22 May 2006

LIBRARY PHILOSOPHY AND PRACTICE (JOURNAL)


I’ve just run across an interesting journal. “Library Philosophy and Practice is a peer-reviewed electronic journal that publishes articles exploring the connection between library practice and the philosophy and theory behind it. These include explorations of current, past, and emerging theories of librarianship and library practice, as well as reports of successful, innovative, or experimental library procedures, methods, or projects in all areas of librarianship, set in the context of applied research.”



The editors are Mary K. Bolin [University of Nebraska—Lincoln, USA] and Gail Z. Eckwright [University of Idaho, Moscow, USA]. Articles are contributed by librarians and scholars from around the world, thus giving us a chance to read viewpoints other than those we normally see. For this reason alone, you should look at this journal.



LP&P available for free by going to their website (http://libr.unl.edu:2000/LPP/lpp.htm).

The current issue is Volume 8, number 2, Spring 2006. Here are the titles of some of the articles that have appeared in this journal.

Managing the Library’s Corporate Culture for Organizational Efficiency, Productivity and Enhanced Service
Total Quality Management in the Academic Library
Mankind’s Memory Managers: A New Paradigm of Library Science
Thoughts on the Future of Library Computing: Implications of the Use of Handheld Computers for Library Service
From the Physical Reality to the Virtual Reality in the Library Environment
Teaching Information Skills in the Information Age: the Need for Critical Thinking,
Placing Value on Information
The Future in Context: How Librarians Can Think Like Futurists
The High-Tech and the Beautiful: Library Buildings, Digital Libraries, and the Future
Nontraditional Students’ Library Satisfaction
Building a Digital Library: With Comments on Cooperative Grant Projects and the Goals of a Digital Library
Patron-Initiated, Web-based Document Delivery in Germany
Incorporating the Values of the Legal Profession into a Research Instruction Experience for Law Students: Simulating a Law Firm Research Experience
Digital Reference: What the Past Has Taught Us, What the Future Will Hold
How to Speak Out (Visually) at your Library

1 comment:

CW said...

Wow, looks like a very interesting journal, worth reading and keeping an eye on! Thanks for the pointer!