Information Technology and Libraries (ITAL)

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&nbsp; <h2>Publication analysis</h2> <hr /> <h4>About the publication</h4> <strong>Title:</strong> <em>Information Technology and Libraries (ITAL)</em> <strong>ISSN</strong>: 2163-5226[1. <em>Information Technology and Libraries</em>, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed April 11, 2018, <a href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1523477092994/48154" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1523477092994/48154</a>] <strong>Website:</strong> <a title="Information Technology and Libraries (ITAL)" href="http://ejournals.bc.edu/ojs/index.php/ital" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">http://ejournals.bc.edu/ojs/index.php/ital</a> <strong>Purpose, objective, or mission:</strong> As the official publication of LITA (the Library and Information Technology Association), <em>ITAL</em> is primarily concerned with keeping LITA members informed about the technologies that shape their workplaces and profession.[2. <em>"Information Technology and Libraries,"</em> Library and Information Technology Association, accessed May 7, 2017, <a title="Information Technology and Libraries (ITAL)" href="http://ejournals.bc.edu/ojs/index.php/ital" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">http://ejournals.bc.edu/ojs/index.php/ital</a>] <strong>Target audience:</strong> Members of LITA, primarily librarians and information professionals[3. <em>"Information Technology and Libraries,"</em> Library and Information Technology Association, accessed May 7, 2017, <a title="Information Technology and Libraries (ITAL)" href="http://ejournals.bc.edu/ojs/index.php/ital" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">http://ejournals.bc.edu/ojs/index.php/ital</a>] <strong>Publisher:</strong> Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association[4. <em>"Information Technology and Libraries,"</em> Library and Information Technology Association, accessed May 7, 2017, <a title="Information Technology and Libraries (ITAL)" href="http://ejournals.bc.edu/ojs/index.php/ital" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">http://ejournals.bc.edu/ojs/index.php/ital</a>] <strong>Peer reviewed?</strong> Yes[5. <em>Information Technology and Libraries,</em> Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed May 7, 2017, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1405647855465/48153] <strong>Type:</strong> LIS scholarly[6. <em>Information Technology and Libraries,</em> Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed May 7, 2017, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1405647855465/48153] <strong>Medium:</strong> <em>ITAL</em> is an open-access, electronic-only publication.[7. "Editorial Policies," Library and Information Technology Association, accessed May 7, 2017,  <a title="Information Technology and Libraries Editorial Policies" href="http://ejournals.bc.edu/ojs/index.php/ital/about/editorialPolicies#peerReviewProcess" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">http://ejournals.bc.edu/ojs/index.php/ital/about/editorialPolicies#peerReviewProcess</a>] Full-text versions of all content published since 2004, as well as tables of contents and abstracts for earlier issues, are also available electronically.[8. "Archives," Library and Information Technology Association, accessed May 7, 2017, <a title="Information Technology and Libraries Archives" href="http://ejournals.bc.edu/ojs/index.php/ital/issue/archive" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">http://ejournals.bc.edu/ojs/index.php/ital/issue/archive</a>] <strong>Content:</strong> <em>ITAL</em> "publishes material related to all aspects of information technology in all types of libraries. Topic areas include, but are not limited to, library automation, digital libraries, metadata, identity management, distributed systems and networks, computer security, intellectual property rights, technical standards, geographic information systems, desktop applications, information discovery tools, web-scale library services, cloud computing, digital preservation, data curation, virtualization, search-engine optimization, emerging technologies, social networking, open data, the semantic web, mobile services and applications, usability, universal access to technology, library consortia, vendor relations, and digital humanities."[9. "Editorial Policies," Library and Information Technology Association, accessed May 7, 2017, <a title="Information Technology and Libraries Editorial Policies" href="http://ejournals.bc.edu/ojs/index.php/ital/about/editorialPolicies#peerReviewProcess" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">http://ejournals.bc.edu/ojs/index.php/ital/about/editorialPolicies#peerReviewProcess</a>] <strong>Frequency of publication:</strong> Quarterly.