11.0362 imaging in libraries: call for papers

Humanist Discussion Group (humanist@kcl.ac.uk)
Wed, 22 Oct 1997 23:45:24 +0100 (BST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 11, No. 362.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

Date: Wed, 22 Oct 1997 15:47:45 -0400
From: David Green <david@ninch.org>
Subject: "Imaging in Libraries" VINE special issue

October 22, 1997

This call for papers is so topical and of such broad concern right now that
I thought it deserved a broader distribution than it might normally

David Green


IMAGING IN LIBRARIES : Call for papers

VINE, published quarterly by the Library Information Technology Centre
(LITC) in London, is Europe's premier journal for library systems
professionals, providing timely and definitive overviews of the
hottest topics in the field. VINE's intention is to publish
informative, well-researched writing that will be of immediate
practical use to its busy, influential readership.

For a forthcoming special issue of VINE, authors are invited to
submit short papers (2000-3000 words) on any aspect of the practice
of digital image management in libraries in Europe.

Potential themes include:

o image digitisation / scanning programmes

o image databases: of digitised paintings, photographs, slides, maps,
video clips, multimedia documents or scanned texts

o image indexing, classification and cataloguing

o image retrieval systems

o user interfaces for image access

o integrated multimedia library systems

Alternative approaches include:

o product-specific reviews: e.g., of the multimedia modules of
library automation systems (Sirsi's DMA / Hyperion, VTLS's
InfoStation / Image Manager, etc.)

o site-specific reports: of innovative installations in individual

o overviews of funded research projects: eLib, Telematics, Digital
Library, etc.

o sector-specific surveys: of image management in public, academic or
special libraries; small, medium or large organisations; etc.

o general surveys: of the tools, techniques and technologies used for
the processing of digital images in libraries or information services

In the first instance, please send a brief abstract (150 words) of
your proposed paper to the guest editor, Jonathan Furner (email:
j.furner@rgu.ac.uk), by THURSDAY 6 NOVEMBER. Authors of selected
papers will be notified on MONDAY 10 NOVEMBER. The deadline for
receipt of full papers will be MONDAY 18 DECEMBER, for publication
early in 1998.

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