NEWS FROM OTHER JOURNALS SECTION  - Part 4

SEPTEMBER 2006  ISSUE

 Editorial note:

This section contains items culled from various Internet news services, discussion lists and other announcements.  Unless specifically noted, I have not visited the sites, used any of the software, reviewed the literature, or written the news items.  I present this digest to you in good faith but cannot vouch for the accuracy of its content.  

Kerry Smith

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May 2006

Emerald [librarylink@emeraldinsight.com]         Fri 9/06/2006 9:55 PM

Library Link Newsletter - May 2006

Dear readers,

Welcome to this new issue of Knowledge & Networks, the Emerald Library Link newsletter.

We are delighted to welcome back Jane Meyers to the Guru Interview column.

Last year she told the poignant story of the street children at the Fountain of Hope shelter in Lusaka, Zambia. This month she talks to LibraryLink about her experience setting up the Lubuto Library Project to bring light, knowledge and hope to the kids affected by HIV/AIDS in Africa. An inspiring interview.

Rachel Singer Gordon tackles inspiration and self confidence in Publish, don’t Perish!

Our new Newsletter Filler Asks a Librarian about Google Answers.

Lisa Ennis is busy organising a Marketing Event.

Our Web tour in 80 blogs explores the Marketing continent.

And we uncover a few essential items in the news and events of the library world.

Happy reading.

1. Guru Interview: Jane Meyers, The Lubuto Library Project Turns The Light On

Jane Kinney Meyers, founder of the Lubuto Library Project, is president and chairwoman of its board of directors (Lubuto means light and enlightenment in the Bemba language). The Lubuto Library Project was incorporated as a non-profit corporation in Washington, DC in 2005. It is a tax exempt public charity whose mission to create educational opportunities for children affected by HIV/AIDS in Africa is about to be implemented with the construction of the first Lubuto Library compound in Zambia.

It started with Jane Meyers reading stories to street children at the Fountain of Hope shelter in Lusaka, Zambia. Then a container of books arrived from nowhere and was turned into a makeshift library. The serendipitous good fortune went a long way, triggering the conversion of Jane’s caring energy and dedication into the Lubuto Library Project, now a full-fledged international non-profit organisation.

A year on after our first interview with Jane Meyers, the Lubuto Library Project has completely taken over her life. Jane talks to LibraryLink about the support she has received from the library profession, the challenges she has met over the past year and a brief, yet thought provoking, encounter with rock star Bono.

Read the full article here:

http://www.emeraldinsight.com/info/librarians/Management_Resources/man_gurumeyers2.jsp

2. Publish, Don’t Perish! Write What You Know?

Personal knowledge and experience can be a great starting point to your career as a writer for the library profession. Rachel Singer Gordon ponders on how to make the most of your inner resources but also, how to look beyond the self.

Read Rachel’s column here:

http://www.emeraldinsight.com/info/librarians/How_to_get_Published/perish_issue21.jsp

Look back at 21 months of Publish, Don’t Perish!

http://www.emeraldinsight.com/info/librarians/How_to_get_Published/perish.jsp

3. Newsletter Filler: Better Than Google Answers

Newsletter Fillers is a free service providing articles designed especially for reprint in your library newsletter. Each Newsletter Filler article aims to be interesting, informative and to raise awareness about library and information science issues. It is a great way to add content and substance to your own newsletters.

You can reproduce any of the articles in the Newsletter Filler section as long as you include the citation statement at the end.

This month’s article promotes ‘Ask A Librarian’ services to anyone who needs to research tough questions and toys with the idea of looking for ‘Google Answers.’

Find the article here:

http://www.emeraldinsight.com/info/librarians/filler_article08.jsp

4. The Marketing Shelf: Welcome to the Big Show, Hosting an Event

The rule to organising an event is simple: organisation is complicated. On the Marketing Shelf this month, Lisa Ennis offers a practical workshop on how to keep control of the logistics so that everything goes smoothly on the day of your big marketing event. There is no such thing as a small detail.

Read Lisa’s column here:

http://www.emeraldinsight.com/info/librarians/Marketing_your_library/markshelf_issue7.jsp

Read all past Lisa’s columns here:

http://www.emeraldinsight.com/info/librarians/Marketing_your_library/markshelf_index.jsp

5. Around the Web in 80 Blogs: The M Word Blog

URL: http://themwordblog.blogspot.com

Thanks to Lisa Ennis for highlighting this blog that concentrates on marketing and branding issues for libraries. As there are not many such specific resources in the library blogosphere it was worth singling it out. The blog offers a mix of relevant and useful tips on how to successfully enhance the marketing of your library and comments on current news, ideas and events related, in one way or another, to librarians.

A very interesting resource to add to your bookmarks.

6. Emerald at the ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans: Meet the Editor Sessions

Emerald Group Publishing Limited, will once again be running its successful "Meet the Editor" sessions throughout the ALA event.

These will all take place at the Emerald Booth #3349. If you have an idea for a possible paper or something already written that you would like to talk through with one of our journal editors, experts in their field, then why not call by to chat with them. The times are below:

*On the 24th of June:

Sarah Barbara Watstein and Eleanor Mitchell, co-editors of Reference Services Reviews, at 12:00pm Michael Seadle, editor of Library Hi-Tech, at 2:00pm Kay Ann Cassell, editor of Collection Building,  at 3:00pm

*On the 25th of June:

David McMenemy, the editor of Library Review, at 12:00pm Linda Ashcroft, the editor of New Library World World, at 1:00pm Brad Eden, the editor of OCLC Systems and Services, at 2:00pm

All of the editors would be delighted to talk with you about any research you are currently undertaking or to discuss possibilities for future articles.

For more details about the journals, visit:

http://www.emeraldinsight.com/info/librarians/journals.jsp

7. Usage Byte: The bite size feature to promote and increase database usage

Work smarter, not harder!  To find out how to gain maximum benefit from your Emerald online content and resources go to:

http://www.emeraldinsight.com/info/about_emerald/facultyandstudents.jsp

8. Internet Librarian International 2006 Programme

The Conference takes place on 16 & 17 October at the Copthorne Tara Hotel in London and is sponsored by The Electronic Library.

This year’s dual themes for the Internet Librarian International – discovering new resources and demystifying new technology – reflect the concerns of information professionals worldwide.

