Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Electronic Reserve

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Publication analysis


About the publication

Title: Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Electronic Reserve

Website: http://www.informaworld.com/wild

Purpose, objective, or mission: The Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Electronic Reserve is dedicated to providing the latest and most current information about interlibrary loan and electronic reserves librarianship. It combines articles about practice and research.1

The journal is dedicated to providing a forum for all cooperative library endeavors, including consortial purchasing and multilibrary digitization projects as well as more traditional resource sharing and supply services like interlibrary loan and reserves.2

In 2005 the name was changed from the Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Information Supply to the current title to reflect the changing nature of the information world.3

Target audience: The journal is targeted to librarians and staff who work in interlibrary loan and electronic reserve as well as administrators.4

Publisher: Routledge.5

Peer reviewed? Yes.6

Type: This publication falls into a gray area. The content is peer reviewed, and although many articles are oriented toward practitioners, others are more research oriented. Overall, the publication could be categorized as an LIS scholarly publication. Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory categorizes it as scholarly and academic.7

Medium: Print and online.8

Content: The journal runs the gamut from practical to research articles. Sample subject matter includes – The use of inter-library loan statistics for acquisitions and collection development purposes, copyright issues, interlibrary loan as a career specialization.9

Frequency of publication: 5 issues per year.10

About the publication’s submission guidelines

Location of submission guidelines: http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=wild20&page=instructions

Types of contributions accepted: Articles on innovations in interlibrary loan, document delivery, and research sharing. Scholarly articles usually adhere to same format and generally contain an abstract, keywords, and often a literature review.11

Submission and review process: This publication receives all manuscript submissions electronically via its ScholarOne Manuscripts website. No previously published or simultaneous publication accepted.12

Editorial tone: Scholarly.13

Style guide used: Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA).14

Conclusion: Evaluation of publication’s potential for LIS authors

There is a great degree of potential for LIS authors, especially those focusing on academic libraries with a strong knowledge of interlibrary loan, electronic reserves, or access services in general.

 

Audience analysis


About the publication’s readers

Publication circulation: Circulation numbers not available.

Audience location: The primary audience for this publication is the United States, and then to a slightly lesser degree, other English speaking countries such as Great Britain, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. Most of the articles are geared towards library applications in North America. The audience are predominately English language speakers.15 Many of the articles are predicated on the principles espoused by the ALA Interlibrary Code for the United States, which would mean the laws and standard practices of North American libraries are often given space in the journal.16 However there is evidence that the audience is becoming more international evidenced by the inclusion of case studies from countries outside of North America.17

Reader characteristics: Most of the readership of this journal has a vested interest in the success of an interlibrary loan office. Often, that means the reader is a veteran staff member, but just as often it may be a newcomer seeking to learn the tricks to the trade, as interlibrary loan can be very specialized. Additionally, many of the readers are librarians or administrators who are responsible for making the overarching decisions in an interlibrary loan office. The vast majority of the readers of this journal are from the interlibrary loan or access services worlds. Because the majority of interlibrary loan offices are operated by paraprofessional staff, this comprises a good portion of the readership. In addition, the supervisors of the interlibrary loan departments, mostly librarians, would also be reading. Finally, administrators have a vested interest in the scholarship about this subject and they are most often the decision makers.18

Two issues seem to frequently come to the forefront in this journal. The worth of interlibrary loan services can be strongly felt throughout most articles. Interlibrary loan is often unknown or forgotten in many libraries, yet they provide a valuable service to the community of users. The second bias that seems to pop up again and again is the issue of position in the interlibrary loan office. Should interlibrary loan services be run by paraprofessionals or by librarians? There is a strong feeling that the position of ILL librarian is valuable and useful.19

Knowledge of LIS subject matter: Readers of this publication usually have a high degree of library knowledge, especially in the field of interlibrary loans. A civilian with little exposure to libraries would be lost for the most part. Even staff outside of access services departments could have some difficulty with some of the material, as much is practical hands-on information about working offices, even when the subject matter is more theoretical.20 For example, in a past article, the issue of free document delivery is discussed. On the one hand, the article discussed the philosophical issues behind charging or not charging patrons, but on the other hand, the article gets into the detailed reality of actually providing articles for a large patron base.21

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

Reader characteristics play a very large role on potential authors. Interlibrary loan and electronic reserves are both very specialized fields within the library world. Thorough knowledge of the subject is key. If an author is not confident in their subject matter, readers of this publication will see right through them. In addition the interlibrary loan portion of this journal represents a very tight knit community by nature. Interlibrary loan is collaborative by design. Any potential author needs to be very aware of this community and if they are not already part of it, become part of it.

Last updated: November 3, 2014


References

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  1. Informa UK Limited. (2014). Aims & scope. Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Electronic Reserve. Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&journalCode=wild20#.U78FqLGdROg
  2. Informa UK Limited. (2014). Aims & scope. Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Electronic Reserve. Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&journalCode=wild20#.U78FqLGdROg
  3. SerialsSolutions. (2014). Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Supply & Electronic Reserve. Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/176666
  4. Informa UK Limited. (2014). Aims & scope. Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Electronic Reserve. Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&journalCode=wild20#.U78FqLGdROg
  5. SerialsSolutions. (2014). Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Supply & Electronic Reserve. Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/176666
  6. SerialsSolutions. (2014). Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Supply & Electronic Reserve. Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/176666
  7. SerialsSolutions. (2014). Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Supply & Electronic Reserve. Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/176666
  8. SerialsSolutions. (2014). Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Supply & Electronic Reserve. Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/176666
  9. Informa UK Limited. (2014). Publication history and list of issues. Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Electronic Reserve. Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/wild20#.U78INrGdROg
  10. SerialsSolutions. (2014). Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Supply & Electronic Reserve. Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/176666
  11. Informa UK Limited. (2014). Instructions for authors. Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Electronic Reserve. Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=wild20&page=instructions#.U78Fm7GdROg
  12. Informa UK Limited. (2014). Instructions for authors. Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Electronic Reserve. Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=wild20&page=instructions#.U78Fm7GdROg
  13. Informa UK Limited. (2014). Instructions for authors. Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Electronic Reserve. Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=wild20&page=instructions#.U78Fm7GdROg
  14. Informa UK Limited. (2014). Instructions for authors. Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Electronic Reserve. Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=wild20&page=instructions#.U78Fm7GdROg
  15. SerialsSolutions. (2014). Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Supply & Electronic Reserve. Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/176666
  16. Informa UK Limited. (2014). Aims & scope. Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Electronic Reserve. Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&journalCode=wild20#.U78FqLGdROg
  17. Informa UK Limited. (2014). Publication history and list of issues. Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Electronic Reserve. Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/wild20#.U78INrGdROg
  18. Informa UK Limited. (2014). Aims & scope. Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Electronic Reserve. Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&journalCode=wild20#.U78FqLGdROg
  19. Informa UK Limited. (2014). Publication history and list of issues. Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Electronic Reserve. Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/wild20#.U78INrGdROg
  20. Informa UK Limited. (2014). Aims & scope. Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Electronic Reserve. Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&journalCode=wild20#.U78FqLGdROg
  21. Informa UK Limited. (2014). Publication history and list of issues. Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Electronic Reserve. Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/wild20#.U78INrGdROg
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