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Information Discovery and Delivery

 

Publication analysis


About the publication

Title: Information Discovery and Delivery, formerly Interlending and Document Supply

Website: http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=idd

Purpose, objective, or mission: This journal “covers information discovery and access for digital information researchers.”1

Target audience: Information Discovery and Delivery is read by “educators, knowledge professionals in education and cultural organizations, knowledge managers in media, health care, and government, as well as librarians.”2

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing3

Peer reviewed? Yes4

Type: LIS scholarly5

Medium: Print and online6

Content: This journal investigates the transport, flow, tracking, exchange, and sharing of information within and between libraries. It also covers digital information capture, packaging, and storage by repositories of all kinds.7

Frequency of publication: Quarterly8

About the publication’s submission guidelines

Location of submission guidelines: http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/author_guidelines.htm?id=idd

Types of contributions accepted: Research articles, opinion pieces, product and service reviews, theoretical works, case studies, literature reviews, and descriptive or instructional papers9

Articles should be in Microsoft Word format and between 4,000 and 6,000 words in length, including references and appendices.10

Submission and review process: Submissions are made through ScholarOne Manuscripts, an online submission and peer review system. Individuals submitting manuscripts are invited to register, create an account, and go through a submission process to upload an article.11 Emerald Publishing offers and editing service for non-native English-speaking authors.12 Authors should also consult the Article Submission Checklist  to ensure that  submissions are complete.13 According to the author guidelines, “each paper is reviewed by the editor and, if it is judged suitable for this publication, it is then sent to at least one independent referee for double blind peer review.”14 Submissions are welcome at any time, though authors may wish to consult the schedule of submission deadlines for upcoming issues of the journal.15

Editorial tone: Though the guidelines for submission do not discuss tone, the writing is in an academic style and often technical.

Style guide used: A comprehensive list of guidelines is provided in the Author Guidelines section.16 References should be written in Harvard style.17

Conclusion: Evaluation of publication’s potential for LIS authors

For LIS practitioners who are responsible the discovery and transmission of digital information, this journal offers an excellent opportunity to share knowledge. As Information Discovery and Delivery emphasizes the sharing of information within and between repositories the world over,18 there is a strong international component to the content of this publication. Authors published in this journal will also have an excellent opportunity to draw attention to practices unique to their geographical area in this specialized field.

 

Audience analysis


About the publication’s readers

Publication circulation: Circulation statistics are not available.

Audience location and language or cultural considerations: Information Discovery and Delivery is written in English.19 Given that the editorial advisory board represents countries as diverse as the United Kingdom, France, Turkey, Denmark, Lebanon, Australia, Taiwan, Saudi Arabia, and the United States, an international readership may be assumed.20

Reader characteristics: As this journal’s focus is in the specific field of information retrieval and transmission, readers will share an interest in this topic. 21 Representing countries worldwide, articles in this journal will be read by a global audience.

Knowledge of LIS subject matter: Readers will be very knowledgeable about LIS subjects as this publication is aimed at senior librarians. 22 They will also have specific knowledge about document lending and supply, and will be comfortable with terminology from this field of library and information science.

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

Information Discovery and Delivery is read by a knowledgeable, diverse, and academic audience. Subscribers will expect thorough and professional research on digital information issues in libraries. Being international in scope, readers will be open to cultural differences in approaching this topic, and will welcome innovative ideas.