Starting with an opening keynote about the knowledge glut and how it affects librarians, this year’s Internet Librarian International concentrates on practical applications of internet technologies. Speakers explain how they implement new technologies, adopt Library 2.0 techniques, employ management skills, collaborate with colleagues and bring information to remote areas.

Through a range of panel discussions, master classes, formal speeches and networking opportunities, Internet Librarian International provides a unique educational opportunity for all those who need to find new resources and understand new technology.

The conference programme has now been published.

Read the full details here:

http://www.internet-librarian.com/index.shtml

9. News and Events Highlights

*Winners of the 2006 Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence have been announced.

Read the article here to see the results:

http://www.emeraldinsight.com/info/about_emerald/News/press/literatiawards2006.jsp

*The new Emerald Research Grant Awards

The Business Reference and Services Section (BRASS) of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), and Emerald Group Publishing Limited announce a new award, the Emerald Research Grant Award, to support business reference research.

Read the full article here:

http://www.emeraldinsight.com/info/about_emerald/News/press/research_grant.jsp

*The British Library has launched a competition for aspiring journalists, photographers and designers

For more details and read more news about library and information science issues, visit:

http://www.emeraldinsight.com/info/librarians/News/press.jsp

*International Conference on Digital Libraries: ICDL 2006, New Dehli, India, December 5-8 2006 Digital Libraries: Information Management for Global Access

For more information about forthcoming events, visit:

http://www.emeraldinsight.com/info/librarians/News/events.jsp

10. Editorial Highlights

Here is a selection of papers from the latest journal issues, chosen from across the whole Emerald portfolio.

*Internet Research Volume 16 Number 1 2006 Why are some e-mails forwarded and others not?

http://www.emeraldinsight.com/Insight/viewContentItem.do?contentType=Article&contentId=1541618

by Tom M.Y. Lin, Heng-Hui Wu, Chun-Wei Liao, Tzu-Hsin Liu

This study aims to explain why e-mails trigger emotional response states in receivers and to explore the influence of e-mail formats on the receivers' intention to forward e-mails.

*Journal of Communication Management Volume 10 Number 1 2006 Defining

realities: Why community consultation needs to start with the problem, not the solution

http://www.emeraldinsight.com/Insight/viewContentItem.do?contentType=Article&contentId=1541699

by Geoff Barbaro

The purpose of this paper is to examine how organisations generate the additional value from community consultation and take advantage of the opportunities that engagement with the community can present.

*Journal of Documentation Volume 62 Number 1 2006 Journal citation identity and journal citation image: a portrait of the Journal of Documentation

http://www.emeraldinsight.com/Insight/viewContentItem.do?contentType=Article&contentId=1537824

by Ellen Nebelong-Bonnevie, Tove Faber Frandsen

The purpose of this paper is to propose a multiple set of journal evaluation indicators using methods and theories from author analysis.

Among those are the journal citation identity and the journal citation image.

*The Bottom Line: Managing Library Finances Volume 19 Number 1 2006 The persistent plague of plagiarism

http://www.emeraldinsight.com/Insight/viewContentItem.do?contentType=Article&contentId=1541611

by John Maxymuk

This article aims to introduce the numerous library web sites devoted to the issue of plagiarism.

For more monthly editorial highlights from Emerald journals visit:

http://www.emeraldinsight.com/info/highlights.jsp

11. Subscription Information

Emerald Library Link is published by Emerald Group Publishing Limited, leading English language publisher of academic and professional literature in the fields of management and Library & Information services and is a globally recognized source of online management information.

For more information about anything included within the newsletter please

contact:

Arnaud Pellé, Editor: Knowledge & Networks, Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 60/62 Toller Lane, Bradford BD8 9BY, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom.

Tel: +44 (0) 1274 7777 00

mailto:apelle@emeraldinsight.com

Knowledge & Networks is produced monthly and is free to members of Library Link.

To receive Knowledge & Networks each month, click on the link below:

http://www.emeraldinsight.com/info/help/emeraldnewsletters.jsp

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June/July 2006

Emerald [librarylink@emeraldinsight.com]         Thu 10/08/2006 6:01 PM

Library Link Newsletter - June/July 2006

Dear readers,

Welcome to a new double edition of Knowledge & Networks, Emerald LibraryLink newsletter.

Emerald LibraryLink is gearing up for the World Library and Information

Congress: 72nd IFLA General Conference and Council, 20-24th August. If you are attending the event in Seoul, Korea, come and visit Emerald at booth no. 73-80.

We reveal the details of this year’s LibraryLink workshop and we also have on offer an Author Presentation on "Getting Published in International Journals." Don’t forget to register for these events!

Rachel Singer Gordon reflects on whether or not you are meant to be a writer and, for those who are, gives advice on setting up successful book projects.

Our cruise Around the Web in 80 blogs explores the Corporate Librarian and the Distant Librarian.

The Marketing Shelf sees Lisa Ennis juggling with brands and success stories of library marketing.

We also have a multi lingual usage byte and the traditional host of editorial and news highlights.

Happy reading!

1. IFLA 2006: Emerald LibraryLink invites you to a free lunch and workshop on 21 August 2006

Come and join us in Seoul for a free lunch and informal discussions as part of the LibraryLink workshop. Improving services to Librarians will be the theme this year. Discussions will be conducted in English at three different tables and they will each have a particular focus: authors, service providers and users.

The LibraryLink workshop will take place on Monday 21 August, 11:30 – 2:00 PM in the Vivace Room of the COEX Intercontinental Seoul Hotel.

To select the discussion you would like to attend and register, visit:

http://www.emeraldinsight.com/info/librarians/workshop_ifla2006.jsp

2. IFLA 2006: Emerald Author Presentation: Getting Published in International Journals, 21 August 2006

This is a satellite session for academics, practitioners and students about why they should write for publication, what about, and how to go about doing so.

Find out what different journals are looking for, what happens to Submissions, and what help potential authors can expect from an editor and a publisher.

Gary Gorman, Editor of “Online Information Review” and Chair of IFLA Asia and Oceania Regional Section will facilitate the session.

Marty Kesselman of “Reference Services Review”, and Julia Gelfand, Editor of “Library Hi Tech News,” will also be in attendance.