[10. <em>Information Technology and Libraries,</em> Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed May 7, 2017, <a title="Ulrich's Periodicals Directory" href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1405647855465/48153" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1405647855465/48153</a>] <h4>About the publication's submission guidelines</h4> It is important to note, when perusing author information such as this, that specific types of submissions, such as book or software reviews, may require contact with someone other than the main editor. Failing to note such differences could result in a solid article or query being lost in the shuffle. <strong>Location of submission guidelines:</strong> <a href="https://ejournals.bc.edu/ojs/index.php/ital/about/submissions#authorGuidelines">https://ejournals.bc.edu/ojs/index.php/ital/about/submissions#authorGuidelines</a> <strong>Types of contributions accepted:</strong> <em>ITAL</em> accepts feature articles that contain original research or in-depth analysis of 3,000 to 5,000 words or longer. Communications of 1,000 to 3,000 words are also accepted, such as "brief research reports, technical findings, and application notes,"as well as tutorials and letters to the editor.[11. "Submissions," Library and Information Technology Association, accessed May 7, 2017, <a title="Information Technology and Libraries Submissions" href="http://ejournals.bc.edu/ojs/index.php/ital/about/submissions#onlineSubmissions" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">http://ejournals.bc.edu/ojs/index.php/ital/about/submissions#onlineSubmissions</a>] <strong>Submission and review process:</strong> Individuals must submit original and unpublished manuscripts only. Manuscripts that are being considered elsewhere should not be submitted. Responsibility for the accuracy of the information falls upon the author of the manuscript. This includes references, URLs, and statistics.[12. "Submissions," Library and Information Technology Association, accessed May 7, 2017, <a title="Information Technology and Libraries Submissions" href="http://ejournals.bc.edu/ojs/index.php/ital/about/submissions#onlineSubmissions" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">http://ejournals.bc.edu/ojs/index.php/ital/about/submissions#onlineSubmissions</a>] Articles are to be submitted online; registration and login are required.[13. "Submissions," Library and Information Technology Association, accessed May 7, 2017, <a title="Information Technology and Libraries Submissions" href="http://ejournals.bc.edu/ojs/index.php/ital/about/submissions#onlineSubmissions" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">http://ejournals.bc.edu/ojs/index.php/ital/about/submissions#onlineSubmissions</a>] <strong>Editorial tone:</strong> Formal, with most articles including an abstract. Articles are evidence and research-based, written in language that is clear and direct.[14. "Submissions," Library and Information Technology Association, accessed May 7, 2017, <a title="Information Technology and Libraries Submissions" href="http://ejournals.bc.edu/ojs/index.php/ital/about/submissions#onlineSubmissions" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">http://ejournals.bc.edu/ojs/index.php/ital/about/submissions#onlineSubmissions</a>] <strong>Style guide used:</strong> <em>The Chicago Manual of Style</em> for notes and bibliography[15. "Submissions," Library and Information Technology Association, accessed May 7, 2017,<a title="Information Technology and Libraries Submissions" href="http://ejournals.bc.edu/ojs/index.php/ital/about/submissions#onlineSubmissions" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">http://ejournals.bc.edu/ojs/index.php/ital/about/submissions#onlineSubmissions</a>] <h4>Conclusion: Evaluation of publication's potential for LIS authors</h4> LIS professionals or students focusing on the technical services side of libraries who can contribute to the community'€™s knowledge of emerging technologies should consider writing for this publication. Opportunity is also ripe for those with an understanding of technical services and public services who can explain complicated technical jargon and its importance to the uninitiated. A survey of recent articles includes usability of next-generation catalogs such as VuFind, the application of geographic information systems (GIS) in LIS research, widgets, interoperable catalog models, semantic web technologies, web design for patrons with disabilities, applying CIPA regulations and other issues. Tutorials included cloud computing and digitizing documents to make them accessible on the web. Articles and tutorials are pragmatic, so topics and information presented need to be relevant to professionals in their LIS workplace.