Call for Papers: Special Issue on Metadata Best Practices: Journal of Library Metadata Jung-ran Park 30 Sep 2008 15:22 UTC

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Call for Papers: Special Issue on Metadata Best Practices:  Journal of
Library Metadata

Overview: The general aim of this special issue of the Journal of Library
Metadata is to assess and present the current practices and trends in the
creation and implementation of metadata best practices (metadata
guidelines, application profiles) for digital and institutional
repositories. The guest co-editor(s) seeks to outline the major issues,
challenges, applications and tools, and future perspectives/approaches
vis-à-vis the metadata best practices, guidelines, and documentation
practices for resource description of local libraries and institutions.

 Topics: Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the

- Documentation practices
- Creation and implementation of local best practices
- Best practices for metadata creation and quality control
- Metadata best practices for building cross-institutional repositories
- Best practices in relation to metadata standards and resource types
- Integration of best practices with metadata generation applications and
- Approaches/techniques for extracting and analyzing best practices
- Semantics of metadata best practices (e.g., terminology-metadata field
names/labels, definitions, data input guides)
- Emergent metadata semantics (e.g., local additions and variants to
metadata standards)
- Best practices for sharable and interoperable metadata
- Approaches/techniques for converting best practices into
machine-processible formats; formalization of metadata best practices
- Data fields/structure, format and content/value of metadata best
- Data dictionary, metadata registry

Submission Procedure: Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit
on or before, Nov 30, 2008, a proposal (up to 1000 words) clearly
explaining the objectives and concerns of his or her proposed article.
Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by Dec 31, 2008. Full
manuscripts (10-50 typed pages, double-spaced) are expected to be
submitted by March 30, 2009. All submitted manuscripts will be reviewed on
a double-blind review basis.

Guest Editor: Dr. Jung-ran Park, Assistant Professor, College of
Information Science and Technology, Drexel University. Inquiries and
submissions can be forwarded electronically (Word document) to the guest
editor at following addresses:

“The Journal of Library Metadata--retitled from the Journal of Internet
Cataloging to reflect a wider focus--is the exclusive forum for the latest
research, innovations, news, and expert views about all aspects of
metadata applications in libraries and about the role of metadata in
information retrieval. This focused journal comprehensively discusses
practical, applicable information that libraries can effectively use in
their own information discovery environments. Specialized knowledge, the
latest technology, and top research are presented pertaining specifically
to evolving metadata use in libraries.” More information about Journal of
Library Metadata can be found online:

Dr. Jung-ran Park
Assistant Professor
The iSchool at Drexel
College of Information Science and Technology
Drexel University
Phone: 215-895-1669
Fax: 215-895-2494