Last updated: May 13, 2017


References

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  1. “Aims and Scope,” Emerald Group Publishing, accessed May 13, 2017, http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=idd
  2. “Aims and Scope,” Emerald Group Publishing, accessed May 13, 2017, http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=idd
  3. Interlending and Document Supply (former title), Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed May 13, 2017, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1436290161532/339098
  4. Interlending and Document Supply (former title), Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed May 13, 2017, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1436290161532/339098
  5. Interlending and Document Supply (former title), Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed May 13, 2017, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1436290161532/339098
  6. “Purchase Information,” Emerald Group Publishing, accessed May 13, 2017, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1436290161532/339098
  7. “Aims and Scope,” Emerald Group Publishing, accessed May 13, 2017, http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=idd
  8. Interlending and Document Supply (former title), Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed May 13, 2017, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1436290161532/339098
  9. “Author Guidelines,” Emerald Group Publishing, accessed May 13, 2017,  http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/author_guidelines.htm?id=idd
  10. “Author Guidelines,” Emerald Group Publishing, accessed May 13, 2017,  http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/author_guidelines.htm?id=idd
  11. “Author Guidelines,” Emerald Group Publishing, accessed May 13, 2017,  http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/author_guidelines.htm?id=idd
  12. “Author Guidelines,” Emerald Group Publishing, accessed May 13, 2017,  http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/author_guidelines.htm?id=idd
  13. “Author Guidelines,” Emerald Group Publishing, accessed May 13, 2017,  http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/author_guidelines.htm?id=idd
  14. “Author Guidelines,” Emerald Group Publishing, accessed May 13, 2017,  http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/author_guidelines.htm?id=idd
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  16. “Author Guidelines,” Emerald Group Publishing, accessed May 13, 2017,  http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/author_guidelines.htm?id=idd
  17. “Author Guidelines,” Emerald Group Publishing, accessed May 13, 2017,  http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/author_guidelines.htm?id=idd
  18. “Aims and Scope,” Emerald Group Publishing, accessed May 13, 2017, http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=idd
  19. Interlending and Document Supply (former title), Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed May 13, 2017, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1436290161532/339098
  20. “Editorial Team,” Emerald Group Publishing,  accessed May 13, 2017 http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/editorial_team.htm?id=idd
  21. Emerald Group Publishing, Ltd. (2015). Journal Information. Interlending and Document Supply. Retrieved from http://emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/editorial_team.htm?id=ilds
  22. “Aims and Scope,” Emerald Group Publishing, accessed May 13, 2017, http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=idd
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Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries (JERML)

 

Publication analysis


About the publication

Title: Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries (JERML)

Website: http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/werm20/current

Purpose, objective, or mission: From the publication website: “The Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries is a peer-reviewed professional journal devoted to the access, evaluation, and management of electronic resources in the medical library environment.”1

Target audience: Users of libraries in medical schools, hospitals, and other health sciences libraries2

Publisher: Routledge/Taylor & Francis3

Peer reviewed? Yes4

Type: LIS and medical sciences, scholarly5

Medium: Print and online6

Content: “The material in the Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries will complement articles published in Medical Reference Services Quarterly, which highlights the reference and bibliographic instruction aspects of electronic resources.”7

Frequency of publication: Quarterly8

About the publication’s submission guidelines

Location of submission guidelines: http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=werm20&page=instructions

Types of contributions accepted: The journal seeks articles with “practical, up-to-date information about important developments and issues related to the provision, selection, and use of electronic resources in health sciences libraries.”9

“Topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Collection development and selection of electronic resources
  • Electronic document delivery in medicine and health care
  • Enhancing electronic resource user services
  • Print versus electronic or combination formats
  • Site licensing-what librarians need to know
  • Delegating work that involves electronic/digital acquisitions
  • Cataloging-e-books, e-journals, and other electronic formats
  • The merger of serial and book formats in the electronic library
  • Coping with electronic misinformation, fraudulence, and shams on the Internet
  • “E-core” lists in medicine, allied health, nursing, pharmaceutical science, mental health, and other health care fields
  • The role of medical libraries with Electronic Health Records
  • Cost analyses of digital resources”10

Submission and review process: Submissions are uploaded using the ScholarOne Manuscripts site located at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jerml.”11 Any other requests should be directed to Justin Robertson, editor-in-chief, at justincrobertson@gmail.com.12 Detailed submission instructions are included at the submission guidelines link provided above.

Editorial tone: Scholarly13

Style guide used: The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition14

Conclusion: Evaluation of publication’s potential for LIS authors

As this is a journal “aimed at the practicing librarian,”15 and is described as a “source for practical, up-to-date information,”16 any librarian with knowledge of current issues and developments in electronic resources in the broader LIS field would be a welcome contributor to JERML.

 

Audience analysis


About the publication’s readers

Publication circulation: Circulation information is not available.

Audience location and language or cultural considerations: JERML is published in English in the United States.17

Reader characteristics: Readers are likely well-educated and work in “academic medical school libraries, hospital libraries, and other health sciences libraries.”18 Readers expect well-researched, academic articles19 that provide practical knowledge that will inform the service they provide.

