Associates: The Electronic Library Support Staff Journal

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&nbsp; <h2>Publication analysis</h2> <hr /> <h4>About the publication</h4> <strong>Title</strong>: <em>Associates: The Electronic Library Support Staff Journal</em> <strong>Website</strong>: <a title="Associates: The Electronic Library Support Staff Journal" href="http://associates.ucr.edu/index.html" target="_blank">http://associates.ucr.edu/index.html</a> <strong>Purpose, objective, or mission</strong>: Provides a voice for and promotes the exchange of information within the library support staff community.[1. University of California Riverside Library. (2016). About Associates. Retrieved from <a title="About Associates" href="http://associates.ucr.edu/journal/?page_id=2">http://associates.ucr.edu/journal/?page_id=2</a>] <strong>Target audience</strong>: The primary audience is support staff at all libraries including public, special, academic, and school. The journal is online and subscriptions are free.[2. University of California Riverside Library. (2016). About Associates. Retrieved from <a title="About Associates" href="http://associates.ucr.edu/journal/?page_id=2">http://associates.ucr.edu/journal/?page_id=2</a>] <strong>Publisher</strong>: University of California Riverside Library.[3. ProQuest. (2016). Associates: The Electronic Library Support Staff Journal. <em>Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Ulrich’s Periodical Directory" href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1410118090286/462559">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1410118090286/462559</a>] Server and listservs are housed at the University of California, Riverside, and the website is powered through WordPress.[4. University of California Riverside Library. (2016). About Associates. Retrieved from <a title="About Associates" href="http://associates.ucr.edu/journal/?page_id=2">http://associates.ucr.edu/journal/?page_id=2</a>] <strong>Peer reviewed</strong>? No.[5. ProQuest. (2016). Associates: The Electronic Library Support Staff Journal. <em>Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Ulrich's Periodical Directory" href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1410118090286/462559">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1410118090286/462559</a>] <strong>Type</strong>: Professional newsletter.[6. ProQuest. (2016). Associates: The Electronic Library Support Staff Journal. <em>Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Ulrich's Periodical Directory" href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1410118090286/462559">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1410118090286/462559</a>] <strong>Medium</strong>: Online.[7. ProQuest. (2016). Associates: The Electronic Library Support Staff Journal. <em>Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Ulrich's Periodical Directory" href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1410118090286/462559">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1410118090286/462559</a>] <strong>Content</strong>: Topics range from how-to articles, opinion pieces, conference information, resource updates, fiction, conference updates, and research articles.[8. University of California Riverside Library. (2016). About Associates. Retrieved from <a title="About Associates" href="http://associates.ucr.edu/journal/?page_id=2">http://associates.ucr.edu/journal/?page_id=2</a>] <strong>Frequency of publication</strong>: Published three times per year, in March, July, and November.[9. University of California Riverside Library. (2016). About Associates. Retrieved from <a title="About Associates" href="http://associates.ucr.edu/journal/?page_id=2">http://associates.ucr.edu/journal/?page_id=2</a>] <h4>About the publication's submission guidelines</h4> <strong>Location of submission guidelines</strong>: <a title="Associates Submission Guidelines" href="http://associates.ucr.edu/journal/?page_id=88" target="_blank">http://associates.ucr.edu/journal/?page_id=88</a> <strong>Types of contributions accepted</strong>: The newsletter discusses issues and developments related to the work of library support staff. Topics might include cataloging, collection management, public relations, technology, and personnel issues. Priority consideration will be given to submissions written by library support staff. The submission guidelines provide a list of topics for feature article consideration.[10. University of California Riverside Library. (2016). Submission Guidelines. Retrieved from <a title="Submission Guidelines" href="http://associates.ucr.edu/journal/?page_id=88">http://associates.ucr.edu/journal/?page_id=88</a>] <strong>Submission and review process</strong>: Articles of any length are accepted, however the guidelines are: no longer than 10 double-spaced typed pages for features; four double-spaced typed pages for fiction; and one double-spaced typed page for poetry. Submissions are reviewed by a member of the editorial board. "Significantly edited versions will be returned to the authors for discussion or approval. However, most editing is done for punctuation, grammar and for establishing clarity."