Friday, August 24, 2007

Call for Manuscripts and a Reviews Editor - Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship

Call for Manuscripts and a Reviews Editor - Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship

The Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship(JERL) is a peer-reviewed journal concerning issues in electronic resources librarianship. The journal is published quarterly by The Haworth Press (Taylor & Francis). Submissions are being accepted for the inaugural and future issues of this journal.

JERL is also looking for a Reviews Editor who will be charged with editing a review section to include books and other resources of interest in the

This journal aims to inform librarians and other information professionals about evolving work-related processes and procedures, current research and the latest news on topics related to electronic resources and the digital environment's impact on collecting, acquiring and making accessible library materials.

Suggested topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

Collecting electronic resources
• Assessment/evaluation of e-resources, Collection planning, Balancing Electronic with print, Determining value of e-resources, Policies and procedures in maintenance of digital resources and collections

Managing electronic collections
• Licensing, negotiation, and alternatives, Stewardship and Preservation of e-resources, Standards, Cross-functional work/workflow, Library-vendor relations

Making digital collections accessible to users
• User preferences and expectations, Digital Rights Management, E-resources delivery/promotion, Information needs and behavior of users, Marketing and promotion of e-resources, Search & Locate Tools

Scholarly Communication issues
• Intellectual Property, Copyright and Fair Use, History of publishing, Changing nature of research in digital environment, Economics of e-resources in libraries

Digital Libraries and digital collections
• Digitization/re-digitization projects, Digital repositories within the larger collection

Changing environment and the effects on libraries
• Planning the digital future, Changing nature of librarianship, Organizational change, Collaboration/collaborative work environments

JERL strives to find a balance between original, scholarly research, and practical communications about relevant topics in electronic resources librarianship.

The journal will publish the following types of articles:
• Peer-reviewed articles of a scholarly (original research) nature
• Practice-related articles, such as case studies or pieces on the state of the field/new areas of work
• Review articles of books, conferences, and other resources of interest in the field
• Editorial/guest columns on topics of interest to those who work with electronic resources

Query letters to the editor to determine suitability for the Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship are welcome.

Bonnie Tijerina
Editor, Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship

Bonnie Tijerina
Electronic Resources Coordinator, Collection Development
Georgia Institute of Technology
Library and Information Center
Atlanta, GA 30332-0900
AIM: bltijerina