Technical Services Quarterly

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Technical Services Quarterly
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&nbsp; <h2>Publication analysis</h2> <hr /> <h4>About the publication</h4> <strong>Title:</strong> <em>Technical Services Quarterly</em> <strong>Website:</strong> <a title="Technical Services Quarterly" href="http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/wtsq20" target="_blank">http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/wtsq20</a> <strong>Purpose, objective, or mission:</strong> According to the website, <em>Technical Services Quarterly</em> is "dedicated to providing a forum for the presentation of current developments and future trends concerning the technical operations of libraries and information centers."[1. Informa UK Limited. (2014). <em>Instructions for Authors</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Technical Services Quarterly Aims &amp; Scope" href="http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=wtsq20&amp;page=instructions#.U6te5rGdROg" target="_blank">http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=wtsq20&amp;page=instructions#.U6te5rGdROg</a>] Its purpose is to keep on top of developments and research and "practical implementation of systems and applications of traditional and non-traditional technical services and the public operations they influence and sustain."[2. Informa UK Limited. (2014). <em>Instructions for Authors</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Technical Services Quarterly Aims &amp; Scope" href="http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=wtsq20&amp;page=instructions#.U6te5rGdROg" target="_blank">http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=wtsq20&amp;page=instructions#.U6te5rGdROg</a>] <strong>Target audience:</strong> LIS professionals, particularly those who are in technical operations of libraries and information centers. Given the technical and industry-specific nature and language of the articles, it is doubtful that readers outside of LIS would be interested. The journal features articles about "technical services, automation, networking, document delivery, information technology, library instruction and information literacy, reference and bibliography, case studies,cost analysis, staffing, space, organizational behavior and leadership, and collection development and management"[3. Informa UK Limited. (2014). <em>Instructions for Authors</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Technical Services Quarterly Aims &amp; Scope" href="http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=wtsq20&amp;page=instructions#.U6te5rGdROg" target="_blank">http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=wtsq20&amp;page=instructions#.U6te5rGdROg</a>] are written by highly regarded professionals who are on the cutting edge of these subjects. <strong>Publisher:</strong> Taylor &amp; Francis, Inc. 325 Chestnut Street, Suite 800, Philadelphia, PA 19106.[4. SerialsSolutions. (2014). Technical Services Quarterly. <em>Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Ulrich's Periodicals Directory" href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1403794434674/135278" target="_blank">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1403794434674/135278</a>] <strong>Peer reviewed?</strong> Yes.[5. SerialsSolutions. (2014). Technical Services Quarterly. <em>Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Ulrich's Periodicals Directory" href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1403794434674/135278" target="_blank">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1403794434674/135278</a>] This publication requires submitted manuscripts to undergo editorial screening and anonymous peer review.[6. Informa UK Limited. (2014). <em>Aims &amp; Scope</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Technical Services Quarterly Aims &amp; Scope" href="http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&amp;journalCode=wtsq20#.U6w13rGdROg" target="_blank">http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&amp;journalCode=wtsq20#.U6w13rGdROg</a>] <strong>Type:</strong> LIS Scholarly[7. SerialsSolutions. (2014). Technical Services Quarterly. <em>Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Ulrich's Periodicals Directory" href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1403794434674/135278" target="_blank">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1403794434674/135278</a>] <strong>Medium:</strong> Print and online.[8. SerialsSolutions. (2014). Technical Services Quarterly. <em>Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Ulrich's Periodicals Directory" href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1403794434674/135278" target="_blank">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1403794434674/135278</a>] <strong>Content:</strong> From the <a title="Technical Services Quarterly Aims &amp; Scope" href="http://www.tandfonline.com/action/aboutThisJournal?show=aimsScope&amp;journalCode=wtsq20" target="_blank">Aims &amp; Scope page</a>: "The journal accepts original research, theoretical, and implementation articles pertaining to technical services, automation, networking, document delivery, information technology, library instruction and information literacy, reference and bibliography, case studies, cost analysis, staffing, space, organizational behavior and leadership, and collection development and management."[9. Informa UK Limited. (2014). <em>Aims &amp; Scope</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Technical Services Quarterly Aims &amp; Scope" href="http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&amp;journalCode=wtsq20#.U6w13rGdROg" target="_blank">http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&amp;journalCode=wtsq20#.U6w13rGdROg</a>] Every issue has four regular columns: <em>Technical Services Report</em>, <em>Tech Services on the Web,</em> <em>Reviews </em>and <em>Trending</em> <em>Tech Services</em>.[10. Informa UK Limited. (2014). <em>Aims &amp; Scope</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Technical Services Quarterly Aims &amp; Scope" href="http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&amp;journalCode=wtsq20#.U6w13rGdROg" target="_blank">http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&amp;journalCode=wtsq20#.U6w13rGdROg</a>] <strong>Frequency of publication:</strong> Quarterly[11. SerialsSolutions. (2014). Technical Services Quarterly. <em>Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Ulrich's Periodicals Directory" href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1403794434674/135278" target="_blank">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1403794434674/135278</a>] <h4>About the publication's submission guidelines</h4> <strong>Location of submission guidelines:</strong> <a title="Technical Services Quarterly Submission Guidelines" href="http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=wtsq20&amp;page=instructions#.UY6vSD3nYms" target="_blank">http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=wtsq20&amp;page=instructions#.UY6vSD3nYms</a> <strong>Types of contributions accepted:</strong> Original, unpublished manuscripts are accepted for consideration. According to the website, <em>Technical Services Quarterly</em> features articles on "technical services, automation, networking, document delivery, information technology, library instruction and information literacy, reference and bibliography, case studies, cost analysis, staffing, space, organizational behavior and leadership, and collection development and management."