Knowledge of LIS subject matter: Readers will be well-versed in LIS subject matter, specializing in the medical LIS field, with a special interest in electronic resources.20

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

As the readership for this journal is specialized, potential contributors should tailor their articles to an academic, knowledgeable audience. Readers will be looking for rigorously researched papers that provide new information on access, evaluation and management of electronic sources.21 This is a go-to journal for medical librarians to obtain up-to-date information about electronic resource management for their libraries. The potential LIS authors to reach a extensive and engaged audience it great.

Last updated: May 15, 2017


References

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  1.  “Aims and Scope,” Taylor and Francis Group, accessed March 24, 2017, http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&journalCode=werm20
  2.  “Aims and Scope,” Taylor and Francis Group, accessed March 24, 2017, http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&journalCode=werm20
  3. Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed May 15, 2017, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1427545368851/452894
  4.  Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed May 15, 2017, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1427545368851/452894
  5.  Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed May 15, 2017, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1427545368851/452894
  6.  Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed May 15, 2017, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1427545368851/452894
  7.  “Aims and Scope,” Taylor and Francis Group, accessed March 24, 2017, http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&journalCode=werm20
  8.  Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed May 15, 2017, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1427545368851/452894
  9. “Instructions for Authors,” Taylor and Francis Group, accessed March 24, 2017, http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=werm20&page=instructions
  10.  “Aims and Scope,” Taylor and Francis Group, accessed March 24, 2017, http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&journalCode=werm20
  11. “Instructions for Authors,” Taylor and Francis Group, accessed March 24, 2017, http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=werm20&page=instructions
  12. “Instructions for Authors,” Taylor and Francis Group, accessed March 24, 2017, http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=werm20&page=instructions
  13. “Instructions for Authors,” Taylor and Francis Group, accessed March 24, 2017, http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=werm20&page=instructions
  14. “Instructions for Authors,” Taylor and Francis Group, accessed March 24, 2017, http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=werm20&page=instructions
  15. “Instructions for Authors,” Taylor and Francis Group, accessed March 24, 2017, http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=werm20&page=instructions
  16. “Instructions for Authors,” Taylor and Francis Group, accessed March 24, 2017, http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=werm20&page=instructions
  17.  Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed May 15, 2017, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1427545368851/452894
  18. Taylor & Francis. (2015). Aims & Scope. Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries. Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&journalCode=werm20#.VRahFeEYFZI
  19.  ProQuest. (2015). Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries. Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1427545368851/452894
  20.  “Aims and Scope,” Taylor and Francis Group, accessed March 24, 2017, http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&journalCode=werm20
  21.  “Aims and Scope,” Taylor and Francis Group, accessed March 24, 2017, http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&journalCode=werm20
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Technical Services Quarterly

 

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About the publication

Title: Technical Services Quarterly

Website: http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/wtsq20

Purpose, objective, or mission: According to the website, Technical Services Quarterly 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 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

Target audience: 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 are written by highly regarded professionals who are on the cutting edge of these subjects.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc. 325 Chestnut Street, Suite 800, Philadelphia, PA 19106.4

Peer reviewed? Yes.5 This publication requires submitted manuscripts to undergo editorial screening and anonymous peer review.6

Type: LIS Scholarly7

Medium: Print and online.8

Content: From the Aims & Scope page: “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 Every issue has four regular columns: Technical Services Report, Tech Services on the Web, Reviews and Trending Tech Services.10

Frequency of publication: Quarterly11

About the publication’s submission guidelines

Location of submission guidelines: http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=wtsq20&page=instructions#.UY6vSD3nYms

Types of contributions accepted: Original, unpublished manuscripts are accepted for consideration. According to the website, Technical Services Quarterly 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

Submission and review process: Refer to submission guidelines listed under Aims and Scope 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 Technical Services Quarterly. Manuscripts must be in Microsoft Word format and include an abstract of less than 100 words and a list of keywords.13

Editorial tone: 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 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 While the language and tone are technical and scholarly, it must also be interesting and readable.16

Style guide used: Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association – 6th edition.17

Conclusion: Evaluation of publication’s potential for LIS authors

Technical Services Quarterly 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.

 

Audience analysis


About the publication’s readers

Publication circulation: No specific information given.

