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First Call for Chapter Proposal Cloud Computing and Virtualization Technologies in Libraries A book edited by Ms. Sangeeta N. Dhamdhere


Proposal Submission Deadline: November 30, 2012

Cloud Computing and Virtualization Technologies in Libraries

A book edited by Ms. Sangeeta N. Dhamdhere

(Librarian, Modern College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Ganesh-Khind, Pune, India)

To be published by IGI Global, USA

More details available on


If you are submitting full chapter please follow the guidelines attached herewith. 

Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded electronically (Word document) or by mail to:

(Ms) Sangeeta N. Dhamdhere,


IGI Global - Disseminator of Knowledge Since 1988

701 E Chocolate Avenue

Hershey Pennsylvania 17033-1240, USA

Tel.: +9102025634021 Ext.211 • Fax: +9102025634021   • GSM: +9109822935320



  1. Details to Keep in Mind for Your Full Chapter Submission


Chapters must

  • be submitted in Microsoft® Word.
  • be typewritten in English in APA style


  1. 1.        Originality of chapters. Only ORIGINAL chapters will be accepted for publication. Upon acceptance of your chapter, you will be required to sign a warranty that your chapter is original and has NOT been submitted for publication or published elsewhere.


  1. Revised chapters. IGI Global will not publish a chapter that is a “revised” version of a chapter that you published elsewhere. While your chapter may certainly be based on the same data and research as another chapter published by you, the chapter you submit to IGI Global must be a completely new and original work—in other words, it must NOT have the same wording or formatting as another chapter previously published by you.


  1. 3.      Images. IGI Global requests that your chapter not contain more than five to eight images (images include screenshots, figures, tables, graphics, etc.)


  • Submission. Images are generally classified into two types – figures and tables.
  1.                                                               i.      Figures should NOT be included within the text of your chapter. All figures must be submitted as separate .tif files. (It is important that you CLEARLY indicate in the text where the images should be placed by including a caption. Please see “Chapter Organization and Formatting” [below] for an example).  If figures are not included as separate .tif files, you will be contacted for their submission and production will be held until they are received.
  2.                                                             ii.      Tables can be included in the text of your chapter if they were created in Word and are NOT image files. Otherwise, they should be treated as figures (see above) and submitted separately.
  • Color.  Please note that while images will appear in color in the electronic version of your manuscript, images will appear in black and white only in the printed version; thus, for images of the best quality, it is important that you submit your images in black and white.
  • Size.  Please ensure that all images submitted for publication are sized exactly as they should appear in print. Additionally, please ensure that your .tif files are saved at a 300+ dpi setting for the best quality.
  • Numbering. Figures should be numbered according to their appearance in the text of your chapter (i.e., the first figure in your chapter should be labeled “Figure 1”; the first table in your chapter should be labeled “Table 1.”). In order to ensure the proper placement of all images, please ensure figure/table numbers are included BOTH in your captions AND within the name of each separate .tif file.  


  1. 4.      In-text citations. Please ensure that all information in your chapter that is taken from another source is substantiated with an in-text reference citation.  Please also note that your references must follow APA (American Psychological Association) style (The publisher will return your chapter to you for correction if you do not properly format your references.).


  • While some examples of references in APA style are included in the following pages, it is highly recommended that you reference an actual APA style manual (5th edition).  If you do not own an APA style manual, you may either 1) consult your library or 2) visit APA’s Web site to order your own copy:  It may also benefit you to consult the following pages of APA’s Web site for frequently asked questions and other tips: and

  • In-text citations should NOT be numbered. When you use the source in the text, the author's name and year of publication should appear within parenthesis. An example of this is: (Travers, 1995). Please do not include any abbreviations. Please see the following examples:
  1.                                                               i.      In most organizations, data resources are considered to be a major resource (Brown, 2002; Smith, 2001).
  2.                                                             ii.      Brown (2003) states that the value of data is recognized by most organizations.


  1. 5.      Direct quotations. The author's name, date of publication, and the page(s) on which the quotation appears in the original text should follow direct quotations of another author's work.
  • Brown (2002) states that "the value of data is realized by most organizations" (p. 45).
  • "In most organizations, data resources are considered to be a major organization asset" (Smith, 2003, pp. 35-36) and must be carefully monitored by the senior management.
  • If a direct quote that you wish to include in your case is more than 40 words long, please be sure to format your quote as a block quote (a block quote uses no quotation marks, and its margins are indented from the left; also, you’ll notice that the period at the end of the sentence comes before the parenthetical in-text citation)
  1.                                                               i.      Example: As an ever-growing number of people around the world have gained access to e-mail and Internet facilities, it has become clear that the communicative environment provided by these tools can foster language learning. E-mail facilitates access to speakers of one's target language. (Vinagre & Lera, 2007, p. 35)
  2.                                                             ii.      NOTE: If you plan on including more than 2 paragraphs of quoted text, you must acquire permission from the copyright holder for use of the quote before IGI Global will agree to publish your chapter.