This session will take place on Monday 21st August at 4:00 PM in the Vivace Room of the COEX Intercontinental Seoul Hotel.

3. Publish, don’t Perish: Will You, Won’t You, Will You, Won’t You, Will You Join the Dance?

Writing for the library literature may not be for everyone. This month, Rachel Singer Gordon helps you determine whether or not you were meant to see your name in print.

http://www.emeraldinsight.com/info/librarians/How_to_get_Published/perish_issue22.jsp

4. Publish, don’t Perish! Writing a Book

For serious writers with extensive experience of writing for the library profession, tackling more lengthy projects seems a logical step forward.

In this column, Rachel Singer Gordon gives advice on how to approach publishers with a solid first book synopsis and manuscript.

http://www.emeraldinsight.com/info/librarians/How_to_get_Published/perish_issue23.jsp

5. Newsletter Fillers: Blogging for Scholars

Newsletter Fillers are bi-monthly articles that you can reproduce in your electronic or paper newsletter, not forgetting the citation statement at the end. As they are specifically designed to keep library patrons informed and interested, they are a great way to add substance to your newsletter.

This month, “Blogging for Scholars” describes how more and more academics resort to blogs to share and develop ideas. The article also offers links to many useful resources in the LIS blogosphere.

http://www.emeraldinsight.com/info/librarians/filler_article09.jsp

6. Around the Web in 80 blogs: The Corporate Librarian

URL: http://buslib.wordpress.com/

At last, corporate librarians have got a blog that deals with their specific issues. Steven, “a researcher for a consulting, outsourcing and technology firm,” is the instigator and author of "The Corporate Librarian." Other influential library blogs inspired him to fill the lack of “high profile blogs out there for corporate librarians.” Those of you who are on the BUSLIB list, for instance, will want to bookmark this new resource and even contribute to professional discussions via this medium.

7. Around the Web in 80 blogs: The Distant Librarian

URL: http://distlib.blogs.com/ 

Paul Pival is the Distant Librarian. This blog is an extension of his position as Distance Education Librarian at the University of Calgary. It comments specific distance learning technologies, discusses ongoing projects and reviews existing literature on the subject. It is very rich, rather technical and should be bookmarked by anyone interested in developing resources for distance education.

8. Usage Byte

Ever heard the proverb “Give a man a fish; you have fed him for today.

Teach a man to fish; and you have fed him for a lifetime”?  Why not teach your library users to fish at www.emeraldinsight.com, and provide them with the know how through our multi-lingual step-by-step guides?

Download or order online at

http://www.emeraldinsight.com/info/help/toolkit/step_by_step_guides.jsp

9. The Marketing Shelf: Making a Mark: Library Branding

Lisa Ennis looks into the magic of a brand awareness and recognition.

Where to start to get the right reaction started?

Read Lisa’s point of view here:

http://www.emeraldinsight.com/info/librarians/Marketing_your_library/markshelf_issue8.jsp

10. The Marketing Shelf: Marketing Library Marketing: Sharing Your Story with Fellow Librarians

In this column, Librarian Lisa Ennis calls for librarians with library marketing experience to share their stories in print, in blogs or in any other form they can find to help others.

Read the column here:

http://www.emeraldinsight.com/info/librarians/Marketing_your_library/markshelf_issue09.jsp

11. Internet Librarian International 2006

The Internet Librarian International Conference, which is taking place at the Copthorne Tara Hotel in London on 16-17 October 2006, has got an attractive programme and is promising to be a great gathering.

Read the overview of the conference and register here:

http://www.internet-librarian.com/overview.shtml

12. Editorial Highlights

*European Journal of Innovation Management Volume 9 Number 2 2006 “Creativity is not enough: ICT-enabled strategic innovation,”

by Constantinos C. Markides, Jamie Anderson

http://www.emeraldinsight.com/Insight/viewContentItem.do?contentType=Article&contentId=1550563

This paper aims to show how information and communication technologies

(ICTs) could help a company implement radical new strategies.

*Journal of Health Organization and Management Volume 20 Number 2 2006 “Management of stigma and disclosure of HIV/AIDS status in healthcare settings,”

by Victor Wong, Loretta Wong

http://www.emeraldinsight.com/Insight/viewContentItem.do?contentType=Article&contentId=1556563

This paper aims to examine the management strategies adopted by older people living with HIV/AIDS (PHAs) to conceal their positive status in healthcare settings, and their responses taken and means used to cope with the stigmatizing and exclusionary effects as a result of the disclosure of their status by/to healthcare workers.

*Managing Service Quality Volume 16 Number 3 2006 “Values-based service

brands: narratives from IKEA,”

by Bo Edvardsson, Bo Enquist, Michael Hay

http://www.emeraldinsight.com/Insight/viewContentItem.do?contentType=Article&contentId=1556614

The purpose of this paper is to present a model for values-based service brands grounded in values-based service management. In undertaking this task, the paper addresses two research questions: “What is the role of values in creating customer value and corporate identity?” and “How can values and corporate identity be communicated to customers and thus contribute to customer-perceived service value?”.

*International Journal of Wine Marketing Volume 18 Number 1 2006 “Wine's placebo effect: How the extrinsic cues of visual assessments mask the intrinsic quality of South African red wine,”

by David A. Priilaid

http://www.emeraldinsight.com/Insight/viewContentItem.do?contentType=Article&contentId=1545996

Through the use of both sight and blind-based quality metrics, the purpose of this paper is to ascertain the extent to which the sighted appreciation of a wine's intrinsic merit is confounded by extrinsic cues such as price and region of origin.

13. New and Events Highlights:

*David McMenemy, a Lecturer at Strathclyde University, was announced the winner of this year’s Elsevier/Library and Information Research Group

(LIRG) Award, announced at Birmingham’s Central Library.

Selected from a strong pool of submissions, Mr McMenemy was awarded £1000 to apply to new research activities.

Read the full announcement here:

http://www.cilip.org.uk/aboutcilip/newsandpressreleases/news060719.htm

*You already know about the Emerald LibraryLink Workshop and the Author Presentation to take place in Seoul on 21 Aug 2006. For a list of all the events to take place at IFLA this year, read the announcement here:

http://www.emeraldinsight.com/info/about_emerald/News/press/ifla_2006.jsp

*CILIP, the Chartered Institute for Library and Information Professionals, has announced its partnership with Emerald, adding an exciting new benefit for its 22,000 members.

