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The Journal of Web Librarianship

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Via Science Library Pad I see that there is a new journal relevant to shifted librarians. The Journal of Web Librarianship will publish "...material related to all aspects of librarianship as practiced on the World Wide Web, including both existing and emerging roles and activities of information professionals in the Web environment". Topics will include issues such as:

"web page design, usability testing of library or library-related sites, cataloging or classification of Web information, international issues in web librarianship, scholars' use of the web, information architecture, library departmental web pages, RSS feeds, podcasting, library services via the web, search engines, history of libraries and the web, and future aspects of web librarianship".

Jody Condit Fagan, the editor of the journal, has started an editorial blog which will explore "academic authorship and peer-reviewed journals from a different perspective". The first few posts review some books covering topics like peer reviewing and writing for academic journals. Interesting stuff.

Fagan joins the ranks of other editors who are exploring the use of blogs as a useful supplement to their journals. E.g. the bioethics blog (who claim to be the first), Action Potential and Free Association.

I was also pleased to note that as the journal is published by Haworth Press, you'll soon be able to access it from IngentaConnect as well as the publishers own site.

posted by Leigh Dodds at 11:20 a.m.

 

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