[11. University of California Riverside Library. (2016). Submission Guidelines. Retrieved from <a title="Submission Guidelines" href="http://associates.ucr.edu/journal/?page_id=88">http://associates.ucr.edu/journal/?page_id=88</a>] Items can be submitted any time prior to the publication months and should be submitted to the editor, Kevin Dudeney, at: associates@hotkey.net.au.[12. University of California Riverside Library. (2016). Submission Guidelines. Retrieved from <a title="Submission Guidelines" href="http://associates.ucr.edu/journal/?page_id=88">http://associates.ucr.edu/journal/?page_id=88</a>] <strong>Editorial tone</strong>: Items that are written from or focused on a support staff point of view are preferred.[13. University of California Riverside Library. (2016). Submission Guidelines. Retrieved from <a title="Submission Guidelines" href="http://associates.ucr.edu/journal/?page_id=88">http://associates.ucr.edu/journal/?page_id=88</a>] A review of previous issues indicated that a folksy and approachable style is prevalent.[14. University of California Riverside Library. (2016). Archives and Back Issues. Retrieved from <a title="Submission Guidelines" href="http://associates.ucr.edu/journal/?page_id=4">http://associates.ucr.edu/journal/?page_id=4</a>] <strong>Style guide used</strong>: There are no specific style guidelines given, but the editors state that "all submissions must be written in a professional manner, with citations for researched material provided."[15. University of California Riverside Library. (2016). Submission Guidelines. Retrieved from <a title="Submission Guidelines" href="http://associates.ucr.edu/journal/?page_id=88">http://associates.ucr.edu/journal/?page_id=88</a>] <h4>Conclusion: Evaluation of publication's potential for LIS authors</h4> Since most LIS students have worked or are working in support staff positions, this publication may be a good place to get started writing for the field. While it is not a scholarly journal, it would allow an author to demonstrate their understanding of a staff position other than a librarian. &nbsp; <h2>Audience analysis</h2> <hr /> <h4>About the publication's readers</h4> <strong>Publication circulation</strong>: Per their website updated 2014, they currently have "1,700 world-wide subscribers."[16. University of California Riverside Library. (2016). About Associates. Retrieved from <a title="About Associates" href="http://associates.ucr.edu/journal/?page_id=2">http://associates.ucr.edu/journal/?page_id=2</a>] Subscription to <em>Associates</em> is free, and all issues are available free online which suggests they may have an audience beyond their subscribers.[17. University of California Riverside Library. (2016). About Associates. Retrieved from <a title="About Associates" href="http://associates.ucr.edu/journal/?page_id=2">http://associates.ucr.edu/journal/?page_id=2</a>] <strong>Audience location and language or cultural considerations</strong>: This publication originates in the United States however they claim to have "1,700 world-wide subscribers", indicating an international audience.[18. University of California Riverside Library. (2016). About Associates. Retrieved from <a title="About Associates" href="http://associates.ucr.edu/journal/?page_id=2">http://associates.ucr.edu/journal/?page_id=2</a>] It is an English language publication.[19. University of California Riverside Library. (2016). About Associates. Retrieved from <a title="About Associates" href="http://associates.ucr.edu/journal/?page_id=2">http://associates.ucr.edu/journal/?page_id=2</a>] Due to international audience, avoid regionalisms and any references, for example currency or location, are clear to the reader. <strong>Reader characteristics</strong>: Audience, as support staff in all types of libraries, most likely reflects the general public, all ages and backgrounds, with an interest in connecting with other support staff and improving their job skills. Publication values the work of support staff and aims to promote the value of library support staff.[20. University of California Riverside Library. (2016). About Associates. Retrieved from <a title="About Associates" href="http://associates.ucr.edu/journal/?page_id=2">http://associates.ucr.edu/journal/?page_id=2</a>] <strong>Knowledge of LIS subject matter</strong>: As library support staff, the readers can be expected to have the background and education to understand topics and terminology used in work accepted by this publication.[21. University of California Riverside Library. (2016). About Associates. Retrieved from <a title="About Associates" href="http://associates.ucr.edu/journal/?page_id=2">http://associates.ucr.edu/journal/?page_id=2</a>] <h4>Conclusion: Analysis of reader characteristics and their potential impact on authors</h4> Authors submitting work to this publication would benefit from reading the current and past issues to gain a clear understanding of their audience. It seems a cooperative approach, emphasizing the value of all team members in a library, would be useful. <strong>Last updated</strong>: May 14, 2016 <hr /> <h4>References</h4>
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