Read the whole announcement here: 

http://www.emeraldinsight.com/info/about_emerald/News/press/cilip_partnership.jsp

* Winners of the Emerald Citation of Excellence Awards were announced earlier last month. See the list of winners here:

http://www.emeraldinsight.com/info/about_emerald/News/press/citationofexcellence_awards.jsp

14. Subscription Information

Emerald Library Link is published by Emerald Group Publishing Limited, leading English language publisher of academic and professional literature in the fields of management and Library & Information services and is a globally recognized source of online management information.

For more information about anything included within the newsletter please

contact:

Arnaud Pellé, Editor: Knowledge & Networks, Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 60/62 Toller Lane, Bradford BD8 9BY, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom.

Tel: +44 (0) 1274 7777 00

mailto:apelle@emeraldinsight.com

Knowledge & Networks is produced monthly and is free to members of Library Link.

To receive Knowledge & Networks each month, click on the link below:

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LIBRARY PHILOSOPHY AND PRACTICE

Call for Papers

H-Net Network on Information and Information Institutions [H-INFO@H-NET.MSU.EDU]; on behalf of; Betsy V. Martens [bvmartens@OU.EDU]

Fri 28/07/2006 11:05 PM        H-INFO@H-NET.MSU.EDU

CFP:  Library Philosophy and Practice

(FINAL) CALL FOR PAPERS:

You are invited to submit proposals and manuscripts for a special issue of _Library Philosophy and Practice_

entitled: "Shape Shifters: Librarians Evolve Yet Again in the Age of Google."  The issue, which will appear in Winter 2007, will be guest edited by Jill Cirasella and Mariana Regalado of Brooklyn College, City University of New York.

Librarians have a long history of responding professionally and creatively to changes in information dissemination technology.  It is no surprise, therefore, that they are adapting themselves and their work to Google, its many modules, and its many competitors.  Articles in "Shape Shifters" will explore how library services, resources, and job activities are changing in response to these tools and the paradigm shift they herald.

Manuscripts are sought that examine concrete changes in a specific area or issue of public, school, academic, or special librarianship.  Possible areas or issues include, but are not limited to:

  - Reference

  - Instruction

  - Collection development

  - Technical services

  - Access services

  - Rare books and/or preservation

  - Privacy

  - Website and interface design

  - Space planning

  - Administration and personnel

  - Marketing

Whatever area or issue is examined, authors should discuss how changes in services, resources, and/or job activities are being facilitated or even necessitated by one or more of three critical aspects of these tools:

  1) Ease of access

  2) Proliferation of content

  3) Independence from traditional library staff and spaces

Articles should be concise, well-reasoned, and focused on the practice and philosophy of librarianship.  While some professional speculation is welcome, authors are discouraged from writing diatribes, manifestos, or calls- to-arms about Google or its competitors.

The submission deadline for completed manuscripts is October 20, 2006.  Authors are strongly encouraged to contact the guest editors with proposals or drafts.  Manuscript length is flexible but should normally fall between 1,500 and 4,000 words.  Please email word-processed manuscripts in MLA format to Mariana Regalado

(regalado@brooklyn.cuny.edu) and Jill Cirasella (cirasella@brooklyn.cuny.edu).

_Library Philosophy and Practice_ is a peer-reviewed electronic journal that explores the connection between library practice and the philosophy and theory behind it.  To learn more about _Library Philosophy and Practice_, visit: http://libr.unl.edu:2000/LPP/lpp.htm.

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LIBRARY QUARTERLY

Volume 76, number 2 (April 2006)

H-Net Network on Information and Information Institutions [H-INFO@H-NET.MSU.EDU]; on behalf of; Betsy V. Martens [bvmartens@OU.EDU]         

Fri 29/09/2006 3:17 AM          H-INFO@H-NET.MSU.EDU

TOC: Library Quarterly (Vol. 76, No. 2)

The Library Quarterly
Volume 76, Number 2
(April 2006)
is now available

at http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/cgi-bin/contents?LQ+v76n2

Table of Contents:

ARTICLES
Jane B. Robbins: A Productive Life
F. William Summers
Page 145  [ http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/cgi-bin/resolve?LQ760201 ]

Unequal Legacies: Race and Multiculturalism in the LIS Curriculum
Christine Pawley
Page 149  [ http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/cgi-bin/resolve?LQ760207 ]

Intellectual Freedom and Libraries: Complexity and Change in the Twenty-First-Century Digital Environment
Eliza T. Dresang
Page 169  [ http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/cgi-bin/resolve?LQ760205 ]

Contested Terrain: Accreditation and the Future of the Profession of Librarianship
Kathleen M. Burnett and Laurie J. Bonnici
Page 193  [ http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/cgi-bin/resolve?LQ760203 ]

What We Say about Research: Rhetoric and Argument in Library and Information Science
John M. Budd
Page 220  [ http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/cgi-bin/resolve?LQ760202 ]

RESEARCH IN PRACTICE

Outcomes-Based Evaluation in Public Libraries: From Online Instruction to Practice
John Carlo Bertot

Page 241  [ http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/cgi-bin/resolve?LQ760206 ]

The Cover Design
Karen Nipps
Page 246  [ http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/cgi-bin/resolve?LQ760204 ]

The Contributors to This Issue
Page 248  [ http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/cgi-bin/resolve?LQ760208 ]

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LIBRARY STUDENT JOURNAL

Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum [JESSE@listserv.utk.edu]; on behalf of; Eli Guinnee [lis-lsj@BUFFALO.EDU]                

Sat 22/04/2006 12:15 AM                   JESSE@listserv.utk.edu                       Introducing Library Student Journal

Hi all,

I’m writing to announce the foundation of a new online peer-reviewed journal for students in the LIS field, Library Student Journal, edited by students in the University at Buffalo’s School of Informatics.

**Please visit us online at http://informatics.buffalo.edu/org/lsj/ and check out our editors’ blog at http://librarystudentjournal.blogspot.com/ **

LSJ will feature original work by masters and PhD students at the ALA-accredited schools in North America and their peers internationally.

 It will be a showcase for the talents of the best LIS students and it will be a forum for discussing issues of current concern to future professionals in the field.

