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Call for Book Chapter "Information Seeking Behavior during COVID19 Pandemic in India"

Dear Sir/Madam,

We are looking forward to your book chapter contribution for a edited book to be published in January, 2021

Title of Book: Information Seeking Behavior during COVID19 Pandemic in India: Challenges and Perspective

Editors: Shantadevi T; Manoj Kumar Sinha; and Rajesh Aldarthi

Important Dates

Proposals Submission Deadline: August 25, 2020.

Full Chapters Due: September 20, 2020

Introduction:

Instances of 'novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV)– infected pneumonia' materialized in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China, during the final calendar month of the last year (2019) and rapidly circulated to occupy and infect the majority of countries on the earth.

Since the spread of coronavirus head out has been put to a stop and nations are on lockdown. Meetings have been dropped schools have shut, and Libraries around the globe are confronting troublesome choices on which administrations to offer and how running from insignificant limitations to a full conclusion. Contingent upon the nation, state, or city, a legislature may have an alternate methodology, here and there requesting the decision, all things considered, others showing that its the same old thing, and others essentially surrendering choices over to library chiefs. Library and Information Centers have been shut all over the world. Irrespective of the category be it Academic; Public; Special; Research or Corporate LICs are closed. Gradually, some countries and their states have kick-started providing information services in online/virtual mode, considering the information requirements of their clients. The book will contain original research on the topics of Information Seeking Behavior of LICs user in current pandemic situations and challenges and perspective to the LICs in offering services and fulfilling the information need of their respective clients during 'Covid-19' year. This book will comprise of sections that contain library administrations and services related issues, information-seeking behavior of library users,  innovation and technologies during the COVID - 19 Pandemic.

Objective:

The motivation behind this book is to give the crowd a top to the bottom record of different organizations/institutions across the globe, their librarians, information professionals, teachers, educationists, students, research scholars, and data experts in the field of LIS. This book will likewise share theoretical, practical views and the most recent exact research discoveries regarding the matter. The book is targeted for experts, researchers, and students in the field of information science. Who needs to improve their comprehension of the effect COVID-19 pandemic had on library and information centers, impact in user behavior for information seeking, and usage of the resource, along with supporting technologies and innovations for providing information services during COVID-19 pandemic.

Target Audience

Librarians; professors; researchers; students; and professionals interested in knowing the impact of COVID-19 on libraries and information center and its clients.

Recommended Sections/ Topics of Book 

  • Information-seeking behavior (ISB) of LIC’s users during Covid-19.
  • Library management and administration during Covid-19 Pandemic
  • Impact of Covid-19 Pandemic on information seeking behavior of library users.
  • Virtual/online/smart methods of information seeking during the Covid-19 Pandemic.
  • Emerging technology and libraries during the Covid-19 Pandemic
  • Developing guidelines for resuming library services.
  • Users Expectations from LIC’s during Covid-19 Pandemic.

Submission Procedure

Authors of chapters are invited to submit on or before August 25, 2020, a book chapter proposal on studies that speak to the premise of the book. Each proposal shall comprise of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the hypotheses made and results obtained. The authors will be notified by August 30, 2020, about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by September 20, 2020, and all interested authors must submit manuscript/chapters through email: editor.aldarthi@gmail.com or through google form https://forms.gle/GQK2hDTpeHTN2zmR8.  All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.

All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process. All proposals and chapters must be submitted through email: editor.aldarthi@gmail.com.

Publisher

This book is scheduled to be published by well known Indian Publisher in "Library Information Science." For additional information, contact the editor. This publication is anticipated to be released or January 2021

Inquiries

Editor contact information

editor.aldarthi@gmail.com

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