Hi, everyone,

Please read the call below for specifics and anyone is welcome to put in a proposal.

Thank you

Sharon Yang/Rider University

Journal of Library Metadata

Call for Proposals: Special Issue of Journal of Library Metadata “Six Years after RDA-What Have Libraries Achieved toward Linked Data and Semantic Web?


Guest Editors: Sharon Q. Yang and Kenneth Kauffman, Rider University

The Journal of Library Metadata calls for article proposals for its special issue to be published in December 2016. Please submit an article proposal by June 30th, 2016 with no more than 500 words. The theme of the issue is “Six years after RDA-What Have Libraries Achieved toward Linked Data and Semantic Web?”

It has been six years since RDA was released in 2010. Libraries have developed clear visions about future cataloging and metadata creation. Our goals include joining the Linked Data community, releasing bibliographic data on the Internet so major search engines such as Google and Yahoo can search library holdings. This special issue is devoted to the latest progress, achievements, and obstacles encountered in cataloging and metadata management, specifically in music cataloging. The topics may include, but are not limited to, BIBFRAME implementation and test drive (experience, achievements, obstacles, future outlook, suggested improvements), other Library of Congress initiatives and programs, any issues in RDA music cataloging, any projects in metadata and cataloging, predictions about the future. Even if you are working on BIBFRAME or any Linked Data projects on a small scale, we invite you to share your experience and insights.


Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit a proposal (approximately 500 words) including a problem statement, problem significance, objectives, methodology, and conclusions (or tentative conclusions for work in progress). The proposal should also include author’s name, professional affiliation, and e-mail address. Only unpublished, original work will be considered. Proposals must be received by June 30, 2016. Full manuscripts (4000-7000 words) are expected to be submitted by September 5, 2016. All submitted manuscripts will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Please forward inquiries and proposal submissions electronically to the guest editors at [log in to unmask] and [log in to unmask].


The Journal of Library Metadata is the exclusive forum for the latest research, innovations, news, and expert views about all aspects of metadata applications in libraries and about the role of metadata in information retrieval. This focused journal comprehensively discusses practical, applicable information that libraries can effectively use in their own information discovery environments. Specialized knowledge, the latest technology, and top research are presented pertaining specifically to evolving metadata use in libraries. More information about the Journal of Library Metadata can be found online at http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/wjlm20