Audience location and language or cultural considerations: 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, Technical Services Quarterly is geared towards American libraries and uses American English.18 All the listed editors and board members are American.19

Reader characteristics: This journal is geared toward LIS professionals in the technical field who are interested in the latest trends.20

Knowledge of LIS subject matter: 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

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

Readers of Technical Services Quarterly 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.

Last updated: October 28, 2014


References

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  3. Informa UK Limited. (2014). Instructions for Authors. Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=wtsq20&page=instructions#.U6te5rGdROg
  4. SerialsSolutions. (2014). Technical Services Quarterly. Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1403794434674/135278
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  6. Informa UK Limited. (2014). Aims & Scope. Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&journalCode=wtsq20#.U6w13rGdROg
  7. SerialsSolutions. (2014). Technical Services Quarterly. Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1403794434674/135278
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  12. Informa UK Limited. (2014). Instructions for Authors. Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=wtsq20&page=instructions#.U6te5rGdROg
  13. Informa UK Limited. (2014). Instructions for Authors. Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=wtsq20&page=instructions#.U6te5rGdROg
  14. Informa UK Limited. (2014). Instructions for Authors. Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=wtsq20&page=instructions#.U6te5rGdROg
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  16. Informa UK Limited. (2014). Instructions for Authors. Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=wtsq20&page=instructions#.U6te5rGdROg
  17. Informa UK Limited. (2014). Instructions for Authors. Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=wtsq20&page=instructions#.U6te5rGdROg
  18. SerialsSolutions. (2014). Technical Services Quarterly. Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1403794434674/135278
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Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Electronic Reserve

 

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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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Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship

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Publication analysis


About the publication

Title: Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship

Website: http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/wacq20

Purpose, objective, or mission: According to the publication website, “The Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship aims to inform librarians and other information professionals about current research, evolving work-related processes and procedures, and the latest news on topics related to electronic resources and the digital environment’s impact on collecting, acquiring and making accessible library materials.”1

Target audience: “The Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship is intended for library administrators, librarians, and other information professionals who work with managing electronic resources in libraries. It is also intended to bridge the gap between theory and practice for LIS educators and students, and is a starting point for information professionals from various backgrounds concerned with issues surrounding the changes in collections, acquisitions and services in libraries in the digital age.”2

Publisher: Routledge/Taylor and Francis3

Peer reviewed? Yes4

Type: LIS scholarly5

Medium: Print and online6

Content: According to the publication website, “This journal will highlight pivotal, interesting and thought-provoking articles and conference presentations to keep professionals and staff of all levels on top of the latest ideas and changes in the field. The journal will also have relevant book reviews to enable readers to target their professional readings.”7

Frequency of publication: Quarterly8

About the publication’s submission guidelines

Location of submission guidelines: http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=wacq20&page=instructions#.VQ2qwvnF8So

Types of contributions accepted: “Current research, evolving work-related processes and procedures, and the latest news on topics related to electronic resources and the digital environment’s impact on collecting, acquiring and making accessible library materials.”9

Submission and review process: Authors are strongly encouraged to submit manuscripts electronically.  Please submit your manuscript in Microsoft Word format to the Editor-in-Chief, Gary Pitkin, gary.martin.pitkin@gmail.com.”10 All articles are subject to double-blind review.11

Editorial tone: Scholarly12

Style guide used: Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition13

Conclusion: Evaluation of publication’s potential for LIS authors

Writers who have expertise in electronic resources will have the opportunity to develop their reputation and strengthen their resume with a publication in this highly topical, peer-reviewed journal.

 

Audience analysis


About the publication’s readers

Publication circulation: Circulation statistics are not available.

Audience location and language or cultural considerations: Although this is journal is based in the United States, its readership is not geographically limited to North America. The journal publishes in English.14

Reader characteristics: According to the publication website, readers are librarians and information professionals at all levels.15 Readers will likely have a strong interest in collection management, and specifically eletronic resources and the “digital environment’s impact on collecting, acquiring and making accessible library materials.”16

Reader knowledge of LIS subject matter: Readers will be very knowledgeable about issues in the LIS community. As this is a scholarly journal, it is assumed that readers will be knowledgeable about electronic resources in the field of LIS.

