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Library Student Journal debuts stellar first issue October 4, 2006

Posted by jennimi in Library Related, Library School, University at Buffalo.
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Happy to announce a wonderful first issue of the peer-reviewed online journal Library Student Journal, initiated and run by our colleagues over at the University at Buffalo’s School of Informatics. The hard work has paid off and the issue is replete with librar* goodness of the “free and open” kind.

Kudos to this international community of writers and editors for their wide range of topics (from the effects of CIPA on gay and lesbian youths, to a serious discussion of babies as libraries’ youngest patrons) and professional authorship, and a LOUD BRAVO to Benjamin Hockenberry for a beautiful site – aesthetic and user friendly, very navigable. I also like the accompanying community forum (http://pub5.bravenet.com/forum/350917981) which further brings together readers and writers for discussion.

Scholarly publishing MUST change to respond to changes in the field and to keep up with emerging technologies. This kind of publication is a leap forward. Read more about open access in Guinnee’s editorial here (http://informatics.buffalo.edu/org/lsj/articles/guinnee_2006_9_open.html). A wonderful example of the cutting edge work coming out of the School of Informatics. I’ll close with the editor’s own words,

We hope to be, in our own little way, an example of the future of scholarly publishing: open and free. I hope many future LIS professionals will take advantage of this opportunity to be published without fee in an Open Access peer-reviewed journal. And I hope you will take away a new vision of what scholarly publishing will be and what your role in it can be.

Oh, RSS feed to articles here. (http://informatics.buffalo.edu/org/lsj/lsjRSS.php). I use Bloglines as my aggregator.

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