Call for submissions - Bibliomining: Data Mining for Libraries

Scott Nicholson scott at SCOTTNICHOLSON.COM
Sat Jan 18 22:25:07 EST 2003

Call for Participation – Special Issue of Information Technology and Libraries
on Bibliomining: Data Mining for Libraries

The December 2004 issue of Information Technology and Libraries
(, the peer-reviewed journal sponsored by the ALA’s
Library and Information Technology Association, will be dedicated to the
bibliomining process and will be guest edited by Scott Nicholson, faculty
member at Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies.

Bibliomining is the combination of data mining, bibliometrics, statistics, and
reporting tools used to extract patterns of behavior-based artifacts from
library systems. The bibliomining process involves the larger issues of data
warehousing, standards for library transactions, and privacy of patron
information.  More information about bibliomining can be found at

ITAL is seeking articles about data warehousing in libraries, data mining in
libraries (theory or application), or applicable works about privacy of
transactional library data from ethical or legal standpoints in either
traditional or digital library settings.  Scholars, practitioners, and library
school students are all welcome to submit articles.

Authors interested should submit a title and abstract no longer than 100 words
by March 15th.  Full articles (typically 3000-5000 words in length) are due by
June 15th.

Questions and submissions should be directed to Scott Nicholson at
srnichol at

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