WebJunction

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&nbsp; <h2>Publication analysis</h2> <hr /> <h4>About the publication</h4> <strong>Title:</strong> <em>WebJunction</em> <strong>Website:</strong> <a title="WebJunction" href="http://webjunction.org" target="_blank">http://webjunction.org</a> <strong>Purpose, objective, or mission:</strong> Billing itself as the "learning place for libraries,"[1. Online Computer Library Center. (2016). About Us. <em>WebJunction.</em> Retrieved from <a href="http://www.webjunction.org/about-us.html">http://www.webjunction.org/about-us.html</a>] <em>WebJunction</em> states its vision: "to be the place where the library profession gathers to build the knowledge, skills and support we need to power relevant, vibrant libraries."[2. Online Computer Library Center. (2016). About Us. <em>WebJunction.</em> Retrieved from <a href="http://www.webjunction.org/about-us.html">http://www.webjunction.org/about-us.html</a>] Its mission: <em>WebJunction'</em>s "focus on library technologies, management, and services, along with public access in small and rural libraries, ensures that public librarians are equipped to meet local needs in their communities."[3. Online Computer Library Center. (2016). About Us. <em>WebJunction.</em> Retrieved from <a href="http://www.webjunction.org/about-us.html">http://www.webjunction.org/about-us.html</a>] <strong>Target audience:</strong> Library staff who work in any type of library, but the majority of the content reviewed appears to come from contributors at public and academic libraries.[4. Online Computer Library Center. (2016). Share Your Story. <em>WebJunction.</em> Retrieved from <a href="http://www.webjunction.org/share-your-story.html">http://www.webjunction.org/share-your-story.html</a>] <strong>Publisher:</strong> The site bears a copyright notice from OCLC (Online Computer Library Center).[5. Online Computer Library Center. (2016). About Us. <em>WebJunction.</em> Retrieved from <a href="http://www.webjunction.org/about-us.html">http://www.webjunction.org/about-us.html</a>] <strong>Peer reviewed?</strong> No.[6. Online Computer Library Center. (2016). Share Your Story. <em>WebJunction.</em> Retrieved from <a href="http://www.webjunction.org/share-your-story.html">http://www.webjunction.org/share-your-story.html</a>] <strong>Type:</strong> LIS professional or trade publication.[7. Online Computer Library Center. (2016). About Us. <em>WebJunction.</em> Retrieved from <a href="http://www.webjunction.org/about-us.html">http://www.webjunction.org/about-us.html</a>] <strong>Medium:</strong> Online.[8. Online Computer Library Center. (2016). About Us. <em>WebJunction.</em> Retrieved from <a href="http://www.webjunction.org/about-us.html">http://www.webjunction.org/about-us.html</a>] <strong>Content:</strong> The major sections of the website are labeled as Find Training, Explore Topics, and Share Your Story. Most of the article content is in the Explore Topics section, organized around the major categories of Library Service, Leadership, Staff Training, Technology, and Programs. The Find Training section offers a course catalog and e-learning resources. A variety of topics are addressed by the discussion boards in the Share Your Story section. Using the site's search feature, I found mention of an editorial calendar, but that resource requires a login.[9. Online Computer Library Center. (2016). About Us. <em>WebJunction.</em> Retrieved from <a href="http://www.webjunction.org/about-us.html">http://www.webjunction.org/about-us.html</a>] <strong>Frequency of publication:</strong> According to the site, "<em>WebJunction</em> regularly posts new content items to all areas of the site."[10. Online Computer Library Center. (2016). About Us. <em>WebJunction.</em> Retrieved from <a href="http://www.webjunction.org/about-us.html">http://www.webjunction.org/about-us.html</a>] <h4>About the publication's submission guidelines</h4> <strong>Location of submission guidelines:</strong> <a title="WebJunction Submission Guidelines" href="http://webjunction.org/share-your-story.html" target="_blank">http://webjunction.org/share-your-story.html</a> <strong>Types of contributions accepted:</strong> Seeks "useful and interesting" articles, handouts, lessons, reports, presentations, and URLs to other resources. Participation by asking and answering questions on various discussion boards is also encouraged. There is also a resource page devoted to telling the library story: "Libraries and story go together like bread and butter. The library is full of stories in all formats and storytelling for all ages, but how well does the library tell its own story?"[11. Online Computer Library Center. (2016). Telling the Library Story. <em>WebJunction.</em> Retrieved from <a href="http://webjunction.org/documents/webjunction/telling-the-library-story.html">http://webjunction.org/documents/webjunction/telling-the-library-story.html</a>] <strong>Submission and review process:</strong> <em>WebJunction</em> accepts submissions of items that are original to <em>WebJunction</em> as well as items that have been prepared for other purposes.[12. Online Computer Library Center. (2016). Share Your Story. <em>WebJunction.</em> Retrieved from <a href="http://www.webjunction.org/share-your-story.html">http://www.webjunction.org/share-your-story.html</a>] <strong>Editorial tone:</strong> "Your story can be a single line or many, a photo, a video, a quote... all stories are welcome!"[13. Online Computer Library Center. (2016). Share Your Story. <em>WebJunction.</em> Retrieved from <a href="http://www.webjunction.org/share-your-story.html">http://www.webjunction.org/share-your-story.html</a>] <strong>Style guide used:</strong> None indicated. <h4>Conclusion: Evaluation of publication's potential for LIS authors</h4> This site offers the opportunity for writers to wet their feet, writing for their peers. The site also provides clear information about the technology they use giving authors with limited technology experience an opportunity to practice their skills.[14. Online Computer Library Center. (2016). About Us. <em>WebJunction.</em> Retrieved from <a href="http://www.webjunction.org/about-us.html">http://www.webjunction.org/about-us.html</a>] &nbsp; <h2>Audience analysis</h2> <hr /> <h4>About the publication's readers</h4> <strong>Publication circulation:</strong> Information not provided. <strong>Audience location and language or cultural considerations:</strong> English language publication.[15. Online Computer Library Center. (2016). About Us. <em>WebJunction.</em> Retrieved from <a href="http://www.webjunction.org/about-us.html">http://www.webjunction.org/about-us.html</a>] <strong>Reader characteristics:</strong> Written by and for information professionals.[16. Online Computer Library Center. (2016). About Us. <em>WebJunction.</em> Retrieved from <a href="http://www.webjunction.org/about-us.html">http://www.webjunction.org/about-us.html</a>] <strong>Knowledge of LIS subject matter:</strong> Knowledge will vary however it will likely exceed that of the general public.[17. Online Computer Library Center. (2016). About Us. <em>WebJunction.</em> Retrieved from <a href="http://www.webjunction.org/about-us.html">http://www.webjunction.org/about-us.html</a>] <h4>Conclusion: Analysis of reader characteristics and their potential impact on authors</h4> Authors will benefit from reviewing the website to gain a feel for the needs of the publication and current readers needs. <b>Last updated: </b>May 13, 2016 <hr /> <h4>References</h4>
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