Special issue of Journal of Digital Libraries: Usability for Digital
Libraries Second Call for papers

Following a very successful workshop at JCDLč02, presenters at the 
workshop and others working in the same field are invited to submit 
papers on usability of digital libraries to a special issue of the 
Journal of Digital Libraries. Possible topics include:

- Empirical studies of user behaviour when interacting with libraries;

- Evaluations of existing libraries;

- Formal and semi-formal models of users, systems and interactions
  that support reasoning about usability;

- Novel techniques for supporting usability (NB: reports of novel
  techniques are expected to include at least a user-centred 
  rationale for the approach being adopted, and preferably a user-
  centred evaluation of the approach);

- Social and organisational aspects that influence user acceptance 
  of libraries in various settings;

- Tools and techniques that support designers accommodating any or
  all of the above concerns in working digital libraries.

Papers are welcomed on the above, or related, topics. All submissions
be refereed by at least three reviewers to ensure appropriate standards
the Journal.

Please submit papers to Dr. Ann Blandford (email:
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with a copy to George Buchanan ([log in to unmask]), in PDF or RTF
Important dates:
      Submission:                   31st January 2003

      Notification of acceptance:   31st March 2003

      Camera-ready copy due:        30th April 2003

Special issue editors:
Ann Blandford     UCL Interaction Centre, University College London, UK.

George Buchanan   Interaction Design Centre, Middlesex University,

P.S. The editors would be much obliged if those interested in 
submitting a paper to the Special Issue would inform the editors
of their proposed paper topic and authorship details on or before
21st December 2002.

George Buchanan
Research Fellow, Digital Libraries
Middlesex University, London, UK