New Journal: The Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication

A joint publishing partnership between the libraries at Pacific University (OR) and California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (CA) has announced a new open access, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to library-led scholarly communication initiatives, online publishing and digital projects.

The Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication will provide a focused forum for library practitioners to share ideas, strategies, research and pragmatic explorations of library-led initiatives related to such areas as institutional repository and digital collection management, library publishing/hosting services and authors’ rights advocacy efforts. As technology, scholarly communication, the economics of publishing, and the roles of libraries all continue to evolve, the work shared in JLSC will inform practices that strengthen librarianship.

Marisa Ramirez (Cal Poly) and Isaac Gilman (Pacific University) will co-edit the journal in collaboration with an editorial board composed of experienced and respected library practitioners. Founding board members include: Allyson Mower (University of Utah), Amy Buckland (McGill University), Ann Lally (University of Washington), JQ Johnson (University of Oregon), Katherine Johnson (California Institute of Technology), Lisa Schiff (California Digital Library), Michael Boock (Oregon State University), Pamela Bluh (University of Maryland, School of Law), Paul Royster (University of Nebraska), Rebecca Kennison (Columbia University), Sarah Shreeves (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Shawn Martin (University of Pennsylvania), Susan Wells Parham (Georgia Institute of Technology) and Terry Owen (University of Maryland).

Just as the core library areas of resource sharing, collection management, cataloging/metadata, instruction and public services have journals dedicated to best practices, there is a need for this new core area of library services to be specifically represented in the literature. The Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication will meet that need – providing a shared intellectual space for scholarly communication librarians, institutional repository managers, digital archivists, digital data managers and related professionals.

The first issue is planned for early 2012, with rolling publication of quarterly issues thereafter. All content will be open access upon publication and licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license.

For more information, contact:
Isaac Gilman
(503) 352-7209
gilmani@pacificu.edu

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