CfP: The Role and Function of National Bibliographies for Research in Different Academic Disciplines

15 Jan 2018 - 00:00

A special issue of Cataloging & Classification Quarterly will explore the role and function of national bibliographies for research in different academic disciplines.

Questions around why and how a national bibliography is a relevant choice of source for researchers will be examined.

Submissions for this special issue should focus on user perspectives on national bibliographies.

The guest editors would like to reach out to cataloging and metadata professionals at a variety of libraries, archives and bibliographical agencies.

Submissions by researchers in library- and information science, literary studies, history or other related fields are encouraged. Papers could consider but are not limited to the following topics.

Suggestions for topics:

  • National bibliographies as a source of data that can be used for research
  • The interplay of national bibliographies and library collections
  • The inclusion of new media formats and full text resources in national bibliographies
  • Describing the purpose of compiling a comprehensive description of a country’s publishing output: new conceptualizations
  • User awareness regarding the characteristics of national bibliographic data
  • The relationship of national bibliographic data to metadata from national union catalogs
  • Relevance of national bibliographies in relation to other metadata suppliers of publication data, i.e. publishers, culture heritage institutions, organizations etc.
  • Projects including national bibliographies presenting examples of metadata collaborations outside the library contexts

Cataloging & Classification Quarterly emphasizes full-length research and review articles, descriptions of new programs and technology relevant to cataloging and classification, considered speculative articles on improved methods of bibliographic control for the future, and solicited book reviews.

Articles are peer-reviewed. For more details, visit the Instructions for Authors page.

Important Dates

Abstract (up to 300 words) due to by January 15, 2018

Notification of appropriateness:  February 15, 2018

Manuscript submission: July 1, 2018 (Each manuscript should be in the range of 5,000-8,000 words)

Notification of acceptance/rejection: September 15, 2018

Final papers due: November 1, 2018

Publication is scheduled for March 2019