LSJ will accept scholarly papers when the primary author is a student or a recent graduate.  However, we do believe that a complete discussion of LIS education cannot take place without the participation of all members of the LIS community, and will therefore be accepting editorials and letters to the editor from faculty and practitioners as well.

We can now accept letters and editorials, and will be ready to accept

student papers for review around mid-May.   Please send submissions to

lis-lsj@buffalo.edu, and feel free to contact me for further information or to discuss editorial ideas.

And if you are working with particularly promising students who would benefit from participating in LSJ—as reviewers, board members or authors—please send them our way!

Yours,

Eli Guinnee

lis-lsj@buffalo.edu

www.librarystudentjournal.com

http://librarystudentjournal.blogspot.com/

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Issue 1, September 2006

Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum [JESSE@LISTSERV.UTK.EDU]; on behalf of; Editor, LSJ [librarystudentjournal@GMAIL.COM]   Fri 29/09/2006 9:57 AM  JESSE@LISTSERV.UTK.EDU  Issue 1, Library Student Journal

L I B R A R Y   S T U D E N T   J O U R N A L

                                   ISSN 1931-6100

    An international peer-reviewed Open Access publication of the  University at Buffalo Department of Library and Information Studies

                     http://www.librarystudentjournal.com

                             Issue 1, September 2006 ________________________________________________________________________

C O N T E N T S

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Eli Guinnee

Open (and free) for business: letter from the editor, September, 2006

Michael Giarlo

The role of skepticism in human-information behavior: a cognitive-affective analysis

Lana Gottschalk

Internet filters in public libraries: do they belong?

Benjamin Hockenberry

Review of The Knowledge Entrepreneur, by Stan Skrzeszewski

David Brian Holt

Internet filtering and the adolescent gay/lesbian patron

Cynthia Oser

Babies and libraries: serving the youngest patrons of a community

Leith Robinson

Why content analysis should be used more in library and information studies research

Licia Slimon

Its IM time: a case study of instant messaging reference for teens at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

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Contact:

Eli Guinnee

Editor, Library Student Journal

lis-lsj@buffalo.edu

http://www.librarystudentjournal.com

http://librarystudentjournal.blogspot.com/

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LIBRI

Volume 56, Number 1, March 2006

Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum [JESSE@LISTSERV.UTK.EDU]; on behalf of; Ian M. Johnson [i.m.johnson@RGU.AC.UK]              

Wed 12/04/2006 1:14 AM                   JESSE@LISTSERV.UTK.EDU          FW: Contents of LIBRI, VOLUME 56, NUMBER 1, MARCH 2006

JOHN W. BERRY - The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS): A Global Challenge in the New Millennium

JENNIFER PAPIN-RAMCHARAN AND RICHARD A DAWE - The Other Side of the Coin for Open Access Publishing - A Developing Country View

MARIA-CARME TORRAS & ROBERT W. VAAGAN - Websites and Internationalization: A Survey of Norwegian Academic, Research and Special Libraries

ERZSÉBET TÓTH - Exploring the Capabilities of English and Hungarian Search Engines for Various Queries

GENEVIEVE HART - The Information Literacy Education Readiness of Public Libraries in Mpumalanga Province (South Africa)

EZRA ONDARI-OKEMWA - Knowledge Management in a Research Organisation: International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)

ABSTRACTS FOLLOW

     The World Summit on the Information Society

(WSIS): A Global Challenge in the New Millennium

     JOHN W. BERRY

     Abstract. A World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) was first proposed by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), a United Nations (UN) body, in 1998. The summit was formally endorsed by the UN General Assembly in December 2001. A series of regional planning meetings were held in 2002 and 2003 in several countries around the world. A "Preparatory Committee" process (PrepCom) began in July 2002 with an inaugural meeting in Geneva, Switzerland.

Unlike many other UN summit processes, WSIS was planned in two phases. The first phase was held in Geneva 10-12 December 2003 and the second phase held in Tunis 16-18 November 2005. The perspectives of the global library, museum and archive communities are discussed along with summit purposes, outcomes, unresolved issues (Internet governance and funding mechanisms) and a look at the implementation of the Plan of Action by governments, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and the private sector in the coming years.

     The Other Side of the Coin for Open Access Publishing - A Developing Country View

     JENNIFER PAPIN-RAMCHARAN AND RICHARD A DAWE

     Abstract. This article presents the Open Access publishing experience of researchers in an academic research institution, in a developing country, Trinidad and Tobago, namely at the University of the West Indies (UWI) St. Augustine Campus. It considers UWI researchers' knowledge of Open Access, their access to the scholarly literature, Open Access Archives/Repositories at UWI and related issues of Research and Library funding and Information Communication Technology

(ICT) Infrastructure/ Internet connectivity. The article concludes that whilst Open Access publishing yields some obvious and well-documented benefits for developing country researchers, including free access to research articles and increased impact and visibility of "published" Open Access articles, there are some disincentives that militate against developing country researchers fully contributing to the global body of knowledge via Open Access. It finds that Open Access Journals are beneficial for scholars who consume information but are of little benefit for developing country scholars wanting to publish in these journals because of the high cost of page charges. Inadequate and unreliable ICT infrastructure and Internet connectivity also often limit access to information. It concludes that because of technical, financial, human and infrastructural limitations, Open Access via the Green Road of self-archiving is also often not an option for developing country researchers!

 . These researchers are therefore unable to reap the real benefits, of making their research Open Access, that of increased impact and visibility. This study is to develop and evaluate methods and instruments for assessing the usability of digital libraries. It discusses the dimensions of usability, what methods have been applied in evaluating usability of digital libraries, their applicability, and criteria. It is found in the study that there exists an interlocking relationship among effectiveness, efficiency, and satisfaction. It provides operational criteria for effectiveness, efficiency, satisfaction, and learnability. It discovers users' criteria on "ease of use,"

"organization of information," "terminology and labeling," "visual attractiveness," and "mistake recovery." Common causes of "user lostness" were found. "Click cost" was examined.

     Websites and Internationalization: A Survey of Norwegian Academic, Research and Special Libraries

     MARIA-CARME TORRAS & ROBERT W. VAAGAN

     Abstract. Norway currently has 362 academic, research and special libraries, most of which have developed websites to provide a variety of online services to users, including a growing number of part-time and distance education users.

