EBLIP seeks to add six writers to the Evidence Summaries Team. Evidence Summaries provide critical appraisal syntheses for specific research articles. These research synopses provide readers with information regarding the original research article’s validity and reliability, thus providing information on the presence or absence of evidence with which to make informed decisions. Evidence Summaries Team members are required to write two evidence summaries per year, with a two year commitment to the journal. Evidence Summaries cover all areas of library and information studies and we encourage applications from information professionals in areas such as school, public, and special libraries, as well as academic settings.
Interested persons should send a statement of interest, indicating areas of strength they would bring to the role, as well as a brief resume to Heather Pretty (Associate Editor, Evidence Summaries) email@example.com by January 13, 2014. Applicants who are shortlisted will be asked to submit a sample evidence summary.
**Please note that Evidence Based Library and Information Practice is a non-profit, open access journal and all positions are voluntary and unpaid. The positions are an excellent opportunity for continuing professional development and gaining experience in reviewing or critically appraising library-related research.
**Only those applicants who are selected or shortlisted will be contacted by the Editors.
About the journal: Published quarterly by the University of Alberta, this peer reviewed, open access journal is targeted at all library and information professionals interested in an evidence based model of practice. By facilitating access to library and information studies research via original research articles and evidence summaries of relevant research from the library literature, Evidence Based Library and Information Practice enables information professionals to practice their profession in an evidence-based manner.
Please visit the Evidence Based Library and Information Practice website (http://ejournals.library.ualberta.ca/index.php/EBLIP) for further information about the journal.
A new issue of ‘Libri’ is now available online from De Gruyter Online.
Abstracts can be seen at: http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/libr.2013.63.issue-4/issue-files/libr.2013.63.issue-4.xml
Multidimensional Journal Evaluation of PLOS ONE Fein, Christel; Page 259
This paper is the Winner of the 2013 Student Award and is available on Open Access.
Better Beginnings: Public Libraries Making Literacy Links with the Adult Community. Anderson, Karen / Barblett, Lennie / Barratt-Pugh, Caroline / Haig, Yvonne / Leitão, Natalie; Page 272
Information Literacy Programmes in University Libraries: A Case Study
Baro, Emmanuel E. / Seimode, Felicia Doubra / Godfrey, Vera Z.; Page 282
Public Libraries in the Knowledge Society: Core Services of Libraries in Informational World Cities
Mainka, Agnes / Hartmann, Sarah / Orszullok, Lisa / Peters, Isabella / Stallmann, Anika / Stock, Wolfgang G.; Page 295
Need for, Demand for, and Use of European Union Information.
Martín González, Yolanda / Terra, Ana Lúcia Silva; Page 320
The Long Road to Local Library and Information Education in Singapore. Luyt, Brendan; Page 339
Designing and Implementing an Information Service Model for Geography Teachers in a Developing Country: The Case for Lesotho. Bitso, Constance; Page 345
Burning Libraries for the People: Questions and Challenges for the Library Profession in South Africa
Lor, Peter Johan; Page 359
Best Student Paper Award 2014
Competition announcement – entries invited – Page 373
First Monday has just published the November 2013 (volume 18, number 11) issue at http://firstmonday.org/issue/current. This issue is a special issue, entitled “Media & the city”.
The following papers are included in this special issue:
Introduction: Beyond the centrality of media and the centrality of space by Matteo Tarantino and Simone Tosoni
The diffusion and use of information and communication technologies and the city from 1996 to 2009 by Leopoldina Fortunati and Sakari Taipale
Chicago World’s Fair of 1893: Marketing the modern imaginary of the city and urban everyday life through representation
by Cesare Silla
From wasteland to wonderland: The hypermedia(tiza)tion of urban regeneration in Leeds’ Holbeck Urban Village by Giorgia Aiello
Stadiums as studios: How the media shape space in the new Juventus Stadium by Pietro Palvarini and Simone Tosi
Wireless organizing in Detroit: Churches as networked sites in under-resourced urban areas by Greta Byrum and Joshua Breitbart
From the cybercafé to the street: The right to play in the city by Thomas Apperley and Dale Leorke
Pixels, bits and urban space: Observing the intersection of the space of information with urban space in augmented reality smartphone applications and peripheral vision displays by Sophia Drakopoulou
Redefining the city through social software: Two examples of open source locative art in Italian urban space by Federica Timeto
The Rainbow Flag and the Green Carnation: Grindr in The Gay Village by Roderic N. Crooks
Owning the city: New media and citizen engagement in urban design by Michiel de Lange and Martijn de Waal
At Home in Brussels: Professional mobility as a service by Shenja van der Graaf and Wim Vanobberghen
‘You’re virtually there’: Mobile communication practices, locational information sharing and place attachment by Didem Ozkul
Foursquare and the parochialization of public space by Lee Humphreys and Tony Liao
Space, translations and media Simone Tosoni and Matteo Tarantino
With the contents of the November 2013 issue, First Monday has published, since May 1996, 1,324 papers in 210 issues, written by 1,790 different authors. Thanks for your continuing interest in our work,
Edward J Valauskas, Chief Editor and Founder, First Monday.
