Call for Chapters (Proposal Deadline August 15, 2018): Developing Digital Scholarship Services

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Call for Papers
August 15, 2018
North Carolina, United States
Subject Fields: 
Digital Humanities, Library and Information Science

Call for Chapters (Proposal Deadline August 15, 2018):  Developing Digital Scholarship Services

Library support for digital scholarship and services has grown steadily in the last 20 years, as has the number of faculty and students creating digital scholarly products. Driven by the demands of faculty and students, many academic libraries offer individual services such as digitization, data curation, and web development or they create programs or centers to meet these needs. It can be a challenge at regional comprehensive universities to gain support from administration, some faculty, and even some librarians for digital scholarship. Even with the backing of all key stakeholders, it can be hard to know where to begin, particularly when a program must be built from the ground up.

This book will provide case studies that deal with all aspects of creating a digital scholarship program in the comprehensive university library, from planning to implementation, and will explore how to address challenges, including resistance to new modes of scholarship and digital tools.


  • Topics might include:

  • Digital scholarship defined

  • Planning-doing the research (literature reviews, needs surveys, gap analysis,)

  • Stakeholders (building partnerships)

  • Models

  • Digital tools and equipment

  • Staffing/Space issues and opportunities

  • Marketing and outreach (faculty, staff, students)

  • Funding (administration support, grants, donors)

  • Faculty and administration resistance

  • Administrative support (liberal arts, comprehensive, research universities)

  • Other challenges



Pamela Mitchem, Coordinator of Digital Scholarship & Initiatives, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC email:

Dea Rice, Digital Projects Manager, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC email:


Submission Procedure:

You are invited to submit a word document that includes the title of the proposal, an abstract (500-800 words).

All proposals should be submitted to the following address:

Proposals Submission Deadline:  August 15, 2018

Notification of Acceptance: September 15, 2018

Chapter Submission Date: February 15, 2019

Authors will be notified of a final decision September 15, 2018 and asked to send a full text by February 15, 2018. The chapter’s length will be 5000-7000 words. Submitted chapters should not have been previously published or sent to another editor.

Please use the Chicago Manual of Style (footnotes) 16th edition:

All manuscripts submitted to the editors will be subject to rigorous peer review process as well as editorial and production processes.

Contact Info: 

Pamela Price Mitchem, M.A., Ed.S., C.A., DAS

Associate Professor

Coordinator of Digital Scholarship and Initiatives


Belk Library & Information Commons

Appalachian State University

ASU Box 32026

Boone, NC 28608-2026

Phone: 828-262-7422