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From: Witt, Steven W <swwitt at illinois.edu>
Date: 16 December 2014 at 19:03
Subject: [IFLA-L] Call for Papers: IFLA Journal special issue on Cultural
To: "ifla-l at infoserv.inist.fr" <ifla-l at infoserv.inist.fr>

 Call for Papers: IFLA Journal special issue on Cultural Heritage

Cultural Heritage (CH) preservation and management present unique practices
and challenges worldwide.  In Africa these are amplified by the number of
languages and indigenous knowledge systems, the range of economic
conditions, varying climates, and histories that encompass ancient
civilizations and post-colonial realities.  To contribute to an deeper
understating of Cultural Heritage preservation  and highlight case studies
and practices from within the  cultural heritage community and context, IFLA
Journal <http://www.ifla.org/publications/ifla-journal> invites papers for
a special issues focused on CH Preservation, focusing on the African
context, but not excluding other continents.  The issue will be published
in October of 2015 (Volume 41:3).  Submissions are welcome from
practitioners, professionals, researchers, and policy makers.

In particular, the main goal of the special issue is to gather
inter-disciplinary and inter-professional research on CH in Africa; the use
of new technologies in protecting, restoring, and preserving CH; and the
use of digitalization, documentation, and presentation to make CH content
Guest Editors:

*Mr Douwe Drijfhout*
Programme Executive: Preservation services
National Library of South Africa

*Tanja de Boer*
Head Collection Care
National Library of the Netherlands
Topics of interest include:

   - Damage assessment and monitoring for preventive conservation and
   maintenance of CH
   - Protecting cultural assets from risks and damages resulting from
   earthquakes, fires, storms, looting and extreme events
   - Long term availability and accessibility of content (digital
   - Standards, metadata, ontologies and semantic processing in CH
   - Legal issues: orphan works, copyright and IPR
   - The economics of cultural informatics (cultural heritage)
   - Strategies for and impacts of heritage asset management initiatives
   - Preservation and Conservation management in African libraries
   (challenges, networking, transformation, cross continental collaboration)
   - The impact of natural disasters and conflict on preserving CH (African
   case studies)

Submission Deadline:

*Articles for the special issue should be submitted to IFLA Journal for
peer review before **30 April 2015*.
About IFLA Journal

IFLA Journal is the international journal of the International Federation
of Library Associations and Institutions. The journal publishes peer
reviewed articles on library and information services and the social,
political and economic issues that impact access to information through
libraries. The Journal welcomes submissions of research articles, case
studies and essays that reflect the broad spectrum of the profession
internationally. All articles are subject to peer review. Articles are
published in English. Abstracts will be translated by IFLA (the
International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions) into the
other official languages of IFLA - Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Russian
or Spanish - for publication.
1. Peer review policy

IFLA Journal adheres to a rigorous double-blind reviewing policy in which
the identity of both the reviewer and author are always concealed from both
parties. The final decision rests with the Editor. All manuscripts are
reviewed as rapidly as possible, and authors should expect to have
reviewer's comments within approximately 6 weeks of submission.
2. Article types

Articles and features are normally published only in English. Authors whose
first language is not English should not be inhibited from submitting
contributors in English because of this; the correction of minor
grammatical and linguistic errors in English is considered to be an
integral part of the editorial process.

Articles should normally be between 3000 and 8000 words in length. Articles
must be original contributions which have not been published elsewhere, and
which are not under consideration elsewhere.

Articles should be accompanied by an English-language abstract of not more
than 150 words, five or six keywords, and a brief statement of the
professional qualifications and experience of the author(s), including
current official designation and full address and contact details.

Authors are expected to check their work carefully before submitting it,
particularly with regard to factual accuracy, completeness and consistency.
They should provide sufficient background information to enable readers
unfamiliar with the activity or country being described to understand it
easily. Acronyms and abbreviations should be spelled out in full the first
time they are used.
3. How to Submit a Manuscript

IFLA Journal is hosted on ScholarOne™ Manuscripts, a web based online
submission and peer review system SAGE Track. Please read the Manuscript
Submission guidelines
<http://www.uk.sagepub.com/msg/ifl.htm#HOWTOSUBMITYOURMANUSCRIPT> and then
simply visit the IFLA Journal Manuscript Submission
<http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ifl> website to login and submit your
article online.  Make sure to note that your manuscript is for the Cultural
Heritage special issue in the Details and Comments section of the article
submission module.

*IMPORTANT*: Please check whether you already have an account in the system
before trying to create a new one. If you have reviewed or authored for the
journal in the past year it is possible that you will have had an account

All papers must be submitted via the online system. If you would like to
discuss your paper prior to submission, please contact Steve Witt, Editor
Designate of IFLA Journal: swwitt at illinois.edu.

This announcement is also available at: http://www.ifla.org/node/9196

Steve Witt

Associate Professor

Head, International and Area Studies Library

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign


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