Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Weave: Journal of Library User Experience Call for Papers

Weave: Journal of Library User Experience Call for Papers

Weave is a peer-reviewed, open access, web-based publication featuring articles on user experience design for librarians and professionals in related fields. Our editorial board consists of recognized experts in the field of library UX, and our editorial philosophy is to strive for a balance between theoretical and practical topics.

As the importance of digital services begins to rival that of collections, library user experience is taking a more central role than ever. While new jobs are being created for User Experience librarians and some departments are being renamed 'User Experience'  teams, there is still no comprehensive, rigorous publication for library UX professionals to share with and learn from their colleagues. Weave is intended to fill that gap. Weave helps practitioners and theorists come together to make libraries better.

We are looking for two kinds of work:

1. Full length, scholarly articles of relevance to UX in libraries. We are interested in publishing innovative and cutting edge research, practical applications and their implications, and ideas and speculation about future directions for UX. Interested writers should review our instructions for authors (http://ojs.scholarlypublishing.org/index.php/weave/about/submissions#authorGuidelines) before submitting articles online.

2. The Dialog Box, a new kind of review section. Weave's Dialog Box aims to extend beyond the traditional book review section and feature critical dialog not only with books but with other media that set the boundaries of library user experience. Because we aim to encourage creativity, our submission requirements are flexible. But all Dialog Box features will start from and engage an existing "artifact" relevant to library UX. Interested writers should review our Dialog Box submission requirements (http://ojs.scholarlypublishing.org/index.php/weave/about/submissions#dialogbox) before sending pitches to dialogs@weaveux.org.

Submissions can be uploaded at:  http://weaveux.org

Unless otherwise noted, all content in Weave UX is distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (CC-BY:http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/) in order to allow for the greatest possible dissemination of our authors' work.  If this license would prevent you from publishing in Weave, then please contact us at hello@weaveux.org.

Courtney Greene McDonald
Head, Discovery & Research Services department
Wells Library W501, Indiana University, 1320 E 10th St, Bloomington IN 47405
crgreene@indiana.edu | 812.855.4217 | 812.855.4979 (fax)