Library Connect Newsletter

 

Publication analysis


About the publication

Title: Library Connect Newsletter

ISSN: 1549-37331

Website: http://libraryconnect.elsevier.com/

Purpose, objective, or mission: Per their website, “The Library Connect Newsletter offers articles about “library and information science best practices, issues, trends and events, as well as Elsevier product and service news.”2

Target audience: Librarians and other information professionals.3

Publisher: Elsevier, Inc.4

Peer reviewed? No.5

Type: LIS professional news.6

Medium: Print and online.7

Content: Topics of interest to librarians, including LIS news, current issues in LIS, best practices, Elsevier news, and thoughts from leaders in the LIS field.8

Frequency of publication: Quarterly.9

About the publication’s submission guidelines

Location of submission guidelines: http://libraryconnect.elsevier.com/submit-article-abstract

Types of contributions accepted: According to their website the Library Connect Newsletter “welcomes your article ideas. Articles should pertain to academic, medical, corporate and government librarianship, focusing on thought leadership, practical advice, success stories, advocacy, and emerging trends. Newsletters are often developed around a theme, e.g., March 2012 -€“ library supporting the institutional mission. Articles reflecting upcoming themes may be given priority in the print publication.”10]

Submission and review process: Submit article abstracts through the website submission form. The editor reviews and responds to all abstracts.11

Editorial tone: Conversational and professional; most articles are written in the first person.12

Style guide used: The Library Connect Newsletter evaluates abstracts based on their content, not form or language, and provides editing support to authors.13]

Conclusion: Evaluation of publication’s potential for LIS authors

Library Connect Newsletter is a respected professional publication with a global audience. LIS practitioners, educators, and students are encouraged to submit work or story ideas here. Editing support is available which makes it an ideal site for new writers.14]

 

Audience analysis


About the publication’s readers

Publication circulation: Approximately 13,000 recipients worldwide receive the newsletter in print, approximately 4,000 recipients receive the digital version.15

Audience location and language or cultural considerations: Publisher based in United States, publication has international audience and a review of the past issues finds articles written by information professionals from around the world.16 Available in English, Chinese, and Japanese. International publication; includes global coverage of LIS news and events.17

Reader characteristics: Library Connect Newsletter is read around the globe by academic, special and medical librarians “interested in library and information science best practices, issues, trends and events.” Readers are likely to be interested in library topics and sympathetic to library issues.18

Knowledge of LIS subject matter: Readers are likely to be familiar with general library topics and issues. Still, the audience includes all types of librarians, so authors should avoid highly specialized topics and language.19

Conclusion: Analysis of reader characteristics and their potential impact on authors

Authors are advised to submit work of a practical nature, rather than overly scholarly content, as Library Connect Newsletter serves as forum for professional news and discussion.20]

Last updated: May 16, 2016


References

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  1.  Library Connect Newsletter, Elsevier, Inc., accessed March 21, 2018, https://libraryconnect.elsevier.com/
  2. Elsevier Inc. (2016). About Library Connect. Library Connect. Retrieved from http://libraryconnect.elsevier.com/about-library-connect
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  4. ProQuest. (2016). Library Connect. Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1412889236236/538496
  5. Elsevier Inc. (2016). Editorial Guide. Library Connect. Retrieved from http://libraryconnect.elsevier.com/submit-article-abstract
  6. Elsevier Inc. (2016). About Library Connect. Library Connect. Retrieved from http://libraryconnect.elsevier.com/about-library-connect
  7. ProQuest. (2016). Library Connect. Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1412889236236/538496
  8. Elsevier Inc. (2016). About Library Connect. Library Connect. Retrieved from http://libraryconnect.elsevier.com/about-library-connect
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  10. Elsevier Inc. (2016). Editorial Guide. Library Connect. Retrieved from http://libraryconnect.elsevier.com/submit-article-abstract
  11. Elsevier Inc. (2016). Editorial Guide. Library Connect. Retrieved from http://libraryconnect.elsevier.com/submit-article-abstract
  12. Elsevier Inc. (2014). Library Connect Newsletter – Print Archive. Library Connect. Retrieved from http://libraryconnect.elsevier.com/newsletters
  13. Elsevier Inc. (2016). Editorial Guide. Library Connect. Retrieved from http://libraryconnect.elsevier.com/submit-article-abstract
  14. Elsevier Inc. (2016). Editorial Guide. Library Connect. Retrieved from http://libraryconnect.elsevier.com/submit-article-abstract
  15. Elsevier Inc. (2016). About Library Connect. Library Connect. Retrieved from http://libraryconnect.elsevier.com/about-library-connect
  16. Elsevier Inc. (2016). Library Connect Newsletter – Print Archive. Library Connect. Retrieved from http://libraryconnect.elsevier.com/newsletters
  17. Elsevier Inc. (2016). About Library Connect. Library Connect. Retrieved from http://libraryconnect.elsevier.com/about-library-connect
  18. Elsevier Inc. (2016). About Library Connect. Library Connect. Retrieved from http://libraryconnect.elsevier.com/about-library-connect
  19. Elsevier Inc. (2016). About Library Connect. Library Connect. Retrieved from http://libraryconnect.elsevier.com/about-library-connect
  20. Elsevier Inc. (2016). Editorial Guide. Library Connect. Retrieved from http://libraryconnect.elsevier.com/submit-article-abstract
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