Thursday, June 28, 2007



The Journal of Library Metadata (JLM) is a peer-reviewed journal publishing articles on all aspects of metadata applications in libraries. The journal is published quarterly by The Haworth Press, Inc.

Previously titled the Journal of Internet Cataloging, after a change in title and editorship, JLM will now focus on metadata, an exciting, timely subject of importance to all libraries. The journal will publish three categories of articles: standard, peer-reviewed articles; shorter, scholarly, non-peer reviewed articles; and short viewpoint articles.

These articles will cover all aspects of metadata applications in libraries, including:

-Application profiles
-Best practices
-Controlled vocabularies
-Crosswalking of metadata and interoperability
-Digital libraries and metadata
-Display of search results
-Federated repositories
-Federated searching
-Individual metadata schemes
-Institutional repository metadata
-Metadata content standards
-Metadata harvesting
-Preservation metadata
-Resource Description Framework
-Resource discovery and metadata
-Search engines and metadata
-Stochastic vs. deterministic searching
-Tagging and tag clouds
-Topic maps
-Visual image and moving image metadata

Categories of Articles
Please consider writing and submitting an article that falls into one of the following three categories:

• Peer-reviewed articles (original research, scholarly manuscripts), which should be 10-50 typed pages, double-spaced.
• Short, scholarly, non-peer-reviewed articles, often practical in nature (for example, describing a particular library metadata implementation). These should range from 500-2,000 words, with limited citations to other resources.
• Upbeat Viewpoint articles giving the author’s opinion on a timely topic related to library metadata applications. These should range from 500-2,000 words and may or may not contain citations. Focus should be on improvements or solutions instead of negative aspects of an existing system, standard, or service.

For more information please visit the Journal of Library Metadata web site at:

Please direct all inquiries and article proposals to:

Jeffrey Beall
Editor, Journal of Library Metadata
Auraria Library
University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center
1100 Lawrence St.
Denver, CO 80204 USA