Library and Archival Security

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Publication analysis


About the publication

Title: Library & Archival Security

Website: http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/wlas20/current#.UY5xYD3nYms

Purpose, objective, or mission: Library & Archival Security is a “multi-disciplinary journal dedicated to all aspects of security in libraries, archives and other information centers.”1

Target audience: “Librarians, scholars, and researchers concerned with security planning, policies, procedures, and strategies for libraries and archives.”2

Publisher: Taylor & Francis.3

Peer reviewed? Yes.4

Type: LIS Scholarly.5

Medium: Print and online.6

Content: As per the website, “Library & Archival Security is devoted to providing information on all aspects of security in libraries, archives, and other information centers, including physical security; data and communications security; disaster preparedness and recovery; and studies of related social, legal, and ethical issues.”7

Frequency of publication: Biannually.8

About the publication’s submission guidelines

Location of submission guidelines: http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=wlas20&page=instructions#.VTKlJpMsDqk

Types of contributions accepted: According to the website, Library & Archival Security “accepts original research and theoretical papers that address a wide variety of topics in archival security, including but not limited to patron privacy, theft detection and prevention, inventory methods, security systems and equipment, safety in libraries, legal and societal issues, challenges posed by digital collections and the Internet, the security and integrity of electronic records, networks and communications, and more.”9

Submission and review process: Manuscripts should be submitted electronically to the Editor at lebreton@temple.edu.10 “All research articles in this journal have¬†undergone rigorous peer review, based on initial editor screening and refereeing by at least two anonymous referees.”11

Editorial tone: Scholarly.12

Style guide used: The latest volume of The Chicago Manual of Style.13

Conclusion: Evaluation of publication’s potential for LIS authors

Library and Archival Security provides an excellent forum for LIS authors interested in publishing scholarly articles relating to all aspects of security in libraries, archives and other information centers. Because it covers a wide range of security topics, including “physical security; data and communications security; disaster preparedness and recovery; and studies of related social, legal, and ethical issues”14, this journal offers a myriad of opportunities for LIS authors interested in this field. The latest issue (Volume 26, 2013) features articles on libraries in Nigeria, Iraq and Egypt, so the opportunities for authors outside of North America are apparent.15

 

Audience analysis


About the publication’s readers

Publication circulation: Circulation statistics are not available.

Audience location and language or cultural considerations: The text of this journal is in English.16 As there is an international scope to some articles, it can be assumed that this journal reaches a global audience.17 Articles must be accessible to an audience outside of North America.

Reader characteristics: As the “editorial advisory board and review panel include practitioners and theoreticians in the fields of library and archival science, as well as professionals in the areas of security and disaster preparedness and recovery”18, the audience will be professionally varied. Most readers will be LIS professionals working in archives or libraries. As the focus of this journal is security preparedness in information centers, readers may hold managerial or supervisory positions in their institutions.

Reader knowledge of LIS subject matter: Knowledge level will high amongst the LIS professionals, but as the journal’s target audience also includes “scholars and researchers with an interest in security planning”19 specialized LIS knowledge may be minimal. Authors should keep LIS jargon to a minimum.

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

These readers are professional scholars but are also managers, supervisors, and decision-makers. They want information that is both practical and scholarly.They will be looking for new ideas, case studies, and vigorously researched papers: in short, “articles of theoretical and practical importance.”20 This is an excellent opportunity for the LIS author with an interest in, and experience with, security issues in libraries to make an impact on the decision-makers of the library profession.

Last updated: April 18, 2015


References

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  1. Taylor & Francis. (2015). Aims & Scope. Library & Archival Security. Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&journalCode=wlas20#.VTKUX5MsDqk
  2. ProQuest. (2015). Library & Archival Security. Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1429378362099/438860
  3. ProQuest. (2015). Library & Archival Security. Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1429378362099/438860
  4. ProQuest. (2015). Library & Archival Security. Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1429378362099/438860
  5. ProQuest. (2015). Library & Archival Security. Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1429378362099/438860
  6. ProQuest. (2015). Library & Archival Security. Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1429378362099/438860
  7. Taylor & Francis. (2015). Aims & Scope. Library & Archival Security. Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&journalCode=wlas20#.VTKUX5MsDqk
  8. Taylor & Francis. (2015). List of Issues. Library & Archival Security. Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/wlas20#.VTKkrJMsDqk
  9. Taylor & Francis. (2015). Aims & Scope. Library & Archival Security. Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&journalCode=wlas20#.VTKltJMsDqk
  10. Taylor & Francis. (2015). Instructions for Authors. Library & Archival Security. Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=wlas20&page=instructions#.VTKmpJMsDqk
  11. Taylor & Francis. (2015). Aims & Scope. Library & Archival Security. Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&journalCode=wlas20#.VTKltJMsDqk
  12. ProQuest. (2015). Library & Archival Security. Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1429378362099/438860
  13. Taylor & Francis. (2015). Instructions for Authors. Library & Archival Security. Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=wlas20&page=instructions#.VTKmpJMsDqk
  14. Taylor & Francis. (2015). Aims & Scope. Library & Archival Security. Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&journalCode=wlas20#.VTKltJMsDqk
  15. Taylor & Francis. (2015). Articles. Library & Archival Security. Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/wlas20/current#.VTLGKpMsDqk
  16. ProQuest. (2015). Library & Archival Security. Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1429378362099/438860
  17.  Taylor & Francis. (2015). Articles. Library & Archival Security. Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/wlas20/current#.VTLGKpMsDqk
  18. ABE-IPS. (2015). Library and Archival Security. ABE-IPS Books Online Journals. Retrieved from http://www.abe.pl/en/journal/6524/library-and-archival-security
  19. ProQuest. (2015). Library & Archival Security. Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1429378362099/438860
  20. ABE-IPS. (2015). Library and Archival Security. ABE-IPS Books Online Journals. Retrieved from http://www.abe.pl/en/journal/6524/library-and-archival-security
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