  1. 6.      Acquiring permission for copyrighted images. It is your responsibility to obtain written permission to include any copyrighted images (whether they be screenshots [e.g., a screenshot of a page from a company’s Web site, a screenshot of a scene from a video game, etc.], figures, tables, graphics, etc.) in your chapter. The copyright holder MUST agree to and sign IGI Global’s permission form before IGI Global will agree to include the image in your chapter.  To obtain a copy of this permission form, please contact the book editor or IGI Global (


Please note that while permission is sufficient for brief quotations, it is not sufficient for images. Please also keep in mind that the copyright is generally held by the publisher of the image rather than the author of the image. 


After you obtain permission, you are then responsible to indicate in the caption of the image the original source of the image and that it is being used in your chapter with permission.  Your caption should appear as:


Figure 1. [insert caption here]. (© [insert copyright year here], [insert copyright holder’s name here]. Used with permission.).


Please note that, should you create an image that is loosely based on another copyrighted image, you must indicate in the image caption that your image is adapted from another copyrighted image and then provide the original source:


Figure 1. [insert caption here]. (Adapted from [insert source of copyrighted image here]). 


As some publishers require that you obtain permission for use of even an image that you may have adapted from one of their images, it is your responsibility to investigate as to whether or not permission is needed for your adapted image.


IMPORTANT NOTE: Since acquiring permission may take a significant amount of time, it is very important that you begin the process as soon as possible. Should you not obtain permission by the time the manuscript is ready to be sent to production, you will have the option of removing, replacing, or redrawing the image in question.


  1. 7.       Permission fees. Subsequent to the previous point, IGI Global will NOT agree to publish any copyrighted image for which a permission fee is required, OR for which permission is required for each subsequent publication of the image.


  1. Trademark use. All trademark use within your chapter MUST be credited to its owner, or written permission to use the name must be granted.


  1. LaTex. LaTex files NOT accepted because they are not compatible with IGI Global’s typesetting program.  As an alternative, we recommend that you use MathType.  Please do not hesitate to contact IGI Global at to request a copy of our math guide.


  1. Metafiles. If you include equations in your chapter, it is important that you do NOT use metafiles for any mathematical symbols or letters unless absolutely necessary.  For example, take into consideration the following equation: (a + b) – (c + d) = e.  There is absolutely no need for the use of metafiles here since each of the symbols and letters in this equation appear on your keyboard. 


Additionally, it is extremely important that all symbols and letters are consistent in their formatting (i.e., if you italicize “x” in equation number one, please be sure to italicize “x” throughout the rest of your chapter if it is used to represent the same item).  Please note that the unnecessary use of metafiles and the inconsistent formatting of symbols and letters will have an adverse effect on the quality of your chapter, as well as slow down the production of the entire book.


NOTE: We recommended that you use Mathtype ( to create complex equations. Do not use the Equation Editor that accompanies Word 2007 because there is a problem in the program that corrupts equations when outputting the final typeset version of the article to postscript for printing. If you are using Word 2007 for your submission and do not have Mathtype, please use the Equation Editor for Word 2003 when creating equations. Microsoft has been alerted to the problem and it will be fixed in future versions of Word. Instructions for accessing the 2003 editor are available on the Microsoft website.


  1. Interviews. Please note that if any full interviews are included in your chapter, you must have the interviewee sign IGI Global’s “Interview Release and Assignment Agreement” with which you will be provided by the book editor or IGI Global ( upon request. 
  1. Copy editing and proofreading. It is crucial that complete copy editing and proofreading of your chapter be conducted PRIOR to submission to ensure proper use of the English language, proper grammatical structure, and correct spelling and punctuation. Chapters that are submitted to the publisher are considered to be in their FINAL FORM and ready for publication as is. Please also keep in mind that the material you submit for production is final. Other than minor grammatical, typographical, spelling, and reference list corrections, major changes such as moving and/or deleting paragraphs, sections, etc., will NOT be permitted.
  1. APA and IGI Global House Style. Please be advised that due to APA and IGI Global house style rules, changes in regard to, among other things, capitalization, the appearance of block quotes and bulleted and numbered lists, as well as the placement of images on your pages may be adjusted accordingly during the typesetting phase. 


