Call for Book Chapters: Social Information Research

Kim Holmberg kim.holmberg at ABO.FI
Mon May 9 01:01:11 EDT 2011


*Emerald’s /Library and Information Science/ book series*

*special volume **/Social Information Research/***

*Proposal submission deadline: August 15, 2011
Accepted full chapters deadline: December 15, 2011*


Professor Gunilla Widén (gwiden at<mailto:gwiden at>) and Dr.
Kim Holmberg (kholmber at<mailto:kholmber at>)
Department of Information Studies, Åbo Akademi university, Finland

The Library and Information Science book series announces a call for
papers on topics related to */Social Information Research/*. We seek
conceptual, analytical and empirical papers covering the newest and most
innovative approaches to the study of this theme.

Online information and social information that we receive from and
create together with our social networks are becoming increasingly
important both in our everyday lives as well as our professional lives.
Social information has in many ways a great impact on our information
behaviour as we receive information and recommendations from our
networks and our friends are being used as part of ranking algorithms by
various information services. There are many possible angles and layers
in studying social aspects in information science and it is important to
coordinate these aspects.

We can study the social context of information creation and
dissemination both as humangroup behaviour as well as through the tools
and technological innovations supporting networking activities. We can
study social information behaviour as part of information behaviour (IB)
but also more precisely through e.g. social information retrieval,
social search, social bookmarking and other social recommendation
systems, and co-creation of information.

The purpose of this book is to collect current research representing
these and other aspects of social information with emphasis on the new
innovations supporting today’s information behaviour. This is a cutting
edge topic where several relevant disciplines are combined (information
science, social media and business organization). There are a lot of
assumptions about how the social and interactive web will affect our
information behaviour but few publications based on research. The aim of
the book is to present the kaleidoscope of social information.

Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
social creation of information, online information dissemination, online
social networks and/or social networking in relation to information
dissemination and creation, social information retrieval, social search,
social bookmarking and other social recommendation systems, social
information management and/or knowledge management and social media in
relation to information science research.

*Submission procedure*

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit a 1-2 page chapter
proposal by August 15, 2011. Authors will be notified of the status of
their proposal by September 15, 2011. Full chapters (7500–9000 words)
are expected to be submitted by December 15, 2011. All submitted
manuscripts will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Final
revised manuscripts are due on March 31, 2012.

Proposals and manuscripts should be sent electronically to both of the
editors Gunilla Widén (gwiden at<mailto:gwiden at>) and Kim
Holmberg (kholmber at<mailto:kholmber at>). Submissions must be
in either Word or PDF format.

Complete author guidelines are available at:

*About the Library and Information Science book series*

The Library and Information Science Series solicits and publishes edited
and non-edited manuscripts on all theoretical and practical aspects in
the creation, distribution, location, acquisition, organization,
retrieval, and management of information. New ways for creating,
distributing, organising and using digital information have emerged
including content production, user and organisational issues. The
Library and Information Science Series aims to publish leading edge
monographs with new theories, models, research developments, and
organizational and management issues.

The Library and Information Science book series covers new and important
topical research and professional issues in the field. Selected topics
also provide a bridge between current theoretical developments and the
research interests of applied researchers in information science,
libraries, information professions, information industry and related

The Library and Information Science book series essential reading for
academics, researchers and practitioners who are involved in information
science and librarianship research, and eager to keep up with the latest
research findings and trends.

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