Call for Papers (Special Issue Featuring on Linked Data)

The International Journal of Librarianship (IJoL) is a peer-reviewed and open access journal in library and information science, published biannually by the Chinese American Librarians Association, an affiliate of the American Library Association. IJoL is dedicated to sharing ideas and developments in librarianship across borders.

In the past decade, the growth of Linked Data on the Web is significant. Libraries, archives, and museums around the world have been experimenting with Linked Data that opens up opportunities to enhance and further improve services they provide. New models, standards, and applications are inspired by Linked Data. Although Linked Data technology is becoming mature, there are still many issues that prevent library communities from moving forward with this technology. It is time to share lessons learnt, to demonstrate benefits of Linked Data, and to discuss the future of Linked Data in libraries, archives, and museums.

IJoL invites both practitioners and researchers to share their experiences and strategies. While IJoL continues to accept submissions on any aspects of librarianship, articles about Linked Data are particularly welcomed.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Deploying linked data
  • Linked data and authority control
  • Linked data and big data;
  • Linked data and smart data;
  • Linked data applications
  • Linked data in digital projects;
  • Linked data in knowledge organization systems (e.g. controlled vocabularies, taxonomy, thesaurus)
  • Linked data publication
  • Linked data quality
  • Linked data query builders
  • Publishing linked data
  • Visualization of linked data

Articles are generally 3000 - 5000 words in length, and should be in APA (American Psychological Association) 6th ed. format. Shorter or longer articles may be accepted if deemed to be of high quality. Papers submitted to this special issue must be original and must not be under consideration for publication in any other journal or conference.

This issue will be published in the summer of 2018. The manuscript submission deadline is April 1, 2018.


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International Journal of Librarianship