[12. Informa UK Limited. (2014). <em>Instructions for Authors</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Technical Services Quarterly Aims &amp; Scope" href="http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=wtsq20&amp;page=instructions#.U6te5rGdROg" target="_blank">http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=wtsq20&amp;page=instructions#.U6te5rGdROg</a>] <strong>Submission and review process:</strong> Refer to submission guidelines listed under <a title="Technical Services Quarterly Aims &amp; Scope" href="http://www.tandfonline.com/action/aboutThisJournal?show=aimsScope&amp;journalCode=wtsq20" target="_blank">Aims and Scope</a> for specific requirements. The preferred method of submission is electronically via email to the Editor-in-Chief, with a message specifying that it is being submitted for consideration for <em>Technical Services Quarterly</em>. Manuscripts must be in Microsoft Word format and include an abstract of less than 100 words and a list of keywords.[13. Informa UK Limited. (2014). <em>Instructions for Authors</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Technical Services Quarterly Aims &amp; Scope" href="http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=wtsq20&amp;page=instructions#.U6te5rGdROg" target="_blank">http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=wtsq20&amp;page=instructions#.U6te5rGdROg</a>] <strong>Editorial tone:</strong> This is a scholarly journal dealing with technical aspects of LIS geared towards the professional technical operations of a library. As such, articles are technical and scholarly in tone written in American English. LIS specific terms are used with the underlying assumption that the reader is familiar with such.[14. Informa UK Limited. (2014). <em>Instructions for Authors</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Technical Services Quarterly Aims &amp; Scope" href="http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=wtsq20&amp;page=instructions#.U6te5rGdROg" target="_blank">http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=wtsq20&amp;page=instructions#.U6te5rGdROg</a>] Past articles featured titles such as "Developing Tools to Calculate Space Availability, Establish Collection Distribution, and Determine Growth Rates: A Case Study" and "Using Microsoft Access 2007's 'Lending Library' Template to Create a Circulation Module for Microform Materials".[15. Informa UK Limited. (2014). <em>Technical Services Quarterly</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Technical Services Quarterly" href="http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/wtsq20#.U6xED7GdROg" target="_blank">http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/wtsq20#.U6xED7GdROg</a>] While the language and tone are technical and scholarly, it must also be interesting and readable.[16. Informa UK Limited. (2014). <em>Instructions for Authors</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Technical Services Quarterly Aims &amp; Scope" href="http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=wtsq20&amp;page=instructions#.U6te5rGdROg" target="_blank">http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=wtsq20&amp;page=instructions#.U6te5rGdROg</a>] <strong>Style guide used:</strong> <em>Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association</em> - 6th edition.[17. Informa UK Limited. (2014). <em>Instructions for Authors</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Technical Services Quarterly Aims &amp; Scope" href="http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=wtsq20&amp;page=instructions#.U6te5rGdROg" target="_blank">http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=wtsq20&amp;page=instructions#.U6te5rGdROg</a>] <h4>Conclusion: Evaluation of publication's potential for LIS authors</h4> <em>Technical Services Quarterly</em> is geared towards LIS professionals, especially those whose interests lie within the technical operations of libraries. For authors and researchers whose manuscripts are geared towards current and future trends in collection methods, technical services, OCLC, metadata, document delivery among other subjects, this journal is ideal for submission. The submission guidelines are detailed but not overwhelmingly so. Previous articles have addressed concerns specific to law librarians and map librarians as well as cataloging for children's books so there is a wide variety of librarian roles represented. &nbsp; <h2>Audience analysis</h2> <hr /> <h4>About the publication's readers</h4> <strong>Publication circulation:</strong> No specific information given. <strong>Audience location and language or cultural considerations:</strong> This is a print and online journal published in the United States. Although it does have appeal for international librarians due to its technical nature, <em>Technical Services Quarterly</em> is geared towards American libraries and uses American English.[18. SerialsSolutions. (2014). Technical Services Quarterly. <em>Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Ulrich's Periodicals Directory" href="http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1403794434674/135278" target="_blank">http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1403794434674/135278</a>] All the listed editors and board members are American.[19. Informa UK Limited. (2014). <em>Editorial Board</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Technical Services Quarterly Editorial Board" href="http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=editorialBoard&amp;journalCode=wtsq20#.U6xGZrGdROg" target="_blank">http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=editorialBoard&amp;journalCode=wtsq20#.U6xGZrGdROg</a>] <strong>Reader characteristics:</strong> This journal is geared toward LIS professionals in the technical field who are interested in the latest trends.[20. Informa UK Limited. (2014). <em>Aims &amp; Scope</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Technical Services Quarterly Aims &amp; Scope" href="http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&amp;journalCode=wtsq20#.U6w13rGdROg" target="_blank">http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&amp;journalCode=wtsq20#.U6w13rGdROg</a>] <strong>Knowledge of LIS subject matter:</strong> Readers are most likely to be LIS professionals and given the technical nature of this journal, will be highly knowledgeable of LIS terminology and practice.[21. Informa UK Limited. (2014). <em>Aims &amp; Scope</em>. Retrieved from <a title="Technical Services Quarterly Aims &amp; Scope" href="http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&amp;journalCode=wtsq20#.U6w13rGdROg" target="_blank">http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&amp;journalCode=wtsq20#.U6w13rGdROg</a>] <h4>Conclusion: Analysis of reader characteristics and their potential impact on authors</h4> Readers of <em>Technical Services Quarterly</em> are LIS professionals who are highly interested in the latest technical information available. Writers for this publication should gear their articles towards this type of reader. According to the website, cutting edge technology is what their readers look for from the journal. Writers who follow trends and understand technical concepts would be the best bet for this journal. <strong>Last updated:</strong> October 28, 2014 <hr /> <h4>References</h4>
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