While most websites and services are provided in Norwegian only, forces of globalization are pushing institutions to provide an increasing range of services also in English. Based on an analysis of all 362 library websites, including a typical case sampling of three case studies, the article argues that an increasing amount of information will be made available in English on library websites, but that the process will stop short of full bilingual provision.

     Exploring the Capabilities of English and Hungarian Search Engines for Various Queries

     ERZSÉBET TÓTH 38

     Abstract. This paper presents a test that examined the linguistic capabilities of English and Hungarian search engines. Three English- language search engines were tested: Google, AltaVista and AlltheWeb. For comparison, five significant Hungarian search engines were

considered: Heuréka, Origo-Vizsla, Kurzor, Góliát and Altavizsla. The analysis was based on the following aspects: stemming, handling of stopwords and diacritics, truncation and searching for synonyms. The results indicate that while the Hungarian search engines are motivated to take into consideration the specific characteristics of the Hungarian language, on the whole the English-language search engines ignore the special characteristics of the Hungarian language. In the cases examined none of the general search engines handled diacritics well; that caused their resulting weaknesses in finding information relevant for Hungarian users.

     The Information Literacy Education Readiness of Public Libraries in Mpumalanga Province (South

Africa)

     GENEVIEVE HART

     Abstract. This study examines if public libraries in a province in South Africa are ready to assume an enhanced responsibility for information literacy education, specifically that of students, and, if so, what inhibiting and facilitating factors might exist. The public libraries in the rural province of Mpumalanga provide the case site. "Readiness", at one level, refers to physical capacity and, on a second level, to more subjective attributes such as staff attitudes and beliefs. The paper reports on the first phase of the study - in which both quantitative and qualitative data were gathered by means of a questionnaire/ interview survey of

57 public librarians in 46 sites. The study finds that Mpumalanga public libraries are indeed heavily engaged in serving school learners.

Shortcomings in certain physical facilities, such as the lack of space and absence of retrieval tools, are inhibiting factors with the heritage of apartheid still impacting on the availability of and quality of service. The low level of professional education of public library staff is found to impede innovation in library programming. The prevailing information literacy education model largely comprises one-to-one support, although there is a fair amount of source-based group library orientation. Moving towards information literacy education will depend on a shift in conceptions of the educational role of public libraries. In the absence of recognition of their curricular role by public library authorities and educators, many public librarians are not sure that their services to school learners are legitimate. There is, however, dawning recognition that present approaches are not meeting the needs of school learners and that more effective communication with educators is re!

 quired. This recognition comes from public librarians' frustrating encounters with learners rather than from insight into information literacy education theory and experience. The fundamental conclusion is that sustainable information literacy education in public libraries will depend on more dynamic leadership and on a vision of a new model of public library.

     Knowledge Management in a Research

Organisation: International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)

     EZRA ONDARI-OKEMWA

     Abstract. Knowledge is fast becoming a source of competitive advantage that makes a difference between success and failure for both profit and non-profit organisations. The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) is a non-profit organisation which has initiated a knowledge management programme recently. This study looks at how knowledge is generated in ILRI, how it is shared, how it is transferred and how it is integrated into the day-to-day operations of the Institute. It also looks at how the Institute encourages its employees to acquire new knowledge as well as share knowledge with others within and outside the Institute. Some of the challenges that the ILRI faces in managing knowledge are identified, and solutions which cannot always rely on information technology are discussed.

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Call for papers

Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum [JESSE@listserv.utk.edu]; on behalf of; Ian M. Johnson [i.m.johnson@RGU.AC.UK]

Thu 13/04/2006 4:46 PM        JESSE@listserv.utk.edu        LIBRI - CALL FOR PAPERS

The editors of Libri: International Journal of Libraries and Information Services are committed to bringing new information and ideas to our readers as quickly as possible.  The search for excellent articles on timely topics is always our most pressing concern.  Our streamlined review process results in quicker responses from our referees to ensure that we get papers into print quickly.

We are committed to raising the visibility and impact of papers published in Libri.  Libri is already well established in the ISI Social Science Citation Index.  Libri is now available online to subscribers, and during 2006 we expect to offer a quarterly Table of Contents notification service.  Issues go on open access 12 months after publication, and a significant backfile of older issues has already been digitised and made available at http://www.librijournal.org/ <http://www.librijournal.org/> . 

Of course, Libri is well known for its review articles on the library and information programmes of different countries, particularly in the developing world, and we always enjoy receiving those articles.  But the aim of Libri is to publish original articles on ALL aspects of libraries and information services, and good scholarly papers on any topic and in keeping Libri’s traditional high standard of academic writing are always welcome at any time.  Libri has the following specific objectives:

*     to examine the functions of libraries and information services, from both a historical as well as a current perspective

*     to analyse the role of information in cultural, organisational, national and international developments

*     to report on current trends in librarianship and information work to follow the transformation of libraries and information services resulting from the introduction of the new information technologies and working methods

*     to improve the image and status of library and information profession

*     to disseminate the results of original research in librarianship and information science

In particular, we are interested in topics that address digital libraries and the technologies that support them. 

Libri publishes original articles of two types: full-length articles, which should normally be around 5,000-7,000 words in length, and briefer ones that are more report-like in nature on projects or research in progress.  Exceptionally, longer articles (up to 10,000 words) may be considered suitable.  Guidelines for authors may be found on our web site. 

Authors submitting a paper do so on the understanding that the work has not been published before, is not being considered for publication elsewhere and has been read and approved of by all its authors.

Prospective authors are encouraged to contact Libri as soon as possible at libri@statsbiblioteket.dk <mailto:libri@statsbiblioteket.dk>  to express their interests.

