Two university libraries have joined together to start a new open access, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to library-led scholarly communication initiatives, online publishing and digital projects.

The new project is named the Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication, and will provide a focused forum for library practitioners to share ideas, strategies, research and explorations of library-led initiatives. Topics will include institutional repository and digital collection management, and library publishing/hosting services and authors’ rights advocacy efforts. The journal will be co-edited by Marisa Ramirez (Cal Poly) and Isaac Gilman (Pacific University).

Libraries are known for resource sharing, collection management, cataloging/metadata, instruction and public services. The journal aims to lift up best practices in all those areas and provide a shared intellectual space.

We found this news on Pacific University Oregon’s site in the release titled, “Pacific University Library and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Library form partnership.”

Melody K. Smith

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