Reflections on Research in Academic Journals

What is the process for selecting and publishing manuscripts for each journal? School Library Research: The editorial board members (15 members) review the articles and consult on the policies and guidelines for the review process. One of these members is UNT’s very own Dr. Smith! Evidence Based Library and Information Practice: This journal is an open access, peer-reviewed journal. The purpose of this journal is for an open discussion, so members can sign in and comment on the articles within. They publish original research and literature reviews. EBLIP has 8 board members, 5 editorial advisors, a communications officer, an indexing support person, 11 copyeditors, an evidence summary team, writing assistance team, and dozens of peer reviewers. This journal appears much larger. This journal editorial team includes people not just in the US but from around the world, including Canada, Czech Republic, and the UK.

My How Times have Changed

This article got me thinking: http://www.pewinternet.org/2014/02/27/part-1-how-the-internet-has-woven-itself-into-american-life/ Look at this graph. I graduated from high school in 1995 and only 14% of the population used the internet at the time. Now I get a report telling me how many hours a day I spend on the phone internet. Because I'm nostalgic, I am wondering if one … Continue reading My How Times have Changed

What is Digital Citizenship?

Anyone who uses technology is a digital citizen. Digital Citizenship is how we participate in that digital world. There are nine elements to digital citizenship: access, commerce, communication, literacy, etiquette, law, rights & responsibilities, health & wellness, and security. (Ribble, 2011).

FRBR Revisited

I have the 5200 IOP Draft 2 back and it's graded now. I did pretty okay, 96%. There were a few comments on it so I had some more research to do. Surprise, I didn't explain FRBR's importance. Slowly, I'm remembering what I've learned before in my other classes and I found some more resources... … Continue reading FRBR Revisited

FRBR

I'm on Draft 2 of my IOP, specifically 2.2, and I found this page very useful as I tried to understand FRBR. http://kcoyle.blogspot.com/2007/02/i-have-long-had-hard-time-with-frbr.html And this was helpful for section 2.1 For section 2.2 FRBR look at this here I'm still fumbling around. So far I have not found the readings on Blackboard (Learn) or the … Continue reading FRBR

5200 Institute

I’m at the UNT Info5200 Institute today. All day. I can’t wait to dig in and start understanding what this class is all about. So far I know we are going to put together and design a small database. This will help us be better at thinking critically about and analyze databases. We will be … Continue reading 5200 Institute

Skills of the Future

This info graphic grabbed my attention. I had several thoughts on this one. 1- Project Manager is not what I normally think of when I think of Librarianship, but now that I'm studying LIS it makes perfect sense. Librarians know how to get, organize and deliver information. Project managers do the same. 2- Information Culture … Continue reading Skills of the Future

Industry Outlook on LIS

I keep reading and hearing that libraries offer so many services that the general population doesn't know about, like ebooks mentioned in this infographic. We have to find a way to get the information out there. Corporations do it through advertising. I have a category on Evernote called "When I have a Library" in which I … Continue reading Industry Outlook on LIS