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

The readers of this journal will be knowledgeable about LIS issues and interested in electronic resources and the latest news on the digital environment’s impact on library practices. As this journal  “deals with a single, broad, but well-defined and practical issue . . . of immediate concern to librarians and information professionals,”17 the potential for writers with expertise in this area to increase their impact on the LIS community is great.

Last updated: May 15, 2017


References

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  1. “Aims and Scope,” Taylor and Francis Group, accessed May 17, 2017,  http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&journalCode=wacq20#.VQ2m2fnF8So
  2. “Aims and Scope,” Taylor and Francis Group, accessed May 17, 2017,  http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&journalCode=wacq20#.VQ2m2fnF8So
  3. Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed May 15, 2017, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1426957279183/459153
  4.  Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed May 15, 2017, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1426957279183/459153
  5.  Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed May 15, 2017, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1426957279183/459153
  6.  Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed May 15, 2017, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1426957279183/459153
  7. “Aims and Scope,” Taylor and Francis Group, accessed May 17, 2017,  http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&journalCode=wacq20#.VQ2m2fnF8So
  8.  Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed May 15, 2017, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1426957279183/459153
  9. “Aims and Scope,” Taylor and Francis Group, accessed May 17, 2017,  http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&journalCode=wacq20#.VQ2m2fnF8So
  10. “Instructions for Authors,” Taylor and Francis Group, accessed May 17, 2017, http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=wacq20&page=instructions#.VQ2qwvnF8So
  11.  “Instructions for Authors,” Taylor and Francis Group, accessed May 17, 2017, http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=wacq20&page=instructions#.VQ2qwvnF8So
  12.  Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed May 15, 2017, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1426957279183/459153
  13.  “Instructions for Authors,” Taylor and Francis Group, accessed May 17, 2017, http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=wacq20&page=instructions#.VQ2qwvnF8So
  14.  Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed May 15, 2017, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1426957279183/459153
  15. “Aims and Scope,” Taylor and Francis Group, accessed May 17, 2017,  http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&journalCode=wacq20#.VQ2m2fnF8So
  16. “Aims and Scope,” Taylor and Francis Group, accessed May 17, 2017, http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&journalCode=wacq20#.VQ2m2fnF8So
  17.  Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed May 15, 2017, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1426957279183/459153
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Journal of Library and Information Services in Distance Learning

 

Publication analysis


About the publication

Title: Journal of Library and Information Services in Distance Learning

Website: http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/WLIS

Purpose, objective, or mission: “The Journal of Library and Information Services in Distance Learning €œaddresses the issues and concerns of librarians and information specialists in the rapidly growing field of distance education.”1

Target audience: The journal primarily targets scholars, librarians, and library students.2

Publisher: Routledge.3

Peer reviewed? Yes.4

Type: LIS scholarly.5

Medium: Print and online.6

Content: The journal reports that it “€œaddresses a wide variety of subjects that are vital to the field, including but not limited to: collection development strategies, faculty/librarian partnerships or collaborations, cutting edge instruction and reference techniques, document delivery, remote access, evaluation, etc.”7

Frequency of publication: Quarterly.8

About the publication’s submission guidelines

Location of submission guidelines: http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=wlis20&page=instructions#.UxCmcYVUPpw

Types of contributions accepted: The Journal of Library and Information Services in Distance Learning is comprised of “€œoriginal research, theoretical papers, substantive articles, essays, book and literature reviews, and research reports that cover programs and innovations throughout the international community.”9€ Articles should observe a 3,000 to 5,000 word limit. Submissions cannot be previously published and cannot be simultaneously submitted to another publication. Submissions should include an abstract of not more than 100 words. Author should provide 3-10 keywords for indexing purposes.10

Submission and review process: Submissions undergo editorial screening and peer review by anonymous reviewers.11 Authors should submit manuscripts electronically via ScholarOne Manuscripts at: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/wlis.12

Editorial tone: While the journal is scholarly in nature, articles take practical approach which creates reader appeal by scholars, librarians, and students.13

Style guide used: APA Publication Manual.14

Conclusion: Evaluation of publication’s potential for LIS authors

The Journal of Library and Information Services in Distance Learning provides an excellent forum for LIS authors interested in publishing scholarly articles in this specific and emerging field of distance learning.