Please see the document below for instructions regarding the content and styling of your chapter.  Thank you.


  1. Chapter Organization and Formatting


Author Name

Affiliation, Country



As a contribution to a scholarly publication, your chapter must include an abstract, consisting of approximately 100-150 words, which will provide your readers with an overview of the content of your chapter.  It is important that your abstract clearly states the purpose of your chapter and summarizes the content. 



Describe the general perspective of the chapter. Toward the end, specifically state the objectives of the chapter.

Background (Subhead style 1- Arial, Size 12, Bold)

Provide broad definitions and discussions of the topic and incorporate views of others (literature review) into the discussion to support, refute or demonstrate your position on the topic.[i]



Issues, Controversies, Problems (Subhead Style 2- Arial, size 12, bold)

Present your perspective on the issues, controversies, problems, etc., as they relate to theme and arguments supporting your position. Compare and contrast with what has been, or is currently being done as it relates to the chapter's specific topic and the main theme of the book.


Solutions and Recommendations

Discuss solutions and recommendations in dealing with the issues, controversies, or problems presented in the preceding section.



Figure/Table 1. Please include captions within the text of your chapter to indicate where images should be placed. All images must be included as separate .tif files, NOT included within the text of your chapter.  



Discuss future and emerging trends. Provide insight about the future of the book’s theme from the perspective of the chapter focus. Viability of a paradigm, model, implementation issues of proposed programs, etc., may be included in this section. If appropriate, suggest future research opportunities within the domain of the topic.


Provide discussion of the overall coverage of the chapter and concluding remarks.



References should relate only to the material you actually cited within your chapter (this is not a bibliography). References should be in APA style and listed in alphabetical order. Please do not include any abbreviations.


Authored book:

Author, A. A. (1994). Title of work. Location/City, State: Publisher.


Edited book:

Zhao, F. (Ed.). (2006). Maximize business profits through e-partnerships. Hershey, PA: IRM Press.


Chapter in an edited book:

Jaques, P. A., & Viccari, R. M. (2006). Considering students’ emotions in computer-mediated learning environments. In Z. Ma (Ed.), Web-based intelligent e-learning systems: Technologies and applications (pp. 122-138). Hershey, PA: Information Science Publishing.


Instance of publication in press:

Junho, S. (in press). Roadmap for e-commerce standardization in Korea. International Journal of IT Standards and Standardization Research.


Journal article:

Sawyer, S., & Tapia, A. (2005). The sociotechnical nature of mobile computing work: Evidence from a study of policing in the United States. International Journal of Technology and Human Interaction, 1(3), 1-14.


Unpublished doctoral dissertation or master’s theses:

Wilfley, D. (1989). Interpersonal analyses of bulimia: Normal-weight and obese. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of Missouri, Columbia.


Paper presented at … :

Lanktree, C., & Briere, J. (1991, January). Early data on the Trauma Symptom Checklist for Children (TSC-C). Paper presented at the meeting of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children, San Diego, CA.


Published proceedings:

Deci, E. L., & Ryan, R. M. (1991). A motivational approach to self: Integration in personality. In R. Dienstbier (Ed.), Nebraska Symposium on Motivation: Vol. 38. Perspectives on motivation (pp. 237-288). Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press.


Web site:

VandenBos, G., Knapp, S., & Doe, J. (2001). Role of reference elements in the selection of resources by psychology undergraduates. Journal of Bibliographic Research, 5, 117-123. Retrieved October 13, 2001, from



In this section, please provide a list of 25-50 additional readings (e.g. journal articles, book chapters, case studies, etc.). You, as the contributing author(s), are the best source for suggestions on additional readings in your respective field.  APA style must be followed for this section. 


Key Terms AND Definitions (Subhead 1 style)

Keyword:  Definition of Keyword.  


Please provide 7-10 key terms related to the topic of your chapter and clear, concise definitions (in your own words) for each term.  Place your terms and definitions after the references section of your chapter.


[i] Please use only endnotes, if needed. If you include endnotes, they will be placed after the references at the end of your chapter. Footnotes at the bottom of a page are not acceptable.


[ii] Please note that the title/subtitles of this section should be content specific


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Thank you madam

for mentioned details  Guideline of chapter proposal 

Thanks & Regards

Digambar B Waghmare (Librarian)

Sinhgad College of Engeering



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