna,
Prof. Paul Nieuwenhuysen, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Mr John Paschoud, Information Systems Engineer of the Library, London
School of Economics, UK
Dr. A.R.D. Prasad, Associate Professor, Documentation Research & Training
Centre, Indian Statistical Institute, India
Prof. Dr Michael Seadle, Director, Institute for Library and Information
Science, Berlin
Dr. V N Shuka, Director (Application), CDAC, India
Dr. Ingeborg Torvik Sølvberg, Professor, Dept. of Computer and Information
Science, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Dr. M G Sreekumar, Librarian, Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode,
India. Visiting Professor, Department of Information Science, Faculty of
Computer Science & Information Technology, University of Malaya, Malaysia
Prof. Shigeo Sugimoto, University of Library and Information Science,
Prof. P. Tapio Varis Ph.D. , Acting President, Global University System,
Unesco Chair in global eLearning with applications to multiple domains,
Professor and Chair of Media Education, University of Tampere, Finland
Dr. Shalini R. Urs, Executive Director, International School of
Information Management, University of Mysore, India
Prof. Om Vikas, Director, ABV Indian Institute of Information Technology
and Management, India

Prof Ian H. Witten, Department of Computer Science, University of Waikato,
New Zealand