 

Audience analysis


About the publication’s readers

Publication circulation: Circulation figures not available.

Audience location and language or cultural considerations: While published in the United States, it is read worldwide. The Journal of Library and Information Services in Distance Learning is published in English.15

Reader characteristics: The journal does not provide information about individual characteristics about the readers. The publication’€™s website reports it covers “€œprograms and innovations throughout the international community.” As the LIS community is international, this publication is likely to include readers throughout the world, especially since the journal focuses on the subject of distance learning. Readers primarily consist of librarians, LIS instructors, and LIS students with an interest in distance learning. Workplaces for the readers can primarily include academic libraries and institutions. The journal appears to be content neutral appealing to readers interested in programs and innovations in distance learning specifically relating to LIS education. The journal welcomes submissions from librarians, instructors, and students. Readers are likely to value education, and specifically the emerging field of distance learning.16

Knowledge of LIS subject matter: The Journal of Library and Information Services in Distance Learning addresses a wide variety of subjects relating to distance learning within the field of LIS. Because most readers will have familiarly with the LIS field, LIS authors will not have to explain familiar LIS concepts.17

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

LIS authors should keep in mind that that the readers of this journal have extensive background in distance learning specifically within the LIS field. Submissions to this journal should reflect the specialized subject of distance learning within the LIS field. LIS authors interested in this field could use this forum to connect and establish professional rapport and reputation.

Last updated: November 3, 2014


References

Show 17 footnotes

  1. Informa UK Limited. (2014). Aims & scope. Journal of Library and Information Services in Distance Learning. Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&journalCode=wlis20#.U739XLGdROg
  2. Informa UK Limited. (2014). Aims & scope. Journal of Library and Information Services in Distance Learning. Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&journalCode=wlis20#.U739XLGdROg
  3. SerialsSolutions. (2014). Journal of Library and Information Services in Distance Learning. Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1404960028822/367486
  4. SerialsSolutions. (2014). Journal of Library and Information Services in Distance Learning. Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1404960028822/367486
  5. SerialsSolutions. (2014). Journal of Library and Information Services in Distance Learning. Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1404960028822/367486
  6. SerialsSolutions. (2014). Journal of Library and Information Services in Distance Learning. Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1404960028822/367486
  7. Informa UK Limited. (2014). Aims & scope. Journal of Library and Information Services in Distance Learning. Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&journalCode=wlis20#.U739XLGdROg
  8. SerialsSolutions. (2014). Journal of Library and Information Services in Distance Learning. Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1404960028822/367486
  9. Informa UK Limited. (2014). Aims & scope. Journal of Library and Information Services in Distance Learning. Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&journalCode=wlis20#.U739XLGdROg
  10. Informa UK Limited. (2014). Instructions for authors. Journal of Library and Information Services in Distance Learning. Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=wlis20&page=instructions#.U739VrGdROg
  11. Informa UK Limited. (2014). Aims & scope. Journal of Library and Information Services in Distance Learning. Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&journalCode=wlis20#.U739XLGdROg
  12. Informa UK Limited. (2014). Instructions for authors. Journal of Library and Information Services in Distance Learning. Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=wlis20&page=instructions#.U739VrGdROg
  13. Informa UK Limited. (2014). Instructions for authors. Journal of Library and Information Services in Distance Learning. Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=wlis20&page=instructions#.U739VrGdROg
  14. Informa UK Limited. (2014). Instructions for authors. Journal of Library and Information Services in Distance Learning. Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=wlis20&page=instructions#.U739VrGdROg
  15. SerialsSolutions. (2014). Journal of Library and Information Services in Distance Learning. Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1404960028822/367486
  16. Informa UK Limited. (2014). Aims & scope. Journal of Library and Information Services in Distance Learning. Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&journalCode=wlis20#.U739XLGdROg
  17. Informa UK Limited. (2014). Aims & scope. Journal of Library and Information Services in Distance Learning. Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&journalCode=wlis20#.U739XLGdROg
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NextSpace: the OCLC Newsletter

 

Publication analysis


About the publication

Title: NextSpace: the OCLC Newsletter

Website: http://www.oclc.org/nextspace/default.htm

Purpose, objective, or mission: NextSpace analyzes industry trends and technology developments as well as feature news about OCLC (Online Computer Library Center). Their goal is to help members stay informed and make key decisions. NextSpace is about the next idea or the next trend affecting libraries. It is also about the next step that will help libraries create value and shape their future.1