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IFLA will act as administrator to the grant and will provide the Secretary of the jury.
The deadline for receiving applications is 14 February 2014.
The selection of a grantee will be made before 1 April 2014 by a jury consisting of members appointed by Dr. Salem and by IFLA. The grantee will be informed of his or her selection by the Secretary of the Jury in April every year.
The 2014 application (available in Arabic & English), along with additional information is available on the Dr. Shawky Salem Conference Grant (SSCG) webpage.
Date: Mon, 14 Oct 2013 12:20:33
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To: JESSE@listserv.utk.edu Subject: Altmetrics Bibliography
Digital Scholarship has released the Altmetrics Bibliography, which includes over 50 selected English-language articles and technical reports that are useful in understanding altmetrics. http://digital-scholarship.org/alt/altmetrics.htm
The “altmetrics” concept is still evolving. In “The Altmetrics Collection,” Jason Priem, Paul Groth, and Dario
Taraborelli define altmetrics as follows: “Altmetrics is the study and use of scholarly impact measures based on activity in online tools and environments. The term has also been used to describe the metrics themselves?one could propose in plural a “set of new altmetrics.” Altmetrics is in most cases a subset of both scientometrics and webometrics; it is a subset of the
latter in that it focuses more narrowly on scholarly influence as measured in online tools and environments, rather than on the Web more generally.”
Sources have been published from January 2001 through September 2013.
The bibliography includes links to freely available versions of included works. If such versions are unavailable, italicized links to the publishers’ descriptions are provided.
It is available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License.
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Remembering Libraries Unlimited Founder Dr. Bohdan Stephan Wynar 1926-2013
Santa Barbara, CA, November 15, 2013 Visionary publisher and founder of Libraries Unlimited, Dr. Bohdan Stephan Wynar, passed away on November 9th in Aurora, Colorado.
Born in Lviv, Ukraine on September 7th, 1926, Dr. Wynar was a man of many accomplishments. After military service in WWII, and subsequently earning a doctorate degree in economics in Munich in 1950, Wynar emigrated to the U.S. He worked as a steel worker in Ohio, and then as a statistician, eventually bringing his family to the U.S., and continuing his education.
Wynar earned a second graduate degree in 1958—a Master’s in Library Science, at University of Denver (DU). He served as Head of Technical Services of University of Denver Libraries from 1958-1962; and as Associate Professor, Graduate School of Librarianship at DU from 1963-1966. From 1966-1969 he was Dean, School of Library Science, SUNY, Geneseo, New York. He later served on the American Library Association’s Committee of Accreditation (COA). During his teaching career, he witnessed first-hand the need for quality resources, guides, and textbooks to help further library professional development and support teaching.
The success of the university press’ publication of his book Introduction to Cataloging and Classification was so overwhelming that in 1964, Wynar started his own publishing company under the name of Libraries Unlimited. Two subsidiary imprints, Ukrainian Academic Press (1972) and Teacher Ideas Press (1988) were subsequently established.
Wynar made significant contributions to librarianship throughout his career. He authored and co-authored many books in Library Science, including the best-selling Introduction to Cataloging and Classification, currently in its tenth edition under the authorship of Arlene G. Taylor, and co-edited the Dictionary of American Library Biography (DALB). He created and served as editor-in-chief of the critically acclaimed and trusted guide to reference works, American Reference Books Annual (ARBA), now entering its forty-fourth year of publication.
In 1977, he received the Isadore Gilbert Mudge Award for his distinguished contributions to reference librarianship. He remained president of his publishing company until the age of 72, when it became part of the Greenwood Publishing Group.
“Libraries Unlimited finds its roots in the vision of the distinguished and much-admired educator and scholar,” noted Libraries Unlimited Publisher, Kathryn Suárez. “His contributions to education and the library science community will continue to have a lasting impact.”
About Libraries Unlimited Well-known and well-regarded throughout the library community, Libraries Unlimited publishes content in all areas and topics that represent core competencies of librarians, offering titles that are used by librarians during their studies and throughout their professional careers. Libraries Unlimited has long been considered a market leader in textbooks and bibliographic reference for library science. As the professional development imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, Libraries Unlimited focuses on the work of renowned and highly visible authors who are respected for their experience, expertise, insight into library practice, educator/librarian connections, and literacy.
Media Contact: Alexis Hammond, 805-968-1911 x.126, 130 Cremona Dr, Suite C, Santa Barbara, CA 93117