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PAKISTAN JOURNAL OF LIBRARY & INFORMATION SCIENCE (PJLIS)

khalidmahmood@yahoo.com    Wed 26/07/2006 3:54 AM

ifla-l@infoserv.inist.fr    [IFLA-L] PAKISTAN JOURNAL OF LIBRARY & INFORMATION SCIENCE

Dear Colleagues,

The current issue of PAKISTAN JOURNAL OF LIBRARY & INFORMATION SCIENCE (PJLIS) is available online. Please visit:

http://pu.edu.pk/departments/10-pjlis07.pdf

Contents:

Editorial: Voyage Through History

Afzal Haq Qarshi

Archives in Pakistan

Syed Jalaluddin Haider

Funding Dilemma in Pakistani Libraries

Khalid Mahmood, Abdul Hameed, Syed Jalaluddin Haider

Role of Libraries in Promoting E-Learning: A Review of Singapore Initiatives Abdus Sattar Chaudhry

Collection Management Policy (CMP): A Framework to Achieve Library Goals Kanwal Ameen

Impact of Digital Technology on Library Resource Sharing: Revisiting LABELNET in the Digital Age Bushra Almas Jaswal

Library Co-operation Through Resource Sharing (RS): Models for Lahore Libraries Muhammad Ashraf Sharif

Current Awareness Services for Electronic Journal Literature Yaqub Ali

Alternative Funding Model for Libraries in Pakistan [Abstract]

Philosophy and Framework of Collection Management and Its Application in University Libraries of Pakistan [Abstract]

With regards,

Dr. Khalid Mahmood

Chairman & Associate Professor

Department of Library & Information Science University of the Punjab, Lahore, PAKISTAN

Ph: 92-42-9231224 Mobile: 92-333-4271285

Email: khalid@dlis.pu.edu.pk

Internet: http://www.geocities.com/khalidmahmood

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SCHOLARLY ELECTRONIC PUBLISHING BIBLIOGRAPHY

Version 62

Public-Access Computer Systems Publications [PACS-P@LISTSERV.UH.EDU]; on behalf of; Charles W. Bailey, Jr. [cbailey@UH.EDU]

Fri 28/04/2006 11:05 PM                    PACS-P@LISTSERV.UH.EDU          Version 62, Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography

Version 62 of the Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography is now available.  This selective bibliography presents over 2,680 articles, books, and other printed and electronic sources that are useful in understanding scholarly electronic publishing efforts on the Internet.

      http://epress.lib.uh.edu/sepb/sepb.html

      http://epress.lib.uh.edu/sepb/sepb.pdf

The Open Access Bibliography: Liberating Scholarly Literature with E-Prints and Open Access Journals, by the same author, provides much more in-depth coverage of the open access movement and related topics (e.g., disciplinary archives, e-prints, institutional repositories, open access journals, and the Open Archives Initiative) than SEPB does.

      http://www.digital-scholarship.com/oab/oab.htm

The Open Access Webliography (with Ho) complements the OAB, providing access to a number of Websites related to open access topics.

      http://www.digital-scholarship.com/cwb/oaw.htm

Changes in This Version

The bibliography has the following sections (revised sections are marked with an asterisk):

Table of Contents

1 Economic Issues

2 Electronic Books and Texts

      2.1 Case Studies and History*

      2.2 General Works*

      2.3 Library Issues

3  Electronic Serials

      3.1 Case Studies and History*

      3.2 Critiques

      3.3 Electronic Distribution of Printed Journals*

      3.4 General Works

      3.5 Library Issues*

      3.6 Research*

4 General Works*

5 Legal Issues

      5.1 Intellectual Property Rights*

      5.2 License Agreements

      5.3 Other Legal Issues

6  Library Issues

      6.1 Cataloging, Identifiers, Linking, and Metadata*

      6.2 Digital Libraries*

      6.3 General Works*

      6.4 Information Integrity and Preservation*

7 New Publishing Models*

8 Publisher Issues*

      8.1 Digital Rights Management*

9 Repositories, E-Prints, and OAI*

Appendix A. Related Bibliographies

Appendix B. About the Author

Appendix C. SEPB Use Statistics*

Scholarly Electronic Publishing Resources includes the following sections:

Cataloging, Identifiers, Linking, and Metadata Digital Libraries Electronic Books and Texts Electronic Serials* General Electronic Publishing*

Images*

Legal

Preservation

Publishers

Repositories, E-Prints, and OAI*

SGML and Related Standards

Further Information about SEPB

The HTML version of SEPB is designed for interactive use.  Each major section is a separate file.  There are links to sources that are freely available on the Internet.  It can be can be searched using Boolean operators.

The HTML document includes three sections not found in the Acrobat file:

(1) Scholarly Electronic Publishing Weblog (biweekly list of new resources; also available by mailing list--see second URL--and RSS Feed--see third URL)

      http://epress.lib.uh.edu/sepb/sepw.htm

      http://epress.lib.uh.edu/sepb/sepwlist.htm

      http://feeds.feedburner.com/ScholarlyElectronicPublishingWeblogrss

(2) Scholarly Electronic Publishing Resources (directory of over 270 related Web sites)

      http://epress.lib.uh.edu/sepb/sepr.htm

(3) Archive (prior versions of the bibliography)

      http://epress.lib.uh.edu/sepb/archive/sepa.htm

The Acrobat file is designed for printing.  The printed bibliography is over 220 pages long.  The Acrobat file is over 580 KB.

Related Article

An article about the bibliography has been published in The Journal of Electronic Publishing:

http://www.press.umich.edu/jep/07-02/bailey.html

--

Best Regards,

Charles

Charles W. Bailey, Jr., Assistant Dean for Digital Library Planning and Development, University of Houston Libraries

E-Mail: cbailey@digital-scholarship.com

Publications: http://www.digital-scholarship.com/

(Provides access to DigitalKoans, Open Access Bibliography, Open Access Webliography, Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography, Scholarly Electronic Publishing Weblog, and others)

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Version 63

Public-Access Computer Systems Publications [PACS-P@LISTSERV.UH.EDU]; on behalf of; Charles W. Bailey, Jr. [cbailey@UH.EDU]     Wed 2/08/2006 12:38 AM

PACS-P@LISTSERV.UH.EDU          Version 63, Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography

Version 63 of the Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography is now available.  This selective bibliography presents over 2,730 articles, books, and other printed and electronic sources that are useful in understanding scholarly electronic publishing efforts on the Internet.

      http://epress.lib.uh.edu/sepb/sepb.html

The PDF version of SEPB is now produced annually.  The 2005 PDF file is available (Version 60, published 12/9/2005).