Target audience: OCLC members and information managers. Topics range all over the library spectrum from cataloging to circulation and from systems to reference.2

Publisher: OCLC.3

Peer reviewed? No.4

Type: This is a LIS professional news publication.5

Medium: Print and electronic.6

Content: The newsletter discusses trends in the library world and profession, especially concerning technology. The focus is on OCLC products.7 It replace the older OCLC Newsletter.8

Frequency of publication: Every 3 months.9

About the publication’s submission guidelines

Location of submission guidelines: No information as this is published in house.

Types of contributions accepted: All information is provided in house.

Submission and review process: No information as this is published in house.

Editorial tone: Somewhat conversational and informal. The newsletter is strongly focused on OCLC products and services as well as how these products and services relate to the future of the profession.10

Style guide used: No information available.

Conclusion: Evaluation of publication’s potential for LIS authors

There is little potential for LIS authors as this newsletter is published in house. However it is a good example of what an in house publication can be. It can serve as a model for an organization’s in house newsletter that is distributed to a wider audience, especially in the way that OCLC markets itself, but also in how they are relating their products and services to the industry at large. In general this publication could serve more as an example, than a possible publication venue (unless one worked directly for OCLC).

 

Audience analysis


About the publication’s readers

Publication circulation: No circulation statistics provided, but the publication is available online.11

Audience location and language or cultural considerations: The publication is produced in the US,12 although it could be viewed online in any part of the world.13 The publication is in English14 and is geared toward an American audience, but could be viewed by readers outside of the country.15

Reader characteristics: Although no information is provided by the publication, it can be assumed that readers are highly involved in all areas of library services, most especially cataloging and interlibrary loan and will have a great deal of interest in technology and advancement in these areas. Looking at the subject matter discussed, it can be assumed that readers will be forward-thinking and expect to find articles in the journal which are are the cutting edge of librarianship.16

Knowledge of LIS subject matter: Readers are likely to have an extensive knowledge of LIS subject matter as a result of experience working in library environments.17

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

Although NextSpace is not open to LIS authors for manuscript submission, it does provide an example of a high-quality LIS-centered publication. It is also a wealth of a wide variety of LIS information for readers.

Last updated: May 14, 2016


References

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  1. OCLC. (2016). Issues. NextSpace. Retrieved from http://www.oclc.org/publications/nextspace/issues.en.html
  2. OCLC. (2016). Issues. NextSpace. Retrieved from http://www.oclc.org/publications/nextspace/issues.en.html
  3. SerialsSolutions. (2016). NextSpace. Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1407304198121/69664
  4. SerialsSolutions. (2016). NextSpace. Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1407304198121/69664
  5. SerialsSolutions. (2016). NextSpace. Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1407304198121/69664
  6. SerialsSolutions. (2016). NextSpace. Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1407304198121/69664
  7. OCLC. (2016). Issues. NextSpace. Retrieved from http://www.oclc.org/publications/nextspace/issues.en.html
  8. SerialsSolutions. (2016). NextSpace. Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1407304198121/69664
  9. SerialsSolutions. (2016). NextSpace. Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1407304198121/69664
  10. OCLC. (2016). Issues. NextSpace. Retrieved from http://www.oclc.org/publications/nextspace/issues.en.html
  11. OCLC. (2016). Issues. NextSpace. Retrieved from http://www.oclc.org/publications/nextspace/issues.en.html
  12. SerialsSolutions. (2016). NextSpace. Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1407304198121/69664
  13. OCLC. (2016). Issues. NextSpace. Retrieved from http://www.oclc.org/publications/nextspace/issues.en.html
  14. SerialsSolutions. (2016). NextSpace. Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Retrieved from http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1407304198121/69664
  15. OCLC. (2016). Issues. NextSpace. Retrieved from http://www.oclc.org/publications/nextspace/issues.en.html
  16. OCLC. (2016). Issues. NextSpace. Retrieved from http://www.oclc.org/publications/nextspace/issues.en.html
  17. OCLC. (2016). Issues. NextSpace. Retrieved from http://www.oclc.org/publications/nextspace/issues.en.html
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