CFP: Computer Mediated Communication (9/30/06; collection)

full name / name of organization: 
Sigrid E Kelsey
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Call for Chapters for the
Handbook of Research on Computer Mediated Communication
Editor: Sigrid Kelsey, MLIS
Louisiana State University

Introduction: Technology has changed communication drastically in recent
years. Podcasts, Email, the World Wide Web, Blackberries, cell phones, text
messaging, wireless connections, and other forms of computer mediated
communication (CMC) have transformed communication in numerous ways, not
only facilitating the speed and sometimes ease of communicating, but
redefining and shaping today's communication norms. The Handbook of
Research on Computer Mediated Communication will provide comprehensive
coverage of the most important current issues, trends, and technologies
related to professional computer mediated communication.

Coverage: The Handbook of Research on Computer Mediated Communication will
feature chapters (5000-7000 words) of a scholarly nature, written by
experts offering in-depth descriptions of concepts, issues, and trends in
various areas of CMC. The purpose of this handbook is to provide academic
articles written in a more non-academic style, in the sense that each
article should focus on a specific topic -- rather than a general treatment
of CMC -- keeping in mind a readership with a varied background. This will
allow scholarly ideas to be accessible to a wide range of readers. This
book will explore various forms of CMC chapter by chapter and discuss the
broad implications that each medium is having on communication.

Recommended topics include, but are not limited to:
- Email
- Web Sites, web pages
- Blackberries
- Podcasts, RSS
- Chatrooms
- Instant meqsaging
- Text messaging
- Cell phones
- Corporate blogging (may mention implications of personal blogging in the
- Digital divide
- File sharing, peer to peer networking
- Online forums
- Computer mediated collaboration
- Wikis
- Historical aspects of CMC
- Effects of CMC on research participation
- Web Design and visual CMC

Submission Procedure: Individuals interested in submitting chapters should
submit a chapter proposal of one single-spaced page on or before September
30, 2006 to Sigrid Kelsey at (Rich Text Format or
Microsoft Word is acceptable). The proposal should include the purpose and
content of the proposed chapter and how the proposed chapter relates to the
overall objectives of the book. Upon acceptance of their proposals,
authors will have until December 31, 2006, to prepare their chapters of
5000-7000 words. Guidelines for preparing chapters will be sent upon
acceptance of proposals. This book is tentatively scheduled for publishing
by Idea Group Reference (an imprint of Idea Group Inc.),, in 2008.

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