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Call for Manuscripts and Reviews Editor - Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship Bonnie Tijerina 22 Aug 2007 18:47 UTC

The Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship(JERL) is a peer-reviewed
journal concerning issues in electronic resources librarianship. The
journal is published quarterly by The Haworth Press (Taylor & Francis).
Submissions are being accepted for the inaugural and future issues of this

JERL is also looking for a Reviews Editor who will be charged with editing
a review section to include books and other resources of interest in the

This journal aims to inform librarians and other information professionals
about evolving work-related processes and procedures, current research and
the latest news on topics related to electronic resources and the digital
environment's impact on collecting, acquiring and making accessible
library materials.

Suggested topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
Collecting electronic resources
• Assessment/evaluation of e-resources, Collection planning, Balancing
Electronic with print, Determining value of e-resources, Policies and
procedures in maintenance of digital resources and collections

Managing electronic collections
• Licensing, negotiation, and alternatives, Stewardship and Preservation of
e-resources, Standards, Cross-functional work/workflow, Library-vendor

Making digital collections accessible to users
• User preferences and expectations, Digital Rights Management, E-resources
delivery/promotion, Information needs and behavior of users, Marketing and
promotion of e-resources, Search & Locate Tools

Scholarly Communication issues
• Intellectual Property, Copyright and Fair Use, History of publishing,
Changing nature of research in digital environment, Economics of e-resources
in libraries

Digital Libraries and digital collections
• Digitization/re-digitization projects, Digital repositories within the
larger collection

Changing environment and the effects on libraries
• Planning the digital future, Changing nature of librarianship,
Organizational change, Collaboration/collaborative work environments

JERL strives to find a balance between original, scholarly research, and
practical communications about relevant topics in electronic resources

The journal will publish the following types of articles:
• Peer-reviewed articles of a scholarly (original research) nature
• Practice-related articles, such as case studies or pieces on the state
of the field/new areas of work
• Review articles of books, conferences, and other resources of interest
in the field
• Editorial/guest columns on topics of interest to those who work with
electronic resources

Query letters to the editor to determine suitability for the Journal of
Electronic Resources Librarianship are welcome.

Bonnie Tijerina
Editor, Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship

Bonnie Tijerina
Electronic Resources Coordinator, Collection Development
Georgia Institute of Technology
Library and Information Center
Atlanta, GA 30332-0900
AIM: bltijerina