http://epress.lib.uh.edu/sepb/archive/60/sepb.pdf

The Open Access Bibliography: Liberating Scholarly Literature with E-Prints and Open Access Journals, by the same author, provides much more in-depth coverage of the open access movement and related topics (e.g., disciplinary archives, e-prints, institutional repositories, open access journals, and the Open Archives Initiative) than SEPB does.

      http://www.digital-scholarship.com/oab/oab.htm

The Open Access Webliography (with Ho) complements the OAB, providing access to a number of Websites related to open access topics.

      http://www.digital-scholarship.com/cwb/oaw.htm

Changes in This Version

The bibliography has the following sections (revised sections are marked with an asterisk):

Table of Contents

1 Economic Issues

2 Electronic Books and Texts

      2.1 Case Studies and History*

      2.2 General Works

      2.3 Library Issues

3  Electronic Serials

      3.1 Case Studies and History

      3.2 Critiques

      3.3 Electronic Distribution of Printed Journals*

      3.4 General Works*

      3.5 Library Issues

      3.6 Research*

4 General Works

5 Legal Issues

      5.1 Intellectual Property Rights*

      5.2 License Agreements*

      5.3 Other Legal Issues

6  Library Issues

      6.1 Cataloging, Identifiers, Linking, and Metadata*

      6.2 Digital Libraries*

      6.3 General Works*

      6.4 Information Integrity and Preservation*

7 New Publishing Models*

8 Publisher Issues

      8.1 Digital Rights Management

9 Repositories, E-Prints, and OAI*

Appendix A. Related Bibliographies

Appendix B. About the Author

Appendix C. SEPB Use Statistics*

Scholarly Electronic Publishing Resources includes the following sections:

Cataloging, Identifiers, Linking, and Metadata Digital Libraries* Electronic Books and Texts* Electronic Serials* General Electronic Publishing* Images

Legal*

Preservation

Publishers

Repositories, E-Prints, and OAI*

SGML and Related Standards

Further Information about SEPB

The HTML version of SEPB is designed for interactive use.  Each major section is a separate file.  There are links to sources that are freely available on the Internet.  It can be can be searched using Boolean operators.

The HTML document includes three sections not found in the Acrobat file:

(1) Scholarly Electronic Publishing Weblog (biweekly list of new resources; also available by mailing list--see second URL--and RSS Feed--see third URL)

      http://epress.lib.uh.edu/sepb/sepw.htm

      http://epress.lib.uh.edu/sepb/sepwlist.htm

      http://feeds.feedburner.com/ScholarlyElectronicPublishingWeblogrss

(2) Scholarly Electronic Publishing Resources (directory of over 270 related Web sites)

      http://epress.lib.uh.edu/sepb/sepr.htm

(3) Archive (prior versions of the bibliography)

      http://epress.lib.uh.edu/sepb/archive/sepa.htm

The 2005 annual PDF file is designed for printing.  The printed bibliography is over 210 pages long.  The PDF file is over 560 KB.

Related Article

An article about the bibliography has been published in The Journal of Electronic Publishing:

http://www.press.umich.edu/jep/07-02/bailey.html

--

Best Regards,

Charles

Charles W. Bailey, Jr., Assistant Dean for Digital Library Planning and Development, University of Houston Libraries

E-Mail: cbailey@digital-scholarship.com

Publications: http://www.digital-scholarship.com/

(Provides access to DigitalKoans, Open Access Bibliography, Open Access Webliography, Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography, Scholarly Electronic Publishing Weblog, and other publications.)

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WEBOLOGY

Call for Papers (a Special Issue), Sociology of the Web

asis-l-bounces@asis.org; on behalf of; Alireza Noruzi [nouruzi@gmail.com]

Wed 9/08/2006 5:33 AM         asis-l@asis.org; air-l@aoir.org; sigmetrics@listserv.utk.edu; dig_ref@listserv.syr.edu; MELANET-L@cornell.edu; lis@ferdowsi.um.ac.ir       [Asis-l] Webology: CFP (a Special Issue), Sociology of the Web

Webology: Call for Papers, Sociology of the Web

Background and Significance

The World Wide Web is a global force affecting socio-cultural changes worldwide. These changes are affecting cultural diversity and difference throughout the world. The purpose of this Special Issue is to identify sociological issues (aspects of race, ethnic/national origin, language, religion, class, color, gender and other sociological issues) that exist on, and because of, the World Wide Web.

Contributions to this Special Issue (Volume 3, Number 4) should address either sociology of the Web as it is relates to users'

context, or socio-cultural and socio-political issues of the Web as it relates to the world society. More broadly, papers are solicited on, but not limited to, the following topics:

     - Web sociology

     - Socio-cultural impacts of the Web and the impact of the Web on social interaction

     - Socio-political impacts of the Web

     - Web users' behavior

     - Web users and usage studies

     - Web and civil society

     - Web and globalization

     - Web and Digital Divide

     - Web accessibility in developing countries

     - Web and Open Access

     - The role of the Web and ICT in research, education, economy, social development

     - Censorship and Website filtering

     - Intellectual freedom on the Web

     - International issues of the Web

     - Evaluating Web resources

     - Wikipedia and its Implications

The topics above are not a comprehensive list of all possible topics for this Special Issue. Submissions to this Special Issue should address the topics above (as well as other related topics).

Guest Editor of the Special Issue

      Dr. William Bostock

      School of Government

      University of Tasmania

      Australia

      bostock at utas.edu.au

      www.utas.edu.au

Submissions

Submissions should follow the Author Guidelines of Webology. All Submissions will be acknowledged and then refereed by at least 2 peer reviewers. Authors should indicate that the submission is intended for the Special Issue on Sociology of the Web, in the accompanying cover letter.

All submissions must be in English, and should represent the original work of the authors. Improved versions of papers previously published in conference proceedings are welcome, provided that no copyright limitations exist. Submissions must be made electronically via e-mail to the Guest Editor (sending a CC: copy to the alternative e-mail address). The manuscript should be included as an attachment in MS-Word.

E-mail address for submission:

      TO: bostock at utas.edu.au

Alternative e-mail address for submission:

      CC: nouruzi at gmail.com

Important Dates:

      October 10, 2006: Deadline for submission of papers. All submissions are due to the Guest Editor.

      November 30, 2006: Notification to authors.

      December 15, 2006: Special Issue is published.

Best Regards,

Alireza Noruzi

Webology journal

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