[16. "Archives," Library and Information Technology Association, accessed May 7, 2017, <a title="Information Technology and Libraries Archives" href="http://ejournals.bc.edu/ojs/index.php/ital/issue/archive" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">http://ejournals.bc.edu/ojs/index.php/ital/issue/archive</a>] &nbsp; <h2>Audience analysis</h2> <hr /> <h4>About the publication's readers</h4> <strong>Publication circulation:</strong> Statistics not available, but as <em>ITAL</em> is an open-access, online publication a wide readership may be assumed.[17. "Editorial Policies," Library and Information Technology Association, accessed May 7, 2017, <a title="Information Technology and Libraries Editorial Policies" href="http://ejournals.bc.edu/ojs/index.php/ital/about/editorialPolicies#peerReviewProcess" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">http://ejournals.bc.edu/ojs/index.php/ital/about/editorialPolicies#peerReviewProcess</a>] <strong>Audience location and language or cultural considerations:</strong> LITA is a division of the American Library Association (ALA) and is therefore located in the United States,[18. <em>"Information Technology and Libraries,"</em> Library and Information Technology Association, accessed May 7, 2017, <a title="Information Technology and Libraries (ITAL)" href="http://ejournals.bc.edu/ojs/index.php/ital" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">http://ejournals.bc.edu/ojs/index.php/ital</a>] but subscribers come from all over the world. <em>ITAL</em> is published in English.[19. <em>Information Technology and Libraries,</em> Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed May 7, 2017, <a title="Ulrich's Periodicals Directory" href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1405647855465/48153" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1405647855465/48153</a>] <strong>Reader characteristics:</strong> <em>ITAL</em> is read by administrators, librarians, and information technologists interested in all aspects of information technology. These readers include library directors, systems managers and analysts, automation consultants, and both technical and public service librarians using technology to serve users.[20. "Editorial Policies," Library and Information Technology Association, accessed May 7, 2017, <a title="Information Technology and Libraries Editorial Policies" href="http://ejournals.bc.edu/ojs/index.php/ital/about/editorialPolicies#peerReviewProcess" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">http://ejournals.bc.edu/ojs/index.php/ital/about/editorialPolicies#peerReviewProcess</a>] Readers are interested in subjects that include library automation, access to information through technology, digital libraries, electronic journals and electronic publishing, computer security, intellectual property rights, library consortia, technical standards, and software development. Articles display a strong emphasis on service orientation. Readers likely share this value.[21. "Editorial Policies," Library and Information Technology Association, accessed May 7, 2017, <a title="Information Technology and Libraries Editorial Policies" href="http://ejournals.bc.edu/ojs/index.php/ital/about/editorialPolicies#peerReviewProcess" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">http://ejournals.bc.edu/ojs/index.php/ital/about/editorialPolicies#peerReviewProcess</a>] <strong>Knowledge of LIS subject matter:</strong> This journal covers a broad spectrum of topics and issues relating to LIS subject matter, and most articles would be comprehensible to any librarian; specialized knowledge of technical services is usually not assumed.[22. "Archives," Library and Information Technology Association, accessed May 7, 2017, <a title="Information Technology and Libraries Archives" href="http://ejournals.bc.edu/ojs/index.php/ital/issue/archive" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">http://ejournals.bc.edu/ojs/index.php/ital/issue/archive</a>] <h4>Conclusion: Analysis of reader characteristics and their potential impact on authors</h4> Because readers come from both technical and public services, papers should not be only technical in nature. Demonstrating how a technology can be leveraged to solve a human need, whether that is user experience or library operations, will be fundamental. In a survey of articles, many papers demonstrate the impact of technologies on libraries, the communities they serve, and on society. Authors also emphasize service orientation, a value readers likely share. <strong>Last updated:</strong> May 7, 2017 <hr /> <h4>References</h4>
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