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&nbsp; <h2>Publication analysis</h2> <hr /> <h4>About the publication</h4> <strong>Title:</strong> <em>LISNews</em> <strong>ISSN</strong>: N/A <strong>Website:</strong> <a title="LISNews" href="http://www.lisnews.org/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://www.lisnews.org/</a> <strong>Purpose, objective, or mission:</strong> "<em>LISNews</em> is a collaborative weblog devoted to current events and news in the world of library and information science."[1. Carver, B. (n.d.). About LISNews. <em>LISNews.</em> Retrieved from <a title="About LISNews" href="http://www.lisnews.org/about_lisnews">http://www.lisnews.org/about_lisnews</a>] <strong>Target audience:</strong> LIS professionals and anyone interested in reading about library and information science news.[2. Carver, B. (n.d.). About LISNews. <em>LISNews.</em> Retrieved from <a title="About LISNews" href="http://www.lisnews.org/about_lisnews">http://www.lisnews.org/about_lisnews</a>] <strong>Publisher:</strong> Blake Carver, MLS.[3. Carver, B. (n.d.). About LISNews. <em>LISNews.</em> Retrieved from <a title="About LISNews" href="http://www.lisnews.org/about_lisnews">http://www.lisnews.org/about_lisnews</a>] <strong>Peer reviewed?</strong> No.[4. Carver, B. (n.d.). About LISNews. <em>LISNews.</em> Retrieved from <a title="About LISNews" href="http://www.lisnews.org/about_lisnews">http://www.lisnews.org/about_lisnews</a>] <strong>Type:</strong> LIS professional news and forum.[5. Carver, B. (n.d.). About LISNews. <em>LISNews.</em> Retrieved from <a title="About LISNews" href="http://www.lisnews.org/about_lisnews">http://www.lisnews.org/about_lisnews</a>] <strong>Medium:</strong> Online.[6. Carver, B. (n.d.). About LISNews. <em>LISNews.</em> Retrieved from <a title="About LISNews" href="http://www.lisnews.org/about_lisnews">http://www.lisnews.org/about_lisnews</a>] <strong>Content:</strong> The content on <a title="LISNews" href="http://www.lisnews.org/" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em>LISnews</em> </a>varies from day to day and includes newspaper articles from the United States and other English-speaking countries, editorials, interviews, book reviews, and original writings. Glancing at several days' postings reveals an anonymous editorial, several public library related articles, a book-banning discussion, a book review published in a newspaper, and a study of public library closings conducted by a university and sponsored by OCLC. There appears to be roughly a dozen new postings daily allowing for something of interest for everyone. The link can also be subscribed to and delivered to an e-mail box. Some articles do not speak anyone's interest; other postings can generate heated, but civilized discussion for several days.[7. Carver, B. (n.d.). Recent Posts. <em>LISNews.</em> Retrieved from <a title="Recent Posts" href="http://www.lisnews.org/supertracker">http://www.lisnews.org/supertracker</a>] <strong>Frequency of publication:</strong> "Frequently, usually 7 days a week."[8. Carver, B. (n.d.). About LISNews. <em>LISNews.</em> Retrieved from <a title="About LISNews" href="http://www.lisnews.org/about_lisnews">http://www.lisnews.org/about_lisnews</a>] <h4>About the publication's submission guidelines</h4> <strong>Location of submission guidelines:</strong> There are no guidelines as this is an informal forum for open discussion. The author attempts to maintain accuracy and fairness in postings and gently hints that others do the same.[9. Carver, B. (n.d.). About LISNews. <em>LISNews.</em> Retrieved from <a title="About LISNews" href="http://www.lisnews.org/about_lisnews">http://www.lisnews.org/about_lisnews</a>] <strong>Types of contributions accepted:</strong> Articles, editorials, original work; anything of interest to a LIS audience.[10. Carver, B. (n.d.). About LISNews. <em>LISNews.</em> Retrieved from <a title="About LISNews" href="http://www.lisnews.org/about_lisnews">http://www.lisnews.org/about_lisnews</a>] <strong>Submission and review process:</strong> Submissions can be sent to the ''submit suggestion'' link on the website. Contributions remain the property of the author and can be removed from the website any time by request. There is no review process other than the publication of that that interests a majority of readers. The author does caution that anything that "causes trouble" will be deleted.[11. Carver, B. (n.d.). About LISNews. <em>LISNews.</em> Retrieved from <a title="About LISNews" href="http://www.lisnews.org/about_lisnews">http://www.lisnews.org/about_lisnews</a>] <strong>Editorial tone:</strong> Informal blog that accepts any writings about LIS news. Authors are free to post and opine on the blog regarding any previously published works. The publisher does, however, "reserve the right to remove any work at any time for any reason."[12. Carver, B. (n.d.). About LISNews. <em>LISNews.</em> Retrieved from <a title="About LISNews" href="http://www.lisnews.org/about_lisnews">http://www.lisnews.org/about_lisnews</a>] <strong>Style guide used:</strong> None. <h4>Conclusion: Evaluation of publication's potential for LIS authors</h4> <em>LISNews</em> does not provide any scholarly writing opportunities, but does offer an almost daily opportunity for new writers to post their work and ideas on any library topic. A nice opportunity to get one's feet wet in the world of LIS writing but not much else. This may be good venue to find the pulse of library and information science news, to find out what others are talking about, opining about, and what is of interest to other LIS professionals. &nbsp; <h2>Audience analysis</h2> <hr /> <h4>About the publication's readers</h4> <strong>Publication circulation:</strong> The mailing list includes about 2,500 names and it is estimated that "on any given day, about 7,000 people read something on <em>LISNews</em>." The publisher, Blake Carver, does acknowledge that his estimates are just that, and that circulation could vary from 5,000 to as many as 10,000 a day.[13. Carver, B. (n.d.). About LISNews. <em>LISNews.</em> Retrieved from <a title="About LISNews" href="http://www.lisnews.org/about_lisnews">http://www.lisnews.org/about_lisnews</a>] <strong>Audience location and language or cultural considerations:</strong> The publisher is in New York with the server in North Carolina, and it is estimated that readers and "authors are all over the world."[14. Carver, B. (n.d.). About LISNews. <em>LISNews.</em> Retrieved from <a title="About LISNews" href="http://www.lisnews.org/about_lisnews">http://www.lisnews.org/about_lisnews</a>] American English is the standard for communication as the focus is on North American information science and news. Newspaper articles posted here are from all over the country, Canada, and the UK.[15. Carver, B. (n.d.). Recent Posts. <em>LISNews.</em> Retrieved from <a title="Recent Posts" href="http://www.lisnews.org/supertracker">http://www.lisnews.org/supertracker</a>] <strong>Reader characteristics:</strong> A majority of the readers are librarians of every specialty; however, the publisher does not ask any specific information. The readers are likely to have similar types of workplaces as evidenced by the types of articles that are posted.[16. Carver, B. (n.d.). Recent Posts. <em>LISNews.</em> Retrieved from <a title="Recent Posts" href="http://www.lisnews.org/supertracker">http://www.lisnews.org/supertracker</a>] Readers, as librarians, tend to be open to new information, are willing to express their opinion online, and listen to what others have to say. The editor will post anything of value related to library issues but will remove anything that causes too much discord.[17. Carver, B. (n.d.). About LISNews. <em>LISNews.</em> Retrieved from <a title="About LISNews" href="http://www.lisnews.org/about_lisnews">http://www.lisnews.org/about_lisnews</a>] Scanning the last 30 days of postings, it seems that public libraries frequently have posts regarding banned books or stolen materials and related topics.[18. Carver, B. (n.d.). Recent Posts. <em>LISNews.</em> Retrieved from <a title="Recent Posts" href="http://www.lisnews.org/supertracker">http://www.lisnews.org/supertracker</a>] <strong>Knowledge of LIS subject matter:</strong> Since this is an audience of mostly librarians (as determined by the editor)[19. Carver, B. (n.d.). About LISNews. <em>LISNews.</em> Retrieved from <a title="About LISNews" href="http://www.lisnews.org/about_lisnews">http://www.lisnews.org/about_lisnews</a>], there is a great deal of LIS knowledge. Information is gathered from many sources for daily contributions to <em>LISNews</em>. Some posted articles are highly technical, while others are newspaper articles free of any jargon.[20. Carver, B. (n.d.). Recent Posts. <em>LISNews.</em> Retrieved from <a title="Recent Posts" href="http://www.lisnews.org/supertracker">http://www.lisnews.org/supertracker</a>] <h4>Conclusion: Analysis of reader characteristics and their potential impact on authors</h4> This is a resource for librarians to contribute information on anything related to library and information science "from the conventional to the bizarre."[21. Carver, B. (n.d.). About LISNews. <em>LISNews.</em> Retrieved from <a title="About LISNews" href="http://www.lisnews.org/about_lisnews">http://www.lisnews.org/about_lisnews</a>] Some articles are very technical and directed toward librarians with a specialization and a knowledge of library jargon and acronyms. Other articles are of a general nature that are of interest to not only librarians, but a general audience as well. Authors are welcome to contribute on any library related topic. "Write regularly," advises Blake Carver, to "stand out in the crowd."[22. Carver, B. (n.d.). About LISNews. <em>LISNews.</em> Retrieved from <a title="About LISNews" href="http://www.lisnews.org/about_lisnews">http://www.lisnews.org/about_lisnews</a>] He distinguishes between those writers that simply "post links and quick thoughts" from the writers "who write thoughtful and intelligent essays. It's those writers who will stand out from the crowd."[23. Carver, B. (n.d.). About LISNews. <em>LISNews.</em> Retrieved from <a title="About LISNews" href="http://www.lisnews.org/about_lisnews">http://www.lisnews.org/about_lisnews</a>] This is a welcoming audience of librarians that will be interested in anything that writers have to post. <strong>Last updated: </strong>May 16, 2016 <hr /> <h4>References<strong> </strong></h4>
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